Long Distance Tax Amendment – Get $30 from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service is returning $30-$60 to each person/household that paid for long distance phone service between March of 2003 and July of 2006. The amount you get back is based on your exemptions. $30 for one exemption, $40 for two, $50 for three, and $60 for four or more. The easiest is taking the standard amount, as you dont need to find old bills, and you only need to fill out one additional line on your regular 2006 return.

Source: irs.gov


Zapps Potato Chips Review

I was recently introduced to Zapps potato chips by Steve. He told me that their jalapeno chips are awesome, and since I’m addicted to jalapeno chips, I had to get some. I ended up buying a box of 16 bags; a mix of jalapeno, original, and bbq.

When the package arrived, six out of the sixteen bags were popped open because of air pressure. I notified them about the shipping problem, and they shipped me six ‘replacement’ bags! I have to say that their customer service rocks.

So out of the three flavors, I enjoyed the jalapeno the most. I’m sure that I will purchase the jalapeno and original flavors again, but not sure about the bbq one. The bbq flavor wasn’t unique enough for me… it tasted like any other kettle type bbq chip.

How to Stop Receiving Credit Card Offers

I finally got tired of getting credit card offers, so I looked into stopping them. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) of 1970 as amended in 1996, the four major credit bureaus have the right to sell your information to companies that want to offer you a credit card. Fortunately, the amendment also stipulated that credit bureaus must provide a way for consumers to have their names excluded from pre-approval lists. This process is out lined here. I initially tried 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688), but the system is very annoying and slow. So I went to OptOutPrescreen.com and was done in under a minute.


Its the summer and that means the sun. So what are you doing to protect yourself from the rays? I recently found out about Mexoryl which is an ingredient that supposedly kicks ass. It protects better and lasts longer. Golfers would love this as it supposedly lasts five hours! The catch? Its not available in the United States…. the FDA hasnt approved it yet. So is this a new ingredient and the FDA is just making sure all the kinks are worked out? NOPE. Its been out in Europe for over ten years. There a a bunch of products that that have Mexoryl, but the two big ones are Anthelios XL Cream, and L’Oreal Ombrelle Cream. So how can one acquire a product with mexoryl? Well, thanks to the internet and Canadian companies, you can. Try canadapharmacy.com :)