Thursday, March 12, 2009

Recession Proofing Your Shopping Habits!

Now as many of you already know, I love to indulge myself in the realm of shopping and all things cute, but Kelly, one of my favorite bloggers has challenged her fellow bloggers to come together and help each other save some money!

First and foremost, I love coupons! This is a great site that has coupon codes for tons of different e-commerce websites, like Victoria's Secret!

Another good way to get coupons and insider deals, is to become an insider! Many stores offer perks to people who sign up to their emailing list, although it may be annoying, those coupons can really help out! What I like to do is sign up to emailing lists under my "junk" email, that way my personal email isn't getting full from spam, then when I want to go shopping, I check my junk email and find out what deals are going on.

Yesterday, for example, I got an email letting me know that Vera Bradley not only has a new line (which I love) but they are also giving email members a special offer on a cute headband that matches the new line! Excellent! Another great retail rewards program is through American Eagle, when you become an All Access Member they keep track of how much $ you spend at their stores, and then send you coupons and birthday discounts!

Here is a quick list of some of the insider programs I've joined:
-Bed, Bath, and Beyond
-Victoria's Secret
-American Eagle
-Vera Bradley
-Best Buy Reward Zone (for the beach cruiser lovers out there!)

Many of you home decorating enthusiasts probably already know that Bed, Bath, and Beyond sends out 20% of an item coupons in the mail, almost every week. But what you may not know, is that even though they have an expiration date, they NEVER expire. And what's even better is you can stock up on the coupons, and use more than one at a time- Genius! This comes in handy when you need to get a gift, or are ready to revamp your living room with picture frames, throw rugs/pillows, and a new set of decorative candles!

Best of luck and Happy Shopping/Saving!


Mare said...

I never knew there was a coupon site...I just bookmarked it. Thanks!

Life with Lindsey said...

Dude, you have to hook me up! I need coupons haha