Michelle's Markdowns: Free Admission to Wilma Expo, 50-cents for Pantene Pro-V
I've discovered two exciting markdowns this week!
First is the Wilma Expo fee. You can get it waived if you pre-register. That'll save you $5! I know five dollars isn't a lot, but I typically avoid anything that has a cover charge... so now I may just have to stop by!
Anyway here are the details:
1. Go to www.wilmaexpo.com
2. Click on the "Click to Attend" button
3. Under "Registration Type," select "Attendee"
4. At checkout, enter your discount code [tuniswilmaexpo] and click "Apply". This will waive the $5 entry fee and enter you for all the great giveaways.
And... you can get Pantene Pro V this week at Harris Teeter for 50-cents a bottle if you use your e-vic card and bring in a coupon. Actually, you have to buy two bottles for $1.00, if that makes any sense. The deal works because Pantene Pro-V is on sale 2/$7. There are two coupons available this week totalling $6. Boom! You're in business.
Here's how it works:
1. Go to Harristeeter.com and register your e-vic card (that's that little red card you've got on your keychain!)
2. Find the e-vic coupon and click "save" on the Pantene Pro-V coupon for $3.00 off
3. Bring in a Pantene Pro-V coupon (it was in the Sunday paper) ... you may be able to buy one at a coupon clipping service as well.
Ashlea Kosikowski is working on a story about a Great White shark being spotted off of Wrightsville Beach. We've already had a lot of people say "Holy Shark!"
In the video, you can see it circling a boat for several minutes.
WARNING: Sorry about the language, but this was on YouTube. Ashlea did confirm with Fort Fisher Aquarium folks that is, indeed, a Great White.
WECT and Fox Wilmington reporter Veronica Macias will be leaving Wilmington this week. She's accepted a wonderful opportunity to report in El Paso and to be closer to family. Wish her well! Her last day at the station will be Tuesday!
Bye Ronnie! You will be missed!
Black Friday Vampires!
When I got off work this Thanksgiving, my family and I thought it might be neat to see the crazy Black Friday shoppers. Then, oddly, we became them.
We did a drive-by at Best Buy around 12:15 a.m. The line was reeeediculous. So, then we decided to check out Target's line. My brother-in-law Mike said he wanted to see the line. So, we drove by... and then my husband decided it would be fun to go inside. So, we got in line... and after a short wait we were shopping.
Turns out, it was a horrible idea. We got a Sony flatscreen (internet TV) on sale for $200 off the original price! I was amazed at how many people were at the store.
Thanks to my trainer Adam Freeman for putting into perspective. I expected him to tell me not to pig out on turkey. Instead, he told me it was okay.
How could this be?! After all, Shelley Hampton, with Shape Shifters Pilates, recently reminded me that the average Thanksgiving dinner is 2600 calories. Egads. You'll gain weight just by looking at that kind of food!
Anyway, Adam's been telling all of his clients to eat whatever they want on Thanksgiving. But... there is a catch. He says don't mess with one thing.
This was a really interesting news story that happened in Wilmington. A man tries to rob a convenience store. The clerk inside shoots him. The robber tries to demand money again. The clerk reluctantly shoots the robber again. The store owner says he was disappointed the clerk didn't shoot to kill.
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If you want to test out some new contacts OR want to delay buying some for a month, then this may be a good option.
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You will have to register, but once you do, you'll have a printable certificate for a free trial for contacts. The certificate says you may need an eye exam, and you may have to pay professional fees associated with that exam. And, I suppose, some doctors can refuse the certificate. But, let's just hope the certificate can be used as it's intended. I actually have a doctor's appointment next week, so I'll keep you posted if it worked for me!
Talk about a great stocking stuffer! You have until November 17th to get a free Victoria's Secret PINK tote with the purchase of any PINK item. It's a value of $15.50.
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You can get the bag in pink, yellow or black. The checkout code is PINKTOTE11.
See for yourself! And happy shopping!
There's been a lot of talk about couponing lately, and I guess it's starting to pique my interest.
Not only did we run a story on The Coupon Guy, we also had a very lively discussion in a recent behind the scenes chat about people who make couponing work for them.
Maybe you're one of those people who turns a nose up to coupons, but if you ask anyone who makes a hobby out of clipping coupons, they'll tell you it drives THEM crazy to see people throw away their money. And, really, it is pretty chic to save these days. No one likes to get taken to the bank. I was impressed recently at how many fabulous people at the hair salon were well-versed in the couponing craze. No closet-couponers there.
Even Jon and I were talking tonight about how we wanted to start clipping. I think I smell a coupon challenge...
Anyway, with the holidays around the corner, I'm going to give myself my own coupon challenge. If I do something thrifty or nifty, I'm going to post it here. A viewer by the name of Mary Beth was particularly knowledgeable and gave me some good tips to get started. She says start out with weusecoupons.com!
For my first couponing trip, I tried to collect all the coupons I could find. I Googled for individual product coupons and then free manufacturer coupons. Then, I looked at Harris Teeter's specials because the grocery store was accepting double coupons up to $1.98 that week. I hear that happens about once a month. The store manager told me it probably won't happen again until the first of the year.
I was pretty encouraged for the first time! I saved more than I spent, even though it was just by a few cents. It wasn't even a hassle. I just clipped the coupons when I had the time... and made my shopping trip a little more focused.
If you read the receipt, you'll see I spent $15.29 and saved $15.36! I didn't buy anything unless it had a coupon. And, though I don't typically use Arm and Hammer detergent, I thought it would be good for towels or other random things. I also rarely eat margarine, but I thought it might be good for Thanksgiving, for work or for house guests who don't like real butter. At 49-cents, it was hard to turn down.
The official website for the One Tree Hill wrap sale and auction is now up and running.
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I recently had the chance to visit the set and take a few pictures of some of the items up for grabs. A few weeks ago, during my first trip to check out the sale items, we were unable to get a glimpse of the set furniture going up for auction. So this time, Auction Company of Wilmington owner Kelly Flewwellin, gave me an amazing up close and personal tour!
The sale is unreal.
Let me try to sum up what i saw: flat screen TVs, leather couches, bedroom sets, dressers, chairs, dining room tables, hot tubs, fencing, guitars, microwaves, refrigerators, wine caddies, cabinets, counter tops, wooden blinds, mirrors, jetted tubs, pedestal sinks, mirrors, knick knacks, lamps, computer monitors, artwork, comforters, new towels, drapery, designer clothing, shoes, jewelry, belts, coats... the list really does go on and on. There are literally thousands of items stacked in warehouses that are going up for sale.
if it was used on the show and is available for re-sale (some items like cribs and other liability items will not be available,) then you can try to buy it.
[I posted an entire album on my Facebook page]
The wardrobe sale includes clothing, jewelry, shoes... and small household items like drapery, bedding sets, etc. The auction will be for bigger set pieces, like dressers, TVs and appliances... as well as home decor items like knick knacks and kitchenware!
It's gonna happen at Screen Gems studios!
SALE: Dec. 2, 3, 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
AUCTION: Dec. 9, 10, 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If there are items left on Sunday, the official website says those prices will be marked down another 50-percent. Whether you're a fan who wants to take a piece of the show with you... or just someone looking for a good deal, you may want to checkout this one-time sale!