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3 CyberDeals Extending Past CyberMonday

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

What used to be a single day of online sales, this year’s CyberMonday deals seem to be extending into the week making it a great time to pick up much needed items for friends and family at substantial discounts.

Favorite label company Mabel’s Labels has 4 great deals on their labels that ensure that your children’s belongings come home. It’s a perfect time to stock up as the weather gets colder and hats, mittens, scarves, sweatshirts, coats, etc. get sent to school and daycare. Good until Tuesday, November 27 at 5pm EST, the sale includes 40% off The Basic Kit ($20.97 for an assortment of 76 labels), Skinny Minis (80 for $12.60), preschool shoe labels (24 for $12.60), and shoe labels (24 for $12.60).

If you haven’t already ordered your holiday cards, Tiny Prints is offering 30% off any holiday order until Tuesday, November 27. They’re also offering steals on a featured product each day this week. Monday’s deal includes 35% off custom iPhone cases for 4, 4S, or 5 models. The rest of the week’s sales include notebooks, stamps and embossers, mugs, and a mystery Friday special.

If you’ve been considering giving an Xbox 360 with Kinect or getting one for your family, Microsoft is offering Xbox 360 with Kinect for $99. Half off of last year’s holiday price, this is a great deal on a highly engaging video console system that is perfect for the whole family. The $99 price includes a 4 GB Xbox with Kinect but if you’d prefer a 250 GB system with Kinect, it’s being offered for $149. This offer is available online or in-store at participating retailers such as the Microsoft Store, Best Buy, Game Stop, Toys R Us, and Walmart. There are multiple ways to take advantage of this Xbox 360 Kinect bundle depending on who you are purchasing from. For a chart of who will let you purchase in-store, online and ship to your home, or order online and pick up in-store, visit this handy chart at the bottom of the page.

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Getting the Most for Your Money When Shopping Online

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Savvy online shoppers know to search for deals, price matching policies, and coupon codes before they start shopping and to make purchases, they shop through services that return a percentage of their money as credit towards a college account or rebates. Offers for free shipping, discounts on purchases, buy one get on free deals can be found if you know where to look or if you subscribe to your favorite retailer’s email newsletters.

Parent and blogger Lisa Frame, from A Daily Pinch, says she loves finding discounts when shopping online. “It helps that I get newsletters from my favorite etailers who always offer great deals,” she says.

Frame subscribes to newsletters sent by favorite stores such as Lands’ End, Lane Bryant, Kate Spade, Sephora, Macy’s, and Coach. Even high-end stores like Neiman Marcus offer email newsletters. Frame is no stranger to the store’s evening dashes” where she’s “grabbed some steals and saved tons of money.”

In addition to keeping up with current discounts, Frame also maximizes her spending by turning to eBates, RetailMeNot, and her family’s Upromise account. “Between those three, I save money or get money back into my son’s college account. Either way I’m saving in the present, or saving for the future.”

Recently, Frame spent $180 while shopping online through Lands’ End’s site and will be getting 6% back through eBates. After completing holiday shopping, she’s received as much as $90 back from eBates at the start of the new year.

Frame is not the only savvy shopper out there. According to research conducted by ZenDeals, a site that aggregates valid coupons on the web, she’s among the 90 million people who use online shopping promo codes to make her money count.

Besides the sites that Frame uses regularly, these two new websites are also worth taking a look at:

  • ZenDeals— This new service helps solve the problem of shopping frustration and wasted time by providing shoppers with 100% guaranteed-to-work coupon codes for hundreds of top online retailers. No more sifting through a multitude of sites and trying different codes. ZenDeals makes it easier to find the discounts you’re looking for faster.
  • Blue Kangaroo— Blue Kangaroo scours the Web and uses its direct relationships with more than 1,600 brands, daily deal sites, flash sale and coupon sites to aggregate all deals into a single location and sends daily deals and brand offers to your inbox. The site uses technology that gets to know a consumer’s preferences in order to organize deals based on shopping preferences so the best deals and offers are immediately accessible. Blue Kangaroo also sifts through Yahoo! and Gmail emails for relevant offers from your favorite retailers.

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Online Shopping Sites Offer Daily Deals at Substantial Discounts

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Whether looking for a bargain on toys for the gift closet, the perfect accessory for your spring wardrobe, apparel for the little ones in your lifes, or an elegant statement piece for your home, it seems that no one pays retail anymore thanks to an abundant number of deal sites that offer brand specific sales. Here’s a rundown of the free shopping sites that I browse daily for high quality products offered at significant savingsfor my family and home:


  • Products offered: Girls & boys apparel, kid shoes & accessories, women & maternity, home & gear, and toys & books,
  • Inside scoop: Sign up for a Zulily account and get a daily email delivered to your inbox each morning with the day’s sales beginning at 9 am EST.  Clicking on any of the brands in the email will take you directly to the site without requiring you to login.  This time saving convenience leaves more time to navigate the site in order to find the most recent offerings under New Today, ones that will be Ending Soon, and those that are in their Last Day.  Zulily boasts an impressive selection of 20-30 new sales each day, each of which lasts for 3 days.  Since every day is different, it’s worth opening the daily email to ensure you don’t miss a favorite brand.
  • Recent sales: Seven Jeans, PlaSmart, BooginHead, Jantzen, Uncle Milton toys, Spanx, and Earthies shoes.


  • Products offered: Prenatal care products, baby gear, travel accessories, bedding and bath, children’s clothing, toys, DVDs, and educational materials that last for 48-72 hours.
  • Inside scoop: Once you join Totsy, a daily email is sent to share the current sales and upcoming ones so you can plan your shopping accordingly.  Sales last for 3 days and savings are up to 90% off retail prices.
  • Recent sales: Osh Kosh, Trumpette, Melissa & Doug, Schoenhut, Out of Print apparel, Absorba, and DK Books.

  • Products offered: Items sold through daily sales and pop up shops include art, bed & bath, books, cook & prep, fashion, fitness, furniture, home accessories, jewelry, kids, pets, tabletop, gadgets, and workspace that feature high design items.
  • Inside scoop: Set up a free account and start browsing.  The site features serious eye candy that makes it a pleasure for window shopping when budgets may not allow you to make any purchases.  The Upcoming Sales section provides a helpful look ahead for those who might want to save their pennies for an upcoming sale featuring a beloved brand.
  • Recent sales: Kikkerland homewares, Plumen designer energy saving lightbulbs, Milton Glaser graphic design prints, and Maple XO recycled skateboard jewelry.


  • Products offered: Fashion, accessories, gourmet food, and items for the home selected by celebrity tastemakers who picks comprise a personalized shopping experience.
  • Inside scoop: There’s no charge to join in order to start shopping with your favorite celebrities. Curators are tastemakers who share their favorite products and brands through the site.  The curators you follow create a personalized OpenSky experience.  Their picks show up on your customized site, one that you’ve built according to your own taste.  At any time you can add new curators or stop following ones on your list.
  • Recent sales: Items are selected by celebrity tastemakers like fashion and beauty icons like as Cynthia Rowley and Liz Lange, chefs such as Rick Bayless, Ming Tsai, Tom Colicchio, and Jacques Torres, and design gurus like Martha Stewart, Preston Bailey, Dorie Greenspan, and the editors of Dwell Magazine.

One Kings Lane

  • Products offered: Elegant and high end, One Kings Lane is the go to place for furniture, lighting, rugs, art, accessories, tabletop, bed and bath, travel, kids, pets, stationary, gifts, and through daily sales and tastemaker tag sales.
  • Inside scoop: Daily sales feature access to assorted merchandise from top home décor and lifestyle brands when setting up a free accountSales are arranged by theme so it’s easy to find the products that fit your style or meet your needs.  Sales launch at 11 am EST/8 am PST and last for 72 hoursAlso visit downstairs at One Kings Lane for clearance items and those with limited quantities for even further discounts.
  • Recent sales: Themes have included casual entertaining, vintage inspired accents, French inspired tabletop pieces, Made in America, Scout bags, The Colorful Table, bring in the garden, picks under $50, and pamper your pet.

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