The Meg is Closer to ‘Jaws’ Than ‘Sharknado’

MOVIE REVIEW When Steven Spielberg’s Jaws opened in theaters in 1975, it took the world by storm. Not only was the movie hugely popular as it was genuinely scary, it actually affected society in a strange way. Audiences began to have an irrational fear of sharks even when swimming at a lake. When Jaws 2 came to theaters three years later, everyone knew the catchphrase, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” Since then, it’s been hard for movie studios to be able to drum up the same excitement with their own Jaws knock-offs. Shark movies became a joke. Even Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge were met with disdain (and with good reason). But sharks are still a popular subject, just not one that we take very seriously anymore.
This brings us to next big shark movie, The Meg which judging from the trailers alone, looks like another campy knock-off movie and while it indeed is campy, it isn’t as much as you would think. When comparing movies, The Meg is closer to Jaws tha…

App of the Week: Ibotta

Ibotta is the App of the Week.With the holidays fast approaching, it’s nice if you can find some easy ways to save a few bucks. I recommend Ibotta – (I bought a … get it?)

Ibotta is a pretty cool app that can help you save money on groceries and select items at various stores and online shopping. I’ve used Ibotta at Safeway, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Target, restaurants, and other places. It is like saving with coupons in reverse. You see, instead of clipping coupons for a discount, Ibotta will send you cash for different purchases that you make. Personally, I’ve been with Ibotta for a few months now and I’ve earned over $70 just for buying my regular groceries. However, you can use coupons when you make your purchase and get cash back after you make you purchase. 100% of your Ibotta earnings can be transferred to PayPal or Venmo as soon as you’ve earned $10. If you’d rather convert your earnings into a gift card, you can do that, too.

Finally, you can join a team or create one yourself to earn more. Ibotta will give your friends $1 to start and will give you $4 for yourself each time a friend joins Ibotta.

Here are three current offers on the app that you can take advantage of right now:
Learn more about it here and give it a try.


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