The coupon code is now live on our website. I apologize for any confusion I caused by putting the wrong dates down in my post. Tomorrow, Sat. is the 24th, not the 21st and Monday is the 26th, not the 23rd. Unfortunately, I just realized my mistake as I sat down to set up the coupon code for tomorrow. Again, I apologize for any confusion, but hopefully the rest of my discussion about Small Biz Sat. and Cyber Monday helped to clarify my meaning.
Anyways, I did just test the coupon code and it IS working. Just enter your order and enter NOV2012 into the field labeled Promotion Code when checking out. This field is located under the box where you indicate any Special Instructions. The coupon is limited to one per person. If you have any questions or problems feel free to email me.
I headed my post with a picture of our Fir & Cedar Soap because that is the new Soap scent that is on special on our website. It is a wonderful holiday scent as it smells like a Christmas Tree.
Speaking of holidays – I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and that the rest of your holiday season continues well!
Black Friday is the time to hit the malls and big stores. Saturday is the time to shop the small businesses. And Cyber Monday is internet mania. Susan’s Soaps & More fits in the last two categories and we are offering 20% off everything in our store beginning on Saturday, Nov. 21 and running through Monday, Nov. 23. Simply enter Nov2012 into the coupon area when checking out and you should see your discount reflected. Don’t forget that we are also participating in the American Express Small Business Saturday program which is a GREAT way to maximize your dollar. If you registered your American Express cards back on Nov. 18th then if you use one for a $25 purchase or more with us on Saturday, Nov. 24, you should see a $25 credit on your American Express Bill. Remember these three things must apply:
- You must use an American Express card that you preregistered with the Shop Small website.
- You must make your purchase with a qualifying small business, which Susan’s Soaps is, on Saturday, Nov. 24
- The final bill must total $25 or more.
Note: The $25 statement credit is between you and American Express. If for some reason it does not reflect on your statement you need to contact American Express. It is NOT the responsibility of Susan’s Soaps & More to credit this to you. For more information on the American Express Shop Small promotion you may visit their website. You can even look up a specific business there and make they are part of the program.
Holidays are a busy time for everyone, particularly anyone involved in retail sales and at Susan’s Soaps we are going to be even busier than usual this Christmas selling season.
Jerry and I will be at the St. Martin’s Altar Society Christmas Bazaar this Saturday, Nov. 17. The doors open at 8:00 am and the bazaar runs until 5:00 pm I believe. However, just FYI – we have a wedding to attend and so will probably be heading out around 4 or so. The show will be in the church’s community center and it is located just north of I20 at the County Road 213 exit.
The next week is Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you have a nice holiday and enjoy a good time with friends and family.
I know a lot of you will next be heading out to take advantage of the deals on Black Friday but we here at Susan’s Soaps & More will be participating in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24th. If you aren’t familar with this promotion sponsored by American Express the short version is register your Amex cards on Nov. 18th, spend $25 or more with a small business on Nov. 24 and get a $25 rebate back on your statement. I have included a link below where you can go for more details as well as to register your Amex cards. It’s a great shopping promotion for sponsoring Small Businesses. In addition to getting your $25 credit back from American Express we will be offering a special discount that day as well so check back next week for more details. IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST preregister your Amex cards on Nov. 18th to get the rebate back from American Express on the 24th. See details below.
Make sure to register any American Express cards on Nov. 18th here https://shopsmall.americanexpress.com/sbs2012/ . If you have multiple Amex cards you can register more than one be registration is limited so don’t delay. Once registered you can use any of your registered Amex cards to get a $25 statement credit after making a purchase of more than $25 at a qualifying small business. You can check the map at the above link as well to verify that your favorite business is listed. I know we are and probably most other “small businesses” that accept American Express cards are as well.
- You must first register your American Express Cards to qualify.
- Only one $25 purchase per card qualifies and the purchase MUST total $25 or more.
- The business must be a qualified business
- You can register multiple cards but registration is limited and begins on Nov. 18th at 12:00AM MST and continues until Nov. 18th 11:59PM MST
The following week on Thursday. Nov. 29 marks the beginning of the Arlington Chriskindl show with their tree lighting ceremony at 6 pm. I will have more details to follow on this. But the basics are that show runs from Nov. 29 – Dec. 15. It opens (except for Nov. 29) at 11 am and runs until 7pm Sun-Thurs., 8 pm on Fridays and 9pm on Saturdays. The theme and style of the show is like a German style outdoor holiday market with everything there to be something you might find at a German market. We will be located next to the Ballpark in Arlington. Hope to see you there! read more…
“Howdy folks.” We are in the last week of the State Fair of Texas. It all ends this Sunday, Oct. 21. I have been here all but three days sampling our soaps and demonstrating our scrubs. I am scheduled to be here every day now thru Sunday, so if you visit, stop by the Food and Fiber building and say Hi.
I thought I would share 5 of my favorites from the fair as a walking tour. These are not my only favorites, but definitely is my short list for close to the Food and Fiber pavillion. So please join me for a short walking tour.
Elsie and Buauregard are located inside the Food & Fiber Building at the east end. After you have finished petting Elsie and Beauregard stroll through the Food & Fiber checking out exhibits and the General Store. Exit the building at the west end. Look out towards the food booths in the promenade and you can see my next favorite.
Corn on the Cob has always been my very favorite fair food and there is a great stand for it right outside the west entrance to the Food & Fiber Building. Ask for lots of butter. Ummmm, delicious! Now continue on across the street, up the steps and on into The Dock.
The Dock is a Texas State Fair institution, having been family owned and operated for the last 43 years. They are located at the west end of the Embarcadero and is the only place where I get my annual fix of funnel cake. They also have the cheapest cup of coffee I have found – only 1 ticket! They are a great place to relax for a bit and even catch the score of the football game on one of their big screen TVs.
Now, walk down thru the Embarcadero from The Dock and you will come to the Creative Arts Building that houses the Butter Sculpture. Every year an artist does a close to life size sculpture out of butter that is displayed in a glass walled freezer. This year in honor of the Girl Scouts it is depicting a couple of Girl Scouts giving Big Tex some cookies. The scouts and their den mother are pretty much life size but all you see of Big Tex are these HUGE hands and boots.
After viewing the Butter Sculpture take in the rest of the Creative Arts Building exhibits. Here is where you can see fabulous quilts, gorgeous canned goods, artwork of all kinds, live demos by visiting chefs and more.
Then after viewing everything to see in the Creative Arts exit the building and walk back across the promenade to the Wine Garden, my last favorite on this little tour.
The TDA and Texas Wineries have created a little oasis of relaxation in the middle of the fair. There are canopied tables and chairs, greenery and piped in music. You can purchase wine, beer, coffee, cheese plates and more. So relax, enjoy a bit of your favorite libation and let the soothing ambiance work its magic.
Well that’s it, 5 of my fair favorites. I have brought you full circle as the Wine Garden is adjacent to the west end of the Food & Fiber Building. I hope you enjoy my State Fair of Texas favorites as much as I do. Maybe next year I’ll do another in a different section of the fair. This after all, the State of Texas so there is an awful to see!
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