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, BuyCostumes.com, 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!

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.


Save On Shoes for Winter With 6pm.com Coupon Codes

Save On Shoes for Winter With 6pm.com Coupon Codes

Arctic temperatures sweeping the nation, a flurry of festive events on the calendar—winter is upon us. As you prepare to go from battling the elements to getting all dressed up for your next holiday soiree, check out our guide on the top cold weather necessities you need in your closet.

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Hot Heels for New Year’s Eve

To pull together a hot New Year’s Eve look and ring in 2015 in style, make sure you have a great pair of party pumps in your closet. Whether you go for look-at-me color or understated elegance, the perfect shoes can make or break an outfit. And with all the other events on your calendar this season, having go-to pumps makes getting ready that much faster. Looking for inspiration? Why not…

  •  Suede. Add drama to any outfit. A bright suede pump adds instant-style, while a more neutral tone brings sleek drama.
  •  Slender spikes. Look dressed to kill with some sky-high spikes. Pump up the volume with added bling like gemstones or fringe at the ankle.
  •  Cute wedges. Look fancy with a comfortable look that will last all night.
  •  Chic classics. A classic pair of nude pumps can pull together a whole range of outfits.

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Workout Shoes to Hit Your Resolutions

Ah, New Year’s resolutions. After an action-packed (and let’s face it–sometimes indulgent) holiday season, it can feel good to focus on your own health and wellness. Whether your goal is to run a race, hit crossfit twice a week, or become a yoga master, having everything you need at your fingertips is essential to sticking to your goals. Here are a few ideas…

  • Running shoes. Lace up a pair of shoes and get ready to hit the road.
  • Training shoes. If your goal is to commit to boot camp, look for a shoe that’s custom-built for cross-training.
  • Hiking boots. Looking to get into nature more? Make sure you have a comfortable pair of boots before you hit the trail.
  • Yoga shoes. If you’re aiming for more zen time, stock up on yoga essentials. Om…

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Boots for Winter Style

A cute pair of boots is a great way to pull together a winter outfit. From casual to fancy, this look adds style–while keeping you warm in the process. Make sure you have a few of these ready…

  •    Spike heeled. For a fancy, sexy look, go for a knee-high boots with a skinny heel.
  •    Riding boots. This classic style looks great with dresses or skinny jeans.
  •    Booties. For an “in” look, pair these with skinny jeans that are just barely cuffed at the bottom or a cute skirt.
  •    Cowboy boots. Add personality with a pair of boots that has buckles, straps or other fun kicks.

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Footwear for the Weather

Don’t battle the elements unprepared. The right footwear can help keep you warm and dry, even if the weather outside is frightful. Make sure you’re covered with essentials like this…

  •   Snow boots. Keep your feet warm and cozy–and keep your cool among hazards like icy sidewalks.
  •   Rain boots. When rain showers cloud the sky, stay dry with a cute, bright pair of rain boots and dance through puddles.
  •   Flip flops. Not everyone is battling the elements all winter. Whether you live in a warm climate or are headed to a tropical location, make sure to have a cute pair of flip flops at the ready!


Stocking up on winter style doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. You can get a bargain by using coupon codes from Giving Assistant to get a discount on your whole purchase. With extra savings from coupon codes, why not pick up an extra pair? Be stylish and budget savvy.

White House Black Market Holiday Dresses

White House Black Market Holiday Dresses

More than any other time of the year, the holidays are a time to get fancy. From red carpet worthy gowns to classic LBDs, WHBM has dresses to suit all holiday fetes. Take your pick, then get ready for your moment in the limelight. Don’t forget to grab your White House Black Market Coupons before you buy your holiday dress below.


Shopping for black tie affair? (Lucky you!) Pick a glamorous, jaw-dropping, “is she famous?” style.


Float into the party in the elegant, light-as-a-feather, Waterfall Tiered Gown. A fitted, boned bodice (with optional shoulder straps) gives you a gorgeous shape, while a cascade of chiffon swirls in a romantic swoop to the floor below. Your waist is accentuated by a narrow satin belt. Be show-stopping in red or sultry in black. Make sure to twirl when you’re out on the dance floor!



If you’re more Kennedy than Page Six, look no further than the Sleeveless Colorblock Cowl Neck Gown. This chic, sleeveless gown is a timeless classic. A contoured, stretch fit with a delicately draped cowl neck and flattering halter neckline create an irresistible shape. This gown is adorned with black stones, beads, and sequins along the waistline, adding to the silhouette and tastefully adorning it. You only need simple accessories to pull together this classic look.



If you’d like to show a bit more skin, try the bold Cross-Back Matte Jersey Gown. You’ll steal the spotlight with a thigh-high slit, a flattering empire waistline and cross-back straps that accentuate your shoulders. The gown gathers beneath a gentle knot at the waistline, creating a flattering draped fit. A total show-stopper!



Oh, the Little Black Dress. Whether you’re looking for a frock for a last-minute cocktail party invite or your office holiday party, you can’t go wrong with the classic LBD.


The Cap Sleeved Corset Sheath Dress puts your beautiful shape front and center. Princess seams down the front and back, waist-slimming stitches and sleek cap sleeves hug your curves in the most flattering way. Pair this dress with classic pumps to look pulled together and elegant. Or, add some fun and flair with a pop of color–this dress is your canvas!



If you’re looking for a soft look that still shows skin, try the Sleeveless Lace Sheath Black Dress. This dress is covered in crocheted lace and features a peek-a-boo neckline, princess seams and scooped back–tasteful, feminine touches. The semi-fitted shape gives you a stunning outline–while still giving you a little room to breathe.



For a twist on a classic, try the Long Sleeve Moto Wrap Short Dress. This flattering wrap dress has bold, moto-inspired accents. The notch collar has silvertone, signature studs, and it has a faux waist belt with a snap-closure. Long sleeves, a contour stretch fit and pleating at the waist pull the look together. Have a subtle edge–while still looking drop dead gorgeous.




Bring the sparkle with the Sleeveless Sequin Black Party Dress.A breezy shift silhouette hangs gracefully while giving you plenty of space to move as mingle with guests or hit the dance floor. Square “look at me” sequins covering the dress will give you sparkle and shine to get the party started! Did someone say New Year’s Eve?



Rock winter white with the Chiffon Sleeve Shift Dress. The delicate chiffon sleeves are pleated, making your every move appear grand and high-energy. The neckline is an elegant bateau style–which draws attention to the mid-thigh hemline and gorgeous sheer sleeves. This delicate yet glamorous dress begs to be accessorized–from bold drop earrings to a dramatic statement necklace, have fun with it!



Go for old-school glamour with the Sleeveless Embellished Chemise Black Dress. This slinky, stretch fit dress has a glamorous pattern of metallic heatset studs all around the neckline. The front is covered with a larger criss-cross pattern of studs. Pair this frock with classic pumps for a sleek look. Even if you’re not on your way to a party at Mr. Gatsby’s, you’ll feel like a million bucks.



Don’t forget to pull it all together with the perfect accessories and shoes. Some sparkly jewelry, a cute clutch and killer heels will have you ready to shine. Get ready to smile for the cameras!

5 Stand Out from the Crowd Back to School Outfits!

5 Stand Out from the Crowd Back to School Outfits!

Back to school outfits are of major importance to kiddos and teens. Remember when you’d agonize over what to wear your first day? We have 5 perfect outfit ideas to help your kids feel confident and ready for a great new school year. We can’t guarantee they won’t stress over hitting the books, but at least they’ll be happy with their new looks!


Backpacks, lunch boxes, binders, pencils, pens, highlighters, textbooks… back to school shopping lists seem to go on and on. That’s why we’re here to make your life a little simpler, your errands a little saner. Our top 5 must-have back to school outfits are sure to please students from all elementary, middle, and high schools. Whether it’s a polished and trendy uniform for private school or a cute new style for public school, these items will make going back to school feel like an exciting and fresh start.

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Elementary Back to School Outfits

1) Gap Kids Uniforms

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Some kids may complain that uniforms limit individuality, but this definitely needn’t be the case! With Gap Kids uniforms, your child will find the most popular, original, and fashionable uniform styles to express their own unique styles. The best part? They come at an affordable price!

2) My Michelle Belted Chevron -Print Shirtdress

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This adorable, colorful, and sweet dress is a favorite among elementary school girls. Comfortable enough for long days at a desk and running around the playground, the My Michelle Belted Chevron-Print Shirtdress (available at Macy’s) will have your daughter actually excited to get ready for school in those early morning hours!

3) Sports Team Graphic Hoodie

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Wait! So, New York Giants aren’t your favorite team? Before you scroll past this comfy and sporty classic boy’s hoodie, note that The Children’s Place has a selection for just about any sports team you love! Chicago Bears, Pittsburg Steelers, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, you name it! Help your boy walk into his elementary school with pride, supporting his very favorite team.

Middle and High School Back to School Outfits

4) Lush Cross Back Layered Tank

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Sweet, flirty, and sophisticated, the Lush Cross Back Layered Tank (available at Nordstrom) is the ideal choice for middle school and elementary school young women. Easily paired with a variety of seasonal looks, this multi-purpose tank looks perfect tucked under a cozy sweater in the fall and winter months or worn with shorts and flowy skirts in the spring!

5) RVCA ‘Hipe Stripe’ Short Sleeve Henley

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Sporty, handsome, and sleek, the RVCA ‘Hipe Stripe’ Short Sleeve Henley (find it at Nordstrom) fits the middle or high school young man with any interest and taste, from skateboarder, surfer, and snowboarder to football player, track runner, and academic.

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 Get Your Back to School Outfits at a Discount!

Back to school shopping costs can really add up. Save serious cash on these outfits by checking out  the discounts and deals on our Giving Assistant website. You’ll find coupons for Macy’s, Nordstrom, The Children’s Place, and Gap! We hope your kids enjoy their back to school outfits and have a very happy school year!