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Mobile Army Monday: There Is No Penalty to Scoring Cash with iPoll

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As we head into the finals for the World Cup Soccer, excitement has reached a fevered pitch. Even if your favorite team has been drummed out of the competition, you’ll pick a new favorite to cheer on until the final goal has sailed into the net. In a way, this is similar to participating in iPoll Mobile Missions. Too much of a stretch? Follow along my train of thought, if you will. Since starting with iPoll, I’ve had a favorite Mobile Mission: the hunt for cereal. As it happens, I had the chance to repeat that mission and score again, thus advancing my iPoll rewards account. Then the cereal mission dropped out. Was I sad? For a little while, until a new Mobile Mission came along to provide me with even more money in the bank. World Cup Soccer… iPoll Mobile Missions: same theme, different arenas.

The Quick Movie Survey

I live in an industry town. Everywhere I go, I come across evidence of this industry. If I’m not driving by the actual movie studios, I occasionally spot a movie or television show being filmed on location. Just this past weekend, I spotted a mini-crew down the block. They were filming a guy and girl walking down the street engaged in a heated discussion. Obviously, this was for one of the thousands of reality shows. Sadly, I didn’t recognize either one of the “actors.” However, last year NCIS: Los Angeles filmed just outside my house. It was pretty cool.

Hollywood History

One of the many dream factories. Image Source: Flickr user veroyama

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Written by Rick B.

July 7th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Get the Opinions of the Little Guys

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Parents have the responsibility to decide what they should share with their children. Obviously, you don’t need to sit down with your five-year-old to discuss your 401K investments. You also don’t need to talk about Congress’ low approval rating, or tension surrounding security at the upcoming Winter Olympics. What you can discuss with the young ones are things that matter to them: what is for dinner, what to watch on TV, and what the Tooth Fairy will be bringing in exchange for that missing cuspid. I would argue (although some may argue against me) that encouraging children to have and share opinions will go a long way towards getting them ready for socialization in the real world.

A Tooth Under the Pillow

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Written by Rick B.

January 20th, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Winter Holiday Woes

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Ever wonder what happens to your survey responses?

Here is a great example of one way we put them to use. With the holiday shopping season rapidly closing, we wanted to find out about your shopping habits, hot gifts and travel plans. Over 1,000 iPoll Army™ members responded:

When it comes to shopping for gifts, most prefer a ‘mobile’ platform compared ‘in store’:

Gift cards [GC] have also become the go-to gift this year, with over 65% making this their primary option:


Traveling for the holidays? Although 53 percent prefer to stay at home, the majority of those who do travel (70%) chose to visit family:


Mobile Army Monday: Best Cash-Earning Missions of the Year

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As you wrap the last presents to put under the tree, it’s time to look back on 2013. After all, we’re only days away from forging our 2014 New Year’s Resolutions that we hope to keep beyond Valentine’s Day. The mere mention of iPoll invokes a lot of wonderful memories for me. No kidding. I’ve never earned money quicker and easier. Who would have thought my opinions were so valuable? I especially liked the mobile missions. Part of it has to do with my desire to play James Bond in many areas of my life. I treat every mobile mission like a spy mission. Clearly, I need to get out more. However, that doesn’t stop me from having tons of fun once I do hit the streets. Armed with my iPoll app, I’ve had some amazing and thrilling missions that I’m happy to share. Here then are my favorite Mobile Army Missions for 2013.



Don't you wish you could be cool like 007? Image Source:

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Written by Rick B.

December 23rd, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Congratulations to our iPoll Sweepstakes Winners!

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You too could instantly win! Mobile members can qualify by simply completing the iPoll Satisfaction survey.

We’ll have weekly drawings for a $25.00 credit to your accounts.

What are you waiting for?

Check out our rules and conditions:

Here’s list of our past winners:

Week 8 Winners

Week 7 Winners

Week 6 Winners

Week 5 Winners

Week 4 Winners

Week 3 Winners

Week 2 Winners

Week 1 Winners


iPoll Member Spotlight!

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At iPoll, we are always on the lookout for standout members who go above and beyond the average survey taker.

This week, we’re featuring one of our Weekly Sweepstakes winners, Chris S. from Week 8!

Image Credit: Chris S.



“Thank you very much for the $25.  A fun fact

about me is I love doing magic it makes my friends think

I have supernatural powers, lol!”





We’re nothing without our dedicated audience, and want to sincerely thank you for being such valued members of the iPoll family.

Want to be featured in our iPoll Member Spotlight?  Keep being awesome and participating in our surveys!

Stay tuned: We’ll be searching near and far for more rockstars like you!



Mobile Army Monday: Missions Possible

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make money by answering a survey on your cell phone. Okay, perhaps this doesn’t rank up there with a classic “Mission Impossible” but who doesn’t want to earn a little extra dough re mi? Now, I’m not just someone who is praising the fun and benefits of iPoll. I’m actually an active survey taker. Honest. Recently, I completed my first, official, rocking Mobile Mission. Best of all, it helped me combat the dreaded “Standing In Line Bored Out of My Mind” syndrome. This is not something I’m proud to admit but if I see a line for anything, I’ll turn around and walk away. You can imagine how reserved seating at the movie theater has changed my life! Now, I never have to worry about being bored in a line because I can make money while standing there.

Waiting for the Trolley

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Written by Rick B.

May 6th, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Mobile Army Monday: To Survey or Not to Survey

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Full disclosure: I love me some surveys. Perhaps this has to do with my deep-seated need to have my opinion heard. When I got to a new place to eat, I like to share my restaurant review with my friends. Same for movies, TV and just about anything else I can recommend. We all have opinions, right? My love of surveys might also have to do with the fact that back in the day, I actually conducted telephone surveys for CBS News/New York Times. Because of that I have a soft spot for anyone who calls up asking for my opinion. I know they are reading from a script and I always tell them, “Relax, I’m going to take the whole survey.” That’s the trick with surveys; you have to complete them in order for them to register. You can’t just answer a couple of questions and drop out otherwise your opinion won’t count.

Watching TV

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Written by Rick B.

April 29th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Human Guinea Pigs

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Let’s face it; we live in a pill-popping world. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. When struck with an ache, pain, cough, sniffle or sneeze we have a wide range of over the counter remedies at our disposal. For the more serious ailments, there is a vast array of pharmaceuticals that our doctors can prescribe. Spend time watching the local news and you’re sure to see ads for all kinds of medical conditions you never knew existed but are now a thing like “restless leg syndrome.” Yes, there’s a pill for that.

When you weigh suffering versus relief the concept of taking medication is a no-brainer. However, it takes many years for a medication to make it to our store shelves and pharmacies. Before that happens, there are clinical trials where the pills are put through their paces. Sometimes the guinea pigs used in medical studies are actual guinea pigs.


Guinea Pigs on a Scale

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Yet, for human medications sooner or later there will be the need for human guinea pigs. How much of a need? In any given year, there are at least 10 million folks participating in clinical trials. Guess what? There are also big bucks to be had for becoming a test subject in a clinical trial. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Rick B.

April 19th, 2013 at 6:15 am