Friday, July 30, 2010
If they can make the pounds drop as fast as the dollars, I'm in!
Oh, I guess you have to take some sort of "Skin First Pledge" or some nonsense, but you can keep your fingers crossed while you do it. I won't tell.
Gather your UPC codes and fill out the online form to receive your free "eco-chic" bag.
Okay, okay, calm down. We all see that you have a 33% off coupon that's good through August 1. That's very nice. Now go play outside.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
- Dean Foods Swiss Tea and Fruit
- Atkins Nutritional Bars
- Purina One
- Coty Beyonce Heat Fragrance
- Sun Crystals Keeblers and Tarts
The complete list has even more stuff, including Benefiber, Dove, Degree, Keri Lotion, and more, but you'll have to enter your ZIP code to see when and where these events are taking place near you. If you're a Walmart shopper anyway, you may want to plan your shopping trips so you can swing by for some freebies while you're there.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Once you create an account on this site, you use it as a portal to get to the hundreds of online stores that are Ebates affiliates, and get automatic cash rebates when you shop. Each day, featured stores offer double rebates, so it's worth checking if you intend to make a big purchase. Here's what you do:
1. Go to Ebates.com and search for the store you want to shop at (e.g., Kohls); if they're an affiliate, you'll see the cash-back rate (4%) and any related promo codes
2. Click the orange "Shop Now" button
3. Ebates sends you on to the store's website - now you just shop like normal and they'll calculate your cash back! (Cash back shows up in your Ebates account within a few days; they'll send you a confirmation email.)
Ebates partners with mainly large chain stores (not shady web businesses you've never heard of), so with one extra step, you can get cash back on your online shopping. The only bummer is you have to remember to go through Ebates FIRST - you can't retroactively have them credit your account - and they only issue quarterly checks once you have a minimum $10 refund balance (so there's no instant gratification).
Of course it would be nice if you signed up using my referral link so I get credit for it, but really I just want you to know about and use Ebates, especially if you're a frequent online shopper like me. When was the last time a single purchase got you $20 cash back?
Normally I'd be wary of a free haircut, because you get what you pay for, but the NW Source blogger who posted the deal has been to Tyson herself, and she vouches for him. If you're looking a bit shaggy, why not give him a try?
Jazz composer and piano player Amina Figarova plays a free show with her sextet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley. Reservations are required through 206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com/reservations.asp.
The Azerbaijan-born and Rotterdam-based Figarova cites Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock as influences, but adds a world flavor to her contemporary music. For a listen, go to www.aminafigarova.com.
(Courtesy of Seattle Times)
Not available for travel between 11/18-11/30/10. Flights are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Second bag fee of $30 applies. Other restrictions are listed at the bottom of the deal page.
JetBlue doesn't have a huge presence out here on the West Coast, but if you're from (or heading to) the East Coast this fall, you could save some $$$ with this sale.
In-store only, so get your camis while it's hot!
Anyway, purchase any Pill Glide Swallowing Spray from 7/21 to 8/20, and you’ll receive a rebate check for the purchase price of Pill Glide (up to $6.99). It comes in exciting flavors like strawberry, grape, and bubble gum, so it might actually counteract that "pill taste," too. Hmm, the more I think about this, the more it's seeming like a good idea...
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
- Zipcar is a car-sharing rental service where you pay an annual membership fee and then a per-hour or per-day rate to rent a variety of cars, trucks, and SUVs (insurance and gas included).
- Membership normally costs $50/year, + $25 signup fee, but with this deal you get the one-year membership PLUS $50 in car rental credit for just $35!
- Groupon is a daily deal website where they offer a new, discounted deal every day, and when enough people want to buy it, the deal activates and everybody can pile on. They have deals from restaurants, spas, outdoor activities, movie theaters, and more, so you should really sign up just to see what the daily deal is (I get no kickbacks from Groupon for saying this, I just believe in them!).
Whew, that went a lot faster. Let's hope it works this time.
Monday, July 26, 2010
I love these little guys for travel, especially overnight trips where you can just throw the single-use foil packets into your toiletry bag and not have to worry about bringing them back. And I do straighten my hair (though not with a clothes iron), so maybe I need this...
- Purchase up to 2 backpacks and earn the purchase price back in Bonus Rewards (to be spent at Office Max).
- Rewards earned for the backpack offer will available in a member’s account in September; Bonus Reward for MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers members will be available in October.
- All other Bonus Rewards will be available in a member’s next statement. MaxPerks enrollment required.
Offer is good through July 31, if you're willing to put the work in on this one.
Follow the cool sunglasses-wearing fireball and fill out the form to get yours!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Actually, I wouldn't say I have strong feelings for either of those publications... but I sure do like the ELLE brand clothes and accessories at Kohl's, which makes them A-OK in my book. I'm sure none of Elle's writers or editors would ever be caught dead in a Kohl's, but it still makes me feel good about my discount handbags.
Friday, July 23, 2010
I'm still trying to work my way through a stack of magazines, so I think I'd better haul them to the lake and not come home until I'm done. That will teach me a lesson.
Get your free samples here - it sounds like they'll be sending multiple flavors, the better to evolve your coffee.
300 isn't a whole lot of people, but if you get there right at 2:00 pm, you can probably get yourself a free cone.
(Courtesy of Seattle Times)
The last time I went, I picked up a super-soft sweater marked down from $70 to $10, so I promise there are deals to be had. If the weather's nice, make a day of it and have a picnic at the locks, too!
"The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) turned the funds over to the state recently, and the Department has mailed claim forms to the last known addresses of anyone with more than $75 in unclaimed deposits. It also has posted on its searchable database the names of businesses and individuals who have at least $25 in unclaimed assets."
It's worth checking on unclaimed property every few years in your state, just in case. What, you don't like free money OR sticking it to the man?
- You get the "rebate" as a Staples gift card, not as cash or a prepaid debit card usable anywhere;
- Their backpacks are a LOT more expensive than elsewhere.
For example, the classic Jansport Superbreak in black is $49.99 at Staples, but only $24 (with free shipping) at Amazon and $29.99 at eBags. If you go through a lot of office supplies, maybe it's worth it to pay twice as much if you'll eventually get it back in merchandise. But if you just want a good price on a backpack, I'm not sure if this is the offer for you.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Just RSVP here and click on the Capitol Hill Kick Off flyer.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
- Wrigley Orbit Gum (7/22/2010 - 7/25/2010)
- ACH Tones Weber Spice and Kraft Toasted Chips (7/22/2010 - 7/25/2010)
- Kashi Cereal and Blueberries (7/22/2010 - 7/25/2010)
I've had good luck with online Walmart samples in the past, so I imagine these will be pretty decent too. If you try it and like it, let us know!
Sign your dog up for a free sample today! Freebies aren't just for humans.
Seattleites, here's the info for us:
34520 16th Avenue
South Federal Way, WA 98003
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
I usually don't ever shop at Walmart, but I might be willing to walk in, take a free bottle of dish soap, and walk out.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Speaking as someone who pays close attention to Amazon magazine prices, this is a pretty decent rate, though not the absolute rock-bottom lowest price that they ever get. Still, the discounts are fairly steep, and who doesn't need a cute new beach tote? Just saying.
Coupons are good through July 22, so choose wisely!
Now through October 26, Orange Julius is hosting a BOGO promotion on any Julius Drink every Tuesday. No coupon required. But... I guess you'll just have to take my word for it, since there's nothing about it on their Facebook page.
You can also print the coupon on their FB page to get any 20 oz. drink, any time, for $2.99. But seeing as today is Tuesday, wouldn't you rather grab your BFF and go the mall to drink Orange Julii and buy cassette tapes at Sam Goody?
I'm not really hip enough to know who these bands are, but I'm seeing exciting words like "tiger," "impala," "eagles," and "jackal," so it seems pretty clear that this will be an animal-themed mix. Take it to the zoo!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Download the playlist for free on iTunes (if you don't have it already, iTunes is free) and prepare to chill out with your new tunes and the cool beverage of your choice.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Anyway. 33% off at Borders for your weekend pleasure.
"The feast starts at 8 p.m. Friday and goes overnight until 2 p.m. Saturday. Bring some food and drinks to share. A local and sustainably raised pig will be roasting overnight."
I'm a little bummed that I won't be able to make this, because it actually sounds pretty interesting. But it does save me the trouble of trying to figure out what sort of side dish goes with park-roasted pig. Jello salad? Deviled eggs? S'mores?
The only other thing I know about the Twilight Exit is that you can get chicken-fried bacon there, so if you ask really nicely, maybe the owner will let you convert your steak dinner to a platter of batter-fried bacon with a gravy side.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
American Apparel doesn't tend to have anything in the chesty region that, um, fits me, so I may not bother with this one, but if it works for you, let us know in the comments!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Free sample of Origins Mega Mushroom Face Serum for you!
The app is free, and you can always delete it afterward, and Borders has free wi-fi in its stores, so I guess if you're in there browsing with your 33% off coupon and you get a hankering for coffee, you could quickly download the app and wield it for your free cup. Shrug.
Borders: join free rewards program, get 25% to 40% coupons constantly, earn gift cards
Barnes & Noble: pay annual fee to save a lousy 10% off purchases
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
- Country Living
- Harper's BAZAAR
- Marie Claire
- Popular Mechanics
- Popular Science
And a bunch more, all of which would make excellent summer reading to throw into your beach bag or carry-on.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Place your orders!
For "Hoarders" or Mordors.
OK, I know that was terrible, but I've got to keep myself entertained through all these repeating coupon posts or I'll really get bored-ers. Thank you! I'll be here all week.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
It sounds rather complicated to me, but then, I don't know how badly you want a free coffee.
I'm not familiar with Neutrogena Clinical, but it sounds very scientific, and science isn't cheap. Except when it's free, which is between now and July 31, so get going!
In case you're a confirmation-email kind of person, you should note that some spam filters are sending the confirmation to spam folders, so keep your eyes peeled if you want to make sure your sample is on its way.
- Buy markers in-store or online from Office Depot for $7.99 between 7/11/10 - 7/17/10.
- Mail in the order form before 8/7/10.
- You'll receive a prepaid Visa rebate card for $7.99 in the mail.
- Once you've used it for whatever, recycle that plastic card via Earthworks!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Some good subscriptions include Entertainment Weekly, W Magazine, and Details, but it will take about 48 hours to post the miles to your account, so hang in there and be patient.
I'm hoping I get the Biodegradable one because I'm eco-friendly like that, but I guess it's the luck of the draw. Well, free is free, and I do love pens...
I don't think we have any of these in Seattle, but maybe I'll just dress like a cow anyway for the hell of it.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Anyway, mark your calendars with a big smear of nacho cheese.
This price is only good this week, so strike now if you want one!
Monday, July 5, 2010
I'll be in and out this week as b-day festivities continue, but I hope you had a patriotic, BBQ-filled holiday weekend...
Friday, July 2, 2010
You can enter by sending one standard-size postcard per household, with your name, address, email address, and both day and evening telephone numbers, to:
KEXP Austin City Limits Flyaway
113 Dexter Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
Along with the brand-new iced VIA packets, this is giving me tons of reasons to loiter around Starbucks...
I'll have you know that I was already planning on making red-white-and-blue cupcakes this weekend anyway (red velvet, cream cheese frosting, blue sprinkles), but I have an inkling that Cupcake Royale's cakes might be a leetle better than my boxed-mix and canned-frosting version, so I might take advantage of this coupon myself.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
- I really hate the name "Womanity," a lot.
- A "sweet and savory" fragrance? That makes me think of, you know, maple bacon donuts, or sweet 'n' sour pork, neither of which I particularly want to smell like.
I'm doing this reminder a day early, because the river of free coffee starts flowing at 7:00 am, and no way will you or I be checking this blog that early.
Tully's wants to give you free coffee over the 4th of July holiday weekend! Namely, free drip coffee on Friday, July 2, from 7:00 to 10:00 am, and BOGO "barista beverages" all weekend from July 2-5.
Find a location near you so you can sleepwalk there tomorrow morning for your free coffee.