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Although I wasn’t alive for the prime years of Bob Dylan’s musical career, I’ve been a huge fan of his work since my late teen years. So you can imagine how stoked I was when I found out that not only was Dylan coming to a venue not 15 minutes from my home, but my girlfriend’s student discount would allow us to get the tickets for half price!
Now, I had seen Dylan a few years earlier during a tour he did with Willie Nelson, and I thought he had one of the best live rock and blues bands I’d ever seen. Of course, that didn’t stop people from complaining about his choice of songs, or his sometimes incomprehensible singing voice. For my part, I couldn’t understand how these people could come to a Dylan show expecting anything less. He’s sounded that way since the 1960s.
Personally, I had loved that show and couldn’t wait to see him again this time around. It was my girlfriend’s first Dylan show, so I shared my previous experience with her and prepared her for the concert to come, so she knew exactly what to expect the night of the show. We set our home security alarm from http://www.Securitychoice.com and headed to the concert. Luckily, Dylan did a set including some of his greatest hits and my girlfriend enjoyed every minute.entertainment | Comment (0)
One of the many reasons why all of you Gents and Gentettes prefer vintage and consignment clothing is not just for the classic style, but for the value. They just don’t make ‘em at that price anymore. There are plenty of resources for extreme couponing, but if it’s still made in China, is it really a deal? There is one coupon site that seems to be tailored just for us. Granted, with over 50,000 coupons to pick from, stores run the gamut from big box stores to boutiques, but Coupon Chief actually features deals on shops with very unique items, and even American and Canadian made items…plus the vintage items that we always hanker for.
To name a few:
- VintageSlips.com: If you curate vintage underthings, are a gal that appreciates a well made work horse for under her swing dresses, or if you want to impress the lady in your life with something of a quality. Right now, it seems they are running a 50% sale, but CouponChief has a coupon for 20% off for any other time.
- Threadless.com doesn’t sell vintage clothing, but the quirky selection of shirts always changes. Original designs are periodically discontinued and new ones are submitted all the time. Looks like the current code is for $2 off.
- Hammecher Schlemmer. One eagle-eyed Coupon Chief user posted a H.S. coupon for free shipping for orders of $99 or more. For years, I have spied the splendiferously luxurious and sometimes useless items paraded in their section of the SkyMall catalog. Ahh..to have a life where one wears a turkish bathrobe all day and sets their martini on a dog crate that looks like a high end stylish end table with a crystal chess set on it. With the free shipping coupon at CouponChief, I would go for the monocycle all the way. It is the 1950s movie astronauts version of a good time. With the coupon, you’ll save a whopping $800 on freight!
- Etsy: Etsy itself doesn’t offer any coupon codes, but many individual Etsy shops do. I quickly perused the selection and found everything from percentages off to free shipping. One caveat: pay attention to the title verbiage. You may have to search for the shop name mentioned as the coupons bounce to the Etsy homepage.
Like any good party, it all has to come to an end some time. Some discount codes only work for so long, so don’t rest on your laurels waiting until you buy that You Survived Law School gift in three years.
Dive in and check it all out for yourself, or join the party and add the coupon codes that you happened to stumble across. In the end, you aren’t just being a good Samaritan. If you are a member and join the Pays2Share program, you’ll receive credit for posting a popular coupon, but your posting has to be unique. Have fun!discounts | Comment (0)
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