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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This Week's Deals On The Radar

THIS WEEK'S DEALS ON THE RADAR

Thanks for visiting my Blog and I hope you are finding the information we share here useful. There are some awecome coupon codes in my previous blog posts for Beall's Department Store, Destination Maternity, A Pea In The Pod, Motherhood Maternity and some others that are valid. In addition, here are some of the Best of the Best on this week's Deals Radar. Happy Shopping and be sure to tune in to our Deals On The Radar information weekly!

Calendars.com is having a 3 Day Clearance Sale where you can save 50% on 2010 calendars. The sale began today and is effective thru March 25th. Check out the 1/2 off savings by clicking below:

50% Off Clearance Sale at Calendars.com. Shop Now!

Country Store Catalog's $6, $8 and $10 Sale Continues. Some prices have now been slashed to as low as 99 cents on certain items! Click thru their ad to be taken to their site and click on the red sale link on top.

Country Store Catalog

Crocs is having a Feel The Love promotion just in time for Spring where you can get 20% off all regularly priced Crocs items on their website even including New Arrivals. Simply use code FEELTHELOVE20 at checkout. This code is valid thru March 28th so it's a great time to shop. While you are there, check out the fabulous deals in the Crocs Outlet up to 70% off! A click on the ad below will take you there.

Crocs, Inc.

Disney Store is having it's Spring Sale right now with savings of up to 50% off! Shop the many great selections on sale now by visiting thru this link: DisneyStore.com Spring Sale has arrived! Shop now for savings up to 50%!

Drugstore.com New Customer Appreciation Offer. I just love Drugstore.com and most times you get Free Shipping on any orders over $25, plus they run fabulous specials that you often can't beat in the local store. There are some exceptions on the Free Shipping offer depending on what you purchase. Any new customer to Drugstore.com can take $5 off a $30 order or $10 off a $50 order by clicking the special promotion button below.

drugstore.com, inc.

Drugstore.com Get Ready For Spring Sale - For existing customers, check out the Get Ready For Spring Sale going on now. Save up to 50% on your favorite brands and get Free Shipping. Click the promotional banner below to start shopping and check out all the great deals:

drugstore.com, inc.

eBags is having a sitewide Markdown Madness Sale now thru Sunday, March 28th at midnight Mountain Time. Get an additional 20% off everything on the website by using code COMJMM20 at checkout. Click on their ad below to be taken there and take advantage of a nice savings!

Markdown Madness: Get an Extra 20% Off Sitewide at

Fetch Dog is having a big sale right now on dog supplies and products slashed from 30%-75% off. I am unsure how long this sale will last but there are some great deals while supplies last. Check out current inventory at FetchDog On Sale Items Save up to 75% ACT NOW!

Football Fanatics has a March Madness Sweet 16 Promotion going right now where you can find some of your favorite team's gear at great prices. Come check out the great offers by clicking their ad below:

Jelly Belly is your Easter Headquarters for treats! Jelly Belly is everyone's favorite jelly bean and they have some great Easter gift and basket ideas. There is still time to shop. Check out the many great selections and deals here:

Jelly Belly

Miles Kimball's Closeout Sale is still going on while supplies last and features items up to 90% off their normal retail price. Prices starting at just $1.32. The ad below will take you there and look for the sale, clearance and closeout links to get the best deals from there:

Miles Kimball Company

Payless Shoes' Easter Sale started March 16th and runs thru Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010. Select styles are starting at just $9.99. Head on over to Payless and their sale by clicking here:

Payless Easter Sale: Select Styles Starting at $9.99. No code needed.

Pet Nutrition Products is having a Storewide Sale right now on all pet medicines and supplies. Additionally, you can get Free Shipping on any orders over $75. The Free Shipping Offer will continue thru June 1, 2010 provided you visit their site thru this link: Storewide Sale plus FREE SHIPPING on orders of $75 or more!

Taylor Gifts has one of the largest As Seen On T.V. stores online today! They are running a special Spring Sale now thru Sunday, March 28th where you can get an additional 10% off everything sitewide PLUS $4.98 Flat Rate Shipping. Catch some great deals by taking advantage of their Spring Sale and using code AFTX0323 at checkout. Click their ad to begin shopping:

As Seen On TV products from Taylor Gifts

Vista Print is having an Eggcellent Deals Sale with savings of up to 90% off on photo gifts and more. Check out everything they are offering by clicking thru their special ad. Offers expire April 10, 2010

Easter Sale - Free Shipping & Up To 90% Off

VitaPal is your Discount Vitamin Warehouse! With already low prices, you are sure to find a deal on vitamins, minerals, herbs, supplements, diet & weight loss products, sports nutrition, homeopathy and more. THIS WEEK, you can cash in on an additional 5% off your entire order by entering code 5pSPRING322 at checkout and then updating your cart. The code is valid thru March 26, 2010 and makes VitaPal's low prices even sweeter.

SHOP VITAPAL TODAY AND GET AN ADDITIONAL 5% OFF BY CLICKING HERE

Walker Shortbread is having an Easter Sale thru April 4, 2010! Get free shipping on orders over $25 by entering coupon code EASTER10 at checkout. They have cute bunny and chick cookie jars available for the holiday. Plus, be sure to check out their websites on Fridays from Noon-5:00 p.m. EST as they have a product special every week at up to 60% off while supplies last.

SHOP WALKER SHORTBREAD NOW

Walter Drake's Huge Sale with 75-80% off clearance is still underway. Prices on items have been slashed to as low as 49 cents. When you visit their website, scroll down to the large red section towards the bottom right of the page, click there and you can see all the great clearance savings at a glance. Click here to get to the store:

Walter Drake (Miles Kimball Company)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Free Shipping On Awesome Lines Of Maternity Wear!

There are some great, free shipping offers out there right now on some of the most popular maternity lines:


DESTINATION MATERNITY:

Destination Maternity offers a great selection including the new Celeb Maternity Line, Lavish by Heidi Klum. When you shop online, Destination Maternity is offering Free Shipping when you use code DMEASTER at checkout. Coupon code is valid March 22-March 31, 2010. Click the banner below to shop:


Destination Maternity Corporation


A PEA IN THE POD:

A Pea In The Pod features some of the trendiest, celeb style maternity fashions and offers lines from Nicole Richie and the Lavish Maternity Line by Heidi Klum. You can check them all out here and get Free Shipping from March 22-31 by using code PEASTER at checkout. The banner below will take you there:

Destination Maternity Corporation

MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY:

Motherhood Maternity is available in many local malls and online. When I was pregnant, I bought a lot of great things there and their prices rivaled the other department stores. Motherhood offers a large array of maternity wear and accessories, including Plus Sized Maternity fashions. It also represents the Loved Maternity Line, which is the 2nd line of maternity wear introduced by Heidi Klum. Their Free Shipping Offer mirrors the two above and goes from March 22-31 by using code MHEASTER at checkout. Shop Motherhood Maternity below:


Mothers Work, Inc.


This is a great deal to pass on to my many Mom followers! Spruce up your maternity wardrobe for Spring and Summer with Free Shipping from all these maternity lines and Happy Shopping!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

6 Ways Supermarkets Trick You To Spend More Money

Beware of the sneaky ways grocery stores spur spending, and follow our tips to outsmart the system.

1. ENTRANCE AREA - The trap: Stores internally refer to this as the “chill zone.” And with good reason: This spot primes shoppers with impulse buys like DVDs, bulk goods and holiday products that appeal to them emotionally, says Kit Yarrow, a psychology and marketing professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. It’s designed to make you consider buying, say, a carton of soda for an impromptu barbecue.

What to do: You might think your best bet is to put on blinders here, but that’ll come back to bite you later on in your shopping trip. Instead, let yourself linger and see these products for what they are: filler items that aren’t on your list. “If you pause now, you’re less likely to impulse-buy the item in the store later on,” says Art Markman, a cognitive science professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

2. PRODUCE DEPARTMENT - The trap: Some experts believe fruits and veggies are placed in the front of the store because shopping for healthy food makes you feel less guilty indulging elsewhere. But Paco Underhill, author of Why We Buy, reveals a more straightforward reason: “Produce has the highest profit margin, and you’re less disciplined at the beginning of your shop.”

What to do: Save produce for last; this will prevent overbuying. Plus, produce is less likely to bruise with less time in your cart.

3. SPECIALS - The trap: Too many sales can encourage more spending. “They fire up emotions that override reasoning skills,” explains Yarrow. “We think ‘bargain’ without considering value.”

What to do: Consider the item’s real value. “If you would pay full price for it, getting it on sale is a good deal. If not, it’s just the sale talking, so skip it.”

4. BURIED PRODUCTS - The trap: Stores place popular items in the middles of aisles so you have to pass lots of other items to get to what you need. “Research has shown that people buy what’s in front of them,” says retail science expert Herb Sorensen, author of Inside the Mind of the Shopper.

What to do: Keep moving. If it isn’t on your list, skip it. If you still want it before checking out, go back and get it, but chances are “you’ll either forget or find that it’s not worth it to make the trek,” says Markman.

5. PRIVATE LABELS - The trap: Shocker: They aren’t always the best deals.“Many brand names are fighting to stay relevant by offering sales so that they’re cheaper than the private label,” says Yarrow. As a result, stores are placing their private-label goods in more prominent spots so “they’re easier to find, making shoppers less likely to notice sales,” she adds.

What to do: Comparing prices every single time is a must if you want to be sure you’re getting the best deal.

6. SAMPLES - The trap: “Even if you’re not hungry, a bite of food physically signals your body to get ready for a meal,” says Markman. Research shows that these physiological changes make you a less disciplined shopper.

What to do: Hold off on samples until the end, “right before checkout, so the insulin rush won’t affect your bottom line,” says Markman.

These are all great tips. Credit for this article goes to Rachael Ray Magazine. You can view it online at Yahoo Shine here:
http://shine.yahoo.com/event/financiallyfit/6-ways-supermarkets-trick-you-to-spend-more-money-974209/

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday's Frugal Finds

There are some great deals and discounts we have run across this past week and we would like to share them all with you! Happy Shopping & Saving!

Tea time anyone? Art of Tea is offering a Springfling Deal which will give you an extra $5 off your purchase at checkout. Valid today thru 4-15-10. You will get $5 off any product (excluding the Tea of the Month or Gift Certificates). Just enter code SPRINGFLING at checkout:
http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?m=23080&u=410144&d=29556


New Free Shipping Offers from Bealls Florida! Live the Florida Lifestyle. They have some great sales going on and you get Free Shipping on the following:

Valid 3-21-10 thru 3-24-10: Free Shipping on shorts, shoes and dresses ordered online $65 and over. Use code SPRING at checkout:
http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3799617-10737610?cm_mmc=CJ-_-2903465-_-3799617-_-SPRING%203%2f21-3%2f24

Valid 3-25-10 thru 4-3-10 get Free Shipping on orders $25 and over by using code LOWEST at checkout:
http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-3799617-10723370?cm_mmc=CJ-_-2903465-_-3799617-_-LOWEST%203%2f25-4%2f3

Disney Store $10 off a $50 purchase online valid thru 3-24-10 by using code DISNEY10 at checkout. Be sure to check out their Buy One, Get One Free Easter Plush while they last:
Get $10 off purchases of $50 or more at DisneyStore.com with Promo Code: DISNEY10

Stay tuned for more as we discover them and thanks for following us and Shopping Savvy!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kmart: $10 off a $20 Purchase In Store Printable Coupon

Here's a cool find to make the family budget stretch a bit further. Kmart has a $10 off a $20 purchase printable online coupon that you can take to the store.

This great coupon doesn't expire until 5-22-10. There are some limitations on the coupon which you can check out but what a great deal!

Get your's here and save it to your computer in case you are going to Kmart again between now and May 22nd! Happy Shopping & Saving!

http://www.kmart.com/ue/home/KM_Coupon_Renaissance_Chicago.pdf

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Welcome To My New Blog!

Welcome to Shopping Savvy Mama's new blog! I am excited to begin this journey of sharing great deals, discounts, freebies and more with other families.

In todays economic times, it seems everyone is looking at ways to stretch the family budget and make our dollars go further. This is old news to me as a single Mom who is self employed. When you work for yourself, your income varies and with it goes the ups and downs of finances. Over the years, I have learned many ways to stretch my spending dollar, making it go further and often getting "more bang for my buck" so to speak.

In today's climate, who couldn't use that right? We want to get the best value for our dollar while still meeting the needs (and sometimes wants) of our family. I am going to be sharing some great stuff here at the blog, as well as lots of great information and last minute deals and freebies on Twitter. So please be sure to get linked up with me there and on Squidoo as well where I will be highlighting the ways this Shopping Savvy Mama gets more for her spending dollar.

Here's to Shopping Savvy and welcome to my blog! I am looking forward to connecting with you and sharing ideas to make all of our finances a little easier.