Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Hello! This post is coming to y'all from the car on my way back home from visiting family with my immediate family for Thanksgiving! Since I have nearly four hours to kill I thought I would check in. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, good food, and maybe even some Christmas shopping. This year has been a pretty good year and I am thankful for so many things including my family, good friends, my job, and jokingly, the Blogger app, which I am currently using to write this. Anyways, have a great night! 

Stay Sweet and Blessed,


5 Ways to Save Money While Shopping (During Christmas and beyond)

The following post is actually a post that I have been wanting to write a while now, but with the holiday season approaching I could think of no better time. So without further ado...

Shopping Apps
For in on the go person like me, shopping apps are a life-saver. I currently have a folder of 9 shopping apps installed on my phone.  

My most used apps are for saving while I am out are Target Cartwheel, RetailMeNot, Shopkick, and Coupons.com.  I have an upcoming going into the detail of each of these apps and their features. 

The overall basis of each of these apps are that when you are in-store or anywhere you open the apps and get anything from coupon codes to points to put toward a gift card.

Google promotion codes and coupon codes for store
If you don’t have a smartphone or have not downloaded one of the above apps, I highly suggest that you visit one of the following websites during or after shopping. My favorite websites to visit are pretty much the same as the apps, but I do have a few other favorites.

My favorites are TheKrazyKouponLady RetailMeNot, Coupons.com, and Target (the coupons section). I usually check one of these websites for items before I go to a store that is not related to clothes.

Subscribing to emails
If you know that there is a store that you shop at more often, than I highly suggest you going to their website and signing up for their email list.

If you are like me and hate having a bunch of promotional emails, than I highly suggest that you have a specific emails to give out to those stores, and if you are able to connect it to your phone for easy access when shopping.

Almost every store that I know of has this option.

Shop online
I recently ordered two pairs of shoes online for $47.97 just because I used the above methods on shopping online and my total savings came out to $60.
I will inform you that I am not the most frequent online shopper but I do find myself shopping online sometimes. My most recent experience was today y for tall pants (Old Navy does not carry many selections in store anymore :( ) and Size 13 shoes for my big feet. SPOILER: I also have an upcoming post on where to find specialty clothing. 
When shopping online, I am able to use the coupon codes, promo emails, and online sales to save the maximum amount.  
I also highly recommend using websites like:

Use rebates websites
Whenever I shop online, I am always sure that I use ebates.com by going to the website and searching for the store that I am shoppong online with. They then refund me anywhere from normally 1 to 10 % of my purchase. 

I have also heard of people using studentrate.com for a similar effect. I highly suggest you use this website if you are a student or have affiliation with a university such as alumni email or employee email.

Here is a bonus: Last, but not least

Plan ahead!

If you have any questions on anything I posted please ask, I will respond!

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Today was my birthday and it was wonderful!!! Post on that and other things coming later, possibly Monday. Check back soon.

Stay sweet and blessed, 
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For Sale: Phillip Lim for Target Mini Satchel in Taupe

So, I was exploring around a Target in the city over due to an appointment, that I had not been to in years. (sorry, the grammar on that sentence sucks!) Anyways, I decided to explore the purse department and what did I see but two of these bags. One in black and one in Taupe. I decided to keep the black one for myself but was hoping someone in the blogger world would want to the lucky owner of the taupe one. 

This will probably be the first and last time I sell anything on my blog, (I AM NOT INTO THAT!) but if you are interested I do recommend checking this out or sharing with a friend. Please go to the eBay page. I am willing to give a better price for my blog readers. Click here for the eBay link or alternatively another method of payment such as Paypal can be used. 

Click over to my contact page to send me an email if you have questions and I will send pictures or additional info.

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