Daily Archives: February 7, 2013

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Now that you saved all this money, can’t you afford to give back?

Normally, on the Discount Diary you’ll find a worthy suggestion, a reason to smirk, an occasional song lyric and a great deal.  Have you learned anything yet?  Hopefully, you have.  If not, let this be your motivation to save a little extra on your next purchase.  It shouldn’t be too tough.  Friends who’ve shared stories and I have saved nearly 60% on all of our lifestyle expenditures over the last couple months.  What you find here is just a sliver of my life, so while I have your attention, I’m going to take this opportunity to switch it up and change the subject for a day.

I am honored to share that I have accepted a nomination for Woman of the Year from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Why me right?  What’s so special?  Did you guys miss out on some grand accomplishment of mine?  No, you didn’t.  I’ve simply accepted the incredible opportunity to raise awareness and give, so considering how much I love to talk, I want to share with you.

I was approached about becoming a candidate by my friend Matt Sacco, Broward County’s current Man of the Year, who knows that I am a competitive and compassionate person.  After being involved with his campaign team last year, I knew I could not pass up this opportunity.

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Anna Carrello, Broward County 2013 MWOY nominee, and me at last year’s Journey of Hope Gala.

LLS is funding research for cures and helping patients (and families). This organization is doing the right things with the dollars it raises, and I’m proud to be associated with it.

So I challenge you.  While you’re out indulging in some retail therapy, check out the sale rack or dinner and drinks, maybe use a Gilt City deal.  If you can save that 30, 40, 70% then do it.  Now that you’ve treated yourself, take the opportunity to treat someone else.  As usual, I’d love to hear your stories but who is going to be the first to take my challenge and have their feature end with, “and then I donated some of the money I saved to the campaign”?  You thought getting a great deal felt good?  Find out what it feels like to take such an amazing opportunity to participate in something bigger than you and your new shoes.  I really appreciate any efforts whether it’s a monetary donation, an auction item donation (contact me for more info) or maybe a seat at the Journey of Hope Gala in April.  Whatever it may be, it’ll be more than they have right now.  And for the love of God with all of your excessive Facebook posting, double-tapping, tweeting, texting, liking, favoriting, Instagramming and emailing, if you never read another post, share this one for me.

xo Rae

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