Cash Money In My Junk Mail

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by AmericanTerrorist, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Yea, seriously. What's up with that?

    So, I was gonna throw out most of my mail today- most all of it looked like junk mail. But I opened this one larger envelope from Nielsen-- I suppose that is the people who conduct the surveys for the main tv ratings (that is what I am understanding anyways)....

    So, anyways, I open it up about about midnight tonight as I'm sitting on the couch beside Dan-who had fallen asleep. Don't even know why I decided to open it as I was just going to throw it out.. but, I did and I look in between pieces of paper really quick and I see a bunch of dollar bills. Wasn't sure how many at first but I wake up D by being all loud- "whoa, there is money in my junk mail!"...

    So, yea, it was 5 one dollar bills. Obviously no big deal. But I didn't know companies such as that were in the habit of sending any money what so ever to people who haven't even done anything for it yet (meaning, in this case I didn't fill out any surveys yet...)- actually I wasn't even chosen yet to be one of the people who answer questions for their rating system. It says in the paperwork that the five bills are for me filling out what basically is a demographic survey for their selection process for the actual surveys. It's only 14 questions- how many TV's do you have, what kind of shows do you watch, your age, race, do you speak Spanish, do you have a dvr, a cell phone, etc.

    So, yea, five dollars is five dollars. It's a thing of coffee for the week :)

    So, that made me happy. I'm simple like that sometimes. :)

    Makes me wonder what they pay you if you qualify to fill out the actual tv surveys...
    And also gets me thinking I should start opening my junk mail more often. Who knows how much cash I've unknowingly thrown out!
  2. skitzo child

    skitzo child PEACEFUL LIBRA

    Cool beans I need some money im broke till monday
  3. McFuddy

    McFuddy Visitor

    Hey that's a pack of smokes, I'd call that a win.

  4. thanks. :)

    well, if you get something in the mail from Nielsen about a tv survey, there may be money in it. haha.

    exactly. :D
  5. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Awesome :)
  6. Well, you know... it's only 5 bucks after all. But I found it surprising in a good way. Usually junk mail is quite boring and does nothing for me.
  7. Lynnbrown

    Lynnbrown Firecracker

    I've completed one of those dang surveys before (several years ago). lol They roped me in with the 5 ones too. :2thumbsup:

    If I remember right, and I think I do, they sent me another 5. yay :rolleyes:

    Those surveys are keep track of EVERY SINGLE tv watching minute of the day for 1 or 2 weeks. :)
  8. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    yeah there is one I used to belong to, every time I would send it in, Id get another one with a dollar in it.
  9. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    how many other people are imagining her going through all the neighbourhood mailboxes before they wake up?
  10. skip

    skip Founder Staff Member

    If you have cable tv, they track everything you watch, and you don't need to fill out a survey...
  11. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Oh yay!

    She just made $5 and doesn't have a cable bill?
  12. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    Hey I want one of those things! That way I can write really big on it "NETFLIX." Haha. We only turn on the broadcast television if there are storms going on usually.
  13. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I'm thinking about getting Netflix. Are you happy with it? How does it work?
  14. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    It's alright, worth the $10 a month, I think. They're kind of slow at putting up new movies and new episodes of stuff, but there's normally a pretty decent selection of both anyway. They'll keep a show or a movie on there for a time and you can watch it as often as you like. No commercials. But every now and then they'll dump stuff in favor for new stuff, so it's kind of like a roulette as far as movies go anyway. Usually the more popular TV shows stick around, except in the case where they ended their contract with Viacom and lost all their shows (Nickelodeon shows and South Park were the ones I noticed disappeared). But that sort of thing doesn't happen often. Still worth the $10 a month for me. I really liked Hulu for the time we had it, too, and I'd still have it if our TV had an app for it.
  15. *MAMA*

    *MAMA* Perfectly Imperfect

    I got rid of cable a long time ago, and went with hulu and netflix instead. I don't watch a whole lot of tv anyway, so it was worth the switch. The only thing that's inconvenient is having to go out to watch sports.
  16. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Yeah, I haven't had t.v. for about 6 years, but a friend of mine really wanted me to watch several years worth of a t.v. series so I was thinking of doing Netflix because it has the particular show.
  17. sunshine186

    sunshine186 midnight toker

    they should pay you to be a chosen person :) doin' a job for em
  18. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!

    I think the first month is free if I'm not mistaken, even if not, you pay at the beginning of your month and can stop payment at anytime. It'd be worth the $10 to check it out.
  19. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    I can rarely find anything on Netflix, but I'm old so the new TV shows don't interest me, same for most movies.

    So mostly it's TCM or You Tube for older stuff.

  20. Oh snap. Stupid me didn't even think of that idea... which is what I SHOULD have been doing the day I received the survey.... hmmm...maybe some people didn't check their mail on Saturday and I still have time. :D

    Yeah, true.

    But I'd rather do the surveys and receive money for it... I mean, if people are gonna know things about me, at least pay me for it, right? :D


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