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First Friday tonight, Bethlehem restaurant week extended, sales

Quick update…

First Friday is tonight on the southside. Be sure to check out singer-song writer Dina Hall at Cleo’s and the big sale at Home & Planet (they are also raffling off a skateboard stool with skate decks provided by Homebase – proceeds go to the Bethlehem Skate Plaza). I can’t make it tonight so let me know how it went in the comments. I’ll be at Emeril’s and the Sands, my first time there since opening weekend in 2008. (Well…except that one time I went at 2AM hoping to get a sandwich from Carnegie and it was closed so we left…what’s up with that? It’s a casino…everything should be 24/7).

In case you haven’t heard, Bethlehem’s restaurant week was extended due to the bad weather. Check out the details here.

Groupon has a great deal on now for a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card for $10. I usually try to support local when I buy books, but I’ve been guilty of buying a book or two there…or maybe I’ll just use it on a DVD. Hurry the deal won’t last long it expires in 3 days or when they run out.

Also, if you are a Steel Fitness member you can get 15% off of services at Apotheca in the month of February. Check out my recommendation here.

Happy Friday!

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You have to be quick for these deals! Groupon & Living Social

If you are not familiar with Living Social or Groupon, get familiar quick. Living Social has a deal that expires at 8AM this morning for a $20 Amazon Gift Card for $10. You can get an iPhone app (search livingsocial) or go to their website here.

For Living Social I actually find that their iPhone app is much more user friendly than their website. Particularly if you live in the Lehigh Valley because they have a page set up for the LV but do not have deals and it is a little difficult to navigate away from the LV page if you provided your zip code. The link above should take you directly to the Amazon deal.

Today’s Groupon deal is a $37 facial at Apotheca salon, which I featured in this MOB Recommends post. That’s a 50% savings as well (51% actually), which is typical of Living Social and Groupon. Both services generally offer AT LEAST a 50% discount. You can sign up for Groupon here, using this link will earn me a referral bonus. Like Living Social they also have an iPhone app and I’ve redeemed Groupons in store without printing them, just show your iPhone and let the person checking you out see you push the “redeem” button.

These deals generally cannot be used with other discounts unless the terms specifically say they can.

All of the deals are available for only a limited time, usually one day although Groupon will offer some previous deals as “side deals” for an extra day or two, but not all deals are extended this way so it is best to buy on the first day.

I particularly love Groupon because they usually offer deals for local merchants. You can also easily check out deals in other cities using the iPhone app. I regularly check the deals in Philadelphia and New York and then usually check a few others cities at random for two reasons.

1) To see if another city has a national deal that day (for example for an online store). It seems that if the local Groupon rep doesn’t have a local merchant set up that day they fill the slot with a national deal.

2)  Sometimes the offerings in other cities make me chuckle. For example one day in the last week or so the deal for Anchorage Alaska was for tanning sessions. I’m easily amused sometimes.

So go check out these deals, hope you saw this in time for the Amazon gift card!

MOB Recommends: Apotheca Salon

Me again. I’ll be running a series on this blog called “MOB Recommends” where I recommend mostly local stores, some specific products, occasionally events and even restaurants. 

My first recommendation comes from looking in the mirror this morning and seeing this:

rather than something more like this:

If you find yourself in a similar predicament call Apotheca immediately and ask for an appointment for Julie ASAP.

My brows have been faithful to Apotheca ever since opening at 101 E. Third St. in South Bethlehem about six months or so ago. They have private rooms with comfy tables to lay on (no leaning your head uncomfortably over a sink) and I don’t know what kind of wax they use but man it pulls the roots out from the depths of hell yet doesn’t irritate my skin. I frequently break out from wax but my skin seems to tolerate this stuff. She shapes them perfectly and it seems to last quite a bit longer than anywhere I’ve tried in the past.

So go take care of that Bert brow! What are you waiting for!