Now that our family has grown to 6 people I find myself clipping more coupons, shopping online and doing whatever I can to save a buck! By shopping online, I am able to to find different Coupon Codes and get a certain percentage or amount off or even get free shipping. I will be honest, I do prefer to buy from sites that offer free shipping when order a certain amount or more.
For my friends Down Under!, Deal Direct coupon codes offers some great steals….what I wouldn’t give to be able to use some of these deals in the US! (Until then, I will keep sharing my discoveries).
Another way I save these days is by heading out to our local thrift stores and rummage sales to help curb the costs on items such as clothing, home decor, and sometimes even furniture. I have also participated in online rummage sales through Facebook, bought and sold items on Craigslist.
I have also been looking into setting up a local trade program between families to trade clothing, household goods and anything else that people may want to get rid of or are on the hunt for. This is something else that you can look into in your neighborhood.
Once we move into our new home, we will be living on a tighter budget. To help save more money, we have decided to cut our current cable package down to the basics, plan out our weekly menus ahead of time and only purchase the items needed for the meals that week. We will also be saving money by shopping for more store brand items (which we are discovering taste better in some cases), purchasing items such as meats in bulk and separating into one meal servings and freezing and spending more time at the local farmers market. In addition to all of these items, we have also made the decision to limit our dining out to special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
When it comes to finding ways to shop and save, you may need to dig and do some research but there are lots of ways for it to be done!
Just do what I do and REFUSE to pay full price!