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Send a Buy.com Gift Certificate

Running out of time for your holiday shopping? Gift certificates are often the best choice at such a time. Here’s a link for purchasing a gift card from Buy.com with an option to send the certificate by email or postal mail. Considering today’s Wednesday the email option is looking very attractive, especially when you consider the crowds at the shopping malls.

A Buy.com Gift Certificate makes it easy for you, and easy for the person you send the certifcate, too. Neither one of you will have to deal with the traffic, the parking lots, or the crowded stores. The entire shopping experience can be handled from the comfort of home.

Gift certificates can be made out for any amount from $10 to $2,000. So be an Instant Santa! Get a gift certificate from Buy.com for your Holiday presents! Order before 12/25/09. I know, the “12/25/09” in the link is a little scary, but have no fear, the expiration date applies to the link, not the gift card.

Once your friend receives their gift certificate they have up to a year to deposit the funds from the gift card into a Buy.com account. Once they do that the funds are good until spent. The funds won’t expire.

Dell mini 9 Netbook (Hot! Hot! Hot!)


Did I say “Hot! Hot! Hot!” already?  Lemme look …. hmmm (looks up a little bit) …. yes … yes, I did. Okay.

The Dell mini 9 Netbook is one of the hot items for holiday shopping this year.  It’s not Cabbage Patch doll or a Wii.  (Who remembers the Cabbage Patch doll craze?)

Save $250 on the Inspiron 1525 laptop! Only $599 after Instant Savings!

The Dell mini 9 is a small — every dimension is under 10 inches — and incredible light at about 2 pounds. Yet very powerful computer.  My favorite part is the Flash, or solid state, drive. That’s where everything is stored.  The Flash drive has no moving parts so its fast and durable, and durable is what you need with a machine so small you can take it just about anywhere. That’s great if you getting one or more for your kids.

It’s also great for business people who need to travel light and fast. My friend, Evantz Saint-Gerard of Nationwide Equities Corp., tells me his business partner, Dean Graber, is crazy about his mini 9, and now Evantz can’t wait to get one, too. Tami Racaniello of It’s Time To Get Fit, is also considering getting one, too. I’ve been recommending this computer left and right.

I’m mentioning it again because if you act fast you can get one today from Dell for $299.  That’s after a special today only savings of $50.

The base unit — which is completely customizable when you order — is Alpine White, and runs on Linux (Ubuntu v8.04.1), 1Yr Ltd Warranty and Mail-In Service, 512MB RAM (Memory), 4GB Solid State Drive, an Intel® Atom Processor® N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache), a glossy 8.9 inch LED display (1024X600), and a Wireless 802.11g Mini Card.

Save $250 on the Inspiron 1525 laptop! Only $599 after Instant Savings!

Want more deals? Okay, I know, who doesn’t.

Another “Today Only” special offer from Dell is a 1 terabyte, that’s 1,000 gigabytes, of external storage for only $189 after $80 in savings.  That is a really great deal, and I’m offering it to you through this link: Get the 1TB MyBook World Edition 2 Drive for only $189.99 after $80 Instant Savings!

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Great Gifts. Great Deals. Shop now at Dell Home!

Make someone smile with a letter from Santa

Young children around the world send letters to Santa Claus every year, but how many of them get a letter from Santa?  An actual letter, not an email. This year any or all of the children in your family could get their very own letter from Santa.  Or perhaps your entire family would like to hear from St. Nick?

Sent By Santa allows you to order and send your very own letter from Santa to any member of your family, or your entire family. Each customized letter signed by Santa and sealed in an envelope postmarked from the “North Pole” (if ordered bye Dec. 6).

Sent by Santa provides you with sample text to work with. Any and all of the message can be altered by you online. The basic letter includes the child’s name and hometown.

Each letter is $9.95 which includes the envelope, a customized letter, and shipping with no hidden extras. If you order 3 letters, you get the 4th one free. There’s also an option to get a “postcard from an elf” for $3.95.

Also on the site…

The site also has features for emailing your friends about the Sent by Santa service.

They also have two Flash animated games for older kids and adults that can be played online. One games is a memory game, and the other is a snowboard race game.  Fortunately, the memory games isn’t timed because I took way too long to finish.

Most interesting on the site is a list of gift ideas “for him” and “for her”. The suggestions include Rolex watches, iPod Nanos, Louis Vuitton bags, GPS units, Mandarin Oriental Spa gift packages, and HDTVs.

So take a look at the site and the service. And order your letter(s) by Dec. 6 to get a genuine North Pole postmark. Santa will think I’ve been good this year if you do.


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Cyber Monday Deals from TigerDirect

Need something to do during your lunch break? Here are some more Cyber-Monday savings to check out today. These come from my fave, TigerDirect.com. $1.99* Shipping ON ALL ORDERS OVER $100 this week. This promotion ends on 12/5/08. The shipping offer is valid on all orders over $100 and under 35lbs. within the contiguous lower 48 states via Ground Shipping.

Plus, in my never ending quest to get every PC virus-protected: FREE 2009 (5-USER) Computer Associates (CA) INTERNET SECURITY SUITE w/Purchase of any Desktop or Laptop, Today ONLY!

They have a lot of great bargains to watch out for. Use the links below to get the deals, and TigerDirect will send me a little thank you gift for the holidays.

Computers and Laptops

LCD Monitors and TVs

GPS

Misc

For a full page ad of deals, click here.




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Cyber-Monday: Super Savings at BestBuy.com


I scanned the offerings at Best Buy, and here are a few select items I found noteworthy. These offers are only available online at BestBuy.com.

Computers and Software

Video Games

Music and Movies

Cell Phones

TV and Home Audio

GPS Receivers




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Holiday Specials from Dell

Here are some extra holiday savings from Dell. These coupon codes are valid starting Nov. 27, 2008 at 7:00 AM CDT. Just enter the coupon codes provided at checkout.

Save 15% on select Dell Electronics & Accessories. Coupon Code: CTV2$2HX963145. Expires Dec. 2, 2008 or while supplies last.

Save and extra 5% on select cameras from Dell. Coupon Code: 1?ZRX6HH4G2ZW3. Expires Dec. 11, 2008 or while supplies last.




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Thanksgiving Special: Save up to $1,049 on MacBooks

Save up to $395 on Apple MacBooks
Rebates end 11:59 pm PST, 11/28

Save up to $1,049 on MacBook Pro
Rebates end 11:59 pm PST, 11/28




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HP Digital Photo Printers (Updated Dec. 2010)

Despite the economic downturn the holiday shopping season is approaching, and while some of us are wondering how its going to be this year, many of us acknowledge that we’re still going to need gifts for our families and closest friends.  I was able to find them online for about $80 each.

Photosmart A516

Photosmart A516

Last year I gave several my sister and my parents Hewlett Packard digital photo printers as gifts, specifically the HP Photosmart A516 (at right). The Photosmart printers are very small, compact, and lightweight. It measures roughtly 10 inches wide, 5 inches tall, and less than 6 inches deep.  That’s about the size of a small loaf of bread. It weighs less than 6 pounds. (A slightly heavy loaf of bread).

The Photosmart printers print on 4×6 inch and 5×7 inch photo paper, and can hold about 20 sheets at a time. Me, my family and friends agree that the picture and color quality is fantastic.

The other great thing about the Photosmart printers is that you don’t have to connect them to a computer to print your photos. They will accept most of the popular media memory cards (Memory Stick, Memory STick Duo, SD, xD, and MMC). Some printer models have an optional Bluetooth adapter so you can print wirelessly from your Bluetooth enabled cellphone.  If your camera uses PictBridge technology you can plug your camera directly into the printer via a USB cable. Some models even allow printing from your iPod.

If I were to buy HP Photosmart printers this year, budget-minded as I am, these are the models and offers I would give serious consideration to:

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HP Photosmart A536

(New, TigerDirect.com, $70)The Photosmart A530 series prints on sheets up to 5×7 inches in size, and accepts MemoryStick, MS Duo, SD, xD, and MMC media cards. So it will work with most Sony and Olympus cameras quite well. It doesn’t accept CompactFlash cards.  The unit is light and small enough that you can consider it portable. I often take it with me when I go to parties at the homes of friends and relations. It accepts an HP 110 Tri Color printer cartridge. The print cartirdge sells for about $22. HP also packages the cartridge with 140 sheets of 4×6 paper for $42. Supported operating systems: Windows 2000; Windows XP Home; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Professional x64; Certified for Windows Vista(TM), Windows 7; Mac OS X v 10.3.9 or higher.

HP Photosmart A616 Photo Printer (Remanufactured)

HP Photosmart A616 Photo Printer
$195 from Buy.com

Buy.com has the A616 selling for $195 with a one year warranty. In prints in as little as 39 seconds, accepts paper up to 5 x 7 inches. For media cards it accepts CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard and xD-Picture Card. It also supports Mini SD with an adapter. It has a 20-sheet input tray and wireless capability with an optional HP bt450 Bluetooth Wireless Printer adapter. Weight: 3.46 lbs. Supported operating systems: Windows 2000; Windows XP Home; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Professional x64; Certified for Windows Vista(TM), Windows 7; Mac OS X v 10.3.9 or higher. Compatible cartridges: HP 110 Tri-color Ink Cartridge.

iPods for the Holidays! Free engraving and shipping.

Here are some holiday shopping links from Apple. Apple is offering free engraving on all iPods, plus free shipping. Clicking the Buy button under each product description will transfer you to the Apple web site. Apple will also be informed that you were referred by Skylarking. First up is the iPod Touch in 8, 16, and 32 GB editions respectively. The ipod Touch looks like the iPhone, and offers Internet access, email, surfing the web, watching videos and playing music.

Readers looking for other holiday shopping offers should send me a message describing the products you’re looking for.

Apple iPod touch, 8GB - MB528LL/A Apple iPod touch, 8GB – MB528LL/A

Free Shipping, Free Engraving on All iPods. iPod touch, 8GB. Five new hands-on applications. View rich HTML email with photos as well as PDF, Word, and Excel attachments. Get maps, directions, and real-time traffic information. Take notes and read stock and weather reports. Touch your music, movies, and more. The revolutionary Multi-Touch technology built into the gorgeous 3.5-inch display lets you pinch, zoom, scroll, and flick with your fingers. Internet in your pocket with the Safari web browser, see websites the way they were designed to be seen and zoom in and out with a tap. And add Web Clips to your Home screen for quick access to favorite sites.




Apple iPod touch, 16GB - MB531LL/A Apple iPod touch, 16GB – MB531LL/A

Free Shipping, Free Engraving on All iPods. iPod touch, 16GB. Five new hands-on applications. View rich HTML email with photos as well as PDF, Word, and Excel attachments. Get maps, directions, and real-time traffic information. Take notes and read stock and weather reports. Touch your music, movies, and more. The revolutionary Multi-Touch technology built into the gorgeous 3.5-inch display lets you pinch, zoom, scroll, and flick with your fingers. Internet in your pocket with the Safari web browser, see websites the way they were designed to be seen and zoom in and out with a tap. And add Web Clips to your Home screen for quick access to favorite sites.








Apple iPod touch, 32GB - MB533LL/A Apple iPod touch, 32GB – MB533LL/A

Free Shipping, Free Engraving on All iPods. iPod touch, 32GB. Five new hands-on applications. View rich HTML email with photos as well as PDF, Word, and Excel attachments. Get maps, directions, and real-time traffic information. Take notes and read stock and weather reports. Touch your music, movies, and more. The revolutionary Multi-Touch technology built into the gorgeous 3.5-inch display lets you pinch, zoom, scroll, and flick with your fingers. Internet in your pocket with the Safari web browser, see websites the way they were designed to be seen and zoom in and out with a tap. And add Web Clips to your Home screen for quick access to favorite sites.









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