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An Xbox Live Microsoft Points card is a great item if you have one! It is so useful, that you will see your points balance at zero before you know it! There is so much to buy on the Microsoft Marketplace, including games and avatar upgrades, that you can do so much with one or more cards.
The Point card has a code on the back that you register with your Xbox Live account. The points go into your balance instantly, and you are ready to start spending them. Buying items is very easy to do. For example, if you want to buy a game, all you have to do is find it in the marketplace, and there is an option that says "unlock full version" with a point amount next to it. If you have enough points in your account, you can click it, and download the full version of the game. It couldn't be easier. Buying avatar items is a similar process.
Xbox point cards make a great gift for any gamer. Since a card can be used for so many different things, getting someone a card to add to their point balance is great because they can redeem it when they see something they want.
You can find these cards in stores, online, or you can just go to the Xbox website and buy credits with any credit card.
Microsoft point cards are a great way to experience the full life of the Xbox Live community.
I have been searching for a good face wash for a long time, and when I came across St Ives Apricot Scrub, I was hooked. This has to be the best facial scrub that I have ever used. Most facial scrubs that I have tried before this were very gel-like and had big beads to scrub away the dirt, but this was not the case here. St Ives's facial scrub is more of a paste like substance that feels like it is made up of a lot of smaller beads. This great consistency really cleans deep down in your pores and leaves you with a very refreshed feeling. The scent of the apricot is not overpowering, but does give you a good aroma after you rinse it off of your face.
If you're not an apricot fan, St Ives makes facial scrubs in several other different scents. My second favorite is their green tea scent, it also smells great and feels refreshing.
To me, this product is better than anything Noxzema, Neutrogena, Olay, or any of the other brands out there make. I have noticed that my skin looks healthier and feels better.
If you're not sure that you will like this product, it comes in a trial size that is very cheap, so pick it up and test it out! When you figure out that you love it, go back and by the big size!
I have played every Mario Party created to date, and this is still my favorite one out there. While this is the most basic, it has the greatest element of chance and random surprise to it. This game has a one player mode as well as a multiplayer mode, and I will discuss each briefly
The one player mode brings you on a course, where you have to play each mini-game and beat a requirement. For example, if you play the game "cast away", then you have to get more than 30 coins to move on to the next space. This is fun to get good at the games and see every mini-game.
The best part of course is the multi-player game mode. This is what this game is all about, thus the reason there is "party" in the title. You have the choice of several boards, each providing their own strategies and level of difficulty. You also have the choice of several characters. You can choose the amount of turns, 20, 35, or 50, depending on how much time you have. According to the instruction book, a full game of 50 turns takes about 3 hours. Once you choose all of your options, you are ready to roll for position!
The objective of Mario Party is to collect as many stars as you can during the game. Each star costs 20 coins, and you obtain coins in different ways during the game. The game is very simple. Each player hits a dice with the numbers 1-10 on it, and moves that many spaces on the board. After all 4 players go, a mini-game is played. After the mini-game is finished, the winner receives coins (and sometimes the losers lose coins), and you roll again.
When you get together a bunch of friends, this game is really a blast. I would suggest buying it and seeing how much fun you could really have!
I recently upgraded to a newer Dell laptop, but this model has served me great for years, and I still use it for lighter functions.
My favorite part of the laptop was the size. The monitor is 15.4", great for work, but even better for watching TV, DVDs, or video files over the internet. I was on the go a lot and during my free time powered this up to watch a movie, which served very well. The amount of RAM and power of the graphics card was ample to stream the movie clearly smoothly.
The keyboard has a big layout, and the keys and trackpad are very responsive. Because the unit is big, the keys have enough separation between them that you won't hit two keys at once on accident. This is a plus when I had to type large files.
This unit comes equipped with built in wi-fi. This was great to hop onto hotspots without having to have an external bulky card in one of my ports. The card gave great results and quick speeds.
The graphics card inside is basic, and has trouble supporting higher-end games. If you're looking for a gaming laptop, this one is surely not for you. The graphics card is basic, and other than streaming videos and playing games with light requirements, it doesn't go much beyond that. However, it did have an s-video port to hook up an external monitor or TV, which I did quite often.
Overall, this laptop is great! It had ample hard drive space, it was very responsive and quick, and had a very solid feel to it. This would be great for a college student that has to deal with homework and notes.
I was issued this laptop at my new job, and I am very happy with the performance. I have used dell laptops in the past, and this one is better than any of the others that I have used.
The laptop itself has a very light feel to it. The 14.1" screen size makes the case small enough to fold up quickly, and carry it on the go. I've used laptops with bigger screens before, and it seems that the bigger the screen the less portable it feels. When I carry this one, it feels like I am carrying a college text book. It fits perfectly into one hand tucked under my arm, and I don't worry about dropping it.
The keyboard is really responsive. The buttons feel great and have a little amount of seperation from each other so that you don't hit the key next to the key that you want. Also, in the middle of the keyboard is a trackball in case you don't want to use the trackpad on the bottom.
The screen has a very sharp display. All of my documents are easy to read and even streaming movies looks good on it.
Battery life is great. While running all of my programs, I can easily get a days work done on one charge.
There are 4 usb ports which is usefule, as well as a vga port to hook up to an external monitor.
Overall, this laptop feels very solid and performs very well. I would suggest giving a look at this laptop if you are in the market to buy one.
Denny's used to be a good restaurant and dominate the breakfast market, but their quality and selection has decreased over the years as other breakfast places have beaten them out. Still, Denny's has a good value factor to it, big meals for low prices. They have the Grand Slam deals where you can get eggs, pancakes, bacon, and sausage for under $8. Their coffee is pretty good and usually hot, and the refills are free. They do have other selections on the menu other than their Grand Slams, including lunch and dinner items. Personally, I wouldn't order lunch or dinner items from Denny's because they are too greasy and really don't taste that great.
I would consider checking out other restaurants for breakfast before going here. You can usually find a Cracker Barrel or IHOP anywhere there is a Denny's location nearby, and you will receive much better food, without the large portion size.
Overall, Denny's isn't all that bad of a place, and it is great for a large group of people because everyone can find something on the menu that they would like. It's a typical American diner, a place that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods all day with items ranging from steaks to salads to please the palate of anyone. The atmosphere is very casual, as I've seen people go to Denny's in hunting clothes or work clothes. This isn't the worst place, and it isn't the best place, but it offers a great value for your money.
This has to be my favorite electronic device of all time. This is so much more than just a music player, and you can do just about anything that you want on it.
The screen on the unit is so beautiful and sharp. Everything looks very lifelike and real. I can show other people pictures and they don't have to squint to see it.
It's cool that this unit has a camera on the front and back because I enjoy the facetime feature. FaceTime allows you to see the other person that you are chatting with. While I don't use this all that often, sometimes it is fun to see what my friends are up to as we chat.
This phone has all kinds of apps that do everything from take notes, play games, watch movies, edit pictures, and just about everything else that you can think of. The apps are clearly organized on the home screen so they are easy to find when you need them.
The touchscreen on this unit is very responsive and smooth, and I've never had a problem selecting an app or moving through screens.
The music playback is great. The sound is good, and it is very easy to organize your music, create playlists, and find the song that you are looking for.
Overall, this unit is great because it is WAY more than just a music player. It can do anything you need to do, so it is a must have!
I recently switched providers and phone, but since I loved my original Blackberry so much, I wanted to pick up a newer model. After seeing what my provider had to offer, I went ahead with the Bold 9700 series. This phone is similar to the Tour, but has added features, better battery life, wi-fi capabilities, and a trackpad instead of a trackball. I was a little weary on switching from the ball to the pad because I enjoyed how accurate the trackball was, but after a few mintues, I was pretty comfortable using the responsive trackpad.
The phone itself is 4.3 inches tall, 2.4 inches wide, .5 inches thick, and weighs only 4.3 ounces. Similar to the tour, the pixel resolution is 480x360, which really does provide a clear picture on the screen. The Camera is 3.2 MP and has a 2x digital zoom. I wouldn't take family photos with the camera, but I would use it if I was in a pinch and needed a quick picture of something. Sadly, there is only 256mb of memory on the phone, which really isn't all that impressive. There is a slot for a media card, and my phone came with a 2gb one. The keyboard has a great feel like usual, which is why i prefer these phones to all touch-screen phones. The added wi-fi is great because there are times I'm in a wi-fi hotspot but I can't access my phone's 3g network, so this way I can still surf the web.
Overall, this phone has a very sturdy and good feel to it. I've been very happy with this phone so far and am glad I chose this one.
This has to be the best iPod that I have owned to date, and I have been purchasing their products for several years. I love the size of the player, the sharp images on the screen, the storage size, and the convenience of using it when I travel around. It is so small and light that I clip it onto my bag and I can't even feel it!
Not only is the new iPod nano useful, it's very stylish. The entire unit is touch screen, and it comes in many bright and shiny colors. I chose the pink one, but it also comes in a blue, silver, green, yellow, and a couple of other colors all with metallic finishes.
The fact that this player has an FM radio receiver built in for me was a big plus. I like to listen to my own music, but sometimes I like to hear what is going on in the radio world. Also, I use it to workout when Tvs at the gym broadcast the sound over certain FM frequencies. Changing the station is so easy, because the digital screen tells you exactly what number you are on.
The sound reproduction is great. Everything plays very clearly. The home screen is laid out ver well, showing you all of your options as well as the current time and battery level.
While the price of this unit is a little high, it is worth it if you travel a lot and want a lightweight unit. It doesn't have all of the features as the bigger Touch unit, but if all you want it music, then this is the one for you.
As a fan of guitar hero, I heard the idea for DJ hero, and was very interested. I wasn't sure if it was just a rumor or not, but when Activision picked it up, I waited for the release. When it came out, I bought it, and was thrilled to get it started!
As I opened the box, I saw the main "controller" or the turntable that will be used to play the game. It seemed sturdy enough and was very easy to set up. In just a few minutes, I loaded up the game and was ready to play.
The beginning is great because it gives you a short tutorial of how the game works and how you are supposed to use the turntable and all of the different buttons and controls on it.. After the tutorial is over, I knew everything that I needed to know to play the game.
This game was pretty hard at first, but after playing it for a couple of hours, I was able to get the hang of it. I started on easy difficulty, which was very easy after I got used to the game. Medium was a better difficulty for me because it provided a challenege while not being too hard to get me frustrated.
There is a "party mode" which allows you to sit back and listen to the dj's mixes the way they made them without you having to play. This is good not only to learn the song, but to enjoy the skill put into this game.
Overall, this game met my expectations and I was glad I bought it. I would suggest giving it a go!
The Sirius Stiletto 100 is a radio that receives satellite signal from Sirius. With over 100 channels to choose from, this is the best way to listen to music! Sirius offers a wide line of different products, but I love my Stiletto 100.
The stiletto 100 has a great size, perfect for fitting in your pocket. Unlike other receivers, you can take this radio on the go with you. It has two different size batteries (slim and extended) that last you throughout the day. There's also a special pair of headphones to amplify satellite signal while on the go, but you can also use normal headphones or earbuds.
The radio has a volume button on the right side, a power button on the left, and a dial in the middle that controls your screen. This is where you select your radio station and can see what channel you're on, the artist name, and the name of the song. The unit can also be controlled with a Sirius remote.
To play in your vehicle, you will need to install a car kit. The car kit consists of a dock, antenna, and power adapter. Simply plug the antenna and power adater into the dock, slide in your Stiletto, and you're good to listen to music in your car.
The unit itself has a nice solid feel, and is very durable. There are cases and protective cover accessories that are sold for it, but I don't think that they are necessary.
My best friend convinced me to buy this system, and I'm sure glad he did, because this Xbox 360 is awesome! I've only owned my unit for a few months, but I am very happy with it so far.
Everything that I needed to get started playing was right in the box. I received the console, power bick, a/v cables, one wireless controller, a headset to use with xbox live, and an ethernet cable to get on the internet. Setting up the system was very easy. All I had to do was plug in a few cables, sync my controller to the console, go through a few navigation screens, and I was at the home screen! It was a shock to me to see how many different options that I had to choose from. I'm used to just putting a cd in my gaming console and having it load up, but with the Xbox, I can download extra content and game demos, stream music and tv, and a bunch of other stuff.
After a few days, I signed up to Xbox live, which is the online gaming community for Xbox players. My system had to download several updates that took a few minutes, but after that, I was ready to play with people from all over. It was very easy and fun to create an avatar.
The controller to the xbox is great. It isn't too big, but it isn't too small. The buttons are placed perfectly so that you won't hit two buttons at the same time on accident. I love the fact that the controller is wireless so that I can sit far away from my system without any problems.
The games that I have played had amazing graphics and sound quality. I was stunned to see how beautiful everything was. There was such high detial in everything, that I found myself getting lost in the graphics instead of playing the game.
The size of the hard drive is 120gb, which is plenty of space for saved games, demos, music files, and any other file you can put on there. I never worry about running out of space in the future.
Overall, I love this system. It has a sleek look and is a ton of fun.
I was never a big fan of instant coffee, but that was before I tried Via by Starbucks. Starbucks really put together a great product to make their instant coffee taste just like their traditionally brewed coffee.
Starbucks via comes in a few different flavors and a couple of different package quantity options. I typically get the Italian roast since I like bolder blends, but got the Christmas blend this season and was also happy with that.
Starbucks via is very easy to use. All you do is boil a cup of water, open the packet of pre-measured coffee, dump it into the water, and stir. The via mixes in very well to the water, and does not leave any clumps or grinds.
Via is a great alternative to brewed coffee when you are camping, or somewhere a coffee maker is not available. While it is not as a good as brewed coffee, the ease of making a cup of coffee is worth it. I would suggest giving it a try!
I love starbucks, and love their holiday blends. After finishing many cups of the Thanksgiving Blend, it was time for the Christmas Blend. This is one of my favorite coffees, and I was looking forward to this coming out since the beginning of autumn.
What I like most about this coffee is the boldness. In the cold months, I really like to have a strong coffee with a lot of flavor, and this is the one. Sometimes when a coffee is really bold it will leave a harsh aftertaste, but that is not the case with this blend. The coffee has a good body, but does not have a lot of acidity to give you that smokey taste.
The aroma is excellent. You can really smell the complexity of the coffee, and can expect what it is going to taste like even before your first sip. The smooth aroma really gets you in the mood to drink it!
I've had at least 20 cups of this blend since it's been out, and I love it every time. It is one of the top starbucks coffees, and I wish it was brewed year round! If you haven't tried it yet, give it a sip!
Starbucks has a great reward program the benefits everyone from the casual visitor to the daily addict. They make it easy, free, and fun to join, while adding a lot of perks (no pun intended).
It only takes a few minutes to register for the program. The first think you need is a Starbucks gift card. When you have one, visit www.starbucks.com/card to create a user name and register your card. Every time that you swipe your card to make a purchase, you will receive a star. There are three levels, the welcome level, the green, and the gold. To get to the green level, you need 5 stars, and you reach the gold level at 30. At the green level, you get free select syrups and milks, free refill on coffee or tea during the same visit, free beverage with whole bean purchase, and free trial offers. You get all of this plus a free drink every 15 stars and a personalized gold card when you reach the gold level.
The best part of the program is when you receive your personalized gold starbucks gift card. It has your name and the year that you have been a cardmemeber since. It's pretty cool, and I know when I use mine, I feel special
The program is great for even casual visitors because you can save money on the syrups in your drinks. At the ease of joining, there really isn't any reason that you shouldn't do it!