Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Through the Years


Picture it; my house around 2011ish. I was a brand new live-in fiance who was just leaving my parents house for the very first time. A college student and planning a wedding on a budget less than a shoestring. My now husband was still a police officer and we were literally pinching pennies everywhere we could. 

Online shopping back then was nothing like it is today. If you wanted a coupon code you were typing in one after another seeing messages like “not a valid promotion”, “promotion expired” or even worse one that worked but for way less of a deal than you thought you were going to get. We struggled. I am not even going to lie when I say that we are a truck load of ramen in our first years together. The McDonalds dollar menu was actually a dollar and we were frequent drive thru flyers. A “fancy” date night was going to Chilis where they had a 2 meals for $20 deal. We thought we were A listers at that point.

 

Cyber Monday was a “thing” then but nothing compared to what it is today. I always felt like it was more a deal where I had to stay up super late to catch those midnight deals online and hope for the best.  Often it meant a long night and leaving with nothing, much like in person Black Friday shopping. There would be so many glitches, bad codes and disappointment. 

 

Fast forward to today. Cyber Monday is something that has literally evolved just like we have. I have a few more pennies to stretch now even though we are married, 2 kids, 3 dogs, 6 cats… you get the picture.  I feel like now Cyber Monday is an entire month or more of deals and specials online but I still want to use coupons on top of those sales to track down the best deals.

 

Over the past year or so I have been using Simply Codes online and let me just say that it has been a blessing to our family. These are codes that are tried and true. They are rated and bad codes are weeded out. It is literally something that I thrive on, but there’s more. I have found myself a little community in their Ambassador program. These developers are here to listen to us couponers in a serious way and take our advice to heart. This has become a little family so to speak and I want y’all in on that! If you are into couponing the way I am, then please sign up for the SimplyCodes where you will become the eyes and ears of something amazing on the horizon. 

 

It is a great feeling to know that I am part of something that is going to change the world of couponing which is something I have been so passionate about for so long.

 

What are your most sought after items this year? What stores are you hoping will slash some prices? So far my biggest deals have come from Kohls since they still allow coupon stacking. Old Navy has really advertised some good ones and of course my all time favorite Bath & Bodyworks! Gotta get those hand soaps! Leave me some of your favorite tips in the comments and also let me know if you sign up for the affiliate program, too. I can’t wait to e-meet some of you on the chats and calls!


Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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