Cathie Minter I consider myself frugal. I make my own laundry detergent. I also cut back in so many ways that sometimes it could be funny but anything that works to cut back on spending. I recycle my leftovers so many ways that it's amazing.
Lorrie Johnson Big lots is a favorite of mine for crafts especially jewelery crafts dollar tree is great too but the one in my area is one of the ones you just have to cross your fingers and hope they have something anything when you go because they get sold out of stuff quickly.
Pamela Estepp I love to do crafts but I am on a small fixed income. Whenever I buy craft supplies, I hit Big Lots and Dollar Tree first. If I need to go to the craft stores, I always check online for coupons first.
Nadine Tidwell I have had a few frugal moments this week. I searched the markdown bin at work, and found several cleaning supplies i needed (name brands) down 50% (they were only marked down for damaged packaging)! I got a sponge mop, wet floor cloths and dry cloths for only $3!
Nadine Tidwell For those with gamers to buy gifts for...Rite Aid has a promotion where if you buy a $25 game stop gift card you get $5 in up+ rewards too! I pre-bought two for my brothers Christmas gifts and I get to buy $10 worth of stuff for my house too!
Katy Robertson Whats your best saving tips? Do you have one savings account - or do you break it down? Right now we have retirement and savings but I kind of want a travelling account and when we have kids, college accounts
Peg Asus Hooray! FINALLY my husband got on board about something. I asked him to consider cutting out soda for awhile and I will make him fresh iced tea instead. He didn't seem too on board about it when I said it in the first place, but when we went grocery shopping he said "you know I think I'll give up soda for awhile and just do iced tea" The way he said it made me laugh as though it were his idea, but I don't care, that saved us like $30-50!!
Katy Robertson What points sights and survey sights do you use to earn money? I am using swagbucks, bing, inbox dollars, cashcrate, you gov and now chat about. Saving my money for a vacation with hubby
Tammy Burcham My neighbors are really good about giving me food items that they won't use. Peanut butter, cheese, and farm fresh eggs. Just not having to purchase those three items saves me a lot of money. People give them some of these items and they don't use them so they give them to me. I in turn if I have to much share with others also. I call it hand me down food. LOL
Faye R I found a office to clean weekly and we have been doing this for 8 years My kids think we are supposed to eat at McDonalds every week when we go to clean I have learned to fix food and eat right before we have to go so I don't have to spend $35 each week on junk food Im not being mean but the reason Im still cleaning this office is to help pay off our bills not to make Ronald any more money
Karen Cockram I like to have a weekly no spend day. Eat from the fridge, not use the car, and unless it is very cold weather not have the heating on or use any of the domestic applicances. I am not sure if it really saves much but it makes me think I am saving!
Peg Asus We went out to lunch using the gift certificates we got from PerkTV and just had to pay the tip which was so nice. Then my husband and older son went over to Gamestop to use some of their certificates and they only had to pay 64 cents out of pocket. While these are not things we needed to do, it's stuff we like to do and thanks to these earning sites, we didn't have to use much of our own budgeted money!
Jennifer Neilson Grrr, I have several expenses coming up that I just don't want to spend. I had to get some clothes altered to go to a wedding this weekend (which I didn't really want to go to), so I'll have to pick those up tomorrow. I hope it's not too much. I wish I'd thought to ask about the costs before hand so I knew what to expect. And now my dog needs to go to the vet because he has mites and of course according to them he needs other things too.
MacKenzie Drake Well, tomorrow starts the monthly frugal challenge for me. My roommate and I have been going through the local ads and figuring out what we'll get this weekend and through the month. 07/31/14
Pamela Estepp I was just reading all the posts on phones. I get the free basic cell phone offered by Assurance Wireless for low income people or I wouldn't have a cell phone at all. At home I use MagicJack and love it--- $40 for unlimited local and long distance. What's not to love!