Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vera Bradley on Rue La La!

Vera Bradley is on Rue La La again!  A lot of products we have seen on there, but at really low prices! 
Check out the Boutique: Goodbye Winter, Hello Sale: Steals by Price: Women Under $29.  
Closes in 3 Days!
Clutch wallets: $12.90
Holiday Tote in Suzani: $17.90
Side by Side: $17.90
Hanging Organizers: $22.90
Squared Away in Plum Petals: $22.90
Alice in Folkloric: $22.90
Hatbox Cosmetic in Paisley Meets Plaid: $12.90
Backsack in Canyon: $17.90
Zip Around Wallet in multiple colors: $12.90
Eloise in Viva La Vera: $22.90

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What is Your Most Unique/Rare Vera Bradley Item?

Thank you to OhMyVera reader Sparky who sent me this cute photo of the Vera Bradley bear she has in French Blue. The bear is using a Holiday 95 bag and a Chanticleer mini Paddy bag.  All rare and unique Vera Bradley items, so that made me wonder what other rare or unique items everyone has.  

I have a Laurel small bag that I dont ever see anyone else carrying, and I dont even know what the style is called.  It has a long braided strap so that it can be worm crossbody or on your shoulder. 
Comment below and share your unique Vera Bradley item! 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Vera Bradley Leather Trim Caroline

Vera Bradley released the Spring 2013 colors in their leather trim bags on January 24th! In addition to the bags they had in the winter, they added Caroline for the spring.  And the Caroline has two leather color option for each pattern.  

Thanks to OhMyVera reader April for sharing these photos of her new bags! 

Caroline in Ribbons with pink leather and Jazzy Blooms with orange leather. 

The inside filled with more Vera

 The front slip in pocket has a magnetic closure

Inside of Caroline, empty
And she also picked up this cute snap on iphone case...this is on my list too! 
I hope to pick up something in Jazzy Blooms from the leather trim collection, but will probably wait until it goes on sale or I get a coupon.  Such beautiful bags!

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale Information 2013 #VBOS13

The Vera Bradley Outlet Sale is probably the biggest Vera Bradley event of the year!  It is still on my bucket list, but when you work in events it can be hard to get to.  Every April I am working the weekend of the outlet sale.  
This year's Vera Bradley Outlet Sale (Twitter hashtag #VBOS13) will be April 9-14 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.   Tickets will be required for April 9, 10 & 11 and admission is free April 12, 13 & 14.  Tickets for the first three days are $5 and will go on sale February 1st.  They are not currently listed on Ticketmaster, but that is how they were available last year.  

For ticketed days, you will have to buy a ticket for a specific session.  Session times are 7:30am - 10:00am, 11:00am - 1:30pm, 2:30pm - 5:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:30pm.  There are 3,500 tickets available for each session.  Each customer can buy up to eight tickets. 

Hours for April 12 & 13 are 8:00am - 8:00pm, and April 14 is 10:00am - 4:00pm.  

Note: parking is $4 for the main lot and $8 in the preferred lot. 

Last year there was a $3,500 maximum per person.  I would assume that it will be the same again this year.

You can get all kinds of great deals at the outlet sale!  Plus you never know what you might find.  They will have retired colors and styles, some current stuff and sometimes even retired styles in current colors or the opposite.     

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer will have their quilt on display at the outlet:
If you have any details you want to add, please leave a comment below! 

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Vera Bradley on QVC February 2, 2013

Vera Bradley will be on QVC for one show on Saturday, February 2!
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Vera Bradley Spring 2013 Promotions February/March

Lots of fun promotions coming up for the rest of the Spring!  

January promotions were listed in a separate post which can be found here

January 31- February 14: Sweetheart Coin Purse Promotion
A special Valentine’s Day item, this Sweetheart Coin Purse is just $18.  
Available in Va Va Bloom, Ribbons, Plum Crazy, Midnight Blues and Go Wild.
These are a little smaller than a Zip ID Case!

 February 15-18: Beach Bundle Promotion
Receive both a Small Mesh Tote and a Beach Towel for just $59 ($15 off)
Available in Plum Crazy, Jazzy Blooms & Go Wild

February 27 - March 10: Backpack Promotion
Backpack will be only $68 (reg $89)
Note: This is the style that is just called Backpack, not any of the other style backpacks.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

Just a couple of fun things to post from over the weekend, first the winner of the $150 Giveaway from Ebates!  Rafflecopter randomly selects a winner and the winner is: Lila K!  

This weekend I made a last minute decision to go to the Presidential Inauguration and I am really glad that I did!  I was mostly afraid of how cold it would be, but I bundled up and stayed warm!  Makes you feel patriotic like Independence Day! 

Here is a picture of me with my Provencal Saddle Up and my scarf from Boutique Inspired Designs who makes scarves in Vera Bradley colors!  This one is Floral Nightingale because I thought I was going to wear my navy coat. 

Also today at Vera Bradley stores you can get a free Small Duffel with any purchase of $75 or more!  It runs through the week.  I haven't seen an email about it yet, but the info came from a Vera Bradley store.  Plus a couple friends were able to get the deal on Monday and didn't have to wait for it to start today.  
Update: Here is the email with details:$BhvQY1B8wbHAB4kWzS3B/doc.html

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! 

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Grand Cosmetic from Ebags and Last Day to Enter $150 Giveaway

Today is the last day to enter the $150 giveaway from Ebates!

So it is the perfect time to blog about the Grand Cosmetic that I ordered online and got cash back because I started at Ebates.  Ebates currently has 12% cash back for plus last week some Vera Bradley items were 20% off. always has free shipping on Vera Bradley items.  Plus there was no tax.  

So here is the rundown: Grand Cosmetic $40 - 20% sale = $32
No tax, free shipping, still $32
I started at Ebates to get 12% cash back = $3.84
Final price $28.16

So if you havent signed up for Ebates, what are you waiting for? They have so many stores that will give you cash back.  Some of the stores on Ebates include Vera Bradley, Ebags & QVC. You also get a free $10 gift card when you sign up and make your first $25 purchase! 

So go to my giveaway, sign up for Ebates and then enter to win $150! 

So now lets get onto the Grand Cosmetic!  This bag is huge and I can't wait to use it on a trip.  It is 11 ½" x 7 ¾" x 4 ½" with 3 ½" handle drop.  It is going to be perfect for holding full size bottles.  Also my blow dryer will probably fit in there if I ever have to take it along. 

And the zipper opens nice and wide.  On one side there are two pockets and the other side has three. 
Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Colorful Day - Happening or Not Happening in April 2013??

Update 1/17/13: A Colorful Day will not be happening in 2013. 

At A Colorful Day in Orlando back in October Vera Bradley announced that the next A Colorful Day event would happen in April in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  They haven't announced a date yet though, which has caused a lot of people to inquire about when this event actually will happen.  There has been lots of speculation that it will happen around the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale (April 10-14).  By the for the VBOS go on sale February 1. 
I have had friends who have called Vera Bradley customer service to ask about the date and have been told the event is still on for April, but they don't have any other details yet.  Another called and was told we would know by February 1st.  But the most interesting and troublesome information came from an OhMyVera reader who emailed Inside Stitch and got this reply: 
Hi ---------,
To keep things fresh and exciting, we are working to develop new experiences for you. While we will not host a Colorful Day event in 2013, we encourage you to experience Vera Bradley though our annual Outlet Sale and our frequent in-store events. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-the-minute information and special announcements!
Thank you,
The Inside Stitch team

Really???  You aren't going to host an event you told a room full of women you going to have in April?  Why get everyone's hopes up?  I have friends who travel from all over to attend EVERY A Colorful Day experience.  Surely this must be some sort of mix up.  
So is it happening or not happening?  I guess we will just have to keep waiting to find out. 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Recent Vera Bradley Purchases

So this release has been a little different, I have been so busy I still havent made it to a Vera Bradley store.  I am hoping to maybe go this weekend.  So I have done a little shopping online...but not all for the Spring items. The purchases below are in no particular order. 

First up is my new Plum Crazy Fringe Scarf!  I am in love with this style scarf and think I need all four colors! They were sold out on on the release day, so I headed over to QVC to buy it.  It was a little cheaper on QVC, but the shipping made it go back up to about full retail price.  But I was able to use Ebates to get cash back and their shipping is super fast! It arrived in two days. 

Vera Bradley was on Rue La La's Sunday Styleathon and I picked up a couple things: Twirly Birds Navy Cosmetic Trio and a Hanging Organizer in Night and Day. 

Although, after my friend Jill shared this photo of her Grand Cosmetic bag I knew I had to have one.  It is so large and will hold so much stuff.  So I jumped on Ebags to buy one and it should arrive this week! So I am not sure I need the Hanging Organizer.  
Update: Decided I dont need the Hanging Organizer AND Grand Cosmetic so the Hanging Organizer is on ebay.  Auction ends Jan 23, 2013.

 On New Year's Eve Vera Bradley had a sale for an extra 20% off all sale items!  I had been eyeing a belt for a while, so I decided to order one.  I also needed a new wall calendar for work.  The belt ended up being $13.92 and the calendar was $6.72.  Pretty good way to start off the New Year! 

I have some ideas about shopping Vera Bradley this year, which include not paying full price.  Last year I was pretty good about using coupons and taking advantage of sales, but I wonder if I can be better this year.  I think I will write up a post about it when I get a chance.  

What have you picked up so far this year? 

And don't miss out on the chance to win $150 from Ebates! Check out the blog post today, because the giveaway ends Friday, January 18th.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Ebates $150 Giveaway on OhMyVera!

I hope everyone has enjoyed the Vera Bradley Spring release!  I bought a couple of things last week and used Ebates to get cash back on all of my purchases, I love it because it is like getting paid to shop! 

For those of you who haven't signed up for Ebates yet, you get a $10 gift card when you sign up and make your first purchase of $25 or more! That on top of getting cash back on all of your online purchases.  Ebates pays their members to shop online.  That is why I have done all of my Vera Bradley purchases online this time around.  

Ebates also posts active coupons for each online store so that you have access to amazing deals! When you click on the store that you want to shop at if will give you a list of coupons.  I have found some great coupons my starting my shopping at Ebates.  

I wanted to let you all know that Ebates is having a sales right now and has a list of stores that are doing double cash back!  Ebags is a online retailer that sells Vera Bradley and they are one of the stores participating.  Other stores include: Land's End, JCP, Kohl's, J.Crew and Groupon just to name a few. 

Ebates also has a few stores that sell Vera Bradley, including Vera Bradley, QVC, Ebags and a couple others.  

To start the year off right, Ebates is going to give one OhMyVera reader $150 for signing up for Ebates!  All you need to do it use this link to sign up for Ebates and then use the giveaway form to enter your username or email address you used at Ebates.  The winner will be randomly chosen on Friday, January 18th, so make sure you enter now!  If you have signed up for Ebates in the past you also can enter the giveaway.   Good luck everyone!

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Ebates & Ebags 32% off new Spring Vera Bradley items!

Want to get an amazing deal on some of the brand new Spring Vera Bradley items???

Ebates currently has 12% cash back at  Then Ebags has 20% off some of the new styles: 

Large Laptop Tote: $70.40 (reg $88)
Tablet Hipster: $52 ($65)
Little Flap Hipster: $40 ($50)
Stay Cooler $20 ($36)
Kiss n Snap Wallet $28.80  ($36)
Mirror Cosmetic $22.40 ($28)
Grand Cosmetic $32 ($42)

PLUS free shipping!  
UPDATE: OhMyVera reader Danielle just let me know that you can use COMJRMN1 on Ebags to save 25% off the new items when you spend $75+!  So give that one a try!

So sign up for Ebates if you haven't already!

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spring 2013 Release Day!!

Today's the day! Last night I went to bed a little after 10:00 p.m. and woke up at Midnight to watch about an hour and a half of the two hour Vera Bradley segment on QVC.  It is always fun to watch them describe the bags and get a good look at them before I head to the store.  Liz on Location from Vera Bradley was there for the segment. 

The Today's Special Value item on QVC is a Vera Bradley Travel bag and cosmetic bag for just $69.86 (reg $120).  QVC has special QVC pricing on other new items as well, but just watch for shipping, they charge per item, but will give a discount on shipping if you buy more items. 

Vera Bradley had the new items listed under the "What's New"category. 

And as always, if you are shopping online, you should be using Ebates to get cash back! 

Today I wont be able to make it out to the Vera Bradley store, but maybe this weekend.  I would love to hear what everyone is getting!  

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

QVC - Vera Bradley Today's Special Value

QVC as announced what the Today's Special Value item will be on Wednesday, January 9th. 
Vera Bradley Signature Print Travel Bag and Cosmetic Case
Can't wait to see what it will be!
Update: From OhMyVera reader Stacey: It's $69.86 and about 21 x 15 x 8.
Click here for the blog post from tonight's program host Jayne Brown. 
If you are ordering from or you should use Ebates to get cash back! You get $10 for signing up and then cash back on your online purchases when you start at Ebates! Super easy to use.  It pays to shop online! 

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