The Recessionista's Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

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Product Review: DENIZEN from the Levi’s brand at Target

For the last two months, I've been on the road traveling.  From New York City, to Las Vegas, to Los… [more]

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Inside M.A.C. Cosmetics Holiday Ready Heirloom Mix Collection

For the Holidays M.A.C Cosmetics has launched a new collection of festive make-up called the Heirloom… [more]

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Princess Kate's Pink Coat: Splurge or Save?

Like Princess Diana before here, Kate Middleton now the Duchess of Cambridge is the perfect ambassador… [more]

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Preview of Lela Rose for Lane Bryant: Beautiful Dresses

Lane Bryant has released the lookbook from their upcoming Lela Rose for Lane Bryant collection and the… [more]

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WIN an Engagement RING! Holiday Jewelry Twitter Party with Robbins Brothers

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Robbins Brothers quarter-carat diamond solitaire engagement ring

The Holiday season is upon us and it’s a special time. We’re all shopping for our families, friends and that special someone.  Who doesn’t love a special piece of jewelry for the holidays?  A beautiful bracelet, a pair of earrings, or a pendant for a special occasion.  Did you know that it’s officially “engagement season” and more couples get engaged in the month of December than any other month ? That’s why Robbins Brothers, the Engagement Ring Store has put together a 12 Rings of Christmas web showcase on their site.  Check out the beautiful rings for gifting ideas. And find out how to join our Twitter Party with Robbins Brothers to win a ring and other gorgeous prizes. Continue reading »

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Zara Cyber Monday / Cyber Week Sale 2014

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Zara’s Cyber Monday sale will last all week for 2014

Zara has announced that their Cyber Monday sale will last all week and will feature savings up to 50% off of retail. The sale will be available on the Zara website as well as in stores, so you can shop online or brick & mortar.  The Zara Black Friday sale was 30% off, so the brand is definitely sharpening the deals for Cyber  Week.

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Cyber Monday -Cyber Week 2014 Deals

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The Cyber Week Festival of Shopping Cyber Monday has begun

Did any of you venture out to the stores last week for Thanksgiving & Black Friday. I did one mall run and it was madness. There was no parking and there were people at each store being quite aggressive. This week is a more mellow shopping time with the online festival of savings known as Cyber Monday and Cyber Week. Shopping online is my favorite way to shop. You can get the deals, and most of the time you can get free shipping. Here’s what’s on our Cyber Monday, Cyber Week Pick list for this week. If we’ve missed something, leave a comment and let us know. Continue reading »

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Shop Small & Save $30.00 with American Express

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Small Business Saturday 

Every year we like to support Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday.   Shopping small helps retailers that may not have to marketing budgets big stores have, but have quality goods, to compete with the Black Friday deals..  Even better, if you’re an American Express Cardholder, you can save today.  You can save up to $30 with your “registered” American Express Card on 11/29/ 2014.  Simply go to ShopSmall.com from American Express and register your card. Then, spend at least $10.00 or more at a registered “small business” on 11/29/2014. Continue reading »

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2014 Sales Round-Up

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Shoppers are starting to line up for Black Friday Deals.

It’s that time again: the high shopping season known as Black Friday.  The madness has begun.  People are camping out at Best Buy and sleeping in their cars outside ToysRUs.  Black Friday is no longer the day after Thanksgiving, it’s a season.  Some sales start on Thanksgiving Day.   Personally, I don’t think any sale is worth breaking up your family Thanksgiving holiday.  Some are even calling for a Black Friday boycott in the wake of the events in Ferguson.  Messages with the hashtags #BoycottBlackFriday and #BlackoutBlackFriday are all over  Twitter and a Facebook page is also calling for a boycott.  In light of recent events, and the madness of Black Friday shoppers, it’s probably safer to shop from home. IBM research suggests that most Black Friday shopping will take place on mobile devices on Thanksgiving Day.  That makes sense, you can sneak in your shopping on breaks from eating and watching football right? Here’s our annual list of the Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals to help you find the savings.  We’ll keep updating this list as the stores release new sale information. Continue reading »

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The Bi-Annual Net-A-Porter Sale is Online Now Hiccuping Along

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NET-A-PORTER’s bi-annual sale is now LIVE

Pre-Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the bi-annual Net-A-Porter sale is now online. So what’s great about this sale? Top designers at discounted prices are offered before the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here’s what you’ll find on the cyber sale racks: Alexander McQueen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Aquazzura, Burberry, DVF, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Chloe are marked down up to 50% off. Although the site crashed earlier today under the weight of the sale, it’s back up and running now, with intermittent hiccups.  If you have the patience to keep checking the website, it’s a good time to get the fashion deals on top designers. Continue reading »

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Stores with the Best Black Friday Deals for 2014

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Wallet Hub’s list of where to shop for the best Black Friday deals.

 

It’s a great question to ask this time of year, “What Retailers offer the best Black Friday deals?”  That is what every shopper wants to know.  Our in-box at The Recessionista is flooded this week with people searching for the best deals. Fortunately, the folks at Wallet Hub have been doing some heavy duty research in order to help consumers.  Wallet Hub surveyed 5,525 deals from the 2014 Black Friday ad scans of 22 of the biggest U.S. retailers.   They looked at average markdown prices on over 5,000 items to see who has the best deals.   Some of America’s favorite retailers  like Sears, Macy’s & Kohl’s top the lists, but there are a few surprise too.  Check out the research to see where you might want to spend your time shopping this holiday. Continue reading »

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Price hunt with PoachIT for sales and coupons

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PoachIT automatically finds and displays coupons that work,

I’ve become enamored of a new price hunting, coupon code finding tool called PoachIT. If you don’t have this mobile app or desktop browser tool, then you need to get it. As Black Friday week gets underway, PoachIT can help you find the best deals and find validated coupon codes that work to help you get the deals. PoachIT delivers validated coupon codes at checkout to save now or the option to track the product and save later with price alerts.  Here’s how it works, if you shopping from a PC or Mac.  Continue reading »

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Kohl’s Holiday Gifts for Him: Black Friday Deals & More

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Cute holiday home decoration at Kohl’s ” As long as we have wine, the holidays will be fine.

Recently Kohl’s asked me to go shopping for my husband or boyfriend for the holidays with their gift of  a $250.00 gift card.   While this might seem like an easy challenge, in actual fact, taking the boyfriend to Kohl’s posed some unique challenges.  However, shopping with him makes  for an extremely interesting shopping trip.  The BF is not a shopper and most surprisingly, as much as I write about Kohl’s and enjoy shopping there, he has never set foot in the store. His idea of shopping is going twice a year to  a tailor to get a new suit, everything else is a mail order because he doesn’t like to shop and makes no time for it.  So what does a workaholic, non- bargain hunting man like at Kohl’s? Here’s what we found at Kohl’s for holiday gifts for him.

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H&M Black Friday 2014 Deals. Discounts on Apparel & More

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H&M Announces Black Friday deal days

H&M is getting in on the Black Friday season of shopping early. Realizing Black Friday is not just one day anymore, but rather weeks of bargain shopping, H&M is offering customers early savings on Black Friday.  Shoppers can take  20% off their entire purchase of over $60.00 US online & in-stores.  To get the deal, go to the H&M coupon and details.  The savings end on Nov. 30, 2014.   H&M is also offering select merchandise for just $4.95 US and 40% off pillow covers.

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