Monday, January 26, 2009

Sarakastic's guide to a recession

With the recession & all, it's all about cutting back. Luckily, I have teamed up with the TV which has had tons of helpful money saving tips lately.

Drastic times call for drastic measures. We will all have to axe everyday items, even the essentials, like the snuggie.



The snuggie fleece wearable blanket apparently saves you the hassles of using a regular blanket. I know that my life has almost been ruined several times by the inability of blankets to keep me warm. NO MORE! It doesn't fall off of you when you go to answer the phone. Finally, the secret that monks have known for ages. This reminds me of something....a sweater. The snuggie is even great for dorms. It also guarantees you that you will never, ever get asked out. EVER.

Walmart just told me that they just lowered their check cashing prices to only $3 a check. Apparently, this will save you $200 a year. First off, if you have that many checks that you need to cash during non banking hours, then my recession guide probably isn't for you. However, if you do have that many checks you need to cash, umm... go to Walmart.

One of the infomercial products you should probably look into is a little thing called the sham wow. Apparently, it can basically absorb a swimming pool. If you use it in place of paper towels it can save you $20 a month. I can only assume that these people are cashing their biweekly checks in Walmart in the middle of the night because they have a need for seventy five rolls of paper towels.

Sadly, you probably already missed out on Old Navy's "What you should've gotten for Christmas Sale" (That was their actual tag line. It sounds like something I made up, but not even my imagination is that greedy.) Remind me again why we are in a recession?

12 comments:

Allie said...

THANK YOU for making the recession fun.

Britt said...

I must embarrassingly admit that I own a couple sham wow's. They really do absorb a whole lot. And they work well on windows too :)

Stacy said...

You have something against my snuggie?! It'll come in handy if I ever find myself in the wilderness, hiding from Sauron and his minions. No tripping over blankets and getting caught by the Nazgul for me!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I gotta admit, the snuggie kinda creeps me out--especially on men!

Your post sounds like my boys, who evidently believe everything they see on TV. One day, my younger son came asking if I had any gold I wanted melted down--because it was worth good money!

My favorite though was when they actually thought their heads would turn into giant fruits if they ate the new Jolly Rancher candy. Evidently that was just fine with them.

a little bird said...

I was so bummed today, reading your blog completely revived me. The snuggie is an amazing gift to this world. I need one yesterday.

JenKneeBee said...

I own the snuggie and wear it around constantly. This probably explains a lot about my social life. :)

heidikins said...

The Sham Wow commercials make my day...so hilarious! We watch them at work during "meetings"...on my boss's laptop. Yeah, it's awesome.

xox

Gregory said...

Guys don't care if you're wearing a snuggie.....as long as you're not wearing anything underneath it.....which, upon reflection, pretty much defeats the whole purpose of wearing a snuggie in the first place.

~Virginia~ said...

i'm a sucker for infomercials. granted, i never buy anything from them, but i've come dangerously close. my favorite is the GT Express 101. i could watch that over and over. or the Magic Bullet.

Trish Ryan said...

The name Sham Wow makes me laugh every single time I hear it. Now if they could only make that snuggie blanket thing from sham wow materials...

Now that I think about it, I'm kind of glad they don't.

LEstes65 said...

I laugh at the Snuggie commercial because the outdoor sporting event scene is false advertising. They don't show the drunk guy totally heckling the Snuggie wearers - pelting them with empty beer cans.

A funny note about Sham Wow: I have this penny-pinching relative. They will skimp on ANYTHING they deem too expensive. Yet, they wrote down the phone number and ordered Sham Wows. I also saw him writing down the number for that little in-ear amplifier that let's you hear natures sounds or spy on people at parties. Yes, that will be money well spent.

ukrainiandiva said...

I will most definately begin wearing these around my dorm next winter. I have been hoping to be asked out even less than I am now, this will help ensure that. Thank you very much for your helpful fashion tips.