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Using Customer Reward Programs to Save Money

January 18th, 2012

Though you may think of customer rewards programs as a waste of time, you might be surprised at the great deals you're able to find for just a minute or two of your time. If you shop online somewhat frequently, the savings can quickly add up. Generally, if you think there's a chance you'll return to a store, it may not hurt to sign up for a customer rewards program. Here's how...

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Money-Saving Ways to Spruce Up Your Bathroom's Decor

January 3rd, 2013

Are you looking to revamp your bathroom's aesthetic? Although you may feel that you simply don't have the budget to redecorate an entire room, there are plenty of simple projects that can have the space looking its best without costing you an arm and a leg. It just takes a little bit of creativity! Here are a few ideas from the DIY Network that can help get you in the proper...

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Budget-Friendly Video Games for Your Kids

January 3rd, 2013

Kids may have short attention spans, but that doesn't mean you have to break the bank finding exciting new ways to keep them engaged. It might take a bit of clever parenting, but if your children love video games, buying the right titles will keep them busy for months at a time. You just have to steer clear of those games that can be completed quickly, because you can bet the...

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How to Make the Most Out of a Supermarket Flyer

January 3rd, 2013

The weekly visit to the grocery store can prove to be one of your biggest unplanned expenditures - sometimes it might seem that no matter how much you try, your final bill ends up being a bit higher than you planned. While prices can unexpectedly rise, you can lower your costs by taking advantage of the weekly or monthly flyer that your market provides. But what can you do to...

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A Few Tips for Lowering Your Cable Bill

January 3rd, 2013

Are your monthly costs getting you down? If you're looking for a way to reduce your expenses, take a look at your cable bill. You may be paying more than you think, and there are a few ways that you might be able to bring down the cost of service. You have a couple of ways to go about doing this. One method is simply examining what services you actually use. It's nice to have...

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Save Money by Insulating Your Windows

January 3rd, 2013

If you're concerned about energy costs, have you thought about insulating your windows? You may be surprised how much heat can escape through them. In fact, according to Planet Green, up to 25 percent of your home's heat loss can be traced back to your windows. There are a few ways you can insulate them, which can cut back on both heating and cooling costs. Here are a few of...

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How to Cut Your Own Hair

January 3rd, 2013

As you've no doubt realized, paying someone to cut your hair can be a bit pricey. Even the most basic touch-up is going to run you about $20. Why let someone else do the work when cutting your own hair requires just a bit more practice? It may seem like a ridiculous idea, but within one or two attempts you'll have the technique down pat. Of course, if you're a lady with a more...

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How to Throw a Memorable Birthday Party on a Budget

January 3rd, 2013

No matter how old you are, birthdays are a time for celebration - they're the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family and enjoy one another's company. The presents are a nice bonus too! However, as with any celebration, birthday parties can become costly fairly quickly. If you're working on a budget, rest assured that you can throw a wonderful shindig without...

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How to Save on Holiday Decorations

January 3rd, 2013

Decorating for the holidays is a fun activity for the whole family, but if you buy tons of specialized decorations and jazzy lights, the costs can start to skyrocket. Next time you're looking to spruce up your house for a party or celebration this holiday season, keep a few of these money-saving tips in mind. 1. Go shopping for holiday items when they're on sale. Holiday gear...

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How to Save Money on Your Next Vacation

January 3rd, 2013

Your vacation should be a time to unwind and forget about all of the stresses that plague your everyday life. Unfortunately, it can be hard to relax when you're constantly worrying about how much your trip is going to cost. A 2008 survey conducted by AAA revealed that the average daily cost for two adults traveling in North America was $244, and that number can only go up when...

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