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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February 3, 2019

In Episode #35, we'll tell you how to save on practically anything. The secret: Learn how to be a better negotiator. Whether you're a haggling wimp or an old pro, we promise this episode will give you some new tricks you can try at stores, flea markets, car dealerships...

January 25, 2019

In Episode #34, we talk about something all of us fear: Thieves getting a hold of your personal info and then spending a ton of money in your name and destroying your credit—or even stealing your tax refund! (Remember that hilariously terrifying movie...

January 18, 2019

Episode #33 is about how to save money when you eat out by outsmarting restaurants. Sneaky tricks they use that can lead you to overspend range from subtle waiter hints, manipulative dish descriptions and menu designs, as well as wine-list games and even plate sizes. B...

January 13, 2019

In Episode #32, we rave about our favorite stuff you can get for nothing, nada, zippo! Because what could be a better deal than free? Our freebie list includes fashion stylists, beauty makeoverscoffeepancakespizza, frozen yogurtgreeting cards, tax prep and...

January 4, 2019

In Episode #31, we cover how to deal with credit card debt because it's the big turkey in the room when it comes to shopping—especially after the holidays. You can't get a great deal on anything when you're paying interest on everything. Many cards have rates in the hi...

December 21, 2018

When you're at the grocery store, do you look for foods that say "natural," "multigrain," or "fat free" on the label? How about "gluten free," "light," or "reduced sugar"?  Well, those products might not be as good for you as you think! 

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December 14, 2018


In Episode #29, we tell you easy ways to save big bucks—and keep your family safe—by shopping smarter for food, and storing smarter too! Don't believe us? We waste about a pound of food per person each day in America. That's about 25% of what we buy. And if you're try...

December 8, 2018

In Episode #28, we share some of our favorite places to go online for amazing gifts, whether you're shopping for the holidays, birthdays, Valentine's Day, or an anniversary. All of the sites we rave about have a very nice selection under $25. Unlike sites like Amazon a...

December 3, 2018

In Episode #27, we share our all-time favorite shopping apps. These are the bare essentials! They include both mobile and browser apps that save you money in stores and online. (Some offer both mobile and browser versions.) Why do we love them so much? First, they're a...

November 20, 2018

In Episode #26, you'll learn how to quickly find the best deals on the stuff you want, from phones and TVs to vacuum cleaners. We'll tell you what you need to know about this year's doorbusters, essential holiday-shopping sites and apps, and credit-card perks you don't...

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