“We ended up receiving more than 60 responses and ended up receiving free stuff from 35 companies totaling roughly $275 — not a bad return on our $39 investment”
Once I got a black, white, and yellow Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress at the swap.
For a few hours, I didn’t think about the fact that today was the third anniversary of the day I returned to Sacramento after my three months of homelessness in Los Angeles.
The other day I bought some friends breakfast. It made me feel like The Queen Of The World, which is a good return on a $25 investment.
How long before someone options the rights to this story and turns it into a movie, or at least a sitcom?
The most pirated film of the year is a film about thieves and crooks. That sounds about right.
It used to be that your status as a savvy shopper was predicated on whether you knew best how to wrangle every last mile, point, and freebie out of your credit cards. Now we’ve moved on to a more 21st century metric: how much you can make from promo codes.
This summer I rebuilt a bike whose frame had been gifted to me by my friend Hope’s little sister. She had found it in an alleyway and, thoughtfully, had asked me if I’d like to have it. I was thrilled because I had been wanting a bike and figured this would be cheaper than buying one from Craigslist.
1. Befriend the international students and 2. Tip your waitresses; they probably have cool and too-expensive plans in the works.
The only place that has more free food than Costco is college. I’m not kidding—if you know where to look, you can get at least one meal a day at no cost. Since I’m now on a serious, serious budget, I’m taking full advantage of this phenomenon and mooching as much as possible.
Halloween, as much as Thanksgiving, is a holiday about generosity.