‘RetailMeNot’ has deals on YOUR fav. Stores

Happy weekend eve everyone! Do you have plans this weekend? Why not go on a shopping spree, courtesy of our new favorite app, RetailMeNot!

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RetailMeNot offers discounts, sales, and coupons for popular stores such as:

  • American Eagle
  • Abercrombie and Fitch
  • Kohls
  • CVS
  • Best Buy
  • Toys R Us
  • and more…

Also your favorite food stops such as:

  • Papa John’s
  • Chilis
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Baskin Robbins
  • and more….

Once the app opens, their best offers will be the first thing you see!

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At the bottom left side, there is a ‘categories’ section which lists the type of places all offering discounts. This ranges anywhere from accessories, to books, to clothing, electronics, food, home, party supplies, and more!

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The ‘Nearby’ section allows the app to use your current location to find and highlight offers that are in a 5 mile radius of where you are which is super convenient if you’re on the go all the time!

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Also, if you’re not familiar with the area you’re in, it gives you a list of nearby malls that have the stores with the discounts you’re looking for.

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You can also personalize the coupons and discounts you get by favoriting the stores you love the most! The ‘Just For You’ section highlights the online and in store deals for those places you’ve favorited!

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The ‘Saved’ tab allows you to star the discounts that interest you the most, so when you go to use the coupon, you just click on ‘saved’, and it’s all there for you to choose from ranging from in store, online, and even has a special section for those deals that are set to expire that week.

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One of the best things about this app, is not only does it offer in store deals, but also online discount codes to use at your favorite web stores as well!

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There is never a bad purchase when it’s made with RetailMeNot Check your App Store, or online!

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Great discounts on YOUR birthday!

Happy Hump Day!

Do you have a birthday coming up or someone who is turning a year older?

Did you know that some of your favorite restaurants and stores would also love to give you a special gift for lasting another year?

The South Florida Savings Guy compiled a list of South Florida establishments that not only offer your favorite things, but are celebrating you, their loyal customer.

Although you may have to sign up for a rewards club/VIP club in order to get these deals on your birthday, It can be totally worth it in the end.

Moe’s

Offering arguably the best burrito around, Moe’s popularity quickly became a household name in the mid-2000’s.

After you join the Moe’s eWorld online club, you’ll receive:

  • A free burrito on your birthday
  • As well as a free cup of queso! (YOU CAN’T DENY YOUR LOVE FOR MOE’S QUESO)

Benihana

Have a hankering for hibachi or japanese steak? What about that amazing white sauce?

After you sign up for the Benihana’s Chef Table:

  • You’ll receive a $30.00 gift card free

Dunkin’ Donuts

America runs on Dunkin’ for EVERY birthday Even February 29th.

After signing-up at Dunkin’ UpDDates:

  • Not only will you receive a free medium beverage for signing up
  • You’ll get a free medium beverage on your birthday!  

Panera Bread

Tons of people aren’t able to make it out to these awesome places on the day of their actual birthday. For this reason, Panera has your back.

When you join the MyPanera Rewards club:

  • A sweet treat or pastry is yours

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

This West Palm Beach Italian favorite offers more, for less work.

Just sign up for the Newsletter and on your birthday:

  • Not only will you get a $5.00 off coupon for just signing up
  • But you’ll also receive a free dessert on your birthday!

This week’s Publix circular is every college kids dream come true

Time is of the essence… meaning this weeks Publix deals will NOT be around forever.

With midterms in our midst, people always forget to fuel their bodies, mostly because they feel as though they don’t have the money or the time to get the foods they want.

It’s as though Publix KNEW college kids were going to need the foods we crave in order to get through one of the toughest weeks of the semester. The sales and BOGO’s this week are on POINT!

Here’s the online circular, just incase you missed the paper on sunday 🙂  

Beer and Wine:

(For those budget babes who are OF AGE!)

  • 12 pack of Yuengling (12 .oz can or bottle) – $10.39
  • 12 pack of Blue Moon Ale or Angry Orchard Hard Cider (12 .oz can or bottle) – $13.99
  • Bolla Pinot Grigio Wine or selected varieties (1.5 L bottle) – $12.99
  • Ruffino Chianti Wine (750-mL) – $7.69

Beverages:

Stay hydrated while you’re studying with these great deals!

  • 12 pack of assorted Pepsi Products (12 .oz cans) – three for $12.00
  • Gatorade Thirst Quencher (32 .oz bottles) – $0.88
  • 24 pack of Publix Spring Water (16.9 .oz bottles) – Buy 2 get 1 free

Buy One Get One Free:

If you don’t like a good BOGO… then I’m not sure if your human… or a college student for that matter.

  • Assorted Bakery Coffee Cake – Save up to $4.99
  • Ben & Jerry’s – Save up to $4.89
  • Betty Crocker Brownie Mix – Save up to $2.95
  • General Mills Cheerios Cereal – Save up to $4.09
  • Skittles or Starburst bags – Save up to $3.29

Deli:

The easiest lunch/dinner ideas for budgeters and college kids is the weekly deals Publix offers from the deli

  • Prepackaged Publix Turkey Breast Sub – $4.99
  • Publix Deli Family Combo Meal (One rotisserie or 8 piece mixed fried chicken; choice of two 16 .oz sides: beans, coleslaw, potato or macaroni salad; and one pack of 4 rolls) – $10.99
  • Publix Deli Chicken Tender Whole Sub – $6.99
  • Stacey’s Pita Chips – 3 for $7.00

Bakery:

The bakery… everyone college girls worse nightmare and best friend, is always there… no matter what.

  • Assorted Jumbo Cupcakes – 2 for $6.00

Scary Cheap ‘POPSUGAR’ Halloween Costume ideas!

Welcome to October frugal friends!

Let the pumpkin carving, candy eating, and dressing up begin!!

Oh… right… you’re living on a budget and can’t afford all the cute costumes you see everyone wearing 😦

OR CAN YOU?!

Here at Broke Girl Problems, we do not believe in giving up on doing fun things with your friends, including dressing up for Halloween, just because your tight on money. Haven’t you heard? DIY is the new black 😉 If you’re not opposed to using your own clothes as staple for your halloween costume, then look no further! Here are five very creative and fun costumes you and your friends can use as inspiration this year, thanks to our fave website –
POPSUGAR!

Rosie The Riveter 

This icon was created in order to promote and represent women who worked in factories during WWII. Recreate the hype with this simple costume.

What you’ll need

  • Denim shirt (long or short sleeved)
  • Red bandanna
  • Black leggings/jeans
  • Combat boots (optional)
  • A cute, but class bump hairdoo

Carmen Sandeigo 

Anyone remember this mysterious gal that captured kids hearts everywhere and made you think,”HOW DID SHE GET TO ALL THESE PLACES SO FAST?!” Well, now you can see what it’s like to have everyone say “Where in the world is she?!”

What you’ll need

  • Red Peacoat
  • Red fedora or long brimmed hat
  • Black Leggings/Jeans
  • Knee-high black boots
  • Yellow, gold, or white scarf

Regina George – Mean Girls

If you don’t know who Regina George, or even what Mean Girls is… then “you can’t sit with us”. Channel your ultimate queen bee with this year.

What you’ll need

  • White tank top (two circles cut at the chest)
  • Purple brazier or tank top
  • Black thigh high skirt
  • Pink cardigan (optional)

Miley Cyrus – Post Hannah Montana

We all know about Miley’s transformation and her memorable performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Her look is different now, and here’s how you can look like her

What you’ll need

  • White tank top
  • Gold Chains
  • Red lipstick (LOTS)
  • Two power bun hairstyle
  • Teddy bear stuffed animal
  • Foam finger (optional)

Ceiling Fan

I know what you’re thinking… but it’s NOT impossible. Why not look at it from a literal standpoint and be the biggest ceiling FAN ever?!

What you’ll need

  • T-shirt/Tank top (any color will work, but make it something bright)
  • Paint/stencils (to right the words ceiling fan on your shirt)
  • Pom Pons
  • Pigtail hairstyle
  • Pleated Skirt
  • Anything else you might need to show your spirit!

Happy Halloween! Stay safe, go out in groups, and have the most fun you possibly can 🙂

Trader Joe’s spreads the discounts down south!

Hi everyone!

I really hope some of these posts are helping some of you out! It would really mean a lot to me if you could give me some feed back!!!

So back to today’s post.

Ever heard of Trader Joe’s?! No?! Well let me inform you on what you’ve been missing!

Here’s some background, just incase you haven’t heard about it:

  • The first store opened in Pasadena, California in 1967.
  • Started out as a chain of convenience stores
  • Changed names from Pronto Markets to Trader Joe’s that same year
  • In 1988, they added a location in Northern California.
  • In the 90’s they spread to Arizona, Oregon, Washington State, Nevada and even Massachusetts.
  • Illinois, New York, North Carolina, and Georgia were next in the 2000’s
  • As of 2013, Trader Joe’s opened 400 stores across the country, and that number has grown since then.

Trader Joe’s pride’s itself on having the best value of food and prices that you won’t get anywhere else. One of the awesome things that Trader Joe’s practices is they actually buy all of their product directly from the supplier so customers can get the best price for what they are buying. Every product sold in the store is non-GMO (meaning they don’t have genetically modified organisms in them), ultimately making it safer for you to consume.

As of now, there are four locations in South Florida, including the brand new location in Boca Raton on Federal Highway, which if you didn’t know, is conveniently located a few miles from FAU’s Boca campus 🙂

Got a sweet tooth? One of Trader Joe’s most well known items is called ‘Cookie Butter’.

(Here’s a picture if you’re not yet on the band wagon)

Basically, the people who created Speculoos cookies decided to make it more fun to eat cookies by creating this spreadable version. Three different varieties are offered; Original and Crunchy – which costs $3.69 a jar and Cookie and Cocoa Swirl, which is $3.99 a jar.

Staying fit on a budget is easier than you think

Happy Friday Ya’ll!

As college students and someone who doesn’t have a 9-5 job, finding a sufficient place to work out without spending loads of cash may seem next to impossible.

Between the clothes, shoes, and work-out venue, most people spend at least $200 a month. Here’s some helpful tips on how to get great deals on work out clothes and shoes, and how to get a great work out… for FREE!

Famous Footwear is currently having a GREAT sale on their athletic training shoe brands like Nike, New Balance, Sketchers, Reebok and more! And yes girls, all the fun colors are available.

Need some new work out gear? Kohl’s always has a GREAT work out clothes section. If those are out of your price range, Kohl’s is always marking down their items which makes the clearance section your best bet!

Now you’ve got comfy shoes and some awesome new work-out wear… what’s next? Oh right, the work-out part 🙂

You always hear about how amazing cross-fit is, how many hours your friends spend in the gym, and the latest work-out fad, but you’re never able to experience those because of course, money is an issue.

I’ve found some incredible work-outs that will not only make you see results, but you won’t have to spend a DIME in the process! (And we all know that’s actually the best part, right?)

Warm-up: Do each for 20 seconds, and repeat 2-3 times.

  • Jump rope (or use your imagination if you don’t have one)
  • High knees
  • Butt kicks
  • Jump Lunges
  • Mountain Climbers

Once you’ve done that, its time for the real deal. I’ll go through some arm, leg, back, and abdominal work-outs that are easy to do at home!

For an arm work-out that requires no equipment, Health.com
has broken down a 10 minute arm toning work-out that will be sure to show results. With 10 reps of 5 different work outs which are demonstrated for you on the website, you will never need to use a weight again.

POPSUGAR has all kinds of ideas and printable workouts for at home use! This is one of the killer work-outs you can use to sculpt those legs… Look out Carrie Underwood!

The people at Tone and Tighten have got your back… literally. They have great work-outs to tone up your back, and get rid of that annoying backfat.

And last but certainly not least… the abdominals. 30 Day Fitness Challenge has been known to create some awesome month long work outs, and of course the ab work-outs are no exception. This site also offers tutorials on how to correctly do the exercises!

See budget babes?! No more excuses that you’re too broke for a gym membership! So get on it, and stop making the excuse “eh, I’ll start tomorrow” and start today!