When Mobile Coupons and Discount Gift Cards Collide: Episode 1

If you’re like most people visiting the mall or heading out to eat dinner with the family, you’re usually at the mercy of your favorite retailers and restaurants when it comes to the prices you’ll pay. Sure, you might catch a sale or special, but, for the most part, you expect to shell out the number printed on the price tag. Saving money takes a lot of strategizing, organization, and planning, right? Scouring the paper for coupons (and actually remembering to bring them to the store with you before they expire) plus constantly researching store sales and promotions can be exhausting and, honestly, not worth the effort. But there are simple, easy, frugal shopping tactics you can take up, today, without wasting time or sanity.

Mobile couponing app SnipSnap lets you take pictures of your coupons and integrate them into your phone, so you’re never left without all that free money you receive in the mail again. The app also grants you access to thousands of coupons other users are uploading every second, so you can tap into more savings than ever before. Think you should save more at your favorite store? Frustrated when you receive a gift card for a store you’ve never shopped at in your life? GiftCardRescue.com is a gift card exchange site that pays users cold, hard cash for those gift cards they’ll never use, then sells those gift cards at steep discounts to savvy shoppers who can use them to buy more for less at their favorite stores.


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Mobile coupons and discount gift cards are both extremely easy ways to save hundreds and even thousands of dollars every year, but you can grow your savings exponentially when you use the two together! That’s why SnipSnap and GiftCardRescue.com have teamed up to create a new series, dedicated to showing you how stacking mobile coupons and discount gift cards can save you tons of money and transform your life. We’re calling it When Mobile Coupons and Discount Gift Cards Collide. Catchy, huh? Check out this week’s gift card/coupon match-ups!

What you can save this week:

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Discounted JC Penney Gift Card -> Purchased $156.00 gift card at 22% off ->Paid $121.68

Savings of $34.32

Purchase Providence Kitchen Cart -> Original $225.00 -> Sale $155.00

Savings of $70.00

SnipSnap 15% Off Coupon w/Code: UDESERVE -> Original $155.00 -> With Coupon $132.60

Savings of $23.25

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $127.57

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Discounted Starbucks Gift Card -> Purchased $40.00 gift card at 17% off -> Paid $33.20

Savings of $6.80

Purchase Grande Cool Lime Refresher -> Original $4.65

SnipSnap $2.00 Off Coupon -> Original $4.65 -> With Coupon $2.65

Savings of $2.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $9.45

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Discounted Petco Gift Card -> Purchased $77.36 gift card at 15% off -> Paid $65.75

Savings of $12.01

Purchase Petmate Navigator Pet Kennel -> Original $89.99 -> Sale $80.99

Savings of $9.00

SnipSnap $7 off $30 Coupon w/Code AFFREG -> Original $80.99 -> With Coupon $73.99

Savings of $7.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $28.01

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Discounted The Limited Gift Card -> Purchased $86.63 gift card at 30% off ->Paid $60.64

Savings of $25.99

Purchase 678 Zip-Ankle Skinny Jeans -> Original $79.90 -> Sale $49.90

Savings of $30.00

SnipSnap 40% Off Coupon w/Code MAY40 -> Original $49.90 -> With Coupon $29.90

Savings of $20.00

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $75.99

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Discounted L.L. Bean Gift Card -> Purchased $50.00 gift card at 12% off -> Paid $44.00

Savings of $6.00

Purchase Large Adventure Duffle -> Original $64.95 -> Sale $54.99

Savings of $9.96

SnipSnap Free Shipping Coupon -> You Save $7.95 in Shipping Fees

Total Savings with Gift Card Rescue & SnipSnap -> $23.91


Where are you planning to shop/eat out this weekend? Remember to SnipSnap a coupon and be sure to head to GiftCardRescue.com so you can make this Friday the last day you ever pay full price to eat out and shop again!


SnipSnap Your Easter Sunday Best at JCPenney

You all know I’m pretty obsessed with building my spring wardrobe on a budget: (check out how I’m shopping fScreen Shot 2013-03-25 at 1.30.25 PMor $5 sundresses/rompers at Forever 21). Recently, I’ve been hunting for Easter Sunday wardrobe inspiration, so I was really stoked when one of my favorite YouTubers, StilaBabe09, uploaded this Easter Sunday Outfit inspiration video. I love the budget-friendly, easy-to-find pieces featured in this collection of looks which range from casual to church appropriate. I’m loving the first, free-spirit look, featuring a top from JCPenney and shorts from Forever 21. I’m also loving this coupon for $10 off $25 at JCPenScreen Shot 2013-03-25 at 2.10.54 PMney, which makes the whole outfit even more of a steal. If you want a continuous, happy stream of affordable fashion inspiration in your life, make sure you subscribe to Meredith’s channel, check her out on Facebook and, of course, SnipSnap the right coupons to score her look for even less!

Your Weekend in (Mobile) Coupons: Mo’ Money’s Top Picks

Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 1.09.22 PMHappy Friday! It’s been a long haul through winter but, great news! Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 10. If you want to celebrate the sun this weekend with shopping/eating/entertainment, here’s some inspiration:Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 1.09.40 PM

Score your morning fix for free. Nothing starts the weekend off better than a (free) cup of caffeine. No matter where you like to buy your coffee/tea, there’s a coupon in the SnipSnap app for you. Craving a free cup of Teavana’s Strawberry Champagne Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 1.09.28 PMtea? Jonesing for a complementary cup of Starbucks new Hazelnut Macchiato? Want to sweeten things up with a coffee shake at Baskin Robbins? No matter what you love to drink, you can get it for free (or close to it) with SnipSnap. Follow me and subscribe to my Coffee bundle for dozens more coffee coupons.

Stock up on freebies and save up to 50% at the mall. There are lots of reasons to shop at the beginning of spring. You’ll probably want to spruce up your home as well as your wardrobe but, of course, you’ll want to do it in a way that’s wallet friendly. This week, I’ve uploaded some great mall offerScreen Shot 2013-03-08 at 1.28.54 PMs into the SnipSnap app. Check out these for $10 off $25 at JCP and $25 off $75 at Express. Want more amazing mall deals? Check out my Mall coupon bundle and find coupons for free hand bags and summer shoes.

Fill up on free food. Whether you’re headed out for date night or for an evening with a group of friends, there’s a SnipSnap coupon perfect for you. Search the app for your favorite restaurant or even your favorite food, or follow my Restaurant coupon bundle and check out all the free appetizers, entrees, and dScreen Shot 2013-03-08 at 1.28.44 PMesserts you can score with your smart phone. Want something a little more casual? Search for your favorite fast food restaurant of browse my Fast Food coupon bundle for coupons to make inexpensive, easy food even beScreen Shot 2013-03-08 at 1.50.19 PMtter. Check out these deals for a completely free dessert at Boston Market and $10 per person Italian style dining at Buca di Beppo.

With SnipSnap in your pocket, there’s no reason you can’t eat out, shop, and caffeinate yourself tScreen Shot 2013-03-08 at 1.50.12 PMo you heart’s content for half the cost. Have a great weekend and remember there’s really nothing you can’t buy for less with a coupon.