Today was payday.
The bills are piled high on my kitchen table, and the full time gig I've got going on only covers half of them. My new $500 credit card limit is spent, and I haven't even gotten the thing in the mail yet.
Yup, that's me. Living the dream.
I spent my day trying to figure out how I was going to cover the presents I had left to buy.
Future-sister-in-law #1 ... TO DO
Future-sister-in-law #2 ... check
Future Nieces #1, 2, and 3 ... check
Future Nephew #1 and Niece #4 ... TO DO
Mother-in-law, father-in-law, babysitter, work friend who constantly buys lunch, cousin-secret-santa, DAD!! Oh geez, what to get Dad??
Luckily my brother settled for an exchange (thank God for that GPS from Mom and Dad got me a few years back).
So at 6:30pm tonight, I had no idea what I was going to do. I had even considered pawning off some of my belongings to pull some money together.
How it happened, I don't know. The thought just came to me. But now I'm swearing that this is, without a doubt, the best kept secret in present giving this season!!!
Restaurant.com has saved my Christmas!!!
All you need is a gift certificate, or you can choose that special someone's favorite place. There are participating restaurants everywhere - and The Melting Pot is even in on the excitement. You spend $25, they give you a $50 gift certificate. Who knew! It's the smartest thing since sliced bread. Why wouldn't I want 50% off?
It gets better.
Working in an online environment, I know to check all coupon sites before ever making an online purchase. Almost every retailer out there, at least the smart ones, put their best deals on coupon sites. CouponCabin.com is one of my favorites - and boy did they come through for me on this one.
80% OFF YOUR PURCHASE AT RESTAURANT.COM!!! Just use the promo code "PRESENT" at check out! How is this possible?
So here's what I'm telling you...
I just knocked 8 people off of my Christmas To Do List for the small price of $36.
Valued at $375!!!!!
I paid $36 and I got $375... are you listening??? That's a little more than 90% off people!!!!
Well, if you haven't gotten the message by now, you never will. And that just means the $50 you just paid for a gift certificate at The Melting Pot - well, it could have been worth $500.
Ya snooze, ya lose!
(P.S. This is not a paid advertisement, but if anyone out there from Restaurant.com wants to give me some money for promoting their brand, I'm more than happy to accept!)
LOVE. Always and Forever. Me & My Boys.