It seems crazy to think that a site like Groupon also offers additional sales, but it's true! I added a discount code that Groupon offered to my already discounted deal, and I saved 20% on the item! It's a good idea to link your email to these sites so they can notify you when they have these special deals. This way you can stop to save even more money! Thanks, Groupon!
Movie Tickets at Costco
Buying movie tickets through Costco is a definite savings. I recently wanted to treat some company to a movie at a special theater that was rather expensive. I found the theater on movietickets.com and discovered that Costco sells e-tickets to this website. I paid $74.99 for $100 worth of gift cards: http://tinyurl.com/y7kphyk5
I also do not like paying convenience fees when buying tickets online and found out that if I join AMC Stubs (free), movietickets.com will waive the convenience fee for AMC theaters.
Costco also offers electronic gift cards for AMC theaters online (https://www.costco.com/AMC-4-Pack-Movie-eTickets.product.100303566.html) but you cannot buy your actual seats online. You must go to the movie theater to purchase the seats, even though you can print the e-tickets at home.
Costco - New York City Pass
If you are planning a trip to New York and have never seen the major tourist attractions, purchasing a New York City Pass is a great way to save money! The pass allows the traveler to select 4 activities from a menu of popular items. The savings are INCREDIBLE! One regular tour bus ride will almost pay for the whole pass, and then you get to select 3 more activities! Going up to the Empire state building will already cost you $50+ dollars, so if you do the math, this is a great way to stop to save!
We chose to take the hop on/hop off bus ride, visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, go to the top of the Empire State Building, and check out Madame Tussaud's museum.
Adult tickets are $87.99 and tickets for children are $63.99. [They also offer a similar savings for Boston.]
Ann Taylor Loft and Ann Taylor
I signed up for an Ann Taylor credit card and their emails, and it has proven worthwhile because it saves me a lot of money. I am always notified of their killer sales, like when there is 60% off their sale items. They also mail me special coupons. It's nice to pay $24 for a pair of nice dress slacks instead of $69 + tax. And, I appreciate their discounts for teachers.
There are numerous ways to save money at Kohls. They offer a credit card, Kohls bucks when spending a certain amount of money during special sales, Kohls rewards, and online Kohls coupons using coupon codes. Basically, if you are paying for items full-price at Kohls, you may have overlooked something. Often, I go to retailmenot and find a coupon AND use my Kohls bucks as well. I have left there spending just a few dollars on full sheet sets. Kohls is definitely a place where you can stop to save money!
I have found numerous deals from this local website: http://www.conejodeals.com/
Deals include discounted prices for spa treatments and special treats like Nothing Bundt Cakes. If you subscribe, they will send you notification emails of their featured deals. A great way to save money!
The Frugal Girls
Another great saving resource I have found through Twitter is @frugalgirls whose website is http://thefrugalgirls.com/
Some of my recent favorite savings:
~Bath & Body Works: Buy 3 + Get 3 free + 1 MORE FREE ITEM: http://tinyurl.com/9hotevd
~$10 off $30 at Sports Authority: http://tinyurl.com/8fuk9sr
I have recently learned about Slickdeals from following them on Twitter (@slickdeals). They offer a great website (http://slickdeals.net/) as well which lists daily offers of how you can save lots of money.
Some recent favorites:
~Free 20-page 8x8 Shutterfly photobook
~$25 Worth of Textbook Rentals for $9 from BookRenter.com (.edu e-mail addresses only)
~Apple iTunes $100 eGift Card (Email Delivery) for $80
~Buy One, Get One from Cold Stone Creamery with this printable coupon: http://tinyurl.com/9by6wdy
Entertainment Book Coupons
Entertainment books offer a text full of coupons with endless savings to restaurants, stores, and travel. They usually cost about $35, but late in their season (like now in July), they have been reduced to $5.99 with free shipping! You are likely to save MORE than that in just your first purchase. You may also find the app for the Entertainment Book on your smart phone.
Whenever I am making a purchase online or in a store, I do a Google search to look for coupons. This might seem like a silly step to saving money that many people may already know how to do, but sometimes we forget! If you know you are going to buy something or even plan to eat out, try searching for discounts or even free shipping on Google. You might be pleasantly surprised by how much money you can save by taking the time to stop and Google it!
Dr. Stella Erbes
Dr. Stella Erbes is a teacher at heart. Her passion to teach and help others has led her to compose this site full of resources. Dr. Erbes is a university professor and teaches education courses which help prepare future teachers. She hopes that the lessons prepared here will lead her readers to exceptional food, unforgettable travel, and better living.