We all scream for 31 cent ice cream!

28 04 2010

It’s 31 cent scoop night!

Baskin Robbins is giving away 31 cent ice cream scoops tonight from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Enjoy an after dinner snack for next to nothing!

(My favorite flavor is Love Potion #31)

Love Potion #31

Find out more

“Join us for 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins® and help us honor America’s firefighters. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation™ (NFFF).

Participating stores will reduce prices of ice cream scoops to 31 cents*. At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to your local fire charities.”
It’s 31 cent scoop night!

Nearby Locations:

Baskin Robbins
2608 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 2770

Baskin Robbins
8710 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27617

Baskin Robbins
2740 State Road 55
Cary, NC 27519

Baskin Robbins
3570 Davis Dr
Morrisville, NC 27560


So you’re broke and pastey…

15 03 2010

As tanning salons in the triangle compete to win the loyalty of bronze-addicted sorority girls, almost all offer first-timer deals can be easily manipulated to get a few weeks of free tanning or a bomb spray tan for next-to-nothing.

If you are willing to trek to Raleigh, Cabana Tan has a great deal on spray tanning. I’m from a Swedish and English background so the spray tan method is better for me and similar skin types that don’t tan easily.

First time visitors can get a free lay-down session or a $10 spray tan (usually about $50 or $60 dollars). Print out the coupon before going.

YOU WON’T TURN ORANGE! I promise. This golden color is air brushed on by a real human being… not a machine so it looks far more natural. They even tan a little darker in areas to flatter you figure, and the guy who did mine gave me abs! Very exciting for someone who loathes working out.

There are usually a guy and girl there so you can choose what you are comfortable with. Exfoliate before hand, wear a bathing suit bottom (top is optional) and put cheap lotion (aka the kind that contains petroleum) on your knuckles and feet to keep from getting that “dirty” look.

Closer to home, Planet Beach Tanning off Highway 54 offers first-time visitors a free week of tanning to try out different beds and intensities to see what you like. LA Tan a little ways down the road offers a free $50 tanning value to new customers in April. You can also get 3 spray tans this month for $33 but it’s the machine automated kind.

Happy tanning! Remember to not go overboard…

A little sun is good for you, tanorexics are gross.

Free shows at the Troika Music Festival!

5 11 2009

There are free shows each night of the festival! It starts tonight and ends on Saturday.

If you haven’t been to the Troika Music Festival before, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Access to the entire festival is only $20, which is a great value for the line-up.

The event is hosted at various venues throughout the triangle (West End Wine Bar and Pinhook for example).

The line-up includes local favorites like the Love Language, Luego, and the Huguenots.

The shows will be epic! Head out if you can.


Fall break and free stuff

17 10 2009


UNC students are out of class for Fall break (October 22nd through the 25th).

If you are planning to travel for your break, save money by carpooling!

Cragslist rideshare is a good place to start. Relevant postings can be buried pages in, so use the search tools on the top of the page to help sort.

There is also a rideshare board in the Student Union (and in residence halls).

Still not sure what you’re doing?

Whether you’re using the time to finish papers or looking forward to a worry-free weekend, here are some ways to pass the time:

Catch up on TV Shows– Academics frequently takes away from treasured TV-watching time. Take some of your free time over the break to catch up on favorites you have been missing out on, like “Always Sunny in Philidelphia” or “Glee.”

You can watch many shows for free at Hulu.com or many full episode’s are available on the network’s website. The hilarious new episode of Parks and Recreation, for instance, is available along with many others on NBC’s website.

Take a hike– There are many places to hike around the triangle area. It’s free, fun to do with a friend, and makes you feel like you’ve done something besides sitting on the couch watching TV Shows. If you’re feeling really outdoorsy, camping is great afterwards. Invite friends for a bonfire and enjoy getting up when the sun does.

Take out pent up aggression– Buy cheap items from a thrift shop or get things from Craigslist freelist (see below) like lamps, TVs, vases, etc. Use your back yard, junkyard or other place that is not illegal. Grab sledgehammar, take out aggression by smashing said items to bits. Then put the cherry on top by kicking them off of a cliff (optional).


Craigslist also has postings for free stuff. Local residents give away everything from pianos to mulch! I got a great table from someone this week.

These things may be free but they aren’t necessarily easy. That table, for instance, required three e-mails, two phone calls, getting lost for about 20 minutes, scheduling hassle and responsibility for transportation and pick up. Saving $60 was worth it for me, but that is just something to keep in mind.

Also note that things get taken quickly, so I would not recommend answering posts over 3 days old.

Get the postings quickly and easily by following @FreeListRaleigh on Twitter.