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What you get: HQ is giving away at least $1,000,000 in total cash to coincide with the NBA playoff finals!  Each time the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers play in their best-of-7 series, the cash pot grows $100k.  If they play a 7th game, the prize will be $700,000.  All just for correctly answering 12 multiple-choice trivia questions!

Schedule: (*if required)

  • May 31 - Game 1: $100,000
  • June 3 - Game 2: $200,000
  • June 6 - Game 3: $300,000
  • June 8 - Game 4: $400,000
  • June 11 - Game 5*: $500,000
  • June 14 - Game 6*: $600,000
  • June 17 - Game 7*: $700,000

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!

Where to go: App Store and Google Play

If you've never played before or need some HQ Trivia winning tips, continue reading!

 

What you get: HQ is giving away $250,000 tonight!  Get all 15 questions correct tonight, and you'll split the highest jackpot to date.  A few days ago, 4 players split $100,000.  Grab the app if you don't have it yet.  Hurry, just an hour to go!

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!

Where to go: App Store and Google Play

By the way, there's a hack to gain a free life in HQ without needing to refer new friends.

What you get: You can win cash by playing the mobile trivia game HQ!  Get all 15 questions correct tonight, and you'll split the highest jackpot to date at $20,000!  Tonight's game will occur during the Super Bowl halftime.

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!

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

By the way, there's a hack to gain a free life in HQ without needing to refer new friends.  I can verify that it works on an iPhone.

What you get: I've started using an app called Caddle that offers cashback for retail or online purchases -- think Checkout 51.  Simply scan receipts for listed items or spend a minimum amount at their preferred retailers;  you can even score cashback from watching short ads or answering brief surveys within the app.

What I get in return: Each friend who installs and uses the Caddle app helps me earn $1 to my account.  Use the link below to sign up!

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

I've only accumulated $2.25 to date, so I'll do a deeper dive into this once I hit the $20 threshold and cash out.  The app was featured on CBC's Dragon's Den.  Watch the video for more details.

When it ends: Indefinite

Where to go: caddle.ca/signup/referral/5a4bc4cf55720

Watch Caddle Consumer Video on Vimeo.

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: 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!

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

What you get: You can earn $10 when you open your Ritual account and make your first order by November 5.  That's like 2 free coffees!

What I get in return: $10 credited to my account for future food/drink orders.

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

When it ends: November 5, 2017

Where to go: http://invite.ritual.co/CHI6426

One of the things I miss most about working in downtown Toronto is the convenience of great food and drink options.  Let's face it, eating out is expensive, so I didn't do it often.  Food courts and restaurants get so busy, especially in the financial district!  But when I didn't pack a lunch, it was great to have the Ritual app because it allowed me to order from my desk and then pick up at checkout when it was ready.  I didn't waste any valuable time standing in line during my precious 45-minutes lunch.  Read on about my experience.
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