Raffle Additions!

We’re coming down to the wire here folks, and medical bills aren’t cheap. But you people are awesome. We aren’t there yet, however.

But what we do have are a couple of new additions to the prizes up for grabs!

First off a 50 caliber bullet pen and bottle opener courtesy RealBullet

photo via Real Bullet

What better way to trump that hoity toity banker’s fancy Mont Blanc than a pen made from once fired military surplus 50 BMG? Has your pen fought terrorists? I didn’t think so. And then you can crack open a cold one and put your feet up on his mahogany desk.

Or something like that. Just $5 gets you a chance to win this beauty.

Next up, we have a paracord bracelet with matching key chain courtesy CobraBraid

photo via Cobra Braid

These include the green Lyme disease awareness ribbon so you can be a tactical awareness activist operator. Sporting one of these shows you’re smart, prepared,and aware. Chicks dig that.

$5 for a chance to win.

Please go check out all the other great prizes in the main raffle post.

Here’s what you’ve got to do. Donate over at Bonnie’s place. Not me, you send me money and I will spend it gleefully and you will not get a raffle ticket. Email the paypal receipt to jennifer AT injennifershead DOT com. I will respond to your email. If you do not hear from me within 48 hours, drop me a line either in my comment section or via facebook or any other means you know to get in touch with me. I am checking my spam folder daily just in case. I need you to tell me how many tickets you are buying in which bucket and what your  preferences are. (If you’ve already donated and sent your receipt, you should be getting an email from me soon asking these questions.) Donations can be split however you like. A $100 donation can get you either 10 $10 tickets or 5 $10 and 10 $5 tickets. Just let me know when you send in your receipt. (Non PayPal users please contact me for other arrangements.)

ETA: For the sake of my sanity, I have added a form. Please fill it out. It helps me out a lot.

Questions? Ask below. I’ll do my best. Now, get donating!

The Armed Traveler

Short version: Add this to your travel supplies. Now, skim and scroll for link and discount code.

The Armed Traveler is a travel guide for anyone wishing to travel with firearms. Most of us don’t have the time, patience, or law degree required to wade through the varied laws across the nation. This book does it for you. But it’s not just dry facts, there’s some humor interspersed here and there.

picture courtesy The Armed Traveler
picture courtesy The Armed Traveler

Instead of telling you what sights to see and where to eat, this travel guide is here to help keep the local jail off of your itinerary. They don’t generally have good food there anyway.

Also, you get to be awesome by buying it.

Um, Jen?

I know, that sounds kind of funny, right? But it’s all true. This is the magic word


Oh, don’t try to say it. Use it when you checkout.

What’s in it for me?

It gets you $2 off the cover price.

And how exactly does that make me awesome?

Well, that tells the author that you came from here and I make a commission*. Also, 50 cents from every sale until the end of July goes to Bonnie to offset her expenses while she’s fighting Lyme Disease. (You’ve seen the re-enactment, right?) My silliness aside, it’s a nasty battle and she’s going to feel worse before she gets better. She’s documenting what and when she can. Your support goes a long way not only in paying the bills but in lifting her spirits.

So, head over to The Armed Traveler and use the magic word at checkout.

Want to be awesome and take your chances at a book? Hit Bonnie’s tip jar cause there’s going to be a copy in the raffle.

Big thanks to The Armed Traveler for the support.

*Wow! Look at you! All the way to the end and reading the footnote. I love you people. Here’s the special footnote secret, there’s another magic word. SQWTN2013 For you, it works exactly the same way. Only that one gives Bonnie both the commission and the 50 cent bonus through the end of July. Nothing changes for you after the end of July, that’s just when the bonus expires.


A Friend In Need

If you’ve been following along, you already know that our friend, Bonnie of Squeaky Wheel Seeks Grease, has been dealing with some monumental health issues on top of a very limited budget. You all chipped in and got her the exploratory surgery so now she’s at least got a plan of action.

Unfortunately, it seems the original quote for the cost didn’t include incidentals.  You know, things like lab work and she’s getting hit with extra that’s over and above the original estimate and without warning. Because everyone knows biopsies are elective, right? I know my bank account couldn’t just absorb an unexpected $350 hit.

Needless to say, it’s got her feeling stressed and panicked, none of which helps with her recovery. I’ll leave the details to her to share what she’s comfortable sharing, but if you’ve got some wiggle room, please hit her tip jar. We’re all broke, I know. We’re feeling at my house, and I’m sure you are too.

As Erin pointed out, we figured we were going to need to organize something for the follow-up. Medical bills do have a tendency to multiply. I know Bonnie really doesn’t want to be hitting the well again, but here we are.