February 2012 Archives

February 29, 2012


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In honor of 2012's extra day, we are giving one lucky winner an extra $100 in their pocket! This contest will be open for a VERY short time - it will close tomorrow.

To enter: Leave us a comment right here on our blog letting us know how you would spend your extra cash! Good luck, everyone.


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February 28, 2012

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February 27, 2012

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February 24, 2012

I have been doing my Spring cleaning and enjoying our awesome Home & Garden sale. Sprucing up my decor is one of my favorite ways to ring in the warmer months. 
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Shoe Steal is offering 25% off any order! Use code STEAL20. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Gap is offering 30% off any order (Some exclusions - details on site). Use code GAPSPRING. Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

Clarins is offering Free Gift with $50+ order. Use code FIRM.Plus 7.0% Cash Back!

Linens 'n' Things is offering 20% off and Free shipping on any order. Use code EMAIL20. Plus 2.5% Cash Back!

Meijer is offering 10% on home orders of $100+! Use promo code EBATES10. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Bare Necessities is offering 25% off any order. Use promo code SPRINGSAVE25. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Ulta is offering Free shipping on $25+ order. Use code FEBSHIP12. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Banana Republic is offering 20% off Jewelry and Accessories. Use code BRSPARKLE. Plus 2.0% Cash Back!



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February 23, 2012



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February 22, 2012

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February 21, 2012

Nothing says special like a personalized item. Lucky for us, they are all the rage right now, so you can earn Cash Back on lots of different pieces:02_14a.jpg


1. Monogrammed Cosmetics Case from Organize.com

2. Monogrammed Necklace from max & Chloe

3. Monogrammed Doormat from Buy.com

4. Monogrammed Glasses from Things Remembered

5. Monogrammed Eco Tote from Taylor Gifts


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February 17, 2012

I sure have caught Spring fever out here in California. Despite the not-entirely-warm temperatures all I want to do is get my Spring wardrobe in order. Maybe I can justify it with all these great sales and my Ebates Cash Back?

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Bath and Body Works is offering $1 shipping on $25+ order. Use code USA25. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Cost Plus is offering 20% off Coffee, End and Console Tables. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Express is offering $15 off Every $60 order. Use code 1095. Plus 2.5% Cash Back!

Lenovo is offering 15% off ThinkPad W520 Laptops plus Free shipping. Use code PRESIDENT. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Loft is having their President's Day Weekend Sale: Enjoy 30% off Your Full-Price order! Use code PRESIDENT. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Select Bedding is offering 40% off and Free shipping on any order! Use code PRESIDENT40. Plus 5.0% Cash Back!

Shoe Metro is offering 20% off any order. Use code PRESIDENTS20. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Jockey is offering 20% off any order. Use code FRIENDLY. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!



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February 16, 2012

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February 15, 2012

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Did you forget about Cupid's favorite day? Don't worry. We have flower merchants that can help you smooth things over with your sweetie! Hurry up and buy a bouquet :)


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February 14, 2012

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February 13, 2012

Hey everyone, it's Karen from Saving The Family Money.  Many of my readers have asked questions about the new JCPenney's pricing structure.  So I thought I'd take a minute to address those.  If you are not familiar with the new 3-tiered pricing structure, here it is:

  • "Every Day" low pricing daily - Previously what they called sale prices. All merchandise is being cut at least 40 percent or lower, compared t0 the previous year's prices.
  • "Monthly Value" discounts on select merchandise each month for the entire month.  For example: Valentine's Jewelry in February.
  • "Best Price" or clearance deals during the first and the third Friday of each month when many shoppers get paid.  The best price merchandise is considered clearance and is only good while supplies last.
  • They are no longer issuing coupons to use in the store or online.

One of my projects this year is a Master bedroom makeover and the first item I need, as my inspiration, is the bedding.  I found a 7-Piece comforter set at JCPenney's for $100.  With the information on JCPenney's new pricing,  I held off on buying, to see if the price would drop.

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I checked JCPenney's on February 1st, (the start date of the new pricing) and my comforter set is now listed at $75.  I think this is a great price for a 7- Piece set (Queen comforter, 2 pillow shams, bedskirt & 3 accent pillows).  In my attempt to save even more on my purchase, I immediately thought of Ebates and their cash back program.  If you shop at JCPenney's through Ebates you get 6% cash back on your purchase.  To me that's like having a coupon and will be an extra $4.50 in my pocket.  Shipping with JCPenney online purchases is always free when you ship to your local store, or free to your home with purchases over $50.

I love knowing that even though a retailer can change their pricing structure, I can count on Ebates and their cash back program to continue to save the family money.

Head on over to Saving The Family Money and enter our giveaway to win a $100 JCPenney Voucher, courtesy of Ebates


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February 10, 2012

The Valentine's Day sales are in full swing this weekend. Make is a sweet occasion with great Cash Back purchases!

Friday-Sales-Round-UpOld Navy is offering 20% off Women's, Women's Plus and Men's styles! Use code ONBIG20.Plus 2.0% Cash Back!

Get 10% off any order at Beau-Coup! Use code HUGS. Plus 3.0% Cash Back!

Get a Sony PSP 3000 Core Pack System for $129.99 at Buy.com! Plus get 2.5%-6.0% Cash Back!

Clarins is offering a Free 5-pc gift PLUS beautiful pouch with $75 order! Use code EBATES214. Plus 7.0% Cash Back!

Freshpair is offering $10 off a $60+ order, $20 off a $100+ order, or $50 off a $200+ order! Use code LOVE12. Plus 6.0% Cash Back!

Macy's is offering an extra 15% off during the Valentine's Day Sale! Use code LOVE. Plus 6.0% Cash Back!

Shutterfly is offering free shipping on $30+ order. Use code SHIP30. Plus 4.0% Cash Back!

Wine.com is offering 10% off any Gift Basket. Use code WINTERGIFT. Plus 2.5% Cash Back!


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February 9, 2012

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1. A new scent from Fragrance.net

2. Charming new bracelet



5. New going to fail: long-stem roses



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February 8, 2012

Enter to Win Today!

We've all been there-you get a heart-shaped box of chocolates and graciously thank your Valentine with hidden disappointment. Make sure you get or give the most incredible Valentine's Day gift by winning this beautifully crafted Heart-Shaped Garnet and Diamond Pendant in 18k white gold from Blue Nile.

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If you want to be the lucky in love winner, tell us about your best or worst Valentine's Day experience when you post your comment below by 11:59 pm PST, February 14. 


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February 7, 2012

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2. Chic case for his favorite tech toy

3. Tickets to a cool concert

4. Luxurious shaving kit

5. New iPod Shuffle



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February 3, 2012


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February 3, 2012

Saving money is sexy-- as long as you master the art of how to cheap out without looking like a cheapskate! Here are a few ideas on how to have an upscale, romantic date without the corresponding out of control price tag.


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Simple and elegant: Romance doesn't require an overpriced French restaurant or a huge, expensive bouquet from a top florist. Under $50 can net you flowers from any of the online florists (you can get a bouquet for as low as $19.99, + delivery, plus get up to 20% cashback with Ebates!) plus an inexpensive bottle of wine, a baguette and a hunk of good cheese-- all that you need for a romantic picnic. If you need assistance picking out a great (but reasonably priced!) bottle of wine, go to WineTasting.com and sort by price, rating or best selling.  You can even order a gift basket which will contain everything you need for your picnic from Wine.com-- and both WineTasting.com and Wine.com offer cashback if you click through Ebates to make a great deal that much sweeter!


Have a romantic night in: If it's too cold to picnic outside where you live, light the fireplace, lay out a blanket, put on some music and have an indoor picnic instead! Don't have a sitter? Put the kids to bed early and either pick up dinner or order in. Light candles, turn off the TV and have a quiet dinner, just the two of you-- even if it's a frozen lasagna, it will taste better by candlelight. Rent a movie for free from your local library or spend $1 to get one from your local Redbox or Blockbuster Express. 


Go Local: Take advantage of your local environment. If you're on the coast, grab a picnic and head to the beach for a stroll. If you're in the mountains, grab your skis or snowboard. Explore all that your local area has to offer: museums, walking trails, picnic areas, amusement parks, strawberry picking and more. 


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Let's do lunch: If you want the restaurant experience but don't want to pay elevated prices go to lunch instead. Many high end restaurants have very affordable lunch specials and the ambiance and service are comparable to what you'll find in the evening.


Score a discount! Sites such as Groupon offers deep discounts on local attractions, spas, salons and restaurants, usually 50% off or deeper-- be sure to click through Ebates to get an additional 3%. cashback at Groupon, too! Restaurant.com offers $25 gift certificates for $10 and you can often find a code bringing your out of pocket cost down to as low as $2, and click through Ebates for 15(!)% cashback-- most restaurants do have some restrictions-- either minimum spending requirements, black out dates or exclusions-- but as long as you can live within the restrictions, you're well on your way to a low cost dinner!


Babysitter Swap: If you can't afford to pay ransom rates for a sitter and don't have family either close or willing to watch your kids, consider a babysitting swap with some like minded friends. It can be as simple as you watch my kids this Saturday night and I'll watch yours next Saturday night, giving each family a much needed and well deserved break from parental duties.


Regardless of your budget, you can have a ton of fun without spending a ton. With just a little bit of ingenuity and smidgen of planning, you can have a hot date with your sweetie without souring your budget.  


Jodi Furman is a blogger for LiveFabuLess. Be sure to check out all her money saving tips here.



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February 2, 2012

This contest is now closed - much thanks to all our wonderful entrants. We will be in touch with the winner soon!

Everyone loves to welcome new babies!  There is a whole industry that revolves around Baby Shower planning!  You have to make sure you put up the baby themed decorations, play the baby themed games, eat baby themed snacks and of course have baby shower party favors!

At Beau-coup we have Baby Shower favors and gifts that will please every mom-to-be. Do you know someone who is pregnant? Check out our site! Which baby shower favor is your favorite? Post it here with a comment about why you picked it and you could win a $100 Gift Voucher to Beau-coup!  Good luck!

Here are some of our most popular and highest rated baby shower favors:

Custom Baby Shower Cookies
Each one is hand decorated with great care and personalized for the extra special touch.
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Mini Jungle Animal Baby Shower Candles
These candles will light up your baby shower as favors or table decorations.
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Personalized Lip Balm Baby Shower Favor
Practical & popular, get a baby-soft pout in time for baby's arrival.
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Personalized Baby Shower Goodie Bags
They won't just be your favor bags, fill with your own cool stuff & they'll be your favorite bags!
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Don't forget to visit beau-coup and post your favorite here with a comment about why you picked it and you could win a $100 Gift Voucher to Beau-coup!  All entries must be in by 2/9/12.  A winner will be drawn at random and notified by email.  Good luck!



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February 1, 2012

Our friends at Dancing Deer Baking Company have got us covered. They have a sweet offer exclusively for Ebates Customers. Use code HEARTS for 30% off their Conversation Hearts Gift Set! Better yet? You will also get 12.0% Cash Back since they are today's Facebook Daily Double!

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