A Change of Pace this Holiday Shopping Season 2012

On Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Tell everyone you can about what you are doing and why it matters. Join a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

And together we’ll create ways to give more, give better and give smarter.

What a great way to get everyone thinking about the true spirit of Christmas…Giving!!! What are you going to give?

 

Happy GIVING!!!

Raincheck, Raincheck, Raincheck

 

 

There is nothing more frustrating during the holiday shopping season than running to a store to get the perfect gift for someone and the shelves are empty!! Luckily there is a solution to ease your frustrations. RAINCHECKS!!!! When you find the shelves bare, make your way up to the customer service desk and request a Raincheck. A Raincheck will ensure you will get the product you want at the price that was advertised! This will add a little bit of time to your shopping trip, waiting to get a Raincheck, but in the long run you will be saving money!

This happened to me today! I hurried to Target today to get the Lego Friends house that was advertised for $64.99 and they didn’t have any. The gentleman at the customer service desk was more than happy to help me with a raincheck for the Lego’s.

This is a get tip not only this time of year but anytime you shop and especially when you shop with coupons!!!!

Make sure you keep the Rainchecks in a special spot in your coupon organization system or wallet and watch the expiration dates on the Rainchecks. And check back with the retailer regularly to see if the product has been restocked.

Happy Savings!!!!

Family Time

The Holidays is most cherished for me when I get to spend time of with my family. And time with family tends to get overlooked during the busyness of holiday shopping, Christmas cards and parties, but Groupon has some great deals right now on things you can do with the family!!

Here are the great deals available to those of us in the Denver/Colorado areas:

 

 

The Ice Castles- Steamboat Springs, CO

  • $15 for admission for two to The Ice Castles (a $30 value)
  • $28 for admission for four to The Ice Castles (a $60 value) 

Though the dates may be subject to weather, the castle is expected to open in late December and close in early March. It’s open from noon to 10 p.m. on Monday–Friday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Limit 1 per person and may buy 20 as gifts. Expires February 1, 2013

 

The Ponds at Southlands- Aurora

  • $10 for ice-skating admission with skate rental for two at The Pond (a $20 value)
  • $18 for ice-skating admission with skate rental for four at The Pond (a $40 value) 

Opening on November 19, The Pond lets skaters glide and slide across an outdoor ice rink located on Southlands Town Square. Each option includes rental of figure or hockey skates, and purchasers can also present their Groupon to receive a 50% discount on four weeks of skating lessons, offered on Saturday mornings through January 31. Expires January 15, 2013

 

For a little girl in your life:

Sweet and Sassy- Aurora

27 for a Crazy for Cupcakes spa package (a $54 value)

  • Mini manicure with cupcake nail art
  • Shimmery makeup application
  • Updo with cupcake hair scent
  • Goody bag
  • Coupon for one mini cupcake from Bliss Cupcakes
  • $5 voucher good for a subsequent visit 

$174.50 for a 90-minute Pop Star Party for up to eight girls (a $349 value)

The Pop Star party provides guests with makeovers including updos, hair extensions, makeup, and stage-worthy attire. After practicing their dance moves, the girls take to the stage with inflatable guitars to perform a hit single. Party guests receive a band photo, and the birthday girl gets a music-video DVD and a headset to take home. Expires 120 days after purchase.

 

Check out all of the other deals here. Groupons are available for dinners, horseback riding for the family, Ziplining (this would be perfect if the weather is nice), massages for the couple…the list goes on and on. Take advantage of the savings and enjoy some family or couple time!

 

Happy Savings!

 

Walmart Cyber Week shopping ad 2012

Walmart has released their Cyber Week shopping specials. If you are looking for a tablet for your kids, a scooter, clothing and electronics, check out their online ad here!!  Remember to check for online coupon codes and compare their prices to other online retailers to ensure you are getting the BEST deals!!

Happy shopping!!!!

Shopping tips for Cyber weekend 2012

 

Now that Black Friday has passed, it is time to think about Cyber Weekend sales! Cyber weekend sales this year (2012) promise to just as big or bigger than Black Friday deals and most online retailers have promised to extend their Cyber deals well into next week.

Here are some tips to remember while doing your holiday shopping online this year:

Always check out Amazon. Amazon has just about everything you could ever ask for on their site. Watch for Amazons Lightning Deals! These are deals posted every hour on products and discounts are promised to even deeper than normal! But move quickly on these deals, they go quick!

Take advantage of free shipping as well.

Walmart.com is offering great deals all week-long. It is the time to look for great deals on electronics and toys. Walmart has promised the best savings event ever this year and is offering free shipping to customers homes, as well as free ship to store and a new option of pay with cash. Order online, go to store within 48 hours, present your order number, pay in store, ship to your home.

Remember to check out Ebates.com. You can Sign up for and shop Ebates.com and earn cash back on every purchase. Who doesn’t want to make some money while shopping???
I have some pointers for cyber shopping:
Always remember to use reputable sites and sites that your anti-virus software recognizes as safe sites.
Use only one or two credit cards when online shopping. This helps you keep better track of your purchases and receipts.
Always, always, always compare prices. Odds are you can find better deals when you compare.
And check the online store policy on price matching. Some online stores will match the prices of their competitors.
And let’s not forget our coupons!!!!! Take some time to search for online coupons and coupon codes for the sites you are shopping. Retailmenot.com is a great online resource for coupon codes and online coupons for all of your online retailers!!!
Be safe shopping online this shopping season!!!