#OopsAwards – Have a Rental Car Accident Story? Share it for a Chance to Win an iPad Mini!

Rental Car Oops Awards

UPDATE 6/20/14: Protect Your Bubble would like to congratulate our winner, Jan Warner, with her “I Didn’t Hit The Grill” story. Congrats, Jan!

 

Oops Story

 

Have you had an “OOPS!” moment with your rental car? Accidents DO happen. Whether you’re on a business trip or a family vacation, rental car accidents can be a painful experience.

 

So share with us your rental car accident story. Perhaps you were on spring break and rear ended a hideous ’98 Chevy Malibu or drifted into a median Fast & Furious style. Whatever the mishap, we want to hear how you damaged your rental car!

 

Share your story about an unforgettable “Rental Car ‘OOPS!’ Story” via the Post Kudos submission form below for the chance to win an iPad Mini. Whichever story gets the most votes wins!

 

Submit Your Story in 4 Easy Steps

 

1) Share your story in the Post Kudos section below (give your story a fun title). The entry has to be in video format either recorded or uploaded below via Post Kudos. Video content is open to your imagination as long as it is a real experience - it can be a video testimonial, a cheesy re-enactment, or an actual recording of the accident. The more creative it is, the better chance you will have to win! Videos must be 30 seconds or less to be eligible for the prize.

 

2) Share this link and encourage people to vote for your story:
http://us.protectyourbubble.com/blog/oopsawards-rental-car-2014/

 

3) Friends, family, and fans of your story will vote below through Rafflecopter. Please input the TITLE of the video you want to vote for.  Furthermore, Facebook likes and Twitter follows add an additional entry each.

 

4) The person with the story with the most votes – by May 31, 2014 – wins an iPad Mini

 

 

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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years and older (19 or older in AL and NE). Contest ends May 31, 2014. Subject to complete Official Rules.

 

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Google Glass Unboxed

Protect Your Bubble recently received the Google Glass Explorer edition and below is our unboxing video.  We will be sharing our experiences of the Google Glass with a new series.  Stayed tuned and enjoy.

 

 


 

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Rental Car Horror Stories

rental car horror storiesBad lodging, getting personal valuables stolen, being sick, or having car troubles – these are all things no tourist wants to deal with while being on vacation.

 

Rental car horror stories commonly involve issues like dubious damage claims, people getting ripped off with insurance, and cars not being ready when you try to collect them. Read on to discover some truly unfortunate rental car horror stories.

 

Comprehensive Insurance Lies

 

Every time you rent a car, you’re faced with the same dilemma: do I get rental car insurance and admit I may wreck this car and that I am a horrible driver, or is this insurance a total rip off that I, don’t need? David Mayes shares his story:

 

During the process of hiring a rental vehicle, I never anticipated I would practically end up paying for the cost of an entire new car! I was offered a complete insurance protection package by a major car rental company, which in the end I decided to take. I chose the option that reduced my excess to a total of $330 simply by paying a bit extra.

 

During my car hire I was involved in a collision that was my fault, even though I was not drunk, drugged or speeding. Thereafter I informed the police, returned the vehicle to the rental depot and paid the excess of $330, believing the rental company would cover me for the rest.

 

Two weeks later I received a letter in the mail, demanding that I pay $10,000 to them and $5000 to the owner of the other vehicle involved in the collision. After further investigation I discovered that the company insurance did not provide me with comprehensive coverage. Although the company personally informed me that I would only have to pay the excess in the event of an accident, I am now indebted to the company for $15,000; not such a cheap rental after all!

 

Source: discovery-carhire.com.au

 

Warrant of Arrest

 

Renting a car shouldn’t be a disastrous experience. It doesn’t often involve two rental cars in a row breaking down. It should definitely not involve one of those cars getting towed by surprise or ending a vacation by nearly getting served with a warrant of arrest. The rental car user ‘autojim’ shares his experience.

 

Car #1 – Back in the days when I was designing/testing cooling systems for a living, I rented a 2000 Taurus from Hertz in Phoenix to use as a support vehicle for a 3-week test trip. Drove it for 3 days, and then it developed a heinous misfire and a CEL, so I swapped it out for another 2000 Taurus the day before we were leaving the confines of the then-Chrysler proving grounds for the road portion of the trip.

 

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This is the face of man who likes to see you struggle.

Car #2 made it 5 days without a hitch. Then, while we were driving from San Diego on I-8, bound for Laughlin, Nevada, with 4 people & luggage aboard, it started losing power. Full throttle was good for about 25 mph on uphill, 35 on downhill. It is acting like the catalytic converter is completely clogged up. Coasted in to the thriving metropolis of Pine Valley, California, population: not many. No cell coverage. Find a place with a pay phone, call Hertz toll-free number. Nearest office is in El Cajon, toll-free operator can’t patch me through. Get a mess of quarters, call them, ask them to call pay phone back. They do. After some discussion (full credit here to the Hertz guys in El Cajon, who were polite as could be), they agree to come get us (me: “Make sure whatever you bring has room for 4 adults + luggage, as I’m not leaving anyone or anything behind.” Them: “[long pause] Oh. I’ll have to get a minivan, then.” “Thank you.”). Hour and a half later, they arrive, pick us up, note location of car at the Frosty Burger, and drive us the hour back to El Cajon. Much paperwork later, we have Car #3 and we’re on our way.

 

Easy, right? Well, no, not really. Because when the Hertz tow truck went back to Pine Valley to get the car, it wasn’t at the Frosty Burger. Which resulted in it being reported stolen. While it was theoretically still in my custody. Frantic phone messages waiting for me once I got into cell phone coverage again 2 days later (Las Vegas). They’re looking to hang the cost of the car on me, plus Car #3 isn’t shown on my account and *it* is on the verge of being reported stolen as well. Got *THAT* sorted out in a hurry. I suggested they talk to the owner/manager of the Frosty Burger in Pine Valley. Calls were made, and, indeed the “abandoned car” was towed to a local gas station/impound yard. Across the street from the Frosty Burger. Visible from where it was parked. Owned by the brother of the Frosty Burger’s owner. Pine Valley isn’t really that big of a town.

 

I was told the good news was that I’d called back before they’d issued a warrant for my arrest. Yeah, no kidding.

 

Source: jalopnik.com

 

Never Got the Rental

 

There are some rental car companies that tend to be a bit shady when it comes to telling you how much everything will cost. $20 a day for a week can quickly become $200. In this case, the rental car company slowly but surely bumped up the price of this couple’s rental. With little money in the bank, user ‘RandomArt’ explains how he and his wife never got the car they needed:

 

My horror story involves never actually ending up with the rental. My wife and I were going through a bit of financial hardship due to lack of work a while back. When the clutch went out in our car, we had to get a rental so my wife can get back and forth to work as she works out of public transit range. The combination of ordering the clutch and having to pay rent and some bills right away had gutted both of our accounts so my father in law had offered to pay for the rental.

 

Of course, it’s never easy to get a straight answer from the rental agency as to how much you need to have in the account to pay for the deposit since neither of us have credit cards. The guy on the phone I talked to from Budget said that we only had to have enough to cover the cost of the car for however long we were going to rent it for, in our case about $160. So, with the money secured and a cheap car reserved, we set out into the summer heat (around 93 degrees plus stifling humidity) for our 3 mile trek to the closest Budget rental location. Keep in mind that my wife has a pretty low tolerance for heat, and we ended up having to stop rather often to rest because of it.

 

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It is said that only 2% of Budget car rental transactions end with a smile.

When we finally got to our destination, the guy (a different guy than who I talked to on the phone) tried to run our card without telling us how much it was being run for, only to have it decline. After it was declined he then told us that the deposit was $250. So, my wife and I left to go transfer some cash into her account so it would clear, which involved walking another half mile to the closest bank. We ended up pooling all of our money into her account to make it over $250 before heading back to Budget.

 

When we got back into the counter at budget, the same guy ran our card again and still declined it. When we asked him why, he said that we needed $255 and refused to run the card again. This set off an argument with me asserting that he had told us that we needed $250 earlier.

 

I ended up storming out a few minutes later with my wife in tears. The temperature had risen a bit for the long trudge home. The whole ordeal ended up making me 2 hours late for my shift at work, because it generally took me about an hour and a half to get to work on public transit.

 

It was my first and last experience with Budget.

 

Source: jalopnik.com

 

Hiring a rental car should be a simple and pleasant experience. It is not a usual occurrence for something to go wrong but when it does go wrong, it can go horribly wrong! Make sure to read over all policies and conditions from car rental companies to ensure you don’t get stuck in an unforgiving predicament.

 


 

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5 Best Easter Apps

pat the bunny - easterEaster is upon us again and there are a lot of ways to enjoy this spring holiday with Easter apps for your iPhone or iPad. Decorate 3D eggs, make digital cards for loved ones, or play one of your favorite games that have added a little extra Easter flair. Here are the 5 best Easter-themed apps that are sure to get you into the Easter spirit.

 

Paint easter egg hdPaint Easter Egg HD

The first thing that many people think of during Easter is dyeing eggs. Paint Easter Egg HD is a unique iPad app that lets you enjoy the fun of dyeing eggs without the mess! Pick from 20 colors and 3 different kinds of brushes to paint your virtual eggs with, or choose from premade patterns and stickers. Easily create real artworks on a smooth 3D egg surface. Painted eggs can be shared on Facebook or sent by email. Your Eggs can also be saved to your Photos app and used as Wallpapers. Enjoy the painting and get creative!

 

Pat the Bunny

This award-winning interactive app that is perfect for little fingers and big imaginations. The app is designed especially for toddlers and preschoolers. Pat the Bunny provides 14 interactive scenes for kids to tap, swipe, and explore. This app allows kids to play hide and seek games with Bunny and transfer into paint mode for a colorable activity. Every page can be used as a coloring book. What’s funnier is that kids can “look in the mirror” using the device’s front facing camera to see him or herself in the book. In addition, it allows children to record their voice when they are playing each scene.

 

easter bunny dress up & card makerEaster Bunny Dress Up and Card Maker

This app is a festive game for the whole family. Join the Easter bunny in this hilarious dress up and card maker game. There are over 200 interactive items to dress up the Easter bunny and his egg, you can make countless combinations. With 4 holiday backgrounds to choose from, the whole family can create the perfect outfit. Make the prettiest card with interactive Easter bunny and egg stickers and add your own design with the painting feature. Easter Bunny Dress Up is the perfect way to take on the holiday spirit!

 

Hidden Egg Hunt

The Hidden Egg Hunt app provides a dose of colorful fun for the whole family. This universal app is a hidden object game that gives you the feeling of searching for eggs in your yard. The challenge is to collect as many colored Easter eggs before time runs out. There is a one minute time limit on your egg hunt, so be quick! With music, six new levels, and eleven backgrounds, this will keep children of all ages engaged. There is more to this egg hunt game than just finding brightly colored Easter eggs. You will also need to hunt and find the rare gold eggs and collect tokens to unlock additional game boards. This app is a great Easter Holiday game that adds an arcade feel to the standard look and find game.

 

egg dyeing 101 with martha stewartEgg Dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart Living

If you are interested in learning creative ways to dye your real life eggs for Easter, then this app is for you. Go beyond the familiar standard egg and create extraordinary eggs of art. It features 101 beautifully designed eggs, each with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own at home. The easy-to-follow photos and videos guide you through the whole process. Sophisticated or cute, surprising or classic, all these eggs are easy to make and impressive to display. You can also e-mail your favorite eggs to friends to say Happy Spring!

 

If you’re looking for something to keep you and your family occupied while trying not to gorge yourself on chocolate eggs, check out these Easter-themed apps.

 


 

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The 6 Best Selfies of All Time

6.  The Selfie that Got Selfies Banned from the White House David Ortiz-Barack Obama Selfie

When the Boston Red Sox visited the White House on April 1st, the famous baseball slugger David Ortiz took what seemed like an innocent selfie with the POTUS, Barack Obama.  The world later learned that it was a marketing stunt by Samsung.  As a result, the White House banned selfies with the President.  Some Olympians who visited the White House last week confirmed the ban.  Thanks a lot Big Papi!

 

 

5.  The Plane Fire Selfie plane fire selfie

There’s a fire on the plane?  Ain’t nobody got time for that.  Well apparently this guy did, as he took a gleeful selfie before the flames engulfed first class.

 

 

4.  The Oscar Selfie

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Ellen Degeneres took a selfie via Bradley Cooper with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and tweeted the photo which captured an overwhelming response resulting in millions of retweets, which beat Obama’s previous record.  We later learned that this was a Samsung marketing stunt.  Samsung has been on a roll this year with their marketing campaign, just in time for their Samsung Galaxy S5 launch.

 

 

3.  The Opposition Leader Selfie

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Venezuela recently went through a round of protests as anti-government supporters pushed for political reforms.  The movement was lead by Leopoldo Lopez, the pro-democratic leader who wants to change the years of socialist rule under the late Hugo Chavez.  Lopez took this selfie before getting arrested for inciting violence.  He was resilient throughout his arrest, telling his supporters to not turn down for anything.

 

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Seconds after his selfie.

 

 

2.  The Plane Survivor Selfie

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Planes are not having a good year, just ask CNN.  A small passenger aircraft crashed off the shores of Hawaii in December last year.  Ferdinand Puentes was one of the survivors and snapped this selfie moments after the plane crash.  Not fearing the shark infested waters, he took the selfie as a reminder to never swim in shark infested waters again.

 

 

1.   The Astronaut Selfie

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Not many people get the opportunity to take a selfie in space.  Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide snapped this picture at the International Space Station in September 2012.

 

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Preoccupied with the photo opportunity, Hoshide regretfully forgot to attach his tether before departing the ISS.

 

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Infographic of the Day: Identity Theft During Tax Season

The 2014 tax filing deadline is quickly approaching.  The last day to submit your tax return is Tuesday, April 15.  For you last minute filers, be mindful of tax scams that prey on people who are hastily filing their taxes before the deadline.  Protect Your Bubble has compiled some important identity theft facts and protection tips, presented in beautiful infographic format!

 Identity Theft Infographic - Tax Season

 

Interesting points from the infographic:

  • In 2013, the IRS started 1,492 criminal investigations related to identity theft, up 66% from the previous year.
  • Identity theft cases related to tax season are up 43% since 2010.
  • Since 2012, the IRS has stopped 14.6 million suspicious tax returns.
  • Identity Theft cases rise during tax season.  Protect Your Bubble data shows that these cases are typically 14% higher in March and 21% higher in April.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch – Everything You Need to Know

samsung galaxy s5The Samsung Galaxy S5 is officially available in 125 countries today and it’s quite similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy S4. With features like a fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, improved camera, and a 5.1in Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080 pixel display, the Galaxy S5 is a real contender for one of the best smartphones of 2014

 

“We’ve decided to go back to basics with the Galaxy S5 and focus on the features and things that matter the most to our customers – namely the camera, ability to view and download data and content quickly and their health and well-being,” said Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “People want a smartphone that enhances and enables their mobile life. The Galaxy S5 represents just that, and we’re excited to see the response to our latest flagship smartphone device.” Stanford has high hopes for the Galaxy S5 and so do we. Let’s break down what you need to know for the S5.

 

Design & Features

“The Galaxy S5 blends iconic Samsung design with modern trends to appeal to a range of consumer tastes and interests” – That’s the official line via Samsung. The camera has evolved to give clearer, faster snaps. The fitness-tracking abilities of the S5 are enhanced over the Galaxy S4 by packing in a more powerful S Health app and a dedicated heart rate monitor on the rear. Because of the addition of the fingerprint scanner, the S5 is considered to be the most secure Galaxy phone ever made.

 

The S5 measures 142 by 72.5 by 8.1mm, and weighs 145g. That’s actually 15g heavier compared to the S4, and a little thicker too. Samsung also revealed that the S5 is IP67 water & dust resistant like the Sony Xperia Z range, this makes it much more durable.

 

Samsung says the overall design of the new Galaxy S5 is “glam” and will be available in a range of colors including Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue, and Copper Gold.

 

Specs & Hardware

samsung galaxy s5 specsSamsung has bumped up the processing power. We’re looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip clocked at 2.5GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM, a 2800mAh (removable) battery and an upgraded Adreno GPU. Internal storage is set at 16/32GB (with up to 128GB expandable through microSD).

 

It also features an ultra-low power mode, which Samsung reckons can last 24 hours with only 10% of your battery left. It does this by turning the screen black and white, severely limiting the apps you can use and generally turning the wick down on everything it can.

 

Other noteworthy additions include super-fast connectivity with global LTE support and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO (2×2). Samsung has also included something called “download booster” which leverages both LTE and Wi-Fi connections to speed up sizeable downloads of over 30MB.

 

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 includes a whole host of image functionality and comes equipped with a 16MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. The camera shoots 4K video at 30fps! This flagship smartphone also features a “reflector-integrated flash LED.” This allows for better daylight and nighttime photos, a wider field of view, and ensures all persons in a photo are illuminated by the flash (not just those in the center).

samsung galaxy s5 camera 4k

Fingerprint Scanner

Biometrics is predicted to be an essential smartphone feature moving forward.  Apple and Samsung are once again leading the charge on this front. Similar to the iPhone 5s, the Samsung Galaxy S5 features a fingerprint scanner. Unlike Apple’s TouchID, however, Samsung’s fingerprint scanner will be open for mobile payments (via PayPal) from the get-go, as well as providing a quick and easy way to safely and securely unlock the handset.

 

Samsung has clearly outdone itself with the Galaxy S5 with improvements on all aspects – larger capacity battery, bigger and brighter screen, powerful camera, and improved processor. If you’re a Samsung fan, then you’ll definitely enjoy the newest addition to the Samsung family.

 

Check out our contest where we are giving away a free Galaxy S5 – #ProtectYourS5

 

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2 Common Tax Scams to Avoid

Tax-ScamsTax season is also known as the prime-time tax scam season. As the deadline for the April 15 tax filing nears, scammers prey upon people’s fears of making a tax return mistake and exploit their desire to get a bigger refund.

 

Every year, the Internal Revenue Service warns consumers that there are high-level scams targeting taxpayers throughout the country. They range from false claims to improper application of real-but-arcane tax laws, along with constant attempts to get taxpayers to provide personal information that can be used to steal identities. You cannot let your guard down because these criminals are staging a multimedia assault using email, phone, fax, websites, and/or mailed notices posing as the IRS. There are even scammers who threaten victims with penalties, such as loss of business or loss of driver’s license.

 

Here are 2 of the most prevalent scams that the IRS has identified this year:

 

Fake IRS Agent

This is not a real IRS Auditor.

Fake IRS Agents & Phone Calls

IRS representatives almost never call — unless you call them.  Real IRS agents initiate contact by mail and never demand payment by debit card, credit card, or wire transfer. Scammers usually use fake names and IRS badge numbers. These scammers “spoof” or imitate the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling. Some scammers inform their victims that they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation, or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the scammer becomes hostile and insulting. When they’re done with their threats, they hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV and often the caller ID supports their claim.

 

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This is a question that really needs an answer.

Identity Theft & Phishing

Phishing scams usually begin with an unsolicited email with a link to a fake website that looks very authentic. The scammer tries to get the victim to send or enter valuable personal and financial information online permitting identity theft. Sometimes the victim is asked to “verify” information through a website. It is important to know that the IRS never asks for your personal information via email, text message, or social media. The IRS never sends unsolicited emails to taxpayers. The official IRS website is www.irs.gov. Do not be confused or misled by sites claiming to be the IRS but ending in .com, .net, .org, or any other designations other than .gov. If you receive an email from someone claiming to be an IRS agent – do not reply to the message, open any attachments, or click on any links. If you think your personal information has been stolen to process a fraudulent refund, contact the IRS immediately.

 

This tax season, it is critical to stay alert so you do not become a victim of tax scams. It’s easy to verify whether a call or letter is indeed from the IRS. If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue – if there really is an issue. It is important to keep yourself safe. Identity theft protection is a service that will help prevent many fraudulent issues that may arise.

 

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Spring Cleaning Tips: 3 Simple Ways to Freshen Up Your Home

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Cleaning is fun when you have yellow rubber gloves on!

With spring finally here, it’s time to bust out that duster and vacuum. The warming season emits gratuitous sunshine, pouring through your windows and making the streaks and grime on the glass much more noticeable. As you take a closer look around, you see that the rest of your home is living proof that your family has been trapped inside a dust box during the cold winter season.

 

Start fresh this spring. Begin with a deep-down cleaning, focus on a few prime exterior projects, throw in a little organization, and your home will feel like new. Here are 3 tips as you dive in to your spring cleaning this year.

 

Removing Stains & Odors

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Carpet is an alcoholic's canvas for stains.

When removing stains and odors, speed is your ally as you should blot up a mess as soon as you can before it begins to soak into fabric. When blotting up upholstery, put a plastic liner or a garbage bag between the cushion and the fabric so you don’t get any contaminants into the cushion. Wash with cold water as best you can. Blot and wash repeatedly. Note that cold water doesn’t set stains as compared to hot water. You should also use a portable spot cleaner or wet/dry vacuum. If there’s still a residual odor, use a half-vinegar, half-water solution and rinse again. There’s always the option to use an all-purpose stain remover like Oxiclean, which is good for fighting dried set stains.

 

Disinfect & Sanitize the Sink

Did you know that a dirty kitchen sink has more bacteria than a toilet seat? To disinfect & sanitize, use a product labeled as an EPA-registered disinfectant or make your own. Clean your sink with soap and water first, then spray a mist of vinegar followed by a mist of hydrogen peroxide, and finally let it air-dry. Don’t mix the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together—spray one after the other. If you have a stainless steel sink, you can make it sparkle by adding a few drops of mineral oil on a soft cloth before buffing it. This prevents water buildup, which deters mold and keeps the sink looking clean longer.

 

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A container that makes cords portable. The future is now.

Don’t Neglect Your Electronics

Let’s not forget those electronic devices that sustained us through the cold, unbearable months.  They deserve a little spring cleaning too. Clean the dust and dirt off your electronics with a microfiber cloth, which is especially effective on display screens. To manage the clutter of wires behind your computer desk, TV set, and gaming consoles, consider using a cord control product like cord straps from Cordotz. They keep the cords packed together and labeled with a variety of colors. Also consider buying an HDMI receiver, which acts as a single box you can plug all of your devices into with just one cord connecting it to your TV. When disposing of old electronic, contemplate donating to Goodwill or passing it down to a younger generation. You can also recycle electronics at one of the many e-recycling facilities across the country.

 

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Children can clean hard to reach areas like under a sofa.

You won’t get all your spring cleaning completed in one go and having help with make it easier. If you have kids around, be sure to utilize their nimble hands for hard to reach areas.  Although it’s tempting to put it off, the sooner you start your spring cleaning project, the sooner you will get to sit back and enjoy the benefits of a sparkling clean home.

 

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#OopsAwards – Have a Mobile or Electronic Device Accident Story? Share it for a Chance to Win an iPad Mini!

Oops Awards - Mobile & Electronic Devices

 

Oops Story

 

Have you had an “OOPS!” moment with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, TV, or any mobile or electronic device? Accidents DO happen. It’s just unfortunate when they happen to our wonderful devices that we rely on daily.

 

Perhaps you were pushed into a pool with your phone in hand, got rowdy at a Creed concert and cracked your phone screen, or received the red ring of death on your Xbox. Whatever the mishap, we want to hear how you damaged your electronic device!

 

Share your story about an unforgettable “Mobile & Electronic Device ‘OOPS!’ Story” via the Post Kudos submission form below for the chance to win an iPad Mini. Whichever story gets the most votes wins!

 

Submit Your Story in 4 Easy Steps

 

1) Share your story in the Post Kudos section below (give your story a fun title). The entry has to be in video format either recorded or uploaded below via Post Kudos. Video content is open to your imagination as long as it is a real experience - it can be a video testimonial, a cheesy re-enactment, or an actual recording of the accident. The more creative it is, the better chance you will have to win! Videos must be 30 seconds or less to be eligible for the prize.

 

2) Share this link and encourage people to vote for your story:
us.protectyourbubble.com/blog/oops-awards-mobile-electronic-device-2014/

 

3) Friends, family, and fans of your story will vote below through Rafflecopter. Please input the TITLE of the video you want to vote for.

 

4) The person with the story with the most votes – by April 30, 2014 – wins an iPad Mini

 

Update: May 14, 2014 – “Protect Your Bubble would like to congratulate our winner, Steven Amos, with his ‘Oops I Did It Again’ story. Congrats, Steven!”

 

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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years and older (19 or older in AL and NE). Contest ends April 30, 2014. Subject to complete Official Rules.

 

 

 

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