Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with your family and friends!

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Save 30% at Gymboree now!

The Gymboree Thanksgiving deals have already started! Right now, if you shop online, you can save an additional 30% off EVERYTHING. The only offer will be valid through Friday, 11/26 at 3 pm ET. The offer will also be valid in stores on Friday, 11/26 until noon.  You get free shipping when you spend $100 or more (after all coupons/discounts) and you earn a $25 Gymbuck for every $50 you spend.

You can also you a 20% off coupon with this sale.  There are 20% off Gymboree coupons in the following magazines:  November Family Fun, October American baby, and November Parents Magazine.  There are also 20% off coupons at the Santa photo areas in many malls.

If you have an outlet store, “Midnight Madness” starts at midnight on Black Friday.  Between midnight and 6 am, you can take an additional 25% off everything in the store!  Here are some of the awesome prices you’ll find:

-Sleepwear – $5.62
-Fleece hoodies – $7.49
-Fleece pants and skirts – $6.37
-Sweaters – $9.37

You will also earn a $25 Gymbuck for every $50 you spend at the outlet!

Don’t forget to sign up for Gymboree Rewards!  It’s free and you earn rewards points toward $5 gift certificates.

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Another update on the Weekly Cinema Deal: Good news this time!

Yesterday I posted about how the Weekly Cinema website was “down” and that the future of those Weekly Cinema deals that many of us took advantage of was uncertain. If you bought your deal through Groupon, they have really stepped up to the plate – I am so pleased with their customer service! My full refund was already in my account!

Here’s an e-mail I got from them last night:

Hi Melissa,

We’re writing to let you know that Weekly Cinema has unexpectedly closed and wanted to apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We were sorry to hear this unfortunate news and understand it’s a disappointment when you do not get to take advantage of a great deal like this one. We made our best effort to make this work, but unfortunately we were unable to assist Weekly Cinema enough to honor the deal. We sincerely apologize for letting you down, but we will do what we can to make it right and get your money back to you as soon as possible.
40 dollars has been refunded to the card you used to make this purchase. If you purchased a Groupon that was good for multiple tickets and used some of them, we have simply refunded the full amount of your purchase. Please allow up to 10 business days for the refund to reflect on your end.
Again, we’re very sorry that you were unable to fully redeem this offer and thanks for your understanding.


Customer Support

If you purchased your deal from Buy With Me, the “future” is a little bit more uncertain, but it does sound like they are trying to do something:

Dear Melissa:

Thank you for contacting us. We are aware that the Weekly Cinema website is not available to redeem your codes from our promotion. We have been in contact with the Weekly Cinema team to resolve this issue immediately.

This is not a typical practice for BuyWithMe or our merchants, as we expect the best services and deals for our customers! We take immense pride in handpicking quality merchants with great offers that we all want to buy together. That obviously includes certainty of service.

We appreciate your patience while we iron out the details with Weekly Cinema. You will receive an email from us next week with a solution for your Weekly Cinema code.

Thank you for buying with us and we will continue to do our best to help you enjoy all the great stuff to do in your city.

Yours Truly,

The BuyWithMe Team

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Bargains gone wrong: Weekly Cinema and Toys ‘R Us

A few weeks ago, I posted about a Weekly Cinema offer through Groupon and then Buy With Me where you could get 4 movie tickets for $20.  When I post deals, I am very careful about what I post and they are usually deals that I have already tried myself or that I have investigated and plan to try myself.  I bought 8 movie tickets from Groupon and 8 from Buy with Me through these promotions.  I redeemed four of the tickets without any problems.

I was looking forward to taking my kids to see Megamind this weekend and Tangled in a few weeks and was very disappointed when I logged into the site today to redeem tickets and saw this message:

Thank you for visiting Weekly Cinema.

The future of Weekly Cinema is under review. While this review is being performed, we are not able to process or redeem movie ticket coupons. We are working with our deal site partners to achieve a refund for the unused movie tickets and promo codes in your Weekly Cinema account in an amount not to exceed the price you paid for each of the unused movie ticket coupons.

A Hotline phone number to provide additional information about Weekly Cinema is being set up. Please provide your Weekly Cinema email in the box below if you would like us to email you when an update is available.
Otherwise, check the site later today for further updates. 

I am VERY disappointed.  I have taken advantage of several Groupon offers in the past and never had any issues.  For those of you who may have taken advantage of this promotion through a post from my blog or Facebook page, I am very sorry.  As I mentioned before, I checked this offer out beforehand and took advantage of it myself.  It was a legit offer gone wrong and I hope that it works out OK in the end for all of us.

Between working full time and juggling the activities of my two children, I don’t have a lot of time for shopping during the week and so I usually do all of my shopping on the weekend.  I was looking forward to going to Toy’s R Us this weekend to take advantage of the “Spend $35 on Hasbro games, get a $10 gift card” promotion that is advertised in their weekly ad.  Apparently, because the ad states “while supplies last, limited quantities” most stores are no longer honoring this promotion.  Again, a big disappointment!

I’m hoping that Black Friday deals come off smoothly and that this isn’t a sign of things to come!!

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Calling all readers with a "work from home" business!

I love my readers and want to help support those working moms (and dads) out there during the holiday season! If you have your own business (Avon, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, ETSY site, etc.) and would like to promote it during the holidays, e-mail me! I’ll choose one person a day and do a post featuring your business on the blog.  You can find my contact information here.  I can’t wait to see all of the fun things our fellow readers are up to!

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