Thursday, August 30, 2007

Interesting Free Reverse Auction Game where you can win prizes

Found this interesting site Sweepstake which offers a free reverse auction game that gives you an opportunity to win attractive prizes. All you need to do is to sign up for an account. I found it so interesting that I wanted to test it out myself, so I tried to register for an account. I found that they offer 2 types of membership - Standard Member an Premium Member:

free or paid sweepstake member

If you want to play for free for an opportunity to win those attractive prizes, you will have to settle for a Standard Membership and put up with the advertisements. If you are a more serious player and don't want advertisements, just pay $9.99 per month and get extra benefits.

Standard Members can only submit 20 advertiser supported online bids per day but cannot bid via mobile. However, they can play arcade games to redeem points for prizes.

Premium Members get a total of 20 mobile or online bids per day without advertisements. They can also play arcade games to redeem points for prizes.

I tried registering for a Standard Membership but was disappointed to find out that I have to input a mobile phone number plus select from a list of mobile phone service providers from a drop-down menu which are all Americans. So looks like even though the site never mentioned it is only for residents of the United States, in practice, non-US residents are not eligible to play.

Anyhow, it looks very easy to play the bidding game. All you have to do is to sign up as a member, go to Free gifts where you will see a series of open bids, one of which will have only hours to go and that will be the daily grand prize. The one I saw when I went there really looks interesting. It was a DVD Home Theater System which I am sure is an expensive piece of equipment:

DVD Home Theater System

If you go to Cash prize and click "Next", you will see other bids but with longer time remaining, and on the day I went there, I saw

bid for cash prize

which was for bidding for a Cash Prize of $500 but with a longer time remaining (12+ days). As the bids with shorter time remaining expire, this will eventually become the next daily grand prize. This may be more interesting to you if you are not looking to aquiring more material stuff, but want cash (note: this is decribing what I observed on the day I went there. What you see may be different as the daily grand prize will expire and be replaced by the next one, and so on, so this is not a static site).

To play, you bid enter your cell number and bid for the prize. The lowest unique bid for every prize starts out at one cent - if more than one person bids a penny, then that penny is no longer the lowest unique bid and 2 cents is the new low unique bid. If more than one person bids 2 cents then 3 cents is the next lowest unique bid. And so on and so on. The winning bid could be anything, it could be a cent, a dollar even 500 dollars! Whatever is the lowest UNIQUE bid wins the prize!

But as mentioned earlier, winning the bid for the daily grand prize is not the only way you can win prizes from this interesting site. You can also play arcade games to redeem points and when you have enough points, you can redeem them for prizes at Free gifts.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Free Online Dating Site

Still single and lonely? Looking for someone to date? Try a Free Online Dating Site where you can find a match online. It is a 60 second process. If you are not already registered, you first have to sign up. To do that, you have to give your email address, your date of birth, whether you are a woman looking for a man or vice versa, country (US or Canada), Zip code. You then have to tell a little about yourself. Your height, hair color, body type, ethnicity, your marital status, whether you smoke and drink or not, whether you have children, whether you want children, your religion, what you are primarily interested in, your profession, your interests, select a username, a Headline (eg. Looking for Prince Charming), upload a photo (optional), select a password, do a word verification, agree to their terms of service, and the final step - click COMPLETE MY PROFILE.

An email will be sent to you for verification, and after you click on he verification link, you are done. A 60 second process and completely free. I did that and it was done in a jiffy.

At the Free Online Dating Site, you can actively search rather than passively waiting for a response. Click SEARCH, then FIND MATCHES and you will be shown a gallery of profiles that matches your requirements. If the gallery does not match your expectation, just click CHANGE PREFERENCES and there you can put in greater details of your requirements. Nothing can be easier than that.

That is not all at Free Online Dating Site. you can also join the Community which is a forum where you can participate actively and make friend.

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Smart Woman Manifesto: What is a Smart Woman?

The Smart Woman Manifesto: What is a Smart Woman?
by: Vicki Flaugher

A Smart Woman uses her entire toolbox of experiences, talents, feelings, logic, intuition, education, and yes, even her mistakes, to live her life authentically engaged. She takes the time to care for herself, evaluate what she really thinks and feels, and acts and reacts from a place of patient love, energized compassion, and balanced accountability. Choices are opportunities and she welcomes them. Opportunity leads to her future and she faces that future with a ready and willing heart and a nimble and open mind.

A Smart Woman respects others’ points of view while still making her own choices. She gives generously to others while nurturing herself. She knows the value of boundaries and is skillful in using them to build stronger relationships. She speaks up when she needs to and she knows how and when to supportively listen as she keeps her vision of peace and tolerance in sight. She knows when to walk away, wishing luck and best wishes to those who are on another path. She knows and values her true worth.

Adaptable, caring, capable, and clever, a Smart Woman embraces life and triumphantly whoops and hollers her way to joy. She claims her power and her divine birthright, as each of us do, in a myriad of infinitely beautiful and unique ways, creating a fulfilling life as a Smart Woman. She's not out to prove anything to anybody. She is here to learn, live, love, laugh, and contribute.

I believe we all have a lot to share, to communicate, to witness, and to celebrate. I would feel honored and thrilled to know you are by my side. So, what do you think? Are you ready to explore? I hope so, because today, I am making firm plans and those plans include you. I am a Smart Woman with firm plans. Are you?

Here's to you and your Smart Woman path!

About The Author

Vicki Flaugher, creator of, is on a mission to nurture and empower the 35-55 year old Coming of Age female audience. Her website is a worldwide community site where Smart Women everywhere can submit articles about their own experiences surrounding topics like aging, health, entrepreneurship, relationships, spirituality, and sex and sensuality (to name a few). You can join in the fun at her blog at Smart Woman Guides

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Why women should have life insurance

In the past, man commonly is the sole provider for the family, and if he dies, his family will be deprived of an income. To provide for this eventuality, it is common for a man to buy a life insurance so that should something untowards happens to him, an amount of money equal to the sum insured will be paid to the family so that they can continue to pay for the mortgages, educate the children, and in general, continue to have the same standard of life.

Now, with the liberation of women, it is common for both to be working and providing for the family. It is wise for a woman to also purchase a life insurance to protect the family. However, shopping around for a suitable insurance can be a hassle. Advantage One Insurance can make this task much easier with accurate quotes you can get online from many insurance companies to compare.

The simplest life insurance policy you can purchase is a term life insurance, which is pure insurance just like a car insurance. You purchase a term life insurance for a fixed term (number of years), and you normally pay the premium yearly. If nothing happens, you don't get anything back, but it is also the policy with the lowest premium. In my opinion, if protection is what you want, term life insurance is the policy to go for.

Life insurance companies, however, have found that getting people to pay for a term life insurance and not getting anything back in return if nothing happens during the agreed term can be difficult. So they have introduced a saving element into life insurance policy and created insurance like Return of Premium Life Insurance where you pay a higher premium, but you get back the premium you paid over the years if you survive the term.

There may also be special circumstances to be taken into consideration. For example, you purchase a house with the help of a mortgage. This means that every month, you have to repay a certain sum of money back to the bank providing the mortage. It also means that as time goes by, the amount owed to the bank is reduced. Now you may want the burden of having to take care of the monthly repayment to be taken off the shoulder of those you leave behind by purchasing a Mortgage or Reducing Term Insurance which will pay the amount outstanding to the bank in the event of your death, and your family would not have to worry about paying the monthly repayments. There are many other types of insurance like Wholelife Insurance, Diabetes Life Insurance (if you have diabetes), etc.

If you want to just find out more information about life insurance rather than getting quotes, Advantage One Insurance have also prepared pages for your perusal. For example, you can find out more about the Types of Insurance, guidelines on what to consider when buying life insurance online, comparison between Whole versus term life insurance, etc.

To find out more, to get information and online quotes on various types of insurance, the best is if you surf over to Advantage One Insurance and find out for yourself.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Instant Online Life Insurance Quotes

With the liberation of women in the job marketplace in particular, and in life in general, what used to be a must for only for men is now also a must for a woman - life insurance. Women may be working and dependents depend on that income for its needs and comfort, or your life partner may be dependent on the income you bring in to help cover for the monthly installment for the housing loan. Even if the woman is not working, life insurance coverage is needed to cover the eventuality of her demise and the need to get a maid or some other arrangements to look after the children and the house.

However, shopping around for an insurance can be a hassle. With Life Insurnace Quotes, you can now get an instant quote online from over 130 life insurance companies. With Life Insurnace Quotes, to get quotes, all you need to do is to state your date of birth, sex, whether you are a smoker or a non-smoker, your health (regular, regular plus, preferred or preferred plus), the state you reside in, duration (5 year, 5 year - guaranteed only .... 15 year term with return of premium, etc., Face Amount, whether you want to pay annually or monthly, your full name and telephone number, click 'View Instant Life Insurance Quote' and you will be presented with a long list of Insurance companies and their quotation for the policy selected. If you are not satisfied, you can click "Run another quote".

Life Insurnace Quotes certainly makes shopping around for life insurance a breeze and a time saver so that you can spend your time more productively with the children, doing the household chores, etc.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

A Website for women that you should bookmark

Woman Savers is a great Website for women with many interesting things to read and do, and to find resources for woman. For example, you are considering starting a relationship with a man. You can check on the man online at Search a Guy before you start anything serious. You can also read about good guys and bad guys and rate them from the description on the guy. Woman Savers claims to have the World's Largest Database Rating good AND bad guys, targeting cheating and abusive men.

If you have had a good or bad experience with a man, and you will like to let other women know of him, you can also submit details at Rate a Guy Long Form. You will have to register and sign in for this. If you have had a very bad experience with a cheating man, and you want to protect other women from him, it will be good for you to put details of him at this site. You may be doing others a great favour.

Other than this very useful service, there are numerous things you can do or get at Woman Savers. For example, you can read articles like Possible signs of cheating men, other articles like:

Abuse articles
Cheating Statistics
Dating Advice
Gender Difference Studies
General Relationship Articles
Healthy Relationship Articles
Internet Cheating Articles
Marriage Articles
Medical Articles
Men's Advice for Women
Men's Relationship Articles
Rape Statistics
Sex Articles
Sex Laws
Sexual Infidelity Articles
Single Women
Surviving Infidelity
Websites that help cheaters
Women in History
Women Over 40
Written or quoted by Little Miss WomanSaver

You can also be entertained with Astrology and others like


You can participate in Message Boards at WomenSavers Chat Room or shop for items at Woman Savers Shopping.

Plenty at Woman Savers. Pick your choice.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Are you using the Ortho Evra patch and have suffered personal injuring from using it?

Ortho Evra, a skin patch produced by Johnson & Johnson for birth control, is worn on the lower abdomen, buttocks, or upper body which releases the hormones progestin and estrogen into the bloodstream. A new patch is pasted once a week for three weeks, and then in the fourth week, it is left out in order to have a menstrual period. The patch is 98 to 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, but less effective for heavy women.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration of USA) announced in November 2005 that women using the Ortho Evra patch are exposed to approximately 60% more estrogen than those who use the pill, and this overexposure may put women at risk of blood clots that can cause stroke, heart attack, miscarriage, etc. The FDA in March 2, 2006 announced a safety review of the Ortho Evra birth control patches.

If you are a user of Ortho Evra and have suffered

* Heart attack;
* Stroke;
* Blood clot in the leg;
* Blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism);
* Blood clot in an eye;
* Miscarriage because of blood clot

you should seek a lawyer to have your case assessed to see if you have a case against Johnson & Johnson.

A Seattle personal injury attorney firm is investigating claims against the manufacturer Johnson and Johnson, and if you or someone you love or know have used Ortho Evra patch and have suffered personal injury from its use, you should contact the Seattle personal injury attorney firm and get your case assessed.

The Seattle law firm Paglialunga & Harris, PS handle cases not only of people located in Seattle, but from all over United States. You can get your case assessed online at Free Case Evaluations