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Whether you’re a money-saving newbie or an all-star, there’s always something new to learn about the best ways to save your hard-earned cash, or earn more.  From lists of places that offer student, senior, military and teacher discounts, to travel deals for your favorite destinations, we’re always here to help with our money saving blog.


Featured-Secondary, Shopping Tips

Best Places to Save in Canada

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If you’re looking for a bright and colorful delivery to make someone’s birthday special, the choices available can be overwhelming. What kind of flowers are appropriate? After all, you don’t want to send an arrangement that looks more like a funeral than a celebration. Did you know that flowers have meanings? You’ve probably heard that […]
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Featured-Secondary, Personal Finance

How to Escape the Debt Cycle

When it comes to setting new world records, the average personal debt of Americans is far from a proud moment for our country. With an average delinquency rate of 4.8%, it’s time to reexamine how we look at borrowing and spending. For individual borrowers, a mountain of debt can seem to be an unconquerable foe. […]
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Tax season is upon us once again.  Here’s our annual guide to getting your taxes done on time, correctly, and inexpensively! Check out our best tax software and services coupons if you’re going with a professional tax software or service. If you prefer to handle this on your own, here are some helpful tax calculators […]
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Featured-Secondary, Money Saving Tips

15 Baby Freebies for New Moms

Let’s be real: Babies are expensive. And motherhood can be overwhelming. What’s an expecting mother to do? Don’t worry — we’ve compiled some amazing pregnancy freebies (and goodies for after baby is born) to help cut some of the expenses of bringing home baby. Plus, most of these also come with helpful resources like forums, […]
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Another year has come and gone. If you’re ready to make 2018 your best year yet, you’ve probably come up with some resolutions to help you get there. But how to do all the things you want to accomplish without breaking the bank? Here are this year’s top six resolutions (according to the Huffington Post), […]
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Christmas can be a time of great stress, or a fun time of celebration with family and friends. If you’re in search of ideas for inexpensive family fun this holiday season, look no further. We’ve prepared a list of 25 activities suitable for the whole family.   Send Christmas Cards: Get the whole family involved! […]
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Featured-Main, Money Saving Tips

Save with 22 Amazon Secrets

If you shop online as much as we do, you’re probably already aware that Amazon carries just about everything you could possibly want, often at really good prices. They’ve been the driving force behind digital disruption in more than a few retail categories! But there are a ton of ways to save even more. Check […]
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So you’ve stepped up and decided to host Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Everyone is coming to your place, and they’re all going to expect amazing food and lots of it. Now you need to come up with delicious appetizers, cocktails, casseroles, pies, and that all-important turkey (or alternative main dish). It’s a lot of pressure! […]
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  Winter is coming, and if you live in a cold climate area, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing. In addition to bringing out the warmer wardrobe items, prepping outdoor plants for the cold, and wrapping exposed pipes, this means getting your car ready for winter road conditions. But don’t just rush out and […]
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Featured-Secondary, Money Saving Tips

Managing Money in Your 20s and Beyond! 55 Tips

So you’ve graduated, got your first job, and moved into your own place. For the first time, you’re on your own for paying the bills, saving money for the future, and keeping your finances in order. At first, things can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to be an expert on finances to make sense […]
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Looking for free sewing patterns, knitting patterns and crochet patterns?  Check out these 8 websites below and get ready to sew, knit or crochet your next masterpiece!  If you need other supplies, be sure to pick up one of our craft coupons and save at stores like Creativebug, Craftsy, Michaels and others.   1. ALLFREESEWING   […]
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  With the holidays coming up soon, we wanted to offer some tips for saving on your hotel stay. We have Marriott promo codes and tons of other hotel coupons on the site, so make sure to check those out before you book!   1. Go in the off-season The top way to save on your […]
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Whether you’re looking for a craft store for a last minute school project, or are interested in building your own holiday decorations, we have you covered. From knitting to quilting, scrapbooking and even photography, these craft stores can turn you into an expert in no time!   Many offer classes in stores or online to help […]
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  Even though we have plenty of food and grocery coupons, we know that coupon clipping isn’t for everyone. Here’s a list of 1o ways to save on groceries and food without bringing coupons to the grocery store.  You might also like the Ibotta app.   1. Browse your shelves before you go shopping This practice […]
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  It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner. In addition to getting the kiddos (and yourself!) a great halloween costume, we think it’s a great time to do some halloween projects and crafts together.  Here are 5 ideas to get you started!   1. Bat Plush Sewing Pattern This super adorable […]
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Saving money on food in college doesn’t have to be complicated. There are many ways you can save money and eat healthy as well, and we’ve compiled 7 tips to help you keep some spending money for concerts, movies and other fun stuff!   1. If you eat out very often, save money by purchasing […]
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  I’ve loved Halloween for as long as I can remember.  I remember being everything from a bunny to Strawberry Shortcake, and a punk to Punky Brewster.  This year, Halloween falls on Tuesday, October 31 and I’ve compiled a guide to help get you ready! You’ll find Halloween savings tips, but in addition I’m going to share some of […]
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The start of Fall brings forth a lot of emotions and images. Back to school, football, cozy sweaters, delicious soup, Halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, and Fall foliage. We put out a request for people to send us their ideas for great places to see the leaves turn beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow, and […]
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Whether you’re visiting for the first time, or have been there before, San Diego, California has a lot to offer. So how do you find the best places to visit in San Diego? Start right here with our handy guide. We’ll give you all of our best recommendations, whether you’re wanting to visit San Diego […]
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So you want to enjoy Orlando, but don’t want to take out a second mortgage to finance the trip. No problem! There are plenty of ways to save some green and enjoy your Orlando vacation.   The Best Time to Visit Orlando Generally, you’ll get the best prices in Orlando (and the fewest crowds) in […]
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  So, you want to visit New York City without breaking the bank? Never fear! There are plenty of ways to see the Big Apple and save some green while you’re at it. There are plenty of places where you can still see the sites and have great, postcard-worthy experiences, without spending a fortune. Here […]
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New Orleans, LA, or N’awlins for locals, has a unique flavor all its own, and plenty of budget-friendly options. Once dubbed “The City that Care Forgot”, it’s certainly a perfect destination to let all your worries fade away. According to their tourism board, it’s also the “Festival Capital of the World”, with dozens of festivals […]
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So you’ve weighed your options and decided to take a trip to Sin City for a little “what happens here stays here” fun. Once upon a time, Vegas was considered one of the best destinations for super cheap vacationing, but times have changed. These days, since all of the big-brand resorts moved in, you’ll have […]
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Back to School Savings Tips
Back to school shopping signals the end of summertime fun and a return to more normal routines. But it can also make a big dent in your budget! School clothes, supplies, activities fees, and more can really add up. Here are some ways to save money (and your sanity) as you prepare the kids to […]
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Money Saving Tips

Summertime DIY Projects

Summertime is a great season for all kinds of Do It Yourself projects around the house and garden. With a little know-how and a bit of creativity, you can create and perfect your home decor, get organized, and have some fun! Around the House: If you’re like me, and you retreat to the air conditioned […]
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Lots of companies are happy to help you celebrate your birthday with freebies or special discounts. You can get free food, points in loyalty clubs, shopping coupons, and all kinds of great birthday stuff, just for signing up or showing ID. Who doesn’t love free goodies?   99 Restaurants  – E-Club Sign up for the […]
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The littlest members of your family can often cost big bucks, so it’s nice to know that there are still some places where kids get special freebies. Here, you’ll find restaurants where kids eat free, plus activities, and other perks for little ones.   Arriba Mexican Grill Every Sunday of every month, kids eat free […]
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Featured-Secondary, Shopping Tips

Grocery Shopping Hacks to Save Big

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Featured-Main, Money Saving Tips

Hudson’s Bay Rewards Guide

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  Savings pros know that certain retailers make it easier to save than others. And there are always tips and tricks to be learned. Kohl’s can be a bargain hunter’s paradise, even without knowing all of the tricks, but if you’re in the know, you can save even more! Check out these tips and tricks […]
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By Holly M., Contributing Writer   Teachers are the underpaid heroes of our local communities. They work long hours, put up with everything and anything that kids can throw at them, and often spend their own time and money on supplies for their classrooms. Fortunately, there are some businesses who recognize their efforts with discounted […]
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How often should you replace household items
  By Holly M, Contributing Writer While there are plenty of things that we replace only when they’re worn out or depleted, some household items need to be replaced more frequently. We’ve all got that favorite pillow or mascara that we’ve been hanging on to for years, but it really is healthier to let go. […]
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  Looking for a way to make some extra cash? We’ve found 15 mobile apps that will help you make money. From taking photos to answering survey questions or capturing help wanted ads, these apps can help you make money in your spare time. 1. Ibotta What can be better than saving money? How about earning […]
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  By: Jen M, contributing writer Father’s Day is Sunday June 18, 2017. We’ve pulled together a guide full of gift ideas, Father’s Day Factoids and even a list of activities you can do with Dad.  Whether he loves to fish, read or tinker with his car, we have coupons for all types of Father’s Day […]
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As a veteran or current member of the US Military, you may be entitled to benefits such as discounts and freebies at your favorite shops and restaurants. While some businesses choose to offer special benefits only on special “Military Appreciation” days or holidays like Veterans Day, others offer special pricing year-round. It’s a great way […]
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Best time of year to buy things
We’ve all seen that prices on various items can vary from month to month (and sometimes from day to day!). So how do you know when to buy those big ticket items? Or when you can get the best deals and stock up on everyday necessities? Bookmark this handy guide and you’ll never have to […]
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    We know that shopping online can be scary, especially when you hear about cybersecurity and breaches.  We have pulled together 4 tips to help you and your financial information stay safe when shopping online. By Michelle R., contributing writer 1) Protect your identity and your cash Online shopping has become a go-to for Americans […]
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Senior discounts at retailers and restaurants are becoming more and more popular now that baby boomers are getting to retirement age. Would you like to save a bit of dough by showing your ID or being an AARP member?  In most cases you’ll just need a driver’s license or other government issued identification, but for […]
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By now you know that Amazon offers free Amazon Prime trials, but did you know that Amazon also offers free trials for all sorts of other things like Audible, HBO, STARZ, Amazon Music, Amazon Channels and more? Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Amazon Prime is a fee-based membership program offered by the, Inc. company. The […]
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  By Holly Melton, contributing writer If you’ve never really thought about all of the overwhelming sensations that a simple trip to the grocery store or shopping mall contains, you might find Lynne Soraya’s article in Psychology Today, entitled Shopping While Autistic, enlightening. In it she chronicles a trip to her local grocery store. Ms […]
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  By Jen M., contributing writer   Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May; this year it’s Sunday May 14, 2017.  It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant […]
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By: Holly Melton, contributing writer   You’ve probably heard a lot about the wealth of opportunities to work from home and make money by doing gigs or freelance projects. There are more options out there than we can possibly list here, but they include things like driving for Uber, working as a virtual assistant, or […]
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Featured-Main, Making Money

50 Ways to Make Money

Whether you’re looking to earn a few extra bucks for spending money, or need more income to pay the bills, there are plenty of options out there. And many of them don’t even require you to leave the comfort of your own home! These tried and tested ways to make money online are sure to […]
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Couponing, Featured-Secondary

100+ Stores that Offer Student Discounts

  As a student, managing your money can be difficult. We’ve all heard the stories of students surviving on nothing but ramen noodles for months. But there’s a better way! Take advantage of the many opportunities presented here to save some cash on your essential purchases, and you’re sure to have enough left over to […]
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  If you’re in college, budgeting can be especially difficult. Aside from the fact that you probably don’t have much income…there’s also the fact that a lot of students only get paid once a semester instead of one every week or two weeks. This makes it easy to spend too much too quickly and not […]
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After traveling to 6 continents (including Antarctica), and more than 25 countries, I have finally managed to perfect my techniques for packing light and layering. Whether you want to carry-on in order to avoid baggage fees, are worried about having your luggage lost, need to make a tight connection, or just want to escape the […]
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It’s that time of the year again – tax season.  While we can’t promise that you’ll get a refund, we wanted to do our part to help you get through the process as painlessly as possible! We have all of the best tax software and services coupons to save you money, but wanted to also […]
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We polled 100 people to learn more about how they feel about Valentine’s Day, and how men and women differ in their thinking and behavior. The results are summarized below in a pretty infographic. Here’s some of what we learned: 33% of people felt like Valentine’s Day is an obligation, but admitted that they have […] Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of:
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Did you know that you can save even more on certain weekends throughout the back to school season? You can! Many states offer the opportunity to buy clothes and school supplies without having to pay sales taxes.  Below you’ll find a list of states along with the corresponding tax free weekend dates in July and […]
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  While we offer coupons from your favorite stores, brands and services, we know that sometimes you need to get a bit creative to save even more money.  Whether you’re saving for retirement, for a trip, or to help pay off credit card balances, we have 15 ideas below that can help you pocket a bit […]
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  We’re less than a month away from the 2017 Super Bowl and wanted to give you all of the info you need for the big game.  Below you’ll find the date, location, schedule for Super Bowl LI, as well as the top foods served, top categories shopped, and best Super Bowl ads of all […]
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  Valentine’s Day (February 14th) will be here before you know it, and we wanted to do our part to help you save money and have a fun time, whether you’re planning a day with your significant other or looking for fun activities to do with your kids.   We want to help you find […]
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The holidays are our favorite time of year, but they can also be a stressful and expensive time. You may have to balance work with getting the house decorated, shopping for presents and hosting family members or arranging travel. In addition to taking advantage of our deals, we’ve compiled some tips for you to save […]
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Halloween truly seems to be the only time of the year when there is non-stop buzz about costumes. After all, dressing up is at the center of this holiday that boasts $8.7 billion in consumer spending. Between the months of September and October, Halloween retailers rake in the majority of their yearly revenue with a […]
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Coupon stacking is the practice of applying more than one coupon to a single purchase.  These can be percent off, dollar off, shipping or other types of coupons including site-wide or item specific discounts. While many sites don’t allow coupon stacking, there are some large websites that do.  If you try stacking on your mobile […]
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  Couponing can seem intimidating, especially if you’re new to the concept, or have only seen the most extreme examples of couponers on TV. Couponing doesn’t have to be scary (we think that scary should be reserved for snakes and spiders) — the most important things to remember are to start slow, and go step-by-step. You can […]
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If you own a home, you know that there’s an endless list of home improvement projects that you can do. Whether they’re already on your list or have been put on a Honey-do list for you, here are some projects that can help save you money, or can pay for themselves in terms of adding value […]
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Travel Savings

Las Vegas Deals

When you visit Las Vegas, you likely want to splurge – great show tickets, beautiful hotel rooms, fantastic food, and perhaps a bit of gambling and some visits to the clubs. But, whether you’re driving in for a night or two from somewhere nearby, or you’re planning on staying for several nights, there’s no need […]
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We’re excited about the upcoming Summer Olympic games in Rio and have pulled together some helpful information so that you can watch all of the games you want to see and cheer on your favorite athletes. Since we know you might want to do a bit of shopping while you’re watching the games, we’ve also […]
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Let’s face it. College is expensive, and not all of us will get full ride scholarships based on stellar grades or athletic ability. Since we’re here to help you save in many ways, not just with coupons, here are some ways to save on college, and while you’re in school, as well: 1. Chase Down […]
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  We get it. You’re hungry, NOW. But, you want to make sure you get a great deal on that meal you’re about to enjoy. Whether you’re a starving student, starving artist, or a busy Mom (or Dad), we’ve created this list to help you quickly find deals from your favorite restaurants. Since you’re probably […]
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  The show “Extreme Couponing” is a reality TV series that follows those who have a passion for couponing, budgeting, and saving money. Or does it? The show, while very entertaining, and sometimes educational, can easily scare the potential casual couponer away from even starting. This show truly portrays the “extreme” in how far people […]
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Price matching is a policy implemented by vendors in order to encourage customers to buy products from their store. Essentially, if you find the exact same product at a lower price at a competitor location, the original vendor will match the lower price. Cool, right? The justification on the company’s side is that they may […]
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