Tag Archives: Shopping on a Budget

Shopping: Change your Perspective

This weekend, while catching up on my blog reading, I came across this post at Get Rich Slowly, that made me really stop and think about the way that I shop and acquire stuff. A lot of the comments on … Continue reading






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Shopping with Rewards

As I mentioned in my New Year’s post, I am aiming to take advantage of various points systems to purchase stuff that’s not a need. I haven’t started the year very well. I’ve already purchased several items that aren’t must-haves. … Continue reading






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Get Paid to Watch TV with Viggle

Viggle Last week I discovered that I could get paid to watch TV. Yes, there’s an app for that; it’s called Viggle. It’s a phone app, available for iPhone and Android, that rewards you for watching TV. When you begin watching … Continue reading






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Using MyPoints for Unnecessary Purchases

MyPoints is a website similar to Swagbucks that rewards you for reading email, printing and using coupons, performing internet searches and more. I’ve been a member since March of 2008 and during that time I have earned over 28,000 points. Using … Continue reading






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Earning Amazon Gift Cards with Swagbucks

There are a few sites that I try to visit daily to earn rewards; one of them is Swagbucks. Swagbucks began as a search engine but has become much more. The Swagbucks site offers points that can be collected and used … Continue reading






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Baking Bread

Over ten years ago, I purchased a bread machine. Through the years, I have used it to make rolls, loafs, baguettes, bagels, pita bread, and pizza dough. For the last couple of years, I have only used it when making … Continue reading






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Books on a Budget

I am a bit of a bookworm. I love a good book; what I love even more is a free book. There are several ways to get that reading fix for free or nearly free. Your Local Library Digital Books … Continue reading






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This Week’s Shopping Trip

After spending 45 minutes staring at my circulars and coupons yesterday, I opted to skip CVS this week. I had a $4 off $20 purchase that expired yesterday so it was a hard decision. I was tempted to go for … Continue reading






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Book Review: How to Shop for Free by Kathy Spencer

If you are new to the coupon scene and looking for a guidebook How to Shop for Free: Shopping Secrets for Smart Women who Love to Get Something for Nothing by Kathy Spencer is a great place to start. I … Continue reading






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This Week’s CVS Trip

My planning for this trip was not as spot-on as the last trip and my results show it. Items 1 Physician’s Formula Mascara $9.79 1 Package Hall’s Cough Drops 1.98 1 Skintimate Shave Gel 3.39 2 Colgate Toothbrushes 5.98 2 … Continue reading






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