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.
If you’re wondering how to save money for a house, I’ve got some simple and fun ideas for you! These ideas worked for me: turn your hobbies into money, use cash instead of credit cards, sell your old stuff, and 6 other great tips to try when saving money for a house. Think outside-the-box and start putting money aside for your down payment and closing costs on your first home.
In order to prevent others from senselessly spending too much on postage (we spent $15… twice!), take it from me, it MATTERS whether you use someone’s post office box versus their physical street address when sending something through the mail. Here are my tips for shipping via USPS, FedEx, and UPS — so hopefully you won’t have to learn the hard way like I did.
Oh how I love making homemade gifts! Some gifts can be expensive to buy but cheap to make. You can drain your bank account when it comes to Christmas shopping or other gift-giving times. Are you tired of shopping online and want to save money? Gifts don’t have to be costly, especially when you make […]
I was looking for fun ways to fold money (aka origami money). I found some! Here are the most creative ways to fold money into fun shapes that I’ve seen.
Hit the thrift stores, ditch excessive gift wrapping, make your own holiday cards, and host a potluck party – all great you can enjoy Christmas on a budget this year!
Furniture recycling isn’t a new concept but “furniture upcycling” is. Interested in saving money like me by buying recycled furniture? Start upcycling!
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
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.
Here are some of the ways that you can give a little AND make a difference with stuff you already own.
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.
Best information for bartering “newbies”. Two popular personal barter websites explained and business trade websites reviewed. What you need to know about barter and trade sites and how the barter system works online.
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.
Whether you are on your way to a birthday party, or a Christmas dinner, you don’t want to show up empty-handed. Finding a last-minute gift may seem like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ideas you can use to purchase a last-minute gift on the fly…
There are lots of fun and simple ways to provide gifts for all of your loved ones without putting yourself in the poor house. Here are some ideas for ways to have a frugal but merry Christmas this year…
Here are lots of fun ways you to start a magazine swap, including making a magazine swap part of your next party or social meeting. Then again, you could always just swap with a neighbor… it’s a great way to recycle magazines. There are definitely lots of fun ways to start a magazine swap!
An example of when it pays to be an impulse shopper… believe it or not.
We printed out some coupons from Restaurant.com. They offer specials when eating out at restaurants in your local area. Will I do it again?… Here’s how it went for us.
Buying movies and TV series on DVD can be pricey, but we’ve come up withe a solution – burn them! This article shows why this method isn’t difficult and saves money.
Of all the online shopping sites, I think Amazon.com has the best selection… the best reviews… and the best prices. Here are 3 great tips to save even more money when shopping at Amazon.com.
It turns out that gift certificates are getting a facelift these days. Here’s everything you want to know about the current state of gift cards, and a little about their future.
Did you know that you can actually put your very own picture on an official Macy’s gift card? What a great way to personalize a gift for someone special. Looks like fun, too…
I recently ordered 2 different magazines on the exact same days. One was ordered directly through the publisher, the other was via a 3rd party service. Here’s what I learned…
How to buy, sell and trade unwanted gift cards
Here’s a creative way to advertise yourself, your company, your website, your upcoming party, about a dozen other special events in your life: PhotoStamps are official U.S. postage stamps that you can put your own photograph on!