Save a Buck or Two

I've blogged before about my attempts to save a few cents.

Over the years, I've read almost any article I could find on how to save money. And, the truth is, most of the "tips" are so elementary I think, "Well, geeze, if you didn't know that, you don't deserve to save money."

You know, things like, "Turn off the heat or air conditioning when you aren't home to save on your energy bill." Gee, thanks. Or, "Withdraw enough spending money at your bank so that you won't have to pay ATM service fees." I guess maybe there are people who don't know that. But I've been known to walk a few extra blocks to save the $2 service fee. Not that I think $2 is a ton of money, but because I think, otherwise, withdrawing money at the nearest ATM could become a bad habit, which would add up.

So, anyway, here's a Blonde Justice money-saving tip: has just about every coupon code or promotion code you could ever want. If you're shopping on the internet, and you notice that the checkout page has a space for you to enter a promotion code, check Retail Me Not to see if you can save some money.

I was just sending flowers to a family member that had surgery and I saved $6! On something I was going to buy anyway. You can't beat that, can you?

I will warn you, though, that you should be careful on Retail Me Not. Because if you're like me, you'll find coupon codes for places where you've already shopped and you'll be so frustrated thinking about all of the money you already could have saved if some other nice blogger had given you the same courtesy that I'm giving you now.

Use it for good, never for evil.

(Oh, and hey, you know what else saves money? Participating in the Blawgers Women's Basketball Tournament Pick 'Em. How so, you ask? Well, first, it's free. Second, you can win prizes. Free prizes are a great way to save money. And third, it's so entertaining that you won't need to spend money on other entertainment expenses like... going out to the movies or something.)


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  2. What's up,
    I've been a fan of your blog for some time. I happened to know very well as a kid the screenwriter from Legally Blonde 2 (Electric Boogooloo). She's awesome and so is your site. ANYHOOOOOO...

    I just broke my blog virginity today with a site devoted to politics, helping the indigent, satire, "the law," sports handicapping, and dirty humor.

    I chose this site as it seems to fit in and hope some write back with a legitimate comment with regard to indigeny issues or preferably, a dirty joke or two.

    This world we live in need to to lighten up. If you don't enjoy some "obscene" language, I encourage you to visit so as to understand the joys of it. A smile sometimes can brighten up a person's day. Legal aid with a smile is hard to come by. I look forward to either dirty jokes or legitimate legal questions I can try to help with.

    The Legal Beagle from "That Other Legal Blog"

    P.S. Just noticed I may have a crush on your pooch!

  3. I can't believe retailmenot commented on my blog. Wow, I guess they read the Best Blog by a Female Public Defender.

  4. Check out too!



    Pacific Law Center packages itself very well - They have made them selves a Public Icon by heavy advertising spending in the tens of millions of dollars. Below are some civil complaints filed against the "Over 150 years of combined experience" Pacific Law Center.

    [1] CIVIL CASE No.GIC879397 - LUCKMAN, CHARLES vs. PACIFIC LAW CENTER - Filed at San Diego 02/01/2007

    [2] CIVIL CASE No.GIS26363 - GATEWAY CHULA VISTA 2, LLC vs. PACIFIC LAW CENTER - Filed at South County 09/28/2006

    [3] CIVIL CASE No.GIC872419 - COSSIO, COLIN C vs. PACIFIC LAW CENTER - Filed at San Diego 09/13/2006

    [4] CIVIL CASE No.GIC871101 - MELTZ, TODD CLAYTON vs. PACIFIC LAW CENTER - Filed at San Diego 08/18/2006

    [5] CIVIL CASE No.GIC868515 - RHOAD, KRISTEN vs. PACIFIC LAW CENTER - Filed at San Diego 07/03/2006

    [6] CIVIL CASE No.SN037043 - ZITO, PHYLLIS vs. PACIFIC LAW CENTER - Filed at North County 05/01/2006

    [7] CIVIL CASE No.SC158346 - GOMEZ, ISABEL vs. PACIFIC LAW CENTER - Filed at Kearny Mesa 12/07/2004

    [8] CIVIL CASE No.SC150154 - SANCHEZ, JOAQUIN TAPIA vs. PACIFIC LAW CENTER - Filed at Kearny Mesa 03/10/2004

    There are many parallels to the controversy over intentional wrongdoings by Pacific Law Center.


    Pacific Law Center in San Diego, California which is owned by Phillips and Associates Law Firm in Arizona operates very much like a government office.

    San Diego County Public Defenders Office is a government office. Every person that works for the San Diego County Public Defenders Office gets paid by a government check. We as tax payers pay for that office to operate, but we as tax payers do not have control of how much funding and support the San Diego Public Defenders Office gets. Compared to the funding and support that the San Diego County District Attorneys Office and the City of San Diego Attorneys Office it is insulting to the tax payer. Should the tax payer ever need to be represented by the San Diego County Public Defenders Office, that person will not get a fair defense due to lack of funding.

    Pacific Law Center is private, and they spend over $10,000,000 a year on advertising, and Pacific Law Center has over 100 employees that get paid very well. If you look at the website of you will see that they only have 20 attorneys as of March 11, 2007 and some are supervisors that perhaps have even forgotten what a court room looks like. What do the other 80 employees do at Pacific Law Center? Pacific Law Center needs paralegals, investigators, a marketing department, janitors, delivery personals, limo drivers Etc...

    It is a big overhead that Pacific Law Center has. Just like any business Pacific Law Center wants to save money. Operating Pacific Law Center like the San Diego County Public Defenders Office can save alot of money.

    What does the San Diego County Public Defenders Office do so it can save money, while still representing the tax payer? Make deals with the prosecutor(s). It is always ONLY the prosecutors that offer the deals to the San Diego County Public Defenders Office and to any other defense attorney(s).

    This is where corruption can be suggested. Why would a person hire Pacific Law Center when it can get the same results as if the accused was being represented by the San Diego County Public Defenders Office? Heavy marketing by Pacific Law Center is the reason. Misleading the public that they Pacific Law Center will get you better results from just about any other defense attorney in the State of California as a whole. This is called fraud.

    The San Diego County District Attorneys Office has a fraud investigation unit which I know that they are very good at what they do, and I personally thank them for their efforts of protecting us regardless of race or gender.

    The San Diego County District Attorneys Office has over 1,000 employees, and more than 250 of them are attorneys, and more than 100 of them are investigators. Because of better pay, and only because of better pay 14 investigators from the San Diego Police Department went to work for the San Diego District Attorneys Office.

    San Diego County government as a whole is and has been having major problems with money due to frauds which we all see on the media. Where does the San Diego District Attorneys Office get the funds to hire 14 additional investigators when the San Diego Police Department has a difficult time with funds?

    When a deal is made on a criminal matter it saves all parties money, except the defendant. If the defendant is being represented by Pacific Law Center then there is no refund on a retainer (contract). This is a major hustle that brings in alot of money, and this is called fraud.

    So why wont the San Diego District Attorneys Office stop this hustle (fraud)? The motive is when Pacific Law Center talks its clients into taking just about all deals offered by the San Diego County District Attorneys Office ALL parties save money except the defendant.

    If the defendant wants to take his/her criminal case to trial all parties turn their backs on the defendant, that includes Pacific Law Center and the San Diego County Public Defenders Office in a manner that is called being railroaded in jail or prison, and this is called fraud, and violations of so many things that is related to human rights violations.

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