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Inside Deals (Aug 2nd, 2019)

1. Fly roundtrip to various European cities for as low as $231 with American, KLM, Air Canada, Aer Lingus, and Air Italy. Normally, such tickets go for up to $850, so you're saving nearly around $600. You can fly to Rome, London, Paris, Dublin, Madrid, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Milan from San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Chicago, and Orlando through this deal. These are basic economy flights, which means some of these airlines will charge extra for checked-in luggage.

  • Product: Roundtrip flights to European Cities
  • Dates: October 2019 through March 2020
  • Deal: Up to 70% off
  • How to buy: Use this sample Google Flights search, and adjust dates/cities accordingly.
  • Source: The Points Guy
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2. You can essentially buy both a third-generation Echo Dot and an Amazon Fire TV Stick for the price of one from Best Buy. The retailer is selling the bundle for $37, which is about what each costs individually. Altogether, this is valued at about $70, so you're saving $43. If you're not interested in purchasing a bundle, you can also buy the Amazon Fire TV Stick by itself for $15 today instead of the typical $35.

  • Product: Third-generation Echo Dot and an Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Deal: 50% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Best Buy.
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3. Follow Friday: My Frugal Year

For this week's "Follow Friday," I'd like to introduce you to the Instagram account, My Frugal Year. My Frugal Year is maintained by an anonymous mother-of-two trying to conquer over $35,000 in debt in a slow, practical way, avoiding what she terms "crash diet budgeting." What separates this account from other frugal accounts to me, is that grounded honesty. The fact My Frugal Year is run by an anonymous mother essentially gives her the freedom to get refreshingly real about her struggles along the way; she's not just posting practical tips, but sharing a true emotional journey that many can relate to.

For instance, the mother candidly speaks out the shame she feels for her past financial decisions and current predicament as she navigates her journey towards self-forgiveness. "You can be accountable without hating yourself," she writes. "I’m not there yet, but it’s getting easier to wave those thoughts away. One day at a time." It's an inspiring, refreshing change to other frugal accounts, which often solely offer surface, practical tips from people whose goals are all about pursuing a six-figure lifestyle, perhaps, by depriving themselves for one year or what not.

You can follow My Frugal Year on Instagram. 

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4. Forever 21 is taking 50 percent off sale items as well as 30 percent off regular-priced $40+ purchases for men and women. With this deal, you can purchase most of the featured sweaters, activewear, dresses, skirts, and more for under $10 when you use promo code BYEBYE50. Alternatively, use code FRESHCLASS to get the 30 percent off orders $40 and greater during the separate back-to-school sale. Both of these sales will last through the end of Aug. 4.

  • Product: Forever 21 apparel and accessories
  • Deal: Up to 50% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Forever 21.
  • Source: YAHOO LIFESTYLE
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5. Readers can purchase a well-reviewed Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker for a discounted $110 when they buy it refurbished from Woot. This is not just a pressure cooker, but also an air fryer, dehydrator, and steamer, so you get more for your money even when you buy it new. It typically sells for $150, so this is a $40 discount. This deal will last until the end of today, August 2, or while supplies last.

  • Product: Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker
  • Deal: 27% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Woot.
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6. Find out where you can score free or discounted ice cream sandwiches today in honor of National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. At CREAM you can, for example, pick up a mini ice-cream sandwich for just one penny between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at select locations. - NEWSWEEK

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7. Score up to 50 percent off Rebecca Minkoff handbags and more during this Nordstrom Rack sale, which will last through the end of August 3. - NORDSTROM RACK

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8. On Aug. 2 only, Ulta is taking $10 off online cosmetics purchase so long as you spend at least $35 when you use code MAKEUP10. Shipping is free on orders $50 and over. - ULTA

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9. Adorama is taking up to 30 percent off on select DSLR and SLR cameras. - ADORAMA

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10. Get an extra 20 percent off camping gear from Backcountry. - BACKCOUNTRY

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Written and curated by Inside Dev and Inside Deals Editor Sheena Vasani, a freelance journalist based in California. Proficient in Javascript and Ruby. Got my start at Dev Bootcamp and Thinkful.

Editor: Bobby Cherry (senior editor at Inside, who’s always on social media).

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