Saturday, September 20, 2008

Save on Halloween Costumes From Disney

Costume scenario A vs. scenario B means a difference of $20!

DisneyShopping has released some new coupon codes today, COSTUME and TREATS. When you apply promo code COSTUME during checkout, you get a 50% discount on Halloween costume accessories when also purchsing a full-priced costume from DisneyShopping's Halloween Bootique. Promo code TREATS gives you free shipping on your qualifying Bootique costume and accessory purchases. Reading the terms and conditions of these offers, it says that promo code COSTUME cannot be combined with other offers though. But these two codes are being advertised in tandem! Are they really stackable? We'll find out for you.

Scenario A: We decided to try these offers out on a Cinderella costume. There will be plenty of accessories to use the COSTUME code on. First, we found a Cinderella Costume at full price for $39.50. Then we added a Cinderella Light-Up Wand with Sound for $12.50, a Cinderella Clutch with Bangle for $12.50, a Cinderella Princess Crown for $12.50 and Cinderella Lace Shoes for $16.50. Our order's subtotal came to $77.

When we tried to apply promo code COSTUME, it showed as ineligible. It was a full price Disney costume - what was the problem? Initially we entered promo code TREAT for the free shipping promotion and that came up as an INVALID code. We actually forgot to add the 'S' onto the end of the code. When we entered promo code TREATS it took and we were granted free shipping. Shipping on our order of $77 would've been $13.50 (orders totalling between $75.01 and $100 are charged $13.50 for shipping & handling). Thus, our order price with the merchandise total and shipping cost (exclusive of tax) would come to $90.50. The free shipping promo saves us that $13.50 shipping charge, bringing the order total down to $77 again, representing a savings of about 17.5%.

Scenario B: We at Centsible are determined to get a deal though. This time we click on a Cinderella Costume right in one of the "picture frames" in the Halloween Bootique. We didn't take their suggested accessories, keeping the ones we had previously selected in our cart. Any difference? The costume was the same price but a slightly different style. Did the coupon code COSTUME work? No.

We messed around with things again. We removed our original Cinderella accessories from the shopping cart and took the ones automatically recommended for our costume at the Halloween Bootique. These were the Cinderella Tiara for Girls for $10.50, the Magical Light-Up Cinderella Wand for $10.50 and the Magical Twinkle Light Cinderella Shoes for Girls for $14.50. When we proceeded to the check out, our coupon code COSTUME was still in the cart and it was now working! The costume accessories were all showing prices of 50% off and our subtotal was now $57.25 (a merchandise discount of $17.75 from COSTUME). Shipping on this reduced merchandise total would now be $12.50 (the cost for merchandise totalling between $50.01 and $75), but coupon code TREATS was still working and our shipping was FREE (a shipping discount of $12.50 from TREATS)! Total price with shipping (exclusive of sales tax) - $57.25. The price before discount with shipping charges for that higher price would've been $70.75. These two codes ARE stackable!

Was it just the accessories that made coupon code COSTUME ineligible? We replaced the new dress again with our original one. Again, the coupon code didn't work and we paid full price on the accessories. Verdict - you have to choose both costume and accessories from the costume displayed in the picture frames on the opening page of the Bootique. Scenario A saved $13.50, the same as Scenario B. The percentage saved was 19% in scenario B though, whereas in A you only save 15%

Save 50% on ALL costume accessories with the purchase of a costume and FREE SHIPPING at now through September 21, 2008. Use Promo Codes COSTUME and TREATS.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sitewide Discounts at Armani Exchange!

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Today, Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21. Take a 30% sitewide discount at Armani Exchange when you use promo code AXGUEST. The only exclusion to this offer is watches - no discounts are applied there.

We thought we'd check out this offer on a last-chance item. Is this a stackable promo - i.e. good on top of other discounts and reduced prices? We chose the Women's Beaded Halter Top (pictured at the left) which is on "Last Chance Sale" for $50 (originally priced at $68).

We put the item in our cart and proceeded to the checkout. During checkout, we entered our promo code AXGUEST. Did it work? What was our total price for this top that originally sold for $68? The merchandise came to $35 after discounts - this promo code is stackable. Add the $6 every day standard shipping charge for Armani Exchange and we could get this halter top, shipping included, for a total price of $41. Is that a deal? We think so!

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Perfect Time To Buy Baby Gifts This Weekend

Macy's is at it again this weekend with an unbelievable sale. In the intimates department they are giving out free panties with luxury lingerie purchases and discounting intimates in general, as well as having another sale on shapewear. In the housewares department, there is a free shipping offer. What caught our eyes the most though was the free gift basket with infant purchases of $50 or more.

The Deal: Spend $50 or more on infant clothing and accessories. Qualifying items will be clearly marked in red as having a "Bonus Offer". Your purchase of qualifying items must total $50 or more before discounts or sales taxes are applied, and gift wrapping does not qualify towards your $50 subtotal. When you reach this purchase threshold, you get the Bonus Gift.

The Gift: The Bonus Gift is a Gingham Gift Basket from AD Sutton. The set includes a: wicker basket, gingham lining, a tulle bag and a ribbon.

Shop the "Sale & Values" section under "Kids" to quickly access products qualifying for this Bonus Gift promotion. Qualifying products will be marked in red. Purchase gift baskets, layette items, apparel for boys and girls, infant shoes and more. Get great deals on these products, and get the basket free to perfectly present your gift to the newborn or expectant mother at her shower.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Apple's Back to School Deals - Final Days!!!

Monday, September 15 is the final day to take advantage of Apple's "Back to School" promotion. That's right, this coming Monday (time flies doesn't it??)! In case you weren't aware of the deals to be had in Apple's promo, we'll give you a quick recap here.

When you buy a Mac for college and use your Education Discount (for students, teachers and staff members of higher education and K-12 schools - including parents, PTO/PTA members and School Board Members), you get a free iPod touch and free shipping (after rebate). Not only that, but this offer is also 'stackable' with other Apple promos (that means you can use this offer in addition to other coupons or promotional offers from Apple).

Buy a Mac for college and get a free iPod touch. Order online and get free shipping. exp 9/15

What are some of the other promos you can stack this with? We'll list off just a few to get you started...

  • Up to a 10% Education Store discount

  • A free 8G iPod Touch or Nano from the Education Store

  • Up to $100 off select printers

  • Up to 50% off Apple software from the Education Store

  • $30 off your first year of MobileMe...

To shop with an education discount at the Apple Store and take advantage of these offers, you must be enrolled at or employed by an educational institution as described above and be willing to submit credentials (a photo ID and proof of enrollment or employment). You submit all of this information in a process similar to submitting a rebate online. Click through the link above to start taking advantage of the free iPod Touch offer and many other Education Discounts!

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