Saturday, May 29, 2010
People post all kinds of great deals from $5 shoes at Land's End or $2 tank tops at Wet Seal. There are also household items, video games, etc. Might find something you need/want :)
This website is really cool. Just enter your zip code and it finds restaurants that are offering discounted gift certificates (most are 10 dollars for a 25 dollar gift certificate). Make sure you read the fine print though. Some require that you spend a minimum amount at their restaurant. Some don't require this and those are the best deals!
Friday, May 28, 2010
Carter's and OshKosh are having big sales this weekend as well as Stride Rite for all you moms out there. Get on their email lists to get valuable coupons! I have coupons for Stride Rite, Osh Kosh and Carters in my inbox, email me if you want me to forward them to you.
You can still get TV channels by buying an antenna and with HD they come in pretty good. We get 11 channels including all the major non-cable networks. I find myself filling in the time that I would have been channel surfing with other endeavors and spending more quality time with my son. Learn a language, start a blog :), read a book instead. There are countless possibilities of how you could spend your time. Any other suggestions?
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Virginia Beach library's website is vbgov.com/libraries. From there you can search the catalog or click on individual libraries and get their information including lists of classes and a library calendar. I find that those people who love books are very passionate about what they do. When in doubt, give your local library a call. Most of the librarians are thrilled to talk to you about what they have to offer at their library.
1) keep them
2) sell them back to the college bookstore
3) put them on half.com and try to sell them yourself
I recommend doing #3 if you have no intention of keeping a certain textbook. Now, this may not be beneficial if you have a lot of science textbooks because let's face it, a new edition comes out like every 2 months...However, books for your "fluff" classes like that copy of Shakespeare's Hamlet or that random anthropology book that was written in the '30's could be useful to someone else. I found that the college bookstore was only willing to give you pittance on a book you sold back (like a few dollars or so.) Creating an account on Half.com allows you to set the price of your book competitively to match those that are selling on the site. You could actually end up getting almost what you paid for the book if demand is high enough. I've sold a number of books on Half.com and even though you know you paid for those books at some point, it's nice to see the half.com transaction deposit after the selling period ends. Sometimes I forget I sold things so when I go to budget and make sure there is enough money to pay bills, there's the added bonus of money I forgot existed. :)
When you need to buy textbooks, I always checked Half.com first to see if the price was better than my college bookstore. Most of the time it was (despite the fact that I also had to pay shipping). Buying used books also saves you money. If you don't care whether or not someone has highlighted in the book then why not save some dough?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The current free shipping coupon with no minimum is ISLAND PIN: 9172 expires 6/8/10
If you haven't tried this site out yet I highly recommend that you do. It doesn't cost anything to join and you can set your preferences to not receive daily emails if you like. This website provides daily deals that are ridiculously discounted since they have an agreement with each of the businesses to provide a certain number of customers from the sale of each Groupon. You are never obligated to buy anything. They cater to a number of cities all across the U.S.--Hampton Roads, Philly, Boston, Baltimore, etc. It's definitely worth a few minutes of your time...who knows, they may offer a coupon for something that you would already buy! Why not save money on something you are going to buy anyway?