While some money saving habits are very easy others can be more of sacrifice/challenge. Here are a couple that take little time or effort!
ONE Do you do a lot of online shopping? Then start at Ebates! If you go to their website and then from there go to the store you are purchasing from you can get some cash back! It ranges anywhere from a percent or two to twenty (during some specials). Currently they don't have any promotions for Ebay or Amazon, but they have hundreds of other stores! I've used them for Jo Ann's, Walmart, Lands' End, Old Navy, and a couple of others. Since I started using them I've gotten a couple of small checks. The cash back ins't much, but the great thing is that I was going to purchase all of the items regardless of the cash back and literally takes two seconds to do!
TWO Do you do a lot of internet searches? Check out Swagbucks! This is a search engine that rewards many of your searches with "bucks". Once you gain enough Swagbucks you can go to the Swagstore and buy things. They have a lot of options, but my favorite (and the one that I think is the best deal) is the $5 Amazon gift-card. I've been able to cash in for quite a few of these! The search engine isn't quite as good as Google, in my humble opinion, but if you don't like the options it gives you it only takes a second to perform a Google search.
|Milk (Hormone Free)||$2.69||$3.89|
|Bananas||$0.44 (lb)||$0.65 (lb)|
FOUR Don't let dollar stores scare you! Yes, many of them are filled with cheap junk and overpriced candy. However, you never know what you will find there. Two weeks ago I found full sized boxes of Ritz Crackers for a buck--even on sale at Giant they are rarely less than $2.50. I also am lucky that my local Dollar Tree tends to have high quality yarn in its arts and crafts aisle. The same yarn that I see at stores like Michael's and Jo Anne's for over triple the price. (I made this blanket, this belt, these broaches, and these scarves with some of this lucky find!)
FIVE Love to read? For me this is a no-brainer, but it needs to be said anyways, check out your local library! Books, movies, music, storytimes, classes, e-books, and more are right at your fingertips at the library. Take advantage of it! Hey, your tax dollars are paying for it.
Well, there are five quick tips to help you save some money. None of them take much time and all are super easy to do. Do you have any quick tips you'd like to share? I'd love to hear them!
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