3 Quick Tips on How to Start Living More Frugally

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If you are struggling every month to make ends meet and you do not know how you are going
to be able to pay for food, bills, and any other debts you have, then you are in need of some
good advice on how to start living frugally. It doesn’t take much to start with simple changes,
so hopefully these three simple tips will help get you started on the right foot.

Walk more, or use public transportation (but only when really necessary.) Do you
really need a car to get to where you need to go? If you have to go somewhere close to
your home or even close to work, then you can easily walk or ride a bike, and, for longer
journeys, you can use public transportation. Or how about carpooling? Besides saving
yourself some costly gas money, you will help the environment by reducing pollution too.
Not to mention that walking, jogging, or even riding a bike are great ways to exercise!
Therefore, you could even reduce your costs by not buying a gym membership, which is
also a great way to save even more money!

Do things on your own. Why go to the hairdresser’s when you can cut your own hair,
or ask a family member or friend to do it for you? I have a friend that has a certificate
in Cosmetology, and she will cut and color my hair for free! I know from time to time
places like JCPenney will even offer monthly specials where your kids can get their hair
cuts for free on Sundays. So keep your eyes open for deals like that. Why buy expensive
microwave food or go out to eat at restaurants when there are so many healthy meals you
can cook yourself with next to nothing ingredients? Not only that, you can buy most of
the items you need cheaper when you learn how to coupon. I’m sure you can find several
FREE kindle books on do-it-yourself projects, frugal recipes, or perhaps you may know
friends and family who can help you out with a specific project when you need help.

Plan ahead. You can make a 30-day spending plan and you will see how much it will
help you save money! Even just creating a shopping list before you go shopping for will
go a long way. Just remember to stick with your list! If you’re not big on couponing or if
you’re still learning, you could start slow by price matching ads at Walmart. It will save
you from making multiple trips, and you’ll still take advantage of a good store deal. It is
also important not to go shopping when you are hungry, because you will feel the impulse
to buy lots of things you do not really need. Do your research ahead and look for online
deals, shopping with coupons, etc.

These are only a few simple tips, but, simple as they are, they can help you start living
frugally today.

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Get a Printer Paper for only $.01 at Staples + Where I buy cheap Printer Ink

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I often get asked how to save on printer ink and paper…because, let’s face it…couponers print a lot of coupons! :) I ALWAYS buy my printer ink on ComboInk, because I can get a generic ink for my printer at a FRACTION of the cost that I would spend at an office supply store.

Right now on ComboInk, you can get 15% off  any $5 order. Your best bet is going to be to go with a combo pack which scores you multiple ink cartridges for way cheaper than the individual cartridges!

As for paper, I always take advantage of Staples Rewards & Rebates to get FREE & Cheap paper. This week you can get a  ream of paper for only a penny after Rebate!

Staples deal 1/11 – 1/17

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When my son, Baz was a baby he was in LOVE with Baby Einstein videos, toys and books! Right now you can score a Baby Einstein Book Bundle for only $5.95! Plus, for a limited time they are offering a bonus of the best-selling Baby Einstein album “Baby Santa” with your order. Once you place your order, you will receive an email with a link to download the MP3s!

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This offer expires at Wednesday 01/21/15 11:59 PM EST EST

Babies R’ Us Trade In Event Starts This Weekend – 1/23 – 2/21

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Need a new car seat, high chair or pack n’ play? Starting this weekend 1/23 through February 21st,  Babies R’ Us is having their annual Trade In Event, which allows you to trade in a piece of used baby equipment for a coupon worth 25% off of a new one, plus a coupon book worth over $100 in savings!

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This can be a great opportunity for you to snag a deal on a high priced baby item. I’ve even heard of people buying used items on Craigslist, just to trade in! For example, if you were able to score a high chair for $20 on Craigslist, you could trade it in and get up to $50 off a brand new Britax Car Seat! It all depends on what you plan to buy :)

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Smuckers Uncrustables only $1.75 at Hannaford + Walmart Deal!

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If you need a quick lunch idea, then you may want to check out this deal on Smuckers Uncrustables at Hannaford! If you don’t live near a Hannaford, you can always pick them up at Walmart too! Both scenarios are listed below!

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Hannaford Deal:
Buy (2) Smuckers Uncrustables $2.50
Use (1)$1.50/2 Smuckers Uncrustables printable coupon
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Walmart Deal:
Buy (2) Smuckers Uncrustables $2.93
Use (1) $1.50/2 Smuckers Uncrustables printable coupon
Final Price = $2.18 each or $.56 cents per sandwich!

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