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It’s Friday, which means your weekend starts this evening and you have a little over 48 hours to do whatever your heart desires. For many of you, as evidenced by our collective Instagram feeds, that means visiting a pumpkin patch or going apple picking with a crew of sweater- and scarf-clad …
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Shop these 16 fall boots for your next trip to the pumpkin patch
What’s the best part of fall, you ask? Is it the crisp, cool air? The pumpkin spice everything? The apple picking in quaint, small towns? No. The best part of fall is the fashion. It’s bundling up in your favorite leather jacket and cozy knit sweater. It’s transitioning from your trusty slides to your trusty boots. Tall boots! Ankle boots! Thigh high boots! Printed boots! We just love boots. We would definitely write a love song dedicated to boots. It would be to the tune of Ryan Adams’ haunting cover of “Wonderwall.”
Whether you’ll be exploring your local pumpkin patch or composing cheesy songs for your shoes, shop these 16 fall boots that will be your autumn staple this year.
1. Urban Outfitters Margot Patent Boots, $ 79
Add statement white boots to your corduroy uniform this fall.
2. ShoeDazzle Lacee Bootie, $ 59.95
Don this velvet maroon number while apple picking.
3. Tony Bianco Nikki Black Luxe Boots, $ 81.30
Pair these classic black boots with your favorite leather jacket.
Channel Coachella in the autumn with these floral booties.
5. Forever 21 Faux Suede Thigh Highs, $ 39.90
Enjoy a hayride in these suede thigh highs.
6. Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Kadeja Boots, $ 138
Get lost in a corn maze in this cognac Anthropologie pair.
7. JustFab Vyona in Black, $ 49
Jump into a pile of leaves with this classic black staple.
8. Zara Heeled Split Leather Boots, $ 99.90
Watch the leaves change in these below-the-knee boots.
9. Naturalizer Rebecca Bootie, $ 69.99
Enjoy some warm cider in this romantic suede number.
10. Tony Bianco Faya Oyster Patent, $ 81.30
Avoid rain puddles in these white patent booties.
11. H&M Ankle Boots, $ 34.99
Indulge in a pumpkin spice latte in these commanding booties.
12. Zara Tall Leather Boots, $ 149
Shop for Halloween costumes in these chic leather boots.
13. JustFab Valerie Block Heel Buckle Bootie, $ 59.95
Explore a pumpkin patch in these maroon buckle booties.
14. ASOS Leopard-Print Boots, $ 178
Channel your inner Fran Drescher with these leopard-print babies.
15. Bernardo Izzy White Bootie, $ 298
Pair these swoon-worthy white boots with your best fuzzy cardigan.
16. Urban Outfitters Margot Suede Boot, $ 59
Wear these suede babies while you purchase all things pumpkin spice at Trader Joe’s.
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Huckberry is jumping into the pop-up craze.
The San Francisco-based online men’s retailer will open its first retail location at 383 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village in November. The shop will feature “seven actionable adventures” that will highlight journeys ranging from a West Village Drinking Tour with Jack Kerouac to 72 Hours in Iceland. Each will offer a free itinerary that customers can take away from the store, insider perks at select stops such as discounts, VIP treatment, etc., and an edited selection of the season’s apparel, footwear, gear and gifts targeted to the specific adventure.
The pop-up will also offer a series of in-store events such as fireside chats and product demos. The first will be a question-and-answer with adventure photographer Chris Burkard on Nov. 6.
“When we started Huckberry in our apartments back in 2011, our mission was the same then as it is now: to inspire and equip adventures near and far,” Huckberry cofounder Andy Forch said. “Today, we’re excited to take our mission offline and serve our largest market with a fun and inspiring shopping experience we hope will push the boundaries of experiential retail.”
Cofounder Richard Greiner added: “Our vision is to build the most inspiring men’s retailer in the world through
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There’s a Walgreens on just about every busy street corner. That means they’re super convenient for those times I run out of toothpaste, toilet paper and hair care products AT THE SAME TIME.
I’ve been a Balance Rewards member for years, but I never paid much attention to how the program works. I’ve just shopped as I normally would and enjoyed the occasional surprise at the cash register.
But after noticing more frequent rewards offers, I did some digging. Now, I’ve figured out how to get the most of Balance Rewards, so I can save more money at Walgreens.
How to Maximize Your Walgreens Balance Rewards
Walgreens Balance Rewards is a point-based system that offers 10 points for every $ 1 you spend in stores and online. You can also earn points on photo services and at the pharmacy.
You can track your points by logging in to your account or downloading the Walgreens app. You can redeem points as follows:
- 1,000 points = $ 1
- 2,000 points = $ 2
- 3,000 points = $ 3
- 5,000 points = $ 5
- 10,000 points = $ 10
- 18,000 points = $ 20
- 30,000 points = $ 35
- 40,000 points = $ 50
The best part is that you don’t have to rely solely on spending money to earn points. As a Balance Rewards member, you can also earn bonus points from paperless coupons, weekly ads and members-only perks.
Here are five ways to maximize your Balance Rewards.
1. Pay Attention to Your Receipts
Walgreens receipts give you a summary of your rewards balance, and they’re often accompanied by Register Rewards.
Register Rewards are coupons you can use on your next purchase. Sometimes they offer savings on a specific item or type of purchase. Other times, you can earn bonus points, such as $ 10 worth of bonus points with the purchase of $ 25 or more of eligible items. Register Rewards for specific items are usually labeled with a yellow tag, and they expire after two weeks.
Another reason to pay attention to your receipts — aside from using them to score cash back through Ibotta — is to keep track of your points. While it can be fun to let your points add up without paying attention, you could miss out on points, because… well… technology.
You can see your point activity for the last 90 days in your account and your transaction history for the last year and a half.
Just remember: You can’t earn points on some products, including alcohol, tobacco and dairy.
2. Check Out the Weekly Ads
If you don’t pay attention to the Walgreens weekly ad, you could miss out on deals and opportunities to earn bonus points.
For example, an August 2018 circular featured these offers for bonus points:
- 3,000 bonus points ($ 3 reward) for spending $ 12 or more on participating products.
- 5,000 bonus points ($ 5 reward) for spending $ 15 or more on participating products.
- 10,000 bonus points ($ 10 reward) for spending $ 50 or more on participating products.
Participating products are usually within the same category — for instance, the offer featuring 5,000 bonus points included children’s or infants’ Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin, Sudafed, Zyrtec and Desitin.
You can also find offers for bonus points and browse current sales, clearance items and online-only deals on the Walgreens site.
3. Save More With Paperless Coupons
Walgreens rewards also offers paperless coupons, which you can find through your Balance Rewards account or in the app. These include manufacturer coupons, along with special offers for bonus points.
You can “clip” these coupons right to your Balance Rewards account, so there’s no need to print or physically clip coupons — just present your rewards card or phone number at checkout, and the coupons will be applied automatically.
As of this writing, 545 paperless coupons were available. Some of the most recent offers were for 5,000 bonus points on purchases of $ 25 or more and 500 bonus points on Walgreens brand bath tissue.
You can filter coupons by category and sort them by expiration date, coupon value, brand name, recommendations or most recent. You can also view and clip upcoming coupons.
Paperless coupons can also be used for online orders, as long as your Balance Rewards card is linked to your Walgreens account.
4. Earn Bonus Points With Members-Only Perks
Walgreens Balance Rewards also offers members-only perks, which are usually opportunities to earn more bonus points.
One recent perk offered 10 times the points on purchases of $ 20 or more in stores or online between Aug. 12-25. So instead of earning 10 points for every $ 1 you spent, you would have earned 100 points for every $ 1.
Another members-only perk is the Beauty Enthusiast program, which offers 5,000 points for every $ 50 you spend on beauty products, including cosmetics, nail care, skin care, hair care, fragrances, beauty accessories, and bath and body products.
When you opt in, you’ll immediately receive a welcome email with an offer for 20 times the regular points. You’ll also have access to exclusive promotions and samples, a personalized beauty profile, product picks, and expert tips and tutorials.
5. Get Even More Points for Making Healthy Choices
This is one of my favorite things about Walgreens Balance Rewards: You can earn points just for being healthy through Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices.
What I love most is it lets me automatically earn points for doing what I was already doing — tracking my health and fitness with devices and apps such as Samsung GearFit2, MyFitnessPal and Google Fit.
Points are earned by tracking your healthy choices, including:
- Walking, running or cycling: 20 points per mile (limit 1 mile per day).
- Exercise: 20 points per daily log.
- Weight: 20 points per daily log.
- Sleep: 20 points per daily log.
- Blood pressure: 20 points per daily log.
- Blood glucose: 20 points per reading (limit two readings per day).
- Nicotine replacement therapy: 20 points per daily log.
And you don’t even have to connect apps or devices to earn points for healthy choices. You can still earn points by tracking your activities right from your account on the Walgreens website or app.
But if you do connect your apps and devices, you’ll earn 250 points per app and device. Plus, you’ll earn points without really thinking about it, as long as your activity tracker and fitness apps are all connected.
The maximum amount of points for healthy choices you can earn is 1,000 per month, which is equal to an extra $ 1 off per month. That may not be the biggest reward, but it’s great for a little extra motivation to keep your health and fitness goals on track.
If you’re an AARP member, you can an earn 50% more points for healthy choices, along with five times the points (50 points per $ 1) on Walgreens brand health and wellness products. You’ll also receive 1,000 points per vaccination you get at the pharmacy. All you have to do is link your AARP membership with your Walgreens Balance Rewards account.
After putting all of these tips to the test over the last month, I’ve saved a total of $ 17 from coupons and earned 21,000 points — enough for a $ 20 reward! I’m so proud of my new money-saving habits, I might just spend that $ 20 reward on something I don’t even need.
OK, not really. I’m saving it for the next time I run out of all of my bear necessities AT THE SAME TIME.
Jessica Gray is an editorial assistant at The Penny Hoarder. She had “The Bear Necessities” from “The Jungle Book” stuck in her head the entire time she wrote this post.
This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.
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Bloomingdale’s was the first retailer to sell the Sean John collection when rap entrepreneur Sean Combs launched his men’s wear line two decades ago. Now, the two companies have reconnected to celebrate the anniversary.
For the month of October, the store is converting the former David Burke restaurant space at the 59th Street flagship into a Sean John pop-up. The shop, which will have a separate entrance from the street as well as access through the men’s store, will sell a capsule collection of reworked pieces from the brand’s previous collections including the velour tracksuit, fur snorkel jackets, suede coveralls and leather track jackets.
“You won’t see all baggy clothes,” said Jeff Tweedy, president of Sean John. “We’re taking iconic pieces and tuning them to current fashion.” He said the velour tracksuit, for example, hasn’t been produced for more than a decade, but is being reinvented in five colors for the shop.
Everything will be for sale but there will also be some original pieces on display in the space, Tweedy said.
“Bloomingdale’s was our original launch partner 20 years ago, so it is incredibly gratifying to come full circle with the launch of this pop-up shop,” he added. “This is truly a homecoming for us and we
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