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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Best Things in Life are Free: Enter the Seven Deadly Sins Giveaway

Pictured:'s fabuless 7 Deadly Sins giveaway

In this time of tight budgets and penny pinching, I have turned to giveaways to frequently to satisfy my yen for luxury goods that are ,er, not quit affordable. One that is on my watch list right now is The 7 Deadly Sins giveaway. This a great giveaway running over the next few weeks called the 7 deadly sins. It features luxury items we envy and high tech gadgets we lust for. Did I enter already, you betcha! I will be entering every week as the contest progresses. The item I must covet it the listing under Envy. That is the beautiful Y-Bow Bowler Bag from Yves Saint-Laurent. I love it! I need it.

Pictured: I envy anyone who carries this beautiful YSL Y-Bow Bowler Bag. I am in the contest to win it! Retail price: $1,365.00 US

Every week there will be a different prize draw. And the prizes, beyond the YSL bag, are amazing! This week the sin is Pride, and the giveaway is Ulta Beauty Basket. Coming up are:

Wrath: Feb 26 — Mar 5
PS3 & Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Sloth: Mar 5 — Mar 12 Tivo HD DVR
Greed Mar 12 — Mar 19 Raybans in 4 Colors
Lust Mar 19 — Mar 26   Apple iPad
Envy Mar 26 — Apr 2 Yves Saint Laurent Bag

To enter into this giveaway, and try to win each deadly sin object of lust, click here. When you are asked for a referral code, please enter this one: RECESSCHIC like so.

Pictured: When you enter, enter referral code RECESSCHIC in the box to let them know The Recessionista sent you!

Beyond signing up to win some fabuless treats, you'll become a member of is The Chic Bargainista's friend. This helpful site aggregates tens of thousands of coupons and savings alerts from favorite retailers. The site even gives you the scoop on more than 1,000 email promotions. Put in your savings toolkit. Every little bit of savings is goodness in today's shopping environment!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Macy's Go Red Campaign brings Extra Valentines Day Savings

Pictured: This INC. Red Dress is on Sale as part of Macy's Go Red Campaign. Perfect for Valentines Day.

Attention shoppers! It's not a blue light special, its a red light special at Macy's this week.
Macy's is having a "Go Red" Campaign in their stores right now. National Wear Red Day is February 5th . Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion and power of women to join together and wipe out heart disease the #1 killer of American women and men. Part of the campaign is a lovely coupon that you can use for savings at Macy's. Click here for a coupon from the Wear Red Sale. The"Go Red Sale" is from Feb. 3rd to Feb 7th. With the coupon, you'll receive an extra 20% purchases at Macy's. Take advantage of some extra savings and help a good cause. Your purchases help Macy's contribute to the cause. Here are some ways you can get involved in the campaign and enjoy social activities and savings.Enjoy the 20% off Savings at the Wear Red Sale
Since 2004, Macy's customers and employees have contributed more than $21 million to the Go Red for Women movement. Props to Macy's! To enter to win a $25.00 Macy's gift card, leave a comment on The Recessionista Blog by midnight, Feb 5th, 2010.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

iTunes Special Offer: FREE sampler of 20 songs at the iTunes Facebook Group

Here's a nice deal for some free music that I just found on Facebook. You can get a FREE sampler of 20 songs from iTunes just by joining their Facebook group. The download is of the "Artists to Watch Sampler" from iTunes. To take advantage of this offer, go to the iTunes Facebook group,(just search iTunes) become a fan and then you get the code to download the music sampler. Easy peasy free music! US only while supplies last.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Eva Mendes launches Vida for Espana at Macy's

Movie Starlet Eva Mendes turned up at Macy's in the OC over the weekend to launch her new collection of hand painted dishes and tabletop items called Vida for Espana. Eva looked like she was ready to banish the rain from Southern California forever in her Christian Lacroix floral cocktail dress. Here's a few pictures of Vida from Macy's. I like the cheerful, Mexican inspired colors and tiny patterns.

Vida is inspired by Eva’s childhood memories of spending time at the table with family and friends. MM... I wonder what was for dinner :) Check out Vida exclusively at Macy's. All of the Vida products are currently on sale at Here's the deal: you'll receive 15% off when you purchase over $125.00 worth. Use the code: HOMEFREE for extra savings.

Macy's also offers a Vida by Eva Mendes home collection, which features comforters, sheets, decorative pillows and window treatments. Check out one of the bedding sets. This one is called Penelope. I am a sucker for red poppies.

Pictured: Vida by Eva Mendes "Penelope" 4-Piece Comforter Set from Macy's