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12 Amazing Online Sales That’ll Earn You A Gold Medal in the Buying Stuff Relay

Since launching, we’ve often been openly using affiliate links in our shopping and fashion guides so that when you buy a product we recommend from an affiliate we have an account with, we get a percentage of your purchase (usually between 1% and 7%). We’ve also encouraged shopping through our affiliate merchants on this page. Over time, “affiliate marketing” has generated more income for us than actual direct ad sales, because nobody wants to sell ads to queer women for some reason.

In recent years, as ad sales have slowed down across all digital media properties, companies like Gawker Media and Buzzfeed have also amped up their participation on the affiliate train to tuna town, providing readers with updates on daily deals and sales. In fact, Gawker made $10 million doing so in 2015. Buzzfeed’s been thriving with its “[Number] Insane Sales to Check Out This Weekend” and “Amazon Movers and Shakers,” publishing a new post about sales and shopping every day.

So, even though we’re a bunch of cranky socialists who implore you to support local independent merchants whenever possible and feel weird about Amazon a lot of the time, we are also humans — weak, silly creatures — who feel it is imperative we walk briskly to the second floor of the affiliate marketing stadium and claim our righteous percentage of affiliate marketing dollars, lest you find out about the asos sale through Buzzfeed instead of us and then they get the kickback and we don’t! Even though we love you so much more than they do. SO MUCH MORE.

Our tentative plan is to do this once or twice a month.

asos: Up to 50% off Final Clearance Sale

What was life like before asos existed? I don’t know and frankly, my friends, I don’t want to know.

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boyfriend jeans: $33.50 from $112, steve madden paryss cross strap heeled sandals: $60 from $135, new look high neck swing dress: $15.50 from $26

Eddie Bauer: 30% off everything except for some things

Eddie Bauer holds great significance in the lesbian community for its practical and long-lasting apparel including non-ironic Mom jeans and gear for all your rugged camping trips, star-gazing excursions, and lying-on-the-couch-with-a-soft-blanket situations.

Bygone 30 Pack - $69.30 from $99

Bygone 30 Pack – $69.30 from $99

Topman: Up to 80% Off Final Clearance

Topman is a store for tops and the bottoms who love them. Just kidding it’s a store for everyone with the word “man” in the title!

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Bloomingdales: 20% – 60% Off Home

Whether you have a home, know somebody with a home, or enjoy throwing lavish dinner parties for your pals from the mall, Bloomingdales has a tablecloth just for you.


HerRoom: Up to 50% Off Their Most Exclusive Brands

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This is great for anybody who needs bra sizes not sold in traditional stores because they have every size ever.

ModCloth: Swimwear Under $50

Just in time for global warming, ModCloth has marked down a bunch of very stylish swimsuits for you to put on your body at a beach, pool, or even just around the house if you want to pretend you are in a Miranda July short story.

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Old Navy – 60% Off Back to School Sale, Styles from $4

If you are raising or otherwise coddling a child brought into this merciless world within the past 15 or so years, you might feel compelled to check out some tiny pants for them.


Public Bikes: Up to $500 Off Select Bikes

Riding a bike is good for you and good for the environment. Also you can ride around with your gal pals, like in Now and Then.


Food Network: Up to 57% Off Appliances

If you woke up this morning and thought “I would like to process some food” or “damn, I feel like blending,” then this is probably the luckiest moment of your monumental day.


Babeland: 15% off all Anal Toys

Our best sex toy review of all time was for the NJoy Pure Plug, and in celebration of Anal August, that toy and many others can be yours for slightly less money than usual. Use code HOTNIGHTS16 at check-out.

Olivia: $250 Off  + Free Extended Payment Plan to Ixtapa Vacation in November

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You can hang out on the beach in Ixtapa with Riese, Abby, Sarah, Gaby Dunn, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Julie GoldmanBrandy Howard, Sandra Valls and Gina Breedlove as well as Olympic Gold Medalist soccer player Brianna Scurry and “Butch Yoga” teacher Richelle Donigan. And you can do it for $250 off!

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  1. I didn’t know you guys had an Eddie Bauer affiliate link! I embraced their slightly-older-than-I-actually-am dykey style a few years ago – glad you guys can get money this way :)

  2. re old navy: not just good for those coddling children. my current favorite pair of shoes i bought from the old navy little boy’s section. also i currently have like 15 asos and topman tabs open from when i was window shopping the other day. maybe i will look into this whole sale nonsense. (while making sure to use the affiliate link)

  3. Is that the going rate for bicycles these days? Gosh.

    But this is great and I support you wholeheartedly in this endeavor (and maybe partial-walletedly when I get paid next week).

  4. Ive loved Eddie Bauer since my stepfather came home with a Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer one day

  5. I got 10 seconds into this post and then went to ASOS and spent $300 (fortunately I’ll get most of it back cause I ordered multiple sizes). It makes me so sad that all of the sale plus size skinny jeans were out of stock for sizes 14-20, but I figured it out.

    Then I got to the bottom of the post, and finally decided to buy that Tomboy Femme crop top. The discount code basically makes shipping free so I felt like I could do it. I’m also just really enjoying my most recent pay check :P

  6. Very often we make unconscious purchases based only on their cheap price, even though you don’t need it at all. But do not forget that you have the full right to return, just contact Amazon customer support

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