I keep such a close watch on shopping deals in San Francisco that I’m hard-pressed to ever pay full price. Usually when I do, it’s for a piece by a local designer that I have been eyeing for quite some time.
But really, with so many sales, discounts and giveaways happening these days from so many web sites (just counting the number of Groupon-esque deals sites out there right now makes my head spin), it’s easier than ever to get what you need for a little bit less.
One tip I’ll throw out there based on experience from both sides of the situation: blog giveaways are a great way to win free stuff. I don’t obsessively enter them, but I occasionally do, and you’d be surprised how many there are out there. I think my most fabulous win to date was a $170 Emma Carroll necklace from StyleBite. And on the other side of the coin, while we tend to get a good number of entries in our newsletter giveaways, the odds of winning often remain in the 1:20 or 1:25 realm. Not bad odds at all, especially if all you have to do is send a quick email to enter.
One such promotion I’d recommend getting in on this week: the Lia Kes top silent auction. Her clothes are gorgeous, and the proceeds go to a great cause, the Special Olympics.
As for other deals this week, check out the sales and promotions in the What’s the Deal roundup I put together today for 7×7:
More San Francisco deals…