YOUR LAST WEEKEND TO WIN!
My 2012 contests are wrapping up, and this is your last weekend to win! Learn more and enter here.
If you didn't win, don't worry! The first contests of 2013 kick off in January and you'll have plenty of chances to win. See what's coming up on my Contests page.
THE LATEST LUCKY WINNERS!
I gave out another round of amazing prizes from my 17th Annual Great Giveaway on my show last weekend. Here are some of the winners:
Donna Tomlinson of Smyrna, TN, tunes in to WTN 99.7 FM. She is the lucky winner of a 50-inch LED TV and Blu-Ray Player from Toshiba!
Braden McBride of Thatcher, AZ, tunes in on KATO 1230 AM. He will now be listening to music with his new and stylish V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Headphones!
Maria Petito of Catalina, AZ, listens to KNST 790 AM. The floors in her home will be spotless in this coming new year thanks to her brand new Mint Plus 5200 from iRobot.
Rob Gropp of Lincoln, NE, tunes in to KLIN 1400 AM. He can now login easily and securely to any website thanks to his 2-year subscription of LastPass Premium and his 16GB iPad!
This is just a handful of the winners! Check out the rest on the contest winners page.
Didn't win last week? I'm giving away even more prizes this week! Click here to learn what prizes are available and how to win!
ON MY NATIONAL RADIO SHOW THIS WEEKEND
This weekend's Money Making & Saving Tip:
Top 10 Money Tips of 2012
All through 2012 I helped you save serious money. Revisit the best money-saving tips!
This weekend's Apps for your phone:
Top 10 Apps of the Week for 2012
Need to fill up your mobile gadget? These collections of the best apps around will help.
This weekend's CUFF that's always cool and free:
Top 10 CUFFs for 2012
Each week I bring you freebies that are cool, useful and fun! These are the best of 2012.
Don't want to miss this and other great information? Listen on a station near you or watch my show LIVE!
A little about me, Kim Komando
I host two national radio shows. My Digital Minute airs Monday through Friday. I also host a three-hour show on the weekends. My shows are broadcast on more than 470 radio stations throughout the great United States and also in 177 different countries and on every ship at sea on the Armed Forces Radio Network. My nationally syndicated column appears online and in more than 100 daily newspapers, including USAToday.
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BREAKING TECH NEWS - CONTINUALLY UPDATED
There's a new way to stay informed 24/7 on the tech news that matters to you. It's my Breaking Tech News page at Komando.com.
I cover new products, virus alerts, scams, privacy issues, and more! It's updated throughout the day and night, so you never miss an important event or announcement.
Click here to visit it now! Then bookmark it in any browser by pressing CTRL+D (CMD+D in Safari) so you can check back regularly.
Two smartphones for $100 a month
Sally, from Green Bay, WI, listens to my national radio show on WTAQ 1360 AM and 97.5 FM. She's shopping for two smartphone plans for her and her husband and is trying to keep the budget at $100.
That's going to be tough, Sally. Verizon and AT&T's plans both use shared data which start at $130 a month for 1 GB of data between the two of you. That's not much, but it's better than Sprint and T-Mobile - you have to sacrifice data entirely on their sub-$100 plans.
Two prepaid plans can be had for less than $100 a month, though. You should definitely look into them if your budget is tight. Avoid the junky phones that prepaid providers offer, though. Either bring your current phone or buy an unlocked model online.
iPad Mini vs. Kindle
Adam, from Rapid City, SD, listens to my national radio show on KOTA 1380 AM. He's trying to decide between a Kindle and an iPad Mini and wants to know what's cheaper.
A Kindle is typically going to be cheaper than an iPad Mini. However, Kindle has different meanings these days, Adam. If you're talking about Kindle e-readers, those aren't going to match the iPad Mini in features.
However, if you're talking about the Kindle Fire line of tablets, then we're comparing apples to apples, if you'll pardon the pun. To find out how those stack up, check out my mini-tablet chart for the price and specs. If you're really interested in a Kindle e-reader, I have a chart comparing those, too.
Operation Komando Troop of the Week:
About the Soldiers: The 603rd MP CO is an Army Reserve Military Police Company out of Belton, MO. They deployed out of Texas earlier this month and have just begun their 9-month tour. Many of the soldiers are on their first deployment, with a good majority in their 20s. They are tasked with mentoring their Afghan partners to set them up for success after the US drawdown.
What they Need: These soldiers are unique in that they do not have a PX (Post Exchange, aka retail store) on their base, so they rely heavily on care packages. Therefore, the essentials such as baby wipes, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste, gum and chapstick are great items to send in addition to snacks and goods from home such as sunflower seeds, cookies, crackers, power bars, jerky, nuts, and more. In terms of entertainment, new movies and games are great to send, as well as bigger ticket items to boost morale.
A note from the Sergeant: “I would like to say thanks…I know as someone who has deployed 4 times, that when organizations show Soldiers that they care and are thinking about them, it always makes their days a little bit better, no matter where they find themselves.”
This is your opportunity to show our service men and women that you care. Put a smile on their face and send a care package to the below address as followed:
1SG Brent Heald
Thank you for your continued support of Operation Komando and our brave troops!
If you'd like to add a unit to the website, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you can win:
Your chance to take home valuable prizes
Your LAST WEEKEND to win fantastic prizes!
Super Grand Prizes
Your LAST WEEKEND to win gadgets fit for a super spy !
With my License to Win contest, you can pick your choice of an iPad Mini, Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD tablet. Any of them will slip into your coat or purse for stealthy on-the-go computing. Lucky winners can also receive a spy packs containing video spy pens, gadget gloves and my popular Komando Dash Cam!
Don't wait for the bad guys to get the drop on you. Enter my contest for your chance to win - and become a super spy - today!
Your LAST WEEKEND to win an iPad and protect your data
Want to stay current on the latest contests? I've added a Contests button on my site's navigation bar to make it easier for you to enter everyday.
The only thing easier is to join Kim's Club, and then I'll do it for you!
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You can always count on me to make you smile
Christmas was over, so Rudolph had a chance to do something he had wanted to do for a long time. He made an appointment with a plastic surgeon because he was so sensitive about his looks.
However, it wasn't his glowing proboscis that he wanted changed. He was proud of his nose and the help he had given Santa because of it. No, he was sensitive about his long ears which were much more prominent than the ears of the average reindeer.
So one week after Christmas, he underwent reconstructive surgery, and since that time, January 1st has been celebrated as ... New Ears Day.