Christmas Deals from Start-ups


(Photo: Kevin Dooley)

Just for fun, I asked my start-ups (and a few friends) if they’d like to offer y’all a little something special from the holidays. Here’s an incomplete list.

Many are working on top-secret stuff and couldn’t jump in, but a few were game on last-minute notice, so here you go!

They are listed in alphabetical order by company/name:

Stop being a Wantrepreneur; start taking action. Free vids! Get here: via @AppSumo

Everything you need to transform. Free trainers, complete nutrition plans, & top-selling supplements. Save 10%!

Photo + Film + Design + Software. Use coupon “tim2011″ for 25% off ANY single @creativeLIVE course til 1/1/12

Email and we’ll give you free CrowdFlower credits and a free crowdsourcing consultation to get you started on our self-service platform.

Foodzie’s Tasting Club delivers a monthly selection of artisan food products. Gift it and receive a FREE month on your own subscription. Valid through 12/24.

Ed Cooke trained Josh Foer to be US memory champ in 1 yr. He’ll train you if you can learn 500+ words in a week on

Create a free and private website for your family photos this holiday season on Posterous Spaces.

Want a virtual assistant? Get one, FREE, for a year. (From Ramit Sethi of iwillteachyoutoberich.)

45% off a year of’s MyPrivacy service ($55 for a year) to protect your digital personal information. You can use this link to get the discount automatically or enter the code 4HOUR in the gift code section on our site when buying.

Have a Productive New Year for 50% off – Sign up for @RescueTime for $36/year! –

3 months free – Shopify Unlimited Plan, first 100 to use the promo code ’4HOUR’ [value $537]

Happy holidays!


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Posted on: December 21, 2011.

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55 comments on “Christmas Deals from Start-ups

  1. Wow, thanks Tim. I just wanted to thank you for giving us insight on these new start up deals that I would of never known of before. I appreciate it. Great deals and I hope you and everybody on this website had a great holiday season.


  2. Hi there,

    From time to time, I read your blog and this comment is actually in response to your November blog that I just finished reading regarding shark finning. I’m a fourth grade teacher here in Beijing, China. My fourth graders just finished writing letters to the Peninsula Hotels three weeks ago after they decided to no longer serve shark fin soup at their hotels. I’ve been going to a monthly foodie event here in Beijing to support various causes while eating at some of the most fabulous restaurants in Beijing, and at the end there is an optional donation foodies are asked to contribute. I was thinking my fourth grade class along with the founder of Beijing Foodies (who has become a friend) would like to team up and raise money for the Nature Conservancy group with Summit Series. It would be great if my students can be eligible for the shark tagging expedition that’s going on in Miami. They are Chinese students, and I want them to be more well-informed on the subject, especially since shark fin soup is served here in China,

    Has the goal been met for the Summit Series to protect ocean life, and do you know of any other great organizations that’s trying to raise funds to protect sharks? I want my students to get involved as I grew up living by the beach. Thanks!

    Ms. S – 4th grade teacher in Beijing


  3. Thanks for posting these resources Tim.
    I think the stop being a Wantrepreneur is among the most important links here.
    Nothing happens until you get off your butt and do something!