Endorse! That’s with an Exclamation Point.

There’s times where I don’t care how cheesy I sound because I’m really that enthusiastic about a product: Diet Coke (you’ve heard of my addiction). Gold Peak Tea (it’s the only bottled tea that actually tastes like real tea). Hot & Sour Soup (hot AND sour, how can you lose!?).  I have a new one.

Endorse! is a cool brand-new Facebook app that basically pays you to be a brand ambassador for your favorite products. The idea for Endorse is to connect brands to their most loyal and most influential customers. Purchase products, mail in your receipts and receive 10% cashback. If you add “followers” who also buy the same products, they get 10% and you can increase your cashback percentage to 100%.

Here’s how it works:

1. Visit www.endorse.com and login with your Facebook account.

2. Type in your favorite products such as Diet Coke or stores such as CVS or Target as I did, and click Endorse. Just like other referral programs on Groupon and Gilt, it’s good karma to join using your friends’ links. That way they get some credit for simply telling you about the program.

3. Now just save your receipts from your favorite stores and mail them in the free postage-paid envelope. For example, I purchased Diet Cokes at CVS yesterday. Before I shopped, I endorsed both on Endorse, so when I mail in my receipt, I’ll receive 10% back for shopping at CVS and 10% back for purchasing Diet Coke.

Endorse facebook app

Why does it work? With cashback shopping sites, big brands have ways to connect with their most loyal online shoppers, but bricks-and-mortar shoppers are more difficult. Endorse connects those big brands with their most loyal customers and rewards them.

Can I editorialize a little bit here? I really really hope people don’t find a way to take advantage of the system. Currently, there’s no limit to the number of brands you can endorse and no deadline to submit your receipts. I’m sure these and other policies will adjust accordingly. But I’m so impressed by how the CEO, Steven Carpenter, personally signed the welcome card as shown below. And how he went on Deal Seeking Mom’s blog to personally address every reader’s question. I’m impressed that the envelopes are sent to you free and postage-paid, whereas many other companies would find it cost prohibitive. Finally, I’m impressed to the attention to detail that Endorse! provides. I’m so excited to get started!Endorse Facebook app

Here’s a list of the products I endorse. Click to receive 10% cashback for every purchase of these items and more:

Bath & Body Works
Best Buy
Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables
Bud Light Chelada (seriously, these things are awesome!)
Campbell’s Soup
Diet Coke

$10 Off $10 at The Limited

The-Limited-shirtdressExcuse me while I wax poetic on women’s clothing stores… I’ve long wondered why The Limited stores are so, well, limited. At least here in Dallas, there’s only a handful of malls that have the store and even fewer stand alone stores.

Between The Gap and The Limited, the latter’s clothing quality and classy style have always had the upper hand with me. But The Gap ended up winning because of its plentiful locations and well, when you’re shopping with an impatient husband, I lost the ability to shop stores without a men’s section. I flat out lost the battle to “sell” Bath & Body Works as a store he could shop at, too. “But they have soap and antibacterial stuff!” No go.

So, hurray that The Limited is offering this $10 off $10 coupon both in stores and online. Print this coupon out to take to the store, or enter FASHCASH as the promo code at TheLimited.com. Sale items not included but everything else is.

Cheapskate Santa: Almost Free Bath & Body Works Gifts

Free Bath & Body Works lip item

Free Bath & Body Works lip itemHead to Bath & Body Works with this printable coupon for a free lip item (up to $8 value) with ANY purchase through Oct. 21.

When B&BW offered this great printable coupon last holiday season, I printed a few for myself, family members and friends and explained how the coupon worked. Even some of the more hesitant coupon shoppers found this deal super easy to do. “Any purchase” includes their $1 gift bags, so wrap your free lip item for an inexpensive but great gift as a stocking stuffer, Secret Santa or co-worker gifts. (Yeah, this is where the word Cheapskate in Cheapskate Santa gains it true meaning.)

For larger purchases (read: lesser cheapskates), use this printable coupon for a free Signature Collection body item with $10 purchase. Expires Oct. 31.


Tips for shopping the Bath & Body Works Sale

Bath and Body WorksRestock your smell-good stuff at the Bath & Body Works semi-annual sale, now until July 5. As someone who’s spent their fair share of time and disposable income there, here are some tips for scoring big at the sale:

1. First off, shop with this coupon for $10 off a $40+ purchase at Bath & Body Works through 6/27/10 (or use code SALE40 online).

2. Shop weekly. New stuff is brought out every week, so if you had your Continue reading “Tips for shopping the Bath & Body Works Sale”