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Monday, November 18, 2013

New Tips on Saving Money on Everyday Items

I've been on a bit of an extreme couponing fix for a few weeks and I thought I'd share some tips that I learned along the way.  One note before I begin: please don't end up buying items and hoarding them as some of the extreme couponers on TV.  Due to the reduction of food stamp funding, there are many worthwhile charities that you can give the food that you can't eat, and of course animal shelters could also use pet food donations.

Load coupons to your store loyalty cards by typing your card information onto the following sites:
Of course all of the sites above and many more have coupons that you can print out.  You can also sign up on savingstar.com.  It works slightly differently as the coupons don't automatically deduct from your purchases.  Instead, they are added to the site and you can choose to either get the money from them or spend it in their online store.

Kita shares his toys with baby sister PearlThink about the brands that you use everyday. This can be more difficult than you think due to the many brands bought by larger brands.  Proctor & Gamble is a great example here, but there is also Nestle which owns Purina and many more brands that you can find by visiting their site and scrolling to the bottom.  

There are coupons, rebates, sales, contests and more on many of these sites, but you have to look for them. Think about the pet food brands & toys, your favorite boxed, canned and frozen foods, soaps and cleaning supplies, then visit their sites to find their deals or join their email lists so that you receive new deals directly from the brands.  
Kita shares his toys with his best kitty pal Seph
Kita shares his toys with all of his
siblings, whether they want it or not!

All of this can save you quite a bit of money next time you go grocery shopping, but it will take a little bit of time to get started, so don't get frustrated and give up!  The money you save can be used for so many other things and any extra items that you end up with can be donated to people and animals that would be so grateful to have them.