Monday, November 30, 2009

I love a good bargain! (and you can too!!!)

Thank you Cyber Monday!!!

I planned on buying someone a canvas print as a Christmas present this year. Oh, who am I kidding??? It was for my sister and she knows all about it. I wanted to make sure I got her a print she actually wanted. So sue me for taking away a bit of her Christmas surprise. I don't think she'll mind that I'm sharing my bargain shopping habits.

Normal price of a 20 x 30 inch canvas print at Shutterfly- $129.99
Shipping and handling- $19.99
= $149.98 (plus tax!)

Current sale price of a 20 x 30 inch canvas print at Shutterfly- $85.79
Promo code for an extra $10 off any order over $30- JOLLY10
Promo code for free shipping for any order over $25- SHIP25
= $81.95 (including tax!)

Then, throw in an Cyber Monday deal at Ebates and I'll receive 20% cash back for my purchase at Shutterfly.

Point. Set. Match.

Needless to say, now I saved a few bones and can buy my sister something and actually surprise her!!!

If you planned on buying any photo items I suggest you mozy over to Shutterfly before December 2nd. Those promo codes are only good until then. Happy Shopping!!!

(I didn't receive any freebies from Shutterfly for writing this post. I haven't reached that level of blogging power yet and I doubt I ever will.)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I got a new phone!!!

I went from having one of the cheapest phones on the market to the new and very cool Motorola Droid phone! I didn't even send text messages on my old phone because it was such a pain in the bum to type out each letter of the word. Add that in with my anti-text slang stance and I basically never even purchased a text messaging plan because I hated texting with such a vengeance.

Anyway, the Droid is awesome. Well, in the 15 hours that I've had the phone I've come to love it. It's crazy cool how far phones have come in the past few years. Hopefully, with such a nifty device I can update my blog a bit more often. Or, just spend all of my "free time" on Facebook. Whatever.

I am worried that my current reading rate of finishing a book a week on the train is going to suffer due to playing on my phone. Oh well, I'm sure I'll strike a balance at some point.

Any cool apps I should download to my phone????

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Attention Weekend shoppers!

Click over here if you want a 30% off coupon at GAP, Banana Republic, or Old Navy to use this weekend. You'll also be doing some good while you're shopping because 5% of what you spend will be given to Teach for America. It's a win/win situation.

Click Here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coming home to this...

... makes even the most hellish day fade into the background.

Thank goodness for woman's best friend.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Way to be a team player Jewels

I think once you become an adult and you start paying your own utility bills you begin to take on a whole different appreciation for certain things. When I was a kid I used to leave my radio on the entire day, forget to close my window in the morning, run the dryer an extra time to de-wrinkle my clothes, and take ridiculously hot showers. Now, I'm all about making things as efficient and cost-effective as possible. The hubs as come around to my perspective as well.

Especially now that the weather is taking a dips towards colder temperatures. Sweatshirts, heavy socks, fleece pants and the occasion knit cap are all cheap ways to keep the heat turned down a notch.

Even Jewels is getting into the spirit.