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“We like the way you think.” This statement is the first thing visitors to the iPoll homepage will notice, and it pretty much sums up the iPoll experience. Your opinions matter, and they also can earn you rewards. Luckily, iPoll makes sharing your thoughts on new products easy. You don’t have to write an essay. Instead, simply follow the prompts to rate a business, product, movie, or anything else for which your opinions are considered gold. To make your thoughts count for the most, however, requires you to become proactive. This means activating all the Mobile Missions as they pop up and completing them before they expire. Otherwise, as they say, “you snooze, you lose.”
The Ping Is the Thing
As nice as it might be, iPoll is not going to come knocking at your door to ask your opinion. The closest you may get to a door knock is a cell phone ping, and that’s still a pretty good reminder. You might have already experienced a bunch of “pings” in your iPoll journeys. Here’s a hint: iPoll loves when you get near banks, grocery stores, convenience stores, and gas stations. Sometimes you might drive by too quickly for iPoll to get a lock on your location and send out a ping. So keep in mind this little adage: “slow down and let the pings happen.”
You know what movies to watch to scare up your Halloween. You know what haunted places to visit. How about going a little old school gothic and reading a book by the pale moonlight? Okay, it actually might be better to read on your Kindle or iPad, but you can still get plenty scared from words on a page. Back when Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley were crafting their horror epics, there was only the printed page to generate a scare. What could be more frightening then what you conjure in your mind’s eye? For the record, we’ll stipulate that your Halloween book fright-fest can start with anything by Stephen King. I recommend It, followed by The Shining, and wrapping up with Pet Semetery. Now for some more scares:
Halloween checklist: Carved pumpkin. Check. Orange lights for the porch. Check. Ghost to hang on the front door. Check. Candy. Most definitely check. As holidays go, Halloween runs a close second to Christmas in terms of spending. Not only will we drop around four billion dollars on costumes and decorations, but also we’ll spend upwards of two billion dollars on candy alone. That translates into around 90 million pounds of chocolate and 25% of the annual revenue for candy companies. All of this got me thinking: Just where did candy come from? A little digging and I’ve got the answers to share with your trick or treaters.
Time to get real. When we buy Halloween candy, we pick out the treats we really like. The secret hope is that no one shows up at your door on October 31st. Then you can proudly proclaim, “Well, I can’t let this candy go to waste.” Yes, I’ve been guilty of mini Reese’s Cups overload in the first week of November. Will I succumb to the temptation again this year? Nope. Who am I kidding? Yes, probably. I’ve already got two bags of the chocolate gold chilling in the fridge. I actually picked up my treats over the weekend and was treated to more iPoll Mobile Missions then I’ve ever had on a single day. iPoll was on fire!
One true test of a budding relationship comes with the first weekend trip. How you travel together could very well predict how you will live together and ultimately spend the rest of your life together. That’s a lot of pressure for a wine tasting or apple picking weekend. As one-half of a married couple, you don’t have that kind of pressure anymore. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a romantic getaway. In fact, we insist that you do! If you can pull a trip together and surprise your spouse, then you’re definitely going to earn a gold star. To get you started, here are some of the best romantic getaway destinations in the U.S.
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:
A wedding is a wonderful celebration of love shared by family and friends. It is also self-inflicted anxiety and stress of the highest order. There are many brides who have been planning their weddings since their first princess birthday party. Plenty of grooms have their opinions of the best way to get hitched. The hope is that those two plans can come together in a glorious celebration. Most weddings go off without any major problems, but there’s always something that didn’t go right. As part of a long lasting couple, renewing your wedding vows is a great shot at a “do over.” It’s also a wonderful way to profess your love in front of a whole new bunch of friends and family members. When you’re ready to say “I Do” again, you might consider these suggestions.
Anytime someone turns 100 years old, it’s cause for celebration. There will be a cake with a forest fire of candles, lots of photos and lots of memories to share. At some point, the centenarian will be asked, “What’s your advice for living so long?” That same question is posed to couples who have been together for the long haul. Advice from experience is truly priceless.
Owna and Snookie, 69 Years Together
The Global Glue Project has been collecting stories from couples at all points in their relationship to find out what it takes to stick together. The reigning champs for longevity are Owna and Snookie (no, not that Snookie). Owna’s secret to their longevity, “We never fought. It was a matter of me giving into him or him giving into me.”
If you currently have a significant other in your life, then you’re essentially part of a team. You make joint decisions about what to eat, what to watch on TV and where to go in your spare time. You also share in a lot of the expenses of maintaining your home. For some, that means a joint banking account that will become the “household” account. Too often, as quickly as money goes into that household account, it goes out! That’s why it’s important to keep track of all your expenses. It will also help if you can bring in the occasional “bonus bucks.” That’s where iPoll will be a big help. If you and your partner are both working the Mobile Missions and iPoll surveys, then you double the opportunities to add to your rewards account. It will only take a couple of Mobile Missions to fund your next date night. That’s a pretty sweet deal for sharing your opinion.
This year, Halloween falls on a Friday, which means it’s the perfect combination for a party: weekend plus holiday theme. If you’re going to throw a spooktackular bash this Halloween, the first thing to decide if it’s for the kids or the grown-ups. There can be some crossover elements, and you can have a party for both groups, but at the very least you probably want to keep those two groups separate as you plan, since enjoying this celebration is different for each of them. To that end, iPoll presents your guide to throwing an awesome monster mash.