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It’s all about the labels

Published November 29, 2011 by sweetcraftastrophe

Morning,

Hope you’re Tuesday is starting off to a fabulous one! So last night as I was writing today’s post I totally got ahead of myself and realized that to shop for healthy products you need to learn the basics of food labels. Yea I know it kind of sucks but you just have to do it and trust me you’ll be better off for it in the future 🙂
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Cyber Monday Craze!

Published November 23, 2011 by sweetcraftastrophe

Good Afternoon!

Happy hump day! I know today is a busy day for all of you lovelies because it’s Thanksgiving eve. Don’t want to wake up at the crack of dawn to shop in the madness on Friday? Well who could blame you! That’s why Cyber Monday is every lazy shoppers dream day! Two shopping holiday’s in one week I mean it doesn’t get any better than this! Just like Black Friday I would advise you to make a plan of attack to the reap the best rewards. Also since you will be shopping online make sure to check if the website is safe and secure. Here’es a few tips and tricks to make the most of your Cyber Monday!

Tips for Cyber Monday

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  1. Be thorough in your research by utilizing all of the resources the Internet provides, particularly social media networks, to compare prices and search for online-only bargains that guarantee you’ll save money.
  2. Update your home computer’s anti-virus software and security tools before you start shopping, and if using a wireless connection, make sure it’s encrypted with a password.
  3. Don’t Procrastinate! Prices and inventories change quickly online this time of year, so to ensure that you get what you’re looking for, shop and order early.
  4. Carefully review every online retailer’s terms and conditions, as well as their return policies, as they vary industry-wide.
  5. Beware of certain promotional emails requesting personal information or promising a special deal. Usually, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  6. Create or update new online passwords that are unique and difficult to steal — avoid pet names, birthdays, etc., and incorporate numbers and characters.
  7. Use credit cards instead of debit cards, as you’ll be better protected from fraud and face less liability in the event of your card number being stolen.
  8. Shop only on certifiably secure websites: look for web addresses beginning with https:// and double check that you’re on a secure connection before entering personal information.
  9. Be smart about where you disclose personal information — including phone numbers, addresses, and financial information — and avoid doing business with unverifiable entities.
  10. Look for delivery guarantees from online retailers and always keep hard copies of email confirmations of orders and delivery statuses.
  11. Seek out the freebies that some retailers include on orders of a particular size or volume; keep them for yourself or use them as stocking stuffers.

Shopping Codes

Juicy Couture $50 off $200 – GIFTED (expires Dec. 18)

Ann Taylor  40 percent off – THANKS (expires Nov. 27)

Steve Madden  25 percent off + free shipping – TURKEY (expires Nov. 24)

Benefit Cosmetics free high beam mini with $35 purchase – HLDYMINI (expires Nov. 28)

Kiehl’s $20 off $65 – HOLIDAY (expires Dec. 31)

Bliss 15 percent off $240 on Bio-Medical Research Products – THANKSBM (expires Nov. 29)

Saks Fifth Avenue free shipping on all orders – HOLIDAY (expires Nov. 29)

 Top Sites

Piperlime

Sephora  use code “SHIP4FREE” on all orders!

Free floral clutch with 8 samples inside when you purchase $25 worth of product.  Enter coupon code CLUTCH4U to receive your floral metallic clutch.  Can’t be combined w/other coupon codes.

Amazon

Overstock

Target

Macy’s

DSW  The only stipulation to this site is that you must be a DSW rewards member. You can sign up here  and enter promo code “CYBER25”

Bath and Body Works

Kohl’s

Banana Republic  use code “BRJUMP30”

Nordstrom   up to 50% off on sale items

Enjoy your thanksgiving , Black Friday! I’d love to see some of your shopping finds so feel free to comment on your fabulous finds!

Have a sweet day!

xoxo,

Battling Black Friday

Published November 18, 2011 by sweetcraftastrophe
Morning,

It is exactly one week from the most wonderful shopping holiday of the year…BLACK FRIDAY! It’s one crazy, hectic and yet fulfilling day filled with some amazing deals! You’ll get all the tips and tricks to becoming a deal catching diva! Alright so let’s get to dominating the sales and becoming a frugal fashionista! Just to note, I have not included ALL stores because well that post would literally take FOREVER! I’ve chosen a few select stores with the most deals available and also included links for you to browse through.

All these great deals and even more can be found here


TARGET

**Shopping Alert** Target will be open at midnight on Friday November 25 so mark your calenders!

    P.S. – Don’t forget to buy your DVD’s here!


    JC PENNEY

    • JCP has way way way too many deals to choose from but just an FYI the store opens at 4am and has deals till 1 pm!
    • One of the best deals are the boots featured on page 1 of the ad and they also offer some others online as well.
    • JCP Deals

    MACY’S

    Shopping Alert** Macy’s will be open at midnight on Friday, November 25 to start the shopping frenzy!



      CHARMING CHARLIE

      There isn’t a set list of items for Charming Charlie but based on previous years they will have some great deals and steals for you accessory loving junkies! 

      Charming Charlie

      KOHL’S

      For every $50 you spend you earn $15 in Kohl’s cash

       Battle Plan

      You’ve finished hoarding yourself with turkey, ham, prime rib and all the delicious sides and a few pieces of pie 😉 and now you decide to lug yourself off the couch and head over to join the other shopping fanatics. Whether this is your first mad dash on Black Friday or you’re a seasoned vet there are a few things everyone should know.
      1. Like all major events, you MUST research where you’d like to go and craft a list of your must have items. Make sure to add the prices to your list and double check them!
      2. Shop strategically, with an emphasis on planning ahead and using common sense. Black Friday is not a day to roam aimlessly as some deals are time sensitive which means you’ll have to be punctual.
      3. The most important thing to remember is not to get ripped off! Sure scoring a great deal will make you happy but don’t succumb to marketing tricks. As long as you know you paid a fair price then you should be happy with your purchases.
      4. If you’re not up for dealing with throngs of deal hungry shoppers there’s always Cyber Monday.
      5. Have fun!

      Happy shopping and don’t forget to share the amazing deals you find with us! Your comments are always welcome!

      Have a sweet day!

      xoxo,