Shutterfly: 101 Free Prints

Happy Halloween! Here’s a nice treat from Shutterfly! Get 101 FREE 4×6 Prints for the next few days with code: SPOOKY! Deal ends Nov. 2.


Sample Sale Updates

Three days after Sandy hit… many businesses are now trying to resume services.  A number of retailers are opened today hoping to get back to the business of selling.  One of them is Soiffer Haskin who sent out a notice this morning that they’re opening their doors and continuing with the Ippolita sample sale.  The markdown has been reduced to 70% off retail on gold, silver and rosé necklaces, bangles, rings, and earrings.

Where/When:  Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St (near 8th Ave). Thru Nov 1st; Wed-Thurs (9-7p). Credit Card Only.

Other sample sales had to postpone today’s start date… they include the Under Armour sample sale at 260 Fifth Avenue where discounts will be offered on workout gear.  That sale is now scheduled to start tomorrow (Thursday).  Fashionable Femme Jen walked by the space yesterday and sent us a photo as did one of our readers.

Where/When: 260 Fifth Ave (b/w 28th & 29th Streets). Nov 1-Nov 4th: Thurs-Sat (10-7p), Sun (10-4p).

Another sample sale that’s been postponed is the Furla handbag sale at Clothingline which is expected to feature deals on clutches, totes, handbags, messengers and more.  That’s now scheduled to start on Sunday, November 25th.

Under Armour Sample-Sale


Diaper Deals of this week


Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers – $8.99 each (Buy 4 and Use 4 Coupons)
$2/1 Pampers Coupon (PG 10/28)
Earn $10 ECBs WYB $30 (Limit 1)
Final Price: 4/$17.96 or $4.49 each


Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers – $9.99

$2/1 Pampers Coupon (PG 10/28)
Final Price: $7.99



In order to receive the Amazon Mom discount you will either need to have an Amazon Prime subscription or be in the initial 90-day trial period of Amazon Mom.

Huggies Little Movers (160ct – Size 4) – $47.19
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
Final Price: $37.75

Huggies Snug & Dry (222ct – Size 3) – $47.19
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
-Clip $2 off Huggies Amazon Coupon
Final Price: $35.75

Pampers Cruisers (160ct – Size 4) – $47.19
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
-Click $2 Pampers Coupon
Final Price: $35.75

Pampers Baby Dry (222ct – Size 3) – $47.19
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
Final Price: $37.75

Luvs (204ct – Size 3) – $33.99
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom
Final Price: $27.19

Seventh Generation (155ct – Size 3) – $49.99
-Save 5% with Subscribe & Save
-Save 15% with Amazon Mom

Final Price: $39.99

Thank you saving with shellie for sharing

Sample Sale GALORE

Official Fall season brings on LOTS and LOTS of sample sales.  Remember, this is only a taste of what’s to come so get ready to shop til you drop. Also, my inbox is always open to your contributions.


Enjoy savings of 50%~70% off retail prices on placemats, floormats, tiles, and more. Chilewich will kindly donate 10% of net profits from the sale to Free Arts NYC who provides under-served children & families with unique educational arts and mentoring programs.
Where: 261 W. 36th St. (bet 7th & 8th Ave.), 2nd Floor.
When: Wednesday, November 7th, 10am~7pm
Thursday, November 8th, 10am~7pm
Friday, November 9th, 10am~6pm


Hanky Panky
This annual 3-day undergarment sample sale will return next month at a new location, Chelsea Market!
Where: Chelsea Market, 410 16th St. (bet. 9th & 10th Ave.)
When: Monday, November 12th, 11am~9pm
Tuesday, November 13th, 8:30am~8:30pm
Wednesday, November 14th, 8:30am~8:30pm


65% off retail prices on bangles, earrings, necklaces, and rings.
Where: Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St. (near 8th Ave.)
When: Saturday, October 27th, 9am~6pm
Sunday, October 28th, 9am~6pm
Monday, October 29th, 9am~7pm
Tuesday, October 30th, 9am~7pm

Bed linens, sheet sets, blankets, down, throws, bath towels, table linens, and decorative accessories for up to 75% off their original retail prices.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave. (bet. 28th & 29th St.)
When: Tuesday, November 6th, 10am~8pm
Wednesday, November 7th, 10am~7pm
Thursday, November 8th, 9am~7pm
Friday, November 9th, 10am~6pm
Saturday, November 10th, 10am~6pm
Sunday, November 11th, 10am~3pm

Up to 75% off on dresses, swimwear, and separates.
Where: 231 W. 39th St. (bet. 7th & 8th Ave.), Suite 422
When: Wednesday, November 7th, 10am~6:30pm
Thursday, November 8th, 10am~6pm

Expect to find deep discounts on fall merchandise for women.
Where: 261 W. 36th St. (bet. 7th & 8th Ave.), 2nd Floor.
When: Thursday, November 15th, 10am~7pm
Friday, November 16th, 10am~7pm
Saturday, November 17th, 10am~5pm
Sunday, November 18th, 10am~5pm

Fall merchandise will be up to 70% off.
Where: 348 W. 36th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.)
When: Wednesday, November 14th, 12pm~8pm
Thursday, November 15th, 10am~8pm
Friday, November 16th, 9am~3pm

United Nude
Prices from $25, $50, $75, and $100.
Where: 146 W. 29th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.), Suite 9W

GAP -additional 40% off clearance item -shopping adventure part 2

We love bargain shopping. We took a walk to the GAP on 5th Ave and 54th street after work – check out our awesome finds.

Baby Onesie – for $1.18 after discount (original price $12.95)

baby sweat pants (material is thick and perfect for the winter) for $2.38 after discount (original price $19.95)

Baby sweatshirt for $2.38 – matching top to the pants above –

Girls shirt for $5.38 (original price $19.95)

Halloween shirt for girls for $1.99 – original price $19.95

Boy shirt for $3.58 (original price $12.95)

Boys sweatpants for $2.58 (original price $12.95)


overall a good deal for all our good finds.

Make sure you check out your local GAP stores. Happy Shopping!

Gap – additional 40% in stores

Mama Winnie ventured over to Gap during her lunch hour today and discovered that Gap is having one of their awesome sales where all of their sale items is at an additional 40% off.  Never one to pass up a good deal on great quality clothing even for my munchkins, I had to go take a look.  Here are some of my findings at the Gap in the city on 42nd and 3rd.

There are some great deals and then there are some that camouflage themselves to seem like great deals. Prices range from $3.97 – $20ish dollars.  Their outerwear are also 30% off, but we expect those to go down a bit more in sale in the near future.  Please note that while there are 2 huge racks dedicated to “sale” goods, if you browse around the store, there are also plenty of other stuff that are also on sale.

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure

This is so cute and adorable on any girl. Mere $9 after discounts.

This is perfect to put on your boy for Mo-vember that is coming up. Mere $6 after the discount


We didn’t buy this one since it was $12 even after the discount, but we do love the color and how cute the graphic is.

One of few racks that are down there. LOTS AND LOTS to look through


another view of the rack

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pumpkin Pies

I’ve been in a mini-mood lately when it comes to baking and these bite-sized pies met my big craving.

They are really, really easy. Let me show ya.

Pumpkin Cutter

Of course, it didn’t hurt that I used ready to roll refrigerated pie crust. It comes two to a box and if you roll each round pie crust a little bit thinner with a rolling pin, you can get 24 mini pumpkin-shaped pie crusts out of them. Make sure you use all the dough scraps and re-roll to maximize quantities.


Then, stuff each one in a mini muffin baking pan. This one holds 24.

Pumpkin Shells

Press the dough down, in and around the edge of each muffin cup. Make sure the stem for the pumpkin stays sticking out. You’ll notice I alternated cups above. I did this mainly to make sure the pie crusts didn’t touch each other. So I ended up baking these in two batches.


Fill each pie crust with pumpkin filling all the way to the top.

Puffed Pumpkin Pies

When they come out of the oven, they’ll be puffed up like this. Too bad they didn’t stay that way. That would be pretty darn cute.

Pumpkin Pies

But no, after they cool for a few, they’ll fall and be flush with the pie crust.

See… easy mini pumpkin pie bites. These would be really cute at Thanksgiving.

Drizzled Pumpkin Pies

You can even drizzle them with melted chocolate to jazz them up a bit. Just melt some chocolate in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave on medium. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. You can also add a little bit of vegetable oil to make the chocolate more fluid. Then, transfer the chocolate to a re-sealable plastic bag and cut the corner off and drizzle away.

But wait… you say you don’t want to wait until Thanksgiving.

I don’t blame you.

So… pipe some chocolate faces on and make them in October.

Mini Pumpkin Pies


And I’ll say it again… easy!

Pumpkin Pie Bites

2 refrigerated ready-to roll pie crusts

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter

1/2 cup chocolate morsels
vegetable oil
re-sealable plastic bags

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Use cookie cutter to cut 12 pumpkin shapes from each pie crust. You will need to roll the dough thinner than it comes out of the box.
Press dough shapes into a 24 cup mini muffin tray. (Make 12 at a time, alternating cups to make sure pie crusts don’t overlap each other.)
Apply egg whites from one egg to the top edges of each pie.
Mix cream cheese, sugar, canned pumpkin, remaining 2 eggs, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice together until thoroughly combined.
Spoon mixture into each pumpkin-shaped pie crust.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove pies to cool and repeat with second pie crust. Place the muffin tray in the freezer to cool it quickly for re-use.

Makes 24 pies. Keep refrigerated.

To decorate, melt chocolate in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave on medium. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted. Add a little vegetable oil to make the chocolate more fluid. Transfer to a re-sealable plastic bag and cut the corner off. Drizzle or draw faces on pies.

Note: The cutter I used was 3 3/4 inches wide, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry. Just use a round cutter around that size or slightly smaller to cut circle shapes out of the dough. Then make stems with the scraps. Press each stem over the edge and down the side of the dough before filling.

Pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.


Pumpkin Pies

InkGarden: 10 Free Holiday Cards Plus 40% off Additional Cards

Right now Ink Garden has a great offer for NEW customers! You can get 10 FREE holiday cards when you use code WinterCards at checkout PLUS 40% off the rest of your card order when you use coupon code: Cards40 at checkout. This offer expires December 17th.

Shipping on 10 cards would be $3.99, so you could just make 10 cards and pay only $3.99 shipped.

Thank you for sharing!

Alexander Wang Sample Sale

Surprise! Betcha never expected this. In just under 2 weeks, after being absent for well over a year, Alexander Wang will be making a comeback with a November sample sale in Soho. Starting Tuesday, November 6th through Saturday, November 10th, shoppers will save up to 70% off on the label’s edgy downtown wardrobes.

Where: 131 Greene St. (bet. W. Houston & Prince St.)

When: Tuesday, November 6th, 9pm~8pm
Wednesday, November 7th, 10am~7pm
Thursday, November 8th, 10am~7pm
Friday, November 9th, 10am~7pm
Saturday, November 10th, 10am~4pm

Credit cards are only accepted on purchases of $200 and above.

UniQlo e-commerce site



We’ve been waiting for it since Uniqlo first opened shop in the US six years ago, and it’s finally here: E-commerce is a go. The company gave everyone fair warning last week via an interview with WWD, but now it’s time to test run the site and find out what it’s like to shop the highly anticipated source of endless colored basics and tech-centric utility-wear from the comfort of your computer and/or mobile device.

In many ways Uniqlo’s site is like other e-commerce sites we know and love, but it stands out in a few key ways. Here are six notable notes:

1. Layout: Uniqlo isn’t into normal product pages with even columns and rows. Instead, the site has a magazine-like layout with a mix of products on models and flat product images.

Also, the product imagery is sized differently to give the eye a break from the standard one-size monotony of most sites as well as highlight promotional pricing. Finally, The home page has “weekly picks” for tops, pants, and the Orla Kiely collab, for example, giving it the feeling of a blog.

2. Promotions: New site means sweet promotions: Men and women’s cashmere is $20 to $50 off, select ultra-light down jackets are $20 off, and several colors of denim are just $10. Plus they have 50 colors of fleece (representing all 50 states) starting at $19.90. Head to the promotions tab in the far left column when you scroll over women or men or go here.

 3. Shipping: Standard rates apply, or rather $7 for one to five business days, $17 for two-day, and $22 for next-day shipping.

 4. Returns: Returns can happen within 30 days of purchase and are not free. A $7.00 return fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

 5. Newsletter Sign up for the newsletter for special promo codes when you fill out your shipping info here. Check the box that says, adorably, “Brighten my inbox with UNIQLO deals, events, and other updates.”

 6. Final word: The site is easy to use, and with the long-awaited arrival, which the company promised was a product of working all the US e-commerce kinks out, there’s a good chance everything will go smoothly in the distribution department. Final word on usability and effectiveness will come as users test the site. So get to clicking and tell us your thoughts!