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Seattle Library book sale this weekend

16 Apr

For Seattle friends:

The Friends of the Seattle Public Library book sale is this weekend. It started today for members, and Saturday and Sunday it’s open to the rest of us. Click for more info.

Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Interesting reading

24 Jan

Today I started reading “Cheap (The High Cost of Discount Culture)” by Ellen Ruppel Shell. I’ve had this on reserve from the library for a long time, and it finally came in (along with 3 other books I’ve had reserved for a long time – why do they always come at the same time?)

I’m not very far along, so I don’t have thoughts to share yet, but I’m hopeful that it will give me some insight into what it means to be a responsible consumer. Not to mention its relevance to this blog.

Has anyone else read this?

Free Fred Flare shipping

15 Dec

Enter discount code reindeer to get free shipping at! There’s not even a minimum purchase amount! The code ends Dec. 21. free shipping!

28 Nov

For this weekend only, my favorite place to shop,, is offering free shipping! There isn’t even a minimum purchase! Just use discount code awesome when you check out.

This is so tempting, so very tempting…

Alibris discount codes

8 Nov

alibris-logoThe other day I was looking for a book on Amazon and I was frustrated that even though it was the cheapest used book, by the time I added shipping, it was almost as much as buying a brand new book (and then buying something else to qualify for free shipping – which I didn’t really want to do either). So I did a little searching and came across Alibris. It’s kind of like the Amazon marketplace but it’s only books, music, movies, etc. – like old school Amazon. I was able to get the book from Alibris for a little cheaper than Amazon, and I found a $1 off coupon code, so it worked out. At least I hope it will; I haven’t received the book yet but it’s supposed to be on its way.

Anyway, today I got an email from Alibris with some discount codes (that are Beatles-themed for some reason), so  I thought I’d pass them on:

  • Save $3 off $30 – code: MAGICAL
  • Save $6 off $60 – code: MYSTERY
  • Save $10 off $100 – code: TOUR

30% off at fred flare

2 Nov

Hooray! Use discount code “PREVIEW” at, and you get 30% off everything. The code expires Nov. 16.

I love fred flare and their collection of cute yet mostly affordable things. This is a great time of year to check FF out, especially if you’re looking for an unusual secret santa or white elephant gift.


I have this shower curtain. It makes me happy.





For your favorite "too cool for Christmas" friend?

Fred Flare discount

6 Oct

From my favorite online store:

Enter discount SLIIMY at Fred Flare and save 25% site-wide. It expires October 12.