Okay, so it really hasn't changed my life but it is something I need to share with y'all. There is a smart phone app out there called Viggle. Basically it rewards you for watching tv, and the secret is, you don't even have to watch it the whole time, just make sure you check in.
So here's how it works. Download the app and create your account then you can start checking in. You get 1 point for each minute the show is on. I like to check into the Today Show each morning, it's on for three hours so it's big points. A lot of prime time shows also have 50 or 100 extra bonus points. Last night there was one for 200 extra points. If you check into all 5 episodes of The Bible on the History Channel you can get 1000 extra points. Some shows also have what's called Viggle Live. This is when you will actually have to either watch the show or at least keep your app open. They give you a question every few minutes for an extra 10 points each question. Sometimes it's 25 points! The Bible has been 25 points. One night Twilight was on for an extra 100 bonus plus Viggle Live for 25 points each questions, I got over 1300 points that night.
If you have Directv you can link your accounts and get bonus points for certain shows. SportsCenter will give you an extra 200 points.
You may be asking why is it worth doing this? Like I said you don't have to watch. I check into the Today Show in the morning and my tv goes off as soon as the kids get up. If I get a chance I'll check into SportsCenter during the day, then I check into a few things in the evening. I'm not sitting around watching tv all day long. What do you do with your points? I'm glad you asked. You redeem them for gift cards!!! Gap and Old Navy are two featured ones usually available. 20,000 points will get you a $10 gift card. Two weeks ago I had just over 40,000 points and Gap was having 30% off, I redeem my points and got the e-gift card right away. Made my purchase and saved almost $50 all together.
People, it's worth it!!!