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Amazon Basics USB Extension

If you’re not already aware, I love Amazon Prime. It’s something I’ve been using steadily for about two years now. I order from Amazon very frequently so the same-day and free 2-Day shipping is absolutely amazing to have when I’m in a pinch and need something. As a field rep I tend to complete surveys and deals via Swagbucks in exchange for free Amazon Gift Cards. If you haven’t already go take a look at my article on Generating 100 Daily Swagbucks and Advantages of Amazon Prime. I’ve not only saved money but have GENERATED returns! For example I’ll cash out on $100 worth

I’m writing the review of this Amazon Basics USB Extension cable as a perfect example of utilizing my Prime benefits.

As a web developer I also help local businesses market their flyers and advertisements across various platforms so I’m constantly scanning images to my laptop. The problem is I brought in a new desk to my home office and rearranged everything. The printer ended up no longer sitting on my desk and I would have to step over or duck under the USB cable each time I connected it to my laptop – I quickly got over this nonsense and placed my order for the USB extension.

I paid only $6.49 + $5.99 Same-Day Delivery /w Prime so my total came to $12.48 for a 9.8 foot USB Extension Cable delivered to my door about 8 hours later. Best Buy offers a 6 foot USB Extension cable for $24.99. Half the price + at-home delivery? Seriously, why are you not an Amazon Prime customer?

Don’t forget: Amazon Prime has 2 membership options: $10.99/mo or $99/yr!

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Get Free Ink /w HP Instant Ink! (List of Eligible Printers Included)

 

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Are you constantly running out of ink at the worst moments? Would you like an affordable service in which you pay-per-page and not worry about expensive cartridge replacements? Then I’ve got the service for you!

HP Insant Ink is a service which is offered by Hewlett Packard and is supported by a variety of web enabled printers. If your HP printer has wireless connectivity, most likely it qualifies for the program! A few of the features are:

  • Ink is delivered before you need it
  • Multiple monthly plans available
  • HP e-Print – E-mail your device and print from anywhere in the world!
  • Send pictures and documents from Facebook Messenger
  • Compatible apps for your smart device

I’ve personally enrolled in HP Instant Ink and have already received my first set of ink. I’ve utilized 50 out of my 300 pages for the month and definitely plan on taking advantage of the rollover feature. The great thing about the cartridges is they are a larger capacity than XL inks and print in excellent quality! Here’s a sample of a PDF and print design:

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To the left is a document created in Pages, while the one on the right was created using Publisher and on HP Photo Paper. As you can see the quality is excellent!

There are three plans to choose from. You can take a look and easily decide which of these would fulfill your needs.

*TIP! Since you’re using my referral link to receive 1 Month Free, start out with the  $9.99/300 Page plan! You’ll get a free set of cartridges and 30 days to get an idea of how much you’ll actually be printing. More than likely you’ll end up with rollover pages which will last you for some time 🙂 

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Not sure if your printer is Instant Ink compatible? Take a look at the list below or visit www.hpconnected.com to see if your printer is elgibile. The sign-up process is fast and super easy. I had my ink within about 7 total days!

Are you currently in the market for a new printer? Take a look at the list below! I’ve compiled a list of eligible printer, most of which are Amazon Prime supported so you can have your printer delivered the same day with some models! If you’re not signed up with Amazon Prime, click here for a free 30 Day Trial – afterwards you can choose to be billed $10.99/mo or $99/yr; it truly is an amazing program which I personally use very often.

Earn 100 Daily Swagbucks

If you’re reading this then you’ve already (or at least should have) read my initial post explaining what Swagbucks is and how you can earn some extra coins on the side. As a new user you’ll be able to take advantage of practically every offer available! Be sure to make these notes before you continue:

  • Create a new e-mail address specifically for Swagbucks (To avoid spam)
  • Make a new folder to store your screenshot proof when not being paid
  • Use a pre-paid Visa/Mastercard whenever possible (I use AceElite, you can apply for a card here
    The nice thing about AceElite is you can Create Virtual Credit Cards which you can use to sign up for all your trials then cancel it so you don’t have to worry about mysterious charges! I highly recommend utilizing this!
I am going to assume you’re dedicating ONE HOUR to Swagbucks specifically, if you follow these methods you can acquire your goal no problem!
     All set? Let’s get started! Now that you have all of the requirements out of the way let’s start by going to our Swagbucks Dashboard
You have the following choices:
  • Shop
  • Watch
  • Answer
  • Discover
  • Search
  • Play

     Shopping and Discover are best if you’ve got some extra cash to burn and are already in the market for various items or want to check out new products. Trial Pay is very good at paying out instantly and I haven’t had many issues with them unless it’s a dual sign up. I would start here to get your rewards rolling and then come back to this article when you have the extra time.

 

     1) Let’s start by seeing which Surveys we have available. I find it easiest to knock out the tedious ones first. If you have a few surveys available stop your other projects and focus on getting one or two of these rolling. Having two up means you’ve at least claimed your spot on these surveys and can quickly figure out if you qualify for them or not. Use this method of two at a time and you’ll quickly get a feel for what these companies are looking for and
you’ll be able to weed through the useless ones much faster.
One trick I use is if I have multiple surveys available I click on them all and try to weed through which ones I qualify for and I’ve noticed this method results in receiving more possible Swagbucks. This is where Dual Monitors really comes into play. 

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If you don’t have any surveys available right now – leave the window open and install an auto-refresher or manually reload it every few seconds.

 

     2) Swagbucks TV – This is something I do whenever my tablet isn’t being used. I’ll open up the SBTV app and select a playlist to run in the background. You’re limited to 10SB this way, but that’s an easy 10 cents for just leaving the application open. It’s a good way to discover new movie trailers if you’re a guru like myself, or if you’d like to learn on various topics there are plenty to choose from.
     3) Answer that Daily Poll for your free Swagbuck! Sure it’s only 30 cents a month, but it goes towards your monthly bonus!

     4)Tasks is a final method I use to pickup a few extra points if I’m looking to cash out. Some of them can be tedious so I recommend this as a last resort however you may have entirely different luck than I do. My problem is I could be filling out surveys in the time it took me to complete these items. The payouts are definite with these if you manage to get through the task though, and I haven’t noticed any delays when it comes to tasks which is pretty nice.

And that’s about it to my method of generating Swagbucks. Using these methods have proven highly effective for me (especially lately) with the surveys as it seems Swagbucks is actively seeking out new partners and weeding out ones who don’t pay. I’ve been able to claim a $3 Amazon card almost every other day so far this month – At the least every 3rd day.Just think – 100 x 30 = 3,000 or $30 worth of iTunes, Walmart, Visa, Target, and more gift cards!  At 36,000/yr or $360 annually wouldn’t this make Christmas shopping a bit easier?Be sure to follow or leave a comment and show us your earnings! Once I gain enough traction with helping the Swagbucks community I’ll be doing monthly drawings for gift cards for those who contribute, like, comment, and share our Swagbucks updates!

To give a little incentive and proof, here are my rewards from today and it took about an hour to write this while completing these tasks!

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Swagbucks – Your Full Guide To Free Money, Products, and Rewards

About Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a website which rewards you for taking surveys, watching videos, playing games, entering sweepstakes, or just earning cash back on purchases you’re already making across various websites. The ultimate goal is market research to evaluate spending habits among consumers, which if you don’t mind sharing your spending habits then this is the site for you! There are many ways to earn money with this site and I’ve tested everything you’re about to see reviewed as well as proof of my payouts and previous purchases. Many reviews which will be on this blog are from items purchased using some form of gift card I’ve received from Swagbucks. I’m going to cover a few different areas with some key strategies on how to maximize your profits and keep an eye out for the best deals. Your dashboard is always changing so be sure to check as often as possible.

Ready to begin? Let’s get started! After you’ve looked over all of the options to receive Swagbucks, be sure to read my follow up on How To Easily Earn 200-300 Swagbucks Per Day!

I suggest creating an entirely new e-mail address using gMail, Yahoo, or whatever your preference is. Use this e-mail only as you’ll be receiving alerts and offers at this address and it’ll also save any password issues in case you’ve signed up for any programs in the past! 

  

Swagbucks App / Swagbucks TV / Swagbucks Toolbar

It’s a good idea to start by installing the Swagbucks Mobile App. With this app you can earn some free SB (Swagbucks) by performing searches and entering your captcha whenever it pops up. It gives you quick access to surveys and “Discovery” deals (which I’ll cover soon) so you can stay on top of your rewards.

You can earn about 20 SB each day doing searches between the mobile app or replacing your web browser with SB. I would suggest swapping the Search for Swagbucks as it uses Yahoo which will get you buy, but if you’re like me then I will run an actual Google search if I’m in a hurry to get to where I’m going.

A trick using the Swagbucks Toolbar is to just enter your next URL of the website without entering .com.

This will force it to perform a search and generally your domain is at the top of the result and you get a mark towards your searches.

The Swagbucks Toolbar allows you to easily insert Swag Codes which will appear from time to time if you enable desktop notifications, receive e-mail alerts, or follow their page on Facebook. These codes usually last less than 3 hours so be sure to watch out for these alerts. The toolbar also allows you enable cash back so you’ll earn 1-10SB for every dollar you spend depending on the promotion at the time.

My suggestion is to check your Swagbucks account before you make any online purchases. You may be eligible to receive cash back from your next potential purchase

 

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This is where you’ll earn a majority of your Swagbucks. What I have done is install an Auto-Refresh Add-On to my Google Chrome browser and will leave this page up on a half screen and it’ll reload every 10-15 seconds. This allows you to keep on top of recently released surveys which will go quick! I generally aim for 50-200 point surveys which are under 30 minutes. I’ve noticed many of the ones that are 30 minutes or longer tend to mess up towards the end or will crash out on me so I gauge what my time is worth vs the payout. This is the most tedious method when it comes to acquiring bucks, but it is the way to rack them up the fastest.

Gold Surveys are surveys tailored to the answers you’ve given when completing your profile. You’ll notice on the left-hand side you can earn 2SB for every 10 questions answered. DO THIS! And make sure your answers are always consistent because you’ll get more and more surveys specifically for your demographics – which means less time being wasted on surveys you may get disqualified for.

Partner Surveys and Peanut Lab Surveys and are hit and miss. I stick with ones that are 65+ and take less than 20 minutes over here because the scripts seem to kick me out every once in a while. I don’t do a lot of these surveys unless I need to come up with some quick bucks to cash out on the next card.

Daily Poll and Tasks are an easy way to rack up 1-10 Swagbucks per article. Definitely do the Daily Poll – That’s an easy 1 point!

Discover

     Discover is a great way to easily earn some cash back if you’re willing to try out new products, sign up for trials, and evaluate services from a variety of different companies. I would definitely suggest starting here if you have some extra coin to born or want to try out some neat products at a great price. Swagbucks gets their piece of the pie by bringing in referrals (you) to try their partners products. Many of these are free and only require a credit card – Just make sure you keep a log of when and where you signed up  and when to cancel! Otherwise you may see some recurring charges on your account if you don’t pay attention.

I’ve been able to jump onto trials of Hulu, Netflix, Gamefly, and several credit rating companies and earning 200-500 a pop without spending a single penny. Pay attention as some do require a $1.95 or so charge to initiate the trial but not all of them do.

  Using this method you could easily turn $10 on your credit card into $20-30 worth of Swagbucks which can be redeemed for a pre-paid Visa if you wished. Not bad right? There are even more ways to earn!

Content Discovery is a very fast way to earn 2SB just for viewing a view slides or taking a quick quiz. You’ll navigate through 5-10 slides which is basically just point and click. If you have a dual monitor setup I highly suggest keeping this tab open on one of them. The longest part on this section is merely waiting for the page to load. You can knock out several of these as a new signup and net 100 SBs in under 20 minutes especially if you have it up on both monitors.

Sign Ups are a quick way to get points by entering your information. These may take a while to reward or not show up at all, so make sure to keep screenshots when possible and once you get to around 10 or so like I do I’ll submit a ticket and usually they get rewarded as long as you retain your proof and dates. Look at the notes section for more on this.

Free Offers will give you bucks for doing more simple tasks like filling out information. Remember again to keep your dates and expected earnings in case they don’t show up. I’ve noticed if I’m not rewarded within 10 minutes then usually there’s an issue with collecting.

Shopping is great if you do a lot of online purchasing. Buying vacation packages through this link earns what seems to be the greatest awards since they’re the most expensive. Clothing is another great way to get some cash back if you’re already in the market.

Donations is pretty self explanatory. Choose the organization of your choice and get rewards for helping others! Also keep an eye out on your Offers page because sometimes they offer $10-20 rewards for signing up!

Mobile Apps are a great and fast way to easily earn even more Swagbucks. All you have to do is install some of these applications and open them – some require you play for a certain amount of time but the rewards are great!

Tasks are a nice way to earn .40 – 1.00$ when you complete the required terms and are a sure way to make some extra coin. I use these most when I need to pickup a few more points to cash out. This is generally the item I use the least amount other than playing games.

Now that you have an overview on the entire program, take a look at the next article:

How To Earn A 100 Swagbucks Daily ($30/mo $300/yr!) Within 1 Hour

Notes: You may want to get into the habit of recording the offers you complete. A screenshot with the expected SB/date Completed as the file title should be fine and has worked out great for me. I generally wait until I have about $5-10 worth of unpaid Swagbucks rewards before I make a ticket. They say you need to contact the companies directly regarding payout, but I’ve yet to find an easy way to contact them directly.

This guide should get you started and well on your way to earning some extra rewards. Using this guide I don’t see why someone couldn’t earn $5 worth of rewards in their first hour as a new customer!

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Bing Rewards – Free Gift Cards & More!

XBOX Live will typically run you either $9.99 per month, or $49.99 per year. Of course there are other options such as the 3 month, but ultimately you’re still spending money to stay subscribed to your XBOX Live Services.

How would you like to utilize the XBOX Live Service completely free of charge? Maybe XBOX Live isn’t your thing and you’re more interested in receiving Gift Cards for various programs such as Groove Music, Burger King, Fandango, Hulu, Skype Credits, and more!

Bing Rewards has a nice program which exchanges daily Bing Searches and Activities for points. At first you’ll start slow, but the real rewards come when you hit Gold Status and begin receiving discounts off the overall price of your chosenReward You can also rack up points if you’re into Affiliate Marketing! Just place your Bing Rewards link on your blog, website, etc and you’ll earn 50 Points each time someone reaches Silver Status. You can even play Scratch & Win games are use your credits to be entered into drawings for great prizes. I personally just use this as a way to save myself an XBOX Live Subscription, but that’s just me!

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You receive 15 Credits daily for desktop searches, and 10 daily for using your mobile device. Each day there are a few extra ways to earn credits by completing a quiz or opening up Microsoft Edge to view more offers. The method I use is to initially load Bing Rewards using Chrome so it bugs me to explore using Microsoft Edge. I usually get about 19-24 points a day. Once you hit gold status all of these add up at the end of your month and you’re able to cash out for your chosen Reward.

Here are the current rewards available as of 3/9/16:

  • Groove Music Pass
  • Microsoft Apparel and Gifts
  • Windows Store Gift Card
  • XBOX Digital Gift Card (Excellent if you want to save your points up and get free games!)
  • XBOX Live Gold Membership
  • Windows Store Credit for Songs / Movies / Apps
  • Discounts at the Microsoft Store
  • Starbucks
  • Toys R Us
  • Fandango
  • Zephora
  • GameStop
  • Macy’y
  • Hulu

You may also opt in to donate to Boys and Girls Clubs America or Teach For America. All of these items vary in the amount of credits needed, but it literally takes less than 3-5 minutes per day to complete the task and once they start rolling in you’ll be hungry for me! Inviting others is a great way to earn more but is limited currently to only 250 Rewards Credits.

What would you do with an extra $100 savings per year? Let us know in the comments how you like the program!

Looking for other programs? Be sure to visit our website LifelineCali which is a vast resource for low-income programs such as Comcast @ $9.95 per month, exclusive rebates and discounts from local businesses, information on free government phones, and more!

 

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Amazon Prime – Free 30 Day Trial

By now you’ve probably heard of the program Amazon Offers – Amazon Prime. On the surface it feels like Amazon is just trying to collect additional revenue, but there’s actually much much more to it than that. If you’re a frequent online shopper this is a program I highly recommend taking advantage of. Up next I’m going to briefly explain the benefits and practical uses of your Amazon Prime Membership so you can utilize it to its’ fullest potential.

A great aspect to this program is you can receive a Free 30 Day Amazon Prime Trial, a great way for you to test drive the service and see if it’s truly for you – especially before purchasing the annual membership.

Shipping
     One of the first things Amazon did when introducing Prime was allowing you to purchase items from their warehouses which would offerFree Two-Day Delivery. On top of this you had the option with most items that were Prime eligible to be shipped overnight for only $3.99 extra. This alone can save you hundreds of dollars a year (or a month if you’re like me) which pays for itself after the first or second order.

Amazon has been working hard since the birth of Prime to make the service bigger and better. Now as a Prime Member there are many items out there which allow same delivery if purchased early enough in the day. I have tested the Same-Day Prime service twice,  my first order was a single FireTV Stick which arrived at about 6:30PM (ordered at 11:30AM) and the second order was for two FireTVs which was purchased the night before and arrived just before 9 A.M – it had actually left the seller facility at 2:24 A.M. Not bad!

Pantry
     This is actually a pretty amazing service. For one flat rate of $5.99 you’re able to fill up a box with a huge selection of food items. Many of the items are close to wholesale. If you know you’re in need of a particular item you can toss it in your cart and have it shipped to your door. This is an excellent way to save money on many food, pet, and household items. I’ve personally tested the service by ordering a 12 Pack of 16 Ounce cans of Surge! and a box of Slim Jims. And yes, the soda tastes exactly like it used to! Thank you Amazon for making this happen!
If you remember the soda back in the day then this is a must have when you start your free trial!

Music
     An often overlooked advantage to Amazon Prime is its’ music service. At first there wasn’t much of a selection but they have made some massive overhauls to their selections. There are many pre-made playlists at your disposal or you can create your own. The service allows unlimited ad-free streaming with over a million songs – including offline playback.

Below you will find a list of all the other advantages of Amazon Prime. As you can tell many of these services, depending upon usage, will allow your membership to pay for itself!

Ready to Sign Up? Click Here or Read More!

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Prime Video: Unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information, go to About Prime Video.

Prime Photos: Secure unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive. You also get an additional 5GB for everything else!
For more information, go to About Prime Photos.

Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon’s own line of everyday essentials. This is a new idea which mainly is focusing on baby products and the like, BUT if you click the link you’ll be eligible for 50% off your first order!

Amazon Dash for Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button. I have yet to use this myself, but it allows you to order “buttons” you can place under your home, near your toilet, under the sink, etc and it allows you to just tap a button and it adds a new order of your choice to be shipped to your house. If anyone has tried this let me know! I will be getting in on this pretty soon.
For more information, go to Amazon Dash Button.

Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com. For more information, go to About Prime Early Access.

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library: access to members in the U.S. For more information, go to Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

Kindle First: Early access for members in the U.S. to download a new book for free every month from the Kindle First picks. For more information, go to Kindle First.

Video Add-On Subscriptions: Members can purchase Video Add-on Subscriptions to premium content providers. Browse available Video Add-on Subscriptions, or manage your existing subscriptions.

Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family: These include 20% off diapers through Subscribe & Save and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry. For more information go to Get 20% off Diaper Subscriptions or About the Completion Discount.

Prime Exclusive Savings in Video Games: Members in the U.S. save 20% on new release physical video games during pre-order through two weeks after launch. For more information, go to Prime Exclusive Savings in Video Games.

Prime Now: Get FREE two-hour delivery or scheduled delivery on over 10,000 items, from groceries to electronics and more. Plus, get free delivery from your favorite local stores. Available in eligible zip codes only. For more information go to Prime Now.

Restaurant Delivery: Get FREE one-hour delivery from popular restaurants with Prime Now. Available in eligible zip codes only. For more information, go to Prime Now.

Membership Sharing: Two adults living in the same household can create an Amazon Household to share certain Amazon Prime benefits. For more information, go to About Amazon Households.

There it is, the full list of available services as soon as you’re an Amazon Prime member!

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Comcast Essentials – Your Ticket to Free Marketing Materials

Hey everyone,

I’ve got another sweet deal for you. How would like to be able to order 100% free brochure holders and other marketing materials to have more information at your booth? An effective strategy I’ve learned is have plenty of reading material on your table in case your line starts to back up. This allows you to be more engaging with your audience and of course, be more thoughtful about the wait times that can and will arise.

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I now introduce you to: Comcast Internet Essentials!   Comcast Internet Essentials is a way for you to help Comcast promote their more affordable Internet plan. This plan is available to any household in which a student is part of the National School Lunch Program!

How can this program benefit you? If you visit the Partner Internet Essentials page and sign up you’ll have the option to order several brochure holders, tri-fold handouts, posters, and information sheets. This will allow you to order an extra brochure holder or two for yourself to place your own advertisement as well. Typically you’d be spending $1-5 for these things – but with the beautiful idea of market exchange – you’re helping Comcast gain new customers by being knowledgeable on this program which many do not know about – and they will remember you and send friends and family to get more information on the program!

Pro TipGet yourself over to Amazon and order these Personalized Return Address Labels – 500 for $9.95 shipped! Take these babies and slap them on all of your Comcast materials. Personally I keep the tri-fold brochure and the Astronomy Postcards at my table.
A) Because the Tri-Fold is very informative and
B) I love science.

So now you’re not only delivering this information to the world, you’re also personalizing it with your information with “Call Me About A Free Smartphone!” — Double edged sword!

Yes yes, you’re welcome 🙂

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Disclaimer: Do NOT, I repeat: DO NOT go overboard with your ordering. I only make one order a month but with a consistent turnover and business name they have no problem supplying me with materials since I can kick out a thousand a week without a sweat. However if a ton of orders start popping up everywhere then Comcast is probably going to pull the string and tighten the requirements on the orders.

If you need me to order materials for you – leave a comment or hit that e-mail. I can add your order to my next batch.
^This applies to the entire team working under my Supervisor – I’m here to help.

First Order Advice:
This is what I recommend starting out with so you can put your name on their map.
Wait 30 days, then re-up.

4 Brochure Holders
100 Introducing Internet Essentials Letter to Parents
100 Internet Essentials BTS Brochures
100 Postcards of Your Choice

And YES – All of the ordered materials are front and back and bilingual!

Now for some information on the program

Features of Internet Essentials Include:

  • $9.95 per month + applicable taxes with no term contract or credit checks
  • No activation or equipment fees
  • In-home WiFi included (Please, contact me if you sign up. Your Internet automatically allows Public Access – I can fix that!)
  • Access to an affordable desktop or laptop computer for just $149.99!
  • Free in-person and online web classes (These are actually pretty amazing. If you’re interested in more online courses – I have a list)

Call 855-846-8376 or apply online at InternetEssentials.com. We want all our students to have the opportunity to do their homework at home, and we are excited to tell you about programs like Internet Essentials from Comcast that may be helpful to your family.

 

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