Friday, October 30, 2009

Very inexpensive Christmas cards is running a deal right now for 100 free postcards. If you're happy with their designs and just want to add your own text, your entire order will be about $6-7 (shipping to arrive in about 3 weeks).

If you want to upload your own image, that's an additional $2.49. (Tip from someone who learned the hard way - if you want to do more than one image, make a composite of your own images in photoshop or gimp or paint first - one uploaded composite image is $2.50 instead of $2.50 for EACH image. I corrected it - but it took a lot of extra time.)

You can leave the back blank, fill half of it and leave room for mailing addresses and a stamp, for fill it up all the way. If you do any of the above in black and white - it's free.

If you're sending it as a postcard, you're done. Check out and pay for shipping.

If you'd rather send it as a card, you can add 100 envelopes to your order for about $3.50 (you can get the fancy ones for $30, but that wouldn't be a budget tip from me, now would it?)

Our total for 100 postcards (7 photos on the front, our Christmas letter on the back) and envelopes - plus slow shipping: under $14.

These added to the 30 that I got through Kodak's Million Thanks $15 credit (I paid about $5 with overage and shipping) will completely cover our Christmas mailing list.

And if you're smarter than I am, you can do all this through Ebates and save just a little bit more with 6% cash back! I forgot about that until I was done loading the card... for the second time... and decided my time was worth it to skip the deal this time.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Opportunity to win a $200 Best Buy gift card

MckMama reviewed an awesome Samsung fridge over here on her blog. Go read the review and find out how you can enter for a chance to win a $200 Best Buy gift card.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Continuing the Nestle discussion from elsewhere

To answer a question, I did not know there were questions about the companies behind Healthy Choice, Starbucks or Coke (how far back did you have to dig to find something about Coke - because we haven't purchased any in months...), but you can bet I'll do the research on that now - thank you for pointing it out to me.

However, you knew there was plenty of bad to be dug up about Nestle - you just chose to ignore it.

This isn't about the fact that you didn't breastfeed - I didn't know that, and that doesn't really play into anything here because you are blessed to live in a country with plenty of clean water and medical care. I'm glad your children are healthy.

And the article wasn't a personal attack against you - it was an open letter to you and the other bloggers attending. Since you won't post the link, I will in the hopes that others are wondering what this discussion is about.

An Open Letter To The Attendees Of The Nestle Family Blogger Event

Really, I'm not a blogger for the money - I make NOTHING on this site... it's just a hobby. If this turns into a bunch of your readers leaving nasty comments because I dared to speak up, I'll just shut down the blog and it won't effect anyone one way or the other. I'm not trying to start an e-war... just trying to get the word out about what a nasty company Nestle is on an international level.