Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Saving Money Is Sexy. Just Ask Kurt.

Hi guys. Remember how last week I said to ignore any and all emails that contain links asking for your credit cards?

That's still a good idea.

But remember my ending line, where I said "...Unless it's a LivingSocial Deal. Those things rock my world." ??

Well, today's LivingSocial deal rocked my world so much, I would have bought it 50 times if they hadn't set a 1-per-person limit. Maybe you've heard of it already?

For $10 you can get a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate.



In case you are wondering what LivingSocial is, it's a lot like Groupon. They have a new deal every day, and it expires in a day. So that Amazon card? You only have until tomorrow morning to purchase that.

But you don't have to use it in the next day.

I usually purchase the half-off local restaurant deals. For $15, I regularly get $30 to spend at all sorts of cool restaurants. We've tried an Ethiopian restaurant, an Italian restaurant, an Indian Food restaurant, etc.

You usually have 6 months to use your deal. Sometimes there are other limits, but that's pretty standard, at least for the restaurant deals.

It makes date night pretty darn affordable. Which, when you're married, becomes the biggest turn-on.

(At least for Kurt.)

This Amazon giftcard, though? Does not expire. I looked- it's in the fine print. Who knew fine print could be so exciting?

So you could save this for Christmas time- 5 years from now. Or use it to buy a few trashy romance novels. Or a textbook.

Or heck, put it towards a Kindle.

Or just sit there, wondering if this is spam. After all, there was that whole free-movie-ticket-incident...

(come on guys. You know this is me.)

So why am I telling you about this? I have to be getting something out of it.

Well, I love you all. And I know how to share. And I am not being asked to write this post, or sponsored in any way.

Except...well, if three of you do buy this gift, and you use this link? I get mine free.

It's only $10. So if you don't, I won't be all that disappointed.

(But if you do I'll love you forever.)

And once you buy your deal? They'll give you a link. And if three of your friends click through that on facebook or twitter or anywhere you put it, and they buy it too? You will get your deal for free.

It's like the coolest pyramid scheme ever.

But if you aren't into sharing, you can also just enjoy the fantastic deal without sharing it. No one will know. Except God.

Also, my blogging has been kind of...slow lately.


And this is kind of like a kick in the butt. Maybe tomorrow I'll even draw a picture.

So there you go. Full disclosure.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go check out Amazon. I have some money to spend.



Megan said...

I love Living Social.

Except I don't, because I'm dreadful at actually doing any of those things.

It's quite sad really.

My laziness *is* that extreme.

Pity me.

Macey said...

I saw this. And it's AWESOME. I love Amazon.

beka said...

Bwhahahahah, "no one will ever know. except God." ;)

Elise said...

You're the best!! I bought one using your link and my husband is going to *being forced* buy one using your link so hopefully you get a free gift card!!! Thanks for the tip!!!

viewfromdownhere said...

You had me at pyramid scheme.

viewfromdownhere said...

You had me at pyramid scheme.

Jennifer said...

Well at least now I know why I've been seeing these links everywhere all day.

Anonymous said...

Clicked on your link and got me a deal. Cool. Thanks!

Unknown said...

You can't even cut coupons in France. No way to save money. So sad.

Jen V said...

I got another free movie ticket offer email from you just now. Just wanted to let you know. I deleted it.

I missed out on the Amazon deal, since you posted this yesterday. Bummer!

mypixieblog said...

I just purchased this yesterday and it's definitely the best deal I've seen advertised so far. But how long until you receive the confirmation email? I clicked through the site, it said a confirmation email would come shortly, but it's been 24+ hours and still nothing. The hell?? I wanna use my coup!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I got mine yesterday and it looks like 3 people clicked my link on Facebook! yay!!!

um, speaking of the movie ticket email....

I got another one from you today again. Not sure if it was a fluke or if you've been hacked again.

Alexandra said...

oh, lanie, the movie tic crapp is going on round 2 from me. I'm dying here...what did we do???

Mizasiwa said...

Hey If I had R100 bucks to spare and I was in the US id totally take advantage of that deal. Have a great weekend

Chantel said...

it is an awesome deal! I tried to get it, and I thought I did, but now I'm not so sure that it worked because I didn't get any confirmation, and they didn't charge me for it...

Anyway, there's this new Friday Vlog thing that a blog I follow is doing. Every week she asks a question that you can answer in a vlog, and then send her the link to it in a comment and she'll include the link in her post.

It sounded like something you would enjoy. And everyone else would too because I enjoyed the vlog you did before.

So you should do it.

Kim said...

New follower. I LOVE Living Social!

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

Huh, I'll need to check that out. Hey, you still need to post a drawing.

Mama Mary said...

Have fun shopping at Amazon! Keep us posted on what you buy. Have you read the Hunger Games Trilogy yet? If not, put it on your list.
Also, I'm sad that the poll in your sidebar is closed. Are you selling?

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