Amazon "Lightning Box" Deal — 9am-1pm EST Only (Plus: $299 Course for Free)

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I just received confirmation from Amazon that a Lightning Deal tomorrow (1/24) is for The 4-Hour Chef.

This means that the hardcover will be 65% off for 4 hours only, from 9am – 1pm ET. Just click here.

To sweeten the deal — $299 course as bonus

For those interested… If you purchase 3 hardcover copies of The 4-Hour Chef OR The 4-Hour Body, I will give you a $299 video course I filmed with CreativeLIVE… for free.

This is two days of actionable content, filmed in HD with multiple cameras, including in-depth material from:

- Me (key concepts from all three books: The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef)
– Neil Strauss, 6x New York Times bestselling author (on creative process and successful writing)
– Noah Kagan, CEO of AppSumo (testing and creating businesses or “muses”)
– Dave Camarillo, UFC grappling trainer (real-world self-defense training and jiu-jitsu — I get thrown a lot)
– Philippe von Borries, Co-Founder of Refinery29 (start-up funding, founding, and growth strategy)
– Leila Janah, CEO of Samasource (maximizing social good, hacking the non-profit world)
– Mark Bell, world-class powerlifter, top-10 totals of all-time (power training)
– Kelly Starrett, founder of SF CrossFit (crossfit, mobility training, undoing physical damage)
– Rick Torbett, founder of Better Basketball (keys to better shooting, better learning/coaching)
– John Jackson, founder of ArcheryTag (archery, shooting an apple off of my head — really)
…and much more.

Here are two reviews:

“I skipped work to watch this. Completely worth it so far. The session with Neil [Strauss] and Tim riffing about writing is gold-dust. The fact that there’s several more hours of great content is just brilliant. I’ve got about 30 pages of notes that I wrote as I was watching…”

“Thank you so much for hosting this event. It was amazing to learn in such an informal environment from people who are the best in their field and are completely approachable. The passion, know how and encouragement this course provided me with is invaluable and has inspired me to push myself further. Thank you!”

Here’s What To Do…

If interested, just do the following no later than 5pm PST this Friday, 1/25/13:

1) Buy 3 hardcover copies of The 4-Hour Body (40%+ off) OR The 4-Hour Chef (65% or 40% off).

Two Notes:
– For 3 books, this means you’ll have to buy one copy at 65% off and two copies at 40% off.
– First, if you’ve already bought a copy of one of the books, you can just buy two (2) new copies. Simply attach both screenshots. That said, I’d really appreciate you buying three copies if you can, and you must buy at least two new copies.

2) Fill out this form.

The course will be delivered to you within the next 10 days via e-mail! This 3-book offer applies to international readers as well, but I don’t know if you’ll be able to get the 65% discount.

Rock on. Next post, we’re back to our usual content…

Posted on: January 23, 2013.

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203 comments on “Amazon "Lightning Box" Deal — 9am-1pm EST Only (Plus: $299 Course for Free)

  1. Guess I’ll be giving away some more copies of 4HC! LOL!

    Tim, a question if I could kind sir!

    After losing now 54 following the Slow Carb Diet, I am going to start into the kettlebell swings. Do you recommend 2 times a week or 3 for just doing the 75 reps with 50 pounds?

    Thanks!

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  2. So awesome that you are giving the CreativeLIVE session away. While it was airing live, I was absolutely glued to my computer screen, breaking only to refill my coffeemug 5m away from my workspace.

    I knew Neil Strauss from the world of pickup artists, and I think it is sad that so many men know him only as Style. His writing is phenomenal, and to hear him discuss his process with another of my favourite writers was inspiring to say the least.

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      • Jakub,

        Neil is most famous for “the Game”, but he had been writing for “Rolling Stone” priory to that. He has served as a ghostwriter for several celebrities’ memoirs, and my personal favourite of his, “Emergency”, seems to have had a great influence on certain parts of Tim’s “Four Hour Chef”…though perhaps he would be the one to confirm or deny this.

        At any rate, Neil Strauss is a great writer. If you like Tim Ferriss’ material, I reckon you would like Neil’s!

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  3. Tim – great to see you’re on a new track – you answered my question about what’s next for you in the Make: Google Hangout today and I can see teaching via video creating much needed change. Restructuring the way people learn is a daunting task, but the technology we’ve seen in the past few years is forcing the issue and it’s exciting to see some big players take it on.

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  4. I already have one hard cover I picked up from local bookstore in Canada, if I purchase 2 off amazon can I attach a picture of me with the book as one screenshot and the amazon reciept for the other 2?

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  5. Very Cool Tim! I’ve got the book already – and recently made the “Sexy Time Steak” and it was, by far, the best steak I’ve ever had (my wife’s words.) Thanks for all you do! I highly recommend everyone else pick up a copy (or three!)

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  6. Aside from the book–which is jam-packed full of good stuff–I watched the “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise” course that Tim gave on CreativeLive and can definitely vouch for its value.

    There are enough F-bombs dropped in it to get the course banned in the Bible Belt, but there are also as many good tips. And anyway, if you’re scared of a few cuss words, what the f*&k are you doing reading in the comments section of a post on the internet?

    Again, though, great stuff. From Noah Kagan’s advice to get to $1 as soon as you can (when starting a business) to Neil Strauss’s tips on getting work done, I picked up probably a dozen tips from the course that have made this year much better and more productive.

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  7. @ Tim,

    Your link for the 65% discount is just a general link to that page – not your book specifically – like how you do your affiliate links.

    How do we then find your book on this page without leaving and using the “search” function (and missing out on the 65% discount)?

    Unless I am a retard – might be a recurring question you can answer in your post.

    TW

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  8. Been thinking about getting this course since I wasn’t able to get out of work to watch it live.

    You’re probably gonna get bombarded with questions like this since it wasn’t clear from the post and I’m guessing a majority or your blog audience already have at least 1 copy of the book…

    I already got 1 hard copy from Amazon the day it released (plus the Kindle version) so my question is if I pick up 2 more hard copies from Amazon, will I qualify for the deal since the 3 books will show on 2 receipts, not just 1?

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  9. Tim the wufoo for is a 404 page. Also, can I buy two hardcover books and present the receipt from my release day 4hc purchase? Either way as a broke college student I look forward to this discount.

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  10. Just got the lightning deal on the 4-Hour Chef, what a coincidence that I checked this site with 30 seconds before the deal started!
    Can I get a hardcover copy of the new edition of 4-Hour Workweek and 4-Hour Body to complete the trifecta?

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  11. Tim, I’ve seen a lot of 4hour body and workweek testimonials but a lot of 4HC testimonials haven’t rolled into the blog yet. I want to chime in and say thank you so much. As someone who grew up on fast food, your book has changed my life. The four chef is an expensive experiment for me so far(all the kitchen tools and ingredients), but I think in my lifetime it will pay off vs money spent eating out.

    I grew up a notoriously picky eater. I never put condiments on anything, I hated all seafood, didn’t trust vegetables, never ate asian food, and never had a less than well-done steak(seriously). Thanks to the 4hour chef, I’ve borrowed and ghetto-rigged my own kitchen tools and have been experiencing flavors I’ve missed out on all my life. My first less than well-done steak was the sexy-time steak(amazing, though I cheaped out on buying the pine pollen). My first asian dish was the bittman Chinese chicken(I’ve since then had the courage to buy chinese and korean food take-out). My first seafood meal was the harissa crabcakes. I’ve done over a dozen scrambled egg combinations, and have started applying the flavorings to plain chicken and beef. I’ve made some of the dishes for my girlfriend and our families and they love them. Screw what the haters say, your work is phenomenal. I also lost 40 pounds on low/slow carb but who hasn’t :P?

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  12. Is anyone else having issues with ordering more than one copy using the Amazon deal?

    I also got the same message from the form link. Thanks!!

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    • The link is fixed and I have submitted my proof of purchases! Thanks for everything, Tim. I look forward to getting access to the course!

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  13. It looks like the 65% off deal can only be claimed once, so if you want to purchase more than one copy of the hardcover additional ones will be done at the 40% off rate.

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  14. There seems to be an error. I can’t change the quantity of the book, it seems amazon only allows 1 gold box purchase at a time.

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    • Yeah, I found the same issue. Here’s the explanation from Amazon’s FAQ:

      You won’t be able to add additional quantities of the same deal to your Cart. Only one promotional discount is available per Lightning Deal customer. Deleting the claimed item from your Shopping Cart will remove the promotional discount from your account; but if the discount is still available, you can add the item to you Cart again from the Lightning Deal.

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200417170

      Oh well, you can still get one for that price and purchase 2 additional for the 40% discount.

      Now we just have to get that wufoo form link fixed :)

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    • I’m having the same issue. I can’t seem to update the quantity of the book on Amazon from 1 to 2 (I already bought a previous copy of the book). The Wufoo form is also giving a 404 error as well.

      Tim – any suggestions on solving the Amazon issue?

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  15. I couldn’t access the form to fill out after purchasing the 3 copies of the hardcover, got a 404 report just wanted to give you a heads up and hopefully find other means to get credit on this great offer.

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  16. Hi Tim,

    The Wufoo survey link is popping up with a 404 error and saying the file may have been moved or deleted.

    Thanks,
    Chris LoPresti

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  17. Tim- The link to fill out the form with our proof of purchase is down. I just purchased the 3 hardcover books and would like to get the course. Help! Thanks!

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  18. Amazon won’t let you buy more than one copy in the Lightning deal. (Unless I’m doing something terribly wrong.) Am I supposed to buy 3 copies at different times and then send you something about it?

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  19. Tim, great to see you Ryan Deiss’s Traffic and Conversion Summit, I’m the guy during the Q&A that said while trying to lose weight I said to myself, “What would Tim Ferris do?”
    I just purchased 3 copies of 4-Hour Body, but your “form” goes to 404 Not Found error.

    Thanks for being you and Namaste!

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  20. Hi,

    Is it right that you can only buy 1 copy at the discount price. I want access to the course, and so have bought 2 non-lightening deal copies, but the article kinda gives me the impression I could get 3 at the discounted price.

    Also I can’t get the form link to work. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    D

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  21. Is anyone else having an issue with the link to the form? I caught a little of the live course and I am excited to see the rest.
    I have all of Tim’s books but I can EASILY think of who I can give these three books to.

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  22. The “form” link above is going to an error 404 page. Please fix! Also could only buy one of the Amazon deal at that price, but already know who I need to give these books to, so bought another at the regular price. I’ve also got on the Kindle. Thanks, Tim!

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  23. Hi Tim,
    Thanks for the deal on the CreativeLIVE course.
    I just bought my fifth 4H Chef.
    Precedently bought two 4H Body,
    and certainly offered more than 20 french version of 4HWW… ;-)
    Little problem; the link “Fill out this form” doesn’t work from Paris.
    It goes to a Wufoo “404” Wufoo couldn’t find it…
    What’s the solution to fill the form?
    Thanks in advance
    Alexandre

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  24. What about mix and match? I gave away my 4HB copy and would like to replace it, but I’d like to give away a couple more copies of 4HC. Would you honor a two 4HC + one 4HB purchase?

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    • Yeah, I have the same question. I’d bought 1 copy of 4HC already via Amazon on launch day, and I’d like to buy 1 more 4HC and 1 4HB.

      That qualify?

      Post said “OR” so want to be sure. Mix and match legit for this? Lightning sale ends soon so hope you can reply quickly. Thanks.

      ~Dave in Japan.

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      • Well, I’m just going to go for it and hope you honor mix and match.

        And by the way. The link to the form is down right now it seems. FYI.

        Peace.

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  25. Hi Tim,

    I bought 3 hard cover copies but only after the last promotions were over (my order was nov22). Would I still be able to cash in on this?

    Thanks for everything. It’s the best book I ever bought.

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  26. Hi Tim,

    unfortunately, when I use the link to the form, I get a 404-page saying: “The file may have been moved or deleted”
    Could you please help?`

    Thank you!
    Nikolai

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  27. Bought the books, but the link to the form isn’t working. BTW, I’m hoping that a combination of 3 books bought will work. I got the 4 hour Chef for me and 2 of the 4 hour body one for me and one for she who must be obeyed.

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  28. After looking at your Bit Torrent file, I was absolutely hooked and was planning on buying the book this week. Then I saw this amazing deal and really wanted to take advantage of the 65% off but FYI it seems to only work in the US. Technically the deal applies to Canadian orders but then Amazon applies a large shipping fee (see below) because it ships from the US instead of Amazon.ca. I’ll probably purchase the book anyways but just wanted to let you know.

    Order summary
    Items: $20.99
    Shipping & handling: $8.98
    Lightning Deal: -$8.74
    Total before tax: $21.23

    Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00
    Import Fees Deposit $0.61
    Order total: $21.84

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  29. Yea Amazon is only letting me get one at 65% off. Kind of bummed but I think I’m going to do it anyways just to get the CreativeLive sessions. I watched part of them, but it was waaay out of my time zone here in China.

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    • I had the same problem. Tim how do we get the other 2 copies if we can only buy one book? :-(
      I was really hoping to give this book as well as obtain the videos you had mentioned.
      Sad Day.

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  30. Tim
    The Wufoo form link isn’t working – tried several times on desk top and then on my phone and am getting a 404 error message.
    Half way through kindle version and have 3 hardbacks coming – great work!
    SteveinNC

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  31. Wow, Tim, that’s a generous offer for such a great book! I already recommended it to at least 5 co-workers and several friends and family, with a few confirmed purchases.

    BTW, as another poster mentioned, your link to the form is broken. Can you please post a functional link for the form? Thanks!

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  32. Hi Tim, great deal and was going to buy 2 of the 4hr chef books (1 for me and 1 for a gift) but can only get the deal on one. Which is too bad….I guess I will just buy it in the UK as it will likely be cheaper anyways when you factor in the shipping. Would have liked the video course…..does it count if I have an audio copy of the 4 hour work week, have gifted 2 hardcovers of same to friends and have a copy of the four hour body? lol

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  33. Hi Tim,

    I actually ordered the *german version* of “The 4-hour body” (“Der 4-Studen Körper”) on amazon this week (should be delivered tomorrow) and just now “The 4-hour Chef” from your link above (will be shipped to Germany within 18days, say amazon). Does the german translation count too?
    In that case, I would just buy one more copy of the 4-hour-Chef now, which will be for a friend :)

    Thanks in advance for your answer!
    Nikolai

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  34. To get around the problem of only buying one 4-hour chef for 12.99, just create 3 separate amazon accounts, clearing your cookies after each new account. In order to get above the necessary 25 dollar spending limit for free shipping, add some household items (toilet paper, toilet cleaner, paper towel, etc.) to your order. Voila! Takes about ten minutes, and will save you at least 15 dollars,

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  35. Hey Tim,

    I finished making my order for the 3 hard covers then when I submitted my form I was brought to a “404 Wufoo couldn’t find it” error page.
    And when I click on the link above (the one that took me to the form initially) it takes me to the same “404 Wufoo couldn’t find it” error page.
    I’m sure all is well, please let me know if you didn’t receive my form.

    thank you for creating Awesome products!

    RD

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  36. Gotta love giving away for free what some of us paid $150 for at the time. :-)
    It was even “a deal” at the time. Buy the videos, get a FREE BOOK! I like the buy the book, get a FREE VIDEO better. :-P

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  37. Does the purchase have to be from amazon.com?

    The reason I ask is if i buy 3 copies from amazon.co.uk, i’m actually getting the books from a 3rd party seller (not amazon company itself). I’m using amazon.co.uk as the delivery time would be shorter than from amazon.com.

    For me personally waiting potentially 2+ weeks extra negates the discount buying from the US (plus potential UK customs border issues and having to pay duty anyway).

    Also the wufoo page isn’t working – 404 error

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  38. Hey Tim,

    I bought the german translation “Der 4-Stunden-Körper” on amazon a few days ago. Does it count?

    Best wishes,
    Nikolai

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  39. Keep up the great work TIm. Bought copies of 4 Hour Body and 4 Hour Chef after borrowing the book so many times from my Bro-In-Law. Will make a nice gift for good friend in Feb. You are an inspiration! Cheers Sean

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  40. I purchased a second copy of the 4-Hour Body and a second copy of the 4-Hour Chef. Both will be excellent gifts to people who will love them.

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  41. Thanks for the offer for the books and the course. Have read all your books and great info and techniques. Inspiring like a fire walk without the heat and will be giving the books as gifts. Am a home chef inspiring others to cook Indian spices meals for their culinary value as well as medicinal value at a Professional Culinary school.

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  42. Just purchased another three copies for my friends and family, even though I already bought one for myself and for my girlfriend. It’s an outstanding book and every recipe tried so far has come out awesome. Coming from a non-cook like me, that’s saying something!

    Looking forward to seeing the CreativeLive broadcast!

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  43. Just got 4 Hour Chef last week and I’m loving it. I was definately going to buy more copies as give aways regardless of price. Looking forward to the course. Thank you.

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  44. Hello !!!
    On Tuesday I purchased (at full price from amazon) all 3 books, 4H chef, 4H body & 4H Worksweek. I really hope I qualify, they were all for gifts.

    Lots of Love & Huggs Tim, You’re AWESOME !!!

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  45. Tim- I think you’re awesome!! Just bought the 3 hardcover copies, however, the form did not work. Can you please post another form so I can claim the $299 event?

    Thanks for everything you do!
    Elizabeth

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  46. This will be books #52-54 that I have bought since the release. I gave this book to some of the best culinary talents in Southern California. As a matter of fact, every member of the culinary teams of the most successful publicly traded restaurant chains in the world, The Cheesecake Factory and BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery received them as gifts from me for Christmas. They absolutely love this book. Porn for foodies! Thanks Tim. It was great to see you at T&C on Sunday too. Jeff

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    • Thank you so much, Jeff! This is awesome news that made my day. I love to fact that, surprisingly, some of my best feedback has come from chefs. I was really worried I’d get some backlash, but the industry peeps have been super cool.

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  47. Hey,

    Amazon will only let me buy one with my account, i bought one, and needed to buy one more but it will not let me its greyed out. I did a screenshot. Also, the form is giving me a error on woofoo. Please let me know what I should do.

    Thanks

    Jose

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  48. Hi Tim,

    Just completed the order and filled out the form. Looking forward to the course after hearing you talk about it on the latest Random.

    I would echo some comments I’ve seen elsewhere that I hope you will publish something (blog post, new book, whatever) about your thoughts about preparation and survival stuff.

    You piqued my interest on the 2nd Rogan podcast but you never expanded on it (you mentioned spending time with hedge fund people getting prepared but then Joe came back from the washroom and led you down another rabbit trail and you never came back to it.) Then you mentioned that this topic was cut from the 4 Hour Chef and now it seems you are developing related skills and setting up in Utah with the tiny houses and all…

    Please expand on this when time allows – I suspect many of your loyal readers would be interested in your thoughts on the subject.

    Thanks for all you do!

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  49. Hey Tim,

    Had to order three different times because the lightning deal would only allow me one. I purchased one last week and two today, but they are on 3 seperate receipts. The form would only allow me to add two! Hoping we can figure it out!

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  50. A little sad about missing this one – wasn’t able to check my email for a bit and simply didn’t know :( I’m not sure if it was possible, but earlier notice would be great (and more exciting) next time.

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  51. Hey Tim,

    I bought two copies this Fall and one today – all hardback. Do I qualify for this deal or do I need to order another?

    Best,

    Joshua

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  52. Tim…caught a phone call right at purchase time. Went to the second link after the call and the link is expired or something? Got some sort of 404 page not found error. Was their a timer on the second link? LOL…just my luck! I never could find the link from just before Christmas to send me receipt in to be able to meet you at an event and now missed this deal! Argh! 7 copies of the book down and two missed deals! LOL! Anyone need a copy of 4HC cheap? LOL!

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  53. I purchased 2 copies of the 4 hour chef at full price for gifts during Christmas. If I purchase a copy of 4 hour body can I get the discount and the course?

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  54. Hi Tim,

    as a UK resident, I won’t ghet the physical receipts for a little while. Can I sendcopies of the order confirmation emails from amazon.com with the form?

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  55. Tim,

    Quick question…I am a week in recovery from rotator cuff and detached bicep surgery. I have to be immobile for 4 weeks. I am looking back through 4HB is there anything you did with your surgery (supplement/diet wise or other muscle group exercises) to speed/improve recovery and rehab time? During the “immobile” time and after? Before surgery I had 6 sessions of Active release therapy which i feel helped a ton with ROM before and surgeon said he had an easier time scoping…whatever that means…still looks like I’ve been shot with 12 G 00Buckshot :)

    Many Thanks,

    Dan

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    • Dan, I am not Tim…but I would like to make some suggestions that I think that he will agree with. 2,400mg of Cissus 3x per day. Arnica (topical and oral) as well as Traumeel (topical and oral). Also, I most highly recommend finding someone local to you that does ART or Active Release Technique that Tim mentions in 4HB. I could barely move my left shoulder. 6 weeks of treatment and it is, literally, AMAZING! If you search for the ART site, they have a local lookup tool where you can find someone in your area. My guy is AMAZING! I hope this is of help to you. I know Tim would have lots and lots of info for you. But he does recommend all of the above. Everything but the Traumeel was in 4HB.

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      • Very cool thanks Michael. I just got some Arnica from our neighbor. I agree on the ART…I had it done before surgery but was curious about when to start using it after?

        Dan

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      • Dan, I would speak to someone locally. However, I would think that you could start the treatment fairly soon. My admitedly limited knowledge would make me think that such treatment is more preventative as they will be able to help ensure you don’t get much if any build up of scar tissue or adhesions that would impair movement, etc. Best of luck to you my friend.

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  56. Wish we could’ve gotten a better head’s up,because I think this is an awesome offer for people to seize on — especially when 2013 is still just starting out.

    I’m hoping some of our readers will jump on this as I think the portion of the video course featuring Noah will be worth it alone.

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  57. Ha! I wrote that first review – I was on a mini-retirement in Mexico working as a scuba diving instructor at the time and skipped two days of diving off the beach to watch it. Stand by my decision. After buying it and re-watching the session with Noah I won the race to £1 in my new business after months of procrastabation.

    Well worth checking out if you’re looking for short but intensive lessons…

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