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Ubuntu Linux: One of the World's Best Free Operating Systems


Recently, I tried out Ubuntu Linux on my computer. I heard a lot of good press about ubuntu Linux. To my amazement, it was every bit as good as advertised. Installing new programs and updates is a breeze, thanks to its synaptic updates program. It also comes with great free software like Firefox's web browser (much more secure than Internet Explorer) and OpenOffice.org's suite of free office programs (free and has similar features to Microsoft Office). Ubuntu also can run great free open source programs. I like to use Amarok on it (free mp3 player) and I also use free email programs like Evolution's email program. Ubuntu is also more secure than Windows and it is not vulnerable to computer viruses the way Windows systems are.

Users can download Ubuntu for free at http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download.

Or, if you prefer to get a free installation CD, just request that a free ubuntu Linux cd be sent to your house at https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

The Four Hour Work Week

I found a book by Timothy Ferriss. It is titled "The Four Hour Work Week" and it describes how you can earn more monthly income and reduce your expenses by outsourcing your tasks to an army of educated (and low-paid) assistants. Read the excerpt at http://www.4hourworkweek.com/ferriss-resources-lifestyle.htm

Sears Surveys for Gift Cards

"Speak to Sears" is looking for panel members to provide feedback about shopping at Sears. Panel members will be awarded a certain number of points for completed surveys. When panelists have completed a certain number of surveys, they will receive Gift cards worth $20 or more. To apply for these surveys, register at http://www.speaktosears.ca or send an email to support@speaktosears.ca

Save Big with cellular Phone Retention plans

Cellular phone companies are always battling hard to keep customers. From a cell phone company's point of view, it is always better to retain (or keep) a customer rather than to have to find a new customer in order to replace a customer who just cancelled. So customers who call their cell phone companies and threaten to cancel service can often get better plans than the ones they currently have. The cell phones give these special plans (called "retention plans") in order to save a customer.

In the United States, if you talk to the retention department, you can often get a better deal. In the USA, Sprint has the highest customer cancellation rate (known as "churn"), so your chances of getting a retention plan from Sprint is much better than it is from a company that has a low cancellation rate (such as Verizon). For example, depending on the circumstances, Sprint will offer retention plans such as
Free PCS - PCS
8PM evenings for free
Free Vision
Free Roaming minutes (varying amount)
or Free Add-A-Phone
For more info and tips about obtaining a good Sprint retention plan, check out http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-133073.html

In Canada, all 3 of the major cell phone companies (Telus, Rogers-Fido, Bell) have retention plans. For info about Telus retention plans, click here http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=455709&highlight=retention+plans
Fido retention plans: http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376936&highlight=retention+plans
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Remember, the tip to making sure that you succeed in getting a retention plan is to be polite and to let the cell phone company realize that you are a customer worth keeping. If you act belligerent or can't persuade the CSR that you're an important customer, then you will probably not get the retention plan.

2 Weeks worth of delicious milk shake for less than $10

Summer time means that it is time for "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream"...and milk shakes as well. Sometimes, milk shakes are refreshing in a way that ice cream cannot be. Here is an affordable recipe that will let you have 2 weeks' worth of milk shakes.
This recipe lets you incorporate ice cream into milk shakes. Plus, you will also save lots of money with this recipe. Why pay $5 for ONE milk shake at a restaurant when you can have 2 weeks worth of milk shakes for less than $10??

Here are the ingredients that you will need:

Drink mixer (like the ones for shaking martinis) or blender
1 jug of milk (gallon size)
4 Liters of Neopolitan flavoured ice cream
Optional: whip cream and/or cherry for garnish

Take 4 scoops of the ice cream. The good thing about Neopolitan is that you will have 3 different flavours to choose from. So if you feel like having only vanilla ice cream on one day, just scoop out the vanilla section of the Neopolitan ice cream. Then add the 4 scoops of the ice cream and mix the ice cream with 2 cups of milk and combine them in the drink mixer, or, you can mix them very quickly in a blender. This will give you enough milk shake to serve 2 people. The 4 liter ice cream and the 1 gallon of milk will make enough milk shake to last two weeks for two people. The cost should be less than $10 as the average price of 4 liter ice cream is about $5 and the average price of milk is about $3.50. And the bonus is that you can have a different flavoured milk shake almost every day (because Neopolitan has vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate).

To top off your milk shake, add whip cream and/or a cherry as garnish.

ATI Clearance Centre

Looking for a new video card for online gaming? Check out ATI's Clearance Centre - http://shop.ati.com/searchresults.asp?dept_id=39 Current clearance deals include the ATI TV Wonder VE for $29.99 and the Radeon X1800 CrossFire PCI Express 512 MB card for $299.00. Some cards are refurbished products but they carry a 90 day warranty.

$10 off $50 Cell Phone Cards at Target

Target is offering $10 off $50 cellular phone air time Cards. The sale is effective Aug 12-18. This sale includes $50 air time cards for T-Mobile, Boost, Tracfone & Virgin Mobile. See the sale flyer - http://i.slickdeals.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=49265&d=1186857594.

Weekend deals

Hey everybody. Be sure to check out the weekend sales by browsing the Slickdeals sales on the left-hand column of this blog. Have a fantastic weekend.

Stanford's School of Business offers Paid Surveys

Stanford's School of Business occassionally offers paid surveys. Just register on their survey site - http://sgsb2.sona-systems.com - and check daily for the paid surveys. Some of these surveys offer small cash payments or Amazon gift certificates in the 10 or 20 dollar value range. You'll need to check daily because only some of these surveys offer payments or Amazon gift certificates.

OfficeMax: $10 Off $20 Purchases

OfficeMax has a coupon that lets you save $10 off purchases of $20 or more. You can download it and use it until November 30, 2007.

Microsoft Adcenter: Cheap Promotion on $50 worth of ad clicks

Are you starting or currently running your own website or web business? Do you want to generate more revenue and increase traffic to your website?

You might want to consider signing up for Microsoft's current Adcenter Promotion. For a $5 one-time sign up fee, you will receive $50 worth of ad clicks - Just sign up through https://adcenter.microsoft.com and enter the promo code BNR-100-1006. This is an awesome deal and it will help generate more traffic to your website and more business for your website.

If you want to try free credits from Adcenter or the other search engines, you can find more codes at http://www.webhosting.web-webhosting.com/viewtopic.php?t=7&sid=4cbaa6d32e4959ddecb6dde56c4bd14d

How to make Money from reselling Clearance Electronics

Recently, I discovered the art of finding clearance electronics and software items that I can resell on ebay or classified websites like craigslist or kijiji. I will give one example to show you what I'm talking about.

I found the HP R717 6 megapixel digital camera at my local Staples store in Vancouver. The Vancouver Staples store was selling the R717 cameras for $69.99 + tax and I was able to resell these cameras for $120 to local buyers through Craigslist and also through ebay. I ended up making $40 or more on the resale of each of these clearance cameras by reselling them online.

These cameras were hard to find at Staples stores. Fortunately, for me, Staples has a great computer inventory system. The clerk told me that there were 3 of these cameras at another Staples store in another local Staples store. I swooped into action and bought up all 3 of these items. Within 10 days, I had sold all 3 of these cameras and I had made $40+ per camera.

You can also resell such clearance items by checking the clearance bins or just by looking for clearance sales at your local Staples, Best Buy, or Circuit City stores. I have found that these 3 stores have served me best.

Kaspersky Internet Security 6 for $9.85 (Exp. 8/11)

Amazon.com is offering Kaspersky's internet security 6 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FPWEF4?tag=slickdeals) for $9.85.
You get this software for $9.85 after the $65 promotional rebate (http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/00/00/00/68/41/79/68417937._V29475379_.pdf).

Kaspersky makes the top-rated anti-virus program for PC's. It consistently detects the most computer viruses among all the antivirus makers. It has strong virus, spyware, spam and firewall tools to protect your computer. I also like the well-organized user interface of this program. It's a pretty popular program as it is currently the 6th most purchased program in Amazon's software section.

Free 5 Dollar Chapmans Ice Cream Coupon

Chapmans ice cream is offering a free $5 coupon. Just go to http://www.chapmans.ca/contact.aspx - their contact page - and ask them for the 5 dollar coupon and also provide your mailing address. This offer is available only for Canadian shoppers. The 5 dollar coupon should cover all or most of the cost of a 2 liter tub of Chapmans ice cream at most Canadian supermakrets. Chapmans makes great ice cream products and many of their products are made with nut-free equipment so the ice cream can be enjoyed by people with nut allergies.

Kyocera Product Evaluators: Free Cell Phone Minutes

Sign up to be a product evaluator for Kyocera and you could receive free cell phone minutes and even free cell phones. Kyocera tests their cell phones with the different cellular phone carriers and they need to people to test out the features and qualities of their cell phones. Kyocera loans out brand new cell phones but they are known to let the product evaluators keep the phones after the evaluation is completed.

Welcome to the E-Offerz Blog

Welcome to the E-Offerz Blog. This is is your one-stop website for great offers and deals. I will be posting info about hot offers and deals that are available on the 'net and also at regular stores. There will also be info about free giveaways, and paid surveys that give away cash.
Enjoy this blog.