Before I proceed to write this post about coffee, let me thank coffee for making it possible.
Actually, I should probably start EVERYTHING I do at work by thanking coffee. I love my job, but I wouldn't make it past 10:15 on any given day without a cup or two. And I'm not alone.
If you're reading this, I'm sure you've heard all the noise about Apple's newest products like the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. While these new products are very exciting, I'm most excited for Apple's announcement about Apple Pay, which finally makes use of NFC technology in your iPhone 6 and Apple Watch to attempt the impossible: replace your wallet.
You may have noticed some big changes around here recently. I'm proud to announce the launch of the all-new Brad's Deals site. Our goal has always been to help consumers win by curating the best deals, exclusive offers, and coupons the web has to offer, and our redesigned site makes winning and saving money smoother than ever. We conducted tons of user polls and focus groups in order to build the best possible Brad's Deals experience. Let’s take a look over what’s new with our shiny new deal machine.
The root beer float was invented in 1874 by a Philadelphia soda vendor named Robert McCay Green. As the story goes, Green ran out of ice on a steamy summer day and was forced to improvise. He bought ice cream from a neighboring vendor, mixed it with his root beer, and a new beverage was born.
It might not stack up to wintertime holiday shopping, but back-to-school shopping represents one of summer's biggest consumer events. The National Retail Federation's annual back-to-school survey found that this year, Americans will spend a grand total of $74.9 billion on back-to-school items, ranging from the traditional - pens, pencils, and folders - to the less-than-traditional - tablets, smartphones, and computer software.
If you have future travel booked on Malaysia Airlines in 2014, you can get a full refund on your ticket - even if it's a non-refundable fare.
The average American consumes 60 hot dogs a year, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Yes, that's a real organization.
What hot dogs may lack in nutritional value is made up for with cultural significance. In the power rankings of Americana, hot dogs rank somewhere between baseball and apple pie. The founding fathers may not have intended it, but encased meats have carved out a small yet important niche in American history (never mind that they originated in Germany).
At Brad's Deals, we love freebies and doughnuts (though, we don't all agree on the spelling of the sweet treat--I like doughnuts better, but I think I'm in the minority). So, naturally, we're super pumped about the upcoming National Donut Day on Friday, June 6, when some stores are giving away free donuts!
In honor of the sugar-filled holiday, we decided to compose a finger-licking ode (pretend this article is being sung to you) to donuts. Here are some of our favorites.
Classics are classics for a reason. Best bets come from Dinkel's and Stan's Donuts (specifically the vanilla orange flavor) in Chicago and Los Angeles and Carmella's Creme in Champaign. Carmella's Creme proves that donuts don't have to be really expensive to be good. Most cost under a dollar and are made in an old Taco Bell. Though, sometimes your mind can help you deal with shelling out several bucks for a donut, like one of our designers. "My mind refuses to consider the possibility that I spent that much money [$2 or $3] on a donut that isn't the best ever," she wrote about Stan's Donuts. Regardless of price, all of these donuts are great!
These glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme have been described as "airy sugary heaven" that you "can't go wrong" with. Another thing you can't go wrong with is freebies! See the bottom of this post to see how you can get one of these glazed donuts for free!