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Free Thanksgiving cookbook from Marta Stewart and celebrity chefs


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Find cooking inspiration for the holidays with Martha Stewart and celeb chefs.

Download the Martha Stewart Thanksgiving cookbook packed with tips and recipes to make your holiday feast memorable.

The impressive 73-page "Thanksgiving Hotline Recipes 2012" is filled with more than 40 recipes by Martha Stewart and other acclaimed chefs like Mario Batali, Cat Cora, Sunny Anderson and Sara Moulton, among others. The chefs will answer questions on Stewart's SiriusXM radio show starting at 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. If you don't have a subscription to the service, you can get a free trial for 30 days at the link below.

The cookbook has some intriguing dishes, from soups and starters to turkey entrees, side dishes, desserts and cocktails. Colin Cowie offers tips on entertaining.

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Free Grateful Dead MP3 songs every day in November


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Hey Deadheads! Get a free Grateful Dead MP3 download every day in November. Today's song download is “Sugaree."

Each day, you'll get a new Grateful Dead track from the vault. You also can play a trivia game to win sweet swag.

Enter your e-mail and you're ready to play for prizes and/or download the day's song.

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Free $1.29 Amazon MP3 credit from Amazon.com


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Score a free $1.29 MP3 credit from Amazon.com. No purchase is necessary.

Share your favorite party song on Facebook and the credit will be deposited into your Amazon account. Use it to get a free song.

Click here for the deal. The credit must be used by midnight on Friday.

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Free $5 Amazon MP3 credit, Blockbuster rentals from Scott Tissue


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Get a free $5 Amazon MP3 credit and free admission to South Florida venues and free Blockbuster rentals from Scott Products.

Create a Scott Shared Values account (it took one minute) and you you'll get instant access to coupons as well as freebies, deals and rewards when you buy Scott products. No purchase is necessary.

The best offer is for a free $5 promotional codes to redeem on songs and albums in Amazon.com's MP3 store. The code expires in January.

You'll also three free Blockbuster Total Access rentals and a Family Fun Pass offering free child's admissions at more than 6,600 venues such as the Schnacknow Museum of Fine Arts in Plantation, Flamingo Gardens in Davie, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, My Gym locations and Galaxy Skateway, among others.

Click here for the deal. The program ends on Dec. 31.

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Free iOS download of "MLB.com At Bat 2012" ($3.99 value)


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Get a free download of "MLB.com At Bat 2012" iOS app valued at $3.99 compliments of Ford.

Follow all 2012 postseason play with the iOS app for iPhone and iPad. Easily keep up with playoff game action in the Wild Card, Division and Championship Series games. The app also offers news, stats and video higlights.

Ford is giving away the freebie to promote its SYNC AppLink feature that allows you to listen to games in the car by streaming the app through a media features inside newer models. The free MLB app is available to everyone, not just Ford owners.

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Free six-song workout mix based on top pop hits


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Get a free six-song workout mix from Shape.

The fast-paced songs on the September playlist are based on those originally made famous by currently charting pop artists and are designed to get you movin' and get your heart pumpin'.

Songs include remakes of "We Run the Night" (Havana Brown feat. Pitbull), "Rhythm Is a Dancer" (Snap!), "Too Close" (Alex Clare), "Payphone" (Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa), "Some Nights" (Fun.) and "Sweet Dreams" (Eurythmics).

Click here for the deal. Sample them before you download.

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Buy-one-get-one-free kids meals at Chipotle


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Support a good cause and get a free kids meal when you buy one at Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Buy any kids meal through Aug. 31, save the receipt and bring it back anytime in September to get a free kids meal.

The fast-food chain is donating 100 percent of proceeds (up to $250,000) from the promotion to support Veggie U classroom gardens. The nonprofit organization sponsors education programs that promote healthy eating habits to combat childhood obesity.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires Aug. 31.

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Download free hurricane apps to prepare and stay safe in a storm


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As Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on South Florida, download these free Apple and Android apps now to help prepare and stay informed before, during and after a storm.

Hurricane by American Red Cross: This free app, for iOs and Android, was introduced on Aug. 1. Monitor and track storm conditions with tips to prepare your family and home. It also has a “I’m safe” messaging feature broadcast via social media outlets.

Sun Sentinel: Our free app, for iOs and Android, offers up-to-the-minute updates from our storm expert Ken Kaye, along with tips on storm prep, evacuation procedures, shelters, school closures and emergency information from South Florida agencies.

Your Plan: This free iOS app, from The Insurance Information Institute, offers pre-loaded checklists to help with prep.

Hurricane Tracker: This iOS freebie offers eight live radar animations, local satellites and forecasts.

Hurricane Hound: For Android, tracks and forecasts of active hurricanes and tropical storms on a Google maps background.

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Shop for back to school at Sam's Club for free Friday-Sunday


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Get warehouse pricing on back to school necessities during Sam’s Club Tax-Free Weekend event on Friday through Sunday. Normally, you must buy a membership to shop at the wholesale club.

There is no surcharge on what you buy during the free event. A membership costs $40 per year.

Click here for the deal. There are locations all over Central and South Florida.

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Free Chick-fil-A for Cow Appreciation Day on Friday


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Here’s something to moo about! Get a free meal at Chick-Fil-A on Friday for Cow Appreciation Day.

Visit any store dressed as a cow from head to hoof and get a free meal, depending on how creative you get with the costume. The more cow you wear, the more free food you’ll get!

Download and print the Cow Starter Kit to get a free entree, side item and beverage.

Go for it! Don’t be chikin!

Send us your cow costume photos! Email them to Shop-O-Matic blogger, Justine Griffin at jusgriffin@sunsentinel.com

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Free 100-page "Betty Crocker All-Time Best Recipes" e-cookbook


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Download a free copy of "Betty Crocker All-Time Best Recipes" e-cookbook.

The 100-page cookbook offers 107 recipes spanning the brand's 90-year history, from old classics to new favorites.

Whip up quick and yummy drinks, appetizers, snacks, sandwiches, salads, entrees and desserts. There are ideas for entertaining and photos with each recipe.

We are going to try the Grilled Chili-Lime Chicken and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.

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Free 8-song playlist featuring Academy of Country Music Award nominees


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Download a free, 8-song country music playlist featuring 2012 Academy of County Music Award winners and nominees Scott McCreery, Montgomery Gentry and The Band Perry, compliments of People Magazine.

The iTunes.com playlist features New Artist of the Year winner McCreery's "Walk in the Country," "Damn Baby" by Montgomery Gentry, "All Your Life'" by The Band Perry as well as songs by Eli Young Band, Love and Theft, Chris Young and Hunter Hayes.

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Library offers free music downloads with Freegal Music Service


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Get three free music downloads each week using the Freegal Music Service available through the Broward and Orange County libraries.

Local libraries are offering free e-books, music and more with mobile technology to compete with online retailers Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. Best part: It's all free with a library card.

The Freegal service, available nationally through local librarires, gives library-card members free access to to 50 record labels in Sony's music catalog. The MP3 files are yours to keep.

Users can choose from hundreds of thousands of tunes in every musical genre, from rock to rap to pop to classical. Artists include Aerosmith, Beyonce, Pitbull and Carrie Underwood, among other top hitmakers.

Miami-Dade Public Library System and Palm Beach County Library do not currently subscribe to Freegal, but they do offer free e-books and apps.

In Broward County, go to Broward.FreegalMusic.com. Enter your library card number; the PIN is the last four digits of your phone number.

In Central Florida, visit OCLS.Info/FreegalMusic.asp

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Free 15-song Coachella All-Stars playlist


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Download a free, 15-song playlist featuring great Coachella Festival performers, past and present, from Google Play.

The offering culls a best-of list from the venerable California music festival, which kicked off in Indio this weekend. It features songs from headliners Radiohead and Snoop Dogg along with tracks from Swedish House Mafia, Blur, Gorillaz and others.

Click here for the deal. You must create a Google Play account to get the free music.

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Free download of 'Angry Birds Space' from Amazon


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Get a free download of "Angry Brids Space" from Amazon.com for Android devices.

The new game in the highly-addictive series from Rovio was released Wednesday. iOS users will have to pay 99 cents for the game in iTunes.

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Free download of Taylor Swift's 'Safe & Sound' from 'Hunger Games' soundtrack


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Google play is offering a free download of Taylor Swift's new single "Safe & Sound" from the "Hunger Games" soundtrack for Android devices.

Get the hot, new track, featuring the Civil Wars, after you create an account on the newly
introduced Google play The new service offers books, music, apps and games for Android devices.

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Free downloadable '99 Diet Foods Shopping List' from Dr. Oz


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Go grocery shopping with Dr. Oz.

The Good Doctor wants to help you eat better and more healthfully, so he's offering you a free, downloadable shopping list.

The handy, printable checklist has 99 diet foods Dr. Oz wants you to put in your cart. There are categories offering better choices for breakfast, meals, pastas, snacks, sides, desserts and beverages.

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Free Maroon 5 tunes for Android from Google Music


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Get two free Maroon 5 songs from Google Music in the Android Marketplace.

Score "How" and "Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording From 'The Voice' Performance)" off the band's "Hands All Over" LP.

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Free Kindle book: "How to Unspoil Your Child Fast" ($14.99 value)


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Need Supernanny help?

If so, then download a free copy of "How to Unspoil Your Child Fast: A Speedy, Complete Guide to Contented Children and Happy Parents" for Kindle from Amazon. The book ususally costs $14.99.

The well-reviewed 248-page parenting guide "offers tips and strategies and easy action steps for reversing the effects almost immediately. Feel more confident, competent, and parent more consistently while instilling character and self-reliance in your children today."

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Amazon's Top 100 free e-books for Kindle


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If you just scored a Kindle Fire or other Amazon e-reader for Christmas, then check out Amazon.com's list of Top 100 free downloads of e-books and games. You also can see the Top 100 paid list, too.

Plus, Kindle owners can borrow more than 100 New York Times best sellers online from South Florida libraries through the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library, too. That service launched in November.

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Also, you don't need an expensive e-book reader. Just download Kindle for PC and read books on your computer. Click here to download.

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Free Paula Deen Holiday Hosting Guide with recipes


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Find holiday inspiration in the pages of "Paula Deen Holiday Hosting Guide," free from Smithfield Ham.

The 36-page PDF booklet from Food Network's Southern belle offers inventive entertaining ideas along with yummy recipes to make your holiday feast merry and bright.

The easy-to-make centerpieces ideas will help you create gorgeous tablescapes. Plus, there are craft projects for the kids and great recipes to make as gifts or to put on your holiday table. We liked "Paula's Christmas Morning Casserole" that you can make ahead and just pop in the oven.

After you download the guide, you better add an extra pound of butter to your grocery list!

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Free 94-page Pillsbury Holiday e-cookbook


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We're baking today and were searching for cookie recipes when we came across a free, downloadable copy of "Pillsbury's Holiday" cookbook from 2008.

The 94-page electronic cookbook contains Pillsbury's most requested recipes. It has appetizers, desserts, side dishes, entrees and also offers helpful tips on gift-giving and entertaining, too.

It's a little clunky to use at first, but it's searcheable, which is a big plus. The Santa Claus Cookies on Page 15 are adorable.

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Video: Free holiday music downloads from Tony Bennett, Twisted Sister, Tim McGraw and more


It's a countdown to Christmas and we wanted to share this fun video of Preston Leatherman "Dancing With An iPod in Public - Christmas Edition" that's guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Then, help yourself to a roundup of free holiday music downloads that will get you in the spirit of the season, too.

"The First Noel" by Tony Bennett and Plácido Domingo in iTunes

"25 days of Free Holiday Music" from Amazon.com includes "Jingle Bells (Robbie Hardkiss Remix)" by Duke Ellington, "Deck the Halls" by Twisted Sister, "Wexford Carol" by Michael McDonald, "Greensleeves" by Mannheim Steamroller, "A Change at Christmas (Say it Isn't So)" by Flaming Lips, "Ave Maria" by Celtic Woman, among others.

"Deck the Halls" by by Mannheim Steamroller from Office Max with text alert sign up.

"Christmas All Over the World" by Tim McGraw

"O Holy Night" by Randy Travis and nine other country music songs from People magazine.

"Eight Days of Hanukkah" From Sen. Orrin Hatch (swear!) on Amazon.com

Sugo Music Free Holiday Sampler from Amazon.com

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Free download of Tim McGraw's 'Christmas All Over the World'


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Country superstar Tim McGraw's got a Christmas present for you.

The country crooner is offering free downloads of his newly released single "Chrismas All Over the World."

Visit his site, click the download button, confirm your e-mail address and get the happy holiday ditty.

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Also, get more free hot holiday tunes with Amazon's 25 Days of Free Music promotion.

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Free new Brian Wilson, Mannheim Steamroller tunes from Amazon's '25 days of Free Holiday Music'


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Get in the spirit of the season with 25 days of free holiday music from Amazon.com. The site will offer a new song each day until Dec. 25.

Amazon kicked things off Thursday with Celtic Woman's "Ave Maria" from group's the forthcoming "Believe." Friday's offering was "Peace on Earth" by Brian Wilson and Monday's offering is "Greensleeves" by Mannheim Steamroller from "Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony."

Daily songs will be available for download through Dec. 25.

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Free Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Shakira albums from Google Music for Android


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Get free music, including never-before-released tunes from the Rolling Stones and Coldplay, from the newly launched Google Music Beta in the Android Market.

Get the Stones' single, “Dancing With Mr. D." along with other vintage tracks from the "Brussels Affair (Live 1973)" as well as Busta Rhymes' "Why Stop Now" featuring Chris Brown. Also free: Shakira's new single "Je L'Aime a Mourir" along with live versions of "Hips Don't Lie" and four other songs. Score Pearl Jam's 9/11 concert and new Dave Matthews Band tunes, too.

The search engine giant is testing the new music service and has more than 13 million tracks available for purchase.

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Free 12-song 'Veterans Day Honor' album by U.S. Armed Forces bands from Amazon.com


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Amazon.com is offering a free download of "Veterans Day Honor," a 12-song album of patriotic and military music performed by the bands and ensembles of the United States Armed Forces.

Songs include "The Star Spangled Banner" by the U.S. Coast Guard Band, "American Pageant" (a medley of "America," "Yankee Doodle" "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Dixie," "American the Beautiful" and "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean") by the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight and "Taps" by the U.S. Marine Band, among other well-known tunes that make you proud to be an American.

Click here for the deal. You must have an Amazon.com account to download the free music.

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Free e-book "Handmade Halloween: Make-It-Yourself Tricks and Treats"


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Get nifty recipes and craft ideas for Halloween parties in the free e-book "Handmade Halloween: Make-It-Yourself Tricks and Treats" from HP Creative Stuido. The ideas are so cute, they scary!

The 12-page e-book is packed with cute ideas on how to create A Feast Fit for Beasts, make bewitching cards and invitations (using an HP printer, of course) along with pointers on pumpkin carving and other creapy crafts.

We loved the recipe for "Bat Bites." These scary cheeseballs are made of goat and cream cheese and take flight with blue corn-chip wings. There is also a lovely recipe for Roasted squash soup with sage. Equally adorable is the simple idea for kids to make '"Tricked-Out Treats:" Cover lollipops with white fabric (tissues would work, too), tie with black ribbon and add ghostly faces with a pen.

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Free download of new Chris Isaak song 'Live it Up'


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Amazon.com is offering a free download of Chris Isaak's latest tune "Live it Up." The song is selling for $1.29 in iTunes.

The single is the title track from Isaak's newly released 25-song deluxe album "Beyond the Sun," recoreded in the fabled Sun Studio in Memphis. Fittingly, the album features Isaak reviving '50s hits from Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire," to Elvis' "It's Now or Never" to Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line," along with original compositions.

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Free $100 in apps, technical support from BlackBerry after service interruptions


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If you have a BlackBerry device, get more than $100 in free premium app downloads and 30 days of free technical support.

The freebies are being offered as compensation to customers who suffered through the global three-day service disruption on Oct. 12 according to a Research in Motion press release.

The free apps are available in the BlackBerry App World:
"SIMS 3" and "Bejeweled" from Electronic Arts
"Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant" from Vlingo
"N.O.V.A.," "Texas HOld'em" and "Bubble Bash 2" from Gameloft
"Photo Editor Ultimate" from Ice Cold Apps
"DriveSafe.ly Pro," "iSpeech Translator Pro" and "Drive Safe.ly Enterprise" from iSpeech.org
"Nobex Radio Premium" from Nobex
"Shazam Encore" from Shazam

More free apps will be offered over the next few weeks, RIM said.

Click here to get info on the free apps. The offer expires on Dec. 31.

Click here to register for free technical support.

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Facebook offers slick new iPad app


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Facebook.com has finally introduced an iPad app.

Everything is bigger and better on the new app: Photos, games, messages and more.

If you've been using the puny iPhone app on your tablet, or using Facebook on Safari, now you can take advantage of Apple's awesome functionality by tapping, sliding and pinching your way to social networking nirvana. It's pretty slick.

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Free download of Hank Williams Jr.'s 'Keep the Change'


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Hank Williams Jr. is offering his Rowdy Friends a free download of his new song "Keep the Change." for the next 48 hours.

Williams recorded the new song Friday, and says "Fox & Friends" twisted his words in an interview on Fox News show. ESPN pulled his "Are you ready for some football?" , long a theme song on Monday Night Football.

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Free 'SAT Connect' app for for iPod, iPhone, iPad (was $24.99)


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Get for free the "SAT Connect" app for iPod, iPhone and iPad. This top-rated application normally costs $24.99 in iTunes.com.

The app will help college-bound high school students prepare for this vital test with reviews, practice exercises and simulated tests right on their iPods and phones. In May, The New York Times rated this app tops in a roundup of tutorials aimed at helping students prepare for SATs.

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Free EA Game's "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12' for iPhone, iPad


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Get EA Game's "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12" for iPhone and iPad for free. The games were $4.99 and $6.99, respectively, for each device.

It's a fun way to play 18 holes and not work up a sweat.

Click here for the iPhone version. Click here for iPad.

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Free download of Mick Jagger's "SuperHeavy" album for American Express cardholders


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American Express is offering cardmembers a free 12-song download of "SuperHeavy," the new Mick Jagger collaboration with Dave Stewart, Joss Stone, Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman. The new super group creatively blends reggae, blues, soul, rock, pop and Indian music.

Am-Ex is offering the group's debut ablum for free as part of its "Link, Like, Love" program on Facebook.com. Select the offer and you'll get a code you redeem online to download the 12 songs.

If you have an American Express card, link it to offers on the credit card company's fan page and get shopping, dining and travel savings deals when you use the card for purchases. Select the paperless coupons you like and when you use your card at those merchants, you get a credit on your monthly statement.

Click here for the deal. There is no purchase necessary; the offer expires on Sept. 30.

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Free 'Angry Birds RIO' game for Windows ($4.99 value)


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Get a free download of the addictive game "Angry Birds Rio" for Windows XP or 7 with an install of the Intel AppUp Center onto your PC. The game normally costs $4.99.

The Intel AppUp center, similar to Apple's app store, sells applications and games for Windows PCs and netbooks.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Sept. 29.

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Apple welcomes Bob Seger with free six-song download of greatest hits


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Bob Seger wants you to just take those old records off the shelf and put 'em on your iPod.

At last, the hard-rockin, multi-platinum artist joins the digital music world with MP# downloads on Apple and Amazon and announces a new U.S. tour with stops in Orlando in November.

Apple welcomes Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band to its iTunes catalog with a free six-song download of greatest hits through iTunes.com. Amazon.com is now carrying the digital song catalog as well.

Score for free, "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man (Live)," "Get Out of Denver," "Mainstreet," "Beautiful Loser," "Feel Like a Number" and "Hollywood Nights (Live)."

You also can now purchase individual songs and albums "Nine Tonight," "Live Bullet" and "Early Seger."

The Michigan rocker also announced a new tour kicking off on Nov. 2 at Eastern Michigan University on his website. He'll play Citrus Bowl Park on Nov. 13 for the Orlando Calling Fest in Orlando. Other rockers scheduled to peroform at the two-day music fest kicking off on Nov. 12 include the Killers, the Raconteurs and Kid Rock.

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Seger's the bomb and "Mainstreet" is my absolutely fave song by him. What's your fave Seger tune?

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Free 'Video Time Machine' app for iPhone and iPad


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For a limited time, download for free the "Video Time Machine" app for iPhone and iPad. It normally costs 99 cents.

This top-rated, addictive and fun application lets you cruise through 10,000 video clips of famous moments in movies, sports, television, music, commericals and more from 1860 through 2011.

Watch iconic and historic videos of great moments in history, from the 1963 broadcast by Walter Cronkite announcing John F. Kennedy had been shot to Babe Ruth dancing and singing on the radio in 1937. Watch immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in 1906 or see Howard Cosell interviewJohn Lennon on "Monday Night Football" in 1974. Or attend the funerals of Queen Victorial in 1901 or Josef Stalin's in 1953; tune in a Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots commercial in 1967.

When you find a clip you love (most of them!) tweet it or share it Facebook with the press of a button.

Click here for the deal. It won't be free fo long, so don't wait. Oh, and get out your charging cord.

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Six apps for free for HP TouchPad ($30.95 value)


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HP is offering its webOS TouchPad customers six apps for free with promo codes. The applications normally cost more than $30 and range in price from $14.99 to $5 to 99 cents each, according to the HP Palm blog.

The six-pack of titles includes "Glimpse," "Kung Fu Panda 2 Storybook" "Big Boss," Sparkle HD," "Camera for TouchPad" and "Audubon Birds," right.

The offer is for U.S. customers only. Another six-pack will be offered in September, according to the post.

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Dinner's ready in a flash with free e-cookbooks from Family Circle and Reynolds Wrap


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How'd that first day back at school go? If you're like me, you had a bit o' trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap.

Two free downloadable e-cookbooks will help get the job done.

"Family Circle’s 15 Slow Cooker Favorites:" Dust off that slow cooker and download a free copy of this 11-page PDF e-cookbook. It features one-pot soups, entrees and desserts that prep in 15 minutes or less. We liked the Pineapple Ginger-Glazed Pork Chops and Slow Cooker Ratatouille.

“Signature Family Recipes” from Reynolds Wrap: Seven recipes, such as Teriyaki Sesame Salmon Dinner With Packet Potatoes and Pizzeria Chicken, will have meals on the table in 30 minutes or less with — best part — zero cleanup. There are also step-by-steps on how to line pans and make meal packets with aluminum foil.

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Free e-cookbook "Best of Betty Crocker 2011 Summer"


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Looking for some summertime meal inspiration? Then check out the free e-cookbook “Best of Betty Crocker 2011 Summer” with quick and easy ideas for cool summer salads, grilled recipes and yummy desserts.

I’m going to try the Grilled Ribs With Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce tonight.

As a bonus, you’ll also get the best of spring recipes, too.

Click here for the deal. If you like it, download and save it.

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Free e-cookbook "Best of Betty Crocker 2011 Summer"


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Looking for some summertime meal inspiration? Then check out the free e-cookbook “Best of Betty Crocker 2011 Summer” with quick and easy ideas for cool summer salads, grilled recipes and yummy desserts.

I’m going to try the Grilled Ribs With Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce tonight.

As a bonus, you’ll also get the best of spring recipes, too.

Click here for the deal. If you like it, download and save it.

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Free "Biggest Loser" song downloads featuring Rihanna, Ke$ha, Nelly, Black Eyed Peas


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Download a free six-song playlist of "The Biggest Loser and Subway Workout Mix -- Wake Up and Workout."

Enter your e-mail address and get 30-minutes of high-energy pop tunes featuring:"Forget You" by Cee Lo Green, Nelly's "Just a Dream," The Time (Dirty Bit) by the Black Eyed Peas, "We R Who We R" by Ke$ha, "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love Again" by Usher and Pitbull and "What's My Name" by Rihanna and Drake.

Click here for the deal.

Bonus: Click here to get another free 12-song "Biggest Loser and Subway" workout mix featuring music from Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys and more.

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Free download of Britney Spears 'I Wanna Go' from Victoria's Secret


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Get Britney Spears' hot new song "I Wanna Go" with a free download of the sexy summer playlist "Victoria's Secret Bombshell Summer Soundtrack" through Facebook.com

The song, off the pop star's new "Femme Fatale" album, is part of the download offered for a limited time on the Victoria's Secret fan page on Facebook.

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Free Circulon Contempo skillet for iPad owners with free app download


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If you have an iPad, download the free "Circulon Cooks" app and get a free
Circulon Contempo 9-inch French Skillet for a limited time.

Click here for the deal. Don't wait!

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Sony PlayStation Network offers two free games after massive security breach


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Sony PlayStation Network is offering two free video games for PS3 as a “Welcome Back” customer appreciation program for registered users after hackers obtained sensitive personal info, and possibly credit-card numbers, of its 77 million members. Network services in Florida have been restored.

PSN customers can choose titles from Dead Nation, inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD and Wipeout HD + Fury.

PSP owners also will get to pick two free games: LittleBigPlanet (PSP), ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation.

Customers also will receive free rental movies, an additional 30 days of free PlayStation Plus membership for subscribers, free 30 days for nonsubscribers, among other freebies.

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Free download of The Royal Wedding Official Programme and Order of Service


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Download a free copy of The Royal Wedding Official Programme and Order of Service that was used by William and Kate and the 1,900 invited guests at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

The 28-page Programme, which features Prince William’s Coat of Arms on the front and Catherine Middleton’s new Coat of Arms on the back, contains full details about the processions, music, hymns, prayers and readings that guests used during the ceremony in London on Friday. It also contains pictures of the Royal Couple, maps, timetables and historical information about the abbey.

About 150,000 printed copies were sold on the streets of London on Friday for £2 in Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, St. James’s Park and Green Park., with proceeds to benefit The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Click here for the deal. The download is available in three formats: PDF, Adobe and through Apple iBooks.

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Free downloads of new Green Day, old Roy Orbison songs from Amazon


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Amazon.com is offering free MP3 downloads of Green Day's newly released live version of "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and Rob Orbison's "Love Hurts."

Also, Amazon is having a 69 cent song sale, offering more than 25,000 titles at a 30-percent savings over prices in the iTunes music store.

Click here to download the Orbison tune.
Click here to get the Green Day song. You must have an Amazon account to get the music. Downloads go right into your iTunes music folder.

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Free Holy Bible app for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry


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YouVersion offers a free download of its Holy Bible app for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Palm and other devices.

The app offers 41 translations of the Good Book in 22 languages, putting the scripture right in the palm of your hand.

Also, downlaod iRosary app for free as well.

Click here for the deal. Happy Easter!

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Free iRosary app for iPhone for Easter


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Get for free the full version of the best-selling "iRosary" app for iPhone as an Easter gift from Opicury Software.

The app shows you how to pray the Rosary and automatically selects from different Mysteries of Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous. Also offered are prayers for the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Loreto Litanies.

There also is an animated set of Rosary beads that you move with your finger to advance to the next prayer.

Today is Good Friday, so the app walks you though the Apostles' Creed.

This is a wonderful high-tech way of saying the traditional Catholic devotion and also a great way to teach the Rosary to children.

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Free MP3 of Foo Fighters' new single 'I Should Have Known' ($1.29 value)


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Amazon.com is offering a free MP3 download of the Foo Fighter's latest single "I Should Have Known" from the "Wasting Light" album which dropped Friday. This single is selling on iTunes.com for $1.29.

Click here for the deal. You must have an Amazon account.

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Free "World Series of Poker: Hold'em Legend" from Amazon Appstore ($4.99 value)


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Amazon.com launched the Appstore for Android on Tuesday and Day Two's deal is a free download of the "World Series of Poker: Hold'em Legend" game for free. It's normally $4.99. The new Appstore will offer a free Android app every day.

Amazon kicked things off yesterday by giving away Rovio's "Angry Birds Rio" game, which normally costs 99 cents.

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Six free downloads of 'Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1-6'


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Geek alert!

Download for free the first six installments of "Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith" e-book short stories for Kindle from Amazom.com.

This series of short stories, offered by Random House Digital, tells the "fate of the Jedi's forgotten Sith castaways, their battle to survive, and their quest to re-conquer the galaxy!" according to the story description.

Click here for the deal.

Also, you don't need a Kindle e-book reader. Download Kindle Reader for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android Phone.

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Free 'Angry Birds Seasons' game for St. Paddy's Day for iPhone, Android


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In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Rovio's free "Angry Birds Seasons" game get an Irish update with a touch of blarney. Download the free game for iPhone and Android and use slingshots to launch birds at stupid-looking pigs wearing leprechaun hats. (If you already have the game, this is an update.)

The highly addictive game offers 15 levels, two golden eggs and lets you send a St. Patrick's Day greeting to your friends, too.

The Angry Birds star in the forthcoming animated "Rio," set for release on April 15.

Click here for the deal for iPhone, iPod.
Click here for the deal for Android.

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Free McAfee security software helps protect Facebook accounts, PCs


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Like McAfee on Facebook.com and get a free six-month subscription to McAfee security software to help protect your Facebook account and PC from malicious virus infections.

McAfee makes the offer is in partnership with Facebook.com. The software is designed to protect your social networking account and personal computer by scanning your account for viruses from malicious sites. Read more about the partnership and how it improves virus security on the Facebook blog.

If infected files are found on your account, the McAfee program detects them for removal and then offers help to restore your account.

Click here for the deal. After the six-month trial is over, you will be offered a discount on purchase of the software.

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Free on Saturday: 'Yahtzee Adventures' game for iPhone, iPod (was $2.99)


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Get a free download of "Yahtzee Adventures" for iPhone and iPod on Saturday only on iTunes. The Electronic Arts game usually costs $2.99.

Follow EAMobile on Twitter.com to get daily deals, one of which was a free download of the $2.99 game "Boggle."

Click here for the deal. Don't wait, the offers good Saturday only!

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Free 'Boggle' game for iPhone, iPod on Thursday (was $2.99)


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Get a free download of the fun word game "Boggle" for iPhone, iPod today on iTunes.

The Electronic Arts game usually costs $2.99. Follow EAMobile on Twitter.com to get daily deals.

Darn! I bought this two weeks ago when EA had a 99 cent sale!

Click here for the deal. Don't wait, the offers good Thursday only! How many points for the word FREE?

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Free: Download 5 top-rated Ashampoo software programs ($129.95 value)


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Ashampoo.com is offering five full versions of its popular software titles for free with a coupon code. They usually cost $129.95 for all five. Download one or all of them.

Choose from top-rated Burning Studio 2010 Advanced (burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays), Home Designer (plan home renovations in 3D), Snap 3
Capture (grab photos and videos onscreen), WinOptimizer 6 (improve Windows performance) and Photo Commander 7 (create 3D acceloration, panoramas and virtual albums). CNET.com highy rates (and sells full versions) these programs.

Click here for the deal. Enter download code ASH-3BGO.

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Free download of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" with album pre-order


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Pre-order Lady Gaga's album "Born This Way" at Target.com and download the title track for free right away. The $13.99 album drops on May 23. The song went straight to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart when it debuted on Wednesday.

Pre-order the album for $13.99 or buy for the Target-exclusive "Born This Way Deluxe Edition" which will include three new songs and five remixes for $14.99. Either way, you'll get the download link via e-mail after checkout.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Feb. 26.

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Free Valentine's Day playlists with 76 LOVE-ly songs


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Set the mood on Monday with free Valentine's Day playlists from various sources.
We have several options for free music today:

X5Music.com is offering for free "The 50 Most Essential Romantic Masterpieces" for free. This album lists for $6.99 on Amazon.com. Put in your name, e-mail address and answer a question and you'll get an e-mail with download info. It took time for the site to load, so be patient.

Amazon.com is offer a free download of the new single "Oh My Heart" by R.E.M.

Amazon.com is offering a free 14-song V-Day playlist.

Amazon.com is offer a free 11-song download of Bloodshot Records "Lonely Hearts Valentine's Day Sampler."

Also, through Feb. 14, you can get a free $2 MP3 credit from Amazon.com.

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Free Scrabble game for iPhone, iPod


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Electronic Arts is offering Scrabble Blast and Pogo Games for free on iPhone, iPod and iPad. The company also is having a Valentine's Day sale, selling other popular games for under a buck. They usually sell for $2.99 and $4.99 and some iPad games cost as much as $12.99.

Get up to 90 percent off on Scrabble, Tetris, Battleship, Monopoly, Boggle, The Game of Life, Rock Band, Tiger Wood's PGA Tour, and FIFA 11 and Madden NFL 11 to name just a few titles available.

Here's an idea: Send a Valentine's Day game gift to your friends. Just select "Gift This App" on the little triangle next to the "Buy App" button selector.

Click here for the deal and search for the 99 cent games. Don't wait to buy. The sale is for 48 hours only.

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Free download of 'Tiny Dancer' by Elton John plus five free songs in iTunes from AmEx


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Get a free song download of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" in Apple iTunes. The song normally costs $1.29. The 1970s hit was featured on Sunday in a Budweiser commerical that aired during the NFL Super Bowl. (You also can make a gift of the song for a friend. Just right click the "Free" button and select "Tell a Friend" and put in their e-mail address and add a note.)

Meanwhile, get five free song downloads of your choice in iTunes when you register your American Express Card. Then, use it to pay for the songs and the credit card company will refund the purchase on your statement. The offer expires on March 15.

Click here for the "Tiny Dancer" deal.

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Send free musical Valentines from Amazon.com


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Amazon.com is offering a free $2 credit that you can use to send musical Valentines. Use the credit to send an MP3 song or album as a gift to someone special or use it for yourself.

Find the songs or albums you want to send, click the "Give Album or Song as a Gift" button, add a note, head to checkout and put in the code.

Click here for the deal. Use code VDAYMP3S at checkout. The offer expires on Feb. 14.

P.S. While you're there, download R.E.M.'s "Oh My Heart" for free. The song is from the band's forthcoming album "Collapse Into Now."

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Free download of 'Angry Birds Seasons' for Android


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In honor of Valentine's Day, Rovio is offering a free Android download of the highly addictive "Angry Birds Seasons" game in which you use slingshots to launch birds at dumb pigs. (If you already have the game from Christmas, this is an update.)

More than 12 million games have been purchased for 99 cents through Apple's App Store, so Android fans should be happy to score this freebie. Last time the game was offered on Android for free, it got a millon downloads in one day. (Last week, there was a free download of "Angry Birds" offered for PCs.)

The Angry Birds star in the forthcoming animated "Rio," set for release on April 15.

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Free download of 'Puzzler World' app (normally $2.99)


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Get the "Puzzler World US" app for free for a limited time. It usually costs. $2.99.

"Puzzler" offers 1,000 puzzles such as Crosswords, Wordsearch, Fitword, Sudoku, Codewords and Spot-the-Difference. There’s also bonus games and extras, including Hangman, Silhouette, Link-a-Pix and Chain Letters puzzles. according to game's the description.

Click here for the deal. Don't wait. It won't be offered for free for long.

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Free downloads: 15 Lonely Planet City Guide Apps for iPhone, iPad through Friday


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Download 15 free Lonely Planet city guide apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad for free through Friday. Normally, they can cost as much as $5.99 each to download.

According to the Lonely Planet blog, you can get free apps that offer travel advice, tips and destination information for Miami, Fort Myers, Sanibel, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Toronto, Los Angeles and Montreal. The apps offer loads of information on lodging, shopping, dining, festivals, arts sporting evens, internet availablity, history and so much more. According to the blog, the company says it's making them available because so many travelers are stuck because of snow storms.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4.

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Free game download: 'Angry Birds' for PC


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Get a free download of "Angry Birds" for PC, the addictive game that was only available for your mobile device.

Have a grand old time using slingshots to launch birds at dumb looking pigs on your personal computer. Trust me, you can waste hours doing it.

More than 12 million games have been purchased for 99 cents through Apple's App Store. When the game was offered on Android for free, it got a millon downloads in one day.

You'll be seeing more Angry Birds when they launch themselves into theaters in the forthcoming animated "Rio", set for release on April 15. Let the mass merchandising begin!

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Download six free Men's Health video workouts ($7.99 value each)


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Men's Health magazine is offering free "Workouts to Go" that you can download to your computer or phone. They usually cost $7.99 each.

Choose fitness videos featuring workout secrets from NFL stars like Drew Brees in "Train Like a Champion" or increase strength and pack on the muscle with the "NFL Workout," "Chris Klug's Ab Workout," "Outdoor Workout," "Playground Workout" and "The Impact Workout."

There also are workouts featuring Derek Jeter and LeBron James, but those are gonna cost you.

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Free six-song "Biggest Loser" download featuring Rihanna, Ke$ha, Nelly, Black Eyed Peas


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We're beginning week two of the New Year. And how's that #1 Resolution going? Here's your second-week motivator! Download a free six-song playlist of "The Biggest Loser and Subway Workout Mix -- Wake Up and Workout."

Enter your e-mail address and get 30-minutes of high-energy pop tunes featuring:"Forget You" by Cee Lo Green, Nelly's "Just a Dream," The Time (Dirty Bit) by the Black Eyed Peas, "We R Who We R" by Ke$ha, "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love Again" by Usher and Pitbull and "What's My Name" by Rihanna and Drake.

My fave is the Pea's snappy remake of "Time of My Life" from "Dirty Dancing."

Click here for the deal. Now, sync, press play and Drink It!!

Bonus: Click here to get the previous free 12-song "Biggest Loser and Subway" workout mix featuring music from Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys and more.

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Free e-book "Debt Free for Life" by David Bach


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Get a free e-book download of best-selling author David Bach's "Debt Free for Life." The offer is good Wednesday, Jan. 5, only.

The author, who penned New York Times best-sellers 'Start Late, Finish Rich' and 'The Automatic Millionaire," is on a mission to get American out of debt.

Considering December credit card bills are in the mail, now's as good a time as any to get some sound advice on managing your finances.

According to press materials, Bach unveils his "Debt Wise" program designed to help you pare down your debt and calculate the actual date you will be completely free of debt.

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Free download of James Patterson's new novel 'Tick Tock' for Kindle


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Get a free Kindle download of James Patteron's latest crime novel "Tick Tock" on Amazon.com. The book will be released on Jan. 24.

"Tick Tock" features New York City detective Michael Bennett working to solve a rash of horrifying crimes by the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber.

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You don't need an Kindle e-book reader to read the novel. Download Kindle apps for iPad, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Windows 7. Click here to see the download list.

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12-song download of "Best New Music of 2010" from NPR


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National Pubic Radio is offering a free 12-song download in iTunes of its picks for "The Best New Music of 2010."

Here's the list of tunes:

"You Make Me Smile" by Aloe Blacc
"Outfit Hoola" by Archie Bronson
"Revel in Contempt" by Buke and Gass
"Do the Astral Plane" by Flying Lotus
"The Reluctant Graveyard" by Jeremy Messersmith
"All Alone In an Empty House" by Lost in the Trees
"I Get Nervous" by Lower Dens
"El Juidero" by Rita Indiana & Los Misterios
"Summit" by Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green
"One Day" by Sharon Ven Etten
"Il trovatore" by Sondra Radvanovsky
"Ave Maria" by Stile Antico

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Free UNO game download for iPad


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With this idea, family game night goes high-tech.

Get a free download of "UNO" for iPad from Gameloft on iTunes and up to four people can play the card game sitting around the table using the tablet device in the center.
If you don't have other players, you also can connect with other iPad or iPhone devices in Wi-Fi multiplayer mode.

Also, Gameloft has decided to extend its 99-cent sale of 20 games for iPhone and iPad for a few more days.

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Free song download from "Tron: Legacy" from Daft Punk


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Get a free iTunes download of "The Game Has Changed" by Daft Punk from the "Tron: Legacy" soundtrack.

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10 free Christmas songs from Radiohead, Kanye West, Feist and more


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Download 10 free Christmas songs from TheDownPlayer.com.

Get holiday tunes from Kanye West, Radiohead, Fiona Apple, Feist and others. Just click on the album covers to download.

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Free 'Snow Globe Me' app


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Have some wintry fun by creating animated snow globes of yourself and friends with the free "Snow Globe Me" app on iTunes.

You can upload or take pictures, add them to the globe (that's me at right!) and then control the backgrounds. Shake it up and it snows, just like a real snow globe! It's so cute!

When you're done, Tweet, Facebook or e-mail your creations to family and friends with a holiday greeting.

Click here for the deal. Merry Christmas!

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Free Kinect Sports Party Pack for Xbox 360


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We saw this on the Conflicting Gamers blog and wanted to share: Get a free downlaod of the Kinect Sports Party Pack for Xbox 360. It's usually $10.

There are a bunch of new mini games and party play events. Work up a sweat with Rapid Runner, Fruit Splatter for Vollyeball, Pinvaders Bowling, SuperStriker Soccer and a bunch of others.

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Free download of 'Super Mario Bros 3: Mario Forever'


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Get a free download for Windows of the game "Super Mario Bros. 3: Mario Forever" from CNET.com. CNET editors give the game four out of five stars.

This game is a lot like the classic we used to play for hours on end on the old Nintendo console (remember that?) back in the '80s.

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Download free e-books from Google e-bookstore


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Download loads of free e-books from the new Google e-bookstore.

Google launched the Internet book store on Monday. Books downloaded from the e-bookstore can be read on any machine with a Web browser.

First, download and install free applications for iPhone, iPad, Nook and Sony e-readers (not Kindle) as well as Google's mobile operating system, Android.

Click here to browse the free titles.

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30 free Grateful Dead song downloads through Dec. 8


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It's a Deadhead Delight! Get 30 free Grateful Dead MP3 downloads through Dec. 8, compliments of the band. Also, to the right of the playlist there is a link to a Graphics Kit to make a customized cover if you burn a disc and the Dead font to make it look really awesome!

In November, the band offered a free song download every day and this is the full list. Now's your chance to come hear Uncle John's Band for free!

Here's the list of songs:

1. New Speedway Boogie
2. Dark Star
3. Althea
4. Playin' in the Band
5. Easy Wind
6. Sugaree
7. He's Gone
8. Estimated Prophet
9. China Cat Rider
10. Cream Puff War
11. St. Stephen
12. The Music Never Stoppep
13. Truckin'
14. New MinglewoodBlues
15. Sailor/Saint
16. New Potato Caboose
17. Cold Rain & Snow
18. So Many Roads
19. Sugar Magnolia
20. Alligator
21. Cassidy -> Don't Ease Me In
22. Tennessee Jed > Let it Grow
23. Dupree's Diamond Blues
24. Help->Slipknot!->Franklins
25. My Brother Esau
26. Shakedown Street
27. Mason's Children
28. Let it Grow
29. Uncle John's Band
30. Sugar Magnolia

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Free 13-song download of holiday music from Target.com


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Kick the jolly season off with a free download of holiday music from Target.com.

The 13-song playlist offers something for everyone, from indie to rock to country to pop and hip-hop. A few of the artists featured: Bishop Allen, right, Guster, Blackalicious and The Pinker Tones.

Click here for the deal. Download one or all of them.

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Free Shop Savvy app for iPhone and Android for best Black Friday deals


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Download the top-rated free Shop Savvy app for iPhone or Android and put your mobile phone to work in hunting down the best deals on Black Friday. Also, check out our Top Ten Tips on score the best deals.

This free application lets you scan a barcode fast with your phone's camera and then it gives you all the best prices online and at local stores. It gives price match tips, too.

Download the app then click the scan button, take a picture of any barcode on the item you're interested in and then press the "Deals" button. It then lists all deals at local stores, with prices and addresses, as well as online pricing.

Pretty cool. Try it at home on any UPC to test it out!

Also, I'll be posting the hottest and best Black Friday deals I find along with news about the South Florida malls on Twitter at hashtag #sflblackfriday. Follow along and tell us what you're finding, too!

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To see what other Black Friday apps are available, check out Daniel Vasquez's Consumer Talk blog.

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Free Mr. Food 'Thanksgiving Feast' cookbook with 40 recipes


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If Martha Stewart's free e-cookbook didn't float your gravy boat, then maybe Mr. Food's will.

Get the free "Mr. Food E-cookbook: Thanksgiving Feast" filled with 40 recipes, from starter to leftovers. It even has a section on Game-Watching Favorites. Sweet Potato Biscuits and Creamy Pumpkin Mousse sound mighty tasty!

Click here for the deal.

Ooh It's So FREE!

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Free 'Holy Bible' download from Amazon.com (was $19.99)


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Amazon.com is offering "The Holy Bible English Standard Version (ESV)" as a free download for Kindle. It normally costs $19.99. Average customer reviews for this version of the Good Book are 4 stars out of five.

Also, did you know you don't need an expensive Kindle reader to use the download? Click here to download the Kindle reader app for your computer (Mac and Windows PC), smart phones (iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows 7) and iPad.

Click here for the deal. You must have an Amazon.com account.

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Free Grateful Dead MP3 songs every day in November


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Hey Deadheads! Get a free Grateful Dead MP3 download every day in November at Dead.net. You also can win road trips and boxed music sets, too.

Here's how it works. Create an account, sign in and listen to the song; cast your vote for the venue and date it was recorded, get the song and then if you're the first to get the answer right, you win the daily prize. Get hints on the band's Facebook fan page, too.

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Microsoft DreamSpark offers students 20 free pro software programs


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Microsoft is offering students 20 free professional software programs at DreamSpark.com.

There are 14 developer tools including Visual Studio 2010 Professional, MS Visual Basic, WindowsPhone and XNA Game Studio 3.1; two applications (Explorer 9 and Virtual PC), Express Studio for designers and five servers.

There also are discounts offered on MS Office: Mac 2011 at 50-percent off. Freebies include a one-year academic trial membership to XNA Creators Club; a free Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist exam voucher and a $99 waiver on Windows Marketplace for Mobile with your first 5 submissions for free.

There are also handy tutorials that you can read, do and watch.


Click here for the deal. You must have an .edu e-mail address.

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Free 16-track 'Experience Halloween' album


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As we inch closer to Oct. 31, here's a free 16-track MP3 download "Experience Halloween: A Tunecore Music Sampler" from Amazon.com

I previewed a few songs, and the compilation covers the bases, from pop to hip-hop from various artists. A few were pretty decent.

Click here for the deal. You must have an Amazon.com account.

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Free FitnessBuilder app for iPhone, iPad, iPod ($9.99 value)


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We want to pump you up with the highly-rated FitnessBuilder app from the Apple store available for free for the next few days. It usually costs $9.99.

The app offers more than 650 workouts, 5,600 videos and images and gives you access to a set of calculators, tracking and progress features and a complete set of workout-building fitness tools. You get access to a live personal trainer, too.

MacWorld gave the app 4.5 out of five mice in a 2009 review.

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Free ebook: 'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" for Kindle


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Amazon.com is offering Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" as a free download for Kindle readers.

Click here for the deal. It's elementary.

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Free 'Pookie Bear' ringtone from Wendy's


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Wendy's is offering it's snappy "Pookie Bear" ringtone for free through Facebook.com. The catchy 30-second tune is featured in the fast-food chain's latest commercial.

Click here for the deal. Be sure you're logged into Facebook, Pookie.

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Spooktacular list of free printable pumpkin-carving stencils


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We always carve a big pumpkin on Halloween night at our house before we head out trick 'r treating, so when I came across several sources of free downloadable pumpkin-carving stencils, I wanted to scare, I mean, share them.

Print out a PDF of your fave pattern, tape the stencil to your pumpkin and poke the outline of the pattern with a push pin and start carving. You also can shrink or enlarge them on a copy machine to get just the right scale.

Mickey, Minnie, Tinkerbell, Jack Skellington, Goofy, Pooh, Cinderella, Tigger and all your favorite characters are available from DisneyFamily.com.

From the American flag to John Wayne to Comedy & Tragedy masks, PumpkinGlow.com has it all. The site also offers helpful carving tips.

10 fun spooky designs from Mars M&Ms Candy

Flamingos, bats, cats, stars and more from Celebrating-Halloween.com

Text Me "LOL," dog-breeds, spider, googly eyes, haunted tree and many more stencils and tips and ideas on carving from Better Homes and Gardens (you must register with an e-mail address).

Scary, traditional and momograms from eHow.com

Witches, cats, spiders and more at Hershey's fun Halloween site, which also has other fun coloring and craft ideas for kids.

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Free Suduko, Mine Sweep, Every Word games for Amazon Kindle


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Amazon.com is offering several free games for its popular Kindle reader.

Suduko: Fill in a 9x9 grid with numbers 1 through 9.
Mine Sweeper: Race the clock to find the hidden bombs.
Every Word: Test your vocabulary with scrambled letters.
Shuffled Row: See how many words you can make from 60 lettered tiles.
Word Morph: Transform a starting word a letter at a time to spell the ending word.
Periodic Table of Chemical Elements: This isn't a game, but I threw it in as a bonus!

Click here for the deal. You must have an Amazon.com account.

BUT WAIT! If you click right now, you'll also get "25 Language Phrasebook" at no extra charge. Learn how to say "Hello," "How are you," "Please," "Thank you" and much, much more in 25 languages! Hurry! No operators are standing by!

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Download a free 10-song country music playlist


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Download a free 10-song country music playlist from People magazine through iTunes.com.

Two on the list: The Charlie Daniels Band's "A Few More Rednecks" and Ty Herndon's "Journey On."

Click here for the deal. Us code WJJFKJJ9FYLL to get the songs. The offer expires on Nov. 15.

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Free MP3 download of Bob Dylan new "old" song


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Bob Dylan's playing Nova Southeastern University in Davie at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Prime the musical pump with a free MP3 download of Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Demo)" from Amazon.com. It normally sells for 99 cents.

The song, from "The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964" is from demo tapes seeing their commercial release on Oct. 19, nearly five decades after they were initially recorded.

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Free 'Biggest Loser' 12-song MP3 download with Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Rihanna


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In honor of the season return of the "The Biggest Loser," airing at 8 p.m. tonight on NBC, get a free download of the 12-track "The Biggest Loser and Subway Workout Mix Vol. 2" with an e-mail submission. It normally sells for $9.99.

Some of the pop tracks include: "Telephone " by Lady Gaga, "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z, Feat. and Alicia Keys, "Hard" by Rihanna, "Whataya Want From Me" by Adam Lambert and "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum.

Click here for the download and get groovin' & movin'!

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Free MP3 download: Josh Groban's 'Hidden Away'


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Get Josh Groban's latest single "Hidden Away" free with an e-mail sign up. It's the opening track off his latest album, "Illuminations," due out in November.

Click here for the deal.

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Free download of AVG Anti-Virus 9 (worth $34.99)


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Incisive Media, the British publishers of V3.co.uk Software Store, is offering a free download of AVG Anti-Virus 9 worth $34.99. The one-year offer for PCs is good for 24 hours or until its supply of free codes lasts.

AVG Anti-Virus 9 keeps your computer safe against mal-ware, spy-ware, viruses, dangerous attachments in e-mail, social networking, gaming, instant messages and also offers pfishing protection while you're browsing the internet. It's easy to use, too.

I've been using the AVG Free version on a Toshiba laptop and am delighted to upgrade for free.

Click here to get the deal. You have to create an account and then get a code. After 24 hours, or once all the codes are gone, the offer's over, so don't delay.

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Free Nubi Do Task Manager app (worth $9.99)


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Put this on your to-do list: Download Nubi Do Task Manger today for free in iTunes. It normally costs $9.99.

This useful, highly-rated application, for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, allows you to go high-tech and electronically organize all the stuff you have to do, both for work and home.

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Free Digital Scrapbook Artist download (worth $49.99)


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Amazon.com is offering a free download of Serif's Digital Scrapbook Artist software worth $49.99.

Scrapbooking goes high-tech with this easy-to-use software. Preserve special memories and make keepsakes on your computer in a few easy steps. Then, save, print, e-mail, make PDFs or share your scrapbooks online. It even has a scissor and punch tool. Big upside: There's nothing to put away and no mess to clean up when you're done!

Click here for the deal. You have to have an Amazon.com account.

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Download best-selling audio, e-books from the library for free


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You don't have to spend your hard-earned money on the latest best-selling audio and electronic books from Amazon.com or other online book sellers. Borrow them for free from the county library.

Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties all have virtual libraries with popular titles like Kathryn Stockett's "The Help," Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love" and Justin Halpern's "Sh*t My Dad Says." The best part: You don't even have to leave your house and there's never a late fee.

"You can download popular e-books and audio books to most portable devices, 24/7" said Kathy Olsen, collection management coordinator at the Broward County Main Library. "We have 2,863 unique titles/formats and 3,931 total copies." Olsen says the program's been running since 2006 and users are increasing.

"The circulation has been gradually rising, but this past month, when we increased the number of copies of popular titles, the usage jumped from 622 in June to 2,577 in July. We monitor the holds and buy additional copies or formats when necessary."

With a library card and a few easy steps, you can download the free OverDrive software and check out up to 10 titles for 21 days onto laptops and desktop computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, smartphones, MP3 players and some models of e-readers.

The guided tour of the virtual library explains how to install the software, browse the extensive catalog (including references) and check out material.

According to an OverDrive.com representative, you can listen to (not read) audio books on all Apple devices including the iPad and iPhone 4, most smart phones (including Droid, Blackberry and Palm). You can read titles on Sony and Barnes & Noble e-readers and on PCs and Mac laptops and desktops. Click here to see if your device is supported. An iPad app is coming soon that will let you read the books, the rep said.

If they're available, you can check books out immediately and create a wish list for already checked-out titles. Books are automatically removed from your cart when they're due back in 21 days so the next person in line can use them.

Browse titles in the virtual libraries of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. Have your library card handy. Or apply for one at any branch or online.

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Top 100 free e-books from Amazon


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Check out Amazon.com's list of Top 100 free books for download. At the top of the list: Janna McMahan's "The Ocean Inside" and Jean Brashear's "The Goddess of Fried Okra."

Click here to see the 98 others on the list.

P.S. You don't need an expensive e-book reader. Just download Kindle for PC and read books on your computer. Click here to download.

(Also, it's off the subject but worth mentioning again: College students can get a year of free Amazon shipping ($79 value) with the Amazon Student program.)

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Free "Kidz Bop" four-song download


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Get a free four-song "Kidz Bop" download from Macy's.

The songs include "Let It Rock," "Party Like a Rockstar," "All the Right Moves" and "Say Hey."

You also can enter to win a trip to New York City, meet the Kitz Bop stars and win a $500 Macy's shopping spree in the Kitz Bop FANtasy Sweepstakes.

Click here for the deal.

-- Doreen Christensen

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Deal of the Day: Free downloads 1.5 million eBooks, eReader App from Borders


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Borders.com has launched a new free eReader App for your PC, Mac, iPod or smart phone and is offering more than 1.5 million free eBooks for download. You don't need an iPad! You don't need a Kindle!

Here's what you do:

1. Download the free Border's eReader App for your computer, iPod, iPad, or smart phone.

2. Choose from over 1.5 million free eBook titles and download your picks. Some of the choices: "The Novels of Jane Austen," Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities," and Bram Stokers' "Dracula." These are all titles that are in the public domain. (You need to open a Borders account to get the eBooks.)

3. Start reading.

You can also buy and download all the hottest bestsellers, some for as little as .79 cents. You don't need a special reading device or anything. Of course, it's hard to pack your desktop PC in a suitcase, so you can also purchase a portable eReader.

Here's some general information on eBooks.

Keep in mind that some of these are physical scans of book pages and quality varies. Try it out and let me know what you think.

-- Doreen Christensen

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Free music download: Graduation Day by Chris Isaak


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Amazon.com offers a free MP3 download of Chris Isaaks' "Graduation Day" from his "Live at the Fillmore" album.

I love that song (studio version is better) and it sounds even better when it's free. But but my favorite Chris Isaak song is "Wicked Game." What's yours?

Click here and enjoy. (While you're at it, here's a link to browse all the free music offered on Amazon today.)

-- Doreen Christensen

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Free 9-song Mayhem Festival playlist featuring Rob Zombie on iTunes


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Get a free 9-song download through iTunes featuring Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Winds of Plague, 3 Inches of Blood, In This Moment, Norma Jean and Atreyu. It's a digital sampler of the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour kicking off on July 7-Aug. 14.

The tour comes to Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach on Aug. 11.

Go to iTunes, click the REDEEM quick link (upper right corner) and enter code AMK6WRLKNTAF. It's good through Sept. 30.

Click here for the songs on the playlist and instructions.

-- Doreen Christensen

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Free Avatar online movie rental from Amazon.com


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Get a free 24-hour online movie rental of "Avatar" from Amazon.com. It usually costs $3.99.

Click here and go to the "24 Hour Rental" link, apply promo codes HDNATION and FILMRIOT and enjoy the free show!

-- Doreen Christensen

Don't miss out on the next big deal! Sign up and $ave with Sun Sentinel alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Supercharge your phone with free Google Voice


Google has release its free Web-based platform Google Voice, a service that manages all your telephone communications. Think of it as a clearinghouse that consolidates all your phone numbers (cell, home, office) into a single number that puts you in full control of how, where and when yo get calls. It works with any type of phone and any carrier, even on the iPhone (more on that later). It had been in its testing phase (beta), offered by invitation only a little over a year ago.

You need a Google account to get the service.

Here's some of what it does:

- You get a single phone number that rings you anywhere.
- Online voice mail transcribes messages and delivers them to your e-mail inbox (how cool is that??)
- Free calls and text messages to the United States and Canada
- Block and screen your calls
- Sends SMS to e-mail

Click here to see a full overview of all its features and download it.

For instructions on using Google Voice on iPhone, visit m.google.com/voice in your mobile browser on your device. Read the InformationWeek report on using Google Voice for iPhones.

It's truly amazing.

-- Doreen Christensen

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Free downloads of PandaMania app and Smashing Pumpkins album


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Here's a couple of free downloads:

Get the "PandaMania Bow Defense!" app for iPod, iPad or iPhones free. The game was featured in "New and Noteworthy" and "What's Hot" by Apple. It normally costs $1.99. Click here.

On May 25, Smashing Pumpkins offers the first installment of 11 albums with the four-song MP3 download of "Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 1: Songs for a Sailor."
Right now, you can get "Astral Planes," "A Stitch in Time," "Window Wake My Mind" and "Song for a Son." Check back Tuesday for the four new songs.
Click here.

-- Doreen Christensen

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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