We all like a good deal, and most of us (or maybe just me) love outlet sites. Piperline has a one-week only pop-up outlet site that ends March 17th. Check it out!
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Online shopping is my favorite kind of shopping (No lines! No disinterested/rude clerks! No grumpy shoppers!) and I was recently told about Freeshipping.org, which has free shipping codes for so many of my favorite stores. Check it out.
I wrote about the fabulous Keepsy photo albums elsewhere and they saw the linkage and commented with a coupon code. If you love Instagram and want 20% off of a photo book or calendar, use the code HOLIDAY20 to get 20% off of your purchase. Offer valid until November 21, 2011.
Been wracking your brain for the perfect gift for your favorite dad? Father’s Day is only a few weeks away, you know. But in one fell swoop you can save a bundle and get him hours of entertainment—right now Amazon has The Mel Brooks Collection on Blu-ray for just $47 shipped. It’s nine classic Mel Brooks movies (plus bonus features); that’s just about $5/movie.
And that’s a great deal.
Because we all need another social media site like we need winter to NEVER END, along comes Pinterest. Pinterest is different, though! The sole premise is to “pin” things that you think are neat. Yes, you have “followers”, but it’s all about sharing photos of things that catch your eye, and looking through others’ pins and seeing if you like what they like. It’s low-key and expectation-free. It’s just about sharing the awesome.
FREE @ Pinterest.com
It’s no secret that we already love Soap.com for making our lives easier, but today I’m going to tell you how to make your purchase there an even greater deal!
It’s time to save more at Soap.com! Here’s how:
1) Today (September 22nd, 2010) only, you can pick up a Groupon for $20 to Soap.com for just $10. (It’s today’s deal for Brooklyn, but it doesn’t matter where you live, I promise.)
2) Use coupon code WORKITMOM for 15% off your first order, if you’ve never ordered before.
3) Follow Soap.com on either Facebook or Twitter to find out what brand is being featured as the Steal of the Day—today it’s 50% off Always and Tampax products, but who knows what it might be tomorrow?
Savings and convenience, on stuff you have to buy anyway? That’s my kind of great deal.
Many women are blindsided by the realities of stepmotherhood, and resentment and frustration over blended family issues and responsibilities can have an adverse effect on one’s marriage and one’s health (according to US Census data, between 60 and 70 percent of second marriages end in divorce). In her new book, The Happy Stepmother, Dr. Rachelle Katz addresses the common causes, complaints, and concerns voiced by many stepmothers on her website, Steps For Step Mothers, and offers up 10 steps that women can take to stay sane, find support, and thrive in their blended families. A psychotherapist, Katz shares parts of her own stepmothering story in the book. Here’s one poignant lesson: “I had to accept the possibility that, despite all my best efforts, my stepdaughter might grow to dislike me because of what her mother said about me, rather than loving me as a thoughtful and generous stepmother,” she confesses. “I was sad that I had so little control over a relationship that mattered so much to me, but I understand that not having control was also a fact in many other aspects of life.” Her solution? “I made a conscious choice to focus on what I could control and to live in the present, rather than worrying about what might, or might not, occur in the future.” Sage advice.
$15.95 at Amazon.
Though I’m no newbie when it comes to online shopping, I’ve always been a bit leery about ordering groceries or personal products from websites. What if you end up paying a lot more for the same product you could buy at the local store? What if they don’t carry that crazy brand of organic conditioner your teenager insists on using? What if your shipment takes forever to arrive?
The solution, at least for the personal products side of the problem, is Soap.com. You don’t have to worry about missing a great sale or having a coupon code; they offer e-coupons and they even accept manufacturer’s coupons (you know, the old-fashioned kind that you clip from the Sunday paper). Just mail them in — they get filed away in your account and are automatically applied once you place those particular items in your shopping cart. And you don’t have to worry about them not having what you want in stock: With more than 25,000 products from 900 brands, they probably have a better selection that your neighborhood megamart.
Ordering is super-easy (you can pay with any major credit card or with PayPal) and since the site shares a shopping cart with Diapers.com, you can shop for baby and pay for everything at one time. Orders over $49 get free two-day shipping (thought they can’t ship to post office boxes, APOs, international addresses, Alaska, or Hawaii). And they even had the crazy conditioner my kids love — at a price lower than the store from which we usually buy it.
Right now, new Soap.com customers can get 15% off their first order by using promo code WORKITMOM.
Money is tight, but junior’s clothes are even tighter. If listing on eBay is too much trouble — and heading to the mall for an entire wardrobe is out of the question — thrifty parents are turning to ThredUp.com, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based online community where parents swap gently-worn clothing a box full at a time. Basic membership is free; for more information, visit ThredUp.com.
Oh, this is fun. You know how when you show your friends and family photos you always talk about where they were taken, what was going on, who is in them? Well, now you can do that with photos you share via email. Just upload your photos to Fotobabble, add your commentary, and you’re good to go.
And did I mention that you can do this for free?