Coupon Countdown: Extreme Savings in Four Weeks

Would you like to start saving up to 90 percent off of your groceries? It is very possible, thanks to coupons and extreme saving strategies. In one month, you can leave the grocery store with a skip in your step instead of a grimace at your grocery receipt. Forget the expensive couponing classes and read this article instead! Week One: Find Serious Coupons While clipping your Sunday morning coupons might have saved you a little bit in the past, it is time to get serious. You want high-value coupons, and you want many of them. Don’t settle for one newspaper … Continue reading

Save $200 This Month on Groceries!

How much do you spend on groceries per month? $400, $500, more? Wouldn’t it be nice to chop that bill down to size and still enjoy all of the food that you love? You don’t have to be extreme; you don’t have to be obsessed. All you have to do is follow a few tips and watch the monthly savings add up. Save $50 You can automatically save at least $50 off of your monthly grocery expenses when you make a grocery list. It is that simple! Planning your meals in advance, writing up a list of ingredients you need … Continue reading

3 Sales Tricks that Mess with Your Head

Do you think that you are in control of your shopping? You might be surprised. That is because there are a number of sales techniques, from free shipping to coupons that can mess with your head and cause you to spend some serious money without even being aware that it was their idea, not yours. Comparison Sizes Can Trip You Up Let us imagine that your are at the movie theater, standing at the concession counter. You have to make a decision on what size popcorn to purchase out of three sizes, small, medium and jumbo. The medium is probably … Continue reading

Money Saving Ways to Save Your Winter Skin

Winter can wreak havoc on your skin. The dry air and indoor heat pulls moisture away, leaving us with itchy, irritated, dry and cracked skin. Moisturizer can work, but cheaper versions can make skin worse (most of them have alcohol, a drying ingredient). More expensive versions may do the trick, but you’ll have to slather them on, and the cost can add up over the course of the winter. There are better ways, more economical ways to save your skin this winter, keeping it soft, lovely and healthy. Purchase an Inexpensive Humidifier A humidifier is a worthwhile investment that can … Continue reading

How to Save Money on a Gym Membership

If you have been thinking about joining a gym, today might be one of the best days to do it. Many fitness facilities are slicing membership costs right now. Why? Well, there are the initial promotions for the beginning of the year, the time when most people join a gym. Many of these promotions expire January 31, but guess what? New ones should take their place, as fitness centers try to extend the rush of membership to get them through the rest of the year. Here are some of the more popular gyms or fitness centers and the promotions that … Continue reading

4 Ways to Lower Your Winter Energy Costs Right Now

If you do nothing, chances are that your winter energy costs will be significantly higher this year than they were last. Blame the extreme weather with more snow and ice than usual and the polar vortex with record-breaking low temperatures sustained for days. It is a mess, and we all just need to keep warm. This kind of extreme weather may inspire your to make some permanent changes in your home to increase its energy efficiency, such as by upping your insulation or installing high-end thermal windows, but those improvements won’t help you right now. What will? Read on for … Continue reading

Five Ways to Save on Your Next Move

Summer is a prime time for moving. Families typically uproot at this time, when the weather is good, the kids are out of school and the parents can take time off of work. With the economy picking up, the demand for moving services is picking up as well. This means that costs may be slightly higher than in previous years. If you are planning or considering a move and are budget-conscious, you’ll want to keep reading. There are a few insider tips and tricks that can greatly reduce the costs associated with moving. Don’t Move at the End of the … Continue reading

IKEA Bargains

IKEA is a well-loved store. It’s simple, affordable furniture designs make it very popular with everyone from college students to retirees. There are different lines of furniture in different styles and price points. You can even get a whole kitchen designed and installed through the store. While the IKEA furniture and decor certainly are less expensive than many other brands, that doesn’t mean that you should pay the full price for any of it. Not when there are many ways to get a bargain at IKEA. Before you shop, check out the following savings ideas. IKEA Family IKEA has launched … Continue reading

Cheap Summer Snack Ideas

School is out and the living is easy. Days are filled with fun in the sun, adventures in the yard, camp, amusement parks and more. All of that activity makes kids hungry but reluctant to slow down. Here come the summer snacks to the rescue. Kids can fill up on nutritious high energy snacks without adding additional money to the grocery budget. The secret is all in how you play it. So, while the kids get excited about all of their accomplishments this summer, mom can earn a few extra points with the following cheap snack ideas. Popcorn Homemade popcorn … Continue reading

Three Things to Stock Pile For Savings

Stockpiling is a secret of the best money-saving families. Buying items when they are at their lowest prices and holding on to them until you need them just makes sense. After all, why should you pay more for the things that your family needs? To really save money though, you can’t just stock up on everything. After all, certain things expire or go bad, and there is only so much space for storage. The last thing you need is a bunch of canned goods falling on a guest head when they open the hall closet. So, stock up to save … Continue reading