Friday, November 28, 2008

Quick Black Friday Shopping Help

I've been remiss in not sharing these before now, but here they are-- the guides I use for stretching my dollars during Post-Thanksgiving sales.


Best of luck-- let me know if you score anything major! I saved big at, who had my husband's favorite cords for $14.75 a pair. Also did well at, especially with a free shipping coupon I found at RetailMeNot, which is always worth checking before submitting any online order. I haven't paid shipping at all today, just because there were codes out there to be used!

Oh! I also use Ebates to get cash back on purchases, which I highly recommend. For example, I got 9% back on my Old Navy purchase today, and 8% back from Kohl's.

Best of luck to you-- let me know if you have any bargain hunting questions by leaving a comment!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a note to let you know how thankful I am to my readers "out there." I hope you and yours have had a lovely holiday today.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Extended! 50% off The Most Comfortable Shoes In Zee World!

Making this quick--

The most comfortable shoes I have ever had on my feet are from a company called SoftWalk. I have a pair of these, and I literally wear them every single day. The cushion is like that wavy, bumpy egg-crate foam, so my feet actually feel more comfortable wearing the shoes! It's amazing. They are light as a feather, too, which I love-- I don't like wearing heavy shoes, no matter how comfortable they are. Oh, and they also wear really well, in that I've had them for over two years, and the sole still looks like new on the bottom.

Anyway, I've been saying for at least two winters that I need to get some with a back, so my feet are comfortable AND warm. Well, the Shoe Goddesses must have heard me when I said it last night, because I got an email from them this morning.

Friends and Family discount of 50% off EVERYTHING in the store (online only), until Sunday (extended from Friday) at midnight. The code is 50SALESW.

Here's the link:

Go, now! RUN!

You can thank me later.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

30% off at Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft

Shop and save 30% off and get Free Shipping at Ann Taylor and/or Ann Taylor Loft!

Thinking of Changing the Name of My Blog To "A Friends & Family Gathering!"

Obviously, many companies are doing the Friends & Family thing, in order to help stretch their customers' dollars this holiday season. Today, I got word that Kiehl's is following suit, and offering 20% off between Saturday, November 22nd, and Saturday, December 1st. Just use code FAMILY at checkout. Yay, Kiehl's! They have fantastic products, made with quality ingredients.

I'm a big fan of their Lip Balm #1. This holiday, they have a Limited Edition Trio of flavored versions-- in Mint, Pear, and Cranberry. Sounds delicious. Also sounds like the perfect set to get and split up for gift-giving. The Liquid Hand Soap is also really nice.

Their baby line is widely acclaimed, and a favorite of many moms and dads. They also have great stuff for men and dogs.

Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you get with your discount.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Origins Facebook Friends 25% DISCOUNT!!!

Many readers know that I loooove Origins-- I worked for them for many years, and probably still "bleed green." Well, I may not work there anymore, but I still use their fantastic products. So I am thrilled to have a discount offer to share with you.

Get 25% off for your holiday shopping at from now thru 11/19, using code FriendsFB! And if you're on Facebook, become a Fan of Origins-- obviously, it pays off.

Here are the details on the Origins Facebook Fans special offer--

* Offer valid only at and may not be used in combination with any other offer. Offer applies to merchandise purchases only and is not applicable to the purchase of Gift Cards or eGift Cards, pending purchases or purchases made prior to today or after 11/19/08. Offer does not apply to promotional sets, value items, sale items, sales tax or shipping charges. Offer only applies to items shipping to a single address.

And here are some of my all-time favorite products that I strongly recommend.

The Dr. Weil Collection. "What does a 66 year old man with a white beard know about beauty?" It's a great question! When Origins teamed up with Dr. Weil, they showed us videos explaining his approach to total wellness, and why he was such a perfect complement to our already great skin care line. (I just noticed I still say "us," like I still work there. I can't help it!) Anyway, as I listened to him and watched him, he instantly became my boyfriend. He is so knowledgeable about inflammation, which causes infinite problems in our bodies, and, thus, our skin. His line of Plantidote products for Origins are fabulously soothing, and make your skin look and feel incredibly healthy. I particularly love the Award-Winning Mega Mushroom Face Serum and the Mega Mushroom Face Cream.

A Perfect World White Tea Collection
. This is one line I will always love. White Tea is the tops in providing antioxidant benefits-- four times the polyphenols of Green Tea, and 12 times that of Vitamin C. I not only use it on my skin, but I drink it like crazy (especially whenever I'm feeling under the weather). Two must-haves from this line: the White Tea Skin Guardian and the Intensely Hydrating Body Cream (AKA "The Oprah Cream," due to it being on her Favorite Things list a few years ago).

Modern Friction-- Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion. This is my absolute favorite dermabrasion product on the market. What sets it apart is its Rice Starch, which is rather sticky, and literally helps to pull dead skin from the surface. The smoothness is remarkable, and it really does change the look and texture of your skin, even after just one use. I love that it's now available in a set of three little tubes-- much more hygenic that way. One helpful usage tip to remember: if in doubt, use LESS than you think you need!

And finally, one that probably isn't all that exciting, but is, perhaps, the ONE product I can't live without--- Well Off Fast & Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. My eyes are easily irritated, and this is the only one I have ever found that doesn't bother my eyes. In my opinion, it's as gentle as water.

That's enough of my favorites. What are yours? And if you have questions about anything, feel free to let me know.

Happy shopping!


P.S. Check into their complimentary gift wrap, too. I'm pretty sure they still offer it. =)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

9 More Weeks of Weekend Winners!

Kat, over at Sunshine & Lemonade continues her 10 Weeks of Weekend Winners contest this week, so check it out! (She will announce week 1's winners tomorrow, btw.)

This week, it's all about the tatas. But isn't everything always about the tatas, when you think about it?

When you get there, be sure to tell her KimmyDarling sent ya.

Good luck to you, 'cause I plan on winning this one, too!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Quick heads-up on a really cool site!

I just discovered a site that is such a smart use of technology that I had to come blog about it immediately.

It's called Frucall, and it allows you to comparison shop (for free!) via your cell phone. You just text the SKU number for whatever it is you're looking at (that's the number underneath the barcode) to Frucall, and they'll turn right around and send you a text message with the lowest online prices available! It is the perfect tool for Bargain Shoppers like me.

For those who don't Text, you can also do it by phone. (And for folks with web access on their phones, you can do it on their website, too.)

Isn't that smart? I love it!

Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More Friends & Family!

This time, for Sephora, from November 6th through November 10th. Woohooooo!!!!!

Let me know what you get...


Saturday, November 1, 2008

10 Weeks of Weekend Winners

You might know by now how much I luuuuuurve contests. Well, one of my favorite bloggers, Kat, from Sunshine & Lemonade, is running an awesome contest that will run for ten weeks.

Check it out here.
(Although I plan on winning this week, so don't feel like you have to, or anything. ;)

BTW, hope your Halloween was frightful and fun!