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Groundhog Day: Shadow or No Shadow?

“It’s been such a long winter.”

You may hear this quite a lot if you live in a northern climate.  Winter seems to wear out its welcome by early February and many start thinking about the warmer and brighter days of spring.

Groundhog Day is a movie starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.  The main character keeps waking up to the same day again and again.  Looking out your window at the cold and snow, you might feel the same way in the middle of winter.  Groundhog Day is also a holiday that takes place on February 2.

If you didn’t know, Punxsutawney Phil is a very famous groundhog.  Some say he is mythical.  Some believe he is real.  Every February 2nd, Phil emerges from his burrow at Gobbler’s Knob.  If Phil sees his shadow, we’ll have 6 more weeks of winter.  If he does not see his shadow, we’ll have an early spring.

Who’s hoping for a cloudy day? Or a total eclipse?


Many of us appreciate an early spring, but more often than not, Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter.  For the optimist, a 6 week prediction means winter is at least half over. So do you see the winter half over, or your driveway half full?

This seems like so much pressure to put on a groundhog, asking him to predict the winter for the whole northern hemisphere.  Or at least for the whole northern United States. No wonder Phil wants to run back and hide in his hole.  Millions will be angry at Phil if he sees his shadow and the poor little guy can’t control if the sun shines in the sky.

I feel sorry for Punxsutawney Phil.  How about you?

Whatever the prediction though, CashCrate wants you to have a wonderful day. Stay warm. Stay inside. Have a cup of hot chocolate, and make some money with surveys.

Happy Groundhog Day everyone, and to Phil, we’re wishing you the best.

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The Super Bowl: Your Winning Season!

To get to the Super Bowl, a team needs to have a winning season.  Each team in the AFC and NFC strives to be a division winner.  The AFC and the NFC has four divisions: North, South, East, and West. Division winners earn a trip to the playoffs.  Teams can also get in to the … read more

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor born on January 15, 1929 and led the African American Civil Rights Movement. In the early stages of his career, Martin Luther King Jr. became a civil rights activist. When an African American woman (Rosa Parks) was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white person, … read more

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Thank You: Two Simple Words That Mean So Much

Thank You.

Two simple words that can mean so much and make every day better.

January is National Thank You Month, a great way to start out the New Year.  It reminds us to say thank you to others who help us or do something nice.  When is the last time someone helped you?  When … read more

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Rob from Tennesee won the iPad Air 2 in the CashCrate Holiday Contest!

Rob won an iPad Air 2.  He took a pic of it below and shares his experiences in the contest and at CashCrate.
Hi, my name is Rob. I came in 1st place in CashCrate’s Holiday Contest 2014 and won the iPad Air 2. I won by a slim margin and the competition was fierce. I … read more

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Starting off 2015 with a Huge Cash Contest!

2015 is rolling in and so are your chances to make more money!
The 40 members who earn the most money completing Surveys on the Surveys Page and TopSurveys Page in January win a cash prize!

Check the Contest Page for your current standings. And join the Contest Discussion on the CashCrate Forum.
Lets all make … read more

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New Years: A New Year’s Resolution That Could Benefit Your Whole Family

The most common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, eat better, quit smoking and exercise more, but instead how about something that could benefit your entire family? There is nothing wrong with self ­improvement resolutions as long as you don’t give up.
Making a personal goal that will benefit you and your family is an … read more

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Make 10% More on New Year’s Day!

Happy New Year

Beginning 12:00 AM EST Thursday, January 1st, earn an extra 10% on all Cash Offers and Daily Surveys.
Lets start out 2015 right and make more money!  Start off the year with as many surveys and offers as you can.

This promotion lasts until 11:59 PM EST. It’s a whole day of extra earnings!

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New Year Reflections

New Year’s Eve is a time to look back and reflect on the happenings of the year.  2014 was pretty eventful.  NASA found a bunch of new planets.  There was an Ebola outbreak.  Justin Bieber got in his share of trouble.  Miley Cyrus created her own controversies.  A Polar Vortex froze about half of the … read more

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Christmas Brings People Together

Christmas is a very special time of year.  Everyone seems a little nicer, unless you are fighting the holiday season shopping crowds.  No matter how early you start to prepare, it always seems like a last minute rush to December 25th.  Getting the perfect presents under the tree, getting family and friends together: That all … read more

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