Sunday, January 31, 2010
If you don't mind taking the extra step of going to your subscription manager page and unchecking the auto-renewal box, then go nuts! I just don't want you getting tricked into paying full price down the line and not realizing it until later.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
I feel more futuristic and hip already.
- Feb. 4 - Cristina Orbe - Bluesy pop rock singer songwriter
- Feb. 12 - Pacific Musicworks Seattle Chamber Players Extraordinary Double-bill
- Feb. 18 - Overton Berry - Legendary jazz pianist
- March 4 - Dave Peck Trio - Jazz piano trio
- March 18 - Jherek Bischoff - Rising new music star & 15-member band
You are welcome to bring a lunch and hang out, and there are lots of dining options within a block or two, so you can easily grab a sandwich and head over for some cultural edification. (Seattle City Hall is at 700 Fifth Ave., aka Fifth and Columbia.)
The gist of the Craft2 thing is that you mix-n-match single items to create your own meal, or something, I guess. For free food, I'd try it, but all I got was a loser drink coupon. Then again, I'll (apparently) be living in a mansion in Jakarta with my pet flying squirrel and my boyfriend Hipster Hayden, so who NEEDS their free food, anyway?
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I know this is like a month early, but don't worry, I'll remind you closer to the actual date. There's no excuse for not getting your free dose of culture! And the Calder exhibit is pretty cool, if you haven't seen it already.
Anyway, when you fill out this form and send in one full-size wrapper from the corresponding Hershey's bar, you shall receive (a coupon for) a full-size bag of Pieces. Or rather, the first 25,000 will, so get right on it if you want yours!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Here's the full happy hour menu (happy hour goes till 6:30), although $8 snacks seem pretty pricey compared to, um, free.
(Courtesy of the Seattle Times)
I was a bit intimidated the first time I went in, because it's very posh and quiet and spa-like in there, and they do clearly want you to buy something and not just get a free item and skedaddle. But if you keep up a facade of polite obliviousness, they eventually give up, and you're on your way with a deluxe sample of Caribbean Therapy body creme! (Scroll down to the bottom to get the link to the printable coupon.)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
"hi there. we're sorry to say that someone "mistakenly" posted a "pop it forward" link for popchips onto the web this past weekend. we're not sure why, but what was a hand-delivered invitation to a small number of people, ended-up online with tens of thousands of people signing-up. we're really sorry about the mix-up and hope you understand. in the meantime, please enjoy this $1 off coupon (which expires 1/31/2010). http://www.popchips.com/forms/coupon.pdf
your friends at popchips"
The use of the scare quotes around "mistakenly" seems a tad passive-aggressive, but I suppose whoever sent this email is doing a fair amount of damage control today, so a little 'tude is understandable. In any case, if you signed up for that offer, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I don't think you'll be seeing a magical PopChips gift basket anytime soon.
On a related note, I just got an email from Borders announcing that I had $5 in Borders Bucks, accumulated from all my 2009 cheapskate coupon shopping without really trying (I guess you normally earn a small percentage of your purchases as cash back, but it's pretty slim). Combined with the 30% coupon (Borders Bucks work like cash, so coupons can be combined with them), that was enough to get me a cute little boxed set of tea-and-biscuit notecards (which, sadly, I cannot show you because Borders' website is LAME). Free gifts without even trying - that's the HTN way!
Monday, January 25, 2010
From what I can glean through the flying specks of rabid spittle, it sounds like ReadyMade is a DIY glossy for hipsters, which sometimes has interesting projects but more often has over-simple, obvious "ideas" that you could have figured out yourself. And sometimes it has album reviews. If this sounds like $6 worth of entertainment for a year, then by all means, do it yourself.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I've got my eye on a slightly bigger purchase at the moment, however - a comfy leather chair and ottoman friend. Think they'll give me TWO tote bags if I do?
They'll be offering two flavors, Fruit & Nut Delight and Cranberry Almond+Antioxidants, so stop by and get yours on February 5. I happen to have an SBUX right in my building lobby, so I figure I can put on a variety of wigs and outfits and visit them at least four or five times without them getting suspicious.
Oh, and P.S., jury duty is now over! So I'll be back to my regularly scheduled deals 'n' freebies starting next week. Hurrah.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Your Honor, I rest my case.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Also, participating Krispy Kreme stores have heart-shaped doughnuts specially available for Valentine's Day, which your coworkers would probably enjoy more than that stale box of punctured, leaky chocolate-covered cherries. Just a thought.
Monday, January 18, 2010
That doesn't necessarily boil down to "Taco Bell = diet food," but if that's what you need to tell yourself to justify the free taco, you go right ahead.
You'll also become a "chunk spelunker," though, so you'll have to make your peace with that.
Friday, January 15, 2010
It has been interesting to be a tiny cog in the wheels of justice, but I look forward to being back here with you and posting freebies and deals regularly again! Hang in there and enjoy the 3-day weekend, if you get one.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I've requested a few samples through Walmart's online sample center, and I'm consistently impressed with how fast they get here and how reliably they arrive. So whatever else I may have to say about Walmart, they do give good sample. And God knows you'll need it if you decide to shop there.
OSF is celebrating their 41st anniversary (I gather) and thus, a special menu is available on January 12 and January 13 only with 41% off their regular prices. The prices are pretty reasonable to begin with, given that you get salad, the aforementioned all-you-can-eat bread loaves, a beverage, and the beloved SPUMONI included. My favorite is the spaghetti with brown butter and mizithra, which is a mere $5.89 during the promotion.
The best part, though, is where they specify "one order per guest" in the fine print. Waiter, bring me one of everything! I'm eating leftovers aaallll week.
Sample pack 1:
Includes 2 Regular Maxi Pads and 2 fresh and dry long liners
Sample pack 2:
Includes 1 Super Tampon, 2 Regular Tampons and 2 fresh and dry long liners
Sample pack 3:
Includes 2 Ultra Thin Pads with wings and 2 fresh and dry long liners
I know, I know... how will you ever choose? But I'm sure they'll all be great. And absorbent.
Monday, January 11, 2010
And no, I'm not testifying as an expert witness on getting awesome freebies. But thank you.
The HTN may post sporadically this week, but you may not see too much action here this week, so I just wanted to let you know I'm not sleeping on the job or anything. I look forward to seeing you back here once Justice is saved!
Friday, January 8, 2010
If you're new to Swagbucks, it's basically a search engine that rewards you for searching with "swagbucks" that can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards and the like (45 Swagbucks = $5 Amazon gift card). Here's my referral link in case you want to join. It's free to join, and I've earned $30 in gift cards so far, so, you know, that's pretty cool.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
From time to time you may see crossover between the HTN and STF, so keep an eye on both for maximum free-age!
After responding to quite a few of these offers, I now have a lifetime supply of Emergen-C stocked up in my underground freebie shelter, but seeing as I'm currently fighting off a cold, I suppose there's no such thing as too much vitamin C.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Last time I was at IKEA, they were having a 99-cent meatball dinner special, which I took advantage of and was pleasantly surprised by. So I would imagine that their free breakfast would be just as good. I mean, you can't even buy the ingredients for 99 cents, to say nothing of having magic Swedish elves to cook it and do the dishes for you!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Anyway, it's good today through January 11, so if Santa didn't bring you everything you wanted, now is the time to self-gift.
Order your free one-half of a gourmet candy apple, in your choice of (many) flavors. I went for Dark Sea Salt because I'm a hipster like that, but they have traditional peanut and sprinkle toppings if you're squaresville with your candy apples.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Anyway, the article has some good tips that stemmed from a challenge she issued to a friend: wrap all presents throughout 2009 without using any new wrapping paper, plastic wrap, or gift bags. While some of the tips are pretty obvious (buying gift bags from the thrift store instead of new), some are fairly ingenious ("wrap" gifts in purses and stockings from the thrift store - if the recipient doesn't like them, they can pass it on to "wrap" another gift or donate it back). I gave reusable shopping totes as gifts this Xmas, and while I didn't use them as wrapping (I was mailing the gifts), those also make chic gift wrap that's a gift in itself.
If you're feeling ambitious, you can try the challenge in 2010!
This is good news for all the hobos, since it's pretty cold and rainy this morning and I'm sure McDonald's is nice and cozy and dry, in addition to being a free coffee ATM all day.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
- Vegetarian Times
- Yoga Journal
- Smug Anemic Food Martyr