Free Bowling Food and Fun for UCF Students


Calling all Knights! Come visit us at Boardwalk Bowl on Jan. 24th at 9 pm for a fun filled Knight of bowling, drinks, food and fun.

Free bowling for those with valid UCF Student ID.

Raffles and giveaways! Live DJ!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide


Looking for some great ideas to get your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

Check out these awesome ideas below….


Ferrero Rocher has several wonderful choices for Valentine's Day including chocolate hearts, assorted chocolates or the Grand Ferrero Rocher which is extra large and wrapped for that someone special.



You can get a truly unique gift from International Star Registry. My Sky Moment lets you create an exact depiction of how the stars aligned in the night sky at your most magical moment from anywhere in the world. No moment is too little to be celebrated! You can even add a frame or print it on a canvas.



Ritzy Couture by Esme Hecht will help you express just how much you care with unique handcrafted love-inspired pieces from the Heart and Love Collection. The pieces are designed to make you smile, create a conversation piece, and express true testimony to your individuality.



Third Love bras are created with innovative designs based on breast size and shape. No discomfort; just insanely comfortable bras, designed to fit perfectly. Because every woman deserves to feel comfortable and confident.



Stauer hand selected special items that are sure to make your special someone smile. From necklaces to rings to bracelets and earrings, you are sure to find that perfect ewelry gift. Plus if you use code VDAY14 you can get items for only $14.



The Omega Heated Hoodie by Volt is a perfect sweatshirt for daily use at home, work or campus life. This thing will pump the heat in to your body’s core with the help of their patented Zero Layer Heat System.



Romance Helpers has created a Romance-in-a-Box collection that bundles up curated romantically-themed products enabling anyone to create an exquisite romantic atmosphere in the comfort of their home. Each beautifully-packaged box is designed to create a different experience and includes everything one may need to create a perfect romantic night.



Oddblox is a T-shirt subscription service that would give your loved one a gift every month to show how much you care. They have a huge selection of design styles to choose from including Retro, Musical, Geometric, Psychedelic, and Just Odd. You can also choose between a women's cut or men's.



The Genuine Leather Journal For Women is a beautiful handmade leather bound notebook with embossed heart cover. It is made from 100% soft, hard wearing water buffalo leather and oozing rustic charm. You will be able to draw, write and sketch to your heart’s content on the 120 off-white blank unlined sheets (or 240 pages).



The Sonic Blast is a SUPER LOUD alarm clock with a next generation Bluetooth speaker that produces high fidelity audio. It features a built in projector to display the time on the ceiling above your bed or on the wall across the room. Charge your phone via the USB port while wirelessly streaming your favorite jams. This Dual Alarm clock allows you to record a custom wake up alarm or select from 3 prerecorded alarms.



BackGetters offers inspirational t-shirt that inspire people to spread positivity through acts of kindness, connection and support for one another. Basically, having each other's back. The "You are Loved" t-shirt in vintage red sends a great message to EVERYONE.



Wicked Sensual Care is the perfect way to connect intimately with your partners (and yourself). Cost effective, daily use items for all day comfort or speciality items for that special evening - these lubricants can go anywhere, hide anywhere, and are affordable to gift to the one you love



The colorful long sleeve performance shirt features Guy Harvey's iconic marlin design framed by two red fishing rods in the shape of a heart. Available now in men's and women's sizes, priced at $40, it’s the perfect gift for Valentine's Day.



Sharkbanz use patented magnetic technology developed by marine biologists to deter predatory shark species. Easy to wear, either on the ankle or wrist, proven and tested by experts, and without the hassle of batteries or charging.


readers sells hundreds of fashionable and affordable reading glasses for both men and women that are available in a variety of styles, sizes, reading powers, and more.



For the glam babe! Palm Pact is a cosmetic wallet that attaches to all phones and is cruelty-free! Now your bestie can store their credit cards and makeup in one easy, on the go place.



USB Memory Direct offers amazing flash drives in a variety of designs. You can even create your own design by sending them a sketch or rough drawing. They will then create a 3D rendering. Choose from wood, metal, silicone, marble, plastic, leather, or rubber to get the perfect look you are going for.



The Perfect V is a multi-tasking luxury skincare formulated to rejuvenate, enhance and beautify the “V.” VV Beauty Sheets gently cleanses the delicate skin with a generously sized cloth. All products are PH-balanced, dermatologist and gynecologist tested - clean beauty and paraben-free.



Fanny pack are fashionable again and make great gifts. The Laser Holographic PU Fanny Pack is not only beautiful but practical for keeping those little coins, mobile phones, keys and every little thing you need.



CleverMade’s versatile cooler snaps open and hauls up to 50 cans of his favorite beverage plus ice and keeps iced beverages cold for 36 hours, making it perfect for a long day at the beach, picnics and camping trips.



Keep your loved one hydrated with Glasstic bottles! Glasstic's special design allows you to enjoy the perks of a glass water bottle without the worry of shattering or breaking it. You can even get your bottle personalized for a more special touch.



Wrinkles Schminkles - This heart shaped, medical grade silicone pad is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift to yourself ! It doesn't get easier or more affordable than this for such incredible results. Choose from chest, forehead, under eye, mouth and lip pads to remove wrinkles overnight.



Peaceable Kingdom Valentines - From scratch-and-sniff cards to valentines with charms, the Peaceable Kingdom collection of Valentine’s offers something for everyone exchanging gifts this year!

Shark Tooth Necklace Valentines

Rainbow Charm Unicorn Valentines


Mindware Paint Your Own Stepping Stone: Heart - This all-weather stepping stone is ready to paint right out of the box, letting you skip messy cement-mixing and get right to the fun part: decorating and personalizing! Once painted, bake the stone in your oven for a long-lasting, weather-resistant finish.



Mindaware Paint Your Own Porcelain Expressions: LOVE - Make a statement that shows how much you care with high-quality porcelain letters you paint with your own creative touch! The “LOVE” set is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!



For the chef, the new One Twist Can Spatula is a perfect gift. Its gently curved blade hugs the edges of normal sized cans so with an easy twist you get the entire contents out. It’s made with food-grade silicon and is BPA free.



Don't forget your most loyal love this Valentine;s Day, your pup. Amuse Pooch Chicken Chips are human grade chips of 100% USDA antibiotic & hormone free, ethically & pasture raised chicken breast. Chips are baked at a high temperature for a long period of time to insure their safety.


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4 Inexpensive Ways to Develop a New Skill in 2019


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We are very much in the age of rapid development. Whether it’s new smartphones coming out every half year or new computer technology and software that we haven’t even heard of yet, things are moving faster than they have ever moved before.

With everything moving at a cheetah pace, it seems like there are new qualifications that must be earned at every turn. But with the new year comes new solutions, so don’t panic. There are plenty of ways to adapt to the new work environment. Learning the new skills necessary to compete in the workforce is key.

Fortunately, there are a few easy and inexpensive ways to acquire new skills that will last you a lifetime.

1. Visit the Public Library

The library is a great and often overlooked resource. For a cheap library fee, you get unlimited access to the resources (both online and in-person) of your local library. Of course, some libraries have more information than others, so make sure to do some research first.

Libraries are great because of the variety of tools they offer. From traditional hardcover books to e-books to DVDs and CDs, you’re sure to find something interesting.

The only issue is that some of the resources might be a bit aged. This can hinder you depending on the type of skill you wish to learn – for example, they may not have the most up to date knowledge on web development. In most cases, however, the library should have enough modern resources to get you skilled in just about anything.

2. Take a Master Class

A Master Class is a great way to efficiently develop a new skill and have fun doing it. There are Master Class courses in almost every subject imaginable, from computer programing to baking. Plus, these classes aren’t a big-time commitment, since they can be done flexibly online.

These classes are taught by professionals in their fields who have various accolades and recognitions. They provide syllabi and materials that are tailored to how you work best, helping you learn faster.

3. Listen to Podcasts

These are a more modern, on-the-go resource. Podcasts are amazing because they can be accessed from your smartphone just about anywhere you have service. They have podcasts about almost every topic, from digital marketing to creative writing.

A lot of podcasts are skill acquisition based. These are most helpful for language learning, starting your own business, and even investing in the stock market. The podcasts don’t usually come with other material to help the learning process. That might take a little bit of planning on your part.

4. Take on an Internship

Internships aren’t just for college students – there are plenty of adult internship programs that are geared toward helping people switch careers later in life. If you help someone who already knows the skill you wish to acquire, this is an amazing opportunity to learn up close and personal.

For instance, if you want to become a better writer, shadow a writer and see how they perform. Maybe you can pick up techniques such as outlining or drafting that you would have never thought of by yourself. Plus, with a mentor, you have a connection that is already in the world that you are trying to enter by learning this skill.


Having the ability to learn new skills and adapt to a changing work environment is extremely important, now more than ever. It might seem daunting to learn a completely new skill all on your own, but there are plenty of affordable ways to get there.

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Swag IQ Referral Promotion


Have you played SwagIQ? It’s a live trivia game show where you test your knowledge to win cash prizes. It’s free to play, just download the app to get started. To earn money, you must be a member of SwagBucks. It’s also free to sign up, and there are plenty of ways to get free gifts cards by using the site! Just click on my referral link to get started!

Here’s a little more about Swag IQ:
Monday through Thursday they broadcast a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. The game show host will ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one.

Get it right; you get SB (points you can use to get gift cards) and move on. Answer them all correctly and you can win a grand prize! If more than one player wins, the winners split the grand prize.

Get it wrong; still play along. Some questions have an SB award attached to them. If you answer those questions correctly, you get SB, even if you’re out of the running for the big money. And, if you’re in a groove but miss a question, you’ll have the option to rejoin a game by redeeming a few SB.

Have fun! SIGN UP HERE

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Winner of the Exec Socks Giveaway


The winner of the pair of Exec Socks is….

Author: Jackie (jackievillano@…)
Comment:  I follow on twitter

I have sent you an email but if you did not received it you can email me at with your name, address and phone number.

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Exec Socks 12 Days of Giveaways – Win a Free Pair of Socks


Exec Socks is a sock subscription service that delivers fresh styles to your door each month. I was given a few pairs to check out and they are very good quality and the patterns they offer are so fun!  You can choose from so many distinctive eye-catching socks that are guaranteed to impress. Plus monthly subscriptions start at only $10, so it’s an affordable way to give a holiday gift that keeps giving throughout the year for both men and women alike.

NOTE: if you prefer to make a one time purchase from the site and not subscribe to a monthly plan, you can do that as well.


Additionally, Exec Socks is offering 25% off all subscriptions orders placed online now through Christmas Day using the code JINGLESOCKS.


Now for the giveaway…..

One lucky reader is going to win a free pair of Exec Socks.

To enter, leave a comment stating your favorite pattern or type of socks by end of day.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway at the end of the day on December 17.

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Harlem Globetrotters Discount Code and Another Opportunity to Win Tickets


The Harlem Globetrotters are almost here with their one-of-a-kind show at the CFE Arena on December 2 at 2 pm.  Featuring some of the most elite dunkers on the planet, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Record holders, a Globetrotters game is more than just basketball – they are the ultimate in family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages.

For those of you who have not purchased your tickets yet, you can use code SAVE35 to save 35% on your tickets at, the CFE Arena box office or by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, please visit  Also I have another chance to win 4 tickets below.


For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: and follow them on Twitter @Globies.


Now for the giveaway…..

TWO readers are going to win 4 tickets to Harlem Globetrotters at the UCF  CFE Arena  on 12/2.

To enter, leave a comment stating if you have seen the Harlem Globetrotters before.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 11/30 at 3 pm EST.


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6 Tips for Cleaning Your Home for the Holidays

As December lingers into the near future some us already have our schedules packed full, which is making us, wonder how in the world we’re going to manage our regular schedules, including keeping the house together?

If you are worried about keeping things together this holiday season, then you are not alone. As always, things get busy and we find ourselves with less and less time as each day passes.

As simple as it sounds, keeping up with cleaning and other household chores can get overwhelming but if done correctly will help relieve your stress and make every day run smoothly.

Here are a few tips to staying on top of everything in between working, holiday parties, and more.

1. Trust Your Nose

The scent your home brings on during the holidays is a huge factor in how clean everything seems, feels, and actually is. Using a good Putzmittel to scrub your couches, rugs, and pillows will make sure your space smells new and refreshing each time you walk through the door.

2. Clean and Clear Air

As cold as it might be outside, you should also try to get the windows cracked open for at least thirty minutes a day as this can revamp the closed-in or musty feeling that is caused by clutter and dust.

Not only will the fresh air help with feeling good when you͛re just hanging around the house and even sleeping, the fresh air will also create a clean and comforting environment for you to think clearly.


3. Set Up A Schedule

Having a regular cleaning day just once a week will help you stay on top of how much cleaning you’re actually doing and making sure it gets done.

Setting aside a few hours once a week will be a nice way to help time move more slowly too. With every week that passes, especially during the holidays, its difficult to remember what even happened yesterday!

This way, you’ll feel more in control of your schedule and it will help keep your surroundings and your thoughts free of clutter.

4. One Big Thing at a Time

Whilst doing your regular weekly cleaning such as vacuuming, mopping, and wiping the counters, try to pick at least one big thing a week that you want to also get done.

This could be cleaning all the blinds, wiping all the glass windows, or even dusting in those hard to get places. Try to find something that usually gets overlooked on a regular basis, and may need some serious attention.

Sometimes these big tasks seem irrelevant but are usually what people notice the most when they’re over for your holiday party.

5. Maintaining the Main Entrance

A lot of your around-the-house cleaning can be managed pretty simply if there is an organized and clean way that people enter and exit your home.

Setting up a coat rack for your family and visitors to keep their cold layers is a great way to keep these items from lingering around unwanted.

Underneath this rack you can also set up a little area for shoes too. This way no one will be tracking muddy footprints and debris from outside, which means less cleaning for everyone.

Because the main entrance is the center stage for anyone who walks in the door, keeping it under control will help set the mood throughout the season.

6. We’re Not Forgetting the Fridge, Now Are We?

One of the most overlooked household items is the refrigerator. Its͛ use is to hold our food, and when the door is shut, it becomes completely forgotten.

This season, try to stay on top of the food you͛re putting in your fridge, as its bound to get overstuffed with leftovers that will keep getting shoved to the back. This task can usually be added to the weekly cleaning spree and is something you can pass on to the kids. Don͛t forget that they’re allowed to help too!

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Captain Morgan Merchandise for the Holidays


Starting today, the Captain Morgan’s rum brand’s holiday apparel partner Tipsy Elves is selling everything from ugly sweaters to onesies to leggings – and even a tandem sweater perfect for couples or best friends.


Plus on Cyber Monday (11/26), the official Captain Morgan Body Pillow (5’ tall, 26” wide) will go on sale for the limited-time price of $20.18 on the Captain Morgan online merch store: Following the flash sale, the body pillow will remain on sale (pending inventory) for the regular price of $34.99.

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