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Frugal Fashion: How to Save Money on Wigs

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

When I was in my 20s, I worked part-time in retail management as a way to build up savings as I launched my own business. I’ve always had a penchant for dying my hair all kinds of colors, but since my workplace had a dress code requirement of natural hair colors only, I had to take a break from the bright pinks and blues for a while. Then one day, it occurred to me that perhaps a wig might be an option. What if I bought a wig that was a natural color, like brown, and then I could dye my hair whatever color I wanted? Genius!

But then, I started looking at wigs and realized just how expensive they can be – easily running over $100+. I looked around to see if there were any more affordable options, and ended up getting a $20 wig from an auction site. My clever plan worked, and I was able to go to work with brown hair while concealing my real, fire engine red hair underneath!

Wearing a brown wig

Hard at work

That was over 10 years ago, and there are way better options available today than just buying a random cheap wig! I was recently introduced to Divatress, an online wig retailer that specializes in remy hair, wigs, weaves, ponytails, accessories and more. They have a great variety of wigs in beautiful colors for as low as $14.95 with free shipping over $49 in the continental US. I work for myself these days, so I can have whatever hair color I like, but I still have fun wearing wigs from time to time so I’ll definitely be looking to Divatress the next time I need to pick one up!

eBay Coupon Codes: 20% Off & More Via Groupon Coupons

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

This is a partnered post.

I’ve been couponing for eons now, and after a certain point, you think you’ve seen it all. So I’m always pleased when I discover a new and unexpected way to save money, which is exactly what happened this week. I’ve been using Groupon for years, including their more recent addition of Groupon Coupons, a database of over 77,000 promo codes for online retailers. I check for coupon codes every time I make an online purchase, but it’s never really occurred to me to look for coupons when I make a purchase on eBay. I’ve been shopping with them since the late 1990s and have seen maybe one or two coupons in that entire time, so I always just assumed they were a rarity. So imagine my pleasant surprise to discover that they have an entire page of eBay promo codes on Groupon Coupons! Current coupons include:

  • Promo code for 20% a purchase of $25 across most categories (Specifies “Fashion and jewelry to home decor and more”), valid for two uses per customer. This offer ends tomorrow, 05/04/17 so hurry and use this if you have any eBay purchases planned!
  • Promo code for 20% off musical instruments – some exclusions may apply, must be a purchase of $25 or more. This coupon also expires on 05/04/17.

Click here to snag these and other eBay promo codes. I’m pretty happy to find this new way to increase my savings on eBay – I’ll be making a few purchases on there this summer as I prepare for my August wedding, so now I know to check Groupon Coupons first! I guess you can teach an old dog new coupon tricks, after all. 😉


Have you discovered any creative new ways to save money recently? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Promo Codes & Sales From New Groupon Coupons

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Groupon Coupons

This is a partnered post.

I’ve been talking about Groupon for a good five years now – wow! Time flies when you’re saving money! 😉 Of course, Groupon is still going strong with their local voucher deals; and recently, I learned that they have expanded their site and added a new section: Groupon Coupons.

Groupon Coupons works differently from their voucher deals in that you don’t need to purchase a coupon or register for these specific deals. Groupon Coupons is a collection of promo codes and discounts for major online retailers such as Walmart, Target, JCPenny, and many others: At current count, there are 55,000 offers in their database.

To get started, you can check out the “Featured Coupons” on their landing page or browse by store. The deals from each retailer run the gamut from current promo codes for money off or free shipping to listings of current sales and deals. Here’s some current deals that I spotted:

75% off photo books at Walgreens

20% off select merchandise at Macy’s

10% off plus free shipping on $50+ at Forever 21

15% off at Payless Shoes

I always, always check around for extra deals before I complete any online purchase, because duh, I’m Super Coupon Girl! It only takes a minute or two and can save you some cash before you buy something you have to get anyway. I’m always on the lookout for new resources for coupon codes, so it’ll be interesting to see how Groupon Coupons will evolve!

Have you used Groupon Coupons yet?

Spring Shopping & Savings

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

This has been quite a memorable spring for us! As you know, Jai and I have been on the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Panel since June 2012. I’m pleased to say that we just wrapped up the program and lost a combined total of 86.9 pounds, 13.9 BMI points and 55.7 inches! Yeah! Currently, we are transitioning off the program, eating Nutrisystem dinner entrees with our own lunches and breakfasts. Prior to our last week, I placed an order on Amazon in anticipation of our transition:

Breakfast & lunch bars

I ordered a Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Peanut Granola Bars – 48 Count Box (Amazon Associates Link) for $20.45 and two orders of Kashi TLC Cereal Bar 6-Count Boxes (Amazon Associates Link) for $12.80 each. I had some Amazon gift cards saved up, so it didn’t cost me anything out of pocket. I chose these because the portion size/calories and nutritional information match up with the type of things we’ve been eating on Nutrisystem, so these make for effortless breakfasts & lunches. Initially, I planned to do a big batch of freezer cooking before phasing off Nutrisystem; however, we are remodeling our kitchen this month, so I realized it just wasn’t going to be practical. Having the kitchen torn up is going to make food preparation a lot harder, so I wanted to go easy on myself the first month with pre-packaged foods that will be ready to go without any prep.

Shopping Trip - 3-3-13

In addition to the pre-prepared meals, we’ll be continuing to supplement with fresh foods as we have been on Nutrisystem. The photo above show an example of the type of things we’ve been picking up – eggs, brown rice, fruit & salad supplies. I snagged some savings on the Minute Rice and Dole Pineapple using coupons from the February issue of All You Magazine – I’ve been getting press copies of the magazine in the mail all year, which has been really handy. Since I run this site, I will often receive promotional items in the mail for review consideration; and I can’t think of anything more frugal than getting free coupons in the mail. 😉 I also used the January issue of All You to save on some cream cheese I bought at Walmart for a recent birthday party I hosted. Many of the coupons in All You are for products sold at Walmart – naturally, since the magazine is only sold in Walmart stores! – so it can be hit or miss whether I can use them or not, since I can’t get to Walmart often due to the distance; but I have still gotten some useful coupons from it. And of course it’s always fun reading the frugal articles and recipes!

Readers: Gotten any good deals this spring?

$5 off $25 Amazon Purchase – Today, December 9th Only

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

$5 off a $25 purchase

Click here to sign up for a $5 off $25 coupon at Amazon. This coupon is good on almost any purchase over $25 shipped/sold by Amazon and will be automatically deducted at checkout. You’ll need to link your Facebook account to claim the coupons; be sure to check out the full terms and conditions. The coupon is only good through 11:59 PM PST tonight, December 9th, so if you have any shopping you were planning to do at Amazon anyway, this is the time to do it! I’ve been collecting some gift cards in my account from various jobs/surveys/contest wins, so I used this to pick up a crate of bath tissue at a reduced price.

Thank you Money Saving Mom for this tip! FYI, I am a member of the Amazon Associates Program.

Get a $10 Amazon Gift Card For $5

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Amazon Local

Amazon is launching its own “Daily deals” site, Amazon Local. For its inaugural deal, they are offering a $10 Amazon gift card for $5 – click here for all the details. Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Get a $15 Staples Gift Card for $8.00 (New Saveology Customers)

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Staples Gift Card

Saveology is a daily deal site, and today’s offer is a $15 Staples gift card for $8.00. This offer is only good for customers who have not purchased from Saveology before. Click here for all the offer details.

We just got a Staples in our area this year, so I’m excited to purchase this gift card. Discounts like this on gift cards are another great way to stretch your dollars. Staples carries office supplies as well as electronics, and we actually got a really good deal on toilet paper there a few months back.

Thanks to Common Sense With Money for the tip!

Eversave: 6 Issues of All You For as Little as $2

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Do you remember last year when I advised you to snag a free $5 credit for Daily Deal site Eversave? Well, today is the day to use that credit! Today’s Eversave deal is a voucher for, where you can get a 6-issue subscription to All You. If you’re unfamiliar with this magazine, it’s popular with couponers because each issue is full of coupons – you might want to click here to read my article about it for more information. Here’s how to get this deal:

For existing member with $5 credit:

1. Login to your Eversave account to view the deal.
2. Enter coupon code SHARE at checkout to deduct $3. If you have the $5 credit from their promotion in December, it will deduct this also, leaving you with a grand total of $2.00 to pay. That works out to .33 cents per issue – that’s the best deal I’ve ever seen on this magazine!

Not a member of Eversave yet? You can still get a pretty good deal through this scenario:

1. Click here to register for Eversave, and you will receive a $2 credit.
2. Enter coupon code SHARE at checkout to deduct $3. This, combined with your $2 new member credit, will bring the final total to $5 – this works out to about .83 cents per issue, which is equivalent to QSP’s subscription deal.

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

$20 Gift Certificate for $10 on Living Social (P&G Products Only)

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Living Social is offering a $20 voucher to for $10 today. This voucher is only good on participating P&G products – click here to read the full details. According to the terms, you will receive “Free overnight delivery on your order of $25 or more”. Some blogs have said that this is for new customers only, but it doesn’t appear that way to me after reading the terms – hopefully I’m right, since I just ordered a voucher. 🙂

If you’re thinking of ordering this deal, just make sure to check prices carefully, as‘s prices may not be that great depending on what these products retail for at your local stores. I’ve placed two orders previously from, because some of their products are a good deal compared to what I could get locally. I also discovered that I had $5 in credit in my Living Social account (Apparently someone signed up through my link a while ago!) so I decided to go for this deal too, since it was only five bucks for me.

Thanks to Money Saving Mom for the heads-up about this deal!

$50 Voucher to For $20

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Exclusively Weddings

Today has been filled with wedding planning for me! First, I was putting together a special bridal giveaway – one of my lucky readers will be winning a wedding shopping spree in the near future, so you’ll want to stay tuned for that! After I completed that project, I got an email from Friends and Family Circle, another daily deal site à la Groupon. Their featured deal today is a $50 voucher to > for $20. Here’s how to get this deal:

1. >Click here to visit Friends and Family Circle and login or register – the deal should be on the front page under “Featured Deal”.

2. Purchase the deal, and you should receive your voucher via email right away. Vouchers cannot be redeemed until the day after purchasing. This offer excludes kate spade and Martha Stewart products. Offer expires July 1, 2011. I presume this voucher does not cover shipping, although it does not specify.

I purchased a discounted Starbucks gift card from Friends and Family circle a few months back, and was very happy with my purchase. You know I’m all about anything that can help with a frugal wedding, so I snapped this deal up! And, to make it even more frugal, I paid for it with a VISA gift card I received from my Internet provider recently as a promo offer when I bundled services. 😀 I’ll be sure to keep you posted on what I purchase!