Blog & Save

The best bargain brains on the web come together to share money saving tips to finely tune your

personal finance in a coupon blog

you can't miss. Join us on our quest of living well – while spending less!
Subscribe to RSSSubscribe to RSS Shop Smarter Posts

Scent of a Woman: Finding Your Signature Fragrance

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by MBones)
at 3:17PM Wednesday May 5, 2010
under Shop Smarter

The nominations for the FiFi Awards and the announcement of Marc Jacobs newest line of fragrances got me thinkin'...will I ever find my perfect signature scent? Read More »

Best Wines For Gifting Mother's Day 2010 - Part II

By (view all posts by HSimas)
at 3:19PM Tuesday May 4, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Hopefully you all checked out Part I of my Best Wines for Gifting Mother's Day 2010 last week, where I discussed the perfect wine gifts for Thrifty Mom, Hippie Mom and New Mom.

What's next? Dainty Mom, Cooking Show Mom and "I Just Don't Like Wine" Mom, naturally. Read More »

Money Saving Mother's Day 2010 Gift Ideas

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 9:59AM Tuesday May 4, 2010
under Holidays

Sara recently blogged about Mother's Day gifts that are a bit more original than the standard flowers, candy or jewelry.  But for those of you still looking for ways to say "Thanks, Mom!" while saving money, we decided to go to the experts.

Our DealPros.  Because not only are they exceptionally savvy savers, many of them are also moms.  Or have a mom.  So we asked:

"What was the best Mother's Day gift you ever gave or received?" Read More »

Airfare Deals: Are Niche Airlines the Solution to High Ticket Prices?

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by MBones)
at 12:18PM Monday May 3, 2010
under Shop Smarter

As each news day brings the story of another monolithic air carrier biting the proverbial dust, the future of air travel seems headed in the direction of smaller, niche carriers. With so many cropping up, which airline is the best fit for your travel needs?

It doesn't take an aviation expert to see that the old business model for air travel is becoming extinct. With huge airlines charging big rates and then nickel and diming passengers, many annoyed travelers are looking for friendlier skies.

Enter the niche airline market. Dozens of tiny airlines catering to smaller market shares are cropping up. Rather than spreading themselves thin, these niche airlines do less--but do it better.

So which niche airline fits your travel personality? Read More »

The Frugal Family: Mother's Day 2010 Time Management Gift Idea for the Multi-tasking Mom

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Crystal.Ritchie)
at 10:09AM Monday May 3, 2010
under Shop Smarter

For those of you looking for a gift that will work for a traditional book loving or less technically inclined mom on Mother's Day, I'd like to introduce you to the Busy Body Book. The Busy Body Book is a highly customizable organizer/planner that can be used in a multitude of ways to manage tasks, grocery lists, and extracurricular activities, as well as deadlines. With its innovative design and hip cover art, this isn't the typical organizer. Read More »

The Tech-pert: The Many Benefits of the Blu Ray Player

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by Rick.Broida)
at 9:01AM Saturday May 1, 2010
under Spotlight Deals

Blu-ray has been the de facto high-definition movie standard for over two years now, but surprisingly few people have pulled the trigger on a player. Know why? The players are expensive, the movies cost more than their DVD counterparts, and the benefits of Blu-ray not exactly obvious. Read More »

Best Wines for Gifting Mother's Day 2010

By (view all posts by HSimas)
at 3:53PM Tuesday April 27, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Flowers for Mother's Day? Ho hum. Chocolates? Please. Your mother carried you around for nine  months. She changed your diapers. Worse, she dealt with you as a teenager. Don't you think she deserves a little more originality than flowers and candy when it comes to Mother's Day gifts?

May I suggest a wine gift for Mom this year? But not just any wine. Read on as I match the perfect wines to the perfect mom--yours! Read More »

5 Twitter Tips to Find Coupons Online

By DealPro(view all posts by couponcravings)
at 10:34AM Tuesday April 27, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Have you hopped on Twitter yet? If not, you may be missing out on fabulous coupons and discounts. Here are my top five tips to find money-saving coupons using Twitter: Read More »

Bedroom Furniture: Does Your Boudoir Decor Invite or Repel?

By (view all posts by CouponKate)
at 1:51PM Monday April 26, 2010
under Shop Smarter

I saw this movie once where this rugged, macho guy startles awake in a strange woman's bed and finds himself being mummified by a flower-patterned comforter. We follow his panicked gaze as he takes in the matching curtains, rugs, lace covers over the lampshades and enough flowers to service every wedding in town. The guy can't get out of there fast enough and literally punches and kicks his way out of the bedding web, barely escaping with his testosterone. Later, our Damsel in Décor Distress stirs gently awake under a pile of lace pillows: alone Read More »

Weather Forecast: Beauty Tips to Weatherproof Your Hair and Makeup

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by MBones)
at 10:05AM Wednesday April 21, 2010
under Shop Smarter

They say April showers bring May flowers...but they also bring frizzy hair and runny eyeliner. An unexpected afternoon shower can foil a blowout, and dry desert air can crack dry skin. Prepare for the elements with the help of's new Beauty forecast. Sponsored by John Frieda and Jergens, your beauty forecast lets you know not only the day's highs and lows, but your chance of frizz and likelihood of dry skin. Read More »

Happy Hour Home Decor: Turning Your Pad into Party City

By (view all posts by CouponKate)
at 2:34PM Monday April 19, 2010
under Shop Smarter

There's nothing like a local pub for blowing off steam and fraternizing with the neighbors! I dig those old-fashioned bar tops and tables with grainy woods that have absorbed many a tear and whiskey-endowed story, trimmed with bright, shiny brass. I like a sweet, perky jukebox in the corner; filled with all the classic songs I know the words to, so that I might sing to my unabashed heart's content! I especially enjoy a tipsy game of darts or billiards with my fellow fearless patrons!

All within reason, of course…But what if you don't feel like going out and you're running out of taxi and tip money? Ever thought of bringin' that party home?

If you want to be popular, this is a good way to get started: Happy Hour! Location: Your house! What was once a snore bore of a guest room can now be a swinging party pad! Yes, I'm serious! Read More »

Dresses, Dates and Decades: Prom Styles Through the Ages

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by MBones)
at 10:12AM Wednesday April 14, 2010
under Special Events

Prom season is upon us. Each decade has brought us iconic looks and embarrassing snapshots. The 1980s proms styles are so notorious, people still do homage to them (ironically) to this day. As the class of 2010 gears up for that magical night, I thought I'd take a look back at the beauty styles of decades past to see if we can glean some inspiration for the proms of the future. Read More »