One Way I Save With Almost Zero Effort (+ a $500 giveaway!)

posted by Andrea | 09/5/2018

Thanks to for sponsoring today’s post (and the amazing giveaway!) 

It’s no secret that I’ve never been a big shopper — in fact, my mom used to bribe me with food from the foodcourt in order to get me into the mall!

Needless to say, the internet has been a wonderful tool for me as a homeowner and mother of 4! It has allowed me to buy the things I need (and want) for myself, my home, and my family without leaving my house, AND get some pretty fantastic deals on top of it. has been a constant source of deals, promo codes, and cashback over the past several years.

I’m not sure when I first started using it — but I know it was one of the online shopping tools my mom told me about right after she started shopping online (she’s basically the discount shopping queen).

By using the free RetailMeNot App on my phone and installing the free RetailMeNot Genie extension on my web browser, I am alerted of deals while shopping at the mall or adding items to my cart online. RetailMeNot makes it simple, easy, and effortless to save even more on the items we need from the brands and stores we love.

RetailMeNot allows me to combine coupons with cashback offers (without even needing to search for them, clip them, enter them, etc.) Thanks to the Genie extension, I simply see a little pop-up in the corner of my screen that tells me what the best deal/discount would be for the site I’m on.

For example, the other day, I logged onto to look at a few computer accessories. I never even realized there was a $20 off coupon code… but thanks to RetailMeNot, I saved a little extra on that purchase!


I also sometimes just scroll through the deals on the RetailMeNot website to see what’s available. 

Last week, I noticed there was a coupon code for $15 off a $30 purchase at Old Navy (one day only)… and although I can’t even remember the last time I purchased anything at Old Navy, I figured I could probably find the leggings I wanted to buy for Ms. Long-Leg Nora (she apparently grew a ton over the summer).

I needed leggings eventually, but I never would have thought to check Old Navy until I saw the special discount on Thanks to that code (and the 40% off on the Old Navy website), I was able to purchase a handful of leggings and a few things for upcoming birthday/Christmas gifts for only $15 total (without leaving my home!)


As a former paper-coupon, deal-shopping junkie, I have changed my ways quite a bit after having 4 children.

I now buy everything I can from Meijer or Aldi once a week, hit up our local thrift store with the kids at least once a month, and try my hardest to find EVERYTHING else online.

I still appreciate a fantastic bargain, but at this point in my life, I’m not willing to clip coupons, mail rebates, fill out forms, or drive to multiple stores just to save a few bucks. HOWEVER I can totally get onboard with shopping from my phone or computer while the kids are sleeping and have little deal pop-ups alert me to effortless ways to save! 

As we finish up our back-to-school shopping (we’re getting Simon’s goodies this week) and enter the busy holiday shopping season, it’s nice to know there are simple, easy-to-use tools like the FREE RetailMeNot App and Genie extension that allow this mom of 4 (who hates shopping) to tackle my shopping list, stock my gift closet, and buy the essentials my family needs.

Simon’s face pretty much sums up how I feel about saving with RetailMeNot! 

More about RetailMeNot:

RetailMeNot is the ultimate destination for saving money when you shop online or in a store. With thousands of coupons, deals, cashback offers and discount e-gift cards, it’s easy to save at all your favorite stores, restaurants, and more!

Visit RetailMeNot on the web:

Facebook: RetailMeNot
Twitter: @RetailMeNot
Instagram: retailmenot
Download their free App
Download the free Genie Extension for Chrome or Firefox

Enter To Win The Giveaway!

RetailMeNot is graciously giving away FIVE $100 Visa gift cards to help with any shopping you’d like to do yet this year! 

The entry process is slightly different than my normal Rafflecopter giveaway — but considering there’s $500 up for grabs, I thought it was worth a little extra effort! 🙂

Here’s what you need to do! 

  1. Download the free RetailMeNot Genie extension.
  2. Browse your favorite online stores.
  3. Leave a comment on THIS POST regarding which discount offer you’re most excited to use.

Pretty painless if you ask me!

Good Luck… and happy shopping!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to eligible legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction. Begins: September 5, 2018 at 12:00:00 AM ET. Ends: September 1o, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Subject to Official Rules available at

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  1. Shelly


    I’m most excited about Amazon coupons (gotta love Prime!) and the 30% off Old Navy with free shipping! I stocked up on new socks for the kids & grabbed a cute sweater for myself 🙂

  2. Sara


    I’m excited about the $10 off $50 on Amazon! I get pretty much everything I possibly can through Amazon Prime so I’m excited for the Amazon deals.

  3. mami2jcn


    I’m excited to get discounts at Kohls! I shop there often.

  4. Lissa


    I am excited about old navy

  5. Krista Norman


    Childrens Place, Old Navy, Target and JC Penney. This is just in time for “my kids grew so much over summer” shopping!

  6. Stacey Roberson


    Amazon, Target and Kohl’s are my go-to sites. This is a wonderful extension and the first time I’ve heard of it. Can’t wait to start saving!!

  7. Lisa Lisson


    I never thought to look for Amazon on RetailMeNot! I’ll be keeping a watch for those especially. Thanks!

  8. Melissa


    I love using RetailMeNot. I’m shopping at Kohls today and will be checking for coupons!

  9. Sarah G


    I have used retail me not for many years. I always check there for codes before I check out of a store. Also use when shopping as many stores have in-store coupons as well.

  10. Melissa


    The rules of entry are a little confusing – it says to use the rafflecopter..but I don’t see one..

    From here:

    Step 1: During the Entry Period, visit and look for the Rafflecopter widget to enter Sweepstakes within Andrea Dekker’s sponsored RetailMeNot post.

    Step 2: Log into Rafflecopter using email address.

    Step 3: Sign up for RetailMeNot’s newsletter by entering a valid email address into the form field and submitting.

    You will obtain one (1) entry for the completed entry described in Step 3 above. You can obtain a maximum of one (1) entry for this Sweepstakes

  11. Melissa A


    Amazon…or maybe Ulta!



    30% Amazon and DSW. The Genie extension is Genius!

  13. Maren


    Just used Retail Me Not this week for a JCPenney offer! It is so helpful! I have a tall torso, so their tall section is perfect for me. Excited to use it again there! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Elizabeth



  15. Karen Jeanne


    I love my shirts from teefury, so that’s the first discount I looked for! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Laura E.


    Bath and Body Works! Love the Fall scents. Thank you.

  17. Marsha Scott


    Hi!! Up to 30%off at Amazon .

  18. Patty


    Amazon and Target of course! Thanks so much Andrea!

  19. Jessica Quada


    For sure Amazon or Target as I have my registry there and can always stock up on baby items 😀

  20. Judy Thomas


    Target 20% additional discount and Amazon! I love online shopping!

  21. Heather Sebastian


    Hands down Amazon, since I shop there most. Thanks for hosting such a FUN and GENEROUS giveaway, cheers! 🙂

  22. Jenna Smith


    Def. Amazon! But I saw others like Shutterfly and hobby lobby too 🙂

  23. makinna


    I’m liking the rx saver!