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Twitter Contest and Nordstrom’s Sale Alert

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Pictured: Nordstrom’s Annual Sale is about to start!

This post is just to inform The Recessionista’s readership about stuff I think you need to know. Stuff includes sales, contests and overall savvy spending and basically, any other good deals that come my way. Today, I have a couple of good tidbits to impart.

First up, one of the best sales of the year is about to start. The Nordstrom’s Annual Sale will begin Friday, July 17th. The online catalog preview is already online so you can start planning. Click here to get a sneak preview of the deals. My good friend Joyce has already made her selections. She will be pointing and clicking as soon as the sale goes live.

If you’re into Twitter, and yes I am guilty (Twitter @Recessionista), then you might enjoy participating in Retailmenot’s Twitter contest for a chance to win a spending spree. Here’s how it works. You tweet on your own saving tips and then just add the tag #retailmenot at the end of the your tweeted tip. For example, here are some sample tweets I have used.

Read The Recessionista Blog for saving tips #retailmenot
Check YELP for restaurant deals before dining out #retailmenot
Clip coupons from the Sunday paper before buying groceries #retailmenot

Those are just a few little tips for your tweets. Each time you tweet a money-saving tip and tag #retailmenot, you’ll be entered to win a $500 shopping spree at will be giving away one $500 prize each day through the end of July and one $1000 grand prize at the end of the contest for the most original tip. I have already been tweeting so on guard tweeters—I challenge you to out tweet me! 🙂 When it comes to a shopping spree and a free prize draw, look out. I sit here typing this post with my Tweet Deck open and a fierce determination to shop, without spending my own money, unrivaled in the English speaking world. En garde mes amis! Remember to follow Retailmenot on Twitter to be be eligible to win.
And check for coupons and promotional codes before you buy. It can save you more than a few pennies! The site has over 150,000 coupon codes from all over the globe.

One of my tweeted tips is new website BargainBabeLA. This is a user community site, founded by my fellow blogger The Bargain Babe, where you can enter your own tips and deals in the Los Angeles, CA area. I already entered a few tips and then tweeted on them with the #retailmenot tag. Sneaky, huh?


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

1 Comment

  1. Susan

    July 16, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you for the reminder. I know that I can get the latest from you. You're my one-stop!