Hi there! So happy you dropped by. Hotshoppingtips.com features the podcasts of Lisa Lee Freeman and Mandy Walker.  We're obsessed with getting the best deals. And we know a great buy—or a rip-off!—when we see one because we've been professional money and shopping experts for two decades. In every episode we share the secrets to shopping smarter for everything—from clothing and cosmetics to cars and credit cards (and other products that don't start with a "c"!). We also keep you up to date on all of the consumer news you need to know.

*The podcast for shoppers who ALWAYS have to get the best deal*

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May 13, 2019

In Episode #45, we share some great money-saving tips and tricks for getting your garden and lawn in shape this season. Our advice will help you cut the cost of plants as well as lawn and gardening equipment like mowers and blowers. Apps and sites we mention include...

April 29, 2019

In Episode #44, we reveal clever new tools that slash the cost of flights, hotels, and rental cars. We also share some tips that will save you time and money while you're on vacation. Apps, sites, and e-newsletters we mention include Scotts Cheap Fl...

April 23, 2019

In Episode #43, you'll learn the secrets to getting organized without spending a fortune. Organizing guru and best-selling author Julie Morgenstern shares advice that will not only help you transform your messy underwear drawer but also your life in general. When...

April 14, 2019


In Episode #42, we talk to healthy home experts Lisa & Ron Beres about free and low-cost ways to cut toxins and improve your health. We cover simple steps like avoiding certain "air freshening" products, making your own nontoxic cleaners, and taking off your shoes whe...

April 6, 2019

If you're inspired by the KonMari craze or simply on a spring-cleaning and -decluttering jag, odds are you've got loads of clothes to unload. In Episode #41, we interview Evelyne Teman, one of the top sellers on the hottest app for buying and selling clothes. She share...

March 29, 2019


In Episode #40, we share our favorite tips for saving big on beauty products—especially if you're interested in natural and organic skin care and cosmetics. The podcast includes advice on how to uncover the best beauty deals at discount stores like T.J. Maxx and Targe...

March 23, 2019

In Episode #39, we'll tell you about policies you can safely skip, which can save you hundreds of dollars in premiums every year. Hot Shopping Tips co-host, Mandy Walker, who has covered insurance for more than a decade, will explain why products like wh...

March 11, 2019

In Episode #38, we interview our friend Jimmy Rhoades, who has reported on hundreds of ways to save in his "What's the Deal" segments on The List TV show. (For info on where to watch the show, go to thelisttv.com.) In this episode, we'll share his favorite apps and web...

February 18, 2019


In Episode #37, we interview an industry insider about all things CBD. The substance, which is extracted from cannabis plants (but doesn't make you high!), is turning up in massage oils, moisturizers, cookies, smoothies, vape liquids, and tons of other products, inclu...

February 10, 2019

In Episode #36, we give you the inside scoop on Costco, Sam's Club, and BJ's. Follow our expert dos and don'ts to make sure you're getting the best deals. Our savings tricks cover how to spot the biggest bargains in the store; perks you should be taking advantage of; i...

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