It has arrived. The day shoppers wait for. Discounts and sales have been reviewed, studied and compared. Greenbacks will be spent, plastic will melt, wallets will shrink. Yes, today is the day. Its #BlackFriday!

Personally, I cannot do the overnight camping thing to get a deal on a tv. My temper just isn’t what you need when people are in the everybody for themselves mentality. Crowding my personal space and getting rowdy is not my idea of a good time for the holidays. I prefer online shopping.

I do just as much work prepping for the sales as anyone setting foot in the stores. I know what I like and I want the best possible deal. I use coupon codes and shop at premium times. I get deals on free shipping and BOGO items too. So when I tell you I know what I am doing, its because I have years of experience. Just ask my husband! (You don’t have to really ask him…I actually don’t want to bring up my shopping habit if you know what I mean!)

One of my absolute favorite sites is Ebates. I shop all of my favorite stores and get to select the discounts I want to use. For example, I love Kohl’s and they have loads of discounts available. You can get 15% off plus $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend PLUS you get your Ebates discount of another 8% just by clicking through the link and shopping online.

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Shopping in my pj’s while sipping my coffee and saving money…proof that I am a multi-tasking queen! Now to be fair, I am not getting paid by Kohl’s for any sort of promotion whatsoever. I just wanted to share their storefront as an example. Do you prefer to shop JCPenney? They are offering 10% cash back plus $10 off a purchase of $25 or more if you shop through their Ebates links. Want to buy a special piece of jewelry for someone? Use the Jewelry.com link here for 14% off. Need a new piece of furniture from Ashley? Get 15% off here!

Just head over to Ebates and register today and you will get $10 back just for making your first purchase at ANY of their stores. Ill make it easy for you…here is the small print:

*To qualify for a Welcome Bonus, you must be a new member and make minimum qualifying purchases totaling at least twenty-five dollars ($25) within ninety (90) days of becoming a Member.

Happy Shopping!

A Must For Online Shoppers

As a proud online shopper, I am always on the lookout for the next great site. With everyone offering rewards and freebies, the opportunities are out there to save some real cash. I am a fan of couponing but sometimes, places offer such deals that they don’t accept them. Other than paying a membership to a big box chain to secure discounted prices, your other option is to use the extreme couponing method to stock up in bulk. Til now.

I found a site that I not only shop from, but believe in enough to share with you. I know you are thinking that I probably got paid for this promotion. Not true. Allow me to state clearly, no fee has been paid for this…I just consider them as one of my go to spots. Introducing Boxed Wholesale. The site is user friendly and the app is intuitive. (Yes, I order from my phone)

Boxed has a grocery section that blows my mind. Its not a full market, but it has some bargains I couldn’t pass up. A 76.5 oz box of Raisin Bran for $7.99…yes please! I have purchased bulk packs of snacks that are perfect for packing lunches & taking to games. Some buy these bulk packs and use them as mini fundraisers. Want organic? Perhaps paleo? Need gluten free items? They got you covered. By now you all know my agave syrup addiction…I get it at Boxed. The big bottle. The one that lasts and makes me feel like I am not going through it so fast…even if I am.

A particular suggestion, especially at this time of year, are the batteries. They can get expensive. I stocked up…and who wouldn’t at these prices?! I bought packs of 36 for $11.99 each. I spend that on packs of 10 at the store!

The packs I bought
The packs I bought
As shown online
As shown online

With all of the toys and electronics that are purchased over the holidays and that oh-so common term ‘Batteries Not Included’, this is a must buy!

If you decide to check it out…and I think you absolutely should…use code 2SKXR at checkout for a $10 discount and if your order is over $50, you get free delivery. Did I mention that it arrives within just a day or two? Learn more at Boxed Wholesale and follow them @BoxedWholesale. Enjoy!