Yesha Callahan

Shop Til You Drop or Go Broke!

There was once a time when I considered myself a compulsive shopper. My habit was definitely enabled by living right across the street from a huge Mall. Sure, it was a selling point when I bought my house, but I kept telling myself that I refuse to become a victim. Every time I looked out my window, there it was, Columbia Mall. I felt like ‘Pookie’, Chris Rock’s crack head character in New Jack City, “The sh*t keeps calling me, man. It just keeps calling me”.

At one point, I was at the mall at least 4xs a week. My drugs, I mean stores of choice typically ranged from Banana Republic, Victoria’s Secret, H&M & Macy’s. If there was a sale, I was on it. It wasn’t until my first holiday season at the new house that I realized living across the street from a mall wasn’t all that it cracked up to be.
Can we say, “TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE“???
Needless to say, I hardly ventured out to the mall during that time of year. I stayed clear of it because I couldn’t deal with the parking lot arguments, the screaming kids, the rude teenagers and the slow old people. So I developed an online shopping habit. It’s like trading in one drug for another.
Till this day, you will never find me in a mall. If I can’t find it online, then there’s no need for me to buy it. The only shopping I’ll venture out to do is an occasional weekend excursion back to NYC to visit a few of my favorite shops in the East Village or Meat Packing district. You will not find me in a mall.
My Black Friday was spent recuperating from family members, not standing outside of Walmart at 4am waiting for the doors to open, just so people can bum-rush and try to grab one of the 7 computers that they were selling for $300, only to realize in a couple of months that they purchased something to the equivalent of a scientific calculator.
This is why I stay away from the mall during the holiday season!
For those of you out there who have developed a online shopping habit, below, I’ve listed a few of the online sales/savings going on this season. Some of them expire pretty soon, so Happy Shopping!
p.s.(I accept gifts!)
Alloy Coupon Code: ALYGIFT (20% off entire order til Dec. 3, 2007)
American Eagle Outfitters Coupon Code: 64152219 (15% off from Nov. 27 – Dec. 11, 2007)
Armani Exchange Coupon Code: STYLE20 ($20 off $100 from ? – ? )
Banana Republic Coupon Code: BRHOLIDAY (20% off from Nov 27 – Dec 24, 2007)
Bare Escentuals Coupon Code: BEFAMILY (20% off from Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2007)
Barnes & Noble Coupon Code: T4N3B6W (25% off Single Item on Nov 27 – Dec 10, 2007)
Bath and Bodyworks Coupon Code: VELVET10 ($10 off $30 from Nov. 27 – Dec. 2, 2007)
Bed Bath Store Coupon Code: holiday07 ($15 off $75 from Nov. 28 – Dec. 10, 2007)
BeBe Sport Coupon Code: FAMILY25 (25% off from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2007)
CCO – Closeout Catalog Outlet Coupon Code: CC10042 (extra 30% off your most expensive item – ends midnight Tuesday, 12/04/07)
Children’s Place Coupon Code: FFTAHPVAC7 (30% off from Dec. 2 & Dec. 3, 2007)
Cloud Veil Coupon Code: 7LJ400 (45% off from ? – ? )
Crazy8 Coupon Code: C8ONLINE (20% off from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2007)
Designer Linens Outlet Coupon Code: FRIENDS77 (50% off from Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2007)
Disney Store Coupon Code: HOLIDAY25 (25% off from Nov 27 – Dec 2, 2007)
***Eastbay Coupon Code: EMEB72GC (20% off Giftcards from Nov 17 – Dec 20, 2007)
GameStop Coupon Code: AFF25 (25% off Used Games from ? – ? )
Golf Smith Coupon Code: FFD07 (UP TO 30% off from Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 2007)
Exclusions, here’s the original postGuess Factory Stores Coupon Code: FNF30F (30% off from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2007)
Hasbro Toy Shop Coupon Code: FRIENDS20 (20% off from Dec 2 – Dec. 9, 2007)
Illuminations Coupon Code: 999201329 (20% off from Nov. 27 – Nov. 30, 2007)
J. Jill Coupon Code: FFNV25 (25% off on Nov 27 – Dec 2, 2007)
JC Penny Coupon Code: CHAMPION (20% off from Dec. 9, 2007)
Joann.com Coupon Code: NOVA740 (40% off 1 Regularly-Priced Item from Nov. 28 – Nov. 30, 2007)
Levis Store Coupon Code: LOJVWYJ9 (20% off $75 from Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2007)
Limited Too Just click link for savings (25% off from Nov 27 – Dec 9, 2007)
Linen & Things Coupon Code: 223823997733 (20% off from Nov 30 – Dec 31, 2007)
Liz Claiborne Coupon Code: FRIEND40 (40% off from Nov. 30 – Dec. 3, 2007)
Macy’s Coupon Code: MACYSFRIEND or MACYSFF or CFF117 (20% off from Nov 28 – Dec 03, 2007)
MetroStyle Coupon Code: MSTYLE50 (50% off Single Item from Nov. 28 – Dec. 31, 2007)
New York & Company Coupon Code: 9897 ($30 off $75 from Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2007)
Nike Coupon Code: 2PCTH7A (20% off $125 from Nov 27 – Dec 24, 2007)
***Overstock Coupon Code: 73989 (10% off $45 from ? – ? )
***Ralph Lauren Coupon Code: HOL2007 (30% off 11/10 – 12/10)
Red Envelope Coupon Code: AMX25WISH ($50 off $200 from ? – ? )
restaurant.com Coupon Code: THANKS (60% off from Nov. 28 – Nov. 30, 2007)
Sephora Coupon Code: FF2007 (20% off from Nov. 28 – Dec 31, 2007)
***Sharper Image Just cick link for savings ($10 off $100 from Nov 27 – Jan 31, 2008)
Snap Fish Coupon Code: FRIENDS07 (25% off on Nov 27 – Dec 25, 2007)
Speedo Coupon Code: FRIENDS4 (25% off on Nov 27 – Nov 30, 2007) r />Sports Authority Coupon Code: TSASAVE25 (25% off on 11/29-12/2)
Timberland Coupon Code: 3421273 (40% off from Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2007)
Toys ‘r’ us Coupon Code: TRUFRIENDFAMILY (15% off $150 from Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2007)
Ulta Coupon Code: 84447 (20% off Single Item from Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2007)
Victoria’s Secret Coupon Code: FA78113 or FA78449 ($15 off $100, $30 off $150, $75 off $250, & $150 off $500 from Nov. 28 – Dec. 20, 2007)
Victoria’s Secret Coupon Code: WARM25 (25% off Single Sweater from Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, 2007)
Warner Bros Coupon Code: HGFFWB (20% off from Nov 27 – Nov 30, 2007 )
WinkFlash Coupon Code: G3F8E7W4 (40% off from Nov 28 – Dec 15, 2007 )
Yankee Candle

Just cick link for savings ($10 off $25 from Nov 27 – Dec. 22, 2007)

PRINTABLE INSTORE COUPONS—For those who must venture to the actual stores
Barnes & Noble (10% off on Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2007)
Bath and Bodyworks ($10 off $30 from Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2007)
BeBe Sport (25% off from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2007)
BestBuy ($20 off $175 from Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2007)
Borders or Waldenbooks (20% off from Nov 27 – Dec 6, 2007)
Crazy8/Gymboree (20% off from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2007)
Foot Locker (30% up to $100 or 30% + 10% over $100 from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2007)
Champs (30% up to $100 or 30% + 10% over $100 from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2007)
FootAction (30% up to $100 or 30% + 10% over $100 from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2007)
Gordmans (20% off Single Item from Nov 27 – Dec 9, 2007)
Guess Factory Stores (30% off from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2007)
H&M (25% off from Dec. 7 – Dec. 9, 2007)
J. Jill (25% off from Nov 27 – Dec 2, 2007)
JC Penny (20% off on Dec. 9, 2007)
Kirklands (25% off Single Item from Nov 27 – Dec 31, 2007)
The Limited ($30 off $100 from Nov 26 – Dec 2, 2007)
Limited Too (25% off from Nov 27 – Dec 9, 2007)
Linen & Things (20% off from Nov. 27 – Dec. 31, 2007)
Loehmanns (15% off Reduced Item & 20% off Clearance Item from Nov 27 – Dec 31, 2007)
Lord & Taylor (15% off from Nov. 9 – Dec. 24, 2007)
Macy’s (pdf)(20% off from Nov 28 – Dec 03, 2007)
New York & Company ($30 off $75 from Nov 27 – Dec 3, 2007)Niketown, Nike Women, Nike Outlet –
Front / Back 30% off 11/29 – 12/2 YMMV
oshKosh ($10 off $50 from Nov 26 – Dec 11, 2007)
Radio Shack (Various Deals Dec 1, 2007 from 7am – 9am)
Sharper Image ($10 off $100 from Nov 27 – Jan 31, 2008)
Staples (12% off from Dec. 2 – Dec. 8, 2007)
Ulta (20% off Single Item from Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2007)
Yankee Candle ($10 off $25 from Nov 27 – Dec. 22, 2007)

  1. December 4, 2007 - Reply

    Love this post. I have a girlfriend who is always online buying shoes, handbags, dresses, something! I will be sure to send her this link.

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