As I sit on the couch in my hot pink gnome pajamas, I am ready to catch some ZZZZs, but I simply cannot go to sleep without sharing all of the deals that will be available to you tomorrow. The North Carolina Symphony (http://ncsymphony.org) is offering a BOGO deal on Copland and Rachmaninoff orchestra tickets. You’ll get a FREE Starbucks coffee at Barnes and Noble (www.barnesandnoble.com) simply for trying out the new Nook Color. From 9-11am at participating Target stores, kids can enjoy a FREE Dr. Seuss storytime in honor of his birthday. Home Depot offers a FREE kids’ workshop from 9am-12pm and Lowe’s offers a FREE Build and Grow kids’ workshop at 10am. Borders is also hosting a FREE birthday party – this one for Elmo at 2pm. There will be lots of games, stories, and music for the kids. If you need a snack after all of the fun, stop by Food Lion and pick up some red seedless grapes at 99 cents per pound. Or if you are looking for more of a meal or relaxing drink, check out Raleigh Specials Tonight (www.raleighspecialstonight.com) for more deals. While you are online, don’t forget to check out the “Your Ticket to Savings” section in each month’s Time Warner Cable email newsletter. You are allowed to choose and print 4 discounts per month. Then, go to Facebook and like Soy Joy to receive a free bar in the mail. Sure, spring is around the corner, but the nights are still a little nippy. Snag your little one a Disney fleece throw for $5.99 (regular price $19.50).
On Wednesday, I read that if you have a Borders discount card, Quail Ridge Books (www.quailridgebooks.com) will honor it with a FREE Quail Ridge Readers’ Club discount card good for one year. Also on Wednesday, I had my yearly eye exam. I can’t believe how excited I was to pay $50 towards my bill by using a Visa gift card (a Christmas gift). Of all the trendy things I could have purchased, and I made such an adult-like decision. Yay me!
On Thursday, I completed an online survey from my eye appointment the previous day and received a $10 gift certificate towards my next purchase. (Thank goodness for this because I still have to buy contacts!) I used a coupon at the local Kroger on my lunch break and got 3 Secret deodorants for the price of 2. I scored another FREE rental at Redbox by liking them on Facebook. I’ll have to let you know what I think of “Taken”. After a pizza and martini catch up session with Chavon, I was surprised with a Queen’s Greatest Hits CD. Thanks Andrew! It’s the little things…
On Friday, I learned about the Snapfish deal – order at least $5 in photo gifts and receive a $25 gift certificate to Restaurant.com. This deal ends on Monday (2/28).
And here are some things to look forward to… On March 2 at GAP, buy any pants and get any top FREE. March 4 is Free Fryday at Chick-fil-A. Come in from 2-4pm to get a FREE medium order of waffle fries when you mention that you’d like to try the new Heinz Dip & Squeeze.
I’ll leave you with another subject that is near and dear to me – health. Recently, I read an article on 15 ways to burn more fat. Try to add a few of these to your lifestyle and see if you notice any change in your waistline:
1. Don’t diet – Eat more nutrient-dense food
2. Go to bed earlier
3. Eat more protein
4. Go organic when you can
5. Get up, stand up – During long period of sitting, take periodic standing breaks
6. Drink cold water – The body has to work harder to heat the water
7. Eat the heat (peppers fire up your metabolism)
8. Eat breakfast
9. Drink coffee or tea
10. Eat more fiber (fruits and veggies)
11. Eat more iron-rich foods (shellfish, lean meats, beans, spinach)
12. Get more vitamin D (tuna, eggs)
13. Drink milk
14. Eat watermelon
15. Stay hydrated