Monday, June 25, 2012

$10 coupon for Sierra Trading Post

If you click through any link in this email and are a new customer you should receive a coupon for $10 off your first order (and after your order is finalized I'll get $10 off of a future order so thank you in advance if you try them through my link!). 

I've probably saved thousands of dollars over the years by shopping at Sierra Trading Post.  They have a wide variety of discounted outdoor, casual and even dressy, business and home goods. I've bought discounted Merrell, Jambu, Adidas, Asics, Spooney, Teva, Mephisto, Keen and other name brand goods from them at deep savings. My husband (who prefers to shop in brick and mortar stores) has even bought sandals, shoes and shirts from Sierra Trading Post.

When I first started ordering from them it was mostly outdoor and casual items but they've expanded a lot since then. They even have luxury towels like those from Christy of England now. On the rare occasions I've needed their customer service they were extremely nice and resolved things promptly.

I just placed an order for a pair of Jambu sandals. I'd seen them in a local shop "on sale" for $96.00 (they retail for $99.00). I'd bid on some on ebay but they always went for more than my preferred price point. Today I had an email coupon for 35% off and free shipping so I got a pair of those sandals for $41.57. That's less than half off the retail price. I also bought two pair of polarized sunglasses (Bolle and Optic Nerve), three pair of shorts (Spooney Wear, Filson and Mountain Khakis) and a pair of sports sandals (Teva). I saved up to 85% (after taking my coupon into consideration) and I should be good for the rest of the summer (unless I can find some cute and cool summer dresses that I like more than the ones I already own).

Here's the link for the coupon mentioned above:

What is your favorite place to get bargains on new, brand name merchandise?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Free Blowout at Ulta

Per Ulta's Facebook Event, you can get a free blowout (your choice of straight or wavy styles).

"FREE blowout using Living Proof products when you book an appointment. Choose your style, straight or wavy & keep it Frizz-Free all weekend long.

Dates: July 6, 13 & 20
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Call or visit your local ULTA Beauty to book your appointment today!
Appointments limited.

PLUS spend $25 on Living Proof products
and receive a FREE Frizz Restyling Spray 3.4 oz.
A $24 VALUE"

Thank you to my dear friend Lisa for the tip!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Freebies of the Week: Earrings, Toothpaste & Herb Demonstrations

I thought it'd be fun to start a new weekly freebies feature (at least on weeks that I have freebies to share). This week my favorite physical item freebie is the earrings pictured above that I got at Kohls. They were originally $18, on sale for $9 plus I had stack-able (meaning can be used together) $10 off any $10+ purchase and $15% off purchase total coupons, making them completely free and I was able to use the overage towards another item I purchased (but wasn't free).

My favorite freebie experience of the week was the Herb Demonstrations at the US National Arboretum. In the photo above, Mary Lou Winder demonstrates rose petal jewelry making. There were also interactive displays, question and answer sessions, food, beauty and household herb product demonstrations and more.

Lastly, my free sample of Arm & Hammer sensitive toothpaste arrived. It looks like you can still request your free sample (if you haven't already). I try to only request samples of products I will actually use so I don't request every freebie out there (doing so might be a full time job!). Hope you enjoyed sharing my freebie fun. Happy savings!

Did you receive any freebies this week? Please share if you did!