Free Samples

I think when you're okay with getting mayonnaise samples in the mail in the summer, you may have a problem. Freebies in Your Mail is my jam. It's web design leaves a lot to be desired, but they provide content almost daily. I honestly don't know my success rate because it takes some of these …

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NYU Dental Saved My Social Life

Zoom Whitening @ NYU Dental

No culture is fixated on teeth as much as Americans are. We will spend thousands of dollars for the perfect smile without blinking an eye. And if you weren't graced with a perfect smile naturally, you will become a social pariah if you can't come up with the dough. I had congenitally missing eye teeth. …

Future-proof Your Phone

If you're anything like me, with an income that goes up and down like the tide, there are ways to avoid getting priced out of the phone you so desperately need: Buy the Phone Outright - There's nothing more anxiety producing than trying to pay not only for your plan, but the never ending installments …

Free Movie Premiers

What if I told you that not only could you see free movies, but that you could see them before anyone else?!? I have to thank NYC on the Cheap for this freebie. They regularly offer access to these types of events. Something I have been hoping to offer here. Because of them I ended …

I’m an Influenster!

I just found another site to feed my compulsive need to share my opinions with the world. As a long-time Yelper, you'd think I'd be embarrassed about it by now, but nope. Influenster is a site/app that allows you to review a huge variety of products and services... Home, Beauty, Travel, Media... Actually, I don't …

Amazon Prime Discount Programs

If Amazon Prime at $99 per year is out of your grasp, there are some alternative programs for us poor people. There's Amazon Prime Student, but that ship may have sailed for most of you. But did you know that there's a discount for anyone on Medicaid or with an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card??? …

Goldstar! Goldstar!

Goldstar is a wonderful app/site. It's an aggregate discount site for concerts, plays, comedy, dinner cruises, open bar DJ sets.... tons of stuff. The discounts are in the 50% range for the most part. A great deal. Then there's the Comp Train. Comp as in Complementary as in FREE! There is a service fee of …

NYC on the Cheap

NYC on the Cheap is what I want to be when I grown up. Do yourself a favor and sign up for their newsletter. They have movie preview giveaways and information to tons of info to free events all over the city. Their most recent ticket giveaways have been for Annihilation and the Bruce Wills …

Utilizing Rain Checks for Grocery Shopping

It never hurts to ask!

Kaella

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Yesterday, for the first time, I went to customer service at my local grocery store and asked for a rain check. I have never done this and didn’t even know it was still a thing some stores do until someone talked about it in my couponing group. Rain checks are still a thing so how and when do I ask or use them?

Typically in my shopping adventures, if the store is out of something on sale then I won’t worry about it. This week was a different story because I went to Shoprite twice for my Creamate French Vanilla creamer and they were out. The creamer was on sale for $1.66 so I wanted to stock up on it because I go through creamer now that I am back to drinking coffee everyday.

With my coffee, I am a creature of habit either French Vanilla or Pumpkin Spice (I…

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New Year… New Me… Pay Me!

There's a spate of new fitness apps that dangle cash and prizes as motivation to do what you should be doing anyway. I am inertia personified, so I'm not going to knock anything that gets me off my ass. There are apps that really put the fiscal screws to you in the form of straight …