Tip: 5 Affordable Ways to Make Mardi Gras Fun For Kids

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Posted 02/28/14

Mardi Gras in New Orleans can be very adult-oriented. After all, we know what ladies have to do to get a string of beads. But that doesn't mean kids should be excluded from this traditional celebration. Here are five affordable ways to make Mardi Gras fun for kids.

Tip: Super Bowl Gear: Affordable Team Style

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Posted 01/27/14

The Super Bowl is usually the most expensive sporting event ticket around and 2014 is no different. According to the ibtimes.com, the average seat is selling for $2,600. If you're looking for something a little more budget friendly to show your Super Bowl spirit, check out these more affordable options. Since they're all under $30 you'll have plenty of money left over for game day pizza and wings.

Bargainist Gift Guide: Thanksgiving Decor

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Posted 11/20/13

Maybe you need a gift for your Thanksgiving host or a seasonal surprise for a neighbor. Thanksgiving decor makes a great gift this time of year. Here are five ideas to get you started.

Tip: Mardi Gras Kids Crafts

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Posted 02/04/13

Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 12 this year. And while celebrations in New Orleans may seem very adult-oriented, kids can still take part in the party. One way to get them involved in the festivities is through Mardi Gras kids crafts.

Tip: DIY Kwanzaa Celebration Ideas

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Posted 12/26/12

Celebrate Kwanzaa this year by adding your personal touch to a gathering with friends and family. You don't need to spend a lot of money to make it special. These DIY Kwanzaa ideas will make your party meaningful and memorable.

ICE.com deal - Cyber Monday Sale! Save up to 67% off Jewelry

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Posted 11/25/12

You bought gifts for everyone else on your list on Black Friday. Now it's time to get something for yourself! At ICE.com, you'll find lots of baubles, bangles, and beads marked down up to 67% off at their Cyber Monday Sale. Find something that catches your eye and will make your holiday season sparkle! Sale ends 11/26/2012.

ICE.com coupon - Up to 25% off your order

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Posted 07/16/12

If your life is feeling dull lately and your look needs some extra sparkle, look no further than ICE.com. They've got baubles, bangles, and beads for days! Right now you can get 25% off 3 items, 20% off 2 items, or 15% off 1 item when you use coupon code SJULY25 at checkout. Expires 08/15/2012.

Bargainist Product Pick - Baroque Wood Crystal Chandelier Small from Restoration Hardware

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Posted 04/05/12

A Bargainist Product Pick!


We are enchanted by all things medieval, and this Baroque Wood Crystal Chandelier ($825) from Restoration Hardware is just what we want for our living room. With its iron frame, hand-carved beads made of solid oak, and teardrop crystals, this chandelier will look stunning in our homes. We can't wait to pair this with equally amazing, medieval-inspired furniture!


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Beadaholique coupon - 15% off plastic & lucite beads

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Posted 03/12/12

Get ready for the warmer weather by making some of your own super fun accessories. With the cost of jewelry quickly rising, it is fun and cheaper to make it yourself. Beadaholique has some great beads, wires, and more for very low prices. Now get 15% off plastic & lucite beads. Just use code PETAL. Expires 03/19/2012.

Beadaholique coupon - 15% off seed beads

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Posted 02/21/12

Get ready to make gorgeous Spring accessories! Fun beads can make a new piece of jewelry look chic. Find the beads you need at Beadaholique. Use code SEED15. Expires 02/27/2012.

Tip: Freebies and Games for Your Mardi Gras Celebration

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Posted 02/15/12

Pull out your purple, green and gold—Mardi Gras is around the corner! Planning a festive bash? Before you blow your bead budget on games and décor, check out these Mardi Gras freebies.

Beadaholique coupon - 15% off metal beads

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Posted 02/15/12

Make your favorite accessories for Spring instead of buying them. With a wide selection of beads and other materials, Beadaholique can help you get started. Now get 15% off metal beads. Use code metvip. Expires 02/20/2012.

Tip: Affordable Mardi Gras Costume Ideas

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Posted 02/13/12

In New Orleans parades happen just about every day in February, but Mardi Gras officially falls on Tuesday, February 21 this year. With communities all over the country participating you definitely don’t have to be in New Orleans to enjoy some festive fun. Chances are most of your wardrobe is far too dull to celebrate properly so here are some low cost Mardi Gras costume ideas.

Bargainist Gift Guide: Kwanzaa For Kids

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Posted 12/30/11

The week-long celebration of Kwanzaa honors the African-American heritage and culture. Every year it kicks off the day after Christmas and lasts until January 1. Make this year’s Kwanzaa holiday super special for the kids in your life with these gifts.

New Year’s Eve Accessories

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Posted 12/28/11

Top hats and diapers are perfect for the New Year’s baby, but what do adults wear when the clock strikes midnight? Ring in the new year the right way: fully accessorized. Does 2012 really deserve anything less?

Tip: Celebrating Kwanzaa on a Budget

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Posted 12/22/11

If you and your family are celebrating Kwanzaa this year you may be looking for ways to honor African heritage without spending lots of money. The good news is, this holiday doesn’t require big bucks—its’ more about learning and experiencing the culture. Consider these tips for celebrating Kwanzaa on a budget.

Beadaholique coupon - free shipping on orders over $25

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Posted 11/24/11

Stock up on beading supplies so you can make gifts for friends and family this holiday season. Whether they love earrings or just a simple keychain, there are beads that will fit the personality of everyone on your list. Beadaholique is your beading headquarters. Now get free shipping on orders over $25. Use code TK22. Expires 12/05/2011.

M&J Trimming - 15% off sitewide on Cyber Monday

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Posted 11/21/11

If you're planning to get crafty with your gifts this holiday season, clock on over to M&J Trimming on Cyber Monday. Everything on the site will be 15% off! Get baubles, beads, and buttons to make great stuff for everyone you know. Sale starts and ends on 11/28/2011.

Tip: Easy Ways to Raise Money for an Adoption

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Posted 10/28/11

The average cost of adoption, according to a 2010 adoption survey, is around $30,000. US foster adoptions are the least expensive, costing on average less than $5,000 while an international adoption from Russia can run about $50,000. Since November is Adoption Awareness Month we’ve researched ways to raise money for an adoption.

Beadaholique coupons - 15% off Halloween beads and accessories

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Posted 09/21/11

It is time to get spooky! Beadaholique is stocked up on their Halloween beads, gems, and stones so you can make your orange and black accessories for October.They have everything from pumpkin charms to orange and black Swarovski crystals. Take 15% off their extensive Halloween selection. Use code HW72. Expires 09/26/2011.

Bargainist Gift Guide: Piano Players

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Posted 09/05/11

The piano is one of the most popular musical instruments of all time. So it’s no wonder it’s been designated an entire month. Yes, September is Piano Month, so tickle the ivory and pick up a gift that will be music to any piano lover’s ears.

Beadaholique coupon - 15% off all Swarovski crystals

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Posted 08/23/11

Working with beads is a great way to be creative without breaking the bank. It can be done alone or with friends and daughters. Everyone loves pieces that speak to their personality. Beadaholique is a great resource for making your favorite accessories. This Labor Day take advantage of an amazing deal on Swarovski crystals. Get 15% off with the code (SW824. Expires 09/05/2011.

Bargainist Gift Guide: Fourth of July Party Host

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Posted 06/22/11

Millions of us with celebrate the Fourth of July with a barbecue or a pool party among friends. If you get an invite to a patriotic party don’t show up empty handed. The best way to mark Independence Day is by showering others with a generous dose of red, white and blue.

Bargainist Gift Guide: Maids of Honor

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Posted 05/11/11

Heading to the theater to see Kristen Wiig’s new comedy Bridesmaids will probably be way more fun than actually being one. After all, it’s easy to laugh at Wiig’s character navigate the trials and tribulations of serving as maid of honor for her best friend Lillian, played by Maya Rudolph. But being the bride’s right hand woman is not a simple task. There are parties to plan, dresses to buy and bridal meltdowns to diffuse. Reward these brave women with a great gift.

RedEnvelope - Red Thursday Deal: Murano Open Loop Bracelet

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Posted 03/17/11

When it comes to shopping for gifts that aren't just run of the mill, you can always count on RedEnvelope. And their Red Thursday Deal is anything but ordinary. Today only, purchase the beautiful Murano Open Loop Bracelet for just $34.99. That's a whopping 56% off the regular list price, and the lowest we've ever seen this must-have accessory. Features include hand-blown Murano beads, Swarovski crystals, and it's available in gold or silver plate. Get it at this price only while supplies last on 03/17/2011.

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