Friday, December 16, 2011

Only 9 Days Left!

Just 9 days left till Christmas......and today was the official cut-off for guaranteed Christmas delivery. We can still get it there for you......but you need to hurry!!

Have you ever had a week when everything that could go wrong went RIGHT? We ran out of the Mayor's Marinara sauce, Narragansett pint glasses, Del's mix, Catanzaro's wine biscuits, coffee syrup, and tons of other stuff - but our loyal suppliers came through and made sure we got what we needed. This is the busiest week of the year at Only In Rhode Island and we've been slammed! But between our delightful customers and stellar staff, it was smooth sailing all the way! Our version of a Christmas Miracle - Hallelujah!!

Seriously, if you still aren't ready for Christmas, click here.........

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Only in RI Featured in Go Local Prov!

10 Days till Christmas.............Are you ready?

Today we are featured in as the perfect place for "local" online shopping. How about Black Pearl clam chowder, Del's Lemonade mix, the Rhode Island Wave pendant, bountiful RI gift baskets, hand-poured soy candles, soaps, books, and stuff you probably never thought of! We can get it there in time for Christmas but you need to order NOW! Hurry, hurry, hurry!!!!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

13 Days till Christmas!

Only 13 days left.........are you ready?????

We had a Black Pearl clam chowder tasting in the Newport store on Saturday and it was so much fun! hard to believe that it's as good as it is, but SERIOUSLY, it is!! Everyone agrees that you just can't tell the difference between the Black Pearl canned chowder and the fresh chowder they serve in the restaurant. Mmmm - mmm......good!

And on Sunday, we had a full-house with Muriel Barclay de Tolly signing books in the Newport store. her Puma books are a huge hit, as are the Behind Newport Doors cookbooks. Muriel was kind enough to leave us a bunch of signed copies so if you order quickly, you can get one autographed by Muriel herself!

Finally, special holiday pricing on some of our favorite gift items online. Check us out to get these special prices while they last. Plus, FREE SHIPPING on orders of $150 or more, and it's guranteed to get there in time for Christmas! Yep, Only In Rhode Island is making Christmas happen!!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Black Pearl Chowder Tasting

We're having a complimentary tasting of the Black Pearl clam chowder in the Newport store Saturday the 10th. Come by for a sample - it's so good!! 12:00 to 3:00pm - Everyone welcome! 

Also, Muriel Barclay de Tolly will be in our store Sunday from 12:30 to 3:00, signing her Puma books and Behind Newport Doors cookbooks. She's a Newport legend so come in and say hello!

17 days till Christmas.........are you ready?????

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Last Day to Save!

So, for all you procrastinators out there - and you know who you are - tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of our holiday promo code to save on your online orders! use the code RI2011 to save 10% off your entire order, plus get free shipping on qualifying orders!! Hurry, hurry, hurry!

We just got a delivery of Iggy's doughboy mix and it's going fast - so add it to your order now! We are almost out of the Narragansett pint glasses AGAIN, so hope to get more of those for the weekend - we just can't keep them in stock! They're a great gift idea, and apparently everyone has the same idea!!

Gift baskets are our best recommendation this season - perfect for couples, families, clients, and the person who has everything!

18 days till Christmas...............are you ready????

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Monday, December 5, 2011

We're featured on!

Sooooo, we got an email from Customer Jen this morning letting us know that she was on the Oprah Magazine site  which had an article on 'Gifts From the 50 States.' Jen said "Just wanted to pass this email on. When you click on the link for the 50 states, it brings you to and then when you get to Rhode island, it is for coffee syrup and has your information to order!"


Thanks Jen! Thanks Oprah! and Thanks!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Rhode Island Gift Baskets

Tis' the season once again for our fantastic Rhode Island gift baskets! We spend months preparing gift baskets for Christmas delivery and now's your chance to save 10% off your gift basket order! Just enter the promo code RIbasket when you place your order - AND don't forget, you get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $150 or more! So for example, if you order the Ultimate Rhode Island basket, you'll save $17.50, plus free shipping which is at least $20. So.........$37.50 in free gift basket giving!! It's for a limited time so don't delay! Click here to shop now:

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Time for Iggy's Doughboys!

So, after a whirlwind "cyber-week" we have more exciting can now make Iggy's famous(and delicious) doughboys at home (or wherever you are) and we've got the mix to do it!! We're so happy to carry the Iggy's products, which are truly the Taste of Rhode Island! Order them in time for Christmas delivery! (click here to order now)

Speaking of Christmas delivery.....the last day for guaranteed Ground Shipping is Friday, December 16th. That's primarily for West coast orders - East coast order need to ship by Monday, December 19th, but don't wait until the last minute!!

Also, we just got a new delivery of Orla Soy Candles - after closing their doors last Summer, we were able to work with them to produce candles just for us - and now they're here! Get'em while they last!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday!!

Okay, so in the spirit of holiday madness we have decided to offer FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS, for this one day only!! We have never offered this before and won't be offering it again until next year, so SHOP NOW!!

And a HUGE thank you to everyone across the country who participated in Small Business Saturday!! It was a tremendous success for businesses everywhere and speaking from a personal perspective, it felt really good to help support other small businesses. I purchased a TON of artisan chocolates that I shared with my family and we pigged-out with pleasure!

So anyway, make sure you take advantage of our most-generous free shipping offer today! Of course, you can place holiday orders now and ask us to ship the week before Christmas. Just make a notation in the Comments section of our order page and we'll get it done. Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Small Business Saturday!! 11/26/2011

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Join us for the 2nd annual Small Business Saturday! November 26, 2011
American Express & Only in Rhode Island are teaming up! Get a one-time $25 statement credit when you register an eligible American Express card and use ...that card for a purchase of $25 or more at Only In Rhode Island.

In celebration of Small Business Saturday we are offering select items at a special price of $25. Shop now and we will process your orders on Saturday, November 26. Just enter "Small Business Saturday" in the comment section when you place your order. 
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Store Hours for Saturday, Nov. 26th: 10:00am-7:00pm

Small Business Saturday

So, just a reminder that Small Business Saturday is this coming Saturday, the 26th, so make sure you take full advantage! We are offering select items for the special price of $25, and if you pay using your American Express card, American Express will give you a one-time statement credit of $25. So, for those doing the math..... it's FREE!!! Our special sales prices are available to everyone for this one day, but American Express offers the $25 credit to their cardholders (of course), so make sure you register your card by clicking on the link below. We are also holding special events in our Newport store on Saturday - gourmet food tastings, book signings, and giveaways! The Small Business Saturday promotion is available in our store or online, so you can click, call, or come in to shop! You can even pre-order online and we'll process your order on Saturday. Just mention Small Business Saturday in the Comments section of our order page. We'll take care of it!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pre-Thanksgiving Sale!

So, it's that time of year again - time for giving thanks! Although things in Rhode Island can be challenging from time-to-time, we have much to appreciate and so much to be thankful for. In that spirit, we have decided to offer our biggest sales promotion ever! The more you spend, the more you save!

Shop our site before November 18th and get 10% off total order of $50 and under (use code: ThanksRI-10); Get 15% off your total order under $100 (use code: ThanksRI-15); and get 20% off your total order over $100 (use code: ThanksRI-20). Plus, free shipping on orders of $150 or more. PLENTY to be thankful for!

And, don't forget, SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is coming up on the 26th and you'll get $25 worth of free merchandise when you shop our site and use your American Express card. Look for our Small Business Saturday specials in the next few days.  To learn more and to register your card, check out their link:!/SmallBusinessSaturday?sk=app_183558821725512

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This Week's Special!

Okay, I know we already blogged about the new Iggy's products we have, but I love them so much I can't seem to shut up about it!! Look for our email blast tomorrow morning (wednesday) with a special offer on Iggy's products. It's our favorite new product of the moment and we want everyone to share the joy!!

We also have lots of fresh, new products coming into the Newport store everyday for the upcoming holiday season! We're adding new things to our site every day so keep checking in.

Make sure you're on our mailing list (sign-up on our home page) so you'll get all the discount codes that are coming out before the holidays!!

And, as always, you can find us on facebook and follow us on Twitter (@RIStuff)!
Check out our new Facebook store - it's facebook-fabulous!!/RIStuff

Friday, November 4, 2011

Big Happenings at OIRI !!

Hello again! OK, a few big things are happening in the store and online this week.

First, we are proud to announce the return of Iggy's products to the Newport store! Iggy's is a Rhode Island staple and we are offering a special deal this weekend to celebrate their return. Grab yourself some Clam Cake Mix and chopped clams (can't make clam cakes without 'em!) for $10!! We also carry Fish & Chicken Batter - yum!! This offer won't last, so order yours today!

Also, Daisy has been hard at work putting together our new Facebook Store! Yes, that's right, you can now shop right on our Facebook page!! It's just one more place to find all of your favorite RI items! Please visit us and don't forget to "Like" our page - we will be offering special deals to our Facebook fans, don't be left out in the cold..

We are also on Twitter now (Yep, we've gone viral!) - and will be hiding our super secret discount codes throughout Facebook, Twitter and here on our blog. You never know where we'll pop up! Be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don't miss out!!/RIStuff

We'll let you adjust to these extremely exciting go shop! We'll see you soon!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Small Business Saturday

Small Businesss Saturday is November 26th (Thanksgiving weekend). It's a great day to visit local small businesses, like, say for example.......Only In Rhode Island! We'll have special events all day in the store and it's going to be a blast! You can also shop our site online and receive a $25 credit from American Express for every $25 you spend with us on your Amex card. Such a deal! Everybody wins!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lunch at Iggy's Chowder House

Okay, so I went to Iggy's today for a "quick" bowl of chowder+clamcakes. Then I saw the line of customers snaking down the block and realized it might not be so quick. Did I get in line and wait?? Yes I did! It's THAT GOOD!! So, good in fact that we have some exciting news coming that we can't wait to tell you about! We should be able to announce it later this afternoon or tomorrow morning........stay tuned!

And, good guessing on the Halloween trivia! The haunted tavern is The White Horse Tavern in Newport, and the haunted Hotel is, indeed, The Biltmore. On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed and began the great depression. This devastated stockbroker jumped to his death from the 4th floor and is said to haunt the place to this day!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!!

Happy Halloweeen to all Rhode Island lovers! Did you know that on this date in 1864, Nevada became the 36th state? Happy Birthday to them - Rhode Island was a few years ahead........May 19th, 1790, for those keeping track.......

How about some spooky trivia? Can you name the oldest haunted drinking establishment in Rhode Island? Okay, that one's easy...........How about this one................What Rhode Island hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a devastated stock broker?

2 days left to use our super secret discount code "CelebrateRI" to get 15% off your entire order.
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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Celebrate Rhode Island!

Okay, it is now the year 2011, and we are posting our 1st blog entry! Woo-hoo!

My name is Daisy Pellegrino, (yes, it's my given name....don't ask), I'm a native Rhode Islander, I've traveled all over the world and always come home to Lil' Rhody! One of the things I've learned in my travels is that Rhode Islanders make some of the best stuff IN THE WORLD! So, in honor of our 1st post, we're giving you a secret code to receive 15% off your entire order on our website. The secret code is only good for 3 days (that's my favorite number!), so make it worth your while!

From time-to-time we'll be posting secret discount codes for newly-discovered products or for favorite RI products made by people we love! We may give you the code on Facebook, maybe here on our blog, maybe Twitter, or through an email blast, so make sure you go where we go! And make sure that everywhere you go, you celebrate Rhode Island! (yep, that's the code......."CelebrateRI")