Seasonal Deals Expert
Leigh Reason is a family, education, and shopping trends writer for Savvy. She’s written and edited for countless websites and print publications, but you may have seen her handiwork on Citysearch.com, Target.com, Hotels.com, Cooking.com, Evite, Ticketmaster, or WeddingChannel.com. Leigh is curious about almost every subject on earth and has written on every topic, from proper tennis form to ChatGPT taking over the world.
While she never managed to put her bachelor’s degree in musical theater to use by starring on Broadway, she catches as much live theater as she possibly can in her native Los Angeles.
Leigh’s Budget-Friendly Hacks
- Always go to the movies before 4 p.m. for cheaper matinee pricing at AMC theaters. Going to the movies has become an expensive night out! So I always go early. AMC Theaters offers deeply discounted pricing on all shows before 4 p.m., usually from 30% to 50% off. Join their Stubs program and get cool perks like free popcorn refills. Did you know you can ask for the refill upfront? So you’re basically getting two for one out of the gate.
- Fly on Tuesday or Wednesday, the cheapest days for travel. There are no absolutes when it comes to air travel anymore, but I try to stay flexible and avoid traveling on a Sunday, especially. The prices can be doubled or more on the weekend.
- Head to the back of every clothing store. I always beeline for the back of a store because that’s where the bargains are. Even in discount stores like Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, and Saks Off 5th, the buried treasures are located way in the back of the store.
Fun Fact About Leigh
- A lifelong Californian with Southern roots, you’ll find her and her two teenagers on the couch cheering on the mighty University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team every Saturday in the fall. Roll Tide!
- Leigh owns her own dessert catering company, Tiny & Gin, titled after the nicknames of her daughter and grandmother.
- Leigh’s grandfather has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was a famous radio star in the 1930s and ‘40s.