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Coupon Queen

Updated on June 22, 2010

My New Motto

My old motto was if you want it, buy it -- especially if it makes you happy! But how long does material happiness last? From my recollection, not too long. It feels good for the moment and no sooner than you swipe, wear & wash, the feeling evaporates.

These days, if I want it, I buy it -- but not without a coupon. Free shipping, 20 off, no doesn't matter. I will take just about anything as long as it screams discount. The best part is I still shop at the stores that I've always shopped at. I still purchase the same merchandise. I may have to wait a day or two for my package, but the discount is worth the wait.

I have dubbed myself the "Coupon Queen" and my new motto is: Less truly equals more.


My Most Recent Purchase

Tolani Mosaic Print Dress

So, yesterday I bought this beautiful silk, mosaic print dress.  It retails anywhere from $105 on up.  Ask me how much I paid.  Well, I paid $84.  I found a 20% off coupon and I saved over $20!

You know my motto. Less truly is more!

I am now on the hunt for the perfect pair of shoes to match.

Special Occasion?

Special occasion? I've got a solution for that too! After recently spending over $500 on a ball gown, I made a vow. NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!!!!!! I discovered Rent the Runway. For as little as $50 or even less with a coupon, I could have rented a designer gown for the pocket change price. LESSON LEARNED

Have you seen Sex and the City 2? Well a lot of Carrie's dress were Halston Heritage and they are available on RTR.

Why waste money on a dress that you will wear once.

My Top 10 Online Shopping Sites

In no particular order they are:

  1. Piperlime
  2. Shopbop
  3. Revolve Clothing
  4. Black Label Boutique
  5. Chickdowntown
  6. Endless Shoes
  7. ASOS
  8. Bloomingdales
  9. Ella Moss
  10. Couture Candy

What percentage of your apparel purchases are made online?

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Get Rewarded for Shopping

It's like you're getting paid to shop.  Every time you make a purchase, you get a percentage back in the form of cash.  At the end of each quarter, I look for my prepaid Visa card.  So far, I've gotten back a little over $500.

There's one teeny tiny catch.  You have to subscribe to the company's magazine.  A one year subscription is $9.95.  $500 minus $9.95 -- there's really no comparison.


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