Get rewarded while surfing the internet!
- Red Envelope $15
- ProFlowers $15
- Starbucks $5
- Amazon.com $5
- Groupon $5
- Xbox points
- Redbox Rentals
- Donations to different Charities
Mind you, that this $1 trip is really only during the normal Monday through Friday workweek; however, the weekends range from $16-18 each way. If you come back on the early 8:30am bus on Sunday, then you will most likely only spend about $2.
BUT STILL!! Imagine the international flights that you can go on for way less than leaving from RNO airport. For instance, I looked up taking a trip to Puerto Rico from Reno and the cost ran about $550. From SFO airport, the same trip was only $350. And you wouldn’t have to pay for parking, tolls, and gas on top of airfare, etc.
Once on the site, you will choose your state and then city from which you are leaving. Then, you will see the options of where you can travel to with Megabus. In the Reno area, I could also leave from Sparks and there are two options of trips:
The buses go straight to their destination without making pit stops so there is a restroom on the bus along with:
Ok, so I had a ton of rice left over from make a stir fry, veggie korma and another meal. I didn’t flavor the rice so I could use it multiple meals and i didn’t want to throw it out. So after grabbing things from my pantry……I turned the remaining rice into a chili bake.
Ingredients (but feel free to add more. I just used some of what i had to save on groceries):
– plain rice (2 maybe to 3 cooked cups)
– kidney beans (16oz can rinsed ans strained)
– corn (16oz can)
– tomato sauce (16oz can)
– sprinkled in some chili powder, garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt & pepper, cumin, minced onion, cilantro and chives (Any and all spices i thought would be good in a chili and what I had on hand. I was out of bay leaves and some others.)
I sauteed the beans and corn in butter while adding the spices one at a time. Then, I added the tomato sauce and little simmer just for a couple of minutes before adding rice to the mix. I sprayed the casserole dish with nonstick spray and then spread it out.
I shredded about 1-1.5 cups of pepper jack cheese and sprinkled it on top. Then bake at 400° for 25-30mins uncovered OR if the mixture is hot enough from the fry pan, just broil the dish on high until the cheese browns.
Did you know that for every empty bag of Starbucks coffee, you can exchange it for a tall brewed coffee at any Starbucks store? Neat!
I’m on a student budget. So its nice to have this as an option when somebody says, “hey, let’s meet for coffee and catch up.” LOL
**BTW, the offer for the exchange is good up until 30 days after the Best Buy date stamped on the bag.