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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stores are closing their doors

With the economy at a low many stores are closing their doors!!! Check out the list below:

Ann Taylor closing 117 stores nationwide A company spokeswoman said 
the company hasn't revealed which stores will be shuttered. It will 
let the stores that will close this fiscal year know over the next 
month

Eddie Bauer to close more stores
Eddie Bauer has already closed 27 shops in the first quarter and 
plans to close up to two more outlet stores by the end of the year.

Cache closing stores
Women's retailer Cache announced that it is closing 20 to 23 stores 
this year.

Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Catherines closing 150 stores nationwide 
The owner of retailers Lane Bryant , Fashion Bug , Catherines Plus 
Sizes will close about 150 underperforming stores this year.
The company hasn't provided a list of specific store closures and 
can't say when it will offer that info, spokeswoman Brooke Perry said 
today.

Talbots, J. Jill closing stores
About a month ago, Talbots announced that it will be shuttering all 
78 of its kids and men's stores. Now the company says it will close 
another 22 underperforming stores.. The 22 stores will be a mix of 
Talbots women's and J. Jill , another chain it owns. The closures 
will occur this fiscal year, according to a company press release.

Gap Inc. closing 85 stores
In addition to its namesake chain, Gap also owns Old Navy and Banana 
Republic . The company said the closures - all planned for fiscal 
2008 - will be weighted toward the Gap brand.

Foot Locker to close 140 stores
In the company press release and during its conference call with 
analysts today, it did not specify where the future store closures - 
all plan ned in fiscal 2008 - will be. The company could not be 
immediately reached for comment

Wickes is going out of business
Wickes Furniture is going out of business and closing all of its 
stores, Wickes, a 37-year-old retailer that targets middle-income 
customers, filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

Goodbye Levitz / BOMBAY - closed already
The furniture retailer, which is going out of business. Levitz first 
announced it was going out of business and closing all 76 of its 
stores in December. The retailer dates back to 1910 when Richard 
Levitz opened his first furniture store in Lebanon, PA. In the 1960s, 
the warehouse/showroom concept brought Levitz to the forefront of the 
furniture industry. The local Levitz closures will follow the 
shutdown of Bombay.

ZalesPiercing Pagoda closing stores
The owner of Zales and Piercing Pagoda previously said it plans to 
close 82 st ores by July 31. Today, it announced that it is closing 
another 23 underperforming stores. The company said it's n ot pro 
viding a list of specific store closures. Of the 105 locations 
planned for closure, 50 are kiosks and 55 are stores.

Disney Store owner has the right to close 98 stores The Walt Disney 
Company announced it acquired about 220 Disney Stores from 
subsidiaries of The Children's Place Retail Stores. The exact number 
of stores acquired will depend on negotiations with landlords. Those 
subsidiaries of Children's Place filed for bankruptcy protection in 
late March. Walt Disney in the news release said it has also obtained 
the
right to close about 98 Disney Stores in the U.S. The press release 
didn't list those stores.

Home Depot store closings (E. Brunswick, Rt 18 just put up their 
closing sign)
ATLANTA - Nearly 7+ months after its chief executive said there were 
no plans to cut the number of its c ore retail stores, The Home Depot 
Inc. announced Thursday that it is shuttering 15 of them amid a 
slumping U.S. economy and housing market. The move will affect 1,300 
employees. It is the first time the world's largest home improvement 
store chain has ever closed a flagship store for performance reasons. 
Its shares rose almost 5 percent. The Atlanta-based company said the 
underperforming U.S.stores being closed represent les! s than 1 
percent of its existing sto res. They will be shuttered within the 
next two months.

CompUSA (CLOSED) clarifies details on store closings Any extended 
warranties purchased for products through CompUSA will be honored by 
a third-party provider, Assurant Solutions. Gift cards, rain checks, 
and rebates purchased prior to December 12 can be redeemed at any 
time during the final sale. For those who have a gadget currently in 
for service with CompUSA, the repair will be 
completed and the gadget will be returned to owners.
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9834177-7html
<http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9834177-7.html>

Macy's - 9 stores

Movie Gallery - 160 stores as part of reorganization plan to exit
bankruptcyThe video rental company plans to close 400 of 3,500 Movie 
Gallery
and Hollywood Video stores in addition to the 520 locations the video 
rental
chain closed last fall.

Pacific Sunwear - 153 Demo stores

Pep Boys - 33 stores

Sprint Nextel - 125 retail locations New Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse 
appears to have inherited a company bleeding subsc ribers by the 
thousands, and will now officially be dropping the ax on
4,000 employees and 125 retail locations. Amid the loss of 639,000 
postpaid customers in the fourth quarter, Sprint will be cutting a 
total of 6.7% of its work force (following the 5,000 layoffs last 
year) and 8% of company-owned brick-and-mortar stores, while 
remaining mute on other rumors that it will consolidate its 
headquarters in Kansas . Sprint Nextel shares are down $2.89, or 
nearly 25%, at the time of this writing.

J. C. Penney, Lowe's and Office Depot are scaling back

Ethan Allen Interiors: The company announced plans to close 12 of 300+
stores in an effort to cut costs.

Wilsons the Leather Experts - 158 stores

Pacific Sunwear will close its 154 Demo stores after a review of 
strategic alternatives for the urban-apparel brand. Seventy-four 
underperforming Demo stores closed last May.

Sharper Image: The company recently filed for bankruptcy protection 
and an nounced that 90 of its 184 stores are closing. The retailer 
will still operate 94 stores to pay off debts, but 90 of these stores 
have performed poorly and also may close.

Bombay Company: (Freehold Mall store closed) The company unveiled 
plans to close all 384 U.S.-based Bombay Company stores. The 
company's online storefront has discontinued operations.

KB Toys posted a list of 356 stores that it is closing around the 
United States as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. To 
see the list of store closings, go to the KB Toys Information web 
site, and click on Press Information

Dillard's to Close More Stores
Dillard's Inc. said it will continue to focus on closing 
underperforming stores, reducing expenses and improving its 
merchandise in 2008. At the company's annual shareholder meeting, CEO 
William Dillard II said the company will close another six 
underperforming stores this year.

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hot Deals on cookware WOOHOO!!! Go Now!

More Cookware Deals !!!!

Postby Consumer_Queen on 30 Jul 2008 16:11

KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials 12-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware Set:
WAS: $523.00 
Now Only: $159.99 & this item ships for FREE . Details 
You Save: $363.01 (69%) 


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009U5N08/?tag=stealsandde08-20

KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials 10-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware Set 
Was: $390.00 Now Only:$119.99 
11 Used & new from $80.00 
Get it by Thursday, Jul 31 if you order in the next 10 minutes and choose one-day shipping. 
Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping. 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00064ZCZI/?tag=stealsandde08-20

Circulon Classic 14-Piece Cookware Set 
Was: $728.00 Now Only$179.99 
Get it by Thursday, Jul 31 if you order in the next 10 minutes and choose one-day shipping. 
Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping. 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000064608/?tag=stealsandde08-20

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Walgreens Deals 7/29/08

Buy 4 axe trial size sprays and get a coupon that spits out for 2 free movie tickets!!

Buy 6 gatorade coupon spits out for 1 point. You can redeem 2 pts for a $10 east Bay GC
10 points= $75 eastbay GC

Buy 2 pkgs of hersheys bliss. The Bliss candy rings as 3.99 and 3.01 for a total of $7 for two. Then use the $2 coupon in the Easy Saver book,will take the price down to $5. Then use the B1G1 free coupon,takes off $3.99! This brings the price down to 1.01 (plus tax). If you buy 4 pkgs you can send in for the easy saver rebate

Jane be pure make-up is 2/$4.79 at Walgreens this week.There are coupons out there for this product. $2.00 off any full size jane cosmetics item. Use 2 coupons at wags, and your final cost will be .79 cents for 2 full size products.

Postby couponprincess on 28 Jul 2008 22:05

Okay... Britta really likes olay... so here is the deal I know at Walgreens. Buy 6 olay ribbons for $20 get $7 RR back. If you have the RR from the diaper deal, this works out with little oop. Use 6 $2 off 1 olay ribbon coupon from 7/6 P&G and $12 total, use 2 $5 off RR from diaper deal, and buy whatever else for $2 or so... and get $7 RR back. Pretty sweet deal on Body wash... HTH.

Barnes and Noble freebie

Barnes and Nobles is doing a book reward for summer reading --- print and fill out the 8 book reading log and bring it in to Barnes and Nobles by 9/2 for a free children’s book.

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/summerreading/index.asp?r=1&afsrc=1

Tons of Great deals this week 7/29/08

Win Great Prizes!!!

Call This gaterade sweeps to win! Post if you win something!! Tons of prizes daily!!!!: 

100 1st prize winners: year supply of gatorade tiger

500 2nd prize winners: $15 target gc 

Just call 1-888-216-4477 and follow the prompts. 1 call per phone per day.

press  2

 

 Save on airfare and hotel!!!(Thanks Amiee)

If you book a flight and hotel package through the Travelocity website, type in SNAPFISH25 in the promo code area before checking out and you’ll get $25 off the price. Isn’t a huge discount, but hey, anything helps! Stipulation is a 4 night minimum package is required. Sale ends Aug 31, 2008

                                      OFFICE MAX PENNY ITEMS:(THANKS AMIEE)

Rulers,crayons .01   and erasers and scissors for .25  something else for .05 maybe highlighters?

http://www.officemax.com/omax/home/homePage.jsp

 Victoria Secrets Offer:(thanks amiee)

 

VS 10$ off bra and free panty SPECIAL OFFER DETAILS:
$10 OFF BIOFIT® UPLIFT or BODY BY VICTORIA® BRA PLUS FREE VS COTTON™ PANTY.
Add a qualifying Biofit® Uplift or Body By Victoria® bra to your shopping bag. Add a qualifying VS Cotton™ panty in white (092), black (093), ivory (011), buff (367), whisper pink (393), miami tan (016), heather grey (072) or spray blue (AY to your shopping bag. Enter offer code BRAS10 at checkout. Bra and panty prices will be adjusted after offer code is applied. Valid through August 3, 2008. One free panty per customer, while supplies last. Offer subject to adjustment due to returns, cancellations and exchanges. Not valid on clearance merchandise, previous purchases or purchases made in Victoria’s Secret stores. For orders outside the U.S. additional taxes and duties may apply .

 Boscov's Deal:

60% off plus an extra 15% off of patio furniture!!!!!! 

http://www.boscovs.com 

 

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hot Deal of the Day -V Tech


Excellent deals on V. Flash and games
by Gwinevere on 25 Jul 2008 10:52 ( Thanks janice for this HOT tip)




Graveyard Mall has some excellent deals today on the V-Tech V.

Flash game system and games:
VTech’s V.Flash Home Entertainment & Learning System: Compare At: $99.99, Our Price: $19.99V.

Flash Extra Joystick: Compare At: $19.99, Our Price: $3.99

VTech V.Flash SmartDisc: Disney Princesses: Compare At: $24.99, Our Price: $4.99

VTech V.Flash SmartDisc: Bratz: Compare At: $24.99, Our Price: $4.99

VTech V.Flash SmartDisc: The Incredibles: Compare At: $29.99, Our Price: $4.99

VTech V.Flash SmartDisc: SpongeBob: Compare At: $24.99, Our Price: $4.99

VTech V.Flash SmartDisc: Spider-Man: Compare At: $24.99, Our Price: $4.99

VTech V.Flash SmartDisc: Scooby-Doo: Compare At: $24.99, Our Price: $4.99

VTech V.Flash SmartDisc: Cars: Compare At: $29.99, Our Price: $4.99
Unless someone knows about a shipping deal with them, it looks like standard shipping is $5.99 plus $1.00 for each additional item.

Tip## Use the link above to help consumerqueen.com !!!

Dress for Less and Still look good.



Ok so I know this picture is not very good but I got this really great spaghetti strap dress with pleats that go around the bottom and a black bow that ties around the waste with white stitching for $8.95 and Steve and Barrys. I love this this store everything is $8.95 or less.

The shoes I bought at Kohls 90% off normally $59 got them for $5.99 I think they are buy Candies? Very cute black open toed.

The bracelet and earring I got at Steve and Barrys 3 for $8 so around $2.66 each.

Hair Clip? Raided from daughter drawer. LOL

Hair Cut and Color: Free from Super cuts training studio.

Hair Cut, Hair color, clip, earrings, bracelet and dress..............

Total cost from head to toe ONLY $20.26 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This is proof you do not have to pay high prices! Look for sales, buy off season , check out discount stores like Steve and Barrys,T.J.Max,and Ross. Look for discount coupon and sales that are good online! (You can find them at www.consumerqueen.com)

Tax Free sale is comming up for Oklahoma Aug 1-3 Where do you plan on doing your shopping?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mondays Deals 7/21/08

Free tub of huggies baby wipes

by bkokc00 on 21 Jul 2008 11:38(Thanks Britta)

http://marthababysteps.com/reqform.php


CVS:
Loreal Shampoo B1G1F use the Loreal B1G1F coupon from 7/13=free
More great CVS deals posted here: www.consumerqueen.com 

Walgreens:
Save $5 on photo orders of $15 or more thru 7/26. Enter SAVE5PHOTO in cart. http://photo.walgreens.com/storepage/storePageId=View+all+products? ec=hn566_trouble

Re: 7/20-7/26

New postby eaglebop on 21 Jul 2008 06:4       (Thanks Candace)

Found a good deal.....Schick razors (men & women) 7.99 x 2 = 15.98. Used one manu B1G1 Free -7.99= 7.99. Less ES -2.00 x 2 = 3.99. Less Manu -2.00 = 1.99 for 2 pkgs of four

First 10,000 - Free McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning Register between 7/21/08 and 7/29/08 for your chance to win a week of free groceries. And, just for registering we're going to give you a FREE sample* of McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning. http://contest.redplum.com/grocery/default.aspx


Free sample pancake mix, shortcake, etc. http://www.sturdiwheat.com/MainPages/Sample.html 1-800-201-9650 Samples are currently: Buckwheat Pancake Mix Original Pancake Mix Traditional Shortcake Mix Apple Crisp Topping Mix Bread Pudding Mix

Jamba Juice B1G1 :

Jamba Juice is offering a Printable Coupon that gives you one Free Smoothie with the purchase of any Jamba Smoothie (equal or lesser value). Fill out the necessary information and the coupon will be avaliable on the next page. http://www.jambacentral.com/therealdeal/?utm_source=jamba&utm_medium=houselist&utm_campaign=bogo

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Interview with The Ladies Room

Click on the link below to see my interview on The Ladies Room from Newsok.com
http://www.newsok.tv/?titleID=1667900251



Last Nights Shopping Trip at Homeland!




Ok I went shopping with Shannon last night and we did channel 5 ! It will be on Thursday at 6:00 pm!!

Here is what I got:

1 pkg of fresh chicken legs
Earth Grains Bread
Kraft light Ceaser dressing
V8 Splash single
20oz coke (needing some shopping energy lol)
Oust Air freshner
2 Suave Naturals shampoo
J&J Bathtime buddies shampoo
NOS Energy Drink
Smart Balance Butter
Suave professionals shampoo
Wheat Thins
Jello Pudding boxed singles
Oscar Mayer all beef hotdogs
Single serve Hamburger helper
Kraft shredded Cheese
Pledge Multi-surface duster
Rainbo Bread
Miracle Whip squeezeable
Suave deoderant
Marzetti salad dressing
Crystal light on the go Emmunity
Farmland sausage
Revlon Nail Clippers
2 Ragu in the pouch
Fast Fixin Country Fried Steak
Big Bag Mission tortilla chips
Suave conditioner
15 pkgs of kool-aid
Big container of Red Grapes for Ryan
Dole shredded lettuce
2 wishbone dressings ranch and blue cheese
Bertolli pasta sauce
Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts
Powerade
2 things for $1.00 each on my receipt can't remember what they were lol !!!!
Total: $102 something
Paid: $16.89
Total Savings $98.34 (89% OFF) WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday Deals 7/15/08

Shopping Target:


Free Bic Pens
by cnieves3 on 14 Jul 2008 15:00 ( Thanks cnieves3 )
Bic Pens $2/1 this week. Go to coupons.com and print off Bic coupon for $1 off a purchase of two. Bought four pkgs (48 pens) for nothing.

**Amiee says the red ones are ringing up .01 !!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Amiee !!! **

Skippy peanut butter in some stores is on on sale for $1.52 use the target coupon for $1=.52

Toaster Strudels at some stores are $1.62 use the $1 target coupon = .62

Shannon gives a list of target printables this week:

List of current target.com coupons exp. 8/2

by couponprincess on 14 Jul 2008 11:50 (Thanks Shannon)
These coupons can be printed at Target or at http://www.target.com/ scroll to the bottom and see where it says Target Couponsand then print!Expires 8/2Archer Farms artisan bread, Bakery Dept. - $0.50/1
Archer Farms frozen appetizer - $1/1
Classico pasta sauce - $1/1
Keebler Rite Bites 100 Calorie Cookies or Crackers - $1/2
Pepperidge Farm cookies - $0.50/1
Pringles chips - $0.50/1
Quaker granola Bites or Bars - $0.50/1
Skippy peanut butter - $1/1
Smuckers fruit spread - $1/1
Sutton & Dodge steakhouse quality choice Angus beef (Steak or Roast) - $1/1

CVS on 15TH AND AIR DEPO

by mandiex4 on 14 Jul 2008 22:17 (Thanks Mandie!!!!)

I went to CVS at 15th and Air Depo today to do this:
$4.99 Airwick Freshmatic Mini
$4.99 Airwick Freshmatic Mini
$5.00 (2) Herbal Essences Shampoo or conditioner02.11.98
(2)Sally Hansen Hard as Nails or Extreme nail color1.98
(2) CVS Panty Linersand then use these coupons:-$3/$15-$8
(2) Airwick Mini printables-$3/2 Herbal Essences (from 7/6 P&G)-$3/2 Sally Hansen printable.
But, the nice gentleman told me that their manager told them that they couldn't take more than one internet coupon per trans., so I nicely talked it over with him and then told him that he could tell his manager that she was loosing a very good customer and walked out with nothing. But, then I went to another CVS and it worked wonderfully! I love playing the CVS game, I am pretty new at it. I love WalGreens and Crest, I have been doing them for years, along with the commissary.
But any way, anyone else hear anything like that.I ended up spending 1.04 OOP, 3.00 ECB and earned 1.98 EBCs.

ORANGE JULIUS free samples

by pammygreeneyes on 10 Jul 2008 16:08 (Thanks Pam )
from 12-4 on Saturdays, and 1-4 on Sundays.

July 12-13
July 19-20
July 26-27
Summer love is in the air. The stars aligned when sweet strawberry met tangy lemon in our NEW Strawberry Lemonade Julius® Fruit Drink. If you haven't had one yet you better hurry, because like all summer romances, they're only around for a limited time. Remember to stop by and try a free sample on the dates mentioned above.
Your friends at Orange Julius®located at:

CROSSROADS CENTER 7000 CROSSROADS BLVDOKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73149
*Check your local store*

Tennesee Pride Coupons:

I just went to http://www.tnpride.com/ Clicked on the link for "news/offers", clicked on "coupons". Filled out the registration form that comes up got on-screen message saying you will get an e-mail with a link to print out the following coupons - $1 off ANY Fully Cooked sausage product. And a $1/2 coupon good towards the sausage rolls.

$2 V8 V-Fusion Acai Berry:
Print out $2 coupon at http://www.v8.com/

Today's Cooking with Kids - Make Your Own Snow Cone Syrup
http://www.childrensrecipes.com/snow_cone_syrup.htm

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Welcome to My new Blog







Hey everyone !

I hope you like the new look of my blog. I just had it redone by Leelou Blogs ! Didn't she do a fantastic job? I am so excited!!! My website http://www.consumerqueen.com/ will be next !

Deals of the week:

Oriental noodle free sample:



http://www.originalpho.com/ (Thanks Willa)


7-11 has FREE 7.11oz Slurpee's on 7/11/08.



http://www.slurpee.com/ (Thanks Karen)

Disney deals
by Gwinevere (thanks)
Disneyshopping.com has an additional 40% their summer sale items, plus $5 shipping if your order totals $50. Here are a few deals I found:Several cute one-piece tank bodysuits for babies, good size assortment: $4.19 after discount (originally $12.50)Several pretty princess nightgowns: $9.00 after discount (originally $24.50)Lots of character T-shirts for as low as $2.99Fair warning: Their site is having a lot of issues today... It's incredibly slow and there are a lot of "broken pages." After trying repeatedly to add one item to my cart and receiving an error every time, I finally called them and they confirmed that the site is "experiencing difficulties." They told me that if you receive an error message when you click on an item it is probably out of stock. If you have a little patience, you may find some good deals.The codes are:Summer40 - Additional 40% off summer sale itemsShipfor5 - $5 shipping on $50 or more

**ADDED**
Now through 7/14, your customers will receive FREE SHIPPING when they spend $50 or more at DisneyShopping.com. They just have to enter promo code FREE50 at checkout. This sale is valid only through July 14th, so take this opportunity and start promoting it to your customers today! Yeah us!!!!!
http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=TjGMVh3XxAk&offerid=97760.10000870&type=3&subid=0

Luggage Clearance at Walmart:

Many people are reporting that Wal-Mart is clearancing some of their luggage and rolling Bags YMMV. ( Thanks Britta)

Sunny D event at walmart:

by frugalqueen


The SunnyD Sunmobile is traveling across the nation to deliver summer fun and free samples of SunnyD. Come by the van to participate in sweet summer giveaways and get free samples of refreshing SunnyD.
Check out the event locator above to find out when the Summer 4 Ever Road Trip will be at a Wal-Mart store in your area. You can also make a request for the SunnyD Sunmobile to appear at your own event. Just head to http://www.sunnyd.com/ for more details, and to enter for a chance to win an Orlando family vacation for four.
http://instoresnow.walmart.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid42954.aspx

Find a SunnyD Summer 4 Ever event near you at Wal-Mart within 30 Miles of Zip Code 73112(mine)


Free 3D Hannah Montana Glasses in Wal-Mart :

Visit any Wal-Mart's "Back-To-School" section until July 26th and recieve your FREE pair of Hannah Montana 3D glasses.

Send your Friend free cookies:

I heard that if you sign up your friends that they will send you a coupon for a B1G!F cookie or a totally free one!

http://cookiesbydesign.relationzip.com/sendacookie/

Ok I just checked my Send Earnings account and I have $63 wow that was fast!!!! They have been sending alot more stuff lately!!!!If you haven't signed up its just like My Points. You get points just for clicking on links!!!!!!! Here is my referral link they are having a referral contest and I could win a $250 gas card and BBQ set!!! I have already recieved a $30 check from them.
http://www.sendearnings.com/?r=mag1803178