Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Another Amazing Deal from Julep

If you are one of the first 1000 people to sign up for the Julep Maven program, you can get your first box for a penny. Use the code SHAREON to receive the penny offer.
I am so excited for January's box. I will be receiving four gorgeous colors for only $19.99.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

More Great Deals on Julep

Julep is definitely one of my favorite brands of nail polish, and they keep having amazing deals!

They are currently featured on Living Social. You can get $42 worth of credit for $20 or $102 worth of credit for $50.

Best of all, you can use it to sign up for the Julep Maven program, which is a monthly subscription for $19.99. Being a Julep Maven also gives you 20% off and free shipping on other orders.


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Friday, November 25, 2011

Deal on Julep Maven Today

I am a big fan of the Julep Maven program. It is $20 a month and each month you receive a beautifully packed box containing several nail polish colors. Recent months have included other treats as well, including a cosmetic bag and lipgloss.

What I really love about the program is that you receive an email to preview your box. If you love it, you get it. If you don't, you can swap your box for another option. If none of them strike your fancy, then pause the month. Julep Maven members also receive 20% off the site and free shipping.

Today they are having a Black Friday special for three months of Maven boxes for the price of two - $39.98. This would be a great treat for yourself or as a gift. You can sign up here and use the code blackfriday.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

She & Him Christmas Album - $5 on Amazon

Okay, so maybe it is a little bit early...
But when I saw that the She & Him Christmas album - A Very She & Him Christmas - was only $5, I had to jump on it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

$2 in MP3 Credit from Amazon

Go here and use the code fallmp3s to get a credit for $2!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Swagbucks Code for New Members!

Since I joined Swagbucks in November 2008 I have earned over $500 in Amazon gift cards, all for spending a few minutes a day searching through the site.  New members can use the code AUGUSTBONUS when registering on Swagbucks to start with an extra 50 Swagbucks.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

50% off "Hope in a Jar"

I just bought an 8 oz container of Philosophy Hope in a Jar for $52.50, which is half off! It's the limited edition packaging that is on sale, so I would imagine that these will go quickly.  Plus I used subscribe and save, so I got it for $44.62.  Sweet!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lady Gaga's New Album for $.99!

The MP3 version of Lady Gaga's new album, Born This Way is just $.99 on Amazon today! Due to a really high volume of downloads, it's going a little bit slower than usual, so don't be alarmed.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Look for Less

I fell in love with these adorable flats from J.Crew, but their high price tag ($138) and also the fact that they wouldn't be shipping for months made me reluctant to go for it.

J.Crew at ShopStyle

I ordered these from DSW instead. The $45 price tag, paired with some coupons that I had stored in my account, made this a much better deal for me. They are slightly different, but I like the look and the shiny patent leather.


Here's another option from Urban Outfitters for $35.

Kimchi & Blue at ShopStyle

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Three Redbox Rentals for $1!

Right now Groupon is offering three Redbox rentals for just $1!  This deal will run until Tuesday March 1st.

Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday, Swagbucks!

Swagbucks — the search engine that lets you earn reward points for searching the web — is celebrating their third birthday by offering a 50 point bonus code along with the 30 points you receive when you register, when you sign up by Monday, February 28, 2011.

Use the code 3rdBirthday69 when you sign up for a total of 80 points.

This code is for new members only.  Current members can enjoy a Swag Code Extravaganza later in the week!

I signed up for Swagbucks back at the end of December in 2008. To date, I have earned $510 in Amazon gift cards, just for spending a few minutes a day using the site.

Monday, February 7, 2011

$2 in Amazon MP3 Credits

Go here and enter the code VDAYMP3S to receive $2 in MP3 download credit from Amazon.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Boot Lust Pt. 2

I was looking at the J. Crew website today, and I saw that the boots that I ordered are now on sale.  I felt a major rush of dread and despair, but then I talked to a customer service representative and I was able to get a price adjustment.  I got $136.10 credited back to my card!

Oh, I can't wait to get my boots!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Boot Lust

Every time I see a girl wearing a pair of awesome boots, I am filled with sadness and rage. Why? Because boots don't fit me. Even at my thinnest, boots have always been a struggle, and it stinks, because boots were all I have ever wanted.

So after obsessing over fashion blogs where every girl is wearing boots, I decided to take a plunge. I ordered a pair of these J. Crew Weatherby boots in the extended calf size. (Oh the shame.)

They are a lot of money. A lot.  But I figure this will work one of two ways:

1. They don't fit/look awful/I hate them. I send them back and I am out less than ten dollars on the return shipping.

2. They are amazing. I keep them and I finally have boots. We live a long and happy life together and my teenage dreams come true.

J.Crew at ShopStyle

Saturday, January 22, 2011

More Typewriter Love

As I have mentioned before, I really love typewriters. Kate Spade has these adorable typewriter note cards, but they are pretty pricey at $35 for 12 cards.

Kate Spade at ShopStyle

I found this awesome alternative on Etsy from Rue Renee (who also happens to be in Queens!)  You can get 12 cards for $16.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Living on 10%

Yesterday I transferred 90% of my paycheck to savings.


I neglected my Roth IRA for all of 2010, so I put more than half towards that.  Then I moved the rest to out savings account, which has been pretty stagnant since we decided to go on vacation last summer.

This is a freak occurrence, and I was only able to do it because all of the bills are paid, and I got some extra money for Christmas, but still... 90%!

I know that I couldn't possibly do that on a monthly basis, but how I wish I could.  Maybe the feeling of exhilaration from paying myself, instead of paying for my shopping addiction will help to keep me on the right path for this year.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year

I've been neglecting this poor little blog lately.

The thing is, I have no idea where I want to take this.  When I first started Saving Cents in the City, things were crazy.  We were in the midst of buying an apartment, because our landlord (MY UNCLE!) was throwing us out.  We were paying off a 20k car loan, which had huge monthly payments.  Plus, we were just wee little babies, newly married and making an amount of money that was so low that it shocks me when I think about it.

I was obsessed with all the sweet deals that I could find at CVS and through couponing.  In fact, I know that this is how we were able to pay our debts so quickly, since I was spending so little on other things.  We were motivated and focused on saving money and paying down debt.

Now... not so much.  We haven't even thought about a budget in months, and though we don't have any credit card debt, our savings has been pretty stagnant.  We spent a lot of money in 2010: on trips, concerts, shows, museums, and restaurants - and I am SO okay with that.  I am not okay with the amount that I spent on stuff though.  Experiences: yes.  Stuff: ugh.

So now, I rarely do the deals at CVS.  I haven't been doing online surveys as frequently.  I hardly ever use coupons at the grocery store.  I don't think about money anywhere as much as I did in the past.  And in a way, I feel relief from this, but on the other hand, I know that I could and should be doing better.

Guess how much I contributed to my Roth IRA in 2010.  Nothing.  Zero.  That is not cool.

So for 2011 I need to find a balance between obsessing over coupons and counting pennies, and also saving and living a life where I am not so weighed down by stuff.

We'll see how it goes.