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I’m one of those people who get inspired to save money when I hear stories of someone else saving money! Sometimes, you don’t have to do a lot of work to save some cash. A little research, 10 minutes cutting coupons, or visiting a second store can save in the long run.
Here are 5 ways that I saved money this week. Did I save thousands of dollars? Nope! But by doing a few of these tricks each week will add up to a significant amount at the end of the year.
1. I helped Jason look online for some parts for our planter (which is not something I’d normally do…I know nothing about parts) but wanted to see if we could find them cheaper than the place he was going to purchase them from since the cost is substantial. (This one could literally save thousands, depending on what he decides what to do with the planter.)
2. Last night we price matched groceries and used apps to save money at Wal-mart.
I first uploaded the receipt to the Price Catcher app at Wal-mart. (Usually when I price match I don’t save any more but I have missed lower prices before so you never know.) Then I got on Ibotta. I was able to save $.25 on milk (which I had already price matched to $2.99 so it was $2.74 for a gallon which is a great deal on milk!) Finally, I used Checkout 51 and saved $.25 on bananas and $1.00 on Nature’s Made granola. Both of these were on my list anyway so that was a good deal. We saved over $8 price matching (and only bought $40 worth of groceries)!
If we did this every week that would end up being about $500 a year. Wouldn’t you like to have an extra $500?
3. Today we visited the library and used their WI-FI instead of ours (we tend to go over our data at home) when we ran in for our weekly library time to check out new books.
4. This week I’ve sold 4 items on Facebook so far and delivered them when we were going into town for other errands to save on gas. I’ve also earned enough selling stuff to about pay for a tank of gas!
5. I hadn’t grocery shopped for a week (until last night’s Wal-Mart trip)and instead of heading into the store, we raided the freezer and pantry (hence me not getting a Meal Plan Monday) up this week. We’ve used up some potatoes and carrots that were about ready to go bad, had breakfast for dinner, and made an Italian casserole out of various noodles and my homemade spaghetti sauce (and it was yummy)!
None of these were very time consuming or hard but all end up saving some money in the end.
How have you saved money this week? I’d love for you to share in the comments!
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