With only 11 days until Christmas, life tends to only get busier for us! Why not make your life easier and save some money this season with December’s great Steals and Deals.
Jordan Page, Studio 5 Steals and Deals Contributor, has discovered five bargains to make your December easier.
1. Discounted Apple Products
We all know anything Apple is topping the “Christmas List” charts this year. Did you know you can find your favorite Apple products at a discount?
On http://store.apple.com/us they have a slightly hidden refurbished clearance section of their website. This is where they resell refurbished Mac computers, Ipods, Ipads, and Apple TV’s. They undergo a rigorous process to make sure it’s running just as well as their brand new merchandise. In addition, you have 90 days to return it, it has a 1 year limited warranty, and you can even purchase Apple Care protection…just like all their non-refurbished products!
A few examples of the good deals you can find:
· 3.3in MacBook Air
o retail: starting at $1499. Refurbished price: $1099
· 32 GB iPod touch (4th generation)
o retail: starting at $249.00. Refurbished price: $179
· 16 GB iPad3 with Wifi
o retail: starting at $499. Refurbished price: $379
My husband recently bought his new Ipad3 from the refurbished section and has been absolutely thrilled with the quality. You’d never know it was refurbished. What a deal!
Learn more about refurbished Apple products here: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals
2. Discounted Kneaders bread and pastries
Everyone loves Kneaders (www.kneadersbakery.com), but did you know you can get some of your Kneaders favorites at a discount? Here are two ways:
· They sell bags of bread ends for just $3.99! This is a great deal because one small loaf of bread can cost as much as $6. The bags of bread ends are HUGE, the bread is soft, offer a variety of flavors, and in all honesty, not even all the bread in the bag is the heel. This bread is perfect for toast, sandwiches, thin french toast, or homemade croutons.
· Another trick is that if you go to Kneaders after 8pm every Saturday they mark all their pastries and baked goods down 50%! Go out to dinner, then swing by Kneaders for dessert. Stock up on their treats and freeze them to give to neighbors, or eat them with your Sunday dinner the next day.
3. Photo Canvas Deal
Who doesn’t love a great photo? Getting your favorite photo printed to canvas is hot, hot, hot right now. You see deals and specials floating all over the web. I have found an amazing photo canvas deal for you to take advantage of!
Right now Modern Canvas Prints is a small company with a BIG deal to take advantage of. Right now Studio 5 viewers can get 16×20 stretched photo canvases for just $25 each, no shipping or tax fees! And yes, you can order as many as you want.
I have ordered many canvases in my day and trust me, this is a killer deal. We ordered 7 of these Modern Canvas canvases as Christmas gifts for family and I’m absolutely thrilled at how they turned out. Here’s how to order:
· Go to their website, (http://moderncanvasinc.com/)
· Click “Get Started” (http://moderncanvasinc.3dcartstores.com/Get-Started_ep_43.html)
· Click on the Studio 5 logo icon, this will automatically apply the discount to your cart.
· Select the photo to canvas thick 16×20 product option.
· You can get as many 16×20 photo canvases as you want, all for $25 each, with free shipping!
If you are buying this as a Christmas gift…
Please keep in mind, they had a huge influx of orders for Christmas and production is taking at least 10-15 business days. For this reason, you will most likely NOT receive your order by Christmas. However, you could place your order and make a cute card with a “coming soon to a wall near you!” note inside explaining the gift and that it will come shortly after the holidays. Your gift receiver will absolutely love it, I have no doubt.
4. Discount TOMS shoes
TOMS shoes are hot…and they aren’t going anywhere but UP! But spending $50+ for a pair of lightweight flats and put a dent in the budget for sure. Luckily we found a deal to help.
Our friends at Sweet Briar Hollow and Vintage Chic boutique (http://www.sweetbriarhomefurnishings.com/) have a great deal on TOMS. Come into their location in Draper (1229 E Pioneer Rd, Draper) or Gardner Village (110 W 7800 S, West Jordan) and nab some toms for just $25! Just mention you heard the deal on Studio 5 and they will hook you up with the discount.
These are real TOMS, made in the exact same factory in China as all the other TOMS. But they are not made with as quality material as the higher-end TOMS, thus they are able to keep the cost lower. But they look just as cute, and I’ve heard they hold up just as long as the higher-end TOMS.
5. 7 Peaks Pass of All Passes
One of the best deals you can take advantage for your family here in Utah is the 7 Peaks Pass of All Passes. Not only is it an unlimited pass to all 7 Peaks water parks, but also gives you a HUGE list of freebies including tickets to sporting events, family fun centers, discounts, and other fun things! Right now you can get this pass for just $19.95, regularly $29.99. Just go to www.sevenpeaks.com/buynow and enter the coupon code STUDIO5 to take advantage of this great offer!