Friday, what took you so long?

By Mir
January 7, 2011

My kids have only been back to school for half a week, and I’m already wishing for spring break, or maybe even summer vacation. I think that’s a baaaaaaaad sign.

Thank goodness I have the Amazon Friday Sale (which should be renamed the Amazon Coffee Sale) to soothe my tortured, getting-up-entirely-too-early-to-pack-lunches soul!

I’ve heard great things about Stabucks VIA, though I have yet to try it, myself. At around $.60/cup, though, it’s certainly more appealing than standing in line behind someone who wants a double-shot, no-whip, two-pump hazelnut macchiato. Or whatever. There’s plenty of K-cups and T-discs available, too, which sound much dirtier than it actually is.

Whoa. For the month of January, Amazon is offering 1,000 MP3 album downloads for just $5, which is kind of crazy. Time to stock up on tunes!

And if you’re in the market for a TV upgrade, the Gold Box has a sweet 42″ Panasonic LCD for just $500 today.

Ready to stock up on Crocs for the warm weather? They’re having a blowout sale, and you can use coupon code novship for free shipping on any order, and stack code FABULOUS10 for an extra 10% off. Sweet.

Starting today and going through the weekend, take an additional 30% off clearance items at Aeropostale and an additional whopping 50% off clearance items at P.S. from Aeropostale with coupon code JANCLEAR. (Shipping is a flat $7 on up to $250, then jumps to $25, so if you’re spending a lot, I’d recommend placing multiple orders.)

Friday, I could get used to you. Just sayin’.


  1. Croc is not giving me free shipping with the code. 10% off works.

  2. The code gives free ground shipping, which is not the default (I think economy is). Did you change it to that?

  3. ooops I’m wrong! the free ship is applied at checkout. Sorry to doubt you Mir. =)

  4. Kristine – you need to select “Ground Shipping” and then the shipping will disappear. Mir – thanks for the Crocs info; I got my 3 girls and myself outfitted for our summers at the family cabin. I hate Crocs 🙂 But they are soooo very useful for that purpose and I much prefer to pay pennies for them. Four pairs of MaryJanes for 32 and change is more my speed.

  5. and bonus, after I placed my order, Croc. sent me a coupon for 20% off another order. My kids are going to thrilled.

  6. Should I size up or down on the Crocs Mary Janes?

  7. Ha! I’m drinking a cup of Via right now! Thanks for all your great tips. A friend told me about your site just before Christmas and I have already enjoyed several great deals!

  8. Thanks, Mir! My boys love Crocs.

  9. My daughter thanks you from the bottom of her heart, which is in her jumping up and down violently body!! (she’s excited)

  10. On the Starbucks Via — I brew my own cold-brew coffee concentrate for my husband (I’m a tea person). That works fine for home — the concentrate is stored in the refrigerator, and he just measures in two tablespoons of concentrate per 7/8 cup of hot water. Quick and easy and he says it tastes very fresh.

  11. if you want the aeropostale stuff you better hurry! 2 things went out of my cart after I pushed the pay button! Thanks for the tip, and my son thanks you too. He did NOT want to go shopping for new shirts today.

  12. Ok, as the latecomer to the technology & music party, can you play these zillion downloads on an ipod? Can anyone tell me how that works?

  13. novship is not working at

  14. I’ve been closet cleaning this week, and noticed that my crocs sandals (they lasted 3 whole summers!) had seen better days and made a mental note that I would need to get a new pair for summer 2011… happy I found your blog! Just ordered a pair, saved 10% AND got free shipping! THANK YOU!

  15. how did you get the free shipping to work??

  16. Liza,
    Open your itunes acct., then purchase the Amazon tunes. It should load directly onto your itunes.

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