"Murphy was an optimist!"
Today is Free Pancake Day at IHOP February 24, 2009 8:55 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Of Interest
In years past, we have participated in IHOP’s Free Pancake Day. Unfortunately, today I am too busy trying to make miracles and just don’t see it happening.add a comment
RIAA take that! Artist pays listeners to download the album! February 19, 2009 8:54 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Cool Sites, Music, Of Interest
The band Officer Roseland has decided to pay its fans to download their newest album, Stimulus Package. By going to http://www.mystimuluspackage.org/stimulus/ and clicking GIVE Officer Roseland will give $1 to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation then present a download link, or clicking TAKE Officer Roseland will put $1 into a valid PayPal account then present a download link.
Founded in 1996, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved schools, community music programs and individual students nationwide, in an effort to give youngsters the many benefits of music education, help them to be better students and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. [Source, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation website]
Thanks goes to Ray Camdem for blogging about Officer Roseland.
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Vote and get free stuff November 4, 2008 12:02 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Of Interest, Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
After you vote, run over to Starbucks for a free cup of coffee. Take your coffee over to Krispy Kreme for a free doughnut.
Grab some Chick-fil-a for an early dinner. Then have a free ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s for desert (5-8pm). Then for 2nd deserts head over to Baskin Robbins from 5pm-8pm for another free scoop. (I am trying to get links for confirmations but my machine isn’t cooperating. I can personally confirm that Starbucks is giving away free coffee.)
Update: You can also get a free sex toy if you live in New York City or Seattle. And just in case you aren’t reading what you are clicking, that link isn’t safe for work.3comments
Today’s Cheap Ice Cream April 30, 2008 7:53 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Bargains, Of Interest
If you missed yesterday’s free scoop, you still have the opportunity to get some inexpensive ice cream today.
Join us for 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins® and help us honor Americaâ€™s firefighters. Participating stores will reduce prices of small ice cream scoops to 31 cents.* At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to your local fire charities. …A donation of $100,000 will be made by Baskin-Robbins® to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. …learn more about the foundation by visiting www.firehero.org.
* 2.5oz scoops are 31 cents plus tax where applicable. Limit 10 scoops per person, per purchase.
[Source, Baskin-Robbins website]
Please note this event is between 5pm and 10pm. You can also RSVP for this event on Facebook! Enjoy! The only challenge to Knoxvillians may be finding a store (oh I miss the Rocky Hill and West Town Basin-Robbins!).add a comment
I Scream for Ice Cream – Free Ben & Jerry’s! April 29, 2008 8:08 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Bargains, Of Interest
All hail the great Ben and the wonderful Jerry! In celebration of their 30th birthday, Ben & Jerry’s is giving way free ice cream today! Remember, they also offer free wifi access. Find a store near you. You can bet our horde will be there late this afternoon ruining our dinner.
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Give someone the shirt off your back June 19, 2007 2:21 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Bargains, Cathy, Of Interest
…then buy a new one! Come on. You know you want one!
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All proceeds go toward financing Doug’s vasectomy! -Cathy
Free rootbeer floats 8-midnight June 7, 2007 12:58 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Bargains, Of Interest
Woot Off! May 30, 2007 10:26 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Bargains, Of Interest
If you find yourself asking, "What’s a woot?" I explain here.add a comment
Today’s Woot Rocks! iRobot’s DirtDog $99 January 11, 2007 9:31 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Of Interest
I so wish the timing were better on this. I love my Roomba. The garage and our downstairs craves a DirtDog!add a comment
Woot Off! November 16, 2006 8:22 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Cool Sites, Of Interest
We have a confirmed Woot-Off! I explain woot off here. And thanks to Single Dads we have a site that will sound an alarm whenever the product changes! Good shopping!add a comment
Cheap Stuff Now October 13, 2006 7:46 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Of Interest
WootOff! in progress.add a comment
Free Microsoft Introductory Courses To Visual Studio 2005 September 28, 2006 9:34 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Cool Sites, Of Interest, Software, Technology
but you should always read the comments.add a comment
Free Software Exp. Sept 6 August 23, 2006 11:43 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Of Interest, Software, Technology
Bryce 5.0 is being offered for free download (fully licensed) until September 6. Enjoy!2comments
Woot-Off today! August 17, 2006 6:58 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Contest, Daily Life, Of Interest
If you don’t know what a Woot-Off is then you probably don’t know what Woot is. Woot is one of those wonderful ideas that makes you slap your forehead and cry out, "why didn’t I think of that!" Woot is associated with Overstock.com and releases 1 product Monday through Friday at 12am Central time (1am Eastern). The product is available in a limited number and often sells out in the first hour. The product is almost always significantly cheaper than anything you find on Froogle.
A Woot-Off is basically a chance for Woot to clean out their warehouse.
…a short term frenzied mutation of our product posting procedure. In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. There is a half-Woot-life of 12 hours maximum on any product within a Woot-Off that does not sell out. The number of Woot-Off items, sequence, and quantity will not be announced. When Woot-Off mode is over, the orange lights will disappear and our normal schedule will resume. Depending on its success, this may be a mode we would go into once or twice a month for a relatively short duration of time (24-72 hours generally.) [Source]
I have purchased twice through Woot and been thrilled each time. Both the products are regularly used and were fantastic bargins. I wish we weren’t in tight budget mode or I would buy my wife the Bluetooth iPod headphones right now. My other favorite bargin hunting site is Slickdeals.net which reports coupon and rebate combinations that often result in wonderful deals or free products. It’s sister site is Slickfillers.net which helps you find low dollar items to push an Amazon order over the $25 mark to gain free shipping.2comments