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College Students: Save Up to 90% OFF Textbooks PLUS Get FREE 2-Day Shipping

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A tip from other readers:  If you have kids heading to school (or know someone who does), this is worth checking out, as we continue to hear from readers who tell us about the money they’ve saved on college books by ordering textbooks through this program. It‘s normally $79 for 12 months of Amazon “Prime” 2-day shipping benefits & this deal gets students 6 months of “Prime” shipping for FREE (with no other obligation which is nice)

This continues to get our pass-along worthy “seal of approval.”

    

Save a Bundle This Semester on Textbooks

Amazon is offering college students FREE 2-day shipping on all purchases of textbooks (and anything else that Amazon sells), and enrollment is FREE to students for 6 months!  Plus Amazon offers various other programs that will help you save on college costs including:

  • Amazon’s Textbook store.  Find thousands of college textbook titles  available ~ up to 30% OFF new bookstore prices and up to 90% OFF used textbooks ~ potentially saving hundreds of dollars on your book tab.
  • Kindle e-Textbook rental store. Take a look at Amazon’s Kindle Textbook Rental program which allows you to download your textbooks to a Kindle, iPad or just about any computer for 80% of the new book price.  Kindle textbooks can typically be rented for any length between 30 to 360 days – you pay only for the time you need and can extend or buy anytime.

Details, details
What:  College students can sign up here for the FREE Amazon
Student Two-Day Shipping on textbooks and more.  Learn more here.
When: 
FREE 2-Day shipping benefits will extend for 6 months from
the sign up date.
Who is Eligible:  Only students currently enrolled in a college or
university who have a valid .edu e-mail address to confirm their status
are eligible to take part in Amazon Student.

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What is Included in Texas’ 2014 Tax Exemption and Tax-Free Weekend Holiday?

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Just a reminder ~ the 2014 back-to-school Texas tax exemption weekend starts today!  Here’s the scoop on what items qualify as tax-free…

 

During the August 8-10 tax holiday, Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits on the following categories:

  • Clothing (most items under $100 qualify)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

To learn more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

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SNEAK PEEK At The Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale

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As promised, we popped over to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale to give you a first peek at everyone’s favorite clothing warehouse sale (doors open next Thursday, July 31-August 2).  There’s not enough room to tell you about all the goodies we found, so we will show you some of our favorites!

Here’s the inside scoop you want to know… 

Sharon Young Sale August 2014 a

This sale is going to be huge with over 20,000 pieces and even more discounts, specials, and bargains!  New discounts include a fantastic buy one get one FREE daily deal PLUS an extra special discount will be given to teachers off their ENTIRE purchase on Thursday & Friday (pssst…tell your teacher friends to be sure to bring their Teacher ID to get the discount). These discounts are on top of the already discounted prices!  Woo-hoo!

Here are a few pictures of our finds:

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale August 2014

~ Click on any picture for a closeup view ~ 

:: The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only happens four times a year, and the sale runs next Thursday to Saturday, July 31 to August 2, 2014. Everything is deeply discounted OFF retail and you’ll find sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

Tru Luxe Navy and White Top  Sharon Young Sale - Multiples Ombre Jacket Tru Lux Red Top and Jeans

~ We absolutely love the red top stitching on these jeans …what a fantastic summer and transition to fall look with this red blouse! ~

:: You will see row after row of gorgeous embellished Tru Luxe jeans, crops, skirts, and lots of fun embellished casual tops like these breezy peasant tops and ombre jean jacket above.

 Sharon Young Sale - Colorful Slimsation Crops   Sharon Young Sale Slim-sation

~ Look at all the fun colors in the rows of Slim-sation crops just waiting to be unwrapped from their packaging! ~

:: We brought home several pairs of our favorite “Slim-Sation” pants and crops.  These have a little inside tummy smoothing panel that make you look a size smaller (yes, please!).  These have become our new “go to” favorites — they are comfortable and have a fantastic fit.  Be sure and look for the tag above.

Sharon Young Sale - Al la carte tunics

::  The sale covers a huge selection and variety of styles, from trendy to traditional and from “running to the grocery store” casual to night-on-the-town dressy.  Plus, there is a nice variety of sizes to fit and flatter. Sizes range from Ladies & Petites 2-18 and there is a fantastic collection of stylish Womens Plus 14W-24W.

Sharon Young Sale - A la Carte White Jacket

:: There are thousands of pieces in this sale at 50% to 75% off retail. You’ll find everything you need to complete an outfit including tops, skirts, pants, and jackets ~ all $20 to $60.

Sharon Young Sale August 2014 b

We had a great time previewing the warehouse sale for you! I hope you are able to make it over to the sale to check it out yourself and grab some bargains, too. 

Here’s the information you’ll need, in a nutshell:

Details, details
When: July 31-August 2, 2014 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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Thank you to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale for sponsoring this post.  All opinions stated are entirely my own (as always).

2014 Dates For Texas’ Tax Exemption and Tax-Free Weekend Holiday

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Be sure to mark the 2014 back-to-school Texas tax-free weekend on your calendar to save on clothes, school supplies, and more — the tax exemption weekend will take place August 8-10. 

 

During the tax holiday, Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits on the following categories:

  • Clothing (most items under $100 qualify)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

To learn more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

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50% OFF Cheesecake At The Cheesecake Factory AND Copeland’s for National Cheesecake Day

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Wednesday, July 30th is National Cheesecake Day (bliss!).  If you feel like celebrating this day in all its glory, it is worth noting a couple of great 50% OFF cheesecake specials:

  • The Cheesecake Factory is offering a slice of any cheesecake at 50% OFF on July 30-31.  Limit one per person for dine-in only at any location;  no coupon needed. 

  • Copeland’s in Southlake is also celebrating with a Buy One Get One FREE slice of cheesecake deal.  The way this BOGO offer works — buy any slice of Copeland’s cheesecake on July 30th and you will get a FREE slice of their America’s Best Cheesecake.

 

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EXTRA 20% OFF Amazon Shoes, Boots, Clothing, Jewelry and More — Toms, Nike, Asics, Ariat, Sperry, Michael Kors, Frye, and 1000s more!

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Amazon is running a pass-along worthy deal — for a limited time, get an extra 20% OFF shoes, boots, clothing, & more. We LOVE Amazon for shoe & clothing shopping because of the huge selection, cheap prices, FREE return shipping for clothing & shoes, and no mall traffic. : )  Here’s the scoop on this deal…

Just in time for back to school:  Get 20% OFF your next purchase of eligible clothing (kids, babies, women’s & men’s), shoes, jewelry, and watch products (up to a maximum purchase price of $500) sold by Amazon.com.

 

This includes top name brands like Toms, New Balance, Sperry, Chacos, Michael Kors, Saucony, Ralph Lauren, Asics, Missoni, Frye, Vince Camuto, Nike, Justin, Kate Spade, Cole Haan, Rebecca Minkoff, Teva, Ariat, Clarks and 1000s more!

 

 

To get the 20% OFF, go here to sign up to be on the Amazon Fashion Store E-mail subscription list (FREE).  Once you sign up, Amazon will email you a personal coupon code to receive 20% off your next qualifying purchase, sold directly by Amazon.com.

Do note that the promotional code is only available for a limited time and expires 30 days from the date you sign up.  It is valid up to a maximum purchase price of $500 and only works if you are a new subscriber to the Amazon Fashion Store E-mail program.

:: Go here to receive the 20% OFF coupon code or learn more.

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Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale July 31-August 2 — Save The Date

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Our reader’s favorite Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse sale is right around the corner and there are even more savings this time — a Buy One Get One deal of the day plus extra savings for teachers too!  Be sure and save the date: July 31 – August 2.

Sharon Young Sale August 2014 flyer

The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only happens four times a year, and their next sale runs Thursday to Saturday, July 31 to August 2, 2014. The sale will be huge, and everything is marked down 50% to 75% OFF retail.  You’ll find sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

We will make a preview visit to give you a sneak look at our favorite finds and other inside scoop.  In the mean time, be sure to carve out some time on your calendar and save the date!

Sharon Young Sale August 2014 a

Details, details
When: July 31-August 2, 2014 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

Enjoy and Share! :)

 


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Thank you to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale for sponsoring this post.  All opinions stated are entirely my own (as always).

FREE Chick-Fil-A Meal for Cow Appreciation Day — All Day On Friday, July 11

One of our favorite annual promotions is back!

Dress up like a cow from head to toe, and to get a FREE Chick-fil-a meal all day Friday, July 11th (part of customer appreciation day at Chick-fil-A).  Even a partial costume will get you a FREE entree!

Just in case you don’t have a cow costume hanging in your closet, you can download a printable D.I.Y. cow costume here.

:: Get more info at cowappreciationday.com.  

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FREE Slurpees at 7-Eleven — Friday, July 11

You’re invited to celebrate 7-Eleven Day with a FREE slurpee! Stop in any participating 7-Eleven store  on Friday, 7/11/14, from 11am – 7pm and get a FREE small Slurpee drink.

Plus, if you download 7-Eleven’s mobile app, you can also enjoy 7-Eleven Week with other FREE goodies every day from 7/12 – 7/19. Get the app here.

:: Learn more about the FREE Slurpee giveaway here.

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