Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sears Outlet Free Apparel Tuesday

     Live near a participating Sears Outlet? Are you a Shop Your Way Rewards member? (if not it's free). Check out the Sears Outlet facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Sears.Outlet.Stores for more information on how to get a free piece of clothing today (and today only). No purchase necessary.
     I've done this since I found out about it in February. It used to be every Tuesday, but now it's random Tuesdays in the month so I check their facebook page pretty regularly. I've always used my phone to show the coupon picture since my printer is on vacation. I've never had any problem showing them (sometimes they don't even ask to see it!), but if your going to do that call and make sure it's ok first.
     I do want to point out this coupon is for Sears Outlet stores, and not a regular Sears.  If your lucky enough to live near an outlet happy shopping!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Walgreens Free Prints Deal

I love when these great deals from Walgreens photo come out. Upload your photos to your account and buy 25 4x6 prints and get 25 free when you use code B25G25PIC at check out! If you choose pick up in store you can avoid shipping costs. If you don't have a Walgreens account don't worry. It's free to make one. Great offer to start working on prints for Christmas photo album gifts. Hurry, this deal is only available until April 21st.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Don't give up when it's broken

Ha! Here's the post I promised! Yay for me. Happy dance!
...There's carpet under all that pet hair?

     I have two long haired cats and one German shepherd dog. Needless to say, I could
vacuum the carpet in the morning and by evening you may not even be able to tell on some
days. Most the time I enjoy vacuuming. I used to beg my mom to let me vacuum (every parents
dream, a child begging to do chores!), However, I absolutely HATE vacuuming the stairs.
Just trying to lug the vacuum up and balance it on the stairs as I work my way down makes
me frown. I'm frowning now. I'm throwing glares at the stairs as I type. I hate to admit I
usually ignore the stairs until Big Dude gets so fed up with the hair that he winds up
vacuuming them (Thanks for vacuuming the stairs honey!).

     Since Big Dude is the one who vacuums them, he wanted to get a small vacuum for the
stairs. I heard phrases such as no more balancing the vacuum...safer...special pet hair
picker upper. (I feel the need to point out I'm paraphrasing here, Big Dude would never say
picker upper as it is not a manly phrase). So we got a Shark from the store. That special
pet hair head is magic! It looked like we got a new carpet. Amazing. I happily walked up
and down my clean stairs with a goofy smile on my face the first day.

     After about 2 months of having a super awesome vacuum the pet hair head died. It
wouldn't spin anymore. The head is clear so you can see the insides of it (brilliant idea!)
and I clearly saw no more spinning brush. I couldn't find the receipt and was fearing we
about to take a loss on the vacuum. It still worked suction and motor wise. The problem was
only with the pet hair head. So now we had a vacuum we bought to pick up pet hair that

     Big Dude decided to contact the company and see if we could get a replacement head. I
was expecting to have to pay for a new one plus shipping charges. I glared at that vacuum,
breaking so soon and not working like we wanted. Big Dude told me Shark was sending it out
to us in 4-6 weeks for free. FREE???? As in no money? No shipping charges? No trouble as we
didn't have our receipt?? YAY!!!!! I know happily looked at the vacuum sitting in the
corner. What a good company to stand behind their products and their customers!

     Five weeks later a box came in the mail from Shark. I opened that box like it was Christmas! My stairs are once again clean (again, thanks to Big Dude as I don't do them). I never would have thought the company would send out a replacement head, especially not one for no cost to me. I will definitely keep this in mind when I have to purchase a floor product in the future.
     Do you have any stories of companies standing behind their product when it fails?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Update Time! Don't you think as it's been almost 2 years?
      Anyhoo. So I quit my job in October 2010 to focus on school. Wouldn't you know it DH and I found out we were expecting in November? To add even more fun my best friend found out about her pregnancy at the same time too! She wound up having a beautiful girl and I had my adorable son. Both babies were born in August 2011 just 2 days apart.
     These past 8 months since he's been born have been crazy. My wisdom teeth were removed along with my gallbladder. I was really scared to go in for surgery for my gallbladder. I know it's a pretty routine surgery now and the chance for something happening to me was small, but I was still worried about leaving my little dude without a mommy.
     I'm hoping to add his birth story and some other posts at a later date (especially before my mommy brain starts to forget!). To keep myself accountable I'm going to set a date for it. So by...April 11th I will have another post done. See ya next week!