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2018 Free Crap Thread
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:08:59 pm »
Been nothing until today.  And today's pretty slim.

Coke's running a deal where you take 5 pictures of their logo on 5 different coke products and you get a $5 giftcard.  This one's kind of a pain in the ass, and Target only lets you combine 4 gift cards per purchase. 

But I got a free copy of Batman Arkham VR coming my way....

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 05:47:51 pm »
Dope. Finally paying off to work at a gas station.

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 01:09:11 am »
Nice!  Thanks for the heads up man.... I'll work on that tomorrow.  I've still got $10 in target cards from the last promotion and I've been too cheap to spend them on anything....I'll get a few more and get it in the price range for a freebee. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 11:44:33 am »
Just in case your moral compass is cracked....

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 02:28:41 pm »
That certainly makes things quicker than fiddling around with cans.  Thanks man.  In an effort to help further I've put them all in a rar.  For you digital comic book nuts, rename the extension to cbr and now the codes will be scrollable in a book which helps with scanning.  (If two images are in the same shot the scanner gets confused.)

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 02:53:40 pm »
Apparently they locked out new accounts from getting this.  Oh well, that game was probably headed to the shoebox unwrapped anyway.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 03:41:56 pm »
Well judging by the last event compared to this one, I think new accounts have to be a month old to be eligible.  Most of my accounts on the last target run were locked out, but this time they aren't.  So tonight I might make a few more accounts in preparation for the next event.  I honestly thought Christmas was the last hurrah for gift card rewards so I stopped working on it. 

With what I had done from last time I snagged 40 bucks.  I think I can get Mario+Rabbids for that. 

Pro tip.... if you want to make some email accounts without having to go through convoluted verification processes check out mail.com  I'm going to make enough accounts to at least get me up to $100.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 04:11:03 pm »
Yesterday they had to be 1 second old to be eligible.   ;D


Also - you can submit 12 cap codes for a free magazine subscription code.  That code can be redeemed for a $5 check from the magazine company.  Apparently I have 3 concurrent subscriptions to Vanity Fair now.  Oops.

EDIT - nevermind, the cash link isn't working.  Still not a bad deal for some magazines, though.
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 02:41:58 pm »
Their selection isn't great though... no gaming magazines... the only thing I would be interested in would be popular science or mechanics and honestly my interest in those magazines waned as I got older.  I'm wondering if shutterfly would print manuals or flyer art.... that might be cool to have a book of your favorite artwork. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 04:06:43 pm »
Eh, for free, if you thumb through an article every 2-3 issues then who cares?  I donate the rest to hospitals.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 03:03:15 pm »
This showed up before Batman VR.  C'mon, Coke.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2018, 03:07:08 pm »
Those any better than Tide pods?
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 04:38:13 pm »
They don't taste nearly as good and I only went blind for 30 minutes as opposed to an hour for the tide.  2 out of 5, would not buy again. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 11:14:38 am »
And here's another one for the shoebox....

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 02:16:25 pm »
From what I hear that one should take you all of an hour or two, so you might as well play it. 

I'm getting the RE Revelations collection on the switch and maybe a shirt with my cards.  Thanks again for the heads up.  What nobody thought the tide pod thing was funny?  Tough room. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2018, 03:17:37 pm »
Its rate I get any freebies but I got one the other day!



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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2018, 08:35:22 pm »
From what I hear that one should take you all of an hour or two, so you might as well play it. 

Man, you werenít kidding.  55 minutes.   :dizzy: 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2018, 08:54:09 pm »
What nobody thought the tide pod thing was funny?  Tough room.

There's no rep buttons around here...
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2018, 09:16:59 pm »
From what I hear that one should take you all of an hour or two, so you might as well play it. 

Man, you werenít kidding.  55 minutes.   :dizzy:

Yup, and *THIS* is why I say VR isn't going to last.  They've gotta get some games on these headsets that aren't glorified tech demos or slap-dashed conversions of existing games.  I've been hopeful that something will come out to change my mind...bridge crew almost did it for me, but they went with the Kelvin universe and I don't really want to feel like I'm inside an ipod commercial. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2018, 10:13:59 pm »
Iíve been enjoying the hell out of Driveclub VR.  Statik has also been quite fun.

 :dunno

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2018, 02:44:28 pm »
Yup, and *THIS* is why I say VR isn't going to last.  They've gotta get some games on these headsets that aren't glorified tech demos or slap-dashed conversions of existing games.  I've been hopeful that something will come out to change my mind...bridge crew almost did it for me, but they went with the Kelvin universe and I don't really want to feel like I'm inside an ipod commercial. 
A good friend is playing SubNautica and he is considering buying a VR set just because the game is so cool he wants to experience the VR version of it, and it was built to play in VR as well as without.  When games start driving the hardware instead of the other way around, it's a good sign the platform is getting rooted down.

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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2018, 03:36:34 pm »
Yup there are plenty of good VR games out now.

Sure there is alot of shite to but thats no different to when gaming was in its infancy before Nintendo stamped down on it.

Next gen I think will be much more down to business.

At the moment I think they are still seeing what does and does not work etc.

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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2018, 10:38:21 pm »
Ugh.... so these target gift cards are becoming a pain in the butt.....  You can only use 4 gift cards at a time on target.com  I contacted support and they can't combine them... it can only be done in-store and then it varies from store to store.  So yeah, I've got to go to my local Target store, which is in a weird place, and purchase a gift card with the other gift cards, then go home and order what I wanted from target.com.  I would split the order in two, but target is one of those crazy retailers that charge a flat 6 dollar shipping fee unless you spend $35 or more. 

I'm just mentioning it for future cheapskates.... if there is an offer and you have the option, do NOT do target gift cards unless they are a sizeable domination.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2018, 10:40:21 pm »
Target only lets you combine 4 gift cards per purchase. 


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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2018, 10:52:31 pm »
Yes?  And what's your point?  You didn't mention that you can't combine the gift cards into a larger one, which most sites will let you do, or have an online account with all the gift cards as a running credit, which, again, most sites will let you do.  Hey if rolling your eyes at me makes you feel better knock yourself out though. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2018, 04:33:23 pm »
Courtesy of Coca Cola and their Christmas Amazon gift cards that finally arrived...

Old and busted, note that the middle burner is rusted off at the end, the cross bar burner has completely broken in two:



New hotness:



Beauty of a $100 Weber estate sale purchase is you can basically replace everything.

Did mess up when I chiseled off the old retaining washers.  Should have pried them up just enough to slide the old burners out, put the new ones in, and hammer them flat again.  But, hey, it was easily fixed with a quick trip to Harbor Freight and doubling up 2 e-clips.  And I only busted one drill bit trying to get the old bolts out!

Now my grill isnít a flame thrower setting brisket on fire.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 03:58:48 pm »
Coke doing another $5 Target gift card.  Log into their rewards and put in a cap code for, "UNLOCK A SURPRISE WITH
AN ICE-COLD COKE."  The surprise is a $5 card.

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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2018, 09:03:22 pm »
I'll give it another shot thanks.  Even though the online help for Target told me to go to a store and they could combine gift cards for me, my local target couldn't figure out how to do it. 

I ended up getting this Atari Art Book:

Art of Atari Poster Collection

And the Resident Evil Revelations collection, for the Switch.... these are games I never got around to back in the day. 

40 bucks in gift cards + an extra $15 due to shipping charges and the $20 limit.  Still not terrible. 

Our Target is a virtual ghost town due to it's location, so I think I'll start banking these for game discounts. 
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2018, 09:28:11 pm »
Probably gonna snag a handheld Oregon Trail with my next batch of cards....


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« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2018, 09:35:53 pm »
Those are pretty cool aren't they.  I saw a review... the dude complains that it's a pain in the butt to do the hunting sections, but as I remember it, that's kind of how it was on the computers back in the day..... having eight separate keys for each direction. 

It might be worth it to print out a true Apple II/Mac Classic shell for one of those. 

Btw... the contest doesn't seem to care if the accounts are new for this one, so now would be the time to open a bunch of accounts via mail.com addresses.  I think I'll go ahead an do 20, so when they do the $5 gift cards that's enough to get $100.   Not so useful for target, but it'd be great for amazon cards.... that's enough for an everdrive and some change.  ;)

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« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2018, 10:29:42 pm »
Lol, donít tempt me, man.  I got a gallon bag of caps today.   :lol

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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2018, 03:04:27 pm »
Hmm, did I do something wrong?  The contest already hit 20,000 entries last night.  I have the $1 "share a coke" coupons, but no surprise that I can see. 

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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2018, 03:06:08 pm »
Well, if you haven't received them, you're probably about to be indicted for fraud.



Nah - nobody has them yet.  We'll see.



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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2018, 09:35:41 am »
If you've got a QuickTrip or a Speedway in your area, I've got a free 20oz soda code.  PM your cell number and the name of whichever store is local and I'll punch it into the website.  Neither are in Houston.


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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2018, 01:11:01 pm »
You know, I hadn't been to shareacoke.com in quite a while and I didn't realize that they now sell non-crap coke memorabilia.  Might be worth a look. 


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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2018, 01:15:51 am »
Target gift cards are in.... Now I've got to find something to buy at Target. 

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« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2018, 10:15:08 am »
Well, free shipping on Oregon Trail is gone, so that would knock it to about $15 out of pocket for an online order.  Pass.

I could pick up Street Fighter 69 on PS4 for free.  My shoeboxes of sealed games are already full, though.

Anyway, I was able to add $35 to the Target giftcard balance.

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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2018, 10:24:05 am »
Get more shoe boxes... :dunno
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2018, 10:45:14 am »
Beef jerky looking tempting, too.   :lol

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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2018, 01:02:15 pm »
I'm having a hard time as well.  That 20 dollar limit and $5.99 shipping fee really kills it for a lot of impulse buys.  The breath of the wild amiibo are still available in my area, but while the tank amiibo is bad-ass, I don't feel that the Link amiibo is representative of the character so I think that's a pass.  I guess I could spend it on something practical (as if). 

So my poster book came in and it was well worth the shipping-inflated price.  I think it's a down-play to call them posters as they are printed on a heavy, semi-gloss cardstock.  The artwork is from early Atari cart labels and thus it is gorgeous.  If only the games looked as good.  ;)   The only thing that might be considered a negative is that  it really isn't 40 ready to frame posters, but as I feared 20 ready to frame double-sided posters.  Fortunately they have done a pretty good job of marrying the crap art with the good stuff, so most of the time you'll have something cool and colorful like centipede on one side and one of those dull-washed out labels like baseball on the other.  So yeah, if you want to display all 40 you'll need to buy two copies... so keep that in mind.  Myself I'm out of wall space, so they stay in the book for now, but once I make room I think I'll go nuts and try to display all 20. 

Btw, anyone gotten those $1 shareacoke.com coupons working?  I tried to apply them to an order but nothing happened. 

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« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2018, 01:22:03 pm »
I can always flash the amiibos you want for in game unlocks, but if you're buying them as knickknacks , I can't help you there.
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« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2018, 01:32:26 pm »
Eh they've got their claws in me pretty good.  I never thought I'd be a figurine guy but after buying a few (ironically also to get rid of gift cards) I'm pretty hooked.  I don't have any desire to "collect them all" though.... I'm more about collecting iconic characters where the figure is a good representation.  Sadly I'm still missing some of the important ones.... no Mario, No Link, no Samus and no Bowser.  They are usually sold out.  I think Nintendo makes as many of those amiibo as the lesser known characters, which is ridiculous.  You can't tell me they lacked the foresight to know that Mario would be x10 as popular as Mr. Game & Watch.  I might end up having to (gasp) pay full retail for them by going to a (double gasp) gamestop.

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« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2018, 02:01:23 pm »
I had a keyring of flashed amiibos.  Gave them away to my friend's kid.  Utterly pointless contributions to gameplay in my experience.  Some of them look cool, though.  I've got a Little Mac I've been told is LQQK QMG R@RE so I figure it's worth 50 cents.




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« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2018, 02:32:25 pm »
For earlier games sure, but they aren't pointless for the newer ones.  The drops in BOTW are helpful for leveling up quickly and in Mario Odyssey the power-ups dropped by the wedding amiibo that Malenko sent me are quite useful in some of the post-game levels.  The Re Revelations collection gives you upgrade points for every amiibo scanned. 

Now all of this is optional, but I don't think optional equates to pointless.  If anything I'm rather proud of Nintendo for keeping the little figures optional.... they could have easily went the Skylanders route where buying hunks of plastic is a requirement to play the game. 

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« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2018, 04:04:21 pm »
got some pretty sweet planes in Ace Combat for the 3DS with them. If I didn't flash tags and had to buy figures for the unlocks though...... I'd be saltier than a pretzel.
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« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2018, 08:42:47 am »
Well, free shipping on Oregon Trail is gone, so that would knock it to about $15 out of pocket for an online order.  Pass.

I could pick up Street Fighter 69 on PS4 for free.  My shoeboxes of sealed games are already full, though.

Anyway, I was able to add $35 to the Target giftcard balance.

 :cheers:



BTW - Target is doing a games & toys B1G1 50% off deal right now. Just got two Oregon trails for 38 shipped. (Redcard gets and additional 5% off and free shipping)

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« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2018, 08:54:59 am »
I guess I'm going to have to get a redcard if I'm going to keep doing these deals.  Shipping kills it for a lot of the cheaper stuff.

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« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2018, 02:52:09 pm »
I looked through the games.... I don't see anything too interesting.  Still trying to find something fun to buy *grumble grumble*

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« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2018, 10:32:55 pm »
Fractured But Whole is on sale at Target for 19.99.

Added $1.64 of real money and will pick it up on my commute tomorrow morning.

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« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2018, 10:41:59 pm »
Nice find man.  I was getting so desperate I was about to buy the Deadpool game (also on sale for 19.99)

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« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2018, 10:43:59 pm »
Supposedly they merged their SKUs for the gold versions with standard.  So you might be able to swap it for the gold edition if they have it in stock at your store.

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« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2018, 10:51:39 pm »
Sweet. 

They've also got some pretty decent game t-shirts in right now.  Most of my favs aren't available in fat-ass sizes though so I'm out of luck.  But I mean this just screams me:

https://www.target.com/p/pac-man-174-men-s-bite-me-t-shirt-blue-heather/-/A-51520680#lnk=sametab

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« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2018, 10:56:44 pm »
So Mario+Rabbids is on sale for 30.  Not a bad price at all.  Not sure if it's for me though. 

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« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2018, 02:33:59 am »
So I decided to pickup ReCore Definitive Edition for $20 as that's a xbox exclusive that slipped under my radar.  I'll spend the rest later. 

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« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2018, 09:59:25 am »
No Gold editions in the store.  Oh well.

Anyone want to buy a Stick of Truth redemption code?

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« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2018, 02:28:55 pm »
That's on the pc as well, so I decided it'd be a good game to test that steam link box that has been collecting dust that I got with free gamestop cards from last year. 

I'm beginning to wonder if we are the only two doing these deals.

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« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2018, 12:08:09 am »
This one is pretty good if you are patient.

https://slickdeals.net/f/11466599-2-month-audible-trial-2-audiobooks-10-amazon-gc-free-new-customers-only

Do an audible 2 month trial.... you get one book voucher immediately and another in a month and a $10 amazon gift card within two weeks.  Just remember to wait until after you've redeemed everything to cancel. 

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« Reply #57 on: April 12, 2018, 09:56:00 am »
Nice, thanks for posting.  I popped them for a similar deal a few years ago, time to do it again.   ;D


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« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2018, 11:09:53 am »
No Gold editions in the store.  Oh well.

Anyone want to buy a Stick of Truth redemption code?
5 bucks

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« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2018, 11:13:24 am »

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« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2018, 07:21:02 pm »

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« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2018, 11:38:38 am »
22 coke caps gets you a free movie ticket, large popcorn, large soda at an AMC theater.  Which, sadly, is better than $1/cap around here.

I punched in 44 and will be enjoying cheap date night.

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« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2018, 01:15:31 pm »
I might do that for Avengers, but I'm not big on seeing films in the theatre in my middle age.

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« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2018, 12:15:37 am »
We went and saw A Quiet Place.  No issues redeeming vouchers.  Played coupon fairy and gave away a large popcorn code.  Enjoyed a large popcorn and soda myself.

Movie was great, btw.

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« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2018, 05:36:27 pm »
The AMC code thing works for new accounts, so I popped them for a few more tickets.  It's like Movie Pass except for people that dig in the trash.

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« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2018, 05:53:19 pm »
We went and saw A Quiet Place.
Movie was great, btw.

 :cheers:

We really enjoyed it too. We went in without having seen a single trailer or having read ANYTHING about it. We just knew John Krasinski had made a horror movie and that was enough to get our interest. I love knowing nothing about a movie's plot going in, but it's rare that it happens.

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« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2018, 03:47:59 pm »
3 12 pack flaps gets you $2 Amazon with Coke right now.  I've been stockpiling flaps so I'll get a few.

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« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2018, 09:58:49 am »
Can't remember what BS I pulled for these, but it turned out my ancient Weber Genesis had been missing two racks.  Guess that's what you get when you browbeat the price down at an estate sale.

Anyway, the cooking area on it is huge, so it wasn't too big a deal to cut off a burner and move stuff off to the side, but my grilling game has instantly leveled up.


Coke flaps were redeemed yesterday for a desoldering iron.  I'm going to yank off the squeeze bulb and rig it to a shop vac.  Details soon...

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« Reply #68 on: April 26, 2018, 11:07:42 am »
"yank the bulb and rig shop vac".... I would be wondering if that would work, Seems the startup of the vac would cool the solder, unless you possibly used a diverter, Anyhow quite curious to see that. :o

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« Reply #69 on: April 26, 2018, 02:27:40 pm »
Worked for this guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waiW-1WeGwU&

I plan on rigging an arcade pushbutton to my shopvac and making a foot switch.  It won't be running continuously. 


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« Reply #70 on: April 26, 2018, 03:08:04 pm »
That is just friggin cool...Jennifer is oddly amused, and  craving peanut butter 8)

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« Reply #71 on: April 26, 2018, 04:52:28 pm »
Worked for this guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waiW-1WeGwU&

I plan on rigging an arcade pushbutton to my shopvac and making a foot switch.  It won't be running continuously. 
You might also want to add a filter chamber like the one in the Pace desoldering handset. (items 3, 4, 5, and maybe 27)

Most of the solder hits and sticks to the metal baffle (4) the rest is trapped by the filter. (5)



Jensen lists the part numbers here.  ;D
https://www.jensentools.com/pace-desolder-handpiece-replacement-parts-for-sx40a-sx55a-sx65a-sx70/g/157


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« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2018, 05:50:34 pm »
Just knock the shop vac hose around, that'll clear out all the dried solder.
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« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2018, 07:09:25 pm »
Totally unrelated to anything but...

God its wierd seeing my feet everytime I log into the forum with my phone lol

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« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2018, 08:45:39 pm »
Just knock the shop vac hose around, that'll clear out all the dried solder.

That was the plan.... no need to over complicate this.


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« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2018, 08:53:08 pm »




I plan on rigging an arcade pushbutton to my shopvac and making a foot switch.  It won't be running continuously.

Harbor freight sells momentary foot switches if you'd rather just spend $14 (less coupon) than spend the time making one.
https://m.harborfreight.com/momentary-power-foot-switch-96619.html

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« Reply #76 on: April 26, 2018, 11:36:42 pm »
Thanks for linking that.  At that price itís something I would find useful on occasion.  Iíll test a few solder joints with a toggle switch on the vacuum and head to Harbor Freight for that pedal  if itís successful.

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« Reply #77 on: April 28, 2018, 11:41:08 am »
Well, it was dead on arrival and going back to Amazon.

The suction worked beautifully.


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« Reply #78 on: April 30, 2018, 02:37:46 pm »
Humble Bundle doing some Playstation stuff.  You can use Amazon Payments.  $1 gets you Dead Rising.  That means 3 surveys on and 5 minutes on mturk, transfer the funds, and you're good to go.

Another one to add to the digital dustbin.

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« Reply #79 on: May 16, 2018, 09:19:28 am »
So, if you buy Charmin Mega Rolls, and they don't fit on your dispenser, they'll mail you a prepaid credit card as a refund.

I've attached a copy of the PDF rebate form, I modified it to make it easier to fill out.

Enjoy taking a free crap.

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« Reply #80 on: May 16, 2018, 09:43:22 am »
So, if you buy Charmin Mega Rolls, and they don't fit on your dispenser, they'll mail you a prepaid credit card as a refund.

I've attached a copy of the PDF rebate form, I modified it to make it easier to fill out.

Enjoy taking a free crap.

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Never before has a thread title been so prophetic.  :cheers:

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« Reply #81 on: June 30, 2018, 07:21:04 pm »
My prepaid visa from Charmin arrived today. I'm almost in disbelief.

Trying to decide if I'm spending it on Amazon beer or a ps4 game.

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« Reply #82 on: July 17, 2018, 11:41:42 pm »
I cleaned up this month.  Tons of free albums via google play and a few from Amazon.  Surprisingly most of them were good.  I'm just finishing up the twitch promotion via amazon so I got a bunch of games that way.  Amazon had a "hidden" coupon where you buy something prior to prime day and then during prime day and you receive a $10 credit.  I bought $1 dash buttons, which will net me $5 when I use them.   So I've grabbed $14.  Whatever I get I'll probably do no rush and scrape another two bucks out of amazon. 

Btw Amazon has and additional 25% off of used video game stuff right now. 

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« Reply #83 on: July 18, 2018, 12:44:31 am »
Thatís cool.  I picked up Skyrim VR and 2 pounds of beef jerky last week.  Jerky made it about 60 hours.

Skyrim still in the shrink wrap until a couple PhD loose ends are tied up with my wife.  Apparently she lost a couple weeks of her life reading books in some library in that game on Xbox 360.  So that game awaits...

Prime Day didnít raise any pulses around here....


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« Reply #84 on: July 18, 2018, 02:16:45 am »
Yeah I rarely get anything on prime day but free credit is free credit.  The thing is a few days before prime day they put the factory refurbished fire devices on sale.  Got an HD 8 for 40 bucks and it looks brand new to me.  On prime day they bump the prices of the refurbished units back up. 

I'm pretty satisfied with it.... I just needed something cheap and powerful enough to read game manuals and such while I play.  Say what you want about the Wii U, but the ability to bring up the gamefaqs on that second screen was great.  The switch still kind of does it, but without the touch screen in docked mode it's much more awkward for navigation.

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« Reply #85 on: July 18, 2018, 09:43:34 am »
How's it compare to an iPad?  I had the original Kindle Fire and it was... adequate for its time.  My iPad is going nuts with phantom screen touches and makes it very difficult to lay in bed and post here at 2am.  The original screen turned into a spiderweb after I brought it inside from reading in the Houston heat.  I had it replaced for $70 and honestly got 6 good months out of it, so not too salty.




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« Reply #86 on: July 18, 2018, 09:59:16 am »
Prime Day=unwanted inventory clearance
I picked up a life straw for $10 to throw in my tiny survival kit that I'll never use.

PBJ, have you heard about http://www.autopartsclass.com/ ?
(vehicles all they way back to 1995)

I'm debating on whether to bother with it.
Still waiting on free cans of Tuna and Vitamix vouchers.


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« Reply #87 on: July 18, 2018, 10:28:55 am »
Nope, hadn't heard about that.  Some of my expenses qualified on old vehicles, but why the hell would I keep maintenance records around for a vehicle I sold 10 years ago?  Only things I hoard are debt and stuff I haul out of the dumpster.




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« Reply #88 on: July 18, 2018, 12:31:51 pm »
I was about to pull the trigger on a new DeWalt miter saw but I waited for Prime day and I got $25 off of it, so it wasn't a total waste.  I also picked up 2 more Echo Dots for $49, which is basically half price.  I was eyeing the cheap SD cards and the discounted Shield TV box thinking about buying another one for another media player. 

The Shield uses the same hardware as the Nintendo Switch and does a good job playing games, but I use it for playing my media in the theater and in the living room, it blows away other boxes and sticks and is the only one that can do Atmos and 4k MKV playback (although the new Dune player is supposed to be able to do it as well).

Anyway, a weak Prime day, but I saved a few dollars.  No free crap though, lol. 

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« Reply #89 on: July 18, 2018, 03:38:36 pm »
How's it compare to an iPad?  I had the original Kindle Fire and it was... adequate for its time.  My iPad is going nuts with phantom screen touches and makes it very difficult to lay in bed and post here at 2am.  The original screen turned into a spiderweb after I brought it inside from reading in the Houston heat.  I had it replaced for $70 and honestly got 6 good months out of it, so not too salty.


Well obviously an iPad is better, but not by much.  It's a 720p screen on the 8 and I believe 1080p on the 10 but they claim the screen is "tougher than the ipad".  I haven't had it long enough to tell, but the screen does seem to have gorilla glass or something similar you wouldn't expect on a cheaper tablet.  The camera sucks and the speakers aren't very loud.  Other than that it's great.  The ui is much improved from earlier models and Alexa is actually helpful.  It's android os only a bit cleaner and snappier.  I don't know how powerful it really is, but I threw goat simulator on there and it seems to handle it, so I guess the unreal engine runs ok.  It works for reading well, but I think I'm going to have to install another reader app.  Amazon's annoyingly doesn't let you zoom with pinches and pulls like virtually every other pdf reader does. 

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« Reply #90 on: July 18, 2018, 03:57:19 pm »
Have you tried side-loading the Playstore app on it?  I'm looking for something cheap to play Pinball Arcade on.  The Fire tablet seems like the best value out there but doesn't appear to natively run Playstore apps.

How's it compare to an iPad?  I had the original Kindle Fire and it was... adequate for its time.  My iPad is going nuts with phantom screen touches and makes it very difficult to lay in bed and post here at 2am.  The original screen turned into a spiderweb after I brought it inside from reading in the Houston heat.  I had it replaced for $70 and honestly got 6 good months out of it, so not too salty.


Well obviously an iPad is better, but not by much.  It's a 720p screen on the 8 and I believe 1080p on the 10 but they claim the screen is "tougher than the ipad".  I haven't had it long enough to tell, but the screen does seem to have gorilla glass or something similar you wouldn't expect on a cheaper tablet.  The camera sucks and the speakers aren't very loud.  Other than that it's great.  The ui is much improved from earlier models and Alexa is actually helpful.  It's android os only a bit cleaner and snappier.  I don't know how powerful it really is, but I threw goat simulator on there and it seems to handle it, so I guess the unreal engine runs ok.  It works for reading well, but I think I'm going to have to install another reader app.  Amazon's annoyingly doesn't let you zoom with pinches and pulls like virtually every other pdf reader does.

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« Reply #91 on: July 18, 2018, 08:27:17 pm »
I'm going to try that tonight  (need to clear off a sd card first).  From what I've seen online you just install three apps in order, so it shouldn't be too hard. 

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« Reply #92 on: July 18, 2018, 09:42:30 pm »
I'm going to try that tonight  (need to clear off a sd card first).  From what I've seen online you just install three apps in order, so it shouldn't be too hard.

DId it on one I bought last Xmas when they had the hd8 for $49 (same as they had it for prime day this year) and it is an easy process - IIRC this is  the process I follwed - https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-your-amazon-fire-tablet/

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« Reply #93 on: July 18, 2018, 11:20:01 pm »
I just used this one:

https://www.techjunkie.com/install-google-play-amazon-fire-tablet/


(Same deal but it's more recent so the urls are up to date)


It installed fine but the installation was a little wonky.  When I first started the google play store it hung up on me, so I closed it and launched again.  The second go around it got through the setup fine but kept giving me an authentication error.  I closed it one more time and the third time was a charm.... now everything is working fine and I installed the required by law copy of Angry Birds to make sure it installed stuff ok. 


So yeah, google play install isn't a big deal, even on the very latest version of the fire OS. 

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« Reply #94 on: July 19, 2018, 12:52:21 pm »
So I bought a new weedeater the other day and apparently I now have $60 in shop my way rewards...Ö spread out in three $20 installments.  Any ideas?  My local Kmart doesn't really sell electronics anymore.  I went to their website to try and search the video game/electronics section and it's a total dumpster fire.... It's like the site hasn't been maintained in several years. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #95 on: July 19, 2018, 03:02:09 pm »
When I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket and don't know what to buy, I get boring everyday necessities like soap, cleaning products, laundry detergent, etc.
The cash in my budget freed up by using a gift card for those items can then be spent elsewhere.




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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #96 on: July 19, 2018, 03:21:16 pm »
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #97 on: July 19, 2018, 03:54:57 pm »
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????

If you have prime, just watch www.slickdeals.net for random good deals.
Example of random: Looking over my recent orders I have a 453 lumen camping lantern for $5, a gallon of Gojo for $13, a 50ft Cat6 cable for $5


Last year I got a set of Aukey bluetooth headphones for $15.
I didn't know I needed bluetooth headphones until I had them.  They don't sound as good as the expensive wired ones I have, but I find myself preferring them anyway. 
I think this is the newer version ($21 after coupon on the page) https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Latitude-Headphones-Sweat-Resistant-Bluetooth/dp/B06ZZSQQTD/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1532029174&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=AUKEY+Bluetooth+Headphones&psc=1

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #98 on: July 19, 2018, 05:28:05 pm »
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????

Have you considered a Pi?

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #99 on: July 19, 2018, 05:31:40 pm »
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????

I'll give you  $140 in Outback gift certificates for it
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #100 on: July 19, 2018, 05:57:39 pm »
Beef jerky, bro. 

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« Reply #101 on: July 19, 2018, 06:34:14 pm »
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????
Mexican stuff

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #102 on: July 19, 2018, 07:20:52 pm »
For by
Video game stuff Amazon sells everdrives and all the usual stuff. Logitech might still have wheels on sale for around 100.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #103 on: August 02, 2018, 10:39:18 pm »
I'm stressed so as usual I'm buying stuff I don't need. 


Thought you guys might be interested in this:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Deal-or-No-Deal-Special-Edition-DS/14562180

It's the special edition of Deal or No Deal, which comes with a DS/DSi travel case shaped like the brief cases from the show.  I hear the game is crap, so opt for in store pickup to dodge the shipping, chuck the game in the garbage and you've got a cheap little case for $1. 
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #104 on: August 02, 2018, 10:45:38 pm »
I ended up using it to get a drill press and a horse mask
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #105 on: August 02, 2018, 11:38:04 pm »
Both of those items will change your life.

I spent the Charmin money on a PSVR stand that charges the move controllers and a dual shock 4.

Still have $4.51 left on it.  Iíd spend it on Subway but I ate one of their sandwiches 2 weeks ago and ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- blood.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #106 on: August 03, 2018, 01:11:57 pm »
I ended up using it to get a drill press and a horse mask



I hope they aren't used together.  :)



I've still got that prime day credit, another courtesy credit from something else, and around $20 in gift cards.  I think the credits expire at the end of the month, so I better find something soon.  I know sd cards are currently on sale on amazon and you can never have too many of those. 


Those kmart credits I mentioned are fairly worthless.  I ended up getting a screwdriver to take apart xbox 360 gamepads, a spare battery compartment for 360 gamepads and a 7 port usb power strip.  I have no clue what I'll do with the rest when they come in. 

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« Reply #107 on: August 03, 2018, 03:48:55 pm »

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #108 on: August 03, 2018, 04:12:29 pm »
PBJ, found a deal for you:

https://slickdeals.net/f/11897115-windjammers-ps4-psn-game-1-49-with-psplus


 :lol

Original price $14.99  :laugh2:

EDIT: I guess if you went all the way back to the original price for the AES cartridge, $14.99 would have been a steal.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #109 on: August 07, 2018, 02:31:48 am »
You should see the switch video:

! No longer available

:D

So  now that you can softmod any version of firmware, I took my prime day credit and got a 32gb micro sd card for my vita along with a sd2vita adapter.  If you need an sd card for something, now is the time to visit Amazon... I don't know what is going on, but the bottom seems to have fallen out on the price of sd cards and ssds.    I also had a courtesy credit left over and I spent that one BloodStained:  Curse of the Moon, that'll be out later this month.  Still got $20 in gift cards. 


Gotta do a few store pickups to get that crap Ö.err... cool items that I ordered at Kmart and Deal or No Deal at Walmart.  I'll make my third car load of donations to goodwill while I'm at it....Some good karma couldn't hurt. 

Man I wish coke rewards would do an offer.  They haven't had anything good in quite a while. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #110 on: August 07, 2018, 11:15:37 am »
Yep, I keep stock piling coke points but I'm not sure why anymore.  I burned most of my Target gift cards on some Oxiclean that'll be delivered Thursday.   :P

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« Reply #111 on: August 07, 2018, 12:44:56 pm »
My guess is around Xmas time they'll put up gift cards again, but at this point I've got enough to do that 10 times over. 

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« Reply #112 on: August 07, 2018, 01:22:49 pm »
I burned most of my Target gift cards on some Oxiclean that'll be delivered Thursday.   :P

Didn't you get another $5 gift card for every 2 oxyclean bought?  ;D

I got caught in the cycle in-store a couple weeks ago. 
Went 3 rounds before buying a $5 bag of gum to end it.

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« Reply #113 on: August 07, 2018, 02:56:24 pm »
1 tub of Oxiclean will last us 5 years.  So, yes, the prospect of churning gift cards appealed to me but I'll probably be dead before we need that second tub.


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« Reply #114 on: August 07, 2018, 03:13:36 pm »
1 tub of Oxiclean will last us 5 years.  So, yes, the prospect of churning gift cards appealed to me but I'll probably be dead before we need that second tub.

Especially if you eat the first tub.
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #115 on: August 07, 2018, 03:14:19 pm »
That stuff isn't nearly as good as it claims either.  Seems to work as well as regular laundry detergent. 

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« Reply #116 on: August 07, 2018, 03:14:52 pm »
It's worked miracles in my life, I'm a believer.


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« Reply #117 on: August 07, 2018, 03:26:19 pm »
I'm curious, do you have any examples?  I mean don't get me wrong, it cleans, I just don't think it cleans especially better than anything else.

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« Reply #118 on: August 07, 2018, 03:28:42 pm »
When I drop a chicken wing on my cheap t-shirt, forget I did it, wash it, discover it has a stain on it, and wash it again with OxiClean the stain goes away.



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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #119 on: August 07, 2018, 03:54:10 pm »
When I drop a chicken wing on my cheap t-shirt, forget I did it, wash it, discover it has a stain on it, and wash it again with OxiClean the stain goes away.

Same.

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« Reply #120 on: August 09, 2018, 12:01:33 am »
Fair enough.  I was thinking more along the lines of grease or paint stains, ectÖ. I rarely spill food. 

Picked up my stuff.  Deal or No Deal didn't come with the case.  :(  Getting to try out the giant orange obelisk at Walmart was worth it though.....the little robot arm that gets the stuff is cool. 

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« Reply #121 on: August 12, 2018, 08:03:10 pm »
Iíd spend it on Subway but I ate one of their sandwiches 2 weeks ago and ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- blood.




(>\<)  Sounds like a Cannibal Corpse song.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #122 on: August 12, 2018, 08:27:41 pm »
Second time in a week someone has brought up that band.  Are they touring or something?


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« Reply #123 on: August 12, 2018, 08:42:00 pm »
Second time in a week someone has brought up that band.  Are they touring or something?

Always.

I've seen em 13 times in 17 years. Sometimes as headliners, sometimes as a supporting band.
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« Reply #124 on: August 13, 2018, 01:27:18 am »
5 years later and Spectrums owner shows up and wants it back.  Have a free slot in the game room, he promptly offers an old gun game and my wife schedules us to pick it up in 3 days.

....sigh.....

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« Reply #125 on: August 18, 2018, 05:09:36 pm »
Second time in a week someone has brought up that band.  Are they touring or something?




Ahhh, Nephasth knows. I haven't cared for them. Some titles are easy to remember, as I'm sure was intended.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #126 on: August 20, 2018, 09:38:18 pm »
Finally something to buy with coke points... although it kinda sucks.  On the website via computer only there is a limited time offer where four caps gets you a $2 iTunes gift card.  It's really glitchy... for me the offer didn't show up except via the chrome browser. 

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« Reply #127 on: August 20, 2018, 09:55:15 pm »
Thanks for the heads up.  Those are same as cash in my house.

I made some templates today to drop Loweís coupons into.  Thereís a website that generates the bar codes, I make them look more legit.  Saved $20 on a patio chair tonight...

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« Reply #128 on: August 21, 2018, 04:18:12 am »
I got a great freebie a few days ago...

A excellent condition PSone with all cables, controllers, box etc.

To add to my luck it was supposedly broken but works fine :)

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #129 on: August 21, 2018, 11:18:51 am »
Send me that box

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« Reply #130 on: August 21, 2018, 11:19:42 am »
Send me that box

Not a chance lol
That was the only reason I picked it up :p

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« Reply #131 on: August 21, 2018, 01:39:52 pm »
I've got to rethink the whole keeping boxes policy.  My closet isn't full of cool gaming loot, rather it's full of boxes to gaming stuff.   At the same time I totally need to get me a NES Deluxe set box..... I'm beginning to think collecting is a borderline mental disorder.

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« Reply #132 on: August 21, 2018, 02:40:29 pm »
I've got to rethink the whole keeping boxes policy.  My closet isn't full of cool gaming loot, rather it's full of boxes to gaming stuff.   At the same time I totally need to get me a NES Deluxe set box..... I'm beginning to think collecting is a borderline mental disorder.

Know that feeling Howard!

I have a huge collection of boxes for my old consoles but I try to keep it sensible.

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« Reply #133 on: August 21, 2018, 02:43:02 pm »
That's what attics are for.  After I drop dead of a stroke at 45, some kid is going to ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- his pants in 20 years when he goes exploring up there.


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« Reply #134 on: August 21, 2018, 03:36:20 pm »
I'm sincerely trying to down-size so I have more room for the things I really like.  We've got three storage buildings on the property full of crap.  One holds my tools so that's ok, but the other two just have junk in them like old arcade parts and xmas decorations ectÖ  Been going to goodwill on a regular basis for a couple of months donating old clothes and such... I'm going to get everything fairly empty and then fill it with all new junk.  ;)

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« Reply #135 on: August 21, 2018, 04:24:40 pm »
That's what attics are for.  After I drop dead of a stroke at 45, some kid is going to ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- his pants in 20 years when he goes exploring up there.

Oh I have even more ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- in the Attic LMAO.

But most of my console boxes are on display in the game room, Just wish I had more room to put proper shelving up to display them properly as opposed to atm they are sort of organised into a wall :p

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« Reply #136 on: August 21, 2018, 10:11:16 pm »
Not free but certainly cheap.... Official Wii SD cards for a dollar:

https://slickdeals.net/f/11958411-gamestop-0-99-official-nintendo-wii-dsi-memory-sd-2-0gb?src=catpagev2_catnav_games

You might ask what am I going to do with a puny 2 gig card?  Well for a NES or Atari flash card 2 gigs is massive.  Also having an official card would be good for collecting and it's just a frikkin buck. 

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« Reply #137 on: September 07, 2018, 02:27:51 am »
Spent the last of those Kmart SYW rewards points on a usb 3.0 HDD enclosure and a ps2 to ps3/pc adapter.  Glad to be done with this one. 

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« Reply #138 on: September 10, 2018, 05:13:19 pm »
Coke is doing target gift cards again.  4 caps gets you a lousy $2.  Website only, no app.  Be warned, they've changed the way you enter caps now and it's annoying as the webpage reloads and you have to scroll back down after each entry.  Regardless, I got rid of a bunch of caps so I'm happy. 

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« Reply #139 on: September 10, 2018, 05:33:25 pm »
That's borderline not worth the hassle.  Target only lets you use a handful at a time...  :P

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« Reply #140 on: September 11, 2018, 01:54:50 pm »
Yeah I'm not super thrilled about it either.  I'm thinking these might go to giftcardgranny or something so I can trade them in for cards that are actually useable. 

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« Reply #141 on: September 11, 2018, 02:29:04 pm »
I only redeemed on one account.  Oh well.  I'll add it to the small gift card pile on my Target account and use it towards detergent or something.


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« Reply #142 on: September 11, 2018, 03:07:58 pm »
Yeah our Target is way out in the boonies or I would do that as well.  It isn't worth it unless it's a decent deal.  I'll probably get a discount on a video game or something.

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« Reply #143 on: September 15, 2018, 02:52:22 am »
So I don't know if this helps anybody, but apparently you can buy video game gift cards with target gift cards again.   I'm not a huge fan of digital only, but it's better than trying to spend these measly $2 cards. 

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« Reply #144 on: September 16, 2018, 10:15:07 pm »
Thanks, that's good to know.

Redeemed some of my AMC vouchers from Coke today. Saw The Predator which despite what you heard is very entertaining. 2 sodas, 2 tickets, 2 tubs of popcorn = free.

Papa John can't stop himself and predictably his pizza chain is trying to make amends. $19 delivered for 2 larges inclusive of delivery fee and $5 tip. Not free but damn.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #145 on: September 16, 2018, 10:59:20 pm »
It kinda sucks that the head of Papa John's is such an ass because around here the local owners of the papa john's do a metric ton for charity.... they always have some program where you can some in an get a pizza for a discount and they'll donate %100 of the profits to whatever cause needs money at the time. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #146 on: September 17, 2018, 12:07:46 am »
I boycotted them for years but finally relented this year.  If you keep an eye on promo codes you can do pretty good.  App comes in real handy mid party.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #147 on: September 26, 2018, 05:42:35 pm »
Coke doing vouchers for popcorn/soda at AMC again.  They expire June 30, 2019.
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #148 on: September 28, 2018, 08:29:25 pm »
Not exactly free, but depending upon what you buy it could be very close. ÖÖ.  eBay is doing one of their coupons again.  5 bucks off a 5+ order via the coupon code:  PERKMEUP

I ordered a second wireless controller for my NES classic that I never got around to buying because nobody ever wants to play Nintendo with me.  :(   Hey I got it for only 6 bucks so I'm happy. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #149 on: September 29, 2018, 01:43:22 am »
Thanks, man. Picked up 3 PS4 game cases for $2.38 shipped. Finally make some redbox purchases look legit.

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« Reply #150 on: September 29, 2018, 08:54:01 am »
Not exactly free, but depending upon what you buy it could be very close. ÖÖ.  eBay is doing one of their coupons again.  5 bucks off a 5+ order via the coupon code:  PERKMEUP

Thanks!  Bought some ceramic resistors for tinkering with speaker crossovers.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #151 on: October 04, 2018, 01:51:47 pm »
Got my cases last night.  It was a bundle of 3 bubble mailers taped together.  There was $4 worth of stamps on it.  Figure another 50 cents each for the mailers.  Not sure this dude even broke even on his Buy It Now auction...

 :dunno

Anyway, my $2-5 games from RedBox look way more legit.  That was bugging me more than I realized.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #152 on: October 04, 2018, 03:02:55 pm »
How do they look when you get them from redbox?  Just a cardboard sleeve or something?  Never attempted to buy anything from them.

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« Reply #153 on: October 04, 2018, 03:54:48 pm »
They look exactly the same as when you rent them Just a plastic clearish clam type sleeve. I don't know why I never thought about it before but I will be checking ebay for cases for the games I have bought from redbox. The no case thing bothers me more then I like to admit also.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #154 on: October 04, 2018, 04:35:10 pm »
They every so often clear out games really cheap.  Their updated menu system makes it a little harder to drill down by system, but it's pretty quick to flick through them all.  I got Doom and Dark Souls 3 for $5 each, Transformers Devastation for $2.  Don't need an account, either, just swipe your card.

Kane - PS4 covers print easily on an 8.5x11" sheet of paper.  My prints look fine once under the plastic sleeve.


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« Reply #155 on: October 05, 2018, 12:19:56 am »
Are you searching at the kiosk or on the website.  I tried the site but it told me there aren't any in my region, which is stupid because there are like 6, 10 minutes from the house.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #156 on: October 05, 2018, 08:35:42 am »
Not sure this dude even broke even on his Buy It Now auction...

 :dunno


This dude sounds like me.  Sometimes you want the stuff gone out of your house so you sell it because you know someone can use it.  Not to turn a profit.

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« Reply #157 on: October 13, 2018, 11:29:27 pm »
Kane - PS4 covers print easily on an 8.5x11" sheet of paper.  My prints look fine once under the plastic sleeve.


Thanks thats good to know and again something I never would have thought of.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #158 on: October 14, 2018, 09:48:36 am »
Gas station sends me an email for two free Dunkin' Donuts iced coffees.
Iced coffees are $2.79 each or 2 for $4.
They rang up as free, but still issued the $1.58 discount for buying two.  :applaud:




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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #159 on: November 10, 2018, 10:25:54 am »
Anyone wanna trade $5 amazon/PayPal for $10 home depot?

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #160 on: November 10, 2018, 11:30:04 am »
Anyone wanna trade $5 amazon/PayPal for $10 home depot?

Which are you trading - the way it's typed could be either !  :dunno

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #161 on: November 10, 2018, 12:18:42 pm »
I have a $10 home depot gift card I don't  want.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #162 on: November 10, 2018, 12:35:58 pm »
I have a $10 home depot gift card I don't  want.

FIgured that was what you meant but just wanted to clarify.

Also in case you didn't get the e-mail they are doing a $15 credit with $50 gift card purchase for Amazon right now ( limit one per account )

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #163 on: November 10, 2018, 08:38:22 pm »
FYI those credits potentially suck.  It only applies to amazon products and not third party sellers.  I ended up having to buy a digital game because other than toilet paper or something I couldn't find an amazon item worth buying. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #164 on: November 17, 2018, 10:03:01 pm »
Ok not free but $1, so I'm counting it.  Buy a 3 month trial of spotify for $1, upgrade it to the family plan and you get a free google home mini.  Then cancel everything and you won't be charged 14.99 for the family upgrade.  You better do this one before spotify realizes what a huge mistake they made.  ;)

https://slickdeals.net/f/12280186-new-spotify-premium-members-3-month-subscription-google-home-mini-1-free-shipping?src=frontpage

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« Reply #165 on: November 22, 2018, 09:46:31 am »
Amazon's trade in prices not keeping up with their price matching on Black Friday video game deals.  If you can beat games quick you can make a couple bucks selling it back to Amazon.   :lol

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #166 on: November 22, 2018, 11:02:38 am »
Also coke.com is doing $2 cvs gift cards.  I guess you could use it for prescriptions?!?

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #167 on: November 22, 2018, 04:03:20 pm »
Or a tall boy for the road.

Gamestop doing free shipping, no minimum.  Contemplating stocking up on some $0.97 PS4 games just for the cases.....


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« Reply #168 on: November 22, 2018, 07:55:03 pm »
Or a tall boy for the road.

Gamestop doing free shipping, no minimum.  Contemplating stocking up on some $0.97 PS4 games just for the cases.....

That's a pretty good idea.  A good time to buy cables and stuff. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #169 on: November 23, 2018, 12:17:05 am »
They've got 3 PS4 games on sale for $1 each.  I grabbed one copy of each game and God of War.  Subsidized with some gift card I had laying around.  ~$15 real money.


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« Reply #170 on: November 23, 2018, 01:06:41 am »
Apparently Santa is brining me the ps4 spider man bundle, so I'm probably going to pickup god of war as well.  I want to see what they have in retro controllers as well.... typically snes/nes gamepads aren't that expensive on their site, but the shipping always kills it. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #171 on: November 23, 2018, 10:56:43 pm »
There's so many cheap exclusives your mind will be blown. Also get a PSVR unless you've already got a VR setup. They're super cheap today.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #172 on: November 24, 2018, 01:05:14 pm »
I'm thinking about it.  I just haven't seen any psvr titles that really excite me.  At least not $250 worth of excitement.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #173 on: November 25, 2018, 07:08:31 pm »
Picked up God of War (ps4), Horizion:  Zero Dawn Complete and Assassin's Creed Odyssey for the price of a normal game.  Noticed that, as you said, most of the exclusives are really cheap. I don't think I saw a single one over 10 bucks. 

Any recommendations?

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« Reply #174 on: November 25, 2018, 10:05:25 pm »
Off the top of my head...

If you don't already have them - Last of Us, Ratchet and Clank.  (I still think Ratchet and Clank has the best graphics on the system)

I would be very surprised if you didn't like Until Dawn.

Order 1886 is cool if you get it cheap.

I don't care for the Bloodborne/Dark Souls games much, and I've given them many tries.

Only Uncharted I really, really liked was Uncharted 2, but Uncharted 4 is pretty good.

Infamous Second Son

If you go VR, check out Astro Bot and Moss.  Drive Club VR looks muddy but it's pretty much ruined all other racing games for me.  Kids go nuts over Job Simulator.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #175 on: November 25, 2018, 11:43:58 pm »
Thanks man, I'll check those out and see if they look interesting to me. 

Btw... about the VR thing.... are the lollipops really needed for most games or not?  I've read people say both.  I could kick myself for not picking up some of the move controllers and the camera last year at the pick n pay..... they had 'em for 5 bucks a pop.... the only problem was digging in a massive bin for all the parts. 

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« Reply #176 on: November 26, 2018, 12:32:38 am »
Most games don't require them but I'd get that $250 bundle that includes them. There's some worthless PS3 Sports Champions game that came with a Move and a PS3 camera. Think I paid ~$25 shipped for a sealed set.  I almost hate to post that, but if PS4 owners haven't figured out it's the same controller by now...

Probably paid another $25-30 shipped for a loose used Move controller.  No idea what market price is these days.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #177 on: November 26, 2018, 02:42:07 am »
On the old eBay it looks like you can get the eye for around 7 bucks and if you really scrounge you can get the controllers for around 10 a piece.  But yeah that sports bundle is still there.  :)

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« Reply #178 on: November 26, 2018, 09:47:29 pm »
99 cents each, shipped overnight.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #179 on: November 26, 2018, 10:31:27 pm »
Yeah those look like 99 cent games :) 

I think I'll do the same for a couple of Wii games so I can finally have a proper box for Wii Sports and Links Crossbow Training. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #180 on: November 29, 2018, 03:25:36 pm »
Not completely free, but worth getting.  Steam Link boxes are on sale for $2.50
https://slickdeals.net/f/12376756-steam-link-direct-from-steam-2-49-shipping?src=catpagev2_catnav_computers

Why would you want one?  Well apparently you can now put retro arch on them, making it literally the cheapest emulation box you could possibly purchase. 
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/steam-link-retro-gaming/

I've already got one that I haven't hacked yet, but at this price I might pick a couple more up. 

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« Reply #181 on: November 29, 2018, 07:02:35 pm »
Sold out. Oh well. I've got a stack of Pi Zeros with Bluetooth still in the package.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #182 on: November 30, 2018, 06:28:07 pm »
Since nobody wanted Home Depot cards I had this 2 hour delivered today.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #183 on: November 30, 2018, 09:09:08 pm »
Got bug problems?


Picked up a couple Skylanders games for the wii to use as sacrificial boxes.  Also got a singstar game for the ps4 that looks like it might be seconds of fun.  3 bucks total. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #184 on: December 02, 2018, 03:25:23 am »
Since nobody wanted Home Depot cards I had this 2 hour delivered today.

Kills Hidden Bugs,  Hmmm,  does it work on Windows 10?

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #185 on: December 05, 2018, 05:00:40 pm »
Had a $5 Amazon gift card on my Coke account for no discernible reason.  Worth logging in and clicking on unclaimed rewards.  Have to redeem it by Dec 12.  Go go go.

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