What I bought my Dad for Father’s Day – Some SIRIUS Gift Giving

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During the 90’s my father could not get enough of Howard Stern. He was always reporting to me on the various bits he heard on the radio that day. I have a distinct feeling that ever since Stern and company left conventional radio several years ago for SIRIUS, that this had left a large hole in my father’s life. This year, after considering several gift options, i decided to address this gaping loss. My gift to dear old dad this Father’s Day will be to reconnect him with his great love Howard Stern (as well as solidify his connection to his other two loves: music and football) via a SIRIUS satellite radio.

SIRIUS is a 100% commercial-free music Satellite Radio Service and official home of the NFL, Howard Stern, Martha Stewart and NASCAR. With SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can listen to what you want, when you want, wherever you are. You get over 130 channels, including 100% Commercial-Free Music from every genre, plus Sports, News, Talk and Comedy — all with crystal-clear, coast-to-coast coverage, all in one place and all at your fingertips. I know he will be just overjoyed with this gift.

Offering some great deals on their radio hardware a little shopping on their website got me a unit with all the functionality that i was looking for at a very nice price. I decided to go for the Sportster 5 radio with the vehicle kit. The Sportster 5 boasts a vivid multi-color display, simple navigation, advanced features and everything you need to enjoy SIRIUS in your vehicle. Optional universal accessory docking kits and audio systems easily allow this radio to be used in your home, boat, office or in additional vehicles. I know for a fact that he will especially enjoy features such as the personalized sports ticker for real-time updates of his favorite sports, and SIRIUS replay: the function that allows one to pause, rewind and replay up to 60 minutes of live radio.

The Sportman 5 radio with the vehicle kit. was $149.99 Orginally $169.99, (I saved $55 bucks!)

Not only that but Sirius is offering free shipping on all orders over $50!

PLUS COUPON: Enter SIRIUS Radio coupon code: SIRIUS at checkout to get 15% off already reduced prices (expires 6/30/09)
Since the deal on the radio was so good (and since he doesn’t have a SIRIUS subscription), I have decided to throw in 3 months of of the SIRIUS Everything Plan for an additional $38.85. I have no doubt that once Dad is reconnected with his Howard Stern he will have no problem keeping up his subscription for a mere $12.95 a month. He may even opt to pay annually which will provide him with one month free!

I’m really happy with my decision to gift SIRIUS to my father this year, and I know he will be positively overjoyed.

So what did you get your pops? …

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