Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Herman Miller's "Embody" Chair - Get a free polished aluminum base

Now through September 28, 2009, get a free polished aluminum base ($250 value) when you purchase Herman Miller's new "Embody" chair and enter UltimateBackStore.com promo code chrome250.

Most products from theultimatebackstore.com ship for free and sales tax is only charged for orders shipping to Illinois.

Herman Miller Embody Chair

The back and seat of the chair have visible "points of contact" referred to as "pixilation". These are said to encourage body movement. The mesh and foam construction of this chair also provide it with breathability. The solid construction is appropriate for people of all sizes.

pixilation: 1) somewhat unbalanced, mentally 2)Whimsical

Ok.. maybe that isn't a reassuring definition for a piece of furniture that costs over $1000. I looked further and did a Google search on the term "ergonomic pixilation" hoping for a more suitable definition. We came across an article from PlasticsNews.com on the announcement of the International Plastics Designers Award Winners. Sure enough, specific mention of this chair occured.

Furniture: Herman Miller Inc.'s Embody Chair uses acetyl from BASF AG in a highly recyclable work chair that features an ergonomic “pixilated” back molded to provide both strength and flexibility for long-term comfort in the office setting. Cascade Engineering Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., and ITW Dahti of Rockford, Mich., are molders of the seat for Zeeland, Mich.-based Herman Miller.

The price on this chair at The Ultimate Back Store is running $1,099 as of September 21, 2009. That's $300 cheaper than the same product at Amazon.com. The one for sale at amazon also doesn't have any freebies and carries a shipping charge that varies, but averages at around $100.

On eBay, we found the "Buy It Now" pricing on Herman Miller Embody Chairs to again be $1,399 (although free shipping DID apply for some of these, but NO free aluminum bases).

So, why would you buy a chair like the Herman Miller Embody Chair? Its high quality and built to last a lifetime. It is prestigious. AND, if you have any sort of back problems and spend a lot of time in your desk, the comfort provided will probably save you in lost productivity time and chiropractor / massage visits. Taking a note from Google's business ethic: make your environment more of a pleasure to work in and you'll spend more time working.

Centsible.net has reviews of three online locations you can purchase the Herman Miller 'Embody' chair from. Check them out to view shipping policies, shipping costs, return policies and the products themselves.

The Centsible verdict is that the Herman Miller Embody Chair from theultimatebackstore.com IS a deal!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Preorder Harry Connick Jr's "Your Songs" and save a few bucks

Barnes & Noble Deal of the Day

Spend just $8.99 when you pre-order: the list price is $13.99

Harry Connick Jr's "Your Songs" album will be available on September 22, 2009 at the list price of $13.99. If you're a fan of Connick Jr., you can pre-order this collection through tomorrow, September 20, for the discounted price of $8.99. That represents a savings of $5. Not bad for a little planning ahead!

So, what's this album about. Its New Orleans modern jazz classic Harry Connick Jr. (joined by guests Wynton Marsalis and Branford) doing his own versions of tracks by artists such as the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and others. Barnes & Noble Online is offering their own exclusive edition of Harry Connick Jr's Your Songs with a preview of the track They Long To Be (Close To You) available free of charge.

Here's a track listing for you:

  • All The Way

  • Just The Way You Are

  • Can't Help Falling In Love With You

  • And I Love Her

  • (They Long To Be) Close To You

  • Besame Mucho

  • The Way You Look Tonight

  • First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

  • Your Song

  • Some Enchanted Evening

  • And I Love You So

  • Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

  • Smile

  • Mona Lisa

  • Killing Me Softly

Friday, September 18, 2009

Earn some extra cash as a delivery.com partner

delivery.com for local deliveryWith the economic situation many people find themselves in currently, everyone is looking to make a little extra cash. The website delivery.com offers a great way to accomplish this. Depending on the level of commitment you're willing to sign on with, you'll earn a portion of delivery.com commissions for advertisers and merchants you recruit.

Delivery.com is a website that offers online ordering and delivery for local restaurants, catering companies, grocery stores, alchoholic beverages, household products, personal goods, flowers and gifts. The types of products available for delivery will depend on your exact street address and zip code. After you enter your information, relevant categories with participating merchants will have their links in yellow (inactive categories will be colored grey). If you don't see your favorite restaurant, grocer, florist, gift shop, wine merchant or convenience store, don't fret. This lack of your favorite shop is your opportunity to make some cash!

local delivery from delivery.comSo.. how can you make money off this? First, you have to fill out the free application form available at the delivery.com website. Choose your level of membership: bronze, silver or gold. What are the differences between these membership levels? Commitment. At the core of it, you pledge to do no harm to delivery.com or its reputation. For the silver level, you have to agree to not discourage any of your referrals from continued participation with delivery.com. The gold level of membership additionally requires you to not take any "pre emptive" measures concerning business opportunities that may present themselves to delivery.com. For example, say a restaurant that you referred to delivery.com is friendly with the florist down the road and sometimes offers a combo deal on surf & turf meals with a dozen roses. If you try to present the florist as another recruit to delivery.com (when delivery.com is aware of this said florist and the pursuant business opportunity) you would be in violation of your agreement. Of course there are more terms to the agreement and you should visit delivery.com yourself and read the "fine print" to understand all the terms, but the above information is the basic gist of things.

How much money do you stand to make? It varies upon your membership level. (Note: you can change membership levels at any time, your royalties will reflect your active membership level at the time of the merchant signing with delivery.com). Bronze memberships offer 25% of the delivery.com commission. Silver memberships reward you with 35% of delivery.com's commission. And gold memberships? They pay 50% of the delivery.com commission. You can even double-dip if you've referred both the customer and the merchant!

You might not get rich, but you can easily make some spare cash and keep seeing royalty payments for years afterwards!

Shop at delivery.com with Centsible

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Macys Online Weekend Sale Is Not All That Big Of A Deal

Usually we're singing Macys praises for their online sales: some great deals are to be had. Today though, we're pointing out the shortcomings of the Macys Weekend Sale Online. As usual, us at Centsible have taken the time to read the fine print. Here's what we found.

macys.com 9.16

Weekend Sale with 20% or 15% off at macys.com Enter promo code: WEEKEND at checkout. Valid September 16 through September 20, 2009.

It looks like you can apply an additional 20% discount to both regular and sale-priced clothing, shoes and accessories or an additional 15% discount to items for the home and jewelry when you enter Macys promo code WEEKEND during your online checkout process. What they don't tell you about right away though are the exclusions..

Macys Online Weekend Sale

Maybe Macys.com would have an easier time telling us what we CAN use this coupon for!

In addition to our Macy's Online Shopping Summary, we've also outlined current hot deals at Macys Online at one of our sister pages on Squidoo. Check it out, but be sure to Centsible's Macys Page to make your purchase: The product links on the Squidoo page go to Macys' storefront on Amazon.com and you won't be able to redeem Macys Online promos through their Amazon.com storefront. So, what would be the point of checking out the Macy's page on Squidoo? So you can quickly get a peek of hot items at Macys and have access to EVEN MORE resources for Macys savings and promo codes!

Having criticized Macys Weekend Sale Online, we DO think their jewelry SuperBuys this week are pretty darn good. And you DON'T need any coupon codes to activate those prices..

Friday, September 11, 2009

Macys One Day Sale Today!

Just a quick note so you're sure not to miss today's Macys.com One Day Sale! Best deals we've seen today.

macys.com - 9.11 - 9.12

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Free Gift From The History Channel on Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is not over yet! If you've been considering making a purchase from the History Channel's shop, or you want to get a jump start on gift shopping for a History Channel buff, this weekend is the time to do it if you want to get a free gift..

History ChannelWhen your History Channel Shop purchase totals $50 or more and you complete during Labor Day Weekend 2009, they'll include a free gift.

free History Channel cooler

What's the gift? A History Channel cooler (dimensions 8 5/8w X 6 1/2h X 6 3/4d). The retail value of this cooler is $19.95, but its automatically added for free to qualifying orders of $50 or more. So, what constitutes a qualifying order? Your merchandise total has to reach $50 before any sales tax, gift wrapping, shipping & handling or other charges are figured in. If you might have a use for a new cooler (and I personally always find the need for ANOTHER one), start shopping at the History Channel and claim your free cooler now.

As long as you're spending $50 at the History Channel, why not spend $75? Why let a good thing stop with your free cooler? Because, the History Channel Store is offering free standard shipping with purchases totaling $75 or more. Normally, free ground shipping is offered from the History Channel for orders totaling $90 or more, with regular shipping charges ranging from between $4.95 and $11.95.

Regularly a History Channel media (books, DVDs, CDs) order of $75 would charge $4.95 to ship. A non-media order of $75 would run you $11.95 in ground shipping fees.

Total value of deal (History Channel cooler and free shipping) on media orders is $23.95 and for non-media orders is $30.95. Visit Centsible's Summary of how to shop online at the History Channel Shop for more info on shipping policies, deals & coupons and just what you can buy there.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Get ambushed with free flowers from 1800flowers!

Are you a facebook fan of 1800flowers? (Are you a Centsible fan since we're on the subject?)

Be sure to get in right away to win your choice of free flowers (valued at $49.95 or less) from 1800flowers. Miss it this week? Try again next Friday!

Visit 1800flowers on facebook and get in the game!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Labor Day Sales Online - Macys

For those of you that have been following the Labor Day Sales of the US' major department stores, you'll notice that some of them have already started, others are starting this weekend, and yet others are having 'Pre Labor Day Sales'.

Macy's online Labor Day Sale is going on for a full 5 days: Sept. 2 through Sept. 7. What sort of deals are to be had at Macy's? First off is a site-wide free shipping promo good for purchases of $99 or more. What do you need to do to get this offer? Enter Macys.com promo code FABFALL

Macys.com is offering several free gifts with qualifying purchases. Spend $50 on floorcare and receive a Vidal Sassoon Professional Turbo Hair Dryer. Get all kinds of beauty freebies (compacts, makeup bags, lip colors, etc..) from Lancome with purchases at different levels. The usual suspects in the lingerie department at macy's (Naomi & Nicole, Bali, Maidenform, Lilyette, Vanity Fair, Miraclesuits) are offering "buy 2, get 1 free", "buy 3, get 1 free", etc.. offers on bras, panties and shapewear. Spend $200 in jewelry and have the option to buy a pair of diamond star earrings for only $59.

So, what about the actual Labor Day Sale at Macys? There are many 1/2 price deals to be had. In menswear, find deals on Perry Ellis, Alfani, Club Room. In the kitchen, save on Martha Stewart, Pyrex and Kitchenaid. Shopping for kids? Save on Greendog, Hello Kitty and Sean John. Lastly, save an extra 25% on Macy's clearance items.

macys.com - 9.2 - 9.7

Check out full coverage of the Macys Online Labor Day Sale at Centsible.