Category Archives: Services & Credit Cards

Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Books

General Patton continued to study the map.  “We have to get some g#$ d#@$ gunners in there.  Do whatever it takes!” The officers surrounding Patton continued to radio the front lines.  The entire 66th Armor Regiment was deployed, attempting to secure a strategic building. Two hours later, the ranking officer in the field, Major Starks, called in on the radio back to Patton: “Sir, we have secured the target and now have complete control.  Awaiting further orders.” Patton yelled, “give me that damn radio and show me the schematic of the building.” Thirty seconds later, Patton was unfolding the building schematic and preparing to issue instructions. “Major Starks, this is General Patton.  Your orders are as follows: Proceed through the   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Electronics

The conversation was still ringing in Samantha’s mind.  Just yesterday, her father had given her a new credit card–the Current Card from Discover–and instructed her on its usage. “Samantha, here you go.  This has $1500 on it.  Be sure to use it wisely, as its expected to cover all of your books and other miscellaneous expenses at Dartmouth.” Did she feel guilty?  Of course, she couldn’t help feeling a little bit of shame for what she was about to do.  But let’s face it, her dad had not given explicit instructions, and she had already spent the $300 on books plus the $68 at Buy.com for this sweet Prince 7TY23-705 O3 SpeedportGold Tennis Racquet–perfect for her tennis class. So with   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Food & Travel

“Benson!  I’ve had enough!  You’re fired!” With that, Benson hung his head low, ashamed that he’d disappointed Mr. Scroggins, and returned to his quarters in the east wing of the home. “Damnit.  Now I gotta go find a Mother’s Day present on my own.  And Mother’s Day is… <GULP>… HOLY CRAP!  IT’S TODAY!  What on earth am I ever going to do?” Scroggins was panicked, when suddenly Benson re-appeared in the doorway. “Mr. Scroggins, don’t panic.  I have it covered.” “But Benson, you just said you had forgotten it’s Mother’s Day.” Benson thought for a second. “I know.  I’m ashamed to have called myself your chief servant.  But alas, I must make it up to you. We can get Mrs.   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in BargainJack TV

Since women understand women, I let BargainJill take over today and lead us in the right direction for Mother’s Day.  (I get points from her for this kind of stuff, btw.) CORRECTION FROM THE VIDEO: I goofed up the Angie’s List membership discount. Here’s the real deal: click here and use coupon code SAVETEN for $10 off a 1-year membership. If you are already an Angie’s List member, then you will be able to save $20-$30 off a 1-year gift subscription. Sorry for the mistake! We’re now just 4 days from Mother’s Day. If you haven’t already gotten something for Mom, it’s time to spring into action, and that is what we’ll talk about in episode 23 of BargainJill TV.   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Computers

Let me make it simple.  I know people.  High-ups.  IRS Executive types.  Yeah, they all have that stinch about them.  And they don’t want you to know what I’m about to tell you. That’s right, they don’t want you to know about the Free Federal Filing Edition of TurboTax.  They would much rather see you struggle with your taxes, cursing Uncle Sam, striken with a fit of rage, rather than see you calmly file your taxes on time and get your refund. They don’t want you to know about the other options from TurboTax either, like the TurboTax Deluxe Edition for average households for $49.95, or the TurboTax Premier Edition for stock holders for $74.95, or the TurboTax Home &   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Computers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year Not enough federal withholding The IRS comes a-tolling Such a pain in the rear It’s the most wonderful time of the year I hate taxes.  Bing Crosby hates taxes.  We all hate taxes.  It’s always humbling to see that final withholding number each year.  Questions like “did I get my money’s worth?” often crop into our heads, while others perform Google searches like “best countries to live in” and “relocating to another country.” Still, despite all the anger, the frustration, and the royal cluster-you-know-what that goes on with taxes, you can make your life a lot simpler with TurboTax.  Starting at $49.95, you can file your personal taxes with the TurboTax Deluxe   …


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Posted 8 years ago by Jack in Jack's Picks

Okay Mr. Mikalaki Muchavochik, sure, your name might be unique, and you may feel absolutely no pressure about reserving mikalakimuchavochik.com anytime soon.  You’ve just been holding off, waiting for the right time to start your own blog–we certainly understand. However, the time for waiting is over, because GoDaddy.com has domain registrations for just 99 cents!  That’s right, you can get public one-year registration on new domain names for a super low price of 99 cents with coupon code LOVE99. Imagine the bragging rights at next year’s Super Bowl, when you and the buddies are huddled around a coffee table of queso and beer, and the GoDaddy commercial comes on.  While everyone’s busy checking out Danica or Candice testifying in front   …


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Posted 9 years ago by Jack in Electronics

*DRUM ROLL*  Now introducing the most exciting new deal site on the planet: WattBuzz.com! This deal site is specifically targeted to professionals in the low voltage electronics industry.  Whether you’re an installer, a specifier, or a consultant–or perhaps just a power user who needs professional grade security or home automation products–WattBuzz enables you to find great deals in this niche space that, before now, has been ignored. On WattBuzz, we feature products ranging from security cameras and video products to home theater/automation and access control.  Through our relationships with some of the top merchants in this space, we are working tirelessly to bring you some of the best deals possible in this space. Not to mention, WattBuzz facilitates a social   …


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Posted 9 years ago by Jack in Electronics

Today’s featured items include a service for finding contractors and a great sale going on at a well-known electronics distributor. First, if you own your own home, you’re probably very much acquainted with home repairs.  If you have some big remodeling projects, or even just some smaller chores like electrical issues or a plumbing problem, then check out Angie’s List.  In a nutshell, Angie’s List is a web-based tool for finding reviews on local repair and service providers.  You can read about other peoples’ experiences with a particular contractor before hiring their services. But for me, I think the best part is not just finding a reputable contractor, but also the insurance policy this provides when that contractor shows up   …


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Posted 9 years ago by Jack in Jack's Picks

To start things off on a typically slow Sunday, the first 10k people to register at LiveCountingCrows.com, you can get a free download of Counting Crows Live 7/28 at Verizon Amphitheater.  Just go to their site and follow the links and fill out the forms, and you’ll be prompted to download the set of songs. It seems like more and more artists are going the route of freebee’s for their audience.  For example, Radiohead released an album completely free on the internet for download.  I’m not sure how they make any money off of that, or if they’re depending solely on ticket sales for their next tour.  Nonetheless, give it time, and I’m sure Google will find a way to   …


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