May 112011

AMF Funner Summer

Head over to AMF Funner Summer to register for your weekly [summer] discount coupon. The registration form asks for your name, email address, state and zip code, then you will be able chose your local AMF where you will use the coupon(s).

Every Sunday [beginning May 29] you will receive an email from AMF with a coupon, valid Monday through Friday, for shoes + two hours of bowling for only $8.99 per person.

Before heading out for your bowling trip, check the AMF website or call ahead for lane availability – some days they are packed with day-care centers or morning practices and other days they are completely empty.

Happy ALMOST summer friends!

 Posted by at 8:00 am
Apr 212011

Aerie Coupon

Now through Sunday, April 24, you can score an additional 20% off plus FREE shipping on your entire purchase at

Coupon code 92447511

I love Aerie (a sister company of American Eagle) for many reasons like cute undergarments, super comfortable shirts and hoodies, really easy returns in-store [even if purchased online (with receipt)] and comparable prices for on-trend items.

Aerie Outfit

This outfit originally cost $74.50, but today I am getting it for only $43.61 with FREE shipping – that is a 41% discount if you don’t want to do the math.

RANT NOT RELATED TO AERIE: I have to say, one of my least favorite parts of shopping online it the cost for shipping/handling. I understand that $10/gallon gas in my area totally justifies paying $5.00 shipping, but still, I’m frugal and my cost-benefit analysis of gas price  to purchase instant gratification is really quite similar… There is one Very Special shop that I just adore, but I cannot understand how they charge $10 to ship something that weighs under 2 ounces and doesn’t have a free shipping policy after some pre-defined ceiling. Thanks for listening reading!

Happy Shopping!

UPDATE: I just received an email from AE which states that the SAME coupon code is good for all online purchases at Aerie, American Eagle and 77Kids, SCORE!

 Posted by at 1:12 pm
Apr 212011

hollister 40% off coupon

Still needing a cardigan for your Easter dress or spring concert? From now until April 25, Hollister Co. is offering an additional 40% off the entire store [in store and online]. Online shoppers, use coupon code 34223 at checkout.

hollister women outfit

How about this nice little spring fling for just $47?

hollister men outfit

Or this handsome ensemble for only $41?

Be aware that this offer is not valid at the Houston Galleria and other various locations.

Happy Shopping!

 Posted by at 11:00 am
Apr 062011

Just in time for summer stock up; head on down to receive an additional 50% off ALL clearance merchandise [in store and online] from now until April 19.

There are a ton of shorts, tees, tanks and accessories available online starting at just under $4!

Do you like my outfit? It cost a mere $25.10… a whole outfit from Hollister Co. for $25!

What are you waiting for? Now’s the time to get the gear ready, at an additional 50% off, these babies are going to be flying off the shelf.

Note: Not available at select stores like Houston Galleria and Hollister Co. outlet stores, click here for more fine print.

Happy Shopping!

 Posted by at 1:30 pm
Mar 242011

This weekend marks the Cy-Fest’s 7th Annual Festival.

C and I have been in the past and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with ice cream, games, fire-fighting exhibits and more games. Unlike the past, however, this year is taking on a whole new flare - “A Taste of Louisiana” – where there will be bugs galore [which I happen to like… a lot], live music [see the line-up below], and many vendors to satisfy your hours of parusing and lolly-gagging with your friends and family.

6:00pm – 7:30pm
The Zydeco Dots
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Bayou Roux
10:00pm – 11:30pm
Travis Matte                        
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Eleventh Hour
3:30pm – 5:00pm
The Silverado Band
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Luther and the Healers
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Kyle Bennett Band
9:30pm – 11:00pm
Mark Chesnutt
[Side note: I love the early 90's country, that is when my BFF and I would sing our hearts out to MC, Alan Jackson, The Tractors and that one guy... Billy Ray Cyrus?! I heard Tracy Lawrence, Texas Tornado, on the radio just this morning and remembered the time we got to go to the rodeo with her family and we had a blast walking through the carnival and we even got shirts! Oh, it was truly amazing! Too bad I don't have a pictures to share of us at this time... too. bad.]
12:30pm – 2:00pm
2:30pm – 4:00pm
4:30pm – 6:00pm
The Molly Ringwalds

This year’s events will be held on an old town Cypress street, Hempstead Highway [between Spring Cypress and Skinner], this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 25-27. $5 Adults, $3 Kids [3-12], FREE under 3.

Check out for more information and like CyFest on Facebook – they are doing a giveaway if they reach 1,000 fans!

B + Me hope to see you all out there!

PSA: Please remember sunblock if you are heading out Saturday or Sunday!

Update: As it turns out, this is apparently “not a duck”… but it sure does walk and quack like one. This is not the Annual Cy-Fest that is put on by Lone Star College, this is actually the Annual CyFest [you see, there is no hyphen?!] that is put on for profit by Acadiana Group… So, I hope you aren’t confused, sometimes hypens can do that to you. yea, hyphens.

 Posted by at 5:33 pm
Mar 182011

Alas, another opportunity to purchase a few new spring duds from Hollister Co. Need I remind you that now is the time to buy, while the deals are hot on new trends?

Take advantage of  Hollister Co.’s latest in store and online sale – 25% off everything in stock until March 22, 2011.

To take advantage of this deal in store, just print out the fine graphic above and hand over to your friendly cashier at check out.

To use this frugal deal online, type in the promo code 30320 at check out.

Happy Friday and Happy Shopping!

The Fine Print: Offer valid from March 18 through March 22, 2011 in Hollister Co. stores and online at Not valid outside the US or Canada. Not valid at Hollister Epic store locations in NYC. Applies pre-tax and excludes purchases of gift cards, e-gift cards, gift wrap and shipping & handling. Cannot be applied to previous purchases. Cannot be used with other offers, discounts or promo codes. Cannot be used with Associate Discount. One coupon per transaction. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase in stores or promo code entered at time of online purchase. Discount will be applied at checkout to all eligible items and will be deducted upon return of any item to which the discount was applied. Purchase quantities may be limited. Not redeemable for cash or credit. Other restrictions may apply. Promo Code: 30320
 Posted by at 3:00 pm
Mar 102011

Were you able to commit to your 2011 philanthropic goals of donating to the Do Something organization?

Didn’t it feel amazing to do something good for somebody else with jeans you[r kids] would never wear again? Yes! Didn’t it feel good to get an extra 25% off jeans, which were already on clearance, because you donated? Double Yes!

This year the organization collected over 500k pairs of jeans, thanks to you. I am so proud of you for taking the time to help them out!

If you weren’t able to donate this year, start stocking up, it is going to roll around again next year and you REALLY want to be ready. Hit up your friends, sisters, brothers and neighbors; now is the time for spring cleaning, maybe watch for items along the road-side if you are feeling extremely frugal.

Happy pilanthroping fellow frugalers. [Not an alliteration, more of a tongue twister]

PS – No one sent me jeans from Minnesota, sort of a bummer, but I will survive… there is always next year!

 Posted by at 7:00 pm
Mar 102011

Are you in need of some new spring duds before heading out on break? Now is the time to buy, while the deals are hot on new trends. Take advantage of  Hollister Co.’s latest in store sale – the more you spend the more you save!

Take $10 off $50, that is like a pair of shorts/jeans and a cute top, easy peasy 20% savings.

Take $25 off $100, that is a skirt, top, flip flops and an accessory, another easy 25% savings.

Take $50 off $150, the possibilities are endless here, a couple shorts, skirts, tops, accessories and fragrance even, at 33% off, another great sale!

This great deal applies to regular and clearance priced merchandise until March 16, 2011. For Houston area trend-setters, The Galleria H Co. store is not participating in this amazing deal.

Happy Shopping!

 Posted by at 10:12 am
Feb 082011

HERE IS YOUR REMINDER FOR 25% off and a GREAT CAUSE. C even got some cool stickers from Aero for participating.

Good Gravy, I wish I had saved C’s jean donation for this!

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Welcome to the 4th Annual Teens for Jeans drive, empowering YOU to take action on youth homelessness.

Drop off your gently worn jeans to any Aéropostale store between January 17th and February 13th and we’ll get them to a local homeless shelter or charity.

As a thanks, you’ll get an additional 25% off your next pair of Aero jeans.

Your school could win $5000 and a party if you collect the most jeans. Sign up, start your drive now and find out how you can win.

You know there has to be at least one pair of unworn jeans in that closet of theirs because they don’t fit right or they aren’t the right color.

What a great way for us to encourage our [pre]teens to do something nice for other teens in need!

PS. Feel free to send me a message or comment if you have jeans you would like to give to the cause, I will be more than happy to pick them up (unless, of course, you are in Minnesota… I’ll send you my address for shipping).

 Posted by at 1:40 pm
Feb 042011

When I grow up, I want to be the weather girl. If I became a weather girl, I would only have to be partially right about 20% of the time, the other 80% I would be able to guess from just looking at the sky…

Here is a peak at the winter weather that has shut down [almost] all of Houston and surrounding area today:

Whoa Whoa Whoa, can you believe it!? I mean, it’s almost 500 micrometers thick! WATCH OUT!

If you have kids, I’m sure you heard the big disappointment this morning when they didn’t wake up to even an inch on the ground. After all the hype on the radio and TV from the weather folks, it was like three feet were going to be on the ground when we woke up.

We actually got quite a bit of snow, but it hit two different atmospheric changes before reaching the ground, so all that we see now is minimal snow and lots and lots of ice/sleet/sludge. Thanks Humidity, didn’t think you would be so cruel to us in the winter as you are in the summer.

We did get what I like to call “crunchy grass”, grass covered in thick sheets of ice, it is so much fun to step on and hear the crunch crunch crunch under your feet. It reminds me of when Johnny and I were little, my parents used to set up the water hoses in the trees so that when we woke up there would be tons of crunchy grass and icicles connected to the trees, it was a winter wonderland!

We are supposed to get another hard freeze tonight, so maybe I will be able to build up enough warmth in my bones to do this for the girls to wake up to tomorrow morning. I better start layering now.

Happy “Snow” Day Folks!

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