I found some great frugal bargains in a recent Real Simple magazine issue that I would like to highlight. For more frugal tips and ideas, check out frugal tips.
- Staples: Go go apple.com/recycling to find out if your Mac or PC is worth anything. If it is, you’ll get that dollar amount applied toward an Apple gift card.
- MAC Cosmetics: Customers who return six used MAC product containers receive a free lipstick.
- Staples: Bring any used ink or toner cartridge to a store and receive $2 in Staples Rewards for a future purchase.
AAA MEMBERSHIP DEALS
- Best Western Hotels: Up to 20 percent off room rates
- Hard Rock Cafe: 10 percent off
- Lenscrafters and Pearle Vision: 30 percent off eye exams, eyewear, sunglasses and accessories.
- Hilton Worldwide hotels: At least 5 percent off room rates
- Hyatt Hotels: 10 percent off room rates
- Target.com: 10 percent off online purchases (via AAA.com)
- Starwood hotels: 5 to 15 percent off room rates
- El Torito restaurants: 10 percent off, up to 4 adult entrees
PAY LESS FOR COFFEE
- Einstein Bros. Bagels: Coffee in your personal mug costs just $1 – that’s 40% off regular price
- Peet’s Coffee & Tea: 10 cents off with a refillable cup
- Starbucks: Save 10 cents when you bring a mug. Bonus: Free refills with a Gold card.
STUDENT OR TEACHER ID PERKS
- Apple: Students, teachers and school administrators receive $50 to $450 off computers.
- Club Monaco: 20 percent off for college students and professors.
- J. Crew: 15 percent off for college students and professors.
- Topshop: 10 percent off with a valid high school or college ID