Monday, May 20, 2013

A little piece of advice

Since having my son EVERYONE I've ever met has given me advice. My favorite? "Sleep when your baby sleeps". This advice is a joke. First, it gives you this illusion that your baby will fall asleep and stay asleep. I can't tell you how many times I've tried to do this just to FINALLY drift off and then hear my son start crying. Secondly, If you sleep when he sleeps, when the hell are you going to get anything done? It's not exactly easy trying to do the dishes one handed. What people really should say is "Learn to function without sleep".

The BEST advice I have EVER received was from the over the top 3rd shift nurse. I had gotten flustered and gave my son a binky. When she came in, I apologized- feeling guilty since ALL the breastfeeding material said, in big bold letters DO NOT GIVE THEM A PACIFIER. She laughed at me, and said "honey, we don't go home with you. Do what works best for YOU"


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Earn money just by shopping online

Shopping online is something almost everyone does. Now-a-days there are even more perks to shopping online: online only items, discounts and reward sites. What's a reward site you say? WELL LET ME TELL YOU! It truly is a beautiful invention.

There are sites out there that pay you to shop. They don't pay you a fortune but they give you a certain percentage of cash back on your purchases. Ebates has a collection of online coupon codes and hundreds of stores they'll give you cash back for shopping at. They'll send you a check in the mail and if your new to the site they will give you a $10 gift card when you sign up and make your first purchase.

Another site that gives you points for purchases is Swagbucks. They'll give you points for every dollar you spend at certain stores and sometimes they offer you more money than Ebates.

All you have to do is check out the links and do the math to see who has the better payout!

Ps. Combine these offers with a point rewarding credit card and you earn even more cash back (Just remember to pay off your card, obviously)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Special Discounts & Loyalty Perks!

Getting something for free or getting an unexpected discount is always exciting! So I browsed some awesome blogs and found some discounts that I didn't even know existed!
  • No matter how special your Birthday is, it's even more special with free perks. Find a Huge list of vendors that offer discounts and free items for your birthday here.
  • In the military? Enjoy a special discount at places you ordinarily shop at, or try new places with a little incentive. Find a freshly compiled list here.
  • If you're a teacher you get perks too! Here's another list of places you can save yourself a few bucks.
  • Want to celebrate a good report card, but you don't have a lot of money? No fear, Report card savings are here!

Loyalty programs are also a great way to save money.
  • Shop Your Way rewards at Kmart/Sears: Earn 10 points per every dollar. Redeem to be used as cash in stores.
  • CVS- Earn Extra bucks on specially marked products, and for shopping there.
  • Starbucks- Register a gift card online. Use & Reload. After 5 drinks you're upgraded to Green Level which means free syrup and refills. Buy 30 drinks in a year and your upgraded to gold, which not only gives you free syrup and refills, but a coupon for a free drink every 15 beverages you purchase. And a free drink on your birthday.
  • Dunkin Donuts- Register for DDperks and get a coupon for a free drink for signing up and another one on your birthday!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Oh hey, free food.

Restaurants and stores WANT to know how your visit went, at least that's what their receipts say. Make a purchase as your normally would and check the bottom AND back of your receipts! Free stuff is free stuff, even if it takes 2.5 seconds of your time.

Here are some stores I personally shop at, that will give you discounts/free item's with a receipt survey.

Subway- A free cookie

Burger King- Free whopper or Original chicken sandwich with the purchase of ANY size fry & drink.

Dunkin Donuts- Free donut with the purchase of a medium or larger beverage

Buffalo Wild Wings- $5 off your next purchase!

Old Navy- 10% off your next purchase

Victoria secret- Coupon for $10 off with a minimum purchase (I've seen one's for 45, or 35)

Bath & Body works- Coupon for $10 off a $25-$35 purchase

Dressbarn- 20% off a single item.

Note: Read the small print! Most of these survey's have deadlines to enter, and deadlines to redeem the coupon codes. Don't miss out on free stuff by ignoring the details!

Know any other store's that offer this type of deal?