Build a Bear Deal – This deal is no longer working :(

This was found on Slick Deals:

Build-A-Bear super hot deal!

$40.00 worth of giftcards for $25.00

1. Put three $10 gift cards into your cart

2.. The cart page will have a message about adding in an additional $10 GC for only $5, add that.

3. Continue on to checkout and add coupon code: 93304. That will take $10 off your order

Total is $25 shipped for $40 in gift cards

More Savings Monday: JC Penney and Bath and Body Works deals!

JC Penney is having a HUGE clearance on toys. Here’s the link:|64916

If you go through to place your order, you will get 4% cash back (and you will get a $5 bonus for joining if you are new and a $10 bonus if this is your first purchase before 12/31/08).

Use the following codes at check-out to sweeten your deals:
For free shipping – GIVETHX
For $10 off a $25 purchase – JCP
For $10 off $50 or $15 off $75 PC42AM
For 15% off your order – NOVSURV8
Bath and Body Works is offering a free item (up to $13) with any $10 in store purchase. The printable coupon can be accessed here:

If you shop online, you can get 5 full size signature collection items for $25.

More gift ideas for $2.99

The following “gift” items are priced at $2.99. Use the code WW19300 for free shipping!

Get more gift ideas here:

If you spend $25, use this code to get a free parka: WWparka25

Thrifty Thursday: Gearing up for Black Friday sales!

Black Friday is one of my favorite shopping days! For as long as I can remember, I have gone out super early and braved the crowds and lines to get some bargains. I love it! Plus, my goal is usually to have my Christmas shopping finished by the end of November, so it gives me a chance to get in those last few gifts.

Here are some tips for making the most of Black Friday:

*Start planning early – There are several websites that release previews and ad scans early. Check out the ad scans to figure out which stores will have the best deals on the things you are looking for. Here’s a link to my favorite Black Friday preview site:

*Get the newspaper on Thanksgiving, check out the ads, and prioritize – From my experience, the ad scans on the Gottadeal site are pretty accurate, but it helps to have a paper copy. Check out the ads to make sure the items you want are really there and then prioritize what items you want.

*Come up with a plan of attack! What time will you get there? If you are going to electronics stores like Best Buy or Circuit City, the lines start forming pretty early (sometimes on Thanksgiving Day). If you are going to stores like Target or Kohls, you can usually get there around 4:30 and get a decent spot in line if they open at 6.

*Divide and conquer – Talk with friends or family members to find out where they are going. If they are going to a store that has something you want, as if they can look for it. Or, if you are all going to the same store, divide up areas of the store and pick up items off everyone’s wish list.

*Be prepared to wait – The lines to get in aren’t the only ones you will have to deal with. The lines at the registers are usually just as long.

*Find out if stores open on Thanksgiving Day. CVS will be open on Thanksgiving and they have LOTS of great deals! In my area, the stores at our local outlet mall will be opening at midnight on Friday.

Here are some of the highlights from the CVS Thanksgiving weekend ad:

All of these items are FREE after Extracare Bucks

*Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste – $2.99, get $2.99 (limit 2)

*Aussie shampoo, conditioner, or styler – $2.99, get $2.99 (limit 2)

*Johnson’s soft lotion – $5.69, get $5.69 (limit 1)

*Gatorade G2 20 oz – $1.49, get $1.49 (limit 3)

*Hershey’s King size bars – $1, get $1 (limit 1)

*Bic Soleil razor – $5.99, get $5.99 (limit 2)

*Garnier Nutritioniste cleansing toweletters – $5.99, get $5.99 (limit 1)

*Maybelline foundation – $8.99, get $8.99 (limit 2)

*5 hour energy 2 pk – $3.99, get $3.99 (limit 1)

*Phillips headphones or Magnavox universal remote – $6.99, get $6.99

*LOreal Colour Juice sheer lipgloss – $6.99, get $6.99 (limit 2)

*Sally Hansen maximum growth nourishing nail color – $3.79, get $3.79 (limit 1)

*CoverGirl smoothers liquid makeup – $7.99, get $7.99 (limit 1)

*CoverGirl smoothers powder – $5.99, get $5.99 (limit 1)

Like bags? Check out Yak Pak!

If you’re “into” bags, check out Yak Pak. They have a promotion going on right now where you can get 3 bags for $10.

Here’s the information on this deal:
Quite possibly the best deal on the web . 3 random items for one great price. Bags may be of any shape, color, size or brand that we produce. Please note that due to the special nature of this offering we can not accept returns or exchanges.

They did this deal last year also. I did not do it personally, but I know lots of people who did. Most people ended up with an iPod case, a backpack, and a messenger bag/hand bag. If you decide to be brave and do this offer, post what you get after it comes!