When Mobile Coupons and Discount Gift Cards Collide: Vol. 4

Happy Friday, everyone! We’re getting ready to head into the weekend, so I’m bringing you another installment of “When Mobile Coupons and Discount Gift Cards Collide.” I’ve been SnipSnapping for over a year now and, during that time, I’ve completely transformed the way I see and spend money. Smart phone technology simply makes it way easier to be a super-efficient, organized, high-achieving human being. Before mobile MP3 players and GPS running apps, I was a lot less fit. Before Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, I was a lot less social. And before mobile couponing apps like SnipSnap, well, let’s just say couponing was something I always “aspired” to do.

Now that I can organize my money and scout out deals from my phone, while I’m waiting in line at the grocery store, riding the train, or working the elliptical machine at the gym, I’ve realized how truly invested I am in saving money every second of the day. I save on everything with mobile coupons: my daily coffee fix, groceries, and fashion for every season. And the more money I’ve banked from mobile couponing, the more convenient, unconventional saving strategies I’ve sought out.

Recently, I learned about Gift Card Rescue, a phenomenal service that offers cash for unwanted gift cards others can buy at a discount rate. Who doesn’t have five or ten favorite stores? I grocery shop, clothes shop, and eat out at the same places all the time. By purchasing discount gift cards, I can save 5-20% every time I shop at my favorite stores, and that’s before I use my coupons! Check out this week’s mobile coupon/discount gift card match ups, to learn how you can stack two very easy, savvy saving strategies.

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What you can save this week:

 

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Discounted Walgreens Gift Card -> Purchased $42.69 gift card at 6% off ->Paid $40.12

Savings of $2.57

Purchase Allegra Allergy 180 mg Tablets 24 Hour -> Original $28.99 -> Sale $23.99

Savings of $5.00

SnipSnap $5 Off Allegra Allergy Purchase -> Original $23.99 -> With Coupon $18.99

Savings of $5.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue, Store Sale, & SnipSnap -> $12.57

 

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Discounted Bath & Body Works Gift Card -> Purchased $84.46 gift card at 12% off -> Paid $74.32

Savings of $10.14

Purchase 14 Signature Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soaps -> Original $77.00 -> On Sale -> $40

Savings of $37.00

SnipSnap $10.00 Off $40 Purchase Coupon -> Original $40.00 -> With Coupon $30.00

Savings of $10.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue, Store Sale, & SnipSnap -> $57.14

 

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Discounted Victoria’s Secret Gift Card -> Purchased $60.00 gift card at 10% off -> Paid $90.00

Savings of $6.00

Purchase Body by Victoria Perfect Coverage Bra -> Original $42.00 -> Sale $31.50

Savings of $10.50

SnipSnap $10 of a Bra Coupon-> Original $31.50 -> With Coupon $21.50

Savings of $10.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue, Store Sale, & SnipSnap -> $26.50

 

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 Discounted Sports Authority Gift Card -> Purchased $111.53 gift card at 15% off ->Paid $94.80

Savings of $16.73

Purchase TOMMY ARMOUR EVO Golf Stand Bag -> Original $129.99 -> Sale $109.99

Savings of $20.00

SnipSnap 20% Off Purchase $100 or More Coupon -> Original $109.99 -> With Coupon $87.99

Savings of $22.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $58.73

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Discounted Toys”R”Us Gift Card -> Purchased $100.00 gift card at 10% off -> Paid $90.00

Savings of $10.00

Purchase Summersault 4-Piece Crib Bedding Set -> Original $109.99

SnipSnap $30 off Crib Bedding Sets -> Original $109.99 -> With Coupon $79.99

Savings of $30.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $40.00


Anne Cahalane from MomsThoughts: Teenagers Can SnipSnap Too!

Recently, I got the chance to catch up with Anne Cahalane from MomsThoughts. Anne hosts a no-holds-barred radio show about everything on every mom’s radar: kids, family, parenting, relationships, social media, and pop culture. Her personality is totally fun and completely contagious, which is probably why she’s gained a following of over 10,000 fans on Twitter. Anne’s also a prolific blogger; but busy MomsThoughts fans can get their fix by taking Anne’s podcasts with them on the go. Anne’s a super-mom, so she knows how to save – but, recently, parent-child roles reversed when her teenaged son taught her how to save a money using SnipSnap! I loved getting the chance to talk with Anne about how she balances motherhood, work, a successful podcast, and a love of social media. Here’s what she had to say:

 

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My name is Anne and I am known in social media circles as “MomsThoughts.” I warn everyone that I always have an opinion and I am not afraid to share it. My passions in life begin and end with my children. They are everything to me. I also enjoy theater, music, photography, politics, pop culture, and my guilty pleasure: Bravo’s Real Housewives shows.

The MomsThoughts Show” was just a natural evolution. At my daughter’s urging, I joined Twitter about 4 years ago. I fell in love with the networking and all the really cool people I met. My tendency to over-share led to opportunities for a radio show. I enjoy having the opportunity to interview and learn more about people I admire. My topics and guests are chosen solely on the basis of who is interesting to me! My hope is they also interest others and, so far, it’s a winning strategy. I really get a kick out of doing this.

Of course, my website takes my over-sharing even further with my blog. I love to write. I employ the same strategy here and write about what interests me. This includes: theater, Real Housewives, the return of my favorite “soap operas”, etc.  But what I really love doing on my website is reviewing products and sharing tips. Basically, I love connecting with people. That is really the bottom line.

What is my parenting philosophy? I guess it is “Lead with Love.” I believe as parents we have a responsibility to raise competent, caring, self-fulfilled adults. I think we have a sacred obligation to our children and God to do everything possible to ensure our children realize their fullest potential. That can be difficult, exhausting and even heartbreaking at times. As a single parent, I find it especially challenging to be firm in disciplining my children, but I know it is my responsibility. I require a lot of them which can be hard at times. I want to jump in and do it all for them, but I know it is far more important they learn to do things for themselves. I am so very proud of the people my children have become.

My daughter Cait is 19-years-old. She just finished her Freshman year in college. She is a talented singer and student.  She just made The Dean’s List! I could not possibly be more proud of all she has accomplished. My son Ryan is a 17-year-old Junior in high school. He is an old soul with a wicked sense of humor. He does an amazing job of balancing school work, volunteer work, and a demanding part-time job, while enjoying a very active social life. Of course, both of my children have both always been required to help out around the house too! The most important lesson parents should teach their children? Be responsible and be kind.I am not great at traditional couponing, honestly, either because I can never keep clipped coupons organized or because I never remember to bring the right ones to the store. But I love saving money; I actually hate when I have to pay full price for anything! I have always been careful with money, but, as a single mom with one child in college, I find it even more important to save money whenever I can. I despise waste. I tend to only buy something if it is essential – and then I use it fully.

Since I am not great with cutting coupons and then remembering to bring them to grocery stores, I save money in other ways. I love using phone and computer apps. We enjoy traveling, going out to eat, going to see good theater, movies and concerts. I use hotel and travel sites. I use a credit card with reward points for hotels. I use Groupon and other group rate sites for discount tickets. I shop sales! If there’s a great sale, I’ll use it to stock up on things.

I learned about SnipSnap from my son! He has always had a taste for the finer things in life. He knows that I do not usually like the price that accompanies his tastes! Now that he is working and paying for a lot of things himself, he is well aware of the value of a dollar. It was like music to my ears when he told me about this app! He now, finally, “gets it”: saving money is good and smart! He actually came home the other night excited to tell me about how SnipSnap saved him money while he was out to dinner with his friends. What’s not to love about a 17-year-old excited to save money with coupons!

We all love technology and gadgets and we’re all about phone apps, so SnipSnap is perfect for all of us. My daughter is learning to live on a college student’s budget and saving money is crucial. Apps like SnipSnap make it so easy; you can’t lose. For someone like me, who can never get organized with paper coupons, SnipSnap is ideal. I am excited about all the money I will be saving! This is really the way of the future. Paper coupons are wasteful, tedious and archaic. The future is all about apps. In addiction to SnipSnap, I love using apps like Groupon, Deal Chicken, Hotel Tonight, Best Parking, Hotwire, BroadwayBox, Google Offers!

 

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Thanks to Anne for taking the time out to chat with the Mo’ Money blog! Want more on The MomsThoughts Show? Make sure you “like” MomsThoughts on Facebook and follow Anne on Twitter!

 


Save 15% on Kim Kardashian’s Striped Summer Dress with SnipSnap at Sears

(Thanks to The Budget Babe!)

I’m a super-obsessive, efficient shopper. Before I step foot in the mall, I lay out my entire mobile shopping strategy and organize my SnipSnap store coupons into bundles. Check out my Summer Fashion coupon bundle here!)

I also consult my favorite fashion blogs for inspiration, so I already have some looks laid out for me too! One of my favorite Celebrity style blogs is The Budget Babe by Dianna Baros. What’s hot on The Budget Babe today? Just Kim Kardashian’s super-flattering, summer striped dress from her collection at Sears (great if you’ve got a bun in the oven or a six pack!)

 

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This dress is only $34.99 to begin with, but you can save an additional 15% with this SnipSnapped store coupon for Sears, starting tomorrow:

 

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Make sure you check out the Budget Babe for more look-for-less celebrity fashion, and download SnipSnap to save even more money when you shop the wardrobes of the stars.