Some Saturday deals for you

By Mir
January 5, 2008
Category Hot Hot Hot!

I’ll be taking down Christmas, today. But Mir, you say, it’s already January 5th! Haven’t you done that already?? And then I lovingly reply to you, “Oh, look—something shiny, over there! Okay!”

I’m glad we can have these sorts of deep conversations.

Anyway, while I’m putting away the ornaments and such, you may wish to check out one or more of these:

Don’t have cable on your TV? In 2009 the world’s going digital, you know, and if you don’t plan to upgrade to cable, you will need a set-top converter box. Each household is eligible for up to 2 converter box $40 coupons to defray the cost of purchase (which is projected to be between $50 – $70). Don’t forget to apply if you’re still using an antenna.

Through January 6th, 2008, take 40% off your purchase with coupon code THANKYOU. While it’s true that later in the month there will be larger discounts, many restaurants release a set number of certificates each month and will be sold out later on. Besides, are you really going to argue with $25 worth of dining for just $6?

Making a big purchase at Overstock this weekend? Through Monday only, you can take $25 off your $500+ purchase through that there link.

We got Planet Earth for Christmas, but if you didn’t get the DVDs you wanted this year, check out the Discovery Channel Semi-Annual DVD Sale going on now. DVDs start at just $4.99 (and if you buy those in multiples of 5 you can get one free—5 DVDs for just $20), and shipping is free on orders of $75+.

Over at Sierra Trading Post, take 10% off your $100+ order through February 5th, 2008.

And if you’re hankering for something over at Lands’ End, their Winter’s End Savings Event is ending in another week or two, so get on over there to spend your gift card(s) before everything goes back to regular price.

Now. Does anyone know where I put the wreath box?


  1. It’s disgraceful to leave Christmas up until January 5th? Really? I guess I’ll start taking Christmas down today too… *cough*

  2. Just tell everyone you were celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas–which end today. That’s what I’m doing at least.

  3. We’ll be taking the tree down today, too — and watching NFL playoff games at the same time.

  4. Hasn’t anyone ever heard of Epiphany???? “Epiphany is the climax of the Advent/Christmas Season and the Twelve Days of Christmas, which are usually counted from the evening of December 25th until the morning of January 6th, which is the Twelfth Day.” So sayeth my google reference. We leave our Christmas stuff up until then. Of course, we don’t set everything up the day after Thanksgiving, usually more like the middle of December, so we’re not tired of it yet.

    I think I saw your wreath box in the closet at the top of the stairs. Check there, Mir. Happy New Year!

  5. As a child, my family always left the christmas decorations up until the epiphany, but then again, we never put the stuff up until my Mom’s bday, which is 12/14. Now, being the superb parent and holiday-decorator that I am (ahem) It goes up by my daughter’s bday (12/19) and comes down before New Year’s.

  6. Ummm…haven’t you been traveling? Working? mothering? unwinding? trying to get back in gearing? That’s what I’m telling myself about why the tree is still up. Plus, I’ve been clearance shopping and trying to get all that packed away for next year. (90% off today at Target- some very cheap stuff- I found a beautiful champaign colored tablecloth with no seasonal pattern for 99 cents! yay me but I digress.) Christmas is a huge deal and frankly it’s exhausting trying to get all of us back into “real life.” I’m cutting myself some slack and getting it all put away in pieces. The tree is the last to go and I will be having the hubby and kids helping with that tomorrow. One more night to enjoy the lights! Mir, you are so very pretty, thanks for all you did to make this a great season for my family!

  7. In our house, the Epiphany is marked by a visit from the Three Kings. They bring a little gift and leave it at the foot of the kids’ beds. This is my excuse for having Christmas lights up a week past New Year’s…

  8. About the converter boxes:

    You’re allowed two coupons, so I went and applied for them. I was repeatedly shunted from one page to another, and the CAPTCHA’s, those smeared words that you have to type in, were nearly unreadable. Once I finally succeeded, I got this message:

    TV converter boxes are not expected to be available in retail stores until late February or early March. You will receive your Coupon(s) then. The Coupon will expire within 90 days from the date it is issued.”

    In other words, if I don’t buy the units within 90 days, I’m SOL. I had planned on waiting until the last minute, since prices may well drop after the units first come out.

    My point here is that you probably shouldn’t go apply for the coupons until you’re ready to buy.

  9. Laura:

    Yay! The Three Kings visit our house too…complete with presents by the bed.

    But what I could not answer was…why is it the bed????????

    Christmas lasts til January! Enjoy your decorations as long as you can.

  10. Our stuff will stay up until Tuesday, when our 3-year-old will be in preschool and I can do it all quickly, efficiently, and (most importantly) behind her back.

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