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Amazon Kindle: New Low Price Only $189!!

Have you always wanted a Kindle, but thought they were a little pricey? Well today Amazon announced they have lowered the price to $189. Just a few years ago when the Kindle came out, it was priced at $399. Then over the course of time there have been multiple prices drops to $299, then to $259 and now to $189.

I think $200 was the magic price point and by lowering it to $189 they are going to get a lot of new customers...myself included. I've never really thought about buying one until today, but the new price makes it pretty tempting.

Chicago Blackhawks Win! Get Your Championship Gear

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Last night, the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup in 49 years.

Now you can grab all kinds of Chicago Blackhawks championship gear to commemorate their incredible season.

Click here to get shirts, hats, pictures and a variety of accessories.

Buy Tickets for the Sold Out Sting Concerts at Ravinia

Tickets for all the concerts at Ravinia went on sale at 5am this morning. If you didn't set your alarm, you missed out on this year's biggest Ravinia show. Sting is playing 2 dates (July 17-18) and both shows sold out early in the morning.

I was lucky enough to get tickets, but if you weren't there is still hope. Last time I checked, tickets could be had for $84 at the Chicago Tribune ticket site.


Buy Avatar on DVD for $15.99

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Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time. So chances are you have seen already seen it. If you haven't, you need to. If you have and are like me, you will want to buy the DVD and own it.

Since the movie is being released on DVD today, I have been searching for the cheapest place to buy it. Amazon has the lowest price I could find on the Avatar DVD. They are selling it for $15.99 and the Blu-ray for $19.99.

If you are REALLY into the movie, then you can check out James Cameron's Avatar Store on Amazon. Here you will find everything from Avatar video games, toys, books, action figures and more

Weekend Roundup of Deals

Finish Line - $10 off purchases of $60 or more with coupon code SPRINGRG

National Pet Pharmacy - Save $5 on Orders over $40 with coupon code SAVE540 - Get $20 off $150 shipments with coupon code C89984 or $30 off $250 with code C94833 - Get up 30% off beauty bestsellers - Get $10 Off For Every $50 You Spend at eBags!

Baby Age - Up to 25% off Baby Monitors

Puma - Buy any two full-priced items and get a third full-priced item free

eDiets - Save 25% at eDiets!

Payless Shoes - Buy One Get One 1/2 Off Everything

New York & Company - Sale up to 70% off plus $6 standard shipping. Enter code 2175 at checkout.

Weekend Roundup of Sales and Deals

Check out the sales that are going on this weekend from companies such as Banana Republic, Old Navy, Dell, and more! - Buy One, Get One Free!

E.L.F. Costmetics - Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off All Makeup with Code SPRINGNAIR - Get 10% your Easter order with code EASTER10 - Reebok Friends & Family -- 25% off plus Free Shipping with coupon code FRIENDS25 Valid until 3/28 - Use code MARFIVE and get $5 off orders over $40. Ends 3/31 - Save $10 on $49.99 or more on Easter flowers & Gifts - Iomega 320 GB USB 2.0 eGo Portable Hard Drive - Only $49.99 (save $30) with coupon!

Here are the coupon codes for each color:
• Flamingo Pink: R1T?K6NK2P9?W0
• Midnight Blue: LMXK983??J$TF5
• Jet Black: 8P05$97LFK?0BZ
• Ruby Red: $ZXW68F3VF97C6 - Now get 80% Off $25 Gift Cert. orders. Use code COOK and Pay $2 through 3/31

Old Navy - Save 15% OFF $75 or 20% OFF $100 on any Old Navy merchandise* Enter code ONSAVEBIG at checkout. Offer ends this Sunday, 3/28.

Banana Republic - Get Free Shipping when you spend $150 or more. Enter BRSHIP150 at checkout. Ends 3/28/10. sale starts today! Save on laptops and desktops

Great Savings on Dell Laptops! launched a sale that starts today on various laptops, desktops and point and shoot cameras. Take advantage of this sale to save hundreds of dollars on Inspiron and Studio line of laptops and desktops. All items are on sale until April 1st or while supplies last. Some have limited inventory so hurry up and shop before they're gone.

While Supplies Last! Ultra portable Inspiron 11z with ATT broadband card just $399 after $213 in instant savings.

Studio 15 laptop with new Core i7 processor for just $999 after $388 instant savings!

Get the new Inspiron 560 for only $349 after instant savings! Plus add a printer for only $49!

The popular Studio desktop with 6GB memory and a 23 inch monitor just $679 after $302 in instant savings.

Save 5% off Kodak, Fuji, Panasonic, and Pentax point and shoot camera's! Coupon Code 1?C5PB?LR6WFC$.

Ready for TV in 3D? Check Out Best Buy's Starter Kit.

Watching TV in 3D is here...well almost. The equipment that will enable you to watch TV in 3D is here. Hopefully stations will start to have programs available in 3D very soon. If you have seen Avatar or Alice in Wonderland in 3D and just can't get enough, then check out the Best Buy 3D starter package they have available right now. If you buy the entire package you will save $780 and will receive the following:

* Samsung 3D-ready 55" class LED-LCD HDTV
* Samsung 3D-ready Blu-ray player
* Samsung 3D starter kit - (Monsters vs. Aliens 3D Blu-ray Disc and two pairs of Samsung active 3D glasses)
* Geek Squad® delivery and setup

Check out these links for more sales at Best Buy:

Free $10 Gift Card with Select Tax Software.

Free $50 Gift Card with the New Xbox 360 Elite Bundle which includes Halo 3: ODST and Forza Motorsport 3.

Free Wii Sports Resort Game with Wii Console Purchase.

Buy Any Version of Twilight Saga: New Moon and Save $5 on a Select Movie.

$4.99 DVD Sale, Plus Free Shipping.

All sales end March 27th

Weekend Roundup: Save on Twilight, Books, Cosmetics and get a Free Gift Card

Best Buy - 2 for $30 - Select Wii and Nintendo DS Games.

Best Buy - New Release: Twilight Saga: New Moon. Order the Hit Movie and Get an Exclusive Steel Book Case.

Lane Bryant - Get 40% off all orders over $100 and 50% off orders over $200. Use promo code 006950637 at checkout.

E.L.F. Cosmetics and - Spend $15 at E.L.F and get a FREE $25 gift card with Code RDC2525 - 20% site wide and/or take advantage of our blowout clearance sale - coupon code: CFB20

Tivo - The New Tivo Premiere DVR - It's a cable box, movie box, web box, music box, all in ONE box!

Barnes & Noble - 100 Former Adult Bestsellers for $3.99 Each

6pm sale: Save up to 60% on North Face, Patagonia and More

Now through March 19th, (or while supplies last) 6pm is having a sale on some big name brands that usually don't go on sale very often. You can save up to 60% on on shoes, apparel and accessories.

For those of you who haven't heard of 6pm, it is an online retailer who has designer brands at greatly reduced prices. It's kinda like an online TJ Maxx or Marshalls, but with better quality clothes.

Click on the links below to be taken directly to the sale for each brand:


The North Face




St. Patrick's Day Sale: 25% off at

eBags is having a St. Patty's day sale that is good today only. You can save 25% off 1 item. All you need to do is enter the coupon code COMJSTPAT at the checkout to receive your discount.

This sale includes handbags, luggage, backpacks, wallets, messenger bags. You name the type of bag and they got it.

Weekend Roundup: Save on Travel, Restaurants and Wii Games - Save 80% Off $25 Gift Cert. orders. Use code BITE and Pay $2 thru 3/16

Puma - PUMA Online Shop - 25% off orders of $100 or more Expires 3/16

Orbitz - Save 10% on award-winning hotels with promo code: HOTELAWARD10 Expires 3/31

Orbitz - Royal Caribbean: Up to an EXTRA $200 Off and FREE Balcony Upgrade on Orbitz!

GameStop - $5 off any new, in-stock Wii game $29.99 or more. Use code 5WII. Limit 3 games per order. Expires 3/31

Coach USA - Save 20% on bookings of 15 or more for Chicago Trolley's hop-on hop-off tour. Reduction taken at checkout!

Dell "Days of Deals" Sale: Xbox for $160 and a 60 in. TV for $899

Every so often, Dell runs a promotion called "Days of Deals" in which they have a a few different items that go on sale for a day or two. New items are revealed each day during this promotion.

Dell Days of Deals. New deals everyday only at through March 17th

If you click the link above you will access the sale. Today the sale is promoting a few great items at really low prices.

• Inspiron 15 @ $499 after $264 instant savings. This model has a pentium processor, 4 GB of memory and a 320 GB hard drive

• Studio XPS 16 @ $1149 after $175 instant savings. This model has a Intel Core processor, 4 GB of memory, 500 GB hard drive and a 9 cell Lithium Ion battery

• Mitsubishi 60" 1080p Home Theater DLP HDTV WD60C9 for $899 after $300 off. You won't find a TV this size for this price any place else

• Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade for $159.99 after $40 instant savings. Even Amazon is selling this model for $199.

Check back every day for new deals until March 17th.

Today Only: 25% off ALL items at

Have you been putting off becoming a Borders Rewards member? If you haven't joined yet, here is a great incentive. Borders Rewards members can save 25% off ALL ITEMS at when you use code BSS4499W at checkout.

This offer is good today only. So go to click the link above, enroll to become a Borders Rewards member (it's free) and you will save 25% off everything on their site today.

Weekend Roundup: Save on Flowers, Luggage, Clothes and More

Tilly' - Get Ready for Spring! Save 20% off any single item. Use Promo Code: SPRING10 Expires 3/12

Walgreens - FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $25 or more. - Get 10% off your order Use code W2231. Expires 4/1 - Come to eBags for $15 Off $75 on Luggage, Backpacks, & Travel Accessories. Expires 3/31

Proflowers - One Dozen Assorted Roses + 12 FREE + FREE Glass Vase, only $29.99. Expires 3/31

Sales at Target This Week

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I don't know a single person who isn't a fan of Target. Everybody shops there regardless of if there is a sale going on or not. Well you are in luck, because there are a few deals to be had right now. Check them out below.

Preorder a Giada Appliance and get her new cookbook at 40% off list price at Expires 3/20

Buy 1 get 1 50% off in Towels Expires 3/13

$5 Rebate when you buy a "Dummies" Book. Expires 4/3

Buy 1 get 1 50% off 400 & 600 Thread Count Sheets. Expires 3/13

Oscars: Best Picture Nominees on DVD

The Oscars are taking place this Sunday and this year they have 10 nominees for "Best Picture" If you are looking to own any of these movies, Amazon has some great prices that will save you money. You might notice one movie missing from the list...and it's a big one. Yep, no Avatar. The movie is not out on DVD yet and there isn't a release date either. So below you will find 9 of the 10 movies up for the best picture.

If you purchase one of the movies that you can pre-order, it will be shipped on the release date. Also if the price drops after you purchase a pre-order, but before the release date, you will receive the lowest price so there is no need to worry.

Out of the 9 movies below, I have seen 5 them: District 9, The Hurt Locker, Inglorious Bastards, Up and Up in the Air. I currently have A Serious Man at home but haven't watched it yet. Out of the bunch, I have to say Hurt Locker was my favorite.

How many on the list have you seen? Which one was your favorite? Which movie do you think will bring home the award?

The Blind Side Pre-order for $16.99. Released on March 23

District 9 for $17.49

An Education Pre-order for $18.99. Released on March 30

The Hurt Locker for $17.99

Inglourious Basterds for $12.99

Precious: Based on the Novel for $17.99. Released on March 9

A Serious Man for $18.99

Up for $17.99

Up in the Air Pre-order for $16.99. Released March 9

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Weekend Roundup: Save on Xbox, Blu-ray, Shoes and More

Best Buy - Free $30 Gift Card with the purchase of a Xbox 360 Arcade Console. Expires 2/27

Best Buy - $9.99 Blu-ray Disc Sale. Choose from 16 different titles including Dodge Ball, Fargo and The Devil Wears Prada. Expires 2/27

Tilly's - Get Ready for Spring! Save 20% off any single item. Use Promo Code: SPRING10 Expires 3/12

Urban Outfitters - $10 off order of $75 or more. Use Promo Code: JUSTFORYOU Expires 2/28 - 20% off at with code SHOES20. Expires 3/1

Piperlime - 20% off Crocs with promo code HOORAY Ends Feb 28th

6pm - Lucky Brand Apparel, Shoes and Jewelry - Up to 60% off! Expires 2/28

Meijer - Dyson Ball All-Floors Vacuum: $100 Off & FREE SHIPPING through 3/6. Get a $20 Meijer Gift Card FREE With Promo Code: FEB10 if purchased by 3/1

Chicago Cubs Single Game Tickets on Sale Today

At 10am, Cubs single game tickets for the 2010 season will go on sale. In previous years, most weekend and night games sell out in a matter of hours. This year will probably be no different, especially since the Cubs have already had a pre-sale to buy tickets at a 20% premium earlier this week.

If you get shut out of tickets today, or if you get through and want better seats than sitting in the 500 level, you might want to check the Chicago Tribune Ticket Network website.

You will find tickets for every game in all locations of the Wrigley Field. Many tickets are priced not much higher than face value either. For example, they have tickets for opening day starting at $44 a ticket at the time of this post.


Save $50 on "Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros."

Clint Eastwood Box Set

Yesterday, the Clint Eastwood box set titled, "Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros" was released and Amazon has it for $129.99 which is $50 off the retail price. If you are Clint Eastwood fan, this box set is a must have. You're not going to be able to find this collection any cheaper. It comes out to $3.71 per movie. That is cheaper than renting or downloading them.

As the name suggests, the box set includes 35 movies that span his entire career at Warner Brothers. Everything from "Where Eagles Dare" to "Gran Torino" is included. The box set includes a new documentary titled "The Eastwood Factor", which offers an inside look at the actor and filmmaker.

Valentine's Day Sale: 25% off sitewide at

If you have yet to buy a Valentine's Day present for your significant other, you better get moving. You've got 2 days left and I've got an incredible deal if you are looking for jewelry. has a Valentine's Day sale going on where you will get 25% off almost everything on the website. This sale goes through Sunday, February 14th. All you need to do is click the banner on the top of this post and enter the coupon code CVW25 at checkout to receive your discount.

Valentine's Day Flowers from $19.99

Send Valentine's Flowers from $19.99 w/ FREE Glass Vase
In a recent survey about Valentine's Day flowers:

3 out of 4 women say they want their Valentine's Day flowers delivered early
The majority of women who work prefer to receive their flowers at the office

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. You have just 5 days left, but don't worry. There are still great deals out there for flowers without paying the jacked up prices that so many charge when the holiday rolls around.

With Proflowers, you can send Valentine's roses from $19.99 and get a FREE glass vase with any floral purchase.

Save 25% on all merchandise at Banana Republic

Banana Republic is having a weekend sale. Starting tomorrow, Feb 6th get 25% off ALL regular priced merchandise.

Just enter promo code BRSUPER25 at checkout.

Sale runs through Sunday February 7th.

Save up to 30% on iPod Touch and iPod Nano

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You need to hurry if you want to cash in on this offer. Amazon is having an iPod blowout sale on the iPod Touch and iPod Nano. These are the 2nd generation iPod Touch and the 4th generation iPod Nanos that are on sale for up to 30% off. These are not refurbished models. They are just the last generation models and Amazon is trying to make room for new inventory.

This offer is good while supplies last. Last time I checked, the iPod Touch 32GB is already sold out so these are going quickly.

Get a $50 Bull & Bear Gift Card for $15

Today, we have another great deal from Half-Price Chicago. From noon - 3pm, you can score a $50 gift card to Bull & Bear for only $15!

Bull & Bear is unique because they have tables with personal table taps. This eliminates any waiting to grab a drink. All you have to do is pour it yourself. The taps have meters so you know how much you are drinking and how big your tab is getting.

Restrictions: tax and gratuity not included and you can only use one certificate per table.

Bull & Bear
431 N. Wells St.
Chicago Illinois
Phone: 312-527-5973

Today Only Get a Chicago Athletic Club Gift Card for 70% Off

Today only from noon to 3pm you can buy a Chicago Athletic Club gift card for 70% off at Half-Price Chicago. You can get a $50 gift card for just $15! After 3pm, the price will increase to $25 (which is still a good deal).

Details are below:

The gift card needs to be used on membership fees or monthly dues and is only available to non-members.

It can be used at any of the 4 Chicago-area locations. They have athletic clubs located in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, West Loop, and Evanston.

If you have been thinking of joining a gym, check out this deal. Remember it's only available from noon- 3pm today.

Save 45% on Michael Jackson "This is it" DVD

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The Michael Jackson DVD "This is it" is out today. The DVD offers fans a behind the scenes look as Michael prepared for his 50 date sold out tour which would have taken place in London.

You'll find rehearsals of songs he would have performed that spanned his entire career going back to his Jackson 5 days. The DVD runs almost 2 hours and at the time of this post, 258 out of 283 customers leaving feedback on the DVD on Amazon gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

If you want to grab a copy Amazon is offering it for $15.99 which is 45% off retail. They also have the blu-ray version for $23.99 which is 40% off retail.

Chicago Tribune: Save Up To 75% Off Newsstand

 Save Up To 75% Off Newsstand Price

Save big when subscribing to Chicago Tribune Home Delivery. Get Chicagoland's most reliable source for local news and watchdog reporting. Plus, on Sunday you'll get the area's largest selection of coupons and sales flyers that will help you save tons! Everything you want - at a low subscription rate!

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Sell Unwanted Gift Cards for Cash

Sell your unwanted gift cards at
Did you receive a gift card for the holidays that you really don't want? Do you wish that somebody would have just given you cash so you can go out and buy what you really want? If you find yourself in this situation, go to the website will purchase your gift cards and give you cash for them...up to 90% of their value. If there is a store that you frequently shop at, take a look and see if you can buy a gift card for a discount. You can save over 20%.

They have just about every store you could think of such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, Macy's , Old Navy, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, Williams Sonoma, Tiffany & Co and more.

Celebrate Elvis' Birthday with a 4 CD Box Set of his Entire Career

Today would have been Elvis Presley's 75th Birthday. What better way to celebrate his musical career than with his 4 CD box set, Elvis 75-Good Rockin' Tonight.

This box set, spans his entire career and includes all his hits, songs from his movies, as well as live performances. This box set normally goes for about $60, but you can save over 30% at Amazon which is selling it for $40.99 today.

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