Gilt: Flash sales, constant savings!

Gilt: Flash sales, constant savings!

We all love designer brands, but sometimes the steep prices can take the excitement and fun out of shopping; especially during the holidays, when your pockets are already feeling lighter than usual. When you’re on the hunt for designer brands at prices that will make you smile, Gilt is your one stop shop. Gilt provides instant insider access to today’s top designer labels, at up to 70% off the retail price.

Plus, you’ll get cash back when you shop through Giving Assistant!

In spring 2007, Kevin Ryan, one of Gilt’s founders, recognized a market opportunity to start online flash sales in the United States and introduce consumers to a new shopping experience. They got the word out to savvy shoppers across the country, while setting their sights on the best designer brands and services for women, men, children and the home. They strove to ensure that all customers who shopped on Gilt received unparalleled customer service. Since then, Gilt has evolved into a members-only lifestyle destination and e-commerce site that provides insider access to today’s top designer labels for as well as exclusive local experiences. In early 2016, Gilt announced they were acquired by Hudson’s Bay Company,

Flash Sales

Gilt is perfect for the savvy shopper with ever-evolving style due to their unique shopping experience featuring member-only flash sales. Each sale features a specific designer or a collection of the hottest items from a variety of designers. 400 new sales are launched weekly, and Gilt members are always kept in the loop about upcoming sales.

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Gilt is the first in the market to receive the best merchandise from the best luxury brands, but it goes fast! Our advice to our savvy shoppers? Sign up to become a Gilt Member! It’s completely free and you’ll never miss out on an amazing way to save on your favorite designer brands, just in time for the holidays.

The Brands

Between new limited time sales launching every day and other evergreen collections that live on the site, there’s always something exciting to keep Gilt members coming back, including THE BRANDS. Burberry, Kate Spade, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Brooks Brothers, DKNY, Valentino, Vera Wang, just to name a few. Looking for an even better deal? Check out Gilt, a place for not-to-be-missed apparel and accessories up to 80% off!

Save More

As always, Giving Assistant has you covered for even more ways to save! Gilt frequently features promos for an additional 20% to 30% off. Plus, Gilt coupons found on Giving Assistant offer savings on top of the deals. Gilt promo codes also unlock exclusive discounts, so when you start to wonder if you should put that Marc Jacobs handbag in your shopping cart, go ahead and do so. 

And, of course, you’ll earn cash back on all of your Gilt purchases when you shop through Giving Assistant. Gilt and Giving Assistant set you up for some serious savings!

The Shops

In addition to their flash sales, Gilt features themed shops, all focused on specific products. These shops have a variety of end dates (some lasting days, some lasting months), but you can be sure that all the shops have fantastic prices!

Make sure to check out Gilt’s Seasonal Shop, featuring all your Holiday greenery, holiday decor, ornaments, cashmere, candles, and more!

For the upcoming holiday season, Gilt is also featuring their Gift Shops full of inspired picks for everyone on your list. Some of our favorite ideas straight from their Gift Shops: 

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Happy shopping!

Win ’em Over With These Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Win ’em Over With These Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Most kids and teens are fairly simple to shop for. But, with so much to choose from it can be a challenge to narrow down the choices and find the perfect gift. Use this holiday gift guide for kids to help you find the gifts every kid will love!

Delight the little reader this holiday season with this beautifully illustrated handmade book from Etsy. This handmade book is great for young children, can be personalized, and will be a cherished keepsake for many years to come.

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These Betsey Johnson Trolls stud earrings from Macy’s will make your little fashionista smile. These are sold as a set of three, and are made with bright, cheery colors to bring out her sunny personality.

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Perfect for the little adventurer, save on this Heys America Paw Patrol luggage with eBags coupons. This suitcase is big enough to store everything they need for a night away from home, but small enough to use as a carry on. The famous characters on the front of this luggage will have your traveler excited and ready to pack for their next journey!

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What kid doesn’t want a place all their own to hang out? The special little girl in your life will adore this beautiful lace cream tent from AliExpress. This tent not only is stylish and fits into any room, it offers plenty of space inside so she can comfortably relax with any activity she chooses.

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For the teen boy or girl in your life, check out these collectible Funko Pop figures from Hot Topic. These figures are popular among teens and pre-teens alike. They will love receiving new Funko Pop figures for their collection! You’ll find many different characters to choose from, so you’re sure to find their favorites.

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The sports enthusiast will appreciate this Park & Sun Sports steel volleyball set from Dick’s Sporting Goods. This set makes a great gift for boys and girls, and will give them something to do with their friends on warm summer days while keeping them active.

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The littlest one on your list will get a lot of use out of this Johnson & Johnson Bathtime Essentials Gift Set from Babies “R” Us. This eight piece set includes everything baby needs to stay fresh and clean.

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Kids and teens love music! This iPod Shuffle from Target is affordable, comes in different colors, and will be a big hit with the younger generation.

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Are you looking for something to satisfy the crafty girl? This Loopdedoo Spinning Loom from Michaels craft store will keep her busy for hours. With this kit she can craft many different bracelets for herself, family, and friends.

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Teens and pre-teens will enjoy this Latte 3D Virtual Reality Headset from Sears. This 3D headset can be used with compatible movies and games for a totally immersive experience! Comes with comfort padding and adjustable strap for a secure fit.

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They can learn while having fun with this Geosafari talking globe from Gilt. This electronic globe is easy to use and will help them learn about the world around them.

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Do you want to save even more? You can cut down on your holiday costs by earning cash back through Giving Assistant at these stores and many more. Head over to givingassistant.org for many cash back offers, coupons, and money saving tips to make the most of your holiday shopping.

Keep Connected with the Best Tech Gifts of 2016

Keep Connected with the Best Tech Gifts of 2016

In a technology dependent society, it is certain that a gift of technology will be a winner! Take a look at these really great and affordable technology gifts for the holidays.

For the one that is always on the go, this AUKEY 20000mAh portable mobile battery pack charger from AliExpress will be a life saver when they need to recharge!

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This Propel RC Cloud Rider stunt drone from Office Depot will be fun for adults and kids alike! Any kid, or an adult who is a kid at heart, will be thrilled to receive this as a gift this holiday season.

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Many people choose to listen to music or watch movies from their home computers. More storage space for music, movies, and pictures would be a great gift for those who are into home entertainment. This My Passport Ultra Metal Edition external hard drive from Best Buy will be all they need with a full TB of extra storage space. This external hard drive is also portable for those who are on the go.

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The Roku 3 streaming media player from Target will be the ideal gift for those who enjoy relaxing with a good movie or TV show. This media player has access to over 250,000 different programs. It also features voice search and a headphone jack for private listening.

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Check out this Nook GlowLight Plus from Barnes & Noble for your favorite book worm. They will love this e-reader that is suitable for reading in daylight or at night. With access to thousands of books, they will never be without something to read no matter where they are! This Nook features a built in Wi-Fi to download books from anywhere.

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This Microsoft Arc Touch wireless mouse from Staples will be a great gift for your boss or co-worker. They will love the comfortable design and precision of this mouse that is made to fit right or left handers.


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Who doesn’t like to proudly display photos of their family? This 7” Supersonic digital photo frame from Fingerhut will display 100’s of cherished family photos. This frame features many different settings to fit anyone’s taste and style.

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If you are looking for a great gift for the gamer on your list, then this Sades 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset from GearBest will be just what you’re looking for! They will love how the high quality sound immerses them in their gameplay. This headset also features a voice activated mic and led light to enhance their game.

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This Midland X-TALKER T51VP3 2-Way Radio set from Tractor Supply will be an awesome gift for the hunter on your list. This radio set will help them keep in contact with their hunting partners easily. With hunting season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give this wonderful gift!

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Just about everyone has more than one device that needs charged. This 4 port USB charging hub from Bed Bath & Beyond will give them the extra charging space they need to charge 4 things at once without the clutter.

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This Acurite Weather Station from Kohls will help them be prepared for any type of weather. This weather station features a full color screen and provides information for indoor and outdoor conditions. weather-station

Do you want to save even more? You can cut down on your holiday costs by earning cash back through Giving Assistant at these stores and many more. Head over to givingassistant.org for many cash back offers, coupons, and money saving tips to make the most of your holiday shopping.

Giving Week: Your New Favorite Time to Shop & Save

Giving Week: Your New Favorite Time to Shop & Save

The most wonderful time of the year is here! But let’s face it, the holidays aren’t all cookies and snow angels. They can be stressful, to say the least:

  • Chaotic Black Friday sales
  • Sneaky Cyber Monday shopping at the office
  • Not to mention the overwhelming dread when your credit card statement arrives…

…Yikes!

If you find yourself feeling far from warm and fuzzy when this season comes around, you’re not alone. And you’re in luck:

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Giving Assistant is on a mission to make holiday shopping feel good again.

How?

With Giving Week.

Giving Week, in short, is more saving, more giving. During our seasonal shopping event, you’ll earn the highest cash back rates of the year, and Giving Assistant will DOUBLE every donation made to your favorite charitable organization.

That’s right! Every cash back donation you make, we’ll match it.

Giving Week rill run from November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving) through November 29th (Giving Tuesday). Shop on these days to save big on gifts for everyone on your list with the…

…Highest cash back rates of the year from some of our most popular retailers!

  • Grab Dad a new drill from Home Depot (4% cash back)
  • Search Etsy for a one of a kind gift for your one and only (5% cash back)
  • Complete the newlyweds’ china set from their Macy’s registry (8% cash back)
  • Find unique baby gifts for less at AliExpress (8% cash back)
  • Upgrade Mom’s old winter coat with big discounts at Backcountry (12% cash back)
  • Pick out a festive pajama set from Forever 21 (6% cash back)
  • Help your friend find a New Year’s Eve kiss with a statement dress from Nasty Gal (15% cash back)
  • Find great toys and great deals at Kohl’s (5% cash back)
  • Shop the wide selection of travel gear at Vera Bradley for your jet-setting pal (8% cash back)
  • Buy a backpack using an eBags coupon and save on the college student in your family (12% cash back)
  • Save big on the BIG question with a ring from Blue Nile (6% cash back)
  • Find elegant and eclectic home gifts from Anthropologie (3% cash back)
  • Gift something for yourself from Gilt, minus the guilt (8% cash back)
  • And check back later as we add additional stores!

But if saving money and finishing your holiday shopping early isn’t enough to turn your ‘bah humbug’ into a ‘ho-ho-ho,’ it gets even better:

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Giving Assistant will double your donations to the charity of your choice!

As a reminder, you can change your non-profit and your cash back donation percentage at any time via your account settings.

Last year, Giving Assistant members donated $173,000 to registered non-profits, and this year we are on track to more than double that amount! Your donations, large and small, have already had a BIG impact across the globe:

Thank you!!!

Because of our members, Giving Assistant is well on our way to accomplishing our overall mission to transform the everyday shopping of 10 million people into charitable actions by 2020, by being the best loyalty program for saving money & supporting charity, with ease.

Giving Assistant envisions a world where:

  • The average global citizen can more regularly experience the joy and fulfillment that comes from contributing to their community
  • Non-profit organizations can feel confident knowing they have one more consistent, reliable, long-term stream of financial support.

Giving Week is just one way we are working toward these goals and saving our users money in the process, with the highest cash back rates of the year.

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Giving Tuesday

If you’re looking for more ways to give back this season, check out GivingTuesday.org. There you’ll find a directory of organizations, charities, events, and more in your local community. Last year over 700,000 people in 70 different countries participated in this global day of giving! Giving Tuesday was a big part of our inspiration for Giving Week.

Don’t be a Scrooge!

Mark your calendar! Giving Week, November 23rd through November 29th, is the best time to shop all year, with exclusive, limited-time-only cash back rates. With double the saving and double the giving, this could be your best holiday season yet!

Last Sleigh Day

Last Sleigh Day

Are you a last minute shopper? No worries! Last Sleigh Day is your last chance to snag gifts at great prices and get them by December 24th! Don’t want to bother with shipping? We have you covered there too with gifts that are delivered right to their email. Here are some of our favorites, plus you’ll get cash back at every store listed!

1-800-Flowers

6% cash back

There’s no better last minute gift than a beautiful bouquet! 1-800-Flowers has you covered for last minute ways to put a smile on anyone’s face. From traditional classics like poinsettias and wreaths to truly original arrangements to gourmet gift baskets overflowing with cheer, they have everything you need to make someone’s holiday jolly! Use their Same-day Flowers & Gifts Delivery Service to find exclusive products from local florists in your area. When you order Christmas flowers or gifts on or before December 21st, you’ll get 20% off! Plus, you’ll get 6% cash back when you shop through Giving Assistant. 

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Macy’s

3% cash back

Macy’s has a huge variety of gifts for everyone on your list. Order $99 or more by December 22nd and you’ll get free shipping with arrival by December 24th!

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Backcountry

10% cash back

Even though the holidays may be over soon, we still have several months of winter left. Make sure your loved ones stay warm and cozy throughout the season with these items from Backcountry. And you’ll get free 2-day shipping on any orders over $50! 

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Chaco

10% cash back

Make sure the outdoor lovers on your list are all set for their next adventure with Chacos apparel and footwear. Any orders over $99 will receive free express shipping on orders placed on or before 12/21. Right now they have 20% off on select sandal styles and you’ll get 10% cash back when you shop through Giving Assistant. 

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Neiman Marcus

8% cash back

Neiman Marcus has a great selection of beauty gift sets for her and him, and you’ll get free rush shipping on any order!

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Blue Nile

5% cash back

Need a very special gift for a very special someone? Head over to Blue Nile for free 2 day shipping on any order!

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Groupon & Living Social

Up to 6% cash back

Groupon and Living Social both have perfect gifts that don’t require shipping at all! How about a great night on the town with dinner for two? Or a massage and spa day to get rid of that holiday season stress? Wine tasting, anyone? Plus, both make it super easy to find gifts for anyone on your list!

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Giving and Receiving: This Year’s Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Life

Giving and Receiving: This Year’s Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone in Your Life

Here at Giving Assistant, we love to give to others, whether it be thoughtful treats for loved ones, or cash back savings for you. We understand the quest to find the “perfect gift” can be daunting. This year, we wanted to make the search easier by offering some of our favorite things to give. Enjoy!

Gifts For Him:

Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker & Sleep Wristband [Target.com]

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Fitbits are all the rave this season.  It’s sleek, sophisticated design and state of the art technology that allows you to track your every move makes it a revolutionary piece.  Make a statement this season with the Fitbit. Save even more with cash back from Target.

Bluedio Q5 Bluetooth V4.1 Headset Wireless Sports Headphone [Gearbest.com]

Screenshot 2015-12-01 10.33.35Wireless headphones are slowly but surely taking over the way we listen to music.  They’re so convenient, connect by Bluetooth technology, and don’t come with all the messy tangles.  These are available in different colors, and are the perfect stocking-stuffer at their affordable price, especially if you take advantage of 12% cash back.

Down Puffer Coat with Faux Fur Lining [Burlington.com]

Screenshot 2015-12-01 11.46.48This jacket is something you never knew you needed.  An essential piece, its simplicity and sophistication will go with anything, for any occasion.  And, of course, it will keep you toasty warm.  Comfort + Style = best gift ever, exclusively from Burlington Coat Factory.

Gifts For Her:

Love You Necklace [VeraBradley.com]

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Say what’s on your mind with this simple yet elegant necklace from Vera Bradley.  Available in gold and silver, this necklace features a diamond charm and circle with an inscription.  This necklace can say anything from “Love You”, “Too the Moon”, “Mom Knows Best”, etc., and save you a pretty penny with 6% cash back from Giving Assistant.

Brixton Barry Poncho Blanket [Backcountry.com]

Screenshot 2015-12-01 09.32.32Poncho’s are back in style, ladies!  And for some great reasons: They’re super comfy (literally it feels like wearing a blanket), they’re quick and easy to throw on, and they’re also adorable for the winter season!  Look your best this Christmas with the Brixton Barry poncho from Backcountry and enjoy 10% cash back.

Briony Boots [Hotter.com]

Screenshot 2015-12-01 11.38.49Black boots are an essential staple in any woman’s wardrobe, and these riding boots from Hotter Shoes serve their purpose.  Also available in brown, with some stellar cash back savings.  Bonus tip: pair with the poncho above and black jeans/leggings for the perfect (yet effortless) winter outfit that will look good for any occasion.

 

Gifts For The Kids:

 Star Wars Interactive, Legendary Jedi Master Yoda [Walmart.com]

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This season’s hottest movie is Star Wars: Episode VII, so why not give the galaxy’s wisest Jedi to the kids to teach them about the force?  Jedi Master Yoda comes to life, featuring 360 degree motorized movement over his entire body, along with full voice recognition software. Get your cash back savings at Walmart.

Primary Science Lab Set [Gilt.com]

Screenshot 2015-12-01 11.30.59Teach your little geniuses about the fun of science without breaking the bank.  This full science set from gilt.com allows for kids to learn about the basic fundamentals of lab science, so they can get an early start in school and still have loads of fun.

Campus Backpack [VeraBradley.com]

Screenshot 2015-12-01 09.01.14Send your kids back to school in style with this adorable, personalized backpack from Vera Bradley.  Available are different schools/universities you can rep, and of course cash back savings.

 

Gifts for anyone who’s anyone:

Decorative Oil Lantern [Sundancecatalog.com]

Screenshot 2015-12-04 11.59.42These vintage oil lanterns are adorable and perfect for brightening up your yard, or just as a center piece.  Available in three colors, these stylish outdoor accessories from Sundance are eye catching and aren’t too hard on the wallet.

State Appetizer Slates [Sundancecatalog.com]

Screenshot 2015-12-04 12.29.35Impress your guests and with these adorably rustic appetizer slate platters.  Perfect for when you’re hosting a wine and cheese night, or just run out of plates, these slate platters offer personal charm and are guaranteed to be the talk of any occasion.

Deerskin Leather Gloves [Gilt.com]

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Keep your hands toasty warm with these cashmere-lined gloves, which come in black and dark brown.  The great thing about gloves is that everybody wears them, AND these are marked down over 50%!