I hope everybody had a great holiday season! It's been a while since I've posted any freebies and, while I feel a tad guilty, I also don't since I spent the past two weeks with my friend and family. I've lined up a few freebies for this weekend and hope 2018 brings with it a plentiful year for freebies.
When the Goob Household gets together every year, we tend to obsess over something goofy. One year it's Billy on the Street, the next it's Shark Tank. Okay, who am I kidding, every year it's Shark Tank. We're watching Shark Tank right now as I type this.
I'm not joking.
While shows and games tend to rank high on the perennial obsessions, an app swept through Goobville for the first time this year. HQ Trivia is a free app that plays twice a day for a large cash prize. At 3:00 and 9:00pm EST, users are asked 12 trivia questions with 3 possible answers each. You're given 10 seconds to select the right answer and if you survive all 12 questions, you win a cut of the prize!
From its launch in October 2017 until Near Years Day this year, HQ Trivia was an iOS only app available only to Apple users. However, they rolled out an Android version along with 2018. When we started playing pre-Christmas, usually 250-400k users were playing. Within weeks those numbers were sometimes triple with some pots reaching from $5,000 to $18,000!.
Earlier today, during the 3pm game, 700k users showed up. After only 12 questions, a mere 3 people remained. They split a $2000 pot for $666.66 each!
HQ Trivia Tips
- Don't panic if the video lags. The questions will usually appear, even if the video has paused.
- Connect to a stable wifi source instead of using mobile data.
- Trust your gut! You can't change your answer once you've selected an option. At the same time, make sure you pick something. A non answer is a wrong answer, so if you have no idea, trust you gut and pick something before time runs out.
Advanced HQ Trivia Tips
- Play with as many friends or people possible.
- If nobody knows the answers, everybody should choose a different answer!
In my personal opinion, the first two questions are always super easy. Don't overthink them. However, beginning with Question 3, the questions and answers get significantly harder.
What's an Extra Life?
For each friend you get to join HQ Trivia, you are granted an extra life. After earning an extra life, it's automatically used the next time you miss a question during a game. You're only allowed one extra life per game, so you can't do any worse than 11 out of 12 if you want to win!
I know there are some smart Hiffers out there! I hope one of you are able to win a huge cut out of one of the upcoming prizes! Download HQ Trivia on iOS or Android today, use referral code shyzer, and good luck.