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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Happy shopping!

Score Big With These Brilliant Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

Score Big With These Brilliant Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

Who says women are difficult to shop for? Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a science. Make your shopping less stressful and her holiday more cheerful with these wonderful gift ideas for the lady in your life!


You can never go wrong with a gift of jewelry! It doesn’t matter if you are shopping for your girlfriend, aunt, sister, or mom. Blue Nile offers stunning diamond earrings that she will love. Dazzle her with these lovely sterling silver and blue topaz earrings. These eye-catching earrings also come in 11 other colors that are just as beautiful so you are sure to find the perfect pair!


Looking for something your boss or co-worker will love? Take a look at this beautiful marble stapler from Nasty Gal that would be a great addition to any desk! Nasty Gal also carries a variety of other desktop products in a matching marble finish so you can put together the perfect gift set.          


Help her stay warm on chilly days with this fashionable faux shearling infinity scarf from Forever 21. It comes in a soft, feminine pink color and is a suitable gift for any lady on your list. Add on this faux shearling jacket to complete the look.

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Check out these cozy slippers from Vera Bradley that will keep her feet comfy and warm on those chilly winter nights. These slippers come in 3 different designs so you can find the perfect pair.


Give her something to pamper and relax over the holidays with this rejuvenating rose gift set or energizing verbena set from Gilt. She will appreciate the chance to unwind as she indulges in this wonderful gift.


Do you have a book lover in your life? Then this classics boxed set from Barnes & Noble is certain to be a winner. With five timeless classics bundled into one set, it will become a cherished part of her collection.


Make it personal with this Figaro jewelry box from Bed Bath and Beyond. You can have this stylish jewelry box personalized with her name at no extra charge. If this isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, Bed Bath and Beyond offers many other personalized gifts to choose from to fit your budget.


This handmade monogram scalloped tote from Etsy will fit any gals fashion style with its sleek design and seven beautiful colors to choose from.


Give her something to cuddle up with in front of the television on movie night. This brown bear faux fur throw from Pottery Barn is sure to become her favorite! This throw matches any décor, and will keep her warm and toasty during the show.


Treat her to this 7 piece Bare Minerals makeup set from Sephora. This popular set comes in many different shades to match any skin tone. It includes everything she needs for achieving a beautiful, healthy look.


If she is a coffee connoisseur, then she will love this beautiful Sketched Story French Press from Anthropologie. This 30 oz. french press features a stylish design by Molly Hatch in a color that will fit into any décor.


If the lady on your list loves outdoor activities, then this Osprey Tempest Backpack will be the perfect gift for her. This backpack from Backcountry comes in three different colors, and is made just for women so that it is a comfortable fit!


Want to save even more on your holiday shopping? Cut down on our holiday costs by earning cash back through Giving Assistant at these stores and many more. Check out for coupons, cash back offers, and money saving deals to make your holiday shopping a breeze!

Your (Pre-)Black Friday Survival Guide!

Your (Pre-)Black Friday Survival Guide!

Just a few days until Black Friday, the craziest shopping day of the year! But instead of waiting in line, risking to miss your deals or even getting trampled, you can have something way better. Sit back in your comfy chair and order anything, while saving more. Giving Assistant has you covered: save time AND money without taking one step out the door!

Great Deals on Fashion at Burlington Coat Factory

Running out of ideas for new outfits? Just a glimpse at Burlington Coat Factory’s collection will give you instant inspiration. And we’ve found some great deals for you. Such as a 65% discount on department store prices!

burlington_men_coatAs you might have guessed, Burlington Coat Factory is the place to go when looking for a nice coat. For both men, women and juniors there are some great prices out there. What about thburlington_faux_steveis Canvas Work Coat for men or Steve Madden’s Faux Fur Coat for women?









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Burlington Coat Factory has a huge discount on men’s shoes as well- leading up to 50% off prices! Take for example these Dolce & Gabbana Mixed leather Brogues. Compared to other stores, you’ll save up to 62%. Nice deal, eh?Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 8.40.59 AM




Great For Homeware: Macy’s Preview Black Friday Web Busters

Forget the doorbusters. Online, Macy’s doors are always open! With Macy’s Web Busters you are guaranteed of getting nice deals without being elbowed. What about free shipping for orders above $25 plus an extra 25% off clearance? On top of that; if you shop through Giving Assistant you’ll get an additional 3% cash back. Poor mailman.

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Hours and hours of shopping can be tiring. Which is why it’s a better option to shop at the Best Buy online store. Here you’ll find great discounts on electronics. Who wants to carry a Sharp 50-inch TV
nder his arm anyways? From phones and tables to the Apple Watch or digital cameras: Best Buy has some exciting offers. And if discounts by itself won’t make your heart beat faster, try the DeLonghi Nespresso Lattissima Plus Espresso Maker. It’s one of the many products with over $100 off. You can get a lot of coffee for that money!Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 8.42.50 AM

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Footwear At Finish Line


Finish Line’s great collection is reason enough to go for a new pair of shoes. But what makes it even more tempting is that you’ll earn 7% cash back when shopping through Giving Assistant. No matter if you’re looking for trainers, casual shoes or a nice pair of boots: Finish Line has it. Purchase for over $100 and your new footgear will be shipped for free. Great about Finish Line is its ‘Most Wished’ section. Shoes you’ll find there are the ones people are asking for the most. So put on your virtual running shoes and get there fast…Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 8.52.56 AM

Jaw Dropping Jewelry At Kohl’s

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Toys At Target

Target is definitely the one-stop-shop for toys this Black Friday. The great thing is that their deals are attractive to both boys AND men. A nice discount on toys is ‘buy one, get one 50% off’ and this includes top brands such as Hot Wheels, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony. But grown up boys will still be boys, and so Target’s Black Friday Preview also has huge discounts on video drones, game consoles, video cameras and bigger-than-big Flat Screen TVs. On top of that, Giving Assistant temporarily gives you 2.6% cash back. Luckily, virtual shopping carts are big.

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Workout And Gift Deals From Walmart

A stuffed turkey is great, but you don’t want the Holidays to lay too heavy on your stomach. That’s why Walmart has some good gear in stock to keep you in shape. Wearable fitness gear, cooking supplies for eating healthy and even portable basketball systems are being sold with nice discounts. Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 9.30.48 AMEarn up to 6.1% cash back on top of that and you’ll keep your waist slim while keeping your wallet… a lot less thin! The good thing about shopping online is that you don’t have to wait for the Walmart stores to open at 6pm. Black Friday is an all-day event online!

Besides workout deals, Walmart also offers 25% off wall decor and tons of gifts for $10 or less. Christmas came early this year!







Looking Cool While Staying Warm This Winter

Looking Cool While Staying Warm This Winter

Looking Cool While Staying Warm This Winter

Brace yourselves, winter is coming. But these great Backcountry gifts & deals will make you feel warm inside. We’ve picked some of our favorite Backcountry products that look cool, but actually keep you oh so warm. Winter, bring it on!

Women’s Parajumper Long Bear Down Jacket

What says ‘warm’ more than a (faux) fur hoodie? With this Parajumper Long Bear Down Jacket you’re assured of being cool while staying warm. Hand pockets leave space for your hands while side vents prevent you from getting hot during long walks. Whether you’re going downtown or up the mountains: you’re ready for winter. Oh fur sure!


Men’s Ballard Duck Boot

Heavy rain or snow? The Ballard Duck Boot gives you grip and keeps you dry while remaining stylish. With its sealed seams and Winter Grip rubber sole, the Ballard Duck Boot also keeps you safe on slippery slopes. Not warm enough? You can choose warm, warmer or warmest on Backcountry’s website. More than enough choice!



A Jacket For The Little One

You might not be shivering just yet, but how about the little one? A good jacket can make all the difference, and with the Patagonia Down Sweater for boys, your toddler will stay warm and comfy. Backcountry currently has a great discount on the green jacket, so make sure to get it in time. With Giving Assistant, you can earn cash back on top of on an outlet price? Hurray!


Cash Back at Backcountry

Shopping at Backcountry definitely has it’s benefits. And we’re not just talking about the merchandise itself! The good thing about Backcountry is that you can save tons of money while shopping for yourself or your family. The website has an incredible outlet where you can get discounts up to 30%. Through Giving Assistant, you’ll even get cash back on top of that.
Do you spend more than $50? Great! Then you’ve just earned free shipping. What about taxes, you ask? Backcountry is based in Utah, which means you will pay the total of $0 on taxes. Now, who doesn’t love winter?

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GSI Outdoor Wine Gift Set

Of course, having wine while sitting in front of a fire is nice. But with the GSI Outdoor Wine Gift Set, you can take the coziness outside! For anyone who enjoys a picnic regardless of the time of year, this is an absolute must-have. It’s easy to fill and easy to pour. What’s best of all? You can spend the cash back you earn through Giving Assistant on a decent wine. Fill up that wine set!


Awesome Marmot Brighton Backpack

If you love hiking, this casual looking backpack is the ultimate assistant. Thirsty from your walk? There’s two pockets for water bottles. Tired and sore? Luckily the Marmot Brighton Backpack has padded shoulder straps. And if you don’t like blue, there’s 5 colors to choose from. The external zippered pockets are great for storing your phone, keys or energy bars. You’re gonna need those!


Men’s Flexible Fleece Jacket – Norrøna Exclusive

Staying warm doesn’t mean you can’t look fashionable, and the Lyngen Powerstretch Pro Hooded Fleece Jacket proves it. The jacket is more than just that, though. The zippered chest pockets make it easy to grab your essentials and thumb holes in the sleeves keep everything right where you want it. An integrated face mask is hidden in the hoody and the Polartec Power Stretch fleece fabric is just as impressive as it sounds. The Lyngen Powerstretch Pro Hooded Fleece Jacket is more convenient, more comfortable and more stylish than any other fleece jacket you may have in your closet.


Women’s Patagonia Rios Secret Dress

Staying warm and looking good while wearing the right color for the Holidays. The Women’s Patagonia Rios Secret Dress combines all three and is made out of nylon and lambswool. The result? A classy look and an incredibly comfortable fit. Although it’s called the ‘Secret Dress’, you’re not the only one hearing about this great deal. So make sure to get it in time or check out Backcountry’s other great offers!


Men’s Chrome Insulated Warm Vest

Men with a hands-on approach are going to love the Men’s Chrome Insulated Warm Vest from Backcountry. This stylish vest keeps you warm while keeping your arms free – ideal for when you want to get stuff done without feeling bundled. Speaking of which: you’ll save a bundle: the vest is 45% off!



Women’s The North Face Knitted Gloves

Some items are so nice, you want it to be winter every day. Backcountry sells these great The North Face Cable Knit Mitten gloves and boy are they warm. A women-specific fit, nice color, fleece lining… Fits like a glove!



Halloween Costumes for any Budget

Halloween Costumes for any Budget

We don’t know about you, but here at Giving Assistant we love Halloween and look forward to it every year. That being said, Halloween can be expensive! From costumes to party supplies to decorations to candy, it can all add up, fast. That’s why we decided to share some of our favorite stores for awesome costumes (at prices you’ll love)! Whether you’re looking for something spooky, funny, or your favorite movie character, these stores have you covered.

Plus, cash back at Target,, ThredUp, and BH Cosmetics  when you shop through Giving Assistant. Happy (spooky) shopping!


Target has you covered for everything Halloween! Their online Halloween shop has a huge selection of everything you need!

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Men’s Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi    Women’s Wizard of Oz Dorothy    Women’s Despicable Me 2

Plus, check out Target’s “Spooky Good Deals” on all things candy! If you’re feeling like you want to make some of your own yummy creations, Target has an entire page devoted to Halloween recipes. Happy eating!

BuyCostumes has been a long time favorite among Giving Assistant users! With a variety of costumes plus coupons and 13% cash back, you’re sure to get a great deal on this year’s most popular costumes.

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Disney Frozen Deluxe Elsa             Star Wars Darth Vader                   Where’s Waldo Woof Costume


Feeling Creative? Look no further than ThredUP!

Have some fun and make your own costume at home! Check out ThredUp for a large selection of deeply discounted, high quality clothing that you can use throughout the year, even after Halloween is over. Take a cute skirt, a fun top, some sparkly shoes, and you’ve got the makings for a princess or fairy! For the boys and gents, add a cape and a mask to some blue pants and a red top and you have yourself a superhero ready to save the day. First time ThredUP customers get 40% off their order before 10/31, plus you’ll get 5% cash back on your purchases when you shop through Giving Assistant!  

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Get the look!

Our friends at BH Cosmetics have all the beauty products you could need to create your perfect Halloween look. Some of our favorites:

Pop Art Color Extreme Pressed Pigment Palette 

Go to extremes and dare to get bold with this palette — 24 shocking neons, plus neutrals to balance any look. These intense brights are sure to spark your imagination for your Halloween look and amp up excitement as you accent eyes, cheeks, body.

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Pop Art Lipstick

Make the ultimate statement when you swipe on this intense, pigment-rich lipstick. From shocking neon to delicate pastels, you’ll find a shade to match your mood (and your costume!). A blend of vitamin E, argan oil and cupuacu seed butter delivers comfortable, creamy color with long-lasting wear and flawless coverage in a single stroke.

Happy Halloween!

BH Cosmetics: Look & Feel Fabulous This Fall

BH Cosmetics: Look & Feel Fabulous This Fall

Founded in 2009, BH Cosmetics has made its home in sunny Los Angeles, California where it designs & develops its entire line of affordable makeup products perfect for professional makeup artists, makeup lovers and beginners alike. The company has gained traction in the media with product features in Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, InStyle, Style Watch, and Lucky, just to name a few. Fans worldwide are crazy about their entire line of affordable, high-pigmented makeup products.


BH Cosmetics strives to provide exceptional, high quality products at prices that won’t hurt your wallet, which we love here at Giving Assistant. By staying active on all of their social media platforms (find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!) as well as their own blog full of beauty tips and tricks, BH Cosmetics fans never miss out on a great deal. From weekly Facebook give-aways to frequent one day flash sales, BH Cosmetics is always looking for ways to give their customers the best deal they can get. Plus when you purchase BH Cosmetics products through Giving Assistant, you’ll get 15% cash back! 

For the love of makeup

BH Cosmetics loves makeup, and they know their customers do too! Their tutorials and videos page is a place for makeup enthusiasts and professionals to showcase their skills and educate beginners on the best ways to use BH Cosmetics products. They also have several makeup contests throughout the year, with prizes ranging from $100 to $300 BH Cosmetics gift cards (plus your fabulous look showcased on their website)!


BH Cosmetics offers a variety of beauty products and accessories, all with the goal of making their fans look and feel fabulous! From eyes to lips to face, you won’t find another brand that offers affordable makeup with as many vivid colors and textures as BH Cosmetics. All of their products are made with the highest quality ingredients, and many products are vegan, paraben free and allergy tested. If you want to make a statement with your look, consider one of their famous eyeshadow palettes or gorgeous lip products, such as their lip glosses and lipsticks. BH products include neutral shades for daytime looks and smoky bold shades for nighttime looks. In addition to cosmetics, BH offers a variety of accessories for application and storage including makeup brushes and makeup organizers.

BH Cosmetics and Young Survivor Coalition

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October is not only the heart of fall and the spookiest time of the year, it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness month! BH Cosmetics is proud to announce that they are partnering with Young Survivor Coalition for the third year in a row to spread awareness for an illness that has affected so many amazing women. Founded in 1998 by three women who were under the age of 35 when diagnosed with breast cancer, Young Survival Coalition (YSC for short) is dedicated to addressing issues unique to young breast cancer patients and survivors. For a limited time, BH Cosmetics is offering a LIMITED-EDITION 4 color blush palette and pink kabuki brush for only $3. 100% of retail sales from this steal will be donated to YSC. Love it!

Giving Assistant’s favorite products for fall

New Nude Rose eyeshadow palette

BH was loving chic florals for fall so they sought out shades inspired by their favorite blooms, then added deep complementary hues for day-to-night versatility. Although this palette showcases many fall colors, it can be a classic and truly beautiful look throughout the year.

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Modern mattes-28 color eyeshadow palette 

This convenient collection of your favorite on-trend hues is a mix of 28 super-pigmented, velvety colors featuring neutrals with a few eye-popping brights for emphasis. Shadows glide on smoothly to highlight, line, and define, allowing you to create unlimited eye looks. Go subtle or smokey, bare or blazing, with the flick of a brush.

Picks for Halloween

Galaxy chic palette

This palette comes in a range of out of this world colors that work for everyone. From everyday neutrals to vibrant hues, this palette provides the perfect opportunity to create some truly creative Halloween looks, whatever your costume!

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Loose Glitter 

This collection of sparking loose glitter makeup comes in a wide range of colors from radiant reds to dazzling purples.  Incredibly versatile, these makeup glitters can be used to add a twinkle to your eyes, a shimmer to your lips or as a highlighter for your face. Perfect for adding sparkle to any costume!

Glitter eyeliners

Glitter is always an option with this easy-to-use, water-based glitter eyeliner. The quick-drying, super-fine glitter is buildable, applies easily and stays put all day so you won’t leave a trail of sparkle everywhere you go, no matter what your Halloween plans are!

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False Eyelashes

BH’s selection of false eyelashes range from thick and flirty to bling and dramatic, offering many ways to glam up any Halloween look.

Giving Assistant offers 15% cash back on BH Cosmetics products. Head on over to their store page today!