The company’s annual summer sale has begun. It lasts through July 5, but the discounts only apply to in-store merchandise—and the best stuff is generally scooped up early on. Check out details here.
June 19 is National Flip Flop Day—quite a week for quirky pseudo-holidays, huh?—and to celebrate, Tropical Smoothie Cafés are giving out a free 24-ounce Jetty Punch Smoothie to every customer wearing flip flops. Orange Julius stores are also giving away smoothies today, but you have to print out a coupon. No flip flops required.
On three weekends this summer, the National Parks Service is offering free entrance at more than 100 parks that normally charge admission fees. The weekends are: June 20-21 (this weekend, Father’s Day), July 18-19, and August 15-16. Read more here.
Savings of 20 percent or more on sun screen, nursery furniture, strollers, formula, toys, and other items. Free shipping too, for orders over $49. Good through July 2 at Diapers.com.
Totes, messenger bags, backpacks, and shoulder bags from L.L. Bean sale section, most for half off the original price.
Just print out a coupon at the Borders website and bring it in to a store for a free 12 oz. Seattle’s Best coffee. No purchase required, good through June 18.
Today only, you’ll get free shipping on footwear that’s an extra 25 percent off at Sierra Trading Post, where everything is already marked down 35 to 70 percent off the retail price.
Round trip flights to Sydney cost $458 from Los Angeles or San Francisco, $578 from New York, via Qantas. Book by Tuesday, June 16.
Girls bikinis, normally $36, are selling for $9 via Garnet Hill’s Sale of the Day.
Through June 14, IKEA is handing out gift cards worth $25 (if you spend over $100) up to $150 (if you spend over $600). Check out the offer, valid through this Sunday for purchases of select furniture,
So my column about John Mackey, Kip Tindell, and their ideas about what Mackey calls “conscious capitalism” turns out to have been moderately timely after all. Yesterday Michael Kinsley and Conor Clarke threw open the doors to a group blog that they and a few economists and journalists have been filling with posts for the past week. The …
Craig Newmark is a big fan of Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, which aims to fight the insanity of the beauty-industrial complex while selling lots of cleansing products. Such a big fan that he says he’s offered some advice to the people at Unilever/Dove and its ad agency, Ogilvy and Mather:
Take an ad in a fashion magazine, like Vogue,