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The guys from #Tanked on Animal Planet paid us a visit today. They were filming for something pretty awesome that is in the works. 

We can’t WAIT to see the final “tank” masterpiece. View high resolution

The guys from #Tanked on Animal Planet paid us a visit today. They were filming for something pretty awesome that is in the works.

We can’t WAIT to see the final “tank” masterpiece.

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It’s no surprise that we have an obsession with the image-driven, web-crazy social media platform, Pinterest – we’ve created several pinboards that boast our rumor-spreading deals, fashion and beauty tips, sweet vacation spots and anything else we deem amazing. But where would we be without our savvy savers? This is where YOU come in.

Music Festival: The Best Bang for Your Buck

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, and no, it’s not Christmas. On the cusp of spring and summer, musicians are out on the road looking to bring their tunes to the masses. Even though some of the biggest fests like Coachella, Ultra, and Lollapalooza are already sold out, fear not; you can still get in on the best music parties of the season.

In this 3 part series, we’re breaking down a few of the best festivals that can get you some serious bang for your buck, and for our first installment we’re going to start with the best events in the indie/alternative scene.

Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL is put together by Pitchfork.com, the go-to media platform for everything independent (and weird) in the music scene. Hipsters everywhere might try and deny the pull this publication has on the music industry, but they are extremely influential and with that, you can expect a lineup of some of the best. So far, they have only announced a handful of artists for the 3-day summer event including Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip and more. With a ton more bound to be added before July, the best part about Pitchfork is the price. At only $110 for the 3-day pass, you’re only looking at $37 per day for base costs—almost half the price of the other big fests. So get your tickets early, this one will sell out soon.

Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN is the haven for modern hippies, serving as the more granola alternative to big city fests. Resembling a neo-Woodstock, Bonnaroo is a 4-day campout with a whole slew of impressive acts this year, like the gods of alternative, Radiohead, as the top headliner. Other notable acts include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beach Boys, Alice Cooper, Phish, The Shins, and the Avett Brothers. The base price for the 4-day ticket comes out to be $64.75 per day, significantly more than Pitchfork but the lineup is stellar and the event is known to be legendary for those who are looking for the full festival experience.

Sasquatch! in George, WA has been giving a Pacific Northwest spin to the hot summer fests at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre. This 4-day festival rings up at about $78.75 per day, this might sound like a lot, but it’s an all-inclusive ticket with all fees, as well as parking and camping costs included. With a great lineup this year including Beck, Jack White, Bon Iver, The Roots, and Zooey D’s main musical squeeze, M. Ward, this year’s Sasquatch is going to be one heck of a party up in the mountains

Oprah’s Finest Moments

One of our sweet deals- 52% off the subscription price for a year of O, The Oprah Magazine - got us thinking. She’s touched everyone on many different levels, but few people have had a greater impact on pop culture than the infamous media queen.

What immediately comes to mind is her book club. I, for one, have spent countless hours with Oprah’s book selections for her infamous book club. One of her 2007 picks, The Road, had a tremendous impact on my life and deeply inspired me. One of her 1998 picks Where the Heart Is, the story of a girl who gives birth to a daughter named Americus in the back of a Walmart, kept me turning pages all night. And Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much is True is, to this day, the longest book I’ve ever finished (998 pages).

And then of course there was her show; alternately inspiring, entertaining, and fun. It gave me something to look forward to every day when I got home from school. She always had the best guests; Nelson Mandela, famous casts and even a woman with 92 distinct personalities. She also always went on fun adventures. She taught audiences that big dreams are entirely attainable if you have the will power and courage to do so.

But my fondest memory is this: One Christmas Day, she had a very special episode about a girl’s school she was opening in Africa. She traveled to Africa and talked to the girls who were to be its first students; exploring their home lives and their willingness to learn and educate themselves amongst dire conditions. I watched it with my dad on Christmas day and it made both of us cry.

However you feel about Oprah, you can’t deny her cultural contributions to our world. She has had a lasting impression on all of us, around the world, and her impact will be felt for decades to come.

Need a Vacation?

I know that Christmas break was only a month ago, but is it just me or does it seem like it was eons ago? Seriously. I need a vacation. And with these attractive deals it looks like I’ll be able to afford one!

First off, we have still have an awesome deal for Phuket, Thailand, one of the most incredible places on earth — or so I hear. I imagine that there are wild elephants running around everywhere, crystal-clear water perfect for snorkeling, awesome hikes to take and an exotic culture to soak up. Okay, maybe I’m wrong about the elephants, but the rest seems pretty accurate.

Of course, while not SUPER relaxing, family vacations are always fun, too, and with this incredible Orlando deal - a trip to the happiest place on earth sounds rather enticing. Disneyworld has it all- delicious restaurants, world-renowned entertainment and the single-most infectiously happy mood I’ve ever come across. Plus a whole land dedicated to James Cameron’s “Avatar” is being built at the Animal Kingdom park which should surely cure that Pandora depression so many fans experienced post-film.

If you’re looking for a more romantic getaway, we also have a in the Napa Valley escape —one of my most favorite places to visit. I have yet to find a town that beats the delicious food — and the resorts? Simply spectacular!

Helpful hint: If you’re heading to Napa, we suggest you leave your diet at home due to all the tasty temptations

These deals are sure to go fast, so it’s time to stop daydreaming and start exploring!