Tuesday, November 20, 2012

5 Best Black Friday Hotspots!

One of my favorite Mother/Daughter traditions comes every year, precisely 3 hours after the culmination of Thanksgiving dinner cooked by the best chef in the family (me). Ahh, Black Friday.

Mom and I started this tradition the year I turned 21, because lord knows you can't do Black Friday sober. Waiting outside each entrance of the Sawgrass Mills Mall were vast clumps of people from all walks of life. When the doors opened promptly at midnight, squeezing through them was like trying to suck up a computer with a vacuum--simply impossible. Mom lost a shoe, I may or may not have gotten run over by a suitcase...it's hard to remember, I think I blacked out.

--Off on a tangent. Better than the hilarious memories of this yearly occurrence are the amazing deals we consistently walk away with. If you're feeling brave, here are this year's hottest places to be during Black Friday weekend. Click each store name to access their full Black Friday ad.


Walmart will be offering amazing deals on electronics. DVD's and Blu-Rays are also priced from $1.96-$9.96 including full TV series.


Ikea is featuring a 7-piece cookware set for $19.99 and 3-piece cooking utensils for $3.99 on Saturday, November 24th!
**If you spend $100+, you can eat free in the Ikea Restaurant and the bill will be deducted from your receipt at checkout.


Select appliances are reduced from $49.99 to just $9.99 as well as luxury cookware sets up to 80% off!
Beauty products are also heavily marked down from top names like Lancome and Smashbox.
**Snag $10 off $25 with THIS COUPON or text "CPN" to 62297 (Macys) for 15% off.

Take 40% off your entire purchase from 6am-10am on Black Friday.
**Many stores are opening at midnight. Check the picture to see if yours is one of them!

Nothing says "Happy Thanksgiving" more than a delicious food coma and a restful night of sleep. Save your energy for Amazon or Overstock, and prevent the risk of getting trampled via stampede when stores open.
*Sign-up for BeFrugal to earn up to 30% cash back on your online purchases. All cash back earned will be sent to you in a check or through paypal FOR FREE!
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Fab street style: get the look for less!

look for less Fall 2012
Chic neutrals and a slim miniskirt
maintain both shape and warmth!
Growing up, I consistently suffered from C.S.S. (Chubby Snowman Syndrome). For those who might be unfamiliar with C.S.S., it is a condition provoked by the layering of too many pieces, thus creating a thick, snowman-like appearance. Not cute.

As cold air beckons, showing off those sexy legs and a hint of cleavage is trumped by the need to conserve body heat.
AKA, our outfits are in dire need of a little thermal TLC. To keep your frame warm and fashionably cozy, copy this gorgeous look and become seasonably chic.

Tip: Invest in a variety of simple, wardrobe staples like neutral tees and tights. This way, you can splurge on statement pieces to make the outfit pop. Consider investing in a colorful blazer or a vibrant a-line dress for an easy day to night transformation.
street style 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Save money and GET PAID with promo codes!

The absolute best part of online shopping comes at checkout; the exhilarating moment when you input that promo code you spent hours researching and your new discounted price is displayed!

While capturing a great code is always worthwhile, scouring the net for valuable coupons is certainly not for the faint of heart. Thankfully, our brilliant friends over at BeFrugal have simplified the promo code process to make money-saving both undemanding and profitable! Introducing: "Couponomatic (TM)".

Couponomatic is a browser add-on that provides an automatic drop-down menu of promo code options at checkout as well as varying amounts of cash back for 3,000+ online retailers. The add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox and can be downloaded here.

Rather than tweaking google searches yourself for hours on end, BeFrugal does all the work for you by performing daily updates and tests to ensure that all promo codes are current and functional. 

Tip: Be sure to sign up for BeFrugal before installing the add-on (sign-up is 100% free). This way, you'll bank on those cash back rewards and save at the same time. (By shopping online through BeFrugal, you can get up to 30% cash back straight to your account). Once you request payment, BrFrugal will literally send you a check or paypal transfer in the amount you've earned and there is NO fee for this potentially lucrative feature.

So grab Couponomatic and get ready to save...you have nothing to lose and plenty of cash back to gain!