Ray White Sherwood
Ray White Sherwood

Get Free Avocado Toast for a Year … If You Buy This House

Ray White Sherwood
Ray White Sherwood

There are plenty of benefits that come with buying your own home, but rarely do they include complimentary breakfast. Still, a real estate company in Australia is trying to woo young professionals with townhouses that come with a year’s worth of avocado toast, according to Mashable.

The townhouses, located in a Brisbane suburb called Sherwood, are in a prime downtown location that’s surrounded by coffee shops. Where, in fact, you can enjoy avocado on toast. The listing even includes the above picture of toast, in case you need a visual. Sadly, the offer only extends to one piece of toast per weekend, it says:

Enjoy the local coffee trail and discover Gas Espresso, Three Girls Skipping, Annana's, Goodness Gracious—to name a few, and to help with the budget we are including 12 months free avocado on toast once a weekend at your favorite café.

Doesn't this living room scream "Eat a messy breakfast of green fruit here!" to you?

A neatly ordered living room with white modern decor
Ray White Sherwood

Avocado toast, a fantastic breakfast no matter where you live, is particularly popular in Australia. Last fall, a local magazine columnist made himself Brunch Enemy No. 1 by complaining that young people these days spend all their money on mashed avocado and feta on toast instead of saving for a deposit on a house. The BBC later calculated that it would take sacrificing more than 3800 avocado toasts (estimated at $22 in Australia, or about $16 in the U.S.) to save enough for a 10 percent down payment on a two-bedroom house in the Sydney area.

Apparently, real estate agency Ray White Sherwood wants to make sure young people can have their toast and eat it too. Sure, the townhouses cost almost $439,000, but think of the money you’ll save on brunch!

[h/t Mashable]

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Move Over, MoviePass: AMC Is Launching a $20 Per Month Subscription
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Attention serial movie-watchers: There's a new subscription service vying for your attention. Nearly a year after MoviePass brought its fee down to less than $10 a month to see one movie a day, AMC Theatres is rolling out its own monthly plan as an alternative. As Variety reports, you can now see three movies per week at any AMC cinema if you pay $19.95 a month.

The new program, called AMC Stubs A-List, has some clear disadvantages compared to MoviePass. AMC's monthly fee is nearly twice as high and it's good for less than half the amount of movie tickets. And while AMC Stubs A-List only works at AMC locations, MoviePass can be used at pretty much any movie theater that accepts Mastercard.

But once you look at the fine print of both deals, AMC's selling points start to emerge. A subscription through AMC gets you access to films shown in 3D, IMAX, Dolby Cinema, and RealD—none of which are covered by MoviePass. And unlike MoviePass subscribers, people with AMC can watch multiple movies in a single day, watch the same movie more than once, and book tickets in advance online. (That means actually getting to see a big movie on opening weekend before it's been spoiled for you).

There's another reason MoviePass users may have to jump ship: Its critics say its business model is unsustainable. For every movie ticket that's purchased with MoviePass, the company has to pay the full price. That means MoviePass actually loses money as more people sign up.

This has led some people to speculate the service is on its way to collapse, but MoviePass insists it has a strategy to stay afloat. Instead of relying on money from subscriptions, it wants to use the consumer data it has collected from its millions of customers to turn a profit. It's also investing in movies through its MoviePass Ventures arm (the company helped fund the new movie Gotti, which is currently making headlines for its zero percent Rotten Tomatoes rating). But if those plans aren't enough to quiet the hesitations you have about the company, you'll have the chance to make the switch to AMC on June 26.

[h/t Variety]

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Sensorwake, Kickstarter
Wake Up to the Aroma of Cappuccino With This Scent-Emitting Alarm Clock
Sensorwake, Kickstarter
Sensorwake, Kickstarter

Some people need an aggressive alarm clock to get them out of bed, like Simone Giertz's slapping robot, or the singNshock, which zaps you if you hit the snooze button. For others, a gentler wakeup call is what does the trick. That's what you get with Sensorwake, a new alarm clock on Kickstarter that gradually stimulates three of your senses to ease you into the day.

During the first minute of the alarm's three-minute wakeup process, it releases a pleasant aroma. You have your choice of scent cartridges, including cappuccino, peppermint, rose garden, chocolate factory, orange juice, and pine forest. A single cartridge lasts 30 days before it needs to be switched out.

After reviving your nose, Sensorwake activates its visual component: a soft light. For the final minute, the gadget plays sound like a traditional alarm clock, but instead of a blaring buzzer, you hear one of five upbeat melodies. If all that isn't enough to get you on your feet, you can hit snooze and wait for the cycle to start over in 10 minutes.

With more than three weeks left in its Kickstarter campaign, Sensorwake has already multiplied its original funding goal of $30,000. To reserve a clock and two scent capsules of your own, you can pledge $59 or more. Shipping is estimated for November of this year.

[h/t Mashable]

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