Last week's challenge was to share a coupon. This challenge didn't go exactly as I planned, but I twisted it a bit. My mom told me about a phone app - "Retail Me Not." It loads coupons onto your phone for tons of different stores. So, when we hit Chili's on a girls' night out we pulled up a coupon for a free dessert. Bam. So, I'm sharing that info with you instead of sharing an actual coupon.
If you don't have a smartphone and you're looking for deals, I also like Deal News. They list great deals occuring all over the internet and they tell you how much you're saving. For example, they might say "Trampoline from Sear for [price] which is $35 less than we've ever seen this trampoline." It's kind of nice that they do the homework for you. It's also a great way to buy gifts ahead of time. You can search by category as well.
I wasn't paid to mention Deal News or the Retail Me Not app, I just like them and thought you might too.
This week's challenge is to slow down.
Do you find yourself in a rush more often than you'd like? Maybe it's not even because you're late, but because you're trying so hard to get as much done as humanly possible? I do. And I'm afraid that sometimes I miss out on things when I'm hurrying. I heard a talk last weekend that I loved. The speaker talked about not letting "busy" be a badge we wear and that we're proud of. Busy doesn't equal important.
This challenge is a hard one to measure. I might have to write the word slow on my hand to remind myself throughout the week. I'm going to try to notice more and worry less.
So, did anyone share a coupon? Feel free to share your experience. A few of you shared some awesome experiences you had in last week's comments. They were great. Thanks for sharing and being here.