Amazon.com had stellar sales with the Kindle Fire on Black Friday 2011. Rumors are circulating that in an attempt to compete with the New Ipad they are planning a launch of not one but three new Kindle Fire tablets.
Some are saying to not expect the release before the third quarter of this year, let’s just hope it makes the Black Friday 2012 deadline.
With the Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet just past the ripe old age of four months, rumors are starting to swirl about what Amazon has coming next. Twice already this year we’ve seen reports about a 10-inch model being in the works. Now it looks …
A video review of the Amazon Kindle Fire Android tablet and ebook reader. Check out Lisa’s full written review here: www.mobiletechreview.com This is Amazon’s first color LCD ebook reader and more. Underneath it runs Android 2.3, but you’d never know…
So what do you think?
Has the Kindle Fire lived up to your expectations so far? Will Black Friday 2012 be poised to outpace Black Friday 2011 and give Amazon.com another stellar year?
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The Hunger Gamesmovie cast caused quite the stir on the red carpet at the March 12 premier held in Los Angeles. Due to hit theaters around March 23rd the anticipation from fans of the three book series seems to be rising to potential Harry Potter levels. There are four episodes in the works, the 2nd of which is already slated for a Nov. 2013 release.
Fans of all ages turned out for the March 12 world premiere of The Hunger Games at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth followed a dizzying number of …
Shot on location in beautiful North Carolina adding quite a boost to the local economy. Check out some breathtaking scenery in this next article.
Never the less Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the wildly popular Hunger Games trilogy, and her tough yet vulnerable, trusting yet cynical, beautiful yet brutal character has managed to work her way into my dark, shriveled … While this is not the same color as pictured you should keep a few things in mind – the most important of those things being this is for a costume you’re going to wear to the showing of a midnight movie based on a Young Adult fiction novel series.
As with any rising pop culture iconic phenomenon there is sure to a line of wonderful merchandise for consumers to memoir their new found passion. From trinkets to t-shirts, coffee mugs to costumes not to mention posters, jewelry, books and dvds. Even Amazon.com has already filled their cyber shelves with Hunger Games merchandise for all ages.
Hunger games author Suzanne Collins has definately touched a nerve with young America, and dare I say world wide, with her Trilogy of books. However, now that she has seen the premier you might be curious to know how she feels about the screen version. Well read on to find out.
‘Hunger Games‘ author Suzanne Collins has seen the finished movie version of her work. Read on to hear her take on the film director Gary Ross has put together and whether the cast of young actors rises to the occasion.
All in All
Needless to say the flames have been fanned are sure to rise to inferno levels as fans and moviegoers worldwide flock to the theaters to take in all that is The Hunger Games Trilogy over the coming months and years.
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What makes Superbowl adsorSuperbowl Commercials a super hit
with advertisers? Answer – Buzz!
Not just on Monday morning around the water cooler, but long after
the game and even throughout the year marketers are hoping to
keep viewers attention.
2012 Superbowl Ads Cost?
For a 30-second spot advertisers are paying a whopping $3.5
million. (That’s a lot of Nacho chips)
Is it worth it? Well, how often do you get 111 million fans all in one
room at the same time? That’s right, and advertisers know that a
successful ad can completely set the path for the company and its’
Take Volkswagen’s 2011 Superbowl Ad with its “Star Wars” theme,
adorable little boy and funny hook. A quick viral hit, with over 49
million views on YouTube and doubling volume sales of the 2012
Passat sedan for the year.
When done right the payoff can be huge, and so Volkswagen
figures, hey, if it ain’t broke, as they keep with their Star Wars
theme for this years’ big game.
The Volkswagen Beetle teaser spot has already reached over 10
million views on YouTube. Shop Amazon Sports – Gear Up for the Super Bowl
Celebrity Buzz! Celebrities also hope to cash in on Super bowl mania by creating a little buzz of their own. With the high price of entry to a spot in the big game, advertisers try to pack a little extra punch with celebrity attraction, even if the celebrity has little or nothing to do with the brand being advertised.
Unfortunately, according to AceMetrix research firm who specializes in measuring ad effectiveness, ads featuring celebrities are 3 percent less effective than those without them. However, for the celebrities it can be huge.
The cost to hire a celebrity for a super bowl spot can range anywhere from $50k to $1.5 million. That’s a lot of cheese, but the real payoff is the uptick to the celebrities image, unless of course the commercial itself really tanks.
Still, advertisers are willing to pay the big bucks for celebrities because they realize or at least hope they can cash in, not only on the current viewing audience, but through the fans and followers of the celebrity within their social media accounts.
Numerous celebs have social media followers numbering in the millions, and if these celebrities are tweeting and facebooking about their upcoming date with Superbowl destiny, well that’s a win-win for both celebrity and advertiser.
Last year, Best Buy scored a touchdown when they snagged A-List celeb and phenom Justin Bieber earning the chain 25 million+ web views within mere days after the game, but that’s not all, it also garnered 1.3 billion consumer media impressions.
So what are some of the ingredients of a super delicious Superbowl commercial?
“They make us laugh, they make us cry
sometimes we gasp, sometimes we sigh,
whate’re the force, they hope we buy,
for the way we watch, goes the bottom line.”…jpnetco
We’ve all heard “Sex Sells” but does it really? Some researchers say, not so much. They have found that spots with sexual overtones are 10% less likable than ads without racy images, based on analysis of multi year results from USA Today’s Ad Meter, who electronically rates Super Bowl ads as they air.
So, what, according to the research do most of us prefer to watch?
Most viewers would actually rather see ads with kids or animals.
However, someone forgot to tell the advertisers. Even though sex tones in Super Bowl ads are getting edgier, it’s really nothing new.
Doritos has used it, as well as Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch, but, GoDaddy is probably the big daddy of them all.
Apparently, the researchers don’t recall around 1999 and that young marketers dream come true, the Internet, when Victoria’s Secret used the ole sex ploy. In a first quarter spot, with lingerie runway models promoting an online fashion show due to air four days after the big game, the VS website crashed when 1.2 million viewers went to the site, not four days after the game, but immediately after the spot aired during the game.
So, there you have it. Football is big, but the SuperBowl is, well, Super Big. I’ve even heard rumors of making it a National Holiday, but in my opinion that would be moot, because most people are already off on Sunday and most businesses are closed.
To all the advertisers serving up those Super Superbowl Ads and Commericals in this Sunday’s game, good luck, play fair and maythe best Mad Men win.
Hey, who’s playing this year anyway, I’m just going for the commercials.
Have a favorite Super Bowl commercial, past or present? Shout it out below in the comments section.
Valentines Day Gifts for Mencan often times be a daunting task, even for the most imaginative shoppers. Especially if that special someone is the proverbial “man who has everything”. Following is a list of suggestions from users of an Amazon forum that I thought might help to spark a few ideas if you find your self in need of a little gifting inspiration. I hope you find it helpful and wish you all a very Happy Valentines Day!
I have sent flowers to my hubby for Valentine’s Day in the past, his birthday and one year for Mother’s Day (thanking him for making me a mother). All occasions very well received.
Purchase 12-15 songs from iTunes that express your love for him, how he makes you feel, how you see him, etc., and make him a CD. Make sure they’re songs that he’d like, not your traditional sappy love songs.
If he is a movie lover, you might try a gift basket with a new movie or a gift subscription to Netflix, along with his favorite soda, popcorn and candy.
Make him his favorite dinner with a bottle of his favorite wine:)
I don’t like those boxed chocolates, but my husband loves them. So I always buy those for him. My husband also likes reading while he is in the bathroom, so I get him interesting books. Just recently, I got him the UFC Encyclopedia from Amazon. I am sure there are different books like this on whatever sport or hobby he enjoys.
If he has an iPhone, how about this gadget: http://wakemate.com/
It’s supposed to wake him up during the lightest point in his sleep cycle in a time window he chooses, using a sensor on his wrist to detect him sleep cycles.
If he’s a NFL fan… then check out www.imonds.com
They have awesome NFL jewelery for men and women.
How about an e-gift card from Amazon? I just ordered one for my 39 year old son’s birthday that is coming up. It is sent online right to his inbox & he can purchase anything he wants with it! I am also sending pizza to his office for lunch since there are only 3 of them that work there.
If he has a desk job, why not a gift basket with a desk accessory and treats ?
Do you have a favorite gifts for men idea, one that you have either received or one that you have given to someone else? If so, please feel free to share with our readers in the comments section below.
Black Friday/Cyber Monday are done for 2011 and with only a couple of weeks till Christmas, are all the deals gone as well?
No, enter Green Monday and Free shipping Friday.
The 2nd Monday in December (Dec. 12) was branded Green Monday about five years ago by Ebay. There are still deals to be had on this, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
Free Shipping Friday, for all you “put off till tomorrow” types (like me) this year falls on Friday, December 16th. Thsi is one of the last chances to find some of those big holiday discounts.
Retailers who participate in this day are offering free shipping on online orders and guaranteeing delivery by Christmas Eve.
Do your research now to find who is participating this year by going to FreeShipping.org or FreeShippingDay.com.
Many retailers require a code to get the deal but not all are doing this. Two of my favorites that do not require any type of code are Amazon and Walmart. Walmart even says the offer applies to over 100,000 items, just look for the “HomeFree” symbol when you shop.
With Amazon, just spend $25 or more and get free super saver shipping. Not only that, but both Amazon and Walmart offers are ongoing, meaning there is no deadline to get the free shipping, but don’t delay if you want to get it there by Christmas.
Yes, Black Friday/Cyber Monday are but a distant memory now, but there are still some fantastic deals to be had, and by shopping online you still have a great chance to get it done in time for the big day.
So, shop smart ya’ll and have a wonderful, joyous and safe Holiday Savings Season!
Check out Cyber Monday Electronics Deals at Amazon.com Now
Don’t wait till they’re all gone, many time sensitive incredible cyber monday deals on the most current electronics products available. Whether for your home, car, or office you’ll find some incredible discounts on your electronics needs. Today, you can save up to 75% on popular products such as computers, HDTVs, home audio gear, GPS devices, cameras, MP3 players, video games, and cell phones. Cyber Monday Electronics Deals Now
Become a Prime member and receive Free 2 day shipping on eligible electronics.
For even more incredible deals be sure to check into Gold Box Deals for more product savings like Blu-ray players and digital streaming devices priced under $100. Many of these Blu-ray players are also Internet-ready, so you can check Facebook, download a movie from Netflix, share photos on Picasa, and more from the comfort of your couch. You gotta hurry though, many offers are time sensitive.
So continue saving with Amazons’ Cyber Monday Electronics Deals today.
If you have found an incredible deal today please share with our readers in the comments section below.
Cyber Monday deals week from Amazon begins today. Here you will find low prices and sales on a multitude of products for your holiday gift giving challenges. Some deals are subject to limited supplies on hand, but new ones will be continuously added throughout the day just in case you miss any, and will carry on all week long. Cyber Monday Deals Week
Daily Double at Mac Connection: Was 1.5%, now get 3.0% Cash Back! is now being offered at Ebates.com. Their super savings deals officially start on Cyber Monday, but every day offers a new and different daily double. Ebates has over 1200 stores available for you to amas huge savings daily and the opportunity to get cash back. Online shopping has never been so rewarding. You can sign up for free and start saving and earning immediately.
Don’t Miss Walmart’s Cyber Week Specials – Live This Sunday! Although the turkey is long gone, the Holiday savings continue at Walmart.com! Sunday 11/26 through Friday 12/2, you’ll find great gifts for everyone on your list – and at the right price!
It’s Finally Here, Black Friday Sales abound. Savvy shoppers saving money and scurrying about to find all the best black friday deals they can. Who can blame them just look at some of these special deals.
Todays daily double from Ebates.com is at Kohl’s 10% cash back, it’s normally 2%. I saw these amazing specials as well, how about Old Navy with 7% cash back, 12% at Under Armour, Lands’ End 6%, then there’s the Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Nordstroms, Best Buy, Lowe’s, and many, many more in fact there’s over 1200 stores to shop at.
Where else can you spend money, SAVE MONEY, and MAKE MONEY with cash back except at Ebates.com.
Shop Walmart’s Big Black Friday Savings! Walmart.com is the place to be! Head to Walmart.com today and find the widest selection and the unbelievably low prices on some of the season’s most sought-after gifts in every department. Choose from specials on apparel and jewelry, baby gear, electronics, items for the home, furniture, health and beauty essentials, movies, music and books, outdoor living items, sports and fitness equipment, toys, video games and more! And you’ll save even more on Black Friday specials with free shipping on thousands of in-stock items. These unbelievably low prices are while supplies last so hurry over to Walmart.com and find great gifts for everyone – at amazing savings – today.
Amazon.com Black Friday Deals are going on all day long. Offerings such as rewards points for every dollar you spend, Amazon Prime and instant videos, now with a one month free trial, Gold Box Deals and so much more. Incredible savings all day.
So if your not all that keen to fight the crowds and the traffic, or if you were that brave but still have a few things to buy, why not shop online. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, maybe some milk and cookies in your favorite pjays, and get your shopping groove online.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow savvy shoppers.
Just a quick post today to wish you all a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. I’m so excited for today that I’m already thinking of Thanksgiving Day 2012, primarily just the good eatin’ part.
We all know that the big sales start tomorrow Black Friday and carry through to Cyber Monday, but did you know that many retailers, even though they may be closed offline, they are offering incredible Thanksgiving Day Sales online.
So, today I am going to give you a few quick links to where you can start saving money shopping online today.
How about Walmarts’ Thanksgiving Day only specials.
Ebates Daily Double cash back sale. Just sign up here for free and start earning cash back while you shop. A different daily double store each day with 1200+ stores.
Finally, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season so here is a link to some great tips and sound advice from the FBI to help you have a safer and happy holiday shopping experience both online and off. FBI Holiday Shopping Safety Tips.
When it comes to cash back websites, the ebates stores site can’t be beat. Sign up is free, the rewards are priceless, and their black friday sale is spectacular.
What? You haven’t heard of ebates, well my fellow savvy shoppers, lend me your ears.
Ebates.com according to their about page “is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping. The company was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud & identity theft before starting Ebates (so you can be sure we are very into secure online transactions!). So go ahead, sign up and start shopping now. Joining Ebates is always free – you’ll never pay us anything. And four times a year or more, we’ll mail you a Big Fat Check, or transfer the money to your PayPal account if you’d prefer. We can even send the money to your favorite charity. All 100% free.”
Over 1200 stores to choose from including biggies such as BestBuy, Victoria’s Secret, and Office Depot, and many more. You buy, you save, and you get cash back, as much as 24% though the average range is 3-5%.
Still the savings and cash back can be significant because you can shop for the things you are already going to buy anyway, that’s how big their selection of stores is.
And talk about Daily Doubles, I’ve seen it as much as 51% cash back. Now that’s some serious green, and in todays’ economy we could all use a little help from the money saving Gods, right.
Not only can you save and make money by shopping (your gonna shop somewhere, right) you can also earn cash and rewards for just telling others about your new financial freedom riders train to savings.
Ebates scam? I don’t think so, I personally have received my “Big Fat Check” ( that’s the first thing you see when you open the envelope “Here’s Your Big Fat Check” even if it’s just a few dollars, it’s really fun receiving those) but don’t just take my word for it (although you should) read what these folks have to say.
I was skeptical back in 2001 when I first joined, but have been totally satisfied and everything is done as promised from you. I recommend this site highly, and anyone that shops the net is crazy not to go through your site!”- Dale Ann D., Malone, NY
“Since 2001, I have saved hundreds of dollars purchasing gifts for family and friends and of course, things for me and my home. The deals I have found from buying Restoration Hardware patio cushions to my Overstock down comforter to my KitchenAid mixer are FANTASTIC.”- Nancy R., Alamo, CA
“Ebates allows me to shop for discounts at my favorite stores, and earn Cash Back at the same time.”- Denise G., Pacifica, CA
“Ebates is the greatest… because I like getting the cash back on the thing I buy”Joe, Brentwood, NH
“Ebates is the best way to shop online – the deals are great and the big fat check is awesome.”- Jeanne M., Daly City, CA
“You should never shop online without going through Ebates first. This site is a bargain Mecca that gives you easy access to sales and rewards.”- Amanda K., Marietta, GA
“I didn’t know how many bargains there were online.”Michelle, Dallas, TX
“It’s easy to navigate around the site without a lot of effort for bargains and sales. The cash rebates are good, plus you can take even greater advantage of savings when you shop at the Ebates specials page.”- X.J., Berkeley, CA
Well, I could go on and on but time is short, there’s shopping to be done, savings to be had, and, oh yea, cash back.
Happy Holidays, savvy shoppers, and as you foray out into that vast wilderness of spending mayhem, remember one thing. Shop Smart, you can do it.
Have you tried Ebates yet? What are some of your best money saving tips for the holidays? Please let us know by commenting below.