Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I can handle a little more

Okay, after resting up for a few hours (or cleaning the heck out of my apartment- which I find cathartic) - I suppose that I can muster up a little more energy to complain.

As I've stated previously, I love to shop. I have a pretty extensive wardrobe, which fills an entire walk in closet to the brim. However, I am a bargain-ista. I buy a lot, but I always find a deal (or at least try to).

I don't by anything full price and I always find some way to get it cheaper. Online shopping is great for that- sometimes.

For about the last year or so, I've been visiting http://www.retailmenot.com/

That website is amazing. All you need to do is type in whatever store web page you are surfing, and they'll let you know all of the deals, coupons, and free shipping possibilities at that online store. I don't think I've actually paid for shipping (or ordered something that was not at least 10% off since I disovered that web page).

Somehow, Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic smartened up and forced the makers of retailmenot to take down all coupons, codes etc., that were not provided by them (before it was regular people like you and me supplying the codes).

I find this incredibly annoying. I realize it was a smart move on their part, but I don't think I can get used to paying full price.

In the meantime, shop at Victoria's Secret. You can usually get 20 dollars off your purchase, in addition to free slippers, free lotion, free shipping, free whatever with your order. Lets hope that they don't jump on the old navy train.

I may sound bitter, but this has happened to me before. Being the bargain shopper that I am, read: cheap, I used to order all of my magazine subscriptions at http://www.discountmagazines.com/ It's only 5.00 for a year-long subscription. They used to offer Glamour and tons of other good reads. I used to sing their praises all the time. Most of my friends probably got sick of me directing them to the website. Sadly, nowadays you're lucky to get Fisherman's Weekly or Dog Digest for 5 dollars a year. Bummer.

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