So, I am not sure exactly who told me about it, but about a year ago I downloaded RetailMeNot just to see what it is all about. It is now a staple for any shopping trip I make. Basically it is just an app and website where you can search coupons and deals by location or search by store. Basically all those coupons that you get in the mail for having a rewards card for every store, appears on the app. I find the best deals at Khols (always at least a 15% off coupon) JcPenny (again, usually a 15% off) Famous Footwear, Macy’s, American Eagle, Dicks Sporting Goods, Target, and so on.
The best deal I ever got with RetailMeNot, I was moving into my apartment and wanted to buy a nice set of knives.I looked at Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, JCPenny, and I researched a bunch of brands, and found out that you can buy the same stuff at any department store. I saw online that Bon-Ton had a $200 set on sale for $100. I had a $50 off a purchase of $100 coupon on RetailMeNot, went to the store, and paid $50 for a knife set that would have cost me $300 at Bed Bath and Beyond. This is when I became sold. Before I check out at any store, I check my app. A little 10% or $5 off here and there really does add up! And no, I am not getting paid to post this, I just really wanted to share my love for this app!
What are some of your favorite money saving apps? I need to know!
Your’s Truly- M
Essential oils… they have become all the rage over the past year. But are they worth the time and money to start using them? Personally, I have a few essential oils that have become an integral part of my daily routine. I use them for beauty purposes, as a freshener and cleaner, and for aromatherapy. My basics are lavender, tea tree, and eucalyptus, and I suggest anyone who is trying essential oils for the first time, to start with these three. You can buy them all online, I buy mine from ADK Aromatherapy (and stole this photo from them).
Tea Tree- The first essential oil I ever used! When I was in college my cousin recommended it for an infected nose piercing I had. It cleared it right up, and I fell in love with the stuff. I use it to dab on pimples, add it to homemade room sprays and cleaners. It is really an all purpose oil, and you can find it either online, or at your local grocery store in the natural foods section.
Lavender- I use lavender mostly for aromatherapy. I add it to my bath, put a few drops in a homemade room spray or cleaner, and will rub a little on my wrists after a long day. It really does relax you, so use cautiously.
Eucalyptus- As someone with year-round allergies and chronic sinus infections…eucalyptus is a must. I will add a few drops to a bath, or on the floor of my shower to help clear out my sinuses. I will also rub some on my chest before bed to help keep my nose clear. It is a must-have in my medicine cabinet.
What are some of your go-to essential oils?
Your’s truly- M
Hey y’all! Just wanted to share a few gems I brought home with me this weekend! I hit up a thrift store not too far from my house, in hopes to find some odds and ends for the kitchen, but I ended up snagging a few different things! I generally try to hit thrift shops every couple of weeks, as most “professionals” will tell you to go often, and it is a great tip! The good stuff goes fast, so you never know what you will find! If you have never tried thrifting/gragesaling/fleamarketing I would check out this oldie but goodie post with a bunch of tips!.
I found this really pretty basket for $3. I am currently using it as a place to hold my keys, purse, and mail on my table to make things look more organized.
I snagged this scoop-neck sweatshirt for $4. It fits perfect, seemed pretty new, and I am thinking it will be perfect for spring/summer layers.
I also grabbed these two jars for $2 each. As you can see, the first one is currently holding my oatmeal, and I am still working on the second one’s use. The design on the right jar really caught my eye. I have no idea what brand/style it is, but I remember my grandma had the exact same pattern in her kitchen. So I had to take it home because….memories.
Did you do any thrifting this weekend?
Your’s truly- M