Here at Madame Deals, we are all about “making $$$ out of change.” We also love to offer our readers chances to win great prizes. So with that in mind, we are excited to be participating in the Beat BradsDeals Savings Tournament along with fifteen other deal bloggers. Each reader who votes can earn entries in an iPad giveaway. Just click the logo above to vote for us and earn your chance! Voting for this round begins on Monday, April 2nd and will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 4th.
In the first round, each blogger was given $25 to spend using coupons and bargains at BradsDeals.com. My goal was to stretch the $25 buying things which will be put to good use.
My first find was a dolphin and pearl necklace (retail $59.99 for $5) from SuperJeweler.com. This necklace is for a young girl who loves dolphins and has been courageously battling a rare cancer, osteosarcoma, for the last year.
My second purchase was a set of two ear buds (retail $29.99 for $4.99) from Tanga.com which will make great stocking stuffers at Christmas! The next purchase was actually for me. Since I’m always on the lookout for comfortable shirts which can be worn with either jeans or khakis, this silky knit pullover (retail $12.99 for $4.99) from Blair.com fit the bill perfectly so I bought two of them in different colors. Lastly, Current.com was offering free shipping through Thursday and I spotted a felt poinsettia table runner. At $2.99 each, I bought a pair of them for my sofa table and buffet this Christmas. You’ll notice a little extra saved on a few of the deals because I use Ebates for all my online purchases. A few cents here and there really adds up!
Here’s what I was able to purchase with my $25:
Playful Dolphin Freshwater Pearl Necklace on an 18-Inch Chain from SuperJeweler.com (original price $59.99, paid $5 with FREE shipping)
2-pack Comfort Stereo Earbuds $5 Shipped from Tanga.com (original price $29.90, paid $4.99 with FREE shipping)
Two Silky Knit Pullovers from Blair.com (original price $12.99, paid $4.99 with FREE shipping code from BradsDeals.com) minus 5% Ebates rebate of $0.25 = final price $4.74 x 2 = $9.48
Two Poinsettia Table Runners from Current.com (original price $14.99, paid $2.99 with FREE shipping) minus 2.5% Ebates rebate of $0.07 = final price of $2.92 x 2 = $5.84
Original price = $145.85
Shopping cart price = $25.31
$145.85 for $25.31 = 83% savings!
What are you waiting for? Head over to BradsDeals.com to vote for us, find some great bargains and have a chance to win an iPad!