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So Many Sales, So Little Time Part III

So Many Sales, So Little Time Part III: Lulu Designs Jewelry Sample Sale | Pacific Connections Moving Sale | Marjorie Baer Jewelry Spring Factory Sale | SDH Fine European Linens Warehouse Sale Spring 2017 | BCBG Sample Sale Spring 2017. May 11 – 20, 2017

And the deals keep pouring in – So Many Sales, So Little Time Part III.

Shop for deals on beautiful handcrafted jewelry, housewares, furniture, high-end linens, and designer women’s clothing. Yes, more chances to stock up on great gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, and/or graduations.

Sales are in chronological order.

Public Service Announcement:  As you may have noticed, this is warehouse/sample sale season. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of sales and other happenings.

Tips worth repeating: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year.

Happy Deal Tracking!

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8 Tips For Meyer Cookware 2015 Factory Outlet Sale

Meyer Factory Outlet Sale 2015Meyer Cookware 2015 Factory Outlet Sale. December 3 – December 14 2015NOTE: Meyer Cookware 2016 Factory Outlet Sale will take place December 1 – December 12 2016.  Click here  for detailed post including updated coupon and tips.

Now in its 19th year the Meyer Cookware 2015 Factory Outlet Sale has deals on top-brand cookware, bakeware, oven-to-table stoneware, teakettles, kitchen tools, kitchen gadgets,cutlery, pantry-ware, tabletop, and more.

Meyer is the largest cookware company in America. This sale is at their actual factory. As in the real deal, not a  pseudo-factory-outlet-mall.

Mark your calendar – the Meyer Cookware Factory Outlet Sale only comes around once a year. #FieldTrip!

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4 Tips For Mrs Grossman Sticker Sale Extravaganza

Mrs Grossman's Summer SaleMrs Grossman Sticker Sale Extravaganza. September 8-11, 2015.

Kids love stickers and the crème de la crème of stickers are those from Mrs. Grossman. The designs are great, the sticker’s are colorful, and the options are mind-boggling. Their catalog boasts over 2,500 different stickers.

Sticker fans of all ages will want to make a pilgrimage to the company (aka outlet) store for Mrs Grossman Sticker Sale Extravaganza. All stickers are 50% off.

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Mom’s The Word Final Push Winter Sale

Mom's The Word Super SaleMom’s the Word Final Push Winter Sale

 

Looking to style a baby bump? The chic maternity (and beyond the bump) clothing boutique,  Mom’s the Word, is having its biggest sale of the season.

ALL Mom’s the Word stylish winter gear is on sale with discounts up to 70% off. To us winter has just begun, to clothing retailers winter is now last season. Christmas is over but for Deal Tracker’s this is THE most wonderful time of the year.

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Britex Fabrics One Day Sale Makes You Want to Sew

Britex Fabric SaleBritex Fabrics One Day Sale In-Store & Online

Britex Fabrics, the Union Square mecca for sewing enthusiasts, is having a one day sale. All four floors of fabric, ribbons, buttons, embellishments, and notions are 30% off.

Designers, sewists, stitchers, creatives, DIYers (and wannabes), put Britex Fabrics One Day Sale on your must-do list.

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Mrs Grossman’s Summer Parking Lot Sale

Mrs Grossman's Summer Sale

Kids love stickers and the crème de la crème of stickers are those from Mrs. Grossman’s. The designs are great, the sticker’s are colorful, and the options are mind-boggling. Their catalog boasts over 2,500 different stickers.

Sticker fans of all ages will want to make a pilgrimage to the company (aka outlet) store for Mrs Grossman’s Summer Parking Lot Sale. Awesome deals await you. Continue reading

SF Etsy Online Flash Sale

EtsySF Etsy 40% Off Flash Sale. February 1, 2014. Online.

Shop the SF Etsy Online Flash Sale –  40% off your entire purchase of unique, handmade, and vintage creations. Perfect for Valentine’s Day gift giving. Continue reading

Cohn-Stone Studio’s Art Glass Holiday Sale Starts Today

cohn stone holiday saleCohn-Stone Open Studio and Order by Phone Holiday Sale. Richmond, California. December 13-15, 2013.

THE DEAL:

Open Studio Sale

Usually closed to the public, Cohn-Stone Studios will open its doors this weekend for its annual holiday open studio sale. If you missed their glass pumpkin sale in October, here is your opportunity to buy one of these objet d’art. The sale will feature special one-of-a-kind treasures and the full 2013 line, all at sale prices. Look for life-size sumptuous apples, pears, pumpkins, and pomegranates as well as glass ornaments, leaves, vases, bowls, and paperweights.

Order by Phone Sale

If you like what you see on the website but can’t make the drive to Richmond, call the studio for prices. They will ship! 510-234-9690

LOGISTICS:

Open Studio Sale
Cohn-Stone Studios
560 South 31st Street
Richmond, CA, 94804.  Easy parking.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 13, 14 & 15, 2013
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

Order by Phone Sale
510-234-9690

MY TAKE:

This weekend is your chance to meet the artists, snap up a gorgeous hand blown art glass treasure and check out a glass blowing demonstration. We are lucky to have access to their studio – Cohn-Stone are the real deal.

Former students of Dale Chihuly, Stone and Cohn are internationally known glass artist whose works are in numerous museum, corporate, and private collections worldwide. Locally you will find their distinctive work at places like Gumps, the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, select galleries, and my house!

 

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Shhhh Cohn-Stone Glass Studio is Having a Private Summer Sale

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Cohn-Stone Open Studio and Order by Phone Summer Sale. Richmond, California. August 23, 24, 25, 2013.

THE DEAL:

Open Studio Sale

Shhhh, usually closed to the public, Cohn-Stone Studios will open its doors for a three-day private end of summer sale. This is your opportunity to buy amazing hand-crafted glass objet d’art.

This special sale features new pumpkin colors and shapes.  Plus look for gorgeous squash, frogs, flowers, fruit, acorns, leaves, garden sculptures, vases, and more — all at special reduced prices.

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Order by Phone Sale

If you like what you see on the website but can’t make the drive to Richmond, call the studio for prices. They will ship! 510-234-9690

During the sale, prices are 20% off the regular retail price for in-stock, first quality pieces.

Bonus: Call (510-234-9690) before the sale starts to pre-order at the sale prices.

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LOGISTICS:

Open Studio Sale
Cohn-Stone Studios
560 South 31st Street
Richmond, CA, 94804.  Easy parking.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 23, 24, 25, 2013.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

Order by Phone Sale
510-234-9690
Tuesday, December 4 to Friday, December 14, 2012

MY TAKE:

This is your chance to meet the artists,(and if you are lucky, their dog!) and snap up a gorgeous hand blown art glass treasure. We are lucky to have access to their studio – Cohn-Stone are the real deal.

Former students of Dale Chihuly, Stone and Cohn are internationally known glass artist whose works are in numerous museum, corporate, and private collections worldwide. Locally you will find their distinctive work at places like Gumps, the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum and select galleries.

Tip: Deal Tracker SF readers are specially invited to this private sale. Sign-up to receive notification from Cohn-Stone of future sales – check back here in October for details on the Cohn-Stone October 2013 Glass Pumpkin Patch and Fall Sale.

Cold Remedies – What Works, What Doesn’t and a Deal at J Crew

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This post has (almost) nothing to do with any deal.  It is part of the “Off Topic Tuesday” series.

Considering all the hacking, sneezing, and nose blowing on MUNI I think it is fair to conclude we are deep in the throes of cold season. Therefore, in the spirit of community service I thought Off Topic Tuesday needed to be devoted to cold remedies – what works and what doesn’t. Had I known I was stepping into a minefield I would have stuck with my original post idea.

The original post was another type of community service – how to get an extra 40% off all sale items at J Crew. Unlike deciphering cold remedies, the J Crew sale is straight forward and without controversy. Simply use the code “GET40 ” at checkout. Done. This works either in the store or online.  The J Crew deal is good through 11:59 pm on January 29. The clock is ticking so move fast.

J Crew Sale

Back to the cold “remedies.”Google is usually my BFF in researching my posts. But not this time. The information on cold remedies is a study in contradiction. For example, several posts wax poetic about zinc and its amazing cold reducing properties. Just as many good sources debunk zinc’s amazing cold reducing properties. Ditto sambucol, Halo Oral Spray, Vitamin C, and pretty much all the over the counter “cures.”

The only consensus is management not cure. So un-American. If you have a cold, try some of these management tips. One thing is certain, tips or no tips, with time you will feel better. I guarantee it.

Tip # 1:`The Best Cure: Prevention

Tip number one, aptly called the best cure, is simply preventing a cold. Here are some tried and true cold prevention tips.

•    Wash your hands – a lot. Before meals, before touching your eyes and mouth, and definitely after you get off MUNI or BART. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. STAY AWAY from antimicrobial soaps that contain triclosan.
•    Disinfect surfaces that can keep germs – computer keyboards, telephones, handrails, door knobs,  remote controls, counter tops, and sinks can all harbor viruses for hours after use by an infected person.  Wipe frequently with soap and water or a disinfectant solution.
•    Try to avoid people who have the cold virus (ah, duh.)
•    Avoid being indoor with a lot of people (like riding public transit!)
•    Use paper towels in the kitchen and bathroom for hand washing since germs can live several hours on cloth towels. I keep a roll of paper towels in the bathroom for family and guests to use instead of cloth towels. (Yes, I recycle them.)
•    Throw tissues away after use. Used tissues contain the cold virus and can contaminate any surface where they are left. Ewww.

Tip # 2 Consume Liquids.

Liquids prevent the throat and nose from drying out. Additionally, liquids remove toxins produced from dead cells thus increasing the body’s ability to fight the virus. Try drinking:

•    Tea. It is soothing and lubricates the voice box. Jujube tea is rich in Vitamin C and is good for relieving aching throat muscles.
•    Chicken Soup! Tradition.There actually is research that shows the ingredients of chicken soup reduce the swelling of the nasal cavity and promote faster healer. Also the protein from chicken helps the body build antibodies to fight viruses. Okay, any hot soup is good since it helps keep the body hydrated and the hot vapors are soothing.

Avoid coffee and alcohol. Darn. Both tend to dehydrate the body.

Tip # 3 Take a hot shower or hot bath.

Steam breaks up congestion and moisturizes your nasal passages. If you don’t want to take a shower or bath try standing in the bathroom with running hot water or carefully inhaling steam over a pot of boiling water. Very low tech.

Want to go high-tech? Get a humidifier. This can help avoid a stuffed nose.

Tip #4 Salt Water/Saline.

Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gargle. This will relieve your sore throat and help clean the virus from the back of your throat.

And then there is the neti pot. This sends salt water into one nostril and out the other. Do this over the sink! Only use it with distilled or boiled water (NOT TAP water) and use the saline packages that come with the neti pot. You can get a neti pot at any drug store. It sounds gross but it works well.

Tip #5 Watch your diet.

This is not universally accepted but many believe eating fruits and vegetables high in Vitamin C help you heal faster. The theory is the Vitamin C in food contributes to better functioning white blood cells which helps fight the virus. Other foods to aid in cold recovery include: garlic, honey, peppermint, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, parsley, celery and cauliflower.

As for honey – darker varieties of honey, such as buckwheat honey, have more antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Try honey loquat syrup (they sell it at the health food store) – it soothes sore throats.

Tip #6 Rest

Experts suggest staying home and resting in a warm environment. This allows your body to direct its energy to fighting the cold virus rather than keeping you warm.

Bottom Line: Interestingly cold remedies are a lot like hangover cures – best to prevent and the only certainty is time will cure it.

Fine Print aka Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional or doctor. The tips and advice in this post are from my experience, and are not medical advice.

Do you have a surefire cold cure? Share it with us!