#TeamVivaVantage: Collage Crazy!

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This month, samplers on #TeamVivaVantage were challenged to the three C’s: clean, compare, and craft. And that they did—the results of which came in the form of yet another C: the collage! Sounds to us like there was simply too much creativity to squeeze into one picture, which we can’t complain about. We’ve included a handful of our favorite collages from the community below. We’ve also shared three standout crafts that, while not collages, are topping our list as far as cleaning creativity goes.

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March by the Numbers

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We were blown away by the number of Quickhits you completed and the Stars you earned on Crowdtap in February. Our latest stats recap—for March—proves that you took last month’s challenge to heart … and managed to beat your February selves! We’ve put February & March’s stats side-by-side below so you can check out the differences (February, left; March, right).

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The Next Instagram Cereal Star Contest

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We’re thrilled to announce the first ever Instagram Contest on Crowdtap! A well-known cereal brand is looking for their next Instagram Star—and we know there’s a Tapper out there who fits the bill. So bust out your favorite filters and get clever with those hashtags—may the best Tapper win.

Here’s the deal: The contest consists of 3 photo challenges—each prompting you to snap a pic of your morning cereal in a unique way. Get ready for selfies and crafts, and be sure to get as creative as you can. You’ll score a $50 gift card if you’re chosen as the winner—and you may find yourself featured on the brand’s social channels too. Click here to get started.

This contest is an awesome opportunity for you to really show us what you’ve got! Here at Crowdtap HQ we can’t wait to see your submissions, and our team will be hand-selecting the winners. We’re searching for challenge responses that look great—cereal is center stage and there’s a crisp, sunshine-y feel to the photo. The goal is to capture a candid moment—remember, the best photo wins. Check out a few examples that really nail it:

So, get snappin’ —we’re ready for some killer photos!

 

Join the #LISTERINE #21DayChallenge Twitter Party 4/15 at 2:30pm EST

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Get in the LISTERINE habit with the #LISTERINE #21DayChallenge Twitter party and special guests @MelissaMaker, @SarahDussault & @JessieDIY. Tweet and join the 21-Day Challenge on Tuesday, 4/15.

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Just follow #LISTERINE & #21DayChallenge on Twitter and answer questions from @Crowdtappers for chances to win gift cards. Over $750 is up for grabs, so come with your best tweets and maybe you’ll snag a prize (and definitely a healthier mouth)!

The #LISTERINE #21DayChallenge Party Plan:
When: April 15, 2014 at 2:30PM EST
Follow: @Crowdtappers
Where: #LISTERINE & #21DayChallenge on Twitter

Crowdtap Crew: 

Prizes: Over $750 in gift cards and prizes
Questions? Ask @Crowdtappers

Prizing Details: No purchase necessary. One prize per winner. US Residents only please. Eligible participants will be selected at random to receive prizes. The prize winners will be announced at the party and will be DM’d by @Crowdtappers to complete shipping details and select product of choice. Prizes must be claimed within 24 hours.

More Details: Winners will be selected at random every 10 minutes.  No purchase necessary. Just RSVP by adding your Twitter handle to the comments section below. See Official Rules.

Crowdtips: The Real Deal with Challenge Moderation

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We’ve heard from many of you that moderating Photo & Text Challenges on Crowdtap can be, well, challenging. If you’re wondering, What does “moderation” mean?, don’t worry; this post will walk you through how to complete and moderate challenges on Crowdtap start to finish.

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Embracing the Madness of March

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To kick off this year’s NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament, we asked members a few questions about their game watching habits and team spirit. With the Championship on the line tonight, we figured what better time to share the results! Check out what your fellow Tappers said:

  • Around half of you made a bracket with your tournament predictions this year
  • Tappers found these 2 facts the most interesting:
    • A number 16 seed has never beaten a number 1 seed in the history of the tournament.
    • Traditionally, the tournament champions cut down the nets to take home, but since 1986, the champ has been given the hardwood court too!
  • The majority of you said your favorite place to watch the games is in the comfort of your home. Runner up? Cheering with friends at a bar.
  • We know that not everyone’s a sports fanatic, but most of us are fans of the half-time snacks that come with the territory! Tappers prefer nachos and hot dogs.

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Join The Herbalistas for a Twitter Party celebrating #Herbal4Body on 4/8 at 9PM ET with @Crowdtappers

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Herbal Essences makes women feel beautiful inside and out with its amazing line of hair products. Now you can extend the totally organic experience down to your toes and lather up with Herbal Essences line of body washes and bath products.

Join @Crowdtappers and The Herbalistas on April 8 at 9PM EST for a Twitter party celebrating the new body washes, which make each shower a daily escape to a tropical paradise!  You’ll have the chance to rave about the brand, answer fun questions, and win gift cards and Herbal Essences body washes.

RSVP to this blog post by adding your Twitter handle to the comments section below!

How do you participate? Easy. Just follow #Herbal4Body on Twitter and answer questions from @Crowdtappers for chances to win gift cards and great prizes. Up to $1000 in gift cards are up for grabs, along with full-sized bottles of all 5 Herbal Essences body washes. Special grand prize at the end!

More Details: Winners will be selected at random every 10 minutes.  No purchase necessary. Just RSVP by adding your Twitter handle to the comments section below. See Official Rules

The Herbal Essences Party Plan:

  • Awesome Crowdtap Crew: @Zipporahs, @AwakeningAimee, @AlyWalansky, @beauty411, @thisthatbeauty and @sugarjones
  • When: April 8, 2014 at 9PM EST
  • Where: follow the hashtag #Herbal4Body on Twitter
  • Have Questions? Ask @Crowdtappers

Hints for the party:
The #Herbal4Body party will have you on your toes in twittersphere! Join the fun and answer quick questions to win prizes and share your opinion. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family through posts on Twitter and Facebook before and during the party.

Share the Herbal Essences Body Wash Party fun with your friends by clicking here: http://ctt.ec/0i4bv!

Prizing Details: No purchase necessary. One prize per winner. US Residents only please.
Eligible participants will be selected at random to receive prizes. The prize winners will be announced at the party and will be DM’d by @Crowdtappers to complete shipping details and select product of choice. Prizes must be claimed within 24 hours.

 

Join Taco Bell sauces for a #BottledAwesome Twitter party on Wednesday, 4/2 at 9PM EST

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ABOUT TIME!  Taco Bell sauces are now available bottled at your grocery store.  In celebration, join @TacoBellGrocery and @Crowdtappers for the #BottledAwesome Twitter party on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 9PM EST to discuss all things saucy and #BottledAwesome!

Follow #BottledAwesome On Twitter and answer questions from @Crowdtappers for a chance to win prizes. $625 in Visa gift cards are up for grabs!

         #BottledAwesome Party Plan:

 

Prizing Details: No purchase necessary. One prize per winner. US Residents only please. Eligible participants will be selected at random to receive prizes. The prize winners will be announced at the party and will be DM’d by @Crowdtappers to complete shipping details and select product of choice. Prizes must be claimed within 24 hours

More details: Winners will be selected at random every 10 minutes. No purchase necessary. Just RSVP by adding your Twitter handle to the comments section below. See Official Rules

Inspiration for your Schick Hydro 5 Razor Sampling

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This week our Schick sampling shipped to members. We wanted to share some inspiration to help Tappers make their sampling, and their reports, about more than just shaving. You never know, you might see the best ones featured!

A Shick shaver in his natural habitat

  1. Setup. If you’re one of those guys who’s all about the art of the shave, make sure you document that setup. Brush, bowl, lather – bring it on – just be sure to include your new Schick razor in the picture!
  2. Shape. Ever wonder what you’d look like with a handlebar mustache? We have. If you’re going from full beard to clean shave, take some interesting detours along the way. Show us what clever styles you come up with!
  3. Share. We bet you make some “unique” faces while getting your shave on. Take a time out and snap a shot of your ridiculous mug.

Have ideas we didn’t mention? Tell us in the comments!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we asked Tappers a few questions about their favorite ways to celebrate March 17th – check out what we learned:

  • The majority of Tappers are planning to spend the holiday at home celebrating with family
  • 79.6% of you are planning to wear green
  • On consuming uncommonly green goods, mint chocolate chip cookies and dyed beer were the fan favorites
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage was voted the yummiest traditional Irish dish, with Irish Soda Bread coming in a close second
  • Your two favorite St Patrick’s Day facts were:
  • The city of Chicago dyes the Chicago River each year using 40 pounds of green vegetable dye
  • There are 34.7 million US residents with Irish ancestry. This is more than seven times the population itself!
  • 4.7% of Tappers are 100% Irish – not bad! Another 49.5% are partially of Irish descent. We’ll work on getting more potato themed brands to make you feel at home.
  • Here are some personal “Pots of Gold” from Tappers:

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