OK so I can predict the initial response: I don’t want any more e-mail. But really, this is a great way to get savings. Go to your favorite – and even not-so-favorite- stores, chains, manufacturers, and sign up for their e-mail newsletters. Depending on the company they will send out specials only available to people that get the newsletter.
For example, last week I signed up for the GAP, Banana Republic, et al, newsletter and this week already I got an e-mail from Banana Republic offering up to 40% off for a 2 day sale. That is off anything, entire purchase. Now there was an asterisk and what they often do is scale your percentage off of tenure and/or buying history. But when I clicked on and went to the site it showed I would get a 30% discount.
That is pretty good. For the effort of filling out a quick online form once I just got 30% off my entire order for two days. (BTW don’t try using that code – it only works if you are an existing account).
March 17-20 , GAP had a special offer where anything you purchased gave 5% to a charity of your choice (from their list) along with other discounts. That is a very Well-Met deal, save and give and look good at the same time.