Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Proof that Amazon has a wicked sense of humor

We looked up a well-respected text on anemia during a meeting at work the other day, and this is what we found:

"The Anemias and Other Disorders of the Red Cell" is some pretty heavy reading, but look carefully.

Do you see it? Look closer ...

Yes, customers who bought this heavy-duty treatise on disorders of the blood ... also bought ...

Two vampire novels!!!!!

I just love a website with a bite.

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Meanwhile, speaking of Amazon, I have been getting stuff for free from there. No, really. Totally-no-strings-attached free.

You see, I have been dabbling in a little website called Swagbucks, where you do a little searching and you can be rewarded with virtual "bucks" that you can redeem for stuff (t-shirts, electronics, whatever rocks your world) or gift cards.

Seriously, it's that simple. You sign up, you download a search toolbar and just use the Swagbuck search engine instead of those other guys.

The "bucks" are awarded randomly for searching. You can also get them for taking a poll or even for finding an occasional special code. They add up pretty fast.

And then you redeem them.

My secret addiction is Amazon gift cards. In the several months that I have been a "swaggernaut," I have put together enough swagbucks to redeem for about $60 in Amazon gift cards. That's 60 REAL bucks. Nothing virtual about it.

And, dude ... this completely feeds my Kindle habit. I put those swagbuck-generated Amazon dollars into my account, where they stay until I lust after new reading material. And with a single click, Mommy gets fresh reading material -- free.

So do it. Click here and do it yourself.

I mean, really. Who doesn't like FREE?

Do I need a disclaimer here? Yes? Well, Swagbucks didn't put me up to this, nor did they compensate me in any way. But I am totally enjoying my free stuff. Thanks.


John said...

I would like to share a tip I just found about a discount gift card exchange called . You can buy sell and trade gift cards at discounted prices from all National retailers.

Karen said...

I caught the whole "you might also enjoy" books right away. Too funny.

And I just want to say that Swagbucks is AWESOME. Getting free stuff for doing things that I'd normally do anyway (like searching for the Planet of Janet blog) is the best thing ever.

Roger said...

Ah, now your referrals will be pouring in. :)

I caught the 'customers who bought this...' referral right away. I mean that cover is so recognizable. I also spilt Diet Coke on my keyboard, because I wasn't expecting that at all. Too funny.

Anyone else reading this should know that Swagbucks ROCKS!! I too am a subscriber and I am enjoying my free stuff as well.

No go sign up!

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

oh LOLZ.

Just the fact that someone that COULD read a text like that would then suffer through Twilight blows my mind.

Daisy said...

I've been accumulating and sharing (ahem) a few Swabucks myself. It's time to deposit them and get some Amazon goodies!

(word verification is sadies: as in "That litter box is Sadie's, so clean it already!" Yes, Sadie is one of La Petite's rabbit)

Debbie said...

That listing is too funny! And I still haven't done swagbucks. Obviously, I need to.

Tara R. said...

Vampire humor... you slay me!!

Ilona said...

Swagbucks sounds terrific. Would it be useful for non-Americans? Amazon has a Canadian site -- yay! free books! -- but if I have to order stuff from the States, I'd be paying customs and duties and taxes and stuff. So much for fre...

Pamela said...

ha ha ha.. on Amazon.
I always look at those suggestions on the bottom. Sometimes it is so eyebrow furrowing.

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