Shhh… It’s a Secret… Tell all your Friends

By Isabel Kallman

By Melissa Summers

I hate to pay full price for anything. Where I’m from, Michigan, paying full price for anything is like taking money and tossing it into your garbage disposal. How could you possibly pay full price when there’s a discount available?
When I’m shopping online, at the checkout I’ll be asked “Do you have a code?” At that point it’s nearly impossible for me to place an order, realizing there is a discount code out there, only I don’t have it. Which means I am not saving money someone else is saving.

Even if paying full price is not against your religion, there are a few sites out there to help you get what you want and save the money other people are saving. has an amazing database of codes for so many stores I found myself drooling as I browsed the offerings. A Pea In The Pod, BodenUSA and Sensational Beginnings are some of the stores I found in their database.

There’s also which is a nicely organized set of discount/promotional codes for online retailers. Not only do they have an extensive collection of codes, they’re extremely easy to navigate from the home page.

Finally, I know you don’t want to, neither do I. However, sometimes you’ll have to shop at a store made out of bricks or something equally as reality-based. You can’t use discount codes there nor can you point and click on what you want. But still you can save money. You’ll need coupons and is one of the most comprehensive collection of printable grocery, retail, restaurant and travel coupons.

Promise me you’ll look at these sites next time you see the “Do you have a coupon/promotional code?” space at your online checkout. If you don’t, do me a favor and take a wad of $20 bills and throw them in your garbage can.

For a daily dose of Melissa Summers’ wit and charm please visit her popular parenting web log, Suburban Bliss

Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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