I will not be cooking tonight because we are going out with some of our great friends to celebrate a birthday! Yea! - we feel so special when they ask us to celebrate life's occassions with them.
Since I will not be cooking this evening, I thought I would share something a little different with you - Bargains. I do have a lot of friends who wonder how I do it...SO, every once in a while, I will share my latest deals and bargains and discuss how they happened.
So Monday and Tuesday I went to the mall. I know it is kind of ridiculous to go twice in one week, but there was a reason: Victoria's Secret.
I have signed up to get email from Victoria's Secret and they send me offers all the time for free underwear, etc. They also have a program called Pink Nation (you sign up and receive coupons for free products every other month or so). So on Monday I had a coupon for a free pair of underwear with purchase and another coupon for a free PINK travel kit with any PINK purchase. I went in and got a couple of small items (great for stocking stuffers - another one of my obsessions) and got my free stuff. Amount spent: $18.00. Product purchased: a purfume thing ($8), a body scrub ($10), underwear ($14), travel kit ($25) Total savings 39! Pretty exciting, huh!
So, then I get home the other day and find out they have a promotion for Facebook fans. All you have to do is become a Facebook fan and then they give you a coupon for 2 pairs of FREE underwear with purchase. The catch was that I had to go on Sept. 1st only. So I went back to Victoria's Secret to get another purfume thing ($8) and 2 pair of underwear ($17). So I saved another $17.00. Not bad! By the way, does anyone know how to un-become a fan on Facebook? I do not want any more VS updates on my homepage (nor the half naked woman on my profile page).
Is this getting too long? Because I have another deal to share with you (hang in there, this one is good!). I have a gift card to American Eagle that I earned by answering surveys on this website (http://www.e-rewards.com/). It was for $25.00 and those who know me know I am way cheap when it comes to clothing. So I have had this giftcard for about 4 months and haven't been able to use it. Yesterday, I decided to check AE out and found they were having a sale on jeans and t-shirts (Buy One get one 50% off) which you could mix-and-match and included clearance items. So I tried on a pair of clearance jeans and found a t-shirt that I LOVE! I will spare the details on pricing, but all told, after giftcard, I got both for $15.50. NOT BAD. Gotta love free giftcards for answering surveys.