Entries from May 6, 2018 - May 12, 2018

Thursday
May102018

20 Summer Life Hacks

Ready for summer? Me too. If you're looking for ways to prepare for the warm weather, we have you covered. This handy list will get you through anything from keeping bugs away to baking dashboard cookies. If you have any fun life hacks to add to this list, please leave them in the comments! 

1. KEEP WATER COLD

Whether you're exercising or just lounging, cold water is only sips away. Fill up plastic water bottles half-way, then freeze them. When we need our drink, we pop it out of the freezer and fill the rest with fresh water.

2. MAKE COFFEE ICE CUBES

Make Ice Coffee Cubes for enjoying every last drop of your favorite cool drink. Simply brew, freeze, and plop into your regular chilled cup.

3. SOOTHE BURNS

Freeze aloe in cubes to get "instant" relief for sunburned skin.

4. FREEZE GRAPES

For a healthy, satisfying snack, just wash seedless grapes and stick them in the freezer. Once chilled, they're irresistible and help keep you cool (and hydrated) on hot days.

5. RIG AN AIR CONDITIONER

If you're suffering without AC and that fan plus ice bowl trick isn't cutting it — you could try crafting this elaborate DIY air conditioner using a box fan, some copper tubing, and a cooler. The author claims it costs only $10!

6. FASHION A SKIRT

Need a quick coverup? Just twist together this gorgeous draped skirt using a wide scarf (jersey knit might work best). You can head to the beach or to a casual dinner in frugal style!

7. LIGHTEN YOUR STRANDS

Summer's a great time to add a glow to your hair. Forget the chemicals by using this lemon and water natural highlighting solution. Just spritz hair and dry in the sun, and you'll see results after two or three sessions.

8. COOL YOUR BREWS

Spending the day in the pool? Take an old pool noodle and open plastic bin and create a makeshift cooler that will keep drinks accessible (and cold) for hours. Cost: $1.99.

9. AVOID MESSY DRIPS

Use cupcake liners to protect yourself from all those drippy popsicles.

10. CREATE CHEAP BEACH GAMES

Make simple checkers or tic-tac-toe boards and use found shells or rocks to play.

11. BANISH SAND

Love the sand, but hate the aftermath? Pack a travel-sized container of baby powder to slide the sand right off your feet.

12. STOP THOSE ANTS

It happens every summer: Ants get into our house! If you have some of that baby powder left, you can use it to your advantage. Just sprinkle some near the entry point, and ants will lose their trail in no time.

13. LOUNGE FOR LITTLE

I've seen a lot of DIY hammock hacks, but I like the sturdy materials used in this tutorial, as well as the ingenious use of carabiners.

14. FIX A BAD TAN JOB

If you got too enthusiastic with the bottled glow, you can fix blotches and streaks with a thrifty paste made from lemon juice and baking powder.

15. TOSS DINNER IN THE FIRE

Foil pack cooking is camp food made easy. Make sure you use heavy duty foil and grease it up, but then dinner will cook itself in the coals while you relax!

16. TEND TO BUMPS AND BRUISES

Summer is also a time for injuries. Make your own inexpensive ice packs by combining rubbing alcohol and water in a zip top bag, and then freezing.

17. WHISK OMELETS IN THE WILD

Bringing eggs on your outdoor adventure might sound tricky, if not dangerous. But if you'd like to enjoy a protein-laden breakfast without the worry, try this homemade dehydrated egg mix with spices.

18. WARD OFF GNATS

A recent study uncovered that Bounce dryer sheets repel gnats. If you're surrounded, stick a sheet in your shirt pocket or place one nearby for protection.

19. SPRAY THE REST AWAY

If mosquitoes are more your concern, you may want to avoid store-bought repellents that likely contain the chemical DEET. Instead, try some of these Natural Bug Sprays That Work.

20. BAKE SOMETHING SWEET

Though "oven" temperatures will vary depending on the day, these dashboard chocolate chip cookies sure look enticing. So, if you're planning a day at the park, use your car as a solar oven — takes around 2-1/2 hours to complete.

Thursday
May102018

AMC Stubs Movie Member Deal

 

Through June 10th, AMC Theatres are offering up a new or renewal membership to AMC Stubs Premier for just $11.99 per year (regularly $15).

With this membership, you’ll get a $5 AMC Stubs Reward for every $50 you spend, online ticket fees waived, free upgrades on popcorn and fountain drinks, a free large popcorn and large soda on your birthday, special member exclusive screenings and more!

Thursday
May102018

PINCHME.com: Free Samples May 15

Be sure to stop by on Tuesday 05/15/18 at 12pm EST!

Our AWESOME samples going live:

  • Garnier Whole Blends Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner Oat Delicacy
  • Skittles® Sweet Heat Candies
  • Dark & Lovely Damage Slayer - Pre-Treatment, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask and Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strip
  • Garnier New Fructis 1 Minute Hair Masks
  • NEW Heinz® Real Mayonnaise
  • Eva NYC Surf’s Up! Texture Spray
  • Nexcare Bandages
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    Thursday
    May102018

    Life of the Party BOGO Tickets

    For a limited time, Atom Tickets is offering up a FREE Ticket to see Life of The Party when you purchase one additional ticket. No promo code is needed as the discount is automatically applied when you add two tickets to your cart.

    Thursday
    May102018

    Disney Movie Rewards: New Deals

    Just for Disney Movie Rewards Members

    Here are a few of the deals you can score:

    $5 Disney Gift Card (Marvel’s The Avengers) 550 points – limit 2 per member


    $5 Disney Gift Card (Star Wars – Kylo Ren) 550 points – limit 4 per member


    $10 Starbucks Card 1100 points – limit 4 per member


    $10 Disney Gift Card 1100 points – limit 4 per member


    Thursday
    May102018

    Home Depot: Free Vintage Car June 2

    Head on over here, enter your zip code, select the store closest to you and then scroll down to register now for the latest FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop.

    This workshop will be hosted on Saturday, June 2nd, and will give kids the opportunity to build a FREE vintage General Motors-style wooden car!

    Thursday
    May102018

    Up & Up Wipes Settlement

    This Up & Up Wipes Class Action Settlement is the result of a lawsuit that claims that certain Up & Up flushable toddler wipes manufactured by Nice-Pak were not flushable. Although Target and Nice-Pak deny these claims, and the court has not decided who is right or who is wrong, the parties have agreed to settle this case to resolve the matter.

    No Proof of Purchase required for claims of 20 units or less:

    If you file a valid claim without a proof of purchase and you opt to receive a gift card, you will be limited to a gift card for no more than 20 units ($1.35 X 20 = $27).

    If you opt to receive coupons, you can receive up to 20 coupons for free units of current Up & Up wipes manufactured by Nice-Pak (double 48-count package or equivalent depending on wipes product).

    Do you have proof of purchase?

    If you opt to receive a gift card and you have proof of purchase, you are entitled to a gift card in the
    amount $1.35 per unit purchased without limitation on the number of units.

    Proof of purchase means an itemized retail sales receipt showing, at a minimum, the purchase of Up
    & Up flushable toddler wipes, the purchase price, and the date and place of the purchase. If you opt to receive coupons, you will receive 20 coupons and a gift card for $1.35 for each unit above 20.

    Submit your claim by September 2018:

    If you believe you do qualify, be sure to read the instructions carefully, fill out the Claim Form, and submit the form online no later than September 7th, 2018.

    Thursday
    May102018

    Stamp Out Hunger Drive- May 12

    On Saturday, May 12th, the National Association of Letter Carriers is urging everyone to help “Stamp Out Hunger” with the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

    Stamp Out Hunger is the largest one-day food drive in the nation and will help feed millions of families in all 50 states!