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This post brought to you by Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you work at a cubicle day in and day out? Is your daytime home uninspired and prone to cause ennui?

If so you should definitely enter the Pimp My Cube Contest . The winner of the worst cube will receive a grand prize of having their cube pimped by selected Contest Factory judges. The contest has a total grand prize value of approximately $1200. Wow!

Your cube will be updated in one of these three ways if you are the grand prize winner:

-New high end computer system
-New Desk, Chair and Decorations
-New Entertainment Package with high end stereo, espresso machine, etc.

To enter you need to film and upload a video to the Pimp My Cube Contest site (link is above). For a jumping off point on what an entry video can look like please watch the example video above. Try to be as creative as you can. You want to stand out. You could make it humorous or even include a storyline. Your video should explain in detail why you find your cube, office or workspace unpleasant and why it’s so important for you to receive this pimpage. Some possible reasons for your workspace driving you up the wall may include crummy furniture, outdated technology or a messy desk that you can’t tame. Be sure to mention if your space is cave like in feeling too, i.e. dirty and dark.

After you enter you need to invite everyone that you know to vote for your video. Prime suspects for this assignment include your coworkers, family and friends. You get sweepstakes entry points for registering, voting, commenting and inviting others to register for the contest.

The grand prize of your cube being ‘pimped’ will be selected by CF judges based on various requirements which include who has earned the most votes, the most compelling story and the best (really worst) video.

A second prize of a $200 gift card will also be awarded to a registered user chosen by random drawing at the end of the contest period. The contest period is from 12/5/11 at 12:00PM to 1/31/12 at 12:00PM. So you need to get right on this. Come up with an idea, shoot it and upload it ASAP to brighten up your life!

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This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Recently Walgreens was unable to negotiate a contract with between Walgreens and Express Script to keep being part of its pharmacy provider network. This affects all Walgreens pharmacies nationwide and Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York City area. Only those with certain prescription insurance plans managed by Express Scripts are impacted so ask your pharmacist if that includes you. This change means that patients have had to travel farther to get their prescriptions or even change their schedules around. Some customers are unhappy about these changes.

To ease the burden Walgreens is offering a special discount price on the annual membership of their Walgreens Prescription Savings Club . For only $10 per year you can buy a family membership. This will cover your immediate family including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets. An individual can join for only $5. This is a huge savings. The normal price for individuals is $20 and $35 for families. If you join you will get discount prices on prescriptions. The other great benefits of this plan include savings on over 8,000 brand-name and generic medications and discounts on pet prescriptions, flu shots, nebulizers and diabetic supplies. Plus you can get bonuses when buying Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services.

Don’t forget to support Walgreens by liking them on Walgreens on Facebook  and following them on Walgreens on Twitter . I’ve already done so.

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This post brought to you by Instant Autographs. All opinions are 100% mine.

Okay guys, I have something neat to tell you about.

Now when I was young I used to write to celebrities and collect autographs. Often I would receive preprinted autographs. That means that a celebrity has signed something and then a bunch of copies are made of that autograph. The writing in, waiting for the assistant to process everything and then waiting to receive the envelope all usually took a couple of months.

Well no more. With Instant Autographs you can order and print out custom autographed photos super fast. To order an awesome autographed photo that would make a great gift for any friend or family member all you need is an internet connection and access to a printer.

These Downloadable Celebrity Signature Pictures are pretty neat. Autographs are captured digitally on a tablet and uploaded to the database with a selection of exclusive photographs.

There are so many stars available from different fields of interest that include TV, movies, sports, music and even Santa Claus. Plus new celebs are joining weekly.

My personal choice would be Hines Ward. Yes, our very own Pittsburgh Steeler and Dancing with the Stars champion is available. You can pay $11.99 and print out a signed photo of him right now.

Other great choices include talented NFL players Joe Flacco, Tony Romo, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, and Eli Manning.

Plus this is a great last minute gift. What if you get invited to an event or birthday party this weekend but don’t have time to shop? Just head on over to and print out a personalized photo of one of their favorite players. If you have extra time and want the photo to be even more impressive you can custom order it and have it sent to you after they’ve mounted or framed it. You can avoid auctions, unexpected price increases and waiting in line.

It’s “a game-changer in the world of Memorabilia.”

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Gifts for the Party Animal

Gifts for the Party Animal by missemmamm on

A party animal has many needs aside from just booze and a table to dance on.

Obviously they need glassware. This whiskey glass looks awesome. Have you ever seen Cougar Town? If so you know that Miss Cox drank out of a huge ass wine glass that holds a bottle of wine. Many companies make these (I so want one!) and they are affordable. The teeny weeny martini set is more of an adorable display item than anything else. Nothing says you have a really obvious, hilarious drinking problem better than buying someone a comically oversized flask (64 oz, what!).

Many drinkers are also smokers. Or ya know, they only drink when they smoke. If you know a bar smoker (or, uh I guess they’d be a patio smoker now, blah) then grabbing them a lighter is always a good idea. Believe me someone’s already borrowed stolen theirs.

You know how you always have 3 drinks (since you can never remember the rest). This neato can opener counts your drinks for you in case you want to be able to account for the damage the next day.

Eventually you will need some greasy ass food. It’s just a fact. Maybe that night when you get done drinking (soaking up the alcohol) or when you can’t move the next day. Many of us dig Taco Bell and some gift certificates would totally come in handy. If your friend is more of a McDonald’s gal then swing by the golden arches instead.

Freakers are cozies for your beer. Yes they stretch and can be used for other bottles. I only remember to use my funny Freaker when I’m having a beer though. I’d probably use it for water bottles too but they are made so flimsy now, blah.

Whoever runs the party house definitely needs this Homer Simpson “The cause of and solution to all of life’s problems” poster.

To help your sexually free friend track their conquests snag the naughty/nice diary or the little black book. You know it’s classy cuz it’s from Tiffany’s.

Everyone needs to wind down (and recover) sometimes. Spend time with characters as debauched as you. The Hangover movies are a perfect fit. I also recommend the scandalous folks who populate Jackie Collins’ books. She’s currently offering personalized autographs on the above copies. They wouldn’t make it to your pal now but you could write down what it is on a note or just tell them about it. Or you could just snag the regular versions.

Christmas is almost here but many sites will still get you the item by Christmas if you order soon. Check their shipping info to be sure. I also recommend just hitting up a local store if you know that they have these specific items. I recommend checking the store’s site to see if it’s in stock first (it’s not always accurate though).

If you need more gift ideas please check out the other posts in my Holiday Sales Series.


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Now I am not the least chef like at all. I consider chopping a salad to be cooking. However even I think that all of these little contraptions are neat and would love to get one.

They are also applicable for buddies who love to cook. While they may have already bought larger, more expensive appliances they aren’t as likely to have these smaller gizmos. That’s because they probably own stuff they can use all of the time when these are more like spontaneously fun, once in a while pieces.

I and another person I know have both bought those hot dog toasters as gifts this year. While I was buying one everyone in line asked me about it. So they’re pretty popular.

Cake pops are pretty popular and now you can make ’em at home too.

I keep seeing these pie makers advertised and they are hella neat.

I also recommend buying a pack of these You Bars or a gift certificate from them. They are healthy, yummy bars that you or your elf can customize. I’ve bought them for my brother and he loved them. You can even have them print something on the labels.

Christmas is almost here but many sites will still get you the item by Christmas if you order soon. Check their shipping info to be sure. I also recommend just hitting up a local store if you know that they have these specific items. I recommend checking the store’s site to see if it’s in stock first (it’s not always accurate though).

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