Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Black Friday Haul: H&M, Kohls & Sephora inside Jcpenney

So what I was really excited was the H&M scratchcard giveaway for Black Friday, as you can win up to a $300 gift card. I stood in line for a little over an hour for the midnight opening and ended up getting a $50 off $75, an hour well spent if you ask me. I got 2 blazers ($15 for the maroon, $20 for a plaid w/black trim (which I plan on returning), 1 dress ($49.95 not on sale) and a top ($10). Sorry for the bad pictures, maybe next time I'll model them instead, clothes always look better on a form then laid out.
Off course all 3 items above are keepers, they actually look great with everything, the dress is a shiny material and has this nice pattern going on. As for the white shirt I was sure of it when I first saw it since the top was sheer and the bottom half was a double layer but after trying it on with the blazer above I knew it was a keeper. Not to mention there are two gold buttons that make this top look chic.
Next I was really excited to head over to Jcpenney since they started a promotion on Black Friday that goes until 11/24 where you go to any register and ask for a free button. On the back of these buttons there is a code where you type in on their site to win a number of different prizes (gift cards, electronics, vacation). The odds are pretty well as I checked the site, 1 in 8 will win a $5 gift card to Jcpenney and did I mention, there is no purchase necessary to receive a button. I was hoping to get the Ole Henriksen three little wonders set for $10 and stopped by the one inside Jcpenney and thankfully they still had a few left (I was there around 10am). I used a $10 gift card I received from the app Wrapp (where you can give & receive free $5 gift cards to Sephora, Gap, H&M to name a few). At the cash register the cashier gave me two buttons and I entered them online and won $5 and $10 from them, what a great deal. Unfortunately they cannot be used at the Sephora inside Jcpenney but free is free.
Check out LC Lauren Conrad Collection @ Kohl's
Finally before Black Friday, on Thursday I moseyed on over Kohl's website since they already started their deals online. I have always been a fan of Lauren Conrad, and I do like some of the designs she comes out with in her Kohl's LC Lauren Conrad line. So I went and bought a few things since some others were just overpriced even with the 40-50% off discount on her line. I got this sweater dress for $24 (sale for $30 + 20% + 6% cashback) since I love cutout sweaters especially if it has leaves like this one does, I also love the color it came in. The blazer ($16, on sale for $20) I like since it has two colors and its a tuxedo look to it and it would look like a great casual blazer, and lastly I got a bra just because I needed one.
The order that I made on Thursday from Kohl's also arrived today, so I was able to post reviews of the items that I got.

LC Lauren Conrad Ruched Blazer

I love the way this blazer looks but it came to me really wrinkled and I did not like how the opening at the bottom looked on me. I will probably keep it for a few more days and try it out with other things to see how it looks.


LC Lauren Conrad Pointelle Sweaterdress

The color of this dress actually does not look as bright as this stock picture shows but I love this. The belt that came with it looks cheap but other than that this is a keeper. It is flattering and adds curves to my tomboy frame. I also like the back where there are two bowties that makes this dress unique.
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Purchase & Deals

So Black Friday has officially come and gone, and I am happy to say that I got my share of deals that day (more about that on a later post). Checking out the Cyber Monday days throughout the past day or so, nothing much has caught my eye as being a stand out deal. I think the best deal is actually free shipping for some retailers since they rarely offer that. Also be sure to check out my last post since that also features deals for Cyber Monday.

Amazon Shoes & Handbags - save $20 off $100 or $50 off $200 on select shoes, boots and handbags with code CYBERSHOE
Anthropologie - Free shipping on all orders today, no code needed. You can find a good amount of deals under $50 in the sale section as well.
Forever 21 - Free shipping on any order using code CYBERMON
Gap - save 30% with code CYBER, (ebates is offering 10% cashback)
J.Crew Factory - 50% off everything & free shipping with code YOURGIFT
Piperlime - 20% off your entire purchase using code CYBER
Sephora - Free shipping on orders $25+ through the 11/28, code SHIPNOW
Shoes.com - 20% off sitewide with code CYBER

If you were planning on making a purchase anywhere online today make sure you use a cashback site to save some extra $$ since most of them are offering double or even more cash back for Cyber Monday, for more info check out: Cashback 101.

Get 6% cash back from Myhabit on Ebates
Here is what I picked up today from MyHabit, a site that is similar to Gilt and Rue La La but owned by Amazon. Since they sent me a 25% off code I thought I would browse the site for something since I already have gift cards that I redeemed from Swagbucks (search & win rewards site). I found a Me! shower scrub for $15 (originally $30), and with the 25% and 6% cash back that Ebates is offering, I ended up paying around $10.58 with my gift cards which is almost 60% off retail. I have always wanted to try out their bath products and I was running low on shower scrub as well so this could not have come at a better time.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday Deals & Cyber Monday Online & In-stores

Well one of the biggest shopping days is upon us on Friday, and I have scoped out some deals online/in-store for you. Be sure to also read my last few posts as they contain beauty deals from Sephora, Ulta and also H&M. If you are shopping online don't forget to use cash back sites to get the most out of your purchase, for more info about that check out: Cashback 101. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and is well rested before the madness begins on Friday, whether you are shopping online or in-stores!

PS. Many of the deals below end on Monday (aka Cyber Monday)

Note that many of these deals have already started online.

American Eagle Outfitters - 40% off in-store purchase (sale has started online along with free shipping on all orders, use code: 35787891, discount expires 11/26)

Banana Republic - 40% off in-store purchase (not sure what time this ends on Friday)

Bloomingdales - Extra 50% off sale items in-stores from 7AM - 1PM
                            Take $25 off almost all cashmere sweaters from 7AM - 1PM
                            Take $25 off almost every pair of denim from 7AM - 1PM
                            For more in-store offers that day click here

Coach - Head over to their Facebook page, like them & allow them to register your info for a 25% coupon off your purchase valid 21-26 in-stores and online

Express - 50% off everything in-store until noon, deal has started online

Forever 21 - Scatch cards for early birds, $20 jeans, $10 off boots

Franchesca's Collection - 25% off the entire site deal valid through 11/25

Gap - up to 60% off in-stores, $19 sweaters, $5 kids graphic tees (there are more but that is all I know for now)

Gilly Hicks - 50% off everything including bras from midnight - 6AM, afterwards 40%
                      $15 sweatpants from 6AM - 11AM

Jcrew - 25% off your purchase in-stores and online (use code COLOR25, free shipping on orders $150+) valid until 11/25

Jcrew Factory - Extra 40% in-stores and online off everything with code GIVEANDGET, plus get an extra 15% off online when you spend $100+ at checkout. Deal valid through 11/25.

Kohl's - Many doorbuster deals, deep discounts on clothing and get $15 Kohl's cash for every $50 spent (these are valid about a week later and you can use it on any purchase over $15). Black Friday deals already started online.

Madewell - 25% off on everything in-stores and online (use code TREAT) & free shipping, deal ends on 11/26 for both

Philosophy - Friday Only Deals
                      $12 Amazing Grace hand cream value of $25
                      $8 Ice Cream Cone Duo value of $16
                      $15 Great Set is in Trial Kit value of $32
                      $17 Pure Grace Hair Duo value of $34
                      Up to 50% off select items

The Body Shop - 3 for $30 on all items on Friday only, deal has started online already

Urban Outfitters - Extra 50% off clearance items from 6AM-10AM

Victoria Secret - All bras buy one get one 50% off online and in-stores until 11/28
                             Select PINK yoga pants & hoodies $25, valid in-store on Friday only
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Beauty Deal: Allure Beauty Box coming out on Black Friday

Allure is probably one of the first places I remember where you would pay a certain amount and receive all different types of beauty/skincare products to try out. And now they are releasing one on Black Friday at 12:01PM EDT, the items seem to be more drugstore brands now then before but it is still a great deal for $29.99 + shipping you receive full sizes of the items below, and even though these Beauty Boxes are not as popular as they were before they still sell out.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Black Friday: Sephora & Ulta $10 Deals & More

Sephora is offering up $10 Black Friday only deals.

For all your beauty enthusiants or bargin hunters, Sephora has released their $10 specials for Black Friday on their Facebook page and I have posted them below for you as well. These are great way to try out a product you have been meaning to or use as a stocking stuffer. What I am really looking forward to is the Ole Hendrickson set since it looks like the best deal to me and not to mention I own a lot of makeup that I do not use. Also these deals are available online on Black Friday as well, but these deals are only available for the 23rd, so if you want them act fast (most stores open midnight)!

$10 Sephora Deals, valid online & in-stores 11/23 only.
For Ulta, they also have some $10 deals for Black Friday, but not as enticing as the Sephora deals for me, however they offer some nice $10 Bare Essential sets and some great deals on Urban Decay sets as you can see below. To see the full Ulta ad, click here or sign up for their mailing list.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Amazon 20% off Select Handbags & Shoes

See which shoes & handbags qualify for the sale!
Curse you Amazon for having so many great deals, since the last 20% on handbag and accessories ended last Friday I thought it be a bit before they came out with another discount. But low and behold today I see they are doing the promo again as a Black Friday week sale (thru the 21st). What is great is that this time not only it is on handbags but also on shoes, (woot woot!) however it says on select, which means not all items will work, guess you will just have to do a trial and error. Just enter code: WNTRSHOE at checkout. Check back later this week as I will be posting more great deals for Black Friday!

Cole Haan 'Air Nancy 2' Boot

On a side note, I have been eying two pairs of Cole Haan kids boots (which I find most people who wear size 8 and under can fit) to fill my riding boot void, not to mention replace a current boot that is dying a slow death as I write this. After seeing someone wearing one of them, I lost interest in one of them and am only interested in one pair (the one you see above). I love how it has two tones and that it is a really versatile piece that can be worn with anything. Still eyeing them and hope they go down even more, with the 20% they are decent enough of a price but I am still holding out for a better deal. Wish me luck!
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Rebecca Minkoff Swing & Black Friday Excitement

Interchangable chain? Side zipper? Front Flap? Yes, yes, and yes!

So I have been saving up my Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks, Viggle etc. (more info on these apps here: How My Ipod Touch Paid for Itself - 4 Apps to Download) for a Rebecca Minkoff Swing for awhile now and finally saved enough for it. Therefore I have been stalking the Amazon website the past two weeks to find a great deal on it. Granted I wanted a black or black quilted, but a burgundy one popped up and there was only 1 in stock, alas after going back and forth for what seemed like an eternity I finally clicked on the purchase button. Not to mention it was Amazon's last day for 20% off a purchase of $80 on handbag and accessories. Now to wait until Black Friday for it to arrive.

Speaking of Black Friday, I am more interested in online sales since I think they have more stock/sizes and not to mention not having to brave the crowds and the cold of the Northeast. But unfortunately one of my favorite stores H&M, does not have a commerce site to purchase on. I am braving the crowds again in the middle of the night to try and get a gift card from them, details below. Last year I arrived at H&M 20 past midnight (was on the interweb waiting for the Amazon black friday sale to begin) when they opened and surprise surprise did not get a gift card but scored two awesome deals ($15 blazer and black sheath).

Any black friday sales you are definitely shopping?
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