Thoughts By Natalie

Fall Shopping Deals


One fun fact about my husband, Brian: he loves a good deal. I always laugh when we’re about to buy something for the house online and he asks, “Did you check online for promo codes?” It happens every time, and though I laugh about it and tease him, I guarantee he’s saved our family thousands of dollars because of that diligence. I mean, really, it takes less than a minute to see if there’s a coupon code and then boom—you saved money!

…which brings me to today’s budget tip. Have you guys ever heard of RetailMeNot? In all of my years of coupon-code-searching, I find most of the codes I end up using are from this site. Though Google does make it pretty easy to find whatever you’re searching for, I love that RetailMeNot is this online hub of deals and coupon codes. If you’re someone who loves a good deal (like my beloved hubby), it’s definitely a site you need to bookmark before you start all of your fall and holiday shopping.

Here are a few ways to quickly save on your fall shopping using their site…

Never Pay for Shipping // Yep, there’s a whole page dedicated to all of the places you can get free shipping right now. Which is my favorite, because I hate paying for shipping.

Check Current Product Deals // Stores are constantly having sales throughout the week—but it’s hard to keep track of them all individually. The product deals page is basically one big compilation of deals going on at stores all over the web, and you can click through to the site to shop—no coupons needed.

When in Doubt, Search for a Promo Code // Since I tend to have my heart set on specific items, I don’t usually start shopping by searching for deals, but rather the other way around—I find something I like, and pray there’s a promo code out there. As you find items you love this season, you can easily do a search for the brand you’re about to buy from to check if you can get a deal on what you’ve already fallen in love with.

Also, if fall shopping isn’t your thing I just discovered that they also have an app that you can use to help you get deals when you’re out and about shopping at stores. Pretty great!

What are your tips for getting good deals on fall shopping? Share with us so we can all save some $$$ ;)

(This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot, a site I use regularly for shopping deals! Thank you for supporting the brands that make Thoughts by Natalie possible.)

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  • Laura
    October 7, 2015 at 5:27 am

    I’m the same as your husband! Haha. I too have found many a promo code from RetailMeNot in my day. But one I’m using more and more now is Honey. It’s a Chrome plugin that does the coupon searching for you — on virtually every website. I’d highly suggest taking a look if you’ve never heard of it! :)

    • Natalie Borton
      October 7, 2015 at 6:47 am

      Thanks! I’ll check it out!

    • Laura
      October 7, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Also, is that white checked plaid shirt from Madewell?

  • Mindy t
    October 7, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I need that necklace!!!!!

  • Erin
    October 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Who makes that necklace? Where did you get it? Thanks!

  • Urban Wife
    October 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I’m the same was as you, in that I always set my heart on the item first and then pray that there’s a coupon code out there. :) Love a good bargain too, but I also won’t let it sway my decision if there isn’t a coupon for it. Using Cartwheel at Target makes me feel pretty awesome, even if it’s just pennies saved. Haha!

    • Natalie Borton
      October 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Oh yes, I love Cartwheel!!

  • Robin
    October 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve definitely used a lot of codes from Retail Me Not! I’m also a big fan of Ebates. :)

  • Sarah
    October 8, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Me too! Love Ebates! I felt like I had been robbed for the years I had been shopping without it :-)