Spent $22 – SAVED $122!!!!

March 31, 2012 By Tracy

Starting Monday, April 2nd voting will begin in the BradsDeals Savings Tournament and I am in the competition!!!! I will be posting links once voting is live because YOU will be deciding the winners, and I just know you are going to vote for me….right??  Of course you will! For round 1 I had to find the best deals, but was only allowed to spend $25.  Well, they don’t call me Mommy’s Money Saving Madness for nothing…GAME ON!  Easter is next weekend, so I decided to see just how much stuff I could get for the kids to fill their Easter baskets since I try hard to not get them too much candy. So how did I do? Well…

I spent just $22 and saved a whopping $122!! That’s a savings of 85%!!

First off, the following deals were all found on BradsDeals.com. I had not used this site prior to this competition, but I love it! The site is constantly updated with the latest online deals along with coupon and promo codes.

When I began shopping Oriental Trading was having a one day only FREE shipping event with no minimum purchase. My girls love stickers, and I was able to get 400 stickers…that’s right 400 plus 24 birthday gift tags (not for their baskets, but a great deal I didn’t want to pass up) all for just $2.45 shipped! Regular price would have been $12.96 plus shipping.

Next, I took advantage of this Saveology deal. You can get a $15 iTunes Gift Card PLUS a 14 day free trial into their Elite Loyalty Program which includes $15 in Saveology dollars for only $5! Membership into the Elite Loyalty Program is auto renewing so you must cancel within the 14 days or you will be charged. This $15 iTunes gift card will be perfect for my oldest daughter’s basket.

 

I then used my $15 in Saveology dollars I had just received to purchase a $35 voucher to spend on HeroHuggers.com. I happen to really like HeroHuggers, so I was really excited about this deal. You can read my review of them here. The $35 voucher was only $15 and included FREE shipping. I purchased 2 belts, a flower patterned D-ring closure one for my youngest daughter’s basket, and a brown belt for my son who will be starting kindergarten next year. They are required to wear belts and HeroHuggers offers belts with velcro closure, which is perfect for a kindergartener. Best of all this cost me $0!!

 

Then, I saw that Zulily was having a huge bathing suit sale. I surfed on over and found my oldest daughter a 2 piece swimsuit regular $28 for only $10.99! What’s even better is I had credit in my Zulily account, so once again, I paid $0!

Finally, I decided to check out the deals at Kohl’s. BradDeals gave me a heads up on a Promo code that would take an additional 20% off my entire purchase even sale items. I was able to purchase 3 shirts one for each of my kids. The total before the sale and promo codes would have been $54.00. The total marked down was $18.87 and the 20% promo code brought down my final total to $15.10. Even with $5.95 shipping this was still an awesome deal.

So here’s how it all totals up:

$2.45 Oriental Trading (reg. $12.96)

$5 Saveology (iTunes) (reg. $15)

$0 HeroHuggers (reg. $35)

$0 Zulily (reg. $28)

$15.10 Kohl’s (reg. $54)

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$22.55 – total spent (regular price total $144.96)