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 …

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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 …

Winter Wonderland

For me, winter means hot cocoa and ice skating. You would think that it would be outside of a broke-ass budget, but you'd be wrong. I've been trolling the eBay listings for a pair of used skates. Many of them cost less than the shipping & handling! I'm going to have to factor in sharpening …

I Gotta Ibotta!

If you're anything like me, you want to coupon but it frankly takes too much effort, and your Inner Lazy Bastard regularly defeats your Inner Cheap Bastard: Well, it can't be easier to save at most of your favorite retailers (on and off-line) than with Ibotta. If you use my referral code you'll get a …

The Joys of the Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is a godsend for my broke-ass. So many free talks and inexpensive events. The free talks seem to have dropped off a bit, or else I’m just missing them on Facebook. They’re usually for new or upcoming films where you get to see the trailer and then the director …

Play Trivia for Cash

Leo... Thanks for hooking a sistah up! If you’re like me and enjoy heckling the contestants on Jeopardy, yet you know damn well that under pressure you would fold like origami... HQ - The Live Trivia Game Show is your chance to prove your mettle. Brought to you by the people behind my much missed …