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Free Museum Admission for Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Customers (September 1st & 2nd)

free museum admission – American Museum of Natural History

Got plans for Labor Day weekend?

On September 1st and 2nd, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and U.S. Trust customers can score one FREE admission to 200+ participating museum locations nationwide. Just present your active Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U.S. Trust credit or debit card along with a photo ID to get free admission.

The FREE admission is valid at participating institutions for the cardholder only (guests do not qualify for free admission). This offer excludes special exhibitions, ticketed shows, and fundraising events and cannot be combined with other offers. Hours and participation will vary by location.

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Extra 25% Off Clearance at Nordstrom Rack

Through September 3rd, head over to Nordstrom Rack where they are hosting a Clear the Rack Sale and offering an extra 25% off clearance items with prices as marked. To easily find this sale, head here and click on the clearance menu.

This is a great time to save on clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, home items and more from brands like Kate Spade, Nike, The North Face, Hudson Jeans, and 7 For All Mankind.

Wondering what readers have snagged in the past? Check out these comments from previous Nordstrom Rack Sale posts…

I was able to get my husband a pair of RayBan sunglasses for $18.56!

I snagged a North Face Rose Faux Fur Vest for $48 shipped! TY TY TY!!!!

Thanks. I got my 4th pair of TOMS! I love a good shoe deal!

I found Melissa McCarthy jeans for $13.35, originally $89! Thanks!

Oh my goodness!! Thanks so much for posting this — my teenage daughter’s birthday is in October and she LOVES Urban Decay products. I picked up several products for her and brow boxes for her friends for CHRISTmas–who can beat a $10 gift?!? I love how deep the pigment is in their products–a little goes a long way. Doing the Happy Dance right now!!

Be sure and check out their bags & purses! I snagged a gorgeous Kate Spade bag recently at far-below half-price! It’s a periwinkle/blue color, and everyone comments about it…no one knows it was a steal!

I got 3 dresses and 4 tops for me and 1 outfit for my daughter. All for $104 so shipping was free. Thank you!

I just picked up so many great things: $18 jeans, $7 bikini top, $30 field jacket, + more! I love this sale!!!

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40% Off Women’s Cardigans + Free Shipping

Through September 3rd, Cents of Style is offering 40% off select Women’s Cardigans when you use promo code FRIDAY40 at checkout.

Even better, all orders ship for free!

Here are a few deals to score…

Staci Button Up V-Neck Cardigan $32.95
Use promo code FRIDAY40 (40% off)
Final cost $19.77 shipped!

Rochelle Ever So Soft Cardigan $54.95
Use promo code FRIDAY40 (40% off)
Final cost $32.97 shipped!

Kaylee Fine-Knit Cardigan $41.95
Use promo code FRIDAY40 (40% off)
Final cost $25.17 shipped!

Jill Long Button Cardigan $44.95
Use promo code FRIDAY40 (40% off)
Final cost $26.97 shipped!

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Simple By Design Rolling Storage Towers as Low as $15.97 at Kohl’s (Great for College Dorms)

Head on over to Kohl’ where you’ll find select Simple by Design Rolling Storage Towers on sale for up to 40% off!

Stack the Savings!

Through September 3rd, Kohl’s is offering a whopping $10 off a $25 purchase when you use promo code LABORDAY at checkout or save in-store with this $10 off $25 in-store savings pass.

Plus, you can save 20% off select furniture, mattresses, rugs and window treatments when you use promo code LABORDAY20 at checkout. Note that participating items are marked. And YES, these codes can be combined for HUGE savings!

And last but not least, be sure to sign up for Kohl’s Mobile Sale Alerts by texting SAVE24 to 56457 and you’ll score a unique discount code valid for 15% off your online purchase. If you are already receiving Kohl’s text offers, you can try first texting STOP to 56457 and then text SAVE24 to 56457.

All three codes can be combined for GINORMOUS savings!

Stay organized with these deals…

Simple by Design 2-Drawer Rolling Storage Tower $35.99 (regularly $59.99)
Use promo code LABORDAY ($10 off $25)
Use promo code LABORDAY20 (20% off select furniture, mattresses, rugs & window treatments)
Use your unique 15% off code (text SAVE24 to 56457)
Final cost only $15.97 + possibly score $5 Kohl’s Cash with in-store pickup!

Simple by Design 3-Drawer Rolling Storage Tower $49.99 (regularly $79.99)
Use promo code LABORDAY ($10 off $25)
Use promo code LABORDAY20 (20% off select furniture, mattresses, rugs & window treatments)
Use your unique 15% off code (text SAVE24 to 56457)
Final cost only $25.49 + possibly score $5 Kohl’s Cash with in-store pickup!
*Available for in-store pickup only

Simple by Design 4-Drawer Rolling Storage Tower $59.99 (regularly $99.99)
Use promo code LABORDAY ($10 off $25)
Use promo code LABORDAY20 (20% off select furniture, mattresses, rugs & window treatments)
Use your unique 15% off code (text SAVE24 to 56457)
Final cost only $32.29 + possibly score $5 Kohl’s Cash with in-store pickup!

Everyone gets Kohl’s Cash!

Through September 3rd, get $10 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend. Your Kohl’s Cash will then be redeemable from September 5th – September 12th.

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FREE Firehouse Sub Sandwich When You Buy Sub, Chips & Drink (9/1 – 9/3 Only)

Check out this Labor Day deal!

Starting tomorrow, September 1st and through September 3rd, participating Firehouse Subs locations are offering up a FREE Medium Sub Sandwich when you buy one medium or large sub sandwich, chips and a drink.

Just print print this coupon or pull it up on your smartphone and show the cashier to grab your free sandwich!

Head here to find the Firehouse Subs restaurant nearest you. Be sure to call ahead first to make sure your store is participating.

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$8 Off Any Movie Ticket (New Atom Tickets Users)


Through September 3rd or while supplies last, new Atom Tickets mobile app users can score a whopping $8 off ANY movie ticket when you purchase through the app and enter promo code MARVELOUS at checkout!

To snag $8 off your ticket, download the Atom App from the App Store or Google Play. Then create an account, select your desired location, choose your movie, add one or more movie tickets to your cart, and enter promo code MARVELOUS in the box at the top.

(Thanks, Ann!)

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Free Home Pest Germ Killer w/ Bayer Advanced Insect Killer Purchase at Lowe’s ($10 Value)

Through September 12th, head to Lowe’s either online or in-store, purchase any Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer and score a free gallon of Home Pest Plus Insect & Germ Killer!

Check out these deal ideas (valid thru 9/12):

Buy one Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer 10 lb $12.97
Buy one Bayer Advanced Home Pest Plus Germ Killer 1 Gallon $9.97 value – added automatically if shopping online
Final cost $12.97 – just $6.49 each!

Buy one Bayer Advanced Complete Ready-to-Use Lawn Insect Killer 32 fl oz $9.88
Buy one Bayer Advanced Home Pest Plus Germ Killer 1 Gallon $9.97 value – added automatically if shopping online
Final cost $9.88 for both – just $4.94 each!

Buy one Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer Concentrate 40 fl oz $12.97
Buy one Bayer Advanced Home Pest Plus Germ Killer 1 Gallon $9.97 valueadded automatically if shopping online
Final cost $12.97 – just $6.49 each!

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Make The Most of Your Makeup With These 10 Clever Hacks

Don’t throw that makeup out!

You could be tossing away a perfectly good product! With these clever makeup hacks, you can extend the life of your cosmetics and make them go so much further. We spend a lot on our makeup products so it would be a shame to not get the most of them.

1. Check the bottom of your lipstick tube for extra product.

makeup product hacks — extra lipstick in cap on tube

You know that clear plastic disk on the bottom or top of many lipstick tubes? It actually has a purpose! If you pop it off, you’ll see most are filled with extra product. This is so customers can see the color of the lipstick and color match more easily. While it’s not available on all lipstick tubes, a majority of drugstore brands like E.L.F., Makeup Revolution, and Sonia Kushuk have this handy little caps on their lipsticks.

2. Get twice as much out of full coverage foundation.

clever makeup hacks – foundation and moisturizer on hand

If you like a more natural finish to your foundation, skip buying the sheer coverage and opt for full instead. It’s a higher concentration of pigment and is usually a thicker consistency, so all that’s required to lessen the coverage is to mix it with your favorite moisturizer. Even better, you’ll only need to use half as much as normal!

You can also do as I do and mix two foundations together (one full coverage and one sheer coverage) for the perfect consistency and shade matching as your summer tan fades.

3. Fix broken makeup with alcohol.

So your favorite palette dropped and now the pressed powder is broken — it happens! The fix is as simple as adding a few drops of alcohol, mixing the powder, and letting it dry back into its form! No need to worry about tossing away the broken bits of makeup. You can also transfer the pieces to a small jar and crush them up to use as a loose powder instead.

If you’ve only got a small amount of a shimmery powder left, mix the remnants into a moisturizer and store in a reusable jar. Then use the lotion on legs, arms, and shoulders to give your skin a glowy effect. For colored powders, try mixing the powder with a bit of coconut oil to make a tinted lip balm or a cream blush!

4. Revive dry mascara with contact solution or eye drops.

clever makeup hacks – dropping visine into mascara

That’s right! If you’ve got a tube of mascara that’s starting to clump (or has dried out from a loose top), refresh it by squeezing a few drops of eye contact solution or eye drops into the tube. To prevent future clumping, don’t pump the wand in and out of the tube — this motion introduces tons of air which speeds up the drying process.

5. Use your products to the very last drop.

clever makeup hacks – spatty makeup tool getting out foundation

Scooping out products with your fingers can leave product behind in the corners. OR you could have a slender package that makes it nearly impossible to access the product at the bottom. With products like Beautiscoop or Spatty, you can get virtually all of the remaining product out from those hard to reach places.

If you’re in a pinch, try using a Q-tip to scrape out and apply any remaining product.

6. Know the expiration dates on products.

clever makeup hacks – makeup products with expiration timeframe

As great as is it to increase the longevity of your makeup, you should always make sure you’re not using expired products. Check for these symbols with a number + M to know the shelf life in months of the product. It may not necessarily go bad after that time frame, though it may likely lose its effectiveness.

7. Thin out your nail lacquer with a polish thinner.

clever makeup hacks – nail polish and thinning agent to thin lacquer

If you notice your nail polish becoming too thick and harder to paint, thin out the formula with a polish thinner. This agent will restore the proper consistency and save you from having to buy a new bottle of your favorite nail color! You can also use isopropyl alcohol to do the same trick.

8. Store infrequently used skincare products in the fridge.

clever makeup hacks – putting face mask into fridge

There’s a bit of back and forth about what should and shouldn’t be stored in the refrigerator. As a rule of thumb, skincare products you use every day or up to every few days can be stored at room temperature. Products that aren’t used as frequently can be kept cool in the fridge to preserve their shelf life, which is especially helpful when they’re naturally formulated and have fewer preservatives.

9. Save your mascara wand when you’re finished with the tube.

clever makeup hacks – clean mascara wand using dawn soap

Once you’ve finished your tube of mascara, toss the bottle away but hang onto the wand. Give it a good cleaning with dish soap (this helps break down the oils in the product) and let it dry before tossing it back into your makeup bag. Those tightly wound wand bristles are great for brushing eyebrows or taming flyaways when sprayed with a little bit of hairspray!

You can also clean the tube and refill it with nourishing oils like castor or Vitamin E. Then simply sweep the oil onto eyelashes and eyebrows to help promote longer and stronger hair growth.

10. Return empty MAC makeup containers for FREE lipstick.

clever makeup hacks – mac cosmetics empty packages from makeup beauty forever

If you’re a MAC Cosmetics junkie, your loyalty will be rewarded! Once you save up 6 MAC primary packaging containers, return them to a store or via mail and receive a FREE tube of lipstick, lipgloss, or single eyeshadow of your choice! This incentive is thanks to their Back to MAC program as part of their commitment to the environment.

Written by Emily for Hip2Save. Emily lives in Buffalo, NY where she spends her time drinking lots of coffee, scouring the internet for deals, and tackling DIY projects. She’s a big believer in self-care and living the fullest life possible, all while saving money of course.

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Better Than MoviePass? Watch THREE Movies Per Month for ONLY $9.99

Eating Movie Theater Popcorn

Move over MoviePass!

If you love movies, but have been on the fence about MoviePass due to their recent outages and financial struggles, Sinemia might just make you very happy!

Similar to MoviePass, Sinemia is a private movie club providing discounted movie ticket subscription plans, starting as low as just $3.99 per month! Plus, Sinemia operates independently of theaters, which means you can get your tickets online by using their convenient Cardless feature!

Even better, Sinemia is available at every major theater throughout the country (see the list of theaters here)!

sinemia movies is giving moviepass some competition – here, people wearing 3-d glasses at the movie

What are the benefits of Sinemia?

  • There are NO blackout dates! 📆
  • No limit – watch your favorite movies again and again
  • Watch movies in any format, including 2D plus 3D, IMAX, 4DX and more for select plans
  • No need for a physical card with their convenient Cardless feature
  • No more waiting in line at the theater with the advance ticket option
  • Enjoy movies with their affordable family plans
  • No need to be at the theater to purchase your tickets

They’re currently having a Summer Sale where you can watch three 2D movies per month for $9.99 – that’s just $3.33 per movie! 😱 Or choose the Elite Subscription and pay $9.99 to watch two 3D movies per month, OR pay $14.99 to watch three 3D movies per month – including IMAX-4DX shows!

Keep in mind that if you choose to pay monthly, there will be a one-time “club membership initiation” fee of $19.99, but there is NO commitment so you can cancel your subscription at any time. However, if you opt to be billed annually, there will be NO $19.99 initiation fee.

After you choose your plan, the Sinemia Cardless Activation process will start. Once the Cardless activation process is complete, you can begin using your membership right away! However, if you’ve ordered a physical card separately, your card will be delivered usually within 30 days (may vary).

Interested? Here’s how to get started:

  1. Download the free Sinemia App and create your account.
  2. Browse the Sinemia app and choose your plan by clicking the “Planning” tab.
  3. Once Cardless activation is complete, select your movie for ANY theater, ANY showtime, ANY format.
  4. Purchase your tickets. Sinemia Cardless users can create an advance ticket under Planning tab and purchase online using the one-time payment info provided by the app.
  5. Check in at the theater and enjoy the movie!

Note that before getting your movie ticket, you must first check in at the movie theater by using the Sinemia mobile app. After you checked in, the mobile app will direct you on how to get your ticket. Then you can use your Sinemia card just like a debit card to purchase your ticket from the counter.

We think this sounds like a pretty exciting opportunity for moviegoers to see the new releases, but what do you think?

Will YOU be subscribing to Sinemia?

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