Super Bowl XLVI Fan-tastic Deals

Hosting  or attending a Super Bowl Party this weekend? Here’s four “must haves” to super-size your Super Bowl Sunday.

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1. TV Mania: What’s a Super Bowl without a super TV? Entertain the masses in style this Sunday with these deals on large screen TVs. But time is short so if you want to upgrade before the big day, get out there now! You can get a 50″ Plasma screen TV for less that $600. But wait: did you hear that? They’re saying: “go bigger, we need more screen.” How does a 55″ TV for under $1000 sound? Now that’s super-sized! To help you in your quest for the ideal TV, here’s top TV deals at several major brick and mortar retailers:

  • Best Buy: Kick off a great deal with Best Buy. Order your TV online now and pick it up at your local store after work. Maximize your savings with a Best Buy Rewardzone card where you receive a $5 rewards for every 250 purchase points. Save even more on an in-store purchase by printing or loading onto your smart phone this in-store only offer: Best Buy Gift Card Offer.
  • Sears: Save time and money at Sears.com. Search online first for TV’s that are “Available in Store.” Then buy your TV online utilizing the “Store Pickup” option and pick up your new TV tonight. Use Coupon Code Sears5Off50 for $5 off a $50 purchase or use SuperSavings for $10 off $75 (this expires today). You get the best of both worlds with these time and money saving options!
  • Target: Got a Target REDCard? Make sure you use it to pick out your new TV and get an immediate 5% cash back. Then pile on the savings with this Target 10% off TV coupon and get even more off a Target TV purchase!
  • Walmart: TV sales here too! Simplify your day and shop online first. Look for “Free Store Pickup Today” in the right hand side of the TV details to take advantage of both online shopping and local pick up.

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2. Feeding the Fans: Serve your guests a Team Rivalry Food Fest! Make it even more fun and have your friends bring their own “team spirited” food creations. To get you started, here’s several fun “team favorite” food ideas to fill up your fans!

Don’t forget to print out your grocery coupons and score a touchdown of savings! Sites like Coupon Cabin, Target, and Walmart will help you stretch your game-day dollars.

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3. Get your Party On! Big Screen TV: Check. Menu: Check. Serving dishes, plates, bowls, drink cups: NOT check! Need kitchen and party gadgets to entertain the masses? No need to punt! Just head on over to one of these brick and mortar retailers and go the extra yard with these deals:

  • Macy’s Kitchen Sale: So many items to choose from! Get many of your game day kitchen gadgets right now with Macy’s Home Sale.
  • Party City: Party on with Party City’s 50% off patterned table ware sale! Stock up on all things “Super Bowl” from serving bowls to cutlery, banners and balloons. Super charge the Team Rivalry Food Fest with Giants and Patriots specific decorations. But before you “party hard” at Party City, print out the Party City in-store coupon for even greater savings!

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4. Show your Team Colors: Check out Amazon’s NFL Fans Shop. Order by tonight for pre-game delivery and celebrate your “Team Style”. And if you are an Amazon Prime member, your delivery will be free!

 

Just not into the Super Bowl? Yes, there really are some of us who just … gasp … don’t want to watch the game. Except maybe the commercials and half time show! So what are you to do? Go shopping of course! The malls with be empty Sunday afternoon. So drive on over and check out what deals are happening at your local mall. Or perhaps a day at the spa is in order. But more on that later … this one’s all about Game Day!

So what are your plans for Super Bowl Sunday? Will you be watching with friends? Cooking up a storm? Or shopping? Let us know in the Comments Section below.

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Gift Cards For Last Minute Gifts

In a pinch to get a last minute gift? Consider a gift card! Several online websites let you custom design your gift card and deliver it via e-mail. If online shopping isn’t your preference, then consider a local brick and mortar retailer.

Online Gift Card Giving Options: Don’t want to fight the crowds at your local mall? Let an online gift card website be your gift giving answer. Check out these four easy to use online gift card resources:

Giftly.com Giftly is great for last minute gift-giving. Why? Because Giftly can turn nearly any local business into a mobile gift card. Want to send your friend in Atlanta a gift card for that trendy clothing store she loves? Using Yelp’s database, Giftly lets you pick your store, create your own personalized gift card, then send it either by e-mail or Facebook to the recipient. Within a few moment’s time, you can design, purchase and  have that gift card delivered. It’s just that easy. Want to learn more about Giftly? Either click on the above link and go directly to Giftly, or read this helpful article at The Wonder of Tech: Giftly – The Next Generation of Gift Cards

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GiftCards.com GiftCards.com offers several options for gift card giving. You can create your own or choose a predesigned card. Need a gift card today? Then choose the Virtual Card option and have an eGift Card delivered the same day. Have a MrRebates account? Purchase your gift card through Mr. Rebates and get an added bonus of a 1% rebate.

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Groupon.com: Perhaps a Groupon gift certificate is the answer. You can purchase a specific deal at a great price and have it delivered to the recipient via email or smartphone. Or, you can purchase a Groupon Gift Card that allows the recipient to pick his own Groupon special. Either way, Groupon is a great option to simplify your gift giving. Want to learn more about Groupon and how it works? Check out my earlier blog: Are You A Groupon Groupie?

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Amazon.com: Amazon offers one of the widest selections of inventory available in one location. So why not an Amazon gift card that is redeemable storewide and never expires? It can be printed at home, or delivered directly to the recipient via e-mail, Facebook or free 1-Day Shipping.  Create your own personalized eGift card with the new “upload your photo” option. Another option: give an eGift with a suggested gift item! Choose an item you think your recipient might like and have a photo of that item put on the gift card. The recipient gets a customized gift card, but is not restricted to purchasing that item.

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Brick and Mortar Gift Card Giving Options: Don’t want to shop online? Many of your local retailers also stock a wide variety of gift cards. Here are four favorites that might be in your neighborhood:

Walgreens: Have a Walgreens nearby? Then check out their gift card inventory. From restaurants to clothing stores, music to electronics stores, Walgreens’ wide selection of gift cards make gift giving easy. And best of all: no crowds!

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Walmart: Walmart brick and mortar stores stock gift cards from iTunes to Visa and Amex cards, restaurants, gaming gift cards and movie theatre gift cards too. Don’t have a Walmart nearby? Don’t want to deal with a crowded Walmart store? The online-only Walmart eGift card may be your solution. With a few clicks of your computer or iPad, your customized eGift card is on its way, arriving in the recipient’s e-mail within minutes of placing your order. Just remember though: eGift cards are only usable for online Walmart purchases, not in the store.

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Kmart-Sears-Lands’End: You will be sure to make someone happy with a gift card that is useable at all three brands! Use the handy online order feature and create your own custom design. Then pick your method of delivery: mail, email or self-print. Mailing the gift card can take 3-7 days with free standard shipping and as much as $8.99 for next day delivery. If time is too short or you don’t want to pay expedited shipping, then choose either the self-print option or have an eGift card e-mailed to the recipient.

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Your Local Grocery Store: Most major grocery stores carry a sizable number of gift cards, making it easy to pick one up while you are getting groceries. Or give the gift of groceries with a gift card to the recipient’s local grocery store.

Are you in need of a last minute gift for this Holiday? What’s your favorite last minute gift idea? Let us know in the Comments section below.

Eight Deals for Eight Shopping Days to Christmas

Want to grab some great last minute Holiday sales this weekend? Here are 8 shopping deals to get your Christmas shopping complete.

Macys: Sales abound at Macys this weekend! These prices may be some of the lowest prices yet this season. Macys also has several online coupons that you can print at home and bring to your local store to access even greater savings. Check out these two extra special Macys WOWPass coupons. Link to Macys Coupons

  • $10 off purchases of $25 or more. But hurry: this one ends at 1:00pm today!
  • An extra 20% off nearly all sale and clearance apparel, and an extra 15% off sale and clearance watches and select home items. This coupon is valid through Monday, 12/19.

Don’t want to fight the crowds at your local Macys store? Use promo code “SAVEMORE” to access the extra 20% off sale and free shipping for online orders.

Don’t have a printer? Then text “CPN” to Macys (62297) and have your coupon delivered straight to your phone. How easy is that!

JCPenney: With the JCPenney Countdown to Christmas Sale, you will find as much as 60% off nearly everything in the store.  Want an additional $10 off your purchases of $25 or more? Then print out the JCPenny $10 off coupon. Click on this link to get your coupon too: JCPenny $10 Coupon

Don’t have a JCPenny nearby? Then shop online with promo code “BOWS2TIE” to take advantage of the $10 off coupon. Add in the free shipping coupon code “SHIP69” and if you spend more than $69, free shipping too. If you have a local JCPenny store but still want to shop online, then you can get free shipping to the store for any dollar amount. No crowded lines to deal with!

Sears: So many items on sale at Sears, there’s too many to list! Check out their 1-Day Sale for DoorBusters until 1:00 in the stores, and online until 3:00pm CT. Here is a sampling of the great offers at Sears today:

  • Up to 32% of select TVs.
  • Over 30,000 tool on sale.
  • Up to 30% off House ware.
  • Up to 60% off coats, sweaters and fleece for the whole family.

You can’t go wrong shopping at Sears. Tools for Dad, jewelry for Mom, sweaters for big sis and a favorite toy for junior, all at one store, all at great pricing today.

Target: Another great day of deals for Target shoppers! Save as much as 40% on 1000’s of items today. And, if you shop Target before 1:00 today, you can earn a $10 Target giftcard after spending $75 or more. Easy to do with Target’s pricing. Don’t forget to use your Target REDCard to save another 5%.

Also check out Target’s online printable coupons before you go for even more potential savings! Printable Target Coupons

Walmart: What Super Saturday sales wouldn’t be complete without a Walmart savings? Check out their Big Christmas Event online for some sweet savings this weekend only.

Kmart: Don’t forget about Kmart. Lots of deals here too! Spend $50 and get a $5 Kmart gift card. Use promo code “HOLIDAY” when shopping online and you will get free shipping if your order is more than $49. But hurry in: these deals are good through today only.

Not sure what to get in the toy department? Then check out Kmart’s “Fab 15!” toy list. You might just find the perfect gift here: Link to Fab 15! List

Two online specials you may not want to miss this weekend:

LLBean: Now through Tuesday you get 15% off your entire online store and a $10 LLBean gift card for purchases over $50. Free shipping too! But you want more? Then how about 30% off all sweaters today only: get the whole family looking great for those Holiday photos. Want to shop at a brick and mortar LLBean store? Then either print the coupon or show the LLBean e-mail via your phone at the store. To access the additional 15% off, you will need to click through an e-mail from LLBean.

Not interested in a sweater? Then check LLBean tomorrow. Through December 23rd, LLBean posts a new one-day sale in their “12 Days of Christmas Savings” sales event.

Lands’End: Wow! LandsEnd has 40% off its entire store with free shipping on orders over $50. And, if your order is placed by Dec. 21-22, it is guaranteed to be on your doorstep in time for Christmas.

Not sure what to get? Then let Lands’ End Great Gift Ideas help you find something special and at an extra special price.Lands’ End Great Gift Ideas

Bonus sale!

Ok, just one more special! Have a cook in the family? Need something for the kitchen to help you make that fabulous Holiday Dinner? Then you must check out today’s “Bonus” store:  William Sonoma is offering 25% off nearly all cookware with free shipping! Use  promo code “COOKWARE 25” to access this cook’s dream sale. This offer ends tomorrow, December 18th, and supplies are limited, so grab your sales now. And to sweeten the pot, Miele expresso makers are 25% off today only, while supplies last. Want more? Then check out the other 350+ items on sale for as much as 40% off. Make that dinner extra sweet with an extra sweet sale price today.

Are you now inspired to complete your Holiday shopping? What is your favorite shopping sale of the day?

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