We’re co-sponsoring Fox 26’s Big Game Party: Sunday, Feb. 5th at Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus

Fox 26 Big Game Party Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017Authentic German cuisine, great German and domestic beer (plus a full bar), tons of prize giveaways, and the ability to watch the biggest sporting event of the year on multiple HDTVs? Sign us up!

It’s the Fox 26 Big Game Party, happening Sunday, February 5th at Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus in Jacksonville. It’ll be held in the ballroom (just ask) with seven big screen TVs. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 2, with kickoff slated for 3:30.

Just check out the prizes that’ll be given away throughout the game:

  • A chance to win a new Harley Davidson Motorcycle, from D&S Harley!
  • Man Cave Starter Kit from Home of the Future, which includes a 50″ TV, a bar, and a Kegerator!
  • One of three 128GB iPad Air 2 tablets, courtesy of…well, us!

Plus there will be a Prize Wheel with additional giveaways. You’ll also have a chance to purchase tickets to this summer’s insanely popular Country Crossings Music Festival (July 27-30 at the Jackson County Expo) from festival co-sponsor Q100.3 Radio.

A buffet for $20 a person, or $8 for those under 12. A full bar will be open for your gametime refreshments. Call for Reservations 541-899-1000.

Sponsored by KMVU Fox 26, KISS FM, KOOL, KMED, Q100.3, The Valley, and Connecting Point.


On February 3rd, 2002, we ran the worst Super Bowl ad ever – on purpose.

A long time ago, in a retail landscape far, far away, we had this crazy idea for a Super Bowl spot.

The premise: We blew all the budget on the airtime, and left absolutely zilch for producing the commercial itself. That first part was absolutely accurate: Even though this spot only ran on the local FOX affiliate here in southern Oregon (KMVU FOX 26), it still cost…, well, it cost a lot. Like, budget-breaking, spreadsheet-crippling a lot.

But we wanted to give it a go, and arranged for a video shoot with a game FOX 26 crew. We shot it in our stockroom, throwing dead computer peripherals from a stepladder, and pulled in unwitting staff members as extras. The on-air “talent” was Connecting Point GM Jeff Thomas and Marketing Director Tom Pentland. The whole thing took roughly 15 minutes to shoot (at the most). During editing, the bilious fluorescent green and pink graphics were reluctantly added by some very skeptical pros in the FOX 26 video production department.

The result? What has to be one of the crappiest, ugliest, most unprofessional Super Bowl spots ever. It aired during the Big Game – Super Bowl XXXVI, in which the New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17 – on February 3rd, 2002. You’re welcome!

On the eve of the Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary, we thought it might be fun to revisit an earlier, more innocent time. Also, it serves as a sort of nostalgic snapshot of vintage computer gear, including the original “bubble back” iMacs. Enjoy.

Sure, it’s April 1st, but we’re not fooling: Our affordable SSD upgrades will make a DRAMATIC difference.

SSD upgrades from Connecting Point, on sale this weekIt’s April Fool’s Day, but believe us, this is no prank…

We can dramatically boost the speed of your laptop or desktop by upgrading its hard drive to a Solid State Drive (SSD). The advantages are many: SSDs are faster, and because there are no moving parts, they’re more rugged and reliable, as well. They draw less power, which means the battery in your laptop will last longer. They’re cool, quiet, and lightweight, and work equally well in Macs or Windows PCs. Plus, prices on SSDs have plummeted, making this upgrade more affordable than you ever thought possible.


  • 120GB $249.99
  • 250GB $319.99
  • 500GB $399.99

Prices include the drive itself, installation, and “cloning” the data from your old drive to the SSD. TO SAVE EVEN MORE: “Like” our Bend Facebook page or our Medford Facebook page, and/or follow us on Twitter, and you’ll receive a 10% discount off these prices!

This offer runs from Wednesday, April 1st to Tuesday, April 7th, 2015. Please note our prices do not include additional hardware that may be required for installation (i.e., brackets, adapters, etc.). Also, your original drive must be functional; prices do not include data recovery, diagnostic fees, or additional repairs. And to take advantage of our social media discount, please be prepared to show us you’ve “liked” or “followed” us.

So what’s cooking at Connecting Point on Black Friday?

Teaser for Black Friday 2014 at Connecting PointWe’re getting LOTS of calls at both our Bend and Medford stores, asking what we’ve got cooking for Black Friday. Unfortunately, you would need a Double Secret Probation Top Level One Security Clearance for us to tell you. We can say this: You’ll find all the details in the Thanksgiving Day editions of the Bend Bulletin and the Medford Mail Tribune. We’ll be posting it on our website, and on Facebook. And it’s going to be HOT.

But there will be additional promotions, in the form of contests, giveaways, special deals, and more that won’t be in the ads. In order to hear about them, you’ll need to keep your eyes on either the Connecting Point (Bend, OR) or the Connecting Point (Medford, OR) Facebook page (pick the one closest to you). We’ll also be posting the same info to our Twitter feed. Giveaways and special deals will require you to be present in person, but we promise to give you plenty (20-30 minutes) of advance warning before each one. Follow us…to save and WIN!

On Black Friday, the savings are ‘stacking up’ at Connecting Point!

Stack and Save Black Friday at Connecting Point - Nov. 29, 2013It’s Stack & Save Black Friday…only at Connecting Point!

UPDATE 2: This promotion has now concluded.

UPDATE: HELD OVER! Due to popular demand, we’re going to continue this promotion through Monday, December 2nd.

Locally owned and independently operated, Connecting Point is the best place to get the best computer gear, whether it be Mac® (we’re an Apple® Specialist) or Windows (we carry America’s favorite brands of Windows desktops and notebooks). And Stack & Save Black Friday is the best time to get it. We’ve got straight-up discounts of $50 on every computer in stock. But things start to get interesting when you “stack” your computer with other goodies: That’s when the savings really kick in!

What’s more, for the first nine hours after we open on Friday, we’ll be tossing every receipt into our contest bin. Then, at three points during the day, we’ll draw winners for some very special prizes: one of the most popular mini tablets on the market!

We’ve gathered together some of the best tech gift ideas anywhere, something for everyone on your list.

We’ve also arranged for up to 18-months interest free financing* (o.a.c.), so you can take home the computer you really want, quickly, easily, and affordably.

Get complete details on Stack Your Mac Friday or Stack & Save Black Friday (Windows).

*Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 18 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length, and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%. Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval.

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