Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Friday -- Old Navy, SnapFish and More!

Good morning everyone! Thank God it’s Friday--I am so excited for the weekend! My mother is here today and we are going shopping (of course!) at Kohl’s. Tomorrow is my husband’s work Christmas Party and I am really excited to go. I have my outfit ready and the babysitters are set. I hope you all are looking forward to a fabulous weekend. Here are today’s deals:

Old Navy
The Old Navy Friends and Family Days sale is going on and to the right is an instore only 20 percent off coupon. Print it off, shop and save!

Snapfish
I don’t know if you have made your Christmas cards yet or are giving photos as gifts, but Snapfish has some great deals. Currently, http://www.snapfish.com/ offering 20 percent off all photo gifts. This means discounts on photo cards, photo books, photo calendars, photo mugs and other popular personal gifts. New customers will also receive 20 photo free prints. Use code BESTGIFTS. You can also get 40 percent off photobooks with code MYBOOKDEC and 30 percent off $30 orders with AFFDECSPEL.

Sports Authority
Sports Authority, located at http://www.sportsauthority.com/, has a 25 percent off coupon for any one item. Enter code TSASAVE25 at the checkout and save. Hurry and use this coupon, as it expires Sunday.

Brylane Outlet
Shop the Brylane catalog and get $.99 shipping and 25 percent off any one item. Visit http://www.brylane.com/ and use code BC10074 to get the deal.

G by Guess
G by Guess is having a Family and Friends sale with a 30 percent off coupon. Visit Friends & Family Event at G by Guess and use coupon code FNF30B to get the deal.

If you need a little help getting into the holiday spirit, I would suggest clicking here!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Clothes, Shoes, Great Gifts and More!

Hello everyone…I hope you are having a great day! We just got back from ballet class where my daughter did her own very special rendition of “I’m a Little Tea Pot.” It was so cute! Ballet class is just such a fun time to see my little ones socialize, learn fun steps and take direction. It is also a fun place to gab with other moms! Funny thing is that all the moms I talked to today are really into getting good deals (especially on kids’ clothes!) and had a few deals for me to pass on to you!

Footlocker
Footlocker is offering a great coupon that expires Dec. 2. This Footlocker coupon will get you 30 percent off your purchase at your local Footlocker retail store. Who doesn’t need a great pair of shoes? And, if your order totals $100 or more after the 30 percent discount, you get an extra 10 percent off!

American Apparel
American Apparel, http://www.store.americanapparel.net/, has a coupon code for 10 percent off $75 or more orders. Use the code HOLIDAY07 to get this deal. Browse the store for cute clothes, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, etc.

Victoria’s Secret
Victoria's Secret, http://www.victoriassecret.com/, has another great deal. Take 25 percent off the price of any sweater with coupon code WARM25. These would make great Christmas gifts—but hurry and shop, the offer ends Dec. 1. Get free shipping with code FRSHIP.

The Scholastic Store
The Scholastic Store is offering Chair Art for kids. Click here to check it out. Help your child build and paint a chair for $10. Shipping is free w/ code CO1127. Thanks Slickdeals.net!

The Bargain Shopper Lady, http://bargainshopperlady.blogspot.com/, has some great inexpensive gift ideas for the holidays. Click here to check out all the fun stuff she found. Hint: It involves purses and jewelry for $10!

Click here for free address labels from the National Wildlife Federation. These could come in handy for mailing those holiday cards…

Click here for a fun contest where you can win the “Do Not Open Book of Secrets.” The kids (and adults) would enjoy this for the holidays!

Deallocker.com has a great article about saving money on bills. Check it out here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Great Deals--Don't Let Them Fly By!

Happy Hump Day everyone! It is almost December—holy cow! I don’t know about all of you, but this year flew by for us! My whole family is really excited for the holidays and we all can’t believe how quickly it will be time to celebrate Christmas. Speaking of flying, don’t let the following deals fly by!

Best Buy
If you want to visit your local Best Buy store, here is a Best Buy Printable Coupon for $20 off when you spend $175. Hurry quick to use it—the coupon expires Dec. 1.

Amazon
Amazon.com has some great closeout clothing deals starting at $1.49. Visit Classic Closeouts at Amazon for details. Also, if you spend $10 at The Baby Outlet at Amazon, you will get free shipping. Thanks to Babycheapskate for this deal!

Disney
The onine Disney Store, http://www.disneyshopping.com/, has another great coupon code. Enter HOLIDAY25 for 25 percent off your order. Shipping is $5 with code SHIPFOR5.

J Jill
J Jill is offering a great 25 percent off coupon for your purchases at the retail store. Click here for the coupon. Don’t forget—the coupon expires Dec. 2!

Macy’s
Macy's online, http://www.macys.com/, has a new Friends and Family 20 percent off coupon code. Enter MACYSFF to get the discount. Also apply coupon code GIVEGIFT for free shipping on $100+ orders. Here are some printable coupons by region:
Macy's Northeast coupon
Macy's Midwest coupon
Macys's East coupon

JC Penney
JC Penney has a 20 percent off coupon code for retail stores for Dec. 9. Click here for the printable coupon.

Fashion Bug
Fashion Bug is having a 25 to 50 percent off sale on all activewear, coats and more. They also have a $10 off $60 coupon with code 776202509. Just go to http://www.fashionbug.com/ and start clicking. Hurry and shop—this deal ends Dec. 1.

And if all this shopping is making you hungry, click here for a link to a printable coupon for a free McSkillet Burrito or breakfast sandwich with purchase of McSkillet Burrito at McDonald’s!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

PJs, Toys, Ice Cream and Party Planning

I hope everyone is enjoying their day so far! I got the kiddos down for their naps and now I have a moment to myself. I found some fun deals today and need to share…before I go and buy everything myself!

Disney
The Disney Store online, http://www.disneyshopping.com/, has kids’ pajamas for $6.99 right now. You can also get an additional 15 percent off with code 3199. And, you get free shipping today!

Baskin Robbins
Right now, you can buy one cone and get one free! I know that after a long day of shopping, we all need some delicious ice cream. This printable coupon will get you and a friend each a cone for the price of one. This coupon expires Dec. 7.

Toys R Us
Toys R Us has another great online coupon. If you enter code TRUFRIENDFAMILY, you will get 15 percent off $150 purchases. You can also still get a 20 percent cash back offer from PayPal. And, shipping is free on orders of $49 or more.

Hearth Song
Visit http://www.hearthsong.com/ for some great toys for the kids for the holidays. They have such cute stuff and right now, you can get free shipping on orders over $50 with code HSA056. We got the kids a dragon tent and tunnel for Christmas—they are so cute!

Speaking of the dragon tent and tunnel, I have been working on my daughter’s third birthday plans. She wants a Royal Celebration (basically princesses and princes—as she has a lot of friends who are boys who probably don’t want to dress up like princesses) and I have been scouring the Internet for ideas and deals. I have some ideas about games and decorations (thus the Dragon Tent) and I found the following Web sites for party planning:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Fun-Kid-Birthday-Party-Ideas---Creative-Themes&id=86757
http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/party_bigbirthdaylist.htm
http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50372
http://www.birthdaypartyideas.com/html/the_princess_party.html

And, places like http://www.orientaltrading.com/ and http://www.partycity.com/ have been extremely helpful with decorations, papergoods and favors. If anyone has another other ideas about how to celebrate in a royal fashion on a small budget, I would love to hear them!

Thanks so much for reading my blog. Thought I would also share a cute video with everyone! Thanks Beth for sharing!


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Monday, November 26, 2007

Cyber Monday Deals for You

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing, fabulous Thanksgiving weekend. I know my family did. We ate tons of turkey, went shopping with the crazies and even had time for the library! Now that it’s a new week, it’s time to get down to business. And by business, I mean shopping…

Crabree and Evelyn
Get 20 percent off select gifts in store with this printable Crabtree and Evelyn Coupon. Print this page. To shop online, visit http://www.crabtree-evelyn.com/ and use the coupon code EGFTS7.

Carter’s
Carter’s stores have some great gifts under $10, a free plush bear with $100 purchase and a $10 off coupon here. What a great place to get some winter clothes for the kiddos.

Osh Kosh B’Gosh
Osh Kosh is having a sale with items 50 to 70 percent off. They also have a printable $10 off coupon here. They have cute kids clothes too!

Ann Taylor Loft
Visit http://www.anntaylorloft.com/ and get 20 percent off your purchase with the code CYMBERMON20. We all need cute clothes for the holiday parties, right?

Leapfrog
Save 25 percent off everything at Leapfrog.com through Nov. 27. They have such cute educational toys!

Amazon.com
Take 40 to 70 percent off all shoes for infants & toddlers , boys , and girls at Amazon.com.

Sephora
Sephora has a 20 percent off coupon code right now. Just go to www.sephora.com and enter coupon code FF2007. Also, enter SHOPNOW5 for free shipping on orders over $50. Happy shopping!

Wine.com
http://www.wine.com/ will take $10 off with no minimum purchase when you use coupon code GIFT10. We always need wine, especially during the holidays. Cheers!

Toys R Us
Toys R Us online, http://www.toysrus.com/, will give you 20 percent cash back when you pay with PayPal. Here's the Cyber Monday ad. There are dozens of toys discounted today including the hot Fur Real Friends Butterscotch Pony for $219.99 - down from $299.99. They also have iDogs and iCats for $9.99.

Origins
Origins has a coupon code for $10 off $50 or more purchase until Dec. 1. Enter code 110710 after you fill your shopping cart at http://www.origins.com/.

Take care and enjoy Cyber Monday!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cute Cosmetics, Fun Clothes and Toys

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! We spent all day yesterday setting up Christmas decorations and setting up my husband’s new TV. It sure is pretty! I think I spent enough this weekend on toys (both big and small), but here are some deals for everyone else!

ELF Cosmetics
ELF, AKA Eyes, Lips and Face, has some great deals right now. All the products are only $1 each and you can get eyeliner, eye shadow, lipstick, concealer, blush, etc. Now you can get lotion, body scrub, etc. Check it out at http://www.elf.com/. These fun cosmetics would be great stocking stuffers!

New York and Company
Today only, enjoy this New York and Company printable coupon for $20 off $60 or $40 off $120. Visit http://www.newyorkandcompany.com/ today and use code 2989 (for $20 off) and code 2991 (for $40 off). Thanks http://couponheaven.blogspot.com!

Gap
Gap is offering a $15 off $75 purchase coupon online at http://www.gap.com/ with code B6Q57MQDKW0Y. Use quickly, as it expires Nov. 30. They sure have some cute stuff this season and the code should work for all Gap variants!

Target
Target has some great deals for Cyber Monday. Click here to check out all the sales and fun toys. There are some great ideas for toys for friends and family.

Toys R Us
Toys R Us online, http://www.toysrus.com/, has a fun Cyber Monday sales ad. Click here to check it out. They even have free shipping for items totaling $49 or more online.

Woot.com
Another great Web site to check out for fun items is http://www.woot.com/. Each day, this site offers one deal at a drastically reduced price. We have gotten Zunes for $89, a toy train for $5, earphones for $5 and more. Sometimes they have Bluetooth headsets, roombas, technical gadgets and more. Just look each day to see the new deal.

If anyone has little ones, they are probably looking forward to Santa’s visit. If you want them to have an extra special experience, check out these Santa Letters at http://www.santamail.org/. You can get personalized letters from Santa for $9.95. This is such a cute idea!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Great Women's Clothing Deals

Happy Friday to all! I hope everyone is enjoying Black Friday and got all of the deals they were hoping for. My husband went to Circuit City at 3 a.m. this morning, waited until 5 a.m., went inside and waited another 2 hours before making the management figure out if they had the TVs or not. They didn’t : ( But, Sam’s Club did have the same TV with a better warranty and free breakfast. We are now the proud owners of a new television. Yippee! Now I get to shop for a stand/airmoire to put it on...

At any rate, if you are looking for some good online shopping today, check out the deals below that run through December. Enjoy!

Chico’s
Get $20 off a $75 purchase and free shipping with Code 5941. Visit http://www.chicos.com/ to get this deal.

Coldwater Creek
If you spend $100, you will get $30 off with Code PLA9926 at Coldwater Creek, located at www.coldwatercreek.com.

Eddie Bauer
Get 15 percent off your order with free shipping at Eddie Bauer, http://www.eddiebauer.com/, with CODE RSDEC07.

White House/Black Market
Visit http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/ and get $25 off $125 and free shipping. Use codes 8475 and 8486 to get these discounts.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your turkey and stuffing. These holidays really remind me about how thankful I really am for my family, friends and loved ones. It’s so fun to have everyone over—the kids think they are the stars of the show! My family decided to have an early brunch and so we are stuffed! Speaking of stuffed, here are a ton of sales and coupons for you that “stuffed” my email inbox. Enjoy!

Overstock.com

Overstock is offering a $20 off $120 coupon! Click here to follow the link to the sale. They have some fun bedding, cool jewelry, electronics, etc.

Gymboree
Gymboree.com is having a great sale today with 30 percent off all purchases and 25 percent off for the rest of the weekend. If you can’t get out, use code 411846420505 for 20 percent off.

Smartbargins.com
The entire stock of toys is on sale at http://www.smartbargains.com/ through Nov. 26. They have some neat gifts for the kiddos for the holidays.

Crazy8
The clothes Web site, http://www.crazy8.com/, is having a 30 percent off sale through Friday. They also offer free shipping!

Baby Universe
If you need any baby products, visit http://www.babyuniverse.com/! Take 10 percent off your purchase with code SWEETTEN. Take $10 dollars more off with code PSSAVE10 . Thanks to babycheapskate.com for this deal!

Kohl's
If you visit a Kohl’s store near you, get $10 for every $50 you spend on Friday and Saturday. They always have great deals…and this time, they have kids’ games for $1.99! I am going to have to pick up a few for the girls!

Forever21
Here is a printable coupon http://www.forever21.com/ecampaign/campaign21.html for a free Tank Top with a $30 purchase on Friday. Not only does Forever21 have some cute clothes, they are very inexpensive. All moms should check them out!

American Eagle
American Eagle is having a sale on Thanksgiving at their online store, http://www.americaneagle.com/, offering 15 percent off all purchases.

Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret stores, both online (http://www.victoriassecret.com/) and retail are offering a Supermodel tote with five beauty products free with $60 purchase. If you shop online, enter code VSMODEL.

Discovery Store
Now through Monday, visit http://www.discoverystore.com/ and get up to 25 percent off select items and free shipping on $75 or more.

Petco.com
Visit http://www.petco.com/ and enter code thanksgiving. You will get 20 percent off your online order. You can’t forget Fido’s Christmas stocking stuffers!

Old Navy
Old Navy stores always have great deals and if you visit the retail or online stores through Sunday, you will get 50 percent off women’s cashmere, men’s denim and performance fleece. They also put a bunch of children’s clothing on great clearance.

Children’s Place
Children’s Place just slashed more prices. Check out http://www.childrensplace.com/ to see the new deals. Enter code H2AB7 for 10 percent off your purchase. Enter code H2MMVSEZNQQB7 for 15 percent off and enter code NMS97 for $10 off $30.

Disney
The Disney online store, http://www.disneyshopping.com/ is having an incredible sale that ends tonight. You will get 15 percent off the outlet prices with code OUTLET15 and get 25 percent off site wide with code CELEBRATE.

Good luck to those of you who are getting up early for sales tomorrow morning! Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Great Coupon Codes for Favorite Stores

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and I hope everyone is having a great day! I know there will be some great deals in the newspaper and online for the day after Thanksgiving, but here are a few that are ready right now!

Aeropostale
Aeropostale is having a great sale—50 percent off the whole store, except fragrances and markdowns. Visit http://www.aeropostale.com/ to check it out. The sale ends Nov. 25

Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s secret is offering lots of good coupon codes. Enter FA78449 for $15 off $100, $30 off $150, $75 off $250, or $150 off $500. Also get free shipping on orders over $100 with coupon code SP89013 or FA78341.

Woman Within (AKA Lane Bryant)
The Woman Within, http://www.womanwithin.com/, has some great coupon codes. Check out the improved store and get $15 off $30 with coupon code WW12032, 20 percent off $80 with code WW16546, $20 off $75 with code WW16553 and 40 percent off your highest priced item with code WW16561.

Baby Center
Baby Center, http://www.babycenter.com/, has a great deal offering $20 off $20 or more purchase. There are great baby gear deals, clothes, etc. at this site. Just enter code 22298ENFAMIL at checkout.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More Deals for Tuesday

New York and Company
Do you need some great, fun clothes for the holidays? New York and Company has a printable coupon here for $25 of $75 purchase. You could get some fun things to wear. This coupon is good through Nov. 25. Visit http://www.nyandcompany.com/ and enter code 2987 for the same discount.

Disney
The online Disney store, located at http://www.disneyshopping.com/, has the popular pj pals starting at $5.99. Enter code 2799 for 15 percent off. There are many colors and sizes—check them out for your little ones. Matching pajamas are always cute for Christmas or Hanukah morning pictures! Shipping is free with coupon code FREESHIP at checkout.

Gap
Gap has some great coupons right now. Click here for $10 off $60 at Gapkids and here
for 15 percent off $75 purchase.

So, while we are on the topic of shopping, I have some thoughts about the upcoming Black Friday. My husband wants to get some huge LCD HDTV television for our bedroom. It sounds cool, but what makes me believe that we should buy one? Or better yet, since we are trying to be frugal and not spend money, what makes me think we can afford it? Well, first off, my husband has found one for half-off on the Black Friday scanned advertisements. Great, right? Well, I have some ideas that will help both of us decide whether or not to make the purchase. Hopefully this will help anyone else pondering a big, expensive, yet really good deal purchase in the future.

First, do you need it? When looking at anything including: clothes, toys, even food, I ask myself if I need it or simply just want it. Am I replacing something that is broken? Do I have something else to substitute? Does something else require this new purchase to operate? Will you have to purchase cords, cables, cabinets, other items to use this new item?

Second, is it really a good deal? Do your research and see if the deal is indeed good. Is the deal name-brand or generic? What kind of reviews has it gotten? Are you excited for the deal or is it exciting because everyone else is excited?

Third, if you need to return it, can you? Check out return policies. Is there a restocking fee? If you order online, is it easy or expensive to return? How long do you have to return it?

Fourth, will you regret not purchasing it? If you think you will, indeed, purchase this item. Will you feel guilty when you look at it? Will it send you further into debt? In our case with the TV, $750 is a great deal, but $750 will still be money we could put into savings if it isn’t spent on electronics. Again, will the purchase give you second thoughts?

Finally, go your gut feeling. If you think you will regret not getting it, then get it. Most times you can always return : ) At least that’s my motto.

Whatever you decide -- Happy shopping – it sounds like my husband will be spending the night in line at Circuit City Thursday night.

Here is another article with some Black Friday shopping tips.

Here are some interesting gift ideas for $25 or less.

Have a great night everyone! If you have any other suggestions to consider when making big purchases, please comment below. I would love to write a follow-up to this article. Thanks!

Fun Coupons for Ice Cream, Coffee, Vacations and more!

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I know my family is getting very excited for Turkey Day. Just in time, I have some great deals for you:

Big Lots
Big Lots has a new coupon out for 20 percent off your entire order. Click here for the coupon. Remember that the coupon is good through Dec. 22.

Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines, http://www.southwest.com/, is offering a coupon code for $100 off you holiday getaway. Use code GIFT2YOU when booking any vacation package three nights or longer from Nov. 23 to Nov. 29. You have to travel from Dec. 1 through Jan. 13 for this deal to work. This is the perfect opportunity for relatives to fly out for the holidays. Visit this link for more information.


Cold Stone Creamery
If you like ice cream cake, then this coupon is perfect for you! Cold Stone is offering a $3 off cake coupon right here.

Caribou Coffee
And, if you are a coffee lover like I am, be sure to print out this coupon and take it into any Caribou Coffee for $1 off any type of coffee drink. Yummy!

I am off to meet my friend for lunch…more deals to come this afternoon.

Monday, November 19, 2007

More Good Coupons and FREE FOOD!

Happy Monday morning to all! It’s going to be a great week with good food and family for Thanksgiving. Normally, I would be stressed about cooking for everyone, but as I said in an earlier post, I am set! Boston Market is making my Thanksgiving meal. Yippee! So, while I will have some extra time on my hands while I don’t have to cook, I can spend time looking up some good deals. Here is what I have for today!

Kohl’s
As always, Kohl’s doesn’t disappoint with its sales. Right now, if you enter NEW6244, you will get 10 percent off your purchase online at http://www.kohls.com/. Hurry, as this offer expires Nov. 24.

Overstock
Overstock.com is now offering a half-price sale on most of its merchandise—great for holiday gifts! And, shipping is only $1. Visit http://www.overstock.com/ to see all the great deals.

My dear friend Amy had these great deals to pass along…thanks Amy!

Stila Cosmetics
Stila Cosmetics, http://www.stilacosmetics.com/, is having a warehouse sale with some great sales. Visit this link for details.

Gucci
Gucci is having a sale an offering a 10 percent off online coupon. Click here for details.

Sephora
Sephora.com is offering its customers a 20 percent off discount. Use the code FF207 for the deal on the Web site. There are tons of great stocking stuffers available!

Illuminations
Illuminations is offering a $15 off $60 purchase coupon. There are great candles and decorations here—just in time for Thanksgiving decorating or Christmas beautification. Visit the Web site at http://www.illuminations.com/ to check it out. Click here for the coupon.

Carter's
The Carter’s retail stores are offering $10 off your purchase of $50 or more. Click here to get the coupon. Act fast—the coupon expires Nov. 21.

Restoration Hardware
If you need to get anything for your home before all the holiday madness, this is the coupon for you! If you use code H07FAF02, you can get 20 percent off all non-sale items. Visit the store at http://www.restorationhardware.com/ to check it out!

Old Navy
Old Navy has a great contest going on right now…you can enter items into a wishlist (by clicking here and win $500 or up to $10,000. It’s kind of fun to fill out and who knows, one of us might win! Also, Old Navy has a great Friends and Family 20 percent off code good from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Just enter code F8JXXP9RGCNJ.

Banana Republic
Banana Republic has a great Friends & Family online code for 30 percent off. Visit http://www.bananarepublic/, enter code QLOV5931S3G5 and save big!

Gap
Gap, located at www.gap.com, has a friends and family code too for 30 percent off. Enter code D1L36GG596NL between Nov. 30 and Dec. 3 for great savings!

Arby’s
Today is a great day to go to Arby’s. They are offering a free Medium Curly Fries with this coupon. You can also try to use this coupon for a free milkshake. I love free food!

Seattle’s Best Coffee
Visit Border’s Bookstore and get a free small coffee product with this coupon. Yummy!!!

Speaking of food and eating, I don’t know about everyone else, but I am a little nervous about keeping off the weight this holiday season. So, I know it is important to keep up on the workouts and exercise programs. So does this guy…


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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Here are some coupons and Black Friday ads

Happy Sunday to everyone! I hope your weekend is going well! We have a fun birthday party to take the girls to and then it’s off to the grocery store to get some healthy food for the week. Before we get ready to go, I wanted to get the newest deals posted for all of you shoppers!

Disney Store
You can visit http://www.disneyshopping.com/ and when you enter code OURGIFT, you will get 25 percent off your order. If you want the $5 shipping, enter SHIPFOR5. Use this code quick as it expires Nov. 18.

Old Navy
Old Navy is offering a printable coupon here for $10 off in the store. The online code for http://www.oldnavy.com/ is TAKE10. Be sure to check out the clearance section as there are pants for kids for $5! This coupon expires Nov. 21.

Osh Kosh B’Gosh
Shop at Osh Kosh on Friday, Nov. 23 and get your scratch-off savings card for up to $50 in savings. Plus, receive a free 12 inch Little Red Wagon with your purchase of $100 or more. Plus, click here for a $10 off $50 printable coupon.

Banana Republic
Visit Banana Republic and save 15 percent on purchases over $100 with this coupon. Use this code FXYZMQ9 for online shopping at http://www.bananarepublic.com/. This offer expires Nov. 30.

Don’t forget to plan for your Black Friday shopping! Here is a link to many of the ads. Here is another link. There are certainly some good deals coming on Friday!

And, just in case you are trying to lose some weight (or not gain tons with all the upcoming Holiday eating), click here for an article about healthy recipes and actual nutritional data for your food!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday is finally here with some great sales

TGIF everyone! I am so excited for the weekend! We have lots going on with two birthday celebrations to attend. But first things first—here are some of this weekend’s best sales:

Banana Republic
Banana Republic has a few codes for their online store, http://www.bananarepublic.com/. Get 20 percent off your purchase with BRHOLIDAY. Get free shipping with either BRFREE or BRCARD (if you use your Banana Republic card).

Chico’s
Chico’s has a fabulous printable coupon for $20 off $100 purchase expiring Nov. 22. Click here for the coupon. You can also use it at the online store, http://www.chicos.com/ by entering code 6027. Don’t forget to check out a bunch of newly discounted stuff!

JC Penney
JC Penney has some printable coupons valid for today and tomorrow here. This coupon is good for $10 off $50, $15 off $75 or $20 off $100 or more. I took the girls here last night (before the coupon) and got some great deals! I am going back today to get some more. They had formal dresses for $30, kid’s toys and stuffed animals for cheap and kid’s clothing for buy one, get one for $1.

Old Navy
Old Navy is offering a $10 off $50 purchase coupon on its Web site for shoppers until Nov. 21. Shop for tons of cute stuff, including an extensive clearance section, enter code TAKE10 and save big! Visit http://www.oldnavy.com/ today!

Amazon Discount Finder
It’s that time of year again and Deallocker is offering Amazon's Discount Finder – a place where you can go and search for sale items easier through their Web site. Click here to check it out! Thanks Deallocker.com!

Petco
Petco pet supplies is having a 72 hour sale with free shipping with code "gifts" on purchases of $50 or more. If you need any pet products or are thinking about getting that special Christmas gift for Fido, now is the time to do it! Visit http://www.petco.com/ and checkout the deals. Hurry because the sale ends Nov. 18.

Horizon Organic Milk Coupon
For those who like to buy organic milk and don’t like to spend too much money, here is a great $1 off coupon for Horizon Organic Milk.

Target Grocery Coupons
Some more great Target Grocery Coupons came to my attention. Click here to check them out!

Top Toy Picks
Each year both Parenting and Parents Magazines come out with the top toys for the year to help you with holiday shopping. They have some great suggestions. Click here to see Parenting’s toy suggestions and here to check out Parent’s ideas.

Amazon.com Customer Vote
Amazon.com has opened its voting contest for this year’s Customer Vote promotion. Check it out here. Just like last year, customers can go look at each weekly deal and vote on their favorite deal. You can start purchasing on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. New this year, however, is that there will be multiple buying rounds and you have to be randomly selected to buy at the given price. Voting for Round 1 ends Tuesday and you will be notified by November 22 to know if you're eligible to buy. There are six rounds total, with the last buying round taking place Nov. 28.

Day One: Nintendo Wii for $79
Day Two:
Panasonic SD-1 High-Definition Camcorder for $299
Day Three:
Razor E100 Electric Scooter for $29
Day Four:
Toshiba HD-A35 1080p HD DVD Player for $149
Day Five:
HP Pavilion TX1305US AMD Turion 64 1.9GHz 12" Widescreen Laptop for $299
Day Six:
Samsung LNT4661F 46" 1080p Widescreen LCD HDTV for $719

Fun Giveaway
I came across this cute wooden fruit giveaway yesterday at Mama K NJ’s blog. Click here to check it out and enter for yourself!

Fun Printable Activities for Kids
And, Family Fun magazine is offering some cute activities for kids. Click here for the Thanksgiving Printables and here for the Christmas Printables.

Enjoy!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Interesting Finds for Thursday

Happy Thursday to everyone! I have a few extra minutes before I have to get the kiddos ready for ballet class and wanted to get my post up and running. Here are some fun deals for today:

Borders
Borders Bookstore is always a fun place to shop! They have some great deals on clearance books and fun toys for the kids. Currently, the store is offering a printable 30 percent off $10 purchase coupon here. Use it quickly, as it expires Nov. 18.

Toys R Us
Toys R Us is having a giant sale Nov. 16 to 17. There are tons of mark downs on popular toys for Christmas. Click here to see the deals. Shipping is free on select items from the online store, located at www.toysrus.com.

Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret retail store is offering a coupon for a free Secret Garden Body Mist with any purchase. Click here for the printable version and make sure to use it by Nov. 18. This coupon only works at the retail stores, but if you want to shop online at http://www.victoriassecret.com/, use coupon code PJSLIPPER for free slippers with qualified PJ purchases or coupon code SP77753 for $10 off entire purchase when you use your Angel Card.

Famvid.com
Famvid.com is offering the very popular Guitar Hero Three for $76 if you preorder. Go to their Web site, located at http://www.famvid.com/, preorder the game, use coupon code 5HOLIDAY and enter your payment. This would make a great gift for just about anyone…

And, for those of you who are interested in ways to save energy around the house and having a better deal on your water and electricity bills, here is a great video for you to watch. Click here to launch the player.

I didn’t want to forget my favorite find of the day. You can visit http://www.deepdiscount.com/ and pick up the A Christmas Story Leg Lamp nightlight for only $6! Visit this link and apply coupon code DEALNEWS. If you are stumped for a Christmas gift for Uncle Larry, then here is an even better deal. Get the full-size Leg Lamp for only $69! Click here or details. Thanks Deal News for this fun find!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Deals and Steals for Wednesday

Good Wednesday morning! I hope everyone is ready to rise and shine today. I know I am (or have to be!) because I get to go to the dentist in few hours. I need something to cheer me up and keep my mind off the drilling and scraping. This should work:

Disney Store
The online Disney Store, http://www.disneyshopping.com/, is offering more than 300 items on sale starting at $9.99 or less. There are also some fun seasonal items at a 50 percent discount. These deals include decorations, ornaments, stockings, etc. for the holidays. Don’t forget to enter the code SHIPFORFIVE for $5 total shipping.

Talbots
Talbots stores, either online at http://www.talbots.com/ or at the mall, are offering great coupons for your shopping. Here is a coupon for 15 percent off entire purchase that will work until Nov. 25.

Tillys.com
I came across a cute clothing Web site called Tillys.com. While visiting the Web site, I found a bunch of good deals on children’s clothing. Click here for girl’s shorts and shirts starting at $4.97. Shipping starts at $4.95 and is free if you purchase $75 or more.

Crayola.com
If you visit http://www.crayola.com/ and spend $20 or more, you can get a free mini Color Wonder Coloring Book with three markers. Use coupon code CWC07. There are tons of coloring books, markers, crayons, accessories, etc. All these fun products could be great stocking stuffers! Shop now because this offer expires Nov. 15.

Limited Too
The Limited Too online store, located at http://www.limitedtoo.com/, has some good sales on preteen girl’s clothing. They also have the popular Webkinz and tons of clothes on clearance starting at $9.99. If you enter the code HP601, you will get a 25 percent discount on your entire online purchase. Remember to use this code soon, as it expires Nov. 15.

Babies R Us
Here’s another great deal for you shoppers. Babies R Us is offering a 15 percent off printable coupon for shoppers. Click here for the link or copy and save the jpeg on the right and then print. This one expires Dec. 2.

eToys
eToys.com is having an early bird sale through Nov. 19 and is offering 60 percent off select toys and games. With this sale, you can get 25 percent off select wooden toys, buy two get one free Melissa and Doug items, up to 50 percent off select Leapster software and up to 50 percent off select pretend play items. Click here for more details. Through Nov. 19, get FREE Standard Shipping on Select Barbie, Polly Pockets and Little Mommy orders of $25 or more.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Getting ready for the Holidays without Stressing Out

‘Tis the season for shopping and while shopping is one of my favorite pastimes, it can also get me in a panic. If you are getting ready for Christmas or Hanukah and haven’t gotten too far, don't worry! I have some ideas that might make your holiday shopping not only fun, but not entirely dreadful. I have compiled some suggestions you could follow to ease stress and prepare for the holidays!

First of all, start your planning in advance. You can find deals throughout the year and stock up long before the holidays start. You can find good deals while you are out and about in July, instead of wading through a sea of people at Wal-Mart the night before Christmas.


Second, look for deals on the Internet. You can look at the same items on many different Web sites and look at the myriad of prices. Pick your lowest (keeping in mind shipping costs) and go from there. You don’t even have to wait in line to purchase anything.


Thirdly, use coupons or discount codes. If you look for them, you will most likely find them. The internet has a plethora of sites (kind of like this blog) catering to the coupon conscious. You can find online codes and printable pdfs. Don’t forget to check before you go shopping.


Next, look at buy one, get one free deals. Oftentimes you can find really cool gifts that would be the perfect present for more than one of your loved ones. Remember to think of all the people you are shopping for all the time.


Lastly, find out if you potential gift recipients are interested in NOT accumulating more “stuff.” It is possible that a nice potluck dinner or activity to celebrate the holidays and would be more up everyone’s alley (and budget). Sometimes, giving gifts or money to charity is another option.


These are just a few ideas that I hope will make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable. Good luck out there!

For more holiday shopping tips, click here for an interesting article about online shopping incentives for the holidays. Thanks Cara for sharing this!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Veteran's Day!

Happy Veteran’s Day everyone! Whether you have to day off or not, please enjoy this special day saluting our men and women in the armed forces. And, if you have some free time on your hands, here are some of today’s great deals:

Gap
Visit http://www.gap.com/ or go to the store and you will see some great clearance items—many of them $15 or less. Click here to check them out. There are a bunch of cute girls clothes on sale (click here) and some fun clearance boys here. If you use your GapCard to purchase anything, shipping is free with coupon code SILVER.

JC Penney
JC Penney is having a huge baby sale and lots of bedding, furniture, toys, clothes, etc. are up to 40 percent off! Visit a store near you or go to http://www.jcpenney.com/ and with coupon code RTLM, you will get $10 off $50. If you purchase at least $49 worth of merchandise, use code STORE39 for free shipping.

Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

Because Thanksgiving is coming up soon, I am betting that many of you are starting to plan your Thanksgiving feasts! I don’t know about you, but I need a little help in the kitchen—especially when it comes to cooking a bunch of food for a bunch of people. This year, I am using Boston Market to “help” me. I just ordered a turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, corn bread and stuffing from the Web site, located at http://www.bostonmarket.com/. My feast will be ready to pick up at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning with me needing about two hours to heat everything up. Now, here’s the cool part. The whole meal (feeding 12 people) will set me back $49.99 and will be discounted by $10 since I used the online code WEBCAT10. If you go to the store, here are some more coupons! I can't wait for turkey!


Speaking of Thanksgiving food, here is a fun and inexpensive game you can play with your children just in time for next week’s holiday. Get your preschooler reading by sending them into the pantry to hunt for Pumpkin Pie ingredients - and then make a delicious pie together! Enjoy quality craft time with your preschooler by making ingredient flashcards before you play. Not only is this activity practically free, but it is fun and delicious. In my opinion, it is quite a deal! (Thanks to PreschoolRock.com for this idea!)

And, we can’t forget about the good deals going on right now at http://www.oldnavy.com/. Besides the winter outerwear sale mentioned below, Old Navy is also having a fun sale on girls size swim suits. Click here to see all types of mix and match items starting from $1.99. The boys section has football tees for $2.99 at this link.

We are about to go out for some breakfast at Sweet Tomatoes with some friends. I guess they have a breakfast bar on Sundays. If you go to their Web site, http://www.sweettomatoes.com/, and sign up for the birthday Veg Club here, you will get buy one get one free coupons sent to your inbox. Too bad I just found out about it...I guess that means we will have to go again sometime : ) Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

It's the Weekend and Time to Shop!

Happy weekend! I am so glad it is Saturday…it has been a long week at my house! Now that all the kiddos have recovered from various illnesses and stomach bugs, it is time to really dig in and get some good old fashioned shopping done. I’m ready to find some good deals before it gets too late and becomes time to go to my friend’s wedding reception! But first things first, here is what we have this morning:

Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids, http://www.potterybarnkids.com/, is having a 65 percent off Veteran’s Day sale. They have over 200 new items, including bedding, d├ęcor, clothing and storage. There is even free shipping on many items. Don’t forget to check out the discounted Halloween costumes—they are really cute! Thanks to Lori for this deal!

Disney Store
The Disney Store, http://www.disneyshopping.com/, is still offering some great deals and new mark downs. Get your little ones their Christmas presents, stockings and toys here! The coupon code VETDAY is still in full swing, offering you $10 off $50 purchase or $20 off $75 and now the code PZGIFT will give you 15 percent off all personalized gifts! Shipping is $5 with the code SHIP5.

Linens N Things
If you need to get anything from Linens N Things, now is the time! They are offering coupons at this link and the online code SHOP07 for 20 percent off ENTIRE purchase. If you need to get any turkey-making items, Thanksgiving linens, blenders, bedding, decorations or coffee makers, this is the time and place to do it!

Kohl’s
Along with the 30 percent off code (GIVETHANKS), now we have the Kohl’s code for free shipping. Go to http://www.kohls.com/, shop for all sorts of good deals and enter MVC8650 at checkout for free shipping. Both coupons work together! Don’t forget to check out the clearance section where a bunch of items have been added! Thanks Elise for this one!

Discovery Channel Store
Just in time for Christmas shopping, the Discovery Channel Store, http://shopping.discovery.com/, has lots of deals going on right now. They have discounted DVD series from the Discovery Channel cable shows, many items under $25 and free shipping on most items. Just to make it even better, there are some coupons codes available too, including $5 off $25 (EMAIL07), $10 off $50 (COM10) and $15 off $75 (FAT15). Click here for the link to the coupons. Thanks to Sara for this deal!

Old Navy
Old Navy, http://www.oldnavy.com/, has lowered a large selection of its outerwear and jackets by 40 percent. They also have tons of kid-sized leggings for only $5. Check it out here. Plus, if you use your Old Navy Card to pay, you will get an extra 10 percent off your purchase via coupon code TEN4WINTER. Shipping is only $5. Shop quickly, as this outerwear sale ends Nov. 15.

Walgreens
Walgreens Drug Store, http://www.walgreens.com/, is offering a free 8 X 10 photo if you pick it up at a store near you! Upload your desired photo on their Web site, http://photo.walgreens.com/, order an 8 X 10 size and pick your nearby location. Enter code FREE8X10 and go pick it up. This could be a perfect gift for a family member or yourself!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoys the Veteran’s Day Holiday! Now it’s off to McDonald’s breakfast (the kiddos love the playground!) and then story time at the Library. (It’s time to pick up the Jenny McCarthy autism book that they are holding for me.)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday Deals and New Links

Good morning everyone! I have some new deals for you to check out.

Kohl’s
Visit Kohl’s, http://www.kohls.com/, for a huge sale and expanded 80 percent off clearance section. Right now, there is a 30 percent of code GIVETHANKS you can add to your entire order. This sale goes from Nov. 8 to 13. Also, if you visit the special MVC section, www.kohls.com/mvc, and enter MVC as the code, there are a bunch of nice Christmas gift ideas at discounted prices. Thanks Kim for this code!

Bath and Body Works
If you go to Bath and Body Works, http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/, you can use the online code 5965 for $10 off and purchase of $30 or more. This sale goes from Nov. 5 through Dec. 2. Thanks to Kim again!


Osh Kosh B'Gosh
If you go to the Osk Kosh store, you can use this coupon in this link for a $10 off $50 or more purchase. And right now, the store has taken an extra 20 percent off $3.99 to $9.99 infant and toddler girls fall clearance items! They also have a sale of 50 percent off outerwear and select holiday styles in stores now.

I also have some more fun discount and deal Web sites to share with you this morning!

http://www.babycheapskate.com/ Babycheapskate offers many sales and deals on all types of items and services pertaining to baby. They specialize in diaper and formula sales, along with little known or just starting out online stores with baby products.

http://www.slickdeals.net/ This Web site is another blog type place where sales, coupons, etc. are posted each day. It focuses a lot on computer and technology componenets, as well as major online sales.

http://freestuff4kids.net/ This site offers many different ideas for entertaining little one on a shoe string budget. There are a lot of crafts, food ideas and recipes, coloring pages, etc. This is a very holiday conscious Web site and I usually visit for crafts related to an upcoming celebration.

http://www.shoesforfree.com/ This Web site has an overstock of shoes that you can put in your cart and get for free! All you have to do is pay for shipping at $5.50 each pair. They have many different styles and sizes (so you might not be able to get the exact size you want). Check it out periodically, as the inventory constantly changes.

http://www.crazy8.com/ This is the newest collaboration from Gymboree. This site offers cute clothes from the same peole who creat the fun lines we all love. Right now, they have a fabulous clearance going on! There are items starting at $9.99 and shipping is free! Also, the Holiday Shop has a 30 percent off sale right now.

http://freebies4mom.blogspot.com/ This blog offers all sorts of free stuff for moms! From samples to trials to huge discounts, this is a place to find many mom-related deals. I would visit daily to see what is new!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Fun Contest!

As a new blogger, I want to participate in the fun blogger activities. For the next few weeks, I will be participating in the Holiday Scavenger Blog Hunt Party! The contest sponsor, Mom Views, is a weekly feature review Web site on parent/kid/pet/family/lifestyle/fashion-related products. The authors scour all over for new, hip, snazzy, and innovative products. Their Web site is pretty cool and very informative. Wish me luck in the contest--I hope to win LOTS of prizes : )

Good Deals for Thursday


I hope everyone is enjoying the week so far! Here are some good deals going on right now!


Disney Store
Visit the Disney Store online at http://www.disneyshopping.com/ or http://www.disneyoutlet.com/. Use the code SHIP5 for $5 shipping. With coupon code VETDAY, you will get $10 off your purchase of $50 or more or if you spend $75, you will get $20 off your purchase. There are so many fun things for kids, with kids’ costumes starting at $9.99 in the Disney Outlet. Check it out—especially for some Christmas gift ideas.

Children’s Place
The Children’s Place marked down a bunch of their clothes AGAIN! This time, many of the Christmas outfits and accessories are 40 percent off! Visit http://www.childrensplace.com/ and browse the outlet. Enter coupon code NEXTJA7 for 10 percent off or NMS97 for $10 off $30 purchase. You can enter code FSFAMILY for free shipping on purchases of $75 or more.

Gymboree
Visit Gymboree, http://www.gymboree.com/ , for lots of cute kids’ clothes. Enter the code GYMFRIEND and get 30 percent off your entire purchase. Shipping is only $5.95! Visit this link for a printable coupon to use at the store. Shop quick because the sale goes from Nov. 8 to 11.

Cost Plus World Market
If you are getting an early start on Christmas presents and stocking stuffers, Cost Plus World Market, http://www.worldmarket.com/, is offering a 25 percent off one item coupon during their Friends and Family sale. Here is the link for the coupon. Use it quick—the sales runs from Nov. 9 to 12!

Target
Speaking of Christmas shopping, Target, http://www.target.com/, is offering free shipping if you purchase $50 or more on toys. They have some great deals online, as well as coupons. Click on this link for printable coupons on some of this season’s most popular toys.

Toys R Us
Toys R Us, http://www.toysrus.com/, is also offering free shipping if you purchase $49 or more in toys online. You can also go to the store and get tons of savings at their Door Buster Sale. The sale is good through this Saturday, Nov. 10. Click on this link for the sale flier. One of the best deals is the Step 2 Wagon for 2 for $39.99!


As always, HAPPY SHOPPING!

Welcome to the Deal-Seeking Diva Blog!

Hello everyone! This is my first blog post and I am so excited! I hope to blog often and include deals and coupons on the internet for common household items, kids and adult clothing deals, special sales, fun web sites, free giveaways, etc. I will most often test all of these deals and coupons myself and will use my blog to let you know how it all worked out. If you think of anything I should add, please let me know.


I will start with today...it was adventurous! I took the kids to Kiddie Kandids (see the picture on the left) to get the girls' Christmas pictures taken. At Kiddie Kandids, http://www.kiddiekandids.com/, they have lots of coupons (like a free 8X10 picture) and picture layout ideas. If you go, the receipt offers you a chance to do a short telephone customer service survey. I did that and got a free code for another free 8X10 sheet. I always visit the Internet before I go get pictures...so I don't miss out on any good deals. Later tonight, I will order additional prints and Christmas cards from http://www.shutterfly.com/. Right now, you will automatically get up to 30 percent off your order!


Speaking of getting percent off your order, a few days ago, I was able to get the girls' Christmas outfits for really cheap. I went to The Children's Place, http://www.childrensplace.com/, to get them and they were on sale (!) and I had a coupon for 20 percent off (Online code is NMS97 or HMNM97). If you check the Web site a few times a week, you can catch the sales or you can sign up for http://www.shopittome.com/ and they will send you customized daily deals everyday from your favorite stores straight to your inbox.


A few other good places to look for deals include:

http://www.dealnews.com/ This Web site offers daily deals on the internet for anything from sporting goods to computer equipment to clothing. Check back daily for updates

http://www.goodyblog.com/ This Web site (sponsored by Parenting magazine) has fun ideas and new kids products each day. It might not all be on sale, but it is definitely a fun site to visit.

http://absurdlycool.com/ This Web site has cool freebies. All you have to do is click on the link and get your freebies...I have been using this for a while and haven't had any spam or anything else. And, I have gotten some pretty cool stuff in the mail!

http://walmart.triaddigital.com/Free-Samples.aspx This Web site has free samples of new products from Walmart. I have gotten free food, deodorant, diapers, razors, etc.

http://www.afullcup.com/ This Web site has many coupons and deals...but the coolest thing is the Target Coupon generator. It has tons of Target coupons that you can pick, print and redeem!

http://www.frugalforlife.blogspot.com/ This blog offers many ways to save money. It's innovative and fun to read.

http://www.heyitsfree.net/ This is another freebie Web site offering samples and free stuff. Visit daily for updated items.

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/ This Web site offers great advice to saving money, spending less, getting rid of debt, etc.

http://blog.jaredharley.com/ My brother-in-law, Jared, has a fun blog to read. He updates quite often and has fun pictures, computer info, deals, etc.

And finally, my new favorite blog is http://www.prizey.blogspot.com/. Every day, the Web site offers fun prizes you can win (with no spam or new long distance coverage) just by entering. All contests are legitimate and have really cool prizes.

I will keep these deals coming! Enjoy!