9 Ways To Save Money NOW

  1. Obtain new auto/homeowner's/renter's/motorcycle/boat/etc. insurance quotes from at least three companies – HERE is a great way to get those quotes.
  2. Use coupons when shopping for groceries and use them when the products are on sale (I really like CouponMom.com – it is FREE!)
  3. Before purchasing anything on-line, ALWAYS go to RetailMeNot.com to see if a discount code is available.
  4. Dump the home phone (or try out the magicJack – costs around $20/year)
  5. Dump the cable
  6. Before purchasing anything – use a price comparison website to see where you can purchase that item for the cheapest price (like FRUCALL)
  7. Rent movies from RedBox – they are only $1/day (but you can get FREE rentals if you visit RetailMeNot.com – see #3)
  8. Be flexible and use PriceLine.com or Hotwire.com to negotiate travel costs.
  9. Drink water from the water fountain instead of from a plastic bottle that costs $1 or more.

What other saving ideas can you share with us?

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  1. Phillip Coxwell on August 24, 2009 at 6:13 am

    For coupon shopping I’ve also started visiting http://www.southernsavers.com on a daily basis. She does a very good job in keeping up with sales, deals, free stuff, and just about everything that makes coupon shopping exciting.

  2. SavingFreak on August 25, 2009 at 5:25 am

    Things I do to save money:

    -Take my ziploc bags turn them inside out, wash them, and reuse them.

    -Sign up for free samples of shampoo, and other regularly used items, so that I don’t have to buy a new bottle right away.

    -Use a rewards credit card on everything that I have no possibility of overspending on (and pay it off every month). Just to collect the rewards points.

    This could go on for pages and pages so I will stop there.

  3. Kris on August 25, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Here are a couple of websites I can’t live without anymore:

    Great shopping / rebate site that works with almost all companies we buy products from daily.

    Save big on going out to restaurants you already visit on a regular basis. Couponmom.com lists coupons or codes for restaurant.com on a weekly basis, letting you get a $10.00 certificate for as little as $0.80, instead of 4 bucks!!!

  4. Kris on August 25, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Best FREE budgeting tool / web-based software:

    Also, when switching insurance policies, make sure you switch all your coverages to the new insurer, therefore qualifying for multiple line discounts and additional savings. To select reputable insurance companies, do not chose who you watch on TV, but do some homework and go here:

  5. rk2 on August 26, 2009 at 9:17 am

    How about some points about when couponing isn’t good such as a store brand may be cheaper than a brand label that is on sale and with a coupon. Coupons are often offered on items that aren’t necessities.

    My friend’s husband does the shopping and loves to brag about the coupons he uses, but their cupboards are filled with many items they don’t need and aren’t good for them.

  6. Wayne Cordova on August 28, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Great stuff! I really want to try Magic Jack.

    You’re on Best Blogs Ever! http://waynecordova.com/RGN7

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