ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Personal Finance»
  • Frugal Living

Coupon Queen

Updated on June 22, 2010

My New Motto

My old motto was if you want it, buy it -- especially if it makes you happy! But how long does material happiness last? From my recollection, not too long. It feels good for the moment and no sooner than you swipe, wear & wash, the feeling evaporates.

These days, if I want it, I buy it -- but not without a coupon. Free shipping, 20 off, no tax...it doesn't matter. I will take just about anything as long as it screams discount. The best part is I still shop at the stores that I've always shopped at. I still purchase the same merchandise. I may have to wait a day or two for my package, but the discount is worth the wait.

I have dubbed myself the "Coupon Queen" and my new motto is: Less truly equals more.



 

My Most Recent Purchase

Tolani Mosaic Print Dress

So, yesterday I bought this beautiful silk, mosaic print dress.  It retails anywhere from $105 on up.  Ask me how much I paid.  Well, I paid $84.  I found a 20% off coupon and I saved over $20!

You know my motto. Less truly is more!

I am now on the hunt for the perfect pair of shoes to match.

Special Occasion?

Special occasion? I've got a solution for that too! After recently spending over $500 on a ball gown, I made a vow. NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!!!!!! I discovered Rent the Runway. For as little as $50 or even less with a coupon, I could have rented a designer gown for the pocket change price. LESSON LEARNED

Have you seen Sex and the City 2? Well a lot of Carrie's dress were Halston Heritage and they are available on RTR.

Why waste money on a dress that you will wear once.

My Top 10 Online Shopping Sites

In no particular order they are:

  1. Piperlime
  2. Shopbop
  3. Revolve Clothing
  4. Black Label Boutique
  5. Chickdowntown
  6. Endless Shoes
  7. ASOS
  8. Bloomingdales
  9. Ella Moss
  10. Couture Candy

What percentage of your apparel purchases are made online?

See results

Get Rewarded for Shopping

It's like you're getting paid to shop.  Every time you make a purchase, you get a percentage back in the form of cash.  At the end of each quarter, I look for my prepaid Visa card.  So far, I've gotten back a little over $500.

There's one teeny tiny catch.  You have to subscribe to the company's magazine.  A one year subscription is $9.95.  $500 minus $9.95 -- there's really no comparison.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)