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One thing that we discovered earlier this summer that I haven't mentioned (or at least I don't think I have) is Ebates. I love this site! You can click on my link and earn yourself a $10 gift card after your first purchase of $25 which I can do just by ordering oil and an oil filter from Advance Auto Parts for my truck's next oil change. Here are the high points:
-You get paid for your online shopping. Going through Ebates site allows you to earn cash back from your online purchases.
-They mail checks every couple of months and so far we have received $30 just from this summer's online purchases.
-Take advantage of site to store people! Walmart, Lowe's, and Advance Auto Parts are just a few of the stores that we do site to store or order the items our local store has in stock and they have it ready for pick up when we arrive. It saves time and money!
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I know I could save more utilizing online coupon databases and attempting to play the "drugstore game" but so far I haven't dived into either of those. One thing I normally do is check the Publix and Kroger sale ads and look on Couponmom.com to see if I may have coupons to match up with the deals. I read her book and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to get started on saving money. She explains the "drugstore game", tells you how to make the most out of buying in bulk, and gives tons of strategies to stretch your coupon dollars. Check out her website or go online and buy her book. Getting back to store ads: I save a lot on the Publix BOGO deals (which I don't count in my coupon savings) on several food items that we eat regularly.
I hope this helps you save some extra money at your house! I'd love to hear if you have any other resources for saving money or if you have tried any of these and had success!