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Published on December 13, 2017

Forget About Your Receipts and Get Instant Cash Reward Now With This App

Forget About Your Receipts and Get Instant Cash Reward Now With This App

Everyone these days are looking for ways to save money on the items that they buy. One of the more popular ways that manufacturers use to get consumers to buy their product is to offer a rebate after the purchase is made. In the past, these came in the form of an often inconvenient mail-in system that required you to follow a certain set of rules just to get the promised rebate.

With the advancement in technology, the mail in a portion of the rebate game has been replaced with a much more convenient method; the smartphone and an app called ibotta.

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Revamp Your Reward Experience with Ibotta

With the advancement in technology, the mail in a portion of the rebate game has been replaced with a much more convenient method; the smartphone and an app. Using your cellphone camera an easy to use the app, you are able to instantly earn money back from specific purchases on things that you bought. The app is called ibotta and it can be one of best apps you will ever download.

No more needing to jump through hoops of following very tedious steps in order to receive the money that the manufacturer was offering to entice you to buy their products. Instead, you download an easy to use the app from the App Store (Apple iPhone) or Google Play.

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Easy To Use Real Time Cash Back System

    Once you have the app installed on your iPhone it is really easy to use. There is no need to do a whole lot of steps in order to get started and to get the most out of it. More and more manufacturers are getting behind the idea of using this method in order to entice consumers to buy their products.

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    Whether you are shopping for groceries, electronics or even healthcare products, you are likely going to find and unlock rebate offers on most of the things that you buy on a regular basis. The whole process only takes a few minutes and you can use it as frequently as you want to.

    Unlike the old-fashioned mail-in rebates of yesteryear that you had to fill out a form, send in a receipt and jump through a whole lot of hoops in order to collect your rebate that the manufacturer offers you for making a purchase, Ibotta: Cash Back Rebate App pays you instantly and all you have to do is keep and take a picture of your receipt and submit the picture to prove that you bought it.

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    Getting Cash Back Has Never Been That Easy 

    After hearing about this app from several people I decided to give it a shot. I remember how inconvenient the old mail in rebates used to be and I am glad to see that creator of the ibotta app found a great way to make it fun and easy to take advantage of all of the manufacturer’s rebates that are available to everyone. I found it extremely easy to get signed up and the app is really easy to use it. I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

    The App is an amazing way to pay yourself back for making purchases of products that are available online. Your money is sent to you instantly and you don’t need to jump through any hoops in order to earn the money. You simply choose a product you are needing to buy, answer a question to unlock the rebate and take a picture of the receipt showing your purchase of the product.

    Ibotta is now available on App store and Google Play.

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    How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

    How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

    Today we are expected to work in highly disruptive environments. We sit down at our desks, turn on our computer and immediately we are hit with hundreds of emails all vying for our attention.

    Our phones are beeping and pinging with new alerts to messages, likes and comments and our colleagues are complaining about the latest company initiative is designed to get us to do more work and spend less time at home.

    All these distractions result in us multitasking where our attention is switching between one crisis and the next.

    Multitasking is a problem. But how to stop multitasking?

    How bad really is multitasking?

    It dilutes your focus and attention so even the easiest of tasks become much harder and take longer to complete.

    Studies have shown that while you think you are multitasking, you are in fact task switching, which means your attention is switching between two or more pieces of work and that depletes the energy resources you have to do your work.

    This is why, even though you may have done little to no physical activity, you arrive home at the end of the day feeling exhausted and not in the mood to do anything.

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    We know it is not a good way to get quality work done, but the demands for out attention persist and rather than reduce, are likely to increase as the years go by.

    So what to do about it?

    Ways to stop multitasking and increase productivity

    Now, forget about how to multitask!

    Here are a few strategies on how to stop multitasking so you can get better quality and more work done in the time you have each working day:

    1. Get enough rest

    When you are tired, your brain has less strength to resist even the tiniest attention seeker. This is why when you find your mind wandering, it is a sign your brain is tired and time to take a break.

    This does not just mean taking breaks throughout the day, it also means making sure you get enough sleep every day.

    When you are well rested and take short regular breaks throughout the day your brain is fully refuelled and ready to focus in on the work that is important.

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    2. Plan your day

    When you don’t have a plan for the day, the day will create a plan for you. When you allow outside influences to take control of your day, it is very hard not to be dragged off in all directions.

    When you have a plan for the day, when you arrive at work your brain knows exactly what it is you want to accomplish and will subconsciously have prepared itself for a sustained period of focused work.

    Your resistance to distractions and other work will be high and you will focus much better on the work that needs doing.

    3. Remove everything from your desk and screen except for the work you are doing

    I learned this one a long time ago. In my previous work, I worked in a law office and I had case files to deal with. If I had more than one case file on my desk at any one time, I would find my eyes wandering over the other case files on my desk when I had something difficult to do.

    I was looking for something easier. This meant often I was working on three or four cases at one time and that always led to mistakes and slower completion.

    Now when I am working on something, I am in full-screen mode where all I can see is the work I am working on right now.

    4. When at your desk, do work

    We are creatures of habit. If we do our online shopping and news reading at our desks as well as our work, we will always have the temptation to be doing stuff that we should not be doing at that moment.

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    Do your online shopping from another place—your home or from your phone when you are having a break—and only do your work when at your desk. This conditions your brain to focus in on your work and not other distractions.

    5. Learn to say no

    Whenever you hear the phrase “learn to say no,” it does not mean going about being rude to everyone. What it does mean is delay saying yes.

    Most problems occur when we say “yes” immediately. We then have to spend an inordinate amount of energy thinking of ways to get ourselves out of the commitment we made.

    By saying “let me think about it” or “can I let you know later” gives you time to evaluate the offer and allows you to get back to what you were doing quicker.

    6. Turn off notifications on your computer

    For most of us, we still use computers to do our work. When you have email alert pop-ups and other notifications turned on, they will distract you no matter how strong you feel.

    Turn them off and schedule email reviewing for times between doing your focused work. Doing this will give you a lot of time back because you will be able to remain focused on the work in front of you.

    7. Find a quiet place to do your most important work

    Most workplaces have meeting rooms that are vacant. If you do have important work to get done, ask if you can use one of those rooms and do your work there.

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    You can close the door, put on your headphones and just focus on what is important. This is a great way to remove all the other, non-important, tasks demanding your attention and just focus on one piece of work.

    The bottom line

    Focusing on one piece of work at a time can be hard but the benefits to the amount of work you get done are worth it. You will make fewer mistakes, you will get more done and will feel a lot less tired at the end of the day.

    Make a list of the four or five things you want to get done the next day before you finish your work for the day and when you start the day, begin at the top of the list with the first item.

    Don’t start anything else until you have finished the first one and then move on to the second one. This one trick will help you to become way more productive.

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