Archive | August 30, 2007

further apple rumors

so the mill continues to churn with the announcement that apple will be holding court on the 5th of sept. the stock is up, people are excited, the web is a-buzz… the latest i have heard (aside from the apple iPhone without the phone) is that the new iPod would be wireless (wifi) and there MAY be a wireless iTunes store (designed for the new iPods/iPhones).

exciting thought. i continue to think about getting something that i could use to carry my music, podcasts, tv shows and other media with me – but have yet to really believe that the current iPods can do this well… a iPhone configured iPod would be IT! larger screen (watch the widescreen format without squinting and not using 1/4 of the usable square iPod screen and touch screen with OS X? Gads…

the commute for me is not bad, but on average 45 minutes sitting or waiting to sit is enough to say how can this process be better…

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MyPoints

i started a new job (the first with a corporate card in quite a while). anyway – one of the first things i checked on was did i have membership rewards… i could get them – but at this point all points go to my boss, not a bad deal, just did not want to ask that question a few weeks into the job. so i looked for other ways to qualify my purchases with some reward system.

i have been using mypoints for a while now. after a couple of months of clicking emails i get enough points for a $10 starbucks card. “free” money, not bad… the cool part is coming… i did some looking and found that dell small business, apple, overstocked etc. all do 2+ points per dollar spent. now, i order PCs for the organization ($1200-3000 at a pop), not too shabby.

so where am i today. in just a couple of days i have doubled the points in my account and i have done some looking. interestingly enough, some stores give you a $50 gift card for 6250 points, others require 7000-7500… so if i can get what i want from a store for the 1000 less points – good for me 🙂

if you are someone who does a lot of online shopping or works in an organization where you may be a channel for online orders (even if you are not using your own credit card), check mypoints out. granted the emails can be annoying – but i have been trying to buy “toys” for myself for a bit now and cannot justify spending even $150 dollars, this could be the way to get it done and not feel too bad about it…

by the way, the other thing i really like about this is that you are not tied into the flavor of the month that amex or other may be offering… see for yourself…