(Edited to add: Shop quickly at One King’s Lane, , new items have just been re-stocked. Some of the items at One King’s Lane have been high priced lately, but they just added new sales in both “The Kitchen” section, “Ring in the New Year,” and “Coco Company” that will score you some BEAUTIFUL Christmas gifts for next to nothing when you use your free $15 sign up bonus. This cast iron skillet is a steal priced at $25, but with $15 credit…only $10.)
As the holidays approach, there’s nothing I recommend more than planning ahead. Can you believe that it’s only a little over two months away? Is your budget ready?
Last year was the first Christmas that I took advantage of the many web sites that offer “free cash” to spend with purchase. Paired with daily deal sites like Groupon , Living Social ($5 free cash) and No More Rack (which gives $10 free cash), I have amazing, high value gifts for my whole family at 50 – 75% off the retail value. In fact, yesterday on Groupon, I just bought my mother a one hour massage at 50% off. She will love it (and good thing she doesn’t read my blog very often ).
It’s been over one year that One King’s Lane, has offered this amazing deal and I am SO EXCITED to share it with you. One King’s Lane is a flash deal site, but they offer beautiful top-brand and designer furniture, decor, art, gifts and vintage items at up to 70% off. Many of the items are still higher priced, but there are always some deals to be had.
But here’s the BEST PART: there’s a $15 credit waiting for you when new members sign up today! Last year, this new credit offer lasted only a day or two, so I have no idea how long it will be available. Don’t procrastinate in missing out on all the free gift money that is out there with only an email submit to the many daily deal sites. Typically, you know I am not about spend, spend, for the sake of spending, but I know with the holidays coming, we are all looking for quality gifts at discounted prices.
I have used all the above sites, and recommend them. Sign up and then just watch the deals that come up each day. You are never required to purchase. That special gift, paired with your free credit, will make some nearly free deals. Then, with most of the sites, refer your friends (they give details on that when you sign up).
Yesterday One King’s Lane offered gorgeous tea towels and wine glasses, which were both under $15, so you only had to pay the $4.95 shipping price. What wonderful stocking stuffers or hostess gifts. These deals sell out quickly, so if you see something you like, but it right away. Today, it’s Zak Designs – kitchenware items that paired with your $15, will be free to around $15.
If you don’t see anything you want in today’s boutiques, since items can be incredibly high quality, but definitely not thrift store prices, I stalk the Downstairs clearance section (Scroll all the way to the very bottom of the site). There is some Agave Syrup and cute notepads that would be free after the credit and some other accessories, such as adorable pillows and large platters, that would be very inexpensive.
So my 31 Days of Balancing Beauty and the Budget tip for today, is sign up for free money to spend at One King’s Lane!! (And you haven’t signed up for Groupon , Living Social, and No More Rack, you’ll want to include those as well.
(Updated to add: One Kings Lane has now updated their terms to include using the free $15 off of a $30 purchase. I wish I would have known that, so I could have encouraged you to buy right away, but there are still some great deals to be had. At 11:00 am, they update products, and the inexpensive items go fast.)
Who doesn’t love some great deals on items!