8/30/10

DEAL ALERT: 17% off magazine subscriptions + extra cash back!

BestDealMagazines.com is offering 17% off all magazine subscriptions through the end of the month (tomorrow!). Use coupon code MONTHEND17 to get the discount.

But, don't forget . . . you can receive an extra 10% cash back on your Best Deals Magazines subscription order just by joining (it's FREE) or visiting Ebates first!

8/26/10

Overwhelmed

If you're wondering why I haven't been posting anything recently, it's because we just moved into our first house. And we love it! It's so awesome to have our own space! So, we're still unpacking and I've been a bit overwhelmed by it all. But, I'm working on getting back in the swing of things, so keep checking back!

Oh, and we have 100 followers!!!! :o)

8/18/10

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 8/18–8/24

Bargain Brag Wednesday

August 18, 2010

I'm running a bit behind this morning, so I apologize that I'm late getting this up and going. Hope you are all well! We're in the middle of packing things up, working our normal jobs, and trying to prepare for our move this weekend! Lots going on.

But, before I commence with WFW, I have to tell you about a great moving bargain I locked-in. We're using a moving truck this weekend, to get most of our stuff over to the new house, and to save a little money I used my Entertainment Book coupon for 15% off a Budget truck rental, but I went through Ebates first to get an additional 1.5% cash back on the rental! Pretty good! It feels good to save money on stuff like that. Anyway . . .

Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.

Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:


    You guys are simply wonderful! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful money-saving, wallet-friendly tips, tricks, and ideas in last week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday.


    If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!

    This Wallet-Friendly Wednesday post is brought to you by . . .

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    8/16/10

    Our house

    You may have noticed that I haven't been posting a ton lately . . . sorry about that! I have a good reason, I promise! :o) We're closing on our first house this week, and we're busily packing up our apartment, and juggling full-time jobs, and a toddler, and . . . well, you get the picture. It's just been a bit crazy! But, I'm totally keeping tabs on all the bargain-savvy things I'm learning about getting set-up for a house. I'll be sharing those as I have time in the next few weeks. Just wanted you all to know that I'm still here, I'm still saving money, and I'm still looking forward to sharing new and wonderful tips, tricks, and deals with you all. I just may not be posting much in the next two weeks. But, I'll be back to business as usual really soon!

    8/13/10

    Sunglasses winners!

    In case you missed it, I was giving away three different pairs of sunglasses over the course of the last few days. They were part of one of those daily deals from Graveyard Mall. And here are the winners:

    1st pair:



    And the winner is:


    2nd pair:








    And the winner is (well, there was only one comment--hehe):


    3rd pair:








    And the winner is:



    If you are one of the winners, please contact me within the next 48 hours at leslie[at]bargainshoppingparadise[dot]com with your address, so I can get them set to you! Congratulations to you all!

    8/11/10

    I have sunglasses . . . want 'em? (Part 3)

    This is the third and final part of my sunglasses giveaways! I recently took advantage of one of those fabulous daily deals from Graveyard Mall. I got 9 pairs of name brand women's sunglasses less than $2 each. What a great deal! I've already given away the first two pairs, but now I have the final pair to give away TODAY!

    The giveaway will last 24 hours, and a winner will be chosen using Random.org. I will be announcing all three winners tomorrow.

    The third giveaway is for this gorgeous pair of Riviera women's sunglasses that originally retailed for around $26, and the tag is still on them! They have a great brown tint to the lens, with a dark copper frame, and three rhinestone on each side (see below).

    front view

    side/interior view

    To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment. That's it! Have fun!

    This giveaway will end at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 11, 2010, and the winner will be announced sometime tomorrow.

    Good luck!

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 8/11–8/17

    Bargain Brag Wednesday

    August 11, 2010

    Suddenly, Bargain Shopping Paradise has almost 100 public followers!!! We're really close! So exciting! We'll have to have a celebration! Hmmm . . . stay tuned. :o)

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.

    Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
    • I love these absolutely adorable FREE printables from Aimee at Sprik Space:

    • I also love this great repurpose by The 31 Lady! She took a photo flip frame and turned into a great recipe flip stand:


    • I sew wish I could do this!! I've got to learn to sew!! Anyway, this fabulous knock-off t-shirt redo is from Just Sew Sassy:




    You guys are simply wonderful! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful money-saving, wallet-friendly tips, tricks, and ideas in last week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday.

    DON'T FORGET . . . 
    I've got two more pairs of sunglasses I'm giving away. I'll be announcing the winners of all three later on tomorrow. Check out my current giveaway pair (ends at 10 AM this morning).

    If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!

    This Wallet-Friendly Wednesday post is brought to you by . . .

    Mothers Work, Inc.

    8/10/10

    I have sunglasses . . . want 'em? (Part 2)

    Like I mentioned yesterday, I recently took advantage of one of those fabulous daily deals from Graveyard Mall. I got 9 pairs of name brand women's sunglasses less than $2 each. What a great deal! And I'm giving 3 pairs away to YOU! I gave the first pair away yesterday, and now I have two left.

    Each giveaway will last 24 hours, and a winner for each giveaway will be chosen using Random.org.

    The second giveaway is for this super fun pair of Riviera women's sunglasses that originally retailed for around $26. There are no tags on this pair, so they are ready to wear! They are white and have a purple tint to the lens, with purple and leopard print on the inside (see below).

    front view

    side/interior view

    To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment. That's it! Have fun!

    This giveaway will end at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, and the winner will be announced sometime tomorrow.

    Good luck!

    8/9/10

    I have sunglasses . . . want 'em? (Part 1)

    I recently took advantage of one of those fabulous daily deals from Graveyard Mall. I got 9 pairs of name brand women's sunglasses for around $9.99 (plus another $4.95 for shipping), for a total purchase price of about $14.95. If you do the math, that's less than $2 for each pair. And, the way I loose and break sunglasses, I figured this was a good deal for me!

    When I got the package finally (their shipping is a bit slow), it was so fun to try them all on and figure out which ones I wanted to keep, and which ones I wanted to . . . GIVE AWAY! :o) Yes, that's right! I'm giving away 3 (three) pairs to BSP readers. They are all really nice, fun, chic, brand new sunglasses, and I am not being compensated for this in any way. It's all just for fun! And I will pay to ship them to you!

    Each giveaway will last 24 hours, and a winner for each giveaway will be chosen using Random.org.

    The first giveaway is for this fabulous pair of Riviera women's sunglasses that originally retailed for around $26. There are no tags on this pair, so they are ready to wear! They have a brown-ish tint to them, and fun gold bling on the sides.

    front view

    side view

    To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment. That's it! Have fun!

    This giveaway will end at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, and the winner will be announced sometime tomorrow.

    Good luck!

    8/6/10

    DEAL ALERT: Best Deal Magazines 17% off

    Best Deal Magazines is offering an additional 17% off their low magazine subscription prices—this weekend only! Use coupon code "DELIVERY17" now through Sunday, August 8th. The offer subscriptions for just about any magazine you can imagine! Hurry up and take advantage of their special discount weekend.

    AND . . . earn 10% cash back on your subscription prices at Best Deal Magazines by joining (it's totally FREE) or visiting Ebates first!

    Combine the two discounts, and you could really save on subscriptions to your favorite publications!

    DEAL ALERT: Free nursing cover (just pay shipping)!

    Udder Covers is offering a FREE nursing cover, again! This time, it's in honor of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1–7). Use code "Breastfeeding" to get one of their nursing covers for free (you just pay shipping)! If you're not currently breastfeeding, they make a great gift. You can also use this promo code to get a 3 piece gift set for only $5!

    8/4/10

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday, 8/4-8/10

    Bargain Brag Wednesday

    August 4, 2010

    It seriously can not be August already! Summer is slipping through my fingers!! And the closing on our house is only 9 days away!! Oh my gosh, I am so excited! Can I put any more "!" in this first paragraph? Ok, deep breath. We're in the process of collecting boxes, right now. Yeah, we've been a little slow on the uptake with the whole packing thing. But, we'll get there . . . right?

    Wallet-Friendly Wednesday is an opportunity for you to share your latest bargain shopping finds, thrift store outfit deals, DIY projects, side-of-the-road pick-ups, consignment shop steals . . . ANYTHING you've done that's saved your money. Use your imagination! Share whatever you've done to save money recently! List it here so that other Bargain Shopping Paradise readers can get inspired. It's a great way to share ideas, and I love seeing how creative everyone gets when it comes to saving money! Please only list family-friendly links. Include your blog name and the name of your "brag" in your link.

    Click on the images below to see the original posts, tips, and step-by-step instructions:
    • Ok, so these are my absolute FAVORITE tips from last week! I loved them so much that I started doing the first one it IMMEDIATELY! Check out the awesome tips for Christmas saving from How To Homemaker:
    How To Homemaker

    • Now, I'm also a photographer (in case you didn't know), so I love budget-friendly photography tips, too. I really appreciated reading about this photo light box tutorial that AliLily found on an Etsy forum. Thanks for sharing! 

    • Even though I'm not a seamstress myself, I love, love, love these retro kitchen towels, created by Kari at The Adventures of One Crazy Lady. Kari, you should SO sell these on Etsy!


    • Since we're getting ready to own our first home, I LOVED this tip for how to fake wainscoting from Decor Chick! Isn't she awesome?


    Thank you all for sharing your money-saving tips and tricks in last week's Wallet-Friendly Wednesday. You're all amazingly creative, and I learn so much from you!

    If you've never bragged about your bargains before, start now! Simply blog about your most recent bargains and link back here! I'll feature my favs from your links in next week's WFW post. Can't wait to see your ingenious bargains!

    This Wallet-Friendly Wednesday post is brought to you by . . .


    8/2/10

    I'm on Swap Mamas!

    Swap Karma

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    Hey . . . I joined SwapMamas recently, so come on over and connect with me there—I need more "friends"! I'm such a newbie that I haven't given, gotten, or gifted anything yet. I just updated my list of "Items I Have to GIFT or SWAP," so come check them out, and let me know if you have anything to swap. You can find me at http://www.swapmamas.com/profile/LesliePaladino. I have lots of men's shirts and books available for trade. Looking forward to seeing you there!

    8/1/10

    No rest for the bargain shopper!

    Sorry for the lag in posts, lately. I've had a little sickie on my hands, and preparations for our move have consumed my spare time, recently. We have been strategizing on how to save money with the changes we're making to our house, etc., so I'll be sure to share those sometime soon. I've also been implementing some of the money-saving strategies that I talked about the other day, so I'll be sharing how some of those are going. I've been pleasantly surprised!! Can't wait to share! So, I'll get back on the horse this week, as I can. We have another fresh, new, inspirational Wallet-Friendly Wednesday coming up this week, too! And it's not too late to add your recent bargain shopping ideas/tips, etc. to last week's post!

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