Google Music Beta

I love google and all their products, so I'm sure I'll love this one too. My blog is google, my email is gmail, my phone numbers are Google Voice, and of course Picasa Web, Google Docs, and YouTube. Now Google just launched it's Music Beta page, and is taking invitation requests, a la Google voice back in the day. Their service won't let you purchase any music just yet, because their negotiations with the record labels has fallen through, for now, but they will allow you to upload up to 20,000 of your own songs to "the cloud" for play from anywhere.
You can get to your personal music collection at home or on the go. Listen from the web or any enabled device with the Music app available from Android Market. Not online? No problem. The songs you've recently played will automatically be available offline. You can also select the specific albums, artists and play lists you want to have available when you're not connected.

The sooner you put in your request, the sooner you'll get your invitation.'rel=nofollow'

25 Manners Every Kid Should Know By Age 9

Helping your child master these simple rules of etiquette will get him noticed — for all the right reasons.
By David Lowry, Ph.D.
written by
Originally published in the March 2011 issue of Parents magazine.
Your child's rude 'tude isn't always intentional. Sometimes kids just don't realize it's impolite to interrupt, pick their nose, or loudly observe that the lady walking in front of them has a large behind. And in the hustle and bustle of daily life, busy moms and dads don't always have the time to focus on etiquette. But if you reinforce these 25 must-do manners, you'll raise a polite, kind, well-liked child.-
Manner #1
When asking for something, say "Please."
Manner #2
When receiving something, say "Thank you."

Manner #3
Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking.
Manner #4
If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation.
Manner #5
When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later.
Manner #6
The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.
Manner #7
Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome.
Manner #8
When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.
Manner #9
When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had.
Manner #10
Knock on closed doors — and wait to see if there's a response — before entering.
Manner #11
When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.
Manner #12
Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect.
Manner #13
Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant.
Manner #14
Don't call people mean names.
Manner #15
Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel.
Manner #16
Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.
Manner #17
If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me."
Manner #18
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public.
Manner #19
As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.
Manner #20
If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so — you may learn something new.
Manner #21
When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.
Manner #22
When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!
Manner #23
Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.
Manner #24
Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.
Manner #25
Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.

Spend $50 & Get $10 GC at Publix

Tampa - Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas counties - Check your Red Plum mailer from today's mail for a Publix flyer with lots of coupons! It has all the great meal deal coupons, plus on the front is a coupon for a $10 GC wyb $50 worth of groceries (w the usual exclusions). Expires 05/24/11

NHL Tampa Bay Conference Finals Schedule (vs Boston)

Here's the schedule for the next set of hockey playoff games in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
This 3rd round playoff of the Tampa Bay #Lightning is against the Boston #Bruins.
Game               Date                             Location                                      Time
Game 1     Sat., May 14                 TD Garden (Boston, MA)                        8 p.m.
Game 2     Tues., May 17               TD Garden (Boston, MA)                        8 p.m.
Game 3     Thurs., May 19              St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa, FL)          8 p.m.
Game 4     Sat., May 21                 St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa, FL)     1:30 p.m.*
Game 5**  Mon., May 23                TD Garden (Boston, MA)                        8 p.m.
Game 6**  Wed., May 25                St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa, FL)         8 p.m.
Game 7** Fri., May 27                   TD Garden (Boston, MA)                        8 p.m.

* - Time subject to change
** - If Necessary
Tickets Go On Sale starting Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 am EST.

$9.99 Oil Change at Tire Kingdom

We just got our oil changed AND tires rotated on our car at Tire Kingdom last week before we drove on our 1200 mile racing odessy. Anyway, we need to do our other vehicle and here is a great printable coupon for $9.99. But don't delay it expires Sunday.
Purchase A Basic Oil Change For Just $9.99!*
  • Includes up to 6 Qts Premium Multi-Grade Motor Oil**
  • Change filter
  • 4-tire rotation***
  • 22-Point Inspection
Terms and Conditions:Most vehicles. Not valid with other offers. One coupon per customer. At participating locations upon presentation of this ad. See store for details.
Expires 5-15-11.

*Plus $3.00 disposal fee (where permitted).
**Other oils available at additional cost.
***TPMS reset additional, if needed.

FREE Vistaprint Design Your Own T-Shirt

Head over here to Vistaprint, choose your design and add any text you want. Proceed to the check out but be careful not to check any other products as they are not free. Select the Slowest delivery (they say up to 21 days but I've found its about a week) and pay a little more than $4 for shipping for your T-Shirt.

New Publix Coupon Policy Effective 5/23/11

Here is the new Publix coupon policy that will be available on Saturday 5/14/11. Others on the forum have discussed with store management and it seems that overage will be allowed. All this is good as it is simply documenting pretty much the policy as my stores follow now - I don't see any changes. I also don't see any limits on deals which I was hoping they would implement - kind of like the raincheck limit of 10 items. However, this will not deter the S&G's who clear shelves. It will still be very competitive out there to get the deals.
  • Publix accepts manufacturers' coupons (limit one per item),
  • Publix coupons (originals only-no copies), valid Internet coupons, and coupons from nearby competitors identified by each Publix store. (Competitor names are posted at each Publix store).
  • We will accept coupons from competing pharmacies for prescriptions only.
  • We will not accept percent-off-items or percent-off-total-order coupons.
  • We will only accept coupons for identical merchandise we sell. Acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon, and we reserve the right to limit quantities.
  • Manager approval is needed for individual coupons above $5.00.
  • For a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate sale. We will accept a manufacturer's coupon and either a Publix or a competitor coupon on the same item.
  • Dollars-off-total-order coupons will be limited to one Publix and one competitor coupon per order. The order total must be equal to or greater than the total purchase requirements indicated on the coupon(s) presented.
 Stores will start handing out cards with competitors listed on Saturday 5/14. The policy will be effective Monday, May 23.
Thanks to curly1534 at Slickdeals for the scoop!

Publix Green Advantage Buy 5/14 - 6/3/11

Here is the new Green Advantage Buy flyer coming up starting this Saturday, thanks to bridesoon at Slickdeals,. So that means hurry up and use up those gas-x, sominex, and phazyme coupons before they expire Friday. The remainder of the new ad will be posted later.
Savings are in bloom at Publix (green advantage flyer May 14-June 3)

Publix coupons
$1 off Listerine Mouthwash 500 ml-1.5 ltr or any size whitening rinse
$6/2 Sundown vitamins
55c off Pond's towelettes (any 30 ct.)
55c off any Suave hair product
55c off Suave lotion (any 12 oz) or body wash (any 18 oz)
$1 off Degree anti-perspirant/deodorant (any 2.6 oz.)
75c off Caress body wash (any 18 oz)
$1 off any one Dove men+care antiperspirant and deodorant (2.7 oz or 3.0 oz)
$1.50 off any one Dove men +care clinical protection antiperspirant/deodorant
$1 off any one Axe product
$3 off any one Align product 28 ct or 42 ct
$1 off any Energizer batteries or flashlight
$2 off any Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropic continuous sprays or aftersun products(excludes sun stick or lip products)
$5 off on Claritin 20 ct or larger or Claritin-D 15 ct or larger
$2 on Claritin, Claritin-D 10 ct or larger or Claritin Pediatric 4 oz syrup
$3 off Motrin PM 40-80 ct
$1 on Cortizone Creme or ointment 1-3.5 oz or Gold Bond maximum strength cream, Intensive healing or Anti-itch lotion 1-5.5 oz
$10 off on any 1 Rug Doctor mighty pack or Rug Doctor wide track machine rental

Simple Summer Pleasures Publix Booklet

Just got back from a long weekend out of town and went to the store after work to get some salad stuff for the week. The store was cleared out of all the overage or free items, but I did manage to find some Fuze and Steamfresh veggies to get my total up to $25 and get the gas card deal at Publix.

I also found a new booklet which doesn't expire until 07/10/11 and they are all manufacturer coupons that say "redeemable at Publix stores only".

$5/1 Nestle Good Start Infant formula
Buy 5 Gerber 2nd Foods Purees and Get one free
$2/1 Boost Nutritional Drink
BOGO Powerbar
$1/1 Carnation Breakfast Essentials
$1/1 Nestle Pure Life Water 24pk, 8oz
$1/3 Deer Park or Zephyrhills Water, 3 L
$3/1 Purina Dog Chow Dog Food, or Little Bites 18-20 lb
$3/1 Purina Cat Chow Cat Food, or Indoor Formula 16 lbs
$1/2 Digiorno Pizzas or Flatbread melts, 5.9-10 oz
$1/2 Nestle Juicy Juice
$1/1 Nescafe Tasters Choice Coffee
$0.55/1 Nestle Coffeemate creamer, liq or powd
$0.75/1 Haagen-Dazs Pint, 16 oz
$1/1 Nestle Drumstick or cones, 8 ct
$1/3 Lean Cuisine 5-16 oz
$0.55/1 Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough
$1/1 Nestle La Lechera

Publix Weekly Ad 5/5 - 5/11/11

Well, we're back to the regular ads after the holiday. Publix has the Gas card and AMEX card deals again coming up on Thursday. For a full view of the sneak peek, check out Addicted to Saving blog.