Gardeners are sure to dig this freebie! Need some grounds for your grounds? Have you ever wondered what Starbucks does with all of its used coffee grounds? (And, trust us, there are lots of used coffee grounds every day.) Well, guess what? Starbucks just gives ’em away at no cost. Participating cafés bag them up for customers in need of fertilizer for their gardens. (It can also be added to compost piles.) [Read more…] about Gardeners Will Dig Free Coffee Grounds at Starbucks
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It pays to stop and smell the roses. Roses are such a lovely way to celebrate just about any occasion from birthdays to anniversaries. It’s even sweeter, when the roses are unexpected by the recipient just because you’re thinking of them. However, bargain hunters know roses can be an expensive gift. [Read more…] about Where Can You Get A Dozen Roses For $6.99 Every Day?
Tools can be very expensive. Unless it’s part of your trade, it’s often not cost-effective for “do-it-yourself-ers” to buy tools for quick repair jobs around the house or on a car. Thanks to Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool, there’s no more need to pay for tools you need temporarily. Using the FREE service is easy — simply leave a deposit when you pick up a tool. When you’re done with the job, return it for a full refund of your deposit. [Read more…] about Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool Service Offers Free Tool Rentals
Flower power! If you’re looking to brighten your home or show someone you care, there’s no better way than with flowers. Family-owned and -operated since 1959, Veldkamp’s Flowers (9501 W. Colfax Ave.) in Lakewood blooms every day with a Happy Hour special Monday through Friday from noon to closing and all day Saturday and Sunday. [Read more…] about Veldkamp’s Happy Hour Blooms With BOGO Free Flowers
If you’re building or remodeling, the place to shop is ReStore, Habitat for Humanity’s retail outlets for surplus and reusable home improvement materials, fixtures, furniture, appliances, cabinets, windows, doors, plumbing, lighting, tools, lumber, insulation and more at half the cost (often up to 80% off retail). [Read more…] about Aurora Gets New Habitat for Humanity ReStore
I love sending flowers to friends and family for special occasions or just as a surprise for no reason at all, but I don’t always love the expense — especially when you tack on delivery and handling charges. That’s why I’m a big fan of the The Bouqs Co. online flower shop.
Not only do bouquets start at a reasonable $40, but orders always include FREE standard shipping — just create an account. Plus, it’s an easy three-step checkout — no annoying upsells with every click. (No, I don’t want to add a teddy bear or box of chocolates for $15!) The company cuts the flowers from its farms and delivers them directly to your loved one, so they get the freshest bouquet possible. (This means delivery occurs just 2 to 4 days after their cut. Other places may take up to two weeks.)
First-time customers can use this link to receive a $15 credit with their first order. I have used the service several times and my recipients have always very happy with the flowers…our wallet was happy, too. Remember, the promo is only available to first-time customers.