Friday, March 26, 2010

Discounted gift cards

Sometimes retailers will offer gift cards at a discounted price. It's a great idea to buy these to use at stores you go to often. It's your own little sale. Since there's a whole secondary market for gift cards you can do that all the time. Check out this site: They sell gifts cards at discounted prices with free shipping.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coldwater Creek -- 50% off everything

Coldwater Creek is giving 50% off everything site-wide with code WHH2393.

Expires March 28.


Offer is valid online only through 3/28/10 and applies to in-stock items only, exclusive of tax and shipping. Use Offer Code WHH2393. One offer per transaction. Not valid: on previous purchases, for Coldwater Creek gift cards, catalog orders, in Coldwater Creek stores, Outlet stores or Coldwater Creek, The Spa. May not be combined with any other Offer Code or discount. In the event of a return or exchange the amount refunded will equal the actual merchandise purchase price paid. No cash value.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free cone day at Ben and Jerry's today only

Today only participating Ben & Jerry's stores will offer (unlimited) free ice cream cones to everyone from noon to 8 pm.

Find the store nearest you here (select the "Participate in free cone day" box).

Starbucks -- free pastry until 10:30am today

Get a free pastry on the morning of March 23 with the purchase of a handcrafted beverage.

Come to participating Starbucks on Free Pastry Day, March 23. Choose a delicious pastry to pair with your beverage and that tasty item is free.

To get your free pastry, print out this coupon and present it to your barista. Or simply show them the coupon on any mobile device. But Free Pastry Day ends at 10:30 a.m. – so don’t miss out!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

25% off at Spiegel

Spiegel is having a one-day only 25% off promo with code 291. Details below.

To redeem the 25% discount, enter code 291 in the promotion code box at checkout. Not valid on prior purchases. This offer does not apply to shipping or handling, applicable tax, membership fees or gift certificates. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Discount does not apply to electronics, appliances, fine jewelry, framed wall art, and fitness items. Offer expires 3/21/10 at midnight ET.

Victoria's Secret -- 25% off clearance items

Today is the last day to get an extra 25% off one Victoria's Secret clearance item with code VS25CLEAR. Details below.

I'm crazy about VS's clearance section.

I'm also crazy about a square neck. My wedding dress was supposed to have a square neck but who would carry that around with them every day years later? Not me. This Bouclé corset-seamed squareneck sweater is $14.99 -- $11.25ish after the code -- down from $48.

This Trapeze top is only $9.99 -- that's $7.50 after the code -- down from $38.

The offer doesn't say you can't stack codes so if you have a free shipping code this would be a super fantastique bon marché.

Add any single item marked clearance to your shopping bag. Enter offer code VS25CLEAR at checkout. Discount will be deducted from the price of your item after offer code is applied. Valid through 11:59pm EST on March 21, 2010. One discounted item per order, while supplies last. No substitutions. Gift cards, gift wrap and kits, shipping, handling and taxes do not qualify for offer. Offer is subject to adjustment due to returns, cancellations and exchanges. Discount cannot be redeemed for cash or used as payment towards your Victoria's Secret Angel credit card. Not valid on previous purchases or store purchases. Orders shipping outside the U.S. may not be eligible for offer; taxes and duties may apply. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice.

Gap, BR, ON -- 30% off

Today is the last day of The Gap/Banana Republic/Old Navy 30% off promotion (the Give & Get program). Click here for the in-store and online codes.

The Neptune's crown ring is only $14.99 would be a mere $10.50ish after the discount.

This Women's Tie-Front Flutter-Sleeve Dress is $15 Twilight Aqua and would also be around $10.50 after the 30% off.

(available in Tea Time, Brink Pink and Maritime in all sizes but in Black Jack, Blue Danube, Pavement and Saucy Red in XXL only)

And The Gap. I just can't get into The Gap anymore, but I'm sure they have something lovely that would be even lovelier if it was 30% off.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free shipping at Forever 21!

Forever 21 has free shipping with no minimum from March 11 - March 13 with code WEMISSYOU10. The code works on sale items too....

... including this Metallic Fleck Military Blazer

(Have I ever told you how much I wanted to be in the Lonely Hearts Club Band?)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ripoff alert

Williams Sonoma just sent me an email alerting me to the availability of this Easter product (or as they call it "springtime classic" to prevent confusing this fertility holiday with any Christian traditions):

Nest with Chocolate Truffle-Filled Eggs

Our nest will confound any ornithologist. The lovely creation is crafted from California-grown oak moss, lavender, oak leaves, yellow feverfew and dried miniature roses, whose young buds recall the sweetness of spring. It comes with 24 “robins’ eggs” – actually chocolate truffles cloaked in white chocolate and finished with a speckled candy shell. Use the nest as the centerpiece of a table or buffet. Approx. 11" diam. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.

This bad boy runs $39.95. Hey if you want to spend 40 bucks on something with a WS tag on it that's fine with me but don't do it if it's comprised of products you can find for free on the ground or for a couple of bucks at Target or Michaels. This is inconceivably overpriced.