Thursday, 31 December 2009

Not too late - NYE shindig

I'm so naughty here on my NYE break and blogging from my crappy phone! BUT had to let my recessionistas know about NYE celebrations down at the uber-trendy Bar 23 in Dalston. Entry is peanuts at £2 and they're launchin new cocktails this eve! Bound to be a good'un with a cool crowd, dj's spinning some real tunes and pure merriment. Check their website for location and full details www.bar-23.co.uk. HAPPY NEW YEAR! MetsThrifty xXx

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hey lovelies!

Just want to wish you a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR as I'm off to the "English Hamptons" (as my friend put it LOL) with the hubby for a quiet New Year's retreat. Here are my top 3 recession-busting NYE events for you all (sorry if this is rushed but I'm late!!!):

1. Fireworks in London (www.london.gov.uk/newyearseve) - of course, it's 100% free and can be enjoyed by kids and grown-ups alike. Just remember to wrap up, don't get drunk and rowdy in the crowds, and have patience - there's always thousands of people who turn up and you will get pushed and shoved a little - 2 years ago I was shouting at everyone to "STOP F**KING PUSHING" and nearly got into a fight with a 14year old girl!!! LMAO wtf I wasn't even drunk! But seriously take it easy down there, if meeting friends, meet up early in an uncrowded area and plan your journey. The official London website will help you plan your trouble-free and pleasant NYE! Don't forget that travel is FREE from 23:45 on NYE until 0430 on New Year's Day (yipeeee!)

2. NYE Dinner & Cocktail Party - for those who can't be bothered to brave the coldness outside (i.e. me!!) how about you get your loved ones together for a NYE dinner party. Think suits and dresses, cocktails galore, as much chocolate and dessert you want, fun and frolics, The Graham Norton Show with the fabulous Sarah Jessica Parker and watching the countdown and fireworks from your living room - OR even better, purchasing your own fireworks and setting them off in your garden (caution plz, no drunkards near the fireworks!). To help you on your way, Marks & Spencer's"Party in for £10" offer keeps the cost of your party recession-proof - pick up 3 packs of party food, a bottle of Cava or wine for the recession busting £10!!! So much cheaper and nicer than extortionate London restaurant prices on NYE and MUCH more fun! You know M&S food tastes scrumptious too, YUM! Don't forget to pick up some Champagne at uber-cheap prices (but not cheap on taste) check the MoneySavingExpert.Com dedicated post HERE

3. Dinner at Guanabana Restaurant (http://www.guanabanarestaurant.com/) - for those who want to actually want to go out and celebrate NYE, my choice is my fave Brazilian/Caribbean restaurant EVER! Situated in Camden, food at Guanabana is absolutely delicious and they do NOT scrimp on their portions either. Check out the NYE 3 course menu HERE - I advise the Grilled Snapper or Jerk Chicken for your mains - both DIVINE! Even better, they operate a "Bring Your Own" policy as they don't sell alcoholic beverages - so, bring along your own sprits, champs, wines, beers etc (saving you a TON as they're not charging for this on NYE) and get Guanabana to mix them in with their very own mocktails. YUMMY! The atmosphere is homely yet trendy with its mis-matching furniture which has been collected and donated over the years from random places and its Sisha Bar. You will NOT be disappointed but be quick for reservations! Ok this is secretly my TOP NYE EVENT!!!! This should be number 1 but because it'll set you back a little bit of money, I've had to shove it down... boo! Well worth the £30 set menu AND partying until 3am in the morning - you won't find anything as tasty at this price -we're not talking mumbo jumbo nouvelle cusine we're talking real SOUL FOOD BABY!! LOVE IT! If I was in London this is what I'd be hitting!


Runner up - Mango Lounge, Earl's Court (http://www.mangolounge.eu/)
If you feel to go out and boogie for the NY, head to popular Mango Lounge. For only £20 you get a champagne cocktail on arrival (worth approx £8) and a countdown shot (approx £4) which already evens out the cost of the ticket. It's quite a small bar with the dancefloor in the basement and the infamous cocktail bar upstairs. Each cocktail is mixed with pure love and affection and with drinks reasonably priced you will be sure to tantalise your tastebuds! Drawing in a mixed crowd, you are guaranteed to have a fab trouble-free night, dancing away to a great mix of music. Manager Oli will ensure everyone has a great NYE. Cop your tickets HERE. Join the FB page HERE to learn more about Mango Lounge.


Take your pick lovelies!!! It's a very small top list but I'm happy these picks will fulfil your recessionista budgets! I'll be back on the 2nd January so from then on, the blog will be updated on a regular (pinky promise). Once again wishing you all a very very HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2010 is the year of opportunity, all things great and the year of success and achievement for all! Say goodbye to any negativity and leave that all behind. Stay safe, don't drink & drink and see you on the other side.

Love your No.1 Recessionista, Mets Thrifty xoxo

PS thanks so much for all your support this year, 2010 is going to be even BIGGER

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Smashbox comes to the High Street

FINALLY the day has come where American make-up brand Smashbox is now available to purchase on the UK highstreet. I am ECSTATIC! Walking through Debenhams to do some last-min Xmas shopping, a SMASHBOX COUNTER caught my eye!!!! I was so excited I actually ran up to the stand (SADDO!) luckily nobody was around to see this lame act (or maybe they were, who knows?? lol). I was jumping for joy to find Smashbox Anti-Shine - my lifesaver - at the counter!

For those unfamiliar, Smashbox Anti-Shine is a gel to powder formula that swallows up any grease/oil or any type of shine off ya face in like a second! Applied sparingly, it keeps your face looking matte for hours. It's available in neutral or light (my preference is for the neutral solution) and will last you months on end. In my experience (which trust me, for someone with a frying pan for my face is a LOT) this is by far the best anti-shine product on the market. There was no price tag, no consultant AND the anti-shine is not available on Debenhams.com (slight fail there Debs!) so selling price is TBC.
Previously only available from QVC, JustBeautyDirect, eBay and other online sites [yup even their own Smashbox website don't dispatch to the UK - I've begged them already though!], the availability of Smashbox on our high street this makes life so much easier - no more extortionate prices (I'm guessing from the selling price of the Primers etc!) and no more waiting around for delivery. Furthermore, QVC even stopped stocking the Anti-Shine (WTF!!!!!) The cost of Smashbox beauty has just been reduced and its convenience levels have just increased 2-fold!

This is a great day for Smashbox loving recessionistas!! If you don't know much about Smashbox, get to know HERE . I really urge you to visit the new counters @ Debenhams and try out their products - it may not be everyone's cup of tea but at least now you can have a play before buying. Smashbox is renowned for its infamous Primers so check them out! Kudos to Debenhams & extra kudos to Smashbox for upping their game & keeping me shine free for less LMAO! No more having to wait until a trip to foreign lands to visit Sephora for my top up or grudginly purchasing online. :-)
XoXo MT XoXo

Ding Dong the AVON Lady

I've never been a fan of AVON, the brand has never appealed to me, I've never really used their products before and I have never understood the premium prices on [some of] their products... that is, until now!

The hubby & I went to Egypt in early December and he brought along AVON's Skin so Soft Original Dry Oil Spray. Now before you judge (lol) this was his aunt's and she had told him that this repelled mosquitos (no, I wasn't convinced either but I actually only got bit once.. coincidence?!)Anyway I used this product and OH MY GOSH, it gave me the smoothest legs EVER! I'm a Palmer's Cocoa Butter kinda gal and thought THAT made my legs soft, boy was I wrong! AVON's Skin so Soft Original Dry Oil Spray transformed my legs into two luscious limbs, I was truly amazed! My entire body was so supple but really my legs, they were in another world of their own! I said goodbye to the (ever so slight LOL) scaliness of em, slight roughness to the touch and I welcomed with open arms my new babysoft pins! The oil is seriously lightweight, non-greasy and quickly penetrates my skin. It also has a very light, easy-on-the nose fragrance :-)

I ended up rinsing off the hubby's spray and as soon as I was back in the UK, I visited AVON's website to get hold of some of that sh*t! I had a good nosey around and ended up buying a loads of stuff (ooops) all priced around £1 (I KNOW!!) Here's what I picked up:

1. Avon Senses Winter Warmth Shower Gel - 250ml - 99p (now back up to £2 or "Buy 1 choose 1 for 50p across selected bath & body"). I'm loving this shower gel, it makes me smell like my Hot Apple Pie Yankee Candle :-). It's perfectly foamy with a lovely warm and Christmassy aroma and makes my hot showers that much more relaxing -think the lavender effect but obv not lavender LOL! Not particularly extra moisturing but left my skin feeling balanced nonetheless. LOVE!

2. Skin So Soft & Sensual Replenishing Body Lotion - 250ml - 89p (part of "5 Skin So Soft & Sensual products for £5", normal price £3.25 - currently reduced to £1.60) A light textured body lotion which IS replenishing but it doesn't win over Palmer's Cocoa Butter or the dry oil spray and unfortunately lets me down due to the strong fragrance, it's a bit too overwhelming for my sensitive nose - I won't be buying this again. HATE!

3. Skin So Soft & Sensual Dry Oil Body Spray - £150ml - £1.08 (part of "5 Skin So Soft & Sensual products for £5", normal price £5 - currently reduced to £2.50) No need to bang on about this one as it's pretty much the same as the original spray above - although part of the "& Sensual" line it didn't differ from the original dry oil spray. I'm not complaining though, definately purchase again for reasons above. LOVE :-) :-)

4. Skin So Soft & Sensual Creamy Body Wash - 250ml - 98p (part of "5 Skin So Soft & Sensual products for £5". Normal price £3 - currently reduced to £1.50). An extremely moisturising and creamy body wash indeed! Smell? Pretty much like the other Skin So Soft & Sensual products but not as overwhelming as the body lotion - thankfully! LIKE

5. Colourtrend Mini Mobile Lip Gloss (Crimson) - £1 (reduced from £3, can't find it on the website now though...boo!). Now when I opened my big AVON box to find this lipgloss, I was disappointed at how small it was!!! But that was stupid of me, being a MINI MOBILE lipgloss, what did I expect? Anyway I bought loads of these for my lil cousins as extra Xmas gifts and they went down an absolute treat! Result! The colour is subtle but provides a lovely sheer crimson gloss, so it's actually a bit of a thumbs up - it's an emergency lipgloss - I'll never be left with naked lips again woop (well until it runs out which I'm guessing will be sometime soon as it's so teeny!) Would I buy it again though? Probably not.... LIKE but not THAT much.

6. AVON Car Intense Protection Hand Cream - 75ml - 99p (reduced from £3.50, now back up to normal price.. blah!). This is definately up there in the good hand cream stakes in terms of moisturising abilities, with its mix of silicone and beeswax and it easily diminished the dryness between my fingers (blush). On first use it had an overpowering smell but I've got used to it now and it's a handbag essential to protect my hands from getting chapped in this cold weather.

So ultimately, as a recessionista, have I done myself justice? Considering the savings I have made on the normal price, this was a recessionista bargain! This lot alone without any reductions would have set me back £14.75 but with the reductions, cost me a mere £5.93!! Being the absolute hoarder/discount wh*re that I am, I had to purchase multiple of the above (don't worry not all for me!) so I won't need to buy any of the above essentials for a while! With my actual total just going over £20, I benefited from free delivery too - usually £3.50 (for standard 5 working day delivery).

I think I did well...but what do YOU think? But don't hate because the prices have gone up! LOL ;-) I'll be quicker in telling you next time so we can all snap up these basement bargains... promise!

x MT x

Longchamp... I LOVE!

On my way back from Paris from Christmas, I picked up this CUTE lil Longchamp backpack at Charles De Gualle airport. Part of the Le Pliage collection, it folds away into the teeniest-tiniest thing and then folds out into the most convenient, chic French accessory. It really is a great sized bag for all your essentials and more - this can easily hold my purse, satnav, hand cream, anti-bac, lipgloss, mirror, big hairbrush with plenty of room left over LOL! It's even got a lil pocket inside :-) I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! I love the Longchamp Le Pliage collection altogether - a collection of the most classic, affordable (being the key word) and convenient luxe bags.

What do you think? Je pense c'est la opitomy du chic fran├žais

Isn't it adorable? It was a choice between the classic go-with-everything brown and the spring colour of lavendar - I stuck with brown for obvious reasons! Not sure if it's out in the UK as it's not available online via the UK website.. YET (so yes, I am feeling a lil exclusive please, don't burst my bubble!)

Hmmm.. ok I admit it wasn't entirely a recessionista purchase, it put me back 62Euros BUT my justification... I had 15Euros left over, this was my Xmas & New Year's gift to myself AND I haven't seen this style in the UK. And anyway, I have to splurge and treat myself every now and again, especially with the ££'s and pennies I've managed to save over the year :-) :-)

Xx Mets Thrifty xX

Merry Christmas!!

Recessionistas,

I know this is overly-late but I hope you have all had a Merry Christmas! Hope you spent precious time with the family and have taken some time off to relax! I was lucky enough to goto France for the festive season (oh la la!) to spend with my my fave French frogs (err family) and got so caught up in the merriment I didn't update the blog.. FAIL! BUT I promise 2010, I will update this baby on a regular! Stay tuned as I've got more posts up my sleeve which will be up before the New Year (yes, really!) Make sure you EAT & DRINK LOADS but always remember to stay safe over the holidays, don't drink and drive and remember, when intoxicated, your actions will always come back to you (especially if you've got friends like mine that never let me forget lol)

Lots of kisses (under the mistletoe), Mets Thrifty xXx
PS don't forget to to follow me on Twitter

Monday, 21 December 2009

Fab FREE Pampering from Wahanda


Wow! So, like, I LOVE Twitter! I was Tweeting away begging someone to buy me some Wahanda spa vouches (desperately needed!) and Wahanda twittered back the following:

Wahanda @MetsThrifty Until they do, why not treat yourself to some free pampering? The Ark Age Aware facial is especially good! http://www.wahanda.com/products/price-under-1-gbp/

Anyway off I went to visit the link, because you know can never get enough FREE pampering and low and behold a list of 37 FREE pampering sessions! I had a quick butchers and my top 3 are:

  1. Free Skin Assessment and Mini Facial with latest Ark Age Aware Skincare (worth £25)
  2. Free Beautcamp Pilates session (worth £25)
  3. Free Style Assessment with Jasmine Sekhon (worth £40)

For me, that is the perfect top 3! 1) get into a good skin care routine for 2010, 2) get into shape & maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle in the new year 3) get my 2010 style in order. What more could I ask for to kick start the new year? I need to get my appointments booked ASAP!

There's plenty of other offerings - free Powerplate sessions, pilates sessions, free days at top gyms, luxe skin care consultantations, even free ski-fit sessions! So what are you waiting for? Go get your free pamper sess NOW >> Click here <<

What's Wahanda all about anyway? One of the best, if not THE best wellness site around (www.wahanda.com) offering spa days/breaks, health & beauty offers etc. Check it out and hint to your loved ones if they haven't got you a Xmas pressie yet! I'm a right sucker for the spa so no doubt I'll be on this website seeking the best spa deals at every opp!

Enjoy fellow recessionistas, you deserve it X x X

Friday, 18 December 2009

FREE tickets for Pied Piper - a Hip Hop Dance Revolution


Apologies, I've not been around for a while but hopefully this will be a good'un! I really wanted to go and see the Pied Piper - A Hip-Hop Dance Revolution over the holiday season and lo and behold I found some FREE TICKETS! If you don't know about the show here's what The Independent had to say,

'Pied Piper is hip-hop theatre at its most confident...There's no snow or tinsel, but its bold dancing and muscular storytelling make this a cracking Christmas show. ' [4*s!]

The Barbican are offering FREE TICKETS for 16-25year olds that are members of their "FreeB" scheme. It's 100% FREE to join and it takes all of 2 minutes to sign up. Click HERE to register. Once registered you'll get a membership number. Log in, select your seats from the seating plan and BOOK (2 per member, your companion must be 16-25 too), it's soooo easy! Pick up your m'ship on your first visit - don't forget your ID!

There's SUCH a wide variety of other fantastic shows/cinema screenings - they were even offering free tickets to the BBC Symphony Orchestra! I can't wait, now that I'm a member I can guarantee that I will be at the Barbican at EVERY opportunity. I'm already following freeB on Twitter to stay updated.

I really can't believe I didn't find this one before even though I blogged about FREE THEATRE TICKETS back in June (FAIL). There's really no excuse, it's the perfect opportunity to have a great FREE night out over the Christmas holidays.
Thanks freeB - I LOVE YOU! X

PS - I'm all up on TWITTER so follow me HERE [www.twitter.com/metsthrifty]

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Carnaby Shopping Evening 20% off

"Enjoy 20% discount at over 100 shops, bars and restaurants in the 12 streets of Carnaby. On the night check out live music and DJ sets as you shop, plus complimentary treats and special promotions, competitions and shopping tips from the experts in many of the stores around Carnaby."

Thursday 12th November 2009
5-9pm

Register now for your free ticket >> http://www.carnaby.co.uk/grazia/
Enjoy! MT X x X

Ted Baker Sample Sale

Wednesday 7th October: 8am - 8pm

Thursday 8th October: 8am - 7pm

The Camden Centre, Bidborough St., London WC1H 9JE

FOR FAST TRACK ENTRY MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER HERE >> http://www.tedsamplesale.com/

Thanks to a colleague for this one! Happy shopping! MT x

Friday, 25 September 2009

FREE exhibition @ the Imperial War Museum, London - "The Children's War"

For those looking for FREE entertainment, this is a great day out for families and those who enjoy learning about history. "The Children's War" is a FREE exhibition being held at the Imperial War Museum, London based on the Second World War through the eyes of the children of Britain.

"Visitors can find out more about evacuation, the threat of gas attacks, air raid precautions, rationing, school and work, pastimes and entertainment, VE Day celebrations. As well as being able to go inside an Anderson shelter, visitors can walk through a recreation of a wartime house and view sections of a 'prefab' home. Inter-actors and those who lived through the war as children will make regular appearances to bring the exhibition to life. "

Great weekend entertainment, with educational benefits too - can't get better than that! The event is on until 2010 so this would be a good half-term treat!

Learn more about the exhibition on it's website: http://www.iwm.org.uk/upload/package/50/children/index.htm

Enjoy! Mets Thrifty X

£1 Meals @ Zizzi's is BACK!

So the recession must really be hitting Italian food chain Zizzi's right??? They keep giving us these cheapo offers to eat... not that I'm complaining mind you! Newhooooo, go crazy, the offer is valid Sunday-Thursday up until 11th October.... Hmmmm lunch anyone???

Download the voucher here: http://www.zizzi-offers.co.uk/

Enjoy! MTx

PS I've joined the world of twitter, so don't forget to follow me! www.twitter.com/metsthrifty X

Thursday, 24 September 2009

FREE V Celebration Event Saturday 26 September!

The East London vteam are almost half way through the vinvolved programme so they have decided it’s time to stop and celebrate the huge contribution young volunteers have made to their communities across East London.

The v – Be Free event is designed to reward and celebrate all young volunteers and anyone else who would like to know more about what volunteering is all about. The event is being held 2-6pm, Saturday 26th September at the totally unique and kitch Passing Clouds (http://www.passingclouds.org/what.htm) in Dalston (Richmond Road - Off Kingsland Road, Hackney, E8 4AA)

The event will include a fashion show, film screening, live performances, food and drink, hula hooping and creative artists. It's going to be a good one! The best bit - it's all ABSOLUTELY FREE including food and drink...BUT you MUST MUST MUST RSVP and get your names down!

RSVP now! E-mail emma.holtz@changemakers.org.uk or text Emma on 07854 805 447 with full names.

I'll be down there doing the stage management so come on down if you can - make sure you RSVP ASAP preferably by...tonight...(!!!!) to make sure you get your names down!

xMTx

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

2 for 1 West End Shows / 50% off London Theatre


FANTASTIC website with a variety of 2 for 1 / 50% off theatre productions in London's West End.... Heard about this one through work. Offers are constantly changing, currently offering discounts on Hairspray, Stomp, Chicago & The 39 Steps on showings upto 16th October....

I'm hoping to check out Chicago and see how Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child gets on as Roxie! Good on her, Beyonce ain't the only sucessful Child out there!

X MT X

Thursday, 6 August 2009

CREDIT CRUNCH CINEMA

Yeh yeh we all know about Orange Wednesdays 2 for 1 but what about the weekend when we don't have work the next day???? Cinema lovers, sign up to http://www.creditcrunchcinema.com/ for FREE showings of movies nationwide (FRIDAYS wahey!) Very simple process.... at the moment it's all about CREDIT CRUNCH HORROR!!!! They've recently shown DEAD GIRL, ASSAULTS ON DARKNESS, MEGA SHARK VS GIANT OCTOPUS.

Tomo they are showing STOIC

"Inspired by a real life account of the violence and brutality behind the bars of one of the world's most notorious prisons, STOIC tells the story of the bloody aftermath of a shockingly violent death at the hands of three infamous hooligans.

Shifting between the police interrogation and flashbacks leading up to the event itself, the shocking truth behind what three brutal criminals are capable of is eventually revealed.

Starring Edward Furlong American History X, Terminator 2), STOIC is a gripping, visceral and distressing tale of hard men trapped in an even harder place that will stay with you long after the doors slam shut..."

Don't say nothing in life is for free because this is 100% free! It was a VUE cinemas thing but I think now they have changed it to ODEONS nationwide, including ones in Central London (i.e. Covent Garden)
Happy watching!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Great Foodie Vouchers - Eating Out on a Budget!

Morning peoples!!!!! Soooo if you don't know already... I LOVE FOOD. FACT! And even better, I love good food that doesn't cost too much.. yay! All of a sudden I have an influx of the best food discounts EVER fall into my inbox!
Be quick some of them are only around a few more days / weeks! YUM. This list has an Italian theme because I can't put all up the food discounts/vouchers up at this present time, that's just way too time consuming!

You should check Money Saving Expert's page because they like zillions of food offers including Las Iguanas, La Tasca, DimT, Giraffe etc.. yay! http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/cheap-restaurant-deals

3 of the best Italian food discounts around:
  1. 2 for 1 main meal including garlic bread at Pizza Express >> http://vouchers.moneysavingexpert.com/vouchers/PEX090609.pdf courtesy of Money Saving Expert. Valid 14th - 21st June [excluding Saturday 20th June
  2. 10p main meals at Zizzi's... yes 10 friggin P! >> http://www.zizzioffers.co.uk/ to celebrate Zizzi's 10th birthday. Valid Sunday to Thursday until 30th June
  3. ASK 2 for 1 voucher >> http://www.askrestaurantoffers.co.uk/ valid Saturday to Thursday until Saturday 19th July
Enjoy people!!!! Don't forget to share what you've got. The always hungry Mets Thrifty x x x

****PS - WIRELESS FESTIVAL 2009 TICKETS LINK HAS NOW GONE BACK TO NORMAL PRICED TICKETS.. SORRY GUYS, YOU SHOULD'VE BEEN FASTER AND GRABBED THEM WHEN I ANNOUNCED.****

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Free Theatre Tickets!

Times are hard and I have been looking for ways to really enjoy myself lately... but without spending too much paper and doing "different" things, or getting more involved with culture and the arts! I was looking at theatre prices to take my good friend for her birthday but the best seats are alway soooo expensive! [but in this case, I will have to pay up, it's only once a year!!]

Anyway I stumbled across the "A Night Less Ordinary" scheme - I had heard about this before but never really had the time to look into it... why I don't know because it is just fantizzle. Yes I did just make that word up. Sponsored by the Arts Council England and The Metro, the scheme offers under 26's FREE tickets to a variety of theatres and shows... Visit the scheme website at http://www.anightlessordinary.org.uk/ and just type in your postcode to find the nearest Theatres/shows and book yourself in NOW!!!! Some theatres require you to fill out forms etc, but some just ask you to call up and book.

I'm totally loving and hi-fiving this scheme. The first play that I'm going to see is "Been so Long" at the Young Vic. It stars the singer, musician and songwriter OMAR..

"Big & bold, smart & sassy... Che Walker and Arthur Darvill's neon-soaked, soul-fuelled new musical arrives to smarten up London. Cast includes singing sensation Omar, Cat Simmons and Arinze Kene."

Yvonne and Simone are cruising for action. Raymond stole Gil’s girl and now Gil wants to slice him up. Barney is just after a quiet life. When all five collide in a seedy London bar, their desires ignite in a guttural blast of cusses, laughs and unexpected romance.Love looks set to finally conquer the two people who swore they could live without it. But how will they know it’s for real?Pick yourself up, brush yourself down and experience the soul/funk powerhouse of Been So Long."

Let me know what plays you manage to goto. I'm booking up my theatre visits pronto! Caio for now! MT x

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Wireless Festival 2009 discounted tickets! *Super Bargain!*

So I'm breaking my festival virginity this year and hitting the Wireless Festival 2008 this year to see Mr Kayne West and co on the Sunday.. I can't wait, I didn't it to his Glow in the Dark tour but I'm looking forward to this, oh and seeing the Noisettes, they are great! [full line up available here http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk/lineup/index.aspx]

But what about you? Contemplating going but don't have the funds? ... Here's a solution! 2-for-1 tickets!!! YES these tickets are not eBay / buy and trade babies, these are 100% legit, offered by Barclaycard, this year's sponsors... they have a limited number of tickets available and they have now taken the link off their website but, just for you thrifty people, here's the link http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/qdmbwg?camefrom=CFC_UK_LIVENATION_WF_BC241_270409. I managed to scoop 2 tickets for me and the hubby at a super cheap £57.... WOW! I'm laughing all the way to the festival in my Wayferer's, what about you?!

Too bad if you bought your tickets already... should've waited for the my thrifty post hey! Don't forget to follow me, I know you people are reading but you're gonna keep missing out on the last minute discounts if you don't!

Hmmmm now I need to plan my festival outfit.. what to wear?!

Caio for now! Mets Thrifty x x x

Sunday, 24 May 2009

£20 off Kurt Geiger shoes.. £10 Selfridges gift card... are you BONKERS?!

Kurt Geiger are offering a MASSIVE £20 off your first online order... until the end of June. That is SUCH a great deal for us shoe lovers out there, don't you think?! Their shoes are TOO hot! SELFRIDGES also have a wicked deal at the moment for American Express credit card holders - they're giving you a £10 SELFRIDGES gift card!

How to get the discounts? Simple! for the KG discount visit www.kurtgeiger.com/instore and sign up to the newsletter... as soon as you have filled it out, you will receive a discount code to use online until the end of June... Check the T's & C's, as discount not valid on already reduced items etc etc... but DEFINATELY an excuse for the super expensive KG's you have been saving for! Oh and if you're after more than 1 pair of shoes (they are all gorgeous after all lol!) then perhaps one could get their friends/family to sign up to receive another £20 off... just a suggestion! ;-)

What do you think about these babies? I am too loving them all!!!

To get the £10 SELFRIDGES gift card American Express Cashback credit card holders need to log onto their online account and navigate to the shopping offers. Click on the SELFRIDGES offer and print off the voucher. You need to spend £50 or more instore at SELFRIDGES before the end of May [BE QUICK THIS ONE ENDING THIS WEEK!]!then you can take your receipt(s) to the customer service desk and redeem at £10 gift card.. SWEET!!

Now, I'm in a dilemma as to what to put my £10 Selfridges voucher towards... how about these sexy CL's.. the gift card is valid for 2 years after all.. maybe by that time I'll be rich or I'll be able to justify spending so much money on a pair of shoes... hmm or maybe I'll just rob my cousin who's lucky enough to own a pair?????
Let me know about your purchases! Mets Thrifty x

Welcome to the Mets Thrifty BLOG launch!

SO we're in a recession and I for one REFUSE to be adversely affected! You too, right?! WELL today is the big launch of my blog and I am here to give you the top tips, tricks, discounts etc in order to continue living a good life! I'm forever sharing these thrifty tips with my friends so it's about time I shared them with the nation, we are all going through it after all!!

There's no need to scrimp tooooo much in a recession, you DO NOT need to stay indoors, give up the eating out and the entertainment altogether or not buy anything for the next year in order to continue living! Follow my blog and I'll show you exactly how to gain extra money (all legit!), how to stretch out your hard earned CA$H MON£Y, and how to continue purchasing the little luxuries that keep you happy in an affordable way!!

For now, I will welcome you to my blog... Make sure you follow me and check out my upcoming blogs for a wicked £10 Selfridges Gift Card & £20 off Kurt Geiger... these are definately NOT TO BE MISSED! Yes that is my way of enticing you to follow my blog, but hell it better work!
Mets Thrifty X

PS! I am not a money expert, legal advisor or something of the sort so all the info in my blogs is my own personal opinion. Therefore should any of you decide to sue me (??) or make me liable for any wrong-doings for whatever reason, that statement right there says you can't! Ha! You dig?!