Archive for the ‘Rewards’ Category
What’s on your playlist? The songs we pick to listen to in our “music moments” can say a lot about our personalities. At the very least, they can say a lot about what we’re thinking in that moment. On those rare occasions when I make it to the gym (it happens…really!), I can say with confidence that that isn’t another person in the gym (or on the planet?) that is listening to the same song I’m listening to at that exact moment. Yes, I avoid the current Top Ten Playlists for the more obscure/classic/rat pack kind of tune. Not to say there’s anything wrong with the Top Ten–if there was, why would I be writing this today?
So if you need to look for inspiration to build out some of your own playlists, then iPoll has the ultimate list. Here are the top ten selling vocal recording artists of all time. Did your faves make the cut?
What do One Direction, Justin Timberlake, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, and Katy Perry all have in common? Yes, they are all musicians with a long track record of hits, but they were also the top five highest-grossing concert tours of last year. That One Direction tour brought in $290 million alone! Probably a safe bet that the Directioners who attended those shows are the same audience who came out for The Rolling Stones. Right? Either way, they can still claim the bragging rights of having gone to one of the “most epic concerts in history.” Of course, I’m sure there are other opinions on the matter. Here, then, are some other epic rock concerts (in no particular order) that people are still talking about and listening to:
It used to be that football was just for Sundays. Then Monday Night Football became a thing. It still is a thing, but not in primetime. Instead, there is Thursday Night Football. Plus, the college games are usually played on Saturdays. Bottom line: If you’re a football fan, you won’t have to wait too long in between games. Apparently, a lot of iPollers are big football fans. Naturally, you all have your favorite teams–but that doesn’t automatically mean a hometown team. iPoll asked, “Who are you rooting for?” The favorite entries got a $10 prize in their iPoll rewards account. Talk about starting out the season in the plus column. Here are some of those winning responses:
If you’re like me, then the occasional “breakfast for dinner” is a welcomed event. Sure, having an omelet or frittata for dinner is a nice idea, but if you’re really going to embrace the concept, then you’ll want to bust out the waffle iron. You could even seamlessly flow from waffles for dinner to waffles for dessert without skipping a beat. Obviously, if you’re running late from work and will need to grab dinner to-go, choices for breakfast for dinner would be limited… until now. Word has come down the pike that McDonald’s is going to start serving breakfast all day. That means McMuffins for dinner anytime! Great news to be sure.
Want to know how this happened? You can thank yourselves. According to Buzzfeed, a survey from Instantly showed that McDonald’s and other fast-food chains serving breakfast all day would be a hit with 72% of consumers. Well, Instantly are the same folks behind iPoll. That means many of you probably took a survey that will allow me to have those golden hash browns at 8:00 p.m. For that, I thank you.
This only proves that there is no telling how your survey answers will matter. They could impact the next brand of soup (as I found out last week). Or they could compel a fast food restaurant to radically change their operations. One thing is for sure, you always stand to earn some extra money when you respond to iPoll. What’s on deck in the Mobile Missions arena this week? Plenty!
What’s on your mind right now? Depending on the time of day, it could be food. Maybe you just finished breakfast and the tastes of your oatmeal, bagel, or omelet is still lingering. Maybe you’re staring at the clock wishing it would hurry up and get to twelve so you can take a break for lunch (guilty). Or maybe it’s late in the day and you’re thinking about what you’ll have for dinner. Then there are the weekend plans, which often revolve around what restaurant to go to or what to put on the pizza you’re going to order. Bottom line? Food is on our minds a lot through the course of any given day. Naturally, this is a subject ripe for an iPoll Quiz.
The quizmasters asked the following: “Do you feed your feelings? Do you sometimes get unhealthy cravings? What tastes do you seek out when you are out with friends celebrating?” As with all our iPoll quizzes, we got a flurry of responses. A handful of those responders were rewarded with extra cash in their iPoll accounts. I wonder if they spent any of that dough on dough? Here are the results of the Food Moods Quick Quiz:
iPoll and grocery shopping go hand in hand. After all, the bulk of Mobile Missions take place in a grocery store. Whether you’re looking for new products for the scavenger hunt or following a specific mission based on a survey, your trip to the store can be rewarding. We know that using coupons and meal planning are great ways to save on your grocery bills. But guess what? You don’t have to stop there. We’ve discovered a bunch of amazing grocery shopping hacks that can stretch your food-shopping money even further. Are you ready to start saving? Then get hacking!
There will come a time when the barriers fall down and you allow your kids to have free rein in the kitchen. Before then, however, the kitchen is a “hot zone.” Cabinets should be baby-proofed, sharp objects should be hidden away, and if the toddler wanders anywhere need the kitchen border; you need to scream, “Hot! Hot! Boo-Boo!” (At least that’s what works in my house.) But if you do a lot of cooking, then it is only natural for you to want your kid to learn to cook along with you.
Aside from playing with all the cool kitchen gadgets, they can also get a greater appreciation of where food comes from. This is the beginning of those important lessons of teaching your kid the value of things. Of course, cooking with kids is just plain fun. As you get ready to invite your little master chef into the kitchen, here are some things you need to keep in mind:
Mom, Dad… you’ve done your job. The kids are finally off to college. You’ve helped them every step along the way. You got them ready for dorm life and shared with them some valuable college hacks. You taught them right from wrong and given them a strong moral compass. The rest is up to them. So now what? Well, you could be facing empty nest syndrome. This is where you wander into your teen’s room and start to cry because you miss them. Totally understandable, and we’ll allow that. However, you can’t let that empty nest define you. It’s time to get up and get focused. Here’s how you can deal with empty nest syndrome.
As your college-bound student heads off to a fresh semester, they will certainly be learning a lot of new things. It’s not just those expensive textbooks that will provide the education, but also adapting to dorm life and trying to fit in. Hopefully, the period of adjustment will be a quick one. As a way of helping make the transition from home life to college life a smooth one, iPoll is happy to share a bunch of super awesome college hacks. Like all other life hacks, these are workaround suggestions that can make things go a lot smoother and save some serious bucks. Share these with the college student in your life–and let the rapid round of hacks commence!
This is it. The moment you’ve been waiting the last eighteen years to finally happen: your kid is going off to college. They’ll be getting that higher education diploma meant to set them up for a wonderful career. More importantly, they’ll also be living on their own for the first time. That’s a game changer. Of course, you’re not just packing them up and shipping them off. You still have a role to play, even if they are several miles (or states) away. No doubt, there will be plenty of Skype calls, texts, and FaceTime sessions coming your way. To help with the transition to a dorm, you might want to make sure they have a few essentials ready.