Archives – October, 2011
The big night is finally here! Well, sort of. Halloween is technically on Monday, but seeing as how most people have work or school on Mondays, we’re going to assume you’ll be celebrating tonight. We’re also going to assume that you’ve picked out your costume by now; after all, it’s not like we’ve tried to help you chose your costume here, here, and here! In the spirit of Halloween celebrations, we’re going to bring you our spookiest blog yet!
Nightmares Fear Factory
Maybe you’ve heard of the place; maybe you haven’t. Chances are, once you read this you’re going to wish you hadn’t. It’s quite honestly the scariest place in North America. Located in Niagara Falls, Canada, Nightmares Fear Factory is housed on the site of the once-prosperous Cataract Coffin Factory.
Watch the video below for the full story, but be warned: It’s not for the faint of heart!
Pretty spooky, eh? You’re not alone if that’s a bit too much for you; over 100,000 people have chickened out before even stepping foot inside! Don’t believe us? Check out the counter on the Nightmares Fear Factory Web site!
If the counter isn’t convincing enough for you, check out the Nightmares Fear Factory Flickr stream. They NFF team set up a DSLR in one of the scariest parts of the tour, then set it up to snap a shot at just the right moment, catching many unsuspecting thrill-seekers in very inopportune and unfortunate (for them, at least) poses!
Check out some of our favorites below:
If that doesn’t provide some much-needed comic relief, check out some hilarious Photoshopped images from the stream below!
There you have it, folks. Go forth into the night, and remember to be safe out there…no telling what may be lurking in the shadows.
Have a spooktacular Halloween!
Remember, special KickBack rates at all of our Halloween Costume Retailers are still running until October 31st, so take advantage quick! Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily deals and updates!
October 29, 2011
Apps rule everything around us. They’re on our mobile devices, our tablets, and our computers; next thing we know they’ll be floating around like a leaf in the breeze. With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at some great apps available at the iTunes App Store, and we’ll take a look at a couple places you can pick up your new iPod Touch, iPhone 4S, or your iPad 2!
iTunes App Store
Apple’s iTunes App Store is the most popular app store in the world. With over 500,000 approved apps available, and over 15 billion sold, there’s no question that Apple is running the show. You’ll find all kinds of apps: games, social media, business, news, travel, weather, and many more.
Many apps are free or cost less than a couple bucks, meaning most apps are more than affordable. When you buy apps at the App Store using KickItBack, you can earn an additional 2.5% cash back! What’s not to love?
When it comes to apps, everyone has their favorites. Of course the go-to’s are there: Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Skype, Angry Birds, Tap Tap Revenge, etc.; but we’re going to dig a bit deeper to show you some really great apps that you may just otherwise pass right over.
This is easily one of the most popular apps available. Instagram allows you to produce unique and gorgeous photos and post them to your account — all from the palm of your hand! Apply any number of great filters, adjust contrast and brightness, and apply unique effects like tilt-shift. You can also follow your friends to see what they’re creating with their phone or tablet!
Find My Friends
Admittedly, this can be a bit on the creepy side. There may be a few “friends” you don’t necessarily want being able find you. But guess what: You can choose who gets to find you! Bonus! This app allows you to locate friends and family, which works out really great say…when someone isn’t answering their texts! Ahem! This is great for parents as well, as you can enable the function on your child’s phone in order to keep tabs on their whereabouts.
Find My iPhone
You’ll never have to worry about misplacing your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or laptop again with this application. You can use another device to find yours and protect your data remotely. Find My iPhone will also help you locate your device with an easy-to-read map, and a feature that allows you to play a sound until you find it. You can also lock your device and erase all your data so others can’t access it.
Save money. Right from the palm of your hand. Impossible? Not with the Groupon app! You’ll find great deals on the best stuff to do, eat, see, and buy right in your own neck of the woods. With over 500 cities and locations around the world, and more coming every day, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find something worth buy through Groupon.
The Starbucks app is a must-have for any true coffee lover. No, no, no. It’s not what you think: You can’t pour yourself a freshly brewed cup from your iPad. You can, however, manage your Starbucks Card balance, reload your card, track your Stars in their rewards program, and send eGifts to friends. That’s not all, you can use the app to pay for your purchases everyday!
Trip It is a great tool for travel. Whether you’re there for business or pleasure, the app will link directly to your email account and pick up every confirmation number that enters your inbox. All your flight, hotel, and car rental information will be easily accessible, leaving you more time to enjoy your surroundings! Simply put: This app puts your entire itinerary in the palm of your hand.
This app might not be a whole lot of fun to use, but it’s extremely functional considering there’s no other way to view PDF files on your Apple device. When you take into account the number of school and/or work emails that are sent containing a PDF file, it becomes clear just how important this app can be. Get ahead with help from the Adobe Reader app.
iPads, iPhones, and iPods, Oh My!
Of course, all this app talk means absolutely nothing unless you’ve got something to put them on. For the Apple-centric consumer, there’s just no better place than MacMall to pick up your new device. With the widest selection of Apple devices, including phones, tablets, and laptop and desktop computers, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. And when you consider their incredible prices and 1.5% cash-back rewards when shopping with KickItBack, you simply can’t choose a better place to shop than MacMall.
Remember to log in to your KickItBack account to enjoy your cash-back rewards. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest deals!
October 25, 2011
This year is really just rolling by, isn’t it? Halloween is just over a week away, and before you know it, the Thanksgiving leftovers will be gone and you’ll be wondering, “Where did the time go?” There never seems to be enough time for holiday shopping; and no matter how hard you try, you never get an early jump.
We’re going to give you a helping hand this week, but remember: The ball is in your court now; we take no responsibility for the impending last-minute Stress Fest!
One option when it comes to holiday shopping is to give Gift Cards. Electronic Gift Cards are becoming more and more popular as online shopping continues to grow. We’re extremely excited to announce that you can now get cash back when you purchase Gift Cards from Piperlime, Gap, Old Navy, and Athleta! Yeah, we know. Go ahead, take a moment. Remember to breathe…
Now that you’ve recovered from that great news, let’s take a minute to look at each of these great retailers!
We could go on for days about how much we love the Gap. Heck, who doesn’t love the Gap? Their classic styles and modern fits are essential to great style, so a gift card here is the natural (and easy) choice.
They’ve got everyone covered, from toddlers and children to teens and adults. And with fall and winter upon us, there’s no better time to stock up on cold weather essentials and outerwear.
For ideal cold weather items, check out their classic pea coats and down jackets, and also make sure to hit the Hats, Scarves and Gloves section! They’ve got a killer selection of long-sleeves and flannels as well, so get toasty and welcome the cold weather in style.
One aspect of the Gap Web site that we think you’ll love is the reviews that are under most of the products. The reviews, based on a five-star rating system also contain information like how many people found the item to be true to size overall, in length, waist, rear, rise, and leg.
This really breaks down one major barrier most people run into when shopping online by providing more than enough information regarding the fit of the item. Major kudos, Gap! (There’s just so much to love about this feature!)
Shopping with KickItBack will earn you an additional 1% cash back on your purchase, so while you’re there picking up gift cards, make sure to grab something for yourself as well!
Piperlime is your go-to source for great designer apparel and accessories. You’ll find brands like 7 For All Mankind, Calvin Klein, Clarks, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Lucky Brand, Lacoste, Juicy Couture, Joe’s Jeans, Guess, Rachel Zoe, Sperry, Steve madden, True Religion, and more.
Head over now to find everything you need for the coming winter months. They’ve got a killer selection of boots for men and women, and their outwear selection is unbeatable. It really is the ideal place to purchase a gift card for that person you’re just not sure about.; they don’t like a specific brand, they don’t like any specific style…you’re just not sure what they like, in all honesty!
Shopping at Piperlime gives them the chance to find exactly what they wanted, and a gift card lets you breathe a little easier. When you shop with KickItBack, you can earn an additional 2% cash back on your purchase.
You can also purchase gift cards at Old Navy, the old stand-by. When you can’t find it anywhere else, you know Old Navy will have exactly what you’re looking for. It’s fair to say, if you can’t find it at Old Navy, it probably doesn’t exist.
The selection, the prices, the styles and fits…all unbeatable! And right now, you’ll find the greatest selection of classic cold weather looks for the entire family. We’re loving their selection of wool coats and flannels. And with prices like these, you can’t afford to not pick up a few items for yourself!
When you shop using KickItBack, you can earn an additional 2% cash back on your purchase. It’s easy to look good this winter when you’re saving big!
If you’re looking to stay fit and active this winter, look no further than Athleta. You’ll find all you need to stay warm whether you’re out on the slopes or in the yoga studio. There’s no better place for women to find their active wear, so head over today for that active woman in your life!
It’s easy to find what you’re looking for at Athleta. You can Shop by Sport to help narrow your search, or you can shop by items like Tops & Sweaters, Jackets & Outerwear, Pants & Bottoms, and Footwear & Accessories. No matter what, you’re sure to find items of the highest quality and comfort at the best prices around.
You’ll find some of their more popular items are broke down with a great diagram depicting its features. What better way to help you make your buying decision?
What better way to keep off the winter weight than to stay active? Hit the slopes in style, shop at Athleta! When you shop with KickItBack, you can earn an additional 2% cash back on your purchase as well.
Not only can you earn cash back when buying these Gift Cards, but the recipients can also save by shopping with KickItBack. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Be sure to tell them to register for a free KickItBack account if they haven’t already, and tell them all about the great cash-back rewards!
Remember to log in to your KickItBack account in order to earn your cash-back rewards. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals!
October 22, 2011