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Flash sale websites are some of my favorite ways to get great discounts on exclusive brands. Everyday these sites offer new sales, the catch being that they are only available for a few days and quantities are often very limited. Trust me, the process is much easier than going into to a T.J. Maxx and exposing yourself to all of the chaos. I would like to share with you my favorite flash sale websites that I check or use on a frequent basis.




 What they offer: All sorts of designer items up to 60% off

  •  Women: Clothing, Shoes, Handbags, Accessories, Jewelry & Watches, Luggage & Gear, Health & Beauty
  •  Men: Clothing, Shoes, Accessories

  •  Baby & Kids: Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Gear & Equipment, Feeding, Toys, Games & Books, Furniture & Décor, Bedding & Bath, Maternity

  •  Home: Furniture, Bedding & Bath, Rugs, Lighting, Décor & Accessories, Kitchen & Dining, Pet Accessories

  •  City: Daily deals in your city (much like Groupon or Livingsocial). They also offer a lot of online deals in this category

 Who can join? Anyone who signs up with an email address on their website can join. However, they have just launched Gilt Insider, a special rewards program for frequent shoppers. Each time you purchase something on their website, you earn points which you can redeem for a variety of things including free domestic shipping, free international shipping, and a percentage off your next purchase. You can even earn points for simply visiting their website every day! Gilt Insider keeps track of all the points you have earned (even if they have already been redeemed) and once you hit certain milestones, you can make it to the select, premier, or nior levels. These levels offer you perks like VIP Customer Service and special sales reserved only for certain levels.

 Ship Internationally? Gilt does offer international shipping on most items. There may be a few that are ineligible due to weight, but the purchaser will be notified in the checkout process if this is the case. Shipping internationally in most cases is $19.95 (but is converted to your preferred currency at checkout)

 Shipping Perks? All items are charged for shipping individually, so unfortunately there are no perks based on how much you spend

 What they have going for them: Gilt is known of being somewhat of a pioneer in the flash sale market. They are known for being high end, with great customer service. They may not have as many daily sales as some of the other sites, but you can bet that what they do have will be the best of the best!

 Insider Info: Want something that is sold out? My friend that used to work there told me that you can just call or email and ask to be put at the top of the wait list and they will do it without a problem!

 When their sales start: 9 AM Pacific Time, everyday

 Referral Perks: If you invite new friends to Gilt, You will receive $25 in credit as soon as their first order ships.

 Return Policy: International orders are all final sale and are not eligible for refunds. Sizable items like clothing, shoes, etc. are eligible for returns within 21 days from the date the item is shipped. Non-sized items like handbags and beauty products are not eligible for return. For more info, visit their return support page at here.





 What they offer: Top fashion and lifestyle brands up to 75% off in the following categories: Women, Men, Kids, Home, Beauty

 Who can join? Anyone who signs up with an email address can join.

 Ship Internationally? Currently, HauteLook ships to Canada and select events are available for shipment to Australia

 Shipping Perks? Free shipping is offered on orders over $100.

 What they have going for them: Hautelook is a company owned by Nordstrom, so you can expect the same quality and customer service!

 Insider Info: Make sure to subscribe to their daily emails. I once was surprised with a $25 Nordstrom Rack gift card in my inbox just because I was a member (plus, there were no restrictions other than an expiration date)!

 When their sales start: 8AM Pacific, every day

 Referral Perks: If you invite a friend, you get $10 in credit when your friend makes their first purchase.

 Return Policy: HauteLook gladly accepts returns on apparel, footwear, and all accessories (bags, sunglasses, leather goods, jewelry and watches) within 21 days from the time your order is shipped. Items must have all original tags attached and will not be accepted if they have been worn, altered, or damaged. HauteLook does not accept returns from the following categories, which are final sale only: Cosmetics & Beauty, Hosiery, Intimates and Men’s Personal Furnishings, Swimwear, Vintage, Home Goods, and any “blowout” events marked as final sale.



 What they offer: Women’s shoes, handbags, and accessories, with the occasional beauty product. You can save up to 80% off!

 Who can join? Anyone that signs up with an email address can join.

 Ship Internationally?  Ideeli ships to the US, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska

 Shipping Perks? $9.95 entitles you to free shipping for the next 30 days.

 What they have going for them: They have great customer service. I once placed an order for a product that they ended up running out of. I received an email apologizing with a credit of $25 (as well as a full refund), which I thought went above and beyond the call of service.

 Insider Info: In my opinion, they are the best-priced daily deal site, as I have seen the same product higher on Gilt, etc.

 When their sales start: 11 am EST, everyday

 Referral Perks: When you refer a friend, you receive $25 in credit as soon as they make their first purchase.

 Return Policy: The return policy depends on the item (see product detail page), but most items are returnable within 21 days from the day the product is shipped from Ideeli.



 What they offer: Women and Men fashion, living, kids, and gifts. They also have a travel section with discounted vacation getaways.

 Who can join? Anyone who signs up with an email address can join.

 Memberships: Standard membership + The Rue 365: pay $100 and get free shipping for a full year and 2 $50 gift cards from your favorite brands.

 Ship Internationally? As of right now, Ideeli ships only in the U.S. 

 Shipping Perks? You can pay $9.95 once on an order, and get free shipping for the next 30 days.

 What they have going for them: They have everything the other flash sale websites have, but the yearly free shipping option is amazing because of the fact that you are getting your money back in gift cards. This is a great one to stick with because, if you have your desires set on a specific brand, it is bound to come up at some point.

 Insider Info: Items can go very fast, so it is a good idea to use their “Quick! Buy It” option, which allows you to have your credit card on file and make the purchase with one click moving forward.

 When their sales start: 11 AM Eastern Time everyday

 Referral Perks: Invite friends and  you will receive $10 in Rue La La credit as soon as their first order ships.

 Return Policy:  Everything but final sale items can be returned within 30 days of the day that you receive the product.



 What they offer: Up to 60& off Women (clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, jewelry, watches, beauty), Men (clothing, shoes, accessories, watches), Children (clothing, shoes, baby, toys, gear & décor), Home (furniture, décor, kitchen & dining, bedding, bath)

 Who can join? Anyone who signs up with an email address can join

 Ship Internationally? Most items ship free of charge to the U.S. You can pay an additional amount of $25 for one day shipping.  Will ship internationally to the following countries for a flat fee of $25: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic of, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.

 Shipping Perks? There is no shipping fee for most products!

 What they have going for them: They are owned by Amazon, so you can expect great customer service and quality products!

 Insider Info: This one is still a little new to me, and I haven’t gotten a chance to place an order yet, but I would love to hear if any of you have had an experience with them.

 When their sales start:  9 AM PT/12 PM ET daily

 Referral Perks: When you invited friends, you get $20 when their first order ships.

 Return Policy: Most items (other than final sale items) are eligible for return within 14 days of receipt.




 What they offer: Anything and everything: clothing, home décor, jewelry, odds and ends. Fab’s mission is to help people better their lives with design.They have many random boutiques where you really wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. Here are some examples of the randomness:


Kinda Cool!


 Who can join? Anyone who signs up with an email address can join.

 Ship Internationally? Currently, ships in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and to 25 European countries. For full list click here.

 Shipping Perks? In the US, if you spend over $49, shipping is free. Anything under that adds a $5.95 shipping fee.

 What they have going for them: Their unique flair- you can find SO much on this site. If you are looking for antiques or one-of-a-kind items, this is the site for you!

 Insider Info: They also have great customer service. I bought a set of beer glasses for my dad for Christmas last year and one of the glasses came chipped. I wrote to customer service and they immediately re-sent another whole set and let me keep the old one. After the great experience, I wrote another email (just letting them know how happy I was with their service) and what do you know? They put $10 of credit into my account!

 When their sales start: Everyday at 10 AM ET

 Referral Perks:If you invite a friend to join Fab and they do, they’ll be offered a $25 credit towards their first purchase of $75 or more on Fab. If they make the purchase, you will get $25 for yourself!

 Return Policy: Most items can be returned within 30 days of receipt. Fab will cover the shipping costs!

I have also tried and honestly probably wouldn’t use it again. I didn’t like the process of browsing their items and when I finally did order something (a pair of leggings), they came looking completely different from the picture I remembered.

 Another one that I just came across is called I haven’t ordered anything yet and am wondering if any of you have had an experience with them. They always seem to have great stuff! And if there are any other good ones I should know about, send them my way!

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