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Archive for August, 2008

Dreamline Deals for Friday, August 29th, 2008

August 29th, 2008

It’s hard to believe August is almost over. I don’t know where the summer went! On a good note, there are still plenty of deals to be had, and I’m sure there will be no shortage anytime soon…especially since after all of the “Back to School” sales are over with, it’ll almost be time for the next round of sales to start! If you don’t get the newsletter (which is free!) here are just a few of the deals that were sent out earlier today:

  • Now through September 1st, you can get $5.00 off when you spend at least $25.00 at Babies “R” Us. If you want to make your purchase in stores, bring the printout, and if you want to order online, use code 923789 at checkout.
  • Sports Authority is having a 2 day event online through tomorrow where you will get $15.00 off when you spend at least $75.00 or $25.00 off when you spend at least $100.00.
  • Now through September 1st, you can use code SAVE20 to get 20% off your order at Godiva’s website. They are also having a summer event going on.
  • At J&R through September 1st, you can preorder the Panasonic DMC-LX3S 10-Megapixel Digital Camera for $399.99, regularly $499.99. Shipping is free. – 60% Off!

August 28th, 2008

Now through August 31st, you can get gift certificates for 60% off when you use code LABOR. This means that a $25.00 gift certificate will only cost you $4.00 (regularly $10.00), and a $10.00 gift certificate will only cost you $1.20 (regularly $3.00).

It’s a great deal if you like any of the restaurants. I have used more than a few of these, and end up getting a lot of food – and only have to pay a tiny price. It’s great! Now when I go on vacations, before I leave I check to see if there are any restaurants nearby. It’s a nice way to help cut costs!

Selling Your Old Gold Jewelry

August 27th, 2008

Over the past few months, you have probably started to see ads crop up all over the place offering to buy your old gold. You might wonder if they’re real, and if you really can sell your old jewelry to make a little extra money. They are real, and many of them have been around for years – but it’s only been lately because of the economy and high gas prices that many people have started looking into them.

What happens with the above company (and many others), is that they send you a free bag to send your old or broken gold jewelry to them (some including the above are pre-paid, others you have to pay for shipping), and then they get the jewelry.

They will take a look at it, and tell you how much it is worth. If you’re happy with the number, you’ll get your check and will be on your way. If you’re not happy? No worries, they’ll send you back your jewelry.

It’s definitely something to look into if you have some old gold jewelry that is broken, or that you’ll never wear again. Why have it sit in your jewelry box if it’s something you’ll never use when you can get money for it?

One thing to note is that different places will offer you different amounts of money for your jewelry, so it might be worth shopping around to see how much you can get before agreeing to a price.

Dreamline Deals for Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

August 26th, 2008

If you’re looking for great deals both online and in store, the Dreamline Savings Newsletter will be able to help. We also have great freebies, and often include great money saving tips – or even ways to earn a little extra money without having to get a second job. It’s free to sign up for the newsletter…you can do so at the top of the page. Here are just a few of the deals that were in the newsletter earlier today:

Sports Authority – 15% off For 4 Hours

August 25th, 2008

Sports Authority is having a 4-hour sale online only, where your entire order will be 15% off. This started just a few minutes ago, and will go on through 4pm EST today. Sorry for the short notice!  If you’re in the market for something from the Sports Authority though, this could be the perfect time to get it.

Dreamline Deals for Friday, August 22nd, 2008

August 22nd, 2008

It’s hard to believe, but we’re heading towards the end of summer! The only good news is that means there will be many deals and sales coming up in the next few weeks. If you’d like to get the whole newsletter emailed to you, just sign up (for FREE) at the top of the page. You’ll get all the great deals, as well as the freebies we have in each and every newsletter. Plus, you’ll get them earlier in the day, so there will be a lot greater of a chance that they’ll still be available!

Here are a few of the deals that were in the newsletter earlier today:

She Speaks – Food Network Promo

August 21st, 2008

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m a member of She Speaks, where every once in a while I get to test products, and give my opinions on them.

Well, just a few days ago I got an email from She Speaks offering me the chance to watch a Food Network TV Show (my choice of either an episode of Ask Aida or Cooking for Real). For watching it and filling out a survey, I was able to choose to get a free Food Network Book!

They also had this great offer, which I’ll share with everyone here:

Receive a FREE Rachael Ray 3-Pack DVD with any purchase over $50 at the Food Network Store. Enter coupon code C98278 at checkout. Offer expires 9/15/08.

I thought that was a pretty good deal if you plan on buying anything at the Food Network store in the next few weeks!

I enjoy being a part of research panels like this, since I get to learn about things I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. I had never seen Cooking for Real before, and I really enjoyed it! Plus, we all know that by cooking at home, you’ll save more money than by going out to eat…and when you find a new recipe to try, it makes it easier for you to want to stay home!

Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

August 20th, 2008

I recently got the book “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois out of the library, and decided to try it. I had tried making bread once before, but it was such a pain and was so time consuming, I didn’t think I would ever try it again. Once I heard about this book though, I knew I had to try it.

First off, there is no kneading, or anything else complicated. It took me less than 5 minutes to mix up the ingredients with a wooden spoon, and put it in the fridge overnight. The next day all I had to do was take some of the dough out of the fridge, let it sit for 40 min, and then cook it. It couldn’t have been easier.

One of the big questions is…was it any good? I was shocked. It tasted REALLY good. I was really excited! I loved having the bread, and to know that I have enough dough for 3 more loaves sitting in my fridge makes me happy!

The next question is – how does the cost compare with buying a loaf of bread at the store? Well, I can’t exactly compare it since this is more of a nice bread you’d get at a bread store instead of a loaf of white bread, but let’s try to compare them anyway. At the store, you can spend anywhere from $1.00 – $4.00 for a loaf of bread. With the ingredients used in this loaf, a plain regular loaf of bread cost me about $0.55 a loaf. Granted, the loaf is a little bit smaller than a regular loaf..but it tasted really great. Plus, you know exactly what is in it since you made it yourself. Which also means you can add additional ingredients if you like a special type of bread.

Also, that was just me buying the ingredients at my local grocery store.  If I decide I’m going to start making bread more (which I probably will), I might get the yeast and flour at Costco, which I’m sure will save me a lot  more money.

One of the things I really liked was the size of the bread. Every single time I buy a loaf of bread, I always end up wasting at least part of it. There is no way 2 of us can go through a whole loaf before it goes bad. Here, I have up to 2 weeks to make and the 4 loaves, and this way it works out perfectly.

I will note that depending on what you have in your house, you will need to buy a few items if you don’t bake often.  You’ll need a pizza peel and a baking stone.  I got both of them together for $15.00 and then 20% off at Bed Bath and Beyond, and it worked well for me.

So from an economical standpoint…is it better to make your own bread, or just buy it? I’d say there really isn’t too much of a difference, especially if you just buy what’s cheapest. But if you like being able to control exactly what is in your bread, and you enjoy making homemade items, then this book is really for you! I really can’t stress enough how easy it was. I look forward to trying a few of the other recipes before I return the book.

Jelly Belly – 25% Off!

August 19th, 2008

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Jelly Belly doesn’t often have coupons, but right now to celebrate the redesign of their website, they have 25% off your order when you use code CELEBRATE. It’s good through August 21st.

It’s good on everything on their site, including their outlet, where they have their “Belly Flops” – Jelly Beans that weren’t quite perfect…either the size or shape is off, or the flavor doesn’t match the color.

Either way, it’s a great way to get some yummy Jelly Belly Jelly Beans for a great deal!

Dreamline Deals for Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

August 19th, 2008

Again, there were lots of deals today. This is a great time of year as stores are gearing up for “back to school” and “end of summer” sales, so you’re bound to find a sale almost everywhere you turn. If you want to see the whole list of deals, sign up to the Dreamline Savings Newsletter, which is completely free! Here are just a few of the deals that were in the newsletter earlier today:

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