I’m not a bargain shopper. I’m actually more likely than not to be the person who never finds good deals or treasures in the clearance aisles. I’m the girl who pays full price and then sees her co-worker wearing the exact same thing that they found for $4. So you’ll have to excuse me while I brag just a tiny bit. You see, I just scored 9 bottles of wine for $25 via a fantastic deal on Buy With Me.

For four more days you can purchase a $75 gift card to use at for only $35. Click on the “more deals” link to find the offer.

Sorry guys…I had an additional $10 coupon code (who knows what other coupon codes you might find via google) that has expired, hence my $25 miracle, but $35 can still get you oodles of wine and free shipping if you shop from their “Gifts and Collections” section. I ended up ordering the California Cheer Collection and The French Kiss Trio. At this rate we’re going to need a bigger wine rack!

Bordeaux Wine ToteInvite me to dinner and I’ll come bearing gifts in tall bottles. This time of year, my bottle of choice is Beaujolais Nouveau, a harvest wine that pairs well with holiday foods like turkey and dressing. The presentation of this specially chosen wine is how I say “thank you” to my host/hostess for their hospitality, and its important to present with style. Enter: a quality tote.

Environmentally friendly, and oh-so-classy, the reusable Bordeaux Wine Tote from Maptotes is made from 100% cotton and features a whimsical silkscreen map of France’s famed Bordeaux wine country. The Bordeaux tote holds one bottle of wine and has convenient shoulder straps for easy transport to your dinner destination. Not a French wine fan? Maptotes wine totes are also available in La Rioja, Tuscany, Napa Valley, Philadelphia, and Manhattan designs. An ideal gift for enthusiasts, or a wonderful accessory for yourself, an attractive tote ensures your gift of wine will be remembered long after the contents of your bottle have disappeared.

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Eyeball Wine CharmsWitches may have their incantations, but for my money, the best charms are those you dangle from your wine glass. Pier One’s whimsical eyeball wine charms are available just in time for Halloween. A set of six, each eyeball comes ringed in bold colors like blood red, swamp green, and jaundice yellow so that those imbibing can keep track of whose glass belongs to whom. When your guests inevitably ask, Jeepers creeper’s where’d you get them peepers? it will be up to you whether you want to share.

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