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Win $25 Gift Certificate In Our Shopping Tip Contest

Just let us know about a good deal in town in the comment section below and maybe you'll be this week's winner.

Each week from now until the end of the year, we're running a shopping tip contest.

All you need to do is offer a shopping tip in the comment section below and we’ll pick a winner at random each week.

Shopping tips can include sales or deals on anything: from supermarket bargains to sales on holiday gift items. And although we hope to find out about sales at local small businesses, large chain store deals are fine too.

Each Friday, we’ll announce a new winner, as well as list all of the great deals that were submitted to help you with your shopping.

For this week’s contest, all entries must be received by noon on Thursday, Dec. 8 (Eastern Time). This week’s prize: A $25 gift certificate to the  restaurant in Somerville.

Please note: This contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. You may enter as many times as you like. All winners will be selected in a random drawing. Click here for complete Official Rules.

(This contest and article are being shared on the following Patch sites: South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Somerville, Medford, and Malden.)

Caitlin R December 05, 2011 at 01:54 PM
This week Target is running a promotion, buy 3 bags of Starbucks Coffee and receieve a $5 dollar target gift card! Starbucks is also running a promotion when you buy 3 bags of coffee you get a $5 dollar Starbucks giftcard which has to be redeemed. A lot of times, there's coupons on the bagged coffee too. Happy Savings :)
John December 05, 2011 at 02:02 PM
1. Shop Locally! 2. Clear the trunk before you head to the mall. Stop by the car to drop off bags, you'll appreciate being hands free and weight free as the shopping trip continues.
Todd Evans December 05, 2011 at 02:19 PM
Go to restaurant.com and find gift certificates to many local restaurants at discounted rates from 50%-80% off regular price. It makes for a great gift this time of year or just a great way to treat yourself any time of the year.
Alicia Hunt December 05, 2011 at 06:00 PM
If you didn't order a wreath through a church or the Boy Scouts, you can get a 12" double-sided wreath for $5.99 at Market Basket in Woburn. Don't know about their other stores.
Amy December 06, 2011 at 12:07 AM
I just discovered The Boston Shaker (http://www.thebostonshaker.com/) based in Somerville. I got my boyfriend the Bartender Kit for a Christmas gift. It's a great local business that's got everything cocktail-related for the novice or experienced "bartender" in your family!
MRh December 06, 2011 at 03:32 AM
Holiday sale, all T-shirts at When Pigs Fly in Davis Square are all $9.99 now through the holidays (regularly $15) - kids to adults in a couple of designs, including the black T with white flying pig logo, and the blue "What was the best thing before sliced bread?" shirt.
Jonathan McIndoe Hunt December 06, 2011 at 02:42 PM
You can get free ground shipping on Taza Chocolates for orders of $40 or more. Then again, you can also go by the factory in Somerville. The tours are awesome and the chocolate even better. Coupon code: FRSHIP40 http://www.tazachocolate.com/WebStore
stevestroud December 06, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Keep your eye on Groupon and similar web-based coupon sites. You can buy any of them as gift certificates for friends and family.
Richard Carle December 07, 2011 at 02:54 PM
Shop local, and then online. Avoid national chains. there are wonderful stores in Arlington and Somerville.
rosanna December 07, 2011 at 04:18 PM
If you are not a fan of The Krazy Coupon Lady on facebook, you should be!! "Like" her website and you will receive postings of fantastic deals like magazine subscriptions for 3.99/year, top sellers that are a really good deal and until when...this website is great...she does the work, you reap the benefits!! Happy Shopping...
Christina December 07, 2011 at 11:19 PM
1. Check out couponcabin.com for promo codes or printable coupons for stores you plan on hitting up. I can always find a 15% off banana republic or gap (off your total, not one item!) and 20% on macy's or kohl's... 2. Check your credit card's website. A lot of cards offer gift certificates to big name stores at 10% off. If I know I'm going to buy presents at Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom, Gap... I always order a gift card to use. A 100 dollar gap card is 90 and then shave 15% off of the bill with the printable coupon you can always find online and boom - 100 bucks of Gap stuff for 76.50!
Mark Micheli December 08, 2011 at 05:24 PM
Thanks for all the shopping tips. The contest for this week has ended and no no more submissions can be made. We'll announce this week's winner, along with a comrehensive list of great shopping tips, tomorrow morning after the random drawing. Mark Micheli Boston Regional Editor, Patch

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