Thursday, December 13, 2007

Deals on gifts (for others and for you!)

Hope everyone's holiday shopping is going well! Here are some deals if you still need some gift ideas - lots of free shipping offers:

Banana Republic
  • Get free shipping on a $150+ purchase with code BRFREESHIP until Dec. 17.
Barnes & Noble
  • Get 25% off one item purchased in-store with this coupon. Use code N6R7C4J online. Expires on Dec. 18.
Bath & Body Works
  • Get free shipping with a $65 purchase with code FREESHIP65 until Dec. 14.
  • Get 20% off any regular price, in-store purchase on Saturday, Dec. 15 until 3 p.m. No coupon needed.
  • Take 25% select merchandise with coupon code DEC25 until Dec. 19.
Bon Ton
  • Use this coupon to get 20%, 15%, or 10% off of your in-store purchase until Dec. 15. For online purchases, use code C0000010JUC.
  • Get 30% one item in stores with this coupon. Expires Dec. 15.
  • Get free shipping on any order with coupon code FREESHIP1207 until Dec. 16.
  • Get 20% your in-store purchase on Dec. 15 with this coupon.
Eyes Lips Face
  • Get $5 off a purchase of $25 or more with code EGSTUFAM until Jan. 15.
  • Get free shipping on orders of $175 or more with code B0F8F7 until Dec. 24.
  • Get free shipping on a purchase of $75 or more with code 2DAY.
  • Get free shipping with $99 purchase with code GIFTED until Dec. 17.
New York & Company
  • Take $30 off of a $75 purchase with this coupon or with code 9912 until Dec. 17.
  • Free shipping on a purchase of $50 or more with code 9386 until Dec. 19.
  • Get free shipping with $100 purchase with code HOLIDAY07 until Dec. 19.
Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Get free shipping on any purchase with code HOLIDAY7 until Dec. 21.
Tiffany & Co.
  • Get free ground shipping until Dec. 17. No minimum purchase or coupon code needed.
Victoria's Secret
  • Get $15 off your purchase and a free panty when you purchase any bra in-store with this coupon.
  • Get $15 off a $100 order, $20 off a $150 order, or $75 off a $250 order with coupon code VSGIFTS until Dec. 19.
  • Free shipping through the end of December. No minimum purchase necessary.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I love New York (and Company)!

Recently, New York and Company has become one of my favorite stores. You can get cute and professional clothes there at really, really great prices. They send out coupons to people on their e-mail lists just about once a week, and have sales very frequently - whether it's a certain dollar amount off of items, a percentage off, or buy-one-get-one-half-off. Really, it would be silly to ever pay full price there (unless it's an emergency!).

So I went to NY & Co. a couple of days ago, prepared with my coupon for $30 off a $75 purchase. They had very few full-price items, and all clearance was an additional 70% off redlines! That's 70% off already reduced prices! So after about an hour of trying on everything I could get my hands on, I ended up with two pairs of pants, two long sleeve button-down shirts, one short sleeve button-down shirt, a sweater vest/dress shirt combo (where the dress shirt is really sewn in, but it doesn't look like it), a short sleeve wrap-around shirt and two zipper-front hoodies. That's 7 shirts and 2 pairs of pants all for a grand total of...... $54!! (And that's rounded up from the actual total, which was $53 and change.) Not a bad deal at all!

If you haven't been there... you need to go! (But bring a coupon with you to get the best deal.)

Gift card deals

If you're thinking of buying gift cards for your loved ones this holiday season, consider buying these. It seems that the "buy a gift card for someone else, get one for yourself" is going to be a trend this season! Purchase $50 worth of gifts cards from these stores and get an additional $10 gift card free:

Monday, November 12, 2007

Black Friday

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving - one that traditionally sees a ton of retail discounts as means to get retailers "back in the black" financially. Usually, stores don't release details of the sales they'll feature on the kickoff of the holiday shopping season until Thanksgiving (or sometimes the day before Thanksgiving), but some Web sites get a hold of stores' ads and post them before then. By doing a simple Google search for "Black Friday," you can find of plethora of these sites, but there are two I use the most - Black Friday Ads and Black Friday @

What I like about these two sites is that they present the sale information very systematically and neatly. It's very easy to find what you're looking for, especially if you search by store or by product. For example, on Black Friday Ads, if I decide I want to look for what digital cameras will be on sale on Black Friday, I can either click the "search" link and type in "digital camera." On
Black Friday @, I can simply click the "digital camera" link under the "Sales By Category" heading. Both sties offer links to the stores of which they have sale information - clicking these links will take you to a listing of all the deals that store will offer. So easy!

Both sites also offer straight item lists and scanned copies of the ads that will arrive at your doorstep right before the big day. They can really help you plan your trip if you're a heavy-duty Black Friday shopper, or if you're not, you can see if there might be a deal you would be willing to brave the biggest shopping day of the year for. Supposedly retail sales have been down this year, so keep watching these sites and expect some really great deals for Black Friday!

Deals, deals, deals!!

Today's shopping deals (there are a lot!):

  • Free shipping on orders of $50 or more with code DELIVERY.
JC Penney
  • Get $10 off a $50 purchase in stores until Nov. 20 with this coupon or online with code RTLM.
  • Take 15% off your online purchase with code GIFT15 until Nov. 16.
Saks Fifth Avenue
  • 25% off men's items - no coupon code needed.
  • Free shipping with order of $150 or more with code NOVSHIP until Nov. 18
Arden B.
  • Free shipping on orders of $150 or more. No code needed.
Flight 101 (travel gear)
  • Use code DAILYCANDY07 to get 25% off your purchase. (shoes and handbags)
  • Get overnight shipping and they will credit you $5. It's like getting paid for getting fast shipping!
  • Use code DCLINE for a 25% discount.
Urban Outfitters
  • Free shipping on all orders over $150. No coupon code needed.
White + Warren
  • Get 30% off your purchase with code DCTRAVEL.
Vera Bradley
  • Free shipping with any $25 purchase. No coupon necessary.
  • Free shipping on orders of $100 or more with code HOLIDAY07 until Dec. 19.

Friday, November 9, 2007

And the deals just keep rolling in.... here are the latest!

Eyes Lips Face
  • With a $25 order, use code HOLLY to get a free Hypershine Lip Set, JOLLY for a Plumping Lip Set, and GOLLY for a Super Glossy Lip Set. This is one of a series of weekly holiday specials, so check back each week for the latest one!
  • Veteran's Day Sale - get free shipping with any $99 order with code VETS until Nov. 12.
  • Take 25% off of cashmere and other fall favorites with code SV118 until Nov. 12.
Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Get a free leather-trimmed corduroy tote with any $300 Marc by Marc Jacobs women's apparel purchase, plus get free shipping until Nov. 11. Use code MBMBAG2.
  • Get 10% off any purchase with code WELCOM7NY7SU.

Victoria's Secret
  • Get a free hat, scarf and glove set with any sweater purchase until Nov. 14. Use code GIFTSET.
  • Get a free pair of slippers with the purchase of select PJ sets until Dec. 10. Use code PJSLIPPER.
New York & Company
  • Take $30 off a $75 purchase in stores with this coupon or online with code 1745 until Nov. 11.
  • Sample sale - prices marked up to 90% off until Nov. 12.
  • Free shipping with any $75 purchase. No code needed.
  • Get 20% off your in-store purchase on Nov. 10 with this coupon.
Bath and Body Works
  • Get $10 off a $30 purchase in-store with this coupon or online with code VELVET10. Offer good until Dec. 2.
Ralph Lauren
  • Get free shipping with code RLJP79.