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Your Frisky Deals Of The Week

Each Tuesday, we’ll bring you the latest awesome sales from around the web. Check here to see what deep discounts you can take advantage of. This week, we’ve got tons of post-Christmas deals — like 50 percent off at Ralph Lauren Rugby and big deals at Bloomingdales semi-annual handbag sale. Check out the full list after the jump, and don’t forget to sign up at Shop It To Me to take full advantage…

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Hop On This Groupon Gap Offer (Please!)

The Gap is usually a go-to for our fall shopping, so we were pleasantly surprised to see this Groupon offer land in our inbox this morning: Sign up for the deal and you’ll only pay $25 for $50 worth of merchandise in stores. For those not familiar with Groupon, it’s a sort of local coupon service where retailers and business owners can offer you a deal, but only if enough people participate (or sign up) for the deal. If the offer goes through, you pay online and print out your certificate. So, if you already know you’re going to spend $50 at the Gap (um, today), might as well get in on the coupon now to capture the savings opportunity. [Groupon] Keep reading »

Discounts At Gap, Steve Madden—Is Foursquare On The Verge Of A Consumer Breakthrough?

Some of us here at The Frisky have yet to get on board with Foursquare, the mobile “check-in” app that lets others see where you are. If you’re not into using the service to virtually navigate your social life, the company may still appeal to you yet: Foursquare recently announced a discount deal with the Gap. Users who check into Gap locations through August 22 will get 25 percent off their purchase. (If you’ve tried these mobile discount things by waving your iPhone in a clerk’s face and seen their “huh?” reaction, not to worry—the check-in gives you a discount code just in case.) Another place you might shop that’s now offering a Foursquare discount? Certain Steve Madden stores are offering 20 percent off purchases of $50 or more from now through September 30. Keep reading »

Money 101: Top Online Money-Saving Sites And Tools

The way we shop now: via virtual window browsing, electronic payments, and clicks of a button. Which is great for making things easier, but it also means you may become less discerning about your purchases. Avoid settling for the quick fix when you’re spending online—with a bit of research, you might find yourself saving more than you thought possible. Of course, half the struggle of attempting to be frugal online is being overwhelmed by discount search engines or slightly sketch third-party websites. Lucky for you, we’ve done the work for you, and have rounded up the best websites and online tools to keep you money smart.

A word of warning: just because a site offers great discounts, it doesn’t mean you have to cash in on it. When you find amazing things for cheap, it’s often tempting to purchase them simply because of the deal. Before you spend, think about whether you’d actually be buying the item in the first place. The rule of the game is to sub in these options for times you’d ordinarily spend full price. So without further ado … The Frisky’s favorite web spots for shopping, planning a vacations, redecorating, and even partying. Check them out after the jump! Keep reading »

Do “Deals” At Outlet Malls Just Screw Shoppers Over?

Hold that credit card! Double X excerpted a section from the forthcoming book, Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture, by Ellen Ruppell Shell, which reveals the scams at outlet malls are lamer than the kids who hang out in the food court all day.

The author visited at an outlet mall in Las Vegas with a prices and branding expert to scope out the “deals.” At a Crescent jewelry store, the ladies examine an $832 diamond-and-white-gold pendent, marked down from $3,329, which the jewelers are eager to give them “a better price on.” But back at home, Shell does a little googling and discovers the pendent’s diamonds can just barely pass as gemstones according to diamond grades. Plus, nearly identical pendents could be found on eBay for only $229!

Yeah, markups pretending to be markdowns suck. And it’s sneaky that stores selling comparatively-cheap wares at inflated prices are shacking up next to the Barney’s Co Op and La Perla so they look fancier. But…that’s business, isn’t it? Keep reading »

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