Are you searching for ways to save a few dollars or to make your money go a little further? I think we all are and that is why I’ve compiled a list of a few old tricks that have been forgotten with a few new ideas. How many times have you walked into a grocery store overlooking the money saving catalog or how many times have you forgotten your value card at home? Sometimes it’s the small things that save you money over a longer period of time. Let’s look at a few ways to save.
Ways to Save at the Grocery Store
Never underestimate the power of coupons and store bonus cards. Most stores try to fight off competition from other retailers by offering weekly sales on items you buy the most. Take advantage of these shopping opportunities and watch for coupons that will give you additional savings at the register. Coupons are especially great for items that are being sold buy one item get one free. Already low prices combined with money off coupons always make for a pleasant shopping experience. Also ask your local grocer if their bonus card offer money off savings at the gas pump.
Ways to save on Entertainment
It can be difficult trying to keep your family entertained on a budget however if you’re willing to put in the work there are plenty of things that can be done. If your family enjoy going to the movies a great way to save is joining a site like Netflix where you pay a small monthly fee which is less than the cost of one movie ticket. Netflix allows consumers to watch their favorite movies and television shows on their television, computer, play station console and Wii console. You can also line up all of the movies you’d like to see and they will mail them right to your door. When you send in the movie they mail out what’s next on the list. You can also dust off all of the board games lying to waste in your closet and invite your family and friends for a battle of the coolest party. Nothing brings people together like a fun board game a few snacks and a bunch of competitive laughs. If outdoor fun is what you seek try looking online under your city’s website. Most cities have a calendar of events posted on the website which are usually priced fairly cheap to allow the whole family to join in on the fun. Now is also the time to check out a few local baseball games in the area. Whatever you do be prepared to enjoy yourself.
Ways to Save at the Bank
If you’re thinking of opening a new bank account shop around before you pick. Some banks are offering great incentives for new customers such as $50 to $100.00 sign on bonuses just for opening the account. Wachovia has a program that will deposit money into a savings account every time you use your debit card up to $300.00 this comes in handy when you may need it the most. It’s always nice to have perks for using your check card
Ways to save on Gifts
Birthdays and Holidays can hurt your budget harder than any other time so how can you save money when shopping for special loved ones. There are plenty of ways to save. Start by going to the underestimated shopping tool known as Ebay. Ebay offers deep discounts on the most popular items with the possibility of free shipping. A play station 2 game console with 8 games was just purchased in like new condition for a surprising $50.00 including shipping and handling. A pair of like new Nike sandals was purchased for $14.99 with free shipping. Loved ones can get the things they really want and you can feel good knowing you didn’t accumulate debt.
Ways to Save on your Cable bill
If you’re like me you may only watch premium channels when it’s the season for your favorite shows. When those shows reach the season finale so should the premium channel it’s on. There are dramatic savings to your cable bill when you eliminate unnecessary channels on your cable service. You can always add them when your shows come back on. You will be surprised at how much you save. That’s all for now on ways to save hopefully you’ll find these small tips useful even though you may have already known some of them you will hopefully remember to utilize them later.