10/31/09

Free shipping on any purchase @ Forever 21

Take advantage of this very rare free shipping promo from Forever 21! Just enter coupon code F21FRIENDS at the checkout. Offer ends Monday 11/2.

10/30/09

Spotted at Wally World: Frye and Loeffler Randall look-a-likes

While browsing the shoe section at Walmart this evening, I stumbled upon their Faded Glory versions of the Frye Harness boot and the Loeffler Randall mini wedge boot. Both boots are only $25 each, but I saw the mini wedge boot on clearance for $20 online. Add shipping for only $0.97 and they are actually cheaper to buy online than in the store.


Lunchbreak shopping: Thanks Oprah!

Today, I put my 50% off "Oprah coupon" (as my aunt calls it, lol) to use at my local Payless. Everyone and their mama were in there using their coupons, too. This was the busiest I ever saw Payless in my life. That's a good thing, I suppose. I bought a pair of pumps that I've had my eye on for a while and a pair of brown wedges for work. I paid $22 for both pairs of shoes. Freakin' awesome!


"Kensington" oxford pumps $24.99


American Eagle Jockey ruffle wedge $19.99

It's too bad that the coupon couldn't be used online. I wanted to use it for this shoe....


Christian Siriano for Payless "Carolina" pump $34.99







Did you take advantage of the awesome deal? What did you buy?

Sally Beauty's Argan Oil: A cheaper alternative to MoroccanOil

The first time I used the MoroccanOil hair treatment was earlier this year. My friend had styled my hair one day, and she applied it on my hair before she blowdried it. Oh. My. God. The results were amazing! My hair was so silky, frizz free and shiny! Since then, I've been hesitating to order my own bottle. Why? Because a bottle of this stuff is somewhere along the $35-$40 range. Sure, I can afford it, but do I really want to pay that much for a hair product?



On my last trip to Sally's Beauty Supply, I spotted a little trial size bottle of One N' Only Argan Oil at the register, and according to the sales clerk, it's comparable to MoroccanOil. I decided to give it a try.
Although it's an oil treatment, it's not oily. It doesn't leave my hair greasy and doesn't weigh it down. Loves it! I applied it before I blowdried and flat ironed, and the results were just as amazing as when I used the MoroccanOil. A little goes a long way because you really don't need much to get the job done. I still have half of that tiny bottle left and I used it about five times already. I will definitely get the bigger bottle on my next trip to Sally's. Has anyone tried One N' Only Argan Oil from Sally's? What do you think of it?

Cheapalicious events: 27th Annual Taste of the Town

To all my cheapalicious Lee County, FL residents... mark your calendars for the upcoming Ft. Myers Taste of the Town! Sample food from some of the area's best restaurants while also enjoying great music from some of our local bands and kid activities. Admission is just $5, plus you can buy tickets to redeem for food once you get inside. The last time I went was about two years ago and I had a great time. I gained about two pounds after it was all said and done, but had a blast nonetheless. The food was amazing! Check out the Junior League of Ft. Myers' website for more info.

10/29/09

Oprah's giving her viewers 50% off @ Payless!

I swear I have the best readers on the planet. Thanks Tish for hooking me up with this coupon!

Today (10/29) and tomorrow (10/30), get 50% off everything in the store at Payless courtesy of The Oprah Winfrey Show! Click here to print out the coupon or text OPRAHSHOW to 242424.

10/27/09

$2 Halloween costumes @ Old Navy!


Note: check with your local store to make sure they are running this promotion

Cheapalicious reader, Candi, just emailed this to me (thanks, hon!). What a sweet deal! Talk about saving some dough on a last minute costume! Stop by your local Old Navy on Friday (10/30) and Saturday (10/31) to take advantage of this awesome sale.

New York & Company

Greetings Cheapalicious Readers!!!

NY & Company was one of my faves stores in high school. They always had cute pieces and great deals. I shopped them less as I got older because they closed the ones closest to me when I was still in Ohio, but I pass one on the way to work everyday. I peeked in yesterday, and saw a cute jacket, and some other pieces but held off on buying because me being so cheapalicious, I just knew I would find a coupon online. And of course I did. Click here for a printable coupon to save $25 when you make a $75 purchase with your Visa card. On top of the coupon, there's also a clearance event going on where you can save up to 70%.

Here's what I bought:

ComfortZone Knit Motorcycle Jacket, $42.95

I have been itching for a knit moto jacket. This one made me go into the store to begin with. I'm looking forward to dressing it up or down. It also comes in black. A little pricy, but NY & Company also has a deal where you buy select tops, and the second one is 50% off!!! I swear I could go broke in there. LOL

With such a great deal, I also bought the jacket for my sister, and finished off my trip with this cute burnt orange peasant-type dress.


The dress was regular $46. 50, but was part of the 70% off items.



Check my math:

2 Moto Jackets: $42.95 + 21.48 = 64.43
1 Peasant dress: 14.08
$25 off $75 Purchase coupon -$25
Final Cost: $53.51

I was so pleased. 3 very cool items for a little over $50. With the coupon and the promos, I saved over $80. Gotta love that.

Then I get home, and look what's in my inbox:



NY & Company knows how to reel me in, I'll probably peek in again Friday.

Star style: Katie Cassidy's "Miss Top Gun" jacket from Intuition


pic via Katie Cassidy Fan

Melrose Place star, Katie Cassidy is shown rocking one of this season's hottest styles for outerwear- the bomber jacket. Although Ms. Cassidy's "Miss Top Gun" jacket carries a hefty price tag of $550 (ouch!), there are cheaper options out there for us chicas on a budget, like this vintage inspired aviator jacket from ShopIntuition.com- only $75!


Or if you want to go even cheaper, Wet Seal has a cute one. I love this toffee color!




patch pocket jacket $39.50


Thanks Lauren!

Shoshanna & Anlo Fall 2009 Sample Sale


All my NY ladies, get ready to score some cheapalicious deals at the upcoming Shoshanna & Anlo Fall 2009 sample sale.

What: Shoshanna & Anlo Fall 2009 sample sale
When: Wednesday November 11th, 10am- 6:30pm and Thursday November 12th, 10am- 5:30pm
Where: Shoshanna Showroom- 231 West 39th St. Suite 422 (between 7th and 8th Avenues)

For more info, call 212-719-3601

Cheapalicious deals 10-27-09


10/26/09

Nifty under $50: Fall 2009 outwear styles (reader request)

Cheapalicious reader, Kelly, contacted me a while ago about some styles for this fall. The most popular styles out now are the moto jacket, bomber styles, and military just to name a few. Here are a few of the latest styles that I've found for under $50.


Plaid: plaid jacket $27.80, Faith21; Moto: smocked motorcycle jacket $36.99, Charlotte Russe; Bomber: sherpa lined bomber jacket $39.99, Target; Military: Mossimo majorette jacket $39.99, Target. You can view other military style jackets for under $50 here as well; Boyfriend: double breasted boyfriend blazer $39.50, Old Navy; Peacoat: red peacoat $49.99, Fred Flare

10/24/09

Designer way vs. the Cheapalicious way

Love the look of the Balmain zipper boots, but not loving that price tag? Here's a pair from Go Jane for us chicks with limited funds.

My cheapalicious ebay listing: Liz Claiborne twill blazer sz. 10


Up for bid on Ebay is a Liz Claiborne twill blazer. This was one of the blazers I bought on a recent thrifting trip, but unfortunately, it's too snug on me. Help a sista out and place your bid! Click here for the listing.

Cheapalicious readers will get half off shipping! Just email me and let me know that you're a Cheapalicious reader at auction's end, and I'll discount the shipping.

10/23/09

Take 20% off at Sephora's Friends and Family event [reader submission]


All you makeup junkies out there pull those credit cards out! Right now, Sephora is having their annual Friends and Family event. Save 20% off on your online purchase from now until 11/2 with coupon code FF2009. The event is only online and not in stores. Sorry. Thanks N.A. for the tip!

10/21/09

Thrift score: $2 blazers... yeah baby!

See, this is why The Family Thrift Center is one of my favorite thrift stores in town- the prices are always right! My main goal for last weekend's thrift store trip was to find some cute blazers, mainly a tartan plaid one. Not only did I find the plaid blazer, but I also found a pinstripe Tommy Hilfiger blazer and a white Liz Claiborne twill blazer, all for $2 a pop! Unfortunately, the white blazer is a little too snug thanks to my big Popeye arms, so I put it up for sale on Ebaywink.




$1.98 shipping @ E.L.F!

Take advantage of this special shipping deal at E.L.F! Right now on orders of $20 or more, enter coupon code SHIP198 at the checkout to receive $1.98 shipping.

And here's for a late Topic Tuesday (sorry)
Does the cost of shipping affect your decision to buy online?
Is there only a certain amount you'd pay for shipping to make it worth ordering online? Do you only order online when there's a deal on the shipping charge? Discuss.

10/20/09

Cheapalicious deals 10-20-09


10/19/09

Designer way vs. Cheapalicious way


I love, love, love Christian Louboutin footwear, but over $1100 for a pair of shoes is wayyyy out of my price range. Maybe one day when I become rich, I'll be able to afford a pair. Right now, I'll just enjoy the more budget friendlier options out there, like this cute pair from Wet Seal on sale for $15.

10/16/09

Enjoy 20% off @ JC Penney!

On Sunday, October 18th between the hours of 11am- 8pm, visit your local store to take an additional 20% off at JCP's Friends and Family event by using this coupon. If you're planning to do your shopping online, use coupon code FAMILY20 at the checkout on Sunday Oct.19, and Monday Oct. 20.

10/15/09

5 Free Sephora Samples (with purchase)

Did anyone else know that JC Penney and Sephora are related? Not I...anywho, when you order Sephora products from the JC Penney website, you can create your own sample bag with up to 5 items. Click here to see the goods. . .



I have my eye on the Sephora Ultimate Blockbuster 2009...a $400 value for only $48.

10/14/09

Style Rihanna, win $150 gift card from Forever 21!


pic via Ultimate Rihanna

Think have what it takes to style Ms. Rih Rih? Show the lovely folks over at Closet Couture whatcha' got and win a $150 shopping spree from Forever 21! Visit Closet Couture for more details. Contest ends 10-20-09.

To all my Florida Fashionistas....


...H&M opens in Orlando tomorrow! I could've sworn the grand opening was going to be next month when I posted about it months ago, but I guess not. I was planning a trip to Orlando next month, and I was going to stop in there for the grand opening and do a post about it, but I'll just wait. To all my cheapalicious divas that are going to H&M's grand opening tomorrow, please let me know how it turns out!

10/13/09

Cheapalicious find: GoJane fold over bootie


These are cheaper than the designer way and the cheap chica way versions that I posted a few weeks ago. Want the look, but still don't have the funds for the Steven Madden version? GoJane gotcha covered with these booties at only less than $37.
BTW, did you hear that Alexander McQueen is suing Steve Madden over copying his "Faithful" bootie?

Cheapalicious deals 10-13-09

Topic Tuesday: The most you'll spend on thrift store clothing


What's the most you'll spend on thrift store clothing?

Call me a cheapskate, but the most I'll spend on a piece of thrift store clothing is probably $5. Maybe $10 if the item is something that I just have to take home with me, and even then it must be in near perfect condition. I guess I'm just too cheap and picky (lol).

10/12/09

Marshalls and TJ Maxx....Recessionista's Best Friends

Hey Guys, this is Tira. Niki Cheapskate's post reminded me of the awesome deals I got at Marshalls' and TJ Maxx. Check out my Madden Girl booties:


I also scored this really, really cute purse that I am itching to find a tall flat pair of boots to pair with.



Niki's got me on a cognac kick. MUST. FIND. BOOTS.

I think it's awesome that even though I'm now living on the East Coast, I can still find great deals between Marshalls and TJ Maxx...gotta love it.

Weekend finds: The search for the cognac jacket at TJ Maxx

This past Saturday, the hubby and I took a trip over to TJ Maxx. Now mind you, the TJ Maxx stores in my town are very hit or miss, therefore I rarely go to them. But, we made the trip anyway because I couldn't get that cognac pleather jacket from Marshalls out of my mind, and since TJ Maxx and Marshalls are sister stores, I figured that maybe- just maybe- they would have the jacket there. They had the jacket. Just not in my size. They did, however, have the same jacket in a different color in my size. I tried it on just for the heck of it, and it didn't fit right. Oh well, that jacket just wasn't for me.

I continued to browse the juniors' tops aisle when this printed wrap top caught my eye. It was only $17




Spotted this oversized snakeskin clutch on clearance for only $5. It's from Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" accessories collection.



And last, but not least, I found this cute belt for $12.99. I love the rose detail on the buckle.

10/10/09

Celebrate Old Navy's 15th birthday....

.... with 15% off your entire purchase!


Enter coupon code ONBDAY15 at the checkout. Offer ends 10-15-09.

10/8/09

Cheapalicious giveaway: Win a copy of Christian Siriano's "Fierce Style"!



Win a copy of Christian Siriano's book, "Fierce Style: How To Be Your Most Fabulous Self" from moi. My intentions were to do a book review first, then giveaway a book, but Mr. Cheapskate threw my copy away by accident. Oops! Oh well, that's the breaks, but that's not stopping me from giving one of you lucky readers a chance to review it for yourself. All you have to do is tell me


"What's the last good book you've read?"


Enter your answer here, along with your name and email address so I can get in contact with you if you win.
  • Contest ends 10-14-09 at 11:59 PM EST
  • one winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Thursday 10-15-09.
  • Contest is open to US residents, 18 years old and older only.
  • Winner will be notified by email, so please add cheapalicious@gmail.com to your address book so it doesn't go into spam.

Good luck! And if you don't win, grab a copy of Christian's book from Amazon!

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