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Are You Taking Advantage of Free Stuff? Top Picks Online and In Your Neighborhood

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There are many folks who hold dear the adage, “The best things in life are free.” Who can blame them? We all like free stuff, right? Why do you think the Food Sample Lady (official title) is so busy at Costco? It’s because even a small taste of something free is like getting a huge prize. Ironically, there are plenty of free things you could be getting every day. You just have to know where to look. And when it’s your birthday, you can be smothered in free stuff if you’ve registered at certain businesses. Free also means you’re saving money. Any time you don’t have to buy something, you get to keep your dough. Here are some of the free things you should be taking advantage of.

Birthday Treats

When it comes to free stuff, birthdays come out on top! Image Source: Flickr user: cresysusy

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Written by Rick B.

February 24th, 2015 at 9:30 am

Mobile Army Monday: Earning Made Easy With iPoll

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Recently a lottery jackpot soared to over half a billion dollars. This prize certainly generated a lot of press, including reports on all the odds against winning. For instance, you would be more likely to be struck by lightning or bitten by a shark than win the first prize in the lotto. Still… it only takes a couple of bucks to play and for a short period, you can have some amazing dreams about how you might spend the cash. As it turns out, three lucky ticket holders won and will split the jackpot. They definitely have plenty of cash to go around. For the rest of us, we’re back to the daily grind of our 9 to 5 jobs. If only there was an easy way to make some extra money. Cue the iPoll trumpets! Yes, iPoll lets you earn every day. While you won’t make millions, you can certainly put extra cash in your pocket…without any worry about sharks or lightning.

Mixed Money

This picture might just become my new screensaver. Delicious. Image Source: Flickr user stopnlook

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Written by Rick B.

February 23rd, 2015 at 11:30 am

Be the Star at Your Academy Awards Party with These Factoids

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Are you ready for the Oscars? You don’t have to live in Hollywood, just minutes from the red carpet, to appreciate the Academy Awards (guilty). In fact, the annual Oscar giveaway has been a huge global ratings draw. Folks from all over the world tune in to see who will take home the gold and what they’re wearing. Plus, there is always the hope that on the live broadcast, something amazing will happen, like the time a streaker ran across the stage or Rob Lowe danced with Snow White. If you’re headed out to an Oscar party, make sure you have your picks for the pool lined up. You might also want to load up on some fun facts to help make you the smartest one in the bunch. This may be the second batch of Oscar trivia we’ve presented, but there is plenty of information to go around!

Red Carpet

You can't see the red carpet here because it's covered in case of rain. Image Source: Flickr user the conmunity

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Written by Rick B.

February 20th, 2015 at 9:00 am

Tips for Saving Money: How to Create a Household Budget That Works for You

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Money in, money out: when you get down to it, that is all a budget really is. Of course, the “devil” is in the details. If you find yourself struggling to make payments each month, then perhaps it is time to get your household on a budget. Yes, this falls under that “horrible” concept of “living within your means,” but that’s a good thing. In fact, sticking with a budget will allow you to sock away money for that proverbial rainy day. It will also let you save for things like a family vacation, a new car, or even a deposit on a home. You can get there if you stick to the plan! Here’s how to make a household budget that works for you:

Slice of Money

Figuring out how funds should be allocated can be tricky business. Image Source: Flickr user Chris Potter

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Written by Rick B.

February 11th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

How to Save on Utilities and Keep Money in the Wallet

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Are you one of those people who hide from the mailman in fear of this month’s utility bills? Paying for water, gas and electricity is something we all have to do, like it or not. If you’re a renter and utilities are included, good on ya! For the rest of us, those monthly bills can leave us gobsmacked. The good news is gas, electric and water costs are an area where you can start saving today. The more proactive you are with your consumption, the more money you can keep in your wallet. Put it another way: Would you rather give your money to the power company or spend it on yourself? The choice is clear. Consider these tips on how to save on utilities, starting now.

LED

Make the switch to LED and start saving on power today! Image Source: Flickr user Mike Mozart

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Written by Rick B.

February 5th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Beef Up Your Super Bowl Party with iPoll Rewards

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Are you ready for some Super Bowl action? Even if your hometown team didn’t win, chances are you’ll still tune in on Sunday, and pick a favorite between Green Bay and New England. Usually people pick the last team that beat their preferred team! If you’re going to a game party, you can’t show up empty-handed. And if you’re hosting, you’ve got a lot of snacks to prepare. In either scenario, putting your iPoll app to work is going to be a big help.

First of all, you could cash out your rewards to spend on the party. For some iPoll survey masters, the entire spread could be covered by survey reward cash. Nice! Second, as you go shopping you’ll want to pay attention to your app to see what Mobile Missions you can complete to score new funds. When it comes to cash, you want more flowing in than out!

 

super bowl party spread

Now this is a Super Bowl party spread! Image source: Flickr user Triple Tri

 

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Written by Rick B.

January 26th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Taking a Look at New Laws On the Books for the New Year

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Before you head off into the rest of 2015, the last New Year’s resolution you should perhaps consider is not to break any laws. I know it seems like a no-brainer. However, what if you are aware of a new law, and you end up breaking it unknowingly? Sadly, your “ignorance of the law” defense probably won’t carry you very far. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the new laws for 2015 so you will be prepared. We say ”some” because there probably isn’t enough space on our servers to cover all the laws. In California alone, there were 930 new laws signed by Governor Brown. Here are some interesting new laws from across the country to be aware of in 2015:

Big Cat

You won't be able to pose for a selfie with this kitty in New York. Image Source: Flickr user Koshy Koshy

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Written by Rick B.

January 9th, 2015 at 11:45 am

Your Guide to Camping in Line for Black Friday Shopping

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Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling that you’ve missed out on something? Perhaps you’ve felt this way when everyone in the office is talking about who killed Sam on How To Get Away With Murder. Or you might experience this feeling if you miss out on a great Black Friday shopping deal. To ensure you’ll be first in line for those deals, you need to camp out. There are many die-hard shoppers who are already camping out at Best Buy. For these few, Black Friday is the Super Bowl of shopping. If you’re willing to brave the elements to score a super deal, then we’re here to help with some invaluable tips for camping out in line.

Lining Up For Black Friday

If you want the bargains, you've got to spend time in the line. Image Source: Flickr user djlicious

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Written by Rick B.

November 27th, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Get Your Crunch On: New Snacks Coming Your Way

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Want to try something new to snack on? First, you may have to answer a survey. Next to television networks, food companies use the most market research resources. Nothing hits the grocery store shelf unless it has been thoroughly vetted through market research. For every new snack item there will be surveys about packaging and names, focus group taste testing, and availability in limited markets. If the snack passes through these tests, you might see it showing up at your local grocery store. By now, you’ve probably taken a few of these food surveys from iPoll. I have taken the opportunity to share my opinions on new chips, yogurt, energy drinks, salty snacks, and pizza. Best of all, I earned some serious rewards for all those surveys. That is why it is so important to participate in surveys when it comes knocking. We can thank market research for the following new snacks headed our way.

Oreo Limited Edition

When you see "limited edition Oreo" grab it before it's gone! Image Source: Flickr user Mike Mozart

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Written by Rick B.

November 13th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

How to Keep the Spark In Your Marriage

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What do Frankenstein and your marriage have in common? (No mother-in-law jokes, please!). They both need a spark to stay alive. Frank got his from a bolt of lightning. As for your union, there are much safer ways to rekindle the passion and keep your heart’s light glowing. A marriage is the epitome of a working relationship. If you take it for granted, it will often wither away. Don’t let that happen to the person you declared was your true love. Want to put that spark back in your marriage? Here’s how:

 

Romantic Night

When was the last time you shared a sunset? Image Source: Flickr user: Emmanuel D.Photography

 

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Written by Rick B.

October 23rd, 2014 at 4:31 pm