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I went to Kohls and I didn’t die

Y’all know I absolutely adore Kohls, right? They’ve always got sales and coupons and bonuses, and they carry pretty much everything. But usually I shop them online, because as we all know, I am sort of allergic to going to the actual store. But I did! This weekend! My oldest was home for spring break and needed a few things, so we hit the actual store and cleaned up. Plus, we were in the checkout line when we realized we were just about $2 short of getting that sweet, sweet Kohls Cash, so then I had to buy a Godiva chocolate bar for us to eat on the way home. So, win-win!

I was just pulling said Kohls Cash out of my purse and realized there’s still time to score on this round of goodies, so let me help you get in on the deals:

* Right now everyone gets free shipping on $75+, 15% off with code SPRINGTIME, and $10 Kohls Cash for every $50 you spend. In addition, take $10 off $50+ on eligible Kids’ purchases with code KIDS10 or $10 off eligible Women’s purchases with code STYLE10.

* But through 3/31/19, Kohls Card holders also get free shipping on any order with code MARMVCFREE, plus save an additional 30% with coupon code FASHION30.

Do remember that Kohls will take deductions in the way most beneficial to them, so if you have 30% off and $10 off, they’ll take the $10 first, to reduce the percentage off. Also, you need to have those all-important $50 increments for Kohls Cash after coupons, and before taxes. Still, it’s hard to argue with savings like these, especially on top of their eight gazillion sales events.

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Gear up with Eddie

It’s time for one of my favorite (and rare) sale events: Right now almost everything at Eddie Bauer is automatically at least 40% off (if not more), and you’ll get free shipping on every order, regardless of how much you spend. Gearing up for a safari? Free shipping. Want a single pair of socks? Free shipping!

If you want even more extra savings, shop the Clearance and apply coupon code MARCH50 for another 50% off the reduced price. You know that’s where I’m shopping.

Usually they have a sale or free shipping, but not both. Don’t miss your chance to scoop up these deals.

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Time to make the kids adorable

Really the only reason I can think of to have a lot of kids is so that you can dress them alike for holidays, right? I mean, I’m not an expert or anything, but I’m pretty sure that’s true.

If your kids are still wearing actual kid sizes (as opposed to having a kid who now regularly raids your closet, not naming any names…), today’s a good day to go stock up at Children’s Place on everything, because they’ve got matching Easter clothes, sure, but also everything else they might need, and today:
1) The whole store is at least 60% off,
2) except for shoes, which are 50% off,
3) and you earn $10 Place Cash for every $10 spent,
4) plus every order ships for free!

I see they’ve even expanded their sizing some since my kids outgrew them—there’s an entire “tween” section now. I’m only a little bitter.

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Love Levi’s? You’ll love this

A great-fitting pair of jeans is pretty much the Holy Grail for every woman I know, and so I know that when I find a pair I love I stock up. Recently I found a pair of Levi’s while I was thrifting that have since become a favorite, so imagine my delight when I hopped over to their site today and discovered they’re doing their Friends & Family sale!

Just use coupon code LETSGO for 30% off and free shipping on every order. It works on items already on sale, so that can add up to huge savings.

Plus, it’s not like all they sell is jeans. I mean, yes, they have jeans. All kinds of jeans! For the whole family! But they have lots of other stuff, too.

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So here’s a new thing

Hello! You may have noticed that there’s a new display doohickey (technical term) along the side of the blog now, and that leads to my Poshmark closet. For the last few months I’ve started working on both cleaning out some excess and turning my love of actual, physical thrifting into a revenue stream instead of just being someone who has way too many clothes. (Although, listen, I recently found myself the softest cashmere cardigan in the history of ever for a dollar. True story.) I’m still wading through literal stacks of clothing to list, but I’m getting there.

So! What does this mean? Well, first of all, if you haven’t joined Poshmark yet, and you elect to, you can put wantnotdotnet as your invite code and you’ll get a $5 credit toward your first purchase and I’ll get a $5 credit for inviting you. That’s good, because it saves you money and I am still getting the hang of not spending all my proceeds (because, seriously, some of the deals there are bananas). Second, I will give an automatic 10% off to any blog reader who shops my closet and buys 1-2 items, plus I offer an automatic 15% off to everyone if you buy 3+ items, but for blog readers I will make that 20%. The only hitch here is that communication on Poshmark is somewhat limited, so you either need to email me or comment on an item (“Love your blog” or “longtime blog reader” or whatever you want) so that I know to give you the discount. Note that items have prices, but you can either make an offer on a single item or create a bundle and then make an offer on the bundle.

Anyway, that’s part of what I’ve been up to, and another way you can save some money with me these days. Questions? Comments? Requests? Hit me up!

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Here, I make an exception for shipping

You know how I like to say that paying for shipping is for suckers. Most of the time, I think that’s true. Many (most?) online retailers offer free shipping one way or another, with some regularity. One of the very few exceptions I make to this rule is when Dillard’s takes an additional 40% off their clearance like they’re doing right now. Dillard’s charges a flat $10(ish; I think it’s $9.95) for shipping no matter what, always. And that’s a bummer. But. When they start taking these additional discounts on clearance items, I nearly always go ahead and shop them anyway. It’s a great time to pick up an otherwise expensive bed linen set, or a kitchen electric, or even a fancy dress (prom season will be here before you know it). And yes, I’d rather not pay for shipping, but these savings usually make it worth it.

And while I’m browsing (did I mention that my oldest has come out of her shell in college and I had no idea there were so many formals and semi-formals because she never went to any of them in high school…?), let me just say that the trend toward fancy-schmancy gowns having pockets is delighting me to no end.

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Savings for the cool kids

It’s another big sale at Tillys, and because I once gave birth to two adorable small babies who are now both taller than I am and supposed adults with style, this pleases me. Tillys specializes in clothing, shoes, and accessories for the trendy, and is one of my favorite places to pick up expensive sneakers on the cheap.

So right now they have their sale items marked down again with as much as an additional 70% off, and you automatically get free shipping on your $49+ order. But! Coupon code H2W64ZMHNFRP will get you free shipping on any size order, plus if you find yourself grabbing stuff at regular price (hey, that’s not my style, but you do you), the code will also take an extra 20% off your highest-price non-sale item.

Anyway, whether you’re looking for a unicorn headband and some bath bombs or a cool pair of Vans, chances are today’s the right day to score a deal.

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Happy Presidents’ Day!

Listen, you know the drill: It’s a shopping holiday, and that means that Kohls has doorbusters and deals and coupons.

Have a Kohls charge card? You can use coupon code PINK30 for 30% off, plus code FEBMVCFREE for free shipping on any size order. Everyone gets free shipping on $75+, and everyone can use coupon code COLD for 15% off any order or 20% off $100+. There are departmental coupons that stack, too: HOME10 takes $10 off your qualifying $50+ home purchase, BABYSALE20 takes 20% off your qualifying baby/maternity purchase, and LUGGAGE50 takes $50 off your qualifying $200+ purchase of luggage (pssst, got a kid graduating this spring—this is the way to get that prep done).

Happy hunting!

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Cute cotton jammies for the kids

True story: When my kids were little I spent countless hours stalking those striped Hanna Andersson jammies at my local thrift stores. They were so cute! So comfy! And so ridiculously expensive. (Swedish cotton comes from unicorns, I guess.) I did score a few pairs along the way, but I spent entirely too much time on that particular endeavor. Ah, to be young and dumb again!

But you don’t have to! Because now lots of other companies make similar all-cotton jammies, and for way less money. Why, I’d happily buy any of these striped options or these adorable girly patterns for one or both of my kids if they still fit (um, my kids are adults and these only go up to size 12 or so…), even at full price. But pick any of ’em right now and apply coupon code A45T62OB to take half off, making the most expensive ones just $8.50/set, and many just $7/set.

The reviews are great and the prices can’t be beat. You kids today have it too easy, y’know. Hmph. Get off my lawn.

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Basics and more, with markdowns and free shipping

Do you know about UNIQLO? They’re sort of like what would happen if H&M and Zara had a baby. So the (regular) prices are already good, the quality is excellent, and the sales are unbeatable.

Today they’re offering free shipping on every single order, and there’s tons of items in the clearance to peruse. This would be a great time to stock up on outerwear and other cold-weather items, for example.

If you’re a new customer, you’ll also have the option to sign up for their mailing list to get a code for $10 off your first $75+ order. If you’re buying a lot, that’s definitely worth doing. But, heck, on these free shipping days, I’ve been known to just grab a pair of socks. (It’s my own little version of carpe diem.)

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