Win a US$150 Magellan’s Gift Certificate

Have you already taken your summer vacation? I haven’t although the summer will soon be over! Hearing my friends talk about their funny summer vacation last night reminded me of the one where my sister, her boyfriend and I drove to Atlanta. My sister lives in Tennessee, so Atlanta is just a neighboring state. However, we were all unfamiliar with the roads and ended up going around and round, losing our way and ended up at the police station, where the police had to show us the way back to our hotel. It was embarrassing then but it’s funny now that it’s over!

The next time I visit Atlanta, I guess I would be better off going on one of the very popular Atlanta tours offered by Trusted Tours & Attractions! At least I would not have to waste time going around in circles but I am planning my next vacation to London, preferably, as I would like to visit the Madame Tussauds wax museum.

Anyway, if you are planning your vacation, you may want to check out the online travel guides on the website of Trusted Tours & Attractions. By the way, I have good news for you. Sign up for their newsletter at http://www.trustedtours.com/newsletter.aspx to stand a chance to win a US$150 Magellan’s Gift Certificate. But hurry, the closing date is 31st August, 2008. You won’t want to miss this!

Free Authentic Italian Recipes

There’s an “Italian” couple who lives nearby who runs an “Italian” restaurant in our city. I say “Italian” because the man is Italian but the wife is a lady from my hometown.


Images courtesy of Olive Garden

The funny thing is that the wife is the cook in the Italian restaurant and I was telling my mother, why should I go to their restaurant for Italian food when it’s not even an authentic Italian restaurant? I might as well cook my own “Italian” dishes, right?

So, I went online to search for some Italian recipes and found this real Italian recipes website called Olive Garden. If you are also looking to whip up some Italian food in your kitchen, you may want to check Olive Garden. There’s a good selection of Italian recipes that you could experiment with.

Tabula Rasa – Free Sci-Fi MMORPG

Have you ever wondered what the single thing that you cannot live without is? This has never crossed my mind before but the other day, I dropped my iPhone and although it was fine, that night, I had a nightmare that my screen was cracked. I woke up thinking that if it was broken, I would need to buy a new one. I guess if there’s one thing that I cannot live without, it’s the iPhone. I mean, it’s a cell phone, music and video player, handheld computer, camera, calculator, notepad, GPS, game console and more, all in one device. If the Earth was destroyed but I survived, I would have taken the iPhone to a new planet.

I am not sure if you have already heard of the theme Operation Immortality: Leave your mark. Save Humanity. This is an initiation by Richard Garriott. Be a part of Operation Immortality. This is your chance to voice your suggestions or leave a message to the universe. It is also an opportunity to send your DNA to space. How cool is that!

By the way, Richard Garriott is the creator of Tabula Rasa, a free-trial sci-fi multiplayer online game that is action-packed that would glue you to your seat. If sci-fi MMORPG is the kind of game that interests you then you must not miss this!

Solve Jigsaw Puzzles Online


Image courtesy of Jig Zone

While browsing around looking for freebies, I chanced upon this website called Jig Zone that provides us with free online jigsaw puzzles. There is a good selection of jigsaw puzzles with different levels of difficulty and we could even time our solve times.

I didn’t have time to check out the site thoroughly yet because one would need Java applet installed on the computer in order to render the puzzles and I do not have Java installed on this desktop computer.

Anyway, I think that the jigsaw puzzles on Jig Zone would be suitable for children and adults alike. I remember how I loved solving jigsaws when I was a kid, though I only had one puzzle but I played it over and over again. Right now, I am so delighted to know that we could actually play jigsaw puzzles online!

Free Slots & Casino Games

I mentioned a couple of weeks back that one of my sister’s favorite casino games is the slots. To me, slots are an easy, no-brainer game. There is no skills or brains to use and depends heavily on luck, though I must admit that I was pretty surprised by the vide variety of slot games.

Today, I found out that there’s this website called Monkey Slots which has dedicated a page to casinos that have free slot machines where we could just play for free, though I am not sure if players would have the charge to win cash and other bonuses. I understand that this page is updated regularly so if free slots are what you have been looking for, you need not look further. Just bookmark Monkey Slots.

I can’t wait to let me sister know about Monkey Slots. I also found out about Tomb Raider Slots from Monkey Slots too and being a big fan of Lara Croft, I might just play this!

Besides up-to-date information on free slots, Monkey Slots are also tipping us off with free Blackjack games. Check out Monkey Slots if you are looking for free casino games. You don’t always have to bet real cash in an online casino, you know?

Dodger’s Olympic Lodge Contest

While looking for Olympic freebies and contests, I came across this website called Dodger’s Olympic Lodge. It looks like a really fun site that kids and adults alike would be entertained.


Images courtesy of Dodger’s Olympic Lodge

Dodger’s is the bucktooth doggie [looks like a doggie to me] and he and his buddy, Phil, are running a photo contest. What you will need to do is to look for a photo of yourself playing sports. if you don’t have one, go take on! Then download Dodger’s and Phil artwork, and paste these images on your digital photo. This means that you have to decorate your photo with Dodger and Phil, sort of like create a story in a photo of you, Dodger and Phil.

Submit your photo online and stand a chance to win a prize. Contest ends 25th August 2008 and ten winners will be selected on 2nd September and announced on 3rrd September, 2008, on their website. And the prize? A SIGG aluminum water bottle retailed at $25 each.

The bad news… this contest is only available for Canadian residents under 16 years old and with parent’s or guardian’s consent.

Sonic Shack US$10000 Sweepstakes


If you have spent time online long enough, you probably have heard of Sonic Shack already, the custom t shirts printer. What I like about Sonic Shack is that unlike other t-shirt printers, they accept custom orders even if it’s only for ONE shirt and they do high quality full color printing too!

Now, the good news is that Sonic Shack is giving away a cool US$10,000. To participate, just click on the orange banner at the top of their homepage which screams “WIN 10,000 Cash!” You will need to fill out the form and agree to receive promotional email from Sonic Shack and/or their advertising partners. Refer some friends and spread the good news about the Sonic Shack sweepstakes to increase your chances.

The bad news is that this sweepstakes is only available for legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia. Bummer!