Friday, July 29, 2016

Get ready for back to school with #Groupon!

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It's almost August and that means it's time for students to go back to school. But buying new school clothes, electronics, and supplies can get expensive, especially if you need to buy for more than one child.

The awesome thing about Groupon Goods is that you can save up to 75% off great products like cosmetic organizers, detangling hair brushes, clothing, and so much more. The idea behind it is that the deals are only available for a limited time and in a limited amount. However, you can also score FREE 2-day shipping on some of the deals!

Right now, you can get a Chevron-Pattern Backpack with Back-to-School Essentials for only $39.99 (value $99.99), which is a 60% savings!

For girls that like to wear leggings, Groupon Goods has Girls' Basic Full-Length Cotton Leggings (4 pack) for only $21.99, a 77% savings from the 496 value.

Boys love Star Wars. Guess what? For only $24.99 (58% off the value of $60), you can grab Boys' Star Wars T-Shirts (5 pack) in rugged designs. This deal only lasts for 6 more days so if you're already shopping for back-to-school, hurry and grab this deal today!

If your child is heading off to high school or *gulp* college, they can't start off the school year without some tunes! Groupon Goods is offering OnTek Water-Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker with Mic and Controls for only $8.99! That is a whopping 84% off the value of $49.99! (I might have to pick me up a couple. That's how awesome this deal is!) They come in 1 or 2 packs with a variety of colors available.

Seriously, if you are shopping for the kids' back-to-school supplies, I suggest checking out Groupon Goods first so you don't miss out on amazing deals!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Use Swagbucks Mobile app to earn gift cards!

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Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Whenever you shop, watch videos or search the web, Swagbucks gives you points called SB. You can use your SB to redeem gift cards to hundreds of your favorite stores.

With the Swagbucks Mobile and SBTV apps I can use my spare minutes to earn free gift cards on my phone! Like the Swagbucks website, I can rack up SB by shopping, answering surveys and watching videos.

While you wait for the coffee to brew, download free games and other apps through the Discover tab: 20 SB

During commercial breaks, take a featured survey or fill out your survey profile: 60 SB

While standing in line at the grocery store, answer the daily poll: 1 SB

When you’ve finally made it to the gym, watch style, tech and celeb news through the SBTV app: 2 SB for every 10 videos

Just as you’ve put dinner in the oven, your Swagbucks app tells you there’s a new Swag Code!: 3 SB

Before you go to sleep, use the Swagbucks app to shop from your favorite stores. You deserve it!: 100 SB

By downloading the Swagbucks mobile app, I can earn a free $10 gift card by the end of my week. Who knew playing on my phone could be so productive!

Invite your friends to download the Swagbucks Mobile app so they can start earning their way to free gift cards. It's 100% free to download and 100% easy to use. Its available for both iPhone and Android devices.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stella & Dot's 2016 Fall Line is here!

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It may be July, but Stella & Dot has released their 2016 Fall Line and it is gorgeous! Neutrals and white will not only last you through the rest of the summer, but into my favorite season - fall!

What are some of the pieces you can pick up?

This stunning Celine Wrap Bracelet features semi-precious hematite, metallic, and shiny silver beads or shiny gold. It is also adjustable. It would look great with almost any fall color or outfit you have planned for the season. (It may look a bit odd against a bright orange color.) It's available in Silver ($49) or Gold ($59).

We all know that black goes with everything, which is why I am loving this Hayes Tassel Hobo in Black ($159)! What's even better is that it is versatile. It can be worn as a crossbody during the day (like when you're running errands) and as a regular bag while on a night out with an easy adjustable strap. It has genuine leather strap and tassel accent. Seriously, I want this.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hey, It's Okay!

We are back this week another great rendition of "Hey, It's Okay!". (Be sure to check out our first "Hey, It's Okay!" for more information.)

I do want to apologize for not doing it last week. I started feeling weird Tuesday, and by Wednesday morning, I was at the hospital. All is fine now.

So what is not getting my knickers in a bunch this week?

It's okay...
... To wish cats understood time. (A 10-pound cat jumping onto your chest at 6:45 in the morning while you sleep is a not a good way to wake up.)

... To burn a little bit of data to watch a movie you've been dying to see but haven't been able to until now. (Finally watched Pitch Perfect. Great movie!)

... To let laundry wait another day.

... To find something hilarious when you're stuck in the ER, with an IV cocktail. (Pirate Batman, anyone?)

... To giggle like a schoolgirl when the guy you're dating picks you up. (Never had that happen before!)

What's not bothering you this week that normally would?
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Monday, July 25, 2016

The Cost of Being A Ghostbuster

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According to a recent survey of Swagbucks members, over 30% weren’t afraid of no ghosts and would be willing to pursue a career as a Ghostbuster! Pretty surprising though, considering all the positive press Ghostbusting has been getting in preparation for Ghostbusters, that debuted in theaters July 15th. However, the real costs of bustin’ may put it outside of their price range even if you save on movie tickets with a Fandango Gift Card…

(Feel free to compare today's prices to 1984, when the original Ghostbusters movie was released.)

Jumpsuit – $29.99 – The most affordable part of Ghostbusting, even if you shelled out a little extra for patches and name tags.

Startup Fees – Approx. $2,000 – Starting a new business is never cheap. The Ghostbusters operate out of The Big Apple, one of America’s most expensive cities.

Custom Hearse – $7,000 – The new Ghostbusters are rolling in style with a custom 1980’s Cadillac Hearse. You’ll have to spend extra for all the bells and whistles. (Unless it was given to you, of course. You'll still have to pay for the extras, however.)

Firehouse Rental – $910,600 – You can’t be a true Ghostbuster with no HQ! Unfortunately, leasing costs are pretty high in Tribeca, where the building from the original 1984 film still stands. Perhaps subletting might be an option.

Proton Pack $20,000,000 – Those hefty backpacks worn by the Ghostbusters are basically unlicensed nuclear accelerators, and those do not come cheap. Might be time to take out a small business loan. 

Master Containment Unit – $14,000,000,000 – The closest you’ll get to a working model is ITER, an international large-scale science experiment to build a fusion generator. While it’d be strong enough to hold a ghost, it’ll also do quite a number on your bank account.

Proton Wand and Muon Trap – $125,000,000,000,000 – Ignoring the fact that stable antimatter doesn’t exist in our universe, the price of antimatter is $62,500,000,000,000 per gram, and we’re guessing that it’d take more than 2 grams of antimatter to catch and hold a ghost indefinitely. The cheapest thing will be the wand, actually. (It's a long science-y explanation.)

Total Cost = $125,014,020,919,629.99

If you decide to make these yourself, it could be a bit cheaper. Probably not by much, though.

Now that’s expensive! I don’t want to slime all of your hopes and dreams but I think it’s safe to say you’re better off sticking with your day job. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop dreaming and what better way to dream of Ghostbusting then enjoying a night at the movies with a Fandango Gift Card.

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