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.
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!
In today’s #newsoftheweird, an actress sues IMDB for revealing her age!. We’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on this! http://t.co/yZ5jWz8X
Happy #SpiritDay everybody! Wear purple today to support #LGBT youth and to take a stand against bullying! EVERYBODY’S doing it….;-)
In today’s #newsoftheweird, a woman comes home to a $201, 000 cell bill. And it WASN’T a mistake! http://t.co/yENK5dNq #funsuprise
Hopefully OUR brand ;-) MT @AlisonSchwartz 53% of active adult social networkers follow a brand, while 32 percent follow a celebrity.
Today’s #newsoftheweird reports that everyone living- humans, plants, animals- is also…shrinking. http://t.co/aboaNdLX #shrinkage
What’s up, #Seattle! The local deal is for the BEST RED VELVET #CUPCAKES EVER- We suggest you indulge yourself! http://t.co/0d8mGJi5
In today’s #newsoftheweird, a drinking game ends with a guy stuck in a toilet seat. http://t.co/Pm3MpWjO #drinkresponsibly
Going to the #FloridaPanthers game today? Text Saveology+ your email address+ your zip code to 70000 to win an #ipad2! #giveaway #hockey
Rumor has it that we’ll be giving away an #iPad2 at the #FloridaPanthers game tomorrow but sshh…don’t tell anyone ;-) #giveaway #hockey
Check out this SUPER SWEET #Halloween #deal- don’t run out of candy for the kids this year! Or for yourself. Either/or. http://t.co/8kkpGTta
THANKS!! RT @PeterMartinez @Saveology congrats for placing in the top 10 @ the fast tech awards
Today’s #newsoftheweird is so seasonal! A family calls 911 after getting stuck in a corn maze- 25 ft away from exit! http://t.co/14TcuisN
Today’s #inspiration is brought to us by Abe Lincoln himself, and today he’s all about living. Your. Life! http://t.co/qlN3PumL #savecoin
The #avengers are coming and we couldn’t be more EXCITED! Here’s the NEW trailer: http://t.co/dckyJ0X6 #thor #ironman #captainamerica
In today’s #newsoftheweird, scientists claim to have discovered a prehistoric real-life, 45 ft long KRAKEN! So cool!! http://t.co/edsrZ2BV
Psyched for #iPhone 4S but can’t afford the pricey plan? Here are few strategies to get around that! http://t.co/1nRXaqFg
With this GLORIOUS travel deal, we encourage you to grab that old Hawaiian shirt and get ready to do the hula! http://t.co/6VT5LEaj
Confucious brings us today’s sweet #inspiration, and today he’s all about recognizing TEACHERS! http://t.co/U7frwDsS #teachersareheroes
In today’s #newsoftheweird, a mom calls the cops on her son for a messy room! We know y’all have dreamt of doing it… http://t.co/4dLkWpJa
Get your SUPER discounted tix to the Boca Raton Food & Wine Festival- the #wine part is what REALLY sold us ;-) http://t.co/aCFPjjB8
In today’s news of the weird, SOMEONE has been running around Amish Country stealing…hair? It’s true! http://t.co/o6CGdYTN #amishmystery
If you’re a #foodie and you live locally (Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami…) this deal is a no-brainer! http://t.co/aCFPjjB8 #savecoin
Today’s #newsoftheweird is all about…cloned dogs and airport security?! It’s true- AND they’re proving to be useful! http://t.co/OtKtcMMt
Sick of cooking #dinner?! We’ve got the answer to your problems- and what a YUMMY #deal it is :-) http://t.co/ugaAtWdP #savecoin #eatwell
Today’s #newsoftheweird is KINDA adorable: Meet Fizz Girl, the world’s shortest cat :-) http://t.co/6kT8dWmX
It’s not uncommon to be without dental insurance these days. It’s also not uncommon to be scared to death of dentists and just not want to go. For the first, we’ve got a solution for you, for the latter, you need to face your fears or those dreams where you wake up with your teeth crumbling out of your mouth will never stop.
With our deal through DentalPlans.com you can be setup and visiting one of more than 100,000 dentists throughout the country. Savings range from 10% to 60% on a full range of services.
Today’s #newsoftheweird is PRETTY nuts: Did YOU know that Target runs its own, publicly-used FORENSICS LAB?! http://t.co/ZfiPwQqi
We have a SWEET Boston Market #deal running today- check it out and pick up dinner for the fam! http://t.co/e19RcLly #savecoin
We want to show you where your noms could be at. Specifically, they could be at Boston Market.
People are big fans of the Market’s meaty meatloaf and potatoey potatoes so we figured we’d throw our favorite fans a 20% discount.
This year is sailing by, fast. It’s already (thankfully) October. That means 2011 is pretty much wrapped up. That means it is pretty much 2012, and we all know what that means.
But, let’s not jump too far ahead, October is an exciting month, there’s a lot going on. It starts off with the excitement of Fall beginning, there are leaves changing colors and up north the radiators are starting to warm up. October is both World Vegetarian Month AND Eat a Country Ham Month. Columbus day is in there, as is Mad Hatter Day, Leif Erikson Day, as well as the always introspective Evaluate Your Life Day.
But, the best feature of October, aside from the dying leaves and the impending Pumpkin Apocalypse is of course Halloween. Halloween has every quality you would want in an awesome day. There’s candy, dressing up and pretending to be a superhero, and wandering aimlessly through neighborhoods you rarely go into.
And what is the most important part of Halloween?
If you aren’t already working on your costume, you’re running behind. If you don’t want to trick out your own costume, at least get a good deal on one.
To all our awesome locals- check out this SWEET deal for the Boca Raton Food & Wine Fest! http://t.co/aCFPjjB8
This #deal is CRAY-CRAY- $50/night at a SWEET resort in Los Cabos! Who says summer is over?! http://t.co/wuvoEyh0 #travel
OC fans: Treat yourself to one of life’s GREATEST luxuries for a totes affordable price? DONE and DONE! http://t.co/s9IP1Ii6 #savecoin
In today’s #newsoftheweird, we bring you…the world’s longest-living two-faced cat?! http://t.co/elx5dZcT #twofacedcat
It’s never too late to change your mind! RT @stonesifer My 3yo just asked me what I want to be when I grow up. #youngatheart
While we are all celebrating Rosh Hashanah, let’s not forget the other holidays that happen today. It’s also International Coffee Day and Confucius Day.
While Confucius day is often celebrated by opening up a fortune cookie or reading over the 499 great wisdoms that he left us, Coffee day can get you something more practical - a free cuppa.
According to their facebook pages both Krispy Kreme and 7-11 are giving away free coffee today, go get some.
Hey @stonesifer it’s never too late to change your mind! RT @stonesifer My 3yo just asked me what I want to be when I grow up.
Happy #Cocktail Hour! Today’s deal is sure to keep that Stoli + Soda ICEY cold! http://t.co/pAUxZy0s #happyhouristhebesthour
We LOVE dressing up so we couldn’t be more excited for #Halloween! What will YOU be?! We’re thinking Black Swan ;-) http://t.co/yyzRU8jT
Hey @Lizskincare thanks for the love! We think our #deals are pretty sweet, too :-)
Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!
Today is the day we celebrate the birth of John Chapman back on September 26, 1774.
Aside from all the legends, Johnny Appleseed was a very cool guy. He makes the modern green yuppies look like a bunch of whiny kids because he wore no shoes while traveling across the midwest setting up nurseries and spreading apple seeds around (he never even used a plastic bag, but if they had been available, I doubt he would’ve). He was a vegetarian way before it even became popular (total hipster cred). He was an animal rights activist, so much so that he put out a fire after witnessing mosquitoes flying into the flame, preferring to be cold rather than kill some bugs (PETA look out). Johnny also has a gritty backstory about betrayed love, he was so burned by the love lost that he refused to ever marry or settle down - which is good because I like apples.
So, raise a glass of warm cider to one of the original superheros. The man, the myth, and the wanderer: Johnny Appleseed.
There are few things worse than losing a dog or cat, or any type of pet really. It’s a panic-attack inducing time when you run around the house and don’t see your furry family member. Then, race outside and still nothing.
That is where Amber Alert for Pets comes in. Our deal will get you a year long membership to AAFP. Membership gets you access to their network of users around the country who by signing up have vowed to do their best to help other users find their lost pets. An alert goes out to users who are near your lost friend and everyone keeps an eye out.
When it comes to losing anything, it is good to have a concerned community behind you to help.