Nordstrom Beauty & Fragrance Gift with Purchase + 10% Off!

NORDSTROM - Free Estee Lauder Gift with Purchase

Nordstrom Beauty & Fragrance Gift with Purchase!

Nordstrom is having a sale on Beauty & Fragrance items, you’ll get 10% off of some of your favorite items. The sale includes popular brands like Estee Lauder, Clinique, Bobbi Brown,Lancome and so much more. But if you make an Estee Lauder Purchase of $45 or more, you’ll get a FREE Estee Lauder Gift (valued at over $165) with that purchase. Simply use your choice of two coupon codes LIFT or PROTECT (see below for package inclusions) at checkout. Plus, you’ll get FREE Shipping and FREE Returns with every online order. This offer is available online and in stores. One free gift per person, while supplies last.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, freshen up Mom’s Beauty supply with this offer!

Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow

Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette - $54.00 (Reg. $60.00)

Free Gift Includes 2 Choices:

Limit one offer per qualifying purchase.

Use coupon code LIFT to get this offer:

  • Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (O.5 oz.)
  • Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette  with Hot Cinnamon (Shimmer), Nude Fresco (Satin), Sugar Biscuit (Satin), Tempting Mocha (Shimmer), Ivy Envy (Satin), Ivory Slipper (Satin), Smokey Ember (Shimmer) and Amethyst Spark (Shimmer).
  • Pure Color Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Smashed (0.17 oz.)
  • Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Tiger Eye (Full Size)
  • Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black (0.1 oz.)
  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (o.24 oz.)
  • Exclusive Lilly Pultzer Travel Cosmetic Bag

Use coupon code PROTECT to get this offer:

  • Day/Wear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Oil-Free Creme SPF 25 (0.5 oz.)
  • Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette with Hot Cinnamon (Shimmer), Nude Fresco (Satin), Sugar Biscuit (Satin), Tempting Mocha (Shimmer), Ivy Envy (Satin), Ivory Slipper (Satin), Smokey Ember (Shimmer) and Amethyst Spark (Shimmer).
  • Pure Color Long Lasting Nail Lacquer in Smashed (0.17 oz.)
  • Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Tiger Eye (Full Size)
  • Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black (0.1 oz.)
  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (o.24 oz.)
  • Exclusive Lilly Pultzer Travel Cosmetic Bag

Thanks Kansas City Mamas!

The Children’s Place Coupon Code: 20% + Free Shipping (Today Only)!

The Children's Place Coupon Code

The Children’s Place Coupon Code

There’s a BIG Spring sale happening at The children’s Place right now with prices up to 50% off. Plus, you can get an extra 20% off and FREE Shipping today when you use the coupon code TWENTY2 at checkout. This coupon code is valid sitewide and works on sale items and clearance too!

Here are a deals we found:

Pom Pom Headband


Pom Pom Headband – $1.99 = $1.59 after TWENTY2 coupon code



Kids’ Pajamas - Starting at $6.99 = $5.59 after TWENTY2 coupon code

Mix and Match


Shirts or Shorts – $7.00/ea. = $5.60/ea. after TWENTY2 coupon code

Plus, get FREE Shipping today only! Hurry, popular styles are running out quickly!


Printable Retail Coupons For Week of April 18th – JCPenney $10 off $25, Macy’s 20% off & more!

If you’ve got some shopping to do this weekend or next week, make sure to print off your coupons now for your favorite stores & bring them along with you.

Retail Printable Coupons:

Thanks Your Retail Helper!



Gymboree Sale – 30% off Purchase + FREE Shipping (Jeans $9.79, Leggings $3.49 & More ) + Earn Gymbucks!

gymboree sale

Gymboree Sale Code: 30% Off Purchase + FREE Shipping!

Check out this Gymboree Sale going on TODAY only! They are offering 30% off your entire purchase right now, which you’ll see already reduced with the discount on the site. Plus you can get FREE Shipping today on all orders (no minimum required).

Not only that, but you can also earn $25 worth of Gymbucks for every $50 you spend through April 20th, 2014. You can then redeem the Gymbucks starting April 24th –  May 4th!

I stopped in Gymboree yesterday to get an Easter outfit for one of my girls, and found leggings for just $4.99 per pair (and they were nice leggings for kids)! I found leggings in the clearance section starting at just $3.49 per pair and free shipping too.


Jeans started at $9.79 and free shipping too!

Swim Wear

Swimwear will start at $14 after the 30% savings today too!

Shop their clearance section, and you can really save on some quality kids clothing. Don’t forget this sale ends tonight so take advantage now!!

Ball Blue Heritage Collection Jars – $7.91 for 6 Pack

ball blue heritage collection jars

Ball Blue Heritage Collection Jars – $7.91 for a 6 Pack 

Get this set of Ball Blue Heritage Collection Jars which are all the rage right now for $7.91 on Amazon!  The price had gone back up to $11 but they just dropped in price again, so make sure to check it out soon before the price goes back up.

They have now moved to making the green Ball Heritage Collection Jars & will no longer be making the limited edition blue jars, so it may be more difficult to find these soon.

  • Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jar
  • Ideal for preserving jams, jellies, sauces, mustards & flavored vinegars
  • Custom time-tested ceiling compound helps ensure a quality seal with each lid
  • New vintage blue color with embossed logos and brushed silver lid
  • Refrigerate up to 3 weeks, freeze up to 1 year, fresh preserve and store up to 1 year

I am loving these jars – there are just so many fun ideas to use with them.

Here are just a few ideas – find more on Pinterest:

ball blue heritage jar collection

  • Soap dispenser in bathroom or kitchen
  • Vase for flowers – would be so fun with pretty flowers this spring
  • Party Decorations or use with fun striped straws for drinks
  • Bathroom organization on your counter – Q-tips, cotton balls & more
  • Craft room storage – pens, markers, paintbrushes & more
  • Gifts in a Jar – the blue jar would be a fun twist on these

What are some of your creative uses for the Ball blue heritage collection jars?

*Remember that Amazon prices are subject to change at any time. Make sure the price is current before you purchase the item. 

More Ways to Save at Amazon:

  • Find more Amazon deals on Thrifty NW Mom
  • Sign up for Amazon Prime to get FREE 2 day shipping on most items,  select free Amazon Instant Videos and select free kindle books once a month from the Kindle Owners Lending Library & more.
  • Sign up for Amazon Mom to get FREE 2 day shipping, 20% off diapers & wipes, and more!


TOMS Shoes Sale – 15% Off Coupon Code + Free Ship + 10% Cash Back (Only Two Days Left)!!

toms shoes sale

TOMS Shoes Sale – 15% Off Coupon Code + FREE Shipping over $25 + 10% Cash Back!

TOMS Shoes is back with a 15% off coupon code for mens & women’s shoes when you use the coupon code: CITRUS and you can get 10% off your purchase of kids shoes with the code: COOLKID . You’ll also get FREE shipping when you spend $25 or more at the TOMS website, no coupon code needed. PLUS, to save even more start by going through here and earn 10% cash back on your purchase. If you go through they should just apply the promo codes automatically for you.

To save the most on this offer:

  • Start by heading to and Sign Up or Sign In
  • Then put Toms in the Search Bar and find the Toms 10% off (good through 4/8)
  • Select the 15% off promo code (make sure you are logged in) and it will take you to the Toms sight to start shopping. Promo code should be applied at checkout and cash back offer deposited in your TopCashBack account!

Here are additional coupon codes you can try (you can only use 1 code, but decide which code gives you the most savings)::

These offers are valid through 4/30/14.

Here are a few of the deals that I found::

pink tiny toms shoes

Pink Canvas Tiny TOMS Classics - $32 – after 10% discount = $28.80 + Free shipping ($25.92 after cash back savings)!

womens crochet classics

Natural Crochet Women’s Classics – $59 – after 15% discount = $50.15 + FREE shipping ($45.14 after cash back savings)!

Toms Shoes Mission:

The best part is that TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes they sell. I used to work for World Vision, and we got to work very closely with TOMS. I was inspired by their work, it was the real deal – they delivered many pairs of shoes to children through World Visions work in communities around the world, and they worked off a replenishment model (meaning that as soon as a child got a free pair, they worked to make sure that child continued to get shoes as they grow. It is much more then a comfort issue, there are serious diseases that are prevented in children in some areas of the world – simply by providing shoes!

*Note from Jen - My husband is actually seeing this in action right now locally – he works at an inner city high school & all the teachers at his school were told they can each select 10 kids in the greatest need & they can go pick out TOMS shoes for those kids. TOMS is making this happen not only around the world, but in your own communities, too!

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Lawn Cart Sale – 4 Cu Ft Poly Cart for $19.99

Lawn Cart Sale

Lawn Cart Sale – 4 Cu Ft Poly Cart for $19.99

Home Depot is having what they are calling a Spring Black Friday sale, with great prices both online & in-stores. We’ve found a great deal available online that you’ll want to check out for working in the yard this spring & summer. Buy an Ames 4 cu. ft poly lawn cart for just $19.88 /each. I found these starting at $43 for a 3 cu ft on Amazon.

This looks like a great way to cart around the weeds as you go thru the yard instead of bringing a bucket or the big yard waste container.

Here’s how it works to find the deal:

  • Head to
  • Search for the item #:  372436
  • Add it to your cart & select pickup at local store for FREE shipping

You’ll want to get it shipped to your local store for FREE as shipping is coming up quite high for me. When I select to have it picked up in the store, it says I can pick up by April 15th – 17th, but that could vary for you.

Buy 1 Get 1 free seeds


You may also want to head into the stores as they are offering Buy 1 Get 1 FREE seeds this weekend through Sunday – on veggies, fruit & herbs. This is available in-store only. I shared this earlier today on Instagram, so make sure you’re following me there to stay up to date on deals I find when I’m out & about.

How We Outfitted A Local Mom with a New Wardrobe for $250 + Enter To WIN $25 Kohls Gift Card!

Nikki top

We showed you last week how we took local mom, Nikki, on a $250 shopping spree (thanks to Kohls) and got her an entire new wardrobe for just around $250. You can find the details here, but Nikki ended up with 18 items for $250 after rewards (we paid an average of about $14 per item)! We shared the first 6 outfits that Nikki came up with in this post, and these were all right in the dressing room at Kohls (and read about why we wanted to get her set up with a new wardrobe in that post too)!

Nikki 1
This week Nikki invited me into her home, to see how we could continue to stretch her wardrobe with the things we had purchased last week. Our goal was to give her 5 more go to outfits from these items. However, we were having so much fun that we came up with more then 5 more outfits!

The first four outfits are in the picture at the top of the page. Next we simply took a black top and pants and just switched it out from different shirts and jackets from Nikkis own closet. By adding in accessories and a bag, and changing out her shoes, she found a really cost effective way to make the most out of these clothes! These outfits are shown below.

Nikki Black Outfit Final
This is Nikki celebrating after we got all of those outfits figured out. She now has enough items in her closet she can throw them up to celebrate!

Nikki throwing clothes

A big thanks to Kohls for providing us the gift card to get Nikki a new wardrobe. We shopped the Daisy Fuentes line, which was not only incredibly flattering on Nikki, but also provided so much versatility for her wardrobe!

We would love to hear from you too. Let us know your favorite ways to bless a neighbor, or family member using your best saving skills!!

Giveaway –Win a $25 Kohls Gift Card 

Kohls has also provided us a $25 gift card to give to one of you!

This giveaway will end on Wed. 4/9  at 9pm pst.

The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry): Comment below and let us know your favorite thing about the Daisy Fuentes line at Kohls (you can comment based on the outfits Nikki got if you have not purchased this brand before)

Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Subscribe to the Thrifty NW Mom feed via email (must be verified)

3) Leave a comment here saying you “shared” this post (and let us know how)!

Disclosure:: Kohls provided the gift cards use to shop for Nikki with and find deals to share with you all.  All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy  for more details.

Kohls Coupons – $10 off $30 Purchase (Kids Clothes, Juniors & More)!

Kohls Department Stores Inc


Kohls Coupons 

Kohl’s is offering a new coupon (printable coupon or coupon code) for $10 off your purchase of $30 or more. There is one that is good on Kids clothing and shoes items, and one coupon good on Junior department items (the Juniors coupon can only be used online – but the kids coupon can be used in store and online).

Kohls Dresses

You can also sign up for their text alerts to get 15% off, or emails to get a $5 coupon too (just scroll down the promotions page here for these offers)! And don’t forget to sign up for the Kohls rewards program to get a $5 reward for every $100 you spend at Kohls in a month. Use they promotions together and you can save big at Kohls!

I used the coupons and some of my rewards to get a great deal on Easter dresses for my girls. Shop the clearance section to save the most (for example the dress shown above was in the clearance section for just $11.20 before coupons – but only left in size 2t now). Shop around though, there are plenty of clearance items!


Coach Factory Outlet Sale: 30% off + Extra 20% off at Checkout + Tips to Save the Most on Coach Bags

coach factory outlet sale

Coach Factory Outlet Sale

The Coach Factory Outlet is back with another great sale, this time, they are offering 30% off Sale on their site.  Plus you can get an extra 20% off at the Coach Outlet right now  (automatically applied at checkout). This makes for some amazing deals!  Check out their clearance section, with prices up to 70% off! These sales happen regularly, and are a great way to snag a super deal on a Coach bag!

The Coach Factory Outlet stores often have similar sales, so if you live near an outlet, this is the easiest way to shop the sales.

In order to shop the Coach Factory Outlet sale online, you’ll need to sign up to be a member (it’s free to join) and then once they approve you, you can start shopping the sale. If the sale has already ended by the time they approve you, then you will be signed up & ready to go for the next sale as they frequently have sales on their Coach online site.

Shipping is $10, or free on orders of $150 or more.

 Coach Factory Outlet in Auburn

Tips for saving the most on Coach Bags through the Factory Outlet Sales:

  • Make sure you sign up now for future Coach Factory Outlet sales, you will not be able to get access day of the sale.
  • Make sure to use an email that is different if you also are signed up for the regular Coach emails, as you cannot use the same email for both.
  • We have heard from readers that Coach is limiting their access to the online Coach Outlet sales. This means that folks are getting fewer invites to the factory sales, so expect that as a possibility.
  • Make sure you are only shopping at the real factory store if you are shopping online ( There are many efforts on the internet to trick you into thinking you are shopping the coach factory outlet store, when in fact you are buying a knock off. Sites that look something like coachfactoryoutlet(insert other text here).com are trying to make you think you are getting a real back when in fact you are not.
  • Coach Outlets carry two kinds of discounted bags primarily: a) clearanced out Coach bags from the regular Coach store, and bags made just for the factory stores. The best deal will be the clearanced out bags from the regular Coach store. The easiest way to identify which is which, is to shop in store and ask the associates. We have also heard that the designs for the outlet stores carry an F in the serial number too. Both bags are created with the higher end materials that Coach is known for, but the ones designed for the outlet will have fewer special details (hence the lesser price).
  • If you have a Coach Factory Outlet store near you, consider shopping in-store vs online. There are a couple of good reasons for this:  a) you can view the merchandise in person and know what you want, and b) no special invite is required, so everyone will have access to these sales.
  • These sales are intended for people to buy items for their own personal use. That means that if you are buying in bulk (10 items or more) you may get denied access to future sales. This is to prevent folks from buying these items for the purpose of reselling them.
  • If you have a Coach purse that has broken (zipper, handle. etc), take it to your local Coach or Coach Factory location and you can pay a modest fee to have it repaired. This will save you tons over purchasing a new bag!
  • If there is no specific sale going on, you can also check out sites like for discount Coach items, or for Coach Coupons to help you save more!

Find a coach store locator here to find store deals available right now.