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Today’s the day to shop Amazon

If you’re like me, you keep a running roster of items in your “Save For Later” Amazon cart. I do this for Add-Ons, for items whose prices I want to track, or just bigger purchases where I’m not quite ready to pull the trigger. If you have a cart of items waiting—or if you’ve just got some shopping to do—today (Wednesday, February 22nd) is the day to save a little more. According to their site:

Customers just voted Amazon #1 in corporate reputation. To say thank you, we’re taking $8.62 off your purchase of $50 or more, today only. Enter code BIGTHANKS at checkout.

(Of particular note to me, a former New Yorker, is that Amazon’s 86.27 ranking in the Harris Poll is higher than Wegmans’ rating. Wegmans is where everything wonderful happens, so good on Amazon.)

The fine print: It has to be a total of $50+ on items sold directly from Amazon, and you can’t use it on digital content, video games, or gift cards. Honestly, I can spend $50 at Amazon on just a few basics—dog food, toothpaste, and a few snacks—but that may just be me. Regardless, the code is good today only, so get on it.

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Black Friday Big Prize Week Winner (Amazon)

Did you have fun today? Did you find everything you needed online?

[Funny story before I get to the winner: I was up at around 4:30 today, busy scouting the deals, and by the time my oldest came downstairs it was nearly lunchtime. When I half-jokingly gave her a hard time about all I’d already accomplished today, she told me that a friend had started texting her at 3:30 this morning about some deals she found at her local mall. My kiddo stayed in bed, went online to find the deal her friend wanted her to know about, and did her shopping before she even got up. Apple, tree, etc.]

Anyway! It was a long day, but I had a lot of fun. I hope you all did, too. And hey, over 400 of you threw your hats in the ring for today’s Amazon gift card giveaway, too. I promise, if I ever win the lottery, I’ll give ’em out to everyone. Today I just have the one, and the random number picker—I swear I’m not making this up—selected commenter 111, Tracey Sanders. Congratulations, Tracey—please check your email! I’m going to be sending you a gift card and you totally have my permission to not tell anyone in your family that you got it. It’ll just be between you, me, and the rest of the Internet.

Thanks so much to everyone who played along and shopped with me this week. You’re all the reason I keep doing this. And even though this is the last day of Big Prize Week, I did hold onto a few items for Cyber Monday, so make sure to check back for that, too. One more set of giveaways before the real holiday crunch settles in, okay? Okay. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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2016 Big Prize Week Black Friday: $250 Amazon Gift Card

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Read on to find out about today’s prize and enter to win! (more…)

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Nordies and Amazon, even better together

If you love shopping at Nordstrom and you also love shopping at Amazon—or if you have gift cards to either place on your shopping list—here’s a bundle you can’t refuse: Right now Amazon is offering a $100 Nordstrom gift card with a bonus $20 Amazon gift card for just $100 total. Simple enough, and that’s $20 to spend you didn’t have, before. (Also bear in mind that if you’re cheap, like me, the Nordies card works at Nordstrom, sure, but also at Nordstrom Rack!)

Choose from three different patterns/options: Nordstrom card in a box, same Nordstrom card but not in a box, or shining star pattern Nordstrom card. Whichever you choose, you already saved $20. It’s like magic.

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Day 5 Big Prize Week Winner (Amazon Gift Card)

Oh sure, as soon as I start waving around shopping money, everyone comes out of the woodwork. I see how it is. (I kid! It’s nice to see you, and it can’t be comfortable in the woodwork like that.)

Once again, I wish I could afford to give something to everybody. I feel compelled to remind y’all that this is a random drawing, though I’m sure just about everyone could use a little extra money to shop this time of year.

Anyway, the comments have been closed and the random-number-picker has been employed. Imagine a drumroll here… and… the winner is commenter 330, Danielle. Congratulations, Danielle! Please check your email, and I’ll get your code to you ASAP so that you can start shopping.

Thanks to everyone for playing and shopping and just hanging out here this week. I’ll probably take a bit of a break this weekend, but I actually saved something for a Cyber Monday giveaway because I’m not quite ready to be done with the fun, yet. See you back here then? (Say yes!)

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2015 Big Prize Week Finale: $250 Amazon Gift Card

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, November 27th, 2015. Read on to find out about today’s prize and enter to win! (more…)

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If you’re grabbing something at Amazon…

… why not throw this 12-pack of creamed corn in your cart (it’s an add-on item at just $3.96)? I like to add it to homemade cornbread batter (yum), but it’s a perfect Food Pantry donation item, too. The price is a no-brainer. I’m going to get a couple to donate and probably one for us so that I can listen to my teenagers complain for the next six months that “the pantry is full of corn!”

[Edited to add: Well, that was fast. Seems like it’s gone now Argh.]

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It’s March, so score an Amazon bonus

Spring ahead, and then get yourself $10 to spend at Amazon for no reason other than it’s the promotion they’re running this month. It’s easy—just go buy a total of $50 in gift cards, apply coupon code 0315GCARDS, and you’ll receive a $10 promotional code in your email.

If you have gifts to buy, perfect! If you don’t have any gifts to buy, well, you can always use your own cards, and if you shop at Amazon as often as I do, it’s a deal worth doing just for the bonus.

[Edited to add: You must be signed in to your Amazon account for this promotion to work. Also it looks like only some people are eligible and I don’t know why, but try it. It worked for me.]

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Day 5 Big Prize Week Winner (Amazon Gift Card)

Wooooooooo! Did you have fun today? I’ll be honest… it was a long day, but I found some fun deals. That kept me going when the coffee ran out.

But you don’t care about that. You want to know who won today’s giveaway for a $250 Amazon gift card. So let’s not waste any time, right? My plugin has selected, and although this one had over 500 entries (you guys like money, it turns out), our lucky winner is… commenter 161, Christine. Congratulations, Christine—please check your email! Once you get back to me, I’ll go send you your code and you can get to shopping.

Thanks so much to everyone who read and played and shopped along with me this week, and especially those of you who were here to keep me company today. Big Prize Week really is my favorite thing, every year, and I love being in a position to make your week a little brighter, too. Don’t forget that I have a bonus giveaway happening on Cyber Monday (come on back), and I’ll try to scope out some more deals this weekend, but I think for today, I’m done. I’m going to bed!

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2014 Big Prize Week Finale: $250 Amazon Gift Card

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, November 28th, 2014. Read on to find out about today’s prize and enter to win! (more…)

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