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Free $5 Gift Card. $5 free for a friend too.

I use this site to buy Krispy Kreme, Chili’s, Texas Roadhouse, TGI Fridays and more. Now you can get $5 free for signing up and buying something within 30 days. Example: Chili’s is 14% off right now, so your free $5 is worth $5.70. That’s almost a free lunch.

You can buy cards any time using the app, track balances, and use the cards via the app.

Walking in to a restaurant? Check the app. Use the card right away. I’ve done it!

Refer a friend and get another $5 and they get $5 when they make a purchase within 30 days of signing up. It’s freeeeee…get a raise.

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Links to Flash/Black Friday Sales

These are often the best deals on the site.

UPDATE 3 Nov 2018: Early Black Friday Deals at Amazon:

Daily Amazon Gold Box Deals-=>

Lightning Deals: -=>

Kindle Countdown Deals: -=>

BONUS: Ebay daily Deals(I didn’t know they had a link to all of them 🙂 )

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The Cheapest and Best Logitech Harmony Universal Remote…with On Screen Display and Help. Works with TiVo!

It’s an ‘Amazon’s Choice’ item. Generally those are a great option and it’s true here.

I just got this and it was a super easy setup. My non-techie wife uses it. The best part: if something isn’t on, or configured correctly, there’s a fairly decent ‘Help’ function that walks you thru things.

I use it with my TiVo Series 3, and it works well for that. There’s a bit of a ‘learn the buttons’ process in some cases but overall for $30, I’m pleased!

The setup software still works fine on my Mac under OS X 10.13 All you do is install the software, plug the remote into your computer, and it walks you thru the process with simple questions. If you mess up, just edit the settings. You don’t have to do it all over again.

My list of devices that it works with:

Tivo Series 3, Sony Amp, Apple TV 4, some no-name HDMI switchbox, Sceptre TV, Roku 3.

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Mauer Sports Nutrition Dark Chocolate Strawberry Protein Bar Review

Here’s my review video. Never had one before. It DOES have strawberries in it and other fruit flavors. I liked it.

The texture reminds me a bit of the Seitenbacher bars, which I also like.




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How to Connect your Atari 2600/7800/Commodore/Vic-20/Colecovision/Classic Game system to HDTV

It’s deceptively simple. And costs under $6 for TWO connectors. Click on the silver connectors below to order.

Even if you have an old TV to connect to, YOU WANT THIS because that old switchbox delivers less signal to your TV. This will give you the best picture without modification of your game system.

All this does is eliminate those old switchboxes you can’t hook up any more.

Remember these?

Keep it for posterity, but not to play your games!

Get this:

All you have to do is screw this into where the cable would go and plug the jack from your system in.

NOTE: This is NOT for use with a typical Yellow RCA plug.

The yellow plug is called composite. The Atari 2600 etc. output a different type of signal. It’s basically a TV station signal on channel 2 or 3, typically. That’s why this connector goes into the tuner coax input.






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Wii and other game consoles are not in color, only in Black and White on my Sceptre (or other) LED / LCD TV

You probably have it plugged into the component input, which is the same PHYSICAL plug for component and composite.

You have to use the TV menu to switch to (usually) the ‘AV’ (for Sceptre) input if you have the very common yellow plug going in to the TV.

If you look where it plugs in, the printed label shows a half green/half yellow circle. That means it’s the same plug for both YPbPr and the yellow single plug (composite) that most devices used.

Same plug, different menu choices. Your input labels on the onscreen menu may be slightly different.

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Cheap WiFi and Alexa Compatible Smart Plug: $5.99!

Use code ‘YQSSDV6Fwhen checking out.

I have one I connected to an outside light on a storage building. Building has power. This was a cheap way to control the light to see what the heck the dogs are barking at, light the yard before I go out, etc.


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Harmon Kardon Mini Esquire Short Review…and it’s $50 now?!

I’ve had mine for over a year, and I noticed that there are factory refurbs on Amazon for $50!
This is about the same size as your cellphone.
The only con is the bass is there but a little light.
That’s just physics.
It’s got surprising sound for the size. It can do conference calls with the mic. It’s a battery pack also.
So if you need a battery pack, put that money towards this and get it all for not a lot more money.
Surprisingly good stereo separation and it will get plenty loud enough for one room. Hotel, gym, etc.

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bObSweep Pethair mini review: Way better than Roomba IMHO

Short story: had about 3 roombas. All dead with battery and/or other issues. bObSweep had some issues as it was an Amazon Warehouse deal IIRC. bObSweep, the company, still took care of me and replaced it with what appeared to be a new one. Resulted in all sorts of extra parts.

They’re Canadian, so they’re nice. 🙂

It’s easy to work on, out of warranty parts are user replaceable and orderable.

Haven’t done much but dust it out with canned air and clean the filters and such. Will buy again. Had it a couple years at least.

Cons: no infrared walls, you just have to make a physical barrier somehow. Gets stuck in stupid places but you can figure out how to stop that. Mainly, declutter your house or put some obstacle to bOb there.

Plus: has a UV light so it actually destroys biological stuff on your floor.


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MAONO AU100 vs. Blue Eyeball vs. Logitech C910

Watch the video to hear sample audio from each source.

These are all inexpensive mics. I think it’s obvious which one to get. IMHO.

There’s also a dual mic option but the recording you get will obviously be combined from both mics, so you can’t separate it later. That may be useful for a ‘man on the street’ type interview. But I’d strongly consider just getting two and using a camera for one recording and a cellphone for the other.

The mic has a switch for this purpose: it’s powered (camera, laptop, etc.) or unpowered (cellphone etc.).

Another idea would be to just clip the mic on a stick or pointer for a handheld mic. I was playing around with a chopstick. It’s thin so the alligator clip worked well on that. Or a telescoping pointer would work.


The cord is plenty long enough, 20 feet, for almost anything you’d want to do. It has a velcro strip attached for storage.

While you’re at it, pick up some extra LR44 batteries for the power.

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