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November 24, 2012

Cyber Monday Shopping Roundup; Random Shots of Beauty

I’ve been blitzed with Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions over the past week – and since it’s been a while since I’ve done any serious affiliate promotion, I figured I’d pass some of them along here.  Before we get to them, however, let’s roll through our customary Random Shots of Beauty, with a double-size edition in honor of the double-sized weekend.

The first is from a Wednesday afternoon run with my daughter, on one of the rare occasions I’ve had to run in daylight recently:

A grove of massive eucalyptus trees near a historic homestead site in Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley.  The other is a bit further away …


… and up into the Santa Cruz Mountains, the site of our family’s annual Christmas tree hunt on the day after Thanksgiving, when most of the rest of America is out shopping.  We do this every single year, and not one time have I ever wished I was in a shopping mall instead.

However, on the subject of shopping, let’s get to the offers.  Rather than go into much detail on any of these, just understand that I’ve used all of the products and/or vendors in question, and I have no hesitation in recommending them to you as well.  Click any of the banners to jump to the sales.

First up is REI, your best one-stop shop for pretty much everything outdoor related.  They’re offering all winter gear at a 30% discount through November 26th.



Next is Massey’s Outfitters, who sell the complete Patagonia catalog as well as an extensive collection of Vibram FiveFingers.  They’ve got a ton of their products discounted (including all Marmot gear), and are offering a $20 gift card with a $100 purchase.



The next banner ad is from GoLite, who offer pretty killer savings all year long, and this week is no exception.  Their holiday promotion is a free beanie with any purchase.



One more banner – not necessarily because it’s huge savings, but because it’s one of my favorite companies.  Patagonia is offering free shipping on all orders through December 9th.



Finally, a couple sales that I don’t have banner ads for: VIVOBAREFOOT has a sweet coupon code for 40% off your order through November 28 – just enter VIVOBF at checkout.  SKORA has a “first-come, best-served” type of coupon code where you can save 25, 50, or possibly even 100% of your purchase price – click here for details. 

Does that give you enough to shop for?  One other note is that Amazon.com will have some great Cyber Monday deals as well – so if you’re looking for something that isn’t on this list, chances are you’ll find it there.

Regular programming will resume later in the week – until then, happy shopping!

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