The Quickest $5 You Spend

When you do theater there is a lot of down time.  Like the military one of the mottos is “hurry up and wait.”

With technology being the way it is that time is often filled by cell phones (most actors don’t want to carry around something as large as a laptop or a tablet).  Needless to say over the last few weeks I have seen countless hours of Solitaire, Words With Friends, Facebook and Twitter.

The one that particularly amazes me is Candy Crush.

As I watched one of the actors play in a space of a few minutes he spent over $5 on the game. According to a recent article Candy Crush players make the company over $633,000 a day (or $230 million a year).

That’s a lot of money spent at the push of a button.

Companies spend billions of dollars in development trying to figure out how to get us to spend billions of dollars without thinking.  In an era of one click buying a song, movie or television, the slight twinge of pain we get from spending cash has been replaced by the non-commitment of a button.

I’m not sure what the psychology of the game is (as a non-player I can’t understand) but money is money.  Whether you choose to spend $5 on fast food or $5 on games, what is the quickest $5 you spend?  And have you found a way not to spend it?

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Maidenform: $8.50 Bras Plus FREE Shipping

Maidenform is having a $10 bra sale!

But to make it even sweeter use the code COUPSCP13 to get an extra 15% off making them only $8.50 per bra!

PLUS use the code SLKDEALFS13 at checkout to get FREE shipping.

You can use both codes so happy shopping!

Click HERE to check out the deals!

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Nielsen Home Scan is Accepting New Zip Codes – Check Yours!!

The Nielsen Home Scan is now accepting applications again, and your zip code may have been added to the list.

If your zip code is accepted, Nielsen Consumer Panel will send you a home scanner, you will then scan the barcode of purchases made in your home. Once a week, via your computer, you will send all of your information in (the scanned barcodes.) While doing this, you are earning points for awesome rewards like electronics, toys, and jewelry!

Please note that no landline is required to join this panel!

These applications fill up QUICK so be sure to get yours in!

Click on the picture above to get started.

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The Children’s Place: FREE Shipping, 50% Off Markdowns and an Extra 20% Off

The Children’s Place is having a great sale!

Today they have FREE shipping on ALL orders plus 20% off everything using the code HAPPY4TH!

They have matchable items starting at $2.99 and clearance up to 60% off!

Check out the deals here.

 

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Disney’s Twice Upon A Year Sale + Free Shipping

It’s that time of year!

The Disney Twice Upon a Year Sale is here!

Today only, get FREE shipping with no minimum purchase with code FREE SHIP.

 

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4th of July Sales and Freebies 2013

The stores are doing the best they can to get you to spend some of that hard earned cash while you celebrate our nation’s birthday!

Check out some of the deals:

Amazon: Kindle Fire HD 7″ Reduced to $169

Bath & Body Works:  75% Off Semi-Annual Sale plus 20% Off with Code BEACHES13 and $10 off $40 with code S139090 through 7/7

Bass Pro Shops: Sale + $5.95 Flat Rate Shipping when you use the code 595 or free shipping to store

Boston Market offers four different Family Meal options — meals that feed three to six people — at 50% off on July 4, with a coupon.

Friendly’s Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Friend-Z (exp: 7/2/2013)

Joes Crab Shack Coupon – 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/8/2013)

Home Depot launched their Red, White & Blue Sale on June 20. They have $5 off cans, and $20 off 5 gallon buckets, of paint. Appliances are on sale, plus they have a special with an additional $50 off each appliance purchased after the first one, up to $400 in savings. They also have up to 40% off patio furniture and, of course, grills on sale.

And don’t forget your Home Depot coupon when you join the Garden Club (it’s free- just click on the picture below)


Longhorn Steakhouse: Some 25 grill masters who work in LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants, will provide grilling tips to the grilling-challenged, July 3-6, during peak grilling hours (2 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST) to folks phoning 1-855-LH-GRILL. Or, post a question on LongHorn’s Facebook page and grill masters will answer in real time.

Macaroni Grill Coupon – 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/8/2013)

Old Navy Coupon – 10% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/3/2013)

Outback: FREE Bloomin’ Onion with Purchase on 7/4/13

Payless ShoeSource has an offer to buy one pair, get the second pair 50% off.

Sears’ July 4th sale includes up to 50% off outdoor furniture, 50% to 60% off select mattresses, 50% to 60% off summer clothes, and 10% to 30% off appliances. Their sale ends on Friday, 7am CT.

Have you seen any other deals?

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Lands End School Uniform Sale (Last Day)

Don’t get mad at me for posting Back To School so early!

But right now on Lands End they have select school uniform pieces on sale.

Here are some of the prices available:

  • Tees for $6.00 (reg. $10)
  • Short-sleeved polos for $10.80 (reg. $18)
  • Boys’ cargo shorts for $18 (reg. $30)
  • Knit skorts for $9.99 (reg. $20)
  • Iron Knee Chino pants for $18 (reg. $30)

And it looks like you should be able to use the code FSAFF and the PIN 2121 to get FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Thanks Baby Cheapskate!

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Spanx: Up to 40% Off and FREE Shipping

Every time I see the trailer for the new Sandra Bullock movie with the joke about Spanx I think “I love those things.”

Right now you can get free shipping with no minimum on the Spanx website.

Just use the code FREESHIP13 to see the discount.

Plus they are having a 4th of July sale- discounting much of the merchandise up to 40% off.

 

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Redbox Instant: FREE Trial Plus Free Rentals

We knew it was coming at some point… Redbox was going to make a play for a market cornered by Netflix.

And they have.

And I am anxious to try it out.

Redbox recently launched their Redbox Instant by Verizon program where they are offering a FREE 1-month trial for new subscribers!

This new program includes 4 FREE one-day DVD rentals per month and UNLIMITED movie streaming from wherever you are. You can cancel anytime during the trial period to avoid any charges.

After the 30-day FREE trial, it is only $8 per month. Each month your credits will renew- if you keep your DVD an extra night, it just uses another credit. You won’t be charged until your credits are all used up.

Stream to your computer, Xbox 360, Samsung Smart TV & Blu-ray players, Apple iPhones & iPads, and Android phones & tablets!

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Reminder: Old Navy Flip Flops $1 and Tank Tops $2 June 28

June 28th Old Navy will have their flip flops on sale for $1 each (limit of 5).

Also they have a nice selection of their tank tops on sale for $2 through 7/3/13 (as long as they have supplies).

To make this deal even better they have a 10% off coupon on their Facebook page!

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