coupon codes http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1712/all en-US The Big List of Money-Saving Coupon Codes for Halloween 2016 http://www.wisebread.com/the-big-list-of-money-saving-coupon-codes-for-halloween-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-big-list-of-money-saving-coupon-codes-for-halloween-2016" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/boys_halloween_costumes_75169753.jpg" alt="Kids using big list of coupon codes for Halloween 2016" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Halloween spending will hit an all-time high this year. The National Retail Federation's annual survey reveals that consumers will <a href="https://nrf.com/media/press-releases/halloween-spending-reach-84-billion-highest-survey-history">spend $8.4 billion</a> on Halloween purchases this year. That's a lot of pumpkins!</p> <p>While Halloween is fun to celebrate, it shouldn't blow your budget, especially since the pricier holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, happen shortly after. Coupon codes are a great way to save money on Halloween purchases. Don't forget to shop through a cash back site, such as <a href="https://www.ebates.com/">eBates</a>, if you are shopping online. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/30-cash-back-sites-to-earn-you-thousands-per-year?ref=seealso">30+ Cash Back Sites to Earn You Thousands Per Year</a>)</p> <p>All codes have been checked to ensure they work. Check back all month for updated coupons to your favorite Halloween stores.</p> <h2>Carter's</h2> <p><a href="http://www.carters.com/">Carter's</a> has incredibly cute costumes for babies and young toddlers. You can also score some Halloween festive wear for babies and kids up to size 8.</p> <ul> <li>20% off $40 coupon online or in-store when you sign up for Carter's email notifications.</li> <li>20% off $40: CART1016<strong> </strong>(expires 10/31)</li> <li>15% off your whole order: CART3230 (expires 12/31)</li> <li>20% off $50: CAROCT20 (expires 10/31)</li> </ul> <h2>Spirit Halloween</h2> <p><a href="https://www.spirithalloween.com/">Spirit Halloween</a> offers 20% off one item when you sign up for their email notifications. Be sure to check Spirit's social media accounts for more online and printable coupons.</p> <ul> <li>20% off one item: SPEN16 (expires 10/31)</li> <li>20% off one item and free shipping: SPHN1629 (expires 10/31)</li> <li>25% off one item: DONTLEAVE25 (expires 11/02)</li> <li>$5 off orders $30+, $10 off $50+, or $25 off $100+: TIER2016A (expires 11/1)</li> <li>$10 off orders $65+, $20 off $100+, $30 off $150+, or $50 off $200+: HIGHTIER (expires 11/02)</li> <li>Free shipping on orders over $30: SHIP30 (expires 11/1)</li> <li>25% off already reduced sale items: CLEAR25 (expires 11/1)</li> </ul> <p>See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/50-best-deals-coupons-sites?ref=seealso">50 Best Deals and Coupon Sites</a></p> <h2>Halloween Costumes</h2> <p><a href="http://www.halloweencostumes.com/">Halloween Costumes</a> offers price match and costume rentals. On select costumes, you can save 50% off the price by renting. Return shipping on rentals is free. They even have pre-owned costumes for sale and pay for trade-ins on certain styles.</p> <ul> <li>Sign up for their email notifications and receive 20% off your first order.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Like them on Facebook for a <a href="http://www.halloweencostumes.com/coupon-code-discounts.html">$10 off $60 coupon</a>.</li> </ul> <h2>Halloween Express</h2> <p>Halloween Express offers a <a href="http://www.halloweenexpress.com/price-guarantee.php">110% price match guarantee</a>. If within 14 days of purchasing an eligible item from them online and then find a lower price for the same item on a direct competitor's U.S. website, they will refund the difference plus 10%. However, be sure to read all of the exclusions.</p> <ul> <li>15% off when you sign up for Halloween Express' email notifications.</li> <li>20% off your order: CYQJ328MZTE</li> <li>25% off any order: SAVE25CJ</li> <li>Free shipping on orders of $29 or more: FS2016ZLA</li> <li>Get $10 off $65 or more, $25 off $125 or more, $50 off $199, or more: BIGSAVINGS2016</li> </ul> <h2>Costume Discounters</h2> <p><a href="https://www.costumediscounters.com/">Costume Discounters</a> currently has a 10% cash back offer through <a href="https://www.ebates.com/coupons/costume-discounters/index.htm?query=costume&amp;position=3&amp;type=suggest&amp;store=10706&amp;navigation_id=23078">eBates</a>.</p> <ul> <li>25% off an order over $20: SAVE25 (expires 11/01)</li> </ul> <h2>Anytime Costumes</h2> <p><a href="https://www.anytimecostumes.com/">Anytime Costumes</a> currently has an 11% cash back offer through <a href="https://www.ebates.com/coupons/anytime-costumes/index.htm?query=anytime&amp;position=1&amp;type=suggest&amp;store=9606&amp;navigation_id=23078">eBates</a>.</p> <ul> <li>15% off an order over $25 and free shipping: SHOP15</li> </ul> <h2>Wholesale Halloween Costumes</h2> <p><a href="https://www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com/">Wholesale Halloween Costumes</a> has a 9% cash back offer through <a href="https://www.ebates.com/coupons/wholesale-halloween-costumes/index.htm?query=wholes&amp;position=1&amp;type=suggest&amp;store=11432&amp;navigation_id=23078">eBates</a> for a limited time.</p> <ul> <li>Save 5% off your order: SAVE5</li> <li>$10 off an order over $80: PTEN80</li> <li>20% off of clearance: CLEAR20</li> <li>Free shipping on orders over $75: SUMMER75 (expires 12/30)</li> <li>Free shipping on orders over $40: FBLIKE</li> </ul> <h2>Party City</h2> <ul> <li>20% off all Halloween orders over $50 and free shipping: TRICK39M</li> </ul> <h2>Joann&rsquo;s</h2> <p>For those who are ambitious enough to craft your costumes this year, here are coupons for you. Don&rsquo;t forget to check out <a href="http://www.joann.com/">Joann&rsquo;s</a> fun Halloween décor.</p> <ul> <li>40% off one online item: GFHV303 (expires 10/08)</li> </ul> <h2>More Ideas on How to Save This Halloween</h2> <p>The coupon codes above will help you get a discount on Halloween costumes, décor, and party supplies. For those looking for more money-saving advice, try these five Halloween saving's tricks.</p> <h3>1. Swap Costumes With a Friend</h3> <p>If you have kids that are similar ages/sizes, then you can trade costumes. Even if your children are different sizes, borrow the accessories and save.</p> <h3>2. Don't Skip the Dollar Store</h3> <p>Your local dollar store and .99-Cent Only Store can be great shops for affordable Halloween décor and costume props. Just be advised before buying candy there. It might cost you more than buying candy at a warehouse.</p> <h3>3. Wait to Buy Pumpkins</h3> <p>If you wait until the 30th to buy your Halloween pumpkin, you can save almost half the cost, depending on the seller. One year, at Trader Joes, I received a free pumpkin on the 31st.</p> <h3>4. Look for Free Activities</h3> <p>Most communities offer free fall activities to the public. Check with your city's parks, churches, and mall to see what is being offered.</p> <h3>5. DIY Fall Decorations</h3> <p>Pinterest is a well of good ideas for inexpensive DIY décor ideas. Also, check out <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-scariest-halloween-frights-you-can-make-from-trash?ref=seealso">13 Scariest Halloween Frights You Can Make From Trash</a>.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-eneriz">Ashley Eneriz</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-big-list-of-money-saving-coupon-codes-for-halloween-2016">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-you-spending-too-much-on-halloween-this-year">Are You Spending Too Much on Halloween This Year?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-on-christmas-shopping-with-this-clever-gift-card-strategy">Save on Christmas Shopping With This Clever Gift Card Strategy</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-online-retailers-who-let-you-stack-coupons">9 Online Retailers Who Let You Stack Coupons</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-black-friday-craziness-is-worth-it">5 Reasons Black Friday Craziness Is Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/14-frugal-christmas-decorating-hacks">14 Frugal Christmas Decorating Hacks</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Shopping costumes coupon codes decorations discounts Halloween Holidays kids online shopping sales Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:30:14 +0000 Ashley Eneriz 1805690 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Ways to Use Google Alerts to Save Money http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-use-google-alerts-to-save-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-ways-to-use-google-alerts-to-save-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_credit_card_computer_36917590.jpg" alt="Woman using Google Alerts to save money" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google Alerts can do a lot more than tell you when your favorite hot topic or celebrity hits the news &mdash; it can also help you find savings! First, you need to know the ins and outs of <a href="https://support.google.com/alerts/answer/4815780?hl=en">creating an effective Google Alert</a>. And here's how to use those alerts as a powerful tool that can <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-smart-shopping-reminders-that-will-save-you-big">save you time and money</a>.</p> <h2>1. Find the Best Available Price for a Specific Item</h2> <p>It wasn't long ago that you had to physically visit competitor stores to find the best price on a particular item. Of course, online shopping has changed all that, and Google Alerts is making it even easier.</p> <p>Let's say you're on the hunt for a swimsuit &mdash; not just any swimsuit, but the swimsuit you spotted Selena Gomez wearing in her latest Instagram post. Google Alerts can help you score the celebrity-endorsed bather for the best price. Here's how: Create a new alert using the name of the swimsuit, the name of the brand, and any desired size or color specifications. Then just sit back, relax, and watch as the results come streaming in. To hone in on the best deal, sort the hits Google dispatches to your inbox by price &mdash; and don't forget to consider the cost of shipping when zeroing in on your final choice.</p> <h2>2. Suss Out Coupons and Specials</h2> <p>It can be hard to know when to pull the trigger on a purchase you've been lusting after. Rest assured, Google Alerts can help you navigate. Simply create an alert for your favorite store and add in keywords such as &quot;free shipping,&quot; &quot;sale,&quot; or &quot;discount code.&quot; This can help you determine when's the best time to punch in your order.</p> <h2>3. Set Up a Price Drop Alert</h2> <p>Let's say you're in the market for a <a href="http://amzn.to/2aNu3pE">Fisher-Price Power Wheels Dune Racer</a>, which retails at about $249, but you're not willing to pay more than $200. By creating a price drop notification, you'll instantly know when the dune racer your child wants for his or her birthday falls within your price range. Simply enter a search query for &quot;Fisher-Price Power Wheels Dune Racer $1..$200,&quot; making sure to put the entire entry in quotation marks. Also be sure to type just two periods between the minimum and maximum amounts that you're willing to pay, which specifies to the desired price range to Google. Under the drop-down menu for &quot;how often,&quot; select &quot;as it happens.&quot; Otherwise you run the risk of missing out on flash sale.</p> <h2>4. Scope Out Product Reviews</h2> <p>Let's say you're looking to purchase a new vacuum cleaner, and you've narrowed it down to three models that sell for just about the same price. How do you decide which one is best for you? One means of navigating this situation is to curate a feed of product reviews of the three vacuum contenders. To do this, punch in the name of the vacuum and &quot;product review.&quot; You can either create three separate alerts, one for each vacuum, or enter the names of each vacuum into the criteria box for one alert, separating each name by the word &quot;OR.&quot; Be sure that &quot;OR&quot; is in caps, but lose the quotation marks.</p> <h2>5. Crowdsource Free Events Near You</h2> <p>Punch in the name of your city, town, or region, as well as the tag, &quot;free event.&quot; And feel free to add in any other keywords describing the type of happenings you're interested in attending, such as &quot;music,&quot; or the name of your favorite restaurant. Voilà! Now you'll know about the free culture and entertainment offerings in your area.</p> <h2>6. Don't Be Afraid to Cancel or Tweak Your Alerts</h2> <p>If you find that your inbox is suddenly swarmed with alerts and you're having trouble sifting through the clutter, know that there are solutions. You can always cancel some of your alerts, reduce the frequency of them, or set up a Gmail filter that funnels them into a separate folder.</p> <p>Remember, Google Alerts are only as helpful as you make them to be. If you find that certain alerts you've created aren't delivering what you're after, take a moment to tweak the search criteria or just flat-out cancel that alert. Google Alerts are supposed to save you time, not burden you with extra inbox clutter.</p> <p><em>Have you used Google Alerts to shop? Share your experience with us!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/brittany-lyte">Brittany Lyte</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-use-google-alerts-to-save-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-frugal-skills-you-must-have-to-survive-autumn">9 Frugal Skills You Must Have to Survive Autumn</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-49-smartest-amazon-hacks-that-will-save-you-big">Flashback Friday: 49 Smartest Amazon Hacks That Will Save You Big</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-44-sneaky-shopping-traps-to-avoid">Flashback Friday: 44 Sneaky Shopping Traps to Avoid</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-frugal-living-skills-i-wish-my-parents-would-have-taught-me">8 Frugal Living Skills I Wish My Parents Would Have Taught Me</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-160-gift-ideas-for-everyone-you-know">Flashback Friday: 160 Gift Ideas for Everyone You Know</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Shopping coupon codes coupons frugal living Google google alerts saving money shopping shopping habits Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:30:37 +0000 Brittany Lyte 1762300 at http://www.wisebread.com 7 Telltale Signs a Good Deal Is a Bad Deal http://www.wisebread.com/7-telltale-signs-a-good-deal-is-a-bad-deal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-telltale-signs-a-good-deal-is-a-bad-deal" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_shopping_towels_95332899.jpg" alt="Woman learning signs a good deal is a bad deal" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I love a good deal, don't get me wrong. But sometimes, what seems like a good deal turns out to be a waste of money. The signature of a bad deal is that you are spending extra money or time to get something you don't really need or wouldn't normally buy. There are lots of ways that savvy sellers can make a bad deal seem like a good one.</p> <p>Here are some of the most common types of bad deals that people get tricked into thinking are good. (See also:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-shopping-mistakes-keeping-you-from-a-great-deal?ref=seealso" target="_blank">The 6 Shopping Mistakes Keeping You From a Great Deal</a>)</p> <h2>1. So Cheap, Might as Well Buy a Ton ...</h2> <p>When I was a freshman in college, a nearby fast food place had an amazing deal on hamburgers, selling three for a dollar. My roommate and I decided to stock up and buy 100 burgers to freeze and eat all semester to provide a cheap food supply. What could go wrong with a master plan like this? We ate all of the hamburgers that weekend! Instead of saving money, we ended up blowing a lot of extra cash and eating <em>way </em>too many hamburgers. The lesson I learned is that buying a large supply of cheap items to save money is not necessarily a good deal. Having a large supply of bargain items around can result in using a lot more than normal if you are not careful.</p> <h2>2. Supersizing</h2> <p>You might think paying a little more to get the next larger size is a good deal, but it is not if you don't need the larger size. You are likely paying more to get something you don't need, which is practically the definition of a bad deal. Why do so many people step up to a larger size than they need? The psychology of the deal makes spending only 10% more money to get 50% more product almost irresistible. Supersizing can be a good deal if you are sharing one supersized meal among multiple people, but few of us really need the extra calories and fat.</p> <h2>3. Buy Two, Get One Free!</h2> <p>Free stuff sounds great, but do you really want to buy two of something you only need one of in order to get a third one for free? It is hard to resist an opportunity to get something free, but this deal has a couple of downsides. First, there is the problem of having to buy two of something. That is likely twice as much as you would usually buy. Then there is the problem of having to store three items and try to use all of it before it goes bad, gets broken, etc. A deal like this limits your options. Let's say you end up with three bottles of mouthwash by taking a &quot;Buy Two, Get One Free&quot; deal. You might wish you could switch to a different kind after a few weeks, but you already have a six-month supply in your closet.</p> <h2>4. &quot;Near Code&quot; Items</h2> <p>If you see a display of highly discounted items for sale at the grocery store, it may mean that they are &quot;near code.&quot; In other words, the bargain items are only a few days away from reaching their expiration date. Grocery items are usually good for some amount of time past the expiration date, but buying a large amount of these &quot;near code&quot; items to save money can be a risky deal. You can easily end up spending more money overall if some of the &quot;near code&quot; items do go bad or get thrown away by family members and are wasted.</p> <h2>5. Coupon for Something Expensive</h2> <p>One reason that stores and manufacturers put out coupons is to get you to try new products. Often these products are priced outside your normal budget at full price, but become affordable with a coupon. The problem with trying discounted expensive items is that the coupons don't last forever, and you might end up using the more expensive product all of the time. The $2 you saved with your coupon on the initial purchase will quickly be wiped out if you end up buying the more expensive item on a regular basis.</p> <h2>6. Product of the Month Clubs</h2> <p>I learned that you can get a lot of nice bottles of wine for a low introductory rate from a wine of the month club. But there is a reason product of the month clubs offer such a great sign-up deal &mdash; to get you started on a subscription that costs a lot of money over time. I stayed with my wine club for over a year and got to try some great wine that was delivered in a very convenient way, but it cost a lot of money. Eventually, I came to my senses and decided to seek out my own wine bargains at grocery stores for less than half the cost. It is easy to simply stay subscribed to a product of the month club when you enjoy the product and the convenience of automatically receiving it in the mail. This is the trap that product of the month clubs set, and it works!</p> <h2>7. Product Demonstrations</h2> <p>I once signed up to have an in-home demonstration of a vacuum cleaner in exchange for receiving a free prize, a $30 humidifier. Unfortunately, the vacuum demonstration turned out to be a two-and-a-half hour high pressure sales pitch for a $2,000 vacuum cleaner followed by a pitch to join a multilevel marketing (MLM) organization to sell vacuum cleaners to strangers to earn a free vacuum. Talk about a pleasant evening! The finale was that the sales person became so frustrated after she spent that much time and effort and was unable to sell anything to me that she stormed off and I never received my free prize. I learned my lesson &mdash; enduring a product demonstration or sales pitch is rarely a good deal no matter what free prize that is offered. At best, you will waste a few hours. At worst, you might end up buying an expensive item you don't need.</p> <p><em>What seemingly &quot;good deals&quot; have turned out to be bad deals for you?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dr-penny-pincher">Dr Penny Pincher</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-telltale-signs-a-good-deal-is-a-bad-deal">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-coupons-trick-you-into-spending-more-money">5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-big-list-of-money-saving-coupon-codes-for-halloween-2016">The Big List of Money-Saving Coupon Codes for Halloween 2016</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/should-you-sign-up-for-that-store-credit-card">Should You Sign Up for That Store Credit Card?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-never-pay-full-price-for">25 Things to Never Pay Full Price For</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-things-you-should-always-buy-at-department-stores">6 Things You Should Always Buy at Department Stores</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping bad deals bogo bulk shopping buy one get one coupon codes discounts product demonstrations sales Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:00:10 +0000 Dr Penny Pincher 1761379 at http://www.wisebread.com 9 Online Retailers Who Let You Stack Coupons http://www.wisebread.com/9-online-retailers-who-let-you-stack-coupons <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-online-retailers-who-let-you-stack-coupons" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_computer_shopping_71387301.jpg" alt="Couple using online retailers who let them stack coupons" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The idea of walking into a store and stacking coupons of different varieties is not a new concept to most savvy shoppers. Perhaps it's a manufacturer's coupon, stacked with a store-branded coupon, to essentially double your savings. But what about stacking coupon codes when shopping online? I'm here to tell you that it absolutely can be done and it's an amazing way to score a fantastic online deal. Here are the nine &quot;stacking&quot; websites worth knowing about.</p> <h2>1-3. Banana Republic, Gap, and Old Navy</h2> <p>While all three of these stores generally don't allow coupon stacking in-store, their websites happily let you stack up to five coupon codes on a single purchase. Your best option for success is to stack a percentage-off coupon with a dollar-off coupon, although two percentage-off coupons will sometimes work. To maximize your savings, add the percentage-off coupon to your online order first, followed by the dollar-off coupon. Sign up for their newsletters and keep an eye on<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/50-best-deals-coupons-sites"> coupon websites</a> in order to find multiple coupon codes worth stacking.</p> <h2>4. CVS Drugstore</h2> <p>CVS has a legendary in-store coupon stacking policy that lets you stack a manufacturer coupon, store coupon, and CVS Extra Care Bucks for maximum savings. While shopping online via their website doesn't provide the same amazing stacking ability, it's still worth mentioning. They'll let you stack two coupons per online order, one for a site-wide percentage off, and one coupon good for a specific item you're purchasing.</p> <h2>5. DSW</h2> <p>DSW, also known as Designer Shoe Warehouse, is known for their liberal coupon policy which lets you stack three different coupon codes on your online order. It should also be noted that a coupon code is only good once per account, so once you redeem it, it's gone. Be sure to sign up for the <a href="https://www.dsw.com/dsw_shoes/user/loginAccount.jsp?cm_re=010509%2520Flats-_-Sub3-_-DSW%2520Rewards">DSW Rewards program</a>, as they'll send you monthly coupons that you can stack for things like free shipping or up to 20% off your order.</p> <h2>6. Kohl's</h2> <p>Kohl's just might be the king of coupons when it comes to the ability to stack them. As a matter of fact, you can stack up to four coupons per online purchase. Your best strategy is to start by adding a site-wide percentage off coupon to your virtual shopping cart; you can typically find 15% or 20% off coupons by doing a quick Google search for &quot;Kohl's coupons.&quot; Next, if available, add a couple department specific coupon codes to your purchase. Lastly, for good measure, add a free shipping coupon code to the mix so you get your purchase delivered to your doorstep for no extra charge.</p> <h2>7. NewEgg</h2> <p>Stacking coupon codes at NewEgg works a little different than the other stores mentioned. They allow you to stack more than one coupon per order, but you can only use a single coupon on each item in your purchase. Because they rarely release site-wide coupons, this is not a big issue. But they do release many coupons for specific items, especially for computers and accessories like external hard drives, flash drives, and SSD drives. So if you're not brand or model specific, and simply have a few &quot;must-have&quot; specs in mind, you can very likely buy three items and apply a coupon code to each. Check out their <a href="http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/latest/index-landing.aspx">promo codes page</a> for a updated list of current coupons. It's also worth your time to sign up for coupons via email while you're there.</p> <h2>8. Target</h2> <p>According to the <a href="http://help.target.com/help/subcategoryarticle?childcat=How+to+use+promo+codes&amp;parentcat=Promotions+%26+Coupons">Target website</a>, you can apply multiple promo codes to your online purchase. While they aren't specific as to the number of codes you can stack, all you need to do is enter each one and click apply until they say &quot;no mas.&quot; Also, according to their website, it should also be noted that &quot;some offers require that only one promo code be applied.&quot; When this happens, you'll automatically get credit for the coupon that nets you the greatest savings. Always start your search for stackable Target promo codes directly on <a href="http://help.target.com/help/subcategoryarticle?childcat=Current+promotions&amp;parentcat=Promotions+%26+Coupons">their &quot;Current Promotions&quot; page</a>.</p> <h2>9. Victoria's Secret</h2> <p>Victoria's Secret will accept three offer codes on a single online purchase. When checking out from their website, look for the offer codes section and enter up to three. You'll find these codes through their catalog, website, emails, and in promotional mailings. If all of these options fail to score you a code, simply type &quot;Victoria's Secret coupons&quot; into Google and you're bound to find something you can use to save.</p> <p>Not only will Victoria's Secret accept multiple coupon codes on your online purchase, but they'll even <a href="https://customerservice.victoriassecret.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/309/~/i-forgot-my-offer-code-when-i-placed-my-order,-what-do-i-do%3F">retroactively add a code</a> if you forget to add it during checkout, or maybe found one after you finalized your order. You can call them directly at (800) 568-4288 to get your coupon code added to your online purchase. The sooner you can call them after finalizing your purchase, the better, as it gives them ample to time to adjust your order total before shipping your purchase.</p> <p><em>Have you ever been able to successfully stack coupons to save some extra money?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kyle-james">Kyle James</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-online-retailers-who-let-you-stack-coupons">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-stores-with-the-best-price-matching">10 Stores With the Best Price Matching</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-amazon-deal-hacks-you-may-not-already-know">16 Amazon Deal Hacks You May Not Already Know</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-big-list-of-money-saving-coupon-codes-for-halloween-2016">The Big List of Money-Saving Coupon Codes for Halloween 2016</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-genius-ways-to-save-on-cyber-monday">6 Genius Ways to Save on Cyber Monday</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-the-dollar-store-and-10-you-should">10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping coupon codes deals discounts online shopping retail stacking websites Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:00:14 +0000 Kyle James 1748329 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Everything You Need to Know About Coupon Codes http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-everything-you-need-to-know-about-coupon-codes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-everything-you-need-to-know-about-coupon-codes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_shopping_phone_000049243876.jpg" alt="Woman learning everything about coupon codes" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found helpful articles everything you need to know about online coupon codes, items you should definitely buy at the dollar store, and easy ways to reuse plastic products.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0519/Everything-you-need-to-know-about-online-coupon-codes">Everything you need to know about online coupon codes</a> &mdash; Some stores will advertise their coupon codes right on their site, but you may be able find a better code for your purchase with a little digging. [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Get-Dollar-Store-40954147#photo-40954147">85 Items You Should DEFINITELY Buy at the Dollar Store</a> &mdash; The dollar store is a great place to shop for office supplies such as white boards, notebooks, and highlighters. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.easyways.net/5-easy-ways-to-reuse-plastic-at-home/">5 Easy Ways To Reuse Plastic At Home</a> &mdash; There are many ways to use plastic bottles in your garden or for kids' craft projects. [easyWays]</p> <p><a href="http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/8-ways-to-go-green-with-your-pet">8 Ways to Go Green with Your Pet</a> &mdash; Choose pet food made from food-grade meat byproducts and, whenever possible, food that is made from organic, sustainably-raised or grass-fed animals. [Small Footprint Family]</p> <p><a href="http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/8-ways-to-go-green-with-your-pet">Time Management Tips for Busy Work At Home Moms</a> &mdash; Treat your time with the same respect you give to others. Don't allow yourself to be constantly interrupted throughout the day. [A Debt Free Mess Free Life]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.cleverdude.com/content/the-cost-of-a-great-burger-restaurant-vs-cooking-at-home/">The Cost Of A Great Burger: Restaurant Vs Cooking At Home</a> &mdash; A meal of burgers at a restaurant can cost over $30 more than cooking at home. [Clever Dude]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T062-C011-S001-7-worst-wedding-gifts-for-newlyweds.html">7 Worst Wedding Gifts for Newlyweds</a> &mdash; Stay away from traditional gifts like china, crystal and similar &quot;forever&quot; items unless the couple specifically asks for them. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.dumblittleman.com/2016/05/pasta-alternatives.html">4 Delicious and Healthy Pasta Alternatives</a> &mdash; Black bean pasta is super nutritious and tastes great &mdash; similar to regular wheat pasta. [Dumb Little Man]</p> <p><a href="http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/9-ways-to-make-the-most-of-every-single-day/">9 Ways To Make The Most of Every Single Day</a> &mdash; Eating right will give you the energy you need to get things done. [Pick The Brain]</p> <p><a href="http://www.adventuresinfrugalland.com/50-childrens-gifts-never-go-style/">50 Children&rsquo;s Gifts That Never Go Out of Style</a> &mdash; Kids love to create! That's why things like sidewalk chalk, Legos, and play dough make great gifts. [Adventures in Frugal Land]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-everything-you-need-to-know-about-coupon-codes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-never-pay-full-price-for">25 Things to Never Pay Full Price For</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-online-retailers-who-let-you-stack-coupons">9 Online Retailers Who Let You Stack Coupons</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-big-list-of-money-saving-coupon-codes-for-halloween-2016">The Big List of Money-Saving Coupon Codes for Halloween 2016</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-use-google-alerts-to-save-money">6 Ways to Use Google Alerts to Save Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/empty-coupon-code-box-you-re-paying-too-much">Empty Coupon Code Box? You’re Paying Too Much.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping best money tips coupon codes Tue, 24 May 2016 09:30:25 +0000 Amy Lu 1716047 at http://www.wisebread.com 25 Things to Never Pay Full Price For http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-never-pay-full-price-for <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/25-things-to-never-pay-full-price-for" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/212397615_fb3f1d8c0c_z_0.jpg" alt="woman shopping" title="woman shopping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>What&rsquo;s so great about this frugal renaissance that we&rsquo;re experiencing is that there are more ways to save on everyday purchases than ever before.</p> <p>In fact, there&rsquo;s money waiting to be saved on almost every purchase we make. Some are no brainers, but I bet there are ways to keep more of your cash that you never knew about.</p> <p>To help you preserve what&rsquo;s in your pocket, here are 25 broad categories of items (I&rsquo;m covering much more ground this way than being super specific) for which you should never pay full price. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-throw-out-today">25 Things to Throw Out Today</a>)</p> <h3>1. Magazines</h3> <p>If you&rsquo;re buying the latest gossip rag in the checkout line &mdash; either sporadically or on a regular basis &mdash; you need to reevaluate your priorities. These magazines sell at the cover price, which can be anywhere from $2.99 to $9.99 per issue. You don&rsquo;t have to give magazines up all together, but if you like reading a particular title, consider a subscription. You can save up to 93% off the cover price &mdash; I know the savings can be that high because I just renewed a subscription for 93% off &mdash; if you shop around. When my Entertainment Weekly subscription expired earlier this year, I declined to renew it for the deal they offered, which would have cost me over $120 for two years. However, while reading an EW app on my iPad recently, I saw an ad for a two-year subscription (that comes with a digital issue) for $34.</p> <h3>2. Books</h3> <p>If the bankruptcy of Borders has taught us one thing, it&rsquo;s that people don&rsquo;t like to pay full price for books. And who can blame them? Generally I only read a book once, so why pay the premium price? I almost exclusively buy my books on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/">Amazon</a> &mdash; the lowest-priced used copies, too (who cares what it looks like) &mdash; and then resell them when I&rsquo;m done. It&rsquo;s almost like getting books for absolutely nothing.</p> <h3>3. Video Games</h3> <p>I don&rsquo;t need to have the latest and greatest title, so when I&rsquo;m looking for a new video game to play, I head straight to the discount or clearance section of the electronics department. However, if you do like to have newer games, Amazon is a great way to cut the costs at least a little bit.</p> <h3>4. Clothing</h3> <p>My favorite store, J. Crew, tends to be a bit pricey, so it&rsquo;s very rare for me to buy anything at retail. Instead, I shop in the clearance section and dig for the best deals. Other ways to cut costs on clothing include shopping at wholesale clubs, using coupons, signing up for your favorite brand&rsquo;s e-mail deals, shopping discount sites (<a href="https://www.jackthreads.com/">JackThreads</a> and <a href="http://www.shopittome.com/">Shop It To Me</a> are my favorites), and giving thrift stores your undivided attention.</p> <h3>5. Groceries</h3> <p>Like I said, this list will include a few no brainers &mdash; and this is one of them. From coupons (but be careful that you&rsquo;re not buying more than you need &mdash; buy two, get one free isn&rsquo;t a deal if you only need one!) to the store&rsquo;s &ldquo;club card,&rdquo; instant savings abound. But there are hidden deals that are waiting for you, too. Items that are about to expire may be heavily discounted along with damaged items. I buy canned goods and opened cereal boxes (don&rsquo;t worry; the bag inside is still sealed) for well below original prices. Most grocery stores almost always have a clearance section, too, so be sure to find out where that is.</p> <h3>6. Dining Out</h3> <p>My husband and I enjoy eating out, but we never<em> ever</em> pay full price for a meal. We research happy hours to find drink and appetizer deals (often half off &mdash; and enough to fill us up), purchase <a href="http://www.restaurant.com/">Restaurant.com</a> certificates at 80% off, check-in on Foursquare or Scoutmob, or redeem coupons we&rsquo;ve received in the mail or online. There are a million-and-one deals at restaurants near you. Why wouldn&rsquo;t you patronize the ones that will save you money?</p> <h3>7. Condoms</h3> <p>I&rsquo;m always baffled that there&rsquo;s still a marketplace for condoms. I see them all kinds of places for free. They&rsquo;re available at bars, doctors&rsquo; offices, clinics, street fairs and festivals, and more. I have a huge fish bowl full of condoms in my living room, and I pick up extras whenever I see them. Also, if you have a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/score-free-medical-supplies-with-flex-spending">flex spending plan</a>, you might qualify to get free condoms from your local drug store.</p> <h3>8. Tickets</h3> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re going to the theater, a concert, or a sporting event, there are tickets available for less than they&rsquo;re sold at the box office. The first place I look is Craigslist because the sellers are local and I can often pick them up same day; I&rsquo;ve scored low-priced tickets just minutes before a baseball game because at that point the seller just wanted to unload them. If you have more time to spare, <a href="http://www.stubhub.com/">StubHub</a> should be your go-to source for discounted tickets on any event in your area.</p> <h3>9. Gift Cards</h3> <p>Retail stores never offer discounts on gift cards because cash is king &mdash; and they don&rsquo;t want to lose real dollars. But where there&rsquo;s a will, there&rsquo;s a way. There are many sites on the web &mdash; like <a href="https://www.plasticjungle.com/">Plastic Jungle</a> and <a href="http://www.giftcardgranny.com/">Gift Card Granny</a> &mdash; that offer gift cards to popular retailers at up to 50% below face value. Another site, <a href="https://www.youneverlose.com/">You Never Lose</a>, is sort of the same concept except buyers get to bid on the gift cards, which can result in savings up to 95% off.</p> <h3>10. Lodging</h3> <p>Staying at a hotel for full price is a fool&rsquo;s game. With sites likes Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, there are many opportunities to pay less for your lodging. If you want to save even more money on accommodations, however, consider staying with a local when you travel via <a href="http://www.airbnb.com/">Airbnb</a> or <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/">HomeAway</a>. I can tell you from personal experience that using these alternative options will not only save you hundreds of dollars, but you often get better amenities and service than you do at hotels. Plus, you might make a new friend in the host &mdash; nothing wrong with that.</p> <h3>11. Outdoor Activities</h3> <p>My husband and I love to go on new adventures, but we never identify opportunities and seek them out. Rather, we wait for them to come to us via <a href="http://www.groupon.com/">Groupon</a> or <a href="http://www.livingsocial.com/">LivingSocial</a>. Thanks to these daily deal sites we&rsquo;ve enjoyed horseback riding, camping, paintball, river tubing, white water rafting, and much more way below what it would have cost us if we had booked our trips privately.</p> <h3>12. Vacation Packages</h3> <p>There&rsquo;s one piece of advice that I hope you&rsquo;ll heed when planning a vacation &mdash; do not book through a travel agent (sorry, travel agents); you can do much better on your own. By using a combination of sites &mdash; Priceline for airfare, Airbnb for lodging, Groupon for activities &mdash; you&rsquo;ll save more money than if let someone else do the work for you. Remember to still compare prices, though. Just because these are discount sites doesn&rsquo;t mean they have the <em>best</em> discounts. The only way you&rsquo;ll know for sure is if you compare across the board.</p> <h3>13. Car Rentals</h3> <p>When I took my husband to Chicago for his birthday last year, I got gouged on a car rental. Not only did I not book in advance, but when I arrived there were no cars left. When I finally secured a reservation, I paid three times as much as I should have (and gave the Enterprise guy the stink eye). My advice is to book online and use a discount code that you find through an Internet search. If you can&rsquo;t find a code online, the Entertainment Book is always full of car rental coupons. You can even get the <a href="http://new-york.entertainment.com/discount/home.shtml">Entertainment Book</a> at a discount if you buy after the first of the year. Aside from car rental coupons, there are hundreds of dollars worth in other deals inside. It will more than pay for itself if you use it regularly.</p> <h3>14. Appliances</h3> <p>How many ways can you save on appliances? At least eight, according to Darwin's Money's post <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-save-big-on-appliances">8 Ways to Save Big on Appliances</a>. Methods include scratch-and-dent discounts, holiday weekend sales, and good ol&rsquo; fashioned haggling. Of course, it&rsquo;s always nice to have a friend who works at Sears, too. Nothing beats an employee discount.&nbsp;</p> <h3>15. Flowers</h3> <p>If you have the means to grow flowers but you still buy them, there&rsquo;s probably no hope for you. Seriously, all it takes is planting a couple seeds; most likely, nature will do the rest. If you don&rsquo;t have the means to grow your own, consider picking them in a nearby park or field. If you must go to the store to find an arrangement, shop local, at the source, and stick to one type of inexpensive flower. Also, dead people don&rsquo;t care what kind of flowers you buy, just so you know.</p> <h3>16. Around-the-House Services</h3> <p>Hold off on calling that expensive gardener or handyman, because you may be able to find someone inexpensive on Craigslist or a site like <a href="http://www.taskrabbit.com/">TaskRabbit</a>. These sites are full of listings from people who are ready, willing, and capable of handling your odd job for much less than it would cost a &ldquo;professional.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s not to say that the people listing help ads aren&rsquo;t professional, though; it may just be that they&rsquo;re out of work and looking for any way to make a few bucks. Still, be safe and ask for references. You don&rsquo;t want to hire a dud and end up paying double.</p> <h3>17. In-Theater Movies</h3> <p>Movies are expensive these days, so much so that a trip to the cinema is almost prohibitive. To reduce the costs of a ticket, sign up for the theater club card (which will help you accrue discounts), use your student, senior, or military IDs if you have them, and plan to attend matinees instead of evening shows. I try my best to stick to AMC Theaters before noon so I can score $6 tickets. That&rsquo;s half the price of what an afternoon or evening movie costs.&nbsp;</p> <h3>18. DVD Rentals</h3> <p>How Blockbuster is still in business at all baffles me. The company filed for bankruptcy two years ago, and last year the geniuses at Dish Network decided to throw money at the sinking ship. Still, business continues to suffer because truly innovative entrepreneurs figured out a way to allow people to rent DVDs for less. I love DVD rental kiosks (especially Redbox and excluding Blockbuster Express) because not only are the DVDs affordable ($1.29 at Redbox opposed to $2.99 at Blockbuster!), but there are often discount codes available that will lessen the fee or make a one-night rental absolutely free. You can find available codes online. Then all you have to do is enter it at checkout.&nbsp;</p> <h3>19. Music</h3> <p>Want to know where to get lots of the music you love for free all the time? Turn on the radio!</p> <h3>20. Airfare</h3> <p>Of course you can use discount travel sites, but don&rsquo;t forget to compare those prices with the airline&rsquo;s official website. Sometimes there are special deals that are available exclusively from the source instead of a third party. Also remember that some airlines, like Southwest (my favorite), don&rsquo;t participate in discount travel sites, so if you&rsquo;re sticking strictly to Orbitz or the like, you&rsquo;ll never even know what some other airlines have to offer. In addition, here&rsquo;s verified info on <a href="http://www.farecompare.com/travel-advice/tips-from-air-travel-insiders/">the cheapest day to buy tickets and the cheapest days to fly.</a></p> <h3>21. Cars</h3> <p>What are the three best times to buy a car? End of the calendar year, end of the model year, and end of the month. The first two are self-explanatory &mdash; dealers want to unload inventory to make room for the new stuff. The third, however, has to do with individual salespeople. At the end of the month, car salespeople are eager to meet their quotas so they can earn incentives and commissions. Get a salesperson who&rsquo;s hungry, and you could drive away with a big bargain.</p> <h3>22. Water</h3> <p>Clean, cold water comes out of every faucet in America. Why are we still buying it in bottles?!</p> <h3>23. A Tan</h3> <p>Another abundant, natural, and no-cost resource is our sun. Instead of paying for a membership to the tanning salon, lay out on the lawn for 20 minutes. Not that I recommend long-term exposure to UV rays &mdash; they&rsquo;re dangerous! But if you must, at least get them for free.&nbsp;</p> <h3>24. Cell Phones</h3> <p>You can list your phone on Craigslist or eBay to sell them &mdash; which works &mdash; but you may not be able to unload them for as much or as quickly as you want. Instead, try <a href="http://exchangemyphone.com/">ExchangeMyPhone</a>, a site that lets you sell your smartphones and iPads instantly. ExchangeMyPhone pays people for their old, new, or broken cell phones, and repairs or recycles them ethically. The money you make from the sale will offset the cost of a new device, too. Great for the environment and your wallet!</p> <h3>25. Baby Food</h3> <p>Once babies are on solid food, they eat much of the same stuff we do &mdash; fruits, veggies, proteins, etc. Why are you buying individual jars of baby food when all you have to do is puree foods in a blender or processor? This method cost significantly less, produces less waste (no jars!), and it&rsquo;s much healthier for your baby than that mush that sits unrefrigerated under nutrient-stealing florescent lighting on the supermarket shelves. We can all agree that that&rsquo;s not the best thing to feed your pride and joy, can&rsquo;t we?&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? Pin it!</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="//www.pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2F25-things-to-never-pay-full-price-for&amp;media=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisebread.com%2Ffiles%2Ffruganomics%2Fu5180%2F25%20Things%20to%20Never%20Pay%20Full%20Price%20For.jpg&amp;description=25%20Things%20to%20Never%20Pay%20Full%20Price%20For" data-pin-do="buttonPin" data-pin-config="above" data-pin-color="red" data-pin-height="28"><img src="//assets.pinterest.com/images/pidgets/pinit_fg_en_rect_red_28.png" alt="" /></a> </p> <!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --><script type="text/javascript" async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5180/25%20Things%20to%20Never%20Pay%20Full%20Price%20For.jpg" alt="25 Things to Never Pay Full Price For" width="250" height="374" /></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-never-pay-full-price-for">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/40-restaurants-that-offer-senior-discounts">40 Restaurants That Offer Senior Discounts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-kids-eat-free-restaurants">Best Kids Eat Free Restaurants</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-online-retailers-who-let-you-stack-coupons">9 Online Retailers Who Let You Stack Coupons</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amazing-aaa-discounts">Amazing AAA Discounts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-big-list-of-money-saving-coupon-codes-for-halloween-2016">The Big List of Money-Saving Coupon Codes for Halloween 2016</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Shopping Travel bargain books coupon codes dining out discounts Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:36:32 +0000 Mikey Rox 913194 at http://www.wisebread.com Empty Coupon Code Box? You’re Paying Too Much. http://www.wisebread.com/empty-coupon-code-box-you-re-paying-too-much <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/empty-coupon-code-box-you-re-paying-too-much" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3914750991_57529dcd49_z.jpg" alt="shopping online" title="shopping online" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you place an online order, there&rsquo;s always that little coupon code box towards the end, beckoning you to enter a promotional code or gift certificate number to reduce your total.&nbsp;You know the box I&rsquo;m talking about, right? Do you ever leave it blank? If you do, then you&rsquo;re paying too much.</p> <p>Here's how to make sure you never leave that box blank again, along with some tips to maximize your online coupon usage.</p> <p>Ever since <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-one-site-you-must-visit-before-buying-anything-online-period">Paul wrote about RetailMeNot</a>, I&rsquo;ve faithfully used it as a resource in my dedication to save money on online orders. But when unable to find applicable coupons on the site (which has happened a lot), I used to shrug my shoulders and pay full price.</p> <p>Whoops.</p> <p>Paying full price was entirely unnecessary. Between a host of other online coupon providers and knowing how to do a proper search for online coupons, you never need to pay full price again. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-shopping-online-with-google" title="Save Money Shopping Online With Google">Save Money Shopping Online With Google</a>)</p> <h2>Online Coupon Tips</h2> <h3>Coupons are free!</h3> <p>If you are asked to register your private information or pay to get your coupons, then you&rsquo;re barking up the wrong tree.</p> <h3>Read the fine print.</h3> <p>Check to make sure the coupon hasn&rsquo;t expired and that your intended order fits the criteria (such as minimum order amounts).</p> <h3>Think before you buy in-store.</h3> <p>Although it may be tempting to slap down your <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-seven-reasons-why-i-use-my-credit-card-for-everything">credit card</a> for that item while you&rsquo;re in the store and looking at it, you might be able to score a better deal if you order it online. Between store e-promotions and online coupons, even shipping can be free or negligible. Besides, comparison shopping online allows you to really make sure you want or need that item and stave off <a thref="http://www.wisebread.com/impulse-shopping-a-controllable-handicap">impulse buys</a>.</p> <h3>Combine coupons.</h3> <p>Although the fine print might exclude you from using more than one coupon, some retailers allow you to &ldquo;stack&rdquo; coupons to maximize your savings. 25% off <em>plus</em> free shipping? Yes, thank you.</p> <h2>Where to Find Online Coupons</h2> <p>In addition to <a href="http://www.retailmenot.com/">RetailMeNot</a>, here are a few other sites to check out:</p> <h3>PromotionalCodes.com</h3> <p><a href="http://www.promotionalcodes.com/">PromotionalCodes.com</a> is an interactive site that allows users to post coupon codes and comments, rate coupons, and otherwise hunt for bargains. In a quick browse, I found $25 gift cards for $2, free shipping offers, and hotel discounts.</p> <h3>CouponWinner.com and Coupon Winner.ca</h3> <p><a href="http://www.couponwinner.com/">CouponWinner.com</a> offers online coupons for heaps of major retailers &mdash; over 25,000 coupons from over 11,000 retailers to be precise. You can use their CouponScout to compare coupons and sales from different retailers side-by-side (very handy), and the InsideScoop section will give you the dirt on new products.</p> <p><a href="http://www.couponwinner.ca/">CouponWinner.ca</a> is the Canadian equivalent for CouponWinner, and a welcome addition in my mind, since so many online coupons are geared solely towards the US market.</p> <h3>FreeShippingCoupons.com</h3> <p><a href="http://www.freeshippingcoupons.com/">FreeShippingCoupons.com</a> is just as it sounds: a collection of free shipping coupons.</p> <h3>Codes.co.uk</h3> <p><a href="http://www.codes.co.uk/">Codes.co.uk</a> allows UK residents to get in on the online coupon game.</p> <p>If all else fails, you can perform a direct Google search for coupon codes. Simply enter a search string like &ldquo;retailer + coupon&quot; (or &quot;retailer + promo code&quot; or &quot;retailer + coupon code&quot; &mdash; try a few options) and see what comes up. (Substitute the word &quot;retailer&quot; in this example with the actual store name).</p> <p><em>What are your tips and tricks for hunting down online coupons and saving money on online orders? </em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nora-dunn">Nora Dunn</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/empty-coupon-code-box-you-re-paying-too-much">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-use-google-alerts-to-save-money">6 Ways to Use Google Alerts to Save Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-telltale-signs-a-good-deal-is-a-bad-deal">7 Telltale Signs a Good Deal Is a Bad Deal</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ordering-online-versus-calling-it-in-which-is-better">Ordering Online Versus Calling it In: Which is Better?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-online-retailers-who-let-you-stack-coupons">9 Online Retailers Who Let You Stack Coupons</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-never-pay-full-price-for">25 Things to Never Pay Full Price For</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping coupon codes online coupons online ordering Fri, 24 Dec 2010 16:31:26 +0000 Nora Dunn 405000 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 reams of paper + 12 pens = $15 + free delivery - DEAL HAS ENDED http://www.wisebread.com/10-reams-of-paper-12-pens-15-free-delivery-deal-has-ended <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/paperpile.jpg" alt="paper" title="paper" width="314" height="235" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NOTE: As of 3/17/2007, the big deal on paper has ended.</strong> </p> <p>You can still apply this code: <strong>044141777</strong> and get $10 off any $25 purchase. For now, anyway. </p> <p>This has got to be one of the best deals I&#39;ve found in quite a while. 10 reams (500 sheets/ream) of good-quality Xerox paper for just $15 and FREE delivery. It&#39;s all thanks to Office Depot and the wonderful world of Coupon stacking. The 12 pens were my choice (they&#39;re $0.79) but just add any itme for under $1 and you&#39;ll get the amazing deal. Here&#39;s how to grab a great deal.</p> <p>First, go <a href="http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?level=SK&amp;id=345603">here</a> and add 10 to the quantity box. </p> <p>Next, continue shopping and find something you want for around $1. I chose pens, you could get Scotch Tape or anything else that takes your fancy.</p> <p>Now you&#39;re ready to check out. Hit the Apply Coupons box and insert this code: <strong>073649244</strong></p> <p>When you go back to the checkout screen, hit the Apply Coupons box again and add this one: <strong>044141777</strong></p> <p>Now you should get a screen that looks something like this...</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/The_deal.jpg" alt="dEAL" title="DEal" width="582" height="690" /> </p> <p>It works out at roughly $15 for all your paper, your pens and your delivery before tax. When you consider that this Xerox paper is usually around $5.50 per ream, it&#39;s practically stealing from Office Depot. I&#39;m not sure how long this deal is available for, so get it now folks. </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-reams-of-paper-12-pens-15-free-delivery-deal-has-ended">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buy-sell-make-a-profit-thanks-office-depot">Buy. Sell. Make a Profit. Thanks Office Depot.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/empty-coupon-code-box-you-re-paying-too-much">Empty Coupon Code Box? You’re Paying Too Much.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chuck-taylor-converse-shoes-under-10">Chuck Taylor Converse shoes under $10</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-frequent-flyer-miles">Everything You Need to Know About Frequent Flyer Miles</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/big-list-of-military-discounts">Big List of Military Discounts</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals and Coupons coupon codes Coupon Stacking Deal of the day. Free Delivery Office Depot Paper Deal Mon, 12 Mar 2007 15:07:34 +0000 Paul Michael 342 at http://www.wisebread.com