Tuesday, November 16th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., stop by any Cold Stone Creamery to try samples of their new eight layer cakes. There is more than one type of cake, so I think you can probably get more than one type of sample!
Thanks Money Saving Mom!
The information and relationships I discovered in Chicago this past week are going to greatly affect how I run this blog- both as a business (I want to blog full time so I need to increase my traffic and earnings) and as a money saving tool! One of the big things I thought about was my purpose in blogging. What am I trying to accomplish?
After some contemplative thinking I decided that what really drives me is helping make people’s lives better by allowing them to save money or obtain items for free. If people have more money in the bank they feel more secure in their ability to save for retirement or other important items.
But beyond that, I want people to save so they can give. Whether it is money or obejcts I believe that giving to those in need is hugely therapeutic for both the giver and receiver.
So the first step I want to take in this effort to make sure my blog fulfills it’s purpose is to list the free food items at the grocery store every week in their own post. What I am hoping you will do is pick up one of these free items when you grocery shop and give it away. Give it to your food pantry at church, drop it off at the food bank or give it to a friend who needs it.
In these tough times people are struggling to make ends meet. If everyone who reads this blog would just pick up ONE extra food item every week for someone in need, we could make a profound difference in our communities. So every Wednesday I will post “Food For Free” and suggest the most useful items you can donate!
“Like” Ruby Tuesdays on facebook and print a coupon for a free appetizer on your next visit!
This is probably the biggest freebie I have ever posted! Brides Across America gives away free wedding dresses on Veterans Day (a few additional days are available depending on the store)! And these are brand name dresses- not the cheapo stuff. I don’t know much about fashion but even I know who Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera.
Here is how to qualify:
You must be engaged, or had a civil ceremony and planning a wedding within the next 18 months.
You (the bride) were deployed within the past 5 years to Iraq, Afghanistan or Qatar and have not had a formal wedding or your fiance was deployed within the past 5 years to Iraq, Afghanistan or Qatar.
You or your Fiance is on active duty and will be deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq or to Qatar.
All military brides must bring drivers license or military ID.
Qualifying proof must accompany the bride on day of event:
Copy of deployment papers for you or your Fiance that states the time of deployment and location
If you live in Hampton Roads, there is a store where you can get a free wedding dress on 11/11/10. Otherwise there are dozens of stores around the country. There might be one near you! Check it all out here!
Receive a free product sample from Stay Free. It looks like they may select the sample based on what you use. Usually these samples come with coupons! Click here to register!
Every Tuesday in November, all active duty military can get a free medium coffee at Dunkin Donuts. Click here to see a list of all participating Dunkin Donuts!
Veterans can receive a free meal at Golden Corral on November 15th. If you live in Hampton Roads, plan on a LONG line. Click here for all the info!
Buy 1 of 12 select beauty products at Walgreens and get a FREE gift wrap set from Redbook. The products include:
Garnier Ultra-lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizer SPF 15
Dove Promises chocolate
Vaseline Intensive Rescue
Arm & Hammer Whitening Booster
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
Arm & Hammer Advance White
Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller
Listerine Total Care Plus Whitening
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds
Suave Naturals Body Lotion
Walgreens receipts must be received between 10/19/10 and 11/16/10.
The gift wrap set includes gift bags and a limited-edition book of holiday labels and is available while supplies last.
If you live near a Taubman Mall (for those in Hampton Roads, McArthur Mall), they are gearing up for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in a big way. (If you aren’t familiar with the Chronicles of Narnia films, you should check them out!)
On Friday, November 12th they have an evening of events planned by hosting a nationwide 16 city lighting ceremony via live satellite, for the groundbreaking, multi-sensory, new Ice Palaces created by Taubman Centers, featuring scenes from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (www.narnia.com). The ceremony will illuminate MacArthur Center and other Taubman malls across the country simultaneously as families and fans everywhere gather together in celebration.
At 7:00 p.m. the young stars from the movie, Georgie Henley (Lucy Pevensie) and Will Poulter (Eustace Clarence Scrubb) will give holiday revelers the first look at the Ice Palaces and their highly anticipated film streamed live from Beverly Center in Los Angeles. The event will be
simulcast to 16 Taubman centers across the country, where children will wave LED wands to collectively illuminate the Ice Palaces.
The celebration opens the free exhibit for all to experience, ushering in the holiday season and the arrival of Santa Claus.
MacArthur Center will also be giving away five $100 gift cards during the event. Stop by Customer Service between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on November 12th to enter.
Shoppers can experience the enchantment of the Ice Palace and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader at the malls from November 12 through December 24. The exhibit, inspired by the magic of winter, features a color changing, 30-foot Ice Palace, encircled with a series of majestic arches and smaller globes that appear to be carved from ice and will immerse visitors with magical vignettes from the land of Narnia. As they walk through falling snow inside the structure, guests will encounter life-like figures portraying scenes from the film and exclusive movie footage integrated in an exciting video show.
If you are looking for plans next Friday night, see if there is a mall near you featuring the event. You could win a $100 gift card!