Pictured: My favorite picture of New York from the harbor on the ferry heading to Ellis Island.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of RetailMeNot.com
, I receive a partial sponsorship to the recent BlogHer
2010 conference in New York City! RetailMeNot.com graciously granted me a full conference pass. I paid my own lodging, meals, airfare and transportation costs. BlogHer was a fantastic opportunity to meet up with some bloggers and make contacts with both fashionistas and recessionistas. I must admit, I did feel a bit out of place though not being a Mom Blogger. It seemed like much of the brand opportunities, er conference, involved courting the Mom bloggers to get their sponsorship for ”products for the family.” I have to admit, I am still scratching my head over that. I’ve seen more fellowship at Fashion
Week among bloggers, than I did at the recent BlogHer conference. BlogHer, to me, became sadly more about parties and Swag than sessions
. There was very little drive to really learn the craft of social networking. But after all, it’s hard to concentrate on how to blog, or index your site with search engines when you are being Bedazzled ala Dudley Moore
and tempted with SWAG and nights on the town. So a big thank you to RetailMeNot.com for reaching out to a single fashionista, with no kids. I was definitely in the silent minority of BlogHer attendees. The few, the proud, the single. And don’t get me wrong, I love me some free stuff, I just thought there would be equal focus on the sessions. That was not the case. Just my humble opinion.
Now back to some savings and Swag for you, my dear readers! RetailMeNo
t has always been one of the tools in my savings bag of tricks. The site is a great go-to resource for printable and online coupons
for over 65,000 stores! If you are making an Internet purchase, remeber to always check RetailMeNot.com for a coupon code before you buy. To get the most recent updates on deals, follow RetailMeNot on Twitter @RetailMeNo
t or on Facebook. As with every nice thing that I receive via Blogging, I do like to share something with my readers. So, I am giving away the RetailMeNot Swag Bag from the conference.
GIVEAWAY: RetailMeNot Swag Bags from BlogHer
Here’s YOUR chance to score some swag from RetailMeNot! Win a Swag Bag loaded with goodies including:
- Portable USB laptop mouse
- Post-it shopping list notepad
- Coupon book with special BlogHer discounts
So what do you need to do to win? Simply leave a comment here with your favorite coupon code you found to save on RetailMeNot.com along with your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win. Leave your email like this: savingsally at yahoo do com. I have five Swag Bags to give away so be sure to make your entry before August 30th ! Get all the savings.
Watch this space for more giveaways soon! I won a new Toshisba Portege R-705 laptop from Microsoft at BlogHer loaded with Windows 7 and all its goodies. I will be giving that laptop away soon to one lucky reader, so watch this space! The little watermark/copyright notice on my picture of New York from the harbor is done using Windows Live Writer. How cool is that? It’s one of the new features in Windows 7 that is useful to bloggers.