Friday, April 18, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway

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This is my first time participating in the Bloggy Giveaway carnival. Last time I won something so I thought that this time I would give something away myself!




How it works is really simple, you leave a comment about one thing that you do to help save your family money. I will then randomly choose a winner on April 27th. What do you win? You win the book 1001 Ways To Cut Your Expenses by Jonathan D. Pond.

You don't have to be a blogger to win, just make sure that you leave an email address so I can contact you if you win! Because of the cost of shipping I am going to have to limit this to giveaway to U.S. participants only.

That's it, pretty simple! Just don't forget to leave a comment about one thing you do to help save your family money (no "please enter me," or "I want to win," etc.)--if you don't you won't be entered to win.

Also don't forget to check out my other blogs for more chances to win more FREE stuff!




187 comments:

Pate Family said...

Oh I would love to read this. I save a ton of money by shopping at WinCo- I don't do coupons and run around to other stores. Just shop at an inexpensive store and buy store brands.

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

since i bought a car yesterday, this might come in handy to help off set the car payment... :D

Queen B said...

I plan all my meals for the week and stick to my list at the store. I shop at Aldi as much as possible...a week of groceries for $50 totally rocks.

thanks!!

windycindy said...

Hello, I usually only buy clothing when it is at almost its' lowest markdown! For the most part, this really helps. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

krista said...

i could use this!
thanks for the giveaway

Smellyann said...

I use coupons like a madwoman and always stick to my list! Thanks, i'd love to read this!

Lexi said...

We made a pact not to eat out AT all for a month....and miraculously our bill all got paid on time. Go figure.

I'd LOVE to have a thousand other ways....maybe we could start saving.

Linda said...

I save a lot of money by never paying full price for clothes. I only shop yard sales and sales.

linda(at)learyfam.com

Karen said...

I don't buy clothing at retail prices - I am strictly thrift store and garage sales.

Ames said...

I try to save by using CVS ECBs, shopping at ALDI, using coupons/sales to their best advantage...

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I use a TON Of coupons.. and shop at the commisary all that I can.

I am running a bloggy party right now too with tons of prizes! Come check us out!
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texasknights said...

This would be so very helpful! I would love to get my hands on this!

franticallysimple said...

We just downsized from 2800 sf to 1600. Major savings!

Lesha said...

I love saving money by bargain shopping and using coupons. :)

the4moyers said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for offering! I am a major couponer and my favorite thing to do is see how much "free or nearly free" stuff I can get by combining coupons and sale prices!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

nor_lou said...

get stuff from freecycle and coupons

Sarah said...

Wow, I could use that book! I would have to say the best thing I do to save my family money is stick to a meal-plan when grocery shopping. It's amazing how much I save when I plan ahead.

The Trendy Mommy Spot said...

We create a budget at the beginning of each month and stick to it. Any overages comes out of our short term savings which we use to buy things we really want but fall outside our monthly budget - like a new t.v. - when you're driving by Sonic and you think..man some tator tots and a lemon berry slush sure do sound good, but you know it's not "in the budget" then you ask yourself is this worth the $6 that is alloted to the T.V. fund? and you keep driving ;)

PeppermintKiwi said...

We bought a 4-pack of cute cloth napkins at the dollar store (for, you know, a dollar), and stopped buying paper napkins altogether. Small one-time expense, and we're not spending money on a new package of napkins every time we shop.

M.A. said...

I buy designer things on Ebay or at Filene's basement only...I don't have a family but I still need to save myself money anyway I can! Also I order water when I go out to eat! Thanks!

Suzie G. said...

I coupon and comparison shop. I look through the grocery ads to the three stores near us (all within a 5 minute drive from my house along the same route) and plan my "attach" seeing what I have coupons for, where the stuff I need is the cheapest, what I can get free with double coupons... Then I make a spreadsheet with each item and the store it's at.

MelissaR said...

We rarely purchase anything at full price. We shop sales, stock up, and sometimes do without until something goes on sale.

Joanna said...

Most of what we do to save money is actually what we *don't* do. (As in... we don't splurge on tons of junkfood, we don't shop at fancy stores, etc.) A couple of things spring to mind that we actively do, though. One is that I recently started giving my husband home hair cuts. I was nervous at first (I could see me messing up royaly and him still having to go to work!), but it worked out so well that even his mother was pleased!

Another thing we do is to shop for most of the children's clothes at thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales. The kids grow so fast that it just seems a waste to buy retail for something that isn't going to fit them in a week!

Thank you for your giveaway!

julie said...

so need this book...terrible at cutting costs..my idea of saving money is when it's on sale buy it

Sweetpeas said...

I make most of our food from scratch, it saves money AND it's healthier!

Betsy said...

Meal planning and no impluse shopping!

Shannon said...

We have recently started cooking more at home instead of going out to eat or through the drive in so far its working. Great sounding book.


palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

THopgood said...

I really need a book like this in my life....we are a very wasteful family!

Megan said...

I am totally a coupon clipper! Saving money makes me happy! Thanks for the giveaway...would love to read that book! Then I'd pass it along so someone else could save!
mnatherson(at)comcast(dot)net

amateurdelivre said...

I thing I do is double recipes when I cook and freeze one. Buying in bulk really helps grocery expenses.

amateurdelivre at gmail dot com

Hélène said...

I have started CVSing and that has saved us tons on diapers.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I use Dave Ramsey's methods to save money already! I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway.

Come enter mine for $25 for ebay!

Anne said...

coupons, coupons, coupons...

Cooking at home, need to do this more tho.

Marcia said...

I shop consignment and outlet stores. It saves us an enourmous amount on baby clothes.

The Mommy said...

I menu plan and cook at home to save a little money.

Amanda said...

I just recently switched to using cloth napkins, and stopped buying napkins or paper towels. I've saved so much it's unbelievable!

Liz said...

Lately I have started doing all the CVS and Walgreens deals along with clipping coupons and I have gotten tons of toiletry items for practically free!

Qtpies7 said...

I started using cloth diapers. They work the same as disposables since they have velcro and no need for pins and covers, the only extra work is the laundry, and let me tell you, with 7 kids, two extra loads a week does not add to my work load.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

I've been trying to be extra careful when making out my grocery list to ensure that we use what we have on hand and buy only what we need. I was amazed at how many "impulse" purchases I was making with each grocery trip!

Kyra said...

SOunds simple but I clip coupons! It really does save money, but I could really use this book!

Seth and Mary said...

Coupons!

Suz said...

All clothes are washed in cold water. They are just as clean, and the gas bill is cheaper

Ginny said...

I buy drinks for the kids from the grocery store & then use a cooler for when we go out. Saves a lot of money since the kids seem to always be starving & dying of thirst while we are out!

Tanya said...

I garden so our organic produce cost is less since I'm growing some of it.

emerzim said...

I save money by making a list and sticking to it. And by staying away from stores. I used to go to Target when I got bored. Now I go to the park or the library.

jjstringham said...

The biggest way I save money is to do my grocery shopping with a list. Otherwise I would buy the whole store and still have nothing to eat for dinner.

Keara said...

We have started to get all of our movies from Redbox and using the online codes to get free movies. This has saved us a lot of money!

Also searching for great deals for magazines on the web instead of ordering on the little card included on the mag. I just got a years subscription for US Weekly for $5! I was so excited!

Jenna said...

One of our biggest money savers is so simple... making a list before we go to the grocery store. If it isn't on the list, it doesn't go in the cart. Makes it a lot faster too!

Patriot said...

I buy our clothes as they're going out of season. For instance, right now is when I buy winter/fall clothes because they are on sale at some great prices! Then I just save them for next year!

Elaine A. said...

Coupons, coupons, coupons - that's what I do!

Would love this book - thanks!

tiffannhm said...

My family has become more conscious of combining trips in the car. We have almost completely stopped using my husband's "gas gussler" truck.

Thank you for doing this giveaway.
Tiffany Rosson

Katie said...

I do coupons and usually save at least 60% off my grocery bill. I would love to find other ways to save money.
katie_mmartin (at) yahoo [dot] com

Nicol said...

I think that the most important thing that I do is have a budget and stick to it. I feel that I can control what goes into each category and how it needs to be spent.

I also make sure that I plan out menus for the week and purchase only what I need. Yes, occassionally I will spurge and get a treat.

Emily Ecklund said...

We keep a strict budget (okay, we could be more strict at times) and always try to cut back on dining out. Oh, and we're bargain shoppers too, always looking for the best deals :)

Paige said...

I shop garage sales for many of my kids' clothes.

Des said...

I'm a freezer meal queen. I've got 4 girlfriends and we each choose 2 meals a month and we 5X the recipe. Then we get together and exchange. Been doing it over a year and we NEVER eat out anymore. I don't use half a container for a recipe and through the rest out because I know just make my specialties and use all the ingredients up. I can buy my food in bulk. Sounds like a great book. Thanks so much for the chance!

frugallm said...

I would love to read this!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

baby-dreamer said...

Believe it or not-becoming vegan has saved my husband and I a lot of money. Here's why, most prepackaged items are not vegan. So I have to buy a lot of different things to make my meals from scratch. Well, buying the components separately is not only cheaper I've found but I also get 2-3 meals out of them. Which sometimes means our dinner is around one dollar a night for the both of us. Plus, the food is delicious! Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Kara said...

I make a monthly menu plan, which has saved us a ton at the grocery store and made it so we don't eat as much. I'm always looking for little ways to cut expenses

jenarow said...

I just recently bacame a stay at home mom and need the help! Right now I use coupons, shop sales, and we eat out a lot less than we did when I was working (I'm not too tired to cook anymore!)

jenarow(@)yahoo(.)com

lovedandamazed said...

Very neat... I would enjoy reading this! Thank you. :-)
author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

Kim said...

We cook a lot from scratch which saves on the grocery bill. And is healthier for us :-)

danandmarsh said...

Cutting expensives, who doesn't need this, I know I do!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Corrin said...

Good book. I'm a frugal blogger myself. Would love to read.

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brokeasaspoke.com

Frances said...

We do not watch TV (no cable bill) and request movie theatre gift cards for Christmas to limit our entertainment expenses.

Jon & Sarah said...

We clip coupons and use a budget to save our family money.

gunzie said...

Well, my younger kids wear hand-me-downs from my older kids (saves a lot of money, and hey, these clothes are still good). Thanks for the giveaway!

NerdMom said...

I use coupons and yard sale. I also shop at WinCo!

thediaperdiaries said...

I am a crazy couponer!!

dolphin lady said...

I save money by making my own 1/2 and 1/2, buttermilk and flavored coffee creamer. Check out the details over at my blog: burganfamily.blogspot.com

Tamara said...

cloth diapering - it's a biggy!

Thanks!
Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Daiquiri said...

One thing I do that saves our family money is to take my own pictures of my kids instead of using a studio. I love it, it's less stressful than dragging everyone to a studio, and we love the natural way that the photos turn out - really captures my kids' personalities :)

Neat giveaway - I hope I win!

Chelsey said...

Cloth diapering and we buy our produce through a co-op!!

ispeakbeanish said...

I've recently started couponing and CVSing to cut down on costs. It seems to be working!

Audra said...

This would be great. I'm trying out the Grocery Game and have saved a lot on my groceries and household items so far. :) It's pretty amazing. :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

tami said...

my fav tip- i sign up for freebies!www.startsampling.com and www.walmart.com have great ones , as well as other sites do too!

Casey said...

We could always use this! We are looking into buying some land (we currently live in our church parsonage, dh is a pastor) and this would be a good book for us and as well as for people that we minister to.

JaniceJ said...

This sounds like a book we could all learn from.
I use coupons while shopping, I always use the leftovers to make soup and I do all of my own baking.

bauer zoo said...

i garden, i compost, i make my own cleaners, and my kids wear hand-me-downs. i also shop at aldi's and walmart.

Rebecca said...

I try to cut down on eating out by making dinners, bread, baking at home.

Jennifer said...

We shop at Aldi. I use coupons. I cook from scratch. I make my own cleaning supplies. I am sure there is more I can list, but I will leave it at that...Thanks for the giveaway.

Erica G said...

We do a couple of thinggs, but I am always looking for more ideas. We use cold water for all the laundry. I clip coupons and we stick to a grocery list. when my husband and I go out to eat we split an entree.

egreca (at) hotmail [dot] com

Tes283 said...

Oh my, with gas going up so quickly and the related cost of shipping to get anything. I really need this book to s t r e a c t h the dollar.

Thank you for offering this chance.

chanelireli said...

I'm always looking for ways to save some extra cash. I plan meals, buy in bulk and cook from scratch.

Chanel
www.chanelanddave.com

Josie said...

I make shopping lists when I go out. I also leave the hubby at home... lol

Alicia said...

I bargain shop and have no problem buying second hand clothes and toys

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

I am a thrift store shopper, and a garage sale goer. Also I teach my children to turn lights and things off when not in use.

Matthew said...

This looks like a great book and we can all benefit from saving a few $$'s here and there.

My name is Kimberly (Matthew is my son). I can be reached at hunnyv at optonline dot net. THANKS!

petersonclan said...

I can always stand to save money, with 9 children...

Debbie#3 said...

Not very original, but I clip coupons and use GroceryGame.com to try to mximize them.

Julie D said...

We've recently started planning our menu at least 2 or 3 weeks at a time.

Keryn said...

I am learning to love coupons...it's a slow process, but it's going well. My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I win!

Nadine said...

Love this idea! I clip coupons and subscribe to coupon sites. I buy a lot of our groceries on sale, and buy store brands of many foods. I'm sure this book could give me many ideas I haven't even thought of.

Eye of the Rainbow said...

I clip coupons, I got the stores green bags and I make my meals ahead of time. thanks for doing this.
galedrial@hotmail.com

Sarah Berry said...

I shop at CVS using extra care bucks. Its an excellent way to stock up on toothpaste, razors, and bodywash. Thanks for the giveaway I'm trying to pay my bills down this would come in handy.

CanCan said...

I love being frugal, so I'm always up for learning more tips. For now my strategy is "spend no money, ever."

Ebie said...

i've always been a coupon clipper, less so now that i have a baby who takes up my clipping time, but i still never go to the grocery store or restaurant w/o a coupon, i also by clothes out of season - you can get stuff for like 90% off!

Marly said...

I spend a lot of time clipping coupons, shopping sales, and sending in rebates. This book would really help!

neko03 said...

coupons and not eating out as much.
Contact:
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Email: Kawaiineko2008@aol.com

Michelle said...

I've switched to baking soda/vinegar/castile soap for home cleaning--SUPER CHEAP and healthier too!

Emily said...

coupons and free samples
making a grocery list before shopping

gotfire (at) yahoo (dot) com

Joan said...

I'm in on this one (I've decided to sign up for only those giveaways I really need and/or like!). I'm a frugal housewife, trying to cut expenses to get ready for the retirement years ahead. I use coupons, do menu planning, hang my clothes out to dry instead of using my dryer and LOTS more. But DH's retirement is right around the corner and I have a 2nd mortage I'd really like to get paid off before he retires!

Natalie said...

Coupons all the way! :D And Aldi and Costco shopping.

nat_cat_21(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jessica said...

I am a coupon fanatic. I love to shop the deals...getting free things is SO much fun! I also plan my meals for the week so I can shop for those items.

Christy said...

I shop at the commissary and avoid quick trips to regular grocery stores! I spent way too much money just getting two or three things at the corner store!

Susan said...

This would be great, I'm trying so hard to save money. The biggest thing I've done lately is really look at the sale flyers and use coupons for things that are already on sale. It's amazing how much you can save if you pay attention to the sales.

LeeAnn said...

I shop Harris Teeter when it is triple coupon weekend. There is nothing like getting 12 items for $2.00!

Uniquely Yours said...

I shop at Publix they double coupons and I normally save about $30 each visit.

Alaina said...

Looks like a great book! I shop the deals at CVS and use coupons!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I save money by making my own furniture polish. I'm helping out my family and the environment!

Jinxy & Me said...

I bake most all of our bread and desserts from scratch - it saves a lot!

Christi said...

We eat out when Sonic has the "5 for 5" burger deal. We can feed out family of ten for twelve dollars!

Barb J. said...

Even though we live in the city, we raise our own chickens. Organic eggs in our back yard!

Cindy said...

I've started buying fryer cut chicken and cooking it ahead of time instead of buying canned chicken or chicken breasts. Saves us a bunch of money!

gpc said...

I bone my chicken and use the carcass for stock. I also throw out (recycle) circulars without reading them - if I don't see it, I can't want it!

Deanna said...

I make my own detergent, bought reusable thermal mugs instead of bottled water, clip coupons, and recently started going to the internet to find the cheapest gas in my area.

Thank you for this offer. If I dont win, I will have to buy it...lol.

Deanna in GA
deanna3274@yahoo.com

Deanna said...

I make my own detergent, bought reusable thermal mugs instead of buying bottled water, clip coupons, and recently started going to the internet to find the cheapest gas in my area, along with the sales papers to plan my grocery list. I also have started cooking more and buying less snack food.

Thank you for this offer. If I dont win, I will have to go buy it and spend more money...lol.

Deanna
deanna3274@yahoo.com

Leah said...

I make a menu, clip coupons, and save a ton at the grocery store!
Thanks!

Sherida said...

I would love to read this book. I help save money by clipping coupons, adjusting the thermostat on the heat and air, and buying store brands, or in bulk.

She Became a Butterfly said...

i DEFINITELY need this book! i'm a single gal on my own. i keep the heat turned down all winter to save money

she
pookielocks@yahoo.com

please enter my giveaway: http://www.taking-back-control.com

lalala said...

I would love a copy of this book! I'm a young mother/wife who is always looking for ways to cut corners!

Pennie
www.xanga.com/apennieformythoughts

Andria and Co. said...

I try to make a weekly menu, so that I know exactly what I need when I go to the grocery store.

What a great prize!

I am offering giveaways all week also! Make sure you come by and enter, as well as read my blog on everything from parenting, life, marriage, and my trip through infertility.
http://andria-and-co.com

Mary said...

We have started planning our meals rather than waiting until 5:00 and saying "What's for dinner?" This has helped us because we don't get takeout very often now.

MacKenzie said...

I try to save on groceries in a variety of ways - planning ahead based on what I have and what is on sale, clipping coupons but only the ones for products I use, buying generic brands. I do run around to stores but I schedule it when I am already going to be in the area so I am not wasting time and gas.

Now if only I was as thrifty in other areas I would be all set.

multitaskingmama said...

I'd love to win this book!!!! I always try to save when I can and this would help!

My main thing is coupons and matching them with sales, usually @ CVS & Publix, but I do Walmart & Target too - especially with frees and overage! I also sign up for samples and freebies - can use as back up and coupons sometimes come with them!

Stop by my blog to enter to win a pretty black tote:
http://multitaskingmama.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/bloggy-giveaways-carnival-a-giveaway-hosted-here/

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Whenever we want to buy a big ticket item, we check on craigslist and ebay to see if anyone is selling one used. I get a LOT of nice things that way.

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

hmm well we try to cut expenses by trying not to go out to eat as much and cooking more at home...

PS said...

I am a coupon freak! Plus, I plan all our shopping Sunday night and we get it all done Monday to save money on gas. I'm going to start biking with the kids and bury them in groceries if gas prices keep rising!!

holly K said...

I make a menu plan and grocery list and stick to it. I can't tell you how much money I wasted before I started doing this!! I would love to have this book! cookiecutter72 AT hotmail dot com

Robin M. said...

The biggest think I do is shop primarily at consignments shops. I hardly ever buy clothing new anymore (well except for the unmentionables)!

Tiff said...

I love Aldi's!!! and triple coupons!

jo1brat said...

I am the lady no one will get behind at the grocery store because of my handfull of coupons. This is my contribution to my family saving - also I love online deals.
Jo1brat@aol.com

fragrantsoul said...

I buy all of my clothes with coupons online. It saves a lot of cash throughout the year.

Stephanie said...

would love to read this book

susan1215 said...

I use coupons

Wendy said...

I've learned some great tips from everyone's comments. So far, I clip alot of coupons...but not so good about redeeming them. Thanks for all the motivation!

fivejs said...

I'm trying to cook from scratch a lot more. No more expensive prepackaged foods!

joyful.miller at gmail dot com

dixiemaiden said...

Thrift store shopping! It is amazing what you can find.

Ney_Strokes of Magic said...

With gas prices so high, I am doing car pooling with a friend or my mom, or MIL. Sometimes we all go together! Really helps for shopping as the stores are 25 miles away from us. I also use florescent bulbs, save for freebie coupons (such as coke rewards right now), I recycle cans, bags, and bottles. I like to create/paint used items to make them into new. Hmmm . . .I am sure there is more. Just can't think of them.

Hugs
Renee

Michelle B. said...

One thing I do to help save me family money is buy fruits and vegs. thru our "co-op" some ladies at church do.

LivingforGod said...

One thing we do to save money is buying used clothes. A bag sale ($2-$3 for a bagful of clothes)is great!

cre82learn said...

well, I never pay full price for anything. I make my own babyfood and do the CVS thing and use coupons. I look forward to reading your blog for more ideas.
Adena
www.friendshipalley.com

Adria said...

I would love to read this. I could really use some more tips.

I recently started couponing & I'm surprised by how fun it is. For years I said, "I'd rather spend the extra dollar than be bothered to clip and keep track of the coupons." But someone introduced me to a simple system, and as you probably know, saving money can be addicting!

Theresa N. said...

I use coupons of course and shop on double coupon days. I also do refunding and rebates, and save the points from everything.
Theresa n
weceno@yahoo.com

Dani' said...

freecycle and coupons

jpandtheboys said...

we don't eat out, I make a meal plan and plan my shopping around it, we buy in bulk and we have one or two meals a week that is based on vegetables and/or breakfast to cut back on the expense of meat. I would totally love this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

daisyduck0427 at gmail dot com

msrodeobrat said...

i like to shop at thrift stores and try not to by processed food

blake & christine said...

I shop the ads & then buy all my purchases (or at least as many as possible) at ONE store that accept competitors coupons/ads.

reprehriestless warillever said...

We walk (instead of drive) as often as possible, hang laundry out on the line when the weather allows, and plan menus to minimize waste.

Saving the planet and money!

Lisa said...

I need all the money-saving tips I can get, since prices are going up, up, up, and my company seems determined not to give anyone raises or bonuses.

Mandy said...

I've cut down the amount of times we eat out and it has saved us a ton of money! Also, I limit my grocery shopping to once a week so I have to plan ahead and shop the sales.

Mary512 said...

I am coupon clipping fanatic. You can save alot of money if you take the time out to clip coupons and plan out your shopping trips. Great giveaway, thanks! hellomary018 at yahoo dot com

Brittany said...

We buy in bulk on sale and store items for use. It saves a lot!

Brittany

Susana la Banana said...

Every weekend, we cook a ton of extra food and then freeze it in individual portions, so we have a quick dinner available if we're too lazy to cook one night, we have fast lunches that my husband can grab on his way out the door and I can eat at home with minimal fuss. That way we're not so tempted to go out or get delivery...which was a major problem for us before, as we are often too tired out during the week to make a good dinner.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)

tonsofsons said...

I make my own laundry detergent, household cleaners, and I match ads.

Oh ~ I want to win! Pick me, please!

Thanks for the chance to win.

http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

meddlingkidd said...

I use coupons, buy generic whenever I can and try to plan ahead and stick to the list! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

Skye Lee said...

I started cloth diapering (finally) with with my 3rd and soon to be 4th baby!

Elizabeth Mather said...

I use coupons and look at the weekly ads to see what is on sale. Also buy meat when it is on sale and divide it up and freeze it.
elizajoy.matherATgmailDOTcom

kamlchap said...

I use coupons and am a bargain hunter especially when it come to buying clothing for me and my kids, and we love yardsales. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mrs. Mandy said...

Well since we moved to a new state we don't have a military commisary now so I clip coupons. I have still been paying like almost 2x's a much as before though. We combine car trips for errands and try to only shop once a week.

Adriana said...

I bring lunch to work every day and bring water from my britta pitcher instead of buying. Thank you.

Alitheia said...

Goodwill rocks, if you know how to treasure hunt you can find lightly used quality clothes for less then you spend at places like Wal-Mart =) it's also a great place for people who like to remake clothes because a touch of ingenuity can go a long way in taking an out of style piece of clothing with great fabric and turning it into something fabulous that can compete with expensive designers and brand names who get all their clothes made in sweatshops with shoddy materials.

Ambre said...

i clip coupons every week and frequent freecycle.

Audrey said...

We work really hard at buying groceries when they are on sale. My daughter is great about checking the weekly circulars from the stores to find the products we use when they are on sale.

Sara Rose Tutus said...

We use cloth diapers, and cloth wipes and hang them to dry.
We use coupons and bargin shop. We use freecycle and get hand-me-down clothes all the time.

monky said...

I prepare low cost meals at home saving us the exspense of eating out.

Thank you for the great giveaway!

themonkinme(at)gmail(dot)com

Reeva said...

Thanks for offering such a great prize - I hope I'm the lucky winner! :)

We use cloth napkins vs paper towels -- saves ALOT

we also buy at sam's club and buy in bulk but split it with a friend

The Heller Family said...

Freecycle and food pantry! Also, we try to take advantage of the free deals and points given at most pharmacies.
hellerfam(at)yahoo(dot)com

Peculiar said...

This is great! I love learning how to save money and budget better. I take a lot of clues from Ellie Kay's book. One of the things I watch for there are what things to buy in what month-what things are cheaper a certain time of year and in a certain month. I also like learning tips on living wisely on one income. We go to $2.50 movies, we eat before we get there so that we can avoid the expensive snack foods there, we do freebie family entertainment by going to the park more, having game nights at home, and involving ourselves in programs at church. They don't cost a thing and everybody grows by leaps and bounds!!

Susanne said...

I save money by shopping at thrift stores for my kids. They grow so fast that I'm buying them a whole new wardrobe at least twice a year! So we've saved tons (plus I find lots of adorable name brand clothes that look practically new... no one would ever know my secret). :-)

Happywife84 said...

I started 2 yrs ago to cut expenses by picking one thing a month we currently do & trying to make it cheaper..for example..we had been a cutomer ( still are) of Direct Tv..they are always offering deals to new poeple..so I called to see what they would offer a 10 yr customer! lol..they gave us $10 off each month for 3 months! YIPPEE! I still am working on this plus adding more ways to help with finances.

Thank you for this opportunity!

Shelly said...

Coupons!
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Greg said...

Shop frugally! Always take advantage of sales and clearances! And use coupons whenever we can!

I'd love to read the tips this book has to offer!

GinaE1980 said...

If I do eat out I look for the best deals. I always ask myself before I buy an item if I can live with out this for 3 months.

DiSailsToo said...

With the cost of propane skyrocketing this year - the first month this winter we used $754 worth just for heat! That's all we use it for. So . . we put on sweatshirts. And covered up with blankets. Put extra blankets on our bed. Set the timer on the thermostat. And put plastic on the windows that were leaking. We were able to save approximately 20% the next month (even though the price per gallon went up a few cents).

Rockin' Mama said...

I cut coupons...I know it's simple but it works!

Cherie said...

I'd love to win this! Now that I am a business owner and our income just depends on how my business does, I need to cut expenses!

Corina said...

I clip and use coupons, I shop only with a list and I plan meals. I shop Rite Aid and Walgreens and utilize their rebate programs when possible.
Great giveaway! :)

Michelle said...

I pay off credit card expenses every month, and I try to shop (groceries) only once a week and otherwise stay out of stores altogether. I'm so much better off when I don't "know what I'm missing..."

Phyllis said...

I have been giving my boys haircuts at home for years. I estimate that so far, I have saved our family about $3,500!! (over about 7 years)

Phyllis@Aimless Conversation
www.homeschoolblogger.com/HSmom0f4

Toystory said...

We pay cash -- or we do without. Ok hasn't been bad anytime recently, but when we were newly married it was very hard -- and when the kids came along, that was hard --- but now, we have gotten used to it. And in the process saved all those interest dollars for retirement!

Marion said...

I do many little things like give my boys haircuts, use coupons religiously, I try and plan my route driving so I don't use up too much gas. As a stay at home homeschool parent I could really use this book to get more ideas! Thanks!

Kelly said...

I try to only go to the grocery once a week!

Janette said...

I make my own mayo. $3 a jar is too much. I cut my kids/hubby's hair. We are learning edible landscaping. plant a vegetable garden every year

Jessica said...

we use coupons whenever possible and always wait to buy things when they're on sale.

Author said...

I read a lot of blogs and gain helpful advice from my fellow frugal friends!

We also clip a lot of coupons, stock up on sales, and try to shop smart.

Always looking for new ways to save. With a family of 5, it's a never-ending challenge!

Hugs,
Barb

swsolo@charter.net

Elizabeth F. said...

Oh I hope I'm not too late! I'll have to add you to my blogroll of Frugal Bloggers! Thanks!