Saturday, January 12, 2008

Alloy Coupon Codes and Sales

Alloy.comWhether you're still looking for winter clothing, or you're gearing up for spring, Alloy.comis offering deals on teen fashion for you.

For those who are looking to spruce up their winter wardrobes, from now through January 23rd, they're offering 15% off their "Best of Winter" clothing.

If you've already got your mind on spring (and quite frankly, who can blame you?) then use coupon code AAFF15 to get 15% off their new spring arrivals.

And of course, there's a free shipping code for orders over $25: AHAAFF

That code will be good until the 6th of Febuary.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Get Big Discounts On Cheap Used Textbooks

AlibrisIt's that time of year again, where you're trying to find the cheapest textbooks. Don't wait in line at the school bookstore until you've checked out They've got tons of used books, but it's their textbooks that can seriously save you some money.

And for a few extra dollars off, try these coupon codes:

CHEAPEST - $4 off $40+
COLLEGE - $6 off $60+
USEDTEXTBOOKS - $10 off $100+

Good luck this semester! (I know I'm going to need it.)

Big Travel Discounts at Orbitz

Orbitz Family Sale: Expires 4/15/08 (125x125)Yeah, the travel companies are trying to fill those slow winter months, so now really is a good time to find some good deals on travel--especially cruises.

Catch the Wave Cruise Banner (120x90)For their cruise deals, as part of their "Catch The Wave" cruise event, Orbitz is offering a ton of offers and discounts, including:

- Cruises from $199
- Complimentary iPod with minimum 7-night sailing
- Free Spa Treatment with select 5+ night sailings
- Free $300 Onboard Savings Booklet with select 7+ night sailings

As part of their Winter Getaway Sale, you can save 40% on selected hotels as well as save an additional $75 on custom packages. You just have to use the promo code SAVEONSUN.

And finally, the promo code 150FAMILY can get you $150 instant discount on 5+ night packages.

Go find a deal on that trip you've wanted to take!

Discount Codes for Women's Clothing at Lane Bryaht

Lane Bryant Gift Cheque 125x125Layne Bryant always has some great discounts going on. Right now, they've got a 60% off sleepwear sale and a buy 2 get 2 free deal on some bras that are going on until the 15th. They've even got their "Have It All" sale going on, with discounts of 50-80% on everything from jeans to dresses.

Lane Bryant Save 20% 125X125Now, they've got a group of promo codes that can get you even bigger discounts.

Here's what they are and what they get you:


Save 15% on any order at Use promo code 000153645 at checkout. Expires 4-10-08.


Save 25% on any order of $75 or more. Use promo code 000253666 at checkout. Expires 4-10-08.


Take $75 off your purchase of $225 or more
Take $50 off your purchase of $150 or more
Take $25 off your purchase of $75 or more.

Take $25 off a purchase of $75 or more at Use promo code 025003659. Expires 4-10-08.


Receive FREE shipping on any order of $75 or more. Use promo code 006953690 at checkout. Expires 4-10-08.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sale on "Resolution Products" at, inc.

They're having a "Resolutions Sale" at, where products that can help you keep your New Year's Resolutions are on sale at 40% off. Whether you want to lose weight, get healthy, stop smoking, or go green, they've got deals for you.

They've also got a clearance section (you know how I love those) with stuff at up to 70% off, plus a bunch of other coupons and deals, including a whole bunch of online coupons.

Plus, they've brought back their "New Customer" coupon, so if you've never shopped there before, now's the time!

New Customers Receive $5 off $30 / $10 off $50. Expires 03.31.2008

Save Big Money At Bare Necessities

Okay, so here's how it works.

Bare Necessities is having its Winter Clearance sale, with stuff on sale at up to 50% off.

Now, they're offering 10% discounts on all their clearance styles, so the savings double up! Go over and see what you can find.

(Added note: This won't save you any money, but they've also got this thing going on where if you buy certain kinds of Le Mystère bras, they make a donation to the American Heart Association. Might be worth checking out, for a cause like that.)

Save Money On iTunes

Apple iTunes

Yeah, you read that right. Greatest hits albums at iTunes are $7.99. Which means you can get the best songs of the best bands for way less than normal. No need to mess with the b-sides and those "filler" tracks. Just go straight to the best stuff on sale.

Big Discounts of Cruises, Big City Travel with

Cruise Blowout Sale: Expires 2/24/08 (120x240) is having a couple of sales you may want to take advantage of.

First, they're offering an extra $100 off their discounts on select cruises of 7 or more nights, free Spa treatment with select five or more night cruises, and a free $300 Onboard Savings Booklet with select seven or more night cruises. These offers last until the end of January.

Big City Sale: Expires 2/24/08 (125x125)Plus, with their "Big City Sale" you can save $75 on stays of 3 nights or more in certain cities if you book by February 24 and travel by March 31. The promo code for this one is: BIGCITY75.

Have a good trip!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Helping You Save Money On Your Grocery Bill

We are not big advocates of spending a bunch of money to buy a bunch of stuff that is "going to help you save money." A lot of times the things that you buy are not worth the price you paid for them, they end up not having all the information you thought that it would, doesn't help you in the real world, or they want you to spend more money to get "all the information."

I came across the Supermarket Savings 101 course by Crystal Paine, and decided that I would go ahead and give it a try, after all I read Crystal's blog faithfully and find her a down to earth person. (and it was on sale) So I went ahead and ordered the course, and let me tell you, I am extremely impressed with it. It is a great course that really does seem to give you the information that will be helpful to you as you are trying to save money on your grocery bill.

I also like the fact that this is something that she does herself. She shares with you the things that she does, how often she goes shopping, how she organizes her menus, coupons, and lists. This course is full of information that you and I can use as well!

This is not one of those courses that doesn't give you the info or wants you to keep spending money to get all the information. There is the one time fee to buy the e-book, and that's it. Along with the e-book, she includes mp3 file of her talking about what you are going over in the e-book. You also get a link to her forum where they discuss the Supermarket Savings 101 course, totally free, it's included in the price of the course. I also got a few different copies of different e-books that go along with the course.

And the course is not going to cost you hundreds of dollars either. It is reasonably price, you will make back the price of the course with what you save on your grocery bill the first time! And it is full of great information.

I definitely recommend this course for anyone who is trying to figure out how to save more money on their grocery bill.Click Here!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Save Money On Disney Stuff at

DisneyShoppingOkay, so to start with, Disney Shopping is having their Semi Annual Sale, where they're offering up to 60% off select items.

Now on top of that, there's an online coupon BONUS50 to get an additional 50% off the order. Meaning savings can come in at up to 80% on real Disney merchandise. Now that's saving money.

Also, orders over $50 qualify for free shipping when you use online coupon SHIPFOR5.

Save on Planet Earth DVDs and more at is offering 20% off their biggest DVDs of 2007, including the Planet Earth DVD 5 pack that everybody's raving about.

Other titles in the sale include Ken Burns The War, the PBS documentary The Mormons, Ken Burns' Baseball, and National Geographic's amazing documentary version of Guns, Germs, and Steel.

20% off Best Sellers of 2007 at! Valid 1.2.08-2.4.08

How to Save Money On Your Utilitiy Bills

With prices increasing constantly you can often feel like you are never going to be able to pay all your bills each month, let alone get out of debt! (At least, that's how we sometimes end up feeling) I have come across some ideas on how to save money on your utilities. They are not the most comfortable at times but they do work.

Keep the thermostat between 78-82 in the summer, I know that this is a big one for us here in sunny southern California. Especially for me, I get hot really easily and I hate being hot. But we did this last year for a few months and yes, at times it was uncomfortable but it was well worth it when our electric bill was under $125 instead of over $300 on months when we didn't keep the thermostat set at a higher temperature! I try to keep mine at 80 degrees in the hotter months!

Keep the thermostat between 60-65 degrees in the winter. You can always add more layers or keep blankets around to cuddle into if you get too cold! If the kids, or you, are complaining about being cold put on more clothes, don't turn up the thermostat. We usually keep our heater off in the winter months, and we hardly ever get down to 65. (My parents live in Pennsylvania and my dad refuses to turn on the heater because it costs so much, instead they use wood burning stoves to heat the house, another great idea if you have this available to you)

Also in the summer, remember I hate being hot, I will do the things that require me to be up moving around in the morning which is the coolest part of the day. Thus saving the warmer parts of the day for activities that are less physical and more stationary. Also, we are spoiled right now as our apartment complex has a swimming pool that we take full advantage of during the summer, spending the hottest parts of the day in the cool water of the pool. Make sure you use lots of sunscreen!

Use fans instead of your central air or air conditioners. Most fans use less electricity than your central air or air conditioner uses. Open the windows in the opposite corners of the house to "draw" the air through first thing in the morning and in the evening when it is cooler. Make sure to remember to close them later before the heat of the day hits. Let me emphasize again how important it is to remember to close them, I forgot a couple of times and those were the worst days of summer, ever!!!

Here is a trick that I learned when I was little from my dad, put the fans in your windows backwards to draw hot air out. If you want the cooler outside air to blow across one room, then place a fan in a window directly across the the house to suck the hot air out and the cool air in.

Plan ahead when baking during the summer. Only bake on cooler days, ideally when you won't need to use the air conditioner and can keep the windows open. Bake what you can in advance so if a really hot day comes you can avoid using the oven at all that day. A lot of times I will bake on Saturday in the morning, and then we all pile into the car to run errands in an air conditioned store, let them pay the huge bill. Or go to the library in the afternoon, or go swimming, you get the idea. The summer is a great time to grill and use the crock-pot as well!

If you don't have to use an appliance, then don't. I have many fond memories of being outside with my mom hanging up clothes on the clothesline to dry. That is one downfall of apartment living--no yard to hang a clothesline. Now some appliances you can't really not use, for example please don't unplug the refrigerator to save on energy costs. And then there are some appliances that reducing the usage of is not going to save you money, so go ahead and use the blender.

Sometimes, you can save money by replacing an inefficient appliance. A word of caution here though, most of the time it will take some time for the cost of replacing the appliance to make the energy savings worth it, so don't go out and replace every appliance just to save on your utilities. If you know that you will soon be necessary to replace an appliance, replace it with a more energy efficient version since you will be incurring those costs anyway.

Consider using fluorescent light bulbs if you use a lot of lights. There are lots of newer style fluorescent bulbs that are more friendly with the quality and color of light. Fluorescent bulbs can be expensive compared to incandescent, I was able to find some at the dollar store, a dollar for one fluorescent compared to a dollar for 4 incandescent bulbs. I did pick up a few of both kinds and replaced those bulbs that we use the most with fluorescent. Typically fluorescent bulbs tend to last longer than incandescent, about 10 years. If you decide to try fluorescent, try one or two at first, as you will want to make sure that you find bulbs you like before spending a lot of money to replace them all.

These are just a few tips that I have come up with, I am sure that there are many more out there, and I welcome you to share any tips that you know of that I may have overlooked.