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

Father’s Day 2013: 5 Mobile Deals and Gift Ideas for Dads

Father’s Day 2013 is coming up this June 16th. Dads can be notoriously tricky to shop for; you can’t really get away with buying Dad a bouquet of flowers and a sentimental card like you do for Mom on Mother’s Day. And since most dads don’t even shop for themselves that often, it can be torture just trying to figure out what they like. There are a few things about Father’s Day shopping, however, of which I’m absolutely certain: Dad doesn’t want something cliche like a watercolor tie or a Bill Cosby sweater. And Dad doesn’t want you to spend a lot of money. I come from a pretty frugal family and, even though I’m a big person now, my parents are much more appreciative of inexpensive gifts from the heart. And, really, Americans don’t need more expensive things; we need more priceless time. If you’re following me in the SnipSnap app, you know I’ve been curating a Father’s Day coupon bundle designed to pull together the best deals for dads. Check out 5 of my top deals and gift ideas:

Spa and Kitchen Comfort Gifts at Bed Bath & Beyond: Use this coupon for 20% off your purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond and to buy Dad a luxury gift he’ll actually appreciate. Maybe Dad could use some pep in his step, the kind of pep that only comes from a new espresso maker. Or maybe Dad is a little run down and could use a new robe, or a fancy towel warmer.

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Lawn and Garden Care Gifts at Sears: There’s a reason Dad likes to escape outside to mow the lawn: solace. I think it’s probably every man’s secret (or not-so-secret) dream to own a lawn mower he can actually drive so, if you’re in the market for a slightly larger ticket Father’s Day gift, this is definitely an option for you (and this $50 off coupon is great for some not-too-shabby savings!)

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Health, Wellness, and Nutrition Gifts from GNC: Dads don’t always take the best care of themselves because they believe it’s their job to take care of everyone else. If your dad needs to step back and be selfish or if he’s already a fitness buff and could use more supplies, give him the gift of essential vitamins and manly protein powder to throw into his green smoothies.

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New Sports Gear from Sports Authority: Chances are, if you’ve got a dad you’ve got a dad who loves sports. Whether he’d love a new pair of running shoes, or his favorite athlete’s jersey, this 20% off coupon paves the way for an affordable and thoughtful gift Dad will love.

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Books, DVDs, and Accessories from Barnes & Noble: When you give Dad a book, you also give him permission to actually sit down and read it. If your dad loves the beach or is planning a summer vacation, get him some good reads for 20% off with this coupon:

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Stay tuned for more Father’s Day deals and gift ideas as the big day gets closer. How are you planning to celebrate Father’s Day this year? Have you created your own Father’s Day coupon bundle?


Summer Sports Coupons: Get Your Fit On

Earlier this afternoon, I wrote about my absolute favorite frugal running shorts: these super-comfy, colorful 3″ running shorts from Old Navy Active.

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Today, you can get these shorts for 20% off online and in stores when you SnipSnap this Old Navy Coupon!

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I’ve snipped a lot of great coupons you can use at your favorite sporting goods stores to score great deals on summer fitness gear. Check out some of my favorite deals:

$10 off your purchase of $50 of more at Sports Authority:

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$10 off your purchase of $50 of more at Dick’s Sporting Goods:

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$20 off your total purchase of regular-priced merchandise at Modell’s:

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Want more frugal fitness deals? Follow me in the SnipSnap app and subscribe to my “Sports” coupon bundle.

Want more frugal fitness inspiration?

Check out this post about how to stay fit on a budget by Megan from Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring. Check out the entire Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring blog, too! Sara and Megan write a fabulous, comprehensive savings site featuring top deals, coupons, and innovating frugal living advice.

The Peaceful Mom also wrote a fantastic post filled with frugal fitness inspiration. She also writes a regular Healthy Living series that’s great to follow if you’re constantly searching for the latest, least expensive ways to work out.

Stefanie from The Broke and Beautiful Life wrote this post about why running is the ultimate exercise for frugal girls (and guys). I couldn’t have put it any better myself! Her blog is a must-read for beautiful people hoping to live rich for cheap in the city.

Got a frugal fitness/frugal fitness fashion tip to share? I want to hear it! Hit me up at liz [at] snipsnap [dot] it