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Giveaway Results: $35 Gift Cards to Jiffy Lube (Free Oil Change!)

Sorry! This contest is now closed! We would like to congratulate Angie (Commenter #103) & Stacy (Commenter #113) on winning this great prize! Check back next week for another great giveaway!

I love when I can giveaway a really useful item to a family and what could be more useful than giving someone a gift card to get a free oil change on their car? Few things, I would say!

Since so many families are keeping their vehicles much longer than they used to, maintenance and regular oil changes is essential towards helping keep those rides alive. Jiffy Lube offers a Facebook page where people can visit and join their new community dedicated to celebrating high-mileage vehicles and their drivers, called “Keeping My Ride Alive.” Visitors can cruise the site to browse photos and stories from other high-mileage drivers, and share their own stories and photos. If my readers are half as frugal as I believe you to be, I am quite assured that you all could make a valuable contribution towards that community!

Jiffy Lube offers the Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change to address these needs of high-mileage cars, providing drivers with much more than just an oil and filter change. The service includes changing, inspecting, checking/filling and cleaning key vehicle parts and fluids and offers drivers a quick and convenient way to maintain their vehicle. The Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change is a convenient solution that can help drivers preserve the value and longevity of their vehicle.

Lucky for you, today we are offering two lucky readers  a $35 gift card to help them maintain their well-loved cars and to give them a free Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change!  There are three easy ways to enter…

Leave one comment for each item that you complete to enter:

  • First Entry: Visit the Jiffy Lube “Keeping My Ride Alive,” (feel free to give it a thumbs up if you like it!) and come back here to tell us what mileage category your car would fit under.
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Two winners, chosen at random, will receive a $35 gift card as a special gift to spend towards keeping their ride alive thanks to Jiffy Lube. Please submit your entries by Tuesday (07/27)8PM EST.  Our winners will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

All The Music Without the Work: slotRadio Player

slotradio-hi-resI am a music fanatic in a big way. It is rare that you will come into my home and music will not be playing and my car is never silent. I love my iPod, I am a huge fan of Pandora, and I blip my little heart out on Twitter.

Here is my other confession…I hate downloading music or anything that requires a lot of work. I wish songs would magically appear on my iPod so I didn’t have to put them on. That is why I was very excited to try the new slotRadio player and see what it was all about.

The slotRadio player is a little thicker than the iPod, but shorter. It has a screen that tells you what type of station you are on and comes with a little earbud set that is (gasp) actually comfortable. With the player is a teeny tiny memory card that is about the size of a baby’s pinky nail. On that little memory card is 1,000 songs arranged into different playlists that you can play depending on your mood and musical taste.

That is it.  You slip in the card and you listen to music. It is quite mind-blowing!

The pitfall with this system is that you may not actually like all of the music that is on your card. The player comes bundled with basically a sampler of music from all genres and when I first stuck it in and Lynrd Skynrd stared playing I was like, “Oh, heck no!”  We soon realized that the player gives you the option to switch to different stations and I was jamming to Fatboy Slim before you could say Funk Soul Brother.

The other pitfall for parents purchasing this player is that not all the songs come in radio edit version so that might be something to keep in mind if you don’t want your kid dropping some bombs around the dinner table.

The great thing about these players though is that this is a fabulously affordable way to listen to music without any downloading. You can buy a memory card with 1,000 songs on it for $40. That means you will pay $.04 per download and can choose the genre you absolutely love to listen to. The player itself is only $99 and comes with the 1,000 music sampler which is a great start to your collection.

Charging it can be done with a USB cable or even a little charger for your wall which makes even the charging easy for those who are not tech-savvy.

I would highly recommend this as an affordable option for parents who can’t afford the iPod prices or for your own parents who might be struggling with the downloading process.

Where will you see me rocking this player? It has become my new favorite thing to mow the lawn this year! I can’t wait to listen to the Workout Mix while tackling the yard!

Suggested Retail Price: $99 (Player & 1,000 loaded songs)

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