Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ways We Save

There are so many ways out there that different people have noted on how to save money. Here are a few that we've found to work for us:

1. Bring lunch to work rather than go out to eat.

2. Shop at garage sales and thrift stores.

3. Shop around before making big purchases.

4. Compare Sunday ads and make our shopping lists.

5. Use coupons, and use them often! Match up sales, store coupons, and manufacturer coupons to maximize the savings.

6. Use Register Rewards at Walgreens and Extra Care Bucks at CVS for all purchases.

7. Got rid of our landline phone, we just use our cell phones anyways.

8. Make a budget each month, revise, and stick to it!

9. Rarely use credit cards anymore. If we do use them, we pay the balance off each month.

10. Sign up for freebies and search for coupons online.

11. I use mass transit to get to work rather than driving.

We also sell items on EBay, Craigslist, Etsy to make a little extra money. Use extra money made to pay down debt (those darn student loans!).

What have you found to work best for your family?


  1. Line dry your clothes-earthy and saves on electricity, garden-eating local is healthier and in the long run, cheaper, use the library weekly-we rent movies from the library---yes it takes forever to get the new releases, but saves money, organize a clothes swap with friends, if you do drive-maintanence your cars-tires, oil gas etc.

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  2. I also do a menu each week. It's amazing how many extra trips I have to make to the grocery store if I don't get organized from the get-go! And I know that each trip means more money spent.

    Great list of ways to save!