Consumer Report: Ideeli

Lindsay Ferrier
Beauty & Style
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I wrote a few months ago about those invitation-only shopping sites, like Rue La La, Haute Look, Gilt Groupe and Ideeli. Most of these sites give you a $10 credit for each person you referred to the site that ends up making a purchase. Ideeli.com gives you a $25 credit. Ideeli is also my favorite of the invitation-only sites because it features designers I like (today for example? Pucci shoes!) that quite often are under $100. It has been popular with you guys, too, because in no time flat, I found myself with a $75 Ideeli credit.

I waited around until I found a sale I liked and finally used it on these amazing sandals by Lovely People. They were originally something like $159, on sale for $64, and with $10 shipping, my total came to $74. Which means it was 100% free.

Awwwwww, yeah.

The shoes arrived this week and I absolutely love them. Do you even know how comfortable cork (yes, even a cork stiletto) is? It's like heaven, people.

So! The good news is that you can potentially get hot free stuff, too! To sign up for Ideeli,go here to join, for Rue La La go here, and for Gilt Groupe go here, then go ahead and invite all of your friends. The websites all have great deals- and if all goes well, you'll start racking up credits as your friends join and buy stuff.

And that's my official free sandals CONSUMER REPORT.

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