3 Luxury Bargains and a Freebie

My daughter Bird is 10, but she is almost as tall as I am, so she often angles to wear my clothes. The allure of my closet is great: sometimes I find her just standing inside it, drinking it in. I can practically hear her thinking, “One day, all this will be mine!

Our current arrangement is that she very occasionally gets to borrow an item of my clothing. So far this has worked out just fine, until the other day when she accidentally got blackberry stains all over one of my favorite tees. So I decided that it was a “give a man a fish” moment. Instead of her coveting my clothes, it was time to teach her how to find her own covetable pieces…on a 10-year-old-girl budget of $25/month.

Bird already knows that the savvy shopper can find incredible pieces at thrift shops and garage sales. Witness this delicious coat I picked up for $5 at a garage sale last weekend:


But she’s 10, so she doesn’t yet know the power of stacking savings online. So I gave her a little demonstration, and in the process I found a few choice sales that I just had to share with all of you.


I love this line and I have a very personal connection to it. Many years ago, my mom and I spent a week at a spa in the Utah desert. It was actually the week of Thanksgiving, so there were only a handful of people there and we had a lot of opportunity to get to know each other. One of the other guests was a woman named Christina, who regaled us all with stories about her life as an aesthetician. (She also tweezed my eyebrows for the first time ever!) A few months later, she launched Philosophy.

Right now you can get 37% off everything by stacking a couple of deals. here’s how:

  1. Start at Mr. RebatesΒ to get 12% cash back on your purchase.
  2. After you select your products at Philosophy, enter the code BEAUTY25 to save an additional 25%.

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You can always rely on Loft each season for a few key basics at great price points.

Right now you can get 45% off everything:

  1. Start at TopCashBack to get a 5% rebate.
  2. Once you’re on the Loft site, you need to give them your email address in exchange for a 40% off code.


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Loving this orange dress – it would go great with my new coat!

Solstice Sunglasses

End of season is always a great time to scoop up incredible bargains, so if your shades are shot from this summer, scoop up a new pair for a fraction of the cost. Take 48% off of already-reduced sale items:

  1. Start at TopCashBack to get an 8% rebate.
  2. Use code SUMMER40 to save another 40% on sale items. Note that you do need to use ALL CAPS in SUMMER40.

As two examples of what you can find, these Gucci glasses are regularly priced at $295. Using the code brings the price down to $101, and an additional 8% would bring the total cost down to $93.

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These Marc by Marc Jacobs are normally priced at $85. With the code, they are $35, and with the additional 8% your total is $32.


Just for fun, I thought I would include a little freebie. You can get a free month of Hulu+ at Gilt City. Just place your order by Wednesday, August 21st and activate it by Saturday, September 7.

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Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!


  1. How fortunate Bird is to have a mom to teach her the ways at such a young age!

    Very cool Philosophy story. My favorite is their Grace line.

  2. PS I really appreciate the step by step process/links on how to get these deals along w/some examples. I am browsing the sunglasses now!

  3. Points Pixie says:

    Rebecca – πŸ™‚

  4. pinkisnice says:

    Agreed on the process/links. I can’t wait to score some deals. I’ve always thought of myself as a shrewd internet bargain hunter, but you’ve opened up a whole new world to me. Thank you!

  5. Go. Bird. Go.

  6. That’s a great way to teach your kid to be self-sufficient and frugal. Too many kids get big budgets to blow on clothes, and frankly, they don’t learn anything about style or value. They’re all buying the same stamped $50 t-shirts and have no clue how to dress themselves if their clothes weren’t picked out for them on the store racks. Love that coat in the first picture by the way!

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