Saturday, July 13, 2013

I spend my money where I feel welcome- DIVERSITY in MARKETING is important- @beachesresorts & @sandalsresorts do ya'll really AGREE?

I believe in DIVERSITY in MARKETING and a lot of my buying decisions are based solely on if you have PEOPLE that look like my family in your marketing; commercials, print ads-- etc.  Now you may not agree with that-- and you don't have to, you may not even notice who is in a commercial or what a print ad looks like when you purchase something-- and that is fine, but to ME it is important and if I am going to spend my money-- I can!  So while looking into Turks & Caicos click here-- click the arrows and tell me who you see? 

So while planning vacations-- we always check the advertising of the hotel, location etc-- to be sure that they are WELCOMING people that look like me and my family!! So over the years I have been watching the BEACHES & SANDALS websites, print ads and commercials-- and they haven't changed at all-- this is what I see.  What I see is the people that look like my family all WORK at the resort.  What it says to ME: You don't really want people that look like my family to come and visit-- just to work there.  Now that may not be what you are saying, but PERCEPTION is everything and that is what I see & feel!  I sent a similar letter in 2011 and the response is below--

I thought I would send a letter to them to ask-- and read below:

I will also tweet and blog about this-- As we were hoping that your advertising had changed and planning a family vacay to Turks & Caicos-- we see it hasn't changed at all. I was interested in coming to your resort for a FAMILY vacay and looked at your advertising on your website-- the front page has about 10 different places on the resorts-- no one person of COLOR-- it concerns me that you only have people of color WORKING at your resort-- Just WOW in the year 2013!!


Who said I was African-American??? Color can be Asian, Indian, Hispanic, Bi-racial-- but they assumed I was and said...
Thank you for contacting Sandals and Beaches Resorts. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

We accept guest from all ethic groups. Therefore if you are African American you are more than welcome to our resorts, and we will be delighted to host you.

Thank you for choosing Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Best regards,

E-Sales and Marketing Department
Sandals & Beaches resorts
Toll Free 1-800-SANDALS
Toll Free 1-800-BEACHES

Friday, July 12, 2013

Not my trip I repeat NOT MY trip-- but a great @TARGET trip if you have lots of inserts (#coupons)

my target allows 4 like tq per transaction. And allows coupons on free items
4- febreze spray 2.99x4= 11.96
4- febreze set n refresh 2.99x4=11.96
2- febreze fabric spray 3.24x4=12.96
4- always radiant 4.19x4=16.76
4 always pantiners .94x4=3.76
5- bananas 1.20
4 elcos 1.99*x4=7.96 (raincheck)
1- Vidal Sassoon shampoo 3.99
Total: 70.55
COUPONS Used: 1/1 fruit mobile tq
2/1 Vidal Sassoon mobile tq
4- .50/1 always radiant tq found on venus razors along time ago
4- febreze bogo
1-3/2 febreze
4-2/1 always
4- 1/1 always pantyliner
1- 2/1 Vidal Sassoon peelie
4-5/1 elcos printableTotal after qs 12.59 got back 15 in GC!!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A few dollars in Food Lion coupons to use there or uh well at BILO and get fuel perks

Food Lion store specific coupons-- print yours now!

$1 off $5 purchase in produce
$1 off any two (2) Food Lion Brand Sliced, Shredded or Chunk Cheese
75¢ off any cracker purchase
75¢ off any one (1) Dockside Crab Cakes or Lobster Cakes
75¢ off any one (1) Land O'Frost Premium Mini Item (Honey Ham, Honey Turkey or Smoked Turkey)
75¢ off any one (1) Crusted Sea Cuisine Product (found in the fresh seafood case)
35¢ off any one (1) Food Lion Toaster Pastires (All Varieties)

CLICK here

Remember you can use these at Food Lion-- or you can use the product specific ones at Bi-Lo. 

Buy #m&ms at @bilosupersaver and save on gas!! Win Win--

$0.50 off (2) M&M'S Brand Chocolate Candies

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up to print the M&M's coupon now.

They will be priced 5 for $4.00 or .80c each

buy 5 for 4.00
Use (2) .50 cent off 2 coupons and pay 2.00 or .40 cent plus .05 cent fuel perks.

Or if you have multiple computers and get 5 of those coupons

buy 10 for 8
Use (5) .50 cent off 2
Pay 3.00 or .30 cent each, plus 10 cent fuel perks

Great deal, and who does not want to save 10 cent on gas?!?!
Remember the WALMART logo is just a suggestion-- this is a manufacturer coupon!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

What? A reversible bra? $5.98 check it out!!!

OneStopPlus Reversible Bra (various colors) 1 for $8 or 2 for $12
OneStopPlus has their Reversible Bra (various colors) on Sale for $7.99. Add one to your cart and enter promotional code RD46378 for free shipping. Or add two to your cart for $15.98 - $10 w/ promotional code OSPSHOPFIRST = $5.98 + $5.99 shipping. Thanks katierysz

Note, promotional codes do not stack
  • Select colors available in select sizes 36C thru 54D
    • Black Animal Print
    • White / Sky Blue
    • Nude / Pink
    • Floral Print / Dark Navy