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Best Deals for Monday 07/25/2011

Good morning!

Today's frugal tip is from Laurie: "We run a 50 pint dehumidifier in our basement when it feels damp. When the container collecting moisture in the bottom is full of water at the end of the day, instead of emptying it into a sink, I use the water collected to water plants, both outside (thirsty hydrangeas) and inside (houseplants)."

Thanks Laurie!

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We're making some changes to the deals - I hope you like them. Please feel free to email your suggestions to me any time. Also, because we all love free stuff, I put together the article below:

If you have time you can also check out our savvy printable coupons, and our Facebook & Twitter accounts where we list even more freebies and deals, just for you.

Have a great day!



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Today's Spotlight Savings Tactic:

Kroger: Load coupons onto your Kroger plus card online, score 10/$10 deals this week (check your Sunday circular) and use the automatic points to save from 10¢ up to $1 off per gallon of gas at Shell stations.

Combine the savings with:

UPromise: Sign up for a free account, link your Kroger plus card, and get extra money for your child's college fund. Get your friends and family in on the deal and earn even more, even faster.

Ongoing Freebies:

Best Coupon Codes

Discover More and Get 5% Back

Not everyone is a fan of credit cards, but I am. I use the Discover More card to save an additional 5% on almost everything I buy. How much would you get back in a year if you got 5% back on everything? Groceries, gas, everything?


This is a card for those with excellent credit only. You'll need a score of at least 730 to apply. I have found that when I combine this card with sales both in-store, and online, plus coupon codes, and rebates I really feel like I am getting the most out of my money.

Today's Free Stuff Reward Codes:


Best Dining Deals

Don't Forget to Check Your Local & National Deals Today: expired

  • Groupon: 50% - 90% Off Your Local Deals
  • Groupon Getaways + Expedia: Groupon has partnered with Expedia to offer some mega daily travel deals. You can view today’s offers here.
  • Mamapedia: 50% Off Daily Deals for Moms & Families
  • Mamasource - Daily National & Online Deals, at Least 50% Off
  • Coupon Mob: Up to 80% Off Daily Steals + $10 Credit Free when you sign up.
  • Entertainment Coupon Books: $12.48/book right now (including shipping), and filled with local coupons. (Ends July 31)

Best Contests & Giveaways

Enter for a Chance to Win a Wise Bread Deals Travel Mug expired

Are you a Wise Shopper? You are if you save 50% or more (and you know we love helping you do that!) Show off your super ninja saving skills with a Wise Shopper travel mug. You can enter for a chance to win a mug this week by submitting a frugal tip to us. Email with your frugal tip, and you'll be entered - it's that easy.

The contest runs from July 25th at 8:00am EST to August 1st at 7:00am EST. One entry per person, USA only. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be randomly chosen.

Best Bed & Bath Deals

Egyptian Cotton 650 Gram Weight Bath Sheets $31.99/each + Free Shipping (Orig. $90) expired

Spa quality bath sheets wrap you in luxury like nothing else can - and for $32 instead of $90 you can actually relax! Linens N Things is offering up this sale. Use the code Summer20 to get the additional discount with free shipping.

Egyptian Cotton 1500 Thread Count Sheet Sets $151.99 + Free Shipping. Queen, King & Cal King (Orig. $400) expired

This is a chance to own true 1500 tc Egyptian Cotton sheets. Linens N Things has them clearanced out for $189.99 with free shipping (use the code Summer20 to get that extra 20% off today - the price drops to $151.99) Several colors are available. Queen, King and Cal King sizes are included in the sale. A quick note about 1500tc sheets. They start out very stiff (and with a weave like that they would have to). Like the linen sheets of old, they relax and soften with wear. And because of the thread count, they wear and wear and wear..pretty much forever.

Enchantment 8-Piece Queen Size Comforter Set $92.38 + Free Shipping (Orig. $200) Use code Summer20

Save over 50% on this gorgeous eight piece queen size comforter set from Linens N Things. It was originally $200, but when you use the code Summer20 at checkout you can drop the price to $92.38 with free shipping.

Best Apparel Deals

60% – 80% Off Women’s Clearance Apparel at Kohls + an EXTRA 20% Off with Code SHOP20NOW

Savings so pretty you'll want to show them off to everyone you know. Kohls has new markdowns featured as much as 80% off right now. Use the code SHOP20NOW to take an additional 20% off at checkout.

Eddie Bauer End of Season Sale: Over 100 Summer Steals for Under $20 + Free Shipping. Use Code SURF

Eddie Bauer apparel under $20. What more could you ask for? Use the code SURF to stack free shipping on top of the sale.

Best Jewelry Deals

Sapphire Pendant and Earrings Box Set in Sterling Silver $47.39 + Free Shipping (Normally $129)

There are only a few of these sets remaining at Normally $129, this White Sapphire pendant and earring set is on sale for $47.39 with free shipping and free returns.

Black Pearl Necklace in 14K Gold $88.40 + Free Shipping (Orig. $249)

Black pearls stand out like nothing else can. This strand with 14K gold is usually $249. has it on sale for $88.40 with free shipping and free 30 day returns.

Tigers Eye Silver Pendant with Citrine and Diamonds $82.05 + Free Shipping & Returns (Orig. $229)

Make a statement with this piece! has this beautiful $229 Tigers Eye Silver Pendant with Citrine and Diamonds on sale for $82.05 with free shipping, and free 30 day no-hassle returns.

Diamond Mother's Jewel Pendant in 10K Gold $71.50 (Orig. $159)

Remember when mom could pick you up in her arms just like that? Remind her of that bond she felt when you could cuddle in her arms with this beautiful mother's jewel pendant with diamond accents set in 10K gold. Comes with a 10K yellow gold 18-inch rope chain.

Originally $159, it's on sale for $71.50 with free shipping, and free 30 day no-hassle returns via You don't have to tell her what you paid, she's going to love it!

Best TV Deals

$100 off Hitachi 40" Class LCD HDTV $399.99 on sale through 7/30 + An Extra $10 Off w/ code JULY4SAVINGS expired

Save $110 on a 40" Hitachi LCD HDTV through the end of the month at Kmart. Use the code JULY4SAVINGS at checkout. This item is available for layaway via Kmart online.

Best Shoes Deals

Candie's Wedge Sandals $18.66 Including shipping (Orig. $50). Use code SHOP20NOW

This Candies mesh thong sandal normally sells for $50. Use the code SHOP20NOW at checkout (via Kohls) and score them for $18.66 including shipping and tax. That's one cool deal! Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.

ELLE Peep-Toe High Heels $21.20 After Shipping (Reg. $60) Use code SHOP20NOW

These peep-toe slip-ons look as comfortably as they are sexy. The regular price was $60. Kohls has them on sale for $21.20 after tax and shipping when you use the code SHOP20NOW at checkout. Whole and half sizes 6-10. The black is all but sold out, however the nude tone (pictured) is available in all sizes. Nude tone shoes are a Hollywood secret weapon. They make your legs look thinner, and longer. A total win, waaay below retail.

Apt. 9 Peep-Toe Slingback High Heels $24.60 Including Shipping (Reg. $54.99) Use Code SHOP20NOW

Kohls has these super-cute slingbacks on sale for $24.60 after shipping when you use the code SHOP20NOW at checkout. Whole and Half Sizes 6-10. They are also offering $10 Kohls cash back for every $50 you spend. While supplies last.

50% Off Fall Shoes + $1.99 Shipping through July 30th

Check out the Kmart Fall Preview and save up to 50% on your shoes. Shipping adds just $1.99 and the boots are ultra-hot.

Best Books Deals

B&N Summer Book Clearance Sale: Save Over 80% On Former Best Sellers + Free Shipping Over $25

$2.99. That's how much the hardcover edition of Janet Evanovich's $27.99 Wicked Appetite is. 89% off. The book may be $2.99, but the kid-in-a-candy-store feeling is free :) It's not the only book on sale either - there are steals like this all over the place at the B&N best seller sale. Don't be the last one to get in on this deal.

Never Pay Full Price for Text Books

I don't even know how text book prices are legal. I think there is a photo of a college textbook that shows up in the dictionary under the term "extortion." At any rate, you can save up to 90% by buying your textbooks used, and then sell them back at the end of the semester. Definitely don't pay full price. Here are a few current sales to help you save some dough: 

  • Save up to 90% on Used Textbooks via Barnes and Noble
  • 50% Off e-TextBooks + Instant Downloads (Electronic text books? Now I am feeling old...)
  • 70% Off Rental Textbooks Plus Free Return Shipping (You're going to give them back anyway! Why not rent 'em?)
  • BookByte: New & Used TextBooks up to 50% Off + Gauranteed Buyback & An Additional 10% Rebate on Returns. Expedited Shipping over $50.

Best DVD Deals

3 DVDs for $20 (Your Choice)

Pick any 3 DVDs for $20, your choice. And if you like British comedy, Love Actually is an all-star winner (Keira Knightley, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy and more).

Best Office Supplies Deals

Today's School & Office Supply Promotions expired

School season is fast approaching and retailers are putting their best foot forward. We're going to be running the very best back to school promotions that we can find for you this week. Hope you can save some money!


Best Seasonal Deals

Current Christmas in July Specials expired

There are a number of retailers offering Christmas in July specials right now. Here are some of the top finds:

  • 35% Off Holiday Storage Units (From $28) *You can use the coupon code Christmas20 to take an additional 20% off eligible items at checkout.
  • 43% Off Christmas Lights (LED Lights Under $30) *You can use the coupon code Christmas20 to take an additional 20% off eligible items at checkout.
  • 57% Off Artificial Christmas Trees (From $30) *You can use the coupon code Christmas20 to take an additional 20% off eligible items at checkout.
  • 70% Off Kids Toy Clearance Items at Target
  • 50% Off Toys and Games at Barnes and Noble
  • Kmart:  Up to 15% off Toddler Step 2 Outdoor Play and Ride-On Toys thru 7/30 + $10 Off $60 w/ code JULY4SAVINGS, or an Extra 5% - 15% off with code JULYSALE

More Coupons

Give A Little Back: The B&N exclusive FEED/Read Tote Bag

Every purchase provides 3 books and 3 meals to a child in need. The organic cotton canvas tote is yours to keep and feel great about.


50% Off Big Fish Video Games for New Customers. Use Code NEW50

  • $5.99 Or Less Apparel for Men & Women + Free Shipping Over $25. Use Code QK4
  • Save 30-90% on College Bath & Laundry Gear at Target online
  • 30-80% Off College Storage Gear at
  • Kmart: Online Only! Up to 70% off Department Store prices on Fragrances + $10 off $60 w/ code JULY4SAVINGS

Today's BOGO Offers