August 30, 2020

Boden x Gilt Voucher Deal is Back!

Starting tonight, Gilt is offering a pretty decent deal on Boden account credit, also know as "vouchers." Boden sometimes mails/emails small dollar value vouchers ($10, $15, $20, or if you are really lucky, $25) to customers as a way to entice them to buy. They seem to do so at intervals during the year, like leading up to back-to-school, around the holidays, for Mother's Day, etc. They also occasionally send customers Birthday and Half Birthday vouchers. When you ask customer service how to get on the list for vouchers, they usually say you need to be a catalog subscriber and then after that, it is a random draw. 

I've been able to buy a lot more Boden for my money thanks to these vouchers. They usually have expiration dates but I have found that if I return something, I am nearly always credited back the voucher amount as account credit to use on something else, with no expiration. 

But one of the first ways I began shopping Boden was because I could buy account credit for lower than its value on websites like Gilt. In the current deal you can save up to 34% off (in addition to the 20% off and free shipping you can get with coupon: g3u7). The vouchers work like gift certificates so you can stack them with a coupon code since they go in separate boxes. This round of vouchers is available for purchase from August 30th until September 6th. 

The voucher amounts for purchase are as follows:

Valid on Sale + Regular Price
Up to 34% Boden Credit:
Package 1: $125 credit for $85
Package 2: $175 credit for $115
Package 3: $250 credit for $165 

My referral link for Boden is here if you haven't shopped them before. You will get a 20% off coupon and I will get a treat too. I am not sure what I will buy with mine but some of the new fall items look really lovely. Happy Shopping! 

August 28, 2020

Back to School During a Global Pandemic Check in


Wearing Winter Water Factory tunic, J. Jill Leggings, and Vionic shoes to the drive through zoofari this summer. 
Girls are in Boden dresses, tea leggings, and native shoes

I know I have been quiet in this space because my work and life have occupied a lot of my time but all is well here. It is as well as it can be amid a global pandemic lack a coordinated federal response, anyway. I am heading into my third week of what is my 10th academic year at my job! And I turned 40 in April!! Lots to celebrate even if celebrations look different right now... 

I am teaching a new class that was inspired by public lectures I began giving about the history of journalism and the rise of fake news a few years ago. My university awarded me with an "Innovation in Education" grant to develop it into a stand alone course. It is really exciting to have a roster full of enthusiastic undergraduates, even though our class is fully remote. I am working on offering the public lectures and workshops in digital realms since I am not comfortable delivering them in person right now (strategizing grant funds to help... so if you see anything let me know!). 

I also am trying to think through how to execute the archival research and work I proposed in a recently awarded grant from the National Air and Space Museum's Aviation Space Writers Foundation. We did sneak in a trip to DC right before lockdown and I was able to do some work then but it was pre-award and unrelated. 

All of this is to say that I am busy. But we are doing really well. The girls will be remote learning for the first 9 weeks of school, at least. I am curious to see how "virtual" preschool will go. It seems... like it will be interesting (to put it politely!). They begin next week and that should be quite the trial by fire. But we have my family nearby and benefit from their childcare support (as long as we are able to stay relatively isolated from others, as my parents are in a vulnerable age bracket and my dad has some heart health concerns we need to be careful about). 

Wearing a Boden dress, Spanx tights, and Chloe flats
Rosie is in Boden dress, Target boots, and a handmade sweater that was mine when I was her age

The above photo is pre-pandemic at my older's open ballet class. Soon after this, she was invited to join a special invitation only (and FREE!) bridge program that would have had her working directly with the local ballet theater company and then... just like every other opportunity that involved leaving one's home after mid-March, it just vanished from the realm of possibility. So many of us are grieving the small things even as we feel the weight of knowing that what we grieve is small compared to that of so many others. What an incredibly difficult time... I hope I can write more often just to catalog it in a way more organized than my social media chatter. If you are reading along still after all these years, I hope you are doing well too! 

November 07, 2019

It's back! Boden credit for a discount on Gilt and RueLaLa

I have been meaning to get back to blogging but it is always somehow the thing that gets pushed lower on my to do list. But all is well here. I am on my very first sabbatical from teaching as a tenured faculty member and I am trying my best to meet my ambitious writing goals while giving myself some room to relax.

Yesterday, Gilt and Ruelala brought back one of the things that brought me to Boden in the first place... the opportunity to purchase account credit (akin to a gift card!) for less than the sticker price. You can stack this with 25% off savings (with code LTK2) to really do well for yourself. Boden Summer Preview is also live and you can save 25% (code: TJ9K) on top of using the voucher there.

Either of these result in prices that you would expect to find at the end of December, and not well before Thanksgiving. Last check, Gilt was sold out of the highest amount ($110 for $175 in credit) but Ruelala still has all options in stock. Be sure to read the fine print (though Boden tends to be more lax about their policies in practice). Happy Shopping!


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