This happens to be one of my favorite shopping tools. In fact, I feel as if the folks over at Deal Squad think I’m taking advantage of them. The team of “agents” (aka my free personal deal finders) are part of RetailMeNot’s latest venture, Deal Squad. Launched earlier this year, Deal Squad is staffed by real coupon experts who search for deals on whatever product you want to buy. Give me one good reason why I shouldn’t be sending them three emails a day.

 

I saved $138.95 on a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer.

The mixer I’ve wanted for forever was on sale for $347.95 at Macy’s, so I sent a link to Deal Squad to see if they could beat the price and was shocked when, in under twenty minutes, they’d found a way for me to save over a hundred bucks. I bought the mixer from Kohl’s, where it retailed for $349.99. I used a 25% off coupon, and I submitted a Kohl’s rebate that saved me another $49.99.

 

I saved $17.01 on this coffee table book.

I first saw this book priced at $32 at Anthropologie last year. I couldn’t swallow the price, and I’ve aimlessly stalked the book on Amazon since then, where it sells for $24.89.

My Deal Squad agent found me a ‘like new’ copy from the Barnes & Noble used section for only $3.89. Best part? Deal Squad had already factored in the price of shipping to my $7.88 total, so I had no surprises.

 

I saved $13.95 on a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic Sneakers.

I’ve hardly taken off my new kicks since the UPS man dropped them off a couple weeks ago. These $50 sneakers are notoriously difficult to find on sale.

Deal Squad found me a 25% off coupon and a $40 gift card selling for $32.60 on Raise.com. The coupon saved me $12.50. The gift card saved me $7.40. And even though I had to pay $5.95 for shipping, I still only paid $36.05.

 

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I saved $54.96 on an Oral-B Toothbrush.

The Phillips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush that I’ve wanted since before Christmas costs $189.95 on Amazon. I sent a link over to Deal Squad, skeptical that they would find me any significant savings.

My agent found the same brand new toothbrush for $134.99 from an eBay seller with great feedback ratings. I bought the toothbrush immediately and received it the next week.

 

I saved $14.50 on Anthropologie Luminous Dots Pillow.

I first pinned this pillow two years ago, but I never bought it because $58 for a pillow? Unless that’s gold leaf, I’m like um…no. But the other week while online shopping slash watching The Bachelor, I decided to send this polka-dotted perfection to Deal Squad to see what they could find.

Listen to this. Not only did they find me a 20%+free shipping coupon (a rare find at Anthropologie), my agent, Jill, also sent me a knockoff version and a tutorial on how to make the pillow myself.

Dear Jill, you’re a sweetheart, but “ain’t nobody got time for that.” I took the 20% off coupon code and bought the pillow. No regrets.

 

I saved $49.03 on a Nest 2nd Gen Learning Thermostat.

My husband has been shopping for a Nest thermostat since before Christmas. But I’ve resisted biting the $200 bullet since our old thermostat is working fine.

I sent an Amazon link to Deal Squad to see what they could find. They sent me to Home Depot, where the thermostat cost $38 less. And they found a $170 Home Depot gift card selling for only $159 from GiftCardSpread.com for a total savings near $50.

Deal squad also let me know about energy rebates of $100 in Illinois, $85 in Texas and $85 in New York.

 

I saved $109.80 on a West Elm Parsons Floor Mirror in Bone Herringbone Gray.

I’ve loved this Parsons mirror since I first saw it at my local West Elm. After so much success with my other purchases, I decided I’d send it over to Deal Squad to see what they could do.

My Deal Squad agent sent me a 20% off coupon code, which saved me over a hundred bucks.

 

So, that’s my story. I feel like you shouldn’t try Deal Squad out for yourself because I don’t want my agents tied up with anyone else. I’ve got lots more savings to do.

 

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