It’s mixed-feelings Friday

By Mir
June 6, 2008
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Normally, you know, Friday is my favorite day of the week. Today, though, I’m realizing that my kids are leaving me for a couple of weeks, tomorrow, and so my usual Friday joy just isn’t happening. Let’s see if I can take a quick stroll through the Amazon Friday Sale and regain my mojo.

Amazon has started a new feature called the Friday Five, wherein every Friday there are 5 albums available for download for just $5 each. This is pretty exciting, anyway, but one of today’s offerings is Accelerate (REM’s new album) and I don’t want to get dramatic here, but dude, if you haven’t gotten your hands on this album yet, do so immediately.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to worry about your car’s battery dying when there’s no one around to jump you? Voila! (Alternatively, if you have a summer vehicle or otherwise lightly-used car, you may be interested in this slow charge battery companion.

It feels like the wrong season to be shopping for a carpet steamer, but maybe that’s why this one is on sale….

If you need new pillows, people raved about these gell-filled ones the last time they were in the Friday Sale. It’s hard to beat just $10/pillow even for junky ones; this price is a steal.

Did you miss the 4-for-3 bath towels last week? They’re back! (I got mine yesterday and am pleased. They’re not super thick, but they are a nice weight.)

I still don’t think I’m ever going to spend $60 on a pen, but if I was going to, it’d be on this one. (There’s a special offer on Cross items when you spend $79+, by the way.)

Cheap KitchenAid alert!

The sky blue cupcake courier is marked down to $24.99, which is only a savings of $5, but between that and the free shipping (and the fact that this is a mommy-must-have item that almost never goes on sale), I’d still call it a deal.

Have a great Friday, everyone! I’m off to snuggle my children until they tell me to stop it.


  1. I got that cupcake courier as a birthday gift from my best friend, and it is the Best. Thing. Ever.

  2. I want the cupcake holder but don’t want to spend .01 more on anything to get the free shipping. I hate padding orders. Sigh. I guess I’ll wait. 🙁

  3. Oooh…the She & Him album is part of the Friday Five. It’s a great album–everyone should check it out. The “she” of She & Him is actress Zooey Deschanel, and she’s fantastic.

  4. I’m getting two of the cupcake holders – as Jill above said, I think it will be a great gift for my cousin. She’s the team mom for soccer and I’m sure she’s always baking goodies with two kiddos in the house. Free shipping! 🙂

  5. The pillows are up to $19.99, but it’s still quite a difference from the list price of (gasp!) $110.

  6. The pillows are $19.99 for two, so $10 a pop. 🙂 I may give them a try…

  7. I’m getting a ‘service unavailable’ error when I follow the links. I can get there directly, but then Mir doesn’t get the credit. Any ideas, anybody?

  8. Oops, wait, apparently I lied – I can’t get there at all. I shall try again later.

  9. I’m getting the “service unavailable” error also.

  10. I just got blocked on Amazon!!?? They think I am a robot….. Anyone else?

  11. Luckily, the cupcakes in our house only need to be couriered to my mouth!

  12. Amazon was down for a little while earlier, folks. Sorry! Out of my control!

  13. Aww, I hope the weeks fly by for you (the parts where you are pining and not pampering, anyway).

    Also I LOVE those pillows — we snagged some last time thanks to you, and I went in for the kill again yesterday. Thanks for the tip!

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