Today’s Deals: Housewares, Gadgets, iPod Touch, and a Free Call From Santa

I’ve subscribed to the promotional emails of 500 companies and brands so that you don’t have to. I sift through 1,000 deal-touting emails every week. Most are worthless, but a handful offer valuable coupons, promo codes, sales, and freebies – which I collect and organize for you here.

For the most part, deals continue to lag as the holidays near. If you still have gift shopping left to do, be sure to check out 6 Quick Tips for Last-Minute Shoppers. And remember that if you order online, you may not have to pay extra for expedited shipping – check shipping cut-off deadlines.

Free personalized call from Santa

Google has created a new free website, SendACallFromSanta.com, which allows you to send someone else a personalized phone call from Santa – whether the recipient celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or La Navidad. It’s hilarious and adorable. After you answer several questions, you’ll be able to hear the message yourself before you send it to the recipient, so play around with the options. Just don’t give your exact date of birth at the beginning; I don’t know why they ask that question (it doesn’t affect the content of Santa’s call), and I never advise sharing your DOB with the Internet for security reasons.

Clothing, shoes, and accessories

  • Abercrombie & Fitch (for teens and younger adults): 40 percent off almost everything in stores and online [expiration unknown]. By-Christmas standard shipping is guaranteed if you order by the end of Monday, Dec. 19.
  • Bon-Ton (department store): $25 off a $100-plus purchase in stores (print first) [12/19].
  • J. Crew (for the whole family): 30 percent off your entire purchase in stores and online (use code SNOWMAN) [12/19].
  • Nautica (for the whole family): 30 percent off site-wide [12/20]. Shipping is free if you spend $50-plus.
  • Soma Intimates (for her): Up to 50 percent off during the Just-In-Time Holiday sale in stores and online [expiration unknown]. By-Christmas shipping is free if you order by the end of Monday, Dec. 19!

Home goods

  • Bon-Ton (department store): $25 off a $100-plus purchase in stores (print first) [12/19].
  • Nautica: 30 percent off all home items online [12/20]. Shipping is free if you spend $50-plus.

Technology

  • MP3 player: Free $50 Toys R Us gift card with the purchase of a 32GB Apple iPod Touch in stores [expiration unknown].
  • Brookstone (gadgets and gifts): $10 off a $50-plus purchase online (use code 10HURRY) [12/19]. Standard shipping is guaranteed to get you your purchase by Christmas Eve if you order by the end of Monday, Dec. 19.

Looking for more deals? Visit the Deals page for 24/7 savings. Got a suggestion, comment, or question? Contact me at karla@moneytalksnews.com.

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