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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September 5, 2019

In Episode No. 51, we share our favorite tips for saving big on food bills. In the first half of the podcast, we share our top food-shopping tricks. Next, we reveal easy money-savers in the kitchen, including fun ways to turn leftovers into tasty treats. By making jus...

August 19, 2019

To celebrate our 50th episode, we rounded up some of our greatest hits. Whether you've been following us all along or are new to the podcast, now's a fantastic time to listen in. We cover our top tips so far—including clever ways to save at dollar stores, restaurants,...

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...

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...

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...

September 14, 2018


In Episode #19, we share 11 essential tips for getting the best deals at Amazon—with or without a Prime membership! You'll learn about apps, coupons, programs, and lesser-known sections of the shopping mega-site that can save you hundreds of dollars a year or more! We...

June 29, 2018

Have you ever landed in cell hell, dealing with the fallout from a lost, damaged, or stolen smart phone? In Episode #9, we'll tell you what you need to know about cell-phone insurance policies that can save you this heartache—or maybe not! We'll reveal what they c...

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,...

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