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Plus deals on Post-it products, downloadable music, home improvement, flash drives, American Girl, American Apparel, Abercrombie & Fitch, and more.

I subscribe to the promotional emails of hundreds of companies so you don’t have to. I sift through 1,000 deal-touting emails every week. Most are worthless. But some offer valuable coupons, promo codes, sales, and freebies – which I collect and organize here and on our deals page.

Note: Expiration dates are in brackets.

Books and music

  • Free book: For kids who participate in Barnes & Noble’s summer reading program [expiration unknown].
  • Songs: 25 cents each at [expiration unknown].
  • Albums: $3 each at [expiration unknown].


  • True Value (home improvement store): $10 off a $75-plus purchase online (use code SAVE10) [9/9].

Office and school

  • Staples: $5 off a $50-plus purchase in stores (print first) [8/4].
  • Post-it notebook pockets: $2 off (print first) [expiration unknown]. This is a new product.


  • 16GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi: $30 off at [expiration unknown]. Instead of $517, it’s $487 – and shipping is free. This deal comes in black and white.
  • 16GB flash drive (SanDisk Cruzer): $9 – plus free shipping – at [expiration unknown]. I own one of these models and love it because the USB tip is retractable, which means there’s no lid to lose.


  • American Girl (doll company): Up to 70 percent off outfits, books, and more online [expiration unknown].

Clothing, shoes, and accessories

  • Jeans (for teens and young adults): 50 percent off at Abercrombie & Fitch stores and online [8/8].
  • American Apparel (for him and her): 30 percent off during the Summer Sale online (use code SUMMER2012) [8/5].

Karla Bowsher runs our deals page and covers consumer, retail, and health issues. If you have a comment, suggestion, or question, leave a comment or contact her at [email protected].

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