Feeding the Hungry

There’s an app out there that can take the guilt away from going out to eat. Although you have to apply for it, once downloaded you have the opportunity of reviewing restaurants in your area. Upon doing so, a meal gets sent to someone in need via organizations like No Kid Hungry. The app is called Servy:

On a side note, the CEO & Co-Founder  of this company is awesome. Occasionally he’ll send stories and nice emails. This personal element adds to the feeling of being part of a community. Please be mindful, Servy is a rather new company, and has yet to be able to offer reimbursement to everyone who performs shopping evaluations. However, you can always pay attention to your receipts. Did you know many corporate chains will give you free entrees, side items, and/ or drinks if you submit a review for them as well? By doing so, I got four entrees and an appetizer for $11.80 at Panda Express. The excursion fed me, a friend of mine, and one of the many hungry Americans that couldn’t afford the meal at the time.

As a member of Mystery Shopping Providers Association: North America, I also found Servy to be a wonderful self-training tool. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the “jitters” overcome me when starting a new job. Through Servy, I realized that finding apps similar to job functions is a great way to refine professional skills, and with Servy you also get to help someone while doing so. How can you beat that!


Neighborhood Voyages

One of the things people tend to take for granted when they have readily available income, is the psychological relief that being able to travel gives a them. Is there anything a person can do to attain this same sort of release in their own backyard? What if you live far from a major metropolitan area?

Checkout 51 is a rather new app for me. I’ve only used it twice so far, because I first thought it was for parents. There are a ton of deals on there for diapers and other such supplies.

Well, I don’t have kids, and may not if things don’t turn around. In fact, anything baby related actually makes me a little upset. Regardless, like an expecting mamma, I get my cravings too; and, sometimes these urges can be a catalyst for awesomeness. In fact, it was the desire for chocolate that resulted in the exploring of Checkout 51 to its entirety.

Around midnight, I decided to give in and follow an Ibotta inspired craving for Enjoy Life cookies, but the suckers are like $1,000 a box (or, might as well be.) Yet, the desire was strong, so I gave in. While leaving the store, I decided to give Checkout 51 another look. Lo-and-behold, there was a listing for Enjoy Life cookies there too for $1 cash back.
Discovering this deal was like discovering the Holy Grail. With the two apps together, I got more than half off the entire box. Then I realized one of the unspoken beauties of money-saving with coupons, discounts, and rebates. In addition to a nice surprise, you can use them for scavenger hunts.

For example, when I have money, I’m brand loyal like you wouldn’t believe. Yet, sometimes I need something and just don’t have enough for that ideal product. Enter one of the useful beauties of Checkout 51. When the discover bug hits, I can just open up the app, look for something I need, and explore a new brand at a discounted price. Who knows, maybe I’ll even find one to sway me.

Now, it’s your turn. Voyage to the depths of your phone, and get yourself some snacks!


In the post, “It’s Time to Disrupt the Disruptors, or Maybe I’m Just New,” Jennifer Tweedie made an interesting suggestion about bringing change to the industry of Marketing through the acquiring of more diversified participants. At first, I wasn’t quite sure how her comments were disruptive, so I did some research.

For those of you who don’t know what disruption is in business, Caroline Howard of Forbes provides a rather clear definition in her article, “Disruption Vs. Innovation: What’s The Difference?

Disruption takes a left turn by literally uprooting and changing how we think, behave, do business, learn and go about our day-to-day.

Having access to a car is not a luxury that all share, and not everyone has access to public transportation. This is something Uber has helped to resolve.

As one of today’s most innovative, app-based, companies on the market, Uber has provided anyone with a smartphone the ability to call a ride when needed.

The app will look likes this:

If you use this code when signing up, your first ride will be free: rebeccac9335ue

After you sign-up, you get a screen when you open the app. It should look something like this:

The great thing is, after you’ve created an account you will also get a code. With this code, the love can be shared, by passing it on so that other newbies can get a free ride.

After you’ve tried it, leave a comment and let everyone know what you think. Enjoy Uber!