When Mobile Coupons and Discount Gift Cards Collide: Volume 3

Happy Friday, super shoppers! I hope this week flew by for you after the holiday and you’re gearing up for the first full weekend of summer 2013. Tomorrow brings June and, with that, the (almost) end of the school year and the start of vacation season. I’m getting pretty excited for summer because I’ve got a hot, island vacation planned and lots of parties and events to attend. The only thing troubling me? The sheer volume of things I need to buy to get ready for vacation and the change of season. A few weeks ago, I blogged about how I scored a completely free bikini with mobile savings at H&M. I also saved $10 on another bikini and some super cute summer dresses with mobile coupons. Since it’s 90 degrees here in Philadelphia and I’m writing non-stop, I’ve been drinking tons of iced tea and coffee for free!

My secret? Maximizing every app in my mobile savings arsenal and stack the savings with other easy, unconventional savings techniques, like discount gift cards. For the last few Fridays, I’ve been blogging about how you can guarantee you’ll always save at your favorite stores even before coupons, by learning how to buy and use discounted gift cards from Gift Card Rescue. I’ve teamed up with Gift Card Rescue to bring you the “When Mobile Coupons and Discount Gift Cards Collide” series, which gives you a taste of how much you can save when you combine SnipSnap mobile coupons with discounted gift cards. Check out  this week’s featured savings at Sears, Pier 1 Imports, A.C. Moore, Yankee Candle, and Dick’s Sporting Goods:

 

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Discounted Sears Gift Card -> Purchased $83.94 gift card at 9% off ->Paid $76.38

Savings of $7.56

Purchase Samsung Smart Blu-ray Player -> Original $99.99 -> Sale $89.99

Savings of $10.00           

SnipSnap $10 off $30 coupon -> Original $89.99 -> With Coupon $79.99

Savings of $10.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue, Store Sales, & SnipSnap -> $27.56

 

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Discounted Pier 1 Imports Gift Card -> Purchased $50.00 gift card at 20% off -> Paid $40.00

Savings of $10.00

Purchase Round Mirror Wall Decor -> Original $79.95 -> Sale $49.98

Savings of $29.97           

SnipSnap 20% off entire purchase coupon -> Original $49.98 -> With Coupon $39.99

Savings of $9.99

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue, Store Sales,  & SnipSnap -> $49.96

 

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Discounted A.C. Moore Gift Card -> Purchased $30.00 gift card at 15% off -> Paid $25.50

Savings of $4.50

Purchase My Image Bracelet Maker -> Original $34.99 -> Sale $24.99

Savings of $10.00           

SnipSnap 25% off entire purchase coupon -> Original $24.99 -> With Coupon $18.74

Savings of $6.25

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $20.75

 

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Discounted Yankee Candle Gift Card -> Purchased $51.82 gift card at 15% off -> Paid $44.04

Savings of $7.78

Purchase Three Large Jar Candles (Kiwi, Bamboo & Beach) -> Original $83.97 ($27.99 each) -> Sale $51.00 (17.00 each)

Savings of $32.97           

SnipSnap $20 off $45 or more coupon -> Original $51.00 -> With Coupon $31.00

Savings of $20.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $60.75

 

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Discounted Dick’s Gift Card -> Purchased $112.02 gift card at 17% off -> Paid $92.97

Savings of $19.05

Purchase Nike Men’s Tiempo Soccer Cleats -> Original $159.99 -> Sale $119.97

Savings of $40.02           

SnipSnap $20 off $100 or more coupon -> Original $119.97 -> With Coupon $99.97

Savings of $20.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $79.07

 


How to Score a FREE Bikini at H&M This SwimSuit Shopping Season

Yesterday, I had a pretty epic evening at the mall. I’m going on a very tropical vacation next month and, since I’ll be spending my fair share of time in the sun, at the pool and by the sea, I’ll need more than my fair share of bikinis. Last week I used a $5 Target mobile coupon to save on this already very affordable (and extremely adorable) mint green and cheetah print bikini:

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Yesterday, I decided I needed more swimwear in my vacation wardrobe. At the end of last month, Wrapp, my absolute favorite social gifting app, celebrated its one year anniversary with a free $10 mobile H&M gift card for users who shared its anniversary Facebook status. (New to Wrapp and have no idea what I’m talking about? Read my original Wrapp review right here.) Since my gift card was about to expire, I decided to shop the H&M swim section to see what kind of deals I could find.

I had no idea what I was walking into when I entered the abyss of bikini tress at the front of my H&M. In truth, it was a little wild looking: bikini tops strangling hangers haphazardly and bikini bottoms strewn all over the floor. I couldn’t make sense of the bikini murder scene – until I saw the sale sign announcing tops and bottoms starting at just $4.95. I tried to be a little more polite about how I tackled the bikini trees myself, but I was really excited to dig through them all and find the less-than-$10 swimsuit that was screaming for me. (“Liz, buy me!”)

I found it! It’s tie-dyed white and green, the perfect shade of palm trees, and there’s nothing cheap about it (except the price). It even has some sweet, silver toggles embellishing the ends of the bikini strings to keep them from fraying and to add a touch of shiny:

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My total bikini cost came to $9.90, so I received my bikini for free with ten cents to spare by redeeming my Wrapp card! If you scored one of the free Wrapp $10 H&M gift cards – make sure you hurry on over to your H&M (or shop online) and score your free bikini now. Here’s another style that’s just $9.90, total, top to bottom:

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Didn’t receive an anniversary Wrapp gift card? Don’t worry! You can still exchange free $6 Wrapp gift cards to H&M with your Facebook friends in the Wrapp app.

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Which bikini do you like best? Let me know which style you score for free – or at an extremely steep discount!