Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dinner Tonight? Of Course I'm Hungry

Would you rather slave over a hot stove for a meal that lasts five minutes or have a leisurely meal in a restaurant.  Well cooking is more cost effective, but there are a million dinning deals out there.  There are group deals, codes that are texted to the phone, or even free redemption.  It is so hard to remember to print out the voucher, or find the text message in the mess that is your phone.  Then there is Dine Tonight, a new site that the savings are automatically taken off the bill when you arrive.  Head to their website and reserve a table for the place you will be dining at.  The restaurant will be notified that you will be dining there and when the bill comes the percentage of savings is reduced.  The savings are unlimited; the more hungry or "thirsty" you are the more is taken off the bill.  When you reserve a table you will know how much your tab will be reduced by.  Dining alone or with everyone of your twitter followers, the size of the group does not matter either.  If you choose the later, maybe you would want to warn the restaurant.  Love a place?  Come back for seconds, thirds and 100 more times because you can benefit the discount over and over again.  Now that you are hungry, figure out where you want to start chowing down and saving money. 
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Culture To Welcome Me Back

So looks like I took all of April off.  I am simply embarrassed, but I took a much needed vacation and dedicated my energy to get ready for it, have fun on it and then simply deal with the withdrawal symptoms of facing reality.  What better way to get back in the game than with a little art work.  Beginning tomorrow in New York City the 10th Annual Spring Affordable Art Fair will open its doors at 7 West 34th Street.  Here you will be able to find art from over 75 galleries exhibiting original art work.  Prices start at just $100 for amazing original pieces.  This is a great way for first time collectors to get their feet wet, or the seasoned buyer to see what the fresh talent is out there.  There is everything from paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed media works.  Starting tomorrow, admission to the fair is free from 6-8, which is just an added bonus.  Head over and look at the art work, go home and think about it.  Since you cannot stop thinking about it head back with your check book and proudly hang that original art work on the wall.  When you come back you will have to pay for admissions.  This is an excellent opportunity to support talent and beautify your home.         
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