Monday, August 5, 2013

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

A First Review on 2nd and Charles

Yesterday, as I was adding books to my wishlist and seeing how the price was also adding up rather quickly, it dawned on me.  My coveted Borders had been replaced by 2nd and Charles which is a used bookstore that I had refused to step foot into out of sheer principle...I loved Borders!  But the other day, I finally broke my boycott and visited and the experience was better than I thought.

Today I returned, with a list of the books I put on wishlist at to hopefully score them a lot cheaper than retail. I cleared out some older books in hope that I would be able to get enough store credit to purchase the books I wanted.  The good news is they did have 2 of the 3 books I wanted, but I only wound up getting one of the books and purchased another book that tickled my fancy.  At checkout, my total was ZERO yes, honey $0!  I was able to use a 20% off coupon and my store credit giving me a 3 cents remaining as a store credit :-)

I can get used to this.

I'll admit, I'm not one for second hand anything.  But with books, I am the type that has to feel the book an e-reader isn't my thing.  However, once I read a book I'm done with it...there are just a few books that I keep for reference, the others just wind up collecting dust.  With 2nd and Charles, I can now take my used books and with my store credit purchase new-used books.

Can we say winning?

So Borders, my old faithful I bid you sweet shall always be in my heart and memories. 2nd and have a new fan and customer.

Click here to find a 2nd and Charles near you, let me know your thoughts!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Back To School Shopping Diary - Part 1

Its that time of the year, parents are getting ready to send kids back to school.  And with the relief of camp fees come the responsibility of making sure kids are ready to go back to school with all the supplies they need. Bring on the Back To Schools sales!

With 4 kids in middle and elementary schools, each one has a laundry list of items they need from notebooks to colored pencils to glue sticks and calculators.  One can easily spend close to $100 per child in back to school supplies alone. So this year, as in every year since I've been actively deal finding, my goal is to spend as little out of pocket as possible while getting everything our kids need and more for school.  I will keep a spending diary as well as occasionally post really good deals at big name retailers so you grab the deals too.

So far I've purchased the following:

  • 9 marble notebooks
  • 1 one subject notebook
  • 2 kiddie scissors
  • 1 pack of 2 erasers
  • 2 packs of pencil top erasers
  • 1 glue container
  • 2 tissue boxes
  • 1 roll of paper towels
Total OOP: $2.09.  Thanks to using Rite Aid UP Rewards and using a Staples Rebate card to cover the balance. Cash paid just $2.09. 

I hope to keep our total expenditure under $75 for back to school supplies. Office Depot, Staples as well as Target and Rite Aid have had some great sales, so if you're looking for deals start with those stores.

Are you back to school shopping? What's your strategy?

Friday, August 2, 2013

AMC Summer Movie Nights

I have been enjoying this great program by AMC that brings back popular movies such as Hunger Games, Django Unchained, The Amazing Spiderman among others.  For just $3 a ticket you can see a great movie on the big screen.

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Next movie on my list to see during AMC's Summer Move Nights? Oblivion.  I missed it when it was in the theaters the first time, so I'm happy I will have the chance to see it.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Retro 10-Can Vending Fridge Giveaway

Is it just me, or is this super cool! 

Enter To Win A Retro 10-Can Vending Fridge

Just enter your email address and on September 1st, a winner will be chosen.

Click here to enter: Just Free Stuff Retro 10-Can Vending Fridge Giveaway