Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Viggle: Saving Money One Television Show at a Time

*Warning: Unless you own an iPhone, and have cable, you may not want to read the below post.

By now, you may or may not have heard of Viggle, the latest and greatest in phone apps.

Once you download the (free!) Viggle app to your iPhone (sorry!!), you can use it to "check in" to any show or movie that you may be watching on television. Viggle is able to audibly identify what you are watching based on your local cable listings. For each program you watch, you earn a certain number of points, usually around 200 or so. For extra special programs, such as award shows, you can earn additional points by "playing along" (answering trivia questions, predicting the winners, etc.). You can then redeem your points for rewards. Rewards range from a $5 Starbucks or Barnes & Noble gift card for 7,500 points, to a Kindle Fire for 375,000 points (although most are in the 7,000 - 14,000 area).

It's easy to earn points pretty quickly, and all of the rewards tend to be for things that people buy (or splurge on) normally anyway. You can earn gift cards to iTunes, Best Buy, CVS, Old Navy, Lowe's, or Chili's, win a movie ticket, and even donate a bit of money to a few charities!

This is absolutely a must-have for the budget-conscious individual who enjoys watching a good show or two at night.

Try it. You won't regret it.

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