• Giveaway: Win one of 10 Zinio subscriptions!

    Just a note that you’ve got one last chance to enter this draw – I’m giving away 10 Zinio subscriptions 🙂 Rafflecopter entry widget is below.


    That’s right – it’s freebie time! I was stoked when Zinio reached out to me (I work in publishing, after all) offering me the opportunity to do a giveaway. Not familiar with Zinio? It offers thousands of magazines (from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance to Vogue) from around the world – you can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device to read wherever and whenever you like.

    The downlow: Zinio is currently doing a promo with iPad minis as the grand prize. Everyone who enters to win will get $5 towards a magazine subscription of their choice, and there’s 50% off prices. Enter the sweepstakes at http://bit.ly/givealittlegetalot.

    Meanwhile, I also have 10 free subscriptions for you guys (score!) and entry details are below. Winners will be contacted to select a magazine title of their choice.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway




  • Ever heard of RelayRides? Plus a giveaway

    First there were car sharing sites.

    Now, apparently, there’s RelayRides, where you can rent out your car to others and rake in some cash while it would otherwise be sitting idle.

    Personally, I see it as all part of the trend toward microtasking and toward self-monetisation, but you might perceive things differently.

    The point is that, according to their marketing peeps, the average member is pulling $240 a month, with top earners more than doubling that.

    Car owners are apparently protected with a $1 million insurance policy, and can review potential renters before approving a request.

    “At RelayRides, we empower owners to offset the cost of vehicle ownership, while enabling renters who chose to forgo ownership to remain mobile.” I like the idea, but sadly, I can’t test it out, being all the way down here in New Zealand. But if anyone has tried it out, or is now thinking about it, let us know how your experience was.

    RelayRides has also offered me a $50 credit to give away to a reader, which (obviously) is to be used to rent a vehicle through its marketplace. Leave a comment if you’re interested!

  • Christmas goodies (aka, GIVEAWAY!)

    Following on from yesterday’s slightly Grinch-esque ramblings on Christmas, here’s a slightly more cheery thought.

    What are you angling for this year?

    Just call me your fairy godmother, at least if you’re in the UK, Germany or North America. Cause I’ve got a little something up my sleeve for ya.

    The lovely team at CSN Stores have offered me another $60 gift code to give away. It can be converted into Pounds or Euros as needed (see previous paragraph). I don’t care what you do with it. Spend it on yourself. Spend it on someone else. The choice is yours.

    Entries got a little crazed last time round, so let’s keep it relatively simple.

    There are two ways to enter:

    Comment – tell me what you want to see under the tree, if you’re buying into the whole tree thing, that is;

    Like me – that’s right, on my brand new Facebook page!

    (If I reach 25 fans, I can throw off that unwieldy URL and get a custom username. Just saying.)

    Entries close at noon – NZ time – on December 5. I’ll draw a winner randomly and CSN will be in touch with your unique code. Good luck!

  • My very first giveaway!!

    This little blog is happy to present … its first giveaway!

    So, what’s the prize at stake?

    I’ve got a $60 gift certificate (pretty generous, right?) for use at one of CSN’s many stores. There’s tons to choose from: you could purchase a a yoga mat, a knife set, a handbag… there’s everything from stationery to home decor, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

    To enter, check out the full range of products here, come back and leave a comment saying what you’d use the $60 for! Bonus entries: You can also subscribe via RSS (leave a comment or drop me an email to let me know); follow me on Twitter; or tweet about the giveaway (mention me, @eemusings so I get a headsup).

    I’ll choose a winner randomly on July 13.  Keep an eye on your email, because if I don’t hear back from you before July 16 I’ll draw a fresh winner.  I’ll then arrange for the coupon promo code to be emailed to you. Easy as pie. Yay!

    The fine print: This contest is only open to residents of the US  and Canada (Luckily, I think that’s the majority of my readers). There may be shipping charges on certain items or international fees for Canadian buyers, so be aware of that when browsing.

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