Friday, 16 July 2010

I'll Be Back.... Pinky Promise!


It's a been a good long while - blame my trip to Australia & work which has been consuming me in every form (time, life in general & even body mass!).  But know that there's a lot of work going on behind the scenes (or in my brain) and my blog will be up and running - bigger and better - in all it's glory very soon!

In the meantime come and join me on Twitter as I'm back on my Twitter game and letting you all know about the best deals to bring uber happiness into your life and keep your purse strings (and wallet strings) content!! See you in Twitterville xoxo

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The Return from Oz...

G'day bloggers & bloggettes!

You would have noticed that my last post was back in FEBRUARY! Why I hear you ask?? Because I was lucky enough to be given the last-minute opportunity of a lifetime to be sent to fabulous Sydney, Australia for work!! What was initially a 2 week business trip turned into 4 a week trip and finally ended after a VERY LONG 6 weeks!!! Definately a lucky Sheila :-) It wasn't all surfers, kolas & kangaroos, I was up to my eyeballs in work and really couldn't commit to my blog.. I apologise big time.

BUT i'm back on UK soil now and I will really try to get myself up to speed with what's really good for my recessionistas & let you all know ASAP!! I for one am flat out broke from that trip due to my excessive spending on clothes & shoes - slap on the hand for me but there were too many things that i couldn't resist... I ended up buying another suitcase... ooops!  My broke-assness will be giving me more motivation to find some recession busting activities & past-times in this glorious sunny weather!

In the meantime enjoy some of my fab Oz pics... these are the typical touristy pics of the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Koala & Kangaroo & Bondi Beach but trust me I did so much more! & I might blog on that randomly as I go through my hundreds of pics!

x x Mets Thrifty x x x

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

FREE live music event at Rich Mix, Shoreditch TONIGHT

TONIGHT (Wednesday 2 February) / Lake of Stars and Malawi Festival (run by volunteers) will be launching its first FREE residency down at Rich Mix in Shoreditch.  Live music will be provided by Ninja Tune's Andreya Triana who will be peforming an exclusive acoustic set with support from Nick Mulvey (Portico Quartet).  There will also be  DJ sets from First World Records and Hang the DJ crew.

Shop for some funky fashion at market stalls from Malawian fashion label MIA Fashion and Brazilian charity Bottletop.  For those feeling thristy/peckish, there will be 2for1 on selected drinks at the bar and good grub for under £5 in the cafe.

For guaranteed entry email: although I'm pretty sure you'll be able to just turn up at your leisure.

Date: Wednesday 2 February (that's today people!)
Time: Starts at 6pm, live music from 8pm
Venue: Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

P.S Whilst at Rich Mix, be sure to check out the venue's Cuban photography exhibition AND don't forget Rich Mix also has initimate cinema screenings and being Wednesday you can take advantage of Orange 2for1.

Enjoy! Mets Thrifty x X x

Sunday, 31 January 2010

GBK Love in a Bun

Recessionistas, if you after a bit of love in a bun, Gourmet Burger Kitchen are offering 2 burgers/salads & fries for only £12. Definately a pre-cinema or gourmet-take-out date don't you think?  To get hold of the e-voucher, you'll need to join the GBK gang HERE and your voucher will drop right into your virtual mailbox.

Validity: Sundays-Thursdays 31 January - 28 February. 1 voucher per 2 people.
Venues: Nationwide - including take-away (yay!)

Half Price Cuts & Colours at TONI&GUY

Ladies and Gents, one month into the year and I bet your haircolour has gone a bit lacklustre and the volume already gone limp... right? Yep, that's the stress of being back at work and having no time to maintain your sexy do's! Well fear not, with Valentines day only 2 weeks away, this is the perfect opportunity for you to jazz up your mop and get it looking super sexy on a recessionistas budget.

This coming Sunday (7 February 2010), TONI&GUY will be holding its SUPER SUNDAY, offering half price cuts and colours with its top stylists and technicians at its TONI&GUY Academy in Central London.  This is all in aid of the TONI&GUY Charitable Foundation where all proceeds will be going to the TONI&GUY Children's Hospital Ward, The Variety Club Children's Hospital and King's College Hospital, London - so all for a great cause.

Spaces are very limited so be quick!

How: Call 020 7836 0606 NOW to book your appointment
When: Sunday 7 February 2010
Time: 11am - 4pm
Venue:  TONI&GUY Academy, 71-75 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1DG

Enjoy! Mets Thrifty x X x

Thursday, 21 January 2010

ASK weekend set menu is back!

Photo: The ASK classics set menu looks couldn't-go-wrong-tasty

It's back but for two weekends only!!! ASK's weekend set menu offering diners a 3 course meal at a recession-busting £12!!! Doesn't it look tasty?! Now I gotta love this one because I've had no time to do ANYTHING after work let alone take advantage of my new year restaurant deals which don't always include Friday's or Saturdays!

Download your voucher HERE (and don't forget to read all T's & C's)

Validity: Friday 22 January - Sunday 24 January & Friday 29 January - Sunday 31 January.

Be quick! I'm pretty sure all ASK restaurants nationwide will be packed this and next weekend LOL! x X x

Wahanda Mobdeals - be quick!

Photos: Wahanda

On Monday, health*beauty*happiness website Wahanda launched its ingenious Mobdeals. These are one day only special deals which offer significant savings on the normal price which is fantastic news for us recessionistas! Mobdeal prices are exclusive to Wahanda and in order to take advantage of these deals, there is a minimum threshold of the number of deals that Wahanda must sell (varies per deal). If the deal doesn't pass the threshold, no-one will take advantage BUT the number is so relatively low that the Mobdeal always 'tips' and you can monitor the number of deals sold as it's clearly displayed on the website! Basically, it's all about telling your friends, family, blog & Twitter followers and spreading the word so everyone can take advantage. Deals are only available for 24 hours and they are well and truly gone after this time frame (trust me, I found out the hard way).  You will receive a voucher valid for 6 months from the date of purchase to redeem at your leisure making these perfect presents too!

Mobdeals will range from massages, facials, spa days, haircuts, manicures, yoga, Pilates classes and MORE! Here are some of the fabulous deals that have been and gone:
Monday - £15 haircut from Fordham Soho (normal price £47)
Tuesday - 1 hour massage or facial for £20 (normal price... £70) <-- my fave to date!!
Wednesday - £10 for 2 Powerplate sessions (normal price £40)

Yeh I know I have fallen by the wayside again! I got a press release through on Monday but my day-job has left me with no time on my hands to blog earlier.. don't hate me too much though for missing on these because I am Tweeting deals & updating on Twitter on a daily basis (follow me HERE). And if it makes you feel any better, I majorly missed out on Tuesday's massage deal which is a FAIL on my part - should've booked whilst at work because I forgot when I got home... grrr :-(

If these recessionista savvy deals were not enough to tempt you (which they should be!), Wahanda will be donating £1 from each Mobdeal sale to charity:water which provides clean and safe water to communities that need it!! Even more incentive to purchase!

How many more excuses do you need?? Visit the Wahanda Mobdeal website HERE and purchase your money saving spa/beauty/health deal NOW!!!!! It's a new year but with just over half way through the month, I am already in desperate need of a spa retreat or massage!

Today's Mobdeal: Treat yourself to a luxurious spa day at the CityPoint Club London which includes a welcome drink, 30 minute massage and full use of spa and health facilities (30 metre pool, plunge whirpool, sauna, steamroom & fitness facilities). Sounds lush, I've got to buy this one to make up for Tuesday's loss!
x x Mets Thrifty x x