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RIAA take that! Artist pays listeners to download the album!

The band Officer Roseland has decided to pay its fans to download their newest album, Stimulus Package. By going to 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

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.Unconfirmed 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.Unconfirmed…I think the person who told me this one was confusing it with Ben & Jerry’s. (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.

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Today’s Cheap Ice Cream

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 America’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
* 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!).

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I Scream for Ice Cream – Free Ben & Jerry’s!

April 29, 2008 is Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry\'sAll 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.

Amy loves ice cream!Ah! Look at the ice cream love in those eyes! Read more at Domestic Psychology.


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Woot-Off today!

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 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.

Woot-Off Light…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 which reports coupon and rebate combinations that often result in wonderful deals or free products. It’s sister site is which helps you find low dollar items to push an Amazon order over the $25 mark to gain free shipping.