Save Money with SKI FREE (And Enter Here to Win Four Free Lift Tickets!)

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Winter sports are expensive. So whenever a great deal shows up, I love to share it! And it’s especially nice when I can offer a generous giveaway, too. Get Gas, Go Skiing For the past 12 winters, Shell gas stations across the country have partnered with SKI FREE to offer steep lift tickets discounts at […]

How to Save Big On Kids’ Ski and Ride Gear

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What are you doing this weekend? If you’re not going a) camping, b) to the beach, or c) back-to-school shopping, may I suggest hitting one of the big preseason ski and snowboard sales happening across the country? You’ll be glad you did. Shop and Save Preseason and Labor Day sales are when retailers move out […]

Tight Turns: Would You RENT Ski Clothes? And What the Heck is NASJA?

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Would You Rent Ski Clothes? Julian Flores has a big idea. A Colorado ski dad, Julian is the founder of, a start-up company that aims to make winter easier and more economical. How? By providing trip- or season-long ski and snowboard apparel rentals. Or as Julian puts it, “Rent. Experience. Return.” You’ve probably already […]

CalNaturale Svelte Giveaway: Energy and More

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In May, I wrote a post about nutrition and exercise. With all the energy products on the market — cubes, goo, drinks, bars and more — it gets pretty confusing. In June, I received samples of two products from CalNaturale, you guessed it, an organic and all-natural food company based in California. Yesterday, I wrote […]

Creature Comforts: Good Stuff From CalNaturale

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My parents have a funny camping story from when we were kids. Frugal by nature, and minimalist by training (think lots of backpacking), my parents were not people to indulge in creature comforts at the campsite. Why purchase tents when something serviceable could be jury-rigged with some plastic sheeting and an old poncho (seriously)? Why […]