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Money tips 5 months 4 weeks ago #1

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Good luck this weekend, Lexie! Let us know how it turns out!

Speaking of grocery coupons, one of our local stores started providing coupons at the self checkout. Basically, if you scan something that has a coupon, it pops out of a little machine next to the register. Yesterday I saved almost $2 with the coupons they provided. It's weird, though, because if you use a lane with a cashier, they don't give you the coupons until after you've paid, so they're only good for next time.
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We did very well with the yard sale FrugalFran. I'm so glad it's over though. And believe it or not, we took a whole car load to the thrift store and have the other one packed and ready to take as well. There's also at least two more loads to go. I didn't believe hubby would do it. He sure fooled me. LOL!

Make sure you get a receipt from the thrift store as those donations are tax deductible if you itemize!
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Money tips 6 months 10 hours ago #2

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FrugalFran wrote:
Good luck this weekend, Lexie! Let us know how it turns out!

Speaking of grocery coupons, one of our local stores started providing coupons at the self checkout. Basically, if you scan something that has a coupon, it pops out of a little machine next to the register. Yesterday I saved almost $2 with the coupons they provided. It's weird, though, because if you use a lane with a cashier, they don't give you the coupons until after you've paid, so they're only good for next time.
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We did very well with the yard sale FrugalFran. I'm so glad it's over though. And believe it or not, we took a whole car load to the thrift store and have the other one packed and ready to take as well. There's also at least two more loads to go. I didn't believe hubby would do it. He sure fooled me. LOL!
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Money tips 6 months 2 days ago #3

Good luck this weekend, Lexie! Let us know how it turns out!

Speaking of grocery coupons, one of our local stores started providing coupons at the self checkout. Basically, if you scan something that has a coupon, it pops out of a little machine next to the register. Yesterday I saved almost $2 with the coupons they provided. It's weird, though, because if you use a lane with a cashier, they don't give you the coupons until after you've paid, so they're only good for next time.
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Money tips 6 months 4 days ago #4

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Come on by this weekend FrankN. We begin our first yard sale Thursday morning at 8:00 AM. I have been unpacking stuff I haven't seen since 2005. It's time to sell it all. Hubby says whatever is left Saturday afternoon is going to the local thrift store. HaHaHaHa. I'll believe that when I see it. Wish us luck.
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Money tips 6 months 4 days ago #5

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FrankN wrote:
I use grocery coupons. That has helped me save a lot at the grocery store. I also cut the cord and no longer have cable.
That's a good idea. We still have it because the provider's cheapest offer for internet bundles it with the phone and TV. We keep an eye on the bills though, because they like to try and creep the amounts up. When that happens it is worth phoning up and asking if they have new deals available, because they almost always do and that can really keep costs down.
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Money tips 6 months 3 weeks ago #6

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I used to buy all of my stuff at yard sales! There are some great deals sometimes.
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Money tips 7 months 2 days ago #7

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FrugalFran wrote:
Wow, Lexie! If you have storage buildings full of stuff you'll probably be raking in the cash at your yard sale! I need to go through what we want to get rid of to see if I have enough stuff to even have a yard sale. I know we have a lot of stuff, but some of it is just junk. If I feel like it wouldn't be worth having my own, maybe I'll team up with a couple friends and have a group sale.

You never know FrugalFran. One man's junk is another's treasure. We plan to team up with a couple of neighbors and have a BIG yard sale. Those storage buildings are getting expensive and increasing the worth of my "junk." LOL!
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Money tips 7 months 4 days ago #8

Wow, Lexie! If you have storage buildings full of stuff you'll probably be raking in the cash at your yard sale! I need to go through what we want to get rid of to see if I have enough stuff to even have a yard sale. I know we have a lot of stuff, but some of it is just junk. If I feel like it wouldn't be worth having my own, maybe I'll team up with a couple friends and have a group sale.
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Money tips 7 months 6 days ago #9

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There's nothing better than a good yard sale. The ones giving it though put in a lot of work to get everything out and put everything up. We've had many yard sales and are getting ready to have many more. We have downsized and are covered up with "stuff." I hope we can earn enough money to get out of a couple of storage building we rent. On line has it's pros and is great in the winter time.
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Money tips 7 months 1 week ago #10

Has anyone here tried the LetGo app yet? It looks like it has potential for selling just about anything, but it needs to be done locally, I think. I was considering having a garage sale this summer, but I may try that app first.
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Money tips 7 months 1 week ago #11

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Buy in bulk the items that do not have expiration dates. And like others have said, learn the sales cycles of products and stock up accordingly.
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Money tips 7 months 1 week ago #12

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One way to earn a bit of extra money is to sell on your old things. Before you take something to Goodwill, see if anyone wants it on eBay or Craigslist. This works better for computer games or small portable items than clothing or furniture, but it can make a few extra dollars from something you were going to throw out, and it doesn't take very long.

Very true Goldbug. There are many communities that now have yard sales on Face Book. Take a picture, post it on the yard sale site and see what happens. If you do end up taking stuff to Good Will, get a receipt and save it for a tax deduction.
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Money tips 7 months 1 week ago #13

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One way to earn a bit of extra money is to sell on your old things. Before you take something to Goodwill, see if anyone wants it on eBay or Craigslist. This works better for computer games or small portable items than clothing or furniture, but it can make a few extra dollars from something you were going to throw out, and it doesn't take very long.
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Money tips 7 months 3 weeks ago #14

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If you are really looking for ways to save or earn a little cash, you can go to websites like the penny hoarder as they have all sorts of ways to save/earn more money.
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Money tips 8 months 1 week ago #15

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The other tip I can give is that a lot of places mark food down if it is on its last day or about to expire. If you buy it and freeze it, it will last just fine and you can get some real deals that way and cut down on your food bills. If you stack the deals with coupons, money goes a long way.
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