Biggest Party of the Year!

7-Eleven turned 87 today and this year their birthday party is going to be a little more extravagant. Traditionally, 7-Eleven shares a free 12oz Slurpee with their customers to celebrate their special day. This year, the celebration will last 9 days.

Anyone and everyone can crash the party today. Come in and grab your slurpee! However, in order to be invited to the after-party, you need to download the 7-Eleven app on your phone. The app is completely free as with the treats you will receive for downloading it.

Here is a list of free goodies that the convenience store will be offering for the next nine days:

Everyone is welcome to come in today for this one:

• Friday, July 11: Small Slurpee

Those who have downloaded 7-Eleven’s app are eligible to receive the following:

• July 12: Big Gulp soft drink
• July 13: M&M’s Birthday Cake Flavor candies
• July 14: Grandma’s Cookies
• July 15: Hostess Twinkies
• July 16 Snickers or Twix brand ice cream bar
• July 17: Quaker Chewy Yogurt snack bar
• July 18: Pillsbury cookie
• July 19: Small Slurpee

If you are reading this on a smart phone, I suggest that you download the app right now so you don’t forget. If you are on a tablet or computer, you need to get up and get your slurpee!


“If you have haters, you must be doing something right.”

Unfortunately this is not the case for Spirit Airlines. I’ve actually had the unpleasure of flying this airline in April. My flight was overbooked so my boyfriend and I volunteered our seats. In return we were both compensated with “two free round trip tickets each.” These were supposed to be valid for two months but they expired after a week. With a lot of patience and time wasted through the automated customer service (you have to begin booking a flight just to speak to someone), they issued us new vouchers. I was told that these vouchers were worth $500 each but it only applied about $200 at checkout. Their customer service is terrible. When I finally got through to speak to an actual person, I was placed on hold for the majority of the phone call and while they continually apologized for the wait, the woman I was speaking to had such a frustrated tone with me. Come on! She gets paid to be on the phone with me! I, on the other hand didn’t get paid to talk to her but I still had the civility to keep some composure.

This airline sucks. You have to pay for a carry on. You have to pay to choose a seat (I didn’t and I ended up all the way in the back with absolutely no leg room. I’m quite petite so I’m sure that it was worse for my boyfriend.) Bad customer service. Last but not least, their “free flight vouchers” do not even cover the total cost of the flight. I used two $500 vouchers on a $600 flight and still ended up paying $200. How is that even possible!?!

What’s even worse is that they know that they are the worst airline ever. Sprit Airlines is currently accepting hate mail and in return they are giving out 8,000 Free Spirit miles. The catch is that they only give you 140 characters to explain how much you hate them.


Free Summer School

Depending on how you choose to see it, Sunday may be the first day or the last day of your week but school almost always starts on a Monday. If you’re interested in spending this Summer learning, there are wonderful resource centers called “libraries” that the public can use for research 😛

There are 91 LA County libraries and fortunately for me, I live fairly close to one. If this particular library doesn’t carry the book I need, I can have the book shipped over to this library from one of the other 90. No extra travel required!

A smaller library from a different county actually ordered a brand new book for me because the title was not available.

Develop the leader within you. Learn a new language in 7 days. Think and grow rich. Master the art of French cooking. Start a blog. Go to the library!

I have been gaining more knowledge about skincare and makeup artistry.

What skills do you plan to polish this summer? Share your aspirations in the comments!