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


Welcome To The Frugal Lifestyle!

What exactly does frugal lifestyle mean?  Well, it does NOT mean being cheap, quite the contrary, I believe it’s being smart in your choices, such as what you spend on (or not spend on) on a daily basis. Prioritize and take control of what’s important to you. Choose value and quality over quantity or fads and you will come out ahead.

The great benefit of being frugal is that it eliminates waste and clutter which in turn helps our environment.  By doing simple changes towards more “green” and frugal ways, together we can make an impact on our planet.

In this economy, some of us have had to cut back on our expenses.  Wouldn’t it be nice to still have the things or services you want and need but not have to pay full price or even better, get it for free? This blog offers frugal tips and money saving ideas to help you live a “richer” life. Start living the “frugal lifestyle” today.

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