Not much news on the freebie side of things...
There is a new code at http://www.restaurant.com/. 70% off with code TASTY
Also, Ikea is having a kids eat free day on Saturday, so if you were planning to make a trip there, this would be a good time to do it!
Today I visited Kelly, my bestest girlfriend since kindergarten. She even made me a great roast beef sandwich and homemade salsa and she cut my hair for my birthday gift. I really needed that!! Thanks, Kel! I love coming to Maine every summer, but I do miss NC now. Maybe it's 'cause I can't get good sweet tea here...
I was reading my Mom's latest AARP bulletin. You can get lots of useful info in that little bugger!! They had a list of 99 ways to save money. Here a few of my faves:
Now that airlines are charging a fee for checked baggage, it may make sense to just send your belonging via UPS or Fed-Ex. When I flew to Maine (with just a carry on, of course), the man in front of me was checking one bag. For $25.00, it could only weigh 50lbs. It weighed 52 pounds. I watched him pay seventy something. WHAT!?? I wanted to knock him up side the head. There had to be something in that bag that he could have thrown away and bought new for less than the difference in price he was paying. Good heavens.
How about this? A 15 minute shower a day costs $310.00 a year, even with a low flow shower head. Yikes! That hurts, I like my loooooong showers but this may make me rethink.
Or this one: use Century Gothic font on your printer instead of default Arial and use a third less ink! Tell me that's not a huge gimmic.
Go to http://www.plasticjungle.com/ or http://www.giftcardrescue.com/ and save up to 30% on the price of gift cards for stores where you shop every day.
At http://www.jiwire.com/ find free wireless hot spots all over the country.
Raise your homeowners insurance deductible from $500 to $1000 and save up to 15%. (Already did that one...but we raised ours to $2000.00)
My personal favorite on the list: Go barefoot more. Save on shoes...and build up great country girl calluses!