Can anyone explain to me what the Streak freeze does and how to use it?
I am going out of town soon for 5 days (won't have internet access) and I don't want to loose my streak!
Unfortunately you will almost certainly lose your streak. The streak freeze only protects it for one day and you cannot buy multiple frezzes.
While you cannot buy multiple streak freezes at one time, you can buy a streak freeze every day though. I did that recently for more than a week while I was on vacation, and it worked fine for me. Of course, you do have to be connected to WiFi or use your phone's data plan (that is, if you use Duolingo on a phone).
What I do when I'm away for a few days is that I give my login information to a friend and ask them to buy me streak freezes every day. This is the only loophole I've found so far.
Hi, Streak freeze helps to maintain your streak for only one full day, its basically for when you can't access duolingo or don't have the time then you just buy that. However I don't recommend it as you can only have it for one day and you are going away for five and also it is a lot of lingots to buy and last time I used it I forget to turn it on that might just be my mistake though... My last reason being that it also encourages you not to go on duolingo even when you can,but on the other hand if you were busy I guess it could come in handy! bye:)