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Monday, July 7, 2008

Win a copy of the E Book: 100 Ways to Save Money!

I have had the privilege to read an awesome book entitled,

100 Ways to Save Money

This book is by Jessica Roop. It is a fairly quick read with money saving tips on grocery shopping, couponing, health, home, computers, dining, car and fuel, and MANY other items.

If you are looking for ways to save money this is a great and easy to read book!

It is REALLY an awesome tool for newbies... and if you are like me and have always been doing many of these tricks, there are even some new money saving strategies for you! I was surprised at how many I could use right away that I wasn't already doing!

Now, this book isn't full of wild and zany ideas that are hard to implement - these are things ANYONE can do right now!

Order Your Very Own for $14.95

You can order the book HERE or by visiting my left side bar and clicking on the image of the book, 100 Ways to Save Money. The cost is $14.95

Here' s the best part - You can WIN ONE!!

You can WIN a copy right here! I have talked to Jessica and asked her if she would be willing to give away a copy of 100 ways to Save Money and she said YES!!! So now one of you will have the opportunity to try this book for FREE!!

Just leave a comment at the end of this post with one of your quick money saving tricks! It doesn't have to be elaborate or even something new-fangled! Just leave me ANYTHING! I will randomly pick one winner with random.org on Thursday!!

162 Comments:

megan k said...

We live a few block from Wal-Mart and if it isn't too warm and I only have a few things I need I load up the kids in the stroller and walk. Exercise and no gas needed!

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your blog for some time and appreciate all that you do to help me save money. My husband and I have started the Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey and this book will help us with this! Thanks for the information on it!

Tonya K
countingpirate@hotmail.com

Mommie Wind said...

I try to only leave the house only once a day to help with gas. I plan my day and go to the stop that is far away and work my way back to the house.

Libby said...

Love your blog! As first time home buyers my husband and I are scouring yard and garage sales to find cheap furniture. Don't be afraid to ask for a discounted price!!!
ellaclare85@yahoo.com
http://mythriftyvictorianhome.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

YOUR BLOG is my new favorite money saving trick! I am very new to all this, but just thrilled. THANK YOU!
dlcarney@gmail.com
Laura

Jesabella said...

I buy all our clothes on Clearence when the major stores have additional 40% off the already reduced prices. I have purchased $75 shirts for under $10. On the last sale at Macy's Mom and I purchased over $700 worth retail for under $100 and left with 5 big bags of clothes! Dillard's will be having this again in August or September according the the sales clerk so watch out!

steph said...

only buying things you WANT with coupons.Thanks,
smiley_2516@yahoo.com

Mrs. J said...

My quick money saving trick is only to wash our clothes every 2 weeks or when there's already a big pile. It saves water and electricity

flemishe said...

My money saving trick is reading your blog and a few others, as well as subscribing to the paper to get the Sunday coupons. It has helped my grocery bill go down tremendously!

Anonymous said...

Empty your change into a jar at the end of each day for a few months...

barker.tina@gmail.com

Emily Jennings said...

www.thegrocerygame.com

I sure would love more tips though!!

Heather said...

Shopping at CVS!!!! I've saved SO MUCH money the past month and a half after discovering how to play the game from your blog and a few others. THANK YOU!!

Holly said...

I'm new to couponing, but already saving a ton of money! But my favorite thing to save money on is babysitters! We swap babysitting out with friends or we have one sitter watch all of our kids and split the cost (and the sitter likes it because she gets paid even more)!

barbara said...

I read your blog daily to save my money.

Emily said...

I try not to buy anything unless it is on sale or I have a coupon for it - or both!

Michelle said...

Eat at home! Thanks for the great info!

Anonymous said...

I saw your site in Woman's Day. I spent a lot of time on here yesterday. I am married with two kids and going to school full-time, so things are tight. I had an accident 2 years ago and have been unemployed since, so this info is so refreshing and I will definitely start using it. Thanks so much.
Cricket

Kate said...

I always drink water at restaurants, and instead of ordering 3 kid meals, my 3 little ones share one adult meal.

Laura said...

The best thing I have done is get a programmable thermostat. You can set it to whatever your schedule is. We really love ours & it has saved us a lot over the 2 years we've had it!

Samantha said...

My new favorite trick is to purchase several items that I know will have overage at Walmart and use the extra to buy formula or diapers!

Anonymous said...

Now that it's summer, I use the clothes line for almost everything, instead of the dryer! :)

ana-0603@live.com

KiMbErLy~eRiN~bRaDy said...

I <3 Coupons!

Becky said...

If I know I can't spend, I stay home! Seriously! I'm still fighting controlling my spending urge!
coupons, this site help a lot!!
thanks

Helene said...

I shop yard sales in the upscale town I work in. I have gotten new toys for $4 that were $26 at Walmart (mom had too many from son's birthday and was selling extras) and great quality, like-new clothes for my grandson who now lives with me and is growing fast. At one of the wealthier town's annual church rummage sales nearby they have real fur coats for no more than $50 (and antique furniture among other things). My favorite though is Denise's blog and all the tips and links to other blogs. My hamburger/tuna/chicken helpers taste so much better when they only cost 50 cents!! :-)
Another was going without cable tv for over 10 years.

Cortney said...

My mommy group trades coupons at playdates and help each other save money. We call it the coupon train. ALL ABOARD!

Cortneyq at gmail dot com

Christi said...

My most recent tip is paying my bills online through my bank. It's a FREE service and it saves the $.42 stamp on each bill. I can pick the day I want them to pay it and it's all taken care of. Saves money and time. LOVE your blog too!!

Amy said...

I had the bad habit of using two towels every time I took a shower although I would use the same two towels for up to 3 showers. Now I just reuse one towel for those three showers and don't do so many loads of laundry to clean all those towels.

Quiltqueen said...

Living close to work and stores! My husband bikes to work several times a week. I have baskets on the sides of my rear wheel and bike to the grocery store and CVS!

Uncomfortably Numb said...

My husband and I make couponing, shopping, and rebating a family affair. We do it together and take our 14-month-old son, Jackson Luke, with us. We also pool our resources with our neighbors across the street and each week plan our meals together for four instead of just the two of us. They have a little boy toddler as well. With our two families working together, we cut out waste, save money on gas, share grocery expenses, and build friendship and community all at once. My only regret is that we didn't start living frugally long before now. I feel more alive and useful and fulfilled now than ever before knowing that we are making huge strides for our family's financial well-being and raising our son according to simple principles that will serve him so well as he grows into a man.

Privileged,
Mollie

Jeanette said...

I just discovered that my local grocery store, Giant, now takes internet printed coupons so I have been saving lots of money using those coupons in addition to the Sunday newspaper coupons. In an effort to learn new ways to save money, I read your blog and lots and lots of other blogs via the Google Reader and I am learning so much. Thanks.

Danielle said...

This would be great! Especially since I just opened my electric bill!! Oh, it was PAINFUL!

My tip is to never by Balmex or the like. Sit your little one in a lukewarm water with baking soda. Clears up those nasty rashes within two sittings!

Jamie said...

Using coupons on items you can get a rebate for and only using coupons when the item is on sale or earns you CVS ECB!

Amanda said...

we kick our AC up to 80 during the day while away at work. My power bill went from $165/mo to $115/mo doing this.

Tara said...

I limit my shopping trips and try to stretch out what I have at home. I also shop consignment sales for my daughter's clothes. She still gets name brand :)

Alesha said...

I go to the store once a week and stick to my list. This way I won't overspend...

Anonymous said...

I found out that you can ask for a raincheck at CVS for items that earn ECB's. Last week I checked several times for the mascara that was on sale. It was $7.99 with $7.99 in ECB's. The clerk gave me a raincheck that reads - Price - Free. So now I won't worry when the items I want are out of stock!

Kim said...

I have never been one to separate the two-ply toilet paper . . BUT, I heard once that half a fabric softener sheet has just as much effectiveness as a whole sheet, so as soon as I open a new box, I cut all my sheets in half and neatly put them back in the box.

Mason said...

I save all my change...and it's in a small mason jar. Once it's full, I use Coinstar to cash it out - and deposit all that money into our savings account. It's amazing at how quickly change can add up!

Bev said...

I truly enjoy your blog. Thanks for all you do and good luck to everyone trying to win the book! :)

BeckyAZ said...

Awesome blog!
My money-saving-trick in getting insert coupons is going to the local convenient store on Monday mornings for the Sunday paper (the manager has approved me taking them). They usually have 8-10 every week!

Ashley Flores said...

We have been staying home alot lately. If I don't see it, I don't buy it!

Bev said...

Bev here...again! I forgot to leave one of my so-called money saving tricks. When drying heavy bath towels, I toss a clean, dry towel to speed up drying time. (I'd rather hang my laundry outside, but we live in a rural area, with dirt roads and yucky livestock smells. :( .)

Drainefamily said...

We keep track of all of our spending by saving receipts and entering it inot a monthly budget.

ispeakbeanish said...

I am loving the grocery game. Also, I make cheap foam soap by getting the store brand liquid soap to fill about 25% of a saved, empty foam soap container. I fill it the rest of the way with water and turn it several times to mix. Voila! Cheap foam soap.

Carolyn said...

Buy milk and cheese when it's a great deal and freeze til needed.

Karen in Maryland said...

Stock up on loss leaders, buy meat on clearance, check out the clearance bins at all stores, use coupons, stay out of shopping malls, and don't use credit cards (if you can't pay for it today, you probably can't pay for it in 30 days).

kim B said...

My best and simple trick..but stuff when its on sale and have coupons..and buy plenty for later..

Kim b

Livin Life 13 Weeks At a Time said...

my easy saving money tip is: Open an Etrade saving account. I made $30 interest this month. I am saving for a house so any little bit helps!!! This book you are giving away looks very interesting. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

teach your daughters, who will pass it on, a very real heritage, along with their spiritual heritage. my 21 year old daughter and i are having sooooo much fun with the free samples i send to her at college, and my stockpile at home when she comes home from school. she brags about it to her friends. this book would be great to start her out with.

Hearts And Home said...

Hang clothes on the line outside or in the laundry room, bath the dog at home, and keep lights off when not needed.

lacyreyes said...

When our dryer broke..we opted for a brand new clothes line! Saves about $50 on our electric bill each month!
lacy.reyes@yahoo.com

Meg said...

We bought a screen door and haven't had to use the AC since. I also love having the door open at night with all that fresh air.

Cribb said...

Dried beans! They are so cheap and nutritious. I cook a whole bag in the crock pot, then freeze them and just take out a container anytime I need a "can" of beans!

Anonymous said...

Visit your site everyday - I have learned a ton. Thankyou Carmen Goddard c64g@yahoo.com

Deena said...

Would love to eat even more tips. Your site is great and I check it daily!

Anonymous said...

I love using coupons on the trial items; I had never known how to use coupons effectivily! mv6769@yahoo.com

vwmama said...

We've bumped our AC downstairs up to 80 during the day and up to 82 upstairs. We use two circulating fans in our living room as well as our bonus room and use ceiling fans in all of our other rooms. Of course we turn the AC down at night. But, by doing this we have saved a lot on our electric bill this year and we live in NC and have near 100 degree heat!

Stephanie said...

CVS has become our biggest money saver!! You can't beat getting all of your toiletries for FREE!

Susan F said...

During the warm weather, I never leave the house without bringing a cold bottle of water for my 9 year old son. It stops the "I'm thirsty!" whines whenever we pass a fast food counter.

Angie said...

My money saving tip is to ask for gift cards (or cash) for birthday or Christmas presents. My family knows I can stretch the dollar and get LOTS of things I actually use instead of one thing i might not want.

NICU101 said...

I plan my grocery trips according to sales instead of being loyal to one store (and of course I use coupons!).

danette lyons said...

Me and my husband just started the cvs shopping. We are loving getting stuff for so little. And I hang my clothes out to dry whenever I can. thanks for all your tips.

kitty liu said...

I do my grocery shopping once a week in order to save gas and only shop sale items by using coupons. In the meantime, I like to request free samples. Thanks for this great post. My email address is sliu4@yahoo.com.

Michelle Bendall said...

Look on the wine bottles at the store for coupons. I found coupons for three dollars off beef or steak (no alcohol purchase required! So besides for couponing to save money, my husband and i set up a budget. I stay pretty strict to it because its a challenge for me and i like that. Also, my husband works at an army hospital and he car pools the 30 miles to work which saves us lots!

Editor said...

CVS, Coupons, Rebates and CouponMom.com I always check her site with my local stores to make sure I have not missed a deal. I sort the % off so the greatest % off comes up first. I feel good about never missing a deal! PLUS, her site is free. I had a problem with spending money every month to save money.

Madeline said...

I was buying gallons of distilled water to use for basically everything but washing our clothes. Now I have a fillter for my sink. Saves me lots of money!!!

Tatiana K. said...

I shop for groceries every two weeks. I save money, time, and gas! Also i bought the "Green Bags" to put my fresh produce which keeps our produce fresh and yummy until next time i shop.

Recritique.com said...

Here is an article on our Site to save money eating out :)

http://recritique.blogspot.com/2008/06/5-ways-to-cut-your-costs-when-eating.html

Suzy

Recritique.com
Restaurant Coupons, Freebies and More

Crystal said...

I am a HUGE fan of coupons and CVS. Through your site and a few others i get great stuff for free or cheap with coupons. So much so that now my 5 and 3 year old ask "do we have a coupon?" when they want something and when my husband sees something in a large quanity or a name brand product he says "did you get this free too?"
:-)

Anonymous said...

I started my kids drinking water at a very young age. They get their vitamin c from fruit! Now as teenagers, nothing quenches their thirst like water! When we eat out, they drink water! Cheap and good for you!

Jennifer said...

I don't buy groceries at full price. Stockpilling groceries has saved my family a lot of money. Now that I have a stockpile started, I only have to replinish my groceries and I only do so when the items are on sale. Make sure that you make and freeze some meals for those nights that you just don't feel like cooking. You can do this by making double when you are cooking. This way you won't have to go out to eat. Also, we set a limit to how many times we can go out and spend money. The rest of the time we stay home on weekends or do something that is free such as packing a picnic and going to the park. If you look around there are lots of opportunities to do something free. Just the other day I got two free movie tickets from the grocery store just by shopping. You can have a lot of money while still saving money!

Tanua said...

I just learned about couponing at walgreens. I have saved a bundle!
Also I started taking my lunch. I use to be able to charge in the cafeteria and it came out of my paycheck. It was $50 average per month! Now I can put that money towards my debt.

Kristy R said...

Always eat something before you go grocery shopping and always stick to your list.

kristylyn10@hotmail.com

Frugal Pastor's Wife said...

I used to be dedicated to one brand of toiletries, but now I use whatever I can get really cheap. This has really lowered our supply envelope every month.

targetmom said...

I never pay regular price. If it's not on sale we don't need it. My husband is starting to catch on. My daughter has it down pat.

Jessica said...

We always order water at restaurants and we stick to a strict eating-out budget with $$ in an envelope. I love eating out, but when it's gone for the month, it's gone! Thanks for your site, I'm learning tons!

Elizabeth said...

I sure would love to read more tips! Thank you!

Michelle said...

When I buy produce from Costco I split the produce and the cost with my sister since we can't eat it fast enough before it goes bad. The trick is to go without my husband and stick to what I need.

amattes said...

I have learned a lot from reading blogs. I recently purchased a indoor clothes rack to hang my clothes on rather than use my dryer. I also subscribed to my electric company's budget billing program. While this doesn't save any money, it does average your monthly bills so it is easier to stick to a budget (varies monthly no more than $20.00). I send away for free items, am learning how to send away for rebates and using coupons. I ask my friends to give me any extra coupons they are not going to use. But best of all, by shopping at Walgreens and CVS using coupons and ECBs, etc. I will be sending my daughter back to college with free or almost free toiletries, saving us both lots of money, and still have plenty left at home for me.

Thank you and keep up the great work.

Andrea

amattes at aol dot com

dyan said...

While you are running water and waiting for it to warm up, place a bucket, bowl, anything to catch the water. You can then use this water to give your plants a drink. I am sure you can think of other uses too.

Cheryl said...

My Money saving tip is to combine my coupons with the stores sales to maximize savings!!

Annette said...

My money saving tip is to cloth diaper and breast feed babies. Thanks for entering me!

Angie said...

Keep the A/C at 78, use CFL bulbs and power strips. We're saing 25% over last year's electric bills. :)

Mindy said...

I water my 4 year old sons juice down, about 75% water and 25% juice! It saves me a lot of money and him a lot of suger!

Simplebeauty said...

I use a cash system for groceries which keeps me honest. I put our $75/week for our family of four in marked envelopes and when that money is gone then we just have to be creative with what we already have. I actually have found that we often have cash left over. A nice problem to have!
lisa sharp 123 at hotmail

Megan said...

I always mach coupons with ad prices and do some major CVSing!

Beth said...

I try to remember what my mother always told me, "If you don't buy it, you save 100%". This helps me decide whether something is worth spending our money on. Love the blog-thanks for all your hard work.

Marin said...

I do most of our grocery shopping at our military commissary (Which has cheaper prices but is farther away) once every two weeks. The other week, I combine coupons with the Publix BOGO sales to maximize my savings!

Kathran said...

Trading baby sitting services. My friend watches my dd whle I work during the day. And I watch her boys while she works weekends. This leaves teh dh free to do lawn work and not hiring a lawn company

Kathran

Sonia said...

One way we save money is to put a brick in the back off your toilet or a bottle full of water, saves on water

Anonymous said...

My money saving trick is great for me because I am a hair stylist and I trade services for anything I want. From baby-sitting to Avon or food to products you name it and I trade it! I LOVE your blog Denise and I want to thank you for introducing me to CVS!

Lisa
l.hurst@mchsi.com

Anonymous said...

I use my dryer sheets twice! I also have been drying some of our clothes outside on the line I had my husband install.
Pat


presbwc@aol.com

Pregnantly Plump said...

I line dry most of our clothes and use white vinegar to clean many surfaces.

OnlyOnSale said...

we mkae our own lattes instead of buying them!

malady said...

I want to enter to win the book
my info below:

Rosa Malagisi
5236 Windermere Ave
Norfolk, VA 23513

Martha said...

Already mentioned, but I cut my dryer sheets in half too!

brightleigh said...

We do not eat out anywhere without some kind of coupon. It saves us a lot--tonight we went to Baskin Robbins and used the BOGO free for the ice cream cone. I enjoy your blog very much!

N.NICHOLAS said...

I save tons of money using www.thegrocerygame.com!

Anonymous said...

I have been searching all types of frugal web sites in hopes of learning anything that might help us save some money. Yours is one of my must check daily sites.
thanks for all the good tips,
BJ
billiejopv@aol.com

aj said...

I would love to receive this book. My husband and I are pastors and we moved to a new state to start a church. Any ideas on how to save helps. I am learning so much from all you ladies who blog. That is my money saving tip is learn from others.

lisa.neicen said...

I am amazed at your page constantly! I guess the organization comes along with the teacher in you. My money saving techniques have far improved since a friend told me of this site almost 4 months ago. I simply have stoppend spending on things that I can get for free or a few pennies on the dollar! If I have a need I check the website first to see if anyone else has found a deal on my need! Thanks for ALL your hard work.

Kim said...

Well I am a complete newbie to all of this I just started clipping coupons and shopping at CVS and going to all these blogs about a month ago and I have already saved tons of money! So that is my big boring tip! Thanks so much for this website...it is awesome!

Dr. Mom said...

I recently read about a local lady who was paying for her son's rehearsal dinner in the upcoming year. Just before Christmas when the restaurants offer discounts on gift cards, she purchased several thousand dollars from the restaurant that she had chosen for the dinner and received twenty percent on top of her purchase. I thought it was a great way of thinking ahead and reducing her cost.

Miss Mommy said...

Best money savings tip is to buy on sale with a coupon whenever possible...then stockpile if you know you will use it!!

Brandy said...

I freeze leftovers; after realizing that it doesn't matter how much it cost if it goes into the trash, I started freezing leftovers and working them into other meals or taking them for lunch. I have a lot less wasted food this way.

The Coupon Diva said...

Hang dry your clothes! I live in Texas and my clothes dry faster on the line than they do in the dryer, and saves lots of money.

http://thecoupondiva.blogspot.com

crwhennen said...

Take your lunch to work. You'll save a ton of money not eating out!

Dina said...

I always make sure that my kids eat a good meal before we go somewhere and pack snacks.

Honey said...

Thanks for all your deals.
I skip dryer sheets except in winter-we live in a humid climate and they are just not neccessary. Also, alsways check the scratch and dent section in your grocery. I got $12 pull-ups for $3-two times in a row!

Angela said...

Hi there! Well, I have learned so many tips on my new found journey, but I would say my biggest one is couponing. Look for them everywhere and use resources like the grocery gamer or CVS'ing to maximize your coupon savings! To think, there was a time when I thought cutting coupons was a waste of time when I could buy the generic for less - little did I know that with some time and patience - it pays off big time!

Jen said...

My money saving tip - staying home! I don't have to buy gas, a meal out, or that toy my daughter has to have!

Mekhismom said...

At Walgreen's I shop sales, use mannie coupons and use their monthly coupon/rebate book.

Sophia said...

Whenever meat goes on sale for around $1.75/lb (which it does regularly around here), I buy about 10 pounds of it. This goes for roasts, chicken breast, pork chops, etc. And that usually gets me through till the next sale, so I don't end up spending more than $1.99/lb for any of my meat. :)

Melissa said...

Plan your meals around what you have on hand already. I buy things when they are on sale regardless of whether I need them at the time or not. Then I keep an inventory list of what is in my pantry and freezer. We eat what we have. This also eliminates runs to the store more than once a week!

Chung Sau said...

Bring snacks and soda for work instead of hitting the vending machine.

Anonymous said...

This book seems very interesting. I would love to have a copy. One way that my husband and I save money is every paycheck we have a certain amount draft from each of our direct deposits into our saving account. This has worked for us very well for the last two year.
brandi
brandihilts@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I always look up the local restaurants, et cetera, on the internet when going on vacation, and try to find coupons prior to going.

Maranda
godslittlefamily@hotmail.com

K Bussean said...

I buy all my toiletries/paper products at CVS using "deal" and Extra Care Bucks. I love CVS!!!

Alyssa @ KeepingTheKingdomFirst said...

My goodness, there are a LOT of comments!

My money saving tip:

Cut your fabric softener dryer sheets in half. Still works just fine!

Gigi said...

I'm new to you blog and will be visiting often.

I use coffee filters when giving my kids snacks. They're a lot less expensive than napkins or paper towels. They are also great for covering food in the microwave to keep it from splattering!

patsy said...

I think the best bit of advice I can give on being frugal is 'be realistic.' Facing the situation as it really is, good or not so good, is essential before we can take further steps towards reaching our goals.

likewiseyeolderwomen.blogspot.com

Shawn said...

I read a lot of different blogs, of course your's is one of my favorites.
slhinhisimage.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Just found your blog and I'm a fan now!
My quick saving money tip: only purchase what's on your list. It's when I go down the cookie aisle that I find myself spending more than I planned!

Jill Frame said...

Keeping a price book... it's huge...
Oh, and bring a calculator w/ me to the grocery.
Jill F

Julie Avery said...

My girlfriend and I switch off babysitting when we go shopping during the week. Its super fun for our kids and tons easier for us as the store. Without kids you can really focus on your deals! Added bonus - if you shop during the day then your not taking time from your husband and family at night. BUT if theres an amazing deal that just CAN'T wait (ex: diaper deal at Walgreens) then we all pile her kids and mine in one car and take turns running into the store to get the deal. We pack a snack for the kids and they play games while they wait with one of the adults in the car. (We live in CA - not too hot to do this :) If you shop for deals LOTS then its good to get creative with the kids.

Sue said...

I never use change--I always break the paper bill for a purchase. I then take the change and put it in a large (remember the popcorn bottle banks?) bank...I use that money every other year for a nice vacation. Several years ago, it paid for over 1/2 of a cruise to the caribbean.

smdrm said...

I'm using more and more coupons.

tami said...

mine isn't original but i use printable coupons and i save between $10-12 a week at the grocery store.

elinq said...

Stretch your wardrobe - take some time and create new outfits with what you already have. Have fun and be creative...who knows what you will come up with!

Kristie said...

I have switched to cleaning rags instead of paper towels - I love to clean so it has saved a lot on papertowels!

Melissa Amos said...

I love your blog, you are the best!
The walmart deals are always a great way to save money and especially with money making coupons. They help pay for other things.

Tara said...

I save money by utilizing the tools from your blog:-)

Also, I've learned to try to use what we have in the pantry to make my dollar stretch--we are getting started on the TMMO, so every penny counts!

renee hess said...

I try & run all of my errands on the way to work or on the way home. I also bring my lunch & eat @ my desk. As much as I'd love to leave the office, saving $$ is too high on my priority list!!
rfhess@bellsouth.net

Rebekah said...

Love your blog!!! Here's my money saving tips.

REUSE, REUSE, REUSE! I try to find a second use for everything, including our clear baggies that we use to pack our lunch items in. They go right back in the lunchbox for the next day (we use the same bags for about a week). Instead of dropping all my items off at Salvation Army, I drop my nice clothing items off at the resale shop and bring in approxmiately $60 each month and I sell our household items on Craigslist. I spend my summers going through the garage and basement and selling all items we didn't use that year. I usually make $700-$1000 each summer. Don't discredit any item! Even if a book sells for 50 cents or a bag of silverwear for $2--every penny counts!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book

Susan W.

ksbwilliams@comcast.net

Mercedes said...

My favorite way to save is by staying home. Shopping can be a fun activity but it is hard for me to just window shop. So I am better just staying home.

The Rays said...

I am very careful about turning on the air conditioner and heater. Sometimes it's just nice to have a window open instead of refrigerated air! :)

cscfm said...

I am new to this whole thing and would love to have this book

Cscfm@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Making yogurt is one thing I do to save money. With milk at $3.50/gal. plain homemade yogurt costs me $0.88/qt. or $0.22/cup. Some of the flavors we've come up with: stir in fresh fruit, stir in jam or jelly, stir in maple syrup and a dash of vanilla. We also use it to make fruit smoothies.

I have a yogurt maker but it's not a requirement. Recipes and instructions are all over the internet.

I would love the free book!

Sarah @ Fiddledeedee said...

Whenever bread is BOGO at Publix, I buy several loaves and freeze them. This gives us enough bread to get through until they are BOGO again, so we never have to pay full price!

Great giveaway!

Rebecca said...

My money-saving tip is to make grocery lists. If I go into a store without a list, I come out with WAY more than necessary.

Thanks!

lise said...

I tend to get a lot of papercuts when at work. rather than waste a whole bandage, I'll cut it in half to get "two for the price of one".

Cheryl said...

Love your blog. We save money on not barely having to buy paper towels and napkins by using microfiber towels to clean up the house and little dish towels as our napkins for dinners.

KitKat said...

Love your blog and thanks for the contest. One of the things that I do to save money (and I'm sure that you've all heard this one before) is to use half the amount of laundry detergent and half of a dryer sheet when I do laundry.

candace said...

love your blog! I am a daily reader....this book would be great... we could all use some extra money in our pockets :)
I do my "free shopping" at walgreens, rite aid, walmart and target weekly... but my money saving tip is nothing genius.... i don't make special trips to these stores... i go when i am on my way somewhere (like dance or gymnastics) and i am passing by anyways, that way i keep the precious gas in my gas tank as long as possible :) you would also be surprised at how much you can get at recycling for cans and newspapers.... wow! i had no idea until recently :)

abbie said...

I save the comics from the sunday paper to use for wrapping paper.

Love your blog! Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Shopping without the kids and husband!

Anna in IL

cdsbutterfly said...

I use coupons to save us money.

Gina said...

I only get groceries every other week...it really does help cut back the grocery bill!

MariaB4 said...

A few of my tips are...We keep our window shades pulled down on the windows that face the east until the sun goes over the house. It makes a big difference in how warm the upstairs gets!

I also use cash only for grocery shopping-it helps eliminate impulse purchases and makes me really think about what I'm buying.

I use dryer sheets twice and hang most clothes up to dry in our basement with the exception of towels and denim-they feel so much better after coming out of the dryer.

Amy said...

I make menus based on what's on sale and do huge batches of freezer meals. This saves us tons (and we don't have to eat out, unless we want to.) :)

Savy Sally said...

I love saving money! First, we keep our AC set at 79 degrees! We keep window blinds closed upstairs, and keep room fans on high!

Second, I never buy anything on the internet unless I find a promotional code! I simply google "coupon code for ___", and I get a hit every time. I save big on internet purchases!

Anonymous said...

Hey Denis

I hope this will work and I hoep to be the lucy winner. Thanks for your email.
Tina

Laila said...

I don't have a programmable thermostat, so I lower the AC (up by 5 deg or more) when I am going to be out of the house for a few hours.

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you! :D

laila7@gmail.com

The Frugal Homemaker said...

One way that we save money is to combine all of our shopping into one trip. Then we map out our stops to make sure we have to drive the shortest distance. This saves money on gas and extra trips out to the store.

Christina said...

would love to win :-)

my baby would love me to win :-)

bardellisgirl@gmail.com


THANK YOU

Alexis said...

Would love to win this - I need all the help I can get!

Anonymous said...

I make a lot of things for my home- everything from my kids clothes to homemade bread.

April said...

Every year at Christmas I give homemade gifts. I usually try to incorperate new pictures of our 4 children. One year I did clocks for everone with a picture of the kids on the background. One year was a pillow with their picture. The family loves it an I try not to go over $5-$10 a piece.

Jenn said...

I have discovered the art of couponing and CVSing through your site..MoneySavingMon and Freebies4Mom...and I am in AWE of the savings I have found! We cut our "grocery" budget (household stuff and food) by $300 last month...and that was only like 3weeks of fun!

The biggest thing I've learned is to readjust your way of thinking about coupons and sales and shopping...stocking up when things are on sale ... even if you don't "Need" them right then and there...you will eventually and it will be much more expensive!

jenn

Jenny M said...

Watching the sales at the grocery store has saved me soooo much money! I can't believe how much a little research can pay off.

Erika said...

I do lots and lots of price comparison before I buy anything big-ticket. For example, I bought a baby stroller not too long ago and I did lots of research to narrow down what kind to get, then I used froogle.com to locate the best price. That way I get something good quality at the best price the first time around, which saves me money, time, and hassle!