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 beer Thursdays!

8 10 2009

FREE BOOZE TONIGHT at the Library:

Free beer every Thursday 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Be sure to mention you are on the Entourage tab) $2 house wine and domestics all night.

Other drink specials include 1/2 off drinks at Carolina Coffee Shop, $3 well drinks at PT’s, 2$ shots at Top of the Hill and 2$ Bud Light at La Rez.

Getting there:

Chapel Hill bus systems are free!

There is also free valet parking on the west end of Franklin Street from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday until December 1st.

(Parking is always free downtown every Sunday!)

Carrboro free market celebrates five-year anniversary

6 10 2009

What started as a community effort now marks a collaborative town tradition as Carrboro’s Town Commons morphs into a “really really free market” on the first Saturday of every month.

This past Saturday was the five year anniversary of the event. Locals celebrated with cake, puppets and some questionable-yet-hilarious performance art.

It’s a great place for local produce with an aftertaste of “anarchist resistance.” I try to bring something to give away every time that I go, but it is not a requirement. From boots to baked goods to bookshelves… it’s all really, really free.