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Secret savings hack contest for March 23: Win a $25 gift card to Macy's!

Attention all savings hackers! As last weeks contest shows, you influencers are experts at saving money and maximizing coupons at popular stores. So, let's continue our fun weekly contest to see who can come up with the most unique, helpful, and little-known savings hack at a new retailer.


This week's store is Macy's. What's your #1 inside hack for saving money at Macy's? What's one tip for getting a bigger discount that most people would never know?


Last week's contest for Sephora was a success, with One Frugal Girl being announced as the winner. Check it out here.


Share your hack for this week here in this thread by 12 p.m. PST, Thursday, March 23. Try to keep your hack to 100 words or fewer. Include any screenshots as needed. Limit one post per person. We'll compile your contributions into a "top savings hacks" blog post & share on our social channels. See the post from last week here. The influencer with the most unique, insightful, and helpful tip will win a $25 gift card to Macy's this week.


We're looking forward to seeing your hacks!

Emily Helwig Macy’s shipping is quite pricey. Save yourself the extra $10.95 charge by adding any beauty item to your order. As soon as you add a qualifying beauty item your entire order will ship for free! If you search hard enough you can often find beauty products on sale for $4 to $5. Right now you can actually buy Burt’s Bees baby wipes for $4.25 when you use coupon code: VIP. (Who knew they qualified as a beauty product?) You pay $4.25 for the wipes, but that’s a whole lot better than paying $10.95 for shipping and getting nothing extra in return. And before you checkout don't forget to enter your plenti points to earn points towards your next purchase too.


Emily Helwig Family & Friends Sale!!!


MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR...Two times a year, Macy’s offers 25% off your purchase at the Friends & Family Sale. One sale takes place in spring, the other at the start of December.


Love that this is in December as I can save on the big purchases for the holidays!

Emily Helwig This is another Shipping hack. you can opt for slower shipping (around 10 days) and receive not only FREE shipping, but $5 Cash Back in Macy's Money to use for your next purchase.


Emily Helwig I use the honey app with Google Chrome. It lets me know what the best prices are for Macys as well as other stores.

@tellytub

Emily Helwig You can often get free things at Macy's. I've seen several "promos" online that Macy's offer free bra fittings, makeovers, and makeup samples at the cosmetics area. Also for the men they do free fittings for a suit! This way you can try things out before a final purchase!

Emile

Emily Helwig Always, always, always...when you (physically) go to Macy's, turn on your phone bluetooth (make sure you have the app "Shopkick) and walk to the middle of the store to earn "kicks" (points) Visit Macy's 9 times and you get a free $5 gift card! The Shopkick app rewards you in the stores giftcards for you visits and purchases! Best way to shop and earn a little extra too!

Emily Helwig When visiting Macy's, always stop by the Sephora counter. Several times a year, you can get a free facial. Plus, you can always get samples of their beauty products. This can save you tons of money if you are in the habit of buying products and then not liking them after you try them.

Greg
Emily Helwig Check out the current Macy's rebate offers: https://www.macysrebates.com/static/quicktrack/macys/Current-dotcom-Rebate-Form.pdf. New rebates are released every month and are usually for kitchen related items. You can even combine rebates with coupons and sales, making for some great deals.

*Update*:


Through 3/27, for any purchase of $50+ you make in stores or online, you'll get up $40 in Macy's Money to spend 3/28 to 4/2.


Enza Ketcham

Emily Helwig Hi Emily, if you sign up for a Macy's credit card you earn points and then get free coupons! Like always be sure to pay it off quickly and use it to just rack up points for better offers! :D Credit cards can save you a lot of money IF YOU use them wisely and pay them off right away!

Ashley Drewes

Emily Helwig Sign up for their newsletter! It's the best way to learn about new sales, events, or coupons they currently have. You can also choose to receive text notifications of new or upcoming sales as well. Macy’s offers a 15% discount for new members to their email newsletter, so it’s incentive to sign up for the discount code, even if you don’t intend on reading every newsletter that arrives in your inbox.

Emily Helwig

Congrats to Jenilee Dunson for winning this contest with her hack that can make you FREE Macy's money! Thanks to everyone else for entering, be sure to check out the blog post rounding up all of your Macy's savings tips tomorrow! I'll post it here and tag you all :)

Emily Helwig Thank you :) and thanks to everyone for their great tips! I love shopping at Macy's but it's even better when you can save money while shopping there.