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Subscribed to Loot Crate

I heard about Loot Crate a few months ago and thought it was a great concept. Monthly subscription boxes are awesome, but one made specifically for geeks/gamers? Sign me up!

Loot Crate

As the image above says, the Loot Crate offers you 6 to 8 hand-picked products centered around the geeky/gamer fandom. When you’re a subscriber, you’re also automatically entered to win a Mega Crate, which give you $250+ worth of goodies. If you browse their past crates section on their website, you can see what they have given out in the past. I would have loved to get their August 2013 “Cake!” box, or their October 2013 “Survive” box.

I was browsing around their website, and when I found out that they could ship the boxes to Puerto Rico, I signed up right away. Juan and I definitely want to add geeky/gamer stuff to our home (once we’re married), so I think this is a great way to gather some great stuff to use as decoration and fun things to use in the meantime. I signed up for their three-month package, and I can’t wait to see what I receive. Unboxing videos and reviews will probably be made by me or Juan (or both) each month.

If you’re interested in subscribing and wouldn’t mind using my referral link, I would appreciate it. Sign up using this link: http://mbsy.co/lootcrate/1450893. Thanks!

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Geekiness

Pinterest Traveling

Recently, Pinterest added a new feature: Interactive Boards. These are meant to be used for travel related boards. If you enable this feature, you will see a world map where you can tag places from your pins using the Foursquare API. I spent some time doing this on Wednesday and it was very fun. You can add a place on the map by mentioning the specific place (For example: Colosseum in Rome) or you can search by city.

Pinterest Travel Interactive Board

The picture above is a screenshot of my travel board. There are some pins that I still need to add on the map, while there are some that are related to travel but don’t talk about a place/city in particular. I will be adding more pins soon so I can keep testing the “pins” on the map. When you click on one, it shows you a tooltip with useful information about the place, like telephone numbers and address.

This is definitely a nice feature and I’m sure a lot of people will take advantage of it, especially when you can see those places presented on a World Map. Travel websites or magazines must be ecstatic about this new feature.

I’m planning on making a new board of places I’ve visited and add my own pictures. It will be nice to see how more “pins” get added to the map as I travel more.