29 Dec

Express yourself with this coupon

first_imgEXPRESS $10 OFF: Get $10 off a $20 purchase or $20 off a $60 purchase in Express and Express Men’s stores. I was underwhelmed by the men’s selection but adore their women’s houndstooth coat with pink lining for $198. A versatile chiffon halter dress could be worn to a winter holiday party or paired with a little color in the spring or summer. Best part? It’s $75. Unfortunately they don’t sell anything through the Web site. The coupon, which you can get at www.insidesocal.com/bargain, expires Tuesday. Caveats: excludes jewelry, hair accessories and redlined clothes. RESTORATIVE TOYS: A friend suggested I check out the old- school toys at Restoration Hardware after she found a number of gag gifts and stocking stuffers at the furniture and home store. I was skeptical going in – I’m a journalist after all – but was pleasantly surprised. A balloon modeling kit with 30 balloons and a pump is $8, a metal matchbox music box that plays “Jingle Bells” is $15. An 82-steel piece Helicopter Erector kit is $22. Their prices are a tad high (surely a whoopee cushion can be had for less than $6?), so if you are on a tight holiday budget, take notes then look at other stores. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBLOOMIES 20 PERCENT OFF: Take a fifth off your online purchase at Bloomingdale’s in a sale that ends today. Search all the items on sale or browse these sale categories: women’s clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, men’s stuff and kids’. They throw in some nonsale stuff so look for the discount marked in red! Caveats: excludes a slew of top brands. DAILY DOSE: Get all the day’s blog posts via e-mail by signing up for the Bargain Hunter Daily Digest. E-mail me at [email protected] to join. SPORTY SALE: Through Tuesday, Eastern Mountain Sports tempts you to get a new winter jacket with a 20 to 30 percent markdown on its EMS-brand outerwear. One online-only special is a Glacier Down Jacket for $50 (originally $99). Like the EMS name implies, all stores are on the East Coast so shop online at ems.com. CHARITY DU JOUR: I’m going to feature one charity on the blog every weekday for the month of December, when a lot of folks are making donations. Giving to charity may not be a “bargain” by many definitions, but giving to the less fortunate certainly makes the world a better place. I’ll start with my favorite charity, Heifer International, which lets you “buy” goats, chicks, or a cow for poor people, who sell the animals’ milk, eggs or wool. The animals range from $20 for a flock of chicks to $500 for a dairy cow. You can also buy a “share” of an animal for $10. Read about the farmer who started Heifer, check out their catalog, or read about more national, international, and local charities at www.insidesocal.com/bargain/charities. ESTEE FREE SHIP: Get free shipping at Estee Lauder on tabs of $35 or more through Dec. 31. Visit www.insidesocal.com/bargain for the coupon. Save a buck in the Valley at www.insidesocal.com/bargain.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more