I've been busy being cheap! But I found something that seems like a really great deal and I wanted to post it and get your opinions.
Has anyone tried Birchbox before? I read about it in a magazine over the weekend. I would love to tell you which one, but I get about 8 magazines a month (!!), so I have no idea which one it was. It looks like you sign up and then get a box of 4-5 name brand samples each month. I was reading one girl's review here and this is really tempting! It's $10 per month and you can cancel anytime, but you can also sign up yearly and get one month free, plus a bunch of bonus points to use towards coupons.
I just got really excited while writing this and went over to www.Birchbox.com and signed up. I rationalized it with myself by remembering that I just quit Netflix, and I was keeping movies for several months at a time, so now I'm spending the same amount of money to get tons of samples instead of a coffee table centerpiece in a red envelope.
Interesting side note: While searching for an image of a Netflix movie envelope for this post, I discovered that this is an actual coffee table. Rawr?