Free Amazon Fire Stick or $50 Off Fire TV with SlingTV Sign-up

Free Amazon Fire Stick or $50 Off Fire TV with SlingTV Sign-up


The day is finally here. SlingTV‘s app comes to Amazon’s ecosystem with the announcement that the SlingTV app is FINALLY on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

To sweeten the deal, Sling and Amazon are offering a FREE Fire TV Stick or $50 off a Amazon Fire TV with a 3 Month ($60) SlingTV sign-up through the links on the Amazon site; found on each product page.

So is it worth it?

YES! It’s definitely worth a try.

Remember, you can cancel your SlingTV subscription at any time!

The availability of live TV channels that you can’t get over air is a huge draw, particularly the ESPN and ESPN2 channels.

You’re also getting the Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and Hulu Plus apps on the Amazon devices.

All of them come with FREE TRIALS (Amazon 30 days Free with Prime Trial, Netflix 30 Day Free Trial, and Hulu Plus 1 Week Free), and all are on the Amazon Fire TV devices. This makes the combination of a FREE Amazon Fire TV Stick and SlingTV a tough deal to beat.

Does this mean you’ll get everything you want over air with a over air HDTV antenna and SlingTV?

Quite possibly, with a few low priced subscription fees for streaming services.

If you have a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick with apps for Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus and more…you just might!

If you were thinking about getting either a Amazon streaming device or signing up for SlingTV, this is the time to do it. Truly a sweet deal for Valentine’s Day and a gift that will bring great enjoyment for months, if not years to come.

Can’t decide whether to buy the Fire TV Stick or the Amazon Fire TV?

Here’s a link to a comparison chart to help you decide.

The Fire TV has a faster quad-core processor, voice search, more memory and the ability to have a wired internet connection. The Fire TV Stick is wireless only, but very fast in my household. It can have voice search if you install the Amazon Fire TV Remote App to your phone or tablet.

NOTE: If you install the Free SlingTV app, you’ll be prompted to accept a Free 14 Day Trial. You cannot use the Amazon Promo IF you’ve already accepted this deal as they both require you to sign up for Sling TV service.

20% Off All Mohu HDTV Antennas

Now through Monday, February 16th, enjoy 20% Off ALL Mohu products at checkout including the powerful Mohu Leaf 50 and the urban favorite, the Leaf Metro.

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If you’re not sure how to cut the cord and afraid it’s just too technical for you – never fear!

My book: Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV can help you to understand the jargon and give you step-by-step instructions on how to setup and enjoy free over air TV by using one of Mohu’s great HDTV antennas.

Update Your Workspaces For 2015

I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make my workspaces more efficient and fun.

While I’ll probably never be 100% happy with my desks (yes, multiples which I hope to have down to one before I die…) or monitor choices, I keep looking and trying out new ones. Of course they also have to fit my budget, which makes the task of finding the right ones a little bit more challenging.

Here are a few products I found on Amazon that you might find are right for updating your workspace and can perking your productivity.  Or at the very least encourage you to stay at your desk and watch cat videos on YouTube.


You can DIY your desk with a wire shelving unit or two saw horses and an old door, but for those of us on a budget who want a modern look with minimal effort, these are good options.

Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk, Black with Black Glass

For around $210 you can take two of these desks and create a u-shaped desk. Add some LED strip lighting and you’ll be the Commander of Cool!

If you’re more of a minimalist or Mac addict, you may prefer something a bit more subtle.

Prepac White Floating Desk with Storage

I like both these desks as they are inexpensive (less than $155 each at the time of this writing) and yet still fun and functional.


Not all office lighting has to be fluorescent and overhead.  Consider these less traditional lighting sources.

Crystal Allies Gallery: Natural Himalayan Globe Salt Lamp Ionic Air Purifier on Wood Base with Cord, Light Bulb & Authentic Crystal Allies Info Card

TaoTronics® Elune TT-DL01 Dimmable LED Desk Lamp (14W, Piano Black, 4 Lighting Modes, 5-Level Dimmer, Touch-Sensitive Control Panel, 1-Hour Auto Timer, 5V/1A USB Charging Port)



Ergonomics are really important if you’re spending a lot of time at your desk. These chairs are adjustable, functional and good looking.


SPACE Seating Professional Dark Air Grid Back with Black Eco Leather Seat, Managers Chair

60% Off too!

BOSS Modern Office Chair, Red

Ultrawide monitors, Bluetooth speakers, tablets and storage space are just a few more ways you can update your office.

Set a budget, get some ideas off of Pinterest, use an iOS app like Homestyler Interior Design by Autodesk to help you visualize your space in a different way, and have fun transforming your space.

Simple To Use Products For Cutting The Cord

Even before writing Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV I was keen to learn all I could about products that worked well for cutting the cord, but I found it somewhat difficult to find all those products listed in any one place.
This list is a good starting point for anyone looking to make the break from cable or satellite TV. Products listed here are simple to setup and use, no matter what your level of tech knowledge.


You need a ‘skinny’ TV with tuners inside to translate HDTV digital signals to your screen, after they’ve been snapped up by an indoor or outdoor HDTV over air antenna. Alternatively you can get a digital converter box and use it with your old TV, but a new HDTV is so much nicer!
I’ve had great experiences with the TCL LE40FHDE3010 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV.
This company is the same company that Roku chose for their new TCL 40FS4610R 40-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (Roku TV) which has Roku functionality built-in. The TCL HDTVs are inexpensive and work as well as any of the big name brands I’ve ever used, making them a very savvy deal!

HDTV Antenna

Your HDTV antenna choice is a key component to successfully cutting the cord.
For me, that started with a flat indoor HDTV antenna from Mohu, the Mohu Leaf 50 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna. Using this antenna is what launched me into the cord cutting lifestyle, and made me an advocate for cutting the cord.

I’ve also used the Mohu Leaf 50 Indoor HDTV Antenna (Certified Refurbished) which works well and saved me some cash, and currently use the Mohu Curve 50 Designer HDTV Antenna with great success.
All of these Mohu HDTV antennas are easy to setup and use, and provide me with excellent over air TV reception in HD from all the major networks available in my area: NBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, CW, and PBS.
I have tried other brands of over-the-air HDTV indoor antennas, but found that for my location, these Mohu branded ones work the best.
Depending upon where you live, you may be able to get away with a shorter range antenna than the ’50’ mile ones I’ve listed here.
HDTV antennas like the Mohu Refurbished Leaf 30 HDTV Antenna or the Mohu Leaf Metro HDTV Antenna.

Over Air DVR Streaming Box

This is an amazing Tablo device that allows users to record live programs, and use the power of the internet to view shows on the go!
Tablo DVR for HDTV Antennas, 2-Tuner with Wi-Fi comes in this 2-tuner version or a 4-tuner version, and works perfectly with the Mohu HDTV antennas including the outdoor Mohu Sky 60 Amplified Attic/Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Mount.
This device is ideal for cord cutters on the go as you can use apps to view live and recorded TV on a device like an iPad, and provides an incredible value to those who want DVR functionality and are cutting the cord


Streaming Media Devices

If you have cut the cord and want to nab streaming media services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, getting a HDMI connected streaming media box is the easiest way to get it. Alternatively you can buy a smart TV with the apps already installed.
Check out Best Streaming Media Boxes for Cord Cutters and The Big 3 Streaming Media Services for Cordcutters: Amazon, Hulu, Netflix.
I also really like using the Amazon Fire TV Stick which truly may be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
If you want to learn more on the actual ‘how-to’ of cutting the cord and supplementing your over-the-air TV with streaming media, be sure to pick up my book: Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV and join the legions of happy cordcutters saying ‘good-bye’ to cable and ‘hello’ to great savings without contracts.