Ok, I guess I have to say it...
Happy birthday to...me!
It's true. Yesterday (March 8) I turned the ripe ol' age of 27.
Man, gettin' up there! ;)
All I wanted for my birthday was a healthy baby
...but that wouldn't suffice for my family. We are having lots of fun celebrating this weekend, can't wait to tell you all about it next week.
In the meantime I wanted to remind you of my...
HUGE LIST of birthday freebies! I made the list a few years ago and have been using it every since. Check it out HERE. All you need to do is get on the email lists for these places and they will give you great freebies and deals for your birthday and other special occasions.
I eat free all March long, not even kidding!
(which is perfect timing since I have a brand new baby and don't really feel like cooking...)
You have to be careful with deals, though, because often times the expiration dates come up MUNDO FASTO. Here are a few quick tips to help you make the most out of your birthday freebies and deals:
- If you don't want junk mail to hit your inbox, simply filter the emails out! That way the coupons and deals are automatically filtered into a handy little folder, ready and waiting for when you need them. Get the tutorial on filtering your email HERE. Just DON'T UNSUBSCRIBE from them, or else you'll have to go back and re-subscribe every year. What a pain!
- Once you get a deal, put it on your calendar. I use Google Calendar because I can access it from anywhere (my phone, ipad, computer, etc.) and you can have multiple calendars within a calendar. So you could have a "coupons" calendar, and "hide" it when you don't need it. Put the expiration date on your calendar, and put a reminder that the expiration date is coming 1 week before it happens. This is also a great tip for those Groupons and daily deals that always seem to expire before I get around to using them....grrr....
- Print out your deals and keep them in your coupon notebook, and leave the notebook in your car. Read more about that HERE.
Follow those few tips and you'll be enjoying yummy freebies all month long. Happy Birthday to...well...YOU!