Amazon Fire TV, Worth Getting Excited About

 Recently the Amazon Fire TV Smart Media Player was released into an already crowded market.  In many ways it is just like Roku and Apple TV though Amazon threw in a few extras to make it a better investment.  Like most of the market, the Amazon Fire TV is priced at $99....more

What’s the Best Baby Registry?

Another tough decision that expecting parents are typically faced with is where to register for the baby shower.  I’ll break it down to the top 5 and what we ended up going with.  I’ll rate them based on the following factors…selection, price, customer service, return policy and completion discount....more
BabyList has a registry completion discount now! Whoo ...more

Who Purchased The Washington Post And How Can Breast Cancer Patients Benefit ... Neurogenesis

Who Purchased The Washington Post And How Can Breast Cancer Patients Benefit  Barron’s Medical Journal Robert Graham Ph.D. Reporting from Rice University Houston, Texas USA (Global Newswire ) ( PRNewswire )Who Purchased The Washington Post And How Can Breast Cancer Patients Benefit...more

Get Great Short-Run Printing for Your Self-Published Book

Today's short-run printing companies cater to self-publishers by offering easy-to-use book design templates and astoundingly quick service. Get a PDF-formatted proof, approve it, and order 1, 25, or more books, from one of these companies....more

Frugal Textbooks

As I've said, I'm taking a huge course load this summer.  One of the textbooks I needed was $110!!  I didn't have enough financial aid left after tuition to cover it.  The actual cash?  No way, no how!I headed over to Amazon to see if I could find a used textbook I could afford.  One thing about used books, not all of them qualify for Amazon Prime.  I didn't want to pay as much for shipping as I did for the book; so I narrowed my search for just those available on Prime. ...more

Interview: "Blue's Clues" Creator Angela Santomero Launches Two Shows Via Amazon Instant Video

Angela Santomero has saved my butt on more than one occasion. As the creative force behind Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood she's given me much needed ammo for potty training, calming down toddlers, getting my daughter to wait patiently, and so much more....more

Playing Out Customer Service Woes via Social Media

I'll admit that I thought it.  We were dealing for the ninetieth time with the department store where we purchased our ant-infested dishwasher.  They were refusing to give us a new non-ant-infested dishwasher and said unfortunately they couldn't do anything for us because there were no parts to fix.  It was on the tip of my tongue as the man told us that the warranty didn't cover things such as the dishwasher becoming infested with ants while at the warehouse: I am so going to blog this and name your big store and ask everyone to spread word across social media that your popular department store sells nasty dishwashers. Ooooh, I so wanted the Internet to rise up against them. ...more
I love this post, Melissa. I think we need to use SM to make complaints carefully. I do think ...more

Frugal School Continued

Last week I let you know about the free backpack I managed to score.  Part of that deal was the free shipping I get by utilizing Amazon Prime.  This week, I found a deal on Amazon Prime itself.As a new college student, I became eligible to join Amazon Student.  With Amazon Student, I receive six months of FREE Amazon Prime.  As I already use Amazon Prime, Amazon refunded me six months ($39.50) of the yearly fee.  Not only refunded it...but did it within 24 hours!...more

Cyber Monday Redux

Yes, I know it's Tuesday!  Amazon, though, is continuing their Cyber Monday deals all week.You have to check the site on a regular basis...the deals change every couple of hours and they sell out fast!  If the particular deal you are interested in isn't available at the moment, click the "join the waitlist" button and hope you can still score one!...more

Kindle Paperwhite: A Smart Bitches' Review

Last night my Kindle Paperwhite (which I've been calling the Kindle Paperweight without meaning to, and the name has stuck) arrived. I had this scheduled on my calendar as soon as I received the shipping notification. I wanted time completely alone to set up the Kindle - and to my surprise my sons were about as excited about the new Kindle as I was. They wanted me to open the box in front of them, which was bonehead easy, thanks to Amazon's truly (and I mean this) excellent packaging initiative.  ...more
@JennaHatfield  @Leica  It also has a RSS feeder that can be syncronized with your google chrome ...more