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 11, 2018

Do sale signs of 50, 60, or even 70 percent off suck you in every time? Before you run to the register, be aware that some sneaky retailers advertise markdowns based on inflated "original" prices that no one actually pays. In Episode #5, we'll tell you how to...

April 29, 2018

In Episode #4, we'll tell you what you need to know now to say sayonara to your cable company. It's easy and fun! One of the first steps is to check your internet speed at speedtest.net. But we'll also tell you how to avoid going overboard and overspending. Plus,...

April 29, 2018


If you're thinking about buying new appliances, read this first! In Episode #3, you'll learn the tricks to saving big on washers, dryers, fridges, dishwashers, and more! One secret: Refurb deals at sites like SearsOutlet.com and eBay. Plus, we'll also cover:

  • The ne...

April 16, 2018

Do you buy onions? Odds are you don't—you buy "onion." And that's your first mistake. Even if you're single, buying onions as well as potatoes, apples, oranges, and other produce by the bag makes sense, because you can save a lot of cents! Pound for pound, bags can ch...

April 10, 2018

In Episode #1 we'll tell you smart hacks for getting your credit-card bills under control. Because our philosophy is that the real secret to spending smart is debt control. Plus, we'll cover:

  • A Netflix and Amazon email scam you need to know about.

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