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keeping up with my valentine’s tradition, here are some new valentines from repeat valentine illustrator ben kling. his previous collection was dictators and it looks like he removed the be mein/hitler one, too controversial? these ones should be more pc, it looks like they’re notable luminaries from academia.

ben kling, valentine, darwin

ben kling, valentine, shakespeare

ben kling, valentine, socrates

ben kling, valentine, benjamin franklin

ben kling, valentine, nietzsche

check out the rest of series on ben’s site.

and spend the day by sharing a hot beverage with this starbucks offer:

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gmat prep deal | up to 52% off

if you’re looking for a deal on veritas gmat prep…you’re in luck.  gilt city‘s currently offering a steep discount on their on demand, online, and in-person (nyc only) courses.  and if you don’t happen to have a gilt membership (uh hello, where have you been?) i think you can get an additional 20% off by signing up through my link here.

it’s still expensive but it’s rare to see a discount this steep so you best take advantage!

i realize some of my readers were directed here by my old gmat teacher matt douglas so i’m sorry if this deal is painful for you.

friends + family | too faced

too faced cosmetics is having their friends and family sale–20% off sitewide plus free shipping with code “FF2011S”.  the sale ends this thursday (5/26).

super sale | up to 85% off too faced cosmetics!

too faced cosmetics is having their semi-annual vintage super sale, which ends 3/20 so you better hurry!  i have heard rave reviews for their eye shadow primer, which is included in their pink carpet survival kit for $30.  and every order has free samples!

travel deal | airfare between la + vegas only $9!

hurry, this is unbelievable!  spirit airlines is offering airfare for just $9 between los angeles and las vegas!  it ends up being about $39 round trip…which is amazing because i jumped at jetblue’s $19 fare (pre-taxes/fees) each way between long beach and las vegas and this is much less.

the sale is to celebrate its new non-stop service between the two cities and available on tuesday-wednesday departures starting may 10th – june 15th.

visit spirit airlines for more details and to BOOK! DO IT!

travel deal | intercontinental hotels group brand-wide sale 65% off

intercontinental hotels group (ihg) is discounting their rates at all their hotels through april.  this is impressive since ihg has over 4,400 hotels across the world.

and to sweeten the deal, if you pay with a visa credit card, stay 2 consecutive nights friday – sunday through april, you can get reimbursed up to $100 on checked-bag fees charged by the airline.

top deals include:

  • Staybridge Suites ATLANTA Buckhead
    $73-$85 Feb. 25-26; March 4-5; weekends April 8-30
  • Holiday Inn Midtown 57th Street NEW YORK CITY
    $77 Feb. 27-28; $125 March 9-10, 13-15
  • InterContinental TAMPA
    $83 April 22-23, 29-30; $97 April 15-16; $104 April 1-2, 8-9
  • Holiday Inn Georgetown WASHINGTON, D.C.
    $89 Feb. 19-21; $99 Feb. 18; March 4-5, 11-12
  • Avenue Crowne Plaza CHICAGO Magnificent Mile
    $98 April 17-24 (Easter week) 
  • Holiday Inn Express BOSTON Cambridge
    $102 Feb. 26; $119 Feb. 25, 27-28; $127 March 1-18
  • Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf SAN FRANCISCO
    $111 March 2-3, 6-10; $120 March 13-17, 20-24, 27-31
  • InterContinental HOUSTON
    $108-$119 weekends through March 26
  • InterContinental DALLAS
    $109-$112 weekends March 18 – April 30
  • Crowne Plaza PHILADELPHIA West
    $128 Feb. 26-28; March 4-5, 11-12, 25-26; April 1-2
  • Holiday Inn Express Century City LOS ANGELES
    $139 most dates through April

this deal was stolen from travelzoo, so get more details on their page.  a little warning, they’re advertising it as 65% off but please keep in mind the fine print: “as much as 65% less than comparable hotels.”  but it’s still a good deal regardless, so take advantage before it ends february 25th.

travel deal | virgin airfare between la/sf + chicago $99

virgin’s having a great sale on non-stop flights between los angeles (lax) or san francisco (sfo) to chicago (ord) for $99!  this is one of the lowest fares i’ve seen and virgin is just plain awesome.  i’ve flown lax to sfo on virgin before and it’s the nicest airline i’ve ever been on and almost wished my flight was longer (almost).  so flying lax to ord would be quite nice…especially since i plan on going to chicago in the next few months to visit campuses for business school.  so i may take advantage of this deal, but it only applies for flights after may 25, which may be too late for me since i want to sit in on some classes.  this promotion ends february 21st, so grab a seat at virgin!

warehouse sale | bcbg | 02.26.11

bcbg is having a warehouse sale next saturday february 26th from 9 am until 3 pm.

2761 fruitland avenue
vernon, ca 90058

save 50-80% off retail on tops, bottoms, dresses, and more! i haven’t been to one personally but i have heard that the bcbg sales can get pretty crazy and the items are heavily discounted, so get there early!

tip: check out the bcbg site to see what might be at the sale.

warning: rumor also has it that you can’t try on items and kids under 12 won’t be allowed admission.