This Week’s Top Ten Coupons: Free Drinks, Fashion Steals, and Beauty Essentials

It’s only Tuesday and already I’ve snipped a ton of amazing deals in the SnipSnap app this week. What am I shopping for lately? For starters, I’m constantly on the hunt for summer clothes since my summer wardrobe is old and I’ve donated many things to charity. I’m also on a continuous caffeine kick (what else is new?) and I have a few BBQs and get-togethers coming up, so coffee and low fuss party food coupons are a must. And, in addition to revamping my wardrobe, I’m also cleaning out the old makeup bag and searching for new beauty find to take me into the summer season. With everything I’m shopping for, I”m definitely in luck: my Mall, Coffee, and Beauty coupon bundles are bursting at the digital seems with amazing deals. Check out this week’s best coupons for a beautiful summer.

FREE Cotton Low-Rise Hiphugger at Victoria’s Secret:

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$10 off $50 Purchase at Aeropostale:

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$5 off $25 Purchase at Old Navy:

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FREE Small Cherry Berry Chiller or Frozen Strawberry Lemonade at McDonald’s:

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FREE 25 Munchkins with Purchase of 25 Munchkins at Dunkin Donuts:

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$25 Hair Cut for First Time Clients at Ulta Salon:

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50% off Lenses with Frames Purchase at LensCrafters:

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$2 off any Sally Hansen Cosmetics Purchase of $10 or more at CVS:

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$10 off Aquafresh Teeth Whitening Trays at Walgreens:

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2/$4 Starbucks Coffee at Walgreens:

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Want Warby Parker? Mobile Ways to Save on Smart Frames

Not too long ago, I blogged about how I saved over $400 dollars with SnipSnap at Lenscrafters. Eyeglasses are one of those things you should never, ever even think about buying without a coupon. The unfortunate things is that most people end up buying eyeglasses in a hurry, when a pair is lost or broken, and they don’t take the time to save. SnipSnap solves that problem at Lenscrafters, Pearle Vision, America’s Best and more.

Warby Parker is an amazing startup offering sleek, vintage inspired prescription eye wear for less than $100 a pair. Best part: for every pair of glasses purchased, Warby Parker provides a pair of glasses to someone in need by funding global non-profit partners like VisionSpring. Did you know that 15% of the world’s population can’t learn or work properly because they can’t afford prescription eye wear? That’s a billion people who can’t live up to their potential. Vision correction increases a person’s productivity and income by 20%. Think about what the world could do if only everyone were able to see clearly.

It’s kind of incredible that one company can make glasses affordable to the poor and the not-so-poor. (Glasses are way too expensive for almost everybody.) So it’s beyond amazing that Warby Parker has teamed up with social gift-giving apps like Wrapp and Just Because to offer even more savings to loyal and new Warby customers.

Unless you’re near a select Warby showroom, you’ll have to purchase a pair of Warby Parker’s online. They’ll send you up to five frames to try on for free, and then you’ll submit your prescription with your order. Warby’s customer service is phenomenal (they’ll ever answer your tweets with personalized YouTube videos). And they’ll do almost anything to make sure you’re happy with your glasses. Want to order a pair of Warby Parkers online? Ask one of your friends to send you a free Warby Parker gift card from Wrapp (offers are worth $10-$20 depending on the day and the person).

Or you could ask for a $1 gift card good for $20 off Warby Parker using Just Because.

$75 = a pair of glasses for you and a pair of glasses for someone who desperately needs them. And a win win turns into a win win win with mobile coupons. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Bonus: Warby Parker is currently taking its showroom on the road with the Warby Parker Class Trip bus tour nationwide. Stop by when Warby visits your city to find your perfect pair of glasses!

I visited the Warby school bus in Philadelphia yesterday and fell in love with these frames!

(I also had fun with the free Class Trip photo booth.)


How to Save Almost $400 in 30 Seconds with SnipSnap at LensCrafters!

This is what happens when you’re dating a medical resident: he or she gets a day off (finally) and then, because there hasn’t been a spare second to plan, whatever happens that day is usually rushed and according to whim.

So, when Dan announced to me, without warning, that he wanted new eyeglasses last Saturday, we made an appointment at LensCrafters and loaded ourselves into the car within minutes.  And then, while we were driving, he shielded his eyes from the oppressive summer sun and announced that he wanted new sunglasses too.

I like to do nice things for Dan and cut him breaks when his work affords him so few, but that can be difficult when I don’t know what we’ll be doing any given day until the last minute. Dan was super-excited with our shopping plan, but I was quietly cringing at the thought of all the LensCrafters mailers I’d beheld throughout my life without ever getting a chance to use.  I could only hope that, somewhere out there, a savvy SnipSnapper had snipped the exact deals we’d need for our spur-of-the-moment purchase.  So, while Dan negotiated traffic, I used my iPhone to navigate the route to the mall, while selecting and excavating eye-wear coupons on SnipSnap.

Our LensCrafters in White Marsh, Maryland offered us a “Great Day In-store” promotion right off the bat: 50% off prescription lenses with the purchase of regularly priced frames.  I used SnipSnap to snip a coupon for an additional twenty-five dollars off a pair of prescription eyeglasses with the coupon code “573501.”  This coupon specified it could be used with other offers, but only at the rate of one per customer.  So I had to find another coupon to take some of the weight off the sunglasses, especially since we decided Dan couldn’t live without an expensive pair of Ray-Bans, which required even more expensive, specialized lenses.


I snipped a 40% off coupon for prescription sunglasses.  The coupon was a photo advertisement with no code, so I was a little hesitant it wouldn’t work as well – especially because this one was the big saver.  But I kept my cool and played confident that everything would work according to plan.  Dan and I had a lot more fun selecting frames and lenses knowing that we were getting more for less money.  The experience felt less like a money-sucking chore and much more like a game show in which smarts and strategy could help us win big.

In the hot seat!


The stakes were high when we sat down with an optician to make our final decisions.  We had no problem redeeming the twenty-five dollar off coupon.  All I had to do was hand over the code.  We were off to a great start!  Especially because our optician seemed totally comfortable with mobile coupons.  But I was still worried about those sunglasses – I knew we wouldn’t feel comfortable buying them without the forty percent savings, and Dan was already so attached to the pair he’d picked out that I couldn’t bear to see them part.

“Oh, I’ve also got this 40% off coupon,” I offered the optician like it was no big deal.  Turns out, it wasn’t.  He applied the discount to both the lenses and frames AND applied the twenty-five dollar off coupon we used for the eyeglasses to the sunglasses too!  After two SnipSnap coupons, the price of Dan’s sunglasses dwindled from $484.95 to $243.98, a total SnipSnap savings of $218.98!  And, because we were able to combine the twenty-five dollar coupon with the in-store promotion on the eyeglasses, we saved $162.50 on the complete pair, bringing our totally savings for the day to $381.48!

So here is the great news: LensCrafters does accept mobile coupons!  Many can be combined with in-store offers for greater savings, and (in my case) “one per customer” means “one per pair, per costumer.”  LensCrafters also offers other non-coupon ways to save.  You can earn a 30% discount with either AAA or AARP memberships, but these discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or coupons, so, in most cases, it pays way more to mobile coupon.

If you’re planning a visit to LensCrafters, make sure you visit their offers page to check out current in-store savings!

Have you ever purchased prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses using mobile coupons?  What were your savings?  Is LensCrafters the best place to score a SnipSnap deal on eye-wear?  Email me at with your stories, tips, and tricks!

I think it’s only fair I get to wear them too, since I’m the one who SnipSnapped!