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Birthday Clubs Might Change Your…

Week. Your birthday week, that is.

I love birthday clubs. Maybe you should too. Here are some of the free things I’ve gotten in the last couple of weeks:

-Free ice cream w/ mix-in at Coldstone Creamery

-Free scoop at Ben & Jerry’s

-Free scoop at Baskin Robbins

-$10 gift coupon to World Market

-Free entree at Kona Grill

-Free bowl at Genghis Grill (closest one to Denver is 4 hours away!)

-20% off coupon at Ten Thousand Villages

-Free chocolate fondue at the Melting Pot

-Free drink at Starbucks

-$10 off of $50 at Godiva.com

I won’t be using the Melting Pot or Godiva ones (or of course Genghis Grill), but hopefully I’ll use the rest of them that I haven’t already. Happy birthday to me! (almost)

It’s going to happen

I planned to try canning this past year, but moving fell right at the time I would can anything. So this year it is, and today marked the start. Here are my purchases of today:

Large dusty canning pot (or whatever you call it): $3 at an insane estate sale.

Box of 12 Le Parfait 1/4 liter  jars: $17.50 on eBay ($1.45 each). The best price I found elsewhere on 1/2 liter jars was around $5 each, so this seemed like a steal. Regular jars are cheaper, but I know some people are becoming wary of the BPA in the coating on the lids. Since I hadn’t bought any jars yet, I thought I’d go for the old-timey glass lidded type. Oh, the seller was in a Denver suburb, so I saved $12 on shipping by picking them up. And, when I picked them up, he had a bunch more for sale at 5 for $20…I win! :) Ok, I have to stop or Joel will reprimand me for going on about my deals.

Back in the swing…

We’re back, and in some ways it feels like we never left. I guess that’s how things are when you face the daily monotony of office jobs (which we are thankful for of course). Anyway, we had a great time! Excluding my terrible trials with allergies, the trip went really well. We’re still going through our pictures, so I want to make some posts about where we went when we’ve made it through them.

For now, I have two recommendations:

1. Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action. Cheesy name maybe? I read it on our trip home and really enjoyed it. It’s essentially a Christian doctor’s story of how his family made changes in their lives to care for creation. Our library doesn’t have it, so you might have to buy it here. :)

2. Nashville Originals. This group of Nashville restaurants has gift certificates going on sale in the morning for 40% off. Sshh…I called, and they said it should be a little before 7am. Buy them here.

Deals, deals

I will admit: I am a couponer. I haven’t always been, but I’ve been using them for maybe the last year or so. I had a particular victory last night that I thought I should share. Publix has Kashi frozen entrees for 50% off, which is $1.75. I had 3 coupons for $2.00 off, so I actually made $.25 on each of them! That made me laugh a little.

Also, Kroger is having a promotion this week where they are tripling coupons up to $.99 through Saturday May 9. They’ll triple your first 20 coupons (as if most people would have that many). Tenopardgyse I happened to have one coupon for $.50 on something last night that was $1.88, so it ended up only being $.38. Another giggle from me.

One more thing: I read this on someone’s blog who posts all kinds of deals. Usually it’s for stuff I have no use for, but this time there was something interesting. ChristianAudio.com is offering Foxe’s Book of Martyrs as a free download this month. That’s a book on my list, so I’m downloading it now. Their interface leaves something to be desired, as you have to download 14 files separately, but I can’t complain since it’s free!  Here’s where you can get it.