#GivingTuesday: Virgin Mobile Gives Back this Holiday Season

While all of us are still enjoying multiple servings of Thanksgiving dinner, many of you will venture out to partake in Black Friday sales. Others will opt to stay home and enjoy the Cyber Monday sales. Whichever way you choose to save, we hope you’ll also be participating in  #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday begins and celebrates the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Sometimes your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping helps you to easily give back. A great example of this is the red-hot deal mobile pioneer, Virgin Mobile USA announced. Virgin Mobile announced they are giving $200 to new members, and they will donate 200 Meals to Feeding America.

From 12 a.m. on Black Friday (Nov. 24) through 11:59 p.m. on Cyber Monday (Nov. 27), Virgin Mobile is offering a $200 Visa prepaid card plus six months of wireless service with unlimited talk, text, and data for only $6 ($1 per month) when you join the Inner Circle by Virgin Mobile. Plus, in advance of #GivingTuesday, Virgin Mobile will help fight hunger in the United States by donating support for 200 meals to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization that provides food and groceries to more than 46 million people, for every person who joins the Inner Circle. This special, limited-time, web-only offer is only available at Virgin Mobile USA and is a great way to help feed those who are less fortunate. Virgin Mobile has already committed to donating more than 1.6 million meals through 2018 to Feeding America.

In a time when staying connected is essential, and sticking to a budget, even with gift giving, is a must, this amazing deal offers the best of both worlds. Plus the added benefit of doing something you can feel great about. Will you be taking advantage of this wonderful deal? How will you be helping those less fortunate on #GivingTuesday?

Batteroo Boost: Battery Life and Performance Extender

We’re all experienced this – your smoke detector beeps non-stop, your remote control stops functioning, or the flashlight you haven’t used in a while is dead. What do you do? You take out the batteries and toss them in the trash, right? What if we told you there’s actually more power in those “dead” batteries, and we know how to get full use of it. We’re happy to introduce you to Batteroo Boost, the micro-thin sleeve that slides over regular disposable batteries to give them improved life and performance. It can bring your perceived dead or “Zombie” batteries back to life.

Many of the batteries you are about to throw away, still have unused energy left. It’s just that the battery’s power has gone below the needed voltage level for these devices to work. To get the full power from these “perceived dead” batteries, slip on a Batteroo Boost as it taps into all that unused energy and watch your “Zombie” batteries come to back to the land of the living.

Don’t waste money on new batteries to get great performance, just slip on a Batteroo Boost from the start and your device will perform at its best until all the energy is used up. Whether your device is an active load device, like a digital camera or a TV remote, or a passive load device, like a flashlight or a motorized toy, Batteroo Boost will extend your device’s battery life by tricking batteries into thinking they are new. Batteroo Boost works with any battery size, and one of our favorite features is that you can use three double A batteries in a C sleeve and four double A batteries in a D sleeve to create a C or D battery.

The only devices Batteroo Boost doesn’t work with is LED. Since some LED drivers use constant current circuitry for LED lights, these devices may not benefit from the Batteroo technology. so it is not recommended to use Batteroo with LED flashlights, LED candle lights, and similar devices.

A 4-pk of AAA and AA Batteroo sleeves retails for $9.99, and a 4-pk of C and D Batteroo sleeves retails for $19.99. And coming soon Batteroo ReBoost for Rechargeable Batteries!

My New Year’s Resolution – Drink More Water with ZeroWater

I am on a quest to achieve one resolution that has been eluding me for the past several new years – Drink More Water. I actually have been doing much better thanks to the wonderful flavors of Mio but I’m trying to also drink water with out any additions. The problem is NJ doesn’t have the best tasting water and though I am only 10 minutes away from NYC (a leader in best tasting water), my tap water sucks and of course bottled water gets expensive and causes a lot of waste (even though its recyclable waste). I’m trying to drink more water efficiently and cost effectively so for 2012, my savior is the ZeroWater 10-Cup Filter Pitcher

ZeroWater’s filter technology removes all detectable dissolved solids. It is also the only filtered water that meets the Food and Drug Administration’s definition of purified bottled water. The pitcher also features one-hand pull and pour-button spout to fill any bottle or cup, convenient space-saving design and a promise to eliminate Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in tap water to a “000” reading. In addition, the pitcher design ensures that water passes through the filter, and it includes a built-in TDS meter holder. Why is ZeroWater a must have in your home? Below is the typical amount of TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) that are found in a month’s supply of water

Without a proper and effective filtration system in place, you are ingesting what you see above – gross and scary isn’t it? The ZeroWater’s 10-cup Filter Pitcher features ZeroWater’s patented ion exchange filter, a laboratory-grade water testing meter and a filter guaranteed to remove virtually all dissolved solids from tap water including aluminum, lead, chromium, zinc, nitrate and more. It is the only pitcher filter to receive NSF International’s certification for chromium-6 and lead reduction and is recognized by the Water Quality Association being just as effective at reducing chromium-6 in tap water as reverse osmosis systems. In other words, you can trust ZeroWater to give you the most pure tasting water.

Say goodbye to lugging bottles of water from the supermarket and to the recycling bin and say hello to more money in your pocket. The 10-Cup pitcher is available nationwide at the retail price of $35.00. All ZeroWater products include a laboratory-grade water testing meter that guarantees a “000” reading on Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) to ensure great-tasting water, are BPA-free and offer a filter recycling program. The company’s line of patented water filtration products also includes:

23-cup Filter Dispenser
8-cup Pitcher
6-cup Space Saver Pitcher
Filtration Water Cooler Bottle