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    • #38534

      Hi all,
      What are your favorite out-of-the-box ways to be frugal? I started a blog on “how to live large on a basic budget” would anyone be interested in reading some interesting, and unique ways of saving money?

    • #38753

      Yes. I am always up for learning new ways to save…

      • #267160

        Me too!

    • #39015

      We eliminated TV in our house. It doesn’t seem out of the box for us but for my coworkers – you would think that I said that we cut our house in half or something!

    • #39097

      We hardly ever eat at restaurants. My husband and I enjoy cooking at home. Eliminating restaurant and takeout has really made a difference in our budget.

    • #39860

      Sure,I’d be interested in your blog. But I googled “how to live large…” and couldn’t find you.

    • #40279

      use coupons

    • #40524

      @maryburns did you look for it thoroughly?

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    • #48599

      use a tv antenna, use coupons and phone apps for rebates

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    • #55976

      I am always looking for ways to save I use coupons phone apps we never eat out unless it’s a long travel trip. I am always looking for free samples online.I’d love to hear more ideas.

    • #56018

      I always browse clearance sections in the grocery store before I browse the regular aisles. You can find some pretty great deals at some store. I get a lot of my cereal bars, drinks, snacks, beauty products, etc. in the clearance section. I also try to sync up my coupons with sales while they’re going on. I also love discount stores like Marshall’s. I always get good deals there (they have a great clearance section as well) Essential oils can be very pricey, but Marshall’s has very fair prices on them.

      • #73637

        that’s how I shop also (its the only way to make ends meet these days)!!!!!

    • #56233

      Agree with cutting cable/dish and using an antenna.

    • #59960

      I used to hardcore extreme coupon
      But now, with 3 kids {6,3,17 months old}
      I try to get in and out quickly from grocery shopping
      So now i use a TON of rebate apps
      I can post links below of different ones:
      Here’s ibotta (the most popular one)

      Here’s Fetch Rewards (you can gets lots of points of certain brands but also get points for taking a picture of the receipt) (Code F0BHY)

      Here’s Makeena (link will get you $1 and this app is awesome for natural organic stuff)

      There’s also Checkout51, ReceiptHog, SavingStar

    • #71512

      nice tips

    • #76047

      Nice ideas.

    • #76411

      using coupons and redeeming app rebates

    • #79995

      These are all great tips…Im going to check out your blog!

    • #108384

      We cut out cable…use a digital antenna. I look for coupons… both merchants and online coupons. I hit up sales whenever possible. We eat out on occasions but not too often. We can prepare a better meal at home. We watch movies at home mostly. The movie theater is unreal for a family of four. Even with matinees. There is always a way to save. We recycle at lot as well.

    • #108575

      great tips

    • #117856

      Reusing and repurposing things…not only frugal but eco friendly too

      • #118785

        I agree Emily! I have 3 littles, they grow so quickly–I have come to learn it doesn’t benefit our family to pay full price for clothing! I am a clearance aisle hound AND I check our local second hand clothing shops for kids! I also resell as much as I can when they grow out of them.

    • #119107

      I shop the sales, and use coupons, as well as shop at Aldi, which saves a ton of money. They also have a lot of organic options now.
      I regularly clean out my closet and use consignment websites to earn some money for the clothes I have that are in good condition.
      I’m always up for learning new tips!

    • #120039

      These are some good tips!

    • #129590

      Great tips!

    • #129829

      B J

      A lot of good ideas! I also check out the clearance aisles.

    • #137894

      We do lots of couponing and have a savings account at a separate bank than our everyday checking account

    • #145896

      meal planning, utilizing free activities for our family, but the most effective is to become debt free with the Dave Ramsey debt snowball method.

    • #197793

      The knowledge of saving is essential!

    • #266847

      I would love ideas what’s your blog if you still do it ?
      I like couponing, Ibotta , rebate apps ,

    • #267275

      No cable and no house phone. I use coupons also.

    • #269653

      I love to save money. I clearance shop, penny shop. coupon and thrift. It is so important to be able to provide without breaking the bank.

    • #269654

      Dollar General Mobile coupons. They atack on saturday with the $5 of 25 and I get all my house stuff for like $10 or less (cleaners, laundry soap, trash bags, ect.)

    • #273623

      Every penny counts.

    • #273647

      I shop goodwill and email companies for coupons.

    • #280768

      Thanks for all the tips.

    • #351738

      I think being frugal with your funds is a must when trying to save up

    • #354593

      All great ideas.

    • #363045

      actual topic

    • #363051

      sale + coupons

    • #376154

      cashback monitor is also a good site to use on getting cashback on your everyday purchases.

    • #369839

      Rakuten (formally Ebates) is a great way to save with online shopping.

    • #409251

      Saving is such a priority!

    • #428159

      Try to sell things you no longer use.

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