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We have entered the Black Friday Countdown and I have made a steadfast decision to shop as much online as possible rather than driving from store to store! In the end, I do go to the stores, but I keep a handy APP with me that saves me money because if you read about me in Real Simple you know I am an over-saver and I have to save to feel good!
I know how to get the best savings online and if you think it has something to do with great coupons and great deals you are right, but it also has to do with making holiday shopping easy! My One SuperWord for you: RetailMeNot! Where value meets discounts and brands meet customers!
Hello Black Friday Shoppers! My black Friday starts before the day itself. As I am standing in the kitchen, slaving over a roasting turkey I have my tablet with me and I am seeking all the deals I want to pin down and grab! In all honesty, I can tell you that a lot of what I do is driven through the RetailMeNot site because they have done all the hard work, and now I just need to remember to not go overboard on frugality! Shopping for brand name items or in great stores is not complete unless you are receiving Deal Alerts so you can stay on top of savings all season long. Remember, deals are not just one time a year, deals happen year round, so make sure to get all the deals sent to your phone and never miss the chance to save, that is how shopping makes you dollars and ‘cents’!
Let me share with you how RetailMeNot can make you a Frugalista, who shops, saves and yet manages to get the best brands at the best prices! RetailMeNot has the tools to make your holiday great and this number will make any coupon-savvy shopper weak in the knees as they offer between 500,000 coupons at over 60,000 stores. (ahh, I think I just fainted with that number!)
For those of you who are Gift Idea challenged, no problem, RetailMeNot can think for you as well! Your requirement is to know who you are shopping for so don’t drink too much eggnog! No matter if you are shopping for him, her, tech gifts, toys, decor, the possibility of recommendations are endless!
Shopping in the stores require a bit of different armory, and I am not a coupon-toting queen, my purse needs food and drink in it to refuel and those pesky coupons just get in my way. I am thankful for the access to the he best deals anytime, anywhere with the RetailMeNot Mobile Coupons App! This is so perfect for shopping day as I don’t have to waste paper, or ink and I know that I will never forget a coupon if there is one available because I always have my phone! The best part of this APP is that it lets me bookmark my favorite stores so I am sure to never miss a deal and maybe the fact that the APP notifies me that there is a HOT DEAL nearby when I am in proximity of the store(you can easily out gift, under-spend and enjoy the holidays)! I think you will be pumped to know that the APP also lets you know when a coupon is about to expire, no ‘cents’ letting it go to waste!
My advice is to stop reading this article, grab your smart phone, and download the APP. Once you’ve downloaded the RetailMeNot app be sure to check out their Snow Me The Money sweepstakes. Shake the snow globe for a chance to win a $25 eGift Card OR a $10,000 grand prize! Now that you are as addicted to RetailMeNot as I am, make sure to sign up to receive the Best of RetailMeNot newsletters with only the best deals across RetailMeNot every week. You can even earn get $10 with the Save More. Earn More. You could get $10 just for using RetailMeNot to save. You login to RetailMeNot, Shop, and you earn $5 and $10 eGift Cards*! While I would like to say I am the Real Deal giver, sites like this make my job a dream! RetailMeNot as it offers gift guides, holiday shopping advice and the best sales of the week, so make sure to check it out!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot but all opinions are my own”.
*purchases have to be made before 12/31/13
The holidays bring out my holiday my 6th sense of bargain hunting, but you have to know where to shop, what to shop there for and how to maximize the savings in order to walk away with a deal that is a steal! Normal stores that you shop in daily are often the most fortuitous stomping grounds to receive great savings that will make you “ho ho ho” with jolliness! One of my favorite stops from prescriptions to personal beauty products is Rite Aid! I own a Wellness Reward Card, it was free to join and I get items free and discounted daily and you can too!
Rite Aid has a rewards program that rocks frugality to the core, because you get FREE items as often as you fill prescriptions. The program is the Wellness Card and it will keep your stomach well and not churning from disgust with prices as you will save every time you spend and the discounts just get bigger as you remain a loyal patron(trust me I know). You can save up to 20% off the whole store for a year, I do! Just like in retail department stores where you total amount spent over a year ends up in greater savings or locked in deals, shopping with a reward card at Rite Aid puts you as a forerunner in savings. There is no purchase I make that I save less than 20% off shelf prices and that is without any coupon in my hand!
The holidays are here and RITE AID can be a one stop shopping destination for anything from stocking stuffers to full-fledged holiday gifts! Tins of chocolates, wrapping paper, cards, candles, holiday dishware, seasonal decor for the outside, inside holiday decor and great buys on pantry items all in one stop ~ Rite Aid. Use coupons, shop, fill prescriptions and save!
Even if you don’t want to use the Rite Aid Pharmacy(which I think you are making a mistake not using them)you can still earn a point for every dollar spent on non-prescription items(candy bars, beauty, cleaning, baby stuff, etc) Buy things on the shelves marked with +Up Rewards and they have a dollar amount that will be loaded onto your card for your next purchases(it’s like cash) and you can use coupons on these items! If you choose to fill a prescription, each time you do fill a prescription that is not government funded you get 25 points per prescription. Prescriptions add up to $5 off savings and because we ALWAYS fill our prescriptions with them we are always getting $5 off our orders and often this leads to FREE or $1 purchases on what would have cost 90% more!
We used to naively shop and fill our prescriptions at the big red bullseye, but getting 5% off was nothing for the amount of prescriptions we filled and we really had no return on our purchase. My prescriptions have filled my cupboards with items we need literally for Free. You still can use coupons, simply buy what you need, hand the coupons over and THEN hand your Wellness Card to the cashier and watch the savings stack up! Watch those candy bar prices because they are often as low as .59 for the nice big bars to shove in your purse for those munchie cravings!
So let’s quickly review how to save some Kringle with Rite Aid this holiday season:
1) Stop in your local store and pick up a Wellness Card (They are free) –Register that card online
2) Buy your prescriptions at the pharmacy to earn points which translate to $5 off purchases = free stuff
3) Bring those coupons and shop or Load those coupons right on your phone and shop
4) Shop the +Up Rewards tags marked on the shelves and in the circular, add coupons to the savings and your dollar amount for the purchase of these items(as denoted on the tag) is automatically loaded onto your card for your next shopping trip, pretty much money on your card(think free things, like candy bars, soaps, deodorants, etc)
5) Grab cards, wrapping paper, holiday tins of candy, popcorn, decor and so much more as Rite Aid has it all at great prices! As the season draws closer to wrapping up(lol) Rite Aid starts to mark these down with percentages off and wow can you score great holiday deals!
Shop and save with the Rite Aid store in your area. Use your DISCOVER card to earn while you spend, and start learning Wellness! Happy holidays ~
***This is not a sponsored post******