I will go into a Walmart from time to time for quick last-minute items. But when it comes to weekly grocery shopping, I definitely prefer to use Walmart’s online grocery pick up service. Here a list of all the reasons I like using Walmart curbside pick up for groceries and other household items. Plus, my detailed review showing how Walmart grocery pick up works.
Money-Saving Shopping Tips
Whether you simply enjoy a good deal once in awhile or you're a frugal-minded shopper who's budgeting every dollar you spend, we've got some great ways to save money when you're buying food at grocery stores, buying household items at department stores, and buying clothes for kids & adults! Here, our bargain-hunters are sharing their favorite tips for shopping at consignment stores, using money-saving apps & coupons, bulk shopping for food & household items, and much more. Even seasonal deals -- like Black Friday shopping deals and Cyber Monday bargains you don't want to miss.
In the past 30+ years, I’ve bought and sold items at consignment shops — several times. Just to be clear, a thrift store is different from a consignment store. I absolutely LOVE shopping for gently used clothing at thrift stores. But I’m not so crazy about shopping at clothing consignment stores. Ditto for selling items at clothing consignment shops. On the other hand, I’ve always had wonderful experiences buying AND selling at furniture consignment stores! Here are my best tips.
When you buy electronics, appliances, and other household items, should you buy the optional extended warranty (like a Master Protection Agreement from Sears)… or not? We’ve got the facts, plus some personal experience that might help you decide. See how Sears handles the preventive maintenance check (or cleaning) on their digital cameras. Find out when it makes sense to buy the service warranty — and when it doesn’t!
How many online reviews do you typically read before making a purchase? If you’re like me, you probably do a lot of research. Here are the best review sites I’ve used and what they offer consumers.
Worried about your old gift cards becoming obsolete before you use them? I’m guilty of holding onto them longer than I should, and some of the retailers have gone out of business now. Here’s everything you need to know before you buy gift cards. Online gift card exchange is also gaining popularity — here’s how to do it.
Summer is on its way and that means it’s time for fresh veggies! Want to know how to save money growing vegetables in your own garden? Get ready to harvest some seeds and build your backyard vegetable garden. My best tips & tricks to save money while planting a garden and starting to grow your own vegetables at home.
Interested in ways to save money bulk shopping, but not sure if it’s going to be cost effective for you? I had that very same fear. But I’ve learned how to save money buying in bulk with a friend and splitting the purchases — and the fees! Here are my best tips to help you buy bulk items with friends, family, or neighbors. I’ll also explain how to set up a bulk buying co-op. Let’s get started today!
Wondering if the Craftsman lifetime warranty is still good since Sears sold Craftsman tools? Here’s the latest on what’s happening with the Craftsman warranty.
I love to save money. I also really love apps that make you money. Here are my picks for the best money making apps, some tips for using them, and ways to download them. Grab your smartphone and start using these money making apps.
How many reusable shopping bags do you have? Get in the habit of carrying your reusable bags to some of your favorite stores to receive discounts. Check out the latest information on how important reusable grocery bags really are. You’ll also find out where to find reusable bags and how to recycle your disposable plastic bags.
Spring cleaning begins with store loyalty cards! Whether they’re stuffed in your wallet or hanging on your keyring, retail loyalty cards can become a nuisance. Here’s how to organize all of your reward cards — so you only have to carry ONE thing everywhere you go!
Sure, Costco prices are slightly cheaper on many of the items that they have in common, but Sam’s Club typically has 2 or 3 brands per item, rather than just one. See the other reasons I prefer Sam’s Wholesale Club over Costco.
We chose not to renew our Sam’s Club membership. But in a strange twist of fate, we found ourselves dues-paying members of Costco for the first time ever. Which is better — Sam’s or Costco? Here’s our review. Plus secret hacks for shopping at Costco, my new favorite store!
Sure, you want to save money on car insurance – who doesn’t? But how much car insurance coverage do you really need? How much comparison shopping should you do? Here are the tips I’ve used to save on car insurance.
In my own personal quest for figuring out the best way to find gifts for the holidays, I came up with a few non-traditional holiday shopping tips. Enjoy!
Furniture recycling isn’t a new concept but “furniture upcycling” is. Interested in saving money like me by buying recycled furniture? Start upcycling!
A tight grocery allowance doesn’t stop me from eating healthy on a budget. Interested? Good food choices and a few kitchen skills are all you need to start.
I’m 50. And I like discounts. Here’s the official list of senior discounts at 50 + My favorite AARP discounts that we use all the time when we’re traveling.
Want to save money on back to school supplies? There’s more to it than shopping at Walmart on a tax free day. Here are 5 great tips to save you money.
Don’t make the same mistakes I did. Here are 3 ways I’ve learned to save money on expensive dental work: negotiate, research & ask to see your treatment plan!
Looking for the best ways to save money? Avoid purchasing pre-made or finished items, know the best times to buy products you need, and 4 more great tips.
A prepaid credit card is a safer way to shop, travel oversees & teach your teens about finances. Plus you can save a lot of money using prepaid credit cards
Low-flow water fixtures, programmable thermostats, and other energy saving products will help you save money and do something great for the environment.
Spending too much money on items you use everyday? Consider online shopping, buy generics, plus 3 more savvy tips on how to save money on household items.
Name brands cost more than store brand products (you’re paying for the advertising), yet the quality is often the same. Save money and buy generic!
You’re already using coupons, watching for sales, and avoiding impulse buying. Here are 5 things you probably haven’t tried yet to save money on groceries.
Smartphones may be expensive, but they can definitely pay for themselves if you download these money saving phone apps. 7 easy ways to start saving today!
You’ve been a slave to oil changes every 3000 miles, haven’t you? Stop the madness! Here are 4 ways you probably haven’t thought of to save on oil changes.
Gift cards are fun to give AND receive! Here’s everything you need to check a gift card balance quickly — for store cards, restaurant cards, and bank cards. In order to check gift card balance for one, or multiple cards, follow these easy tips. Here are some easy apps and sites you can depend on.
7 secrets for maximizing thrift store shopping and finding unique back to school clothes for young school age kids AND college students.
If you buy groceries online you’ll save a lot of hassle, find items that aren’t in stores, get exactly what you need & save the planet all at the same time!
Extreme couponers save as much as 95% off their grocery bills, but they also spend 20 or more hours per week clipping coupons and finding deals. You can still save money at grocery stores WITHOUT clipping coupons and wasting your time. Here’s how!…
Is Black Friday actually the best time to buy certain items (beyond the rare doorbuster TVs, laptops, etc)? Is it worth it to wake up early and brave the crowds? Here is one Black Friday shopper’s take on scooping up the best bargains.
At dollar stores, while most of the items are $1, NOT all of the items are a bargain! Here’s how to tell when dollar store products are a good bargain or not…
Here are the best stores and websites for good pre-Black Friday steals:
Lots of frugal ideas to help you save money each time you go to the grocery store.
What’s the first image that pops up in your head when you hear the word pawnshops? The answer is probably that they sell stolen items, it’s mostly junk, and they’ll probably rip you off. This is so untrue! Knowing how pawnshops work will help you make better decisions when it comes to buying from or selling to a pawnshop.
My own tips for finding the best bargains at dollar stores. Plus, creative tips for shopping at dollar stores from others who’ve fine-tuned the process of shopping at the dollar store semi-regularly.
Wondering where to find coupons online and on the go?… All you need is an Internet connection and/or a cell phone and you can pretty much find a coupon for anything anywhere!
While Costco and Sam’s Club both offer great discounts for small business owners and individuals, if you’re looking to truly pinch pennies for your family, then you should consider BJ’s Wholesale Club first. Here’s why…
Want to know the best days to shop for particular items? Like knowing what the best way to save money is? Here’s what you should buy and on which days if you want to save money!
Here’s a list of things you should NEVER pay full price for… especially since you can usually find new — or next to new — items at drastically reduced prices if you just look in the right places.
Here’s a HUGE list of items which have been dramatically marked down lately because of the economy and current recession woes. Now might be a good time to take advantage of these things.
First, here’s a little about why I shop at Costco, plus tips for shopping at Costco — formerly known as Price Club…
Here’s a quick and easy way to tell which grocery checkout line you should REALLY get in when you’re at the store.
Here’s my best collection of Black Friday shopping tips. This list covers everything you should do ahead of time, in the planning and preparation stages. As well as Black Friday shopping tips that you can’t live without — like what things you should do the morning of Black Friday and what things you should do while you’re in the stores shopping and taking advantage of Black Friday sales.
Bargain shoppers can score tremendous bargains by keeping their eye on the biggest sales that can be had:ONLY on this one day, ONLY for certain times during that day, ONLY on certain items, and ONLY at certain stores. Here are some great tips for your first Black Friday shopping trip.
Simple ways to keep your brain from telling you that it’s okay to spend more than you really want to when you’re out shopping.
Check out these websites that you can visit before you go to the grocery store! They’ll help you save money.
CostHelper tells you how much you should pay for what. The site consists of a database of hundreds of items, where you can investigate how much others are paying and find similar deals.