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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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...

November 10, 2018


In Episode #25, we'll give you the Hot Shopping Tips game plan for cleaning up on Black Friday. Whether you're an old pro at this or a rookie, our latest podcast is a good way to get ready for this year's blowout shopping event. Our tips include:

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November 3, 2018

In Episode #24, we share the best money-saving tips for our absolute favorite thing to buy: Shoes! We cover rewards clubs, websites you've got to check out, and a lot more. (Sites we mention: Nordy ClubDSW RewardsFamous Footwear Gold R...

October 27, 2018


In Episode #23, we swap great tips about saving on groceries for the holidays and beyond. Our guest, Jody Rohlena, a savings expert and editor at Reader's Digest, shares her favorite new places to get amazing deals on organic foods and more, plus other money-saving tr...

October 21, 2018

In Episode #22, you'll learn how to shop smarter for organics and save big on all of the foods you love. Our money-saving tips include: Pricey organics that you can safely skip plus the must-buys; where to shop to get the best deals on organic essentials; misleading la...

October 13, 2018

In Episode #21 we tell you the truth about outlets. Don't get us wrong, we LOVE the outlets. They're a fun and entertaining way to score fantastic deals—but they can also be a minefield because they're loaded with fake bargains.

What do we mean by fake bargain...

September 22, 2018


Floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes—unless you live in a cave, you probably have to worry about at least one of these disasters! Are you prepared? In Episode #20, we'll break down what belongs in your disaster shopping cart so you can protect yourself, y...

August 31, 2018


In Episode #17, we'll tell you everything you need to know to clean up at garage sales, whether you're buying or selling—including a list of what NEVER to buy or sell. The best news: If you're a seller, you can skip the price tags and make more money! We'll explain in...

August 17, 2018


Just shopping at Target or Walmart instead of going to a local supermarket or other retail store is a great way to save big. But you could be saving even more. What do the savviest Target and Walmart shoppers know that you don't? In Episode #16, we'll tell you the sec...

August 10, 2018


Backpacks for $5 and school supplies starting at just 15 cents! You can find amazing deals if you know where to look. In Episode #15, we give you the best tips for cashing in big during back-to-school sales. (Websites we mention: Amazon, Staples, Target, Walmart, Fami...

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