Monday, August 18

Happy birthday to me!

I forgot to mention the good news: J.D. over at Get Rich Slowly mentioned my "emergency fund" piece on his Sunday round-up. It's creating quite a bit of traffic flow as an awful lot of contention).

Between that and my guest post on MSN's Smart Spending, I think I may get spoiled by all this attention!

So thank you to both for the opportunity to drive some traffic to my site. And welcome to all Smart-Spending and Get-Rich-Slowly fans. I hope you'll take a look around. Be sure to read yesterday's "Martha Stewart of frugality? Not me" post all the way to the end.

I'm giving away a $10 gift card to the store of your choice if you write the best random-thought-pattern rant, ala Gilmore Girls.

And to all readers, I'm always open to suggestions if there are particular issues you wish I'd address. I am sure I won't get writer's for awhile, but if you feel like I've omitted something important I'd love some feedback.

By the way, I won't be posting or probably even moderating most of tomorrow. So if my usual-speedy reply is slow in coming, it's because it's my 30th birthday and I'm out gallavanting downtown and consuming large quantities of bad-for-me desserts!

And so, in that spirit, I thought I'd talk about all the cool stuff you can get on your birthday:

  • Red Robin's eClub: Emailed free burger coupon (though you need to be careful who you go with, since part of its claim to fame is humiliating birthday folks by singing waiters)
  • Cold Stone Creamery's Birthday Club: Emailed free Like-it-sized ice cream with two mix-ins.
  • GB online (Gordon Biersch): Free entree with the purchase of another. (For joining the club you also get a coupon for a free appetizer w/ purchase of entree.)
  • DSW rewards club: $5 off any purchase of $19.95 or more

Also, many spas will offer you a discount massage during your birthday month. So if you are desperately stressed, consider that!

Since that's about the extent of my knowledge, luckily we have Freebies for Mom who did an entire post about these handy-dandy benefits! Read up. I know I will (I have four months before Tim's birthday).

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Blogger Ed Ness said...

Happy Birthday, Abby! Contrary to what some might say, I think You'll love being thirty.

August 19, 2008 at 3:31 AM

Blogger Abby said...

Well, thank you Ed! Personally, I'm looking forward to my 30s. I figure I've earned every one of my years! May as well enjoy each of 'em.

August 19, 2008 at 9:54 AM

Blogger Frugal Finds said...

Oh I love the tittle of your blog!!! I can never pass a penny on the street either! I was thinking of keeping track of the money I find next year!!
Frugal Carol

August 19, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Blogger Abby said...


Thanks for checking me out! I'm glad you are a fellow penny-picker... My mom actually puts aside all the money she finds in a specific jar (so she can keep track). She always uses the funds as part of her charitable donation for the year. But even without that part, there is a certain amount of satisfaction in counting up money that you only had to stoop down to get!

August 19, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Blogger Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Funny about those pennies -- I pick them up off the sidewalk and street, but right now there is a penny in our back yard on the driveway that has been sitting there for three months. I don't know what it is, I suppose since I know it's not going anywhere (our yard is fenced in), I can just wait to pick it up!

August 20, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Blogger Abby said...

Rachel, thanks for the birthday wishes.

I think I have experienced the same thing with coins that somehow end up on our living room floor and on our dresser-top. They go to "feed" Spidey -- as we call our coin bank, since it's a bust of Spiderman. But if they're already right there, I can pick them up anytime. So of course it takes me ages to do it.

August 20, 2008 at 4:23 PM


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