Shopping for a need or a wish is good, but shopping for a cause is something else. We tend to shop to satisfy our wants, our needs or even our over-consuming nature, but when we know 100% that our money will –apart from the actual product’s value- go for the support of a very great cause then it definitely worth it.  No, that’s not a confession of a shopaholic (although I might be one), that’s just me getting introduced to two great women who put their strengths together for the greater good. Blair, a breast cancer survivor, who found her inner strenght through the aid of her family but also through the priceless support of friends and people she was introduced to while getting through treatment. Blair decided to share her hard and absolutely courageous way towards a healthy life and devotes her time in supporting people with similar experiences. Mimi is the woman next door, wife and mother of three, who’s best-known as the deal-digger. Mixing Blair’s and Mimi’s experiences and expertise I’d say, we get an amazing combination; which I recenlty discovered.

So let me share this amazing discovery with you, or my latest achievement I’d say. Achievement in the sense that my endless spending habit will finally make a difference. And trust me, if you try it once, you are going to love it. So, let me introduce pinkEpromise.com, Mimi’s and Blair’s “baby”, which promises (as it name suggests) to offer you the greatest time-sensitive deals for a wide variety of products but most of all to donate part of the amount you give to the Healing Consciousness Foundation. HCF, apart from helping Blair dealing with the worst of all disease, offers holistic services for women who are getting through hard times, including therapies, wellness and fitness programs and support groups. An absolutely amazing moving gesture both from the aforesaid ladies but also for the organization itself.

I can’t talk for yourself but as far as I am concerned, Mimi’s and Blair’s idea is fantastic, because their move make us also be a better person, meaning that when you know you are helping people around you and not just your – pretty huge – ego, then it obviously makes a difference. After all, you are not a lonely over-consuming person in this world so you owe it to be gentle and thoughtful to others and these ladies give us a lesson for that exact matter. And let’s be honest, you don’t have to change any of your habits, you just need to be aware of a few but undoubtedly important things and consciously make a move towards the common good.

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Now, I’m going to show you how I moved towards my latest step in supporting a greatest cause. So, I just came back from a long vacation and from the very first moment I stepped into my home, I realized that my to-do list is ready to explode, and since I always make new plans after a big break, I decided that my magnetic board has no space for more magnets, my personal but also my business Moleskine looks like a huge smudge, not to mention that the pack of post-it notes looks like an old papyrus from the time they spent on my desk. And… as I was browsing for a new possession (that’s another “problem” I have when making plans: shop new stuff, as if the suitcases were not full enough), I came up with the greatest of all ideas, when it comes to planning: a 6ft chalkboard decal. There is no better way to remember all of your pending tasks than having them in front of you on the wall. Also, it’s pretty nice to get an 80% off discount that will allow you to put a second thing in your cart too. But most of all, getting this organization-gem from pinkEpromise.com will allow you to start supporting HCF!

Last but not least, October is breast cancer awareness month but keep in mind that any month is the perfect month to support breast cancer awareness. Don’t waste any more time, get online and be the good person you always wanted to be!

With the dawn of September, we all definitely need to make some plans for the beginning of the new season. But when it comes to women, a new season usual translates to a new fashion season… And since I’m one of them, I always make some new shopping plans for the season to come. But as I can’t wait till all the stores present their new fab A/W 2013 collections, I usually choose the safe road to fulfil my shopaholic addiction’s needs: jewelry! And I have a pretty good argument about that. Trends come and go, style is part of our DNA, and as style stays always with us –if we got it of course- the same happens with beautifully jewelry. So, if you need something quickly to help you cheer up, then you should definitely get yourself a piece of jewelry. From where? From B2CJewels.com that offers the most gorgeous jewelry at the best prices, together with super-saving promo codes!

When you are about to spend some money on a new jewelry piece, you need to do it right. You need to choose carefully and be absolutely sure that the item you are getting is of top quality. And it’s at that exact moment that you need the help of  B2CJewels.com, where every item is carefully designed according to the highest standards. Whether you are looking for rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces or even your wedding and engagement jewelry, you’ll find only the best diamond, pearl, gold or gemstone designs. Now, as far as I’m concerned, I love jewelry in a collector’s degree, and for that reason, I first want to finish my basics-collection (that’s how I call it). And I think that most women should do that, because as you’ll see in a while, the basics are always in-fashion and add an absolutely princess-lie attitude to any outfit!

First off, I think that a prerequisite for every lady’s jewelry box is a pair of pearl earrings which have been long worn by princesses, queens, ladies and a lot of other kind of royalties or fashion icons throughout the different decades. So, if you wanna add some glam to any outfit, then you should get something like the 18K White Gold South Sea Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings that come with an over $1,000 discount, plus a 10% off B2C Jewels promo code from Couponology. Secondly, if you are into rings then you should try firstly to get some bands that can be matched with bigger or more extravagant styles. I have a couple of gold bands that I never get off my fingers and I mix and match them with my other rings. One of them is the 14K Yellow Gold 2.5mm Comfort-Fit High Polished Round Carved Design Band and the second one is the 3mm Ladies 14K Yellow Gold Flat Comfort Fit Wedding Band; I’ve ordered this one for my pinky and I’ve never took it off!

And now, every woman’s favorite: diamonds! No room for doubts here. Every woman loves diamonds and I know it first-hand. So, I’ll share with you my favorite diamonds from B2CJewels, which of course, I already have in my classics collection I was talking about earlier. To begin with, you will fall in love with a pair of diamond stud earrings, not only because they are just gorgeous and invaluable but because you get the chance to be your very own jewelry designer. Just get online and choose your favorite setting and diamond and get a unique design just for you! Then, another stunning diamond piece you’ll love and you won’t take of your neck is a diamond pendant in gold. I got mine as gift from my mom and I’ve never took it off since then. It adds a discrete luxury to your style without being either too little or too much. And again, at B2CJewels you can create your own diamond pendant design so that you get a unique piece again!

Last but not least, for all you guys that are planning on giving your girlfriend the chance to say “I do”, at B2CJewels.com you will find the greatest variety of engagement rings, whether you are looking for a classic or a modern one. And also, to make things much easier for you, there is the Personal Shopper feature that will help you pick the perfect ring for your hubby in minutes! And I promise that when she takes it on her hands, she’ll surely say yes!

To sum up, the fact that I decided to share some pieces from what I call my classics, doesn’t mean that you can’t shop for countless other jewelry styles at B2CJewels. It’s just that, in my opinion, before the extravaganza you have to focus on some simple luxury. But still, if you are from the lucky ones that have moved to the next level, then just get online and go for fancy colors and designs! It’s all good as long as it’s jewelry girls! :)

When June makes its appearance on my diary’s page (weekly planner Moleskine in other words), then I know for sure that by the end of the week this can’t-stand-staying-in-the-house excitement will become strong enough to avoid making it real! Actually, in my case, this summer joy has already started since every single year I’ve been expecting summer to a degree that when it’s here, I’m already sad because it will end. But that’s not the point! The point is that when you give in to this amazing feeling you need to do it in style. In fact, you can’t stay on your sweatpants and pj’s as you did during winter to watch movies and have drinks at home. You have to get into your hottest styles and seduce the summer with your confidence! After all these two, confidence and style, are so interrelated. But since earning sky-high confidence is not that easy, I decided to make it child’s play for you by offering you the best deals on first-class styles from HouseOfHarlow1960.com. And before I get into details, let me make your shopping-motivation explode! At the moment, Couponology is offering you an amazing exclusive 20% off House of Harlow 1960 promo code!

Except for your own enthusiasm of getting out because of the hot temperatures, when summer begins you are in this awesome position of receiving more and more invitations for the much-awaited pool parties, garden parties and weddings. And it’s during those events that you want to look at your best! That can be easily done if you get your hands on top quality, fashionable and hot clothes and accessories. For example, I picked up for you a complete gorgeous outfit that by just changing shoes can be worn day and night! So, let me explain what you see here. First off, there is the sleeveless, silk Fay Top, a printed chiffon tank with asymmetrical hem. A top that will never get your warm even under the highest of temperatures. You can wear this top with a short made by a similar fabric or depending on the circumstances, with a denim short in black or white. Now, if you think of it as your next party outfit then you should combine it with a pair of heels in a pale color or black- it’s good to combine the shoes with the python black and white style of the top. Otherwise, if this is a coffee-time-outfit, then you can get the Chopout Kilian oxford style bootie with cut out design which comes in rosy nude (I got this one) and black. Finally, in both day and night cases, you can adorn this style with the beautiful gold plated Seer’s necklace which has a black stone bar. This one is a very elegant piece that can be worn with countless outfits; apart from your bikini of course -not that it won’t much but you’ll risk losing it in the water! And finally, you can also get the Olbers Paradox drop earrings in gold so that you decorate your ears too when you have your beautiful hair up!

Now for those of you, who are not that into shorts (I don’t know why you do, but I still like you all) I’ve thought of a dazzling outfit for you too. And again, the following outfit allows for maximum flexibility since it can be complete altered by different choices of shoes and handbags! So, starting from the basic part, you need first of all to get the Etoile maxi dress which is made of top quality cotton and silk and has slim shoulder straps. The best part of this dress, except for the flared cut skirt is the color changing which, to me, it gives extra height to the body. But, since the top part is white and quite plain you need a statement necklace to add to this dress. In other words, you need something like the gold plated Engraved and Cross Hatch 5 Station necklace which has seven silver plated links. A perfect color combination with the skirt of the dress, but also a super flexible piece thanks to its mixed metal design. Then, it’s time to adorn your hands, so after the French manicure you have to shop for the silver plated Spike Stack ring set –it also comes rose gold plated. This is a quite low profile set of rings which can be easily matched with a lot of other jewelry. Finally, if you have a Jackie O inspired relationship with sunglasses, you should definitely go for the Robyn sunglasses. A gorgeous cat eye frame (we always need to follow the latest trends) with a very interesting bent arm silhouette (and we always need to stand out in the crowd). And remember, sunglasses are not only for the eyes, but a fashion statement so stick to them all day long. No, not in restaurants and bars, I’m talking about the outdoors!

Last but not least, in order to build up your summer confidence you only need to trust the places you shop. In that case, at House of Harlow 1960 you know that you will get the best quality on the latest fashion trends. And in order to be able to keep shopping without breaking the bank, you know that you always have Couponology by your side!

Mother’s Day is less than 10 days away and you are probably still on the search of the perfect gift for your gorgeous mom. But we wouldn’t blame any of you. Even we here at Couponology, having so many brilliant gift ideas right under our noses, still can’t decide on the best way to surprise mom. And the reason is simple: with so many unbeatable promo codes and savings available this time of year, it’s almost impossible to make a choice! But, our beautiful Krystal Cordova hits home again and gives PIX11 Morning News viewers some impressive Mother’s Day deals. So, if you missed yesterday’s show but you still want to put a big smile on your stunning mom’s face and save some bucks, you’d better follow Krystal’s directions. She is, after all, always there to save you time and money!

Diamonds are for…Moms! 

Your mom is unequaled and jewelry is the best way to show her how invaluable she is for you. Diamonds are forever and you can easily parallel the endless love you have for her with a timeless piece of jewelry. After all, it’s the only gift she can keep forever! So, first off, Krystal presented the dazzling Mom Heart Necklace which has the word “mom” inside a heart which is decorated with diamonds and comes with a chain. A perfect piece of jewelry featuring love, time and value; everything you want to keep reminding to your mommy every day! You can now get this amazing pendant from Kay.com, the number #1 jewelry store in America, while using our exclusive $30 off Kay Jewelers promo code. Show mom how much she means to you and let her shine a little bit brighter than she already does, with a stunning gift she will definitely love!

 

Sweeten Her Day


Next up, Krystal showcased the best gift ideas for moms that have a sweet tooth. In other words, for almost all moms on earth; who would resist to some delicious candies and sweets? None! So, from this segment you might get some ideas for yourself too- I did for myself, I love adding something gourmet to my morning coffee! Especially when it comes from Wolferman’s which has an experience counting over a century. Hence, if you want to get your mom something from the most “decadent selection of baked goodies”, we have just for you an exclusive 20% off Wolferman’s Promo Code. At Wolfermans, you can choose among almost 30 gift baskets made for mom, but since we’ve done a lot of tasting, you should trust Krystal’s choices. First up, she shows off the delightful Lemon Lavender Gift Basket with cake, tea bread, cookies and scones. A delicious mix of baked goodies that will make your mom’s teatime as royal as it is supposed to be! Next up, for moms that love making their breakfast a grand ritual. Krystal picked up the Deluxe Sunrise Breakfast Tower with a divine selection of English muffins, scones, cake, apple butter and, of course, coffee. A gift tower, made of four beautiful boxes she can decorate in the kitchen, that will make her seize the opportunity to wake up early to taste it! Caution! Wolferman’s delicacies are so enticing you should try to leave the scene when she opens her gift–otherwise, she will be left with nothing when you leave the house!

Words that Count

Finally, if you want to add something unique and completely personal to your mom’s gift, you should definitely add a card to it. But surely enough, you don’t want to give her a boring, common card she might find in her local bookstore. You ought to give your mom a unique card, because after all, she is unique as well. Therefore, to make your life easier, Couponology and PIX cooperated with Cardstore.com to offer an exclusive 25% off CardStore coupon code. You can make your mom feel special by personalizing a card with photos and any message you might think of! Let your creativity awaken on a greeting card that will make her day. Also, don’t forget that apart from money, Cardstore will save you time as well, since you can create and send the card directly to your mom’s house- no need to go to the post office yourself!

To sum up, with Krystal and PIX 11 by your side, there is always a great way to get only the best for your mom while saving big time! And, it’s a fact that on this year’s Mother’s Day, thanks to our invaluable merchants – Ice, Wolferman’s and Cardstore – we will make all moms in the States feel as happy, unique and gorgeous as they worth to be—and all kids feel less stressed out on their quest to accomplish that! Ha! Because we love moms as we do kids!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’re all vying to get the best gift for mom—she is, after all, every woman’s best friend and every man’s first love! You’ve already marked your calendars for May 12th to give yourself plenty of time, but we know searching for the perfect gift can be stressful so  our lovely Krystal ventured out to NBC Studios to make the treasure hunt a piece of cake, sharing our best Mother’s Day deals with NBC viewers and New York Live co-host Jacque Reid. If you missed the segment (or if you want proof that the deals are for real—we won’t blame you!) we’ve got a recap for you: three Couponology exclusive deals from Murad, ICE.com and RST Outdoor that’ll put a smile on mom’s face without making your wallet cringe!

First off, we all want to feel our best, but for women especially, this means looking our best—and youthful, glowing skin can work wonders on confidence! We may spend more time caring for our faces than for any other body part, and for good reason! It’s the first thing others notice, so Murad’s award winning skincare line is the perfect way to pamper mom this Mother’s Day. One way to go is Murad’s Essential-C Skincare Regimen, a 3-step system, delivers radiant, young and fully moisturized skin. Its SPF-formula is based on antioxidants and Vitamin C, and is perfect for city moms as it reverses environmental damage. Bonus: this gift does minimal pocket damage with our exclusive $20 off $100 Murad coupon code, and comes with a free full-size Essential-C Toner valued at $28! With Murad’s skincare systems, it finally makes perfect sense to get rid of those countless little bottles in the bathroom cabinet. Did someone say spring cleaning?

However, apart from beauty products, there is no woman that wouldn’t love some new jewelry- you all know there’s a special bond between a woman and her diamonds! But, in case you decide to get your mom some jewelry, you have to choose the best, and that’s ICE.com, where you can find any kind of jewelry you might think of. Krystal’s picks included a timeless classic set—a gorgeous pearl necklace with matching earrings, a steal with the 25% off sitewide plus free shipping ICE.com promo code! Of course the deals don’t stop on pearls. You can use the code for everything from gold to diamonds, to silver and gems. Now, if you watched the New York Live segment and fell in love with a gorgeous ruby and diamond ring on Krystal’s finger, you’d better leave a comment and ask for details—there are some things a girl’s got to keep secret!

Finally, if your mom is among the lucky ones that have a backyard, a garden or even a swimming pool then you should definitely pay attention to our exclusive savings from RST Outdoor. Krystal showed us how to save big on premium quality outdoor furniture, like the super-comfortable and modern 5-piece Bungalow club chair and save with our exclusive sitewide 15% off RST Outdoor coupon code. Think of the good times to be spent here when you’re visiting your parents, sipping cool drinks in the backyard and talking over the soft light of a summer lantern—that’s one Mother’s Day gift that benefits the entire family!

To sum up, whether your adorable mom is a beauty addict, a jewelry devotee or if she just likes chilling under the sun, with these Couponology exclusive deals you have no excuse showing up to her door with just a plain bouquet of flowers in hand! So, stop procrastinating and get online to choose a gorgeous gift for the best mom in the world; and of course they are all the best, no doubt about that!

 

Giveaway!

RST Outdoor wants to give one lucky winner the gift of quality family time by giving away the 5-piece Bungalow Collection club chair set, a $1200 value! To enter, sign up for our weekly newsletter at couponology.com, or Tweet us what makes your mom the absolute best at @Couponology and hashtag #NBCMOM. Winner will be announced Friday, May 3rd!