Celebrating Friendship

Okay, ladies, 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!

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.

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!}

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Lemoney!

You may know the history of St. Patrick – which tells he is not really Irish and ‘Patrick’ is not his real name.
However, to celebrate March 17, we decided to tell you 17 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day!
1.    St. Patrick Blues
St. Patrick wore blue instead of green! There are some theories of how the blue turned into green over the years. First of them is the Irish folklore tale of immortals and fairies wearing green and how green was thought to attract a good growing season for crops. Another theory is with the rise of nationalism; in which green was the unifying color. So, decide which color to wear this year on March 17 with special Bloomingdale’s deals.
2.    The leprechauns are Irish Fairies!
Leprechauns are known for making shoes, but if you can catch a Leprechaun he will grant you 3 wishes, just like a genius would do! Also, there are no female Leprechauns – though, Disney has lots of female fairies. You can catch Disney’s fairies and more (plus cash back!) by visiting our Disney Store at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/disneystore
3.    Clover vs. Shamrock
There is so much confusion involving these two flowers, so, first let’s distinct them. Although they are very similar, Shamrocks have only 3 leaves, and lucky Clovers have 4! St. Patrick used Shamrocks to explain The Holy Trinity. With 3, 4 or more leaves, flowers are always beautiful. Take this “lucky moment” to buy some flowers from1800flowers.com with big discounts and cash back!  http://www.lemoney.com/stores/1800flowers-com
4.    Shamrock is Not the National Symbol of Ireland
While we are on it, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with Shamrocks, which are not the national Irish symbol. In fact, the harp is! To celebrate the Irish party in the traditional way, you can find instruments and other music gear plus cash back at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/guitar-center
5.    Dyeing the Chicago River Green was an Accident
In the 1960s the city administration used a green dye to find out which buildings were sending waste into the river. Anywhere the river turned green, someone was dumping waste illegally. The general chairman of the Saint Patrick’s Day parade saw the dye and reportedly shouted, “Eureka!” He ordered the entire river colored green for the next parade, a feat accomplished by dumping 100 pounds of the dye into it. The color lasted an entire week. The tradition of dyeing the river green started! You can now watch the river turn green by renting a car from Avis at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/avis-rent-a-car and go on a road trip to Chicago and still get some cash back to pay for beers.
6.    Bonus Fact about the Chicago River
The dye that is used to make the river green is actually orange powder with a secret formula. However, when the dye blends in with the Chicago River it turns the water into a perfect tone of St. Patrick’s Day green.  If Chicago is not a road trip away, you can book a flight with CheapAir.com at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/cheapair-com and get even more cash back to celebrate!
7.    St. Patrick was Never Officially Canonized by Any Pope
The formal canonization process started around the 12th Century. Therefore, there wasn’t any formal process before St. Patrick died. Saint titles were bestowed to individuals that were exceptionally holy during their lifetimes. If you are interested in historical facts like this one, you should buy historical books from Barnes & Noble store at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/barnes-noble
8.    It was Really Hard to Get a St. Patrick Drink in Ireland
Until 1961, the Irish laws outlawed bars to be open on March 17, because it was in Lent season and not drinking was a mark of respect for this religious period. If you want to learn more about the prohibition of alcohol, you can get cash back and check the rare books of Betterworld.com.
9.    Nobody Knows Where St. Patrick is Buried
Many people believe the saint is buried in Down Cathedral County, in Down, Ireland – although no one is really sure. Travel with Expedia at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/expedia-inc and find out where he is buried! Aside from the cash back you can become famous by solving this mystery!
10.    Drowning the Shamrock
It starts with floating a shamrock in your whiskey or beer before you drink it. Some say it is a tradition for the last drink of the evening. It is believed to bring good luck!  Experience this in Ireland with Air France deals at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/air-france-usa
11.    St. Patrick’s Snakes
One of the myths surrounding St. Patrick is that he drove all the snakes out of Ireland. By the way, there is no registry of the island dominated by snakes! Some sources say that snakes are a metaphor. Visit Ireland and get to the bottom of this story! You can earn cash back when you book your trip at Booking.com at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/booking-com.
12.    First St. Patrick’s Parade
The first parade didn’t take place in Ireland; it took place in New York in 1762. So go celebrate St. Patrick’s in any parade you want by renting a car from Budget Rent A Car at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/budget-rent-a-car  and use the cash back for gas!
13.    JFK Forgot about St. Patrick’s Day
During his first 100 days, understandably very busy, President John F. Kennedy forgot about St. Patrick’s Day, and he was reminded with Ireland’s ambassador visiting him with a bowl of shamrock. Stay up to date by subscribing to newspapers via Discounted Newspapers at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/newspaper-subscriptions and use your cash back to buy a bowl of shamrock every year.
14.    Shortest Parade was 77 Feet long
The parade took place in Dripsey, Ireland, between two pubs, and it was considered one of the best parades ever! Create your own bar-hopping parade buy booking your reservations with Restaurants.com at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/restaurant-com and don’t forget to use some of your cash back to tip the waiter.
15.    Patty vs. Paddy
Patty is short for Patricia; Paddy is the correct short name for Patrick. Calling someone the wrong name could be embarrassing, but if you celebrate St. Patrick’s in Vegas and book your trip through Best of Vegas http://www.lemoney.com/stores/bestofvegas you can not only get cash back but also say “sorry…what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!”
16.    The Taoiseach’s bowl of Shamrock to the President is destroyed!
For security reasons, it is not allowed to give any floral or food gifts to the US President. Therefore, after the St. Patrick’s Day ceremony, all the shamrocks are destroyed by the US Secret Service. So, instead of destroying all your shamrocks you can order Irish spy movies through Alibris.com at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/alibris-books-music-movies and use your cash back to buy popcorn.
17.    There Are More Irish People in America than in Ireland
39.6 million Americans claim Irish heritage, which is 7 times larger than the actual Ireland Population. But 87% of Ireland’s population is Irish for sure! This, St. Patrick’s Day you can also feel a little Irish and go visit your imaginary Irish relatives in Ireland, all really cheap with CheapOAir.com at http://www.lemoney.com/stores/cheapoair  And guess what? You will get cash back with Lemoney to spend in Ireland!
So don’t miss out on another deal! Check out our great online stores and get cash back on the things you would buy anyway with Lemoney!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day shopping!
– John Lemon