"Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler..." Share your #1 savings hack for Staples here & you could win a $25 gift card towards new office supplies.

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig Take advantage of the Staples 110% Price Match Guarantee! Staples will guarantee their competitor prices + give you an extra 10% off that price. If you find a currently available lower price on a new, identical item, show Staples the lower price and they will match it plus discount it by 10% of the difference. This even covers products sold by Amazon! This works amazingly well for back to school shopping. Head to one store with the other flyers in hand and buy everything for less than you can find anywhere else!


Also starting July 1st all Staples Rewards members receive free next-day delivery and best of all it doesn't cost anything to sign up!

Candles and lotions and soaps, oh my! Enter your best Bath & Body Works savings hack here for your shot at a $25 gift card.

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig On Black Friday and Mother’s Day Bath & Body Works offers a VIP bag for just $25 that includes $100 worth of merchandise!

CLOSED: Do you live at the corner of happy & healthy? Leave your best Walgreens savings hack here by June 9th to win a $25 gift card!

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig AARP members can earn points by linking their Balance Rewards account with their AARP membership online. Members earn 50 points for every dollar spent on Walgreens brand health and wellness products, and get 1.5 times the points for healthy choices activities.


Plus earn easy points for these healthy behaviors (any member not just AARP members):

250 points - setting a goal

250 points - achieving a goal

250 points - linking a device

20 points - per mile walked

20 points - logging exercise

CLOSED: Attention Kohl's shoppers! Do you have a secret way of saving money at Kohl's? Share it here for your chance at a $25 gift card.

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig Kohl's has rock bottom prices on kitchen appliances. Look for rebates and score unbelievable deals! I recently paid just $100 for a $329 Kitchen-Aid mixer!


Here's a real life example:

  • Buy a kitchen-aid mixer for $329.99
  • Submit for prepaid visa rebate
  • Use 40% off coupon
  • Use free shipping coupon

Pay $200.09

  • Receive $40.00 Kohl’s Cash
  • Receive $10.00 Yes2You Rewards
  • Receive $50.00 Visa Prepaid Card

Total spent after rebates and rewards $100.09 for a $329 Kitchenaid Mixer!!!


Here are the tricks to saving:

  1. Buy when Kohl's cash is offered.
  2. Buy when 30% or 40% coupons are offered.
  3. Use up to four department, percent off or dollar off coupons. ex: 30% off vtech toys, $10 off $30 baby gear
  4. Buy when free shipping is offered.
  5. Buy when rebates are offered.

When you combine all of those you'll find incredible deals you can't find anywhere else!

CLOSED: Frugal fashionistas - how do YOU save at Forever 21? Post your #1 savings hack here by May 26th and you could win a $25 gift card!

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig Go to Google and search for Forever21 Flash Sale. you will find the best sales including 50% off summer selections right now. See screenshot below. Also keep an eye out for the banner bar above the main menu. That's where you'll find deals for free shipping and best bargains like their current deal for $8 bodysuits.


Are you an expert when it comes to using the Cartwheel app, or saving money at Target? Enter contest by May 18 to win a $25 gift card!

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig Open the Cartwheel app, then tap on the barcode symbol in the far right corner. Scan the UPC symbol of the product you want to buy and immediately find qualifying offers. If you don't see an offer for your product scroll down for offers of similar products. Most cartwheel offers can be used up to 4 times per transaction, so load up on whatever you need to buy. At checkout scan your cartwheel bar code, combine it with manufacturers coupons and use your Target Red Card. With the Red Card you'll get 5% back on every purchase, free shipping when you shop online and 30 extra days for returns!


CLOSED: Share your #1 savings or couponing hack for Rite Aid and win a gift card! (Deadline May 11)

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig Sign up for wellness+ with Plenti. You'll earn 1 wellness+ point for every $1 spent on eligible Rite Aid purchases and 25 wellness+ points for every prescription.


100 points = 10% savings pass

500 points = 10% off purchases all year

1000 points = 20% off purchases all year!


With this card you also earn Plenti points. Before you shop check plenti.com to activate special offers. For example: 100 points for buying M&Ms. (100 points = $1 off your next purchase.) Combine points, coupons and load2coupons (in the rite aid app) to save on your next trip. Between Plenti points and coupons you can buy items for free or nearly free!

CLOSED: Share your #1 savings or couponing hack for Jet.com and win a gift card! (Deadline May 4)

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig After you've added one item to your cart filter your search results for all subsequent items by checking 'Extra Savings.' When you add an 'Extra Savings' product to your cart the price will be reduced for both the second product and the first! The more products you add the lower your price will fall for each 'Extra Savings' product in your cart! So if you plan to buy at Jet it often makes sense to buy a lot! This little trick will save you a lot of money.



CLOSED: Secret savings hack contest for April 27: Win a $25 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card!

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig Sweet! I love reading the tips from fellow savers. I've learned so many unknown tricks from these contests. Thanks for hosting them!

CLOSED: Secret savings hack contest for April 27: Win a $25 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card!

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig Search for purchases that kick back rebates in the form of free gift cards! For example, spend $300 on Calphalon products and receive a $50 Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card. Or receive up to $300 back for select mattresses or $50 back on stand mixers. Best of all you can use those famous 20% off coupons and still receive the bonus! Check out other rebate offers too. On Black Friday BB&B offered a $25 rebate with the purchase of a $200 Visa gift card. The Visa card can be used anywhere so that $25 is free money!




CLOSED: Secret savings hack contest for April 20: Win a $25 Michael's gift card!

@onefrugalgirl

Emile Check for coupons before taking advantage of the teacher/military/senior discounts. You can't combine coupons with those discounts, so its often better to print one for 20 to 40% off. You'll save more money that way.

CLOSED: Secret savings hack contest for April 20: Win a $25 Michael's gift card!

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig Michael's will price match. Simply bring in a competitors ad and show it to the cashier. They can perform price adjustments right at the register. Michael's will also accept competitors coupons. Even if the coupons are from out of state stores!

CLOSED: Secret savings hack contest for April 14: Win a $25 Ulta Beauty gift card!

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig Ulta is constantly running “free product” promotions where you can receive a free product when you purchase a specific item or spend a specific amount. Some of these promotions include “get a free product sample with any purchase,” “get a free gift with any specific product/brand purchase” and “get a free gift when you spend a certain dollar amount.” You might not know that you can find these deals by searching the Ulta website for “gift with purchase.” In store you can also ask your cashier about deals before checking out. You will find a wide range of promotions to choose from. And it seems kind of crazy but if you return an item that included a free gift with purchase you actually get to keep the gift. I don’t know of any other stores that offer that.

EXTENDED! Secret savings hack contest for April 7: Win a $25 Dollar Tree gift card!

@onefrugalgirl

Emily Helwig A lot of people don't know that Dollar Tree accepts manufacturers coupons. That means you can save even more money off an already ridiculously low price. For the biggest bang for your buck use coupons on full sized products which typically include items like dishwashing liquid, hand soap and toothpaste. You can often buy products for just a few cents!