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.


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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Baby & Kids:

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Happy shopping!

NuMe Products: Great Hair, Great Care

NuMe Products: Great Hair, Great Care

A great day starts with great hair. With NuMe products, you’re assured of having both. NuMe makes you and your hair look flawless with their quality haircare products. Ranging from hair straighteners to a wide variety of hair care products, NuMe is your one-stop-shop for great hair care. Regardless if you’re looking for hair dryers, curling wands or even accessories: you’ve come to the right store. But there’s more…

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Nume Cares

What distinguishes Nume Products from any other hair care brand is that they collaborate with various charities such as Girls inc., an organization specialized in educating underprivileged girls “by equipping them with the confidence and necessary tools to take on the world.” We love great hair products. But giving back a little makes the brand so much more special.

Another cause Nume Products is spreading awareness for is human trafficking. By letting customers share their purchases with the hastags #Numecares and #stopthetraffick at #Numestyle, the brand raises awareness of the earnestness of forced labor, slavery, prostitution and sexual exploitation. For every Stop The Traffick T-shirt a customer buys, 100% of its profits get donated to the victims of these crimes and their families.

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NuMe’s Birthday Bash: Grab Your Discount

It’s NuMe’s Birthday! And to celebrate their 5th Year Anniversary, they’ve thrown in some great discounts. With these awesome deals, we just found the ‘Me’ in NuMe. Discounts are applicable on any Classic Wand, a Magic Wand, a Styling Set or a Silhouette. You can check these great items in the images below. But order right away because these deals expire on 3/31!

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$19.99 ANY Classic Wand Promo Code: SALE19


$89.99 ANY Styling Set + FREE Shipping! Promo Code: SALE89


$24.99 Silhouette Promo Code: SALE24

Great Hair Care

Another thing that differentiates NuMe from other brands is the results their products give you. The quality of NuMe’s internal components is higher than many products on the market.  While the shells may look the same, NuMe invests more into the design and materials for the electrical components of their tools, resulting in solid, high-performance tools.

You only have to peek through reviews to get an idea of NuMe’s quality. But if that’s not enough for you, just look around on NuMe’s gallery on their website and prepare to be dazzled!

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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!


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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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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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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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 []

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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 []

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 []

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 []

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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 []

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 []

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 []

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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 []

Screenshot 2015-12-01 11.30.59Teach your little geniuses about the fun of science without breaking the bank.  This full science set from 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 []

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 []

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 []

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 []

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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%!


Lord & Taylor: Shop smart, do good!

Lord & Taylor: Shop smart, do good!

What could be better than shopping at one of your favorite stores, getting great deals, and supporting a local non-profit organization at the same time? Not much. Lord & Taylor agrees, and with their #ShopSmartDoGood campaign, you can do all three!

How does Shop Smart, Do Good work?

The idea is simple. Lord & Taylor hosts an all day shopping event in support of local non-profits on October 3rd, 2015. These organizations sell up to 200 tickets to their communities to be used at certain Lord & Taylor stores. Each $5 ticket includes two 25% bonus coupons as well as a 15% savings pass to be used throughout the day of the event, including cosmetics and fragrances. The event features some of the best discounts of the season, local entertainment, as well as fun activities while you shop. The most important part? ALL ticket proceeds (that’s right, ALL) go back to the organizations. On top of that, the organizations with the highest ticket sales will be awarded additional prizes. Last year, non-profits collectively raised over $600,000. Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life are just two of hundreds that have benefitted from Lord & Taylor’s #ShopSmartDoGood campaign.

Additionally, Lord & Taylor will also host Charity Day: Let’s Do Something Good Together, an all-day shopping event this fall that will include a fashion presentation celebrating the spirit and beauty of those who have survived cancer while modeling looks from Lord & Taylor’s fall fashion collections. “We are thrilled to be supporting American Cancer Society and local charities to raise funds and celebrate amazing individuals who have battled cancer,” said Liz Rodbell, President, Hudson’s Bay and Lord & Taylor. “Lord & Taylor is so pleased to play a part in raising awareness of these important organizations in their local communities.”

Leaders in fashion and in giving back

Lord & Taylor is the oldest luxury department store in North America, and the Fifth Avenue store became a New York City Landmark in December 2007. Today Lord & Taylor has grown to 50 locations across the United States. Each store has a distinctive contrast of classical and contemporary elements and are designed to be one of a kind. Their long history of dedication to fashion has always been paired with their belief that giving back is always in fashion. We could not agree more. Here at Giving Assistant, we know that everyone wants to support amazing campaigns such as #ShopSmartDoGood, and we love being able to showcase Lord & Taylor’s true commitment to saving more and giving back.