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HoneyHunters: Day 8

Caroline’s Picks:

Wanderlust is my new favorite word. Besides its meaning as a strong desire to travel, the elicits that sort of hope and giddiness you might experience before you set off on an anticipated vacation or adventure. It represents that good kind of anticipation. I love to explore new places whether they are cross country, across the globe or in my backyard but there is one major factor stopping me and it is money. Thanks to Honey I can buy art depicting far away places like the Effiel Tower and allow myself the satisfaction of daydreaming about a stroll along the Seine. Honey helped me save $24 on this wall art and thus bringing the total price down to $75.99- the cheapest way you’ll ever be able to experience Paris.

            My budget may hamper my ability to journey across the globe for now but music is one thing I won’t give up. I am constantly playing music and am always looking for new ways to experience it. So instead of dishing out for a music festival or a concert, I found this Crosley Cruiser Briefcase Portable Turntable for only $99 at Urban Outfitters. Thanks to Honey, I can use the money I have saved over the past 8 days to buy this turntable and play some Parisian music while imagining myself sipping espresso and watching the Effiel Tower’s twinkling lights, all for quite the bargain.

 

Ryan’s Picks:

Ping pong is a sport of champions.  There are few other games out there that can match the excitement, speed, and athleticism exhibited in table tennis.  I happen to love the game and can hardly turn down any opportunity to play.  That being said, however, I have neither the space nor the money for  a real table.  Instead, I used Honey to save $4 and got this Pongo Ping Pong Set for $36 from dormify.com.  Now I can play anytime, anywhere so long as there is a flat surface and somebody willing to take me on.

With today’s savings, I am at a Honey Hunt total of $47.20.  Although that is still quite a ways behind Caroline, I am determined not to let that bother me.  Keeping this thought in mind, I searched for something that would put a smile on my face in spite of being beat again yesterday.  Incrediblethings.com offered the perfect solution in the form of these “Superheroes as Ancient Greek Art” prints for only $19.

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HoneyHunters: Day 7

Ryan’s Picks:

In just a few weeks I will be heading back to my home away from home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Even though I am beyond excited to return to my team, my friends, and my life back at Harvard, I never can seem to leave sunny Southern California behind.  That’s why I made today’s Honey hunt all about that california swag.  Cafepress.com came through for me huge today.  I found this awesome poster of Manhattan Beach to remind me of home and even had enough to score this sweet California flag iPhone 5 case.   Originally, my cart cost $37 but Honey cut another $5.55 off the final price.  That makes for a total savings of $43.20!


Although it is definitely a little hard to swallow, my colleague and competitor Caroline has been out-saving me for a few days now.  In an effort to drown my sorrows and hope for better savings in the future, I’ve decided to treat myself to this elegant full bottle wine glass for $19.95 from baronbob.com.  It says. “I’m classy and still going to get drunk.”  Happy hunting!


Caroline’s Picks:

‘Back to school shopping’ is code word for think of excuses to try and get your parents to get stuff you want. I will shamelessly pull out the “mine are falling apart” or “my roommate lost them” or anything under the sun to try and convince my parents to buy me those shoes I am in love with or that cute but probably unnecessary new book bag. I have found my prize and now all I need is a worthy excuse, and I think Honey has given it to me. These to-die-for booties are available at Express for only $36.07. Honey saved me an awesome $21.88 that I have put towards my total Honey savings to bring it to a whopping $83.69 over 7 days.

With my accumulating Honey savings, I decided to get something that many could use. I stumbled upon this 23” long neon crocodile planter that will sure get a good response out of my parents, family, friends and neighbors. For only $75.00 at uncommongoods.com my Honey savings can be put to good use with this unique garden decor that will probably have my dogs in a frenzy.

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HoneyHunters Day 6

Ryan’s picks:

After 3 years of living in my back pocket, my tattered brown leather wallet finally met its end last week.  It’s not much of a surprise, really.  My old wallet was right there with me through the best of times and the worst of times— those awesome nights out when it was full and those terrible mornings after when it’d be completely empty.  Although a faithful financial companion, my wallet wasn’t exactly perfect, it did not allow me to use my RFID-enabled school ID to get into locked doors.  I would have to take it all the way out and then put it back once I got inside— a huge pain with gloves on in the cold of winter back in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Today I Honey hunted for a new wallet from wilsonsleather.com with my $31.41 in total savings.  After only a minute or two, I came across the perfect fit for me, the Rustler front pocket leather wallet, in my favorite shade of brown at 25% off retail, or $18.75!

With today’s savings, my total is at $37.65 so far.  I decided that that money should go to something that will definitely get a lot of use back at school.  After looking around the web a bit for inspiration, I settled on this Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for my Macbook Air from monoprice.com.  At a retail price of $10.99, I can get two of them just in case anything should happen to one of them.  That way, nothing can get between me and my Netflix viewing on my big screen.  


Caroline’s Picks:

Day 6 of Honey Hunting is inspired by my generation. We try to portray a persona of days past (think high-waisted jeans, instagram filters and oversized sunglasses) and yet can’t function without modern gift of technology. The generation on the verge of adulthood is one plagued by an identity crisis, torn between the fads of the past and the rapidly evolving technological present. Products just as much as people have attempted to bridge that gap and today’s Honey Hunting pays homage to that.

           For my original pick, I choose a Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner available with Honey for $50.15 (retail price: $59) from UrbanOutfitters.com. This portable and well-priced scanner allows you to transfer images captured on film to your smartphone in order to store and share with friends. Can you say, move over instagram?

           Six days of Honey Hunting for great products and Honey has helped me save a whopping $61.81 that I decided to put towards another product that embodies the past as well as the present. You don’t have to have only brothers like me to remember the joy of Sega Games. At UrbanOutfitters.com, you can get a Sega Genesis Wireless Game Console for only $57.80 with Honey. With 80 built-in games and wireless controllers you get the perks of advanced technology while still enjoying a whole lot of déjà-vu.