Watsu-trained therapists, Sonoran mud wraps and Jojoba body butter massages a little out of your price range? Relax. No need to stress — there are ways to experience indulgence at a discount. Here are four.
1. Why not DIY? Search for at-home spa treatments online. Find great recipes and ideas for facials, massages, and exfoliation treatments like the Coffee Body Scrub. Simply mix 2 cups of ground coffee, ½ cup of raw sugar or sea salt and 2-3 Tablespoons of massage oil. Moisten your skin with a hot shower. Rub the coffee mixture onto your skin using a circular motion. Rinse your skin, dry off, and apply moisturizer. If you decide to take the at-home route, a comfy, soft robe is a must. Check out Amazon.com for a spa robe at a price that won't leave you stressed.
2. Give a student someone to practice on. Just about every town has a beauty or massage school. Look through the yellow pages and find one that welcomes the public for appointments. You'll get a deeply-discounted hair style, massage or manicure, and the student gets much-needed practice. Everyone wins.
3. Hit the gym. But instead of heading straight to the elliptical, check out what you may have been missing. Is there a steam room or a sauna? Bring a good read, a soft towel and relax.
4. Set the scene. Invest in some aromatherapy candles. Turn on some mood music. Add some bubbles to a hot bath. Sit back, relax, and think of all the money you're saving.
By Alison Storm
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When in doubt about what to get all those friends and family members on that holiday shopping list, gift cards are always a great idea. It's the perfect gift that's always the right color and fits perfectly! Here we've gathered a few holiday gift card offers for the 2014 holiday shopping season, start ordering the ones you need so the rest of the holiday is as enjoyable as it can be. Keep checking back, we'll be adding new deals as we find them.
Applebee's - Free $10 bonus card w/$50 gift card purchase
Buffalo Wild Wings - Free Blazin' Bonus w/$25 holiday gift card purchase in-stores only.
JCPenney - $25 off $25 coupon w/purchase of $100 or more on JCP gift cards in-stores only through 11/30/2014.
Max & Erma's - Free $5 bonus card w/every $25 gift card purchase
Outback Steakhouse - Free $20 bonus card w/$100 purchase of gift cards
Red Lobster - Free $5 bonus coupon for every $25 spent w/online purchase of gift cards
Target - 10% off Target gift cards through Noon CST on 11/28/2014.
Texas Roadhouse - Free $5 bonus eGift card for every $30 spent.
The Children's Place - $10 off coupon w/purchase of $40 or more in gift cards until 12/24/2014.
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