so ramdon. so wierd. so waht.

Twitter Updates 2.2: FeedWitter

CHECKPOINTS


"To get started, just download the CheckPoints app for your iPhone or Android mobile deivce. Then, fire up CheckPoints whenever you go shopping… whether it’s the grocery store, pharmacy, electronics store, department store, toy store… everywhere! Simply tap on your location and you’ll see nearby products you can scan to earn points. No products? No problem! You even get points for simply checking-in.


Earning points is easy. Just tap on the item you want to scan, aim your phone’s camera at the barcode, and you’re done! Each time you scan a Featured Product, you earn points along with a coin that you can use in the Bonus area to play games and win (you guessed it) even more points. Seeing too many products? Use the “Change Aisle” button to see just what’s nearest you in the store.


Racking up points is easy.  Now comes the hard part... deciding how to spend them! That's because CheckPoints has a huge selection of rewards.  From gift certificates to your favorite stores and restaurants, to airline miles and must-have electronics!  Even give back to your choice of charitable causes.  With so many great choices, what will you choose?  Just tap "Rewards" in the app to redeem points right from your phone! Many of our giftcards can even be delivered to your email for instant gratification."


So if you sign up on your iPhone or Android phone, use my bonus code 
"MercTV"
to get an instant 300 points which is worth $1 gift card at participating retailers.

Power Balance


In my opinion, it creates a so called fantasy, and is mind over matter. some people need that placebo effect just to get over a couple speed bumps in life. i wear one, i feel its like wearing those livestrong bands. i bet half those kids wearing livestrong band dont even know what it stands for. they just got one cuz their friends got one.

all in the mind? sounds like the basis of religion. and scientists have been countering with evolution forever. you can only make religion so tangible, its called faith, so are these people suckers too?

As a 'scientific' person, i already knew these bands are based on applied kinesiology, but i still got one/all colors. for those of you not familiar with applied kinesiology, its like the light gun from duck hunt. did you really think you were shooting the screen? its the other way around, and if you were fooled, you might as well jump on the band wagon. but did you care? you had fun shooting those ducks and laughing with that dog.

Or another example is magic card tricks where you eventually pick a card of several and the last remaining card happens to be yours, but you were asked to pick a card, not pick a card to keep/take away, and based on your selection, the magician made that said choice, and obviously left your card there for you to be amazed. and people still go see magic shows.

It's about the mental security it can bring. the world has haters. who cares.
-Drive a prius? im sure you had your reasons.
-get whipped easily? thats your choice
-Take enzyte? we all know where that ended up.
-got a pet rock? you must be lazy or smart.
-drink water? its all you need to survive, why bother eating.
-hate your job? ask your coworkers. and you there for some reason or another, otherwise you would do something about it
-part of a pyrimid scheme? ask the ones that deny you what they think of that.
-do you really think everyone approves of your spouse/significant other? do you care what the haters think of that if you settled or not.
-play the same numbers every time for lottery? statistically that won't make you win faster

its all opinion and choices. i support power balance. follow them on twitter @PowerBalance