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VT Teddy Bear: gourmet chocolates with your order

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VT Teddy Bears are hand made in VT and guaranteed for life. They have bears for all occasions.
HOW TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE BOX OF CHOCOLATES:

Go to the Chocolates Offer Page and add the product to your shopping cart
Continue shopping to select your Bear and place your order by 11/18/09
Use code VTBGWP119 at checkout

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Categories: General, online sales

Deals for Teens: PacSun & Hot Topic

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These two deals are from slickdeals.net
PacSun offers 30% off already-reduced items. Use code WEM15XFB2a for an additional 15% off. Shipping is Free with code clhl08db3bl but codes may not be stacked so if your order $33.50 or more, it is better to use 15% off code and pay $5 flat rate shipping.
Here’s the girls sale, [...] [Read More]
Categories: online sales

30% off Gymboree online

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Use code GYMCLUB. Expires November 8. See what’s available. [Read More]

Chilly? Sweaters on sale at Target

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Buy one get one 50% off online. It looks like most offered (with the exception of cardigans) are $17.99. Find out what’s available. Spend over $50 and shipping is free. [Read More]
Categories: apparel, online sales

Home-buying tax credit could be extended

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Originally set to expire at the end of November, the program gives first-time home buyers a chance to get a credit of up to $8,500 toward the purchase of a home. Congress will vote next week on whether to extend the bill until at least the end of April. In addition, current homeowners [...] [Read More]
Categories: in the news, real estate

Deals this week: Gap, Piperlime, BR, VSPink

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Gap: 20% off online purchase with code FRIEND
Victoria’s Secret, Pink offer:1 free panty + $10 off a bra. You have to log in (or sign up) to get the coupon.
Piperlime: Get $25 gift certificate twd your next purchase if you place an order today. One out of every 100 orders will receive $100 gc. Doesn’t [...] [Read More]
Categories: online sales

Sort of free shipping at JC Penney

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Having to pay for shipping is lame. Flat rate shipping is a bit better than prorated, but still lame. Shipping under $5 is acceptable under certain circumstances and yes, still lame.
JC Penny has this $4.50 flat rate shipping to store (i.e. super lame), or $5.50 shipping to your home (kind of acceptable [...]

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Categories: online sales

80% off at Restaurant.com

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Use code TREATS on their web site
The $25 gift certificates are normally $10 or $15 (depending on restaurant), but are $2 or $3 with the code. They also sell $10 certificates for select restaurants for $4, making them 80 cents each with the code.
As was previously discussed somewhere on our blogs, you get [...]

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Categories: online sales

Necco wafers go all-natural

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Based on the comments from our earlier post, it seems like people will be giving out less candy this year — either from a desire to cut back on spending or because they don’t feel all of that candy is really good for kids. Is there such a thing as healthy candy? I’m [...] [Read More]

Do you have to wash it every time you wear it?

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I have this argument with my daughters all of the time. If it’s only been on a couple of hours, and it’s not dirty, it doesn’t need to go in the hamper. Pajamas can be worn for a couple of nights – all you’re doing in them is sleeping!
I’m sure other [...] [Read More]