Trae Bodge

Consumer-spending expert Trae Bodge is senior lifestyle editor of The Real Deal by RetailMeNot, an online magazine developed by RetailMeNot, the most widely used digital marketplace in the United States. As a national lifestyle writer, Trae shares her expertise and insights on topics ranging from in-demand and budget-friendly holiday gifts and the best in travel, beauty, fitness, tech and fashion to budget-saving tips and techniques. Herarticles are syndicated in print and online media outlets nationwide.

Prior to RetailMeNot, Trae Bodge was the co-founder of cult cosmetic brand Three Customer Color Specialists and a professional makeup artist for more than 15 years.

Trae has been featured as a beauty tastemaker in ElleRedbook, InStyle and Essence, and as a budget-living expert on, AOL Daily Finance and She has shared her shopping and saving tips on the Today show, the Rachael Ray Show, Bethenny, CNN,, NBC’s New York Live, CBS On the Couch, numerous FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates as well as national and local radio networks across the country.