Monday, August 31, 2009
Based on my unofficial research, it looks to me like your second search of the day "randomly" awards you some bucks. So if nothing else, sign in each morning and search for two things until you get your $1, $2, $3 or more award, and then call it a day. But it's actually a decent search engine, and it does continue to reward you throughout the day. There's also a random hourly winner each hour. Generally, you'll make about 3 Swagbucks a day, and 45 Swagbucks will earn you a $5 Amazon gift certificate. OK, so it's not going to replace your day job, but you might as well be earning while you search, right?
And if you join through the referral link I'm providing here, I get a wee bonus of Swagbucks, which is kind of nice for me. But even if you don't want to help a sister out, consider using a search engine that gives you rewards for using it and looking at their advertising.
Friday, August 28, 2009
As you might expect, there are the inevitable restrictions. You have to make your $100 purchase today, and then the free companion ticket offer is only good for the next 30 days. It's valid on 19 airlines, going to 107 cities, but you both have to be on the same flight and it has to be round-trip. So if you were planning on going somewhere anyway and the cost of the ticket would be more than $100 per person, you'll come out ahead - and have some handmade artisanal home decor, too. But make sure you read the fine print before splurging on that fainting couch you've been eyeing.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
They always have a sale section, but I just got word that September 1 is Tulle's Day, during which they'll have sweaters for $6.99, tops for $5.99, pants for $7.99, skirts for $6.99, and dresses and jackets for $8.99. I've seen things here for 90% off, which is an amazing deal even with the somewhat high shipping. Sizes tend to run small, so order up if you actually have a Mad-Men-esque figure. Summer, schmummer, let's get ready for fall!
- $2 off one fiction book
- $10 off a hardcover over $35
- $10 off a computer book
- $5 off 2 kids' books
- $5 off a biography or history book, CD or DVD over $10, or messenger bag/tote
- Buy a bag of coffee, get a free small beverage
OK, so I guess none of those is really THAT exciting, but still... Super Coupon!!1!
The tour doesn't come to Washington, alas, and looks to be settled solidly in the Cheesecake Belt, but if you're one of the lucky stops on the list, ransack your pantry and get your chicken 'n' stars ready!
If you've given up on relationships and married your cat, or you just like furtively eating chicken and seafood in a delicate broth out of a small plastic package, sign up for your free sample appetizer. Your "cat" will thank you.
I was actually willing to purchase one of these when I first heard about it, because they look interesting, have organic ingredients, etc., but couldn't find any in stores here. Now I don't have to bother, because they're giving away 50,000 free spheres! These normally retail for about $5, so it's a darn good freebie, if you ask me.
Sign up quick, these will go fast! Join the spherical moisturizing revolution!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
No benefit to you except good karma, unless of course you subvert the whole point of the thing by sending one to yourself. Then again, depending on what you were up to last weekend, you may indeed have some self-apologizing to do. And nothing says "sorry" like a taco.
The coupon is good on August 27 only (that's tomorrow), so get repenting!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sorry, Seattleites, we're not part of this promotion, so don't even bother browsing the sale... unless you want to convince out-of-towners to come visit YOU.
On a completely unrelated note, did you know that my lucky numbers are 43354007202 and 37600282253? Yeah, I know it sounds strange, but they do seem to come in handy sometimes.
Monday, August 24, 2009
"If you don’t mind taking a short survey, you can get a printable coupon for a free bag of HALLS drops or hard candy, up to $2.29.
Copy and paste the link below into your browser and then fill in your name and e-mail before hitting enter. The info you provide will be printed on the coupon, so unless your legal name is FIRSTNAME LASTNAME, you’ve got some typing to do."
Anyway, it's a deal, so get a head start on those Labor Day cards! You do send out Labor Day cards, right?
I'm partial to the jowly Steve Gutenberg lookalike juggling two bundles of joy on the cover of Baby Bonanza, but who can resist the cozy appeal of Snowbound? Fortunately, I don't have to choose! I think I'll download them all and officially start letting myself go.
Thankfully, there are no Chik-Fil-As in Washington, so I don't even have to be tempted against my better judgment to be part of this particular fast-food freeasco. But you sure can!
I guess the idea here is that the tin is perfectly sized for one portion of nuts, so you can take them with you in a fashion-forward way. And the tin is actually pretty cute. If you were thinking that it looks hauntingly similar to an Altoids tin, get that thought RIGHT OUT OF YOUR HEAD. This is an ALMOND TIN. For ALMONDS. And only ones from California, at that.
Friday, August 21, 2009
I've been particularly pleased with the Dove Almond and Dove Peanut Butter flavors, though my skinny jeans have not. But there's plenty of time to worry about that in fall, when we can start wearing layers again.
OK, so it's not as good as Taco Tuesdays at Jack in the Box, but then again, maybe Del Taco has a slight edge in the Mexican-fast-food-cuisine game.
Victoria's Secret has a new fragrance called Sweet Daydream that actually sounds kind of nice. Something about a whimsical mix of juicy apple, crisp raspberry, and warm vanilla. Those are all things I like to shove in my face, so they should be good on my skin too, right?
With any in-store purchase, bring in this email and get a free full-size body scrub in Sweet Daydream. Yum!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The U-Village mall will be showing "Grease" at sundown on August 26, about 8:30 pm, in the space next to Pottery Barn and (one of the four) Starbucks. Bring your beach blanket and low-back chair for comfy seating. There are also a few events going on before the show, including:
- The first 250 people at the event will receive U Village swag bags with fun items from various merchants and sponsors.
- Costume Contest - Win $100 U Village gift card for the best Grease costume!
Dance Contest - Win $100 U Village gift card for best dance determined by our professional dance judges!
- Enter-to-win a $100 U Village gift card for a Back-to-School shopping spree!
- Anyone who attends will receive the Sweet Deals Shopping Card that will have discounts and special offers valid Wednesday, August 26 through Sunday, August 30 to get you started with your back to school shopping!
This is their first free outdoor movie event, so head on down there and cheer them on for trying to bring some free fun to summer. And I want to know what's in those free swag bags, too.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
They usually have some pretty good deals and sales running, but the shipping is always outrageous, so this would basically make shipping mostly free. Sadly, this seems to be online-only, so you can't cut out the middleman and ship it directly from the store to your car.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This time, when you buy one book, you get 50% off the second. Hooray!
I'll let you know if I get anything awesomely moisturizing, with just a hint of sheer color, in my mailbox in 6-8 weeks.
Monday, August 17, 2009
"The co-op — launched this year with a $15,000 grant from the city of Seattle — aims to educate residents about adding green to their diets by seeking out fresh produce. The co-op eventually hopes to become a nonprofit produce purveyor and open a permanent store."
Find them at these locations for the rest of summer, and contact them if you're interested in volunteering or donating.
Fridays (Aug. 21, 28 and Sept. 4) from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Watts Electric Service, 9050 Delridge Way S.W.
Saturdays (Aug. 22, 29 and Sept. 5) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Care A Lot Daycare, 6535 Delridge Way S.W.
Sundays (Aug. 23, 30 and Sept. 6) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Delridge P-Patch, in the 5000 block of Delridge Way S.W.
Mondays (Aug. 24, 31 and Sept. 7) from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way S.W.
It doesn't look like there's any strings attached, so go for it, music lovers!
This time they're pushing their cherry-pomegranate flavor and breast cancer pink lemonade, so even if you've tried the usual flavors before, this is new and different! And also free!
The offer lasts until September 28 at participating stores, but enjoy it now, while it's still warm enough outside to make a Grande cold beverage a desirable thing.
That's a lot of meat to buy all at once, but I guess if you have room in your freezer or a really hungry cat or something, it's a pretty good deal. I'm in the market for an insulated lunch tote myself right now, so I can appreciate the freebie.... just not 24 oz of sliced deli meat.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The coupon does print out kind of weird, on two pages, so it's possible your barista may look askance at it. But it does have a ring code and instructions for the cashier on there, so... could be worth a shot, right?
Well, after you've gotten your free cookie at Borders, swing by the paperback rack and get 40% off a paperback. It's good through August 16, so you can plan a weekend visit - you'll definitely need something to curl up on the couch with if you live in Seattle, because clearly nobody is going outside this weekend.
I'm feeling a bit wacky today, so I think I'll be completing all forms with novelty joke names. It'll also help for tracking who they sell my name to later on.
(P.S. Go for the coffee-break gold and get a trashy paperback for 40% off!)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
There are a few catches, but mostly (it seems) just to prevent system abuse. You need to be a member of their miles program, and if you're a no-show on any of your scheduled flights, they suspend your pass and you have to pay a $100 "I'm a jerk" fee. You can only book one flight per city per day, three or more days in advance, but you can change/cancel flights for free until three days before your flight.
It sounds like potentially a pretty great deal, especially if you were already planning on taking a trip during that time and could apply those funds toward your pass. Of course, you need to live near an airport that JetBlue services, and there aren't that many. And it says the pass is good for "any available seat," which makes me think they set aside a certain number of seats per flight for this offer and no more, so you might want to check availability before committing. But if you don't have anywhere in particular to be during September, this could be your way of stamping the biggest damn carbon footprint of your life across America's pretty face.
Sign up for your two free samples of Omega To-Go and Berrie Crush, which sound like they have some hippie health benefits, and may possibly be delicious as well. Only one way to find out - bottoms up!
Use promotion code SLX8209H to make the magic happen.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Here's an excerpt, posted on Alternet.org, about outlet malls.
Fittingly enough, there are 147 thrifty souls ahead of me in line at the library for this one, but if you just can't wait to get your hands on it, it's available in hardcover now.
Make sure to print it out the first time the coupon shows up, because if you go back to the same URL, the coupon is gone and you're taken to a landing page on your subsequent visits.
You have been warned! You may proceed to enjoy your 5.33 oz of delicious quality meat.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sign up and be one of the first 4,000 to get yours!
Coupon code: ST1019730, Exp: 08/13/09.
I signed up for them just to see, so I'll let you know how they are!
There are 1,500 available every Saturday from 9:00 am-11:59 EST, from 8/22 to 10/10, limit 2 per customer. Actually, looking at the names of some of these dishes (steak tips and spinach over brown rice?), I think the Cesar dog may eat better than I do. Maybe I should get a couple "for my dog."
The backpacks normally retail for $4.99, so they're probably not the greatest, but Kids Today don't take care of their stuff anyway. Why, when I was young, we used a STICK for a backpack! And we liked it!
Friday, August 7, 2009
I wonder, do the hobos know about this? And do they have computers with Internet access and printers? Perhaps I should run off a stack of copies and walk among them, pressing coupons into their unwashed, gnarled hands. That counts as a good deed, doesn't it?
But anyway, you can get a free sample of her very own, new-and-improved Kotex Overnight pads. Who knows, maybe your head will grow three sizes too.
But no! They insist on tormenting me by not having a convenient location. "Discover the rich taste of freshly brewed coffee, creamy milk and natural ingredients, perfectly blended with ice." Well I'd LIKE to, but I can't. THANKS A LOT, PEET'S.
But maybe you can.
Free dog sleeping bag!
FREE DOG SLEEPING BAG!
Free dog sleeping bag!
I mean... what more do you need to know?
(This is a smallish bag, "for smaller dogs like dachshunds or small terriers," but I have found that many small pets, especially rodents, love these cozy caves too! Just a thought.)
Evidently CVS, Office Depot, and perhaps Target have the Sharpie highlighters on sale for $1 right now, so when you wield the power of this coupon, they become free. The coupon is on page 2... right under the $2 off Bagel Bites coupon! Double score!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I'm guessing you can't use both coupons at once, so unfortunately you will only be able to relieve one set of appendages at a time. Sorry, that's just how it goes.
The "session" includes:
- Airbrush Makeover Hairstyling
- 3-4 wardrobe changes
- Slideshow presentation
I thought I had read somewhere that Glamour Shots and its ilk were reinventing themselves as creepy "boudoir" (i.e., NAKED) photography studios, but all the women on this page look fully clothed and one of them is a child, soooo maybe my information is wrong. Anyway, if you've been wanting to surprise your special someone with 5 lbs of makeup and a popped-collar Bedazzled denim jacket, here's your big chance.
I was going to get myself a little something, but my dad's b-day is coming up pretty soon, and it would be like an extra gift on top of the gift if he knew I got it for 40% off, so I should probably get something for him. Any ideas for a dad gift? Leave 'em in the comments?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I've had my eye on this hot little number in red for a long time now, but I waited too long and they sold out of my size. Don't make my mistake! Save while the savin's good.
You say you already have one? But consider this! If there's just one coupon in there that you know you'll use - say, a BOGO entree at a restaurant you frequent - you've paid back the cost of the book instantly, and you get another set of the coupons you've already used. At two for $10, they're cheap enough to give to friends or family who have not been shown the light yet. Or, if you're planning a fall trip to a different city, you can order books for THAT city and save on sightseeing, restaurants, attractions, etc., there! Is that enough reasons for ya?
Just remember, these books expire on November 1, 2009, along with all the coupons in them. And you can mix and match different city books. Standard shipping is $1.98 and can be leisurely... that's why they try to get you to pay for expedited shipping. But it's the beginning of August now, so even if it took two weeks for your books to get to you, you'll still have all of September and October to save your head off.
I swear, I'm not getting kickbacks from them, though I probably should be. I just think these are a genuinely good deal even if you only use 5% of the coupons in there, and at this price, why the heck not?
I'm not sure I agree with the website that it's the "ideal decoration for your wrist," but I guess if you needed to be somewhere that you had 8GB of data handy... and... you didn't have pants... this would be pretty useful?
Anyway, someone thought of it and now it exists.
Okay, I don't really know what most of those words mean, but I have a feeling that concepts like MAXIMUM EXTREME WINTER FRESHNESS are involved, and that's got to be good.
*sips on enamel-staining coffee*
I kind of object to these trash-generating plastic fake-scent machines on principle, but free is free, and I'm sure they're delightfully scented, so if you want one, don't mind me.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
- $0.01 - Staples filler paper, 120 sheets (limit 5) (Mon-Wed only!)
- $0.75 - Accel 1-subject notebook, 100 sheets (limit 3)
- $1.00 - Foohy Petz assorted monkey head cap erasers,
- $1.00 - 10 pack (limit 2)Staples Delta Elite retractable gel pens
- $1.00 - 2 pack (limit 2)Westcott 7″ bent handle scissors (limit 2)
- $1.00 - Zebra Z-Grip retractable ballpoint pens, 7 pack (limit 2)Staples clear glue sticks, 4 pack (limit 2)
- $1.00 - Paper Mate Sharpwriter mechanical pencils, 5 pack (limit 2)
- $1.00 - Staples photo glossy paper, 60 pack (limit 2)
- $1.00 - RoseArt washable watercolors, 8 pack (limit 2)
- $1.00 - Staples 3-hole punch (limit 2)
Plus, get a $10 Staples gift card when you spend $50... although when everything's a dollar or less, that's gonna be a lot of notebook paper.
- Free - Scholastic 4 oz. School Glue (w/$5 min. purchase)
- $0.05 - Office Depot Pencil Pouch (limit unknown)
- $0.10 - Tug Pencil Sharpener (limit 3)
- $0.25 - Papermate #2 Pencils, 10 pack (limit 3)
- $0.50 - Office Depot Notebook Filler Paper, 150 pack (limit unknown)
- $1.00 - Office Depot 12″ Acrylic RulerSharpie Accent Pocket Highlighters
- $1.00 - 6 packOffice Depot Marble Composition Book, 100 pages
- $1.00 - Liquid Paper Smooth Coverage White Out
- $1.00 - PaperMate Write Bros Ballpoint Pens
- $1.00 - 10 packOffice Depot
- $1.00 - Paper Clips, 100 pack
That's a lot of dollar specials! I have no specific school-supply needs, but just the thought of all those highlighters and notebooks and multi-packs of ballpoint pens has me salivating a little...
"This fist-shaped vibrating massager features an angled design that makes it easy to scratch those hard-to-reach itches."
No thanks, Deep Discount. (But if you want it, use promo code 23017 at checkout for 50% off, making it a mere $1.49)
- 12" Wood Ruler (2121-5472) for only $.01, Limit 6. [Reg. Price $.99]
- 2-Pocket Basic or Prong Folders (2178-0182), $.01, Limit 6. [Reg. Price $.25]
- OfficeMax #2 Pencils 12ct (2079-3321) $.10, Limit 3. [Reg. Price $.99]
- OfficeMax Wide or College-Ruled Filler Paper (0401-0616) $.10, Limit 3. [Reg. Price $.99]
- Composition Book, Wide or College-Ruled 100ct (0600-0212 or 2107-2786) $.50, Limit 6. [Reg. Price $1.59]
- And lots of "buy one at full price, get one for a penne" or "buy two, get the third for a penne" offers
This sale is good through August 8, so stock up now!
Maybe I've talked myself into getting a smoothie... for each hand.
- 20% off one item
- Buy a large beverage, get a 12 oz beverage free
- Back to school books and calendars, buy one get one 50% off
Nothing great, but maybe a little helpful, perhaps. Or... you could just wait three days for their next coupon.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Seattleites, the closest store is in SoDo in the Starbucks building, but there are a few other locations in the area.
It does ask for a UPC code and date of purchase, but I'm sure if you scour your memory, you'll recall that box of mac 'n' Cheese (UPC #013562302109) you bought on 8/1/09 or later. Right? Remember that? Because I do.
P.S. In case you want to see what it looks like before you commit, you can preview the calendar here. Looks like it has some valuable coupons, recipes, craft projects, etc., plus a really easy connect-the-dots.
I can't tell if it comes in one of those cute little mini-boxes that you can cut open and pour the milk into, but I hope so. Man, I love those things.
The link takes you to a page that looks like it demands your credit card info, but that's bogus, so don't do that - free offers should NEVER require your financial info. Looks like they will start sending you nagging bills, but you can either write "Cancel" on them and pay nothing, or you can pay $10 for a one-year subscription, which is actually a pretty good deal. I've been curious about this magazine for a while, so maybe I'll actually try it...
Anyway, another Borders coupon for 20% off one item, etc. Yawn. I'm holding out for the free drink coupon, personally.
They're not the newfangled ones you get in theaters today, they're the old-school red and blue kind, so if nothing else, I guess you could use them for a costume or something.
On a related note, I watched "Bolt" this weekend and was pleasantly surprised by it, so if you don't know what to get and you like heartwarming CGI movies with humorous animals... think about it.