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MONEY FOR NOTHING

If this guy isn’t studying economics, he should be.  Jonathan Hood is using mail-in rebates to pay his grad school tuition!  Hood first learned about the magic of mail-in rebates several years ago, when he discovered he could use them to get video games for cheap or even free.  He started honing his skills, eventually amassing enough money through rebates to cover his $95-per-month cell phone bill.  Recently, he used more than $2,500 in rebates to cover the majority of a semester’s tuition at Auburn University, where he’s getting his Ph.D.  Hood trolls message boards and promo websites to find out where to get the best deals on tech gadgets and other items.  When he finds something that comes with a free-with-rebate deal, he buys it, mails in the rebate, then usually sells the products online to make extra dough.  Most of the rebate deals Hood uses are free-after-rebate offers, meaning he gets a full refund for the items he purchases.  We’re not sure if this is even legal, but it sure is clever.

Do you use mail-in rebates?  What’s the best deal you ever got?  What about coupons?  Do you think this guy is a genius?  Or does this sound like a scam?

 

ROBINSON MASTERING ESPANOL FOR FUTURE SPANGLISH ALBUM

Motown legend Smokey Robinson says he’s “just in the embryo stages” of work on an upcoming “Spanglish” album. The legendary singer/songwriter/producer told Billboard, “I’ve been learning Spanish for about four or five years. I’m writing songs in Spanish now, so it will be a combination Spanish-English record. I’m going to do some traditional Latino songs, but there’s a bunch of original stuff, too.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says he has no idea when the record will be ready for release.

 DAILY PAGE  Monday, September 17, 2012

 EVENTS

 Boise State v BYU Bronco Stadium Thursday 7p ESPN

 Women’s Fitness Celebration Saturday downtown to Ann Morrison park


$Money$

 

POWERBALL      $ 149 Million

MEGA-Millions – $15 million

Hot Lotto  $2.32 Million

Dow Jones Industrial Average

13,593.37 +53.51

 

AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Treasure Valley Average Prices – Nation – 3.82

Boise 

Regular

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Premium

Diesel

Current

$3.845

$3.951

$4.060

$4.454

Yesterday

$3.846

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Week Ago

$3.839

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Month Ago

$3.592

$3.697

$3.800

$4.081

Year Ago

$3.701

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$4.017

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT  - Box Office

1.

Resident Evil: Retribution

$20.6M

2.

Finding Nemo

$17.5M

3.

The Possession

$5.8M

4.

Lawless

$4.22M

5.

ParaNorman

$3.04M

Opening this week

The Master

 

 

i-Tunes music chart

1.              One More Night
Maroon 5
One More Night

2.              As Long As You Love Me (feat. Big Sean)
Justin Bieber

3.              Good Time Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

4.              Home - Phillip Phillips

5.              50 Ways to Say Goodbye - Train

 

READER BOARD

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

1.                      FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James

2.                      FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James

3.                      FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James

 HARDCOVER NONFICTION -NO EASY DAY, by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer   Hardcover Advice & Misc.  WHEAT BELLY, by William Davis

 

ON TV   More on the TV Tonight link.     

CONCERTS:  ;  Jimmy Buffett – October 25 – Taco Bell Arena.

 

 

Environment

Treasure Valley Air Quality Condition

YELLOW AQI = 68

SUNRISE 7:27 SUNSET 7:50

Yesterday’s Hi 86 Today’s 82

 

 

 

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