Painless Ways to Save One Hundred Dollars a Month or More

Here are some painless ideas to incorporate into your daily routine. Doing so will save you money each month.
Tip 1 If you use a drip coffee maker to brew a pot of coffee don’t throw away the coffee grounds. Simply add two full tablespoons to the top of once-used grounds. Brew as usual. This can save you at least $20.00 a month and the coffee tastes fresh on both days.
Tip 2I find 100% juice drinks too sweet for my taste. I dilute the juice with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water. You will use less, save calories and save ten dollars or more a month.
Tip3 Here is an oldie but goody that my parents used. Gently squeeze toilet paper rolls so the cardboard center doesn’t easily dispense huge amounts of toilet paper. Children in particular seem to use way more than they need. They can still use as much as they need but it takes a bit longer to roll around the holder. Guarantee it will quit unnecessary waste of paper.
Tip 4 When dinning in restaurants, forget sodas or other beverages. Ask for a plain water and slice of lemon. Squeeze the lemon juice into your water glass. Add sugar or sugar substitute from the table. The lemonade you have made tastes delicious, quenches your thirst and is free.
Tip 4Quit throwing 8-10% of your money away in coin- counting machines at grocery stores. Buy paper coin holders at the dollar store or ask your bank if they have any to give you. Usually they gladly give them away for free. Sort your coins and wrap them. Deposit them and save all of your hard-earned money.
Tip5Old t-shirts that are stained make perfect dusting and cleaning rags. Simple wash them , cut them to desired size, reuse them to clean up around the house.
Tip 6 Re purpose old square coffee tins and Pringles cans. Clean them up and cover them with sticky drawer lining paper. They make perfect color spots. Organize children’s odds and ends and even make cute banks when the plastic top is slit for coins to be placed in.
Tip7- Try coloring your own hair. It will save you expensive salon trips. Painting your own nails or learning how to apply your own false nails will save you $100.00 a month easily.


Coupon like a pro

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Extreme Couponing is a new show on TLC. It chronicles extreme couponers who manage to save 90 to 100% on their grocery bill each week. Here are useful tips in becoming an extreme saver.

Buy more than one Sunday paper for their coupons. You can also obtain circulars from friends and family or recycle bins as some brave people utilize. Separate the circulars so all pages of like kind are stacked together. Clip away and save time by only clipping the stack at once. Organize coupons in notebooks with clear card pocket inserts. This is a huge time saver as you can see exactly which coupons you have.

Sign up at your grocery store for a savings rewards card. Often they have digital coupons online that you can download to your card. This increases your savings without having to clip manufacturer coupons. Usually stores will only allow you to use either the digital coupon or the manufacture coupon if there are two types available for a product. Double check and see which one is the better deal for your purchase.

There are numerous online sources available as well. They print right from your computer and can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars each year. Coupon Mom and Shop at Home are two such locations. They will ask you to download a printer software. Yet the money you save using such online sources is worth it.

Purchase from online couponing cutting sources. Examples include The Coupon Clippers and Power Coupons. Then you can buy multiples for the items you use the most often. This is a great way to stock up on frequently used items. Another great source is the magazine All You. They usually have over $50.00 of coupons in each issue and the subscription to the magazine more than pays for itself. You can find this magazine at Walmart for certain.

Stock up on the items you get for pennies a piece. Toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and other health care items I have been able to stock up on for free. Just wait until the items go on sale and redeem your coupons once items have been put on sale. Watch the weekly inserts and if an item is free make sure to stock up on as many items as you can. You can always resell the excess online or at a yard sale. This works especially well on beauty/health care items such as razors, shampoo, hair color. Items that don’t have a short expiration date.
If you end up having a nice size of usable goods use them to barter for items you need. A haircut, free baby sitting. Exchange a trip to your stock pile for many services you might need. This goes a long way in increasing your buying power. Even if the items you have gotten for next to nothing is not your usual brand they will be for someone else.