December 24, 2011

Greatest Hits #4

It's so busy at this time of the year that I decided I'm going to count down the 5 posts with the highest number of hits, sort of a greatest hits type of thing. This should get me through the rest of the year, and maybe I'll throw in a few good freebies as I find them. If you came looking for Amazon shopping deals, you can find all the best information in my Making the Most of Amazon post above, or the deals post below this one.

#4 was of course a shopping post.
And I didn't do it this year! I'll have to make a note to gather all the tax free weekend information this August.  Don't forget, the links below probably don't work any more, since this post is over a year old.

In Iowa, at least.  I know many states offer one weekend for back to school shopping tax-free, but I'll focus on my own state for this post.  Many items will probably be very similar for your own state, and the coupons I'll post will be useful no matter what.  This is a great time to get 7% off by not having to pay the sales tax, but add in a 15-20% off coupon to make it much better.

Clothing and Accessories
  • Kohl's 3 day shopping pass, gets you 15% off.  You will also get $10 Kohl's cash for every $50 you spend. 
  • JCPenney has 3 great printable coupons.  Click all the links for the options: $10 off $50, $10 or $15 off, or 10-20% off (this one is only for Sunday).  Depending on your store, you may be able to stack these together.  Ours is usually very good about allowing this if you ask nicely.
  • Old Navy has a coupon, but it's a mystery what you win.  I just got $10 off $50 using their Facebook game.  If you are a cardholder, get $15 off $50 with this coupon.  Their kids jeans are $10 this weekend.
  • Here's a Children's Place 20% off coupon.
  • I couldn't find a printable coupon at Gymboree, but they have a pretty huge sale going on right now.  See details on their page HERE.
  • Aeropostale, get jeans for $20.
  • Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft, get 30% off.
  • $10 off $30 or $10 off $50 at Avenue.  These have different expiration dates, so maybe print one for later in the month.
  • 15% off at Banana Republic when you use your Visa card.  Looks like there are other coupons at this site as well if you use your Visa.
  • Carter's has a $10 off $50 coupon.
  • Here's 20% off one item from Gordman's.
  • Lane Bryant offers $15-$75 off, depending on how much you spend.
  • Get 20% off your total purchase at Maurice's. (note that the coupon on the right is expired already.)
  • $15-$50 off or 15% off your entire purchase at The Limited.
Shoe Deals
  • No coupon necessary, Shoe Carnival has BOGO 50% off shoes.
  • Stride Rite also has BOGO 50% off, and I'm not sure if you need to print this out or not.

 One last one!
  • This Ace Hardware coupon probably won't help you much on your back to school shopping, but it might be useful to go along with their sale going on right now.
Just as a point of information, the list of things that are and are not sales tax free is very confusing.  You can read the full details HERE on the state's webpage (or HERE for an alphabetical list), but it basically includes clothing (but only if the item is under $100) but not most accessories, shoes, diapers.  It does not include apparel items specifically made for sports.

Happy Shopping!

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