Friday, November 21, 2008

Roxy Saves: Coupon Promotion Codes for Favorite Online Retailers

It feels like holiday music on the radio and holiday shopping get started earlier every year. While one of my sisters has everyone's Christmas gifts purchased, wrapped and ready to go by the end of July, I tend to wait until Thanksgiving and the chill of December put me in a festive mood for holiday shopping. Every year, Rex, London, Maddie and I spend one December Sunday shopping in our old West Village neighborhood in Manhattan, and one day exploring our favorite shops in Lambertville, New Jersey and Newhope, Pennsylvania. Shops in nearby Bernardsville and Chester frequently offer up just the right unique gift for Grammy, Aunt Veg, PostBoy and MathGirl. For power shopping, though, there's nothing like online shopping, starting around Black Friday and waiting for the coupon and promotional codes to pour into Roxy's e-mail bag.

As part of our new Roxy Saves feature, I'll be sharing the best ones with my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers over the coming weeks, starting right now:

  • Maddie just got a beautiful new winter coat from Mini Boden, and Johnny Boden wants you to save $20 when you spend $80 or more, plus free shipping and free returns. I couldn't find a coupon code but this link seems to take you there. Valid until 11:59pm on Sunday, November 30, 2008.
  • I use Kodak Gallery to archive and print all of the thousands of photos I take of London, Maddie, and our family's adventures, and I've found that if I wait long enough, there's always a way to save big on prints, holiday cards, and photo gifts. Right now through Thanksgiving Thursday, November 27, 2008, use coupon code TURKEY30 to save 30% when you spend $60 or more on photo gifts site-wide at KodakGallery.
  • Particularly for pre-schoolers, but even as kids get older, Halloween can be a year-round celebration. London and Maddie and their friends love to dress up – as princesses, pirates, and pop stars – so I always wait until after Halloween to stock up on costumes and wigs for holiday gifts and winter birthday parties. Now through 11:59pm on Saturday, November 22, 2008, use coupon code 20offsale to save 20% off already marked down sale items at I just bought a Yoda costume for an upcoming birthday party and saved ten bucks.
  • It's no secret that London and Maddie love their American Girl dolls. They can play together for hours at a time, inventing their own stories about American Girls like Felicity and Elizabeth, Samantha and Nellie, Molly and Emily, not to mention the Bitty Twins. We have Ziplocs filled with American Girl outfits, and it seems like someone is always changing from nightgown to ball gown or riding outfit and back again. The dolls, outfits and accessories are pricey to begin with, but shipping seems to get me every time, so I was thrilled to see a coupon code (GIFTSHIP) for free shipping on every American Girl order with no minimum purchase now through Tuesday, November 25, 2008.
  • While there are plenty of parents who have had enough of Disney for a lifetime, my girls started out as toddlers adoring the Disney princesses, have grown up with Disney, and continue to enjoy Disney movies and their friends from the Disney channel – Hannah Montana, the Jonas Brothers, the Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and of course, High School Musical. Use coupon code HOLIDAY25 to save 25% off sitewide on through Friday, November 30, 2008.
  • Look for savings of up to 40% on designers and use coupon code SAKSFS at Saks Fifth Avenue to get free shipping on orders of $200 or more, now through Sunday, November 23, 2008.


Doll Clothes Gal said...

Wow - great tips, thanks. They'll come in handy.