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Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

Dogs and Fireworks: Keeping Puppers Safe on the 4th

Dogs and fireworks don’t mix.  Fireworks create extreme anxiety in dogs and can cause them to act erratically. The good news is, there are some things you can do (and other things you shouldn’t do) to help your dog out today. Dogs and Fireworks: Why are they terrified? Dogs have ...

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Taking Heels Through Security

I’ve had many over zealous TSA agents insist on inconsistent rules with my shoes.  But the one part they have in common is that my shoes should either be placed straight in a bin or flat on the belt.  These are the shoes I am wearing. Shoes: Please remove shoes before ...

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Amazon Giveaways: Multiple PS4s and More

Amazon is trying to incentivize people to download their app before Prime Day (July 11th, though deals start July 10th).  If you have their app installed, you can enter to win a variety of prizes (which includes multiple PS4s!) First, the app will ask you to watch a video about how ...

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NPS’ Senior Lifetime Pass Price Increasing by 700%

The National Park Service offers a lifetime pass for Senior Citizens (defined as 62 and above) for $10 in-person or $20 online. There are reports that the NPS is going to increase the price of this lifetime pass by 700% to $80. From the NPS website, the benefits and terms ...

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Get One Kindle Book for Free on Amazon

Amazon is starting a program called KindleFirst where you can choose one book out of a selection picked by editors to get for free (before its release date). This deal is only for Prime subscribers but you do not need a Kindle. From the information page: I’m trying to decide ...

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Woman Gives Birth on Spirit Flight–Earns Free Flights

A woman gave birth on a Spirit Airlines flight last week destined for Dallas-Fort Worth.  The flight, which departed from Fort Lauderdale, did not make it to DFW.  Instead, the flight made an emergency landing in New Orleans after a woman gave birth to a baby in the cabin. According ...

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West Coast to San Juan, PR for $345 on American

Here’s a great deal to Puerto Rico from the West Coast.  You can fly from Los Angeles to San Juan on American Airlines for $345.  Dates extend into 2018. As always, the Flight Deal has the details. I subscribe to the Flight Deals tweets and check them pretty often.  I ...

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