Celebrating Friendship

Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation… Because it’s National Girlfriends Day!

Yes, it’s the official day to gather your squad and celebrate friendship – think girls night out. No matter if you’ll spend this day with your classmates, co-workers, mother, daughter or sister – the important thing is to have quality time to talk and to make great new memories.

To help you celebrate in the middle of the business week, we made a list with ideas to guarantee an amazing time with your girls. Check it out!

1. Nail it

Literally. You can enjoy the after-work turn to meet your girl friends in an urban spa and have your hair and nails done while you talk and have fun together! Transferring National Girlfriends Day to the next weekend and spend a couple days on a spa also seems a good deal. Take a look at Groupon and LivingSocial offers to celebrate this day in style.

2. Put your drinks up

And toast the friendship! You can go out to dinner and have a couple drinks with your friends or you can all go to one’s home and have fun preparing the meal together. Whatever you choose, it’s possible to stay on a budget: visit Restaurant.com and Wine.com for quality products and services + turbo cashback 😉

3. Feel the summer breeze

Summer sunset is the perfect time to go for a bike ride or to picnic at a park can be lots of fun. Nothing better than celebrating National Girlfriends Day during the official outdoors season! Take this opportunity to have an ice-cream in the end of the ride – and don’t forget the selfies for the friendship album!

Like these ideas? Comment below how you and your friends are going to celebrate today!

Invest in Yourself

Have you ever thought about developing a new skill totally not related to your field of study? Or even going deeper in something you already know? So, these tips are for you. At first, it looks very hard to do this while you’ve got a home to take care of, children to raise and/or a full-time job that consumes all your week days’ time. Most of all have crazy routines – and it looks scary adding new things. But a few steps can make it all easier. Keep reading:

1. Study from home (or anywhere with good internet signal)

A few years ago you could have some excuses not to consider this option: little possibilities of courses available, non-qualified teachers or poorly made platforms. But a lot changed since then: you can take classes from hundreds of schools worldwide (even Harvard offers on-a-budget online programs), in very clean and good websites and apps.

2. Do it at your own pace

Forget the very short deadlines, crazy test weeks or time to start and finish every class. You’re the boss here: choose the best time to start, the moment to take the classes and make the tests. Take your time to learn and advance as you prefer – there’s no one to impress or score to reach. There’s only you – and a new skill in the end of the way!

3. Interact with the course community

Lots of people hesitate on taking online courses because there’s no teacher to answer your questions. Nowadays, forget this: you can interact not only with the teacher but also with your class “colleagues”. That’s the thing: as you enroll in a particular course, dozens of people from all around the world do the same. Thinking about the “loneliness” of studying alone, most of the online course platforms build a kind of discussion forum, so people enrolled in the same topic can chat, ask questions and even correct the tests of each other.

A whole new world just opened in front of you at this moment, right? So start developing that skill you always wanted today: with cashback. Give yourself a chance: try Coursera and/or 360Training. You’ll love what they’ve got!

Affordable Gifts for Travel Lovers

We all know somebody who loves being on the road. That friend who is always planning to go on a trip – or who seems to be permanently on vacations and brings to our Instagram feeds awesome photos in breathtaking places, doing amazing things. I’m sure a name just popped into your mind!

It’s not always easy to gift them. They usually don’t care too much about brands or expensive stuff – because they enjoy spending with moments, not things! So, why not make their journeys either more comfortable and memorable? Here are a few gift ideas your wanderlust friends will love (and use a lot on the journey)!

1. Travel Pillow
Trying to rest on the plane can be an impossible task when you’re in the Economy Class. Travel lovers will thank you for a travel pillow that provides them the right support for some hours of sleep. You can find different types on Brookstone.

2. Combination padlock
Here is something that every traveler should take with them when heading off on a trip. Combination padlocks are the most effective way of keeping your valuable items safe in multiple situations, like on a bag or suitcase during transit; to secure a locker or wardrobe when in a hotel; or even to keep a day pack safely fastened. There are some different kinds of padlocks available with discounts on Best Buy!

3. Portable Cell Phone Power Bank
When traveling, you probably use your cell phone a lot. Mostly for taking pictures, filming and trying to discover where you are and where to go with Google Maps, right? So, a portable cell phone power bank is a must-have piece of tech on a trip (search for the best-sellings on Best Buy and Newegg). It’s a useful item even when you’re back home. Who never runs out of battery in the middle of the day?

4. Selfie Stick
Still talking about cell phones: if your friend is that person who loves to travel by himself, it can be a problem taking pictures. Whether you love them or hate them, selfie stickers are a convenient tool for travelers, allowing them to take shots of themselves in the dreamy locations they visit without having to bother anybody. You can find some cheap options on Walmart!

5. E-reader
Vacations can provide different opportunities for settling down with a good book, from delayed flights to resting on a paradisiac beach, under the shade of a tree. To save space on the luggage, E-readers are the perfect solution! Get to know NOOK, the Barnes & Nobles’ E-Reader.

3 Steps to Recover from The Holiday

Your holiday was probably an amazing party: lots of people, fun all day, a couple of drinks and a loud celebration. Great! The next day, however, you notice the party organization, all the noise and only a few hours asleep left you exhausted.
But now that the holiday has passed, it’s time to recover and be energized for the rest of the working week. So take a look at these tips and start healing from the inside:

1. Unplug

The best way to get your energy back after spending followed hours talking and dancing around is to stay alone and focus on wellness. Maybe disconnecting from everything and curling up with a cup of tea and a good book is the simplest – and most effective – way to recover.

2. Exercise

Believe it or not, you will have way more energy if you start exercising today! Researches show people who exercise have more energy than the ones who don’t. Besides energy, exercising may increase your brain capacity, boost your creativity and, of course, burn that extra calories from yesterday’s hot dog! So grab your new running shoes and just do it!
If you’re also looking for a fast and easy way to boost energy and complement you nutrition, vitamins can help. Take a look here and here to check these deals.

3. Relax
A complete getaway or just a massage pillow: you just have to choose based on your stress level! It’s said that a good relaxing massage can put you away from anxiety, digestive disorders, insomnia, headaches and lots of different injuries. Meanwhile, traveling and spending some time in a different place (a spa also counts!) ensures peace of mind, boosts up your confidence, improves social and communication skills, among others.
So take a look at Brookstone for massage products, on Groupon spa deals and on Expedia or Hotels.com for recover yourself in a different place (with Turbo Cashback)! 😉

SUMMER SHOPPING GUIDE

Summer is finally here!

Our mind is already filled with thoughts of lazy afternoons and a relaxing dip in the pool. To get the most out of this, we listed some ideas for a perfect summer warm up. 🙂

So grab your sunglasses and a margarita and get ready for the brightest season of the year!

1. Swimsuits

If you have no idea about what to wear this summer or completely forgot to guarantee your brand new bikinis, don’t panic. Lots of stores are celebrating summer first hours with special deals. And, of course, there are coupons available for everyone. Take a look at Walmart collection (starting at $5!) and Saks Fifth Avenue swim sale (40% OFF!)

2. A perfect getaway

Yep, “Disneyland” just popped in your mind, we know. If that’s your choice, grab your ears and take a look at Priceline and Booking deals. If this is not your summer dream, go ahead: you can find you fav destination and get big deals and cashback for a perfect getaway. Take a look: http://www.lemoney.com/travel


3. That shiny look

From beauty tricks to a perfect summer dress, we got you covered. Stores like Sephora and bareMinerals have specific products to protect your skin from the hottest season. Don’t forget to match a glowing skin with a stunning dress (check Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s) and pick the coolest sunnies from Ray-Ban with turbo cash back!

Thrifty Children’s Day Gift Guide

What kind of gift could be thrifty, attractive and make your baby thrilled? It’s difficult to give a perfect answer. In a world full of toys, technology, lights and sounds, we collected some out-of-the-box gift’s options which can make your kids happy and you thrifty!

1. An adopted pet
It’s very rare to find a child that never asked for a furry friend. But instead of buying a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, it’s possible to find puppies and kittens looking forward to a home. Besides saving a bunch and giving love to a baby pet in need, you can also buy dog food and everything pet on Lemoney, with coupons and cashback! Take a look at Petsmart and Petco for the best deals 😉

2. A day of activities (summer moments)
There are thousands of options when talking about a day with activities with the children. From a picnic in the park to a trip to Disneyland, you have an entire list to explore. And what can be better than quality time with who you love? Take this opportunity to enjoy Groupon local deals with 20% OFF and the best cashback in the country!

3. A handmade toy
If you’re the one who loves crafting and handmade items, this one is for you. You can make toys, bedroom decoration or even a beautiful card. It’s a very frugal way to show you really care! If you need some materials to start crafting, take a look at Staples and save on purchases you’d do anyway.

4. A piggy bank
They might start saving for a weekend trip, a chocolate snack or for going to the movies. But teaching your kids about finances since the beginning will help them to have it all figured out when they really need. Believe me: it will look like a game in the beginning – and they’ll seriously thank you someday! Click here to learn how to make your own piggy bank from recycled materials – or check on Walmart, Macy’s and Melissa & Doug for amazing deals!

Did you like these tips? Hope your kids like it and you all have an amazing Children’s Day!

5 Ways to Save at Concerts and Music Festivals


5 Ways to Save at Concerts and Music Festivals

We are only a few months away from the summer. And with the hottest season of the year comes the opportunity of going to great live events.

All these days of fun can quickly leave you broke. Check the tips below so you can have the greatest time while spending the fewest possible. We don’t want you to be complaining about lack of money during the fall 😉

1. Attend specific days only

Before buying a full pass, make a quick search on the festival’s lineup. You might be able to save if you only attend the day your favorite artist is playing.

2. Buy the tickets early

Once you choose the festivals you want to go to, buy your tickets as early as possible. Use Google Alerts so you can be the “first” to know when the tickets are available. This way, you will be able to take advantages of the lowest prices.

3. Look for deals and cashback

Lemoney.com helps you find coupons on Groupon, Living Social and tickets websites (and also gives you cash back!). If you can’t find special deals, you are able to buy your tickets directly from tickets’ online stores like ticket liquidator and TicketNetwork and get some money back in your pocket.

4. Bring your own snacks and beverages

Some festivals have no restrictive rules regarding outside food and drinks. If you can bring your own, fill your backpack with bottles of water, granola bars, and sandwiches. You will be able to easily save about $40 by avoiding high prices at festivals


5. Share a ride

If the concert is far from your place, it makes sense to carpool. Check with your friends who is going to the event and go together. Every person you add to the car lowers the individual cost with gas and eventual tolls. Have fun in the car with your buddies and spend way less on the way to the festival.

Big events don’t have to stay out of your summer plans. Just take these 5 tips above to cut down on costs and let your main concern be all the fun you are able to have there.

Find good deals on TicketNetwork, TicketCity and TicketLiquidator

{Enjoy the party!}

Recycled Crafts: Egg Carton Lamp

These tips ahead are for the moments when your you’re inspired to create! It may be a lot of work at first, but you’ll see that with very little money and a couple of things from your recycle bin it’s possible to create amazing items – and help the environment at the same time! We always gonna post some ideas for you 🙂
So, it’s time to get to work!

• Egg Carton Lamp
One of the last things you’d think an egg carton could become would be a charming lamp! But yes, this very easy step by step will give an upgrade to your home décor, add fun to your crafting and make the world a little cleaner. 😉
Let’s start!
You’ll need:
9 dozen-size cardboard egg cartons
Scissors
Spray paint
1 string of 100 LEDs
Chicken wire (1 10″ × 20″ piece)
Floral wire
Craft knife
Cut the cup from egg cartons, trimming the edges of each cup in a way they look like four rounded petals. Then, spray paint the cups inside and out.
Insert a lightbulb through each hole in the chicken wire, using floral wire fix safely.
With lights facing out, roll the chicken wire around a cylinder and use floral wire to fasten ends together. Next, put a cylinder on one end.
At last, cut and X in the bottom of each egg cup with a craft knife and push each lightbulb into a cup.

7 Coconut Oil Benefits You should Be Taking Advantage of

There are thousands of recent researches proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet.
According to medical research, coconut oil can help you get a healthier life. Check the benefits below, and get amazed (just like I got) with how it can improve your well-being:

1. Natural treatment for Alzheimer disease
Coconut oil is a heart-healthy oil that is free of cholesterol and trans-fats and provides many benefits in addition to improving brain health. A recent University of Oxford study suggested that although the effects of coconut oil may be temporary, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients have indeed seen short-term benefits resulting from its use. How cool is that?

2. Prevents heart disease and High blood pressure
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats which increase the healthy cholesterol in your body, and also help to convert “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterol. It helps promote heart health and lower the risk of heart disease.

3. Helps combat cancer
There (have been) is a good number of natural remedies and foods (that have been) linked to prevention of cancer, but there have not been many studies, which show that these remedies kill cancer cells for real.
However, a recent study published in the Journal Cancer Research showed that Lauric acid, an active anti-cancer component, can be highly found in coconut oil.
Coconut oil has also be shown to decrease the toxic and often devastating side effects of chemotherapy.


4. Good to boost your immune system

Coconut oil components are of great help to reduce candida, fight bacteria, and create a hostile environment for viruses.
You can try to replace sugar in your diet with coconut oil, since sugar feeds the growth of bad bacteria and coconut oil does just the opposite.

5. Helps to Improve memory
The good fat found in coconut oil has been linked to memory problems improvement.
People that included this oil in their diet has shown improvement in their recall ability. Coconut oil is easily absorbed by the body and is a more efficient fuel for brain cells.

6. For Weight Loss
It helps to burn fat, decrease appetite and it was especially helpful in losing belly fat!
It might seem counterintuitive to assume that eating coconut oil (a fat) will contribute to fat loss, but it is actually what happens. The good fat present in coconut oil helps to control a variety of physiological processes including thyroid function improvement, which assists your body in burning fat for energy.

7. Coconut Oil for Hair Care
If you have dandruff or dry hair coconut oil has the perfect fatty acids to help get rid of these conditions. You can make coconut lavender shampoo (learn more at http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/homemade-coconut-oil-shampoo-recipes-for-beautiful-hair/#gref) to improve the health of your hair and can also use straight coconut oil as an all-natural hair conditioner.

I am no health specialist, and Lemoney`s main virtue is helping you save and earn money on your day to day purchases…
Grab your PLNT coconut oil with 15% OFF + 4.5% cash back at Vitamin Shoppe and save some bucks while taking care of your health 😉