Archive for the ‘Rewards’ Category

Going Camping? Learn How To Start The Perfect Campfire In Four Easy Steps

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On the reality show Survivor, it represents “life.” The Boy Scouts use it to earn a merit badge. The “it” we’re talking about here is the perfect campfire. You’ll find that sitting around a campfire is what is going to make your trip to the outdoors truly memorable. Not only will it provide you with warmth and a cooking space, but also it’s really the only place to tell ghost stories. Bottom line: If you’re going camping, you’re going to need to know how to build a perfect campfire. Just because you’re smart enough to pack waterproof matches doesn’t mean you can get a fire going. Follow these steps and you’re sure to have a very nice blaze every time.

 

Camping

This is what camping is all about. Image Source: flickr user: Ken Hawkins

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Written by Rick B.

June 10th, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Exploration Leads To Cash Rewards

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Has it really been 30 years since the Goonies went in search of pirate treasure? Yes, that classic flick about a bunch of thrill-seeking misfits first opened in the summer of 1985. Upon viewing, who among us didn’t fantasize about finding our very own treasure map?

Every so often, there are stories in the news about folks digging up caches of cash in their backyard or scoring a treasure at a yard sale. Recently, a woman turned in an old computer for recycling. That was the green thing to do, but she missed out on a lot of other green. That old computer was one of the original Apple models, and now comes with a price tag of $200,000. The recycling center hopes the woman will come forward because they’re willing to share the cash bonanza with her. All of this talk about unfound treasure brings us back to iPoll Mobile Missions. Of course it does! After all, there is “treasure” in the form of genuine cash rewards waiting for you out there, somewhere. You just need to go and find it. You might want to start at your nearest fast food drive-thru.

Fast Food

Have you had the Most American Thickburger, yet? Go get some! Image Source: flickr user: Gareth Simpson

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Written by Rick B.

June 8th, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Ticket To Broadway: What’s Playing On The Great White Way

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We’ve been talking about weddings and honeymoons all week. But no discussion of honeymooning can be complete without a mention of New York. It’s a great place for a vacation, any time of the year. One of the reasons can be summed up in one word: Broadway. No matter when you go New York, there is always amazing theatre happening. If you heard that Broadway shows are expensive, you heard right, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find affordable tickets. Most shows have “rush seat” tickets, where they offer last-minute reduced prices to fill up empty seats. Then there is TKTS, right there in Times Square, that offers tickets half-price every day of the week. So, what show should you see? Check out the Tony Awards on Sunday to find out what is currently considered the best of Broadway, but you have a lot of options:

Times Square

If you go to New York, you need to stop by Broadway for sure. Image Source: flickr user: Rob Pongsajapan

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Written by Rick B.

June 5th, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Unique And Affordable Honeymoon Destinations

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When you hear the word “honeymoon,” I’m sure you think immediately of the bride and groom on a lazy holiday, awash with romance. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, however, there is a 1552 reference to ‘honeymoon’ as being when love starts to fade from a marriage–as opposed to the beginning, when everything is coming up roses. Thankfully, we ignored that “dire predictions” definition, and instead stuck with the love vacation. Just as much thought as goes into wedding planning, should go into honeymoon planning. Well, maybe not as much, but you certainly want to have everything ready for your to takeoff after the wedding. Of course, after dropping some serious cash on that wedding, it might help to have planned out an affordable honeymoon. As with most important things in life, iPoll has you covered.

Hawaiian Beach

Could this be your honeymoon destination? It could if you go to Kauai | Image Source: Wikimedia Commons user Bryce Edwards

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Written by Rick B.

June 4th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Wedding Planning: The Pros And Cons Of Going Big Or Small

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According to TheKnot, the most popular months to get married are June and September. That puts us right smack dab in the middle of the wedding season. You might already have a few weddings lined up this month that you’ll be attending throughout the country. Hopefully, it will be a fantastic time with lots of great memories created. Conversely, you hope there won’t be a runaway bride or feud breaking out. A casual glance at any of a number of reality television shows would no doubt increase your fears of a disastrous wedding. Either that, or watching any wedding on Game of Thrones. No matter what kind of wedding you go to, there was definitely a lot of planning leading up to that event. The first decision was to “go big” or “keep it small.” There are pros and cons with both picks:

Bridal Party

This wedding is off to a great start! Image Source: flickr user: Jessica Branstetter

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Written by Rick B.

June 3rd, 2015 at 5:24 pm

How To Pick The Perfect Engagement Ring

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June is a traditional time for weddings. But before you can walk down the aisle, you need to pop the question. Maybe the next wedding you’re invited to will inspire you to drop to your knee and forever change your life…in a good way! All you need to propose is the right sentiment, the right background and the right ring. To make it simple: Speak from the heart, go back to the place you first met, and follow this handy guide for picking the right ring. You can thank us later.

Engagement

Will you be slipping a ring on someone's finger any time soon? Image Source: flickr user: ilovebutter

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Written by Rick B.

June 2nd, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Great Grilling Tips For Your Weekend BBQ

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With Memorial Day Weekend in our review mirror, we can officially claim that summer has started. Yes, the calendar tells us that June 21 is the first day of summer, but who can wait that long to start grilling? This is the weekend to fire up the barbecue and get your grill on. Let us assume that you’ve already settled the great “gas versus charcoal” debate. Personally, I prefer the gas, just because it is easier to light and is more consistent. However, if someone I know wants to put the effort in charcoal grilling, I’ll be right by their side with my empty plate. Beyond which fire method to choose, there are plenty of other great grilling tips you should embrace. These could all be game changers!

Summer Grilling

If this is what your summer looks like, count me in! Image Source: flickr user: Jem Stone

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Written by Rick B.

May 29th, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Food Festivals For Affordable Family Fun

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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!

Pie

This is the kind of pie that awaits at The National Cherry Festival. Yummy! Image Source: flickr user: jeffreyw

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Written by Rick B.

May 28th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Money and Stress-Saving Vacation Hacks

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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:

 

Beach Time

Mom and dad are chilling. The kid is occupied. Perfect vacation. | Image Source: flickr user Ian D. Keating

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Written by Rick B.

May 26th, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Don’t Get Frozen Out From The Rewards

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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…

Barbeque

My weekend should look a lot like this. How about yours? Image Source: flickr user: Steven Depolo

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Written by Rick B.

May 25th, 2015 at 10:00 am