Tuesday, May 20, 2014

How to get a free phone for earning points

With all of those points sites out there, it is easy to rack them up for free gift cards, or even PayPal cash! You can often earn a large number of points by downloading apps to your phone, or by running mobile TV spots, such as on Swagbucks and PerkTV. But maybe you don't want to tie up your phone or lose critical information. You can easily get a free phone to use with these sites and rack up gift card points faster than ever!

This is how you can get a free Kyocera phone from Boost Mobile (until June 1, I believe). 

I had to sign up for an Ebates account, because I didn't yet have one. If you don't already have one, follow this link and we will both get a bonus! When I signed up under my friend, I even got a $10 Target gift card! (Other choices were available.)

Once your account is set up and your PayPal is connected (to get that cash back!), you are ready to shop! Do a search for Boost and Kyocera (which is the brand of phone).  Look for the option that is a certified pre-owned Kyocera Hydro, formerly $34.99, now on sale for $17.49. It will also say $17.50 cash back! When I enter this search, it's the second option. Click on Shop Now.

You will be taken to the Boost Mobile site. The phone will come up with an instant savings, to be only $17.49. Click Add to Cart. When prompted, enter your zip code. There is no promo code - you are going to actually pay $17.49 and Ebates will reimburse you at their quarterly payout. You're just going to pay sales tax.

Fill out your payment and card information. If you want to pay extra for shipping for it to arrive sooner, go for it. I don't mind waiting three days for free shipping.

Read through the terms and conditions, but you won't be setting up an account when it arrives. You're just going to connect this phone to your WiFi to run apps.

Review your billing and shipping information and then click on Complete Purchase. Within a matter of moments, you should receive a confirmation email to go with the confirmation number you receive from Boost. You will also be able to see the $17.50 rebate as pending under My Ebates. It will also tell you when you can expect to see your payment hit PayPal.

Enjoy your phone! I will add more posts about things that you can do with your phone to earn more points soon!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Win a $25 GC & more from the 'Through the Valley Love Endures' Book Blast!

Through the Valley Love Endures

What if death came for you today? Would you be ready?

Forced to face his own mortality, Eddie Santiago fought to stay alive in a broken world. His incredible journey through heartbreak, abuse, and adversity left him with one truth: every life makes a difference.

This is the true and compelling story of his supernatural quest through the valley of death, doubt, and darkness. Eddie provides a passionate story that will capture the attention of even the toughest skeptics.

Angels, demons, heaven, hell, Jesus and the devil: are they fiction, or are they more real than anything else in the world?

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About Eddie David Santiago

Eddie David Santiago has worked in the mental health/substance abuse field since he was 18 years old. He holds bachelor degrees in both psychology and religious studies and has provided counseling related services for multiple mental health, substance abuse and human service agencies. In addition, he earned his master’s degree in counseling along with certification in educational administration.

With over fifteen years of counseling related experience, Eddie founded the organization L.E.A.D. (Love Endures And Delivers) which offers interactive group trainings, seminar sessions, speaking opportunities for groups of all ages and crisis counseling sessions.

THROUGH THE VALLEY, LOVE ENDURES is based on Eddie’s early collection of writings, through which he found his voice. He seeks to inspire others to find their voice and share their own stories. Eddie resides in the Midwest with his beautiful wife Sarah and their three amazing children, Faith, Isaiah and Makaylah.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Win a swag pack from the 'Tin God' Book Tour Blast

Tin God

Getting pregnant as a teenager and being coerced into giving her baby up for adoption left a festering scar on Jaymee Ballard’s life. Trapped by poverty and without many allies, Jaymee nearly gives up hope of getting her daughter back after her best friend is murdered. Now, four years later, a wealthy woman with legal connections hires her as a housekeeper, and Jaymee gathers the courage to seek her help. But Jaymee’s last chance ends up in a puddle of blood in one of the historic antebellum mansions in Roselea, Mississippi.

I just murdered your wife…again.

An unsigned letter consisting of six horrifying words turns Nick Samuels stagnant life upside down. Stuck in emotional purgatory since his wife’s unsolved murder four years ago, Nick is about to self-destruct. The arrival of the letter claiming credit for his wife’s murder and boasting of a new kill sends Nick to Roselea, where he and Jaymee’s worlds collide.

Jaymee and Nick realize exposing the truth about her daughter’s adoption is the only way to solve the murders. Up against years of deception, they rush to identify the killer before the evidence–and Jaymee’s daughter–are lost.

But the truth doesn’t always set the guilt-ridden free. Sometimes, it destroys them.

About the author

Born in Indiana and raised in Iowa, Stacy Green earned degrees in journalism and sociology from Drake University. After a successful advertising career, Stacy became a proud stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. Now a full-time author, Stacy juggles her time between her demanding characters and supportive family. She loves reading, cooking, and the occasional gardening excursion. Stacy lives in Marion, Iowa with her husband Rob, their daughter Grace, and the family’s three obnoxious but lovable canine children.

You can find her debut novel, INTO THE DARK as well as TIN GOD in both digital and print.


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Win a gift basket from 'Demon' by Laura DeLuca


When Justyn and Rebecca set off for the New York School of Performing Arts, they think their dreams are about to come true. To their dismay, they aren’t in high school anymore, and the competition is steep. Rebecca must compete against accomplished singers for a role in the production of Demon Barber, including a stunning Gothic diva with her sights set on Justyn.

It doesn't help that things keep disappearing from their apartment or that Rebecca's father refuses to accept that Justyn is an essential part of her life. Yet, all this seems minimal in comparison to the serial rapist terrorizing the campus.

Consumed by fear and obsessed with revenge, Rebecca and Justyn start living the story of Sweeney Todd—both on and off the stage.

Laura DeLucaAbout Author Laura DeLuca

Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years. Her current works include Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, Morrigan, Player, and Demon.



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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Win a $30 GC & more from 'The Gatekeeper's Daughter' by Eva Pohler

The Gatekeeper's DaughterThe Gatekeeper's Daughter

In The Gatekeeper's Sons, Therese and Thanatos, the god of Death, met and fell in love. In The Gatekeeper's Challenge, they did everything they could to be together, even break an oath on the River Styx. But the Olympians don't tolerate oath-breakers. In this final book in the trilogy, The Gatekeeper's Daughter, Therese may have finally succeeded in becoming a goddess, but if she wants to remain one, she'll not only have to discover her unique purpose, but also make some allies among the gods. Artemis sends her on a seemingly impossible quest across the world, while Than searches for a way to appease Ares. To make matters worse, her aunt's baby's life hangs in the balance.

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Eva Pohler writes fiction for teens and adults and teaches writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she lives with her husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Get new science fiction with 'Ladies of 1950s Science Fiction' Edited by Eric Shamblen

Book Blurb:

Female science fiction writers have existed since Mary Shelley invented the genre with Frankenstein, but their work has not always been easy to find. We've found nine excellent stories from the 1950s, many of which have never been reprinted since their first publication, and edited them especially for the Kindle and other e-readers.

Stories include lost classics from legends of the genre such as Judith Merril, Miriam Allen deFord and Carol Emshwiller, as well as a few authors that we'll guarantee you've never read before.

Contents of this volume:
Mr. Elsie Smith by Dana Lyon
Whether you see this story as science fiction or fantasy depends on whether you view Mr. Elsie Smith as a nascent artificial intelligence or simply as a magical typewriter.
Timequake by Miriam Allen deFord
In this story, everyone on Earth is set back in time twelve hours, and a jealous husband has to decide whether or not to commit murder... again.
The Runaway by Louise Lee Outlaw
Psychiatrists make a good living these days helping people work through the issues of their childhood. Here, a woman and her husband find a more direct (and catastrophic) route.
The Very Secret Agent by Mari Wolf
A tale of interplanetary war, the outcome of which depends on a woman in love with a married man. Along the way, a telepathic alien discovers that some thoughts just aren't worth reading.
The Hero by Elaine Wilber
The gruff, worldly marine in an outpost far from home. The pure, innocent local beauty. A trite combination, perhaps, but in this story, it is also one with an unexpected outcome.
Life, Incorporated by Alice Eleanor Jones
Suppose, on some idyllic alien world, everyone has a lifespan of exactly 100 years. Now suppose a scoundrel of an Earthman finds a way to game the system...
For Sale, Reasonable by Elizabeth Mann Borgese
The battle between man and machine for gainful employment is as old as the folk tale of John Henry versus the steam hammer. Here, the fight is projected into a future where the machines have carried the day- or have they?
Baby by Carol Emshwiller
Here's a vastly different vision of the relationship between human and machine. It's a post-apocalyptic future where the only survivors are the robots and the one they call Baby.
A Woman of the World by Judith Merril
In a different post-apocalyptic world, what kind of a woman will be needed to rebuild society? And what kind of man will she have as her partner?

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Check out 'An Accidental Spy' by Jolyn Jones


The story opens in 1934 on the Spanish island of Ibiza. Following an incident at a fiesta Verity, a young English lawyer, is listed as a British spy by General Franco, the military governor of the island. She escapes just in time to avoid arrest.

Back in England, she returns to work in her father’s law firm but friendships made in Spain begin to shape the course of her life.

As the tumultuous events in Barcelona build up to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War she is increasingly caught up in these events. As the Civil War gathers pace and the chaos builds, it becomes apparent that only she may be able to carry out a daring rescue mission. She finds that she has to make a choice between staying at home in a safe job or casting aside all conventions and being drawn into the shadowy world of espionage.

Can she both succeed and survive as a woman in a man’s world?

The intricate threads of the story draw together a group of diverse characters in London and Spain whose lives come together in an explosive conclusion as Verity becomes the target for sabotage and final betrayal in a battle whose outcome is far from predictable.

Want to know more about what inspired this book? Check out author Jolyn Jones' explanation here.

Book Info:
File Size: 518 KB
Print Length: 290 pages
Publisher: Powerhouse Publishing (February 12, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

This book's very first review was a five-star review! Find out what is so intriguing by purchasing your own copy.

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About the Author

Jolyn Jones was born and educated in the suburbs of London and did her initial training as a lawyer in London. On qualification as a solicitor, she continued her career as a commercial lawyer initially in a finance house and later in the automotive industry. She moved into private practice, firstly as a partner in a Birmingham law firm but later ran her own private commercial law practice.

One former Spanish boyfriend did propose to her at a bus stop in London but the rain soon quenched that relationship. She trained for a private pilot’s license for aeroplanes, held a balloon pilot’s licence and owned her own hot air balloon. Jolyn Jones is married and lives in a small midland town in England.

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