The rest of the story:
Congratulations, my friends!
We have a winner!
I was touched by all your entries, especially those by Liz and Grau that required a lot of work and a great sense of humor... but the story of Gidget, who has come so far from that terrified little doggie rescued from a puppy mill touched my heart. Gidget's mom Sandy should check her email, as info in how to use the gift certificate will be there later this morning.
Thanks a million to everyone who played! (And thank you to the folks at CSN Stores who made this possible!)
Only TWO DAYS to go! Entries are closed. Check back tomorrow for the winner! (And a big "Thank-You!" to all who entered.)
A rep from CSN Stores offered me either a $75 gift certificate to use for myself, as long as I promised to write up a review of whatever product I chose OR a $75 gift certificate for one of my readers to use for such things as modern dining room furniture at their contemporary furniture site allmodern.com or great deals on Rachel Ray cookware at cookware.com or at one of their gazillion other etail establishments.
Being that I am a generous sort, I'm going to offer that to gift certificate to one of my lucky readers. (They have a boot store, too, folks. You know I love my readers when I pass up getting a discount on really freaking awesome boots for you!)
Here's what you have to do to win: 1) Go noodle around those different sites, pick what you'd spend those free $75 smackeroos on; and, 2) drop me a comment telling me which shop and which item you'd choose, including the link to the product. Whoever has the most creative or impassioned response wins.
You have until Friday, January 14th to tell me all about it. Good luck!
(And, lest my more macho manly type readers think it's all about the girlie stuff, they have rifle and pistol cases available online, too!)
Ambulance Driver is offering up free copies of his book En Route to Kindle users. Apparently there's a glitch with the publishing house, so keep checking back with me or with him for the deets on when and for how long the free download will be available. I've read the book and can highly recommend it!
Update: AD says the download doohicky is fixed. Go here for details if you've got a Nook, iPad or Kindle. You've got until January 17th to take advantage of this generosity!
Rob Kroese (a/k/a "Diesel") says,
The price of Mercury Falls has been drastically reduced!First of all, I adored "Mercury Falls," and can't wait for the sequel. Second of all -- Yippee! Amazon's finally letting us lend our books on Kindle!
It ain't gonna get any cheaper, and the price could go back up at any time. So get Mercury Falls now on Kindle for $3.99 or in paperback for $7.48!
Know someone who got a Kindle for Christmas? Give -- or LEND -- them Mercury Falls!
A few weeks ago, I let you know that Amazon now allows you to give Kindle books as gifts. Now they've announced another cool feature: you can LOAN books on Kindle! For details on how to do this, go here.
It's no secret that I love me some Goggles4U. They're offering some great deals for a very limited time:
- $8.99 for a $4.99 frame with coated prescription lenses + $4.99 shipping and handling complete (use coupon "Glasses899"); or,
- $50 off designer glasses (use coupon "Designer"); or,
- 30% off your entire order value (use coupon "Deal30).