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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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Happy birthday, Soma!

If you, like me, are both 1) constantly on the hunt for the perfect, comfortable bra and 2) constantly aghast at the cost of the average bra and all the online articles telling you a bra should be tossed after a year (a year!!?), get yourself and your ladies over to Soma today, pronto. To celebrate their 15th birthday, they’re offering any Soma brand bra for just $15, while supplies last. Limit one per customer, but apply coupon code 38010 at checkout for the deal.

I was skeptical of the “while supplies last” bit because are they going to run out of their own stuff?, but I suspect they have a limited number set aside for this promotion, because the first three bras I tried to get were all “sold out” in my size. Go now, before there’s nothing left.

[Edited to add: The site is getting slammed and so it is slow and/or unavailable quite a bit. Keep trying! Also, if you happen to have ShopRunner, they offer free shipping at $25+, so you may want to check out the Clearance or other things you need to avoid the shipping charge.]

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The Want Not Review: Stitch Fix

Listen, I know. I am way late to the party. Everyone and their cousins have already tried Stitch Fix and I am the last person on earth to try them. I’m aware. There are some good reasons for my hesitation, though.

1) I am cheap. Like, hello, I am super, super cheap. I knew I wasn’t going to want to pay full retail. And while I knew that keeping the whole box meant a 25% discount, I thought it unlikely that even a ninja stylist could knock it out of the park on five whole pieces.

2) I actually love to shop. Some people don’t, and Stitch Fix is a good idea for them, but I don’t mind. And now that I’m Poshmarking in earnest, I shop regularly and I find plenty of stuff I love.

3) I have a pretty good idea of how to dress myself. Again, some people don’t, and again, Stitch Fix is an awesome option for those folks who need style help.

So clearly, Stitch Fix was not for me. Still, I remained intrigued. And while the normal bonus you can pass to your friends is $25, one of my pals had a limited-time $50 bonus to share, so I decided to go for it. (more…)

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I’m humming it right now

Hello! I have been doing Real Life Thingsā„¢ and have been neglecting you. I am sorry.

To make it up to you, I got you a Woot-Off (complete with catchy theme song, which you should definitely listen to on the site if you haven’t before, because it’s nifty)! I mean, maybe they’re doing it for their 15th birthday, but whatever. Details.

It’s not the entire site, but I’m seeing some great deals on Clearance.Woot, Gourmet.Woot, and Shirt.Woot. You know the drill: deals rotate through, lasting as long as half an hour or going as quickly as just a minute or two. You have to pay attention and cross your fingers.

Don’t forget that if you have Amazon Prime, logging in with your account gets you free shipping on every Woot purchase!

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If you wanna get your geeky on

Dangit, I knew something was up with that last sale (but oh man, did giant boxes arrive here for days? yep!), but it’s finally official: ThinkGeek is shutting its doors. Now, the good news is that you’ll still be able to find some of their stuff at GameStop, but still. That only covers various gaming and TV/movie fandom stuff, I bet. I’m sad about this. But also coupon code MOVINGDAY takes 50% off of everything (even stuff already on sale), so that’s helping a little. Items are selling out fast, but who knows—you might find something you need. (Shipping is free on $50+ after coupon.)

But if you just need some cool t-shirts and accessories, maybe head on over to Threadless, instead. Today they’ve got all their t-shirts marked down to $11.99, plus they’re offering up to half off everything else. And on top of that, you can sign up for a 25% off coupon if you’re new, or you might get a pop-up to spin the wheel of savings to get a coupon code or free shipping! (Percent off coupons can’t be used to stack savings, unfortunately.)

Anyway, I just needed to share that with my fellow nerds. (It’s not too early to start Christmas shopping, right? Asking for a friend. Who is me.)

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It’s Kohls time again

Were you patiently waiting for the next round of Kohls promos? You never have to wait for long, but today it doesn’t matter because it’s time.

If you have a Kohls charge card, use coupon code FAMILY30 for an additional 30% off your order, plus coupon code JUNEMVCFREE gives you free shipping on any size order.

No card? That’s okay—you can use code SAVINGS for 15% off any order, or 20% off your $100+ order. Plus, everyone gets $10 of Kohls Cash for every $50 spent, and you can stack any of these department-specific coupons with a percent-off coupon, too:

  • INTIMATES10 takes $10 off your qualifying $40+ Warner’s/Olga purchase,
  • MYSTYLE takes $10 off your qualifying $50+ Women’s/Juniors purchase,
  • and DAD10 takes $10 off your qualifying $50+ Father’s Day gift purchase (and won’t it be fascinating to see what they consider appropriate gifts for his special day).

Combine all that with their usual sales/deals and some today-only Doorbusters, and you’ve got every reason to head on over there.

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I almost forgot how to shop for new stuff

I was so busy with Poshmark [if you haven’t signed up yet, code wantnotdotnet gives us both $10 toward a purchase for a limited time!], I nearly forgot how to shop regular stores. A tragedy! But it’s okay, because today LOFT is having a giant sale and it turns out it’s just like riding a bike—I quickly remembered how to stack up all the savings. Phew!

So they’ve got everything on sale right now, with 60% off the hot summer styles, and an additional 40% coming off sale/clearance items in your cart when you apply code CYBER. And you can stack code CYBERVIP on top of that to save another 10%, too! Shipping is free on every order today and tomorrow.

There’s plenty of Petite/Plus/Maternity options, too, if you feel like stores never have your size. (Of course I’m the moron who’s scanning through and falls in love with something only to discover that it’s a Maternity item. Oops.)

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You can’t have too many sneakers

The last time Keds had a big sale, I got a killer deal on some rose gold Kate Spade sneakers, and despite the fact that my fashionable adult daughter says they are “so extra,” I love them unapologetically. (Oh, they’re still available, though more than they were when I got ’em. Here they are.) I’ve been wearing Keds longer than she’s been alive, so she can hush.

Anyway, there’s plenty of options on sale, perfect for outfitting rapidly-growing children and picking up a fun little pair of kicks for yourself. Shipping is free, and if you use coupon code 20FORME you’ll get another 20% off your order, even on sale items.

There’s will always be a place in my heart for plain white Keds, but their new collaborations with Rifle Paper and Kate Spade are ah-maze-ing. Go take a look.

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There’s still time to score for Mom

Whether you still need something for Mom or you just have some random shopping to do (something for the house, or new clothes for the kids, or something for yourself!), thank goodness there’s almost always a big sale event at Kohls.

Right now they’ve got the usual sales and doorbusters happening, plus you’ll earn $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend, plus coupons galore. Have a Kohls charge card? (If not, why on earth not? It’s the only store card I have, because the coupons make it 100% worth it.) Use coupon code MOM30 for an extra 30% off and code MAYMVCFREE for free shipping on any size order. No card? You can still get free shipping on your $75+ order, plus use code DAYLIGHT15 for 15% off. Everyone can stack code MOMSDAY10 for $10 off your qualifying $50+ Mother’s Day purchase, code PATIOSAVE50 for $50 off your $200+ qualifying patio furniture purchase, or JEWELRY20 for an additional 20% off fine or silver jewelry.

Even better, many items are available for online order and store pickup, so if you need something in a hurry, they’ve got you covered. Not that you would ever leave anything to the last minute, of course. Just hypothetically.

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Time for our favorite undies

Do I post everysingletime Aerie has a deal on panties? Yes. Yes, I do. I’m not sorry. Their stuff is cute and comfy and pretty durable and I don’t know when I reached an age where underwear costs upwards of $20+ per piece at “department stores,” but I’m not spending that kind of cash. So! Right now Aerie has panties at $35 for 10, but if you add 10 to your cart and apply coupon code SPRING, it brings the total down to just $25. $2.50/pair?? That’s cheaper than the stuff that comes in packages at the big box stores.

Shipping is free with ShopRunner (and ShopRunner is free if you have PayPal), otherwise it’s a flat $7 on orders up to $50, after which it’s free. (And yes, there’s lots of other stuff on sale, too, of course.)

Be forewarned that the site is running pretty slow right now, but it’s worth it to muscle through if you like their stuff. Also: If you’re new to Aerie, be advised that they are definitely Juniors sizing. (In other words: Those of us who aren’t teens need to size up!)

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