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Thursday, January 28th, 2010
2:10 pm
1/2 price tickets to many DC events
Thought this would be of interest to some of the folk on this list
Check out Goldstar. They have half-price tickets and member reviews of concerts, sports, theater and more.Great way to get out and do things since theater and such is so expensive around here
I've been a member for a while and used this to go to many events
Sign up @ https://www.goldstar.com/join?p=F1075544RB (yes I get credit for this, so please sign up)
Saturday, August 29th, 2009
9:19 am
Cheap Stuff! No shipping if you pick it up
Leather Pants, DJ Mixer, Horror Double Features Everything you ever wanted Lowest prices on the internet!

Thursday, April 24th, 2008
11:50 am
can anyone recommend a GOOD place to get a tattoo in the district or the area?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
6:02 pm
dc activist bookclub
so i posted something back in april about starting a dc activist bookclub. i got a few responses, but i had *just* moved to the city from philly and ended up getting overwhelmed with all that is d.c. anyway...

i would LOVE to try to organize the bookclub again. i wouldn't mind having people meet at my house (SE, kind of near eastern market) so we could be comfy and play good music and maybe eat some yummy food.

anyway...if anyone is interested just let me know how to get ahold of you and i'll send out an email to everyone. i'm wicked excited!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
1:26 pm
vet help
i'm looking for some advice on vet's. i recently moved here and one of my dogs is fairly sick. i need to take her to the vet, however i don't have money to pay for it up-front. does anyone know of a place that would bill me or let me do payments? i can't seem to find one.

Monday, June 12th, 2006
9:19 pm
Knives on sale?
Chesapeake Knife and Tool is going out of business at Fair Oaks Mall on RT 50, about 20 miles west of DC.

They have stuff you buy as graduation presents, fine pens, knives, LED flashlights, etc.

They also have really good kitchen knives on sale too.

There's not much selection left, but the stuff I got today was 40% off.
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
11:04 am
Support Omaemoda Productions without spending any money
Ever wanted to support charity, but can't afford to donate?

There is new and easy way to raise money for Omaemoda Productions just by searching the Internet with GoodSearch.com.

It's simple. You use GoodSearch.com like any other search engine — the site is powered by Yahoo! — but each time you do, money is generated for Omaemoda. Just type in Omaemoda as the charity you're supporting.

Last year, search engines generated close to $6 billion in revenue from advertisers. With GoodSearch part of this advertising revenue will now be directed to Omaemoda.

We hope that not only will you use GoodSearch as your main search engine from here on out, but will also pass this message on to your friends and family. The more people who use this, the more money will go to Omaemoda Productions.

Omaemoda Productions uses the performing arts to raise funds and awareness for charitable organizations in the DC area. We are also committed to the development of local performing arts talent. For more information about Omaemoda, visit http://www.YouAreInvolved.org

I hope this post is allowed, but I won't be offended if it's deleted.
Friday, February 3rd, 2006
3:07 pm
Would anyone be so kind as to take over leadership of this community? I am no longer in the DC area.

Thanks! :)
Thursday, December 1st, 2005
6:04 pm
world aids day
for every person who "lights a candle" on this page, $1 (up to $100,000 total) will be donated to aids/hiv research. all it takes is a click on where you live on the map and a candle is lit. think about it!

Friday, September 2nd, 2005
10:06 am
help the kids of katrina!
just thought i'd leave something short and sweet....cheap way of donating someone else's money if you have none:)

someone left me a link and it's the OXYGEN network's site where, if you sign up, they donate $1 to the New Orleans Children's Hospital fund (and will donate up to $10,000!). The money goes to help the kiddos and their families so everyone should click on it since typing up your email, name, and zip code takes all of 10 seconds. I appreciate it guys and I know those kids will too! (oh and they have a cool little 6 degrees of separation thing on the map too so maybe you'll find it nifty )


x posted
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
3:21 pm
desk donation
I have a large, heavy desk that I'd like to donate, but it'd have to be picked up. (I'm in Ballston.) Does anyone know of an organization that would be willing to do a pick-up, and soon? I called Goodwill, but they're booked through November!

The desk is available to anyone who wants it, but it is so heavy that unless you're really strong and can bring a really strong friend with you to help (and you or they have a truck), you probably wouldn't be able to get it out of our apartment. ;) Also, it's not the most useful thing in the world--it has a relatively large surface area, but only one small drawer. It's dark brown wood.

Please let me know if you've got any ideas. I'd like to get this out of here ASAP, so if I can't find someone--or someplace--that wants it within a few days, I'll probably just get rid of it.


Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
9:39 pm
tax holiday?

I live near DC and the tax holiday is now.

x-posted to lwym
Friday, July 1st, 2005
1:52 pm
Liquidation sale!

I thought if you were in the DC/NoVA area, you might like to know that the Organized Living near the Fairfax Government Center is going out of business. Everything is 25% off.

I went there after lunch today and bought some non-wire hangers for my coat closet and there was still some baskets and plastic tub organizers left. I figured this community might be interested it a good deal or organizing products.

x-posted to goodbyeclutter.
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
7:46 pm
CATCH 27 - make a card, invite your friends, swap their asses!

This is so addicting and super fun (AND FREE!!) when you're bored.. or procrastinating!
You can win CRAZY prizes like iPods/iPod Shuffles, PS2s, alcohol, etc..
tons and tons of really great prizes and they give them away ALL THE TIME!

All you do is make a card for yourself then trade around to make a "pack" of 27 that follow some kind of theme. Cooler/more complex packs = better prizes.

CATCH 27 - make a card, invite your friends, swap their asses!
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
10:33 am
CELL Phones- Add to "Do Not Call" List

Cell phone numbers have been made public.
Now telemarketing companies can
send sales calls to your cell phones.

YOU WILL BE CHARGED for these calls.
To prevent this, contact the
National DO NOT CALL list.

Call this number from your cell phone 888-382-1222
or register on-line at http://www.donotcall.gov

It only takes a minute of your time.
It blocks your number for 5 years.
Feel free to pass this info along.

Current Mood: pleased
Sunday, March 27th, 2005
11:07 pm
Cheap gas?
Apparently, GasBuddy.com is showing that the Pentagon Citgo has regular grade gas for $2.03. It's a bit out of the way from where I live, but I'd drive that far to save $2-5 bucks every week. That's $104-260 a year.
Thursday, March 10th, 2005
4:24 pm
I just moved to the area about a month ago, and I'm just getting used to the increased cost of living (compared to Indiana) and the decreased salary (I'm living off an internship stipend). Craigslist has become my new favorite website -- I've been able to buy a TV ($20), a desk chair and bookshelves ($7 dollars total), a yoga mat ($0!), a rice maker ($7) ... oh and a roommate and an apartment (not such a deal -- $600). Such a great site!

Anyway, since I live in Takoma Park and work in the city, my commute via Metro costs me $4.20/day. Naturally, cheap girl that I am, I've been trying to find ways to reduce the cost. I met up with a girl this week who advertised discounted metro cards on craigslist (she gets them free through work but doesn't use them all). I ended up getting them 1/3 off -- two $30 cards for $40. I figure buying cards this way will save me around $30/month -- which is pretty significant for me! Anyway, I know this isn't a scam, but I am curious if it's legal/breaking any rules. To me it seems like a win/win situation -- the cards have already been paid for, so the metro system still makes money, the girl selling them makes some money, I get them at a discount, and the company would have paid for them either way. Does anyone have any thoughts/insights?

If anyone wants to try this, just go to http://washingtondc.craigslist.org and click on the "tickets" section of buy/sell. There are usually people advertising discounted cards. You can also request tickets in the "wanted" section.
Friday, February 4th, 2005
4:28 pm
new Sony Vaio for $5

I thought I would share something awesome with you all

What happens is you pay $5 and this site sends you emails - all you have to do is open a link in the email.
You will have an inbox at the site, and ezlaptop will send you an email (if you wish) to your usual email account to tell you when you have an email.
You get one credit for each email you open and for each referral.
How can they afford to give you an email for only $5? All of the emails you receive are from paid advertisers - but you don't have to complete any offers or even read anything! Just a couple clicks is all it takes!

I signed up in mid December and already have 50 credits (only 4 of them are from referrals). You only need 210 credits.
I'm almost a quarter way to having a laptop for only $5! How exciting is that?! I don't miss my $5 at all.. how many times have you paid an extra $5 for something but didn't really even care that much? It's going to be quite exciting when that $5 I forgot about turns into a laptop that will be my new best friend :o)

The sooner you sign up, the sooner you are to having your own Sony Vaio.


Any questions, feel free to ask.
<3 Angie
Wednesday, January 26th, 2005
6:46 pm
I realize that this is a very specific question, but maybe some of you will have some info for me...worth a shot, right? ;)

I need a better way of finding charities that deal with people like myself, who are disabled but have yet to receive anything from the government, and need help to pay rent and bills until they do. Every one of the charities I've managed to find has said that they pretty much only provide short-term funding in small amounts to those who will obviously be "OK" afterward. I have no guarantee that I will ever be "OK," just the probability that I will get SSI sometime within the next few years if I am lucky. :P I have tried to get other government funding and it's been a nightmare; even if I eventually get it I will still need a lot more help.

So, does anyone know of charities that will give you funding if you need it, regardless of the fact that you can't guarantee them that you'll be OK because of their funding effort? Who out there will help those who have absolutely nothing?

(Sure, I have a bunch of material possessions (many of which I'm selling on ebay) and parents who will keep me from getting evicted or starving for as long as they can (even though they're retired and my father is dying)...but that's it.)

Current Mood: curious
6:11 pm
A little note from your friendly neighborhood moderator
Please try to keep posts on topic. If your post does not have anything to do with being poor in DC, it does not belong here.

Example: Asking what people are doing on New Year's is fine for washingtondc or a community similar to that one--but not this community. Asking what's going on for New Year's in this area that's cheap or free, would fit in here just fine.

The past few posts (not including my own) either haven't been relevant, or those who posted them didn't explain why they're relevant. I'm not going to delete them, because none of them were offensive; they just belong in other communities as opposed to this one.
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