Monday, February 27, 2012
Ever since I got my Directv connected through expertsatellite, I have been addicted to the National Geographic Channel. I know it’s dorky, but some of their shows are so interesting! Today I got sucked into a marathon about mafias in different cities. I initially got sucked in watching one about Miami, since that is where I’m from originally. I had no idea things were so bad there in the 1980’s. I was a little kid then, so I guess I was too young to realize that the drug trade was so robust and violent. It was pretty cool seeing how much drug money affected life in South Florida, and how much control the cartels had. After that was over, another show came on about the mob in Philadelphia. Then two more shows about gangsters in New York’s Chinatown, and then Russian mobsters in Brooklyn. After that I knew I had to do something to get off of the couch. It was really hard, but I managed to pull myself away and go for a run with my dog. If it wasn’t for him I probably would have sat there for another few hours!
Monday, February 6, 2012
I have been thinking about getting cell phones for my kids. Ryan and Kasi both have cell phones, but they are pre-paid phones that I only refill with text cards. I would like for them to have phones they can talk on, too. MY problem is that I don't want to buy them new phones, because that can get really expensive. Sprint is having a huge online sale right now where I can get them free phones, with free activation, when I order new service.
They are offering their Nexus S™ 4G ($50 MIR converts to instant + $99.99 web only savings) and their HTC EVO™ 3D ($50 MIR converts to instant + $50 web only savings) for free from now until February eighth. Both phones are pretty, too. Check them out:
The only problem is that I think Brandi may be a little too young for her own phone, but she will feel left out if I don't get her one, too. I would not let her carry it to school or anything, but it might be good for her to have it for when she is running around the apartment complex with her friends.
What age do you think kids should get their own phones?
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Are you looking to save money on your monthly prescriptions? With the help of Walgreens Prescription Savings Club, you can do just that. It's inexpensive to join, only costing $35 a year for the family plan or $20 a year for the individual plan. Membership brings you savings on over 8,000 brand name medications and all generic medications. You can also get discounts on flu shots, nebulizers, and diabetic supplies. You can even save money on pet prescriptions.
Buying Walgreen brand products can even earn you bonuses. I have bought several different Walgreen brand products in the past, and they are just as good, if not better, than the name brand products, which is awesome since they are cheaper, too.
You can stay updated and support Walgreens by following Walgreens on Twitter and liking Walgreens on Facebook. I am going to get the individual membership for myself, since my kid's prescriptions are covered by Medicaid. I don't go to the doctor often, only when I am really sick and can't get better on my own. Even then, I make a trip to the emergency room because I can not afford a trip to my doctor's office. Saving money on whatever prescriptions I am given would be a blessing.