How Double Dipping and Stacking Coupons can Save You more Money

In one of our earlier blog posts, we wrote about how to save money shopping online by “Double Dipping” and “Stacking” promo codes from FreshlyDeals along with other savings. We received a lot of interest from our readers to explain more on how it works exactly and how easy it actually is to save more money! Here are more details on this amazing process

Key Terms:

“Double Dip”: When the items you are looking at qualify for more than one offer at the same time. You are able to have more than one promotion applied to the same purchase.

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Not to be confused with this double dipping

“Stacking”: When you combine more than one offer together. Usually done externally, such as the use of a discounted gift card on a Clearance or Sale Item from a website that is already offering 50% off these items.

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Not to be confused with this stacking, from Burger King

The best part is, you can double dip AND stack, both at the same time. Here’s how it works. Let’s use one of favorite stores, Kohl’s, as an example.

Our website, FreshlyDeals, currently features a deal at Kohl’s where you can receive an additional 15% off orders of $100 or more with promo code BUYNOW – this is actually a really good promotion!

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Now, in order to save more on top of this, we will perform the following additional steps:

1) Purchase an online gift card from gift card websites such as Raise.com-The best part about Raise is that you will be saving an additional 12% off your gift card purchase. In this case we are purchasing $108 worth of Kohl’s credit for the price of $95.04. (12% savings)

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2. Next, load up your shopping cart at Kohl’s! We prefer to shop in the Sale and Clearance sections, where many items are already marked down! So here our shopping bag contains over $100 worth of Sale and Clearance Items. The promo code works AND Shipping is also FREE!

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3. Remember that gift card we bought from Raise.com? It’s time to put it to good use! Use the gift card at check-out to apply those extra 12% savings on-top of your current amount.

Congratulations!!! You have now stacked AND double dipped, just how much savings you ask? Let’s calculate:

  • Savings from the purchase of Clearance items:         $216.40
  • Additional 15% savings from Kohl’s promo code:     $15.45
  • Additional 12% savings from Raise.com gift card:    $11.13

TOTAL FULL RETAIL VALUE OF GOODS: $295.00

TOTAL SAVINGS: $242.98

We paid: $81.63, with FREE SHIPPING included!

And that’s it! It’s that easy. Find clearance items, use promo code, gift card from Raise.com, and SAVE! If you cannot find promo codes, look for the latest ones from our website. Our job is to help YOU save money online. Happy Shopping!

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5 Low-Cost Ways to Spend Time in the City

Find yourself hanging around the city over a holiday or a weekend with amazing weather outside? If you’re an outdoor lover, this is the perfect time to get out and learn more about your city.

You may be thinking “What about people without a huge budget? What is out there for them to do?” The good news is that cities have many activities for everyone at affordable pricing and you can always find some great deals. Here are five ways to save money on activities:

  1. Libraries. Don’t think that libraries are boring book warehouses. Yes- they have books, but they also have computers, videos, CDs, and programs to enjoy. If you have children, libraries have reading programs that will offer readings. Even if you don’t have children, libraries have book clubs. They are a great way to get in on reading fun, stay cool inside and save money. Most of these programs are free and can enrich your summer life.
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New York Metropolitan Library
  1. Parks and forest preserves. If you truly are an outdoor person and want to save money, these are great places to visit. Even if you plan a weekend camping jaunt, you can bring your own food and get by on minimal resources. You can spend your day on the trails hiking, on the water boating or meeting new people. You can spend your nights around a campfire and bundled up in a sleeping bag for a night under the stars.
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Central Park, New York City
  1. Museums. These are more locations where you can find cost-effective activities. Most museums offer great pricing throughout the summer for families. The great news is that you can usually get summer passes. If you think you’ll frequent a museum throughout the season, consider getting a pass. Look online for special promo codes and coupons to help with admission. It saves money and normally comes with a lot of perks to add value to the overall cost. Plus, there are plenty of fantastic things to see, learn and explore with different exhibits that change throughout every season.
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The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada
  1. Wine tastings. For adult fun, consider wine tastings. The great thing about these is that you can get some great prices on admission, and then be wowed by different wines. Depending on what type of tasting you get in on, they likely will give you samples and something additional off of your purchase at the end. Many wineries offer great deals on wine tasting tours, usually found on Groupon.
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Many Wineries Offer Great Deals on Wine Tasting Tours
  1. Zoos. Just like museums, zoos are great summer activities that are cost-effective. You can also look into season passes or yearly passes to cut down on costs even more. The best thing about zoos is that many of them are completely outdoor, so you’ll be able to see the animals while roaming through the warm summer air. Plus there are plenty of places to eat and get snacks along the way.
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The World Famous San Diego Zoo

Finding cost-efficient things to do around the city shouldn’t be a problem. Just look to places that have great activities and specifically tailor savings. Likely they will build specials to make your savings that much greater. Also, be sure to look at websites that are useful like FreshlyDeals to find even more value in your summer activity list.

The Hottest Fashion Trends of Summer ’16

Fashion trends come and go, and if you have that trendy frenzy shivering down your spine, having the latest fashion trend in your closet may be as important as having your breakfast.

Fashion might be different for people around the globe. Getting your hands on the latest trend is every fashionistas dream. Here are 8 of the biggest trends, which have gained the spotlight in 2016.

Shirt Dresses:

One of the trends which you definitely need to pick from this summer is the shirt dress. The long-shirts which hit the cupboard a few years ago, and are already considered a classic is thriving with a touch of a shirt. With a variety of cuts and quirks, the designers have re-imagined this dress. You can find these outfits at Nordstrom Rack and Boohoo

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Culottes:

Falling in between a full-on-flare and a boot-cut, the culottes are tricky when you come to think of it, especially the length. This season, the culottes have been evolved with a double-tone or embroidered variants. Moreover, these have been combined with wide legs, making this dress look extremely good. The culottes can be found at Express, ASOS, and Urban Outfitters

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Silence + Noise Sadie Pleated Pull-On Culotte Pant from Urban Outfitters. $30

Long Vests:

Inspired by the 70’s blazers and jackets, the long vests give a slimming effect to anyone who wears it. Especially when the dress is left unbuttoned, a sexy touch is added to it. The long vests are available on most outlets of Forever 21.

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The Forever 21 Dropped Lapel Trench Vest. $34.99

Cape:

Closely resembling a poncho, but beating the trench coat at its own game, the cape is one of the most interactive accessories you can wear over anything you have worn on your upper torso.  Neiman Marcus and Macy’s offer the best options if you want to find a cape worth wearing.

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Sporty Look:

An old-school approach, yet being worn by most of the ladies out there today, the sporty look is being adored by the fashion industry these days. Get some Fresh kicks (no pun intended) at some of our favorite sporting stores such as Nike and Adidas

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The Flat Mule:

Thanks to brands such as Alexander Wang, the comfortable shoes are still trending in the world. In such cases, the name which pops up in the minds of every fashionista out there are the flat mules, which are readily available in stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Flat Mules are trending! Available at Saks.

The Half-Moon Bag:

The buckets really need to watch out, as there is a new shape in town which is dominating the fashion industry, with its sleek look and unique textures. The half-moon bag is one of the latest and most trending accessories and can be found in major stores such as Michael Kors.

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The Half Moon Bag from Michael Kors

Orange Is The New Gold:

They say that orange is the new gold. Well, you bet it is! Orange is being used by most of the major designers we see today and with the vibrancy orange carries with it, big names such as Dion Lee are using it in abundance. You can find Dion Lee and other brands featuring orange this season at Intermix.

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So, get your style on and fill your closet with the best fashion trends this season. Visit http://www.freshlydeals.com/ to pick up a promo code or two on all your favorite online stores!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Shopping

We here at FreshlyDeals want to ensure that you have the best experience shopping online and saving money through our great deals. We compiled a list of some tips that we should all do and don’t do, while buying online.

Online shopping is super convenient. However, it can be extremely easy to turn something with so much potential into a giant headache. There’s quite a few “little” things many people don’t think to check for, such as promo codes, special deals and sales, a site’s validity, or even something like coupons, which most people only use if they’re inside of a store. There’s so much to remember, but FreshlyDeals is here to help!

Buying Online

When you’ve found an item you want to purchase, there’s a few things you should think about before diving right in and entering in your credit card information. First, make sure you are on a trusted and valid site. You can quickly check this by looking up reviews about the site and seeing if other people have been scammed or if they really enjoy the goods and services they’ve been provided with. Sometimes, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you see a gorgeous gown from $5, you probably won’t receive what you thought you were going to.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Shopping

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  • Look for promo codes, deals, and coupons before finalizing a purchase. These kinds of deals can really save you some big bucks! Whether they take some off the total or give you free shipping, this is a great way to make sure you don’t spend as much while still receiving everything you need.
  • Keep track of your order. Make sure you know when it is supposed to arrive and keep updated on where your package is using the tracking number (if available).  If there is an issue with the shipment, reach out to the company and check with them if there was a problem on their side. Most companies are willing to work with you on your order! Here are UPS’s details on tracking your package.
  • Research the site before buying. We can’t stress this enough. It is so important to keep your information private and to be sure you aren’t the victim of any online scams. There are quite a few companies looking to make money at your expense but there’s ways to avoid falling into their trap. A few hints to look for the site’s domain starting with “https” versus. “http” and also the padlock icon displayed in the window, usually beside the domain name. For more information on secure websites, see here.

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  • Shop on public computers. You don’t know who uses public computers and there’s just no way to truly be safe unless you’re on your own personal device. Public computers may have untrusted software and keyloggers installed to record sensitive and personal information, such as credit card numbers
  • Enter your credit card information into an untrusted site. It’s always best if you can utilize a payment system like PayPal to confirm the purchase rather than putting your information straight into the website. Even if the website is one you can trust, always choose a method that is safer if you can. PayPal also offers excellent buyer protection in case there is a dispute with your purchase
  • Reload a confirmation page or the order processing page.. Reloading these can cause your account to be double charged.

Buying online has advanced to a stage where it is safe for consumers, but we must always  be vigilant of tricks and scams that may still exist online. Putting these safe measures into practice will ensure that we will all have a fun and enjoyable online shopping experience!

FOUR Tips To Be The Best Online Shopper!

Shopping online for the best deal can get confusing and challenging really quick. Lucky for you, we have put together some tips on how you can get the absolute best deal on the things you love online! Once you realise how easy it is,  you won’t want to shop any other way!

Let’s get started shall we?   

  1. Try In-Store & BUY Online:  For many items such as clothing, shoes and other apparel, it’s important to try them on before you buy. This is where going to the store will be the most rewarding. Stores nowadays are designed to give you the best experience to try before you buy. The coolest part about our method is that buying online is like having your own virtual closet ready to send you the items you need, all after you have tried on your sizes! Alternatively, you can purchase the sizes you feel will fit you, try them all at home when you receive them (avoid lineups and limited sizes in-store) and return the ones that don’t fit!
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  2. Dive into Clearances: Almost all stores have Clearance Sections. They are more often than not, very good value for your money. Yes, they might be one season behind, but you’ll often see discounts of extra 20%-75% off! It goes to show the amount of margin each store has for their products. Clothing and apparel is the best example. As clothing is seasonal, it is almost certain you’ll be able to find a good deal in each store’s clearance section for clothes that are only a few months old (many people won’t even be able to tell the difference!) This way, you’ll be wearing a new wardrobe that you bought for more than 50% off others would pay when they were new!clearance-banner
  3. Sign-up for Mailing Lists: Yes I know, we all could use less spam in our email accounts, so what are you going to do with ANOTHER newsletter?  First, you must know that for many retailers, by having you sign-up for their email list, they’ll offer you not only instant discounts, more often they will send you coupons for you to use either right away, or future purchases! Cool right? But whereas most people sign-up using their personal email, the wiser will sign-up using another email account just for online shopping/subscriptions. If you’ve already signed up to many using your personal emails already, go to the most recently-received newsletter and hit the “Unsubscribe” button to opt out of the mailing list. Now, create a new email account JUST for newsletters (you can thank us later) and sign-up using that! Sometimes you might even get another discount just for using a new email address at certain stores!bigstock-mailing-list-concept-52707769
  4. “Deal-Stacking”: The term “deal-stacking” means exactly what it says, stacking deal on top of another deal! Many times, coupon codes and website deals often can be stacked (unless stated otherwise). This way you’ll be able to get not only a good deal, but a great deal. For example, if Aldo has a pair of shoes in the Clearance section for 20% off regular prices, take them up on their offer. Before you hit checkout, make sure you find a Coupon code and get another 5-10% off or an instant discount. As mentioned earlier, signing up for a mailing list may get you another deal on top. FreshlyDeals.com was created to find the Coupon codes for you so you don’t have to! Another method to stack is through the use of gift cards. Raise.com often offers discounts on gift cards for their site (i.e. Kohl’s). Purchase a gift card from Raise to use along with your clearance promotion AND your promo code and you will have yourself one heck of a Fresh deal .clip-art-gift-cards-02-1024x641

Top 6: Father’s Day Gifts and Deals

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Have you thought of picking up the perfect gift for the fatherly figure in your life? We here at FreshlyDeals have made it easy for you to choose. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 6 Stores with the best sales for Father’s Day 2016!

telefloralogo150w Teleflora: One of our favorite places to shop for flowers and gifts to have them delivered anywhere. Save 20% off all Father’s Day Flowers using FRESH Code: AFLSFATHER

Not only will you be giving a beautiful bouquet of flowers,but also included along are keepsake gifts such as replica car models to hold keys and other knick knacks, or a mug to hold his favorite morning coffee.

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See’s Candies: This gift is pretty darn sweet! And for good reason. Founded in 1921, See’s Candies has found fame and tradition based on it’s use of the freshest (seems familiar) and high quality ingredients in all its products. Why not treat dad to a chocolate gift box and sweeten up his day!

 

tommy150wTommy Hilfiger: Stylish and affordable, Tommy Hilfiger is known for its classic styling that is sure to appeal to any dad. Their selection of menswear ranges from casual to formal and you can be sure to find something that Dad would like with their current promotion of 40% Off Sitewide! Simply use Fresh code THINKJUNE to take advantage of this great deal for Dad

nmlogos_112040 Taylormade Golf: Got a golfing dad? He’ll be sure to love some new clubs from Taylormade! Right now is the perfect time to pick up something with their page of Father’s Day Gifts including Free Shipping on all purchases made! These are sure to improve his game at the course this season!

ralph-lauren150wRalph Lauren: Another one of our favorite brands for Dad. Polo Ralph Lauren will be able to match the style of any Dad with its simple yet classic designs. Receive Free Shipping on All your purchases along with Free Gift boxes included so your gift is ready for gifting as soon as it has arrived!

newlogo5Cufflinks.com: Men are limited down to a few everyday accessories: Cufflinks are one of them. CuffLinks.com offers cufflinks from pop culture, holidays, all the way down to dad’s favorite sports team.  Right now you can take up to 60% off designer accessories and also enjoy Free Shipping on all orders of $50 and up!

 

We’re sure you will be able to find something to suit his tastes this Father’s Day from one of our picks above! No matter the budget or the type of gift, you can be sure to find some extra savings on gifts this Father’s Day to keep everyone happy!

Happy Shopping!

 

 

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