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My Top 12 Posts of 2014 – Not necessarily what I expected

Today, we’re taking a look at the top 12 most popular posts of 2013. Partly because I find it interesting. But mostly because it’s a writing prompt by my friend, MamaKat. So here they are, in no particular order, for your enjoyment.

For your convenience, there are tissues … barf bags … and rotten tomatoes located in the boxes under your seats. You be the judge.

Ten Things That Are Now 50 Years Old

The Day I Saw The Conjuring (aka The Day I Nearly Peed My Pants in Chicago)

Congratulations to My Son on His Graduation Day


Seriously, that boy’s going to be a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a gold medalist AND President of the United States one day.

A Letter to Hamilton Beach … Toaster Department, Please

Happy Labor Day from ODNT

Goodbye, 3850 Red Cypress Drive. And Thank You.


Oh, but if these walls could talk …  my brother and I would’ve gotten into WAY more trouble back in the ’80s.

The Day Things Got Hairy at Disney World

What do I have to do to get you into a pair of #MonsterInspiration headphones today?

Letter #3 to Hamilton Beach (I’m a lover, not a fighter)


Thanks to Hamilton Beach, I am now a wanted felon in the small appliance community.

With Hamsters like Herve, Who Needs Coffee?

Make Money, Not War … with gapNsnap!

One day, somebody’s gonna find that missing body part in my hallway


Because when you accidentally circumcise your toe, nothing goes down better than Chick-Fil-A.

Tomatoes. I KNEW it would be the tomatoes. (sigh)


Make Money, Not War … With gapNsnap!

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!

  1. Open gapNsnap on your phone.
  2. Click “Campaigns” to learn about any open contests.
  3. Click “Select Location” and locate where you are or “Add” the store manually.
  4. Look for empty spots on the shelves while shopping.
  5. 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!