Thursday, March 31, 2011

Manly savings

I just found out about  He's saving $12,000 a year by clipping coupons.  In 5 years, he'll have saved enough for a BMW!  Manly, yes, but I like it too!

Coupon Dad website.

Article about Coupon Dad.

Happy snipping...eew, that sounds really bad.  How about Happy Savings?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Bastard Hand by Heath Lowrance

I can't believe that I haven't posted this yet on this super saver blog.  Not yet available in stores, you can order your copy of the Psycho-Noir novel "The Bastard Hand" by Heath Lowrance at a discounted price if you head on over to Barnes and Noble. Also free shipping for orders of $25 or order three!

Wait, you don't know about The Bastard Hand?  You haven't heard of Heath Lowrance?  That dude's famous!  He wrote the cover story in History Magazine's September 2008 issue:  "The Birth of the Blues in America".  Here is another mention of it on The Nautilus Engine (which has since become the first ever Facebook magazine).

Check out Heath's blog:  Psycho-Noir.

Oh, if you are one of those holier-than-thou type people, you will hate it.  It's that good!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

360 Hours of Free Entertainment

360 hours of free entertainment.  

Starting tonight at 5pm until 4 pm on Monday April 4th.  
AJ's Music Cafe in Ferndale will be attempting to reclaim their Guiness World Record of the longest contest.  Can you believe it? NINE days and nights! 360 hours of entertainment!   The greatest need will be for people to attend in the wee hours of the night.  In order to make the record book, at least 10 people must be in seats throughout the concert.  Hope to see you there!  

Here is the website about the assembly line concert.
Here's the schedule ... all 360 hours worth!

Watch the pitch on YouTube (click here).

Location:  240 W. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale, MI  48220 

Google MAP


Friday, March 18, 2011

Exposures: Photography 2011

The Lawrence Street Gallery has a call for entries for their April show.  Exposures: Photography 2011 requires photographs "All work must be ready for exhibiting and wired for hanging".  Entries accepted next week, March 23-26, 2011.  $150 prize for best in show.  Click here to link to the entry form. 

Good Luck!  See you there on Friday, April 1st for the opening night!

Photo Contest

Deadline Saturday, March 19th. 
The 2011 “Roots in Detroit” Photography Contest & Exhibition is specifically designed to recognize the exceptional talent of our local photographers and to celebrate our community through the art of photography.  Winning photographers (including 7 Honorable Mentions) will showcase their work in an exclusive Roots In Detroit Photographer’s Exhibition.  A 1-day exhibition to be held in August 2011. 
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Winners will receive “Roots in Detroit” Photography Competition Awards as well as top billing for the Exhibition.

Good Luck!

Friday, March 11, 2011

FREE Healthy Living Stuff

Free Cooking Classes at ABC Warehouse!

Italian Cooking Class 6:30 pm (get there early for a good seat)
  3/14 Monday  Farmington
  3/15 Tuesday  Troy
Vegetarian Dishes 6:30 pm (get there early for a good seat)
  3/14 Monday  Livonia
  3/16 Wednesday Lakeside
  3/17 Thursday Novi
  3/21 Monday Farmington 
  3/22 Tuesday Troy
Breakfast Buffet 6:30 pm (get there early for a good seat)
  3/21 Monday Livonia
  3/23 Wednesday Lakeside
  3/24 Thursday Novi
  3/28 Monday Farmington
  3/29 Tuesday Troy
Free Exercise Class in Southfield and Warren
POWERSIT class with Ernie Clark former Detroit Lion sponsored by HAP.  Well, I guess I am finding out about this one late...Another class should begin in the Spring.  The last classes are this upcoming week 

Winter 2011 Class Schedule:
(Please check back for updates. Class times and locations may be added or changed.)
CityFacilityAddressStart DateEnd DateWeek DayTime
SouthfieldAdult Recreation Center24350 Civic Center Dr.January 24March 18Monday
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
WarrenFitzgerald Recreation Center4355 E. 9 Mile Rd.January 25March 17Tuesday
Noon to 1 p.m.
To learn more about POWERSIT, call HAP at (313) 664-8420, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.

Article in the Macomb Daily about the POWERSIT program.

Thanks Aunt Betty for these great freebies!

DIA 50% off Companion Membership TODAY ONLY

$40 for DIA Companion Membership -TODAY ONLY

I just received a companion membership to the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) a couple weeks ago for my birthday, and then today, I find out that it is on sale for 1/2 off on Groupon (Detroit).  Check it out!  What a Deal!  2 entries, special exhibition tickets (FREE), discounts at the CafeDIA, DFT, and20% off gift membership purchases!

Monday, March 7, 2011

FREE Coffee

Monday morning is tough for some people without their coffee fix.  Here are some free and discounted coffee codes, coupons, and stuff.  Most places also give you a discount if you bring in your reusable (travel) mug.

Biggby weekly coupon  BOGO
Biggby also offers a rewards card buy 12 beverages get the 13th free.  Check out details here at this link to the E-Wards page.
Biggby also offers a cup of joe for $1.25 (the refill price) if you bring in your reusable mug instead of the price of a cup of coffee which starts at $1.90.  Locations
This just in...Invent a drink for Biggby and you may win an ipad2 or an itouch.  Click here for the contest.

Caribou Coffee offers 50 cents off any beverage any time if you bring in your reusable (travel) mug!  Locations

Dunkin Donuts will give you a medium coffee if you enroll in their Perks Program, oh, and one on your birthday!  Last year, when I lived in San Tan Valley, AZ, the local DD would offer free coffee on Mondays to different service industries each month.  Of course I cashed in on that a few times when I was teaching.  They also had a month for NURSES, Police and Firefighters.  Check out your local DD to find out if they do it too.  

Starbucks: The Big Picture save 10 cents each time.  Oh, and I'll update when it gets closer, but Starbucks may offer a free coffee on Earth Day or Tax Day this year. 

We call it fancy creamer 
Coupons to try Coffee-Mate  

Save $1.00 when you buy any three (3)  COFFEE-MATE products 15oz or larger  Save $0.75 when you buy any one(1)  COFFEE-MATE products 15oz or larger
don't print this page...go to the link on the words above to get to the real coupons..otherwise, you may print my whole blog...

Other links to coupons (I have gathered, but not verified them)
Coffee Fair

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fabulous Freebies

OK one more tonight...Facebook's Fabulous Freebies.

Arts & Scraps

Art & Scraps

Want some art projects for cheap?  Got kids?  Got grandkids?  Got nieces and nephews?  Got students?  This is a great find for those crafty people in the Detroit area.


Teachers, you can ask them to bring the ScrapMobile to your school and teach your kids how to make an art project.   Or you can go there.  
Great for birthday parties as well as educational outings. 
Shop for your craft supplies:  paper, cardboard, fabric, recyclable materials, sand, art supplies...REALLY?  cool!  I'm going!

Store Hours:Tues, Thurs 11-6   Sat 11-4

Phone: 313-640-4411
Fax: 313-640-4422

Address: 161 35 Harper, Detroit, MI 48224 

Birthday Freebies

OK - who doesn't love free stuff?  Only when there's a catch? Sure, I understand.  Well, what if the only catch is to show your ID and get some free stuff on your birthday?  Some of these places will merely say "Happy Birthday" and not even sing to you...on the other hand if you like to be sung to...let me know, I'll call you or send you a singing video on your big day!

Back to the freebies - I did not verify all of the FREE BIRTHDAY STUFF that are on the following sites, but give them a look...they are extensive.  You will need to sign up ahead of time, so if your birthday isn't this week...go sign up now, use an easy password like "My1stBirthday".  You will have to enter an email address for most of these, then sit back and wait for your birthday to roll around.  

Birthday Freebies from Frugal Living TV

Detroit Channel 2 List of where to eat for free on your birthday.

This year I got a free full-service car wash at JAX (no sign up needed) on my birthday, a free meal from NOODLES & CO. within a week of my birthday, a free grande beverage at Michigan-based BIGGBY COFFEE, a STARBUCKS postcard (is coming any day now) for a free beverage, APPLEBEES offered a free dessert shooter during the month of my birthday - but I missed that one.  

Have a very happy birthday this year!

Angel Food March 2011

Angel Food Ministries helps families all across the country get good food for half the price you would pay in the grocery store.  Click here to look at this month's menu.  

Order by Sunday, March 20, 2011  11:59 pm
Pick up orders on Saturday, March 26, 2011 around 10am

There is even an Easter Holiday Box for $36.00 - check out what you get to feed the family:  

Free Art Lessons

how to draw a dog, drawing art lesson, graphit art instruction

Another fine lessons!  I signed up for some drawing lessons...get it?  Sketch!  ha!  I figured I would like to learn to do some sketching and someday have my Sketch Studio...anyhow, check out this link for some free art tutorials.  Learn to paint, draw, and sketch.  Have fun creating!

How to Shop for FREE!

How to Shop for Free Book Order

Free time spent at B&N yesterday led me to a gem of a book for a coupon crazy lady who once spent 1cent to buy over $200 worth of groceries...I want to learn from her!  Not only does she have a book ($14.95), but she has a blog!  YAY!

Learn and save!  Heading to Staples today for some (eventually) free pens, gold paperclips and envelopes!

Happy Shopping!