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April 1, 2007

Ten Of The Best April Fools Day Hoaxes

Thu Mar 29, 4:19 AM ET

NEW YORK (AFP) - From television revealing that spaghetti grows on trees to advertisements for the left-handed burger, the tradition of April Fool's Day stories in the media has a weird and wonderful history.

Here are 10 of the top April Fool's Day pranks ever pulled off, as judged by the San Diego-based Museum of Hoaxes for their notoriety, absurdity, and number of people duped.

-- In 1957, a BBC television show announced that thanks to a mild winter and the virtual elimination of the spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. Footage of Swiss farmers pulling strands of spaghetti from trees prompted a barrage of calls from people wanting to know how to grow their own spaghetti at home.

-- In 1985, Sports Illustrated magazine published a story that a rookie baseball pitcher who could reportedly throw a ball at 270 kilometers per hour (168 miles per hour) was set to join the New York Mets. Finch was said to have mastered his skill -- pitching significantly faster than anyone else has ever managed -- in a Tibetan monastery. Mets fans' celebrations were short-lived.

-- Sweden in 1962 had only one television channel, which broadcast in black and white. The station's technical expert appeared on the news to announce that thanks to a newly developed technology, viewers could convert their existing sets to receive color pictures by pulling a nylon stocking over the screen. In fact, they had to wait until 1970.

-- In 1996, American fast-food chain Taco Bell announced that it had bought Philadelphia's Liberty Bell, a historic symbol of American independence, from the federal government and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell.

Outraged citizens called to express their anger before Taco Bell revealed the hoax. Then-White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale and said the Lincoln Memorial in Washington had also been sold and was to be renamed the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial after the automotive giant.

-- In 1977, British newspaper The Guardian published a seven-page supplement for the 10th anniversary of San Serriffe, a small republic located in the Indian Ocean consisting of several semicolon-shaped islands. A series of articles described the geography and culture of the two main islands, named Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse.

-- In 1992, US National Public Radio announced that
Richard Nixon was running for president again. His new campaign slogan was, "I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again." They even had clips of Nixon announcing his candidacy. Listeners flooded the show with calls expressing their outrage. Nixon's voice actually turned out to be that of impersonator Rich Little.

-- In 1998, a newsletter titled New Mexicans for Science and Reason carried an article that the state of Alabama had voted to change the value of pi from 3.14159 to the "Biblical value" of 3.0.

-- Burger King, another American fast-food chain, published a full-page advertisement in USA Today in 1998 announcing the introduction of the "Left-Handed Whopper," specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new burger included the same ingredients as the original, but the condiments were rotated 180 degrees. The chain said it received thousands of requests for the new burger, as well as orders for the original "right-handed" version.

-- Discover Magazine announced in 1995 that a highly respected biologist, Aprile Pazzo (Italian for April Fool), had discovered a new species in Antarctica: the hotheaded naked ice borer. The creatures were described as having bony plates on their heads that became burning hot, allowing the animals to bore through ice at high speed -- a technique they used to hunt penguins.

-- Noted British astronomer Patrick Moore announced on the radio in 1976 that at 9:47 am, a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event, in which Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, would cause a gravitational alignment that would reduce the Earth's gravity. Moore told listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment of the planetary alignment, they would experience a floating sensation. Hundreds of people called in to report feeling the sensation.

Here Is A Little Cat Humor For Today =)

April 2, 2007

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Any Clock Fans?

Every part of this clock is made out of wood.

Just click on the image to view their website. They have table clocks, wall clocks, and stand up ones. Some nice stuff!

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April 3, 2007

Daily Survey - Microsoft.com Survey Panel

What is the Microsoft Online Research Panel?

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Trees

clipped from www.neatorama.com

10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World.

10. Lone Cypress in Monterey

The Lone Cypress
Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach

9. Circus Trees

Basket Circus Tree
Circus Tree with Two Legs
Ladder Tree
Axel Erlandson underneath a Circus Tree

8. Giant Sequoias: General Sherman

General Sherman Tree

7. Coast Redwood: Hyperion and Drive-Thru Trees

Stratosphere Giant
Chandelier Tree

6. Chapel-Oak of Allouville-Bellefosse

Chapel Oak Tree
Chapel Oak Tree
Chapel Oak Tree

5. Quaking Aspen: Pando (The Trembling Giant)

Quaking Aspen Grove
Aspen Grove
Aspen in winter and snow

4. Montezuma Cypress: The Tule Tree

Tule Tree next to a church
Girth of the Tule Tree
Detail of knotted burl of the Tule Tree

3. Banyan Tree: Sri Maha Bodhi Tree

Banyan tree
Banyan tree's aerial root system
Banyan tree at Ta Prohm temple
Banyan Tree which Buddha sat under
Sri Maha Bodhi

2. Bristlecone Pine: Methuselah and Prometheus, the Oldest Trees in the World.

Prometheus bristlecone pine grove
Stump of Prometheus

1. Baobab

Baobab Avenue
Baobab
Baobab at sunset
Teapot baobab
Baobab in Tanzania
Another baobab in Africa
Toilet inside a baobab tree
Prison boab

Bonus: Tree That Owns Itself

Tree that Owns Itself

Bonus 2: The Lonely Tree of Ténéré

Tree of Tenere
Metal sculpture of Tenere tree
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April 4, 2007

Smart Dog


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This is for 18 and over.

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April 5, 2007

Anyone Hungry?

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The World's First All-glass Undersea Restaurant Opens

The Maldives | 15 April marks the day that the e first ever all-glass undersea restaurant in the world opens its doors for business at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. Ithaa* will sit five meters below the waves of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and encased in clear acrylic offering diners 270-degrees of panoramic underwater views.

"We have used aquarium technology to put diners face-to-face with the stunning underwater environment of the Maldives", says Carsten Schieck, General Manager of Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. "Our guests always comment on being blown away by the colour, clarity, and beauty of the underwater world in the Maldives, so it seemed the perfect idea to build a restaurant where diners can experience fine cuisine and take time to enjoy the views - without ever getting their feet wet."

Created by MJ Murphy Ltd, a design consultancy based in New Zealand, Ithaa's distinctive feature is the use of curved transparent acrylic walls and roof , similar to those used in aquarium attractions. "The fact that the entire restaurant except for the floor is made of clear acrylic makes this unique in the world," continues Schieck, "We are currently planting a coral garden on the reef to add to the spectacular views of the rays, sharks and many colourful fish that live around the reef near the restaurant."

The five-metre by nine-metre transparent arch, which spans the entire room, seats 14 people and provides a feeling of being completely at one with the underwater world while submerged beneath the surface of the ocean. Set with the resort's renowned house reef one side, and a clear lagoon on the other, diners enjoy their meal within Ithaa's translucent shell as the underwater drama unfolds on all sides.

Naturally the food will be as spectacular as the underwater setting, explains Schieck, "In such a unique restaurant we wanted to create a distinctive cuisine, which is why we've decided to offer 'contemporary Maldivian cuisine' as a theme. We take local spices and traditional flavours and give them a western twist to create a fusion cuisine that you could find in the best restaurants in London or New York. Nobody else has done this before and we're very excited about it."

While the cuisine is dedicated to the fine balance of western food items with a Maldivian flavour, the wine concept is equally exciting; offering diners the perfect opportunity to discover the wines of the prestigious Champagne house Louis Roederer.

Ithaa is reached by a wooden walkway from the nearby over-water Sunset Grill Restaurant. Diners begin their meal with drinks on a specially constructed deck over the ocean and then descend to the restaurant via a spiral staircase where the à la carte menu is served. Seating only 14 people, Ithaa offers one of the most in timate and exclusive dining experiences in the world.

This innovative restaurant is the first of its kind in the world, and is part of a US $25 million re-build of Rangalifinolhu Island, one of the twin islands that make up Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. This re-build includes the construction of 79 of the most luxurious Beach Villas in the country as well as the Spa Village, a self-contained, over-water 'resort-within-a-resort' consisting of a spa, restaurant and 21 villas.

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Have To Do A Joke - Thanks Nancy

Ed was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary.

His wife was really angry.

She told him "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that
goes from 0 to 200 in less then 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE!!"

The next morning Ed got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up
she looked out the window and sure enough there was a gift box wrapped in
the middle of the driveway.

Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, and brought
the box back in the house. She opened it and found a brand new bathroom
scale.

Ed has been missing since Friday. Please pray for him!

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The Celebrity Cafe - Win one of three Aurora Borealis DVDs
* Three Grand Prize Winners will receive: one of three Aurora Borealis DVDs

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The Celebrity Cafe - Win a Carry Vaugh Prize Pack and a set of her books
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April 6, 2007

How To Cut A Glass Bottle

Hmm, this is something us guys would experiment with.


How To Cut A Glass Bottle... - A funny movie is a click away

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Any Die Hard Fans?

Check out the trailer for Die Hard 4 - Live Free Or Die Hard.

This is COOL!

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/livefreeordiehard.html

New Contest From The Celebrity Cafe

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April 7, 2007

What I Did Tonight

So, we took the kids to the Museum of Science and Industry (in Chicago), to see a display called "BodyWorlds 2"

http://www.msichicago.org/

All I can say is WOW. And yes, they are all real.
It was very educational. I never saw my kids read as much as they did while they were there.

If you happen to live near Dallas, Phoenix, or Chicago, here are their current exhibitions.

http://www.bodyworldshop.com/

Since we werent allowed to take photos, heres a couple of pics I found on the web.

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April 8, 2007

Daily Survey - Hagen Sinclair Research

They claim to pay between $45 and $200 dollars depending on the format and level of expertise required.

http://www.hagensinclair.com/participation2.htm

Top 10 Retail Ripoffs Exposed!

A "no holds barred" expose of the subtle, sometimes deceptive techniques employed by "sneaky snake" salespeople to separate you from your money. Forewarned is forearmed; after reading this, you'll at least have a fighting chance to avoid being "bit"......

Continued here.

An email I got today...

Hello James,

I have a freebie for you if you are interested. I am giving away ($10) gift cards for the first 100 people to come to my web site. The gift cards have to be used on my site but I am sure there will be something everybody will want. I will be giving away 100 gift cards each month. I am also giving away $25 gift cards to anyone that spends over $100. From time to time there will be other offers for free as well so just keep checking back. So if you or anyone else would like one then just go to my site and click on the email address at the bottom. In the subject line just type "gift card" along with your name in the email. To get to my web site just click on the link www.adbursongifts.com or

copy and paste:
http://www.adbursongifts.com


Thanks for your time,
Laura

A Day Without Laughter Is A Day Wasted.

A man was flying from Seattle to San Francisco .. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board ed in 50 minutes.
Everybody got off the plane except one lady who was blind. The man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her Seeing Eye dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight.
He could also tell she had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached her, and calling her by name, said, "Kathy, we are in Sacramento for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?" The blind lady replied, "No thanks, but maybe my dog would like to stretch his legs."
Picture this:
All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Seeing Eye dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses.
People scattered. They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines!
True story.... Have a great day and remember...

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Current Cover
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Each month we'll be asking questions on topics such as fashion, music, entertainment, cars, anything and everything. Your point of view is essential to us.



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Dealing With The Public

Yeah, I think the word "idiot" is safe to use =)

April 9, 2007

50% Off Sale At Designer Linens Outlet

I THINK its good through the entire site, and not just Thomas Kinkade stuff.

Use coupon code: EASTER7
This code expires TONIGHT
Plus, they have flat rate shipping for only $6.95

Click on the image to go to their site. If you're interested in the pillows, just do a search for "Thomas Kinkade".

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April 10, 2007

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Lolly Pop?

And the world may never know.....

Remember this?
Now you will prove that darn owl wrong!!!

This is just a cool little gadget. Thanks Mike!

http://www.stupid.com/stat/EK-TOOT.html

Daily Survey - TestSpin

This is a letter I got from subscriber Amanda. Thanks!

Hi James!
I Love your site! I have gotten so many free samples in the mail it is just crazy. I wanted to drop a quick note about a good survey site I am a member of. I dont know if you have listed it before but I didnt see it under your survey page.
It is called TestSpin and they pay for all the surveys (once your account reaches 10.00 they send you a 10.00 Amazon Gift Certificate) I have gotten two already which is good since most survey sites pay so little or just give points that will take forever to gather enough to redeem something nice. Aparently they test products too and have focus groups but I have not received anything like that yet.
It is especially a good site for anyone who works in the IT department of their company because TestSpin sends a bunch of surveys out to those people and they pay up to $6.00 for those I have seen! (too bad I never qualify for that!)
They do send quite a few survey's though, I think it is worth others checking it out

Thanks for your newsletter!

Amanda

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April 11, 2007

10 Things Your Restaurant Wont Tell You

This is an article in Smart Money Magazine.
Thanks MikeP!

http://www.smartmoney.com/consumer/index.cfm?story=tenthings-february03&nav=ibs&ibshatkey=phi

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Unbelievable Horse

Thanks Joy!

April 12, 2007

Drunk...

Enjoy =)

Directions

Thanks Patti!

Ok, this is funny!! Take 60 seconds to do this, I
guarantee you will show someone else, it's too funny
not to.


1. Go to http://www.google.com

2. Click on "Maps"

3. Click on "Get Directions"

4. Type "New York" in the first box (the "from" box)

5. Type "London" in the second box (the "to" box)

6. Click on "Get Directions"

7. Scroll down to step #23


Have a GREAT day! Patti :-)

Daily Survey - Harris Interactive

This is from subscriber Deborah....

Harris Interactive sent me a very nice Brand New bathroom scale and body tape measure to participate in a study. I did not qualify for the study but get to keep the scale and tape.
About time I got something ;)

http://www.harrispollonline.com/

April 13, 2007

Daily Survey - Actually, Product Tester - Kyocera

This is from Kyocera (the maker of cellphones)

Become a Product Evaluator

What is the Consumer Test Program all about?

The Consumer Test process is comparable to "pre-screening" a movie before it hits the public. The only difference is that we're evaluating an electronic device before we manufacture it. During the trial, participants take the product home to use for a few weeks. All we ask is for you (the participant) to provide feedback on both functionality and form.

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What type of products will be tested?
The products to be evaluated can range from hand held cellular or PCS phones, to fixed, desktop-style cellular/PCS phones, or other wireless data products for personal computers, etc.

How does the testing work?
If chosen, you will attend an informative orientation where you will learn about the product to be tested, as well as the terms and duration of the test. You will be given the product to use for a few weeks. During that time, you will be asked to report any problems or thoughts to us by phone, Internet, fax or e-mail. When the test period concludes, you will return the product, fill out a survey and have a chance to openly discuss your perceptions.

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Testing is a fun and inexpensive way to experience the latest (and we think greatest) upcoming products. All tests are voluntary and all information is strictly confidential. Additional incentives may be offered depending on the product, including the possibility of being able to keep the product.

http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/contact/product-evaluator.htm

April 14, 2007

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April 17, 2007

A Little Police Humor. Thanks Theresa

My favorite has to be #11! =)


Subject: Police Humor.....Who says the police don't have a sense of humor?

The following 15 police comments were taken off actual Dallas police car videos and distributed by Monica Smith, Director DPD Public Relations Officer:


#15. "Relax... the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them awhile."

#14. "Take your hands off the car and I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."

#13. "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

#12. "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? In case you didn'tknow, that is the average speed of a 9mm bullet fired from my gun."

#11. "So you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?"

#10. "Yes, sir, by all means you can talk to the shift supervisor if you think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I am the shift supervisor?"

#9. "Warning? You want a warning? O.K. I'm warning you that when you run that stop sign again, I'll give you another ticket."

#8. "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

#7. "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen Pal, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, and step in horsey-doo !"

#6. "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."

#5. "No, sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want."

#4. "Just how big WERE those two beers?"

#3. "In God we trust, all others we run through CPIC/NCIC."

#2. "I'm glad to hear the Chief of Police is a good personal friend of yours. At least you know someone who can post your bail."

And...................THE BEST ONE !

#1. "Excuse me ma'am? Say you thought we didn't give tickets to pretty women?........ Well, you're right, we don't....... Now, sign here."

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Finally, A Freebie!

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 4/17/07

Tuesday, April 17 - 12:00 Noon - 8:00 p.m. - Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day & Ken Hoffman/Houston Chronicle's Pethouse Pet of the Week Reunion benefiting Citizens for Animal Protection - Every year since two real guys named Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield celebrated the first anniversary of their ice cream shop by giving away free ice cream as a way to say Thank You to their customers, the tradition has continued. This year, over 350 Ben & Jerry's shops around the country will celebrate Free Cone Day on April 17th.

Additionally, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Ken Hoffman, Houston Chronicle Columnist, and representatives from Citizens for Animal Protection will be on hand for a reunion of all the dogs that have been adopted through Ken's "Pethouse Pet of the Week" feature in every Sunday's paper. If you've ever adopted one of Ken's dogs, or you've adopted another dog at CAP, bring them out to the Square.

Help us raise some money for CAP and enjoy some free Ben & Jerry's ice cream, too.

http://www.benjerry.com/scoop_shops/index.cfm

April 18, 2007

Daily Survey (Product Testing) - Johnson & Johnson

Not much info about this, but check it out...

Johnson & Johnson - "Friends & Neighbors"

Thank you for your interest in the "Friends & Neighbors" program!
The following questions should only take about 2 - 3 minutes of your time.

At the end of the survey, you'll be asked to "submit". Once you depress this button, your answers will be recorded and you will begin to receive invitations for future studies.

Please only complete this survey ONE TIME even if you receive multiple invitations. Any duplicate entries will disqualify your participation.

https://websurveyor.net/wsb.dll/19981/FriendsAndNeighbors.htm

So, If Your Were A Star Wars Character, Who Would You Be?

Me? Im this guy below!
(click on the image to take your own test)


Cubs

When the game started, it was 70 degrees. By the time this pic was taken, it had dropped to like 45!

It was awesome though. Thank you again Vincette.


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April 19, 2007

How Totally 80's Are You?

Me....I'm a New Waver. Ugh!

Click on the image to take your own test.


Find out how totally 80's are you at LiquidGeneration!

Daily Survey - Song People

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US

Songpeople members get to:
• be the 1st to hear new songs by major artists
• listen to new songs online before they're released
• watch music videos

Your opinion helps the music bosses decide
• which artists / bands to sign
• which new songs to release as singles
• which songs to play on the radio

You choose the prizes you win!
- CDs, iPods, Vouchers, gig tickets & more!

http://www.songpeople.com/index.asp?languageid=64&bhcp=1

Freebie For The First 1,000

Just Free Stuff

April 20, 2007

Im Gonna Kick His...

Im sorry, but this is just too cute....

Little Girls and Monsters !!

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6 New Contests From The Celebrity Cafe

The Celebrity Cafe - Win one of five copies of Tantalize

* One Grand Prize Winner will receive: An autographed copy of Kitty and the Midnight Hour;
Kitty Goes to Washington and Kitty Takes a Holiday all by Carrie Vaugh.

* Five Grand Prize Winners will receive: One copy of Tantalize

Daily Entry. Expires June 15, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win an Annuals/Blonde Redhead vinyl package

* One Grand Prize Winner will receive: Annuals/Blonde Redhead vinyl package One Annuals 7'"
: "Brother" b/w "Ease My Mind" (not on their CD Be He Me) and One Blonde Redhead 7"

Daily Entry. Expires April 30, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - One of Five First Years - New Baby Prize Packs

* Five Grand Prize Winners will receive:
* 1 Clean Air Diaper Disposal System
* 1 Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub
* 1 Soothie Bottle Starter Set
* 4 Pack of Take and Toss 7 ox Spill proof sippys with removable handles.

Daily Entry. Expires July 31, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win one of five copies of The Real Wedding Crashers – Prize Pack

* Five Grand Prize Winners will receive:
* WEDDING CRASHER KIT
* Copy of Wedding Crashers on DVD
* Champagne Flutes
* Wedding Slinger
* Shot Glasses
* Lip Balm
* Breath Spray
* All of it comes in a custom Tuxedo box!

Daily Entry. Expires May 15, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win Spiderman 3 Chopper Patrol

* Five Grand Prize Winner will receive: Spiderman 3 Micro Chopper Patrols from Jasman Toys

Daily Entry. Expires May 31, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win a Kurt Elling cd and autographed photo

* Three Grand Prize Winner will receive: A signed Kurt Elling 8x10 photos and a copy of his new album "Nightmoves"

Daily Entry. Expires May 15, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

Free Headwrap For The First 500


http://www.studioim.com/familycircle/

April 21, 2007

A Letter I JUST Got

Thank you Donna!

Hey James I got this from someone else on another site and its true my card will arrive in 2 weeks.
Free $10 Lowes Gift Card
Call 1-877-569-3740 Automated
Enter Promo Code 67251780634047370

This is verified I just called & it said I willreceive my card in approx 2 weeks....

Dont know how long this promo will last, so I thought I wouldget it out right now.

Donna SAHM and loving it.

April 22, 2007

Daily Survey - Minute Rice Consumer Panel

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Minute® Rice has created a panel of consumers who, from time to time, offer valuable insight on products and flavors. If you would like to become a member of our panel, please complete the information below and click on the submit button.

We will periodically send product samples, great recipes and coupons to selected panel members.

Thank you for your participation.

http://www.rivianakitchens.com/rk/minuterice.htm

April 23, 2007

Daily Survey - McCormick Friends & Flavor Club

They offer 2 types of free memberships

Email Members

As a Friends & Flavor email member, you'll enjoy:
• Exclusive Monthly online articles and content, with simple flavor ideas
• New recipes from the McCormick test kitchens
• Regular emails with quick and easy cooking tips


Full Members

As a Friends & Flavor full member, you'll also enjoy:
• A new personalized recipe every day
• A search tool that matches the ingredients in your pantry with tasty recipes
• The opportunity to share your thoughts with McCormick and other club members
• A tool that allows you to save and organize your favorite McCormick recipes
• And much more!

http://www.mccormick.com/ffabout.cfm?&DCMP=ILC-HP_friends

April 24, 2007

My Generation...


Daily Survey - OralCare

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Join the Product Review Team - It's Free to Join!

Join the team and receive free oral care product samples to try in your home, and provide to your friends and family. By joining, you will be able to provide product feedback directly to the manufacturers of the samples that you receive. The more feedback you provide, the more samples you will receive.

http://www.oralcare.com/display/signup_consumer.cgi

April 25, 2007

Free Hanes Panty

Probably wont last long!

http://www.fsisolutions.com/hanessample/

April 26, 2007

Daily Survey - Cool Cookie Advisors


Access to:
* Event invitations
* Gifts and prizes
* Exclusive deals
* Product samples

They are also giving away one $500 gift card and five $100 gift cards to Sephora.

http://www.mediamarksurveys.com/coolcookie/

April 27, 2007

Live In The Dallas Area? Free Cash!

Thank you Connie!

Hi James, Hope all is well!! Here is a good free thing through the weekly reader site. http://wrinsiders.com/kids/?RP=Home

I thought you may have some readers in the TX area that could do this. Have a great weekend. Connie


Weekly Reader is interested in understanding how you and your family make decisions about food and food choices—how you decide what, when and where to eat; what you think of family meals and nutritional labeling; how your hectic life impacts the foods you and your family eat and how you make dining out decisions.

We are writing to invite you and you’re your INSIDER to participate in an-person discussion group that will be held in the Dallas area (Irving) on Tuesday May 1st. The sessions are as follows:


Mom sessions:
Session 1: 9 am to approximately 11am. Moms of pre-schoolers (3-5 year olds). Your pre-schoolers are invited to come too!)
Session 2: 12 PM-2 PM. Moms of 1st-4th grade children
Session 3: 7 PM-9 PM Moms of 5th-8th grade children

Kid sessions:
Session 4: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM 3rd Grade Girls
Session 5: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM 5th Grade Boys

Each discussion will involve approximately 6-8 other moms/kids. The discussions will be held at:

Dallas Focus
511 E. Carpenter Freeway, Suite 100
Irving, TX 75062
972-869-2366
972-869-9174 (fax)
Directions


You and/or your child will be paid for your/their time as follows:
Moms $ 75.00
Kids: $ 50.00
In addition, you can receive an additional $100 prize for the best homework collage (see the survey below for details).
If you are willing to participate, please click the link below to fill out this short survey and confirm your availability. Plus, we'll give your INSIDER 250 points if you confirm!


Confirmation survey (NOTE: THIS SURVEY IS ONLY FOR MOMS OF INSIDERS IN THE DALLAS, TEXAS AREA AND YOU CAN ATTEND ON THE DATES POSTED. PLEASE USE YOU INSIDER'S ACCOUNT DETAIL TO FILL OUR SURVEY)

http://esurvey.wrinsiders.com/?StudyID=1087833

Thanks and we hope you can attend!

April 28, 2007

Yankee Or Dixie?

Me, im 50% Yankee, but I live in Chicago. weird!!

and yes, we say POP! =)

http://odds.calspics.com/YankDixie.html

April 29, 2007

8 New Contests From The Celebrity Cafe

The Celebrity Cafe - Win one of five Dreamgirls DVDs
* Five Grand Prize Winners will receive: Dreamgirls on DVD
Daily Entry. Expires May 31, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win a Spiderman 3 Prize Pack
* One Grand Prize Winner will receive: Spider-Man 3 Soundtrack, action figure and cute lil’ SpiDog who’ll play songs from your MP3 player.
Daily Entry. Expires May 31, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win One of Three Copies of the Death Proof soundtrack CD & movie poster
* Three Grand Prize Winners will receive: Death Proof soundtrack CD & movie poster
Daily Entry. Expires May 15, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win one of five Autographed New Amsterdams - Killed or Cured CDs
* Five Grand Prize Winners will receive: Autographed New Amsterdams - Killed or Cured CDs
Daily Entry. Expires May 31, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win one of five Autographed Steve Bertrand - Pain is a Megaphone CDs
* Five Grand Prize Winners will receive: an Autographed Steve Bertrand - Pain is a Megaphone CD
Daily Entry. Expires May 31, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.


The Celebrity Cafe - Win one of eight UMe's New "Number Ones" compilations

* Eight Grand Prize Winners will receive: One (1) Copy of ONE of the following CDs: UMe's Number Ones Country, Jazz, Soul, Soundtracks, Dance, Love Songs, Motown or Pop CD.
Daily Entry. Expires May 31, 2007. U.S. And Canada Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win a Haste The Day's - Pressure The Hinges cd
* Five Grand Prize Winners will receive: Haste The Day's - Pressure The Hinges cd
Daily Entry. Expires May 31, 2007. U.S. Only.

The Celebrity Cafe - Win a signed iPod Nano from Joan Osborne!
* One Grand Prize Winners will receive: One winner with get a iPod Nano signed by Joan Osborne and a copy of her new album to load onto it!
Daily Entry. Expires May 31, 2007. U.S. Only.

Gotta Do Some Dog Humor

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Dino Workshop

Free Million Dollar Bill!

Too bad its not real!

Anyhow...send them a self addressed stamped envelope.

http://www.georgiamillions.com/

Daily Survey - Open Table

Not really a survey site, but a points program.

Me and my wife decided to take the kids out to eat last night, so we chose The Weber Grill.
It was awesome too. (our first time there)

So anyway, I needed to make reservations, so I went to their website to get the phone number.
Then it said I can reserve online, so I did.
Thats how I found out about Open Table.

The cool thing is there are hundreds of restaurants in their list. So you'd want to check here there first if the place you want to go to is listed. Hey, its a free 100 points.

Now the info from their site.....

OpenTable members can earn Dining Rewards Points for online reservations they make and honor. These points can be redeemed for OpenTable Dining Cheques which can be used at any OpenTable restaurant.

Reservations initiated on www.opentable.com typically earn 100 points, but 1000-point reservations are available at select restaurants and times. (Look for the "1,000pts" designation under certain reservation slots.) Points are awarded once OpenTable receives confirmation that diners were seated. No points are awarded for cancellations or no-shows. Please allow up to 48 hours after dining for points to appear in your account.

Once you've accumulated at least 2,000 Points, you can redeem them for OpenTable Dining Cheques in the following denominations:

2,000 points = US$20 or Can$26 or £15
5,000 points = US$50 or Can$65 or £37.50
10,000 points = US$100 or Can$130 or £75

You must be an OpenTable member to earn and accumulate Dining Rewards Points. Be sure to sign up (it's free) when you make your first reservation.

http://www.opentable.com

Swopster - Free Video Game Swapping

Free Game Swapping? How Does That Work?
Simply register (for free!) and list your unwanted games. Then list any specific games you want and/or the types of games you enjoy. We immediately match you up with any other members who can swap games with you. You can then request/agree free game swaps through the site.

Is Free Game Swapping Safe?
Our free game swapping service is completely transparent, so every member has a rating (like eBay). You can also check out the complete swapping history of other members before requesting/agreeing swaps with them.

Once you've agree a swap, all you'll need to do is pay for postage when sending off your unwanted game. And then wait for your free game swap to arrive!

If you get bored with your new game, just swap it again! And again, and again.
Free game swapping - no catches, no spam, no hidden charges, no subscriptions.

http://www.swopster.com/

April 30, 2007

A Free $1 Gift Check From KFC

This one starts today and is good for the first 10,000.

The first 10,000 people who log onto KFC.com and correctly identify the Colonel's message will win a $1 KFC gift check. This special offer kicks off April 30, when all KFC restaurants nationwide begin serving fried chicken with zero grams trans fat per serving. No purchase is necessary to enter. Must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the 50 United States or District of Columbia to participate.

http://www.kfc.com/zerogravity/

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