Thursday, July 26, 2012

Visit My New Site!! Please.

Hello everyone!

If you managed to find this blog somehow (by accident, by googling "strange cat pictures", or even on purpose) please head on over here to my new website,!

I will no longer be using this site ( to post anymore. If you wish to keep receiving my posts, please make sure to update your feed readers and subscriptions by visiting my new site and subscribing there!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012


So I've mentioned this once already here, but I thought it was worth mentioning again. Also, I write all these posts, so I can do whatever I want.

I was recently thinking about cancelling my Birchbox subscription because, after all, I am really cheap. Then I received this month's box and there is NO way I am cancelling now. For $10 a month, you get a little pink box in the mail, which is fun all in itself because who doesn't love to get packages in the mail?! That box is filled with a bunch of samples (sometimes full-sized!) of different beauty products. There is usually something in there that is not a beauty product too, like the snack bar and the earbuds in the photo below.

ALL of that stuff was in this month's box! Clockwise from the snack bar are: 
  • a bronzer that helps me look like I haven't spent most of the summer so far in an office
  • a summery nail polish the color of ocean water (but pretty ocean water, not Atlantic Ocean water - sorry, it had to be said)
  • the cutest earbuds I have ever seen that were perfect for the Color Run 5K that I did the following weekend
  • some facial cleansers and moisturizers made from natural ingredients
  • a perfume sample that I actually liked because it's not flowery at all
  • a hair mask that I desperately needed
  • cards explaining the items and where to purchase them, along with some other tips and goodies
I'm still excited just writing about this! I hope everything here lasts me until next month when I get my next one. I'll give you one guess as to which one is already gone...

Monday, June 18, 2012

Giving AND Getting!

One thing I really love about having this blog is that my friends and family tend to think of me and email me with great deals that they find! Yesterday I got an email from a high school friend with the following deal, and it's a really good one! Incidentally, she's also a very good tour guide when you take a day off and end up spontaneously wandering around her town for the afternoon.

So I'm a little late in posting this, but there is still plenty of time to cash in. If there is a Shaw's near you, you have until Thursday to get a coupon for $20 off your next purchase when you buy $100 in gift cards. This may sound like a lot of money to spend, but think of all the possibilities:

  • Headed to a wedding this summer? I'm sure the couple could use gift cards to Home Depot, Lowe's, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.
  • Have a road trip planned? Stock up on gas cards and save money on groceries at the same time! In fact, this is a great idea without the road trip planned because you will always need gas!
  • Christmas is only 6 months away (I'm really sorry to do that to you..!), so stock up on gift cards for friends and family now!
  • Treat yourself! Is there a restaurant you like to eat at, or a store you shop at regularly? Buy yourself the gift card now, use it the next time you make a purchase, and get $20 off your next grocery purchase too!

Make sure you check the weekly ad to confirm that this promotion is available in your area. Had I known about this sooner, I could have taken advantage for Father's Day and my boyfriend's birthday this week (Happy Birthday, Favorite!). Then again, most gift cards do not expire, so I can always stock up for next year!

Please keep sending me all of your great deals! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Do You Have Gas?

If you're running low (in your car, silly!), definitely check out this new game from Shell. You get to spin the wheel 3 times to try to score a discount on your next gasoline purchase, a free fill-up, or free gas for a year!! Be careful though - if you chose to spin more than once, you will lose your previous spins, so lock in once you spin the discount that you're happy with. I got 25 cents off on my first spin!! I'm not much of a gambler, so I locked that in and registered for my Fuel Rewards card right away!!

You can also use the rewards card to earn points for purchases at restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, etc. Then you can use these points for savings on every gallon of gas! Just in time for summer road trips!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Date Night?

So now is definitely the time to ask out that cute, nerdy chick who likes Mexican food and wants to see Prometheus (who does this actually apply to..?), because you can treat her to both real cheap!

First step: Go here and print this coupon. Using this, you can get any entree on the Qdoba menu for only $5. The coupon can be used multiple times from now until July 8th. If you are really going to take my advice and invite a girl, may I suggest NOT ordering beans??

Step Two: From now until June 17th, if you go here and select two tickets to the movie you want to see, one of them will be free when you check out. You must go through this link though. Incidentally, the 17th is also Father's Day, so if the girl turns you down, you can always bring Dad.

I know some girls might think you're cheap, and using coupons might be inappropriate first date etiquette, but I am not one of those girls. So if she turns you down, you're more than welcome to take me and my friends instead.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Free Love! (but not the hippie kind!)

Today only you can get a free Valentine's Day card at Tiny Prints! They have the cutest cards and you can personalize the crap out of it. I made one for my mom before and it came out really great. You can add pictures, pick the layouts, and write your own text. May I suggest this:

Create your card and then enter the promo code "FBLOVE" (without the " ") to make it FREE! You will still have to enter credit card information, which I know discourages some people, but I have done this before and I can promise you that Tiny Prints will not charge you. If you ship the card to yourself, it will be $0.00. As in completely freaking free. If you send it directly to your spouse (who I imagine would live at your address anyway...), boyfriend/girlfriend, BFF, cat, or that guy whose windows you're always peeking into, well then you have to pay the cost of a stamp. Such is love. <3

Friday, January 6, 2012

I Like Loft.

Two posts in a row today! Does that make up for the weeks I've been....hiding?

Go to LOFT's Facebook page, "like" them, and fill out your name & email to get a coupon for $50 off $100 once they reach 1 million fans! They're getting pretty close so hurry!