The holidays are all about giving--and with online shopping being so much easier, stressfree, and safer than in the past, online merchants are starting to offer tremendous deals to push their online merchandise (the return on sales is substantianlly higher since they don't have all the overhead fees associated with running a B&M). Don't forget to take advantage of these deals for yourself, as long as it's within your budget and it's not an impulse buy!
I've gotten a couple e-mails from some of my favorite retailers offerring great online savings!
Aspaeris Pivot Shorts
These compression shorts for women are amazing! I saw a couple bloggers hosting giveaways--and unfortunately I never won any. I bit the bullet right before my half marathon and bought a pair. I wore them pre-race and post-race, and I don't think I had any muscle pain (I couldn't tell if I was in pain from running or from eating pavement outside my hotel...). I bought two more pairs when they had a 50% off special a month or so ago. YAY for more colors!
Coupon Code: ELF11 for 25% off PLUS free shipping (expires 12/16)
Best Skins Ever
I swear by these protective films for my iPhone and iPad. They are super easy to apply and are virtually bubble free (as long as you squeeze them out!). You hardly notice that they are on your devices. And what's even better? It actually stays put! When my iPhone 3G decided to go on a swim in my purse when my water bottle leaked everywhere, I bought my dad the iPhone 4 and took his 3GS. He has some other protective film on it, which is absolutely awful. Since it peels at the edges, there's dirt and grime stuck under the film. Disgusting. But after owning my iPhone 3G for 2.5 years, I did not have any issues with BSE peeling or bubbling. When I got my iPad, I knew I had to invest in a BSE front/back protector for it. BSE is super affordable (ridiculously cheaper than Zagg or those other films out there). These are affordabe, practical gifts to give, if you know that someone might be getting a new electronic toy for the holidays. The recipient will be grateful that you got them one--that way they don't have to fight the after Christmas crowds trying to get one.
Deal: 25% off PLUS free shipping (expires 12/14)
I love my Active Headbands for holding back my hair while exercising. They come in variety of colors, prints, and thickness to suit anyone's style and personality. They don't slip, move, or budge!
Coupon Code: xmas30 for 30% off any order or xmas40 for 40% off any $30+ order PLUS a free Merry Christmas Active Band with every order
I love J. Crew--but I can only afford their clothes if I can get them for a steal (which usually means, the item must be on sale PLUS an additional discount on top of it). Usually their discount codes are item specific (outerwear only or denim only)--so their current online promotion is a pretty good deal! And don't forget to save a little more with Ebates!
Coupon Code: Jingle for 20% off orders $100+; 25% off orders $150+; 30% off orders $250+ PLUS free shiping for orders $175+
BTW...have you seen this video yet? Hillarious--and so true!