Blow out the candles for great birthday freebies as a member of these online loyalty eClubs. The month of your birthday you'll receive some sort of email you can exchange for your free stuff.Many of these offers are valid during your entire birthday month, but be sure to read each coupon for the … [Read more...] about 70 best birthday freebies from restaurants and retailers in 2024
Kids go through clothes like boxes of Cheerios. We say: don’t spend a lot of money on play wear and school clothes. By the time kids wear them or use them once or twice, who can tell if they’re new or used anyway?You can find some kids’ clothes in excellent condition at thrift stores like … [Read more...] about Clothing the kids without busting your budget
Many people seem to have a love-it-or-hate-it attitude toward warehouse stores, but I am a proud card-carrying Costco member because it does save me money.Here's how I save money at Costco and avoid the (expensive) pitfall of overspending on bulk goods.With only two in our household, we … [Read more...] about Can Costco membership save you money?
Target has always been the go-to store for lots of smart shoppers and bargain hunters.The popular retailer always offers a wide variety of items at reasonable prices. However, Target is making saving money even easier with its new low-price store brand, dealworthy. The brand is designed … [Read more...] about Target launches new brand with more options at lower prices — starting at less than $1
There's a new Groupon for Sam's Club! This deal on a Sam's Club membership is a one-year membership for $25, or you can purchase the $35 package that comes with Member's Mark extras. It's hard to know how long the deal will last, so you might want to move quickly to make sure you get it.Be sure … [Read more...] about Sam’s Club Groupon
Just because you're crazy in love does not mean you have to go crazy with the shopping. Valentine's gifts need to be heartfelt, not expensive.For a budget of $50, you can find plenty of thoughtful or romantic gifts for him or her. Here are our favorite Valentine's Day gifts for under $50 that … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day gifts for under $50
If you're a romantic, one of the bright spots of winter is that a number of people are gearing up for Valentine's Day and preparing to pop the big question. Even in these modern days, a diamond (or other gemstone) engagement ring is still the symbol of a decision to marry.But that doesn't … [Read more...] about Save money with a vintage diamond engagement ring
One of the things I struggled with the most while planning my wedding was registering for gifts. My fiancée and I are both past 30. We have a stocked kitchen. Our home lacks for nothing, really. Then there is the issue of space. We already live in a small space and don't have much room for more … [Read more...] about What to include in a minimalist wedding registry
Signed, sealed and delivered directly from Hallmark! It may be difficult to believe, but people still send greeting cards in today's digital world. In fact, with so much texting and social media posts nowadays, getting a card in the mail seems extra thoughtful and … [Read more...] about How to get free greeting cards from Hallmark all year long
Brent moved in recently, and can I just say?The boy has a lot of stuff. Holy cow. In fact, I think he has more clothes than I do. Which is fine, because I really don’t have very many clothes. I teased him a little about it, and he got rid of a few more shirts, but the fact of the matter is, I … [Read more...] about How to start a minimalist wardrobe
If you know you're going to need one or more of the following big ticket items in the next year or so it may make sense to budget and plan to make all the purchases in one year to make the most of a Costco membership fee, which starts at $60. If you're planning any of the following seven … [Read more...] about 7 purchases that will pay for your Costco membership
Gift cards are at the top of everyone's wish list, no matter the holiday or occasion. It's the perfect gift because for two reasons: It's quick and easy gift for the giver AND the recipient can pick out exactly what they want (or enjoy a favorite meal.) No need for any returns or … [Read more...] about How to turn unwanted gift cards into cash
For families and those who have space in their homes to buy in large quantity, a warehouse store membership often makes sense — dollars and cents. But for many frugal people, the idea of paying to shop at a store gives them pause. How can you decide if Sam's Club is worth the membership … [Read more...] about Is Sam’s Club membership worth it?
Thrift store shopping has long been a necessity for those with limited resources, but these days it’s embraced by people of all economic levels who love the thrill of the hunt. Not only is thrifting a dependable way to save money, but it’s fun. Where else can you find a Liz Claiborne skirt (new, … [Read more...] about Snag the best thrift store finds with these insider tips
It's always fun to get new stuff, and even better if you can get what you need for free or at bargain-basement prices. Personally, I also like getting rid of stuff I no longer need. I find I'm more productive and more relaxed in a less-cluttered environment, but I hate creating more garbage. … [Read more...] about Online yard sales, beyond Craigslist