Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Target $10 gift card with $50 purchase, Nov. 30-Dec. 3

Head over to Target's Facebook page to find a link to print a coupon for a $10 gift card with a $50 purchase. Or here is a direct link to the coupon. It's good from Nov. 30, 2011, to Dec. 3, 2011.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

$20 off McWane Science Center membership

Valid through 11/19/11. Use this coupon at the McWane Science Center to get $20 off membership. If you already have a membership, they can add a year to your membership from the time it would expire.

Happy scientific explorations!

Monday, November 7, 2011

$20 off Rock n Roll race registrations on 11-11-11

I've been MIA because of this very thing, racing! It is quite addictive, but it can get on the pricey side with all of the race entry fees and $60 compression socks (which of course you can buy on Amazon for much less, but they don't help when they arrive the day after you needed them for the race).

I raced two Rock n Rolls this year, Nashville and Savannah, and they were both huge, well stocked, well organized, and insanely fun. Better support and crowds for the half marathon portions, but still fun no matter which way you go.

They are unfortunately more expensive than some smaller races, but with this $20 off, it levels that paying field (get it!).

The details: register here on 11-11-11 between 11am and 11pm to get your discount.

There is no time like the present to set a goal and work a training plan. Seriously, it's the most motivating and empowering thing I have done in a long time. And if you do this and are looking for a simple training plan, I recommend Hal Higdon, who has lots of free training plans to fit your training level.

Do it!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Free Pinkberry and stagecoach rides in Birmingham, AL

If you live in Birmingham, this post is for you. These are special insider tips from the people who know (which is not me, by the way). Seriously, you are going to want to know this!

First, Thursday, October 20th, is Relax By the Tracks at Railroad Park at 5 p.m. There will be music, family-friendly atmosphere, lots of space for kids to play and ride bikes, Rocky 3 at 8 p.m., and free Pinkberry frozen yogurt! Spread the word to your friends. Every time I go to these events, I am so happy I went. The kids have an amazing time and are ready to hit the sack right when we get home. Sweet relief. And did I mention free frozen yogurt from Pinkberry because that junk is delicious.

Second, Saturday, October 15th, at the Birmingham Zoo, Wells Fargo will provide free stagecoach rides from noon to 3 p.m. This is in conjunction with a healthy donation they are making to the zoo. Go, zoo! And banks too.

I'm pretty sure this is an accurate representation of the rides on Saturday.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

To Netflix or Not to Netflix

What are your thoughts on the new rate increases for Netflix? We had the one-DVD-at-a-time plan with unlimited streaming, which works awesome for us. Some months we barely order DVDs through the mail because I misplace a DVD or an envelope. Sometimes, I just order something because it got decent ratings, but it feels like torture putting it in the DVD player to actually watch it. Those types sit on the nightstand for weeks. But the kids use the heck out of the instant streaming, and I like to stream things during laundry folding. So the rate hike adds six bucks a month to keep my same plan, or I can do either streaming or ordering individually for $8/month. Currently, we pay $10/month for both.

My question is, can I take advantage of redbox free codes (go here to sign up for free codes) enough to cancel the DVD portion of my Netflix? I did an experimental Blockbuster free code, and they charged me extra for turning it in one minute late. I was ticked and re-vowed to hate Blockbuster forever, for the fifth time. Seriously, they are sneaky about their return policy. It isn't posted clearly on machines, and when they had their stores, the return policy was constantly changing in an effort to trick me. At least that's what the president of Blockbuster said. Not really, but that would have been rude, right?

So is it worth saving the six dollars and trying to time my movie watching with redbox free codes. Is it actually possible to watch a movie in a 24-hour period? Will I end up wasting more mine in time and gas? What if I want to watch Breakin', which is definitely not at redbox? What will my nightstand look like without a Netflix movie envelope cluttering it up?

Are you a Netflix-er? What are you doing with your subscription?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Free Waffle House Waffle

Print this here coupon to use at your local Waffle House (expires Sept 30, 2011). And if you live in the south and don't like the nearest Waffle House, just drive across the street to the other one.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Half off Cheesecake Factory cheesecake slices, July 30th

On July 30th, The Cheesecake Factory is offering half off cheesecake slices. If you're going to splurge on dessert, make it a good one. These are worth the splurging. And at half off, it is closer to the price of a dessert than a meal. We went there last week for Amory's birthday and decided to buy a whole cake because it was a better deal than the slices, but if slices had been half off, it would have saved us a lot of regret later in the week. Actually, I only regretted that we didn't get the largest cake size.