Tuesday, October 30, 2012

FREE Secret Reward Card worth up to $500!

Card does not include access to golden angel wings or an amazing body.
Photo Credit: www.victoriassecret.com
Starting today (10/30), Secret Rewards are back at Victoria's Secret!

Indulge in a purchase of $10 or more at Victoria's Secret to receive a FREE Secret Reward card. Mystery savings in tow, wait patiently until 11/29 to unveil your reward at checkout in store, online or over the phone. Each card will possess a secret value of either $10, $50, $100 or $500! Très magnifique!

Tip: While showering yourself with personal gifts is always highly encouraged, you do not need to make a purchase to reveal the value of your card.

Be among the first to make a few $10 purchases this week. Each card you obtain guarantees a reward of at least $10, but you might get lucky and score one of the bigger ones--the possibility is certainly worth the investment! Secret Reward cards are available from 10/30 until 11/28, and nothing's sexier than a little mystery...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Keep your Facebook deals off the newsfeed!

Every single day, there are thousands of great Facebook contests to enter and plenty of amazing offers to be had. But far too often, fear of a little thing I like to call "newsfeed judgement" (newsfeed judgement=harsh judgement of a person's occasionally embarrassing Facebook activity) overshadows a desire to score free loot.

Keep your money-saving ventures under wraps by following this simple tip: when the app consent page pops up, change your settings to "Only Me".
keep facebook activity off newsfeed
"Thank goodness nobody can see that I just secretly ordered a pair of Crocs."

This way, whatever you do in the app will be for your eyes only. When the next page pops up asking whether or not the app can post on your behalf click "skip".

So enter contests galore and don't be concerned if you see "Allison just won a free package of pantyliners in the Kotex Spin to Win game"! Because even if the app posts for you, you'll be the only one who is able to see it...no damage done. Good luck!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

FREE $25 Spa Week Gift Card in 15 minutes!

Spa Week is a week-long extravaganza where an assortment of amazing spas across the country reduce their best treatments to just $50. Now, I know Spa Week is only meant to last one week (hence the name), but many locations have extended their amazing prices through the end of October! For a list of spas still offering $50 treatments, look here!

Photo Credit: Spaweek.com
And because you all deserve to be saving those extra bills for a fab new pair of Jimmy Choo's, here's 7 easy ways to cut your Spa Week treatment price in half! Earn 250 points (a $25 gift card reward) in 15 minutes by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Join MyWellness Rewards HERE (50 points)
Step 2: Click account and link your Twitter/Facebook/Foursquare (60 points total)
Step 3: Refer 10 friends, one at a time (50 points)
Step 4: Enter all 5 giveaways on the homepage (50 points)
Step 5: Follow @SpaWeek on Twitter (10 points)
Step 6: Send one tweet from the "refer friends" page (5 points)
Step 7: Sign up for news and spa deals (25 points)

To shave an extra $2.50 off the balance of your treatment, purchase a Spa Week Gift Card for $25 and receive 10% off by typing promo code "WELLNESS" at checkout. Each dollar you spend earns you a Wellness Point, so you'll already be on the road to a new reward!

Tip: if you don't have any of the listed social media accounts, it takes 30 seconds to make one and will be worth it when you're living in the lap of luxury at the Ritz Palm Beach for next-to-nothing. Namaste!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wear your exact dream dress for less!

We have all, at one point in our lives, been guilty of red-carpet envy. It usually goes like this: girl sees dress, girl loves dress, girl wants dress but it costs $4,600. Now, I know you've got a piggy bank, but how many babysitting $20's can that thing really hold?

The solution: Rent the Runway. Rather than blowing your entire savings on a dress that you'll most likely only wear once, spend much less to borrow it! Rent the Runway offers fashionistas the exclusive opportunity to select gorgeous items from over 95 designers. With options for weddings, casual cocktail parties, holidays, dates and glam nights out, all fashion is current and guaranteed to make you feel like a million-dollar baby (only WAY hotter).

Once you've reserved your dream dress and accessories, you can expect a package on your doorstep by 8pm on the chosen date of delivery. If you're unsure of your size in a specific style, RTR always sends a backup size for free...and if you're not totally convinced you'll love it, you can get a second look for just $25! Expert stylists keep shoppers in the know with detailed notes on the fit of each and every style.

After you've dazzled entire crowds of people in your knockout ensemble, all you have to do is return your items for free in the provided pre-addressed envelope. RTR handles the dry-cleaning, and you've successfully stunned without spending a fortune.

So go on and wear that show-stopping dress without it becoming an expensive artifact in your closet. Get $25 off your first rental this week only by entering "25OFFRTR4783" at checkout. And if that's not enough, get $20 credit after your first purchase!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sweet Deals for "Sweetest Day" 2012

Sweetest Day 2012 is fast approaching and preparation is key. Now, it's obvious many of you are thinking..."wtf is Sweetest Day and if it's anything like National Donut Day or National Talk like a Pirate Day, we want nothing to do with it".

Let's not make rash decisions here...

Sweetest Day (October 20, 2012) is essentially an opportunity to send an extra "thank you" to those who are sick or lonely or old-aged...it can also be an extension of gratitude to those who have treated us with extra kindness and care...who knew!?

AKA, make sure your boyfriend is VERY familiar with Sweetest Day to maximize gift-receiving possibilities...feel free to leave his email in the comments section and I'll be happy to send an anonymous message his way. If that's not your style, drop a few hints by forwarding these amazing deals to your loved ones or use them yourself to let someone know how sweet they've been. All deals are courtesy of BeFrugal.com:

  • Gemvara coupon: $15 off your $150+ jewelry order. Expires 10/31/12. Also earn 8% cash back.

Please note that cash back rates can change from one day to the next. These were valid on 10/15.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Splurge of the week 10/15

If ballet flats and men's loafers had a fling, smoking slippers would be their adorable lovechild. Inspired by your grandpa's famous late-night cigar clothes, each pair guarantees to be a comfortable and versatile addition to your already chic wardrobe.

DV Dolce Vita Smoking Flats-Gilly $69
Studded, embellished with glitter, printed, patterned or suede, there's a style of smoking slippers for everyone, no matching bathrobe necessary!

Dolce Vita's adorable Gilly Smoking Flats are the epitome of effortless Fall fashion. Whether slipped on with jeans and a tank to complete a casual look or worn to balance business-wear, these smoking flats will keep your feet looking both edgy and elegant. 

If you're not as obsessed with bold animal prints as the average female, this exact pair comes in a variety of solid colors that will make your little piggy's look subtle and sophisticated. So embrace your inner-smoker without the dangerous addiction and splurge on your very own pair...because smoking slippers are both fashionable and the world's answer for PHD (post-heel depression). 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Glam beauty deals!

As naturally beautiful as we feel inside and out, makeup undeniably adds an element of self-confidence to the everyday female. While some seek to cover blemishes with foundation or concealer, others enhance their gorgeous features with mascara and blush. Every single woman has a unique set of tricks for looking and feeling their best, so stock up on some of your favorite beauty and skincare products with these deals from BeFrugal:

  • Save 20% off any order using this Stila coupon (expires 10/31). And earn up to 6% cash back
  • Score $20 off your $60+ order with this The Body Shop coupon (expires 10/31). Plus, get 8% cash back.
  • Enjoy free shipping and free samples with your $50+ order using this Lancome coupon(expires soon). Plus, earn 8% cash back.
  • Use this Yves Rocher coupon for a free gift with any order (expires soon). Also, earn 15% cash back.

BeFrugal.com offers free coupons and Cash Back, currently with an average rate of 7% at 3000+ online stores. For even more savings, sign up for a free account now. To get the most savings, be sure you activate your account before you click to use the online coupon offers above. This way, you’ll earn Cash Back plus save big from using the coupons above. Cash back rates can change from day to day. These rates were valid 10/8.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Perfume: never ever pay retail!

24.99 instead of $57.90? Is that even a question!?
Digging for sale gold at discount stores can often be a daunting task...most of us just aren't looking for a purple turtleneck with rhinestones and a mysterious lipstick stain that's been unsold since Winter of '06. Luckily, there are plenty of current, unsoiled deals to be had.

For those who crave a great deal without sale-rack chaos, consider buying your fave perfume at places like Marshall's and TJ Maxx. Because perfume doesn't really go out of style, you never have to wait for last season's leftovers and the selection is always up to date.

Whether you wear Burberry Brit or Curious by Brit Spears, discount stores have a million options for 50% less than department store prices. All packaging, plastic-wrapping and contents are completely the same, so there's no need to worry about a half-empty bottle inside your box.

Tip: If you're buying perfume as a gift, whip out an old Sephora bag and some red tissue paper to mask your place of purchase.

Nothing says romance more than the shoe aisle at T.J. Maxx
When shopping, it's important to remember that price does not always affect quality. While you may not be interested in buying your wedding dress at a discount store or flat out having your reception there, things like activewear, exercise equipment and home-goods are pretty standard no matter where you snag them.

Tip: When you go to a discount store, it is essential to shop with a purpose. Have an idea of what you're looking for or you'll most likely come home with a new spatula and a yoga mat when all you went for was a belt.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Splurge of the week 10/8

Sparkle & Fade Cutout Knit Peplum Dress
Unless you live under a rock and/or your name is Bertha, you've probably noticed that the vintage peplum look is back in style in a big way.

Enormously flattering in all the right places, that little peplum skirt is the exact disguise we need as the holidays roll around...one should never be expected to pass up a fantastic looking cheese platter or Aunt Gwen's famous fudge cake.

Providing a slimming shield for that lower-tummy pooch we all despise, a peplum waist has got you covered...literally. Peplum also gives the body a sexy, ultra-feminine hourglass shape. Pair a peplum top with loose shorts for daytime or slip it over a pencil skirt for a chic professional (happy hour) look.

Urban Outfitters Cutout Ponte Knit Peplum Dress ($69) is totally splurge-worthy for this week, and if you don't live near a store, no worries...there's free shipping for all orders over $50!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Olivia Palermo style: get the look for less!

On Fridays we wear black.
After watching Olivia Palermo on The City, we've come to a very clear conclusion: hate the girl, love her style.

Who would ever think or dare to combine so many different bold pieces? This chic satin fit and flare dress is topped with a peplum-inspired, mixed-fabric bomber jacket. Belted to give the body some shape beneath layers of loose-fitting material, the look is softened (both literally and figuratively) with a chained fur handbag. The black pointed heels are basics, and you've probably had a pair since Sophomore sorority rush. 

If Olivia were a little bit nicer to our beloved Whit, perhaps we'd feel the littlest bit of remorse for stealing this fab look...but we don't. Thanks, LIVVY!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Groupon Now! Deals, save ASAP

Every once in a while, a busy schedule provides some unexpected and much appreciated breathing room. Just when you remember that your favorite studio has lunchtime Cardio Barre, you call and the class is already full. Of course it is. Before abandoning all hope of a midday workout, check Groupon Now! for other class vacancies in your area.

Depending on daily availability, you can grab anything from a last-minute massage at your neighborhood spa to half price sushi or 60% off at your favorite athletic-apparel boutique. The only difference between this section of Groupon and regular daily deals is that rather than trying to keep their nail salon busy until May of 2014, merchants might just be looking to fill a cancellation or an empty 4pm slot at a discounted rate.

Gone are the days of waiting 1 year for an appointment at your favorite Brazilian Wax and Vajazzling hot spot. Groupon Now! gives you more of an individualized deal experience, allowing you to view openings and choose the ones that work best for you. While your voucher expires on the day of use that was selected at checkout, if you end up not using your deal then Groupon, when contacted, will issue a refund.

So grab that last spot in 6pm hot yoga or BOGO sandwiches from the corner deli, because someone's gonna steal the deal and it might as well be you. Groupon Now!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Shop for Breast Cancer Awareness!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while there are plenty of ways to support this amazing cause, one of the easiest is by doing what we do best: shopping. This month, many companies are donating a profit of sales to various breast cancer organizations. So fill up your cart at the following stores and abandon the guilt that typically comes with a hefty receipt...because one shopping bag at a time, we are making a difference. All coupons below are courtesy of our friends at BeFrugal!

Click this Kohl's coupon to shop Kohl's Cares women's health items. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 4% cash back.

With this Target coupon, shop Target's Pink Women's Health Collection. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 4% cash back.

Enjoy this Lane Bryant coupon to support the fight against breast cancer. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 5% cash back.

Use this Sports Authority coupon for pink products & apparel for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 3% cash back.

With this ShopKomen coupon get 25 FREE greeting cards with your $30+ order. Expires Soon! Also earn 7% cash back.

Use this DownEast Outfitters coupon to shop the Live for Pink Event. Expires: 10/14. Also earn 7% cash back.

This Personalization Mall coupon gets you $5 off your $25+ order for Breast Cancer Awareness. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 15% cash back.

Click this JC Penney coupon for FREE haircuts & styling to breast cancer survivors throughout October. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 1.5% cash back.

Use this Interstate Batteries coupon for pink flashlights to benefit breast cancer research. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 10% cash back.

With this Limoges Jewelry coupon, support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 15% cash back.

Click this OtterBox coupon to get 10% donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Expires Soon! Also earn 10% cash back.

Use this Under Armour coupon to shop the Under Armour Power In Pink Collection. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 8% cash back.

Get a deal with this Glik's coupon for 50% off breast cancer awareness bracelets. Expires Soon! Also earn 10% cash back.

Use this The Walking Company coupon for the exclusive Pink Ribbon Collection featuring UGG Australia, Dansko, ECCO, ABEO & more. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 9% cash back.

Get a deal using this Beauty Bridge coupon for 10% off any order. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 15% cash back.

Bite into savings using this The Popcorn Factory coupon for Pink Popcorn for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 6% cash back.

Click this Zazzle coupon and support breast cancer awareness at Zazzle. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 2% cash back.

Cash back rates can change from day to day. These rates were valid 9/28/12.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Splurge of the week 10/1

If there's anything we've learned in the past year, it's that whatever Jessica Alba wears goes. No, but seriously...
Hand over the pants and no one gets hurt...
Camilia Floral Printed Skinniest Jeans
For the past couple of months, floral pants have been lining ritzy store windows worldwide. And while many of us aspire to look like delicately crafted flower arrangements, we weren't about to test that trend without prior celeb experimentation. Special thanks to Kristen, Beyonce and Jess for doing the honors. I am happy to officially announce that floral pants are, indeed, a thing.

Playful and elegant, floral bottoms are the perfect addition to your Fall wardrobe. Dress them up with heels and a solid blouse or throw them on with a simple tank for a sexy, effortless look.

For just $49.50, splurge on your own pair of adorable floral jeans from Pacsun (just as shocked with this find as you are). These Camilia Floral Printed cuties have the perfect balance of soft, delicate colors and charming, girly print. AKA, you've gotta have 'em.