Thursday, March 27, 2008

"happies"

So as my sister and I grew up, my mom taught us about "happies." These can range from small itty bitty gifts to big gifts, from free to expensive---basically anything that you make or buy and give to someone, just to brighten their day. As I read back over that, it doesn't make much sense, but I'm pretty sure you've all heard the term "happies."

Well, yesterday was my birthday and thank you to all of you for the super, wonderful birthday wishes! I love you! Back to my point though. Because I'm a sucker for a good deal and anything that makes smile or happy, I sign up for free "happies!" Some of you are thinking, "No way. I don't sign up for things because then I get put on stores' spam list, or get phone calls, etc." Not the case with these little "happies" I'm about to share with you!

Because it's my birthday month, and I signed up on websites, I've received. . .
---a 20% off entire order coupon at the Children's Place (yes, for my birthday, but also in October for Luke's)
---a free scoop of my favorite ice cream flavor at Baskin Robbins--WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!
---$5 off my next order at McAlister's (a local restaurant, though they do exist outside of Memphis too)
---a 20% off entire order coupon at Hallmark
---a 25% off coupon at Border's bookstore and
---a $10 off anything I buy at Banana Republic (though this may be because I have a card there)

I know I've received something else too---but just can't remember. Anyway, I'm always looking for something fun like that and thought I'd share that with you in case you too, want to receive some "happies!" I PROMISE I have not been bombarded with junk emails or mailings, etc. Just pure fun joy!! Now, as my sister pointed out when I told her of my little treats. . .we all need to bombard Starbucks with this idea and we'll really be getting somewhere!

5 comments :

Stephanie said...

Qdoba gives birthday happies too: http://www.qdoba.com/Email.aspx

Happy late Birthday!

Travis and Amber said...

I tried to sign up for the mcalisters one and I couldn't do it online, how do you do it?

Anonymous said...

awwwwww you do like the "happies". Well, while in Destin I got a happy for Luke & baby Charlie. Can't wait to see all of you. Love you, Mimi

Mary said...

Weird, growing up I always thought "happies" were picture frames? Is that inaccurate? Hee hee, love you Mommy...

Robert, Sara and Bo said...

My Mimi called them "sursies". I really believe it's only a SC and GA word. But "happies" work too!

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