Christmas Shopping & Saving Money {$250 Giveaway!}

This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot.


{Winner:  Carol Clark}

Merry Christmas!

I don’t know about you, but every year I do more and more shopping online. Maybe I’m just getting lazy, but since I’m in front of the computer running my blog day to day, shopping online has become my most preferred way to shop.  Don’t get me wrong, I still love to browse in a store and touch and feel things, but if there is something I know I want and I know I can get the best deal by shopping online, then it’s a no brainer for me. I’m going to buy it online if it saves me money and more often than not, the best deals are online these days.

I’ve put this thinking to the test many times and always shop around when I’m about to buy something to see what the pricing looks like.  I’m all about bargain shopping and I know you are too.  It pays to look for the lowest price and on top of that, it pays to look for coupons.  I consider myself a pretty good shopper overall.  And getting the best deal is the bottom line on shopping for anything I buy.

Are you doing that online?  Looking for the best deals and using coupons?

Keep reading for a chance to win $250 towards your Christmas Holiday shopping this year!

My family exchanges gifts with each other and we all have lists that get passed around.  So, when I get those lists with links (total aside, but my niece, Lauren, has mastered the list for herself and her girls and always has shopping links in her Christmas List emails to us. The girl never runs out of “I want this” links to send to us), which makes it easy to shop online and just buy from there.

As mentioned, I’m all about saving as much money as I can on any particular item, so I will definitely do my research online before I click buy and try to save when the company is having a big sale or if there are coupons to be applied, I’m going to use them. Free shipping is also a really big thing for me. If I can get free shipping, all the better!  I’m not a fan of paying for shipping if I don’t have to especially for big items.

Speaking of those coupons, one of my favorite place to look online for coupons is RetailMeNot.  Have you heard of them?  I click over there frequently when I’m buying something to see if I can find an extra coupon with more money off than is offered on the site, plus they frequently offer free shipping codes as well. I’ve even been known to buy something else to get free shipping if there’s something I want anyway. If the shipping cost is at least half of the item I add in the cart, then it’s worth it to me to add to my order to get FREE shipping.

That means extra money in the pocket, which makes me a happy girl!  RetailMeNot is a great destination for saving money whether you’re shopping online or in the store.  They offer thousands of coupons, deals, cash back offers and discount e-gift cards so it’s easy to save at all your favorite stores and restaurants!

I don’t tend to shop on my phone.  I’m a little old fashioned and use my laptop for all my major purchases, but you can sure find me shopping online these days. But, having the app on my phone gives me a look at the deals at my fingertips.

If you’re looking to shop online or in stores this season, go and check out RetailMeNot first to look for coupons. Plus, if you didn’t know, you can combine codes with cashback offers to save even more money.  Cashback offers is something I need to do more often, I’m sure I’m missing out on those deals. Sometimes you can get $30 cash back with just one click!


RetailMeNot is offering $250 to one lucky winner. To enter the giveaway, click here to sign up for RetailMeNot, browse their website, and comment back on this post with the deal you’re excited to use for holiday shopping this year!  Also, don’t forget to download the RetailMeNot app to save on everything!

If you’re not shopping online, but in the stores, RetailMeNot app can send you alerts on your phone which show nearby offers which can be redeemed directly from your phone at checkout.

This time of the year is the best time to think about saving money.  We all spend more money this time of year, so why not have it stretch further with coupons and cash back deals?  I’m all for that and getting the most bang for my buck is the best feeling.  No need to get completely stressed out over the Holidays, which should be a time of joyful celebration.

Stores that I use and love are Kohl’s and Macy’s.  I shop usually in person at Kohl’s and will search for coupons or check the app before I buy anything there this season.

Don’t forget to check out the giveaway mentioned above for a chance to win extra cash this year!







- Rhoda


  1. I like using RetailMeNot also – but sometimes I forget ! TY for the reminder! My favorite deal right now is the JCrew Factory sale 😍

    Thank you for the giveaway Rhoda and I wish you and your family a very Happy & Blessed Christmas Season !

  2. I just signed up! I will use the 50% off one item at AC Moore. Thanks!

  3. I’ve been using RetailMeNot for years as a shopping resource. They’ve saved me hundreds of dollars! I’m going to use the Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off coupon this Christmas.

  4. I could always find a deal on Amazon

  5. Signed up and good to know about the website…I’ll use the Kohls coupon

  6. Adecia Walker says:

    I am already signed up, but sometimes forget to check for extra deals. Glad you reminded me since I also do most of my shopping online these days.

  7. Andrea Corley says:

    This is a great idea, better than Groupon. Thanks for sharing. I signed up and will use the Starbuck’s gift card idea! Thanks for sharing I would never know about a lot of things without your writing about it.

  8. I have already signed up but I love to get bargains at Kohl’s !

  9. I still have two things to buy so will use this app-thank you!!!!

  10. Just signed up and thanks for the envied.

  11. THank you for this app. I downloaded it, and will use the Kohl’s and Michaels discount. BTW, Glitzy Chicks is a local retail store in Acworth that is fun and girly. Boutique clothes , less expensive.

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  13. My favorite online coupon source is Honey. I just log in where ever I’m shopping and Honey automatically looks for the best coupon. Much better than having to look each one up myself.

  14. Monica Converse says:

    Who knew?! I have been eyeing a particular bag at Coach and it’s HALF PRICE! Now, that’s still a big splurge but I’ve been pocketing my $5 bills for something special for a while now and I have enough! Thank you for the fabulous tip!!! Love your site – always find something useful! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  15. J Crew Factory or Rack Room Shoes!

  16. Thanks for the information. I will use the coupon for Chicos❤️

  17. J Crew or Chico would be my choice. Love Chico clothes and accessories.
    Ty for the great giveaway!

  18. I’m excited about 20% off at Bed Bath & Beyond.

  19. I almost always shop online but never tried this site before. Just signed up and will use the Kohl’s 30% off on a gift for my MIL. Thanks for the link!

  20. I’ve used this site numerous times but didn’t realize it had an app. So convenient! I’m off th Hobby Lobby today and will see what I can find that will be 40% off!

  21. Vicki Kubiak says:

    Who can chose? There are so many great deals!

  22. I love Retail Me Not – I use them a lot for Bath and Body works. I always forget the mailer coupons at home and BBW accepts the Retail Me Not ones from my phone. awesome

  23. Sharon Avinger says:

    Love Retail Me Not and have been using it for years. I love to shop from Kohl’s and combine their deals with Retail me Not and get a real bargain. Thanks for this offer, Rhoda.

  24. I have been using retail me not for awhile now. Love not having to carry coupons with me. Most frequently use the Kohl’s coupons

  25. Thanks so much for the heads-up on Retail Me Not…great find. Used your tip for toys for my new twin grand babies from Amazon.

  26. I signed up. There are many places I shop on here. I love J Crew but many others.

  27. I shop both ways! Love the stores here & like to get ideas seeing new things plus it is just still fun to me to get out of the house & shop! From years of living in the Delta (which is dear to my heart & home town) we had very little to choose from & drove 2 hours to Jackson or Memphis to shop alot. Everyone owned a SUV so they could get alot in one haul. LOL! Now living in central Mississippi I am just 15 to 20 minutes out of Jackson & the stores so really love the shopping but not the traffic at Christmas. Merry Christmas & happy shopping! BTW , my middle son does the same thing as your niece. LOL! I love it because he has all price points & I try to give him the best one even though it is higher because I know he really wants that one, ha!

  28. I look forward to using this at Ulta and other stores throughout the season. Seems a lot easier than searching emails for the specific coupons.

  29. I was already signed up and love to check for extra deals. Every little bit helps.

  30. April was in CA now MA says:

    I always check there before buying anything online! I’m most excited about Kohl’s, I’ve got a little shopping left to do and it will be there because of the great deals.

  31. I love Amazon!

  32. Mary Feagley says:

    I have used Ebates for years. I am constantly using their Kohl’s deals…a great place to fairly consistently get 30% off plus free shipping (don’t tell anyone that I only live about 10 minutes from the nearest Kohl’s!). Sometimes I get cash back, but I also wanted to share that you can take your BFC (Big Fat Check) and increase its worth with a gift card! I have gotten Sephora gift cards for myself and have enjoyed some treats! Just another incentive!

  33. The deal I am going to use for a good portion of shopping for this holiday season is the Kohl’s 15% Off Sitewide Or 20% Off $100+; thanks for the chance
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  34. Patti Osmus says:

    We all like the convenience of shopping online but please make sure the site charges sales tax. If not, you can report it on your income taxes. Shopping online is a HUGE disadvantage to local retailers who must charge sales tax. Our local businesses have reported folks coming in the store to touch and look at an item and then ordering it online right there in the store! And like cities in Oklahoma where I live, sales tax is one of the only way municipalities receive revenue for services like police, fire, and transportation. Don’t mean to be negative but please keep this in mind. Merry Christmas!!!

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  36. I just signed up and thanks! You are such a sharing person and so enjoy your blog. I enjoy shopping at Kohls. MerryChristmas to you and Mark and your special family.

  37. I’ve downloaded the app on my phone and also subscribed by email. Curious to see what kind of savings I can find with this app. Thanks for sharing! I’m a huge Kohl’s fan so I’ll probably start there. 🙂

  38. The only way to shop is if there is a coupon or code. I have been shopping via brick and mortar this year as it gets me out and going. (it has been a hard last few months).
    The kohl’s coupons and code and the ones for Johnnie O are the ones that have me.

  39. I always use coupons and codes with online shopping. Have been using Ebates forever. (You can be my “refer a friend” if you like!! 😊). Also, this season I’m trying Honey, it automatically puts in codes available at checkout. Obviously would save more if I just stopped shopping (husband’s suggestion) but that’s no fun!! Happy holidays!! 🛍🎁🎄💰

  40. Colleen Boudreau says:

    40% Off Everything Online & In Store at Express.

  41. I love retailmenot. I use it most for Kohl’s coupons!

  42. 50% off at Best Buy.
    Need some electronics

  43. Good Morning from Alabama Rhoda!

    I had never heard of Retailmenot before, so THANK YOU!!!!!

    I’m shopping Lancôme for me!!!!

  44. I am already a RetailMeNot member, but I loved hearing more about it! I will be using this deal: Up to $15 $15 Cash Back for Online Purchases at Dick’s Sporting Goods!

  45. Eileen Serletic says:

    I signed up and will use the CVS offer $20 off $40.

  46. I love using this for Kohl’s deals!

  47. alicia e gordon says:

    i am excited for the express everything is 40% off in store and online! never would have known that without retailmenot!

  48. carol clark says:

    im excited CVS offer $20 off $40

  49. I love Kohl’s and AG Jeans deals!

  50. The Michael’s offer will be perfect for the holiday crafting we have planned over winter break!

  51. Thanks Rhoda for this offer and I’m already a member. I am in need of items from Office Depot with their
    Save Over 50% Off Select Chairs + Free Delivery on All Furniture & More.

  52. I have the app already – I will use it for gift cards – Home Depot

  53. I love Retailmenot…used them today for some of my Christmas shopping…Bath and Body Works is my fave ☺

  54. I have the app….looking at for winter getaway!!

  55. Thank you so much for the info on RetailMeNot. I did not know about this website and am so thrilled you shared. I will be using Kohl’s 30% off deal….Thank you! I enjoy your blog so much! Have a blessed day!

  56. Rebecca Drake says:

    15% off at Kohl’s! I usually buy numerous gifts at Kohl’s every year.

  57. Hi Rhoda, thank you for this opportunity to win. I just signed up and like the Amazon deal of cash back if you spend $80 or more, you can earn $10 cash back, amazing!

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  59. The Amazon ‘up to 70% off’ offer!

  60. Audra Taliaferro says:

    I use Retailmenot all the time! Love gettting anything extra from Amazon or Kohls!

  61. “I don’t tend to shop on my phone. I’m a little old fashioned and use my laptop for all my major purchases”–this cracked me up, lol! I wonder when any part of online shopping became old fashioned. 😉

    I’m with you, though, I need a nice, large screen and a mouse and a real keyboard to thoroughly search, shop, and purchase.

    • Haha, Kate! Yes that’s what I meant, large screen, I want to see what I’m doing. By some standards that would be considered old fashioned.

  62. JESSICA WILSON says:

    I ordered some canvas prints for my granddaughter! She just had pics taken of her and her horse. Thanks! Inspired me to just get it done.

  63. Diane Thomas says:

    I check retailmenot all the time. It is very user friendly and has saved me money. I like the Kohls and Amazon deals.

  64. Amazon and Kohl’s!!! Thanks for letting me know about this!

  65. 30% off at Kohl’s with their card of the $20 of $40 at CVS. Great deals

  66. Toni Samples says:

    I may use the CVS coupon.

  67. Sandy Duron says:

    Downloaded app to my phone. Now I have to remember to use it!!!

    Love your new home and your blog.


  68. I love the app. I always check it for deals when I’m in a store. I’ll use the Kohl’s 30% off coupon.😊

  69. I’m looking forward to the Kohl’s coupon. I can find something for everybody in my family. I will also be using the Michael’s coupon to get my oldest some art supplies.

  70. I’d definitely use the $20 Off $40+ at CVS!

  71. Nancy Federici Griffiths says:

    I’ve used that savings site and just bought something from William Sonoma that saved me $20 and I got free shipping!!

  72. Thanks for the reminder. The first time I heard about retailmenot was from a customer of mine.I’m a cashier at a department store. I love the deals.

  73. Evelyn Kristof says:

    I had heard about RetailMeNot, but forgot to check it out, thanks for reminding me. I have signed up and I have my eye on a Faux Shearling Vest from Chico’s

  74. Donna Ingalls says:

    Thank you for the heads up about RetalMeNot. I’m a Kohls shopper so I’ll be using it there. I love your blog and all of your informative and interesting information.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Mark.

  75. Regina McDuf says:

    Hi I will use it at michaels to get my daughter in law a cameo silhouette 3 machine to make thing for our 1 month old granddaughater!

  76. I always use RetailMeNot when shopping online. Over the weekend, I used it for an order I placed on Wonderful giveaway. Thanks Rhoda & happy holidays to you!

  77. carol clark says:

    i already signed up i like the kohls deals

  78. I love RetailMeKnot and always check for coupons or deals whenever and wherever I shop…it’s inherent in my thrifting, garage-saleing, treasure-hunting nature. Amazon or Shopko are my go-tos…I need to check out Kohl’s again too. Thanks for the giveaway & hope you’re feeling better.

  79. I am excited for $20 off $40+ at CVS. Very useful for holiday season.

  80. Definitely kate spade 30%….

  81. already a retailmenot member, i’m liking the CVS $20 off $40 offer

  82. I love the 30% Off With Kohls Card deal! I could definitely use it for my holiday shopping!

  83. I always check Retailmenot before making a purchase! Love the J crew deal

  84. CVS and Kohl’s 🙂

  85. 20% off $100 at Bare Minerals is my pick!

  86. This is so cool and helpful for the holidays! I signed up and I love the Unlimited 2day Delivery from ASOS, because they have so many great fashion products so I like to shop there often and free shipping is the best!

  87. Will use the Kohl’s coupons.

  88. i like the 50% off certain brands at toys r us

  89. Would use Macy’s, for sure, and possibly Kohls.

  90. I like the 50% off Papa John’s. Perfect for busy evenings.

  91. I like the Kohl’s deal of $15 off any purchase or 20% off $100+.

  92. 15 percent off of Famous Footwear

  93. Rochelle Funderburg says:

    I signed up–am excited about using it for Lord and Taylor

  94. Just sogned up & look forward to $10 Cash Back from RetailMeNot
    When You Spend $50+ at Barnes & Noble

  95. I really look for and use Kohls coupons and Walgreens photo coupons on Retailmenot!

  96. I signed up. 50% Off Sitewide at Lucky is a great deal.

  97. I love the 30% of Kohl’s deal

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