Thursday, September 30, 2010

Additional 40% Off at Dillard's

Starts today....Ends Saturday.

  • Read this post to get tips for shopping at Dillard's.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gift Certificate Code @ Shoebuy

I just received this $10 Gift Certificate at, but I'm not going to use it. So I'm giving it to you! (First one to use it wins!)

Here's the item you asked for:$10 gift certificate Gift Code


Redemption Link
Click here to redeem your coupon

Expires Sep 28, 2010

Redemption Instructions:

Your $10 Shoebuy Gift Certificate Code is:


This Gift Certificate expires September 28, 2010.

1) Click the following link to shop at Shoebuy: Click Here To Shop at Shoebuy and Use Your Gift Certificate

2) Proceed to check out by clicking on the "Check Out" button in the Shoebuy shopping cart; and under "Payment Information" check Gift Certificate and enter the Gift Certificate Code.
*Please note, this is not a promotional code. It MUST be entered into the GIFT CERTIFICATE field within the checkout to be redeemed.

3) If your purchase exceeds the gift certificate value you will be given the option to pay for the balance with a credit card.

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Can only be redeemed through the website. Not redeemable for cash or other gift certificates, and not transferable to orders already placed. Not valid with use of Shoebuy discounts. Only one gift certificate allowed per order. Shoebuy is not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards. This Gift Certificate expires September 28, 2010.
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  • Act quickly! It expires today.

Friday, September 24, 2010

$15 Credit at One King's Lane

...just for signing up!

Click here to sign up. It's free! You will automatically receive a $15 credit on your account. It can be used towards shipping, too. Thanks again to for the heads up. Here are my favorite items:

Large Square Bamboo Bowl, Onyx
Retail price: $35
One King's Lane Price: $15
Free with account credit! All you pay is shipping.
Small Shallow Round Bowl, Slate
Retail Price: $30
One King's Lane Price: $12
Free + a little left over to go toward shipping!
Set of 4 Jasmine Teacups, color: Pure
Retail price: $20
One King's Lane price: $12
Free + a little left over to go toward shipping!

Lunch Cooler, Silver
Retail price: $30
One King's Lane price: $15
Free with account credit. All you pay is shipping.
  • Sign up here first to receive your account credit. Then go shopping.
  • Check product description for dimensions and other specs to make sure you know what you're getting. When you see "Large" in the title, you might be thinking the item is 18" in diameter, when it might be 11".

Thursday, September 23, 2010

4 Movie Tickets for $15

Go get your lipstick and your sexy stilettos. You're going to have a date night! You can get 4 movie tickets for $15 through Register for an account to receive a $5 account credit. Then find the daily deal (4 tickets for $20) under "Seattle."
You'll get 4 movie tickets for $3.75 each. I haven't seen that price at a movie theater since leg warmers were in fashion.

  • This deal is only good today, so hurry!
  • Find more great deals on You can find your local affiliate in the drop-down menu (top right). (That's where I found this deal.)
  • Use this deal with the deal. You'll be an inexpensive date...but not a cheap date. Promotion Code

  • Read the fine print. Most restaurants require a minimum purchase of $35.
  • Don't forget to tip on the total bill before the discount is applied. Some restaurants add it in automatically anyway.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Old Navy Price Cleanser

Just stopped by Old Navy today. All clearance is an additional 30% off.

My local store still had a lot of clearance...even in baby and toddler clothing. They are usually the first to get picked over.


  • Hurry!
  • If you just bought clearance items within the last 2 weeks, you can take your receipt in for a price adjustment.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Daily Shower Spray

My shower is a beast to keep clean! Using 4-inch tile with white grout, the builders must have decided to play a sick joke on the housekeeper. So I often spend my shower time scrubber in hand, especially in the spring and summer.

A daily shower spray, like Clean Shower, appeals to me as a solution. Not a bad deal for $3.

Wanna go even cheaper? Make it yourself. You probably have everything in your house already.

Daily Shower Spray (from

For a 24-oz spray bottle:

1/2 c rubbing alcohol
1/2 c hydrogen peroxide
6 drops Dawn dish detergent
1 capful (about 2 tsp) Jet Dry
fill to 24-oz with water (distilled or purified if you have it)

It takes about 5 minutes to gather supplies and mix them together.

alcohol & peroxide = $0.50
dawn = $.03
jet dry = $0.20

Total = $0.73 for 24 oz (75% savings)

My 24 oz bottle lasts about a month for my shower that has approximately 75 sqare feet of surface area that needs spraying (I don't spray what doesn't get wet) twice a day (after every shower). Whereas previously my shower got all nasty after 3 or 4 days, with the daily shower spray, my shower only needs a little touch up here and there after an entire month.

  • "Don't make up a big batch to refill because the H2O2 doesn't last very long and turns into good-old H2O. The H2O2 dissolves proteins (like sloughed skin and body fluids), the alcohol and Dawn dissolve oils, the Jet Dry suspends the minerals."
  • The daily shower spray doesn't work on clear glass. But I have gathered ideas I will share soon.
  • But it does clean stainless steel appliances, too. "Spray and wipe with microfiber cloth or paper towels. No streaking! I tried at least seven other cleaners before hitting upon this inexpensive method."--By digby from PA (from

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dyson DC-14

My dream came true--I got a Dyson DC-14! My old vacuum doesn't suck at all, which is precisely the problem. I have had my eye on the Dyson DC-14 for a while--did the spreadsheet a couple of years ago. The lowest price I have found is $399, and they rarely go on sale. That's why I haven't bought one...until now.

Why did I finally pull the trigger? My old Bissell and I got into a devastating argument--he wasn't pulling his weight. So I told him, "One of us has to go. It's either you or me."

The deal I found on my new Dyson came from Craigslist. The story goes: the couple got 2 new Dyson vacuums as housewarming gifts from their parents, but lost the receipt and couldn't return it, so she sold it to me for $250. The box was still sealed, and I called Dyson to register for my 5-year warranty. I can't wait to vacuum!

Here it is after assembly (which was a snap).

Before I say goodbye to the Bissell, a head-to-head competition--Bissell vs Dyson DC-14.

Brand new, completely empty Dyson canister.

A thorough vacuuming by the Bissell.

A follow-up by the Dyson.

Look at all that crud the Dyson picked up that the Bissell didn't. Granted, the Bissell is older and worn out. However, my parents and a few others did the same test and got the same results.

The Dyson DC-14 really sucks! Which is why I love it.

  • One friend of mine found the same Dyson at Kohl's for about $199. It was 40% off, and she had a coupon to use as well. There are Dyson deals out there. You just have to watch like a hawk.
  • Be careful meeting someone selling through Craigslist (or the newspaper, ebay, etc). I never go by myself and always arrange to meet somewhere public in daylight.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Free Museum Day!

Saturday, Sept. 25th, Smithsonian magazine hosts its 6th annual Museum Day. Museums all over the country are offering free admission, although some require a ticket. Click on the link to find a participating museum near you.

For those local to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the Fort Worth cultural district will have 8 different museums open that day for free from 10am to 5pm:
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art
  • Kimbell Art Museum
  • the Modern
  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Fort Worth Community Arts Center
  • Log Cabin Village

Click here or more info.


  • Be prepared for some crowds. Everyone loves a freebie.
  • Keep the outing totally free and pack your lunch.

Thursday, September 2, 2010