A rash of people in my life have dropped their cell phones in public toilets. How many people in a “rash”? Three. My buddy’s wife gave her device a swirly TWICE last year. Last week a client of mine sacrificed his to Lake Minnetonka. Thankfully we had set him up with the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa which provides cell insurance up to $600 on your primary phone and three additional lines. All he is out is the $25 deductible.
Four months ago, I Jumped From Sprint to Cricket. So far so good. I’m actually at the point where it looks like I will get rid of my landline. My “Home Phone” is on Vonage, which uses the internet. Jettisoning that will save me another $18.70/month or $225 a year. I took my Cricket to Canada for four days. To keep my unlimited talk and text in Canada (and Mexico), I had to temporarily upgrade to Cricket’s “Smart” level of service (unlimited Talk, Text and 8GB Data).
I’ve gotten NFL Sunday Ticket for free – FIVE years in a row! That’s a nice little run. Technically, it was only four years in a row. Last season I paid $49.98 for Sunday Ticket MAX, but during that phone call also got $50 off per month for 12 months. That’s like getting NFL Sunday Ticket MAX free + $550.02 back in discounts! Here are a few ways you can get it free (Tweet this to your peeps):A) You could steal it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".