Posted at: 12/12/2013 05:10:00 PM .
Petflow is currently giving away 2,000 free bags of Hill's Ideal Balance Treats. I'm not sure if it's random, or the first 2000 to sign up. However, they currently only have 963 entries.
Posted at: 12/10/2013 08:45:00 AM .
Use the promotional code RITZ10 on LivingSocial to save $10 on any purchase over $25. The promotional code is only good until midnight tonight so don't wait too long if you plan to use it.
Terms & Conditions:
1. Take $10 off your next purchase of $25 or more on LivingSocial.com when you use promo code "RITZ10":
2. Add Deal by clicking "Buy Now" button on the Deal information page.
3. Click on "Redeem promo code" during purchase process.
4. Enter code "RITZ10" and hit apply. You may only use this code once.
5. The amount of the savings will be reflected on the final purchase confirmation page.
Promo code only good for purchases of $25 or more Promo code must be used between December 9, 2013 12:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) and December 10, 2013, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) – Promotion requires a LivingSocial account, and is subject to terms and conditions found at https://www.livingsocial.com/terms – Entire amount must be used in one transaction; no partial redemptions; may not be combined with any other offer. – Promo codes not valid for ticket or Deal purchases required to be completed on a third party site. – LivingSocial reserves the right to cancel the promotion at any time. – This offer is single-use and non-transferrable – If you return your purchase, you will be refunded the amount paid. – Offer good while supplies last. – Void where prohibited. – Valid in the US only.
Posted at: 12/08/2013 05:15:00 PM .
I just saw this clip from Rachael Ray and wanted to share it. First off, I wouldn't even spend the lower price on that outfit. However, it does show how easy it is to save money. You don't need fancy brands to look fabulous.
Posted at: 11/29/2013 07:37:00 AM .
To celebrate Black Friday, Capital One 360 is hosting their annual sale by increasing their usual $50 new account bonus. The bonuses are available now through December 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST).
- Checking account - $125 bonus
- Savings account - $75 bonus
- ShareBuilder - $150 bonus
- Home Loans - Discounts on closing
- Friend Referrals - $100 for two friends
Make sure you read all the fine print and details regarding these offers. While Capital One 360 is a great bank and I personally opened my account with a similar offer a few years ago, there are a few steps you need to take to make sure you get the promotional money. It's not as simple as opening the account and then withdrawing the cash.
Capital One 360 is FDIC insured so you can feel safe saving your money with them.
Posted at: 11/27/2013 06:15:00 PM .
If you ever saw me on the weekend, I'm most likely lounging in a t-shirt and jeans. Winter? Throw a hoodie into the mix. Black Friday sales have begun online at Aeropostale which makes it a great time to add to my weekend/vacation clothing. T-shirts are currently as low as $5, while hoodies start at $10. Spend $75 for free shipping and $100 for a free $25 gift card towards a future purchase. If your total reaches the $100 use the promotional code 25THANKS for the gift card. The free shipping is automatic after $75.
From what I understand, you can get the free shipping with any purchase if you use PayPal at checkout or the promotional code FREESHIP. This is good to know if you don't want to spend $75+.
Shop at Home is currently offering 4% back on Aeropostale purchases.
Posted at: 11/26/2013 08:45:00 AM .
Kohls has begun offering their Black Friday deals online and do they have some great deals on kitchen electronics. The following electronics are $19.99 with a $12 mail-in rebate, making the final price $7.99 each.
- Crock-Pot 4-qt. Programmable Slow Cooker
- Presto Cool Touch 20-in. Electric Griddle
- Bella Rotating Waffle Maker
- Bella Panini Maker
The final math for three items will look like this:
- Buy three electronics for $19.99 - $59.97
- Promo code BLACKFRI for 15% off - $8.99
- Get 10% back from Shop at Home - $5.09
- Submit $12 rebate form for three items - $36
- Get $15 Kohls cash - $15
Even without using Shop at Home, you'll still come out with all three products being free after the rebates and Kohls Cash. If this is your first time using Shop at Home, you'll also get a $5 new member bonus. That will turn this into a money making deal.
Posted at: 11/24/2013 09:10:00 PM .
Make sure you get over to CVS before Thanksgiving because they are running a ton of great deals. You can get stuff for free after extrabucks. The free items include select candy, OTC medicines, and more.
A great money making deal is for the Paypal pre-paid Mastercard. When you buy a $150 Paypal Mastercard, with a $4.95 activation fee, you'll get $50 extrabucks® rewards. That means you'll get the $150 Mastercard to spend anywhere plus $50 extrabucks to spend at CVS.
Check out all the deals at your local CVS by checking out the CVS Weekly Ad.
Posted at: 11/24/2013 08:38:00 PM .
Do you love science? Building things? SimplePhysics is a series of app games that use realistic science. My favorite game is Dummy Defense, which requires you to build a shelter to protect a dummy from different scenarios.
Today only (possibly until Tuesday), all four apps created by Andrew Garrison are being given away for free. The regular price is $1.99 each. According to the SimplePhysics Facebook page, the games are available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The Reddit post, only links to the Play Store.
- SimpleRockets - Build rocket ships with realistic physics and explore the solar system.
- SimplePhysics - Design everything from tree houses to ferris wheels and then simulate your design with a realistic physics engine.
- Dummy Defense - Protect your dummy from explosions, boulders, spiked walls, and more (using realistic physics, of course!)
- BridgeBasher - Design a bridge and then destroy it. Oh, if you had not guessed, this one has realistic physics too.
Edit: To be clear, the free version of my games will not include new updates (unless there is some serious bug). The store page for these apps will be taken down tomorrow (or maybe Tuesday, not sure yet).
Posted at: 11/24/2013 02:00:00 AM .
Small Business Saturday is a promotion that was started with the help of American Express to promote shopping at the local mom & pop type stores instead of huge box companies that outsource.
From now until 11:59 P.M. MST on November 30, 2013 (unless the registration limit is reached sooner) you can register your American Express card for Small Business Saturday. You must register your card for the promotion in order to qualify.
On November 30, 2013, head out to your local small business and go shopping. You must spend at least $10 in one transaction (not two $5 transactions) and American Express will credit your account $10. That means that when you get your monthly statement, you'll see the purchase but you'll also see a $10 payment made by American Express. It's basically free money.
Please note that the link provided is American Express' website https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/. From American Express you will be forwarded to a different American Express domain to register for the promotion. I provided the American Express link instead of the direct link to the registration page so that you can be assured this is an actual American Express promotion. Never give credit card information to a third party without first verifying the promotion with the original source.
Posted at: 11/22/2013 10:11:00 AM .
May the odds be ever in your favor as you fight the crowds that will no doubt be lining up to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The second film from The Hunger Games Trilogy is finally here. It was only last month when I represented Cinemit on the red carpet, so I was very excited that to see the film.
For anyone that has read the books, you might wonder about the timing. While trying not to give anything away, I can say that the pacing of the film matched the pacing from the book. There are a few parts that I felt were key in the book but left out of the movie, although fans will be overall happy with the results.
The set for the 75th Hunger Game looked just as the book described it. The cornucopia was in the center of a large lake that was divided into twelve wedges to represent the clock. The CGI for the arena looked great and while the fog was a little too fake, it worked for the story line.
The returning cast continued to do a great job with their characters while the new cast members easily slid into the roles. I am happy to say that Jeffrey Wright did a great job with Beetee. I was a little upset that Sam Claflin used an American accent. While Panem is located in North America, the former United States, I don't think Claflin's British accent would have been misplaced. In fact, his fellow tribute from District 2 didn't speak a single line, so the audience could have just assumed it was the dialect of District 2. Lynn Cohen's portrayal of Mag made fans instantly fall in love with her.
My personal opinion of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is that fans of the first movie and fans of the book will be overall satisfied. I enjoyed the movie and while I can easily nit-pick about changes from the book to the film, I understand why changes must be made.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released nation wide on November 22, 2013. Check out my weekly post, Making Cents with Cori, on Cinemit for weekly specials on tickets and concessions.
Movie Rating for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Posted at: 11/21/2013 12:35:00 PM .
Covergirl is currently running a promotion in connection with their Hunger Games Capitol Beauty Studio Collection. Spend $20 at participating retailers and get a free ticket to Hunger Games (upto $14).
CVS is one of the participating retailers and they are running an extra care bucks reward which makes this promotion even better. Spend $20 on Covergirl products at CVS and you'll get the following:
- $20 worth of Covergirl products
- $14 movie cash voucher
- $7 extra care bucks coupons
To get your movie voucher, email a picture of your reciept to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get a reply within 48 hours. The reply will have a promotional code to enter on CG Movie Ticket for your voucher.
Important information about the promotion can be found on the FAQ page.
Q: What retailers are running this offer?
A: The following retailers are participating in this program: Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroger, H-E-B, Giant Eagle, ShopRite, Harris Teeter, Ulta. Receipts from retailers not included in this list will not be accepted.
Q: What are the dates of this promotion?
A: This promotion will run from 10/1/13 to 12/31/13 at 11:59pm EST. Pictures of your receipt must be submitted by 1/7/14. If you are mailing in your receipt, actual receipts must be mailed and postmarked by 1/7/14. Once receipt is submitted, you will receive a PIN code that can be used to go online and download one adult movie ticket with a value up to $14 for Catching Fire. PIN codes as well as Movie Tickets expire on 1/31/14.
Posted at: 11/19/2013 09:11:00 PM .
In 2007, Kristina Anderson was shot 3 times on the campus of Virginia Tech. Since the attack, Anderson has traveled to speak about campus safety and has worked with a team of programers to create LiveSafe.
Not just for college students, LiveSafe is a free app for both iPhones and Android phones which has multiple safety features.
- Find the safer path - GPS map program that uses the latest reports to make sure you get home safely.
- Discreetly report suspicious activity - Use your phones GPS, audio, video, and other features to discreetly report problems to the nearest authorities.
- Immediate information - Have reports texted directly to your phone from neighbors and police.
- Constant companion - One touch connects you to your selected contacts.
Posted at: 11/17/2013 01:00:00 AM .
Before you hit the mall on Black Friday, pick up this great Groupon deal for American Apparel. Sadly it's not valid on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but it is a great deal that will allow you to skip one store on the crazy shopping day and go at your own convenience. This deal is going to sell out fast so don't wait. There are four options to purchase:
- $20 for $40 worth of in-store purchases
- $20 for $40 worth of online purchases
- $40 for $80 worth of in-store purchases
- $40 for $80 worth of online purchases
Expires Jan 31st, 2014. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 additional gift. Limit 1/order. Valid only in the US. Valid only for option purchased; online option valid only online, in-store option valid only in-store. Extra fee for shipping for online option; ships only w/in US. Not valid for sale items, gift cards, newsstand, multipacks, vintage, multi-brand, KESH or w/any other offer/promotion. See return policy. Must use promo value in 1 order. Tax not included. In-store option not valid 11/29; online option not valid 12/2. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. See the rules that apply to all deals.
Posted at: 11/10/2013 08:15:00 AM .
Have you checked out M-Go? Until December 31, 2013, you can try them out for free by renting two movies with the promotional code 2MOVIES. Each movie will last for 29 days but can only be watched for 24-hours after the first viewing.
If you have a Swagbucks account, you can also earn 500 Swagbucks when you go through their offers page. That's enough points to redeem a $5 Amazon.com giftcard.
Only for new M-GO accounts created between 10/03/2013 and 12/31/2013. Promotion is only valid for the first thirty (30) days after account creation. Must be a U.S. resident in the 50 states. Limit one promo code per transaction. Up to two (2) uses per account. Each use up to a $5.99 value. Excludes Disney titles. Cannot be combined with other promotional offers. The discount will automatically be applied at checkout on some devices (note: qualifying customers must manually apply the promo code “2MOVIES” on Android, GoogleTV and Samsung Smart TVs to receive the discounted price). Discount will be reflected in the emailed receipt and transaction history. Additional conditions for watching each rental will be provided during checkout. Promotion and promo codes have no cash value, except as required by law. Promotion and promo codes cannot be copied, sold, or otherwise transferred. Void where prohibited. Terms and conditions are subject to change.
Posted at: 11/09/2013 09:20:00 PM .
A good majority of this film took place on Thor's home planet of Asgard. I thought the sets were just wonderful. They did a great job making it look realistic without being cheesy. When on Earth, this film took place in London. Watching them get in the opposite side of a car was a little confusing at first because it wasn't directly mentioned that they were in England.
While the movie was named for Thor, I felt that other characters played larger roles. As always with Marvel films, Stan Lee has a cameo. There is also another great cameo but I don't want to give anything away. I will say that while the battle of New York is mentioned, they did a good job of separating the film as its own story. Similar to Iron Man 3, New York was mentioned in passing but didn't interrupt the story line.
My personal opinion is that Thor: The Dark World is a film for fans of Thor and/or Marvel will love this film. While knowing the backstory will help, there are very few times within the film where you can't infer what's happening. Therefore, I feel that someone can enjoy Thor: The Dark World without first seeing the original film. I saw the movie in 3D but I don't think it was worth the extra charge.
As usual, Marvel has added a little something extra after the film. Stay through the credits because there are two scenes. The first extra scene happens after the main cast list and the second scene happens at the very end of the credits.
Thor: The Dark World will be released nation wide on November 8, 2013. Check out my weekly post, Making Cents with Cori, on Cinemit for weekly specials on tickets and concessions.
Movie Rating for Thor: The Dark World