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Friday, October 29, 2010

Buy One Get One Free at Gap Outlet


When you buy one item, get one item free at Gap Outlet tomorrow (10/30) with this coupon.

Find a Gap Outlet location near you.  When you sign up to receive Gap Outlet e-mails, you will receive a coupon for 15% off your first purchase.  I doubt if these coupons can be combined, but if you buy more than 2 items, you could use the 15% off on the rest.

I love the Gap Outlet!  If I had one closer to home, I would shop there more than normal Gap.  Not only are their prices cheaper, but I think they have a lot more colorful clothing in the outlet stores.  I always find something I like.

Happy Shopping!


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$4.99 Combo at Quiznos


Quiznos has a new coupon available for a $4.99 combo meal.  The meal includes a small/half sub, cup of soup, and a regular fountain drink.  Expires 11/11/10.




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T’s Friday Five – 5 E-mail lists you need to join now!


Spam sucks.  But for me, the awesome discounts I receive via e-mail far outweigh the suckiness of spam.  You can always set up another e-mail address just for special offers.  Just be sure to check it frequently so you don’t miss any great deals or freebies.  Here’s a list of 5 e-mail lists you should sign up for.  Now.

1.  Kohl’s – I’ve spent many lunch hours at Kohl’s, and there’s a good reason why.  They have the best sales and coupons.  Just for signing up to be on their e-mail list, you will get a $5 coupon.  That’s a free $5 that you can use on anything in the store.  No restrictions.  Pair that with Kohl’s great sales and you could possibly get something for free or at least really cheap.  My local Kohl’s recently remodeled, and they sent me $10 coupons via e-mail for weeks.  So far, I’ve been given $150 in completely free money.  Wow!  No wonder Kohl’s is like my second home.

2. Old Navy/Banana Republic/Gap – I thought I should include all of these stores together since they are affiliates, but you will need to register with each one individually.  All 3 stores frequently send out one-time use mystery savings codes to save a percentage or dollar amount off your next purchase.  I’ve received 50% off coupon codes at Old Navy and $100 mystery savings to spend at Banana Republic!  I haven’t been so lucky with Gap yet, but I’m waiting for my turn.  It will come.  You also get special savings when you sign up.  Banana Republic gives you free shipping on any order.  Gap & Old Navy have special offers as well, but I’ve been a member for so long that I can’t remember them. 

3.  Borders – When you sign up for Borders Rewards, you frequently get percent off savings in your inbox.  Just this week I received a coupon for 40% a book, and it happened to be the same day that my husband was going to Borders to buy an Engineering Dictionary.  (Don’t ask him what that is….he laughed at me when I asked).  I just signed up for this program over the summer, but I’m hoping to get some great savings on books for my little guy who loves to read.

4.  Groupon – With all of the daily deal sites out there, Groupon is by far my favorite.  You can find great local & national deals for shops, restaurants, services, and more.  I’ve purchased a Gap gift card, Soap.com gift card, and local restaurant gift cards via Groupon.  By the way, I used that Gap Groupon this weekend.  I paid 38 cents for $160 of clothing!  Technically I spent $15.38 when you add in the Groupon cost, but it was so cool seeing 38 cents show up on the register.  I slowly put my credit card away and grabbed a $1 out of my purse.  It was awesome!  Another thing that’s cool about Groupon is that you get a $10 credit for each referral when they make their first purchase.  Your friend gets an awesome deal and so do you!

5.  CVS – First you have to get an Extra Care card, and then you can register it with CVS to receive special e-mail offers.  They will frequently send coupons for dollars off you next purchase.   Just today I completed a baby survey for CVS and received $5 for my next order.  Not bad for a 5 minute survey!

Happy Friday!

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October 29: You could win…..

…..a $20 gift card to Chili’s!  Enter at Being Alison.  Giveaway ends 11/8/10.



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Good luck, and have a great weekend! 

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Reminder – Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day!

Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day! That means you have an increased chance of winning more – up to 1,000 on a single search. Wow…that would be awesome!!

If you haven’t signed up for yet, do it now! You will get 30 just for registering. This is a great way to earn gift cards for something you already do.

Search & Win

What is ? rewards you with “digital dollars” for things you do on the web. Using the search engine is the easiest way to earn bucks. You can download the toolbar and use it for all your web searches. Other ways to earn bucks include polls, surveys, online shopping, inviting friends to join, and more!

What can you get with these ? Gift cards, movies & music, school supplies, clothing, health & beauty items, etc, etc, etc. 450 can be redeemed for a $5 Amazon gift card. That’s my favorite prize. I recently discovered that Endless.com (a huge online retailer of shoes & handbags) is an affiliate of Amazon. That means these Amazon gift cards can also be used to purchase items at Endless.com. Free shoes and handbags for me!

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Tip of the Day 10/29/10 – Keep your sink empty


Fly Lady’s #1 rule is to shine your sink every night before going to bed.  I don’t shine my sink, but I do try to wash all of the dishes before I go to bed.  I’ve noticed that it makes a difference in my mood the next morning.  I’m happier if I wake up to a clean kitchen rather than a sink full of stinky dishes.  Try it!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Free Scary Face Pancake at IHOP on 10/29



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October 28: You could win…..

…..a Wanchai Ferry dinner kit, a Macaroni Grill dinner kit, and a $25 Visa gift card!  Enter at Steals, Deals, and Life.  Giveaway ends 11/5/10.





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Good luck!


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40% off one item at Borders


Click HERE to print a coupon for 40% off one item at Borders.  Expires 11/01/10.

You must be a member of Borders Rewards, but it’s free to join.

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Tip of the Day 10/28/10 – Creating a Mail Center


Unclutterer has a great post on how to create a mail center in your home. 

I’m getting better with my mail clutter, but I still have a long way to go.  Maybe some pretty baskets would help…





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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Still have that $20 credit to RueLaLa?


Now is the perfect time to use your $20 RueLaLa credit that I mentioned last week.

The best bargains are in the American Apparel and FAO Schwartz stores.  They have American Apparel tops for $5!!!  FAO Schwartz has toys starting at $12. 

Check it out now.  The selection is going fast!

*This might be an invitation only sale.  I can’t tell for sure since I was invited.  If you can’t see the Happy (Style) Hour boutique, sorry!

Not a member?  Sign up here.

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I made it all by myself – Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Here is the first of five recipe tests that I promised last week.  This week I made Slow Cooker Orange Chicken from A Year of Slow Cooking.  Go HERE for the recipe.

I hate cutting up raw chicken, but I did it…just for you!  If my husband had not been napping, I probably would have whined until he took over the task of cutting, but I just couldn’t bring myself to wake him.  Instead, I listened to Christina Aguilera convince me that I’m a super girl, and I touched the raw chicken.  I survived.


The hardest part of this recipe is cutting and browning the chicken.  The rest of the recipe couldn’t be simpler.  The result was a little bitter for my taste, but not too bad.  Next time (yes, I will make it again) I’ll add a little more brown sugar and a little less balsamic vinegar.  I might also try using chicken tenders to avoid handling a knife and to simplify it even more.  If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!

Happy Cooking!







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Kids Eat Free at Chili’s October 30-31


If your kids (12 and under) wear their Halloween costume to Chili’s on October 30 or 31, they will receive a FREE kids meals for each adult entree purchased.  Offer valid at dine-in or to-go.  Call your local Chili’s to make sure they are participating. 

Thanks, CouponSTL.

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$1.50 off Frigo Cheese Heads Coupon


Click HERE  to print a coupon for $1.50 off Frigo Cheese Heads.  This is a high value coupon that will pair nicely with a sale.  It expires 3/31/11, so you have plenty of time to find that sale. 

Thanks, CouponSTL.

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October 27: You could win…..

…..a $50 Snapfish gift card!  This would be great to use for Holiday cards or gifts.  Enter at Koupon Karen.  Giveaway ends 11/2/10.


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My latest win was a set of 16 notecards from Pear Tree Greetings at Songberries! 

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Tip of the Day 10/27/10 – Hangers


Use clothes pins to keep strappy tops from sliding off hangers.

Thanks, Real Simple.









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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Quiznos Coupons


Here are two new Quiznos coupons:
  • $1 off Regular Sub or $2 off Large Sub
  • Free Regular fountain drink with the purchase of any sub, regular chopped salad, Toasty Torpedo, or Choose 2.
Both coupons expire 11/7/10.

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Old Navy & Piperlime Deals


Celebrate Piperlime’s 4th Birthday!  Get a $25 Piperlime gift card with any purchase.  If you’re lucky, you might receive a $100 gift card!  No code needed.  The gift card will automatically show up in your cart.

You can also sign up for Piperlime e-mails HERE and receive a code for 15% off your purchase.  If you don’t want to sign up, you can use code TREAT4U to get 10% off your Piperlime order.

These offers both stack with Old Navy’s 50% off any one outerwear item with code OUTER50.  If you order from Old Navy (or Gap, Banana Republic, or Athleta), use code PLFREE to get free shipping on those items when you add Piperlime to your order. 

And if you shop through ShopAtHome, you will receive 12% cashback.

Piperlime also has free shipping and free returns (excludes final sale items).  This applies to Piperlime items only.

There are lots of great bargains in the sale section.  Piperlime also sells handbags, scarves, and jewelry in addition to shoes.  I ordered a pair of boots for my toddler.  What did you get?

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October 26: You could win…..

…..a pair of Bootheel Trading Co jeans.  Enter here at Thrifty & Chic Mom.  Giveaway ends 10/28/10.



Good luck!


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Tip of the Day 10/26/10 – Family Photos


image source: Awkward Family Photos

We’re getting family photos taken in a few weeks, so I am constantly thinking about what we should wear.  Every time I think I have it figured out, I change my mind.  I don’t want to match – I want to coordinate.  Where is my personal stylist?  I’m driving myself crazy!

Luckily, there are some great bloggers & photographers out there who have helped others with this tough decision.  Here are some of my favorite posts.

enSTYLEpedia
Sensibly Styled
Laci Davis Photography
Kristin Rachelle Photography

If you want some tips on what NOT to wear, check out Awkward Family Photos.  This website it hilarious!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25: You could win……

…..a $65 gift certificate to CSN Stores .  Looking for a new cookware set, or perhaps an accent piece like a bar stool? Check out Brain Foggles’ giveaway sponsored by CSN Stores!

Enter here at Brain Foggles.  Giveaway ends 11/5/10.


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Have you won anything lately?  My latest win was a $25 gift certificate to Tulle.

Good luck!

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