4.12.2010

Shop, shop, shopping for deals

Most of you know that I am quite a shopper, but also a bargain hunter. I'm not afraid to dig, beg, or bargain. I dare say nearly all of our home furnishings (minus a few lovely splurges) were purchased either used or with a big discount. My two best secrets for online savings are:


1) Before checking out, I always Google this phrase "{store name} promo codes." Usually, I can at least get free shipping, sometimes more!
2) I watch the prices on things I buy online after I have purchased them. If the price goes down shortly after I've made a purchase, I email the company and ask for a price reduction. Recently, I purchased the crib bedding for Babydoll's room from Target. Two days later, the price dropped $20 bucks! I emailed them, they refunded the $20 difference, and I am one happy, repeat Target customer.

In the spirit of Spring saving, I wanted to write today to tell you about a few of my favorite bargain haunts. I've purchased something from nearly all of them, and have been so pleased with the results.

Read on and start saving!

Gilt Groupe/Gilt Fuse: I love this site for its super fashionable sales. Every day, they feature about 10 brands which are high-end, but offered at incredibly low prices. Past sales I've enjoyed include Marc Jacobs, Orla Kiely, and Havianas. You have to be a member, but joining is easy! Go here to join in on the deals. :)
RueLaLa: Also a great source for high end retailers at bargain prices. Past sales that I've enjoyed include Seven Jeans, Hobo International, and Yanuk. Not a member? Click here to join.

One King's Lane: This is THE go-to for high-end home sales. I haven't actually purchased anything from this site, but I have heard great things. Recent sales have included Bailey Street, Lux, Roubini Rugs, and Zwilling J.A. Henckels. Want to join? Go
here to start being in the know today!

Zulily: This sale site is a recent addition to my life. Zulily is for moms and kids (or for people shopping for moms and kids). I have seen some REALLY cute stuff on here. As soon as Babydoll comes, I am sure to spend more time here (I am trying not to buy too much stuff until after she is born and we can see how big she is/fast she grows). Recent sales include Melissa and Doug toys, Combi, and China Doll. Go here to join!

6pm.com: As a shoe addict, 6pm.com is my total and absolute weakness. Want great, name-brand shoes at incredibly reasonable prices. 6pm.com is your place. Every day, 6pm.com features well-known brands at greatly reduced prices. I have purchased Guess, Nine West, Dansko, Dr. Scholl's (when I tore my ACL), and Merrells on here. LOVE this site. Go here to check it out now!

Finally, wanna know the best way to get something for super cheap? Win it for FREE! If you are into to that sort of thing (the thing being FREE), enter my AFS + www.AllModern.com Giveaway today! The contest closes this Thursday, April 15th, at 12 p.m., central time.

Coupons and cutie pies,

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips!

zulily said...

Thanks for mentioning us! Like you, we're a fun bunch and love to use the "!" - hope you'll find lots of goodies for your little one when she arrives!

Artsy Fartsy said...

I'm sure we will! Thanks, zulily!

lindsay said...

Thanks for the post... Loved it!! Great tips!!


Lindsay
A Design Story

allyson said...

great ideas!! thanks girl! hope you're feeling great!! you're looking beautiful :)

the clark family. said...

Gilt and RueLaLa have spoiled me so that when I go to the mall, I feel ridiculous looking at the price tags because I want them to be as low as they are on those sites.

Also, I left you a blog award over on my blog. :)

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