Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Shop 'n' Share: Bought the Perfect Mother's Day Gift for My Mother-in-Law on Rue La La


Recently, I've been discovering the wonderful world of opportunity deals shopping sites.  I actually had registered on Rue La La when the site first launched quite awhile ago.  I remember receiving an email invitation, so I thought "Why not?".  I never really took the time to look around until recently.  With Mother's Day coming up, I was searching out unique gifts for both my own mother and my mother-in-law.

Like many other opportunity shopping sites, Rue La La offers several categorized sale events that will last a few days.  Each event even has a countdown clock, so you know how long (hours or days) you have to make a buying decision.  There is usually some type of deal for shipping too.  On this site, you just pay $9.95 for shipping once every 30 days.  So after this order, I got free shipping on everything for 30 days!  (Yes, this could be dangerous.)

I was truly stumped for a gift to get my mother-in-law this year.  I think, if there is something she really wants or needs, that she would just go out and buy it for herself.  There's always the old restaurant gift card standby gift, but we've turned to that option so many times.  Then I saw that Rue La La was having an "Outfit the Beach House" Sales Event.  My MIL lives by the beach and I think it is one of her true loves.  So I started browsing and found this Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses wall art by Michael Dexter.  I thought it would be the perfect thing to hang in a home near the beach occupied by two empty nesters.  I was able to ship the gift directly to my mother-in-law's house and was also able to include a gift message.  Gift wrapping is not available on this site, but I don't usually opt for that anyways unless I'm purchasing a gift for someone who is just an acquaintance.

I guess what I love about shopping on opportunity sites is you just never know what you'll find!

P.S.  I actually shopped on this site with my mobile phone.  Overall, I prefer to shop opportunity sites on my computer.  There is always so much to see and it is just too time-consuming to browse the items in a single column.


I made this purchase with my own funds and did not receive compensation from this retailer to share about my shopping experience with my readers.