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July 1st, 2017

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Winning A Fitbit! Enter Today!

June 30th, 2017

If you are looking to win a fitbit, then you have come to the right place. Here you can find a variety of places where you can win fitbits.

Currently we do not have any offerings for Fitbit contests but we will keep you updated. Come back to MyScratchOff for more ways to win money and prizes!

Plate Topper Update, How are they doing? – Shark Tank

October 21st, 2014

So we love to follow back up to see how companies have done after being on the shark tank. Plate topper was a great product that was generating over 1 million in sales in about 4 months. Michael Tseng came up with the product while he was in college because he did not like the way saran wrap covered the plates. He was flipping and flopping on his offer and was losing offers left and right. All of the sharks hated him by the end of the episode.

How is Plate Topper Doing Now?

  • Revenue: Over $10,000,000 in sales!
  • Projections For The Future: Now featured on Amazon, Walmart, QVC and many more stores!

Seems pretty good! Looks like Lori made a great decision to go into the offer at 8% equity for only $90,000. Lori had the connections and Michael could have gotten a better deal if he would jumped on the offer early on.

Let’s look at some reviews of what people think of Plate Topper:

“I love my plate toppers. you just sit them on top of your plate of food and they make a suction and fit tight. They keep whats on your plate fresh. When you are ready to eat you can warm the whole plate in the microwave and there is no mess or just pop the plate topper off your plate and enjoy your food. And lets not forget the stack great too!”

“i use it all the time and will recomend it, it works great
it keeps my food warm and i love the color”

Many five star reviews. We think everyone should get themselves a plate topper. Mark, are you mad you did not go in this offer now? We challenge Mark to reach out to us at MyScratchOff to make us an investment on our community! What do you say?

Grand Travel Worldwide Island Trader Fliers a Scam?

October 20th, 2014

Hi Guys,

We are reporting on another potential scam and want the community to come together to make people aware of another company called Grand Travel Worldwide Island Trader. The send out fliers offering 3 day/2 night vacations. All you have to do is go to a 90 minute presentation and you get the free hotel stay. Now, if you play the game right, you can really get free vacations this way. I know plenty of people that use these time share presentations to get free hotels. We want to see what people think about Grand Travel Worldwide Island Trader.

There is a possibility once you buy the timeshare from Grand Travel that you are locked in and cannot get out of your contract easily. They give you three days to cancel your contract but they do not mail you your membership cards until about 10+ days after you sign the contract.

Here are some steps to game the Time Share Agencies like Grand Travel

  • Use a Visa Giftcard for the $25 deposit for the room
  • Come ready to say no to their exclusive offer
  • Negotiate with the offering they are giving you. You can get between $50-$125 to show up to the timeshare meeting.
  • If they try to make you stay, start getting loud

These are steps that I have used in the past. Make sure you research the company before you start trying to game Time Share agencies. They are preying on the weak or someone that buys into the dream!

Eyeblock Sharktank – Will You Buy The Product?

October 20th, 2014

If you have been watching Shark Tank you are probably like most and love to follow up on stories of how companies are doing after they have been on Shark Tank. Some of the best stories are the ones where the Sharks bash the entrepreneur on their product. For example, the eyeblock. This was a small piece of plastic that goes over your camera on your laptop or computer. The biggest thing about making this product live was that it brought awareness to internet security. So that is a win in it self for all the internet security companies.

Some of the biggest issues with the eyeblock was the price of the product. $9.99 for a piece of plastic when you can easily put a piece of tape over it. Yes the tape is sticky and is not the best option. Nobody wants to spend ten dollars for a piece of plastic. Honestly if I were to get this product I would probably lose it.

Was a huge success story?

Apparently after researching about the eyeblock, it did increase sales after the show airing but he still has thousands of products in inventory. You can reach more about his article and experience of shark tank here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cj-isakow/5-lessons-i-learned-from-_b_5417096.html

Let’s us know what you think about the eyeblock!

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The Golf Network by CVM Custom Vacations Mexico – Scam?

October 20th, 2014

We are looking for everyone’s feedback and experience with The Golf Network by CMV Vacations Mexico if it is a scam. There are some decent timeshares out there but this one seems to be a bit fishy. They are offering very cheap vacation time shares for $500. I have never heard of these types of offers but I we want to know everyone’s experience with this company.

Let us know the following:

  • Have you been scammed by CMV Vacations Mexico?
  • Did you actually use one of their vacation spots?
  • How are the resorts?
  • Would you recommend others using CMV Vacations Mexico?

Let us know your story so our entire community can be up to speed with this company. As you know Time Shares can be tricky but there is a potential to get a head and win over the timeshare companies if you do it right and have connections.  They promise you fast profits and that people will rent out your timeshare because they have many many contacts. We have found several blogs talking about how Custom Vacations Mexico is in deed a scam.

Here are some articles about this company:

http://customvacationsmexico.blogspot.com/

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/timeshare-custom-vacations-mexico-scam-c687699.html

Thanks again for being a part of our strong community against fighting scammers!

Is Bob Stooky Going To Die – The Walking Dead

October 20th, 2014

What a show last night. This season has really picked up compared to last season. Terminis was a quick ending and now they are ending up in a church. The ending when Bob Stooky got hit gave a great cliff hanger that gets us excited for next weeks episode. So the big question, is Bob Stooky from the walking dead going to die next episode or will he be living with a cut off leg like Hershel.

Bob Spooky - Walking Dead

Fill out our survey and let us know if you think Bob Spooky will be a live after next weeks episode!

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Gambol Photography Charlotte NC – Bad Review & Horror Story

December 4th, 2012

This is an article about a friend that had a horrible story working with Gambol Photography in Charlotte, NC.  Megan Mook was the photographer that was doing the photo shoot.  Gambol Photography was giving away a free bridal portrait in Charlotte NC.  The winner of this photo shoot had nothing but a horrible time trying to work with Megan.

Here is a list of reasons why

  • She never meets deadlines – She will postpone your pictures over and over again
  • She will set priorities based on how much she gets paid per job.
  • She overbooks herself. – She is slow
  • Very unprofessional when working with clients – You can see the email below.
  • She could ruin your whole engagement experience
  • Would you take a chance on Gambol Photography?
  • Belittles you as a person
  • Very Judgemental – Please read email below

Honest opinion.  You can try using Gambol Photography but I would not risk it especially if you are paying big money to get the pictures of your dreams.

After missing multiple deadlines over and over again.  A friend wrote a email saying they really want the pictures and that she is ruining her whole experience.

~ Yea she might be good but if you get on her bad side.  Do not be surprised if you get something like this. Are you really going to take a chance?~

HERE IS THE EMAIL MEGAN MOOK SENT A CLIENT

This response will be very factual and to the point, mainly because I do not allow myself to be drawn into arguments that have no reason to have begun in the first place. I will lay out some facts for you, and leave it at that. Let me preface by letting you know that I am sorry that you are upset and unsatisfied, and truly hope you find a photographer for your big day that is able to deliver exactly what you are expecting.

1.      First and foremost, let me remind you that you were chosen/drawn/picked to receive a free bridal portrait session. Free. Our entire goal in doing that giveaway was to choose a deserving bride and gift her free photos of her in her wedding dress. A regular bridal portrait session is $250, before tax, travel fees and prints. You asked me if you could switch it to an engagement session instead. I generously agreed, even though I knew we were in the busiest time of the season as far as weddings were concerned ( that is my fault entirely for attempting to do something nice, and probably won’t be happening again now that I’m aware how grateful people are when they are given a gift ). I asked you to pay a measly $50 for your engagement session. A regular engagement session is $300, before tax, travel fees and prints. I didn’t charge you tax, I drove over an hour to the location YOU requested because it was special to YOU, didn’t charge you anything for travel, hiked through the woods while pregnant, and gladly snapped away at every idea and whim you asked of me.  We gifted you $250 toward a photo session that we never intended to give away and didn’t complain a bit. I feel so sorry for the hundreds of other brides that put their names into the jar that we could have chosen.

2.      I know you stated you “could care less what else ( I ) have going on” but the reality is, there are other people getting married in the area. I know that no bride wants to hear that she is not the only one getting married, but unfortunately, other people depend on us and have paid thousands of dollars for us to deliver their wedding day to them. Your wedding day is next October. I’m sorry, but I refuse to say to my 4 recently-married ladies, “Sorry, your wedding photos that you paid $3,000 are going to have to wait a few weeks because I have to focus all of my attention on 1 person that is getting married next year and received a *basically* free photo shoot.”  The world runs on priorities. I understand it feels like eons to receive photos back, but in reality, waiting a month or more is not outrageous, or even uncommon. And wedding albums? Don’t expect anything back from any professional photographer for at LEAST 2-3 months… Oh, except us. We actually have one of the fastest turnaround times in the region.  This section actually ties in with your whole question about, “What on earth were you doing with them for over five weeks if you weren’t touching them up?”  Answer: laying them aside while I completed previously contracted weddings that came month and in some cases, a year before we offered you a photo session that you originally didn’t have to pay anything for. Surely, SURELY you can understand this workflow. Which brings me to the next issue:

3.      I deeply apologize for correcting my honest mistake and delivering corrected, blemish-removed photos to you. Totally unacceptable of me. I most definitely should have simply allowed you to view the untouched versions so you’d be happy. Please forgive me for taking the time to painstakingly making sure your skin looked perfect. So silly and unprofessional of me. And, how DARE I be honest with you and let you know what I missed and that I did take the time to correct it. I’m truly a con-job.

4.      Everyone and their Mom is a “photographer” today. If you have a nice camera, you can be a photographer! And put out mediocre work! And charge actual money for crap!  😀

Aaannd you’ll get exactly what you pay for.

You want your images delivered when you *want* them? That’s fine, they’ll look hideous. You want your images delivered when they are *ready* and *finished*? Good! They’ll look how you hoped they would. One of the biggest annoyances about our job is people who are under the impression that editing a photo is as simple as popping it into Picasa and running a bunch of cruddy effects on it. Sure, you can do that. Or, you can put time and effort into it and *shocker* make it look like actual photography! The latter sounds better to me, and that’s exactly how we do things. It. Takes. A. Long. Time. I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what photography studio you use, I don’t even care how much you pay. A *real* photographer will not release poor quality, un-worked images to you, period. Sometimes you have to wait a while for great things. Fact of life. Want to know how long it takes to fully edit 1 ( one ), ONE photo? About half an hour. Know how many engagement photos we typically include in the final disc? About 50 ( so, laughably, I actually gave you about 20 more than I ever give normal, paying clients. I do apologize for that mistake as well ). Know how many wedding photos we typically include in the final album? Between 6 and 700. I’m sure you can do the math to figure out how long it takes JUST to edit that many images. This doesn’t even factor in weeding, RAW editing, finalizing, burning, etc., etc. It’s a process, a long one. Fun fact, take it with you whenever you have to work with another photographer; they’ll really appreciate your understanding how long and hard they work.

5.      As far as the “timeline”, I believe I already addressed that quite enough in the section where I mentioned our currently contracted clients ( “client” being someone who has signed a contract to book us for their wedding day, paid the balance due them, and treats us civilly ).  But just to wrap that up, I told you the day of your shoot that I would “probably” have your “sneak peek” up that evening, but never did I guarantee anything. I do not give guarantees to anyone without a contract, because  A:  I can get into legal trouble if something were to happen and their album was late, and  B: because they are paying me a lot of money to deliver the biggest day of their life that happened in the very, very near past. Those people get priority, as I mentioned, and surely you can understand the workings of that.  At that time, I also made you aware of the fact that the month was about to get extremely busy for us, but that I would give my full attention to your images when I was able. That was the full truth, and I kept my word. I apologize for that. I should have simply split my attention between your and 4 other brides’ photos. That would have been more fair and professional. Sorry!

*Bonus Fact!* –  Our Facebook page is there solely for the enjoyment of our fans and current clients. Nowhere, in any contract do I ever guarantee that I will post anything. Facebook is a tool. I don’t have to post any images on there that I don’t feel like posting ( this actually didn’t even apply to your shoot; I loved your images ).  We did a wedding the other weekend that was very plain and not well thought-out. That’s not getting posted. Because I don’t want to. Enough said ( by the way, I went ahead and removed your photos that I had posted, just because I’m sure you don’t want them up there for everyone to see that you worked with such a terrible, unprofessional photographer. No need to thank me ).

6.      I do not work when I am out of town for weddings, or during family holidays ( aka, Thanksgiving ). So, that cut out a little bit of my normal working time. Literally the only days I do not do any work whatsoever are on Sundays ( oh, except for people that I thought were kindhearted and thankful to have a free photo shoot that I drove over an hour *on a Sunday*  to come and do for them while pregnant ). Sundays are my only “days-off” with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yep, life again, at its best. But, it’s work and I don’t complain, just wanted you to know that other little fun fact.

7.      About rescheduling your shoot twice:  I explained all of this to you and was replied to with:
“Hi Megan!
Rescheduling will actually work better for us – I definitely need to recharge after this week!”

The second time, I explained that I had a bridezilla on my hands ( a couple of them, actually ) and asked * if it was ok* with you to reschedule. I ASKED. That means, I inquired as to whether or not you were willing to. How did you respond?

“Not a problem at all – I’ve heard some horror stories about bridezillas!  Don’t worry about it, we can reschedule 🙂  ”

Now, I may be wrong, but those responses sure seem understanding and perfectly willing. I mean, surely if you had a serious issue with it, you would have SAID so, so that I wouldn’t have rescheduled you? Typically, when you have a problem with something, you speak up about it. I was greeted with “rescheduling will work better”, “not a problem at all”, and smiley faces. I truly apologize for being so dense as to not notice your seething frustration about the reschedule.

8.      I’m glad you think the photos are beautiful. I put a lot of time and effort into them ( again, sorry about that! Silly me ).

9.      Last but not least, this is just a PSA:  Short of driving the delivery truck myself, I do *not* control the mail. I don’t have much faith in it either. That’s why in my text message to you the other day, I asked you to please let me know if the package did not reach you today so that I could make the trek down to Charlotte and personally hand your disc to you. I didn’t WANT you to have to wait, why would I? That’s absurd. I wanted you to have your images as soon as possible so I was perfectly willing to make that happen. How uncaring and sneaky of me.

You can certainly choose to not believe that the receipt I sent you was from my mailing your package; that’s fine. However,  here is the conversation that took place before I sent that out on Friday morning:

Nov. 28 (WED)
MEGAN:    “I’ll let you know when I get your disc mailed out ( which, like I said, I’m  expecting  will be Friday morning, so you’ll  probably  have them in your hands by Saturday.”

( Look at all those non-guaranteed words. Never did I promise your disc would be there on a certain date. Not once ).

Nov. 29 (THURS)

Plain and simple:  I updated you to let you know your disc was ready on Wednesday, asked for your address. You replied with your address on Thursday. I mailed out your disc on Friday morning ( and sent you a photo of the receipt ). Like I said, you can believe whatever makes you feel best, but I don’t really have the time to debate what I have record of doing and try to convince you that I’m being honest. My whole livelihood relies on my honesty and being open with my clients. Not sure why you think I would jeopardize that.

10.   With all said and done, I really am sorry about the wait you had to endure, and I apologize from the bottom of my heart for everything. Specifically, I’m deeply apologetic for:

–       Being honest with you
–       Taking my time to ensure you received flawless images
–       Not working on my precious-few off days or holidays ( so selfish of me )
–       Catering to your requests ( driving so far for your shoot, hiking, etc. NONE of which I minded in the least, until now )
–       Delivering your final disc to you BEFORE I received your scathing, aggressive, uncalled-for email

And finally, I am deeply sorry for choosing you to receive a free portrait session. That’s totally our fault, and I can see now how huge of a mistake that was. Please forgive us.

If the mail system actually comes through and your disc makes it to you ( which, as luck would have it, probably will arrive tomorrow just to annoy me ), I truly hope you enjoy your images. Had you sent me that email one day earlier, I certainly would have thrown the disc in the trash, sent your whopping $50 back, and not given it a second thought. It’s out of my hands, however, and I don’t have the time to waste getting into legalities. Enjoy your photos. Oh, and I’m very sorry about the freebies I emailed you today. It really sucks that you now have pictures in which your skin is flawless to show people, instead of the untouched versions.

I shame myself with how terribly mean and unprofessional I am.

END OF EMAIL

QUESTION – HOW PROFESSIONAL IS MEGAN MOOK NOW?  HOW PROFESSIONAL IS GAMBOL PHOTOGRAPHY?  JUST SHARING SO NOBODY ELSE RISKS THEIR TIME AND MONEY ON GAMBOL PHOTOGRAPHY!

Did Hershel From The Walking Dead Die? Vote Now

October 14th, 2012

The Walking Dead season premiere on AMC was intense.  We have found out so much information to kick start a crazy season.

Some New Info we learned from the Season Opener

  1. Everyone is infected
  2. The Entire Team Knows Rick Killed Shane
  3. They are now camping in a prison – Hoping to find medical supplies
  4. Hershel gets bitten on his leg and Rick chops it off with an axe
  5. At the end Darrell points his weapon at a group of people that are not Walkers!

The big question here tonight is!  Will Hershel survive?  Will He Bleed Out!  What is going to happen to him now!  Vote below and let’s all enjoy the season!

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We will continue to follow this season and come up with polls.  Which way do you think things are going to pan out?  Are you ready for a Zombie Attack?

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Did Joe Biden Win The Vice President Debate? Vote Now

October 11th, 2012

So the Vice President is over and what a debate it was.  It was a debate against Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

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Here is the video of the complete debate.  It was actual quite comical to watch Joe Biden act the way he acted.  Yes it might have been a bit immature how Joe reacted to Paul Ryan.

You can make your own decisions on this debate but please take the time to vote on this.

The difference tonight was the Paul was on the defense today.  Biden would interrupt him in many instances or just laugh and smile at him.  I feel that Democrats will love this as it made Paul look like a little kid.  Republics will complain on his style and how Biden acted.

Undecided: That is the question!  What did they feel about this debate?

Best One Liner:

Biden: “With all due respect, that’s just a bunch of malarkey,” he said, on the debate stage in Kentucky.