Saturday, January 27, 2007

Free online tax filing if you qualify

- $28,500 AGI or less
- Earned Income Credit (with AGI up to $38,348)
- Active Duty Military ($52,000 AGI or less) Active Duty Military includes Reservists and National Guard.


Free File allows taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $52,000 or less in 2006 to e-file their federal tax returns for free. That means 70 percent of all taxpayers – 95 million taxpayers – can take advantage of the Free File program.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Looking for gift cards to buy, sell, or trade?

Pretty good place to get rid of cards you don't use or want or to find cards that you're interested in. The fee is 3.95% of the selling price or trade value plus 50 cents. Kinda high but so far all of my trades and purchases have gone smoothly.

Free $10 Barnes and Noble gift card

Here. Gotta fill out a survey though.

First trip of the year! Snowboarding in Whistler, Canada!

Headed to Whistler for 5 days with 3 solid days of snowboarding! Was able to get a ticket from for $450 which includes a direct flight to Vancouver and a stopover in SF on the way back. Would have been sweet to get a direct both ways but just getting a direct on one way is great. At least I can grab some sourdough bread on the way back through SFO. They have flights for $398 now but that's with a stopover on both legs and the times didn't work with my schedule. We're staying here . It's the first time I've ever stayed at a ski-in, ski-out place. I was browsing the Things to Do Event Calendar on the Whistler website and it's Gay Whistler week the whole time we're there! Not that there's anything wrong with that. But nonetheless, it should be a fun week of snowboarding!

UH crushes San Jose St!

Went to check out the bball game and it was pretty much over before we got into the arena. When we got into the arena, the score was already 36-8! Got some beers, snagged some lower level seats. Didn't want to push it and venture into the super good seats like where the Club 939 gang sits. Kind of a sloppy game after UH got ahead by 30 pts. San Jose State fought back hard in the 2nd half to get it to 15 but that's about as close as they got. Monday's game vs Utah State should be a much closer game.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lana'i, Moloka'i catch airfare break

"The interisland fare war is coming to Lana'i and Moloka'i.

Maui-based Pacific Wings Airlines said it will start a new discount carrier, PW Express, on Feb. 1 that will offer every day, $29 one-way fares for flights between Honolulu and Lana'i and Moloka'i."

Hmmm..sounds like it's time for a Lanai golf trip....

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The beginning of Keola Lai

It's coming up fast....

Today's rainbow

Taken from my Blackberry Pearl cell phone....

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Chuck E. Cheese's 50% off Coupons

Baskin Robins - Buy any sundae, get one FREE!

Buy any sundae, get one FREE!

Print this coupon and bring it to your local Baskin-Robbins store to receive a FREE sundae when you buy any sundae. Some restrictions may apply. Available at participating stores only. Offer expires 1/31/07.

40% off at Footlocker, Champssports & Footaction 1/11-1/15

40% off at Footlocker, Champssports & Footaction 1/11-1/15

FootLocker coupon code: FF7JL307 (or printable coupon)
Footaction coupon code: FF7JV307 (or printable coupon)
Champs Sports coupon code: FF7J6307 (or printable coupon)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Tokyo Auto Salon 2007

Some of my friends are going to the Tokyo Auto Salon this week without me! Bastids! Here's a sampling of what I'll be missing....

Tokyo Auto Salon pics

Thursday, January 04, 2007

WAC Bball rankings so far

Here's some info to give us an idea on which UH games to go to:

College Basketball 2006-2007 Div I games only
through 2007 January 3 Wednesday

14 Nevada = 88.31 11 1 Jan 11 - Thur - 705pm
74 Fresno State = 79.73 11 2 Jan 13 - Sat - 705pm
75 Hawaii = 79.61 9 4
89 New Mexico State = 78.17 9 3 Feb 12 - Mon - 705pm
99 Utah State = 77.45 9 3 Jan 29 - Mon - 700pm
106 Boise State = 76.91 6 5 Mar 3 - Sat - 505pm
282 San Jose State = 64.62 1 11 Jan 25 - Thur - 705pm
288 Louisiana Tech = 63.90 2 10 Feb 10 - Sat - 705pm
313 Idaho = 61.41 2 10 Mar 1 - Thur - 705pm

New Speeding Law for Hawaii

Drive carefully out there. The laws are much tougher now. I think they arrest you even for the first offense.

1.1. New Speeding Law for Hawaii: Speeding penalties increase for repeat
offenses beginning next year 2007, drivers caught going more than 30 mph
over the speed limit or 80 mph on any roadway in Hawaii will face the
following penalties:

- 1st offense: $500-$1,000 fine, 15- to 30-day license suspension, mandatory
driver education course, either 36 hours of community service or two to five
days in jail

- 2nd offense*: $750-$1,000 fine, 30-day license suspension, mandatory
driver education course, either 120 hours of community service or five to 14
days in jail

- 3rd offense*: $1,000 fine, three-month to one-year license suspension,
mandatory driver education course, 10-30 days in jail *Offenses must occur
within a five-year period.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Honolulu Marathon 2007 Early registration

Info from a friend:

Early registration:

Dates: Jan 20-28
Time: 10am-6pm
Where: Nike Town Waikiki
Cost: $20 per person.

She said that they were going to offer some store discounts to those who register and parking will be free for 1st 2 hours during that week.

Nike Town
Address: 2080 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Phone: (808) 943-6453

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Year's Eve at the W Hotel

Had a great time at the W with friends. Happy New Year's everyone!