Hot Shopping Tips, hosted by consumer and financial pros Mandy Walker and Lisa Lee Freeman, is all about getting the best deals on everything—from clothing and cosmetics to cars and credit cards (and other products that don't start with a "c"!). It will also keep you up to date on the latest consumer news you need to know!
10 hacks for slashing the cost of holiday meals
In Episode #55, we tell you how to put out a beautiful spread without breaking the bank! Our tips include recommendations on what to DIY instead of buy and how to save big on booze. Plus, we share our favorite recipe sites where you can plug in on-sale ingredients and create delicious dishes! We also cover:
The Secret Sister scam. Watch out this holiday season! How to wring the biggest payout from your auto insurer after an accident.
Our top tips for saving big on Black Friday—and in 2020!
If you're stressed out because you're not sure how to tackle Black Friday and other big holiday sales, we've got you covered! We'll tell you all of the tricks you need to succeed, including:
Where to find the biggest bargains. (Websites we recommend include BestBlackFriday.com, TheBlackFriday.com, BFads.net, BlackFriday.com, DealNews.com, GottaDeal, and Wirecutter.)
What to buy—and what to buy later.
Where to shop.
What you need to know about Black Friday TV deals.
How to compare prices fast.
Slash your food bill: Secrets to buying the freshest meat, produce & more!
In Episode #53, you'll learn insider tricks to picking the freshest food at grocery stores, plus storage tips, that can save you hundreds of dollars a year. From apples and tomatoes to T-bones and tilapia, we've got you covered! We also share surprising tricks for extending the life of cheeses, fresh herbs, and other expensive groceries.Plus tips for shopping on Amazon's outlet and warehouse sections, our take on Walmart's new credit card, free trial gotchas, and more!
10 ways to save big by cutting credit card, bank & insurance costs
Bank and credit cards eat away at your paychecks with interest payments and late charges and fees for checking accounts, overdraft coverage, ATM usage, and a lot more. But you can avoid most or even all of those money wasters with our tips. We'll also help you shave your insurance premiums by getting rid of unneeded coverage. We also cover: The best places to get your prescriptions filled; how to outsmart Amazon's algorithm to get the best deals; and why you should sign up for Target's new loyalty program.
12 shopping & cooking hacks to slash your food costs!
In Episode No. 51, we share our favorite tips for saving big on food bills. In the first half of the podcast, we share our top food-shopping tricks. Next, we reveal easy money-savers in the kitchen, including fun ways to turn leftovers into tasty treats. By making just a few tweaks to your usual cooking routine you can save hundreds of dollars a year. Plus, the cars most likely to be stolen in the U.S., and a popular way to save on airfare that can actually cost you a bundle.
Our 10 BEST Money-Saving Tips!
To celebrate our 50th episode, we rounded up some of our greatest hits. Whether you've been following us all along or are new to the podcast, now's a fantastic time to listen in. We cover our top tips so far, including clever ways to save at dollar stores, restaurants, yard sales, and a lot more. Plus, we reveal a few of our favorite shopping apps, and a way to uncover secret savings online.
Mandy and Lisa are the real deal
I hate when self-anointed "experts" spout obvious advice. Hot Shopping Tips is such a refreshing change. With Lisa and Mandy's podcast, I find myself looking for the nearest pen and notepad to jot down notes. These ladies really get into the nitty-gritty. They are true experts. And, best of all, they are fun to listen to. I just wish I could actually go shopping with them! Thanks, Lisa and Mandy!
Way to Save
These two savvy women really know how to save you money. They are so knowledgeable and yet they make this whole-money saving business painless and actually fun. And their wise banter is wonderful to listen to.
I didn't know what to expect when I clicked on this, but I think it's great! So informative - I only wish there was a Walmart near me! LOL. Can't wait to go back and listen to other episodes! Thanks, ladies!