Bargain Alert!! Save Bucks & Gas by Shopping Online Sample Sales!

Everyone is looking for a deal and right now you are probably wondering if you should hit the stores,outlet malls or shop solely online. Now you don’t have to worry about paying full price again!! Shop wisely and often via online sample sale sites — not to mention the ones IRL that allow you to score $400 handbags for $60-90 dollars.
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RueLaLa.com is just one of many sites. Click on that link and you can register to go shop at a variety of great sales!
Hautelook.com — that link will get you invited too. I have bought numerous things from this online site (and awaiting another shipment).
New kid on the block Retail Happy Hour is definitely one that should be on your list. Retail Happy Hour is free to join and aims to ease buyer’s remorse by running private, 72-hour sales from Thursday at 4pm PST to Sunday at 4pm PST on women’s contemporary fashion, beauty and other goods at up to 80% off.
Here’s a site that doesn’t require an invite to register and start buying– it’s also cheaper the virtually any other online sample sale site: www.gomattagirls.com . Sales are one day only and they do have a clearance section — but if you snooze– you lose. REALLY!!
Try TopSecret.com — an off-shoot of Top Button with limited sales and a special of the day– that’s often a real steal. It’s invite only and the link will get you into the site to register.
GiltGroupe.com is another sale site that has ANOTHER site that’s a lower price point that’s launching next week.. GiltFuse.com . you have to register on giltgroupe to get into this early pre-launch testing phase .. otherwise you wait till Sept. Both links will get you into Giltgroupe.com but you MUST register with GiltGroupe.com first before you can get into giltfusion.com .
RegentsSecret.com now has become Billiondollarbabes.com — and because of the change you might have to check on your password. If you don’t have an account, click the link and make sure you register– because BDB’s is known for having killer sales — they used to do live sales in LA, NYC and SF..
CatwalkToCloset.com a no invitiation required site that has great bargains too. You can shop right now! this site is overseas– just an FYI because everything is in Euros!
Beyond the Rack is another members-only site and it features ” Luxury brands at Exclusive prices.” Their sales run
Glamlist.com doesn’t require membership either! However there is a VIP level that’s $20. 00/ 6 months that gives you first crack at the goods and additional discounts.. (worth that at least .. you would save at least $20 in the first real score).
OneKingsLane.com is a website that features home decor items at a serious discount. No invites needed. Check the link!
ILoveSampleSales.com has a list of various sample sales in various cities and you can subscribe to those sale/emails and also you can subscribe to the ONLINE sample sales too. It’s a win-win – in case you are in those areas that they list. (check this out.. Diesel jeans for women for under $50!!
LuxeClubOne.com is a spin-off of the sample sale . Rather than a conglomeration of sales under one masthead, they get the scoop on various clearance sales for different brands and give you some extra goodies: free shipping or an even greater discount on the prices. It’s not too bad because you are seeing the stuff from the merchant’s own site– thus you see “everything” not just a curated, limited # of products. However it’s sort of like shopping the web on your own. Stuff for men and women too!
The Savvy is a “not so well-known” online & brick/mortar sale but the one line they have on sale right now is worth scoring– because the price points run under $50 for jewelry that would make for great gifts for birthdays and holidays. It’s a “no invite” site so have a blast. Don’t know if this site is going to continue or if it’s just fading slowly into the sunset– however, it’s worth bookmarking or signing up for email newsletter.
Ideeli.com is a great site– but has two tier shopping: the $7.00/month paid per annun that gives you first crack at serious bargains and the second tier which is free and thus you run the risk of not having any good left or nothing in your size. You do need an invite to shop . Re their tier system, unless you plan on REALLY shopping a lot or aren’t in an accessible area, don’t worry about it.
I went to the Junior Drake warehouse sale and got deals that were far less than these sale prices.. however– that’s how these brands make money. They get first crack on the “Best Of” a brand and put it out there and take a cut of the price you are buying at.. and it’s still a deal. I know– I purchased gorjana and Alex & Ani jewelry for serious deals– ditto Stila cosmetics.
EVERY link here has been featured at some point in my blog– so they can track how many people I send them.. it’s important for them to track down who’s coming from where.
Stevie Wilson

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