Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Travel for free?

I don't travel much, and we usually go via roadtrip when we do.

I found this article interesting; it's on how some people are traveling free:

Basically, if I understand it correctly, people buy $1 coins by using their mileage-accumulating credit card. Then, the coins arrive and they use them to pay their credit card bill. In the meantime, they rack up miles on their cards that they then use to fly for free.

People are always thinking, huh?

Monday, July 11, 2011

I love a pedicure

I love to get a pedicure. I like the way it looks, and I like the way my feet feel afterward.

But even a discount pedicure at the salon is a luxury when you're on a tight budget. So, why not give yourself a pedicure at home?

If you are like me, you have some pedicure supplies that you've accumulated over the years. I looked in my closet, and found cuticle remover, some nippers, toenail clipper, emery board, nail polish, and top coat -- everything I needed to do this at home.

In the shower, I always have a foot file so I can keep up the good work of a pedicure by keeping the dry skin away.

Before I took my shower, I put the cuticle remover on around the edges of my nails. That's what the instructions said to do.

I remembered to use the foot file and a scrub when I washed my feet. It was amazing that the cuticle remover cream took off all the dry edges around my nails. I didn't even need to use the nippers later, 'cause it did such a good job.

Then, I trimmed and filed the nails, painted them (two coats of polish), and finished with a top coat. Once the polish was completely dry, I used a lotion that smells good to moisturize my feet.

My feet looked and felt great.

That's how I saved at least $25 this weekend on a pedicure!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Free Slurpee from 7-11 (on Monday, 7/11)

7-11 celebrates its birthday each year by giving away free Slurpees!
When: Monday, July 11, 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

In fact, a friend tells me that they do it every year on their birthday, so put it on your calendar for next year, too.

Here are the details:

If you visit their Facebook page and click that you're attending the birthday Slurpee giveaway, they'll even send you a reminder so you don't forget.

Thanks for my friend Joannie for telling me about this.

Monday, that's how we're gonna do it!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Free through e-rewards

I like magazines. I just don't like to pay for them. It's not always convenient to go to the library to read my favorites, though they DO have a huge selection at my library.

MyCokeRewards has some good selections at reasonable points levels. But e-rewards has a good selection, too.

e-rewards also has other discounts and freebies that you can get, simply by completing online surveys every once in awhile. Or earn at a faster speed by completing more surveys! Magazines are my favorite reward, but you could also redeem for flight or hotel points credits, movies, food, and other items.

Sign up at e-rewards. Based on your profile information, you will receive email invitations to participate in surveys for credits. You don't have to accept every survey request they send you. I have gone long periods of time without completing any surveys, just because I was not in the mood.

You can spend your accumulated credits whenever you are ready.

Go take a look at what you can get:

I just redeemed a few points on a magazine that I think is perfect for me: Garden & Gun. Now, why didn't I think about publishing that myself! But that's okay, now I'll be reading it for free because of my e-rewards points.

Today, that's how we're gonna do it!