Designer Ralph Lauren Turning Over The Reins–Some of Them

Ralph Lauren with Stefan Larsson

The New York Times reported yesterday that American Designer, Ralph Lauren is stepping down as CEO of his company mimicking similar moves by other top American design houses.  He will be replaced by former exec of H&M, Stefan Larsson.  Recently, Lauren’s company has had financial problems stemming from competition in the haute couture field and an overall slump in revenue parly due to factors of a global economy.  The designer, 75,  will retain his position as chief creative officer.

The appointment of Larsson,who has a reputation as a strong in budget-conscious mass-retailing, may signal a parceling out of the high end fashion division from a more budget-conscious, family-oriented line.

Expect steep promotions at Ralph Lauren until sales recover, like the additional 25% off until October 4, 2015 using promo code RLGivers15.  This includes Clearance.  Free shipping if you spend $125 or choose economy shipping for just $5.

 

Tuesday Is National (FREE) Coffee Day!

Bleary-eyed mornings, trembling hands, brain fog~all these are symptoms of Monday Morning Going Back To Work Blues.  Well, Monday morning has come and gone.  However, Tuesday, Tuesday is a chance to wake with a smile knowing you are going to cure all those morning symptoms and it won’t cost you a dime–nothing, zero, nada.  Because Tuesday, September 29, 2015 is NATIONAL (FREE) COFFEE DAY!

Nothing can spoil the  experience of a free cup of coffee, right?  Well, one thing can–a bad cup of joe.  But Catey Hill. reporting for MarketWatch has found the:

10 best places to get free (and cheap) coffee Tuesday~and more…

  • Krispy Kreme: This may be the best coffee deal get a free 12-ounce cup of coffee, and a free glazed doughnut. Or you can also get a small iced coffee, latte or mocha for $1.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Participating Dunkin’ Donuts DNKN, -are giving away a free medium-sized cup of its dark roast coffee.
  •  LaMar’s Donuts: Participating locations of this Midwest chain  get one free 12-ounce coffee per customer and a free travel mug while supplies last.
  •  Peet’s Coffee & Tea: At participating locations, buy food onTuesday, and get a free small cup of Peet’s Major Dickason’s blend.
  • Caribou Coffee: A worthy donation~buy a cup of Amy’s Blend, the company will donate a cup to the nurses and families in cancer centers nationwide.
  •  Wawa:  Get a free coffee in any size.
  •  Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: At participating get iced coffee and iced Americanos for 50% off
  • Cumberland Farms:  Text FREECOFFEE to 33733 to get a free iced or hot coffee of any size.  Added bonus: starting on Oct. 9, consumers can get free coffee on Fridays at the chain offer expires on October 31.
  • Pilot Flying J: Free 16-ounce coffee when you show the coupon for free coffee posted on Pilot Flying J’s Facebook page.
  • Whole Foods: Buy a 12-ounce coffee is just 25 cents throughout the month of September.

 

 

Sunday Deals: A Rundown Of Promo Codes, Free Ships, Etc.

Find a sale?  Don’t stop there.  Always check coupon sites for additional savings.   Here are a few of MDM favorite sites for additional bargains:

  • Retailmenot.  For additional promo and freeshipping codes.
  • Bradsdeals.  Individual contributors share bargains along , plus promo codes, etc., plus Brad often gets additional deals with retailers on price and shipping.  Great site for piggybacking promos.
  • Freeshipping.org.  One of the older sites on the web, originally offered freeshipping codes, but has expanded to listing promo codes and sales.
The Best Grocery Coupon Websites and Apps according to Parenting Magazine

***MarkdownMom’s promo codes and sales today

  • Stila. Free shipping until 09/30/2015 with promo code:  THANKYOU
  • Clarks. 20% off until 10/23/2015.   promo code:EMVJKVC6AQB
  • Jockey.  15%off promo code:  MOBILE4ME
  • Lanebryant30% off Clearance.  promo code:  DEALSFORMELB

***Coming soon to Markdown Mom’s Facebook Rapid Deals and more!  Watch for it!!!

PBS ‘A Chef’s Life’ Brings Southern Comfort Home

This popular program on PBS has not only provided viewers with an incite of a chef’s life associated with the opening and running of a restaurant,  but has given us a look into the rural South and its’ fabulous culinary offerings.  Now it goes a step further  making available the specialties of the region such as their very own inspired Blueberry BBQ Sauce.  Now you can purchase a 16oz. jar at Southern Season for $12.99.  As Chef Vivian Howard suggests think of this sauce as a finishing glaze on ham, poultry, even greens and as a dipping sauce.  MDM bought 4 jars, two to keep on hand, and 2 as presents.  Check out other fine cooking delicacies at this site.  Spend $69.00  and shipping is free!

Steals On Stila

Save up to 70% on Stila Cosmetics like this season’s popular  marsala color eyeshadow named Jezebel, orig.$18, now $6.00.

Plus check on Stila’s 20th Anniversary Kits of all-day waterproof liquid eye liners and smudge waterproof eyeliners in a multitude of fashionable colors at extraordinary savings!

Spend $50 and you get free  shipping!

 

Melissa McCarthy, 40% Off At Lane Bryant & Real Women $$$!

A much beloved actress and icon for real women, Melissa McCarthy has now become a designer as well.  One retailer she has joined forces with is Lane Bryant and this Labor Day you can purchase her latest offerings at 40%off using promo code:  HAVEFFUNLB  on regular and sale merchandise!

One example is this fringe long cardigan for Fall.  This style segues from Summer into Fall and adds the hot fringe so popular this season.  Reg.$118, on sale $70.80.  Colors are rose quartz and medium heather grey.  Sizes 1X-3X.  Plus earn real women dollars $25 for every $50 earned toward future purchases. Ship to local LB Store for free!

MarkdownMom says if you haven’t visited Lane Bryant recently, you really owe it to yourself as they have some really hot, young, styles!

Labor Day Sales Sparks ABC’s Good Morning America’s Slick Deals

The Best 2015 Labor Day Weekend Freebies, Deals

Selection of end-of-season merchandise is a major  impetus for bargain hunters  to shop the Labor Day Sales.  It’s true that 20% off will give rise to larger discounts in the ensuing months leading up to  Black Friday, but fewer choices will also be available.  If you are grilling this weekend–and who  isn’t?  You may want to check out grills especially if your grill is experiencing that ‘ole shipyard rust–a nice industrial decor look, but not great if you have it flaking on your burgers!

Check out the freebies that Regina Conway, consumer expert with Slick Deals, mentioned on ABC’s GMA for this weekend.  They include food deals and even free AAA towing in certain states if the old clunker gives up the ghost.  MDM suggests if that happens have them tow it to a car dealership offering Cash for Clunkers.

 

bloomingdales Labor Day blow-out sale–Up To 70% Off!

After Labor Day, there won’t be another super sale day by retailers en masse until Black Friday.  So, in between hot dogs, football, and get-togethers, take time out to ferret out the bargains online.  You will be surprise what you can find.  MarkdownMom found an extra 20%  off at Bloomingdale’s using promo code BIG20, that added to a third markdown on clearance resulted in up to 70%  off on many items you can wear now and next year from popular  designers like Ralph Lauren, Mynt, Heidi Klum, DKNY, and  other favorites  For instance, this kimono sweater by Ralph Lauren was orig.$150 with 20% off is now $46.80 and if  you are a Loyalist Member, shipping is free.  Comes in sizes XS-XL, multi, made out of cotton, linen, and acrylic.

Perfect with jeans, dresses and so many upbeat combinations.

Special Ladies~It's Your Sale Day!

Lane Bryant has 50% off the entire store and  online.  Use promo code:  BEMERRYLB.  Ship to store FREE!  This includes designer clothes by Isabel Toledo,Kyionna, DKNY, Cacique, etc., lingerie, and clearance–you name it, you buy it half off, or bogofree!  Ends on XMAS EVE Ho, Ho, Ho!