Small Business Saturday was way too successful. American Express has done away with the $25 credits and the registration page. However, I just logged into my account and noticed there is a “Shop Small November” offer ($10 back on a $10 Small Business Saturday purchase) in the “Amex Offers and Benefits” section. It’s only good at a small business (use their map) and only on Saturday, November 28th. Get out there and save!!
I am! (I scheduled this post weeks ago.) I don’t believe in Black Friday. No great deal or any amount of savings could get me into a store at some ridiculous early hour today or ever. Waking up too early is reserved for catching a flight.
Macys’ Thanks for Sharing program is back!
If you have a Macy’s credit card pay $25 now to earn 10% of your purchases back, from the day you enroll until December 31, 2014. Yes, you’ll earn 10% back on your Christmas shopping. Plus, you’re still free to use all the coupons you want during the accumulation period. I receive “20% Off” and “$20 Off” coupons weekly.
Earnings are distributed via a gift card that you’ll receive sometime in February or March 2015. I earned $114.43 last year (Really $89.43 when you factor in the $25 I paid, but it’s still a savings!)
If you don’t have a Macy’s credit card you can apply for one. Beware though. The current APR is 24.5% on a Macy’s revolving credit card. If you are not able to pay the balance in full each month, it is NOT worth the savings.
Target just sent me an email for $10 off on a $40 purchase of select Up & Up products, now until 9/20/2014. If you buy online and choose Store Pickup, you get an extra 10% off. Use your Red Card and save an additional 5%. Online code: SAVE10. To use the discount in-store, click here. If you’re shopping in-store, check Cartwheel, too. Up & Up product discounts are prevalent on there.
Up & Up is Target’s “private label” aka generic brand. I always choose Up & Up products over the brand name, if it’s available, and I’ve never been disappointed.
The NoKidHungry program is partnering with restaurants around the country this month to help feed underprivileged kids. You donate a little bit of money, making you feel good about yourself, and you get a little bit of savings. Win-win!
- If you have a Corner Bakery near you, from now until September 28th, if you go in and donate $5 to NoKidHungry, you’ll get a book of coupons that will save you over $25 in the cafe. If you donate $1, you get a free Whoopie Pie.
- Donate $1 or more at Togos, and get a free 20 oz. fountain drink.
- Macaroni Grill will give you $10 off your bill if you donate $5 or $5 off if you donate $2.
- Like seafood? Joe’s Crab Shack is offering a $20 off coupon (bill must be at least $40) for a $10 donation or $10 off (bill must be at least $20) for a $5 donation. Buy it online because the coupon isn’t good until October 1, 2014 but it doesn’t expire until December 22, 2014. If you’re going to Happy Hour, this is a very good deal.
You can search for participating restaurants in your area here.
Some awesome readers of my blog used my Familyhood savings code: (SARU6350) to save 20% on their first purchase! Stacking coupons (Familyhood lets you use multiple codes) and using my account credits, I paid $7.76 for a year’s worth (hopefully) of Method hand soap and dish soap refills. Thank you readers!
Familyhood is a collection of sites that sell most anything a family could need..baby products, food, home decor, beauty products, pet food, household essentials, etc. You can shop across all of their stores, in one transaction, to meet free-shipping levels. When you refer people to the site, they save 20%, and you get a $5 account credit. You can sign up for any one of their sites and refer people to any of the sites and your referral credit (and their 20% discount) works across all. Go sign up for an account and start referring people today!
Use Savings Code: SARU6350
RueLaLa (my favorite place to buy high-end goods on the cheap) is offering a $25 account credit to new members who make a purchase by 8/25/2014. Refer friends and get another $25 credit when they use their $25 credit. Mind blowing!!!