Save Money Around the Home and Out of the Home

XMicroHeroX By XMicroHeroX, 21st Jun 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A simple and easy guide to save money in the home.

Step 1

Do the everyday things that we hear everyday- Turn lights off when not is use
-Only out enough water in the kettle for how much you want boiled
-Use large washes for washing machines instead of multiple small washes
-Each more fruit and Veg (also healthy but Meat is much more expensive)
-get a hobby and not watch TV all day..
More at this website!

Step 2

Buy the Smaller Package
Yep, you read that right. Some supermarkets and drugstores charge more per unit for the supersize product. At my grocery store, the price for a 200-ounce bottle of Tide worked out to $3.71 a quart; the 100-ounce bottle, $3.52. Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail cost $2.66 a quart in the larger size, $2.29 in the smaller size.

Step 3

Don't Miss Discounts
If you're lingering at Starbucks, you can bring a reusable travel mug and get a 10-cent discount on any beverage, depending on the location.

Step 4

Check the Total
Many online stores make up for a free-shipping policy with higher prices. charged $250 for a pair of BCBG Max Azria booties, for example, that had on sale for $175 plus $8 shipping.

Step 5

Purchase Glasses Online
Using the prescription from your last eye exam, you can order a pair for as little as $40—the better Websites walk you through the process of taking measurements and selecting the right-size frames. You may not find designer frames, but these cheapies are fine for shuffling around the house before you put your contacts in.

Step 6

Swap Books and CDs

Websites make it easy to trade used books and records for titles you want. and these three others are a great place to start.

Step 7

Choose Refurbished
When consumers return products after opening the box, computer, electronics, and appliance manufacturers make any necessary repairs and resell returned goods as "factory refurbished." If you buy direct from the manufacturer's website, this lightly used gear often comes with a warranty.

Step 8

Ask For a Break
I'm good about paying bills on time, but this year I got slapped with a late fee for missing a credit card payment. When I called to explain the circumstances (a snafu with my online checking account), the customer service rep immediately dropped the late fee—and asked if there was anything else she could help with.

Step 9

Call Hong Kong for Free lets you chat for free with people around the world (participating countries only) for as long as you please. Enter your home or cell number and a friend's number at the website. Talkster issues a set of local numbers you can call to connect. The catch: You have to listen to a 10-second ad.

Step 10

Discover the Coupon
Just about every online store offers discounts through "secret" coupon codes. Find them at coupon sites such as While every coupon site offers a searchable database of codes, RetailMeNot uses shopper input to track which codes actually work and under what conditions.

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author avatar Azila
23rd Jun 2014 (#)

Those are actually practical ways but could be of great help. Thanks!

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