"Deals that are nifty by Sister Thrifty"
The kids are on Spring Break this week, so this newsletter will be short and sweet:
Google has released a new product called Goog-411, which is a free telephone based information service that could replace toll 411 calls. This is great if you are driving around and want to call ahead to make a reservation at a restaurant or something. By calling the toll free number from your cell phone, you say the business you are looking for and they will connect you for free. http://labs.google.com/goog411/ There are many people who are not into computers or the Internet, but they make a lot of long distance calls. So, how can you get unlimited long distance calling without using Internet telephony? There is a gadget called the "Chatterbug" that hooks into your phone jack and it is always $9.95 a month. You don't need a computer or any other lines or wires. All you need is the jack. If you have questions, you can call customer service at 866-690-3919. Lots of retirees have two homes. You're allowed to register two addresses and you never pay more than $9.95 a month as long as you take the device with you to each place.
Tuesday, April 17 - 12:00 Noon - 8:00 p.m. is Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day! Every year two real guys named Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield celebrate the first anniversary of their ice cream shop by giving away free ice cream as a way to say Thank You to their customers. This year, over 350 Ben & Jerry's shops around the country will celebrate Free Cone Day. To find a location near you click on
The YMCA is also making April 17 special by celebrating health and wellness of young people through a variety of fun, physical activities. YMCA Healthy Kids Day encourages kids and their families nationwide to stay active, connected and healthy. The YMCA Healthy Kids Day event is celebrated annually. Activities at participating YMCAs will vary and may include games, sports, health screenings and more. http://www.ymca.net/about_the_ymca/ymca_healthy_kids_day.html
Not to be outdone, throughout the month of April, get 2 knives sharpened for free at your local Sur La Table.
Bath and Body Works is having The Ultimate Beauty Cravings Event on April 14 from 9-11 a.m. Pamper yourself while sampling the best products and learning tips and tricks from our own beauty experts. You'll receive complimentary breakfast treats and a Free gift (over a $20 value) just for attending. For more info check out http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/home/index.jsp
Have a WONDERFUL week!