A Trick I Learned to Save on Amtrak with Kids

The Deal Kids on the Train from Dublin to Belfast, June 2013

On the way home from our recent New York City trip, I decided to skip the bus and try the train. Train travel between DC and New York is usually at least 2x the cost of a bus ticket, but I found a way to save over $70 and minimize the points I had to…

Giveaway! Win a Weekend at Deal Mommy Fave The Radisson Martinique in NYC!

Deals in Action: I earned 88 @ClubCarlson points per dollar at @TheMartinique #NYC AND had a great stay! | The Deal Mommy

My go to hotel in New York City when folks ask for a recommendation has been The Radisson Martinique on Broadway , right across the street from Macy’s on Herald Square, because it strikes just the right balance between value and luxury. The Martinique is on the National Historic Registry but recently remodeled so the rooms…

A Same Day Movie Ticket Liquidator? Color Me Curious…

It's all about love (and a little about money).

Plum District has a new one today: $9 for $20 at DealFlicks, which is a same-day source for discounted movie tickets. Groupon had this one a few months ago and I just missed it…may grab it this time. Doing some digging, this looks like a really good deal for Spring Break/Snow Days/Just wanna get out…

Camp Mom Spring Break 2014: 2 Days, 2 Kids, 2 Events, $113

So much World, so little time!

I am a big fan of the “Camp Mom” idea: traveling with your kids for less than the cost of a daycamp. Today I’m showing you my impromptu Spring Break Camp Mom which will cost $27 per day, per kid…and I get to go along too! I got an email yesterday from the Baltimore Aquarium,…

HOT: New TopCashBack Members get Paid to send a Cheryl’s Cookie Greeting!

five dollar bill

Great promo alert! If you’re new to TopCashBack, they’re offering $5.50 back on a $5 cookie greeting from Cheryl’s! Just search “Cheryl’s” to find the deal once you’ve joined and confirmed your email. I’ll admit to being an ebates girl for most of my cash back shopping, but this deal is a total no-brainer. Already…

MegaBus Opens Up Schedule till 9/14. Hello, $1 Tickets!

Deal Girl enjoys some Minecraft on the Megabus.

Megabus just opened up their schedule all summer and true to form, every single bus has $1 seats. They go QUICK, so don’t ask, just book. They do allow cancellations for credits before 24 hours so you won’t be out much if you don’t use them. I booked four for the Deal Family to go…

FREE Magazine Subscription for Your Thoughts and a Round-Up of Survey Sites

It's all about love (and a little about money).

< Reward Survey is offering $20 in credits, more than enough for a magazine sub, with one survey. Lots to choose from. Here’s another good one: Toluna frequently offers product testing where you get free stuff that isn’t out yet! Want more pennies, nickles, and dimes for your thoughts? Here’s a round-up of survey offers:…