Thursday, November 11, 2010

Free stuff

Just to let you all know, in case you were wondering if these deals sites were a scam, I have gotten 2 beautiful serving bowls from One Kings lane and great-smelling Philosophy Soaps from Ruelala. All for free. It's worth it :-)

Another site to get $20 for free!!! GILT

I'm back with more deals for you :-) I wasn't sure if people were actually reading this blog, but after talking to some people this past week I found out they are! Exciting. So I'll keep updating!

I found another great deal site called Gilt . It's like Ruelala. Just for signing up you get a $20 for free. Awesome.
You may skeptical and wondering if you can actually get things off of this site for $20. It's true that they have designer items that are expensive. However...drumroll please....I am so excited for this one....RIGHT NOW they have children's books for sale from Random House! Too many to name, but here are a few: Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry, Duck & Goose, Junie B. Jones, Jack Prelutsky, Babar. They even had audio books: Magic Tree House, Beverly Cleary, Arthur, Stuart Little. The teacher in me right now is going crazy, you have no idea. What's great about the books is that they are only around $12 average, so with shipping you can get these totally free. Yep, I said it, TOTALLY FREE!

Don't worry, they have plenty of other items too. I am loving Gilt. Much better deals and selections than One Kings Lane and Ruelala. They have a women's, men's, children's gifts, and home categories. They have a category for Gifts under $25. Perfect for you $20 credit! Right now I'm looking at the books and some very cute serving dishes for the holidays.

Here's another bonus. You can invite your friends to sign up too. Invite 10 friends, get free shipping on your first order! Plus, when your friends make a purchase, you get extra credit in your account too! It's worth it. When you use your referral link, however, your friends will not get the $20. You have to use this link ( if they want the free $20. But after the $20 credit promo is done, invite your friends using your referral link!
So join me and be my friend, please :-) Or sign up for the $20 credit. My free $20 was posted to my account within an hour. Sweet.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Great Rue La La deal!

Some brand new sales have started over at Rue La La. If you have already signed up and have the Free $20 credit in your account (you can still sign up but the credit can take up to 48 hours to show up) make sure you check out today’s offerings- there's a good chance they will sell out fast!

There are a bunch of things that you can get very cheap, possible free!

I just got 2 Philosophy Shower gels for $4.95!

Here’s how to find my Philosophy deal:

  • Head over to Rue La La and login
  • At the top click on “Boutiques” and choose “Shop for Good: Breast Cancer Research Foundation.”
  • Choose the set of two Philosophy shower gels that are listed for $15.
  • Add 1 set to your cart.
  • Checkout. Your total will be $15 plus $9.95 shipping.
  • Your total out of pocket expense after your free credit will be $4.95 for two 6 oz bottles of Philosophy All-in-One shower gel, bubble bath, shampoo!!!

This is a great gift idea for stocking stuffers, piano teacher gifts, etc.

You can still get a Free $20 Credit through 10/25.

*There are some other Great deals available- like Puma sneakers for $35/pair- they would be just $25 SHIPPED after your $20 credit!

Have fun!

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It's Megaswagbucks day! Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day (MSBD), which means better odds of winning our BIG Swag Bucks denominations! Simply search naturally and you might be winning large bills starting at 20 Swag Bucks and up.

I love Swagbucks. After buying a few Starbucks gift cards I decided to save up for a $50 Amazon Gift Card. And now, I'm less that 100 Swagbucks away! Maybe I'll even make it there today!
If you haven't heard of Swagbucks, see my post here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Photo Card Deals...Christmas Cards, anyone??

Today seems to be the day for deals on Photo card/Photo book websites. I compiled a list of the ones that I have found so far. I am thinking these would be a great deal for the upcoming "Christmas Card Exchanging" season, or a photobook for grandma for Christmas.

These are "city-based" deals, but you do not have to be from that city to get the deal. It's an online deal so it doesn't matter if you're in the middle of nowhe...I mean, if you live in Iowa. ;-)
Some of these are one day deals, so you'll have to decide today which one you like.
I made up a scenario that might help you decide. The following prices are based on buying 60 5x7 photocards: has a deal for the KodakGallery: $20 for $40 Worth of Photo Books, Photo Cards and Photo Calendars from KODAK Gallery
  • For 60 5x7 cards: $20 + $6.49 Shipping + $.14 extra = $26.63

Groupon Austin has a deal for $20 for $50 worth of holiday cards, canvas prints, and other merchandise
  • For 60 5x7 cards: $20 + $33.40 + $10 Shipping = $63.40

Groupon Madison has a deal for $15 for $50 Towards Cards and Photo Books at
  • For 60 5x7 cards: $15 + $7.89 = $22.89 + $17 left over to use on other gifts/more cards (which will add more to the shipping cost also)

Groupon Philadelphia has a deal for $35 for $100 Worth of Photo Books, Cards, or Calendars at can use this Groupon towards Shipping)
  • For 60 5x7 cards: $35 (You can use your groupon towards shipping at Picaboo, which will leave you with $15 credit to your account to use to more cards, gifts and extra shipping costs)

Eversave has a deal $20 for $50 worth of gorgeous photo cards for holidays, baby announcements, invitations, and more (you can use this coupon towards Shipping)
  • For 60 5x7 cards: $20 + $79 extra + $15 Shipping = $114
Take a look and decide which one is the best for you. Some are more expensive because they are designer cards, some have better shipping's all up to you. Keep in mind that these sites often offer extra discounts/freebies on top of the coupon codes you will get. For instance, if you order from Mixbook soon, you'll get an extra 25% off of photocards. Or right now you can get a free Photobook from Picaboo.

Let me know if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

$20 for free? Yes, please.

I had a few questions about Rue La La, the boutique site I posted about yesterday. So, I thought I would explain how these sites work for y'all.

Rue La La is a site that offers you designer items at a discount. They have a quite a few different "stores" open at a time, but all of the stores are limited time/items. These store sell everything from cheaper to outrageously expensive. For example, right now you could get a DKNY shirt marked down from $115 to $49. Or you could get cute Pea Coats for yourself or your little girl for $49 from Miss Sixty. Those are mid price items. Good deals, but not super cheap. They also have this Dancing Dear Fall Cake and Cookie Tower for $29.
(Image to come soon)
Or this cute necklace for $22,999. Yep. Seriously. That was not a typo.
(Image to come soon)

All, well...most, of these item would make great gifts. But the real advantage to these sites is the sign-up bonus and referral bonuses you get. I signed up for Rue La La yesterday and I now have $20 in my account to use, just for signing up. Makes that cake and cookie tower for only $9 look pretty delicious. And if I refer friends I get $10 for each friend who places their first order.
Rue La La is an invitation only site, so you'll have to click through my link to sign up. Who wants $20 for free??

One Kings Lane is another site like Rue La La. Boutique items and prices at a discount. Right now I am not aware of any sign-up bonus, although when I signed up I did get a $20 sign-up bonus so you never know...(I already spent mine in a beautiful serving bowl to use around the holidays. I paid $.05 for it :-) At One Kings Lane, you get a $25 referral bonus when a friend makes their first purchase. Not to shabby. Right now at One Kings Lane you can get towels, baskets, candles, purses, robes, bags, rugs, sheets, everything for your house.

Just so you know, if you make a purchase through one of my links above, I will probably get the referral money. But that is not my main reason for this post (although I would love you very much if did put free money in my account ;-) I am writing this post so that you can take advantage of the sign up bonuses and referral credits from your friends/family. Hopefully this can make Christmas gift-giving a little lighter on your pocketbooks this year. As I hear of more sites like this, I will post them.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Update on Amazon Diaper Deal! Extra 20% off!

Here's an update on the Amazon Diaper deal: (see previous deal here)

Yesterday I got the "Parenting:Early Years" Magazine in the mail. Inside it was a 20% off coupon for Amazon diapers. You should be able to use this in addition to the already 30% off of diapers from my earlier post. It is a one-time only code. So if you get the Parenting magazines, keep an eye out for that code. Or find someone who isn't going to use theirs! (Sorry, I'm using mine :-)
Happy Shopping!