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What you get: You can win cash by playing the mobile trivia game HQ!  Previously only for iOS, it's now freshly available on Android devices.  You compete against others in real time by answering trivia questions!  12 questions total, each question having 3 possible answers.  Get all 12 correct tonight, and you'll split the highest jackpot to date at $18,000!  Tonight's game has been pushed back to 11:45pm EST to coincide with the midnight countdown.

What I get in return: Each friend who installs HQ Trivia and uses my referral code chiofsteel helps me earn an extra life (i.e. a chance to continue if I get an answer wrong).  Once you play HQ Trivia, you can get an extra life by referring your friends!

When it ends: indefinite

Where to go: App Store itunes.apple.com/ca/app/hq-live-trivia-game-show/id1232278996?mt=8 and Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intermedia.hq

Happy New Year!!  Will it be $18k in 2k18?

What you get: You can win 1 of 5 Fitbits by hitting your steps goal in the Carrot app!  Today only!

What I get in return: Each friend who installs and uses the Carrot app helps me earn double points as well.  Use bonus code ct6191 when installing.

Remember, once you use Carrot, you can also get these perks by referring your friends!

When it ends: Dec 21, 2017

Where to go: www.carrotrewards.ca

What you get: So Loblaw Company Ltd announced that they engaged in price-fixing for their bread products and are offering a $25 gift card as a goodwill gesture to their customers. So if you purchased some loaves at Loblaws or one of their other stores, you're eligible for the gift card.

When it starts: January 8, 2018

When it ends: May 8, 2018

Where to go: LoblawCard.ca

What you get: You can win Starbucks prizes including bonus stars toward your Gold Status or even Starbucks for life!  Gold Status is achieved by earning 300 stars, typically accumulated through purchases made via the Starbucks Card or App.  But this promotional game can shower you with stars or food & drink prizes.  Make a purchase or complete a challenge and you'll get a spin, similar to roulette, to obtain a game token.  Collect 3 tokens belonging to a set to win the designated prize.

Note: I didn't register for the game until a few days ago, but my previous purchases -- going back to early December, perhaps? -- counted towards the challenges.  As long as you paid on your Starbucks Card or App, it will be in your order history and should count towards your spins.

What I get in return: Just spreading the news.  I wish I had heard of this promo earlier.  I love that Starbucks lets me substitute dairy with coconut milk, but it's not a cheap cup of coffee!  Good luck!

When it ends: January 8, 2018

Where to go: www.starbucksforlife.ca

 

What you get: You can win cash by playing the mobile trivia game HQ!  Currently available only on iOS, you compete against others in real time by answering trivia questions!  Daily at 9pm and weekdays at 3pm (EST), a live host asks 12 multiple-choice questions with 3 possible answers.  Get an answer wrong or fail to answer within the time limit (~5 seconds), and you're eliminated!  Get all 12 correct and you split the cash pot!  Daily prizes are $1,500 typically, but last Sunday they had a $10,000 pot!  This is US dollars, folks!

What I get in return: Each friend who installs HQ Trivia and uses my referral code chiofsteel helps me earn an extra life (i.e. a chance to continue if I get an answer wrong).  Once you play HQ Trivia, you can get an extra life by referring your friends!

When it ends: indefinite

Where to go: search for HQ Trivia in the App Store or itunes.apple.com/ca/app/hq-live-trivia-game-show/id1232278996?mt=8

Note: I've only been playing for a couple of days, and some of the trivia is really tough!  I can't yet vouch for the cash prize, but do a Google search and you can see how popular this app is.  It's a fun 12 minutes, if nothing else!

Spotlight on: Carrot and SCENE points

What I scored: If you're a member of Cineplex's SCENE program, then you know there are a few ways to collect points towards free movie tickets.  You earn points when you buy tickets or snacks at the concession.  Partnered restaurants such as Swiss Chalet and Milestones will also provide SCENE points with your meal.  In a few short weeks, I've earned 447 points and I didn't have to buy anything!  As an added bonus, I've been entered multiple times into SCENE's 3-million points giveaway!

How I did it: Download the Carrot app using my bonus code ct6191 and you'll get 200 SCENE points!  Answering short multiple-choice quizzes reward you 5 to 30 points.  You earn 60 points for enabling step tracking, and 4 points daily for hitting your steps target plus be entered into SCENE's draw for 20,000 points every time you do!  See how quickly it adds up?

Here's the proof:

Carrot will set your steps target based on your steps taken the first week
Points are earned for completing step goals and answering fun quizzes
Automatically receive entries into SCENE points draw!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to go: www.carrotrewards.ca

What you get: You can earn double points to popular loyalty programs by installing Carrot app using bonus code ct6191.  Choose from Aeroplan Miles, Petro-Points, SCENE, and more!

What I get in return: Each friend who installs and uses the Carrot app helps me earn double points as well.  For SCENE, that's 200 points!  Win-Win!!  This is double the regular 100 referral points.

Remember, once you use Carrot, you can also get these perks by referring your friends!

When it ends: Dec 31, 2017

Where to go: www.carrotrewards.ca

What you get: You can earn $50 by opening a Tangerine account with a minimum $100 deposit using Orange Key 17320806S1.  New customers only!

What I get in return: Each friend who successfully enrolls using Orange Key 17320806S1 helps me earn $50 as well.  Win-Win!!  This is double the regular $25 bonus.

Remember, once you become a customer, you can also get these perks by referring your friends!

When it ends: Jan 31, 2018

Where to go: http://www.tangerine.ca/en/referafriend/index.html