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Free $2 Amazon MP3 credits


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Here's a tweet deal: Get a free $2 Amazon MP3 edit when you send a message on Twitter.com.

Click the link and follow the steps to connect your Twitter account to Amazon.com and you'll get the $2 credit.

Use it to download four free hot hits off of Amazon's "Go for the Gold" playlist on sale for a quarter each!

Click here for the deal. The offer expires at midnight on Friday.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free $5 Amazon Instant Video credit


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Want to see "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1" for free? If you have a Twitter account, you can get a free $5 credit for Amazon Instant Video and rent the movie at Amazon.com. Or, choose from 100,000 other movies or TV shows on your computer or television.

Click the link below and follow the steps to connect your Twitter account to Amazon.com and you'll get the credit.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on July 19.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and sign up for Deals text alerts.

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Free ticket to "Winnie the Pooh" in theaters with DVD purchase


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Get a free ticket (valued at $8 or $12) to see "Winnie the Pooh" at participating theaters with purchase of select Disney DVD titles through the Disney Movie Rewards program. The new, animated, G-rated movie opens on Friday.

Here's how to get the deal:

To get a $12 ticket: Purchase DVDs of "Bambi Diamond Edition 2-Disc DVD," "Tinker Bell," "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue," 'Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure," "Ponyo" "Bolt," or "Alice In Wonderland Special Anniversary Edition."

To get an $8 ticket: "G-Force," "Brother Bear 2," "Dinosaur, Meet The Robinsons," "Leroy & Stitch," "Lilo & Stitch Big Wave Edition," and "Bedtime Stories."

Then join Disney Movie Rewards and enter the special code from the DVD to print your ticket voucher.

Click here for the deal. The offer expires on Aug. 13.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Watch 5,000 free movies, TV shows with free trial of Amazon Prime


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Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime and watch for free 5,000 unlimited, commercial-free instant streaming of movies (more than 1,600) and TV shows.

Some of the titles you can watch: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," "Food, Inc.," "March of the Penguins," and "Doctor Who."

The giant Internet retailer announced Tuesday it was adding this new benefit to its $79-per-year membership, which allows you get get free two-day shipping on qualified purchases. (Those with Amazon Mom and Amazon Student memberships are not eligible for the free video service.)

Watch the free entertainment on PCs, Macs, and nearly 200 models of Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes that are compatible with Amazon Instant Video.

Amazon is moving into Netflix's terrirory. If $79 a year seems like a lot for a Prime membership, consider a yearly Netflix account costs $96 and you don't get free shipping.

Click here for the deal.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Amazon.com Prime members can now watch 5,000 free movies, TV shows


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Move over Netflix, Amazon is moving in on your terrirory.

Amazon.com Prime members can now watch for free 5,000 unlimited, commercial-free movies and TV shows, the company announced today. The company is offering a free, 30-day trial to Amazon Prime.

The giant Internet retailer has added the new benefit to its $79-per-year membership, which allows you get get free two-day shipping on qualified purchases. Those with Amazon Mom and Amazon Student memberships are not eligible for the free video service.

Watch the free entertainment on PCs, Macs, and nearly 200 models of Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes that are compatible with Amazon Instant Video.

Click here to get the free 30-day trial.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Free $2.99 movie rental at Blockbuster stores on Sunday


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Get a free "Top Pick” or “Value” movie rental worth $2.99 at Blockbuster stores on Sunday when you say the secret phrase "Blockbuster has new low prices."

Pick out any movie that’s $2.99 or less, take it to the counter, say the magic words, and you'll get it for free.

Click here to learn more about the deal from the Blockbuster Blog.

Three ways to keep up with the latest deals: "Like" our Sentinel Deals page on Facebook; follow Doreen Christensen on Twitter@PrettyGoodIdeas and get mobile alerts: Text DEALS to 23539.

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Flip video fun, inexpensive gadget


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I recently attended my son's college graduation -- a big day for him and the family -- and I wanted to capture it on more than my digital camera.

My friend H. recommended the Flip video. After weighing whether I should buy the basic version then on sale at Best Buy for $99 (regularly $149) or the upgraded HD version, I'm glad I stuck with the basic.

You get an hour of memory-card-free video on the basic Flip, and two hours on the HD version, which also works best on high-definition TVs.

I took plenty of video: my relatives, my son's graduation march, an interview with him afterwards and about his thesis project. And I only used a half hour!

This is a fun video camera that's easy to use, affordable and a different way to capture those special moments or make a YouTube video.

Do you have a Flip or other video? Would you recommend it, or not? -- Marcia "Bargain Hunter" Pounds

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Penguin goes fish shopping for the family


We haven't posted a shopping video in a long time, but I know we all need a good chuckle during these grim times.

Check out Lala, a 14-year-old King penguin who was rescued from a fisherman's line 10 years ago in Japan. When she was healed, she refused to leave.

Watch her go fish shopping with her penguin backpack. It's a hoot.

XOXO -- Shopper Girl

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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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