November 27, 2010

Free Original Glazed Doughnut at Krispy Kreme!

Mmm, this is a sweet deal that I'll be taking advantage of...with or without a date! 

Hey, Krispy Kreme fans, check this out! Sign up for the Friends of Krispy Kreme enewsletter here and receive a coupon for a free original glazed doughnut! Get your honeyboo to sign up, too, and make it a {frugal and sweet}date!

November 26, 2010

Tips for the Unemployed: My Happy List

To follow up my PART 1 Career Update, I've come up with a list to encouraged any one who may unemployed. 
Please do not lose hope! Unemployment is temporary.

These are some things that helped me remain happy while unemployed:
-Do something you've always wanted to do, but never had the time before.
-Get out of bed every morning...and then make it. Making your bed always makes life seem a little more put together.
-Wear your favorite outfits. Keep yourself looking cute/sharp. You'll feel more confident. Don't let yourself go.
-Make a positive change. Get a cute haircut. Stop a bad habit.
-Stay positive. Laugh. Know that unemployment is temporary.
-Be spontaneous.
-Keep yourself in a routine, if possible.
-Talk with friends and family who will encourage you.
-Organize your closets. Clean out your car. Do those chores you never seemed to have time for before.
-Pick up a new hobby. It doesn't have to be an expensive one. Just something you can
-Dream BIG. Write down your dreams/desires and then figure out how to implement them.
-Write down your goals. Career and life goals.
-Don't beat yourself up. Yes, make sure to spend a significant time searching for jobs and contacting future employers, but don't cry if you don't reach a goal of job searching 35 hours a week (yeah, I tried that and crashed).
-Trust God. No explanation needed.

I hope this lists encourages someone. I know we don't go through events like this without a reason. Being unemployed twice made me stronger, more confident and more grateful. Please email me if you need someone to talk to about unemployment. {piggybankdating @ gmail dot com}

November 20, 2010

A Huge Update: PART 1

Here it is...THE BIG JOB UPDATE!

I try not to post much about my personal life on this blog, since I would prefer to focus on frugal date deals and tips. But, I thought I should catch everyone up on what's been going on in my life over the past year.

Work Life: Remember this post in Jan. '10 when I told you I had been laid off due to the economy? The last week of December, I found a temp job that turned into a full time job by March thanks to very the caring staff at a non profit organization. I worked there until the end of September, when I was laid off again (once again because of the economy). Instead of getting worried and down on myself like the previous unemployment time, I embraced my time off. 

Although I didn't announce it, I was unemployed for a month and a half (Oct. '10) before deciding to take one of the jobs I was offered. During that month of unemployment----I dreamed. And, I dreamed big! I spent hours brain-storming, thinking about what I wanted in life and implementing some of those desires. I checked off all the things on my never-ending "to-do" list. I took spontaneous shopping trips (out-of-town). I focused on family and friends. I started an Etsy shop with my mom selling vintage items. I ate LOTS of ice cream. And, I worked out all the time...losing almost 10 pounds. Best of all, I continued to learn to be alone all day (I'm an extravert!) and remain happy (more on that in PART 2).

Then I got bored. I had done most of the things I wanted to do. I desired purpose, a more stable routine, a job. And, that's when doors opened. Second interviews happened. Phone calls were answered. I had multiple options.

God is faithful. 

I'm now working full time in marketing again! My focus is on web marketing and content, and I'm learning so much at once. It's a challenge I'm not taking lightly.

Thank you for being faithful readers. Thank you for being interested in the deals and tips I post for you! I hope you are enjoying saving money and enjoying many frugal dates! Thanks for trusting a single girl writing a dating blog...more on that in PART 2!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

40% Off TODAY at GAP!

Looking for a new date outfit? 

Get 40% ALL merchandise at Gap's "Flash Sale" today (Sat., 11/20/10)! Just mention FLASH40 at the register. 

Here's the details found on the Flash Sale event page on Facebook:

All existing Gap, BR or Old Navy cardmembers will receive 45% off when they use their Gap, BR or Old Navy Credit Card.

To save 40% just mention FLASH40 at the register. Mention FLASH45 if you have a Gap, Banana Republic or Old Navy Credit Card.

Offer valid at Gap Stores in the U.S. and Canada Only. Not valid at Outlet/Factory stores or No adjustments on previous purchases. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Gap, Banana Republic or Old Navy Credit Card must be used to receive 45% off. Cannot be combined with any all other promotions or MPC discounts.

Thanks, MoJo Savings

November 17, 2010

Starbucks BOGO Holiday Drinks

Not gonna lie...I'm really excited about this deal!

Starbucks is offering you and a friend an afternoon treat! Buy one holiday drink and get the other free! This offer is available afternoons (2pm-5pm) tomorrow (11/18/10) through Sunday (11/21).
Visit the Starbucks website for more information and a list of holiday drinks.

Get an afternoon "pick-me-up" for you and a date!


Free Appetizer at Ruby Tuesday with Purchase

Dining out? Get a free appetizer with that entree!

"Like" Ruby Tuesday on Facebook for a coupon for a free appetizer with any entree! 

November 16, 2010

Today's Groupon Deal: Video Footage Preservation

Live in Mobile and looking for some great Christmas gift ideas?

Transfer old VHS/Camcorder footage to DVD for a great price! Today's Groupon Deal is $9 for 120 minutes of footage transferred to DVD at Lighthouse Productions! Lafe at LP is a friend of mine, and I know he would do a fabulous job preserving your memories!

Use your wedding video (or your parents) and have LP transfer it to DVD for a special Christmas gift for your spouse or family. Or, get those dusty childhood videos preserved for a special Christmas gift for your mom. You know...the video of you riding your bike for the first time? That would be the perfect gift.

Go here to buy this great Groupon deal! Hurry, this deal expires today!

Bath & Body Works: $10 off $30 coupon

If you're heading to buy early Christmas gifts, make sure to grab this coupon! It may make some of your gifts a little more affordable!

Get $10 off your total purchase of $30 at Bath & Body Works with this coupon (print and online)! Expires 11/21/10. 

November 15, 2010

MAJOR Photo Deal! 365 free prints from Snapfish

This is the MONSTER photo deal! Get ready to upload some pictures, folks! Like, a year's worth!

Snapfish is offering their best deal yet! 365 FREE 4x6 prints with any $10 purchase! Here are all the details from Snapfish:

With this offer you can get up to 365 FREE 4" x 6" mail-order prints with any $10 purchase. That's like a whole year of smiles for FREE! So get a head start on your holiday shopping and get plenty of prints to share with family come Thanksgiving.

To get your FREE prints, place 365 4" x 6" prints in your cart with a $10 purchase, and usecoupon code 2010MY365 at checkout before 11:59PM PST on November 20.

Don't have 365 photos to print? Don't worry, you can still receive free prints with your $10 purchase – just choose 100 or 50 FREE 4" x 6" prints, whatever number suits you best! Use the corresponding coupon code below to redeem this amazing deal.

For 100 FREE prints, use coupon 2010MY100 at checkout before 11:59PM PST on November 20.

For 50 FREE prints, use coupon 2010MY50 at checkout before 11:59PM PST on November 20.

Get started uploading your photos here! Sign in or create a new account.

November 14, 2010

Free Tacos at Jack In The Box 11/16

Here's a super "cheap" meal deal!

Get two free tacos from Jack In The Box on Tuesday, 11/16/10 after 2PM! No purchase necessary. 

November 11, 2010 80% off sale!

Dine out on a dime! is having another 80% off sale! It's time to stock up on certificates to your favorite local restaurants! Search for restaurants here. Use the code GIVE at checkout for major savings! 
Expires 11/15/10.

November 10, 2010

Veteran's Day Freebies for Military!

Veteran's Day is this Thursday, Nov. 11! 

If you are active military or a veteran, Thursday is your day! Money Saving Mom  and The Frugal Girls have compiled lists of VDay FREEBIES just for you! The lists include free/cheap food and entertainment deals! 
Check out the list here and here!

November 9, 2010

Corner Bakery Cafe: Free Soup

It's the perfect weather for some FREE warm soup and a handsome date!

Get a free cup of homemade soup with this coupon from Corner Bakery Cafe when you purchase a sandwich or salad. Expires 11/30/10.

Thanks, MoJo Savings!

November 4, 2010

Express Clothing Coupon!

Need a new date outfit?

Head to Express with this coupon for $15 off $30 or $30 off $75! Or use the code 7799 at checkout online. Expires 11/7/10. Clearance items are excluded.

Thanks, MoJo Savings!

November 3, 2010

T.G.I. Friday's BOGO salad or sandwich coupon

Here's a great dining out deal for you and your sweetie!

Use this T.G.I. Friday's printable coupon for a buy one get one free salad or sandwich deal! Expires 11/7/10. Not valid on 3 course menu, burgers, and lunch menu.

Thanks, MoJo Savings!

November 2, 2010

Just a little update!

Hello, friends! Just wanted to write a quick post to let you know I haven't forgotten you! I've been extra busy lately with a few side projects. One is a brand new Etsy shop my mom and I started! We're selling some vintage items we have acquired. We're just getting it started, and I didn't realize how much work would be involved to get it going! 

I've also been busy doing some of this: 

I will continue to search for and post relevant frugal date ideas and deals! Thanks for your support and for reading this blog! I would love to hear from you. Do you have any success stories using Piggy Bank Dating tips? Please share!