Today’s Social Shopping Deals

Don’t you just love the deals through all these great social shopping sites? I try my best to post all the online ones from all the sites, and I hope you’ll find some that strike your fancy. And remember, when you refer your friends, you get a little money to spend on deals in the future.

If you live in one of the metropolitan areas where these sites have local offers, be sure to subscribe to the email alerts so that you can take advantage of deals from restaurants, spas, and attractions near you!

Eversave

$17 to display your priceless family photos, artwork and keepsakes ($35 value)

Click here and choose Greenville.

$50 for $100 worth of custom-made men’s suits, shirts, pants, and more

Click here and choose Greenville.

Groupon

$29 for a Custom-Photo Clutch or $50 for a Custom-Photo Bucket Bag from SnapTotes.com


Click here; Choose Baltimore.

$25 for $50 Worth of Maternity and Nursing Clothing from Belly Dance Maternity


Click here; Choose Orange County.

$25 for $100 Worth of Photo Books at Picaboo

Click here; Choose Pittsburgh.

$40 for $100 Worth of Memory Preservation from ScanDigital Photo and Video Digitization

Click here; Choose Bakersfield.

$45 for a 16″x 20″ Gallery-Wrapped Canvas Including Shipping and Handling from Canvas on Demand ($126.95 Value)

Click here; Select Chicago.

$10 for $25 Worth of Nuts, Dried Fruit, and More from Nutty Guys


$25 for $75 Worth of Wine from Wine Insiders’ Online Store
Click here; Select Houston.

$25 for $50 Worth of Customizable Gifts from Zazzle.com
Click here; Choose Minneapolis-St. Paul

$20 for $40 Worth of Personalized Paper Products and Invitations from Between the Sheets Co.

$10 for $20 in Customizable Skins for  iPhones, iPods, Laptops, eReaders, etc. from GelaSkins

Click here; Select Philadelphia

$35 for a “Big Wall Graphic” Panoramic Wall Mural from LTL Prints ($84 Value)

Click here; Select Rochester

$39 for One 16″x20″x1.5″ Photo Reproduction Gallery-Wrapped Canvas from Picture it On Canvas ($125 Value)

Click here; Choose San Diego

$7 for One 8″ Mum Pot Delivered to Your Home from BidMyCrib.com

Click here; Choose Cincinnati.

The BidMyCrib.com site is a little confusing, so I thought I’d add these simple instructions for placing your order if you decide to purchase the mums:

  1. Click on link in Groupon deal named “Company Website” and then follow these easy steps:
  2. Select “Daily Deal Voucher” for Estimated Budget
  3. Select “7-15 Days” for How Soon Do You Want to Start?
  4. Select “Project Category” to choose your mums colors
  5. Type “Groupon Mums Order” in Project Title
  6. Type the # for each type of mum color you want in Project Description
  7. The remaining steps are no brainers.

Plum District

$15 for $30 Worth of Eco-Friendly Bags from Pouch Pals for Snacks on the Go!

This is an online deal available in any city.

Living Social

One 12”x18” (3/4” Deep) Gallery Wrap from Keepsake Canvas $36 (1/2 off)

Click here and select Twin Cities.

16-Page Hardcover Book of Photos converted from Facebook, Flickr and Digital Uploads $10 ($30 value). Take an extra $1 off the deal by liking Pixable on Facebook.

Click here and select Buffalo.

And don’t forget the great deals available from Tippr featured in one of my earlier posts.

FlexFlops Only $10

How many times have you gone somewhere all dressed up with your great shoes and regretted after a couple of hours that you didn’t have more comfortable footwear to replace those uncomfortable heels? I have never gone anywhere to dance that I didn’t shed my shoes and then was sorry about the way my feet looked after I’d danced around on a dirty floor or stepped in spilled beverages. Yuck! Well, no more! Here’s a pair of shoes that will fit easily into that cute little purse you’re toting.

FlexFlops are just what they sound like: flexible flip-flops. Roll them, stow them, then bust them out when your incredible strappies are just too much to bear. FlexFlops come in three materials (terry, twill, and microfiber) and each pair is accompanied by a matching pouch, for optimal stashing. From the basic to the super-blingin’, FlexFlops are an easy way to save your feet, without wrecking your outfit.

Swipe a pair now – $10 gets you $20 to spend at FlexFlop.Com! Perfect for avoiding unnecessary stress at airport security, saving a fresh pedicure, or as bridal, baby-shower, or birthday gifts, FlexFlops go anywhere you go. And if you think these would make great gifts, you can buy up to 20 vouchers! I think these would be great for a gift basket for bridal attendants.

This great deal is available through Tippr. Tippr is a social shopping community that works much like Groupon and jasmere, both of which I’ve already introduced to you. Here’s how Tippr works:

  1. Enter your email address and select the daily deal newsletter for your city. Every day, you will receive an email with your city’s promotions – Not 1, not 2, but 3 deals each day!
  2. The more people that buy our deals, the bigger the discount gets for everyone who buys it, so share Tippr with your friends, family, and colleagues. More members means more buying power and better deals.
  3. See a promotion you like? Click it, buy it, and once the deal closes, you’ll receive a voucher via email that you can print and redeem like a gift certificate at the business.




Would You Buy It For $1…

Or place an order if it’s FREE? Right now, One Kings Lane is giving new members a $15 store credit just for joining! Read on . . .

I browsed the current sales at One Kings Lane today and found lots of items that you can get for FREE or purchase for only $1 or under $5 with the $15 credit you get just for joining. How can you resist that deal?

FREE Stuff

This Sigg Water Bottle is only $14, so you get a $1 to use toward shipping!

This laptop sleeve from Built NY comes in various sizes. You can get the 12″-13″ one FREE.

These USB Buds from Built NY are the perfect way to transport your flash drive! You get four FREE! You’ll find them in two other colors/patterns. What a great stocking stuffer!

It’s Only $1!

If you own a laptop, you should protect it with a case from Built NY. These products are great. I found this 15″ Bumper Laptop Sleeve in Raspberry, and with your $15 credit, it only costs you $1!

This Built NY Laptop Sleeve in Fiery Orange comes in a variety of sizes. Get the 13.75 x 11.5 x .7 for only $1!

It’s the perfect time to fill your home with the scents of fall. How about one of these hand-poured Inked candles. They’re soy based, combined with beeswax and shea butter, and decadently blended for an exquisite long lasting fragrance. With eco-friendly glass vessels, Inked candles flatter the décor of any room and are proudly made in the USA. Lots of different fragrances in this sale and they’re all priced at $16, so you can get one for $1 if you’re a new member.

Check out these cool lime green Chantal mugs! You can get a set of four for one single dollar bill!

$4 For A High-Quality Case

Built NY has lots to choose from at One Kings Lane. There are several cases that will run you the bargain price of $4! Here’s a sampling:

One Kings Lane believes that living (and giving) well is more than just a fantasy. That’s why they feature the world’s best designer décor and home essentials, entertaining and travel needs, fantastic gift selections and more to their members at up to 70% off retail. There’s nothing glamorous or elegant about overspending on home décor. One Kings Lane works directly with the top brands you love to bring you a curated, inspirational selection – at truly sensational prices.

New sales launch daily at 8am PT/11am ET and last 72 hours. Or shop our hand-picked OKL Must Haves boutique. If nothing here strikes your fancy, there will be a whole new slate of new sales tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peek!

Get Free Lunch At Your Office or In Your Neighborhood

Who says there’s no free lunch? jasmere, that’s who!

Yep, jasmere’s Department of Fun and Prizes (DoFaP) is back at it. This time it’s $150 worth of FREE lunch on Friday Sept 24, 2010 (Contest ends at 11am ET, Friday 9/24/2010). Winners will be contacted via Facebook. Just go to the jasmere Facebook page and leave a wall post or comment on what you’d like to order (Pizza from that new Italian place? Chinese from down the block? Fresh salads from the organic bistro?). Then, tell all your friends, colleagues, etc. to “vote” for your lunch by clicking “like” beneath your comment.

The person who gets the most “likes” will get a call from jasmere headquarters Friday morning. You’ll give them your complete order, the phone number of the restaurant, your address, and they’ll take care of the rest. Up to $150 to spend…not bad for lunch, right?

Now, I’m thinking that if you’re in a city that doesn’t have jasmere yet, this contest would be a great way to tell them how much you love them and want them nearby. I’m asking all my Florence, South Carolina friends to jump in on this. Even if you don’t win lunch, maybe enough people will send the message that we would love to have jasmere in our city. I’m hoping Flossip Florence and Pee Dee Foodie might help spread the word about this one.

If you want to know more about jasmere and enter to win your choice of a jasmere deal or $20 to spend on jasmere, click here.

Free Shipping on Orders over $99 at BULX!

Launching today, BULX is offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99, and a flat shipping rate of $4.95 for orders under $99. What a great way to take advantage of their End of Summer Sale. Fabulous Finds for the Frugal indeed!

The Best of Wednesday’s Sample Sales

Biva.com

American Apparel is a leading basics brand for people of all ages, with both wholesale and retail divisions globally. There’s only one product in this sale–a ladies tank in sizes Small to Extra Large. But oh, what a sale! These tanks, in lots of colors, are only $7!

The Outer Banks sales event features Polos in a rainbow of colors for both men and women. Sizes range from Small to XXXL, and the price is right. Only $20!

Bulx

Check out the new sale today that features lots of items to help you furnish you perfect bedroom retreat. Merchandise sold quickly, but I found this great Heirloom Cherry Jewelry Box for only $47–50% off!

Gilt

Flirty but still work-appropriate, these dresses and tops from BCBG make chic pieces for transitioning into cooler temps. Swingy silhouettes feature pretty, oversize patterns and solids in deep fall hues. They pair nicely with the ample cardigans—some with handkerchief hems and softly structured lapels. Prices start at $59.

It’s hard to believe such opulent looks are so incredibly affordable. Here, tons of modern jewelry designers provide shining examples of their work. Think bright beaded necklaces, stackable rings and colorful chandelier earrings, to name a few. The leather wrap bracelets and fringe bead necklaces are particular standouts. Prices start at $16 and all of the pieces are under $75.

Taylor Swift, Tina Fey and Anne Hathaway have all given Cynthia Steffe their It Girl stamp of approval, thanks in part to the 2008 introduction of Shaun Kearney as the brand’s creative director. The label’s modern, feminine aesthetic is an A-list must-have, and it’s hard not to covet this selection: lightweight crochet lends a delicate touch to the white Charlotte dress. And neutrals refuse to go unnoticed in a range of curve-hugging fits, from the shoulder-baring Alex frock to the ponte sheath dress featuring panel seaming and zippered front pockets.

These accessories by Chan Luu add a free-spirited touch to everyday outfits. Start with multi-row wrap bracelets crafted from beads and leather cord, then move on to long, delicate necklaces dotted with tiny colored stones like carnelians. Add a fringy paisley scarf and chunky jade cocktail ring for just the right breezy, boho-chic attitude.

Were the colorful animals that grace these porcelain cups, bowls and plates plucked from a fairytale? Sort of: They inhabit a mythical forest dreamt up by their designer, Klaus Haapaniemi. Named after the Finnish word for “magic,” the Taika pattern features graceful foxes and majestic owls posed against wintry white and blue backgrounds. The Satumetsä line, meanwhile, concentrates on a young blue deer surrounded by pale green leaves and grass, representing the fruits of summer. Prices on these beautifully hued table settings start at $46.

HauteLook

LEILA Jewelry has created an eclectic line of Southern California fun meets downtown New York chic. LEILA Jewelry embodies the woman with many different fashion sensibilities by using color, hardware, and unique materials….making that stylish look with everyday wearability.

LEILA Jewelry has been featured in Lucky, InStyle, Elle Girl, InTouch, Glamour, and OK! Magazine and has enhanced the wardrobes of Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Jessica Simpson, Hilary Duff, Hayden Panettiere, Britney Spears, and Lauren Conrad just to name a few of the countless celebrity clients. I just love these initial pendants at only $29!

ideeli

Costume jewelry is bigger than fine jewelry these days. Frankly, we’re of the mindset that as long as it sparkles you can count us in. And it appears we’re not alone, the runways this season were absolutely swimming in costume jewelry of every size, shape, and form. So when we spotted this sparkling round up of crystal creations from Jardin, we were officially in love. From princess cut stud earrings to Art Deco-inspired bracelets, each and every stone used in this stunning collection is set by the same artisans that work with diamonds and other precious gems. When you have that level of craftsmanship, real stone or no, the effect is nothing short of dazzling.

For clothing that gives you a boost of energy, look toward Hype’s flirty, feminine dresses, which are gilded in graphic patterns and unique color combinations. Hype has been marrying a distinctly vintage look with bold, modern designs since 1984, striking the perfect balance between sophisticated and playful. Hype’s masterminds use bright colors and a daring mix of motifs that transform fabrics like silk, chiffon, tweed, and vintage crepe into modern must-haves.

Founded in the spring of 1997, the exclusive Sanctuary design house captures the unique L.A. vibe of laid-back luxury. Led by creative director Debra Polanco, Sanctuary champions the idea that your life should be lived in a manner of your own choosing-and no one else’s. The signature Sanctuary fit is one part drape, and one part drama: details like expertly placed pleating, perfectly deep V-necks, and sweeping hemlines show that elegance can be easy, and that sexy can be subtle.

Life of the party, meet your new life-of-the-party dress. Gracia makes the type of festive frocks that every girl needs in her repertoire. From one-arm colorblock dresses to sweet lace babydolls to elegant cocktail styles, there’s something for everyone and every taste. But as diverse as their aesthetic may be, all of these frocks have a few things in common: an effortless ease, a thigh-skimming hemline, and the ability to earn you the best-dressed award at any party. Whether you want to be the center of attention or blend in with the crowd, this selection of beautiful dresses has you covered.

Hannah Jo has designed and manufactured luxurious women’s wear for over thirty years, and combines the precise artistry of French fashion with a hip L.A. vibe. This blend of cool and refined explains why the label’s pieces are frequently spotted on Hollywood style icons. Hannah Jo blouses, tank tops, and dresses are lauded for their toss-on-and-go glamour. Equally appropriate for a day of shopping along Rodeo Drive as they are for a night out, these creations stand alone in their flexibility, as well as their interpretation of modern romance.

Back in the ‘80s, owning a Members Only jacket was pretty much the apparel equivalent of a golden ticket. Flashing that signature label got you into exclusive clubs with VIP treatment the world over. Fast-forward twenty years, and the brand is back, and it must be said, better than ever. After its relaunch two years ago, it took about one nanosecond for the fabulous folks to come flocking. Zack Efron and Pharrell have already been spotted wearing the newly released men’s collection. Sadly, the label alone won’t get you past the velvet ropes these days, but it will earn you lots of street cred (and plenty of compliments).

Savvy mother/daughter team Kathy and Maya Ganon know how rare it is to find a good-looking handbag that does more than just carry your daily must-haves. The perfect bag has to look good, feel good, and augment a range of ensembles. Determined to solve the problem using fine leather, denim and Swarovski crystals, they founded their company in 1995. Originally launching in Israel, the Gannons started making bags that did not sacrifice function for form-or vice versa. They called the company “Lionel” because they felt their offerings were as regal and loyal as a lion. Three years ago, the lion started a manufacturing branch in Chicago, so each of these bags was Made in the USA. Now that’s definitely something to roar about.

With the crisp days of fall now here, it’s time to trade in those strappy summer sandals for something knockout and a tad more substantial. Charles by Charles David’s sprightly shoe collection specializes in quirky, playful styles with a decidedly European flair. Your fall starts now with this standout selection: lace-up peep-toe booties, cage-like sandals, and a handful of other anything-but-ordinary designs. With features like padded insoles, comfort molded soles, and elasticized straps, your toes will never know the meaning of the word “tired” again.

When it comes to offering highly regarded kitchen goods, few brands can rival Mason Cash’s trusted reputation for quality, function, and design. With origins that date back more than 200 years, this British brand’s assortment of mixing bowls, baking dishes, culinary basics, and even pet accessories is still crafted out of traditional materials with modern updates that allow them to go right into the oven, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. Crafted in easy-use shapes and treated with textures to aid gripping, these products will instantly become treasured additions to your cooking repertoire.

Luxury Hut

This Très Chic Styling “Secrets” event is loaded with must-have wardrobe pieces that you may not want to talk about but you cannot go without! Start by improving your rear view with original innovation from Spanx, with a selection of body-shaping hosiery to tame your tummy and smooth your body. Don’t miss Wolford’s selection of luxury tights, pantyhose and leggings with isothermal technology that can reportedly keep you warm in -45 degree temperatures.

Modnique

On occasion, prices at Modnique sales are pretty exorbitant, and I just don’t feel comfortable promoting a piece of jewelry that has a price tag in the five-figure range–especially not in this economy. But today is not one of those days. I found lots to love in today’s sales!

My Tribe is one of my favorite fashion lines because of the fit and beautiful drape of the pieces and for the price. You can find a great looking top in this sale for about $12 and this dress is only $23.

Handbags are one of my weaknesses, and I splurged today–but just a little. These gorgeous bags from Tosca are priced to sell and I found myself tempted to buy more than one. Prices range from $24 to $76 and most bags were priced on the lower end of the scale. If you don’t like the color in the thumbnails, don’t fret! Click on the item because there are more to choose from.

Sample Sales for Bitty Buyers

Beyond the Rack ~ Sale Starts 11 AM ET

Bring joy to the joy in your life with one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational children’s toys, Melissa & Doug. This wondrous collection enables your child to learn to play piano, play with animal train sets, snuggle up in alligator sleeping bags, and more. These pieces will keep them smiling (and learning) for hours on end.

Biva.com ~ On Sale NOW!

Apples & Oranges Kids Clothes offers a wonderful collection of beautifully designed clothes for customers who appreciate individuality and simplicity. The company specializes in clothing for children from newborn to eight years old, and carries fashions from the hippest designers, including Meli Meli, Kingsley, Cakewalk, Made U Look, Dani Tutu, Harajuka Lovers, Joe’s, and more. Prices range from $11 to $14. All of these pieces would look great monogrammed or adorned with your baby’s name.

Gilt ~ On Sale NOW!

Darling children’s furniture can turn a simple nursery into a truly enchanted space: just take these stools, cabinets, toy chests and more, festooned with animals, polka dots and fairies. Indeed, cute table-and-chair sets provide perfect stages for pretend tea parties, while colorful floor easels allow creative tykes to make chalkboard masterpieces. Prices in this collection start at $24.

Whether it’s cable-knit sweaters or print dresses you’re looking for, Olive Juice will keep your kids classically chic. This sale offers an array of basic items, with a particular focus on lovely dresses. The top shown–Zoey–is $27. It takes repeated viewings to make out all the details — check out the pockets on the Patches dress or the button detail on the Highland shorts — but the expert tailoring and unfailing eye for color will be obvious on first glance.

HauteLook ~ Sale Starts at 11 AM ET

Luca Soussan was born on the 23rd of September in 2002. Shortly after his birth, Luca was diagnosed with a skin condition commonly known as Eczema, as well as with Asthma. Due to his condition, his father, Serge Soussan, who has been in the textile and garment business for over 20 years, was inspired to develop a line of hypoallergenic fabrics to accommodate Luca and others who share the same condition. The moment of realization hit when Luca uttered his first words: “my blankee”.

My Blankee has become known for a variety of plush blankets that offer unique textures and a luxurious, soft touch. But blankets are not the only things offered, My Blankee has also developed other silky, soft products like robes, hooded towels, bedding and car seat covers.

ideeli ~ Sale Starts Noon ET

For clothing that will make your tot simultaneously stylish and comfortable, look toward Hype’s playful tops and bottoms with stand-out graphic patterns and unique color combinations. Founded in 1984 by Fashion Institute of Technology alum Elizabeth Angleton, Hype is known for its laid-back Californian luxe look that incorporates bold, modern, designs. Choose from fluttery tie-dye swing shifts, paisley-print frocks, and tiered ruffle dresses to tickle your little one’s fancy and imagination. Versatile, functional, and ultra-wearable, these looks will become instant favorites for both you and your wee stylephile.

The Mini Social ~ New Sales Start 10 AM ET

Using a bright color palette and clever design features, coco bonbons has taken some of the universal loves of children and brought them to life on coats and separates. Parents will appreciate the quality fabrics and detailed embroidery of these wearable works-of-art while children will treat the clothes like a favorite toy–they won’t go anywhere without them.

Le Toy Van designs, manufactures and distributes original painted, wooden toys. Started in 1983, they have a longstanding commitment to quality toys. Their toys include Fairyland, dolls house, mini-world, traditional toys, farms, pirate adventure, fantasy, castles and modular medieval village inspiring imaginative play.

O K K I E S (ah-keez?) n.: plural of Okkie, familiar form of Oscar ~ When the designer added motherhood to her resume with the birth of Hugo and, later, Oscar – nicknamed Okkie by his big brother, she was anxious to find boy-appropriate clothing that met the needs of her sons who were constantly on the move. Choices seemed locked into a few silhouettes merchandised in standard demins, fleeces and twills, in boy-accepted primary colors.

OKKIES, initially just for boys, started with four pant silhouettes merchandised in a variety of fashion-forward colorations and menswear patterns. Now, the line is available to girls–feminine, but not frilly,
OKKIES girls’ wear features full line silhouettes from bottoms to tops, dresses and skirts, for size 24 months to 12 years. OKKIES boys’ wear features a line of long, cropped and short pants, t’s to shirts, zip-ups and hoodies, available for sizes 6 months to 12 years. Priced at $14 to $22.

Stella shines. Whoever wears it stands out in a crowd. The colorful, versatile pieces fire up the imagination. Brilliant hues, bold patterns and unique details encourage an individual sense of style. It’s fashion that looks right for today and every day. From preppy to edgy, Stella clothes are made to last, to be treasured and lived in for a long time. Isn’t this dress beautiful? Prices start at $25.

Pebbled and patent leather, velvet trim and gold, silver and copper metallics are all prominent features on the season’s ballerina flats, a new styles for Pazitos. Boys footwear runs the gamut from plain but sophisticated loafers to funkier bowling-styles shoes in colors like red, brown, olive and navy. Ankle boots are also popular. The girls T-strap, Mary Janes have had a steady following as well: Bronze and Pink, Silver and Gold and Pink and Red have all been popular color combinations. Priced around $32.

Totsy ~ On Sale NOW!

MY-BANDS mission is to apply today’s technology to help protect and improve the life of every individual. MY-BANDS products offer the easiest way available to consolidate your medical and identification information. MY-MED and MY-ID can help protect and save your life! $14.99.

Pawparazzi aren’t just plush toys, they’re little pets living big lives! Pawparazzi Pets have unique personalities that encourage young girls to use their imaginations to unlock and explore the exciting world of these tiny superstars. The pets inspire individual expression and creativity and encourage social interaction and collaborative play. Prices start at just $6!

We all know that the family dog is as much a part of the family as the kids, so why not treat your pooch to a new stylish collar or leash? Lots of styles and sizes to choose from in fun patterns and bright colors give your best friend a fun new look for fall. $14 to $18.

Comfortable and stylish, Wee Squeak shoes are great for any season and a perfect fit for all occasions! With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, Wee Squeak shoes have a squeaker located in the sole that helps children learn to walk properly without even realizing they’re being taught! These precious baby shoes are only $10.

Designed with love and comfort in mind, Beibi shoes are the ideal combination of quality and fashion and perfect for all occasions! Beibi shoes are dedicated to designing the best shoes for your toughest little customer. $10.

Jollybaby understands little ones and creates products designed specifically for babies & toddlers from birth to 3 years old, introducing little ones to the world around them using specific details and features designed to create and promote curiosity, positive awareness, sensory progression & creative imagination. Jolly Baby’s clever and beautiful infant development toys are imaginative, fun, creative and innovative and geared to enhance the parent & child experience in a fun, loving, nurturing and positive way. This play station is priced at $38.99.

Celebrate “Baby’s First Christmas” with Elegant Baby’s Christmas themed toys, blanket and jumpsuit. They make the perfect gift. This blanket would be adorable for a baby the is due in late November or early December. I can just see it monogrammed in the green. Start your Christmas shopping early! Prices in this sale start at $7.

zulily ~ On Sale NOW!

In a market full of fashionable girl’s apparel, how clothes actually fit is something that sets this brand apart from others. Hype’s motto of “fit and fashion” ensures that every piece they design will not only have a great look to it, but a great fit and feel as well. Giving your little girl the confidence to feel beautiful is what Hype clothing is all about. This Flower Neck Dress, at $21.99, is just beautiful!

This boutique worthy collection from Mary James is all you need to make your little ones look as sweet as can be! These overalls, all lit up for Christmas, are too cute for words! The smocking you love is back with this new line of classic pieces to choose from! Whether you’re looking for something with a little holiday cheer, or a staple for their wardrobe, this collection is sure to suit your fancy. “Fancy” is a fun word. Prices in this sale start at $17.99.

When she enters a room, all eyes will be on her—thanks to the showstopper on her head! Screaming Beauty’s baby through teen headbands, and mesh and crochet hats are bedecked with big, bold, beautiful blossoms with dazzling centers. Raspberry-rose, peach-pink … every shade is gorgeous, and each handcrafted bloom’s crystal color is unique. We’re not surprised they’ve graced baby magazine covers!

Cool new threads for your boy! Created by a veteran Nordstrom buyer, Dogwood’s well-made clothes have witty attitude, classic styling, and comfy details. We’ve got pants and shorts for your growing boy, plus vintage-look graphic tees, polos and sweatshirts with funny messages. Plus a jack-o-lantern sweatshirt for Halloween. We wish we had a “sister for sale” tee when we were little. Prices range from $9.99 to $24.99.

New Sales Starting Today at zulily. . .

A Wish Come True also manufactures a whimsical line of dreamy dress up apparel! Whether she feels like being a princess, a genie, a pirate, or even a Dalmatian, we’re here to grant her every want and wish. Let her look through this marvelous event so she can select her favorite pieces to add to her dress up box. Don’t forget to accessorize with magic wands and halos!

For over 15 years, A Wish Come True has been designing delicate dancewear for recitals, competitions, and seasonal performances. Since reliable fit is of paramount importance, they fit-test every style on custom-made mannequins so your little ballerina hits the stage in style! From leotards to tutus, their products truly define quality, comfort, and timeless appeal. Prices start at $10.99.

Other sales featured at zulily today include Sama Baby, Inglesina, Fierce Mamas, Popsie Organics, My Blankee, Dr. Seuss, and vFish.

These Dr. Seuss Onesies are just $9.99 and I think I like them on a tot! I think I like them quite a lot!

Got The Hump Day Blues?

It’s hump day and the work week is half over . . . but you’re dragging and longing for the weekend. Feel like singing the blues? Well, I thought I’d show you a trick for coming up with your own version of the blues! Try it out! Click here to sing the blues!

Wednesday’s Groupons

You’ll love Groupon! Not sure how it works. Click here to learn more!

$7 for a One-Year Subscription to “Style” Magazine


Click here and choose Baltimore.

$20 for $40 Worth of Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Brownie Gifts from Fairytale Brownies


Click here and choose Boise.

$10 for $20 Worth of Everyday Essentials from Soap.com


Click here and choose Brooklyn.

$25 for $75 Worth of Wine from Wine Insiders’ Online Store


Click here and choose Lincoln.

$29 for a Custom Photo Clutch ($59.95 Value) or $50 for a Custom Photo Bucket Bag ($104.95 Value) from SnapTotes.com


Click here, choose Louisville and look for the side deal.

$25 for $50 Worth of Gear and Apparel at Backcountry.com


Click here and choose Milwaukee.

$20 for $40 Worth of Eco-Friendly Apparel, Accessories, and Gear for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids from Organiclayette.com


Click here, choose Milwaukee, and click on the side deal.

$40 for $80 Worth of Custom Photo Canvas Printing from CanvasPop


Click here and choose Ottawa.

$19 for a Medium Personalized Bagettes Cosmetic Bag ($41 Value)


Click here, choose Providence, and click on the side deal.

$15 for $30 Worth of Online Custom-Designed Clothing at Skreened


Click here, choose San Antonio, and click on the side deal.

$25 for $50 Worth of Posters, Prints, Framed Decorative Art, and More from Barewalls.com


Click here, choose St. Louis, and click on the side deal.

$10 for $25 Worth of Nuts, Dried Fruit, and More from Nutty Guys


Click here and choose Spokane.

Jasmere Review & Giveaway

A few months ago, I was asked to take $20 and spend it on a jasmere deal. I was assured that $20 would go a long way with jasmere, but I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical. These days, $20 doesn’t go far at all! But I was wrong . . .

Here’s how jasmere gets unbelievable bargains for a song . . . jasmere seeks out lesser-known specialty retailers that deserve national attention. Their team of New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC- based shopaholics personally test every featured product, using jasmere’s negotiating power to offer you an exclusive discount. But don’t let the low prices fool you! Every merchant featured on jasmere meets high standards of quality. Just because you’ve never heard of some of these online retailers, don’t think that their products and services aren’t some of the best out there. jasmere guarantees satisfaction with their featured deals.

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Let me tell you about a few of the things I’ve purchased using jasmere vouchers. . .

  • I bought these great silhouette charms from Bonbon Charms for $16 each. The voucher is worth $40. The charms are priced at $40 each, and I bought one with my granddaughter’s name on it and another with my grandson’s name. So I spent $32 to get $80 worth of jewelry–a savings of $38!
  • When I saw the jasmere from jasmere at only $16 each. I applied my two vouchers toward the purchase of this purse and got the bag for $32 (from my jasmere purchase) plus $20 of my own money. Bottom line–I got a $100 bag for $52. I carried it along to a community theatre outing this weekend, and everyone who saw it wanted to know where I got that “darling purse.”
  • I bought five $40 vouchers for $17 each (total of $85) vouchers for some of the most beautiful jewelry I’ve ever seen at Jococo Jewelry. I haven’t used these vouchers yet, but I’ve got my eye on several things, like these beautiful Positano Earrings priced at $80. When I purchase these, I will have spent $34 for an $80 pair of earrings.

I like lots of the other collective buying sites like Groupon and Eversave, but of all the ones I’ve tried, I prefer jasmere, and here’s why:

  • jasmere deals are always online deals only, which means that anybody can take advantage of the deal regardless of where they live. With Groupon, the you have to search out an online deal if Groupon isn’t in your city of residence.
  • Like jasmere, Eversave has online deals, but Eversave deals are for typically for things that I wouldn’t buy for myself. Don’t get me wrong . . . I’ve bought Eversave deals that I’ve used to help me market my blog (fancy fortune cookies) and to purchase edible gifts for someone else. Thus far, I haven’t treated myself with any of the Eversave deals. That’s not to say I won’t have an opportunity to do so, but so far, I’m finding it more about my giving to others (which I love to do) than about splurging on me. Don’t we all want an opportunity to splurge on ourselves at a great deal? jasmere allows me to do that AND buy gifts for others.
  • jasmere deals last for 24 hours only. I don’t want to wait several days to get a new deal if I don’t like the current one. I look forward to checking out the new deal each day at jasmere.
  • And here’s the greatest thing about jasmere to me–the deal may be introduced at a specific price, but as more people commit to buy, the price goes down! I love it when that happens! For example, when I bought my charms, the deal started out at $18, but by the end of the deal, the price had dropped to $16!

Today’s jasmere deal is a double feature: You can get tags, photo mats and lots of other goodies from Any Random Jane and/or Lunchbox Love by Say Please. Click here to find out all the details.

GIVEAWAY

jasmere will give one lucky winner $20 to spend on a jasmere deal. And I will a jasmere deals to two more lucky winners. One of them is today’s deal, and I’ll decide as the contest period goes on what the other deal will be.

You can earn several entries, but the first entry is MANDATORY. You must LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY.

  1. MANDATORY ENTRY ~ Register at jasmere. Should you win, you must be registered with jasmere to receive your prize.
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Contest ends Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 11:59 ET. Winner will be announced Friday, October 8, 2010.

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The WINNER of the jasmere Giveaway ($20 into you jasmere account) is

Cheryl
mommyfinch@sbcglobal.net

Thanks everyone for entering! Cheryl, please email me at contact@pennywisepanache.com and provide me with your jasmere User Name so that I can get your $20 jasmere dollars credited to your account!

I hope all of you will enjoy jasmere! It’s one of my new favorite things!

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