If you’re a parent, it’s nice to know that soon the kids will be back in school so you can have some free time to yourself. Though summer is coming to its last days, it’s still not too late to take a last minute vacation or do something fun. Shopping sales are in full swing, so it’s a great time to save money on your future purchases. Here are some great deals and offers for you to use this month.
jcpenney: Save 20-50% off home items
Looking for something around the home or have a student going to college who needs to decorate their new apartment? Make sure to check out all the great sales going on now at jcpenney in their home store section. No code needed. Expires 8/18
dELiAs: Save 20% off
Don’t want to deal with the long lines at the stores? Skip them and shop online at your own convenience. dELiAs offers a wide variety of new, fashionable clothing for great prices. On top of their affordable prices, you can save 20% off your order with the coupon code DFK154W. Expires 9/2
Priceline: Save an additional 10% on Express Deals
If you love the fast life of the big city, now is the perfect time to travel. Travel to NYC, Orange County, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Orlando, or San Antonio and use the coupon code BIGCITY6 to save 10% off your purchase. Utilize Priceline’s Express Deals to save money on quality hotels and airfares. Expires 9/16
Bluefly: Save up to 85% off during Bluefly’s Semi-Annual Blue Sale
For those who like to wear designer clothes, but don’t want to pay designer prices, I highly recommend taking a look at the Blue Sale going on now. It’s the biggest sale of the season, and you can score amazing brands at unbelievable prices. Make your friends think you went shopping at a high end retailer and paid a lot for your new clothes or accessories. I promise I won’t tell them how much you actually spent. No code needed. Expires 8/18
Savings Extender: Buy discounted gift cards before shopping
Raise.com: New customers – Save $5 off $75+ worth of gift cards
If you know you have to go shopping at a particular store, buy a discounted gift card beforehand. A lot of the gift cards on Raise.com are e-gift cards, so you can buy them and get the codes instantly. No more waiting around for the physical gift card to arrive. Buying discount gift cards is like buying discounted money, so do it before all your shopping trips to maximize your savings! Use the coupon code GC5OFF to save even more on your gift card from Raise.com. All gift cards are verified by Raise.com.
- Use this shopping strategy not only on your “wants” like music downloads and a new pair of shoes, but on your “needs.” You’ll find discounted gift cards for grocery, office supply, drugstores and more.
- Often our well-meaning loved ones give us cards for stores we don’t shop at. Use Raise.com to sell them for cash. Cards on the site’s Top 10 list are likely to net a better trade-in value. Right now, popular cards include The Home Depot, Starbucks, Southwest, Macy’s, and Whole Foods.
- When gift cards get down to a few dollars or cents, they just sit in our wallet for eternity. Some states have laws that require companies to give cash for your card when it gets below a certain threshold. California has one of the more lenient policies with cards under $10 eligible for cash trade-in.