Archive for the ‘Rewards’ Category
Summer is a great season for festivals. On any given weekend, you’ll find some kind of festival happening somewhere. The big draws are the music festivals like Coachella or Bonnaroo. Those can be great if you don’t mind huge crowds or paying crazy ticket prices. Of course, if you’re hitting the road with your family this summer, a musical festival might not be the best destination. However, a fun food festival could hit the spot. Where to go, and what’s on the menu? We’ve got the answers!
If you’ve been paying close attention over the past couple of months, then you should have gotten some great ideas about saving money. We’ve suggested ways to get a household budget up and running. We’ve also shown how you can make extra money on the side. There was even a great list of things you could sell from your home. If you put any of those plans into action, then you could be sitting on a nice bundle of savings. Time for a vacation, right? Actually, it is, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend everything you’ve worked hard to earn. Just because you’re going on a holiday doesn’t mean you can’t continue with the money saving. Because there are also plenty of vacation hacks that will go a long way towards reducing your spending and stress levels. After all, you’re supposed to be chilling out, right? Take a gander at these great vacation hacks for your upcoming summer trip:
Full disclosure: It’s not Monday. Well, technically when you read this post it will be Monday (or beyond) but as of this writing it is actually Friday afternoon. This is a long weekend that I hope to take full advantage of. That means not working on Monday. Actually, I’m glad it is Friday instead of Monday, because as I checked in with my iPoll app just moments ago, I realized I have a lot of potential Mobile Missions to complete this weekend that could earn me some serious bank. Not the least of which is the special month-long beta test for the iPoll app I just signed up for. I’ll know shortly if I’m selected, but I would advise you to get in on this action ASAP. Just for having iPoll on your phone (which you should already have) and listening to the radio (which you all do), you can earn a whopping $30! That’s almost crazy–but then when it comes to crazy earning, iPoll never disappoints. The goal is to get in before the slots are filled up. You don’t want to be frozen out of this Mobile Mission. Speaking of frozen…
Now that summer is upon us and you’ve got some good ideas for your kid for their first summer job, the question then becomes: are they ready for that job? It’s a lot to ask a kid to go from unemployed to employed, and all that entails. Remember your first job? Remember the freak-outs and paralyzing fear? I sure do. Before your teen heads off to work, you can get them ready with a little prep. Actually, this prep can begin long before they reach the teen years. Here’s an approach you can take to get your kid ready for their first job:
From a kid’s perspective, money is nothing short of pure magic. You go to a store, you find something you want and this money thing, whether plastic or paper, lets you bring it home. Try that with Harry Potter’s magic wand! (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t work.) At some point, you’re going to want to teach your children about the value of money–though it might help to start them out after they’ve learned to count a bit. After all, money is in the numbers, right? Once you hit that stage, here are some great ways to teach your children about the value of money.
Are you a planner or procrastinator? If you have to think of the perfect answer to that question, then you’re probably a planner. If you’ll get around to answering later in the day, then you’re probably a procrastinator. But when it comes to scoring cash with iPoll, you might want to bring out your planning tendencies. That’s because a lot of the Mobile Missions and surveys have time limits on them. In other words, if you snooze, you lose. It would be horrible to miss out on a huge cash reward because you didn’t plan out your Mobile Missions. Perhaps the following guide can help:
An iPoll quiz can take many forms. We might ask about your movie preferences or who should be thrown overboard from a hypothetical lifeboat. You could be asked to share the worst thing you ever ate or the most embarrassing moment from high school. One thing is for sure – every time you participate in a quiz, you are automatically entered into a sweepstakes drawing that could see you score a hefty infusion of cash into your iPoll rewards account. Our latest quiz asked iPollers to share pictures and tales of their pets. Clearly, you don’t need a sweepstakes for that! Here are some of the memorable tales.
Somewhere, somebody is working on their graduation speech. It might be the valedictorian who has been working their entire high school career to get to this moment. It might be the principal who has to find a new and engaging way to congratulate the latest class of graduates. Or it could be the VIP who has been tasked with the role of the commencement speech. Usually, the commencement speech comes with an honorary degree, which is always nice. As we head into graduation season, it will be nice to look back on some of the awesome graduation advice handed down to this generation’s scholars.
Full disclosure: There’s a lot about my computer I don’t know; this has less to do with a lack technical knowledge and more to do with inherent laziness. I simply never bother checking out all the cool new apps and devices, and I never update my software. When I upgraded to Windows 8 (I think we’re on 8), I promptly loaded my classic Windows shell to avoid all the new apps and tabs. Maybe when I upgrade to a touchscreen monitor, I’ll be able to stay more current. The one thing I do keep up-to-date is all the software and accessories associated with my digital photos. Are you using your digital photos? By now, most of us have a phone that takes pictures. This means we’re taking tons of photos everywhere we go. If you’re good about these things, you’re probably backing those photos up somewhere, and we’re not just talking about saving to your hard drive. Get those photos and videos up on the cloud or an external hard drive— just don’t ask me how the cloud works!
Once your photos have been transferred to your computer, they will sit there until you do something with them. Because they are digital, that “something” can be virtually anything; with all the insane photo editing apps and software options available, your options are endless. Best of all, most of these ideas are extremely affordable. Time to bust out the photos!
How much did iPoll give out in bonus money last week? The answer is a whopping $250 (split ten ways between everyone who simply took an iPoll quiz). How long did it take to complete that quiz? Probably under five minutes. How much money would you make in an hour if you got paid $25 for every five minutes? That would amount to $300 or $2,400 for an eight-hour workday. Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Bottom line: for a few minutes “work” you can potentially earn some serious extra loot. I’m happy to report that thanks to all my iPoll Mobile Mission surveys, I’m now ready to cash out! Of course, I could choose to keep piling up my rewards, but a certain someone I know has a birthday coming up and I want to give them a special present (full disclosure: the someone is me, and I deserve a present). Will you help me pick my reward? I’ve narrowed down the choices: