I've had a few friends asking me about deals lately. So here's some info for those of you who are interested.
You can spend a lot of time chasing around deals. I have started trying to save a little more money here and there, so we can spend less on necessities and have more money for fun (and gas!).
Here's a couple things that are pretty simple to start doing and don't take up too much of my time.
1. Start doing drug store rebate programs. Walgreens and Rite Aid offer Free Items by rebate every month. Things from lightbulbs, to shampoo and toothpaste.
Walgreens' program is called "Easy Saver", and Rite Aid's is called "Single Check Rebates". Check out their websites for more info.
2. Look at store ads before you shop to find the best deals. I pretty much only shop at 1 or 2 stores, but if I know what's a good deal before I go in, I stock up on those items that day.
I've created a bookmark called "Store Ads" where I can look at different store ads in the area online. (I can't handle keeping track of lots of paper ads!)
****Check out pinchingyourpennies.com
Click on "Grocery Guide". You can put in your zip code and it will show you the best deals at stores in your area, and also coupons that go with those items!****
3. Subscribe to blogs that tell you about deals that are going on. Takes all the work out of it!
Here's a few I subscribe to:
Peapod Bargains(She's in Texas, so not everything applies to me)
Utah Shopping Secrets
Also this post about feeding a family of 8 for $300/month was very helpful.
Do any of you have any money-saving tips? Know of any cool websites or blogs? I definitely feel like a "novice" when it comes to deal-finding, so please share your tips in the comments sections!