Now that Thanksgiving is over it means that the holiday season has officially begun. Most people will be shopping up a storm looking for the perfect holiday gifts at rock bottom prices.
I used to be DONE holiday shopping by the start of November. The past few years it hasn’t worked out that way. Even today, on Thanksgiving, I have 3 gifts for my kids (in total). My husband and I need to get going and start getting some shopping done.
I try and avoid stores – most especially the mall – from Thanksgiving until mid-January. I dislike crowds, long lines and spending an hour just to find a parking spot. I prefer to do my shopping online from the comfort of my home.
When you shop at a mall you can bounce from store to store looking for the best deals. When you are shopping online it’s a bit harder because you don’t know what sites to hit up.
Imagine if you could shop online for electronics, toys, entertainment, clothing and more – all on one site? Even better – what if you can save upwards of 70% off retail prices AND get FREE shipping on every order too.
The site I am referring to is called BLINQ. It’s a fitting name since the items the site sells are so “hot” that if you “blink” they could be gone.
BLINQ has the best prices around, guaranteed.
How is BLINQ able to offer such rock bottom prices? It’s because retailers often send tons of fully functional products into landfills. Instead of sending these perfectly good items into landfills, BLINQ has teamed up with retailers to offer the products at huge discounts.
When you look at it it’s a win-win-win situation all around. Retails can sell their excess inventory, consumers get great products at huge discounts and it keeps all of these products out of the landfills.
I’ve been looking for gift items for family and friends on the site and came across some awesome deals.
My daughter LOVES bags. She has for years. She has amassed a nice collection.
Several years ago we were in New York City and she saw a sidewalk vendor selling “designer” bags (aka – fake knock offs). We didn’t really get it that they were not REAL bags. She also saw a “Coach” bag she just HAD to have. We told her it wasn’t really Coach, but she bought it anyway with money she had saved.
To this day my husband and I refer to that bag as the “Couch” (as in what you sit on) bag. LOL!
My daughter has been begging us for a Michael Kors bag for the past two years. A brand new bag is not within our budget. I even went so far as to look on an auction site for one, but the ones they sold there were used and in poor shape and still very expensive.
BLINQ has a beautiful Michael Kors bag that I know my daughter would LOVE. It’s a Michael Kors Selma Large East West Satchel. The bag retails for $358, but BLINQ has it for $188. That is almost a 47% savings. WOW!
I also found a fun gift for my husband on BLINQ. He’s just a big kid at heart and he LOVES the Toy Story trilogy. In fact, the first movie we saw when we started dating was Toy Story, so the film has some meaning to us. BLINQ has all three films, Toy Story 1-3, on Blu-ray for only $28.99. We have Toy Story 1 & 2 on DVD, but we’re missing #3. We’d also prefer to have them on Blu-ray. This would make a great gift for my husband.
I’ve already done a little shopping on BLINQ. I’ve already ordered a few things – including “gifts” for our pets.
Quiet Time Deluxe Fleece Double Bolster – I picked up a few of these for my pets because the beds they have are looking pretty gross and there are only so many times I can wash them. They are also not soft and fuzzy anymore. I know they will love these. They were 65% off retail price too.
DCI Cupcake 18×16″ Yummy Pillow – We’re getting the kids new beds (mattresses) and “bed in a bag” sets for Christmas. I wanted to get them new pillows too. My daughter loves decorative throw pillows AND she loves cupcakes. I thought this pillow would make a fun gift. It looks so real, it’s hard to believe it’s a PILLOW.
I even purchased a pillow from BLINQ for my son – as a joke.
All of our cats love to lie on his bed. He’s an animal lover and doesn’t mind. I often find him in his room, on his computer (sitting in his bed) surrounded by the cats. We jokingly call the bed “Hair Central.” Needless to say we wash his bedding all the time.
I found this cute, realistic looking pillow on BLINQ that I am going to give him as a joke.
Even if he doesn’t want it I have no problem putting this on our couch. I think it’s cute.
I have to admit that I picked up a holiday gift (ok… two gifts) for myself from BLINQ too.
I like to collected garden gnomes, but not just any type of gnome. Mine are all zombie gnomes. It started with one. I thought it was cool. It didn’t start out as a collection, but now it is one.
Keep in mind we live in a condo and don’t have a yard. WHY I have a collection of garden gnomes I’ll never know. Ha ha.
Zombies are a “hot” trend these days, thanks to The Walking Dead (I’ve liked zombies long before they were “cool”).
I found several zombie items on BLINQ that would make fun gifts for the zombie fan in your life.
I picked up the garden gnome to add to my morbid collection. I also found these fun zombie coasters.
The Pacific Giftware Walking Horror Twisted Zombies w/ Coaster Set Figurine will be a lot of fun to use next Halloween.
OK… back to REAL holiday gift ideas.
I’m going to order this cute doormat for my father and step-mother. They LOVE Dachshunds (they have one). I thought this mat would be a sweet gift for their house. It’s called the Fiddler’s Elbow Dachshunds / Path Doormat.
The only “downside” about BLINQ is that once the product is gone – it’s gone. Like I said, if you “blink” you might miss out. That is why you should bookmark the site and check often to take advantage of great deals when you spot them.
Check out BLINQ for yourself at www.BLINQ.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All of the links are found at the bottom right of the home page.
To see what others are saying about BLINQ for holiday gifting check out the hashtag #BLINQGiftGuide.
BLINQ would like to give a lucky reader a $25 gift code that can be used at BLINQ.com.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on December 6, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me what you would like to purchase from BLINQ.com – something for yourself or something to give as a gift?
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*I received a gift code to try out the site as well as to review. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.