Okay, world, tell the truth. Ever wake up in the morning, get dressed, grab your shopping list, jump in the car and drive down to your local supermarket/wholesaler/drugstore only to find that the one thing (or two/three/etc.) you’re looking for is completely out of stock? It’s frustrating, right? You want to find the store manager and grab him by his tacky uniform issue tie and demand that he get you that can-of-garbanzo-beans/Himalayan-ionic-natural-crystal-salt-pack/Gingko-Biloba right away.
Why can’t my stores keep their shelves stocked for crying out loud?!!?
Well, what if I told you that these empty spots on the shelves could mean cash in YOUR pocket? Yes, you heard me right. Allow me to introduce one of the newest apps to hit the app store shelves (and promised NEVER to be out of stock!) called gapNsnap.
Mel and I were asked to review this innovative new app available free for your iPhone with an Android version coming very soon. Once downloaded, “opting-in” to the program takes only a minute and you can begin using it … and earning money … immediately!
And it’s soooo easy to use!
- Open gapNsnap on your phone.
- Click “Campaigns” to learn about any open contests.
- Click “Select Location” and locate where you are or “Add” the store manually.
- Look for empty spots on the shelves while shopping.
- Click the gapNsnap camera button and take a picture of ANY and ALL empty spots on the shelves.
Keep this mock template in mind when taking pictures. Make sure the significant data is legible by tapping on the shelf tag to focus on its clarity in the photo.
For my first gapNsnap adventure, I visited Target with my daughter, Vivien. It took only about thirty seconds of explanation … and a promise of half of the financial incentive … to get her moving. I expected to find ten. Maybe twenty. Honestly, I was just trying it out for the purposes of my review. But, after about 20 minutes, I already had 100 snaps, enough to complete our qualification for the first campaign to earn us $10.
Needless to say, my little overachiever used the next hour to get all the way to 550 snaps. (pause for reaction) No. YOU shut up. I AM being serious.
The moral of my story? It’s just that easy to make a little pocket change AND help your local stores stay on their toes. When you’re done, you click “End Session” and the snaps will begin “syncing” with headquarters whenever you’re within reach of a Wi-Fi source. The syncing takes a little while but … imagine my surprise when I woke up to my first incentive already deposited to my PayPal account this morning!!
Now, THAT’S efficiency.
So, the next time you haul yourself all the way to the stores and find a big empty space in place of whatever you’re looking for, remember your new mantra:
Make Money, Not War … with gapNsnap!
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Wanna meet the masterminds behind this new phenomenon? They’re hosting a Twitter party tomorrow night starting at 8pm EST. The dress is business casual. See you there!
Sweet! Can’t wait for the Android version to come out. Until then, I will just steal my hubs iPhone when I go shopping. He doesn’t truly need it, right?
Make money WHILE shopping? I’m in. Thanks for the heads up – and let us know what your record number of snaps per session is. I’m sure you’ll be topping 1,000 in no time.
I could spend all day shopping! Then I could totally justify it as making money!
What about the area between most people’s ears?
Oh oh….that would be amazing if that was possible. I know so many people I could snap pics of! I’d be rich!
Woah! This is excellent! I’m going to make some cold hard cash at our Target because they are always out of everything. I have a friend who worked the night shift there stocking shelves. I asked her why the shelves were always empty, especially in the cosmetic aisles. She told me that when it gets to a certain hour, they’re all tired and nobody wants. to bother with those. Good to know. I’m getting this app and heading straight to aisle 7. Cha ching!
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