Last night I started my Christmas shopping. I have sworn for years that I would do this — shop online WAY ahead of the season, buy a little at a time, and wrap the goods the second they arrive so I’m stress-free in December. I have three kids, so I started with classic winter clothes for the youngest on landsend.com and companykids.com. Did you know you can find brand spanking new winter sweaters for 60 to 70 percent off the original price if you’re willing to shop in June?
My kids don’t read the blog, fortunately, so I can give you a couple examples: Check out this Girls’ Shawl Collar Cardigan marked down from $29.50 to $9.99 (I got the raspberry). Or this sweet bow-tie sweater marked down from $34 to $9.99. I also got free shipping on the Lands End stuff by using the promotion code COOLER from RetailMeNot (pin: 4353). This promo lasts through June 9. Before you buy, always do an internet search for the name of the store and the word “coupon.” I’m a girl with an eye for a pre-holiday bargain, so send me your favorite sale sites. (My kids are 14, 11 and 8).
Speaking of bargains and freebies, check out some nice offers over at the Bargain Babe this Friday: free food, MP3 downloads, magazines, museum passes; cheap Dodgers baseball tickets, and even bikini separates for $5. Sounds like the makings of a perfect weekend. Enjoy!
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