Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Neighbor update and bargain websites

My neighbor is still hospitalized but talking, moving and hopefully will be physically ok soon. As related in yesterday's post, he and two of his campground buddies were outside when the tornado hit. It was so sudden, nothing was showing on the weather channel, which is what the men were watching on a small TV outside. Jeff's RV was knocked over onto the three men for a few seconds, then picked up and dumped in the lake. Had it not be carried off, there may have been three casualties instead of one. His friend that died had massive head injuries and apparently died instantly. Jeff's cell phone worked long enough for him to dial 911 and get out the words "tornado" and the name of the campground before he lost his phone connection.

In the inexplicable way that tornadoes work, two women were in a trailer that was tumbled over and over. One was visiting the other from her RV parked maybe one hundred feet away. The visitor's husband was inside their trailer with either the TV or radio on and knew nothing of what happened until he heard yelling outside. He and others near him were not touched by the tornado's force at all.

Not to dwell on the sad or scary, I thought I would share some websites that Better Homes and Gardens listed in a recent issue, proclaiming them their favorite bargain sites. I have checked them all to make sure that the links work, but have not registered at the ones that required that, only because I haven't taken the time or the particular category didn't appeal to me at the moment.

Coupons and Discounts
Coupon Mom
Living Social
Smart Source
Home Furnishings
Estate Sales
No Better Deal
One Kings Lane
Shop Goodwill
Garden Tools
Ace Hardware
A M Leo
Picnic Essentials
Bungalow Co
LA Fresh Group
Picnic Trend
Shop Kir DeVries
Beauty Basics
Beauty Steals
Beauty Ticket
Big Discount Fragrances
Eyes Lips Face
Fragrance Net
Haute Look

I can't neglect to add BHG, always a good source of ideas, after providing this list and a personal favorite of mine for online shopping discounts, Retail Me Not. With that one, enter the name of the store to see if discount promotions are available. Often with a large store like J C Penney, more than one deal is mentioned. I have found it is worth the time to figure out if free shipping is a better deal than a percentage off coupon. Also with Penney's, if you have print catalogs at your home, sale prices may vary between catalogs. Last fall I ordered a bedding from one sale catalog and the matching curtains from another. I saved $15 per pair . You'd like to think a sale is the same sale until the promotion is over or stock is depleted, but that isn't always the case.

Happy browsing everyone!


Chatty Crone said...

I hope your neighbor gets better soon and will be okay. I'm going to check out the bargain sites.


Blondie's Journal said...

It is just incredible that your neighbor made it through this tornado. Makes me want to follow all the precautions they give us during bad weather~and haven't we had enough of that.

Thanks for the websites. I also wanted to mention that I like the new look of your blog!


That corgi :) said...

thanks for all those bargain sites! always a good thing to hae these days to look for ways to save money

glad your neighbor is making improvement. I'm sorry about his friend though

take care of yourself


Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Now that's awfully nice of you to post those links!

Tornadoes -- they make no sense! I think that's one reason they are so incredibly frightening. Their method and ways are unknown, but deadly.