Coupons for “Spider-Man 3” DVD

Here are three ways to save money on the new “Spider-Man 3” DVD, due to hit stores October 30:

  1. Save $5 on the DVD when you purchase $10 worth of Pringles products between September 28 and December 24, 2007. Details here.
  2. Papa John’s has created a Super-Hero XL3 Pizza—a pie 30% bigger than a large pizza, which comes with three toppings—for $12.99. Every order includes a $3 coupon off the DVD.
  3. Starting October 30, $1 “Spider-Man 3” DVD coupons will be inside specially marked Nutella jars.

Ideas, Tips, Tools & More To Help You Get Organized

I’ve subscribed to the (free) Get Organized Now! newsletter for a few years and have gotten lots of good organizing advice from it. Got an area of your life you’re having trouble keeping straight? Chances are, Maria, the woman who runs, has an article on the site about it.

In addition to all the useful free information she provides on the site and in her newsletter, she also sells guides (PDF format) that are surprisingly useful. Titles include:

  • Finally Organized, Finally Free (Office & Home Editions)
  • Easy Organizer
    Many easy-to-use forms, checklists, logs and information sheets for important family information, goals, planning, personal growth, home maintenance, cleaning, inventory, gardening, home office, computer, vacation and more.
  • Holiday Planner
    Many easy-to-use forms, checklists, logs and information sheets to help you get organized for the holidays, including holiday To Do lists, planning sheets, holiday dinner guides, holiday cards, decorations, holiday budget and much more!
  • Ultimate Guide for Professional Organizers
    Everything you need to know to start, manage and grow your professional organizing business. A ‘soup to nuts’ guide, including how you get started in the business, how much money you can make, how to advertise, how much to charge, dealing with customers, expanding your services, and much more.
  • Give to Get Marketing Solution
    Everything you need to know to attract customers to your business, so you can sell more of your products or service.

All publications come with a 60-day-money-back guarantee.

For more info, or to purchase one of her e-books, click here.


Another Coinstar Deal: Get a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate

Receive a $10 gift certificate by mail when you convert $30 of coins into an gift certificate at a Coinstar Center.

I usually cash in my coins for free at one of our local Chevy Chase Bank branches, but this is a pretty good deal–as long as you remember to mail in your receipt.

  1. Bring $30 of coins to a Coinstar Center.
  2. Cash it in for an gift certificate and get free coin counting.
  3. Mail in the printed receipt to receive your $10 gift certificate.

The Fine Print:

Obtain an official claim form when you convert in a single transaction at least 30 US dollars in coins into an gift certificate at participating Coinstar Centers. The claim form will be displayed at the end of qualified Coinstar receipts.

Complete the claim form in its entirety. An email address is required for electronic delivery of the $10 gift certificate.

Submit the completed claim form. Claims must be postmarked by 11/8/2007. Claims postmarked after the applicable date, incomplete submissions, and illegible submissions will be returned as ineligible.

Mail to “Coinstar GC Offer”, PO Box 91258, Bellevue, WA 98009. Receive the $10 gift certificate electronically. If a valid email address is not provided, it will be received by US Postal Service. Allow 6–8 weeks for processing. If terms and conditions are not met, the $10 gift certificate will not be sent. Coinstar is not responsible for any claims lost, damaged, or delayed in transit.

General Terms and Conditions:

The $10 gift certificate offer ends 11/4/07 or while supplies last. Offer valid at participating Coinstar Centers in the U.S. only and excludes Puerto Rico. Offer good on qualified transactions made between October 1, 2007 and November 4, 2007. Transactions occurring before or after these dates are not eligible for this offer. Limit 1 per name or household. Void where prohibited. Not valid with any other offer. No cash substitutions. Failure to follow the above rules may result in disqualification.


Voice Mail Gets a Lot More Fun with Free Services

The days of “leave a message after the beep” could soon be a thing of the past. New Web services are giving cellphone voice mail a fresh sound with features that let users personalize outgoing messages for individual callers and eschew unwanted calls. I’ve been testing two such free services, YouMail and GrandCentral, that let you customize phone-mail features through wireless Internet communication. They’re like your voice-mail service on steroids.

Personal Technology –

NOTE: I’ve been using YouMail since the day I read this article. Not only can you personalize outgoing messages, which is more fun (and useful) than I expected; the service can email and/or text message you when you’ve received a message. Another bonus: you can listen to your voice mail online.

YouMail was easy to set up, and it’s a lot of fun to use. I can’t imagine ever going back to the standard Verizon voice mail service that I was content with just a week ago.


$10 Off $10 Minimum Order at

Thanks, Janel!

$10 Off $10 Minimum Order at

In this 10th month of the year, I’m offering you $10 off your order. Minimum order of $10 (before taxes, shipping, handling, gift wrapping charges and any other fees) required. Cannot be redeemed for cash. May not be used with any other discounts, coupons, or special offers. This coupon IS transferable, so please feel free to forward to everyone you know! Enter code save10oct07.

Offer Expires October 31.


Play Pool All Night at Hard Times For $7

Every Sunday and Monday, from 5pm to 2am, you can play pool at Hard Times for just $7.

No additional purchase necessary.

We stopped playing there because it can get pretty smoky; but come February (when the statewide smoking ban goes into effect), we’ll definitely start going again.

REMINDER: Pool is free at Hard Times every day from 11am to 5 pm (minimum $8 purchase per person).