How to Get a Deal on Pedicures
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How to Get a Deal on Pedicures

Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 7:00 am
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How to Get a Deal on Pedicures | FreeCoupons.comWarm spring weather means it is time to put away the heavy clothing and break out the lighter seasonal clothing. Those spring dresses and skirts don’t go very well with winter shoes. Shoes for spring include open toes and a lot more exposure of your feet. It is time for a pedicure! Here are some tips to help you get a good deal on pedicures.

Use Daily Deal Websites
Check to see if a daily deal website like Groupon or LivingSocial is offering a discount on pedicures. You could end up with a great deal at a local salon that is usually a bit out of your price range. It also gives you a good reason to try out a brand new place to have your nails done.

Look for Spring Specials
Salons realize that people who have been able to cover up their feet with winter shoes for several months are now in the market for a pedicure. This is the time of year when the salons offer “new customer discounts”. They want to tempt you to come in and hope you will enjoy the pedicure enough to become a regular customer.

Beware the Mani-Pedi Deals
At first glance, it may sound like a great deal. Go into a salon and get your fingernails and toenails done for a discount price. The problem with these kinds of offers is they typically result in a crowded salon.

How certain are you that proper sanitization practices are being followed in a salon that is busier than usual? The deal might not be worth the risk of infection from foot baths and tools that were accidentally used on more than one client.

Do It Yourself
One simple way to save money on a pedicure is to do it yourself. You can make your own foot bath by dissolving 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a basin of warm water. Soak your feet in it. The baking soda will help to make your skin feel smooth.

What if you need a little more exfoliation? Make a paste of 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Use that paste as a scrub. The baking soda paste will gently remove dead skin from your feet as you scrub. Need even more exfoliation? Add 1 part brown sugar to the paste, and scrub again.

When you are finished scrubbing, or done with the foot bath, take the time to completely dry your feet with a towel. Apply a moisturizer. Wrap your feet in a warm towel (from the dryer) for five or ten minutes. It is just as effective as a pedicure from a salon (and a lot less expensive)!

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