Harry Potter Complete 8 Film Collection on DVD for $34.99 - that's less than $4.40 per movie!

What a great price for these! Right now, Amazon.com has the Complete Harry Potter 8 Film Collection on DVD for $34.99 with FREE shipping! This works out to $4.37 for movie -- a steal! What a great gift for the Harry Potter fan in your life...

$3.50 off $10 printable coupon for Sally Beauty Supply

Sally Beauty sent over a new coupon! Print and enjoy $3.50 off a $10 purchase in store.

They are also promoting the Sally Beauty Club card, where you receive special member pricing on every non-sale item in the store. A one-year membership is $5. But, with your paid membership or renewal, you'll receive a $5 reward valid on any one purchase the next day through the end of the following month. This makes your membership essentially free after the membership fee.

GIVEAWAY: Win a Hollywood Fashion Secrets gift pack from CVS/pharmacy!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by CVS/pharmacy. I have received a Hollywood Fashion Secrets gift pack from CVS/pharmacy, as well as information to help promote the product as part of this giveaway. I am a CVS ambassador blogger selected by CVS to represent their brand. I do not receive a commission for CVS products purchased through CVS.com. All opinions about CVS/pharmacy are my own.

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! The winners are Nmfoster and Kari O!

Earlier this year, I attended a bloggers' conference at CVS' headquarters, and as part of "Beauty Day," we received a bunch of new products to try out. One of the most intriguing things I received was a gift pack from Hollywood Fashion Secrets. It contained a bunch of different products to help you dress with style and practicality.

Well, I quickly realized that some of these little items and gadgets were truly must-haves -- particularly the Boot Straps, Fashion Tape and Hip Hugger, which I'll gush over more in a moment... because I have TWO of these great Hollywood Fashion Secrets gift packs to give away to two of my blog readers!

Each Hollywood Fashion Secrets gift pack contains:

  • Boot Straps: Keep your pants securely tucked into your boots
  • Hip Hugger: No-gap back for your favorite jeans
  • Sweater Saver: Removes unsightly pilling from clothing
  • Deodorant Removing Sponge: Nix deodorant white marks from clothing — without water
  • Bra Converting Clip: Convert any bra to a cross-back style to hide straps
  • Fashion Tape: The original Fashion Tape holds your clothing in place
  • Silicone Cover Ups: Comfortable concealers give you an ultra-smooth appearance
  • Fashion Tape Dispenser: Your secret weapon for flawless fashion in a refillable dispenser

All of these Hollywood Fashion Secrets products are available at CVS/pharmacy! Want a chance to win this gift pack? Simply post a reply in the comments! This CVS/pharmacy Hollywood Fashion Secrets giveaway begins today, December 5th, 2013, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on December 11th, 2013 at 11:59pm CST, and on December 12th, two winners will be chosen via a random number generator!

BACK AGAIN - 3 days only! Get 140 custom address labels from Vistaprint for $5!


Through 12/6 ONLY! Get 140 custom address labels from Vistaprint for just $5 - including shipping! Perfect timing for working on those Christmas cards and holiday greetings to friends and family! This offer cannot be combined with cash back offers (like Ebates.) But at this price, with free shipping? They're a steal!

Don't forget, this offer ends at the end of the day on Friday, December 6th.

Go get your 140 custom Vistaprint address labels for $5!

Print this coupon for FREE Crystal Light On The Go at Meijer!

$1.00 Off
Crystal Light
On The Go
Print Coupon

From 12/5-12/11, Crystal Light On The Go 7-10ct. packages will be .99 each as part of a new "Buy 10, Save $10" sale at Meijer. Print this coupon (you can print two!) and get TWO FREE!

Kohl's 20% off extended through December 4th with FREE shipping! Don't forget to spend your Kohl's Cash!

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Extending Cyber Monday sales must be the thing to do this year..! Kohl's has extended their sales through December 7th, and you'll get an extra 20% off your order with code CYBERWEEK! Shipping is FREE with no minimum purchase!

Also, if you did the crazy-cheap Kohl's appliances deals last week, do not forget that you have to spend your Kohl's Cash in store or online by 12/9! Don't lose it!

Some sale ideas:

Find anything else great to spend your Kohl's Cash on? Share it below!

JC Penney: Extended Cyber Monday sales through WEDNESDAY, 12/4!

JC Penney just sent an email out announcing their Cyber Monday sales have been extend through Wednesday, 12/4! With coupon code CYBERXTND, enjoy 30% off apparel, shoes, accessories and home orders over $100 - or 20% off for orders under $100.

JC Penney announced this morning that its Cyber Monday Internet sales climbed 16% from last year to a record $2.29 billion..! Sales from mobile devices soared 80% yesterday and accounted for 18.3% of all sales. Interesting stuff!

So what's good today at JCP?

  • Girls' flip-flops and sandals priced at $2.99 before discounts
  • Boys and girls' clearance clothing (lots of summer stuff) priced at $3.99 before discounts
  • Women's Ts, tank tops and panties priced at $3.99 before discounts
  • Bath towels priced at $4.99 before discounts
  • Men's shorts priced at $7.99 before discounts
  • Women's boots start at $24.99 before discounts

Ship to store is free for orders $25 or more, and orders $49 or more ship to home free.

My love for old Corning Ware dishes

Note: This post is carrying over from my turkey soup post, in which a reader asked about freezing soup in Corning Ware.

If I ever wrote a second blog, it would be an ode to my favorite cookware, Corning Ware, and all the things I do with it. Can you freeze in it? Oh yes. Check this out:

This is a 1950s-era ad for Corning Ware showing half the dish embedded in an ice block, while the other side of the dish is heated with a torch. Old Corning Ware is TOUGH stuff -- it's made from Pyroceram, the same material NASA made rocket nose cones out of for the space program. It has incredible thermal durability. You can take it from freezer right to oven or stovetop without breaking it. In fact, I often thaw my soup stocks this way. I take the frozen dish out of the freezer, take its rubber lid off, and pop it right on the burner.

Note I said "old" Corning Ware -- there's a big difference between the 1957-1997 Corning Ware and the "new" stoneware Corning Ware of today.

$19.20 Converse Chuck T's with FREE shipping from 6PM.com!

6PM.com has some super Cyber Monday deals going today, and fans of Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers (like me!) will love this sale! If you love Converse, you know what they cost when they're not on sale. But today, they ARE on sale at a super price...

Chuck Taylors are on sale for $24.00 with FREE shipping. Use code 6PMC1202132042 to take another 20% off at checkout, which drops these to a fantastic $19.20 per pair!

Prefer high-top Chuck Ts? They're just .99 more - $24.99, minus 20% off drops them to $19.99!

Fox News Noon Monday 12/2 appearance

I'm scheduled to appear on Chicago's Fox 32 News Monday, December 2nd during the noon hour! We'll be talking about Cyber Monday and savings strategies. Tune in on channel 32 in Chicagoland, or watch online via the button link at right.