A reader named Carrie claimed the second and final $25 Starbucks gift card, which I gave out to celebrate Bargain Babe’s one month anniversary. The contest ran over the past month so now the site is two months old. Congrats, Carrie!
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Carrie was sweet enough to share some of her favorite deals when claiming her prize. She writes:
Just thought I would take this opportunity to thank you for all the information you have passed on to me and the other “bargain hunters” out there. I especially appreciate the Amazon “Subscribe and Save” information you mentioned in a Bargain Hunter blog. I wasn’t sure if you wanted ideas for other bargains, so I’m passing these ideas to you for consideration.
Freedom Gardens – My husband and I have been working on a “Victory Garden” since last year, slowly converting our garden into edible landscape. I have found an amazing resource through freedomgardens.org (kind of a facebook for gardeners all over the world). It has allowed us to connect with like-minded local urban homesteaders. Once you join FreedomGardens.org (for free), you select the groups you want to participate in. Our local “SoCal Gardeners” group on that site hosts a monthly vegetarian potluck, swap, movie, and chance to connect with like-minded locals for $10 per person.
Path to Freedom – The creators of Freedom Gardens.org are an inspiration in themselves. Check out pathtofreedom.com to learn more about their “Little Homestead in the City”, or see them on You Tube “Homegrown Revolution — Radical Change Taking Root: http://www.youtube.com/user/dervaes. Positive answers to how to live more green, and be more self-sufficient one-step-at-a-time.
Oh Fancy That! – I hate that our economy is making things tough on little shops around our country, and would encourage customers to support those shops — the ones you don’t want to disappear. One of my favorite shops is Oh Fancy That! a fantastic source for British imports. Jean Karasek’s shop carries an assortment of British foods, knickknacks, greeting cards, china and teas including PG Tips (my favorite). Quite a few people get their British “comfort” foods there—many things you can’t find in local stores — and seasonal merchandise like crackers (those popper-things that have treats inside). I got a children’s tea set in a carrying case for about $20 around Christmas. Oh Fancy That! is located at 18399 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana. 818-996-4405.