Saturday, February 26, 2011

Super Saturday Shopping

MSM readers:  I linked up at 3 am & posted my last weeks purchases.  To see this week's deals on TP & Baby Wipes go here.  Sorry!  --Alison



So I actually purchased one of these things a while ago, and the other yesterday, but I couldn't fight the need for some alliteration.  Forgive me will you?



Yesterday, Moneysavingmom.com was all a frenzy with the fabulous deals to be had on Amazon.com.  Seeing as how I love a good deal, I too had to join in the purchasing madness. 

I purchased <---those wipes, all $19.19 of them, for...drum roll...$1.51.  Here's how:

*Click on the link
*Click on the subscribe & save option just below add to cart.  This saves you 30%, and I canceled immediately after placing the order.
* When checking out, use the promo code, MOMWIPES, this will save you an additional 10%.  That should bring your total down to $11.51.
*  Then, if you are lucky enough to possess either a $10 off promo code, or 20% off code (these are found in Baby Talk, Parenting, and Parents magazines) you will be able to reduce your total even more.  I had a $10 off code, which is how I got the total so low.

Also, I wasn't able to figure out how to use my Swagbucks Amazon gift cards, to get this for free, so if you try this, and can figure it out, leave a comment so the rest can partake in the great deal goodness.

Confession time:  After pledging that I was not going to buy any new clothes for a year, even for Little E, I found an offer too good to refuse. (And I'm sorry I didn't share it, I didn't know if it was going to be a worthwhile thing).

At the end of January, Dealpulp.com, a daily deals website, was offering a $5 credit when you signed up.  In addition, they had a daily deal that purchased a box of clothing from thredup.com, (more on that later), for $6.  After the $5 credit, it made the deal only $1, so I bought it.

Thredup.com, is a used clothing and toy swap website. You pick a box for $5+shipping, then later, post a box of your own child's gently used clothing.  When your box is chosen, you ship it off, free of charge, and the cycle continues.  Right now, if you click on the link above, you will receive a $5 credit for signing up, which should help you be able to purchase your own box, all you would have to pay is shipping!  Yea, deals for everyone!

Anyway, my clothes for E came today, and I am beyond impressed.  The box I chose was actually two boxes in one, so I got a TON of clothes for $1.  Here's what we got:


*3 pairs of jeans, including a like new pair from BabyGap (my fav!)
* A sweat suit
* 2 onesies
* a pair of Gymboree leggings
* a Gymboree sweater
* 3 fleece/velour shirts

For a dollar!  Whoo Hooo!  Now, not everything is my style, but E needed jeans, and the box was STUFFED with clothes, so I couldn't pass it up.

Now, for the stuff that is not my style, or as my dad would say, 'freaky-deaky,' I tried to make the best of it.  Enter, my friend the seam ripper.

Before

After
 This is the back of the little sweatsuit.  I'm not wild about the ribbon trim on the sleeves and the bottom, and may cut that off too if it doesn't make it too short, but for now, I just removed the strangely place bow.

Before

After

Before

After
What you don't see on this bottom one is that I got a little zealous with the seam ripper and ripped a few holes as well as the seams.  Whoops.  I sewed it up with matching thread and it looks good as new.

Hope your are having a good weekend and finding lots of bargains too!

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