Thursday, December 11, 2008

DAY # 11 - Bring on The Pipers!

Clearly there's more than 11 Pipers in the photo. We were going with THE MORE THE MERRIER concept today. Speaking of MORE - how would you all like more for your money?

Today we are excited to announce our most fantastic deal so far - 40% off your product purchase! We've never before done such a discount! We can just hear those PIPERS ringing in our announcement now.

The 40% discount applies to your product total, it does not apply to shipping fees. The code 11PIPERS can be used now through midnight tonight. At midnight, we'll be posting our final Holiday Deal. Be sure to type the code as is - in UPPER CASE and be sure to click redeem or the system will not recognize it and will not apply the discount to your order.

The Deals Are Going Quick - Shop The Site By Clicking This Link!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... Happy Holidays To All!!

Until Next Time -
The BabyOutfitter Team

We Have A Winner!!

We received some wonderful recipes yesterday. We suddenly found ourselves so hungry. YUM! Some of them literally made our mouths water just reading them! We randomly select #27 and our 27th entry was....



We've selected your EASY HOLIDAY TRUFFLES recipe!

You've Just Won A $50.00 BabyOutfitter Gift Certificate!

Here's D'Anne's Recipe:


My kids and I enjoy making these every year, they are so easy and DELICIOUS
and make great gifts. Nothing says "I care" more than handmade goodies
during the holidays.........

2 1/2 pkg. (20 squares) Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate
8 oz. cream cheese, softened

Melt 8 chocolate squares. Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy; stir
in melted chocolate. Refrigerate until firm. (Option: a few drops
peppermint extract to make chocolate mint truffles)

Shape into 36 balls. Place on wax paper-covered tray.

Melt remaining chocolate. Use fork to dip truffles; return to tray.
Decorate with finely chopped peanuts, sprinkles, chopped peppermint, etc.
Or coat with powdered sugar or cocoa power instead of dipping in chocolate.
Use your imagination here and have FUN. This is where the kids have a
blast! Put finished product in mini-cupcake foil liners. Refrigerate 1
hour before indulging. Keep leftovers cool.

For gift giving, place truffles in a decorative box or tin.

We'll be emailing your your coupon code shortly! Thank you to all who particpated in the Favorite Holiday Recipe Contest. Here are a few of the recipes we had permission to post.


Andrea - Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodle Cookies
2 cups shortening
3 cups white sugar
4 eggs
5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I use much more to taste since my family loves them with lots

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Stir in the eggs. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. In a small bowl, stir together the 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the cinnamon. Roll dough into walnut sized balls, then roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar. Place them onto an unprepared cookie sheet, two inches apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be slightly brown. Remove from sheets to cool on wire racks.


Becky - Bananna Split Pie

1/2 C Powdered Sugar
2 Pckgs of Light Cream Cheese
1 Tsp Vanilla
Graham Cracker Crust
Crushed pineapple (drained)
Cherry Pie Filling
Cool Whip (8 oz)
Optional chocolate pudding package (made)

Mix the powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla.
Spread in bottom of Graham Cracker crust
Next layer cool whip
If you would like to, mix part of the chocolate pudding in a swirl pattern into the cool whip
Layer slices of banana, drained pineapple, and cherry pie filling on top

Slice and serve!


Kathryn - Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love to make chocolate dipped pretzels. Just dip the giant stick pretzels in white or milk chocolate. After dipping I sprinkle green and red sugar to make them festive. I also have Christmas sprinkles just for fun. They're great tasting and so easy!


Heather - Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 egg
3 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red food color
2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies
2 tablespoons sugar
1. Stir together 1 cup sugar, the butter, milk, vanilla, peppermint extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Divide dough in half. Stir food color into 1 half. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
2. Heat oven to 375ºF.
3. Stir together peppermint candy and 2 tablespoon sugar; set aside.

We'll be posting today's HOLIDAY DEAL # 11 - So be sure to check back soon.

Until Next Time -
The BabyOutfitter Team

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day #10 - You Don't Have To Be A Lord To Win!

These cute little guys are here to tell you that today's 10 Lords-A-Leaping Special doesn't require a purchase and you needn't be royalty to win! Since this contest requires a little more effort on your part - we thought we'd sweeten the pot to make it worth your while.

One Lucky Winner Will Receive a $50.00 BabyOutfitter Gift Certificate!
Now that's a lot of stuff!

To be eligible, here's what you'll need to do:

1) Select one of your favorite holiday recipes - it can be main dishes, cookies, candy, punches / beverages, etc. ANYTHING you make for the holidays. Well, anything you EAT for the holidays...let's face it - not every woman likes to cook!
2) Type it up in an email and send it to
3) Let us know if it's okay to publish it on the blog

We'll be randomly drawing a winner from the entries we receive. We will post the winner's recipe as well as a few others. So, make sure you don't skip Step # 3!

We're looking forward to your entries.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Coupon Code Trouble?

Good Morning Everyone!

Coupon Codes can be tricky. We've had a couple customers email us to let us know the coupon code DAYOFF was not working. We checked it out and it is functioning. However, since there are a couple factors that cause this pesky trickiness - we thought we would provide a couple reasons why it may not work at the time of checkout.

1) The code DAYOFF is case-sensitive so you need to enter it in all caps as shown. If it's entered in lowercase or upper and lowercase, the system will not recognize it and will not apply it to the order.

2) After entering the coupon code where it says ENTER COUPON CODE - the Blue REDEEM box needs to be clicked - once you click REDEEM, it will automatically continue the order process to the next step. It's easy to overlook the REDEEM button, especially since the CONTINUE box is just below - but this will cause the code to not work.

There may be other reasons we are unaware of. But, these are the two main reasons the coupon code may not stick. We apologize to the customers who were having trouble with the code. Don't give up Girls!

Visit the site - and save 30% until midnight tonight!

Until Next Time -
The BabyOutfitter Team

Monday, December 8, 2008

Holiday Deal # 8 - The Maids Take A Day Off! does sound really nice doesn't it? A day off? As moms (parents) it seems like there is always something going on, something to be done, someone who needs something. The holidays are no different - actually there are MORE demands placed on us during these last few weeks of the year. Those extra activities seem to eat up so much of our time. And, more often that not, we don't even get to truly enjoy these activites because there are so many of them. Am I right? Plays, parties, get-to-gethers, etc.

Well, sadly, we here at BabyOutfitter can't give you a day off. But what we can give you is a cheaper, faster and much easier way to pick up a few things on that long list this season. We're hoping we can save some of you ANOTHER trip to the mall, ANOTHER battle for the last parking space, ANOTHER rude retail clerk - OH THE HORROR!!

In this spirit of helping our fellow moms, dads, parents, grandparents this holiday season, we're proud to usher in HOLIDAY DEAL #8! We're really digging deep into our pockets this time to offer our customers 30% off all product purchases!! We've never given that much of a discount on our products. But, we know times are tough and some of customers are struggling more than ever this year to afford to put gifts under their tree.

We know we don't have XBOX games and IPODS. Our products don't email or text but they do bring joy to children and to their families.

We have videos - sit and watch a video with your little one(s) this holiday. Pop some popcorn and snuggle under a blanket with them. For nearly less than a tank of gas - you can pick any one of our family favorites.

We also have great books - when was the last time you dropped everything to sit with someone precious to you and read them a great little story - or helped them read it to you? Browse our children's book section for tremendous deals on books for all ages.

To take advantage just enter DAYOFF in the coupon code section during checkout. Your 30% discount will be deducted from your total. It is case sensitive (so please enter it in all caps) and does not apply to shipping charges. And since we are so late getting this out - we're going to extend the savings through DAY # 9! We have a special treat for tomorrow - more to come on that so be sure to check back.

We truly appreciate each and every one of our customers and we wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Until next time -
The BabyOutfitter Team

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Seven Swans - Saving 25% Day # 7

For our Holiday Deals - Day # 7 we're sure you've seen your share of swimming swans. Who hasn't right? So, we figured you be more impressed with our special for our HOLIDAY DEAL - Day # 7!

Save 25% on your product total simply by entering SWANS25 in the coupon code section during checkout. Your product total purchased will automatically be reduced by 25%.

Shop BabyOutfitter Now

Friday, December 5, 2008

We're A little Behind - Day # 5 & Day # 6 COMBINED

Since we were completely slammed with orders yesterday and this morning, we weren't able to get the HOLIDAY DEAL for DAY # 5 FIVE GOLDEN RINGS up in time. So we have elected to combine it with our DAY # 6 DEAL

So without further delay - For our combination DAY #5 and DAY # 6 promotions we are giving two deals in one:

10% off your product total AND Free Shipping on all orders. Simply enter COMBO56 in the coupon code section at checkout and the discount will be applied to your order.

For those customers who earned the Traditions $5 off your order reward for Day # 3 - you may use this in conjunction with the current promotion. HOWEVER...since there is only one option for a coupon code during checkout - you'll want to apply the current code of COMBO56 and mention the discount code for the $5 Tradition reward in the comments section. We will be sure to issue a credit to your account for the $5 amount.

We've added new products to most of our categories - you should find lots of great deals! Don't forget the books, toys and videos!

We hope you are enjoying the contests and promotions! We are very busy. But, we are certainly having a lot of fun with them so far.

Until Next Time -
The BabyOutfitter Team

Could Someone Get The Door?

That's a phrase heard often here at the office - we're constantly shuffling boxes out to the postman (well, postWOMAN in our case). But, there's never been as many boxes as there are this morning! What a fabulous surprise!

We've managed to dig ourselves out from under the pile of priority mail boxes and pages of packing slips to thank all of our wonderful customers for the absolutely amazing response to yesterday's contest. We nearly beat out our record day of sales in all our five plus years in business - we missed by just $82.00!!!

What we thought was most interesting is that the majority of the orders were all less than $25! We thought for sure someone would purchase a bunch, in the hopes their order would be selected. Apparently, we don't have any gamblers shopping the site. :o)

We had trouble with the random generator this morning, so we stacked and shuffled all the orders and pulled one out of the stack.



Corrine has won our drawing and will receive a complete refund on her entire order! Thank you to everyone who participated by placing an order. We are obviously dealing with a larger volume of packages than normal. However, we will be updating each and every customer with the current status of their order by the end of the day today.

Stay Tuned For The Day 5 Deal!

Until Next Time -
The BabyOutfitter Team

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Just Called To Say - It's Day #4!

Aren't These Little Guys Cute? Wonder who they are calling? Maybe they are calling to say ....On the Fourth Day of Holiday Deals BabyOutfitter gives to thee....someone's order COMPLETELY free!

That's right! Today we decided to warm things up a bit by offering another contest. Today's contest does require a purchase. However, we will again be randomly selecting one lucky winner to receive their order TOTALLY FREE!

Here's how it will work - any order placed today through midnight tonight will be eligible- any order and ANY dollar amount, $5.00 - $500.00 will be included. Simply browse the site, and if you find something you like place your order. You will automatically be entered.

Tomorrow we'll announce the winner and their entire payment total will be refunded and their entire purchase will be TOTALLY ON US!!

So if you've been eyeing that cute little Baby Gap Reindeer Sweater or the Ralph Lauren Striped Tee - now's your chance to get it for FREE! Place your order to qualify TODAY!

Until Next Time -
The BabyOutfitter Team

And The Winner Is....Drum Roll Please

We were completely overhelmed with the response to yesterday's contest entries for your favorite holiday traditions.

We received 8 responses on our blog - but our email was literally FLOODED with entries. We giggled at some and admired the thoughtful creativeness of others. Some made us reflect on our Christmas and Holiday's past as we remembered family members we have lost through the years - recognizing just how wonderfully precious families are. A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated!

A winner has been randomly selected from our enteries:


Tonya Williams


In keeping with this spirit of sharing and kindness, we've decided to extend a small gift to each of the contest participants. So, if you submitted a response to yesterday's Favorite Holiday Traditions contest, you will receive $5.00 your next order!

We'll be sending emails out to each of you with the coupon codes you will need to redeem them. ***IF YOU WERE 1 OF THE 8 WHO POSTED A COMMENT ON THE BLOG - PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AT SO THAT WE CAN EMAIL YOUR COUPON CODE. SOME SUBMISSIONS DID NOT INCLUDE EMAIL ADDYS!!***

Thank you again to everyone who participated. Below are a few of the submissions with names removed for privacy.

Every year, we go into the woods behind our house and find our very own "Charlie Brown Christmas tree"--sparse branches and all. We decorate the tree with lights and beautiful ornaments that we have made from years past (we save them and add 2 or 3 additional homemade ornaments each year). We do put up a 'real' tree later..but this little tree kicks off our fun for the rest of the month.


The day after Thanksgiving we decorate our house from top to bottom. The
kids get to decorate the tree anyway the want-which is usually pretty
interesting and a great conversation piece! Then on Christmas Eve we all
open one present each in front of the fire, share what we are thankful for,
and share a family memory from the past year. My kids are 21, 9, 7 (and 2,
but he doesn't get it yet). The things kids come up with! It's a
hilariously good time!


Growing up, our family always made homemade donuts on Christmas morning after the presents were opened, and now we do the same with our 2 boys. We have powdered sugar, glaze and cinnamon sugar and to be honest, i am suddenly really looking forward to that


My favorite holiday tradition is going to the Macy's store display on the 3rd floor downtown. Each year, there is an animatronics display that is quite extensive. This year, my family and I saw "A Day in the Life of an Elf," which was fabulous!


My favorite tradition is simply attending Christmas Eve candlelight service with my family, acknowledging our blessings, and returning home to enjoy the anticipation of what the next morning will bring.


"It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year...."

Until Next Time -
The BabyOutfitter Team

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Family Traditions For The Holidays - Day # 3

Oui! Oui! Oui! Oooh La La! For our promotion on Day #3, we thought we would try something different - NO PURCHASE REQUIRED! As fun as these 3 French Hens are - we know you'd prefer FREE STUFF instead!

We're giving away a $25.00 BabyOutfitter Gift Certificate that can be used on any purchase - including shipping fees!

If you would like a chance to win the $25.00, here's what you'll need to do:

Comment on this blog, or send an email to, and tell us about your favorite family tradition - what do you do every year for the Holidays that makes them special each year?

It's that easy! We'll randomly select a winner at the end of the day and post their name and tradition on the blog. Good Luck!

We'll even get you started - our family used to pile in the car (before seat belt laws of course) with some hot cocoa, all bundled up and drive around neighborhood to neighborhood and check out all the wonderful light displays. It's been years since we've done that...and boy do I miss it!

Now it's your turn....

Until Next Time -
The BabyOutfitter Team

(If you like the picture we chose for today's post - you can get it on a tee shirt to wear this holiday season HERE)

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Deals Continue - Day # 2

On the Second Day of Christmas - My True Love Sent to me TWO TURTLE DOVES.....

We thought that despite the absolutely adorable appearance of these TWO TURTLE DOVES (image by Anne Geddes), we thought you would rather enjoy 15% off your product total!

Simply enter TWODOVES when prompted at the checkout to redeem the coupon. Please be sure to enter it in all caps, as the code is case-sensitive.

Also, we have had a handful of customers that have had difficulty with the codes at checkout. If, for some reason, the site does not apply the discount to your order - you will be credited immediately for the overcharge (if applicable) once we process the order.

You can take advantage of this offer from December 2nd through December 3rd. The purchase price of the items will be discounted at checkout once the coupon code is entered. The discount applies to clothes, toys, books, videos...any and all items on the site. So, be sure to browse the site and grab those bargains before they're gone!

Visit BabyOutfitter By Clicking Here!

Be sure to check the BLOG each day for each day's special. Some of the day's deals do not even require a purchase to be eligible!

Until next time - The BabyOutfitter Team

On the second day of great deals, the website gave to me 15% FOR FREE! Fa la la la la la la.....

Let the Holiday Deals Begin! Day # 1

This year we decided to do something fun to celebrate the holidays. So, today we are announcing our FIRST ANNUAL 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY DEALS! The deals will run today, December 1st through Friday December 12th. Each day's deal will be different from the day before. This is our way of saying THANK YOU to our customers and it's a way for our customers to get some great deals in time for the holidays!

Holiday Deal # 1 - Instead of a Partridge In a Pear Tree, we thought you'd enjoy FREE SHIPPING ON ANY PURCHASE all day today! Simply enter PEARTREE when prompted at the checkout to receive the discount. (No minimum order amount - free shipping applies to all purchases. Please note, some items may not ship priority due to weight).

Many of you have asked about shipping and holiday arrival on packages. Most orders are filled within 24-48 hours of arrival. So, any and all orders placed during these holiday deal days (Dec 1-12th) will be shipped out on or before December 16th with an estimated arrival of December 20th - since most packages are shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

We've have a wonderful and absolutely blessed year. We wish each and every one of you all the joys and magic this holiday can bring! To you and yours a safe and peaceful holiday season from all of us at


On the first day of great deals, the website gave to me....a whole lotta shipping for free! Fa la la la la la la!