If you've hung around the Mercury long enough, you are probably aware of MercPerks, where you can score gift certificates from local businesses worth twice what you actually pay for them. It's a great deal—basically free money. Since I know you have better things to do than sit in front of the computer pressing "refresh," I'll be keeping you up on the inside track by posting notices when a deal comes up that I think is of particular interest to MOD readers—the day it becomes available, and well before it gets advertised in the print edition. We're starting it off today with Sword + Fern, so click on over for the deets.