Who doesn't want to save a few bucks? Here's a rundown on the top sites to help you get the best of the best -- without breaking the bank.
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There's no shortage of sites offering daily deals in your area, and luckily there are more than a few tailored specifically toward busy moms. Plum District finds local deals that not only help you save money, but can also make your life easier: One recent deal was for a baby sleep workshop that included a Web conference, as well as a two-hour nutritional consult.
Mamapedia features deals for family-friendly restaurants and kid's events, plus fun activities just for mom, such as Mom's Night Out and beauty treatments. Even better: Five percent of your purchase will be donated to the school of your choice.
Gaggle of Chicks calls itself the place "where moms flock for great deals." It offers specials on products and services such as cooking classes, museum passes, home décor items, and babysitting. Most of the deals are in New York City and Houston, but other cities are coming soon.
Coupon Mom has been featured on The Today Show and Oprah, which isn't surprising, as its coupons promise to "cut your grocery bills in half." You can search its database and print coupons, order free samples and watch video tutorials on how to use coupons to save.
Coupon Cabin also offers a variety of coupons, and a database that allows you to search for deals by both store and category. You can compare prices on the same items available at multiple stores, and find free shipping codes for online purchases.
The Coupon Clippers is the nation's largest online grocery clipping service, offering more than one million national-brand coupons at any given time. The site claims it can easily help you save 20 to 30 percent off your grocery bill (40 to 60 percent if you double your coupons!).
Savvy Source offers savings on a fun, family-friendly activity each week, selected by the site's editors. The site donates five percent of your purchase to the preschool of your choice, plus another five percent of each purchase to a scholarship fund created to help parents afford preschool for their children.
If you're planning a trip, Family Friendly America lists no-cost activities across the U.S., along with restaurants where kids eat free. There are also travel tips and a blog that includes vacation specials around the country.
Baby Steals has an array of savings on baby items (blankets, clothes, bottles, toys, diapers, etc.) and maternity items, at up to 80 percent off. There are two deals each day: one at 9 A.M. (MDT) and the other at 9 P.M. (MDT). Don't forget to check out its sister site, Kid Steals, for items for toddlers and older.
Become a member of Totsy and you can score prenatal care products, baby gear, and travel accessories as well as children's clothing, toys, and educational materials -- all at up to 70 percent off the retail price. Bonus: With every purchase you make, the site will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation.
Zulily offer daily sales events on top-quality apparel, gear, and other goodies for moms, babies, and kids, with a savings of as much as 90 percent. Each weekday, the site offers at least five shopping events, each one lasting a maximum of 72 hours.
You and your little ones can all be stylishly dressed on a budget. The Mini Social offers up discounted designer women's and kid's clothing and accessories; HauteLook has 48-hour sale events featuring top fashion, accessories, and beauty items for the whole family.
Gilt Groupe makes shopping for luxury brands guilt-free, with deals up to 70 percent off retail. Membership to the site is by invitation only, and new members are accepted daily.
Looking for female-only fashions? Swirl is an online sample sale site created in partnership with Daily Candy. It features clothing and accessories from the world's best designers at up to 80 percent off.
Health & Beauty Buys
Health & Beauty Buys
There are plenty of sites to help you look and feel your best. TopHealthSpot has coupons and online deals on items such as vitamins and weight loss products. AllStarHealth also has discounts on health and wellness items, including top brands such as Lara bars, Burt?s Bees, and Nature's Way.
You don't have to feel guilty about hair and makeup splurges with these money-saving sites. BeautyCouponCodes is stocked with health and beauty coupons that can be used at leading online stores (Sephora, Avon and FragranceNet, among others). Beauty Deals offers 50 percent off a variety of items, like flatirons and foundation, nail polish and hair extensions. And BeautyBloc features 50 to 90 percent off beauty and wellness products and services in several cities, with more locations to be added soon.
Money Saving Mom is a blog dedicated to helping its readers learn how to stretch a dollar. It includes money saving deals on baby items and magazine subscriptions, restaurant specials, and links to cash-back sites. There are also tips on moneymaking ideas and DIY projects, and a section where moms can ask for advice on how to save on specific items and readers offer up their best suggestions.
Mommysavers offers up the best in online bargains, store coupons, money-saving ideas for both stay-at-home and working moms, and entertaining and decorating ideas that won't hurt your wallet. On its forum, moms can share deals and offer their own tips on saving.
Mom Ashley Nuzzo of Tallahassee, Florida, chronicles her savings tips, local deals, and weekly shopping list on her blog, Frugal Coupon Living, to teach other moms how to save big. Tara Kuczykowski, a mom of three from Columbus, Ohio, is introducing the basics of couponing through her money saving blog, Deal Seeking Mom.
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