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Month: July 2010

Facebook Freebies: Bath & Body Works

Facebook Freebies: Bath & Body Works

My friend Amanda always has Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer in her purse. Always. I hope she reads this and heads over to Facebook to like Bath & Body Works. Don’t worry I sent her an email too.

But once you “like” Bath & Body Works, you can print a coupon good for this weekend to get a free Pocketbac hand sanitizer. No purchase necessary and valid while supplies last.

Target: Toy Clearance

Target: Toy Clearance

I needed to get my best friends daughter a gift for her 4th birthday. I don’t know anything about kids and I have never even met her! She lives in Florida, I live in Pennsylvania. You get the picture.

Anyways, I went to Target and was so happily surprised. I know she likes Dora and was so happy to find great deals. Target has its toys on clearance. Up to 75% off. I was able to get the Dora doll, the cute little outfit, and some stereo and music accessory for just $9.98 total. Considering the doll was regularly priced at $19.99 that was a great deal.

There were two entire aisles of clearanced toys at my store. Check out your Target and see what great deals you can find.

Saturday Sample: Lady Speed Stick Stainguard

Saturday Sample: Lady Speed Stick Stainguard

Japan isn’t so much hot as it is humid. Like, you want to ring out the air like a sponge humid. It can be unbearable.

But I’m not complaining because one] I decided long ago that you can either complain about the heat or the cold [[and I hate the cold]]; two] because I was in Japan and I’d rather sweat in a foreign country than be comfortable at home [[plus, vacation is lovely no matter the weather]]; and three] I had Lady Speed Stick Stainguard deodorant with me [[which is this week’s Saturday Sample]].

I was given two samples: Powder Fresh and Daringly Fresh. They both smell incredible. I mean, ridiculously incredible. I sat on my bed for a solid ten minutes smelling them, trying to decide which scent to use first. I had to talk myself out of the idea of using one for each pit, and ultimately went with Daringly Fresh.

You put it on and you can smell it. It’s strong, but in such a light and airy way. I wanted to smell like it, so it cut perfume out of my daily routine. Which was especially nice because I couldn’t fit any more into my suitcase … unless I wanted to pay an overweight fee. So no deodorant got packed for me.

It kept me dry too. And even walking in the humidity, I wasn’t worried about getting yellow pitstains on my white shirts [[which, let’s face it, is a gross thing to have to worry about; life is much better spent when you don’t have your hands/face stuffed into your pit like you’re that chick from Saturday Night Live]].

My brother tested out the men’s Stainguard. Every time he put it on, I wanted to ask if he sprayed something. You could definitely smell it [[in a nice way; much better than smelling b.o.]], which is a great way to check if your barely pubescent son put on deodorant or is lying about it.

His only complaint was that after wearing it for 24 hours [[you know: morning, flight to Tokyo, puddle jumper to Osaka, family chilling at the house to say hello, finally crashing]], it didn’t really work anymore. I’m not sure the deodorant claims that it’ll last a full day, but he didn’t feel like it did. But, honestly, the chance of you counting on it for a solid 24 hours is slim, so don’t let that deter you.

Full disclosure: I was given four deodorants for the purpose of this review. No money was exchanged for any of the comments in this Saturday Sample.

Free Sample: Axe Body Spray

Free Sample: Axe Body Spray

If my little brother is going out, you can tell. Not because he’s all tanned and gelled up like he’s going fistpumping with the Jersey Shore cast. But because you can smell the body spray through the house.

That stuff, wow, it’s very overpowering. Either that, or he sprays a ton of it.

If it’s the latter, good thing I found a free sample for him. Head over to this link and Sam’s Club members can get a free sample of Axe body spray. You need to enter your membership number to get the sample. So ask Beth. She’s a member. Maybe she’ll share her number.

Old Navy: I Went Shopping

Old Navy: I Went Shopping

I decided to take my chances and head to Old Navy after work yesterday.

The cami table was kinda wrecked.

Like our lovely reader Mamajules told me, the sale was not advertised in store at all.

The store was out of camis in my size [[XS]] in most of the fun colors: pink, blue, red. I ended up getting black, gray, white, purple, and pink in Small. The latter doesn’t fit right, but I figure I can always go back to the store in a few weeks after the sale is said and done and exchange it for one that’s my size.

And that’s my advice to you. If you want in on the deal, but everything is too big [[or too small, as the case may be]], you can always buy them for $2 now and exchange them later on. Makes sense to me.

So my total was $10, and I paid with a $10 giftcard I got for free from Shop It To Me, so yup, five free new camis for me. Sweet.

Staples: Back In Style

Staples: Back In Style

I’m not exactly sure how I missed posting this all week, but I’m gonna blame it on the fact that I don’t have kiddies, so I’m not paying all that very much attention to back to school deals.

Yeah, it’s a cop out.

But, at any rate, this week [[ending 07/31]], if you buy a backpack at Staples, you’ll get the full purchase price back in a Staples gift card.

It’s part of the store’s Back To School savings. Now, the sorta catch is that you have to use that gift card in Staples. Which means it’s not exactly free in the sense that you’ll get cash back. But it’s all in how you look at it.