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RetailMeNot – New Balance Shoes Coupon

Dear Readers…

I’m hopeful. I have wide feet (8.5W) and I’m reallllly hoping I can find some comfortable dress shoes. Did you know that New Balance made dress shoes?? I ordered the Aravon style “Anna”, and while they may not be the sexiest dress shoe I’ve ever worn, my new job in retail has my dogs barking up a storm, so I HAVE to try something new!

All shoes I own are either a 9M, 9W, or 8.5W – however, when you have to stand for 8+ hours a day, numbers mean very little. My shoes fit fine as long as I don’t have to stand all day! I have shoes that fit, but not shoes that can bear my weight and give me the comfort I need. And I need shoes that can go with a skirt or pants. I chose some Mary Janes.

Remember – if you have wide feet and/or are in need of a LARGE TOE BOX, you should try to stay with the New Balance brand. I learned years ago about NB’s cozy tennis shoes, and always wished they’d made dress shoes. Not sure when they started doing it, but I’m glad they did. I’ll post a review and photos when I try them out. Crossing my fingers and toes that they’ll work.

Go to RetailMeNot’s online coupons and use one before you order!

Direct Sales Opportunities That Are Free or Cheap to Start

Direct Sales Opps That Are Free or Cheap to Start

I didn’t author this article, but I can vouch for all the companies she lists – PLEASE check them out if you want to work from home. There are a few “free to start” companies and some have low-cost kits. That said, the author also lists more direct selling companies that have higher-cost kits – it’s up to you.

I’m about to open a “Kitsy Lane” boutique of my own, and there’s no startup cost. And yes, I’ve thoroughly researched it, and it’s free to start!!!!!!! Check out their business model and you’ll see how it’s possible.

Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree.org – Great Online Tutorials For Job Seekers

Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree.org

Put me in the job-seeker category – I’m currently trying to find a technical career. In the area where I live, this is actually not difficult because it’s a large city with plenty of options. However, sometimes you just need a little boost or edge in order to stand above your competition to get hired. Be ready for that interview! In these harsher economic times, you can certainly give yourself and advantage as a job-seeker by educating yourself for free. It can only help you.

I found a great “Freebie” website that has some great tutorials, so I have to share – and you’ve heard of this company before. It’s the Goodwill Community Foundation – yes, that Goodwill. They have topics that can give you some more business savvy.

Go forth and learn!


I Cut My Own Hair!

Maybe I’m a little more daring than your average woman, but I now love cutting my own hair – and will probably never go to a salon again. I know, most people aren’t that adventurous, but I am! I had the Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction haircut a year ago….and I just let it grow out, straight bangs and all, and it looked terrible. I wanted a new cut, but was undecided on what I wanted ultimately, which lead me to wanting to experiment myself – to see what looked good, what worked, what didn’t, don’t add layers, add layers, add more layers, blunt cut, etc. I could cut it all myself without having to pay every time I wanted to try something. And best of all, cutting my own hair is free!

Know that if you have long hair like me (almost at my waist), you can afford to experiment with cutting your own hair because you have a lot of length to cut; you can cut it in stages without worrying too much about mistakes. That said, there are some fairly fool-proof ways to cut your hair where you won’t have to fear. Basically, if you have hair long enough for a ponytail, you can put your hair in one and straight cut it – yes, it’s that easy. This way adds layers to your hair, which is flattering on everyone. There are plenty of YouTube demonstration videos by professionals and amateurs that show you exactly how to do it (some are below).

Two days ago, I decided to layer my hair, cutting off about 3 inches in length all over. My hair feels so much lighter, and it’s much less frizzy. I don’t even have frizzy hair – I have bone straight, fine hair, but the ends were so split that I looked like I had frizzy hair. So, I took matters into my own hands, literally, and cut my hair off, simple as that. I cut it in multiple layers, and I may hack away more at it, if I find that it still looks frizzy. I noticed that yesterday and today, my hair had gained more volume because the hair isn’t weighted down with that extra length, so the layers are adjusting and flowing quite nicely. Each day, my hair will “learn” how to be lighter and my overall hairstyle will be more bouncy. I even tried the technique of “point cutting” my hair to thin it out some…while fine, I have a ton of hair, and usually the stylist uses thinning shears to keep the bulk and drag away from pulling my hair down flat. Point cutting is a shortcut and mimics thinning shears, since I don’t own any.

I feel I never answered my calling as a hairstylist, but maybe one day, when my life lines up, I’ll be able to go to school and actually get licensed. I can already color my hair; I go to Sally’s Beauty Supply and buy my own toner and peroxide. I’ve never put the wrong color on my hair, and I think I’d be great if I could ever get to school! Although the next color I’m going to use is going to be brown henna – no more chemicals for me.

Anyway, here are some “how to” videos that I watched to get my courage up, so watch them and try a different way to self-grooming – this is free!!

Veterans Day 2013 Freebies: List Of 22 Free Items And Discounts For Veterans And Active Military Members

Article from the IBTimes website: get your discounts and freebies here!

Veterans Day 2013 Freebies: List Of 22 Free Items And Discounts For Veterans And Active Military Members.


BONUS: Veterans Day discounts sales, deals & free-meals

REPOST: “101 Restaurants Offering Free Wi-Fi” From Mr. Free Stuff

Sorry – no copyright infringement intended, but I had no way to share this on WordPress other than straight copy/paste, so please forgive me…this is great info I wanted to pass along…


101 Restaurants Offering Free Wi-Fi

Posted: June 28th, 2012 | 1 Comment

It’s getting so easy to find free Wi-Fi in cafes, restaurants and other popular eateries that we were actually able to put together a list of 101 such locations.

That makes curling up with your favorite mobile device even easier…and much cheaper.

Naturally, you’ll want to check with your local outlet to make sure they offer such a service, as not all franchises participate and offers may vary.

Now it’s time to whip out the old laptop and have some digital fun.

  1. Apple Spice Junction Delis
    Has outlets in 12 states
  2. Applebee’s
    Available at select locations
  3. Arby’s
    All locations offer free Wi-Fi
  4. Atlanta Bread Company
    Free Wi-Fi at select locations
  5. Au Bon Pain
    Multiple locations across the country
  6. Bahama Buck’s
    Available at outlets in Mesa, Ariz.; Clovis, N.M.; and El Paso, Frisco, Hewitt, Louisville, Lubuck, Sachse, Wichita and Waco Falls, Texas.
  7. Bailey’s Pubs
    Has locations in 25 states
  8. Barnes & Noble 
    All coffee shops within the bookstores offer free Wi-Fi.
  9. Beyond Bread
    Has several locations in Tuscon, Ariz.
  10. Big Boy
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations in California, Florida, Michigan and Ohio
  11. Biggby Coffee
    Has over 100 locations in the midwest, South Carolina and Texas
  12. Belendz
    Has six locations in Southern California
  13. Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
    Has locations in 13 states across the U.S.
  14. Big Apple Bagels Cafe
    Has multiple locations across the U.S.
  15. Blimpie Sub Shop
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations
  16. Bob Evans
    All outlets offer free Wi-Fi
  17. Brewster’s Coffee
    Has multiple locations across the U.S.
  18. Bruegger’s Bagels
    Free Wi-Fi available only at select locations
  19. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
    Offers free Wi-Fi at all locations across the U.S.
  20. Burger King
    Some outlets provide free Wi-Fi
  21. Burgerville
    Has locations in Oregon and Washington
  22. Caffee Trieste 
    Has five locations in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkley, Calif.
  23. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe
    Has locations in 15 states across the U.S.
  24. Caribou Coffee
    Has locations in 22 states
  25. Carl’s Jr.
    Select locations are offering free Wi-Fi
  26. Chelos Hometown Bar & Grill
    Has several locations in Rhode Island
  27. Chick-fil-A
    Free Wi-Fi available at restaurants with high-speed Internet access
  28. Cici’s Pizza
    Has locations throughout the U.S.
  29. Claim Jumper Restaurants
    Has locations in Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington
  30. Cool Beans 
    Has several locations in Montgomery, Alabama
  31. Corner Bakery & Cafe
    Free Wi-Fi available at outlets in California, Colorado, D.C., Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia
  32. Cosi
    Has locations in 17 states
  33. Country’s Barbecue
    Has several locations in Columbus, Ga.
  34. Culver’s
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations
  35. Cups Espresso Cafe 
    Has multiple locations in Mississippi
  36. Daily Grind
    Available at location in Martinsburg, W.V.
  37. Dairy Queen
    Select locations are offering free Wi-Fi
  38. Del Taco  
    Available at select locations
  39. Denny’s
    Look for the Wi-Fi sign in your local Denny’s restaurant.
  40. Desert Flour Bakery
    Based in Sedona, Ariz.
  41. Diedrich Coffee 
    Has several locations in California
  42. Doubletree Inns
    Offers free Wi-Fi in restaurants and other public areas
  43. Dunkin’ Donuts
    Check their online store locator for outlets offering free Wi-Fi
  44. Dunn Bros Coffee  
    Free Wi-Fi in all but a few locations
  45. Dutch Valley Restaurant
    Free Wi-Fi at location in Sarasota, Fla.
  46. Einstein Bros.
    Offers free Wi-Fi at select locations
  47. Espresso ROMA
    Has locations in California, Colorado and Oregon
  48. Espresso Royale
    Free Wi-Fi available in some locations in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin
  49. Fatburger
    Los Angeles location has free Wi-Fi
  50. First Watch
    Has locations in 14 states
  51. Four Points By Sheraton
    Free Wi-Fi in restaurants and public areas
  52. Fox and Hound Restaurants
    Has locations in 25 states
  53. Fuddruckers
    Free Wi-Fi available in some locations in 16 states
  54. Gandolfos New York Deli
    Available in some locations across the U.S.
  55. Hardees
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations
  56. Hooters
    Many locations across the U.S. offer free Wi-Fi
  57. Houlihan’s
    Some locations in 18 states offer free Wi-Fi
  58. IHOP
    Select locations are offering free Wi-Fi
  59. It’s A Grind Coffee House
    Many locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas offer free Wi-Fi.
  60. Jack In The Box
    Some locations in select states offer free Wi-Fi.
  61. Jimmy John’s
    Some locations offer free Wi-Fi
  62. Krystal Restaurants
    Offers free Wi-Fi in more than 250 locations.
  63. La Margarita Restaurant
    Free Wi-Fi at location in San Antonio, Texas
  64. Le Boulanger Bakery Cafe
    Has 18 locations in the San Jose, Calif., area
  65. Le Peep
    Locations in 14 states across the U.S.
  66. Lee’s Sandwiches
    Has 45-plus locations in California, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma and Nevada
  67. Mama Fu’s Asian House
    Free Wi-Fi is available in most locations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.
  68. Martin’s Food Centers
    Find free Wi-Fi in the cafe sections of outlets in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia
  69. McAlister’s Deli
    Has locations in 22 states
  70. McDonald’s
    Offers free Wi-Fi in all U.S. locations
  71. Metrocafes
    Offers free Wi-Fi at its eight locations in the Atlanta area
  72. My Favorite Muffin
    Has multiple locations across the U.S.
  73. Old Chicago
    Available in some locations across the country
  74. Panera Bread
    Look for the Wi-Fi sticker in the window of your local outlet.
  75. Peet’s Coffee & Tea
    Offers two hours of free Wi-Fi with purchase
  76. Peter Piper Pizza
    Select locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas offer free Wi-Fi
  77. P.F. Chang’s
    Free Wi-Fi available at some locations across the U.S.
  78. PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans
    Has more than 45 locations in Louisiana
  79. Popeye’s Famous Fried Chicken
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations
  80. Port City Java
    Has locations in D.C., Maryland and North Carolina
  81. Safeway Grocery Stores
    Many locations offer free Wi-Fi in their cafe areas
  82. Sapp Brothers Truck Stops
    Has locations across the United States
  83. Schlotzsky’s
    Has locations in Arizona, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas
  84. Scooters Coffeehouse
    Free Wi-Fi available at multiple locations
  85. Shagga Coffee & Restaurant
    Free Wi-Fi available at location in Hyattsville, Md.
  86. Shari’s Cafe
    Has locations in California, Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming
  87. Sonic Drive-In
    Free Wi-Fi available at select locations across the country
  88. Starbucks
    All locations in the U.S. and Canada offer free Wi-Fi.
  89. Subway
    Some of the sandwich shops are beginning to offer Wi-Fi
  90. Taco Bell
    Some locations are beginning to offer free Wi-Fi
  91. Tapioca Express
    Has locations in Seattle, California and Texas
  92. Texas Roadhouse
    Free Wi-Fi available in some locations across the U.S.
  93. Togos
    Has locations in Washington, California, Arizona and Oregon
  94. Tully’s Coffee
    Has multiple locations on the West Coast
  95. Quiznos Sandwich Restaurants
    Some locations are beginning to offer free Wi-Fi
  96. Urban Grind
    Free Wi-Fi at locations in Atlanta, Ga.
  97. Von’s Grocery Stores
    Many locations offer free Wi-Fi in their cafe areas
  98. Wegman’s Supermarkets
    Free Wi-Fi in Wegman’s in-store cafes in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia
  99. Wendy’s
    Almost all Wendy’s are now outfitted with Wi-Fi
  100. Which Wich
    Has sandwich shops in the Southeast and Southwest
  101. Whole Foods Market
    Many locations offer free Wi-Fi in their cafes