Showing posts with label Awesome Deal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Awesome Deal. Show all posts

4/13/15

AWESOME DEAL: Get 10% Off Sparkly Soul & Give Back to the MS Society

I've raved about my favorite nonslip, workout headbands from Sparkly Soul on this website before, but I'm going to do it again. These are the most amazing headbands for all sorts of workouts--from running to boxing, spinning to yoga, and rowing to Crossfit. They come in a wide array of colors and I have never had one slip off during class. It's like they're magic or something.


Well Sparkly Soul just one-upped themselves in support of my campaign to raise money for the National MS Society. Use the code WALKMS by 4/19 and get 10% off your entire purchase from www.sparklysoul.com. Addtionally, my team will receive 10% of your entire purchase as well. So you get awesome headbands and the MS Society receives vital funds to help support research and programming for people affected by this debilitating disease.

These headbands would make perfect Mother's Day, graduation or just because gifts! I wouldn't fault you for picking up a few of your own (I've got a collection of 6!). Now all that's left to decide is what colors you are going to buy!

3/31/15

AWESOME DEAL: Free Dinner Delivered!

It's a tale as old as time: Start the day with Google-worthy ambitions of preparing a 5-step, 3-course meal for dinner. Decide around lunchtime that eating the Lean Cuisine in your freezer would enable you to better spend your evening binge watching House of Cards. Go home from work and realize you ate that Lean Cuisine last week and since you've already changed into your sweats and sheepskin slippers, going to the grocery store is out of the question. So you spend way too much money on delivery, only to regret whatever you chow down on 45 minutes later because it wasn't healthy/tasty/homemade/hot/etc.


Enter Munchery. Munchery is a dinner-delivery service that's been serving chef-created meals for busy food lovers in San Francisco since 2011. Since it's NYC launch earlier this month, Munchery has collaborated with chefs like Eddie Montalvo of Blue Smoke and Rachel Hazen formerly of Pure Food and Wine to create daily menus of wholesome, affordable food.

Today's menu items include: Honey-Tea Braised Chicken Thighs with pineapple mango salad, brown rice, fresh cilantro ($10.50), Grilled Hanger Steak with creamy potato gratin, broccoli rabe, tomato confit ($13.95), and Vegan Tempeh Couscous Primavera with fava and asparagus ($10.50). They even sell desserts, drinks (including AINY favorite Harmless Harvest coconut water!), and kid-friendly items too.

The way it works is similar to any other food delivery service, but you must select your food and order by the daily deadline of 1pm. You then select the time frame that works for you--in hourly slots from 4 to 9pm--and voila! Dinner! All items are delivered cooked, chilled and packaged in microwave and oven-safe packaging for easy reheating. If you are expecting a particularly busy week, you can order meals up to 7 days in advance and never worry about what is going to satiate you when you do finally get home and around to your binge watching.

Munchery gives back as well. For every order placed, they donate a meal to a local food bank. Additionally, all packaging is made from recyclable and/or compostable materials.

Here's where it gets good...Munchery wants to buy you dinner! Sign up through this link and order up to $20 worth of food for free!

Note: Munchery does not currently deliver to certain outerborough locations (like Astoria, sad face). However, the simple solution is to have the delivery come to your office in Manhattan and just take your food home!

2/3/15

AWESOME DEAL: 6 Months FREE Membership to Warehouse Shopping Site Jet

We just came across a killer shopping deal and wanted to let you know right away! Jet, a new Costco-esque online shopping portal is launching soon and wants you to sign up so badly, they are offering free membership for 3 months. However, if you sign up by February 6 at 11:59 am ET, you'll get an additional 3 free months (6 months total!) and the benefits continue if you refer any of your friends.

But why should you sign up? Jet was founded by the same guy (Marc Lore) as diapers.com, soap.com, and wag.com--all sites dedicated to providing specific products at low prices to a specific market in the most efficient manner. The company's Hoboken warehouse will be stocked with the goods you need and shipped to you at a moment's notice without the hassle of buying in bulk. Think of it as Amazon meets Costco meets Delivery.com.


From the founder's blog:
"At Jet we will make use of the latest advancements in technology to create a new shopping experience that will empower customers like never before. Jet will bring unprecedented transparency and efficiencies to the overall e-commerce market, and as a result, will transform the customer experience in a way that, until now, has not been possible."
After your trial period is up, members will be asked to pay $49.99 per year for membership (still cheaper than that Costco card, and for most New Yorkers, much more accessible). Check out this Bloomberg article for more.

Thanks to Laura from 89th and Broke for sharing this tip! Also, full disclosure, the URL above is my own referral link.

5/21/14

AWESOME DEAL: 20% Off Sparkly Soul Headbands

One of my favorite things to do is work out, but one of my least favorite things to do is wipe stray hairs out of my sweaty face in downward dog or in 3rd position over the flywheel. To solve this problem, NYC-based Sparkly Soul created the one and only no-slip hairband that has ever stayed in place for me throughout an entire exhale Core Fusion class.


I bought my first several years ago at Pure Barre and have collected several of their fun and sparkly colors ever since. The hairbands come in thin ($15) or thick ($17) varieties and can be found slicking back coifs of fashion-conscious fitness fiends around the city. I can't even tell you how many compliments I get and recommendations I give every time I work out in one.


Good news! Sparkly Soul is offering 20% off all their products through Memorial Day (May 26 at 11:59 pm PST) with code MEMORIALDAY. Also, if you share this sale on social media using the hashtag #sparklysoulheadbands through 11:59 pm PST you will be entered to win 12 headbands of your choice. That's an amazing prize!! Good luck and happy sweating.


4/18/14

AWESOME DEAL: $35 Dinner for 2 at Bear

If you're looking for an amazing dinner at an amazing price tonight, look no further than Bear in Astoria. In celebration of the blog We Heart Astoria's 4th anniversary, the sibling run restaurant is offering a special deal on dinner for two for $35, including 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and 1 dessert.


This offer is available to the first 20 people who print out this flyer and bring it in before May 22. Bear is cash only and offers wines by the bottle starting at $20 (talk about an affordable night out!).

5/15/13

AWESOME DEAL: $45 for Up to 600 Fitness Classes in NYC

Since moving to Astoria in December and training for the Brooklyn Half Marathon (eeeeek! This Saturday!), I have yet to commit to a gym membership. I used to be a tried and true member of Crunch on East 34th Street and I honestly really loved it there, but the distance is too much for me now. I've been racking my head as to where I'd like to join after the race and then I discovered a fabulous deal.


Lifebooker, as you may know and love, is a website where you can not only book all your beauty appointments at a discount, but they also sell Lifebooker Loot--essentially daily deals related to fitness, beauty, and health. Starting today, they are partnering with the American Health and Fitness Alliance to offer a deal that almost seems to good to be true. For $45 you can get free 7-month access to over 165 of the best health and fitness clubs in New York (and throughout Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and more). Each pass is good for a minimum of TWO free visits per club, with some passes good for an ENTIRE MONTH - for a total of over 600 complimentary visits in all. The full list of clubs is available here, but some examples are:

  • 2 visits to Crunch Fitness
  • 2 visits to David Barton Gym
  • 2 visits to Manhattan Plaza Health Club (rock climbing wall!)
  • 2 visits to the 92nd Street Y
  • 3 visits to Pablo Fitness (spinning and yoga!)
  • 4 visits to Club Fitness (great for Astoria residents like me)
  • 4 visits to Pure Power Boot Camp
So you can see that even if you only go to 3 or 4 classes over the course of 7 months, you'll definitely get your money's worth. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!

Lifebooker is also offering a yoga pass and a Pilates pass each for $45 and also each good for 7 months. To supplement my fitness pass, I'm planning on purchasing the yoga pass, and here's some examples of what that includes:
  • 2 classes at Atmananda Yoga (recently featured on Gilt Group)
  • 2 classes at Dance New Amsterdam
  • 2 classes at Exhale Spa (hello, these regularly go for like $30 a pop!)
  • 2 classes at Om Factory (one of my favorite yoga studios in the city, try Forrest and Aerial yoga here)
  • 2 classes at Pure Yoga
  • 2 classes at Yoga Works
  • 2 classes at Sheila Kelley's S Factor (not exactly yoga, but you know you'll have a good time)
If you're into Pilates  the Pilates pass comes with a lot of private sessions, which you know can be very expensive if purchased individually.

To purchase one, two or all three passes, go to Lifebooker, create an account if you haven't already done so, and search for the $45 Fitness Pass in the Loot section. If you have friends in Chicago, Houston or LA, be sure to pass this onto them because there are options available in those cities as well. Happy working out!

2/5/13

AWESOME DEAL: 40% Off the Entire Peanut Butter & Co. Online Store

There are some deals in life that are just too good to pass up. For example, amazing peanut butter and accompaniments for 40% off...


Yes, you heard me right loyal readers. Today ONLY, the world-famous (well at least NYC-famous) Peanut Butter & Co. is offering 40% off their entire store. That means you can get your fill of White Chocolate Wonderful, The Bee's Knees, and Mighty Maple (my 3 faves) for $3.60 a jar compared with the normal $6 price tag.



You can also stock up on gifts for your peanut butter loving friends like this PB for My Sweetie gift set just in time for Valentine's Day ($19.20 down from $32).


Or if you want to make someone REALLY happy, you can get the Total Nut Case gift set which comes with spicy peanut brittle ($76.80 down from $128)!


Anyway you order, you're sure to be satisfied. Just make sure you use the coupon code TASTEAMAZING at the online store and place your order before midnight EST tonight 2/5.

5/30/12

AWESOME DEAL: 13-Month Subscription to NY Mag

Having been a subscriber to New York Magazine for almost 2 years now, I can tell you it's a must read for any New Yorker. It's full of interesting feature stories all somehow relating to your life in the Big Apple and the culture section fills you in with all you need to know about what's going on around you in the coming week. However it's not so long ***cough, New Yorker, cough*** that you can manage to get through it on your weekly commute and still have time to read other things that interest you.

13-Month Subscription

Rue La La (one of my favorite deal/shopping sites) is currently offering a 13-month subscription to New York Magazine for only $17, which is a steal especially considering it's a weekly publication. Normal subscriptions sell for over $30. The deal ends in 6 days, but why wait?

12/16/11

Free Groceries!

Whenever I leave NY, I love visiting those super huge "super"markets. I oogle at all of the varieties of everything, the spacious aisles and the rows and rows of convenient items - brands I've never heard of before! Alas, I come back home and can get a similar, albeit crowded and expensive, experience at Whole Foods, but in my neighborhood, I've settled for Morton Williams as my grocery store of choice.


Their selection is pretty good, they offer a fairly wide selection of produce, and the people at the check out line at least say hello to me in a pleasant matter (and that's saying a lot compared to the likes of some Gristedes I've shopped in). So when I opened my email this morning to find an offer for a $30 voucher to Morton Williams for only $15, I jumped on it. The best part, you can buy 2 per person! But hurry, there were only 600 or so vouchers left when I last checked and I'm sure those puppies are going to sell out soon.

10/21/10

AWESOME DEAL: 51% off "East Village Eats" Food Festival this Weekend

Well, well, well. New Yorkers sure do love their food festivals. Fresh off of last weekend's Taste of the Village: West comes East Village Eats, sponsored by community development organization Fourth Arts Block. Tickets are usually $45, but Living Social NYC Downtown is offering an awesome discount for this afternoon of eating, drinking and raffle prizes. For only $22, you can get your slice of the cake, literally.



The self-guided tour starts at 11 a.m. this Saturday 10/23 and goes until 4 p.m. You will find a total of 15 (that's huge!) restaurants participating in this event, which means you get 15 food samples and numerous drink samples. Fourth Arts Block has created a map so that you can set your course for the day.

Here are the restaurants and food samples they have lined up:


Bond Street Chocolate: Decadent spicy dark chocolate bark.
Xi’an Famous Foods: Liang Pi “Cold Skin Noodles:” bouncy and chewy wheat noodles, mixed with seitan and vegetables, and tossed with secret spicy sauces to make a cool, delicious mess.
Cucina Di Pesce:  Cold antipasto feast: tomato mozzarella & white bean spread bruschettas, tomato & mozzarella, and eggplant stuffed with goat cheese caprese and roasted peppers.
Hecho En Dumbo: Tostadas de Dzik: chilled salad of braised venison ossobucco with tomato, red onion, sour orange, chile habanero, radish and avocado served on a bed of crisp hand pressed corn tostadas.
Luke’s Lobster: Half of a sweet Maine shrimp roll, one of the best sandwiches in NYC (New York Magazine) and best market lunches in the country (Bon Appétit).
Mud Truck: 10 oz Mud coffee, 10 oz latte, cappuccino or shot of espresso –  all roasted, blended and made by MUD.
Nomad: Moorish chicken skewer flavored with African spices and served with a crispy pita and humus.
S’MAC: Four cheese mac & cheese delight: cheddar, muenster, gruyère and a touch of pecorino.
Souen East Village: Steamed Seitan dumplings: juicy wheat dumplings filled with seitan (wheat gluten), napa cabbage, shiitake mushroom, garlic, ginger, soy sauce.
Supper: Mushrooms Trifolati: freshly sautéed mushrooms on Tuscan toast
Tuck Shop: Cocktail portion of their famous pork and sage sausage rolls, a true classic. Get a $5 beer to wash down the bite.
Tu-Lu’s Gluten Free Bakery: Mini red velvet cupcake with vanilla cream cheese frosting.
Faustina: Garlic Nodini: “Knots” of baked dough with garlic, crispy herbs and whipped ricotta.
Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches: Variety of five sandwiches: the Classic, Sardine, Chicken, Porkchop or Tofu on a toasted baguette with marinated carrot, fresh cucumber, jalepeno, and cilantro with a wipe of mayo.
MONO+MONO: Famous Korean fried chicken that is double fried, non-greasy served with either spicy sauce or soy-garlic sauce.
DRINK PARTNERS
Jimmy’s No. 43: $2 off any beer.
DBA: $2 off any beer.
Xoom: $3 smoothies (normally $7) or $2 lattes
With so many choices, I'm not sure what I'm most looking forward too, but the shrimp roll and the Mushrooms Trifolati are sure up there. Click here to get your $22 ticket! Maybe we'll bump into each other mid-bite. That would be awesome.

10/11/10

AWESOME DEAL: 47% off "Tastes of the Village: West" Food Festival this Weekend

Whoever thought up the food festival was a genius. Honestly, the concept of sampling all different culinary concoctions in one location for one meal must have been an idea before it's time.

If you also appreciate this awesome tradition, you're in luck. This weekend six different iconic West Village restaurants are teaming up to make your day. By offering a 47% discount off tickets, The Dealist, a new group-buying site, wants to make your wallet cheer as well.


A $17 ticket (normally $32) will get you the following:

  • Num Pang - 1 Slider (choice of Duroc Pulled Pork, or Veal Hoisin Meatball)
  • Spunto Thin Crust - 2 Slices of gourmet thin-crust pizza (1 Cheese, 1 Pepperoni)
  • Cabrito - 1 signature taco (tinga de pollo, skirt steak, or marinated pork with pineapple)
  • Satay Junction - 2 Satays (choice of 8, incl. chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu w/peanut dipping sauce)
  • Pasticceria Rocco - 1 mini-cannoli, classic italian with chocolate chips
  • The Donut Pub -  2 mini-doughnuts (choice of Red Velvet, Cinnamon Sugar or Honey Glazed)
After you've stuffed your face, find yourself some discounted liquid fun at the following bars:
  • Fiddlesticks: $4 beer, house wine and well mixed drinks
  • Blind Tiger Ale House: $1 off beer
  • Half Pint: $4 domestics, $5 well drinks, $6 craft beer
  • Cabrito: $6 marguarita
  • Galway Hooker Downtown: $5 beers, house wine and well mixed drinks
To get this deal, you have to hurry! Discounted tickets are only available until Thursday. The Dealist will email you your ticket with instructions on how to get your food and drinks. You can use your ticket to get your samples all at once or spread out on both Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 p.m.

I'll definitely be checking out this event and posting a recap with pictures. Thanks The Dealist and happy eating!