Category: Appliances

Meet the Nugeni VAC+, The Solution To All Your Holiday Cleaning Needs

 

Whether you’re looking for a great way to get your house clean in a jiffy, or looking for a great gift for that “neat-freak” on your holiday shopping list, you have to check out the VAC+ from Nugeni!  While vacuums have changed over their course of making our chores easier, you haven’t seen anything like Nugeni before, and I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

Meet the powerful and beautiful Nugeni VAC+.  This machine is not only powerful, but it’s lightweight AND cordless allowing you to take your cleaning to the next level like never before.  This stunning vacuum has a patented 3D turbine motor for the most power you’ve ever felt out of a cordless vacuum.  The AllergyAware filter with dual layer technology helps reduce allergy and asthma triggers for whole house health…and let me tell you, as a mother of a teenage son who was suffered with asthma his whole life, this is truly a beautiful thing.  Now you can reach spaces that were inaccessible before, high and low, with the power of an upright AND the ease of a handheld all in one convenient machine.  With the wide range of included accessories, you can customize your cleaning needs for any space no matter how large or small.

 

 

The attachments fit perfectly onto the Nugeni when using it in handheld mode.  Simply attach the adapter piece, pop on the attachment you need, and you’re ready to clean anywhere you can think of…even the car!  With quick change technology you’ll be able to easily convert your Nugeni VAC+ from a cordless handheld vacuum to an upright stick vacuum in no time at all to deliver a superior clean on all types of surfaces.

 

 

The VAC+ lives on a convenient vacuum charging base, which also stores the full line of vacuum accessories, including a crevice tool, long reach extension wand, vacuum brush, and hard floor tool. Inaccessible areas are a thing of the past!  A 20vMax Lithium-Ion battery allows for up to 25 minutes of cordless vacuum run time, depending on how much you use turbo mode, which is available at the push of a button to allow extra suction on demand.

What will you find inside your Nugeni VAC+ box?

  • Powerstick (Mopstick)
  • Handheld Vacuum
  • Long Reach Extension Wand
  • Hard Floor Tool
  • Vacuum Tool Adapter
  • Crevice Tool
  • Extendable Brush Tool
  • Power Adapter
  • Charging & Storage Dock

 

Check out some of the features that you’ll fall in love with making Nugeni the #1 product in your home:

Environmentally & Family Friendly

  • Patented 3D Turbine Motor featuring TURBO MODE provides better performance using less power than competing vacuums.
  • Quiet 70 DB noise levels (75 DB on TURBO MODE) allows you to clean without disturbing the whole house.
  • Large 60 cubic inch capacity dump bin empties with the touch of a button
  • Perfect for low to medium pile carpets or messes on any hard floor surfaces in your home!
  • Built in On Board Brush Tool for quick handheld clean ups
  • Reusable, Cleanable, and Exchangeable
  • AllergyAware filter with Dual Layer technology reduces allergy and asthma triggers.

Ergonomically Designed for Comfort

  • Compact technology allows for a lightweight design – no more back strain!
  • High efficiency 18V Li-ion battery
  • Up to 22 minutes of run time between quick 2.5 hr charges guarantees you won’t waste time waiting on your Nugeni to charge.
  • TURBO MODE for those hard to clean or deeply soiled areas
  • Motorized beater bar picks up dirt and debris. The beater bar is removable through top access for convenient detangling and cleaning.
  • Wide range of accessories for completely customizable cleaning in any type of space.

 

Make sure you check out all the great products that Nugeni offers so you can find the ones that are just right for you or that lucky someone on your holiday shopping list.

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Make The Holidays More Delicious Than Ever Before with the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ

Ninja is a brand I’m sure you’ll all recognize for their top-of-the-line kitchen products and the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ is no exception.  As a mother-of-three who’s ALWAYS in the kitchen, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this beautiful cooking system.  For those of you who love Ninja products like myself, you’ve probably had your eye on the new Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ too.  Everything you could ever ask for is included in this wonderful machine.  Featuring 4 cooking modes and 80+ pre-programmed recipes to take your cooking experience to a whole new level.  You can do so much more than make dinners with the Cooking System with Auto-IQ…you can make nutritious breakfasts, soups, and even deliciously decadent desserts!

This beautiful Ninja Cooking System with Auto-iQ is four appliances built into one, perfect for small spaces or busy on-the-go people like myself. This cooking system is a slow cooker, has a stove top feature for searing and sautéing, a steamer, and an oven for baking.  Cook everything from stews and roasts to seafood and vegetables and even baked goodies.  The Cooking System comes with Auto-iQ Technology: just select a recipe, add ingredients, and let Auto-iQ cook for you…and let me tell you, that has been a heaven send for me!  I can get a meal going before walking the kids out the door to the bus stop and not have even have to think about dinner the rest of the day.  Choose from over 80 pre-programmed recipes divided into four programs: Quick Meals, Layered Bowls, Grains, and Poached Infusions.  Don’t have much time?  Quick Meals are the solution!  Layered Bowls are easy two step recipes with the flavor and satisfaction of multi-layered meals, cooked in one convenient pot.  I made an American Chop Suey meal for dinner in only about a half hour, how cool is that?  Grains are perfectly cooked portions of oats and quinoa.  Lastly, Poached Infusions are all the nuanced flavor of your favorite poached dishes with none of the guesswork.  The included cookbook serves as your go-to guide for selecting recipes.  Between Manual and Auto-iQ functions, there’s a huge array of delicious, one-pot meals at your fingertips.  The 6-quart Cooking System also includes an auto stay-warm feature, digital timer, and steaming/roasting rack.

I wanted to fully test out the variety of features so I had fun both using recipes provided by Ninja as well as coming up with a couple of my own to see just how easy it was to come up with custom creations on a whim. I tried out everything from breakfast to dinner and even a yummy bread for dessert, and everything came out absolutely perfect and so SO delicious!

 

ROLLED OATS WITH PEACHES, HONEY, AND WALNUTS

(Recipe found on page 31 of the cookbook included with the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups water
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen peach slices
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned whole grain rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the pot.  Stir to combine, then cover pot.
  2. Select Auto-IQ Meals: Recipe 3 and press the START/STOP button.
  3. Stir and Serve

 

AMERICAN CHOP SUEY

(Recipe found on page 62 of the cookbook included with the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ)

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 pound uncooked ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 box/bag uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

Directions

  1. Set to STOVE TOP HIGH and preheat pot for 5 minutes.  Heat oil in pot for 2 minutes and then add ground beef, red bell pepper, and onion.  Cook uncovered for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add macaroni, pasta sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and salt to pot.  Stir to combine, then cover pot.  Select Auto-IQ Layered Bowls: Recipe 4 and press the START/STOP button.  Stir and serve.

 

HEARTY BEEF STEW

(Recipe found on page 97 of the cookbook included with the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ)

 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds uncooked stew beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 4 red potatoes cut into quarters
  • 2 onions, peeled, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Directions

  1. Season beef with salt and black pepper, then coat with flour.
  2. Set to STOVE TOP HIGH and preheat pot for 5 minutes.  Heat oil in pot for 2 minutes.  Add beef and cook uncovered for 10 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir broth, potatoes, onions, carrots, garlic, and thyme into pot.  Set to SLOW COOK LOW for 7-9 hours.  Cover and cook until beef is fork-tender.  Stir in peas during last 10 minutes of cook time.

 

SPICY SHREDDED CHICKEN TACOS

(This is a recipe I created for a tasty Hispanic-inspired meal)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs fresh or frozen chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 jalapenos sliced
  • 5 habaneros sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 fresh lemon, quartered
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

  1. Season chicken with salt and black pepper, then place in the bottom of your cooking system.
  2. Add jalapenos, habaneros, cilantro, lemon juice, lemon, onion, and garlic on top of the chicken.
  3. Set to SLOW COOK LOW for 6 hours.  Remove chicken from pot and shred with 2 forks.  Serve with your desired toppings.

 

PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE SWIRL BREAD

(This is a recipe I created for a yummy fall-flavored treat)

Ingredients

Bread-

  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Filling-

  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour

 

Directions

  1. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine pumpkin, egg, sugar, oil, sour cream and vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt just until just combined.
  4. Pour 1/4 of the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Meanwhile prepare the cream cheese filling by whisking all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  6. Pour 1/3 of the cream cheese filling on top of the batter spreading it out gently with a spatula.
  7. Repeat layers with remaining cream cheese and pumpkin bread mixtures.
  8. Swirl the layers together with a butter knife until you’ve achieved the look you want to achieve.
  9. Pour water into pot.  Place rack in pot.  Place loaf pan on rack.  Set to BAKE STEAM at 350 degrees for 85 minutes.  Cover and cook until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove pan from pot.  Let bread cool in loaf pan on cooling rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.
  10. Let cool completely or slice and serve warm.

 

So far everything that I have tried out in the Ninja Cooking System with Auto-IQ has come out amazingly delicious, and has instantly become family favorites…even for some of my most picky eaters!  Thanks to Ninja, the holiday season is going to run a lot more smoothly, and will be a lot more delicious too!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Meet The Sleek New LG InstaView Refrigerator Available At Best Buy

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Have you seen the new LG InstaView available at BestBuy?  Oh. My. GOODNESS!  This fridge is amazing!  With the sleek Door-in-Door tinted glass panel you can knock twice to view and select your items without ever opening the door which is perfect for a household like mine with teenagers…they can look for a snack (or two or three) and find what they want without wasting energy and letting cold air out.  Just two quick knocks on the right-hand refrigerator door lets you see inside the easy-access compartment with ease.

 

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As if the LG InstaView weren’t stunning enough, it’s full of great features that you just can’t resist when you’re looking to upgrade.

LG InstaView Features Include:

  • “Knock twice” feature illuminates contents, allowing you to see inside without letting cold air out
  • Most popular items are in front and accessible (door-in-door feature)
  • ColdSaver™ Panel reduces cold air loss to extend the freshness of food
  • Energy efficient – saves on utility bills by reducing time spent choosing items with the door open
  • Distinctive styling – sleek design, tinted glass panel, fingerprint resistant
  • Variety of large capacity models that give you ample space and keep food conveniently organized and within reach

 

If you’re looking to either upgrade or even completely remodel, you HAVE to check out this refrigerator at your local Best Buy!  (Or online, of course.)  Your kitchen will never be the same!  With the latest technology in refrigeration, you’ll be able to enjoy crisp, cool food and exciting features every day.  No matter what LG InstaView model you go with, you simply can’t go wrong.

 

***The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free***

Experience Heaven In A Cup With The New Ninja Coffee Bar System #Review

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Ninja is a brand I’m sure you’ll all recognize for their top-of-the-line kitchen products and the new Ninja Coffee Bar is no exception.  I got the older model last year and fell in love with it and I was shocked when this one blew it’s predecessor away.

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The new design is countertop friendly…it’s sleek and fits in just about anywhere.  The new and upgraded Coffee Bar System offers a coffee house experience in your own home that you can’t get anywhere else.  With just the touch of a button you can create drinks that will blow away the skills of any barista out there.  With the help of the advanced thermal flavor extraction you’ll unlock the full flavor potential of your favorite ground coffee with varying levels of richness.

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The built in frother is a really nice upgrade!  You can transform milk into a silky, rich, hot or cold microfoam that can be paired with any of your favorite brews.  Get creative with it…add in a little marshmallow creme, coffee syrup, or even your favorite liquer.  My husband really likes the addition of the XL Multi Serving option.  He has a large cup he takes to work and this setting fills his cup just perfectly.  Ninja’s unique Cafe Forte brewing technology amplifies each bean’s unique, natural, and subtle flavors for a coffee experience like no other…and all from the comfort of your own home.

No need for overpriced and over-rated drinks anymore!  With the included recipe book you’ll be brewing up a storm in no time.

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I’m a little bit of a plain Jane and a flat white coffee is always on the top of my list.  Thankfully Ninja included a great recipe for a great cup of Flat White any time.

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Cappucino-Style Coffee is a great way to get in a little extra kick of caffeine.  Concentrated coffee helps make this little cup pack a big punch.

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Well my, my, my…what a delectable little treat this was!  The Cinnamon Graham Coffee is my favorite recipe in the book.  Just the right amount of each ingredient blend together perfectly to make a cozy, comforting coffee drink that I will enjoy time and time again.

I can already see the new Ninja Coffee Bar System at the top of everyone’s list this holiday season!  Whether you’re shopping for yourself, family member or friend, you can’t go wrong with this amazing Coffee Bar System!

 

***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.***

The Samsung StormWash Will Be The Star Of Your Kitchen This Holiday Season #Samsung #Ad

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Say hello to the stunningly beautiful Samsung StormWash Dishwasher!  This beauty is packed with features that will make you fall in love with it after just the first use.  Get your messiest meals cleaned up in a snap…no pre-washing required!  You can imagine after hand-washing dishes for the last 13 years just how excited I was to partner with Best Buy for this review.

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The interior of this dishwasher is just as stunning as the exterior!  Once my installer got everything situated he ran the machine through an express wash to show me all of the cool features and I have to tell you, I was SO impressed by every little detail that went into this dishwasher.

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StormWash Setting

The StormWash setting on this Samsung dishwasher will power through just about anything you can imagine and quickly became my absolute favorite feature.  After doing dishes by hand for so long, spaghetti was my most HATED dinner because of the clean-up.  No matter how quickly I tried to get the the dishes they were still a pain.  What better test for the StormWash cycle than my nemesis, spaghetti?  The day the dishwasher was installed I made spaghetti for dinner and wanted to REALLY test this bad boy out.  I scraped the food off the dishes but I didn’t rinse off a single dish.  After a whole day’s worth of dishes plus dinner, the dishwasher was packed to the gills, half of that being dirty spaghetti dishes.  To my surprise, every single thing came out sparkling clean and looking brand new.

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FlexLoad Racks

The FlexLoad racking is one of the smartest features I’ve seen on a dishwasher.  Standard dishwasher racks leave a lot to be desired, and Samsung certainly understood there were much needed improvements to make.  You can easily fit various dishes of different shapes and sizes with plenty of room for whatever else your family can throw at it.  I love how the plate slots alternate directions on the bottom rack…this comes in super handy when you have a large load like pictured above.

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I was so excited to use the dishwasher that I forgot to take pictures of the spaghetti dishes!  I did however, make something I think is even more challenging and took pictures to show you how amazing the StormWash setting is.  I made ham and mashed potatoes for dinner and was tired so the dishes sat overnight.  When I make ham, I make a glaze from brown sugar and cola which is a thick, sticky mess.  After it sat all night it got crusty and would be a pain to wash by hand.  The mashed potato pan was pretty bad too and if that wasn’t enough of a test, my husband made an omelet and burned cheese onto the pan!  Everything got SO clean, and I didn’t even have to rinse them!

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(Don’t mind my old scratched pot I used for mashed potatoes!  It’s my favorite and I just can’t let it go.)  The white bowl that I used for my glaze was probably the most impressive for me.  That thing was awful and it got back to brand new without me having to soak it and scrub it by hand.  I am so in love with this dishwasher!

6 Cycle Options

There are 6 different cycle options to truly customize the wash cycle you want…auto will automatically detect which cycle is optimal, heavy for heavily soiled dishes, normal for mildly soiled dishes, express 60 for a quick wash, delicate for delicate items, and rinse only when dishes will sit in there for a while.

Pocket Handle

I really like the pocket handle feature!  The pocket handle is easy to grasp so it will help keep fingerprints off the front of my beautiful new dishwasher.

Quiet Operation

A 48-dBA rating means a quiet performance every time, so you won’t interrupt your household while running loads.  I STILL can’t believe how whisper quiet this dishwasher is!  You can’t even tell that it’s running!

AutoDoor Release

As if the Samsung StormWash wasn’t cool enough…the AutoDoor Release took it to a whole new level.  Between 5-15 minutes before the end of the cycle, the door will automatically open to circulate air and accelerate drying time.  (You can disable this feature if you’d like, but I absolutely LOVE it!)

Energy Star Certified

Let this Energy Star certified appliance become the star of your kitchen this holiday season.  Cook, bake, or fry whatever you please and let the StormWash handle the dishes while you enjoy time with your family and friends.

I have to thank Best Buy and Samsung for making this appliance installation so pleasant and headache-free.  The dishwasher went right into it’s place, hooked up with no issues, and after just a quick half-hour visit from the installer I was ready to use my new dishwasher!  Find out more about the Samsung StormWash Dishwasher and how you can get one installed in your home.

 

***The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free***

 

Bake Like A Pro This Holiday Season With The LG ProBake Double Oven #Ad

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The new LG ProBake Double Oven is here just in time for the holidays, and it is a stunning beauty for sure!  This double oven not only has a beautiful appearance, but has been designed to be incredibly functional and accurate.  The LG ProBake Double Oven features ProBake Convection meaning everything you bake will be baked to perfection on every rack, every time.  With the ProBake Double Oven, you can cook like a professional right in your own home.  This LG range features a heating element on the back wall, as opposed to the bottom, for optimal heat distribution so you can enjoy consistent browning on the top and the bottom of whatever you’re baking.  I am known for my chocolate chip cookies, and I bet this oven would take them to the next level!  Can you imagine how easy holiday dinners would be to prepare in the LG ProBake Double Oven?  More quality time with family friends is what the holidays are all about, and LG has just made that a little bit easier.

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After all the fun, you don’t have to worry about extensive clean-up to keep your LG ProBake Double Oven looking nice.  This oven features LG’s EasyClean so you get a clean oven in just 10 minutes.  It’s just three simple steps in 10 minutes for 1 spotless, sparkling oven.  No more harsh chemicals and overpowering fumes thanks to the super high heat of the EasyClean feature.

Best Buy is making it a little bit easier to get this stunning LG oven just in time for the holidays!  There are a couple great offers available making this the best time ever to get the new LG ProBake Double Oven.

Offers include:

  • Get a kitchen bundle rebate where you’ll receive a Visa gift card valued up to $400 with purchase of a 4 piece kitchen package (offer valid until 10/29/2016)
  • Receive 5x rewards points with your Best Buy account on any ProBake range purchase.  This can also be stacked with the kitchen bundle rebate mentioned above.  (Offer valid until 10/29/2016)

Shop online or head to your local Best Buy location to grab these deals before they’re gone!!

 

***The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free***

 

Impress Your Guests This Holiday Season With The New Black Stainless KitchenAid Suite Of Appliances

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The new, black stainless KitchenAid appliances are the perfect addition to any home, but with the holiday season just around the corner there’s never been a better time to upgrade.  The color of the black stainless appliances gives a nice, warm feeling to your home as opposed to the traditional stainless steel look.  Rather than looking like a restaurant kitchen, your home will feel much more inviting, while still having the benefits of stainless steel.  These beautiful masterpieces are designed to blend with other black and stainless appliances, making a bold statement and complementing any kitchen design.  KitchenAid has set the bar high with the first ever black stainless suite of appliances.

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Best Buy and KitchenAid are making it easier than ever to upgrade your kitchen before the holiday hustle and bustle this year.  Impress your guests with the newest, sleekest looking appliances from KitchenAid yet!  With deals you can’t refuse, you can get any (or all) of the KitchenAid black stainless appliances just in time for the holidays!

Deals Include:

  • Free installation on KitchenAid dishwashers until (offer valid until 10/29/2016)
  • save 10% on your purchase of 3 or more KitchenAid black stainless kitchen packages (offer valid until 10/29/2016)
  • Receive a 14-piece cookware set via mail with purchase of KitchenAid wall oven & cooktop (offer valid until 10/31/2016)
  • Receive up to $2000 back from KitchenAid via mail on select major kitchen appliances (offer valid until 10/31/2016)

Shop online or head to your local Best Buy location to grab these deals before they’re gone…who needs a black Friday sale to save???

 

***The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free***