The free McMuffin deal is in the app, but you can show a barcode in-app to use in-store - in-app ordering is not required.
Note: McD’s fixed the app to disable all other app coupons for an hour to prevent using multiple deals as separate purchases. So they are enforcing the one coupon per visit where one use within an hour means the same visit.
Maybe Wendy’s hasn’t caught on yet or don’t care for the launch. Haven’t checked out the app yet, so I don’t know if they have in-app QR codes like the McD app.
@RiotDemon no idea if the recipe is the same but when Wendy’s used to have breakfast their sausage, egg and cheese burrito was the best. Real eggs and crumbled sausage that didn’t taste like it came from a factory or a freezer.
I just picked up my order of two MAX Bricks. For $11 I’m after havin’ a bargain.
The included reusable storage tub is actually not bad. They’re designed to stack, and they actually fit together pretty well.
The bricks themselves are decent as well. The finish is smooth and consistent. The colours are a very close match to LEGO colours. For most of the colours, unless you were specifically looking for a mismatch, you would never notice the difference.
The MAX bricks fit together well, but more important, they fit together with LEGO bricks well.
Time will tell how well they hold up to repeated assembly/disassembly, but so far I’m very pleased for the price.
They are still $11 and in stock as of this posting. I’m contemplating getting another couple tubs.
@mike808 They are also helpful for anyone who gets tired of running all the way back to the spigot every time they want to turn on the hose for a second or two while they’re working in the yard, washing the car, scrubbing the driveway or whatever other fruitless activities involve a garden hose.
TL;DR Version: I liked the original so much that I bought the upgraded version even though the original still works fine. Double the wattage, now waterproof, improved pairing and no more annoying LED. On sale for less than I paid for the original.
And now the patented DennisG long story version:
I agonized over which BT speaker to buy - it had to be rugged, true stereo, sound good and be relatively cheap.
I finally settled on the $30 Anker Soundcore and was pleasantly surprised by the quality for that price.
I bought it in 2016 and it has been my one and only BT speaker since then. I use it often and it has never let me down.
The battery life is amazing - I’m pretty sure I’ve only charged it maybe 4 times - that’s about once a year.
There’s only two small things about it that have been slightly annoying; when switching from one device to another, pairing has to be reset each time - it amounts to an extra step, not a big deal once I got used to it, but not ideal.
The other is the bright blue led in the front grill - it’s annoying when I’m using the speaker while watching video on my lap-top, but easily solved w/ a piece of tape.
I mention all of that because the upgraded model has apparently fixed both of those things (guess I wasn’t the only one bothered by them).
Anyway, I like the original so much that I’ve done something I never do - I purchased the upgraded version, even though I don’t need it.
3 main reasons I pulled the trigger: new version has double the wattage - from 3 watts/ch to 6 w/ch - added IP7 waterproofing and, most importantly, it’s on sale for less than I paid for the original model.
Wanted to add, for anyone considering buying this, there is one shortcoming that hasn’t bothered me much but might be a deal-breaker for some…
It’s lacking some controls; there’s volume up and down, and a ‘play’ button, and that’s it.
You can double-click the play button to skip to the next track, but there’s no control to rewind or go to the previous track.
Because that one button functions as play/stop and skip, you have to time the button presses properly to skip a track instead of just pausing and restarting the current track.
Can be a bit of an occasional annoyance, but not a deal breaker for me.
National Geographic has some sort of “site closing sale” going on - lots of NatGeo type stuff for pretty cheap , great kids science books and videos, even some of the globes and maps. Plushies aren’t discounted (crap) but Weeno figurines sets for 60-70% off!
Calamityware is selling single mugs. I’ve wanted one but the price of a set was waaaay too much for something silly. It’s still not cheap but I’m buying one. (They’re called Things Could Be Worse. I like that.) Calamityware.com
@RiotDemon A couple months ago I had one of their floating frame prints done. I was very pleased with the result. I’ve also ordered canvas prints from them and was happy with the result. The Walgreens canvas was excellent in comparison to the junk canvas print I got from CVS.
Truck delivery is also available, but it kinda kills the deal.
This is a decent price for a well featured portable saw. About $200 less than the comparable Dewalt model. Although this is designed to be a “jobsite” saw (portable) it’s also a great choice if you, like me, don’t have enough shop space to dedicate for a stationary table saw. With this one you can set it up when you’re using it, then when you’re done, just fold it up and stack it into a corner.
@ruouttaurmind i have been tempted, but not completely for a couple of factors… I’m not sure how well a jobsite saw like this would handle cutting down full sheets of plywood, and I have access through a good friend to a large cabinet grade saw with a biesemeyer fence setup. But if these were less uncertain times I’d probably have my butt on the way to Lowe’s tomorrow to pick up the last one in my town.
@RiotDemon@ruouttaurmind I agree that new [even just new-to-you] tools always be way too tempting, but with us already having an old Craftsman table saw, old Craftsman radial arm saw, and a HF sliding compound miter saw, SWMBO would likely skin me alive.
She just wouldn’t accept that the cutting tool list should not also include the metal cutting tools we have also acquired- a cold cut chop-saw, portable bandsaw,handheld metal-cutting circular saw, plasma cutter, and our newest baby- a 12" manual bench shear.
@PhysAssist Lots of Hitachi stuff there. I have a Hitachi combination router and a circular saw. Decent quality stuff for a fair bit less than the coveted brands. I don’t have any Hitachi battery tools, so I don’t know if they’re decent, but the corded tools are.
@ruouttaurmind I initially bought my refurbs from Big Sky on the recommendations of the guys who installed our barn’s roll-up door [in 2012], after I witnessed them drop their impact driver a couple of times onto packed gravel without any apparent damage, and they confirmed that they had mistreated it similarly for the 5 or 6 years that they had been using it professionally.
I bought my grade B Hitachi cordless drill/driver set in 2012, and have beat the B-Jesus out of it regularly without any issues.
On the strength of that, we have since bought other corded drills, angle grinders, a circular saw, a reciprocating saw, and I have had absolutely no regrets or issues with any of them.
I didn’t know that the Hitachi name brand was being replaced by Metabo, and I don’t know why they did, but the one Metabo tool I bought from them has also been stellar.
Big Sky has been very good too- quick responses to questions and easily resolved the few, if any issues that we incurred.
This planer is selling for about a hundred bucks more at Home Depot. Seems like a great price for an entry level jointer. Probably a good option for weekend woodworkers who would rather not justify $400 for a Delta. Replacement blades seem readily available for OEM and after market.
@RiotDemon I was going to just say the jointer takes material off the bottom of the wood and the planer takes it off the top. But I decided to do some research. This is a good explanation of the purpose of each and the difference between the two: https://www.rockler.com/a-planer-or-a-jointer
Turns out I was kind of right, but now you know more about it.
@djslack@RiotDemon A jointer is designed to make a flat edge. A planer thins your material. Yes, a planer can also make a flat edge, but if you feed warped material into a planer, you get thinner warped material out. SISO.
You can use a planer as a jointer though. You have to make sure your material feeds in flat by shimming the high spots. Once you’ve flattened one side you can flip the board over and feed through again and you will have paralel surfaces.
In my case I use the poor man’s version of these tools… a handheld electric planer and a straight edge. I lay up the straight edge, pencil around the high spots, remove material, lay up the straight edge, pencil around high spots, lather, rinse, repeat. It can take me 30 minutes to flatten and square a 8 foot 2x6. With a benchtop jointer and planer this can be done in less than 5 minutes.
I thought this made joints… Jointer. Never heard that before.
I think woodworking terms are intentionally confusing. It’s like a cabinetmaker’s own secret language. A jointer… should make joints. Jointery is the art of wood joints. So a jointer should contribute to that goal! But no… that’s a job for a joiner.
And don’t even get me started on obscure terms like visible-m-inlineop. WTF?
As long as I’m gushing about jointery, I do believe this is the most beautiful example of corner jointing I’ve ever seen:
@Barney@ruouttaurmind Yeah- seconded…
Although as my finest carpentry finish tends to be made out of logs and 2-by lumber, and cut to size with a chainsaw, TBH, I don’t think it’d have much utility for me.
Auto-darkening, variable shade with a 1.73" X 3.82" viewing lens. Lincoln Electric quality at a Harbor Freight price. This is an excellent choice for the occasional welder who works on small projects or quick repairs. If you’re working on large projects where you’ll be welding for hours at a time you’ll swiftly tire of the smaller viewing lens.
1/4-inch shank, carbide tipped, this set includes a variety of shapes for edge-forming, surface-forming, straight cuts, mortising and joinery.
At $2.30 per bit this is an excellent starter set for someone wanting to experiment with routing techniques and learning how to use a router rather than destroying high dollar Freud bits.
This set was a Black Friday deal at Lowe’s back in 2017 for $50, but has hovered around $85-$100 since. The set was $110 at Home Depot, but it looks like they’ve reduced their price to $71, keeping pace with Lowe’s. Amazon is only available from Marketplace sellers, so no competitive PM.