Archive for March, 2012

AT&T Data Warnings going out to more customers

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

AT&T had a failed merger with T-Mobile and we are starting to think they are taking out the costs on their customers. Maybe they should pay their CEO and managers less and not punish their loyal customers. The number two carrier AT&T moved toward cashing in on rising wireless Internet traffic in 2010, when it became the first major U.S. carrier to stop offering unlimited data plans to new subscribers. This was devastating because it charged higher prices for greater data use. In January, it raised the prices of those tiered plans by as much as 33%. If this was not enough the behemoth Mother-Bell is telling the subscribers who were grandfathered into $30-a-month unlimited plans that their Internet download speeds will be cut back if they use more than three gigabytes of data a month. This amounts to about 10 hours of high-definition video according to the carrier but say someone is using Pandora or an online radio they listen to at work it will come faster than you think. The company claims that if you use your Wifi connection at home or work you can counter these charges and use less phone data but as much as we are paying we should not have to and AT&T needs a public outcry. We have got to stop this greedy corporation from stealing from us with these added fees. When they claim it is unlimited it should be nothing but unlimited.

Top 5 Free Sites for Samples

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The internet has numerous websites and pages dedicated to providing their readers with current up to date information on what free samples are being offered and from where. Some sites provide links to the pages to sign up for the various free samples while other sites offer a variety of free samples available through sign up on their page. Both types of sites normally feature a sign up link for notification when they have free sample information. They will notify through email, facebook posts, twitter posts and some will notify through text messages.

Free samples from freebie sites can range from pet food to laundry detergent to food items to medicinal products. These samples vary in size and quantities. Sometimes the free sample is full-sized product item and other times it might be a sample pack containing a small example of the product. Often the freebie site samples come with product literature and coupons.

1. PG Try It

For free samples of Procter and Gamble products, the company offers a site at www.pgtryit.com/ which is designed entirely to give consumers an opportunity to try their products free. The product samples offered change often. The site allows the consumer to pick which of the available samples and coupons they wish to receive. They then ship a box of free samples, coupons and product literature with no shipping charges. Totally free samples for quality products.

2. Walmart

Many different stores offer a free sample section on their websites. www.walmart.com consistently has a good free sample page. Their page rapidly changes with different samples available. After choosing which samples to receive, the shopper fills out a short information form and Walmart ships the samples and coupons – no shipping charges. Other stores which have similar website pages are Target and Sam’s Club. With Sam’s Club, most free samples are reserved for members only.

3. That Freebie Site

A website dedicated to providing subscribers and readers with current ongoing freebie sample offers is www.thatfreebiesite.com which offers info on their website, email notifications, social site posts (Facebook, Twitter).
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Fill out a short survey to score 250 easy Priority Club Points

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

This was pretty simple and straight-forward. I received an email today to fill out a short survey and I got 250 Priority Club points added to my account. If you have an account with this chain of hotels which includes Holiday Inn and Intercontinental this could help drive your points to the level you need to redeem a free night. You may check your email and see if you got this offer.

Visa Black Gets GoDaddy on us!

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The Visa Black Card, issued by Barclays Bank, is one of the most prestigious “premium” cards on the market. Their marketing is aimed at leaving your more pedestrian credit card products behind, because the Visa Black Card offers a generous 15-month 0% APR offer on balance transfers, 24-Hour Concierge – Members enjoy 24/7 access to concierge professionals who specialize in making entertainment, travel, business, shopping and lifestyle desires a reality. Exclusive Rewards Program – Every purchase made earns 1% cash back, or when redeemed for airfare, the points are even more valuable. Redeem on any airline with no blackouts or restrictions starting at only 25,000 points for a ticket worth up to $500. Unlimited VIP Airport Lounge Visits – Enjoy unlimited visits to over 350 lounges in over 200 of the most-traveled cities across the world. A layover never sounded this good?!? Luxury Gifts – Receive complimentary gifts from some of the world’s top brands. Zero Liability – Cardmembers will not be held accountable for unauthorized charges to their account (just like most other cards in this range) (more…)