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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Frugal Heart Giveaway

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89 comments:

Froogality said...

Frugal tip: Be sure to sign up for Target's Debit Card...enjoy a 5% discount off of EVERY purchase! ;)

kadadailey said...

Frugal tip....Have a minor clog in the sink? Pour a packet of yeast down the drain and follow with a little hot water. Also, need to wash your husbands cap but don't want it to come out looking crinkled and wrinkled so then you SPEND money getting him new ones? Throw it in the dishwasher! Works wonderfully! Instead of buying expensive carpet cleaners I also spot clean my rugs with about 1/4 cup(for the whole carpet) of laundry detergent. Everyone always has laundry detergent and it leaves the room smelling good and cleans great! The best I have used is Arm and Hammer laundry detergent! Thanks Fab Free for your great site! <3 you!

Jenny said...

Frugal tip: use rewards programs associated with your credit card (as long as you are able to pay off your card regularly) Getting gift cards with our points is how we got many presents for people this year.

MissPf said...

Frugal Tip: Buy enough of a sale item to last 12 weeks. That’s about how long sales take to cycle.

Thanks for the giveaway, Fab Free.

Baynah.

Adventure Leader said...

We use my debit card reward points to get restaurant giftcards to use for special nights out.
sara.iteachk@gmail.com

Christina F. said...
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Christina F. said...

oops, had to delete upper comment so u can id me w/ rafflecopter:) I shop after-Christmas sales to stock up for christmas the following year:) I'm anne on rafflecopter

Jeni said...

I always buy the big refill bottles of cleaning products and keep refilling the smaller ones. saves money in the long run.

klafave519 said...

frugal tip from couponfreestuff
make sure before you head out to shop at cvs, walgreen, target or dollar general, to go to their websites and print store coupons you can stack with your manufacturers coupons for awesome prices or even freebies!

adriannaandjoeysmommy said...

We always use coupons if we can find them. We only buy items when our stock is running low or if it is an offer too good to pass up.
Facebook- Ashley turicik

Ashley rexrode

mistee said...

My tip - use as many coupons as I can find. and car pool!

misteedawnw at aol dot com

Jennifer said...

Keep a list of the best price of pantry staples and stock up when you find that price!

Love You Always & Forever said...

My Tip: When having a baby check out craigs list and other places before buying brand new. Baby stuff is always brand new for the most part even when used!
sleatherberry@gmail.com

sreis87 said...

google various store ads to compare and contrast prices of items

Name: Sarah Walker

Email: sreis1987@gmail.com

The Fab Free said...

Wow! So many great tips! Keep 'em coming! :):)

one frugal lady said...

My frugal tip is to stock up when you find a dirt low price!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Terri said...

One tip that works for us is to get creative with gift wrapping. For example, you can use comic book pages, magazine pages, paper bags, maps, etc for gift wrap. This works not only for Christmas but for birthdays or any occasion when you have to wrap a gift.
dahbou at gmail dot com

amanda said...

my frugal tip: if you purchase from a store frequently or have a large purchase planned, look on ebay for giftcards! you can often score them for 20% off and they can be paired with coupons.

Lena Gatza said...

Sign up for coupon sites for cities you plan to visit a few months in advanced

heartnsoulcooking said...

Make a list and find the sales, then only buy whst you need or what you are going to use.
heartnssoulcooking at gmail dot com

one frugal lady said...

I always buy in the off-season! For instance, I just got swimsuits for next summer!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Rachel Runyan said...

I use coupons and follow several blogs to find the best deals for my everyday needs.

Texas Bargain Mom said...

Invest in a smart phone and download money making apps. I keep my kids entertained while at the grocery store by giving them the phone to scan for items to get points. I later redeem the points for giftcards. The following app is one of my favorites.

http://www.checkpoints.com/android/download/

If you would like to start off with some extra points you are welcome to use the code "twinkies25"

dythia99 said...

Frugal tip : Save all your butter plastic containers/cottage cheese...e.ct....cheaper the Rubbermaid and you are helping the enviroment at the same time

Natasha H

natalie horschel said...

My frugal tip is kids grow so fast I buy a lot of their clothes second hand off e-bay,craigslist, thrift stores and garage sales! I pay pennies on the dollar for clothing!

The Fab Free said...

You guys are awesome! These are fantastic ideas - thanks for sharing! We might just save a dollar yet! lol

jbmthill said...

When shopping online, always search for a coupon. I go to retailmenot and usually find something for a discount.
Shop at a Moms to Moms sale for baby items like exersaucers, swings, cribs, etc. Even as Grandparents for seconds on items. Most churches or schools host them. If not, research it and start one in your community. Charge $20 to rent a table, $1 entrance fee and donate that money to the facility.

coriwestphal said...

My best tip is to be organized! Make lists of what you need, what coupons you have, what deals you like, and what stores you need to go to. Keep a schedule and stick to it!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Denise said...

Save your receipts and keep an eye out for rebates that you can use with them.

Tawnya said...

I buy what is on sale and use coupons. I always check the clearance section first!

Froogality said...

"Like" Old Navy on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/oldnavy?sk=app_168557439907844

for a 20% off coupon!

kadadailey said...

Get involved with Swagbucks also!!! You get bucks just for searching the internet and a lot of other things. They add up quickly and you can redeem stuff with swagbucks..my fave is the gift cards!

Erin said...

don't buy just to use a coupon. that's a total money trap...make sure it's actually deal with the coupon and wait if you don't need the product

ohradishes44

Alicia said...

stock up on rock bottom prices

John Billiris said...

WE use vinegar in the rinse-aid compartment of the dishwasher, and it works great

cbstrat (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathleen Conner said...

I buy Bronner's concentrated castile soap, and, when our bottles of liquid hand soap start running low, I squirt a little in and add some water. Easy!

klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Junk Loving Girl said...

Shop at places like Aldi, everything is so much cheaper and you can stock up on staples. Also stock up on items after holidays,they sell tissues and other household items for cheap just because they have baubles and other themed packaging.

June L said...

Frugal tip. When you see a great deal for a store like Albertsons in your mail, take it to walmart and have it price matched. You save gas for not having to shop at two places plus money on the item you want.

Mommy of Two said...

My tip would be to simply watch ads and compare them with what coupons you have. It's not too hard to score free, or almost free, items especially at Walmart and Walgreens :)

world_as_one(at)live(dot)com

Anne D. said...

I'm ANNE on raffecopter:
my tip is to cook recipes throughout the week that use the same ingredients (so those ingredients don't go to waste). annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

I Love Coupons & Giveaways said...

Stay organized, and reuse everything that can be reused

-Renee Sapone

Brittany said...

stock up when things are on sale.
britibee@gmail.com
brittany boardley renaldi

Terri said...

I haven't tried this tip yet but I am going to on my next shopping trip:

Use quality dryer sheets and cut them into 6 pieces. Put one piece in the dryer per load and you will (supposedly) never know the difference!

Sounds like a good frugal tip to me!

Rebecka Lozano said...

shop after x-mas sales for next year and b-day gifts

rebecka.lozano@yahoo.com

Snow87 said...

Frugal Tip: wait for the best time to use your coupon!

1d0b7654-28b6-11e1-9097-000bcdcb471e said...

i shop around and use coupons! i love coupons!

freebiel0ve @yahoo.com

Joelyn said...

I can't think of a better frugal tip for moms of little ones than cloth diapers and wipes!

Anne D. said...

I do surveys on the internet to make money...helps pay for gifts, books, etc.
annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

CouponQueen81 said...

Using coupons and stocking up on items when they are on sale!

Alicia said...

don't buy something JUST because you have a coupon

candacemassari said...

when shopping online, go first through ebates.com or shopathome.com, they offer a cash back percentage on your purchase, and often have discount codes to also use on many popular retail stores. For example today, they just posted 4% cash back on ebates for Kohl's, plus coupon code HAPPYNY15 for 15% off your entire purchase!

Jan Messali said...

I freeze leftovers and keep a list of them on the freezer door. If we leave leftovers in the fridge they tend to go bad before anyone eats them. This saves us $ because we don't have to eat out on busy nights.

Noelle said...

we buy dry soup mixes then make homemade bread for dinner several nights a week in the winter. it saves a ton of grocery money.

athensmom1979 said...

Sign up for Mypoint, swagbuck, ebates, etc..and purchase gifts with your free gift cards, throughout the year!

Terri said...

I used to spend quite a few dollars on cleaning supplies until /i wised up and started making my own. For example, a toilet bowl cleaner can be made by mixing ¼ cup of baking soda with 1 cup of vinegar. Let it sit for 10 minutes or so and scrub it with a brush. This will both clean and deodorize.

rebecca williams said...

I don't take my husband grocery shopping because it buys things I don't have coupons for...its cheaper to keep him at home! Also, I make the menu for the month so we know exactly what we are eating.
rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

Anne D. said...

That's funny about leaving your husband home, Rebecca:) And, it's so true:)
My tip: I look through those mailed coupon magazines for restaurant coupons and only clip for those coupons for restaurants we always eat at (and keep coupons in car so their available)

annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathleen Conner said...

I shop at stores that double-coupon, and some of our local stores give AARP discounts every Wednesday.

klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

RealtorSD said...

my frugal tip is buying bulk foods online. Some ingredients like dried fruits, nuts and seeds are actually cheaper in bulk and with free shipping.

sarah at realtorsd.com

Tethered Mommy said...

Pool coupons with your friends and family members! They might not use the ones that you covet and you might have something they really want.

Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

Alicia said...

read blogs like THESE to plan grocery trips

Jennifer said...

compare the price of name brand products with coupons to store prices. Many times brand name stuff is cheaper with a sale and a coupon than generic stuff!

kcthelush said...

I always check the secondhand shops for everything first (printers, purses, everything!)

kcthelush at gmail dot com

Rebecka Lozano said...

use coupons and car pool!

Alicia said...

utilize a costco, bjs, or other wholesale membership

Terri said...

I use the local library instead of the bookstore. You can renew books online nowadays, which also saves on late fees!

Tawnya said...
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Heather Smith said...

I can't say it enough - What great comments!

I appreciate you all so much for participating!! I have vowed to myself to save my family the most money I can this year by being a little more sensible and alot more frugal! You guys have given me great tips to get that done!

Stay tuned - we announce the Winner on Sunday, January 8, 2012. THEN, we will announce our next giveaway!

Again, thanks!
Heather

Jennifer said...

Make bread from scratch for dinner instead of buying expensive loaves. Check out "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking"

carlaboo11 said...

frugal tip, use a foam soap dispenser and put half regular soap and half water to stretch your soap. i've even put 1/4 soap and 2/3 water and it still work great

BethElderton said...

Frugal Tip: I read a study (I wish I remembered the names!) that revealed that the more frequently you go to the store the more you spend--even if you have shopping lists and use coupons and manager's sales. The more frugal approach is to do larger shopping trips less frequently.
*This was about "regular" shoppers. Obviously, some couponers may have different methods.

janetfaye said...

Frugal tip: Make a paste of baking soda and water and use it to scrub sinks and bathtubs.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

rhonda1111 said...

buy ahead on holidays and birthday when stuff in on clearance or really good prices. especially food you use all the time even if you just buy an extra can or two.

wins4me said...

Frugal tip, always try to use a coupon, buy in bulk when items on sale.

Little Laura said...

I use vinegar as my household cleaner. My husband hates the smell, so I put orange peels in a jar of vinegar and let it set for a while and voila! I have orange cleaner!

camp3369 said...

Buy huge packages of chicken thighs and separate into smaller freezer bags for later use in cooking.

Michelle said...

Always research large purchases you may get a great deal that in the long term was a mistake, instead of spending just a little bit more on a product that will last twice as long and work better.

Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977@gmail.com a frugal tip that works for me and my family is I save the plastic bags that the groceries come in and reuse them for trash bags in the small trash cans.

Jackie said...

We use samples of personal care items rather than buying them, saves a ton!

Colleenie said...

refilling my water bottles with the filtered water at work :)
fall_out_girl(st)comcast(dot)net

darlene miller said...

always shop after the holidays for food and gifts or wrapping supplies,decorations etc. i always have a stock of stuff,the latest i finally finished up after 3 yrs.

jadavis said...

Make sure you don't spend more money on coupons then you save with all the newspaper subscriptions and ink printing out all the coupons!
Jadavis42@students.tntech.edu

amanda said...

start your own garden, and freeze the excess!
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

Shaky Mommy said...

Use coupons
Combine trips to save on gas
Eat at home
Find free stuff to do with kids (park, library, museum free days)
Clean w/ vinegar & baking soda instead of buying expensive cleaners
Get a water filter instead of buying bottled water.
Brandi Elam on Rafflecopter

Erin said...

make your own dish and laundry detergent...

ohradishes44

Daryl D. said...

Now that I am 60 I look for restaurants with senior discounts......I usually drink water when eating out.....eat at restaurants close to home to same gas...and encourage my son to give me restaurant gift certificates for Christmas instead of something I don't really need (use it for anniversary in January.)

Anne D. said...

I use old towels/cloths to clean kitchen (instead of paper towels) to save money. annejk112233(at)yahoo(Dot)com

Julie said...

I use coupons for everything and joined aaa for major discounts on hotels
hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

cw said...

frugal tip - use ebates for cash back plus retailmenot for discount codes (can combine them).

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