Crazy Vera values

If you love Vera Bradley, I’m about to make all (okay, some) of your dreams come true. Did you know there’s an online Vera outlet? And did you know that right now everything is an extra 30% off in your cart, plus they’re offering free shipping on every order? The deals are too numerous to count, but they’ve got pretty much a little of everything. The purses and wallets you’d expect (and a few killer duffel deals), yes, but also clothing, home decor, etc.

I’d tell you more, but you should just go look. (Be forewarned that you do need to enter an email address to gain access, but you can enter whatever you want.)

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Today’s not over yet!

I almost missed it, but apparently today (Monday, November 11) is National Singles Day in addition to being Veterans Day…? And to celebrate, Ulta is offering free shipping on every single order, regardless of size. There’s tons of stuff on sale, too.

There was a time when I would’ve poo-pooed everything Ulta sells because “the stuff at the grocery store is just as good.” But friends, now I am… uhhh… a lady of a certain age. Yes. And I buy products from Ulta. And they’re awesome, but also I wait for a deal like this to do it. Ha. (Hot top: Bye Bye Undereye is magic stuff. Truly.)

Happy shopping!

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Because they’re all about the shirts

Will I pass up an opportunity to get a great deal on quirky t-shirts for my (grown) kids? No, I will not. Which is why I’m over on the GameStop site right now combing through their 2 for $10 deal shirts, because the holidays are coming, and silly t-shirts are part of the deal.

Items are selling out fast—I already missed my chance to get cheap Dunder-Mifflin shirts, *sob*—but there’s plenty from which to choose. Happy hunting!

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I’m not saying you should

… I’m just happening to mention that if you’re interested in acquiring Monopoly: Cheaters Edition, right now it’s marked down to just $10.07 at Amazon, and it’s also offering me an additional coupon for $2.01 more off (I really appreciate that extra penny, Amazon, thanks!), too. (I suspect that’s a Prime thing.) (The coupon, not the extra penny.) The ratings on it are overwhelmingly favorable.

Anyway, I don’t know that I’ve played Monopoly since my kids were little, but for about $8 and with some shenanigans thrown in, I may have to get back to it.

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Get cozy (for less)

Man, I haven’t popped over to Kohls during coupon time in forever, so I was long past due. Lo and behold, their bestselling The Big One Down Alternative Comforters are on sale for just $30, any size. That’s already pretty good, but I’m about to make it positively can’t-turn-it-down great for you.

If you need two of them, that takes you over $50, which means you can apply coupon code HOME15 for an extra $15 off. And then Kohls card holders can use coupon code GOLDEN30 for 30% off any order. Code OCTMVCFREE gives card holders free shipping on any order, so you could be looking at two comforters for just over $35 shipped. Sweet.

Don’t need comforters? Go buy something else. You’re not going to hurt my feelings any, plus there’s $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend.

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No need to thank me

It’s finally October, which means the holidays are—believe it or not—right around the corner, which means you will surely be attending a party with a White Elephant gift exchange in the next few months. The challenge there is always to bring the most ridiculous item, yes? I’ve got you.

Did you know that blindfolded Twister was a thing? Apparently it is, and today it’s half price at Amazon. Your ridiculous-item-for-under-$10 prayers have been answered, probably before you even knew you had them. You’re welcome!

If you want actual games rather than just ridiculousness, there’s a bunch of other Hasbro game markdowns happening over there. Connect Four is $5.50, Trouble is $7, Retro Battleship (man, I loved that game) is $11, Cheaters Edition Monopoly (I’m intrigued) is $10, and more. Time to stock up for rainy/snowy/sick days!

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Well, they got me

Remember when Soma had that birthday celebration where you could get a bra for just $15, and their website kept crashing and it took forever to check out but maybe you ended up with a deal if you persevered? I want to say it took me about 15 tries to check out that day, but I managed it. And damn it, that bra is the best one I’ve ever owned. (This one, if you must know. Crazy comfortable, and my rack hasn’t looked this good in decades.) (I like how we’ve been together long enough that I can just get on the Internet and talk to you about my boobs. What a special relationship we all have.)

Ahem. Anyway, just as I’m sure Soma wanted, I am now watching them closely so I can purchase more of these magic bras, but not for regular price, of course. Today I got a pop-up offering to give me 20% off and free shipping if I signed up for their emails, so I did. Also they’re having a huge sale with lots of BOGOs.

Do with this information what you will. I’ll be over here trying to reason with myself about how many more of these bras I truly need.

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I’ll take free shipping for… um, free

I cannot tell a lie: When TJ Maxx first opened up a storefront online, I wasn’t thrilled. What could possibly rival the endcaps in the store itself? What about that time I found a winter coat missing a button that had been marked down multiple times, and I ended up getting it for $3? Online couldn’t compare.

Well, eventually their online clearance caught up—maybe not quite to the $3 winter coat level, but you know—and I began quietly stalking them. And then every now and then they offer free shipping, and then it’s on. Like today! That’s right, today (Tuesday, September 17th) only, get automatic free shipping on any size order at TJ Maxx online. There’s tons of clearance. Um, maybe a little less since I went shopping just now. But hey, did I knock out some Christmas gifts? I sure did. (Listen, I’m not passing up $50 shoes for my kid for $15, or Under Armour gear at about two-thirds off retail.)

Did I also put a wide variety of dog-decorated bed linens into my cart before reminding myself that even if a pair of pillowcases is only $5, that doesn’t mean I have to buy them? Maybe.

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A sneaky little sale at Amazon

I found this one completely by accident; I realized I was almost out of Nivea cocoa butter in-shower body lotion, which is something I picked up on a deal at some point and then absolutely ended up adoring. (I am not a morning person. Putting on lotion while I’m still in the shower saves me time and brain cells, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover this stuff keeps your skin soft and smooth all day long.) Anyway, I went to buy some more and there was a little bit of fine print saying that if you buy three, you get another $5 off.

I was already planning to get it on Subscribe & Save—meaning I would save another 15% because I always have at least 5 items in my monthly order—and so by the time I was done, I got this lotion that normally costs me around $5 each for a grand total of $7 shipped for three of them. That’s my kind of deal.

Don’t want that lotion? That’s okay; it turns out there’s over 80 items eligible for the buy 3, get an extra $5 off promotion (mostly skin and baby stuff). And unlike a lot of other Amazon deals like this, you can use it more than once! I went back for some face wash, later.

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Because we spoil our furbabies

We have an entire basket of toys for our dogs, by which I mean a whole basket of toys for Licorice. Duncan is content to throw a toy around or just sit and chew on a corner of it. Licorice, on the other hand, must perform emergency squeakerectomies and fluff extractions on every toy she encounters. And this is why our basket of dog toys lives on the counter instead of on the floor.

Anyway! There is no toy truly safe from Licorice no matter the claims of durability, but I do like the goDog toys with Chew Guard. And today Amazon has the goDog small pink alligator on sale for just $2.62 shipped if you have Prime. I’ve already ordered two, because… well, you know why.

If you have a cat, may I suggest that you instead opt to drive them crazy with this SmartyKat Electronic Motion Cruisin’ Critter for $2.74? If I didn’t think Licorice would eat it, I’d get her one of those, too.

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