Thursday, March 1, 2012

5 Money Saving Ideas for a Thriffty Thursday!

Here's some very random thrifty Thursday ideas for you all! Is any of this new information for anyone?

 1. Freeze shredded cheese.
My husband and I go through cheese like crazy! I like to stock up when I find the 8 oz bags for 99 cents or less and then I end up saving about $1 on each bag - and I don't have to run to the store when I realize we are out of cheese (again). Don't freeze chuck cheese, it will get crumbly - still good, just a strange texture. Oh, when you freeze cheese it will be good for 3-6 months past the expiration date.

2. Search for coupon codes before you checkout - especially if you see a box for coupon codes!
It's easy, just do a google search - "store/site name" coupon codes. RetailMeNot and CouponCabin are good ones.

3. Use Swagbucks.
I downloaded the Swagbucks toolbar and automatically do all my searches from swagbucks. I've had the toolbar installed for a few months now and have already earned enough 1072 SB - enough points for $10 in Amazon credit. This honestly took NO effort, I get $1 SB each day for using the toolbar (as soon as I open my browser) and I randomly get SB for searches. Check it out here.

4. Turn the heat down (when you're not home and when you're sleeping)
I feel like this is a "duh" thing to do, but sometimes you get just so busy you might not think about it! We keep our apartment at 60 degrees when we are at work or sleeping and it really hasn't gotten too cold.

5. Doing any crafting? Don't forget your coupons!  
Check for the weekly Michaels coupon, Hobby Lobby coupon, and Joann's Fabrics coupon. These are  usually 40% off one item coupons that come in the Sunday paper and online! (Joann's does not have online coupons though - but I have linked where to find the most current Michaels and HL coupons above)

*and* if you are a teacher, don't forget to use your teacher discounts! Michael's and Joann's give 15% off and Hobby Lobby gives 10% off.

What did you think of the random frugal tips? Anything you didn't know/think of before?
Would you like to hear more next week? :)


  1. I agree!! and i am always looking for way to save is amazing how much I can save with a little effort.
    i just used your site to register for swag bucks...thanks for this!!

  2. What great tips! I absolutely love the RetailMeNot site, I use that one especially whenever I'm online shopping. But I'd never heard of that toolbar before! I'll have to check it out.


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