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Swap Site Vacation Mode is Live!

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Swap Site Vacation Mode is Live! On vacation

We’ve added Vacation Mode to the swap site! You can find Vacation Mode under “Edit Swap Profile:”

Swap Site Vacation Mode is Live! Edit

Once you have vacation mode turned on, anyone looking at your profile or items listed will see that you are in vacation mode. They can still send swap requests, but will know they may not hear back. FYI – when you are in vacation mode you can’t take any further actions on any swaps, you have to turn off vacation mode first.

Also, now when someone has requested a swap, and you are browsing their listings, you can filter the results by categories available:


Hopefully that makes going through multiple pages of items much better!

Let me know if you have any questions or feedback – and thanks as always for your help in improving the swap site!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. How long does it take to get off the waitlist and get to start swapping? I have so many things piling up I don’t know what to do with them lol 🙂

  2. How do you know if you’ve been had by a swapper? This is my first swap.

    • Hi Anna,

      Please email me the details of the swap – I’d be happy to help.

      • I sent it and received an automated reply that I will receive a response within 1-2 weeks.

        • Just saw your email and replied!

          • You are fast! Thank you for the guidance.

  3. Hi,this is great. Love the new features.
    A couple more feature requests 🙂

    — Being able to follow items directly from the thumbnail/search pages without having to learn more.
    — When an item is listed, showing the person with newest listing on top or add tab Newest First

    Great site, thanks so much

  4. Great feature. I would love a way to click a link to see the swapper’s negative review instead of having to scroll through their whole review page. Also it would be great to have an option for that person to respond or defend that negative review like on ebay or amazon. Thanks for listening to us.

  5. I love the new changes to the swap site! Thank you so much, Liz.

    Here’s a question I have though…when I’m in Firefox and I have a page up from anywhere on the website (MSA or the swap section) my tab indicates that the page is constantly loading. I see the little rotating circle on the tab that indicates this. I’ve left pages up overnight and in the morning they are still supposedly loading even though the page is always fully loaded.

    Any idea why this is? I’ve not had this on any other website I’ve been using. Kinda weird but not end of the world weird. 😉


    • Thanks for letting me know. Next time it happens could you send me a screen shot? (liz @ my subscription addiction . com) We’ll try to figure out what is going on!

      • Done!

        And interesting to note…when you click on the little ‘x’ in the address bar the loading stops! Duh, why didn’t try that before.

        But I do think that means the page is in constant load mode…

        Thanks again!

        • i have this same issue with firefox too. Thanks for mentioning, Loretta!

      • Hi Liz,

        The constant loading issue in FireFox is gone! Thanks so much for getting this fixed. Now I can leave pages open all day. 🙂


        • Oh – awesome! 🙂

  6. Thanks for this feature. I am leaving town in next few days and need a swap break too, and turned it on as soon as I see this.

    I’m also thinking, you need a vacation too! I know you have been stress about the Quarterly box, and I love those boxes, and sad that you’re no longer continuing with them. You make the right choice. Now that you have a few people on your team to post review, I think you should also take a vacation too, and re-charge!! You earn that.

  7. This feature came at the perfect time for me, I need to take a break from swapping. I wrote that I was not using the site on my profile, but of course still got requests. I’m glad it’s now easy for everyone to see when someone is “on vacation.”

  8. Perfect timing! I’ve been wanting to take a “swap vacation”, I just turned Swap vacation mode on. This is a great feature. Thanks Liz!

  9. I meant jerk, I felt like a jerk

  10. This is so helpful! Occasionally I need to take sanity breaks from swapping and I felt like I had to delete all of my listings so I didn’t waste people’s time or get loaded up on swap emails. That’s a pain to unlist and relist when you have like 90 items! Lol. Also, I can cut myself off those months I spend wayyy too much money on shipping. Haha

  11. Awesome updates! Love the sorting feature.

  12. Wow Liz!

    these are some amazing new features. This site just keeps getting better and better.
    another possible future feature:
    I was wondering if in the future we could see if a potential swapper has more than one item we have on our followed list. I know it shows if a swapper is following items we have but it would be great if we could see if someone has 5 items we are searching for.

    Thanks again for all the hard work Both you and your Husband have done with the site. I Think i might be more addicted to this site now then any sub boxes!!!

    • Thanks so much – and thanks for the idea – we’ll see what we can do! 🙂

      • Hi Liz,

        sorry about the duplicate message. for some reason on my end it deleted the message so i thought I needed to re-send it.

        Thanks again!!! 🙂

        • No worries – I’ll remove it!

      • Liz did you have to use me as an example? I’m embarrassed,

        • Oh – so sorry, I thought I cropped everything out. I’ll change it!

          • I just feel like a jersey my son wanted the Domo it can wait sorry.

    • Yes! I’ve wished for this feature as well. Love all the updates to the site. I’m a total swap addict. 🙂

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