Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday Favorites!!

Well, its Friday again. As a stay at home Mom, Friday's aren't as exciting as they used to be! Everyday runs into the others. Today, I am excited to share some of my favorite deals + steals. I love a good deal and almost always use a coupon for everything I purchase. I love finding a product that is almost comparable to an expensive one. Most of the time, the products or goods are better than the expensive one. This will be a series of mine during the holiday season. You can just click on the the name of the brand I am featuring and it will take you to their site. 

1. I love H&M. When it closed at Eastview Mall, I was devastated. They have cheap trendy clothes for everyone in the family. Today, if you shop pants, they are up to 50% off for the entire family. Great for early Christmas gifts. The closest one to me now is in Syracuse but they do not carry any household items. I love the children's line. Joggers are as cheap as $7 and trendy shirts for little one's are usually packaged in twos, which is a bonus if you are shop on a budget! But what I am really excited about is finding all the deals in the H&M Home department. I am shopping for holiday items these days. The trend now is that retailers are offering sales before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which is great if you shop early. Go check it out today! 

2. My second favorite today are retailers that almost always have deals + steals every week. These retailers are great places to find deals for the entire family.  Carters, Osh Kosh B'Gosh, Gap, and Old Navy are a few favorites that I can always find discounts. They usually have some sort of coupon online or in the store. Another fun deal tip is to shop there factory stores. Factory stores have deeper discounts. 

  Today Carters is featuring 50% off the entire site and store on holiday items! That is huge if you are looking for outfits for holiday pictures. Plus, you will get an extra 20% off a $40 purchase with the code: HOLIDAYS. 

Osh Kosh B' Gosh and Carters are sister stores, if you didn't already know that. Which means their coupons can be used at both stores. So if you do not have a Carter's coupon, but you have an Osh Kosh B' Gosh one, you can use it at Carters (fun fact)! This retailer is having the same sale as Carter's today: 50% off the entire site or store on holiday items and 20% off a $40 purchase with the code: HOLIDAYS. 

Gap is my favorite retailer for clothes for myself and Mason. If you are cardholder, you will receive coupons in your email almost every other week. This makes it helpful being on a budget. Like I said before, I love the factory stores because you can find discounts on almost every item and it doubles with a coupon. Today, the Gap is offering 40% off online and 50% off in stores. Also, with the code: FFCARD you can get free shipping online. Another great advantage to shopping Gap, is that they offer Gap cash. For every $50 you spend from now until 11/28 you will receive $25 in Gap cash!! That is like receiving FREE money, that's how I look at it! Just in time for holiday shopping. 

Old Navy and Gap are sister stores as well, along with Banana Republic and Athleta. However, you can not use coupons for another store at a sister store. But you can use any one of these cards at a sister store. So if you have your Gap card with you on hand, you can use it at Old Navy and Banana Republic. Today, Old Navy is offering 30% off your online order and even on clearance items!! That doesn't happen often. I can always find something on clearance that I need. Old Navy also offers Super Cash they call it, like Gap. Until 11/28, you will receive $10 in super cash for every $25 you spend! The BIGGEST deal today at Old Navy....Some items are $5 WHAT!!! I'm glad I stumbled upon this today. There are a few winter pieces that I need for myself. Check them out! 

3. This favorite is probably every women's favorite, Target!! I can never walk out of Target without spending less than $100. I have had refrain from going there because it gets me in trouble every time. If you are like me and like to shop from home, shipping is fast and easy. Also, I have used the shopper feature at Target. You shop online, purchase the item and the store will have it ready for you within 24 hours to pick up. My local store almost always has it within a couple of hours. This guarantees you have that item for purchase. I also like using my Redcard, to receive 5% off every purchase, which always helps. Have you used the Cartwheel app?? It is great. Click on a category and it has discounts for items. Today, for every $40 you spend on clothing, shoes and accessories for the family, you will receive a $10 gift card to use later! 

4. My favorite place for beauty items is Ulta. Ulta has everything from designer brands such as Too Faced, Bare Minerals, Benefit and Clinique to designer fragrances from Kate Spade to Yves Saint Laurent. If you sign up as a beauty insider, you will receive the monthly flyer in the mail that usually has a $3 coupon. They have deals every week in store. I'm not much on spending a lot on makeup. I can usually find a makeup that I like such as Cover Girl, Maybelline or L' Oreal But the great thing about that is, Ulta carries all of them. So you can splurge on a lipstick from Bare Minerals and buy your eyeliner from Cover Girl. I buy all my Clinique products at Ulta. They have more of a selection and you aren't bombarded with a consultant like at the mall. Fun fact: I used to work for Clinique and I still secretly wish I never left! Also, I love designer fragrances but I for sure can not bring myself to pay the outrageous prices. I love that Ulta offers roller balls in almost every fragrance they sell. I am a hoarder of roller balls. They are fairly reasonable in price and you can control where you place it. Not like a spray where most of it goes in the air. Today, if you shop online you will receive free shipping on any purchase over $35!! 

5. My fifth favorite for this Friday is the Groupon app. We love Groupon. You can find everything on it for a discounted price. It is no secret we love Canada and Niagara Falls. I think Joe and I have stayed at every hotel there and mostly because of a Groupon deal. The app is a free download for any smart phone device. You can also access Groupon online as well. If you sign up online, they will tailor the deals to places in your area or the closet city. You can always access other areas as well. They offer deals on items such as custom holiday cards, things to do, beauty, restaurants and places to stay. We have stayed at four star hotels, received dinner for two and breakfast for two the next day for under $200!! TODAY ONLY: Use code TEN and receive $10 off a Groupon of $11 or more!! 

I hope you enjoyed my favorites this week. Leave me a comment if you have any questions or any deals that you like! 

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1 comment:

  1. Great post! If it’s one person who knows “shopping” it’s you!