Archive for November, 2011

Deal Alert: Hallmark + Bath and Body Works Coupons

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

There’s a couple of great coupons I wanted to share with you all, that could help you score some mega deals on Black Friday.

First, the Hallmark coupon good for $5 off a $10 purchase. Simply like them on facebook HERE, and print coupon (click the back button once you’ve printed, to get another coupon). I also found this coupon in my Martha Stewart Living Magazine + Country Living this month. Last year I spent these coupons on plaid gift wrap, this year I purchased ten 99 cent cards for only $5!

Next, Bath and Body Work coupon found HERE good for a free item (up to $13) when you spend $10. You can use this with any in store or online promotions, I’m sure you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Last year I printed off a few extra coupons and gave them to fellow shoppers, it was a great way to spread some holiday cheer without costing me anything, and the recipients were delighted:)

This year I’m planning on getting THIS Mentha Body Wash for free, a great little addition to the hubs stocking don’t ya think?

Let us know how you spend your coupons, and as always Happy Shopping!

(Deals spied on Hip2Save…thanks!)

Teeny Tiny Gifts

Monday, November 21st, 2011

I wrapped my first gifts today, and I had to share coz they’re soooo teeny tiny and adorable.

I should have shot something next to them so you get the scale, they’re only 1″ x 1.5″. Boxes are 4 cents from Xpedx, and the baker’s twine is from Martha’s line at Joanne’s on sale for $3.49 HERE, tag punch is from there too.

*Correction: the boxes are 40 cents!

Michael Buble Christmas Album

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

I’m doing some decorating today, listening to this guy.

He’s amazeballs!

Black Friday Prep

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Black Friday is a huge shopping day for us, but you won’t see us at the shops at midnight or any earlier than 9 am for that matter. In the past, we’ve found the door busters to be a bust, and would much rather enjoy more sleep and score our deals later on.

Here are our tips for a successful day at the shops:

NO.1 LIST MAKING: It’s absolutely essential that you know what you’re shopping for, that way you won’t over spend on items you don’t want or need just because they’re a good deal. Sites like Blackfriday.com already post store ads, that way you can browse at home days in advance.

NO. 2 GAME PLAN: Sketch out a schedule of when to hit what shops. Generally, we like to shop our faves first then go from there. Also, we’ve found that the “divide and conquer approach” works great. Meaning separate from your shopping parters, hit different departments and even different stores, that way you’ll cover more ground in less time.

NO.3 BE PREPARED: Eat before you head out, bring water, good shoes, and even pain killers! It can be crazy out there, trust me you don’t want to face the crowds with a headache and a bad attitude :)

Our goal is always to get in and get out without it taking the whole day. In the past I’ve purchased things at Target that I know will be on sale a couple of days in advanced, so I simply have to go in and get my price adjustment and call it good. This post over at Hip2Save has a great overview on different store polices etc.

One more tip: Keep in mind you don’t have to just be buying for Christmas, take this oppertunity to stock up on upcoming birthdays or even Valentines day, (see our post HERE).

We hope you find our suggestions helpful…now go plan!

Daily Deal: Starbucks BOGO Holiday Drink

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Talking of hot drinks…last night I saw an ad on the telly advertizing Starbucks sweet deal starting today. Simply visit your local Starbucks between 2pm and 5pm, November 17-20th and buy one holiday drink and get the second for FREE.

I’ll be ordering the Peppermint Hot Chocolate with a dollop of cream, of course!

(For more details click HERE.)