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New penny is coming out


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MSN money has an article about a new penny coming out.
The U.S. Mint has changed the design for the reverse — or “tails” — side of the 2010 Lincoln Cent, which entered circulation on Feb. 11
The article also talks about an anti-penny group, as well as a pro-penny movements and penny’s importance for [...]

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Categories: in the news

Free 8×10 print at Walgreens

Go through and order an 8×10 print on Walgreens photo and enter code FREEPHOTO at check out. Choose in store pick up to make it absolutely free, or have it mailed to you.
To find a store near you click here [Read More]
Categories: Free, online sales 80% off

The usual promotion from – 80% off – when you enter code SAVOR
I find these are only worth buying if you’re going to use them in NYC, Boston, or some other big city.
Readers, have you found these useful in the 518 area? [Read More]
Categories: coupons, Food, online sales

Five cities you can afford, and five you can’t

CNN money has a rating of top 5 least expensive cities and top 5 most expensive cities
Three Ohio cities made the list of most affordable. Time to move? [Read More]
Categories: in the news, lists

Mattel: making geeks cool

Mattel’s Barbie doll is taking on new carriers: first as a news anchor and then… as a computer engineer! Read more here
She wears black leggings and a T-shirt with a binary-code pattern on it
(I so own a t-shirt that says things in binary)
And you can look at the new Barbies here
I might need to get [...] [Read More]
Categories: in the news

Siena to receive $2M grant

Siena college is scheduled to receive a $2 million federal grant for their science department. Read the story here
As a proud alumna, I say congrats Siena!
If that’s not enough to make you all warm and fuzzy about the school check out our latest seen from Siena v Iona game. [Read More]
Categories: in the news

Free 8×10 collage at Walgreens

This Friday only (Feb 12) receive a free 8×10 collage at Walgreens when you enter code VDAY online; select in store pick up to avoid shipping charges! [Read More]
Categories: Free, online sales

Korres prep, prime, perfect $39 at Sephora

Sephora is offering a Korres set for $39 This set contains: – 25 x Pomegranate Wipes – 0.68 oz Wild Rose Brightening and Line Smoothing Serum – 0.68 oz Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturizing and Brightening Cream – 0.34 oz 99% Natural Silicone-Free Face Primer – 0.34 oz Wild Rose Brightening Foundation WRF3 – 0.21 oz [...] [Read More]
Categories: online sales

Extra 40% off at Aldo

Aldo is offering extra 40% off on women’s clearance boots. Offer valid online only and prices already reflect the discount.
Check them out here [Read More]
Categories: online sales

Twenty percent return on $500

Bank of America is offering a checking account promotion – you open a checking account with them, deposit $500 and if the account stays open for 30 days you get $100 sign on bonus. Offer is available for new customers only, but The new customer is not eligible for this offer if they were a [...] [Read More]
Categories: Free, online sales