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Saturday, April 19, 2014

LOWEST PRICE: kidkraft Rosh Hashana Set, $15.94

  • 2 round raisin challahs
  • 1 challah cover
  • 1 shofar, 
  • 1 Kiddush cup
  • 1 honey dish
  • 1 apple with Velcro slices, 
  • 2 wooden candlesticks with candles

Friday, April 18, 2014

$1.00 off any two Earthbound Farm Organic products

Print your $1.00 off any two Earthbound Farm Organic products coupon here.   Click on the "Email coupon link" at the bottom of the page.

LAST CHANCE: Join the Bombay Company's email list and get a $15.00 off $15.01 gift card free

This is your last chance to get your free $15.00 gift card from The Bombay Company.  They are withdrawing the offer after 4/19/14.

Register now for the Bombay Company's newsletter (just enter your name, email address, zip and birthday; takes 10 seconds) and they will immediately give you a $15.00 gift card code.  The minimum purchase to use the $15.00 gift card is $15.01.   I did it a few weeks ago, when this offer first came out, and it worked like a dream!  After you sign up, browse the "Accents" section to pick up a near-free decor item (but you will still need to pay shipping).

By joining the Bombay Company email list, you'll receive other promo codes, coupons, and special offers, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

I signed up and ended up getting this elegant glass photo frame ($16.99) for $1.99 + $5.95 shipping = $7.94 shipped.  They've added some more inexpensive picture frames since then, so you have more to choose from.

Then I told my husband to sign up and we got these lovely deco salt and pepper shakers ($17.99) for $2.99 + $5.95 shipping = $8.94.  Yay, new salt and pepper shakers for Pesach!

Free song download from Live Nation

Download your free MP3 song from Live Nation here. Just enter your email address and zip code (limit one song download per email address.)  You can preview the free song (click on the larger arrow in the circle, but don't do that at work, because it will play pretty loudly) and if you don't like it, you can skip to the next song (click on the small double arrow), until you find one you like.  I got The Turtles' Happy Together.

Gibson Home Stanza 16-Piece Dinnerware Set on sale for $24.00 (comes in 6 colors)

Walmart has got the Gibson Home Stanza 16-Piece Dinnerware Set on rollback at $24.00 with free in-store pickup or free shipping at a $50.00 purchase.  It comes in six pretty colors, and includes a dinner plate, salad plate, bowl and mug for each setting.

(Just to give you an idea of how fabulous this price is, Amazon has got this set for $42.97 + $14.49 shipping = $57.46.)

It got 4.4 out of 5 stars over 9 customer reviews and this stoneware set is microwave and dishwasher safe.  If you've got to replace or supplement any dishes in your Pesach set, this is an excellent choice.

It's allergy season! Print your high-value $2.00 coupon off Bausch & Lomb's Alaway allergy eye itch relief drops

Got allergies or just have occasional itchy eyes?  Print your rare $2.00 coupon for Bausch & Lomb's Alaway here. Limit two prints per computer.

LOWEST PRICE: Lenox Opal Innocence set for $51.21

(That's an absolutely amazing price, if you consider that the platter alone goes for $43 at Macy's.)
  • Lenox white porcelain
  • Set includes sugar and cream set; serving bowl and platter
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Microwave-safe
  • Platter length is 14"
Even though this is part of a larger set, I think you can easily use the items here on their own, since they are a classic white on white Lenox pattern and can probably coordinate with many tableware sets.  

Nordstrom discount on brand name makeup that rarely goes on sale: Prada, Estee Lauder, Clarins, Lancôme, Clinique and more (plus free shipping and free samples with any makeup purchase, no minimum)

It's very rare to find decent sales on brand name makeup. The better makeup brand names almost never go on sale, and if they do, it seems like there is always a high minimum that you need to buy to get free shipping.

That's why I was so excited about the beauty sale at Nordstrom.  All the higher-end brand name makeup here is marked down by at least 10% off the regular price (some are discounted even more) AND you get free shipping with no minimum, AND you get three free samples with ANY beauty purchase.

The following brands are included in the sale: AHAVA, Balenciaga Paris, Bliss, Bobbi Brown, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron, Burberry, Burberry Brit, butter LONDON, BVLGARI, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chloé, Ciaté, Clarins, CLARISONIC®, Clinique, Crabtree & Evelyn, Deborah Lippmann, Dior, DKNY, Dolce&Gabbana, Donna Karan, Elie Saab, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide, Estée Lauder, Fendi, Fossil, Givenchy, GO SMiLE®, Gucci, Guerlain, Hanae Mori, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, KENZO, Kiehl’s, Lancôme, Lanvin, Laura Mercier, Mémoire Liquide, MARC JACOBS, Michael Kors, MOLTON BROWN London, Narciso Rodriguez, NARS, Nordstrom, Oscar de la Renta, philosophy, Prada, PREVAGE®, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, See by Chloé, Shiseido, St. Tropez, StriVectin®, T3, Thierry Mugler, Tom Ford, Trish McEvoy, Valentino, Vera Wang, Versace, Viktor & Rolf, Vince Camuto, Winks by Georgie™, Yves Saint Laurent.

And additionally, on the brands listed here, you can get a fantastic free gift package along with your purchase.

For example, I purchased my usual Estée Lauder lipstick, mascara,  and concealer, got them for 10% off, free shipping, and then entered promo code PROTECT at checkout and in addition to the three free samplesI also got an Estee Lauder gift pack including:  DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Oil-Free Creme SPF 25 (0.5 oz.), Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette, Pure Color Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Smashed (0.17 oz.), Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Tiger Eye (full size), Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black (0.1 oz.), Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (0.24 oz.), and an Exclusive Lilly Pulitzer Travel Cosmetics Bag for free.  Awesome deal and fantastic sale.

BuyDig bundle: Nexus 7 32GB Tablet PLUS Adobe Photoshop Light Room 5 PLUS HP Deskjet 1010 Inkjet Printer for $179.99 shipped (it's like getting the Photoshop and printer for free!)

BuyDig has got an unbelievable bundle deal on a tablet, printer and Photoshop software.

Get the Nexus-7 1B32 Quad Core 32GB 7-inch Tablet, AND Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Mac or PC AND HP Deskjet 1010 Inkjet Printer, all for 179.99 with free shipping.

(The Nexus tablet alone goes for $239.00 on Amazon.)  This bundle is incredibly priced. All items are brand new and include the full manufacturer's warranty.  Please note that on the item page, this bundle will be priced at $199.99, but will drop to $179.99 in your shopping cart.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Highly-rated Presto 6-quart stainless steel pressure cooker for $42.59

Amazon has got this 6 quart stainless steel Presto pressure cooker for $42.59 with free shipping.  It got 4.5 out of 5 stars over 1,497 customer reviews.

I read many of the reviews, and apparently, you don't need to be a gourmet cook to use it efficiently, and it has a failsafe lock that prevents you from opening it before the pressure vents out. It's stainless with a tri-clad flat bottom, so it cooks on all cooking surfaces, including induction stoves.
  • Chicken, fish, meat, and vegetables cook to perfection fast; helps tenderize economical cuts of meat.
  • Pressure regulator maintains the proper cooking pressure automatically.
  • Complete 64-page instruction/recipe book included.
  • Ideal for use on regular, smooth-top and induction ranges.
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
  • Cover lock indicator shows when there is pressure inside the cooker and prevents the cover from being opened until pressure is safely reduced.
  • Helper handle for ease of handling.
  • Extended 12-year limited warranty.

Classic versions of Sorry, Trouble, Hedbanz and Monopoly for less than $10.00

Amazon has got classic versions of these wonderful games dropped down to less than ten dollars, with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  

LOWEST PRICE: .925 Sterling Slilver Filigree Teardrop Earrings for $14.99

Amazon has got these .925 sterling silver teardrop filigree earrings for only $14.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping. This is the lowest price that Amazon has ever posted for these highly-rated earrings.  These earrings received 4.2 out of 5 stars over 131 customer reviews.

Nordstrom: Titanium slim bracelet watch reduced to $9.98 with free shipping

  • 22mm case; 10mm band width.
  • Jewelry clasp closure.
  • Adjustable bracelet. Links can be removed at your local Nordstrom.
  • Rose-goldtone plate.
  • By Titanium; imported.

Black & white damask Crock Pot down to $15.99 plus coordinated damask kitchenware

This super-pretty black & white damask pattern 4-1/2 quart Crock Pot has dropped back down from $19.99 to $15.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping;  this is a fantastic price on a beautiful item. This is the kind of kitchen appliance that you won't want to hide in your cabinet.

And have you seen all the black damask coordinated kitchenware that Amazon has got ?  I hate for everything in my kitchen to be matchy-matchy, but I do love it when a few signature pieces in the kitchen have matching motifs.  It makes the design pop.

$0.50 off any Clorox Smart Seek Bleach

$0.50 off any Clorox Smart Seek™ Bleach

Print your coupon for $0.50 off any Clorox Smart Seek Bleach here.

What is "Smart Seek" bleach? Unique technology delivers just enough power to remove stains and whiten white parts of garments, yet is color safe on most striped white, patterned white and screen printed whites when used as directed. Read more here

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Save 20% on russet potatoes through SavingStar

Chag Kasher v'Sameach!  Happy Passover!  It's Chol HaMoed, and time to stock on groceries that you might have run out of over YomTov. Yesterday, SavingStar released a brand new produce coupon: Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Russet Potatoes at participating retailers.  One time use only.

New to Saving Star yet? It's super-easy to use. Join here and check to see which of your local stores qualifies as a SavingStar vendor.  Almost any store with a loyalty or membership card (like any Kroger affiliates, Albertson's, Pathmark, Rite Aid, Waldbaum, Stop 'N Shop, ShopRite, CVS, etc.) qualifies.  Here in Denver, I use King Soopers as my primary SavingStar store.

Here's how to cash in on SavingStar ecoupons.  Register your shopper's loyalty card in your Saving Star account and activate any of the ecoupons you want.  Then shop for the items listed on the ecoupons and make sure you swipe your shoppers loyalty card at checkout.  (And yes, you can use regular paper coupons on top of SavingStar ecoupons.) Once you've purchased an item, the amount of the coupon will be deposited in your SavingStar account and you can withdraw it (once it reaches $5) as cash or a gift card.

Each Tuesday, SavingStar features an ecoupon on a produce item and each Friday, SavingStar features an ecoupon for a free item, meaning that when you activate the coupon and purchase the item at one of their vendors and swipe your loyalty card at purchase, they will give you back 100% of the value of the item.  It really pays to join SavingStar

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Free $10 Target gift card when you purchase 3 select Procter & Gamble items in-store

From today through 4/19/14, Target is giving away a $10 gift card when you purchase three of any of these select Procter & Gamble products in-store:

  • Tide® Pods 72-ct (TEXT CLEAN to 827438 for $2.00 mobile store coupon)
  • Tide® 138 or 150-oz ($1.00 off coupon here + TEXT SPRING to 827438 for $1.00 mobile store coupon)
  • Gain® Flings™ 72-count (TEXT CLEAN to 827438 for $2.00 mobile store coupon)
  • Charmin® 12-ct Mega or 24-ct Double Roll ($1.00 off manufacturer's coupon here and TEXT CLEAN to 827438 for $1.00 mobile store coupon)
  • Downy® 150-load (TEXT SPRING to 827438 for $1.00 mobile store coupon)
  • Bounce® 240-ct (TEXT SPRING to 827438 for $1.00 mobile store coupon)
  • Bounty® Basic 12-count Mega Roll (TEXT SPRING to 827438 for $1.00 mobile store coupon)
  • Cascade® Complete Action Pacs 43-60-count
  • Puffs® 6, 8 or 10-count Facial Tissue (TEXT SPRING to 827438 for $1.00 mobile store coupon)

Printable coupon: $10 off $50 in food/beverages at Target

Still have some last minute produce or perishables to buy before Pesach starts?  Target has this new $10 off any food or beverage $50 purchase printable coupon (in addition to the mobile coupon here).Expires on 4/19/14 and excludes alcohol, baby food, nutrition shakes/bars, pet food, Target Cafe and Starbucks Cafe.

Plus, don't forget to text SPRING and/or THANKS to 827438 for:

  • $1.00 off fresh fruit purchase of $1.00 or more 
  • $1.00 off fresh vegetable purchase of $1.00 or more 
  • $0.50 off half-dozen or larger Market Pantry eggs (stackable with this $0.55/2 coupon (no longer available))

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Got an iPad Air? Get two cases for $11.00

I just bought this for my husband's iPad Air; what an awesome price!

Amazon has got a great deal on two iPad Air cases:

  1. Add this rooCASE Slim Shell Origami Case for Apple iPad Air in black to your cart. It's priced at $24.98.  
  2. Then add this rooCASE Slim Dual-View Case for Apple iPad Air in black to your cart. It's priced at $11.00
  3. At checkout, use promo code D2MNLY9V. Your total should drop from $35.98 to $11.00. It's like getting the shell case for free.  
  4. Free Prime/SuperSaver shipping, but note that since the pre-promo code order is more than $35.00, standard shipping will be free for everyone, and you don't need a Prime account.
  5.  Please note that this code only works on the black cases.

HT:  Hip2Save

Friday, April 11, 2014

LOWEST PRICE: Bright Starts Get Cookin' Kitchen Toy for $18.74

Amazon has got the Bright Starts Get Cookin' Kitchen Toy for $18.74 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping, the lowest Amazon price ever posted for this highly rated toy.  It got 4.5 out of 5 stars over 10 customer reviews.
  • Features over 50 melodies, sounds and phrases as well as 10 activities
  • Cook with mommy with pretend, pot, burner, and fun blender that spins the balls around
  • Flip page book helps teach fruit and vegetable identification, colors and letters
  • Coordinates with other items in the Bright Starts? Having a Ball? Toddler Toy Collection

Free k-cup sample at Starbucks (will arrive in 6-8 weeks)

Click here to request your free k-cup sample from Starbucks.

(If you are nervous about it arriving on (and your taking ownership of it on) Pesach, the followup page says that the sample will arrive in 6-8 weeks, so we should be okay!)

25% off two pairs of Crocs (lots of new styles that don't look like Crocs!)

Take 25% off two or more (full-priced) pairs of Crocs with promo code 25OFF2 at Crocs.comthrough 4/17/14.  Free shipping with orders over $24.99.

I love the Crocs that don't look like crocs.  I bought the cap-toe flats in black (pictured immediately below) and I'll even wear them on Shabbos when I've got a long way to walk.  Super-comfortable and I don't need to worry about getting them wet.  They are so pretty, but no one believes that they are Crocs!

20% off in-store coupon at Rite Aid

Get 20% off a one-time purchase at Rite Aid from Living Social.  Click here to print your 20% in-store coupon.  Good through 4/16/14.

The Fine Print: Expires 4/16/2014. Good for one transaction only. wellness+ card required. When used with a sale priced item, the customer will receive the lower of the discount price or sale price. Discount not valid on prescriptions and co-pays, tobacco products, alcohol, gift cards, online purchases, lottery, licenses, money services, newspapers, prepaid cards, stamps, mailing services, dairy, items distributed by Moran Foods or Save A Lot Food Stores, and items prohibited by law. May not be combined with any other offer. Offer void if member's card already provides a percent off discount of the same value for eligible purchases when scanned. Excludes online sales.

Free Starkist tuna salad pouch through SavingStar

It's Friday, which means you can snag another free item through SavingStar. Today's item is a free 3 oz. Starkist Tuna Salad pouch.

From 4/11/13-4/17/14 only, Saving Star will give you 100% back when you buy a 3 oz. pouch of Starkist Tuna Salad.

(Kosher-keeping Daily Cheapskate readers, please be aware that according to the OU, only the Starkist Albacore Tuna Salad and the Starkist Chunk Light Tuna Salad are kosher.  Make sure you look for the hechsher on the package.)

New to Saving Star yet? It's super-easy to use. Join here and check to see which of your local stores qualifies as a SavingStar vendor.  Almost any store with a loyalty or membership card (like any Kroger affiliates, Albertson's, Pathmark, Rite Aid, Waldbaum, Stop 'N Shop, ShopRite, CVS, etc.) qualifies.  Here in Denver, I use King Soopers as my primary SavingStar store.

Here's how to cash in on SavingStar ecoupons.  Register your shopper's loyalty card in your Saving Star account and activate any of the ecoupons you want.  Then shop for the items listed on the ecoupons and make sure you swipe your shoppers loyalty card at checkout.  (And yes, you can use regular paper coupons on top of SavingStar ecoupons.) Once you've purchased an item, the amount of the coupon will be deposited in your SavingStar account and you can withdraw it (once it reaches $5) as cash or a gift card.

Each Tuesday, SavingStar features an ecoupon on a produce item and each Friday, SavingStar features an ecoupon for a free item, meaning that when you activate the coupon and purchase the item at one of their vendors and swipe your loyalty card at purchase, they will give you back 100% of the value of the item.  It really pays to join SavingStar

Kroger affiliate shoppers, get a free Nestea Iced Tea 12-pack (coupon for free item must be loaded today)

Kroger affiliate shoppers, go to FreeFridayDownload.com and log in to load a digital coupon for a free 12-pack of 16.9 oz  Nestea Iced Tea.  The digital coupon must be loaded on your card today, 4/11/14, but you have until 4/26/14 (after Pesach) to redeem it.

Bring the 12-pack of Nestea up to the checkout and make sure the cashier scans your shopper's loyalty card.  The price of the beverage should drop off at the register.

(Kosher-keeping Daily Cheapskate readers, according the CRC, the following flavors of Nestea Iced Tea are kosher: Cool, Lemon, Peach, Premium, Raspberry, Southern Style, Sweetened, Unsweetened.)

Ten free Country Music downloads from "People" magazine

People magazine is giving away 10 free downloads of Country Music hits here (iTunes required for free download). Not all of the songs might be your taste, but it does include the Rascal Flatts song, Rewind, and the Sara Evans song, Slow Me Down.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Last minute Pesach items: today is the last day to order for pre-Seder shipping

We're almost there.

If you still need some items for Passover, don't despair, there's still time.  If you order from Amazon today, using Prime shipping, your items will still arrive before the onset of Passover (no guarantees about the other vendors).  Click here to see the list of Daily Cheapskate Passover deals.

Last minute Pesach tip: get Costco Kirkland egg whites, KFP this year

I know I posted this before, (back here), but just a reminder that Costco Kirkland egg whites are kosher-for-Passover this year (look for the OU-P), and they are awesome for supplementing the egg yolks in the 10 gazillion eggs that you will be using in your Pesach cooking and baking.

Just be warned that these egg whites don't whip up, so they are not suitable for meringues.

Artscroll Gift Card Flash Giveaway and a review of "The Answer Is...," Artscroll's newest hagaddah

AND THE WINNER IS:  RACHEL S. FROM BROOKLYN, NY!  Congratulations, Rachel!  And a Chag Kasher V'Sameach!


When Artscroll approached me about reviewing one of their newly-released Passover cookbooks on Daily Cheapskate, I asked them about reviewing a hagaddah instead.  My husband, Joshua, and I have our own "minhag" of buying one new hagaddah each year.  We do this to refresh our Seder table with new vorts and Pesach insights each year.  At this point, we've got about thirty different hagaddot (some years we cheated and bought two), so each guest at our Seder table will have something unique to contribute to the Seder conversation.

Artscroll just released a new Hagaddah called The Answer Is... by Rabbi Chagai Vilosky. Instead of doing it myself, I asked Joshua to review it for Daily Cheapskate, as Joshua is a seasoned Jewish book reviewer.  Take it away, Joshua!

The Answer Is... by Rabbi Chagai Vilosky
reviewed by Joshua Sharf

The Passover Seder is a time for questions and a time for teaching. Indeed, many of the things we do – removing the Seder plate, washing our hands before eating the karpas – are specifically done in order to provoke questions. Many rabbis have organized their Haggadah commentaries as question-and-answer sessions, such as the Abarbanel (in the late 15th/early 16th century).

The Answer Is... by Rabbi Chagai Vilosky, just released in English translation by ArtScroll, follows this traditional format, but with a twist. Instead of weaving a single, extended discussion of the seder and its meaning, it provides snippets of answers from over 220 different sources. These sources range from the early Medieval, such as Maimonides or Nachmanides, to the contemporary, such as Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler, or Rav Kotler.

No one authority is represented in all the answers, nor is one single outlook. Indeed, the answers are often wildly at odds with each other, opening up the opportunity for some fascinating seder table discussions.
For example, there’s the famous section of the hagaddah where the first nine of the ten plagues are divided into groups of three.  Rabbi Vilosky spends several pages on eight different responses as to why they were grouped this way,  with each of these groupings imparting a different lesson, and their juxtaposition inviting a debate over which answer is most persuasive and resonates the most with the seder participants.

The Answer Is... will work very well for someone who is leading a seder and has considerable breadth of knowledge and a solid background in Judaic studies. Even the biographical and bibliographical thumbnail sketches in the back of the book, provided as reference, are only a sentence or two, and assume some familiarity with the sources. As an example, why were the Hebrews ushered out of Egypt after 210 years of servitude, when 400 years of exile were prophesied? The Arizal responds by discussing their levels of impurity. Here, it’s helpful to know that the Arizal was Rabbi Yitzhak Luria, the greatest of the mystics who gained prominence in the decades after the expulsion from Spain, and that the idea that there are distinct levels of impurity is a Kabbalistic one. Another commentator claims that the time of slavery was shortened as a reward for not assimilating with the Egyptians; in order to make sense of this, the reader should know the Midrash that spells out the specific ways the Jews kept themselves separated from Egyptian culture. 

Don’t be deceived by the simplicity of the title; this haggadah is not for beginners. The answers often refer to complex or significant concepts,  without always explaining them in full. But it’s ideal for a knowledgeable leader who will be able to use the answers as jumping-off points for further discussion at the seder.   The Answer Is... is a rich resource of many different scholarly points of view on the text of the hagaddah. 

We are really looking forward to using this hagaddah at our seder this year!  Artscroll has got The Answer Is... by Rabbi Chagai Vilosky for $21.59 plus $4.95 shipping (free shipping starts at $79.00).

Ready for a Flash Giveaway?

The generous folks at Artscroll would like to give away a $20.00 e-gift card to one Daily Cheapskate reader, and since we're a mere five days away from the start of Pesach, we're going to do a Flash Artscroll Gift Card Giveaway!  If you'd like to enter the giveaway, please send an email to susie@DailyCheapskate.com with the words "Give me an Artscroll gift card!" in the subject line, and your full name and email address in the body of the email. We're going to select one name at random from all the emails that we receive between now and noon EST tomorrow, 4/10/14, and then tomorrow afternoon, we will contact the winner and then announce their name here.   Good luck!

Review and Giveaway Disclosure:  Artscroll gave me a copy of The Answer Is... free of charge, for reviewing purposes.  The review that Joshua Sharf wrote is original and his own opinion.  We were not compensated in any way for this review, other than the free book.  Artscroll.com is providing the $20.00 gift card for this giveaway.   

$10 off $50 food & beverage purchase at Target

Target has a brand new valuable mobile coupon available:   through 4/19/14, text the word GROCERY to 827438 for a mobile coupon good for $10.00 off a $50.00 minimum grocery purchase.  This excludes alcohol, baby food, nutrition shakes and bars, pet food, Target cafe, & Starbucks café.  Great coupon to use when you're buying last minute perishables and produce for Passover at Target!

HT:  Totally Target

Set of five Rubbermaid Roughneck, clear, 50-gallon storage totes for $52.97 with free shipping ($10.59 per tote)

We cheaped out ten years ago when we bought our original storage totes for our Passover stuff.  We went with the cheapest quality, no-name brand that Home Depot had to offer at the time. They are also very large, the 72 quart size, and my husband struggles to wrestle them up the stairs from our basement each year.  A few of them have bends and cracks and don't close that snugly any more, and they are the opaque kind, so I have to relabel them each year so that I know what's in each bin.

This year, I decided to upgrade.  I wanted Rubbermaid Roughneck high-quality, tough bins, I wanted them to be clear, rather than opaque, and I wanted a smaller size, so that they wouldn't be so heavy, but not so small so that I couldn't fit larger things like pots in them.  And of course, I wanted them to be inexpensive.  Of course.

I can't believe that I got everything on my list, but I did! Amazon has got this case of five Rubbermaid Roughneck clear storage 50-quart tote boxes for $52.97 with free shipping, or $10.59 per tote.  I ordered them today, and it looks like they will arrive before Pesach, though I'm not overly concerned about that, since I'll want them for packing-up after Pesach.  I love the fact that these are clear and still not more expensive than the regular totes (for some reason at Home Depot and Lowe's, the clear totes are always priced more), and that they are coming to my door without my having to get into my car for the thousandth time this week.

Nordstrom: open-knit long cardigan for $21.60 with free shipping

Nordstrom has this cute open-knit cardigan on sale for for $21.60 with free shipping.  It comes in five colors and in sizes x-small to x-large.  It's a great look that adds polish to an outfit.  I have two sweaters like this one that I wear all summer long.  They are lightweight enough to wear in warmer weather, but they also keep me comfortable in air-conditioning, and they complete more casual outfits.

Keep in mind that because it's open-knit, it's going to be slightly sheer.