- Ditch the expensive coffee for a homemade cup. If you want a good cup, I would highly recommend investing in a French press as you can get coffee-store coffee for homemade prices. They can be expensive but they’re only $13 at IKEA or around $15 at Marshall’s or TJ MAXX. I just did the calculations – a cup a day at $3 is a cost of $1092 a year!!!
- Don’t buy things unless they’re on sale.
- Sell unwanted things at a garage sale, on eBay or at places like Once Upon a Child.
- Save your loose change. We just emptied a piggy bank and found $47 in there!
- Rebates. Sure it takes a little time to mail in your receipt but if you have more time than money, it’s worth it. Some of your rebates (like Walgreens) can now be done online saving you a stamp.
- Find outlet malls near you and check them out. It’s amazing what deals you can find.
- Pay your bills online.
- Buy all your toiletries from Walgreens or CVS when they’re free. Even if you don’t need them at the time, save them for later. Eventually when you have a good stockpile you’ll find yourself never needing to pay for toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo or tampons ever again!
- Get your hair cut at a beauty school. The students there are only a few months away from working at Mario Tricoci or similar salons. If you live in NWI, I love Creative Beauty Salon in Highland.
- Re-use Ziploc bags or better yet, don’t use them at all. Sure it takes more time to use Tupperwares, but if you have more time than money, it’s worth the effort.
10 Great Ways To Save Money
August 15, 2011 by Leave a Comment