Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thrifty Thursday: Staying cool

Our air conditioner is currently not working, and we do not currently have the funds to fix it (thanks to unexpected medical bills). I figured I would just have to get creative with staying cool this summer-we never had an AC in my house growing up-in fact, my parents still don't have one. However, Omaha is a humid heat so it feels so much hotter than in Utah where I grew up. Nonetheless, we have been creatively staying cool, and the part that I LIKE about that is the money savings (Since I am not paying to fix AC nor to run it). (Can you tell i am trying to look on the bright side?!)

So, here are some of our fun ways to cool off this summer:
  • Open the windows and get some air flow going
  • Go to the pool-we have a pool pass so we just try to go to the pool everyday.
  • Play in the sprinklers as we water the grass
  • Spray bottles full of water-each person is getting their own this afternoon that they can spritz themselves with when they are hot
  • Drink lots of cool drinks-stay hydrated!
  • Fans...lots of fans...
  • We bought a HUGE package of imitation Otter Pops and we eat them a lot-sometimes the kids don't eat them, but they take them out of the fridge and just use unopened ones as a cooling ice pack.
  • Cook outdoors and avoid warming up the whole house further with the oven/stove
  • Eat cool foods-salad for lunch, fresh cool fruit, etc
What tips do you have for keeping cool?  I would LOVE to hear them!!!

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FREE Sundae for dad at Culver's (Millard location)

Culver's Millard location is giving dad's a free 1 Scoop Sundae on Father's Day.

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Dad's eat free Valentinos buffest for Fathers Day

Dad's can eat a free buffet (with purchase of a buffet) on Father's Day (This Sunday June 20th).

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SLC Half off at Whisper's cafe


Today's Salt Lake City Groupon is $5 for $10 Worth of Healthy Café Fare and Drinks at Whisper's Café.

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Salt Lake City page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!
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Omaha: 53% off Ticket to Country Wine & Music Festival


Today's Omaha Groupon is $7 for a Ticket to the Back to the Country Wine and Music Festival on June 26 at Silver Hills Vineyards and Winery in Tekamah ($15 value).

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Omaha page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!
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