If you haven't played HQ yet, what are you waiting for?

HQ is the ultra-popular free mobile trivia game that rewards iPhone and Android players twice a day with a chance to win cash.

HQ

If you doubt the popularity, you should know there were nearly 2 million people playing the game the surprise game last night. The prize during that game was $100,000.

All you have to do is answer all 12 questions correctly to get a cut of the daily prize. In Illinois, the game times are at 2 p.m. and then again at 8 p.m.

If you answer one of those questions wrong, you're out of the game. That is unless you have an "extra life."

Extra lives are accrued by getting other people to download and install HQ on their phone. Once they do so, they pop in your HQ username as their "referral code" and you along with the new HQ player will receive an "extra life."

The worst part about getting the extra lives in HQ is the begging others to download the app. What if you could get an extra life without any unnecessary work once a week?

Well, there IS a way and it's ridiculously easy.

Even with the "extra life" we probably still won't win, but it will at least keep us around a little bit longer.

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