I just did yet another general grocery comparison between Target and Trader Joe’s. I used comparable items. Aww, did I already spoil the surprise? Continue reading
I love Costco.
You want a money-saving tip? Shop at Costco.
So, why? Well, I think I know every product Costco sells in the grocery area. There’s lots of good deals.
Olive oil in glass bottles Continue reading
Just found another resource for watching movies on a computer. It’s YouTube’s version of Netflix / Hulu / Amazon Instant. I see a lot of the videos are $2.99 or $3.99. There is also a Free category.
Now, I must say that I haven’t dived into Amazon Prime Instant Videos, but I should, because my hubby has an Amazon Prime account. And, wow, do we love it. For all our consumption needs Our Prime account gives us shopping options with free shipping, and we are often able to get the items we want shipped for free. Saves all the hunting around and burning petrol to shop local stores. Still, it’s UPS delivered but, we don’t have printers that make things like in Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer. (Here it is on Kindle).
So, while you’re on YouTube.com/movies, you might want to check out some free movies, among which I noticed is The Beautiful Truth. Enjoy. I’m going to check out Life in a Day.
We’ve had a Netflix account for several years. Before that we had a Tivo—which taught us the value of never watching TV with commercials/ads. Now we continue with a Netflix account for Instant-only. Because we have a Blockbuster 2 blocks away, my hubby has signed up for their cheapest option which gives us one DVD at a time, which comes in the mail, and then which we can trade for one DVD in the store. Once we turn in the store copy, we then wait for another one to come in the mail from the online account. It gives him a chance to take a little jog outside, and we have a movie for the weekend. He and I enjoy a movie about once or twice a week. Sometimes we watch other “streaming media” since we do have a computer hooked up to our TV.
I will say, that we went for a full year without a television, and it was actually quite nice. I didn’t miss it at all. I resisted getting another TV, but the hubby was missing him some sports. But, it’s fun to play with media, and we like to relax together and have something to spur a conversation now and then. I do love myself a good movie or documentary. With watching content via the computer, on demand, I forget that some people actually watch a lot of advertising, still. I rarely see ads and I will never miss them! It’s the only way to fly.
It’s fairly obvious, right? Your local public library is a great deal.
I’m throwing this up on the blog just as a little reminder to you, dear readers (in every sense), to become a power-user of your public library!
How do I get it done?
I utilize the online ordering feature for my library. I request books to be held for me. I get notified via email and then I go pick them up! This saves me time and trouble when I’m going to the library with or without children.
So, how can you remember to do this on a regular basis? Continue reading
The Museum Adventure Pass Program ends it’s sixth and final year on Sept 3, 2012. So, we have the rest of the school year and the summer to enjoy free passes to museums. And, after you visit a destination, you can enter to win a free one-year pass to one of the destinations.
If you have visited one of the Minneapolis destinations, I’d love to hear about it! (Comment below.) Our family moved to Minneapolis last year and haven’t discovered as many of these great treasures as I would like. We have visited The Works several times and the kids (age 5 and 7) love that one. I think we should try the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, the Foshay Museum and Observation Deck, the Bakken Museum, the Minnesota Transportation Museum, the Minnesota Zoo and the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. The other destinations in the program I think we will save for when the kids are a little older.