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5 Shopping Tips Guaranteed To Save You Money      


Shopping can be a fun pastime (or a stressful necessity). No matter what you're shopping for, nobody wants to spend all of their hard-earned cash when they go shopping. If you're considering a major purchase or just trying to save a few bucks on your weekly grocery run, here are 5 shopping tips guaranteed to save you money. 
  1. Shop With Coupons

Before you purchase, check out all of our coupon categories to find new savings. From back-to-school deals, clothes for you and your family, and even deals on travel, we have coupons to help you save on any and every purchase. We are always updating our deals, so be sure to check whenever you're ready to shop. Shop smarter and save money every time you shop.
  1. Rewards Cards 

Whether you’re grocery shopping or splurging on a new outfit, signing up for rewards cards is a great way to get money back on your purchases. Signing up for a rewards card at your local grocery store gives you access to special deals and sales throughout the store. You could also earn points that you can later redeem for rewards or money off of future purchases. 
  1. Don’t Impulse Buy

It’s easier than ever to buy items we may not need. You can hop on your computer and find whatever you want and get it in days. Cutting down on impulse buys will help you save that hard-earned cash in your wallet. Make sure you’re buying things you need to. Everyone can splurge now and then for special occasions, but watching your purchases and only buying items when you need them can help cut down on your shopping costs. 
  1. Do Your Research

Researching products to find the best deals before you make your purchases. This is especially true with large purchases. Whether it be a new electronic or piece of furniture, a quick internet search can help you get a good idea of how much that item should cost. You can use your research to avoid paying too much in a store and understand how much that item is worth. You may even find online only offers that bring the price of your item down. 
  1. Price Match

Many places now offer price matching. If you find an item you want to purchase at a different store for less money, the store you are shopping at may match that price for you. It’s easy to price match with apps on your phone or quick Google searches.  Use these pro tips from savvy shoppers to keep your costs down. And remember to sign up for our newsletter to keep up with the latest sales and exciting offers!

Back To School Deals and Discounts 

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It’s that time of year again - back to school! Now that the kids can enjoy being in the classroom, you may need to pick up some extra school supplies. From the little ones getting ready for their first day of kindergarten to the high schoolers gearing up for another great year, you don’t have to shell out cash on full-priced back-to-school items. Check out these great back-to-school deals and discounts to keep you and your wallet happy. 

 

Computer and Electronics 

 

It’s no surprise that every student needs a way to access school work on the internet. Whether it be a tablet for the little guys or a new laptop to get those high school essays done, every student needs a durable electronic device for their studies. Our current computer and electronics coupons offer everything from discounts on software like Microsoft Office, to deals on gaming computers for after-school fun. 

 

Backpacks

 

Now that the kids are back in the classroom, a durable and stylish backpack is a must-have to get everything they need back and forth in one piece. From normal book bags to more stylish options for the young fashionista in your life, our bags & backpacks coupons offer great discounts for whatever fits your kids' needs. 

 

School Supplies 

 

With teachers sending out checklists to your child grabbing extra crayons off of the shelf, school supplies add up quickly! To make sure your kid has everything they’ll need to succeed this year, we have tons of coupons and deals on school supplies right now. No need to break the bank for an extra notebook and pack of pens this school year. 

 

Textbooks 

 

When your kid makes the jump up to high school, the cost of textbooks can be quite a surprise. No matter if your child is taking intro courses or AP level classes, textbooks can easily be the school supplies that drain your wallet. But never fear, we’ve gathered some of the best deals and discounts on textbooks to help you and your high schooler get the info they need. 

 

 Apparel

 

Say goodbye to zoom sweatpants and hoodies and hello to some great back-to-school outfits. After a year of sitting around in pajamas, many kids may have grown out of their school clothes, while older kids are ready to switch up their style. Before you let them run wild in the back-to-school section, be sure to check out our school apparel coupons for deals and discounts from major brands and retailers for your kids' fashion needs. 

 

Going back to school this year is exciting for kids and parents alike. But there’s no need to break the bank to make sure your kids get everything they need (and maybe some more) for this upcoming school year. Be sure to check out all of our back-to-school coupons and deals for extra savings where it counts. 




Garden Essentials You Need This Summer


Now that summer has finally arrived, a lot of people are spending time outside in their gardens and yards, making the most of the sunshine. There is nothing more pleasant than relaxing in your own garden on weekends, so it is important to make sure you have all you need to enjoy your outdoor space to the fullest.

From leisure items right through to decorative products, these will help you make the most of your garden or yard while the nice weather lasts.

Picnic Table

Having a table is essential when eating or having a picnic outdoors. From wooden and plastic to wrought-iron designs to choose from, you'll be able to find the perfect table for your garden.

Lawn Chairs 

Garden chairs come in many forms. You might want a set of wooden garden chairs that will live in the garden all year round or some plastic folding chairs that you can put aside as summer ends. Recliners are also a good option if you just want to lay back and soak up the sun.

Hammock

Another great addition to your garden is a hammock. You can do many things with your hammock, whether you want to snooze, read, or just get away from it all, a hammock is definitely a must-have.

Grills

Who doesn’t love and enjoy a delicious barbecued meal? Grills are a great investment for your grilled meats. It will give an al fresco vibe while dining with your loved ones and will help you get the most out of summer.

LED Solar Lights

The next essential accessory that you need for your garden is a set of LED solar lights to illuminate your outdoor space. These are low-cost and practical to use. Relying almost solely on the sun’s energy, these items can give you plenty of light well into the evening when the sun has gone down.

Toys

Lastly, do not forget to invest in some great outdoor toys, such as outdoor board games, water blasters, some Nerf guns, or a bubble blower. These are great additions for parties, and it keeps children entertained, making any outdoor activity much more exciting than just sitting inside playing video games.

From your picnic table right through to a set of water pistols, investing in some garden and outdoor accessories this summer will help you and your family enjoy the warmest season of the year as much as possible, creating many happy memories.


College Savings Start Now!


The start of the school year is just around the corner! While you may still be in vacation mode, now is the time to start thinking about saving on all those things needed for the next academic year. Between electronics, school supplies, and all the things a student needs in their dorm, college expenses add up quickly. Whether you’re a student or getting ready to help the college kid in your life, check out these great deals to start your college savings now. 

Electronics 

It’s almost impossible to complete college work without a laptop these days. From online assignments to writing term papers, a great laptop is a must for college students. Getting a computer for college is one of the largest expenses you may come across. Be sure to check out our coupons for computers to help get a great computer without breaking the bank. 

School Supplies

Even though we live in a tech-heavy world, some college courses still need a good ole pencil and paper to get the job done. Whether it’s taking notes for engineering or sketching for an art class, college students will always need an extra notebook and pen. When finals come around, a pack of flashcards is sure to come in handy. We offer coupons on various office supplies to keep these purchases student-friendly. Office supply shops also have great organizational tools that can help keep dorm rooms in tip-top shape. 

Dorm Essentials 

Every student is going to want to make their dorm feel like their home away from home. But there’s a lot more that goes into a dorm than just a good set of bedding. From sheets to shower shoes, and space-saving solutions to keep everything organized & tidy, the list goes on and on. Instead of stressing over a neverending checklist, take a look at our coupons for bed and bath supplies. It’s a great way to make your dorm functional and personalized without racking up a big bill on supplies. 

Groceries

We all know that dorm food can get real old, real quick. Instead of always eating in a dining hall, some students find themselves making delicious meals from scratch. Saving money on groceries, whether it be for complete meals, a cup of ramen, or essential snacks for study time, be sure to check out our grocery coupons to find the best deals on food.  From brand new freshmen to seniors, expenses for college add up quickly.  Using our coupon codes will help you get prepared for college without breaking the bank!

Travel Deals for Your Summer Vacation


The warm weather is slowly seeping in. Summer is here! And while many still feel disturbed about fully getting out of their own space, this weather proved to be safer than winter during the pandemic. This summer is the ideal time for you to be social and go outdoors, explore new destinations or revisit travel sites, enjoy delicious cuisines and exciting experiences. But before you plan your destination, check with the CDC and the U.S. Department of State first as there might still be places that are not yet open to the public. 

Summer can be an expensive time to travel. The volume for leisure travel is also rising as more people are getting vaccinated and businesses are reopening. Expectedly, the travel experience comes at unreasonably high prices. How can you enjoy your much long-awaited vacation while spending less? Are there any cheap places available you can go to?

Forbes identified the beaches of Florida as one of the cheapest places to travel in terms of hotel prices and airfare. On the other hand, if you are planning to travel abroad, airfare is affordable in these locations: Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Canada, San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

We are as excited as you are for this season, so here is a link to several deals from travel and booking sites that offer promotions, discounts and coupons on air travel, hotels and car rentals you can enjoy: https://www.selectaware.com/travel-coupons/hot_coupons/sortbypopular/?tags=vacation+packages. Choose among the categories you are interested in for your planned trip and check all stores tagged with any of them to see their amazing offers this summer. 

Our best tip to get a good deal is to subscribe to flight alerts so you can get informed when a good offer strikes. Also, if airfare, car rental and hotel accommodations are quite expensive on their own, search for bundle packages to save a few more bucks. 

Make the most out of your summer trip and take advantage of the great vacation deals offered this year with the reopening of businesses and easing of travel restrictions. This is just the perfect summer season for everyone who has long been isolated throughout this pandemic!


Our Best Coupons For Your Best Summer 


How are we already halfway through the summer? It feels like just yesterday we were getting ready to enjoy a summer full of sun and fun. No matter how quickly the summer is slipping by, there’s still plenty of time to make plans and get every last bit out of summer that you can without breaking the bank. Check out our best coupons to save big on your best summer ever!

Beach Vacation

Looking to book a last-minute beach getaway with the family? Usually, booking last minute comes with upfront costs and full-price tickets. Be sure to check out our beach coupons to save big and enjoy a great trip. We currently offer coupons to all-inclusive resorts like Club Med, so you don’t even have to lift a finger after clicking the confirm button. Or, if you love planning out every last summer activity, check out our coupons to VRBO for great deals on vacation rentals all over the country. 

Hotels and Travel 

Road Trips have been all the rage this past year, and it seems like there’s no better time than now to see the country by car. If road-tripping is something you’re interested in, be sure to check out all of our hotel and travel deals. There are discounts on hotels for when you need a night away from the car too. There are also tons of deals on airlines for the jetsetter in your life. If you wanted to book a trip this summer but felt it was too late, don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of time and coupons to get you where you want to go. 

Outdoor Activities

Whether you like to relax on the beach or find adventure on hikes, there are tons of coupons available that will make your outdoor activities more enjoyable this summer. If you love sailing on the open water, be sure to check our coupons to shops like West Marine. If hiking and camping is more your style, our current codes at L.L.Bean or Patagonia could help you get that perfect piece of summer gear you’ve been looking for. Whatever outdoor activity you’re into, our outdoor coupon section has a deal for you. 

Lawn and Garden 

For the homebody in your life, a perfect summer is spent in the garden and cooking up steaks at a backyard barbecue. There’s no reason to break the bank to make your garden spectacular. Be sure to check out our lawn and garden coupons. From gardening supplies to great deals on grills, there are savings for everyone who calls their backyard their summer vacation.  Whether you are setting out on a summer adventure with the family, or just want to relax at home, there are tons of coupons that can help you do that. It’s not too late to have the best summer ever. So make sure that you get out there and enjoy the sun while keeping money in your pocket where it belongs. 

What to Buy (and Not to Buy) This Summer


Now that summer is in full swing, you may want to go out and buy some new things to spruce up your outdoor space or your wardrobe. But, before you go on a shopping spree, think about what you actually need for this summer. Check out our list of what to buy (and not buy) this summer. 

Buy! Gardening and Outdoors Supplies

There’s nothing better than spending long summer days enjoying the sun. That’s why investing in some quality gardening equipment or other outdoor gear is a great purchase for summertime. Not only does gardening get you outside, but you can enjoy delicious meals from your hard work or just enjoy some beautiful flowers in the yard. Be sure to check out our lawn and gardening coupons to keep your summer outdoor projects within your budget! 

Don’t Buy: Grills (Until after July 4th)

Even though your backyard cookouts are great summer activities, make sure you watch out for high prices on grills throughout the summer. If you are buying them early in the summer, they may be at their highest prices of the whole year. But, if you wait until after The Fourth of July, many retailers will begin selling their grills at much cheaper prices. If you do need a new grill for all those burgers and dogs this summer, you can check some of our offers on grills for some extra savings. 

Buy! Summer Clothes and Bathing Suits 

You can never have too many bathing suits throughout the summer, and with semi-annual sales in June, summer can be a great time to spruce up your wardrobe. Check out coupons for women’s, men’s, and kid’s clothes to get some great deals for the whole family this summer. 

Don’t Buy: Tech 

Even though there are some great sales and discounts available now, it’s better to wait until after the summer to invest in new tech products. Tons of students will need to purchase these items before going back to school in the fall, so their prices will stay high until the demand slows down. If you need a new piece of tech though, check out our electronics and computer coupons.

Summer is the time to kick back and relax, so instead of worrying about what’s in your wallet be sure to grab some of these great deals. And hold off on some of those big summer purchases for the fall. Your budget will thank you!

 


Father’s Day Gift Round Up


Dads would agree - the best gift a dad could get on Father’s Day is time spent with his kids. But it’s not a bad idea to get your dad just a little something extra for his special day. We’ve rounded up some of the best gifts across the internet that you can surprise your dad with this June. BE sure to order soon - Father’s Day is just around the corner!

Gift Boxes

You can get a gift box with nearly any item these days, so there is bound to be one out there to make your dad smile. If your dad is the grill master of the family, consider going for an Omaha Steaks gift box. Fresh cuts of meat delivered right to the door are sure to get your dad excited for all the summer barbecues ahead. For the craft beer connoisseur, you can’t go wrong with a Craft Beer Club Subscription. Instead of just one box, your dad will get 12 craft beers delivered to his door once every three months over the year. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. If you’re not sure where to start on a gift box for dad, be sure to check out our gift box coupons to get some ideas and help your budget. 

Outdoor Gear

Is your dad always the one that drags the outdoor gear around for the family? Why not reward him with some awesome gear that could make his life easier. For those long summer nights, you can’t go wrong with a sturdy cooler to keep his food and drinks cold. And when you’re on the water why not go for a fun life-preserver drink holder. If your dad is into hiking and camping, you can’t go wrong with a gift card to his favorite outdoors store. Check out our outdoors coupons for some great deals for the outdoorsy dad. 

Shaving Kits 

Personal hygiene and looking sharp go hand in hand which is why we’ve included shaving kits on our Father’s Day list this year. Now that your dad might be back in the office, you want him to look and feel his best. Luckily we have over 400 coupons for different grooming supplies that will help your dad look great without breaking your bank. 

Of course, the best gift is to spend time with your dad this Father’s Day. Whether it’s getting outside, firing up the grill, or watching his favorite game with him, nothing beats that quality time. But when you’re looking to get him just a little something extra, you can’t go wrong with these great gift ideas. 


The Other Reason We Love Coupons


Our love of saving money is well documented (here, here, and here are just a few examples). However, what if we told you there was another really great reason to use coupons and it has absolutely nothing to do with saving money?

Try Something New

Okay, so maybe it has a little to do with saving money. The fact is we often use coupons as a way to try something new. From a first time experience to a new restaurant or even a new retailer we've heard about from friends. As savvy shoppers who hate to waste a dollar, we've found coupons are an amazing opportunity to give a new brand a chance. We aren't the only ones either. According to a recent study, 62% of people surveyed said that a coupon had influenced them to try a new brand.

New Coupons For New Experiences

Ready to shed some of the heaviness from 2020 and try some new experiences in the year ahead? We've got a lot of great coupons and coupon codes to help you with that. Here are some of our favorites right now:

Vacations

It is finally time to start thinking about vacations again. Perhaps you want to keep it drivable and just need some hotel options to accommodate that. Maybe you are ready for a trip somewhere new. Consider the Azores; it's been on our list for awhile and with deals as low as $499 this "Hawaii of Europe" island trip is very affordable.

Not sure what you want to do but know it's time for a break? Then scroll through these 250+ vacation coupon codes and pick something brand new!

Staycations

While the idea of getting away is appealing, we can't always vacation like we want. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy being home with some new experiences. For example, why not get a great deal on a cool rental car for a weekend? Or be a tourist in your own city. Look for interesting or unique experiences offered at discount by City Pass or Groupon.

Retailers, Restaurants, and Products

We also use coupons and coupon codes to try out new restaurants, retailers, and products. When we are on the fence about something we've found a good coupon can really push us to go for it. From free shipping, to 50% off deals, sometimes that's all we need to influence our purchasing choices. That's a huge reason we love coupons!

Well, that and saving money. We are always going to like saving money.

What new experiences have you tried thanks to coupons or coupon codes?


Best Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Find Online


It goes without saying that the gift most mom want for Mother's Day is time with their kids (and grandkids). However, as we also know, that may not be a possibility this year for many. Instead, we've rounded up the very best gifts you can online and have delivered this May. Tip - do not let these next few weeks get away from you - go ahead and order early to ensure your gift arrives on time!

Gift Baskets

There once was a time when gift baskets felt a little impersonal or too "corporate." That no longer applies; today's gift baskets are as creative and unique as your recipient. For example, if you had a mom who loved to bake, send her one of Capalbo's Sweet Tooth Bakery Boxes. Loaded with various brownies, blondies and cookies, this gift basket is almost as sweet as mom herself. Perhaps your mom would prefer a fine wine instead? Wine Basket has some amazing ones to choose from. Don't worry - there are still more gift basket options if neither of these are the right fit. If you're trying to find the best budget pick, start with a gift basket coupon and let that help guide your decision.

Perfume

Ever caught a whiff of a smell that stirred up old feelings and memories of past days? That's because scent and emotion and memory are closely linked and few smells pack the nostalgia like perfume. If your mom has a signature scent, treat her to a new bottle of her favorite perfume. Right now, we have over 800 perfume coupon codes to help you save money too!

Flowers

We've included flowers in every single Mother's Day round-up we've ever done. Why? Because there is something so simple yet undeniably wonderful about fresh flowers and the joy they evoke. Sometimes a nice bouquet can get pricey, so take advantage of these 200+ coupons for flowers so you can keep costs down. For anyone not quite sure what kind of flowers are best to give, here are 5 Favorite Flowers to Give on Mother's Day.

Obviously, the main thing to do on Mother's Day is connect with mom. Whether it's by FaceTime or in person, we promise what she really wants is a moment of your time. However, with these online gifts you can also send her a lovely gift to show how much you care too.


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