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Trying Out Viggle App

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As I’ve shared quite frequently, I am absolutely in love with the Shopkick app. Getting points that I can redeem for gift cards just for doing what I was already going to do, shopping, is a no-brainer for me.

So, along comes Viggle where I can get points just for watching the TV programs I was already watching. Get out of town!

How the app (which is available for iOS and Android) works is that you check-in using your phone’s microphone, while watching TV. It’ll use the audio signal from your TV to identify what you’re watching and award you points — typically 1 point per minute — after the show goes off. You don’t have to leave your app open, either. Just check in and go back to whatever you were doing. When you accumulate enough points, you can cash them in for gift cards to popular retailers such as Starbucks, Sephora, iTunes, GAP, Chili’s, Foot Locker, Old Navy, Lowe’s, Papa John’s, CVS, and more! With the holiday’s coming up, might not be a bad way to get some extra funds to shop for gifts.

There are opportunities for bonus points through promos (DirecTV subscribers get a ton), viewing ads, and live trivia through the app. I’m told that if I casually use the app, I should earn a gift card after about a month or so. That’s pretty good. And, like I said, I’d be earning that freebie just for doing what I already was. When I’m on my computer in the evenings, my TV is always on, even if I’m not watching it directly. Still counts! I’m gonna play with this app for a while and see what’s up. It definitely speaks to my lazy side as I don’t have to leave my house to use it like with Shopkick.

It seems that, in the past year, the company has altered their strategy a little. Apparently after a huge launch, where gift cards were easy to earn, it’s now much more difficult. I can see where that’d be frustrating for early adopters, but it can’t be as bad as CheckPoints, can it?

I’ll check back in, with another post, after I’ve earned a reward. Does anyone else use Viggle?

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Target’s Final Beauty Bag Was A Major Letdown

To say I was disappointed in the Target Beauty Bag I received in the mail yesterday would be an understatement. It was extremely disappointing. And there will be no do-overs as rumor has it that this was the final time that Target offered this promo.

If you’re unfamiliar, Target Style’s Facebook page announces the “Beauty Bag” filled with free samples of products women typically use. If you’re fast enough filling out the form (this promo sells out fast!) you will receive your bag in a month or so. This was only my second time participating, and there were even fewer items useful to my beauty regimine than the previous bag. I didn’t think that was possible!

The last bag had a travel size Neutrogena Sublock product in it. It’s a product I already owned, in the full size, so the small purse-sized lotion was greatly appreciated. Other than that, nothing good. Lots of samples of shampoos and conditioners, and sample of a lipstick line I love; Revlon colorburst. That was good, but it was in a shade that doesn’t really show up on us brown-skinned ladies. So, I gave everything else to one of my friends. I kept the actual bag, though. It replaced my old “makeup bag.”

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