New Kindle Book Explains Free TV

New Kindle Book Explains Free TV

Over a year ago I reviewed a flat, over-the-air TV antenna that ultimately freed me from cable TV. That video review got such a positive response on YouTube and Amazon, I decided to write a Kindle book to help teach others how-to setup and use a flat, indoor antenna to pull in FREE TV over-the-air.

I wrote Simple Guide to Over the Air Free TV, to help non-techy types to understand the basic concepts of over-the-air TV, and to decide for themselves if OTA TV is for them. A book written for anyone who is tired of paying too much, and just wants to watch a little TV.

In addition to the ‘how-to’, there’s also a lot of information on what you can do to supplement your over-the-air network programming in HD with streaming media from Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon on devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV.  and much more!

I get all the major networks: NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CW and PBS in HD – all for FREE – saving $100 a month.

Interested in learning how to do it yourself? 

Check out Simple Guide to Over the Air Free TV, exclusively sold in Kindle Books on Amazon.

Spring Break Savings

Spring Break Savings

Spring Break is almost here, and if you’re lucky, you get to go on vacation.

This year my daughter’s 16th birthday falls during her Spring Break.  Since she still wants to hang out with her Mom, I figured I’d grab the opportunity to take her to one of my favorite cities: San Francisco.

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We live about 300 miles from SF, so while flying into the city was my preference, driving was definitely the more economical choice. Because we have limited time (can’t take the whole week to play, darn it…) and money, I had to make a plan to maximize our fun on a budget.

Budget Booking

I have a few basic need and some assorted wants when it comes to picking out a hotel when we travel.

First, it has to be clean and safe.  I don’t care if it has the latest flat panel TV, but I do care if I find unidentifiable stains on the sheets and a toilet that hasn’t been wiped down. Second, I really want free wifi and parking, and a free breakfast if I can get it, all included in the price of a night’s lodging.  Third, no hidden fees that show up only at checkout and are barely mentioned otherwise.  It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen.

For our San Francisco trip I started with my favorite travel deal site: Hotwire.  I find it’s the easiest place to get a general idea of current trends in pricing, and it allows me to see general areas on maps.  Those things help me when I search for deals on other sites, especially since I can see deals on hotels, airfare, and car rentals all in one spot.

The only negative to Hotwire is that the deals come and go quickly, and once you purchase them, no refunds.  They do pop up with something now that indicates if you buy this ‘protection’ you can get your purchase refunded, but in the small print the request for refund must occur within 7 days of purchasing the protection.  That won’t help you if you, like me, purchase your trip a month in advance.

I also use TripAdvisor to check out reviews and see traveler’s photos when I’ve narrowed down the area I hope to stay.  In the case of this trip, I first took a look at the hotels in SF with free parking, knowing there would only be a few.  Then I checked out the offerings.  After checking it out and not feeling confident in the choices, I broadened my search to areas that had ferry boat terminals around the bay, with service to SF.   In doing so, I cast a wider net and found the perfect place for us in Tiburon, a quiet community near Sausalito.

The boutique hotel we found: Water’s Edge in Tiburon, has only 23 rooms, free parking, free wifi, a free breakfast, and is waterfront with a ferry boat terminal right next door and fine dining within walking distance. Rooms are contemporary and updated, with an in room working fireplace.  A nightly wine reception on the back deck overlooking the marina and SF skyline were just icing on the cake. Perfect!

Rooms are generally $215 to $325 per night, with the current rate around $190.  Through Hotwire, we booked a room for $133 a night!  Perfect location and savings, especially considering equivalent lodging in San Francisco was not to be found.

I also saved an additional $25 off my Hotwire booking by downloading their app to my phone, and making the reservation via mobile.  They have a current promotion (good thorugh 3/31/14) that automatically takes $25 off a purchase of $100 or more.

TIP: Consider outlying areas versus being ‘in’ the city you want to visit.  Your lodging costs will be lower and you’ll add a new twist to your adventure.

Food and Entertainment Savings

I’m a huge fun of using sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and Travelzoo, to find deals on things to do.  For our SF trip I found a bunch of great deals by simply typing in ‘San Francisco’ into the Search box on each site.

On Travelzoo I found half off deals on tours by ferry and bus, as well as a deal on a CityPass that allows you several days admission to various sights and a Muni (bus) pass.  I purchased tickets for HopOn HopOff bus tour so that we could explore the city a bit, without the expense of taking a cab.  I also purchased tickets for the aquarium and a novelty ride at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Travelzoo had about 30 different deals for SF between things to do, lodging and dining.

To snag the deals on Travelzoo you simply sign up and purchase the vouchers which you then print and take with you to present at the venue.  Some deals indicate you can use the Travelzoo app and simply show the deal to the vendor when you arrive, but most prefer printed vouchers.  All deals have ‘fine print’ so read them before purchasing.

Groupon and LivingSocial work much the same way as Travelzoo.  You pick our your deals, reading the fine print before purchasing, and once you have made your purchase you print your vouchers to use them.  I found some great dining coupons for Tiburon this way, saving 50% off a restaurant that is a tenth of a mile from our hotel and well rated on TripAdvisor.

We also plan on taking in some relaxing free entertainment by checking out the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and getting some great photos!

TIP:  Make a general itinerary for your trip including those things that you want to do each day.  Don’t over book your day to assure enjoyment of those things you will be doing.

TIP: If you use social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, be sure to ‘like’ deal sites and sites related to your trip to gain valuable deal info.  Liking AAA on Facebook gave me a free 2nd person membership last month.

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Nike Training Club Free App

Nike Training Club Free App


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Workouts anytime, anywhere. Welcome to Nike+ Training Club, your Ultimate Personal Trainer. Get fit with 150+ free workouts in a variety of full-body challenges — from strength and endurance to mobility and yoga — featuring our world-class Nike Master Trainers in every drill. If structure is what you need, our personalized training plans adapt to you and your schedule for a one-way ticket to the body you want — whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just getting started.  NO TIME, NO PROBLEM Don’t have two hours a day to get the body you want? Nike+ Training Club users love our short, body-weight only workouts to get results even when life gets in the way.      PERSONALIZED WORKOUT RECOMMENDATIONS Our daily “Picks For You” are based specifically on your routine. The more you train with Nike+ Training Club, the more personal your recommendations become. FLEXIBLE TRAINING PLANS TAILORED TO YOU Start training with a personal plan that guides you while adjusting to your progress, schedule, and other activities. WORKOUTS FOR ALL LEVELS The Nike+ Training Club workout library includes: • Yoga (new!), Strength, Endurance and Mobility workouts • Workout times ranging from 15-45 Minutes • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels • Low, Moderate and High Intensity • Bodyweight only, Light and Full Equipment • Time-based and Rep-based options And if that’s not enough, get motivated by some of your favorite athletes with their inspired workouts: • Cristiano Ronaldo • Serena Williams • Kevin Hart • Kyrie Irving • Rory McIlroy • Ashton Eaton • Alex Morgan • Ellie Goulding ALL YOUR ACTIVITIES COUNT Enter and record other activities you do, like basketball, spinning, studio classes, and many more, all so you can keep track of your fitness life.    And don’t forget — Nike+ Training Club also syncs your workouts with Apple Health. TRACK YOUR RUNS Run with Nike+ Run Club, and all your runs will be automatically recorded in your activity history.
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Relax Melodies HD Relaxation App

Relax Melodies HD Relaxation App


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Happiness at your fingertips! Learning and practicing meditation as an integral part of your day has been proven to increase the overall quality of your life. Our app Relax Meditation provides an immersive experience that approaches meditation from an everyday life perspective making it an easy, natural and simple activity for everyone. From the creators of Relax Melodies, Ipnos is proud to introduce its new app specialized in mindfulness meditation. Make us part of your everyday life, and experience incredible positive changes. Quiet your mind, improve your awareness, your mood and overall health by learning how to experience every moment to its fullest and find the happiness that's been waiting for you. Try our free, 5-day Introductory program to meditation and experience firsthand how mindfulness can help you in all aspects of your everyday life. Some of the benefits of mindfulness meditation. * Boost your overall Health * Find Happiness everywhere you go * Improve your Relationships * Increase your Focus and Awareness * Improve your Productivity * Know yourself at a deeper level * Sleep Better Features - Free access to the 5-day Introductory path to meditation. With only 10 minutes a day, learn and practice mindfulness meditation with a program carefully designed for everyone. - A wide selection of 5-day meditation programs specialized in various everyday topics: * Self-Esteem * Relationships * Success * Creativity * New content every month! - S.O.S. sessions for immediate relief. - It also includes the features loved by our Relax Melodies users. Mix and match over 50 free sounds and create your own custom melody to accompany your meditation practices. - Community Melodies: Find and share sound mixes created by users like you from all around the world. - Brainwave frequencies: Enhance your experience and achieve faster results. - Meditation Reminder: Remind yourself when it’s time to meditate so you can continue mastering the skill of mindfulness. Widget also available. Send us your feedback and tell us about the topics you wish to see in future updates. Our mindfulness community is important to us. Online - Facebook - Twitter - Subscription pricing and terms: Relax Meditation offers two auto-renewing subscription options: $9.99 per month $24.99 for 3 months These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence. Your Relax…
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