what a deal!

by Janetha on October 30, 2012

in tips

hola! happy tuesday. hope your day was good.

mine was not too shabby. i woke up bright and early at 6 AM for a leg session at gold’s gym with kerryne & amanda. my membership to gold’s expired, but i bought a 10-day pass from groupon (for just $20!) so i could go to the gym with those ladies every once in awhile AND so i could go on sundays, since GPP is closed on sundays.

speaking of groupon… i found another deal website today. whoops!

one of you lovely readers (hi, kaitlyn!) sent me a link to this awesome deal today via my facebook page:


a free box of random goodies and free shipping? no strings attached? of course i cashed in on that business. the only thing i have to do is make sure to cancel my subscription before next month (unless i love the box, then i will probably not cancel.) can’t wait to try my bulu box. i love those monthly box subscriptions and this one looks cool. it has lots of health-conscious items including protein powders, supplements, and vitamins. i even saw fitmixer among their products!

i couldn’t help but spend a little more time on the deal website (called hip2save) to see what other deals were offered. in the end, i snagged a couple more bargains.

first, i used the k-cup code to get a box of 24 for six bucks (plus shipping).


i got this black tiger blend for marshall. he loves dark coffee!

Black Tiger K-Cup Coffee

i am sure it will be super good.. i love green mountain coffee. they were actually a sponsor for blend retreat last year!

the other deal i took advantage of was for another box—a love with food box.


i noticed a couple brands i love in the box including nuts about granola, somersaults, and bonne maman.

the other cool thing about these boxes is for each box sold, a meal is donated to a hungry child. love that!

i signed up for the monthly box and paid just $2. it’s like the bulu box, where i can just cancel the subscription after the first month if i choose to. what a deal!

the last thing i needed was another deal website.. i already subscribe to groupon, living social, and ksl deals. i am HOOKED on myhabit for limited-time deals. i also love to check whiskey militia and steep & cheap. i can’t be stopped! but, man, i am a sucker for a bargain! i blame momma b for passing that trait onto me. but, lets be honest, it is not that bad of a character flaw, right?!

anyway, just wanted to share the savings love! hope you all had a great tuesday and have a happy halloween!


1. what is the last thing you purchased online?

2. any killer deal websites you’d like to share with the class?

xo. janetha g.

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Oh this is dangerous! So dangerous!!!

Momma b October 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Oh dear I know what I’ll be doing later tonight….BARGAINS rule!! And I got thus awesome trait from MY mom…keeping the generational traditions alive :-)

If I find something I really love but am too cheap to pay thru the nose …oh I mean pay full price….I hit up eBay for new, buy now, free shipping and I’ve saved hundreds of dollars!!

I love you!

Lauren October 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Wow that is a great deal! I love that you can cancel it at any time too! Way too many things like this sound too good to be true but suck you in for a long time and make you pay. This is something I will definitely check out.

Meg October 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Oh man! I love a good deal. I stay away from all of those sites because I think I would buy every deal they listed ha! Last thing I bought online was a thing of vitamins…. Super exciting, I know :)

jen @nutcaseinpoint October 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Bought a groupon for personalized christmas cards today, a scarf and bracelet from zulily yesterday, and a coat from hautelook the day before. OY. OMG you have to check out Zulily (it says its from moms and babies, but there’s tons of good women’s clothing, accessories and house stuff!

Denise October 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO dangerous.

Becca P October 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Thanks! I spend so much time digging through those deal sites – it’s nice to have someone with similar interests do the digging and show me what I should get!

stacey c October 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Hip2save is a great coupon site.

Corrie Anne October 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I so love online shopping. I buy from Amazon Prime almost every day. Today I bought some piano books for my students and a book for me to read!

Julie October 31, 2012 at 12:06 am

I got the bulubox deal and it was okay. I’m excited about the love with food deal I just got though! Thanks for the heads up!

Lindsay's List October 31, 2012 at 6:08 am

you just saved me a ton of money!

Tamara October 31, 2012 at 7:11 am

My last online purchase, aside from books (The Procrastination Equation, One Moment Meditation – did you check that one out yet? – and Beating Overeating are among my recent faves), was an 8-lb. Ugi. I love it!!! Such a great workout tool for someone like me who prefers to exercise at home.

Maggie October 31, 2012 at 7:16 am

Check out woot.com. It’s a fun site that has one item a day, and usually at a great price. There are a few different catagories as well. I check it every day!

Paige @ Your Trainer Paige October 31, 2012 at 7:29 am

Damnit!! I *just* ordered four boxes of k-cups right before reading this post. Haha :-P

the delicate place October 31, 2012 at 7:37 am

aww green mountain coffee takes me back to my college cafe :) i was hooked on the pumpkin spice as i slaved over my organic chemistry in the library. oh yeah..and also over cups as i oogled nate haha. the last thing i purchased online was dandy blend! it’s actually really good! i usually enjoy coffee on the weekend and tea during my work days but i wanted to mix things up a bit. it’s got a nice creamy/nutty flavor that i really like with almond milk.

Nicole C October 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

You are not supposed to tell people about hip2save! I already can never get stuff from that site because it’s always GONE. I guess I better sharpen my skills hahaha!

Last thing I bought online was..I think..the James Bond 50 year anniversary DVD set for Ben, for xmas. He is a James Bond junky.

Kait @ yogabeautylife October 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Sorry Nicole! I didn’t know the rule. I promise to stop sharing. ;)

I check that site FAR too often so I don’t miss stuff. Classes get in the way sometimes though…

Nicole C October 31, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I don’t think I check it enough! I see the Facebook updates 5 minutes too late most of the time.

Annette@FitnessPerks October 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

I love Amazonprime for that reason. My dad lets us all use his account, so free shipping for everyone!! :)

Kait @ yogabeautylife October 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm

BAHAHAH *evil laugh*

I created a monster!!!! I did the love box too…here’s a hint: put a reminder in your phone to cancel! I did for the day after it ships since right now monthly food boxes are not grad student budget-friendly. But I am soo glad I could fuel your addiction. Colin’s site is one of my favorites…Passion4Savings is another one and I <3 Healthy Life Deals, Thrifty Mama, and Greenbacks Gal for more green deals.

Happy Halloween! xo

Christin November 1, 2012 at 10:18 am

gah! Just signed up for my Bulu box…thanks Janetha!

I love this couponing blog:


she sends newsletters with links to all the latest grocery store/drugstore deals so you can print out the coupons and see the store discount and coupon match-ups right there in the email…it’s awesome!

jessiker November 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I just discovered birchbox, similar but you get beauty samples!!!! Gonna sign up for it.

Wendy November 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Thank you so much for posting those deals on the boxes. I am loving me some boxes lately.

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