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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.
Note: Expiration dates are in brackets and special instructions are in parentheses.
Happy Free Shipping Day 2013! If you buy anything online today, be sure to first check FreeShippingDay.com to see if the retailer you’re buying from is participating in this relatively new retail holiday — and check out “10 Tips to Maximize Savings on Free Shipping Day.”
A little bit of everything
- Kohl’s: Up to at least 60 percent off thousands of items during their Online-Only Deals sale — which includes everything from diamond jewelry to winter coats to bath towels [12/19]. If you order by 11 p.m. CST on Dec. 19, it’ll arrive by Christmas. If you spend $50, you also get $10 worth of free Kohl’s Cash and free shipping.
- Movies: Free DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray or movie collection with the purchase of two at Amazon.com [12/21]. This offer includes blockbusters like “Argo” and “Braveheart”; classics like “Grease” and “Forrest Gump”; and collections of Harry Potter, The Matrix and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films.
Games and toys
- Board games: $3 to $4 off Catch Phrase, Chasin’ Cheeky, Draw Something, Funny or Die, Magic Jinn, Taboo, and Words With Friends in stores (print first) [expiration unknown].
- Big Hugs Elmo: 33 percent off this 3-foot-tall stuffed animal that hugs children back at Amazon.com [expiration unknown]. Instead of $60, it’s $40 — and shipping is free. Big Hugs Elmo is a finalist for the Toy Industry Association’s 2014 Toy of the Year awards in the categories of Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year and Preschool Toy of the Year.
- Toys R Us: Up to 50 percent off in select toy categories online [12/18]. The categories include action figures and play sets (which are actually up to 75 percent off), learning toys, building sets and video games, to name a few.
Health and beauty
- Over-the-counter pain relievers: $1, $2 and $3 off various sizes of Excedrin products in stores (print first) [expiration unknown].
- Procter & Gamble samples and coupons: If you’re willing to take a three-question survey and pay $5 for shipping, Procter & Gamble will send you a package worth more than $25: a free stick of their new Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid or Secret Clinical Strength Clear Gel deodorant (an $8.50 value), a free coupon for a second stick, a free sample of Olay Fresh Effects Shine-Minimizing facial cleanser and free coupons for $17 off Procter & Gamble products [12/31].
Clothing, shoes and accessories
- Designer Shoe Warehouse (for kids, men and women): Hundreds of shoes are in the online clearance sale, many starting well under $30 [expiration unknown].
- Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse (for kids, men and women): $15 off a $50 purchase (use code FREE15) [12/24].