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The end is near! (the end of the month, that is...)

The end of the month is, well, today!

The end of the month means we can look forward to some new coupons popping up in the changing of the (coupon) guard on 10/1/12.  

It also means that many of your favorite coupons, you know, the ones you've been meaning to print but haven't gotten round to, are going to disappear.  If you've got any coupons on Coupons.comSmartSourceRed PlumWhole FoodsTargetBetty Crocker, or Cellfire that you've been eyeing, now is a good time to put paper in the printer.

Things calm down a bit in terms of the Jewish holiday scramble, but with all the upcoming Halloween sales, make sure you stock up on costumes for Purim!  I'm also going to start thinking about Thanksgiving, getting some new sweaters, maybe a new winter coat for the husband, and finishing up some house maintenance. Time to start thinking about Chanukah gifts, to avoid the crunch in December.  Autumn is in full swing...

Twin or Full/Queen Duvet set with shams, $19.98 shipped

1SaleADay Family has got this microfiber twin or full/queen duvet set with pillow shams for just $14.99 plus $4.99 shipping = $19.98 shipped.  I love 1SaleADay bedding...all the sheet sets I've gotten from them have been quality bedding sets at a lower-than-even-Walmart price.
  • Heavyweight luxury duvet cover
  • 1 pillow sham with twin
  • 2 pillow shams with full/queen
  • Micro check pattern
  • Material: 100% brushed microfiber
  • Colors: Ivory, Taupe, Chocolate, Marine, Thyme Green or Garnet Red
  • Easy care, wrinkle-free, machine washable
  • Twin duvet cover dimensions: 68” x 88”
  • Full/queen duvet cover dimensions: 88” x 88”
  • Pillow sham dimensions (either size): 20” x 26”
Hurry and grab this set before the deal disappears at midnight EST tonight, 9/30/12.  (Some colors are starting to sell out.)

Annual subscription to GQ for $4.99

This offer is the perfect gift for the alpha male who has everything.  Subscribe to GQ magazine, (normally $19.99 per year,) for just $4.99 per year (for up to two years) from Tanga when you enter promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout.

Click here to get started.  This offer is good for both new subscriptions and renewals. This subscription price is good today (9/30/12) only.

Annual subscription to Popular Science for $4.99 per year

Today, 9/30/12 only, an annual subscription to Popular Science magazine is $4.99 per year (usually $19.95 per year) for up to 4 years from Tanga, when you enter promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout.  Works with new subscriptions AND renewals.

This is another one that we get (we are total science junkies).  Click here to get started. Remember, this offer is only good today, 9/30/12.

Free Natural Balance Delectable Delights Dog or Cat Stew at Petco

Click over here to print a coupon for a free Natural Balance Delectable Delights Dog or Cat Stew at Petco (value $2.99).  The coupon is good through 11/30/12.  You must be a member of Petco Pals (their free rewards program) to use the coupon.  You can sign up quickly in-store or over here.

High-value $3 off of any Robitussin product

This coupon will run out of prints before the day is out:  Save $3.00 off any Robitussin product

20% off at Party City

Running out to Party City to pick up last minute plastic soup bowls (like I am!), or whatever it is you forgot? Here's a 20% off in-store Party City coupon to ease the pain.  Find a local Party City near you here.

$10 off $75 plus free shipping at Oriental Trading Company, through 10/2/12

Get $10 off your $75 purchase and free shipping at Oriental Trading Company when you enter the promo code WC3635 at checkout.  Promo code is good through 10/2/12.

Now I know everyone's head is into Sukkot (as is mine) but you know one of the cardinal rules of saving money is to buy seasonal things when no one else is buying them.  That's why I loaded up on Chanukah wrapping paper ($0.79!), Purim graggers for my synagogue, etc.  Oriental Trading company has lots of fun stuff for kids, birthday parties, etc.


Annual subscription to Frommer's Budget Travel magazine for just $3.50

A magazine after my own heart:  two things I love, "Budget" and "Travel."  Get Frommer's Budget Travel magazine (normally $14.99) for just $3.50 per year, up to three years, when you enter the promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout.  This offer is good today, 9/28/12, only.

Foil and parchment paper coupons, just in time for Sukkot

Timing is everything.  With all of the huge holiday meals we have coming up, I had actually planned on running out this afternoon to grab some more foil!

Lots of high-value ($2-$5) toy coupons

It's back! Ladies Home Journal magazine for $3.99 per year

Get an annual subscription to Ladies Home Journal magazine (normally $16.99 per year) for just $3.99 per year from Tanga when you enter the promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout.  You can get this special price for up to four years, and it's good on both new subscriptions and renewals.

Click here to get started.  This price is good today (9/28/12) only.

Free sample of Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturizer

Request your free sample of Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturizer here.

Fantastic deals on higher-end pearl jewelry + free shipping + bonus deal

I know that some of you husbands out there have the custom of buying their wives a new jewelry item in honor of the Chaggim.  I applaud you, oh thoughtful husbands (and I'm hoping that my husband adopts this custom!).  This post is for you...

If you've been a regular reader of this blog, you know that I post quite a number of jewelry deals.  I'm a jewelry junkie.  I'm shallow that way.

BUT, most of the really good deals on jewelry are usually for the lower-end pieces.  I have never really had the opportunity to post a great deal on higher-quality jewelry.  If you're at all familiar with the beautiful pearl items on PearlClasp.com, you know what I mean by high-quality.  So, the jewelry deals I'm posting here are not going to be cheap, but I can assure you that they will be fantastic buys.  The wonderful folks at PearlClasp.com have given Daily Cheapskate readers substantial discounts, free shipping, and a great bonus buy on the following four items.  Item quantities are extremely limited on a few of these, and the deals are good through 10/11/12 only.  

First up is the beautiful pearl teardrop necklace pictured above at the top of the post.  I posted this photo on the Daily Cheapskate Facebook page on Monday, and you commented and emailed back:  "Beautiful!" "When can I buy it?" and "Are those pearls real?"  

Well, yes, the teardrop necklace is absolutely knock-em-dead beautiful, you can buy it NOW, and yes, this pendant contains genuine freshwater pearls set in sterling silver, 18" long.  It's priced at $135 plus shipping, but for Daily Cheapskate readers, when you click through this special link and use promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout, you can drop 20% off and bring that price down to $108 with free shipping.  (Just fyi, the quantity on this item is extremely limited.)  I have never seen a pendant necklace of this quality and design at this price point.  

AND scroll down to the end of this post to see the bonus item that you can order for a song when you buy the teardrop necklace.

Next up is this classic single strand 7" freshwater pearl bracelet with a sterling silver clasp.  These 7 mm pearls are A-AA quality.  This bracelet is priced at $65 plus shipping.  But for Daily Cheapskate readers, when you click through this special link and use promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout, you can get a BOGO (buy-one-get-one-free!) deal on this bracelet. So you can get two of these bracelets for $65, or just $32.50 for each freshwater pearl bracelet!  (Please note, one order of this item will get you two bracelets, so only add it to your cart once.)  And of course, it comes with free shipping.  Fantastic deal.  

AND scroll down to the end of this post to see the bonus item that you can order for a song when you buy the BOGO 7mm pearl bracelet.

The third special is this 60" Endless Pearl Necklace, priced at $105 plus shipping.  The freshwater pearls are 6.5-7mm and are A quality. You can wear this as one long strand (that's my favorite way, with a knot at the end) or doubled or tripled up.  Daily Cheapskate readers can click through this special link, use promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout, and get 20% off, dropping that price to $84 with free shipping.  

AND scroll down to the end of this post to see the bonus item that you can order for a song when you buy the Endless 60" pearl necklace.


So, here's the icing on top of the cake, that bonus buy:  when you purchase any (or all) of these four items, you can get these 9mm pearl button earrings, available in white, black or pink, normally $24 plus shipping, for only $10 (that's a 58% discount) with free shipping.  

Here's how you do it: after adding any of the four items to your shopping cart, click on these special links to add the 9mm pearl button earrings to your cart for $10.  You must purchase one of the four items above to get these earrings for $10:
Make sure you enter promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout to get these discounts and the free shipping. 

And while you're on  PearlClasp.com, take note that they are pearl re-stringing experts.  I almost fell off my chair when I heard how little they charge for restringing.  Just $1 per inch ($15 minimum).  Yup.  Two years ago, my 18" wedding pearls broke, and I paid $75 to have them re-strung.  I could have paid $18!  You will have to pay for shipping your item to them, but at this price for re-stringing, it's well worth it. 

But there's more.  

If you buy any one of their gorgeous clasps to put on your existing bracelet or necklace, they will re-string your item for free.  Yup.  And their clasps (available in both sterling silver and 14-kt gold) start at $30.  So the next time your pearl necklace or bracelet breaks, upgrade the clasp and get the re-stringing done for free. That's an amazing deal.

Remember, all of these promotions are only through 10/11/12, and the quantities on some of these items are quite limited.  


Miracle-Gro Culinary Herb Kit (3-Pack) $8.97 with free shipping from Home Depot, today only

Today, 9/27/12 only, Home Depot has got a great deal on this Miracle-Gro Culinary Herb Kit 3-pack:  just $8.99 with free shipping (normally $20.97). Everything you need to get started growing herbs indoors is included in the kit:   3 herb seed disks (basil, cilantro, and dill), Miracle-Gro Potting Mix, eco-friendly bamboo pot.  The easy-to-plant seed disks mean no tiny seeds to handle.  This is a great project to do with your kids, but it's also nice to just have an herb garden in your kitchen (we do and we love it).  Keep one for yourself, give the other two as gifts (or keep all three!).

Tomorrow this price is going back up to $20.97, so grab this $8.99 deal from Home Depot now.

Graco Pack 'N Play Playard with Bassinet, $54.15 with free shipping

Amazon has got a great deal on the Graco Pack 'N Play Playard with Bassinet, just $54.15 with free shipping.  This item received 4-1/2 stars out of 5 over a whopping 390 customer reviews.  
  • Durable frame makes this playard ideal for travel
  • Automatically folding feet and wheels allow for a more compact fold
  • Signature Graco push-button fold makes closing your playard quick and hassle-free
  • Handy wheels for added convenience
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
Grab this Graco Pack 'N Play now for $54.15 shipped, before Amazon pulls one of their infamous price switches.

Free $2 Target gift card on Shopkick today

Current Shopkick users, did you receive a text from Shopkick today telling you about a free $2 Target gift card?  If you didn't, click here and fill out the form with the smartphone number of your Shopkick account.  After you submit it, you'll get redirected to a screen that says "Success!  Hurray, get your $2 Target gift card the next time you visit a Target store and open the app."  The next time you check in at a Target store, the $2 gift card will appear in your profile.

Whoa!  Don't know what ShopKick is?  Want to sign up?  Here's the story.

Basically,  ShopKick is a smartphone app that rewards shoppers with "kicks" (formerly called "kickbucks," points which can be redeemed for store gift cards) simply for shopping at a brick & mortar store. Sounds pretty un-techy, you say, for this day and age? Not at all. How does Shopkick know you are actually in the store? Because you "check in" via the smartphone application that locates you via GPS. Shopkick also gives you points for scanning items in-store and in some cases, for buying items. Shopkick also has some unique digital coupons (that I haven't seen anywhere else) that you just show to the cashier and ask her to scan when you purchase something in a Shopkick member store. Finally, if you would like to earn points without even getting in the car, Shopkick's also got "Instant Surprises" that allow you to earn kicks while sitting on your couch. The points accumulate pretty quickly (frankly, I can't be bothered with points programs where you need to wait forever for a reward).  I've accumulated over $200 in Target gift cards to date, and my effort-to-reward ratio on this program is very, very low.

Here's how to get Shopkick on your phone, and get a 50 kicks bonus to boot. Click here through my special link (and thanks for letting me refer you), and fill out the short form. Shopkick will text the link to their (free) app directly to your smartphone. Just click on the link in the text and it will download and install on your phone. You'll get an instant 50 kickbucks just for signing up through my referral link. Gift cards start at 500 kickbucks, so between the 50 sign-up kicks and the 150 kicks you'll get tomorrow just for walking in to Target, you'll be 40% of the way to your first reward.  I love this app.

Using Shopkick is pretty intuitive, but for more info on how to navigate through it and earn kicks, check out my Shopkick tutorial here.

HT:  Hip2Save

Subscribe to Natural Health for $3.99/year

Subscribe to Natural Health magazine (normally $14.95 per year,) for just $3.99 per year from DiscountMags when you enter promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout.  You can get this special price for up to three years, and it's good on both new subscriptions and renewals.

Click here to get started.  This price is good today (9/27/12) only.

Download the Dave Matthews Band "Live On Lakeside" album for free

Download the Dave Matthews Band Live On Lakeside album for free from Google Play.

Annual subscription to Harper's Bazaar $3.99 per year

Subscribe to Harper's Bazaar (normally $15.00 per year,) for just $3.99 per year from Tanga when you enter promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE at checkout.  You can get this special price for up to five years, and it's good on both new subscriptions and renewals.

Click here to get started.  This price is good today (9/27/12) only.

Get almost any song on Amazon for a nickel

Amazon has got a great promotional music offer out now.  Click over here and get any music mp3 priced at $1.29 or less, for just $0.05.  

Yup, a nickel.

You've got "Share & Claim" your favorite song with your Facebook friends and a promotional credit to purchase any song ($1.29 or less) for $0.05.  Promotional credits must be redeemed by 10/10/12.  Limit one promotional credit per customer.

(Please note, by clicking on "Share & Claim", you are giving Amazon access to the data in your Facebook profile.  For privacy reasons, I am going to revoke that access as soon as the credit lands in my account by going to my Facebook Privacy Settings and then clicking on "Ads, Apps and Websites.")

Get a $15 Target gift card when you buy $75 worth of apparel or home decor (or get two gift cards when you buy $75 of both) online at Target.com

Get a $15 Target gift card when you purchase $75 of select Men's, Women's, and Kids' apparel, shoes and accessories on Target.com.  Offer excludes clearance items and is online only.  This offer expires 9/29/12 at 11:59pm EST.

You can also get the same $15 Target gift card deal when you purchase $75 worth ofSelect Home Décor items, through 9/29/12.

Here's the good news about these two offers:
  1. While you cannot combine them, you can take advantage of both, even in the same order.  So if you buy $75 of apparel and $75 of Home Decor, you will get two $15 separate gift cards.
  2. The $75 minimum is before your Target RedCard 5% discount.  So you can, in effect spend less than $75 and still get the gift card, as long as you use your RedCard to check out.
Take advantage of the gift card discounts before these offers expire on 9/29/12.  Click here to shop the qualified apparel and click here to shop the qualified Home Decor.


Kashi Heart-to-Heart Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal $1.71 per box shipped

Amazon has got a great deal on Kashi Heart-to-Heart Apple Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal.  Stack a 25% off coupon with Subscribe & Save saving and get it for just $1.71 per 8-count box, shipped.
Here's how:
  1. Click here to the Kashi Heart-to-Heart Apple Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal page and scroll down slightly to "clip" the 25% off coupon.
  2. Now click on the $13.90 Subscribe & Save option on the right. 
  3. In your cart you'll see the $14.63 price, less the $3.66 coupon savings, less the $0.73  Subscribe & Save  savings.  
  4. Shipping is free because this is a Subscribe & Save deal.  
  5. Grand total:  $10.24 for the six boxes or $1.71 per box, shipped.
Selecting Subscribe & Save is pretty much risk free, even if you are doing it just to get the additional discount. You can UNsubscribe to Subscribe & Save very easily, by going to your account as soon as your order has shipped. Even if you completely forget to unsubscribe, Amazon will not send out an additional order without shooting you a warning email first, giving you ample time to unsubscribe and cancel any additional orders in time. It's pretty much an all-win proposition. Shipping on Subscribe & Save items is always free.

Kosher-keeping Daily Cheapskate readers, this product is OU-Pareve.

Get $2 off three Hallmark cards

Print your Facebook coupon for $2 off any three Hallmark cards (minimum $2 purchase required) here.  This coupon is good both at regular stores that sell Hallmark cards and at Hallmark stores.

BOGO on Schick Disposable Razors (up to $10.50 value!)

BOGO Schick Disposable Razor Pack

Print your high-value coupon for:  Buy-One-Get-One free Schick Disposable Razor Pack (excludes 2-count packs)


Michelle Bernstein 5-piece chef set of knives for only $14.98 shipped

1SaleADay Family has got this Michelle Bernstein 5-piece chef set of knives for only $14.98 shipped.  The knives in this set have stainless steel blades &protective sheaths, and come in blue, red, or lemon/lime.  Perfect if you need some extra knives but don't feel like shelling out the big bucks for a wood block set.  The colors are also great for kosher-keeping households.

$0.75 off any Earthbound Farm Organic item

Print this week's Earthbound Farms coupon for $0.75 off any organic product here.  It will look like the coupon is only for Earthbound Farms Baby Spinach, but once it prints, you'll see that the coupon is good for any Earthbound Farm item.

These coupons have been coming up about once a week, and I'll happily print them each time they show.   Just another way to buy organic produce without breaking the bank.


$17 for a $70 credit on Vistaprint: that's a heckuva lotta business cards, magnets, notepads, tshirts, etc.

I'll be honest with you; I haven't bought a Groupon in months.  How many half price facials and manicures can a girl get?

But this one is a keeper:  Groupon's got $70 on Vistaprint for $17.  $70 on Vistaprint buys a whole honkin' mess of business paraphernalia.  Or tshirts.  Or caps.  Or mugs.  Etc.

What's the catch?  Well, for one, you need to spend the entire $70 in one shopping trip and you cannot use it for shipping fees or taxes.  Here are the limits:
  • Expires 12/26/12
  • Limit one per person, may buy one additional as gift.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers or partner programs.  That means you probably can't use it with a promo code.
  • Must redeem online at Vistaprint.com/groupon17for70.
  • Must use in one visit.
  • Valid for ALL Vistaprint items.  :)
  • May not use for shipping and sales tax.
Even with these limitations, I think this is a GREAT deal.   It's getting 4-for-1 value, and even with the best promo codes, that's a hard deal to beat or match.   

New cleanser coupons: Windex, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles, and more


Espresso-finish full-size computer desk with hutch $64.99 with free shipping from OfficeMax

OfficeMax has got this Espresso-finish Illustra Desk with Hutch for only $64.99 with free shipping.  These kinds of desk+hutch sets usually run at about twice this price.
  • Hutch offers 2-sided drawers.
  • Easy slide keyboard.
  • Full-extension file drawer ideal for important paperwork.
  • Dimensions: 43-1/2" W x 21-1/2" D x 56-1/2" H.
  • Straight Desk.
  • Espresso Finish.

Order NOW to get it in time for Sukkot: keep your Sukkah bee-free this year for $8.11

REMINDER:  this Bee Trap is still available and is just $8.11 with free Prime or SuperSaver shipping.  Order is now to get it in time for Sukkot, just a week away!

"It's not Sukkot without the bees."

How many times have you heard that old saw?  Well, if you've ever spent a meal in a Sukkah waving off bees, you know that bees and wasps can turn a Yomtov meal into something pretty unpleasant fairly quickly.

Amazon has got this Happy Camper Reusable Hanging Wasp and Bee trap for just $8.11 with free Prime and SuperSaver (minimum $25 purchase) shipping.  After trying a myriad of failed homegrown bee trappers, we invested in two of these (and they can be used from year to year, so we do consider it an investment).  This received 4 out of 5 starts over 11 customer reviews, most of which claim that this contraption actually works really well.

    Features include:
  • No chemicals or poison, completely non-toxic. 
  • Bees and Wasps can get in, but they can't get out.
  • Easy to hang, cord included.
  • Only needs one cup of fruit juice to work.
  • Bees and wasps enter through narrowing tubes that prevent escape.
  • Easy to empty, unscrew top and dump out.
  • Weather proof.
  • Measures 6" x 4.5" x 4.5".

Bring a little summer indoors with these Grow-in-a-bag kits from Lands End, today only $4.19-$4.89 with free shipping

Bring some of summer back inside with you with these Grow-in-a-Bag kits from Lands End.  Today, 9/23/12 only, Lands End has got a promo code that will get you 30% off and free shipping, turning the price on these indoor kits into near pocket change.  You (and your kids) will love these.  These also make great frugal gifts...just tie your personalized gift tag to the grommet at the top of the bag. Make sure you enter promo code LOVEFALL and pin 2101 to get the 30% and free shipping discount (and remember that this discount goes away after today).

Get this Oregano Garden in a Bag kit, priced at $5.99 on Lands End, for just $4.19 with free shipping. (Great for when you make pizza bagels with the kids...they can snip off their own oregano.)

My personal favorite, how about this Mini-Sunflower Garden in a Bag kit, priced at $6.99 at Lands End, for $4.89 with free shipping.  I love sunflowers!

Finally, this Mini-Tomato Garden in a Bag kit, also priced at $6.99 at Lands End for $4.89 with free shipping.

Remember, to use promo code LOVEFALL and pin 2101 to get the 30% and free shipping discount and that this discount goes away after today).  Check out the Lands Ends site for other deals, because this promo code is sitewide.

24-pack of Crystal Geyser water for $1 with $10 minimum purchase at OfficeMax

$1 off two bags of Halls cough drops

Print your coupon for a $1 off two bags of any Hall's cough drops (20-30-count).
Kosher-keeping DailyCheapskate readers, click here to see Halls cough drop kashrut information from the Star-K.

11.6" MacBook Air, now $748.99 shipped

Been dying to get the supersleek, uberthin MacBook Air?

MacMall is selling their 11.6" MacBook Air (MC968LL/A) for just $748.99 with free shipping through the end of September.  Wow. This is the one with dual-core Intel Core i5 1.6GHz/2GB RAM/64GB Flash Storage and free Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion.

This identical laptop goes for $899.99 on Buy.com and $889.90 on Amazon.  The MacMall price, topped by their free shipping, is pretty much the lowest one out there.

Fingertip towels with rosettes, $7.19 shipped

Kohl's has got this very pretty towel set with rosettes on the ends.   I picked up two cream-colored fingertip towels as my new Shabbat Netilat Yadayim towels (the old ones had seen better days) for just $7.19 each with free shipping.  They are marked at $8.99 but use promo code SHARENSAVE (expires today, 9/23/12) to drop the price by 20% and promo code FREE2SHIP (expires 9/25/12) for free shipping.  Yes, you can stack the promo codes and no, you don't need to have a Kohl's credit card for these codes.


REMINDER: Free birthday card, including postage stamp, through 9/23/12. You can even set one up to be sent at a later date.

Just a reminder that through Sunday, you can get one free birthday card (including the stamp!) from Cardstore.com.

Click here, select a card that best suits your chosen recipient, personalize it with their name and an inside joke, include a picture they totally forgot about, and add your own signature, all for free. Be sure you click through this link and enter promo code CCL2673 (through Sunday, 9/23/12) to get the free card. Cardstore will mail it for you, postage stamp included (US addresses only). You can even select a future delivery date if you don't have any September birthdays coming up.

This offer is good now through this Sunday, 9/23/12 at 11:59pm EST.

Robitussin coupons (I guess summer is officially over)

$2.00 off Any Robitussin Cold+Flu 20 ct$1.00 off Any Robitussin Product

I like to stock up on cough medicine and such before the cold/cough/flu season sets in.

Singer Tradition 2259 20-stitch sewing machine for $66.51 with free shipping

Wow.  I have never seen a brand new Singer sewing machine for this kind of price.  Ever.  Amazon has got the Singer Tradition 2259 20-stitch sewing machine for just $66.51 with free shipping.

If you've been thinking of learning to sew without making a major investment, or have a daughter who's taking sewing lessons, or are an old hand at sewing and you just feel like it's time for a new machine, I would snag this now, before Amazon pulls one of their infamous price switches.  While it's not a top of the line machine, I've read through the reviews and it seems that most purchasers feel that it gets the job done and is certainly well-worth the money.  If I didn't already have a sewing machine, I'd probably snap this one up.