The Quickest $5 You Spend

When you do theater there is a lot of down time.  Like the military one of the mottos is “hurry up and wait.”

With technology being the way it is that time is often filled by cell phones (most actors don’t want to carry around something as large as a laptop or a tablet).  Needless to say over the last few weeks I have seen countless hours of Solitaire, Words With Friends, Facebook and Twitter.

The one that particularly amazes me is Candy Crush.

As I watched one of the actors play in a space of a few minutes he spent over $5 on the game. According to a recent article Candy Crush players make the company over $633,000 a day (or $230 million a year).

That’s a lot of money spent at the push of a button.

Companies spend billions of dollars in development trying to figure out how to get us to spend billions of dollars without thinking.  In an era of one click buying a song, movie or television, the slight twinge of pain we get from spending cash has been replaced by the non-commitment of a button.

I’m not sure what the psychology of the game is (as a non-player I can’t understand) but money is money.  Whether you choose to spend $5 on fast food or $5 on games, what is the quickest $5 you spend?  And have you found a way not to spend it?

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BestBuy.com Deal of the Day: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 Wireless Gaming Headset $129.99

Today BestBuy.com has Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400 Wireless Gaming Headset for only $129.99 shipped.  If this catches your attention click HERE to see the deal!

Product Details:

  • Enjoy clear audio and consistent communication with the 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi frequency that virtually eliminates interference from other wireless devices
  • Experience the crisp highs and deep, booming lows with the powerful 50mm speakers with neodymium magnets
  • Communicate clearly over Xbox LIVE and PSN and answer mobile phone calls while playing thanks to dual-pairing Bluetooth technology
  • Stop shouting, and hear your own voice in the headset with the microphone monitor, and clearly listen to the chatter during battle with the Dynamic Chat Boost that automatically increases the chat volume as the game gets louder
  • Personalize your listening experience by precisely balancing game and chat audio with independent volume controls and multiple equalizer presets, including bass and treble boost combinations

Check out Best Buy’s Deal of the Day to get yours today!

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Maidenform: $8.50 Bras Plus FREE Shipping

Maidenform is having a $10 bra sale!

But to make it even sweeter use the code COUPSCP13 to get an extra 15% off making them only $8.50 per bra!

PLUS use the code SLKDEALFS13 at checkout to get FREE shipping.

You can use both codes so happy shopping!

Click HERE to check out the deals!

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Recyclebank-Earn 120 Pts By Learning A Fresh Approach To Paper

On Recyclebank this week you can earn 120 points by learning about another fresh approach to paper while outside of your home. Click on the items that have dotted lines around them to earn points.

Not a member of Recyclebank? It is not too late. Sign up today and start earning points easily by clicking on the Earn Points tab found at the top of the page. After you earn your points, go the the Get Rewards tab to redeem.

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Nielsen Home Scan is Accepting New Zip Codes – Check Yours!!

The Nielsen Home Scan is now accepting applications again, and your zip code may have been added to the list.

If your zip code is accepted, Nielsen Consumer Panel will send you a home scanner, you will then scan the barcode of purchases made in your home. Once a week, via your computer, you will send all of your information in (the scanned barcodes.) While doing this, you are earning points for awesome rewards like electronics, toys, and jewelry!

Please note that no landline is required to join this panel!

These applications fill up QUICK so be sure to get yours in!

Click on the picture above to get started.

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The Children’s Place: FREE Shipping, 50% Off Markdowns and an Extra 20% Off

The Children’s Place is having a great sale!

Today they have FREE shipping on ALL orders plus 20% off everything using the code HAPPY4TH!

They have matchable items starting at $2.99 and clearance up to 60% off!

Check out the deals here.

 

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Disney’s Twice Upon A Year Sale + Free Shipping

It’s that time of year!

The Disney Twice Upon a Year Sale is here!

Today only, get FREE shipping with no minimum purchase with code FREE SHIP.

 

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