Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In The Heights

Please Click to help me win tickets to In The Heights!

Monday, October 26, 2009


Hey friends, I just signed up for Groupon, they have huge discounts on the coolest stuff in your city - a new deal every day!

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From the website-

How It Works

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If you like today's deal and want to buy it, just click "BUY" before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people sign up, you'll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want. If not enough people join, no one gets it (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the deal!

City Style Charmeuse Sleeveless Ruffle Tunic

Attention frugalistas! I think this top is adorable, and I'm thinking about ordering it with some of my birthday cash... Only $11.98 at NY&Co!

Here is the link

Monday, October 19, 2009

Free Snuggie

I'm not sure if this is going to work or not, but I signed up to give it a try...

Wish I could get a free LONGHORN snuggie. And one for Dan. To keep him warm.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Joys of REI and a Texas Win

Well, all is right with the world. Texas wins again. Undefeated. Contented Sigh.

Dan and I watched together, it is currently our only family tradition. Actually, Dan got paid to watch the game. He had to babysit the church building for a wedding party that was getting there early, so we brought our TV and set it up in the pastor's office to watch the game together. I brought us leftover poppyseed chicken (thanks K. Spears) and 4 cheese macaroni (thanks Chacha Oliver) to eat and we skyped my mom and brother at half-time. Now Dan has gone in to do sound for the wedding, so I am watching the TTU/Nebraska game.

Yesterday Dan and I went to make a big purchase at REI. We have been saving up giftcards from Christmas and MyPoints to get me a quality sleeping bag so that we can go camping. We finally had enough to get something good, so we pulled two or three off the shelf and I climbed in them a few times each to compare space and thermarests, etc. We picked this one:

Big Agnes Lulu +15 Sleeping Bag - Women's Petite - REI Full Price $149.95

Therm-a-Rest Trail Lite Sleeping Pad - Women's Regular - $59.95

We get to the register. They ring us up. We get %20 off one item with the coupon we brought in from the mail catalog, which is $30 off the sleeping bag. We also used Dan's leftover Dividend from being an REI Coop member, which was $8.17. Then the good stuff starts. We started handing over giftcards to the checkout guy. Every time I handed him a new one, he would exclaim "No Way!" more and more loud and more and more like he should have joined Bill or Ted on an excellent adventure.

Sleeping Bag $149.95
-%20 discount

Thermarest $59.95

Subtotal $179.91
Tax $15.88

Total $195.79

-$8.17 divident
-$50 REI Giftcard
-$25 REI Giftcard
-$25 REI Giftcard
-$25 REI Giftcard
-$25 REI Giftcard

At this point there is about $35 left on our bill, so I decide to go ahead and make it even better and get out my $25 Mastercard Gift Card I won from texting in the code under my coke cap a month ago.

-$25 Coke Rewards Mastercard

Final Charge - $12.62

The checkout guy loved it and we couldn't stop grinning.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Design Your Own Free Luggage Tags

I want to share the love a little when it comes to freebies, so here is one you can do without going to the mall!

Design Your Own Luggage Tags

Dan tried home roasting coffee last night for the first time. The house smells really weird now. I am drinking some of the fruits. It is far from terrible, but since he has spoiled me with all his fair-trade-organic-pure-source-unburnt-gourmet-shipped-straight-from-the-mountains-of-columbia stuff, I do hope he gets better at it.


So readers, how do you like swagbucks?

Today I posted my first ebay listing. Shameless - I am selling the contents of my second sweepstakes win of my life. Check it out:


It was fun to receive all that in the mail, but also it is useless and I am always out to make a buck out of useless stuff. It provided some good content to try out ebay selling too, since I could care less whether or not it sells or if it gets lost in the mail, etc.

Today in between classes, Dan and I went to the mall to eat Chick-fil-a for lunch (and paid full price for the first time in ages, since I left all our coupons in Dallas-ack!). Before we left, I gathered all my freebie coupons for mall-related things and, yes, I definitely came back with a good haul.

2 Free panties from Victoria Secret (one from a coupon in the mail and one from signing up on their website to be a member of the PINK club). 3 free lipglosses from Sephora for my birthday (sign up for email list online). 2 free samples of the new BareMinerals Matte foundation (just ask in store). 1 bottle of some kind of protein water I found a coupon for online from GNC (this will be for Daniel).

Not in the picture is also a bra I purchased for ~$14 after the $10 off coupon at VS also. Not a bad day for freebies!

I must say thanks to MoneySavingMom for the heads up about the protein water coupon.

Monday, October 5, 2009


See that ad to the right of my blog? Click on it and sign up. Swagbucks is awesome. You earn "bucks" for just using their search engine instead of google or yahoo. 45 Swagbucks is redeemable for a $5 amazon gift card! And you can do it over and over. I am about to redeem my fourth amazon GC. Please sign up with my referral link so I get a bonus!

There are lots of other things you can redeem swagbucks for, just look around at the prizes. You can also hunt for "swagcodes" that are occasionally given out via twitter and the swagbucks widget. Swagcodes = More swagbucks.

Search & Win

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Another Bzzkit

Here is my newest bzzkit.

This one doesn't come with a full-size version for me, but plenty of nicer sized bottles to give away. Can't wait to try it!

Interested in spreading some bzz of your own? Head over to BzzAgent and sign up.

On my agenda for today is laundry, making egg salad, exercising, and getting some seminary reading done.

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