Each year the Retail Me Not online coupon site sends out a box of presents to illustrate the joys of shopping via computer. Naturally I’m turning this into a giveaway even though I was miserably tempted by one of the gifts.
Average savings was 16% per item, according to the RMN press release. The company offers coupons and shipping codes for more than half a million online retailers.
(Since I’m an affiliate, those discounts may be accessed year-round on the RMN widget elsewhere on this page. Just sayin’.)
Up for grabs are:
Wooden vehicle stamp set: From Melissa & Doug, this kit features 10 sturdy rubber stamps (fire engine, school bus, motorcycle, plane, et al.), five colored pencils and a two-tone stamp pad. It’s housed in a wooden tray and is so cool I wanted to keep it myself. (Don’t have kids? Donate it to a holiday gifts program.)
e-Pad mini-charging valet: A desktop holder that charges two portable electronic devices while keeping their power sources out of sight.
Bracelet: From a jeweler called The Knot, it features silver-plated links and a heart charm engraved with the initial “R.” If you don’t know anyone with that initial, give it anyway and tell the recipient that it stands for “ravishing.”
Jewelry box: Also silver plate. Maybe your R-named friend/sweetheart will get two presents this year?
“Angry Birds” T-shirt, size medium: This one is green and features a trio of evil pigs plus an ominous slogan.
Roller ball massager: Perfect for working out the sore spots from computer overuse or the kinks developed after hauling the Christmas decorations out of the crawlspace. I’d suggest packaging this with coupons good for 15- to 30-minute rubdowns, because self-massage isn’t nearly as much fun as someone else rubbing you the right way.
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The deadline is 9 p.m. PST Monday, Nov. 28.