Holiday Shopping & Black Friday Deals

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So this is the week. The week so many people look forward to. Black Friday shopping to get all their holiday gifts and shopping all done in one day. Don't' get me wrong, I used to go gaga over the Black Friday deals and love buying gifts. But I didn't like the crazy hours of waking up super early, or yes, I even camped out once... oh that was pretty much a nightmare just to help my husband grab a Wii and a Playstation 3 when those first arrived.

However, now I really love that holiday shopping is a lot easier. Because now it's online! Hallelujah! That is music to my ears. No more rushing out in the freezing cold, no more beating around crazy mobs of people ready to attack you for that Elmo doll. And no more stress of it honestly.

So now I have a few awesome deals and sites to pass onto you and share with all of you lovely people. In case you are looking for a few extra deals and gifts. Let's start the list.....

First starting with Ebates. I love Ebates...why? Because it's totally awesome. That's why. All you do is go to their website, sign up for free. Every time you are ready to shop online, you head over to their website first, select the store you are buying from, click the coupon and the cash back will automatically be applied after you checkout. Then in about 2-3 days, you will get your money added to your ebates account. Super easy.

They work with thousands of popular retailers such as Walmart, Khols, Target, Sephora, Best Buy, even Amazon and so many more!

You also have the choice to have your money deposited to your bank account, your paypal account, a check sent to your house {which is the method I've been using}, or now they have an Ebates card you can have it loaded onto. 

And if you use Chrome as your browser, there is an extension you can add so that any website you click on that is used by Ebates to get you cashback, it pops up automatically letting you know! I use this and love it. Because sometimes I forget to log into the website and this is an awesome reminder so you get as much cash back as possible every time.

I've been using Ebates for a while and have gotten a few checks from them. It's so worth signing up and earning money on things you buy online...all for free! Perfect for holiday shoppers and even all year round. If you haven't joined, sign up here to begin.

ThredUp is a pretty cool website where you get awesome like-new clothes {even designer brands} for a really great price. Most clothes are discounted 75%-90% off retail brands which is really awesome. It's like a big consignment store online. 

They sell womens, plus size, maternity, and childrens clothing {plus handbags & shoes} for affordable prices. And right now if you join, you get $20 in free credit to use on anything on their website. Which means you can totally grab a few items for absolutely free! How awesome is that? You must use this link to sign up now and get started. The credit is applied at checkout. 

Schoola is a really cool site. My daughter and I purchase from them quite often and have never been disappointed. Schoola is similar to the website ThreadUp, however, it gives back to schools. Schoola is an online consignment store that sells like-new boys and girls clothing. They give back 40% of their sales to schools to help continue funding for education and extra programs that kids love and enjoy. How awesome is that?

And right now for a limited time, you can sign up on Schoola and get $20 free credit to use on anything on their site. Schoola sells womens, girls, and boys clothing and accessories. Your credit is applied at check out and you are also able to get free shipping which means you can get about 3-4 items of clothing absolutely free!

Another awesome thing about Schoola is that you can send in your outgrown clothing and they will sell it and give back to schools. If your school is registered through their site, your child's school gets the money. They also offer fundraisers as well. Clothing is discounted up to 70% off and so many name brands to choose from.

To sign up and get your $20 free credit plus free shipping, You must use this link to get your credit.

A gift that is one of my favorite to give and receive. I love Diamond Candles more than I think the average person should LOL. These are so awesome. It's like getting two gifts in one. These candles are made with premium natural soy wax, cotton wicks, and an exclusive blend of fragrances.

All their soy wax is also made from only US soy beans. They support American farmers and the American economy by using local products. Which is really awesome. Why do I love Diamond Candles so much? I have personally purchased quite a few of these. I have also purchased other brands which are the competitor that have the same concept. But I keep going back to Diamond Candles as my absolute favorite.

Why? The smell of the candles is so yummy, the scent fills an entire large room minutes after lighting the candle, and it lasts about 100 hours which is totally worth the money. I have not been disappointed yet with one of their candles, unlike other companies I have tried like this.

But what is a Diamond Candle? You not only get an awesome fragranced candle, but as the wax burns down, a ring is revealed inside the wax which could leave you with a ring worth up to $5000. They each come with a code to input to see if you got a valuable ring.

Right now, you can get 20% off your order, but you must use this link to claim offer. Also, if you spend $45 or more, you get free shipping as well. These make wonderful gifts to give or even keep for yourself. So many great scents to choose from including holiday scents. And they keep adding more as the seasons change so there is always something different to try out.

I have gotten into ScentBird lately and love this subscription. This is a great gift that gives monthly and even yearly. If you or your spouse, best friend...anyone at all that you know that loves perfume, this is the perfect gift for them.

ScentBird is a service that lets you try out designer perfumes on a monthly basis before you decide to commit to buying the full priced bottle. Let's say you have been eyeing Prada's L`Eau Ambree perfume. It smelled nice in the bottle at Sephora, but what if you bought it and ended up not liking how the scent lasted. Maybe it went away to quick? Or maybe it in fact gave you a headache? Or maybe you ended up loving it so much you want to buy 10 bottles of it? A great way to find out if that perfume is really right for you is through ScentBird.

You choose which perfumes you want to try out and each month, you are sent a bottle of it that would be a typical 30 day supply. This way you know whether you would love to commit and make it your signature scent or never touch the stuff again.

Plus, getting a new perfume each month gives you the opportunity to try all different designer's fragrances and even those you may have never heard of but are curious about, all for one low price. You can't go wrong with this because you choose the scents or if you are giving this as a gift, the person getting it gets to choose so it's a win/win.

You can choose exactly what you are looking for or either go by a survey to see what recommendations are made by your choices given. This way if you really don't like anything floral, you aren't stuck with that scent.

This service provides scents for men and women. And right now, you can get your first month of ScentBird free by using this link. The monthly subscription is only $14.95/month and can cancel your subscription at any time if you feel it just wasn't for you. You can also save 15% on your subscription for the first month by using code SWEET15 through this link.

The Kiwi Crate Subscription Boxes are totally awesome for your children. They offer so many fun things from children ranging in age from 3 years old on up. There is something for everyone and your child will love getting something fun to do every month in the mail.

Kiwi Crate celebrates kids’ natural creativity and curiosity while saving time for busy parents. Every crate includes all the materials and inspiration for projects related to a theme such as music, gardening, dinosaurs or colors. Projects may include arts and crafts, science activities, imaginative play and more.

This offer is valid for a limited time only! So act fast. You are able to score your first box of any of the Kiwi Crate subscriptions for only $7.95. That is 60% off the original value. Visit this link and enter code SUB60 to claim this offer. After the first month, it is only $19.95 to continue.

Koala Crate gives preschoolers (3-4 yr olds) exposure to new materials, tools, techniques, and concepts that encourage hands-on learning and fun in a developmentally appropriate way. Inside each Koala Crate you’ll find creative materials for multiple play and learn activities, a parent guide, and our imagine! magazine created especially for kids.

Kiwi Crate is designed for kids 5-8, and was built out of a passion for hands-on fun that encourages creativity and curiosity. Inside each Kiwi Crate you’ll receive materials for activities covering art, science, games, and imaginative play. You’ll also find detailed instructions for all the projects, plus explore! a magazine, which provides bonus articles and DIY activities about the month’s theme, to extend the learning and fun.

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