Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Skrill (MoneyBookers) Complaint: It Is Not a Better Alternative to PayPal

I made a blog post about how I loved MoneyBookers’ services. But that was before. 

I now abhor Skrill (MoneyBookers) because of the following reasons:

  • Lowest exchange rate. Before, the exchange rate between the American dollar and the Philippine peso was slightly higher than PayPal.  My last transaction was a pain in the arse. Skrill’s currency converter was way too low. Case in point: $1 =PHP38. The BSP exchange rate that time was $1: PHP42.
  • Longer time frame. Before, bank transfer only took 1 ½ days, even if I withdrew money on weekends.   With my last transaction, I waited 4 BUSINESS days before it reached my bank. With PayPal, the time frame for money transfer was always 2 days.

If you are planning to use Skrill (MoneyBookers), you should stop and think twice. Even though its bank transfer fees are lower than PayPal, it is not worth it, considering the above mentioned reasons. Better stick to PayPal and endure its high fees.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Pimp My Cube Contest: Strictly for Unorganized Individuals

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Contest Factory for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

A well-organized individual with clean cubicle is usually the one being lauded by his boss. But how about those employees who cannot have a clutter-free office or cubicle? Sadly, most of them are being reprimanded by their employers.

If you are one of those people who can be described as the opposite of “well-ordered” individual, then this is your chance to beat those well-organized colleagues of yours.

With Pimp My Cube contest, you can be proud that you have the messiest cubicle because you can win $1,200 worth of prizes this coming holidays?

What is Pimp My Cube Contest?

This contest is open for individuals who have the messiest cubicle or office with the worst furniture or anything that can make such space unsuitable to work.

How to join?

  1. Upload a video that shows how messy your cubicle/office/workspace is
  2. Explain why it appears to be so horrible
  3. Enumerate the reasons it needs to be redecorated by Contest Factory
  4. Invite friends, family and colleagues to vote for the video you have uploaded
How can you win?

By registering and inviting others to register to Pimp My Cube contest, you will receive sweepstakes entry points.

For every vote and comment your video has received, you will earn another sweepstakes entry point to be added to your account.


The grand prize winner will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Most votes
  • Best (worst) video
  • Most compelling story
If picked as a grand prize winner, your office would be updated with the following packages:
  • Brand new computer system
  • New desk, chair and decorations
  • New entertainment package, including espresso machine and high-end stereo
Important: You should upload a video that is funny and witty. The more compelling the story is and the funnier the video is, the higher chances of winning.

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