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Sometimes it’s NOT too good to be true!


Immy emailed in the following tip:

Everyday I get dozens upon dozens of emails, from all sorts of companies, those I shopped with, entered a giveaway for, etc. Usually I look over the subject line and then click “delete”.

Though one specific email caught my eye in the past two weeks.

Rue La La sent me an email with the subject line stating “A $25 Credit means one thing. Mandatory shopping spree.” At first I figured it meant $25 off a large value… but when I opened the email, it just told me I had a credit. No stipulations!

At first I was just going to ignore it. After all, if I bought something on their site, wouldn’t I have to pay shipping? I decided to go on anyway and look around, mainly to see if I could purchase something in the $15 range and see if the credit would cover shipping.

It did! Plus it told me that once you pay your 9.95 shipping, you ship free for the next 30 days. I bought a Rockflowerpaper “Cassis” Canvas Beach Bucket Bag at $15.90.

Tax was $0.99 and shipping was $9.95. After my $25 credit, I only owed $1.84.

Strangely enough it happened again… this time, with The Grommet! I had subscribed on a whim, and a week later I received an email titled “We have a welcome gift for you.” – it was a $10 credit. So I went to the site and looked around.

I had been meaning to pick up a new strainer for the kitchen, and right now on the site is a strainer device called a “silpoura” for $9.95. I decided to add it to my cart and see what shipping would run me. It was only a little over $2.00 — making my checkout total only $2.09!

So going forward, I’ll definitely being paying closer attention to my emails! -Immy

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  • Alisha @ The Savvy Bump says:

    I got a $30 credit from Rue La La and got a Lilly Pulitzer laptop tote for under $1! I was very happy about that. I think Rue La La has given credits out at least 3 times in the last 6 months.

  • Jacquelynn says:

    I just found your blog through bloglovin.. so happy I did 🙂 You now have a new follower. I’m on a fixed income and I need all the help I can get! Thanks for the time & effort you put into your blog!

  • Diane says:

    Yes, I heard that Rue La La gives out nice credits. So I looked in my account and discovered I missed a $30 credit they offered me last November. From now on I’ll be paying more attention!

  • KT says:

    Thanks! I didn’t get an e-mail, but checked my Rue La La account directly, and I found a $25 credit.

  • Brittany says:

    I found an unexpected $25.15 credit in my Rue La La account. Sweet!

  • Traci says:

    I’m so glad I read this. I received the $25 credit too and had been scouring the site a few times over the last several days not realizing the credit could also go towards the shipping. I got my little guy a pair of really nice shorts for $4 shipped. So happy!!

    • Jo says:

      So happy to hear this!

    • Alisha @ The Savvy Bump says:

      I almost didn’t try to use my credit because I figured I’d have to pay $9.95 for shipping (which isn’t a great deal if you don’t need the item in the first place) so I was pleasantly surprised when it covered shipping too. Glad you scored a great deal on those shorts!

  • Tina says:

    I’m not a subscriber to Rue La La but I was to OpenSky. I thought it was intriguing- celebrities pick their fave products and you get a discount on them. I was excited about getting a credit for the site.
    Sadly, it wasn’t a credit. It was supposedly worth $25 so I found a t-shirt for $15. The total with tax and shipping was less than $25. When I tried to apply the credit at checkout, a screen popped up informing me I could only use a portion of my credit.
    Here’s my understanding of their policy: You’re only allowed to use credit towards a certain percentage of the price. Each individual seller gets to decide what percentage “off” you receive. In order to use my $25 credit, I would have to spend around $200. I unsubscribed immediately.

  • Lisa guyer says:

    Just checked my Rue La La account and found a $35 credit as well!! Woohoo! Thanks!

  • Allison says:

    45 dollar credit in mine!!

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