Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Thrift Store Find - Brian Atwood Pumps

Well, another day at the thrift store, and another over-the-top find. Today, I share with you a $325 pair of Brian Atwood heels that I came across for $1.49.

Now, please note that I did not actually know who 'Brian Atwood' was until I research the brand when I arrived back home. What made me acquire these plum colored pumps in the first place was the quality I believed they showed. Yes, the insides showed some wear, but compared to the patent outsides, these puppies really held up, even the rubber heel piece looked as though it had only been through a few outings. I knew they had to be a quality set of pumps, but I didn't know how great until later.

You'll see the tag says "$4.99", but it was 'yellow-tag-sale-day' (the tag is yellow- sorry for the flash) and so that meant the shoes in question came out to be $1.49. If you want to see these beauties in their original form, click here.

Thank you, Thank you...



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Best Companies that Send Birthday Treats / Gifts / Coupons



Since the best day of the whole year was last month (my birthday) I thought I'd post the best companies that offer you a little birthday gift.

Carbiou offers a free medium birthday drink- of any kind! For that they get the my the top prize for being the best company birthday-gift-givers, but its only available on your actual birthday.

Next, Cold Stone Creamery sends you a coupon for a free cone! They give you about a week to redeem it.

Finally, Panera, they put a free 'sweet treat' on your account, valid for 60 full days!|

So go for it- sign up, send it to your junk e-mail account, but don't forget to check the account the month of your birthday (some companies send the first of the month, some send the week before, some send on the day).

And if anyone else knows of any other great ones to sign up for- let me know! 

*Note, there are several others that send out free deserts- but you get that most places for birthdays.

**Double note, I am now boycotting restaurants that "Don't Do Anything For Birthdays" as I find it horrible they can't find it in their greedy hearts to celebrate with already paying customers for their birthdays. #ventingfromexperience

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Make-up & Earrings bought on Amazon.

Just sharing my most recent purchase from Amazon. Ohhh, how I love Amazon. Just sharing the greatness.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Best Individual Cell Phone Plan w the iPhone

So, I'm one of those people that pays for their phone, all alone...no parental assistance, not even a family or group plan I pay into, just me. I'm a little envious of all my friends that don't have to take this into consideration (they know this). So for the past year while all my friends got iPhones I was stuck with what Virgin Mobile had to offer. I was okay for a while with my Google LG Smart Phone, it's $35/month and I get unlimited data and texting but only 300 phone minutes (but I don't need more). I rarely make phone calls, for one because most of my communication is done via e-mail and texting, and also in part because I get no reliable service in my cement box apartment (Ps. my solution for this is to get a Google Number and call back people like my Grandma or Student Loan Collectors :) from my computer using that number, like having a home number, but more useful).

But! It Finally happened. Virgin got the iPhone people! Unlimited data on the iPhone for $35/month on an individual plan? What? Whats the catch? You have to pay full price for the iPhone upfront $650.00. But! Guess what else? It saves you thousands (yes, $1,000+) in the long-run anyway! It's all okay!

I heard the news on Cult of Mac site and they even made a nice nice little spread sheet to show you the savings.

Spread the good news everyone! I love this, I am so excited...now I just need to find the $650...#Illmakeithappen

Monday, June 11, 2012

Target's Markdown Clearance Schedule, Coupons & Debit Card

Not that I have time to live by this (I don't get to Target everyday), but it's helpful to know when Target marks down certain products.

Monday Target Markdowns: Kids’ Clothing, Stationery (office supplies, gift wrap), Electronics
Tuesday Target Markdowns: Women’s Clothing and Domestics
Wednesday Target Markdowns: Men’s Clothing, Toys, Health and Beauty
Thursday Target Markdowns: Lingerie, Shoes, Housewares
Friday Target Markdowns: Cosmetics, Housewares, Automotive

Some other great Target Shopping Tips I do use:

I Match Target's Coupons with Manufacture Coupons From: http://www.coupons.com/
- Each time I go, I save at least $10 doing this. This morning I would have spent $41, but after my 3 sets of matching Target & Manufactures coupons I paid $32. 
  • For example, I had a target coupon for $2 off a Garnier Fructis Moisturizer, paired with a one of Garnier Fructis Manufacturer's coupon for $2 off as well. That took my $12.59 moisturizer down to $8.59 (-$4.00). 
You can take it one step farther- by taking your paired store & manufacture coupons with on a day or week that the product is on sale as well. But I honestly never have time to figure all that out. You can tell some people do when you see a store self cleared out :). Crazy Couponers. Matching is simple enough for me, like playing Go-Fish- matching what I have for manufacturers coupons to sitting on Target's website seeing what they have to match mine.

Target Debit Card: This is a no brainier if you do not have a credit card you use to collect points. Target's Debit Card option draws right from your existing checking account, just like writing a check and you get 5% off every purchase anyway, plus more benefits like choosing a school district Target will give that 5% to.

There are some great Mommy bloggers out there that have even more tips to saving at Target. I'd post more of their tips, but I don't want to post something I haven't personally tried! I'll update if I get time to try and research more of their tips!