Bargains and Deals Galore

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 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.


  • 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
  • 10 percent off online purchases (via
  • Starwood hotels: 5 to 15 percent off room rates
  • El Torito restaurants: 10 percent off, up to 4 adult entrees
  • 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.

  • 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

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