Deals for the day 12/16/08

Here are the daily deals from my inbox:

Barnes & Noble: Enjoy Extra Savings at Barnes & Noble
Save 25% on one item with Coupon Code: P7P7Y9N. The 25% discount will be applied to the most expensive eligible item in the order – not the entire purchase – and will be deducted after all other discounts, including (if applicable) the standard Member discount, are applied.Run dates: 12/15 – 12/18

Bath & Body Works: Exclusive online special (ends today) – take 20% off everything when you enter promo code TWENTY at check-out. Guaranteed delivery by Christmas on all orders placed before midnight today. Print a coupon for a free signature collection travel size item with any in store purchase here.

Crazy 8 – 25% off your entire purchase plus free shipping (through Tuesday). Use code FREE10 for an additional $10 off a $30 purchase. There are also 20% off codes out there from home mailers.

Eddie Bauer: They are having a holiday sale where their prices are up to 50% off. They also have free shipping, no minimum purchase required when you use code GIFT8 at check-out. Shop through Ebates and get 4% cash back.

Gap is offering $20 off your purchase of $100 or more at (December 15-16 only) plus free shipping. Use code GIFT at check-out. Get 6% back when you shop through Ebates.

Gymboree: Get an extra 25% off your entire purchase. Combine with mark downs or Jingle Deals and your 20% home mailer or Parenting Magazine coupon for great deals! This week the Jingle Deals are hoodies. They are $11.25 without a coupon and $9 if you have a 20% off coupon. They are also offering free shipping! Earn a $25 Gymbuck for every $50 you spend.

Kohls: The deal of the day is 50% off selected Barbie dolls & accessories or a nextplay True Blue CD player for $19.99. Tuesday and Wednesday is their “Ultimate Holiday sale.” Get 50-60% off winter coats & accessors, 50% off playwear for toddlers, and 50-60% off selected sweaters for juniors. Free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Get 4% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Macy’s Friends and Family Sale: Take an additional 20% off and get free shipping using code MACYSFRIEND at check-out. This sale is in effect through 12/18/08. Also, get 8% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Old Navy – save 10% off your entire order when you spend $75 or more on Old Navy merchandise when you use code ONHOLIDAY at check-out. Get free shipping with code JOY at check-out. Get 6% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Omaha Steaks: Great deals on a variety of steak packages. Here’s one that is “hot” right now:
The Gracious Gift (#7055XLK)
4 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins
6 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers
1 (4 in.) Carnegie Cheesecake
Regularly $85.00, Save $55.01. Now Only $29.99
Shop through Ebates and get 6% cash back.

Sears – Free shipping on orders of $99 or more (ends Thursday). Save 5% instantly on your electronics purchase of $299 or more with your Sears card. Up to 60% off fine jewelry and watches, all Craftsman on sale, 15% off all appliances and floor care. You get 6% cash back when you shop through Ebates. They also have a Heroes at Home page where you can purchase items off a wish list for military members and their families or leave thank you messages.

The Children’s Place: They have many items that are on sale for under $10 right now. Use code K38S7D3CC8 to get an extra 15% off your online purchases or print your coupon to use in store here. The code/coupon are valid through 12/23/08. They also offer $5 flat rate shipping and guarantee delivery by 12/24 if you shop by 12/17. Shop through Ebates and get 3% cash back.

Victoria’s Secret: Last day for 25% off your entire order. Use code MOREVS at check-out. They are also offering free shipping on orders of $100 or more and earn 4% cash back when you shop through Ebates. Here are the details on the promotion:

Add qualifying merchandise to your shopping bag. Enter offer code MOREVS at checkout. Discount will be deducted from your order after offer code is applied. Valid through December 16, 2008. One discounted order per customer. Offer subject to adjustment due to returns, cancellations and exchanges. Gift Cards, Egift Cards, gift wrap, gift kits, shipping and handling charges and taxes do not qualify for discount. Offer excludes UGG® Australia, Frye® and the 2008 Fantasy Bra. Not valid on previous purchases, purchases made in Victoria’s Secret stores or with any other order-level offer. For orders outside the United States, additional taxes and duties may apply.

Cheap steaks!

Update on the Omaha Steak fiasco…. many people never received their rewards codes, or when they did, it ended up being for $25 off a $100 purchase. Others who took advantage of the “free” offers received e-mails from Omaha Steak after their orders had been confirmed and payments had been processed stating that they would not be receiving the free items.

I found this link which provided some explanation (I’m including the explanation from this blog below, too):

For those of you who promptly responded to the offer that I was able to get in on with Omaha Steaks, but you were not – this is what happened.

I recieved an email that informed me anyone I had referred to the promo could no longer get “in on the action”. Evidently, Geico made a mistake of great magnitude. First of all – they were not to offer the $25 in the form of a ‘gift card’ (which indicates cash value), but rather a “rewards card”. Geico also did not follow instructions per Omaha Steaks that a person needed to purchase $100 worth of product before being able to use the “rewards”. Nor was anything said, because a gift card DOES indicate cash value, that the free burgers and ‘rewards card’ cannot be used together. So, after receiving an email, myself, today – I called customer service at Omaha Steaks.

Omaha Steaks bit the bullet and honored the promo for those of us who made the order before 10:00am this (Wednesday) morning, which was when Geico changed their links and exemptions to the program. Evidently this little mishap cost them a whole lot of money. I post this as a form of explanation as to why those of you who tried, did NOT get back a ‘gift card’ code via email.

This link also discusses the customer service issue:

This is an AWESOME deal! I got 18 Omaha steak burger patties, a cutlery set, and a cutting board shipped for only $3.98!

To access this deal, here’s what you need to do:
1. First, click on the link below and register for Geico Privileges. You don’t have to be a Geico customer. Within an hour or so they will send you an email with a gift card code for $25 off any Omaha purchase.

When you click on the link for the gift card code from your e-mail, it will take you to the Geico Privileges site. If you are not logged in, it will say that there is a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase. Log in, click on the link in your e-mail again, and you will be able to access your $25 code.

2. If you are an ebates member, click here:

Then, click on the link that says: “Save up to 65% PLUS 3 FREE Gifts from Omaha Steaks.

If you haven’t joined yet, now is the perfect time to join! If you join through this link, you will get a $10 bonus added to your account and you will also get 6% back on your Omaha Steaks purchase!

3. At Omaha steaks put anything into your cart that equals at least $14.99. You can get 12 four ounce Omaha steak burgers for $14.99. You also get a bonus 6 free burgers, a 6 piece cutlery set, and a cutting board if you order through the ebates link above.

4. Go to checkout. You will see a charge of $13.99 for shipping, but your $25 gift card code will cover most of that!

Apply your gift card code. My remaining balance was $3.98. You can make the remainder of your payment using a major credit card or a Paypal account.

My burgers should be here within a week. I’m so excited!

TIP: If you did this last night, and you don’t get your code until this morning, make sure you open up a NEW tracking ticket through Ebates (using the 65% off link above) or you may not get credit