For the first time in decades, American shoppers are having to deal with inflation — the widespread, general rise in prices for goods and services. Since you're reading this post on a site called Living on the Cheap, you're probably looking for ways to stretch your dollars to cover some of that … [Read more...] about How to beat inflation and save on almost everything
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Although May (for Military Appreciation Month) and November (for Veterans Day) are full of advertising about military discounts and freebies, lots of deals are available 365 days a year. As a veteran, my best advice when it comes to navigating military discounts is always ask. … [Read more...] about Military Appreciation discounts available all year
Looking for ways to stay warm and cozy at home? For many of us, winter is a time when we discover a few more cracks and crannies for the cold air to find its way inside. Not only does that make it harder to keep your house warm, it sends money out the door as the electric or gas bill climbs. So, … [Read more...] about 31 ways to stay warm, save money this winter
For families and those who have space in their homes to buy in large quantity, a warehouse store membership often makes sense — dollars and cents. But for many frugal people, the idea of paying to shop at a store gives them pause. How can you decide if Sam's Club is worth the membership price? To … [Read more...] about Is Sam’s Club membership worth it?
Want to go out for New Year's Eve and still save money? Many restaurants are open, and some even have special food or drink deals. Always call to verify hours and prices before you put on your party hat, because participation in these promotions may vary by location. Applebee's: Stop by … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve dining deals 2021
Looking for something to keep the kids occupied over the holidays? Register online for Lowe's FREE "Holiday House Kit" — a graham cracker creation that reinvents the traditional gingerbread house. Complete with all the trimmings to build and decorate an edible holiday house, the kit has four designs … [Read more...] about Free ‘holiday house’ kit for kids from Lowe’s
Some people enjoy thinking about what to buy for gifts, going out to buy gifts, getting home and wrapping gifts, going out to deliver gifts or mail gifts . . . I am not that person. Don't get me wrong. I love it when I happen to see something in a shop or online and think, "That would be … [Read more...] about Living on the Cheap gift guide roundup 2021
Of course your dog has been a very good dog this year! Just listen to what he tells Santa. And you can capture the moment with a free photo of your pet with Santa at participating PetSmart locations. (Of course, your companion animal doesn't have to be a dog; if your pot-bellied pig, bunny or … [Read more...] about Free pet photos with Santa at PetSmart
This year, it isn't a question of "Where can you get a free turkey for Thanksgiving?" but "Where can you get a whole Thanksgiving dinner for free?" Ibotta is once again offering its "Free Thanksgiving Dinner" program in an effort to feed millions of families this Thanksgiving with groceries bought … [Read more...] about Get totally free Thanksgiving meal from Ibotta
If you're "of a certain age," as they say, you might remember the layaway desk at department stores. Shoppers who wanted to buy a big-ticket item, or do holiday shopping ahead of time, would put the goods "on layaway." The store would hold the items for them and the customer would pay for the goods … [Read more...] about Are ‘buy now, pay later’ alternatives to layaway a good idea?
Planning a Halloween party but don't want it to bleed your food budget dry? We've got you covered tighter than a mummy's wrappings! Here are ideas for snacks and beverages for both kids and adults, so no one leaves your celebration looking like a skeleton. (For more Halloween party tips, … [Read more...] about Scary good (and cheap) Halloween party food
Lowe's will offer a new 10 percent discount coupon for eligible first responders in the home improvement stores nationwide and on Lowes.com Oct. 22 through Oct. 24, in recognition and appreciation for their service. The discount for first responders is a first for the company, which already … [Read more...] about Lowe’s offers 10% off coupon to first responders
For the six years that our daughters were in college, my husband dreaded filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid more than doing our income tax return. Like students in most families, though, our girls were going to need some combination of loans and scholarships to pay for college. … [Read more...] about College financial aid: A timeline for high-school students and families
Taco 'bout some good deals! Monday, Oct. 4, is National Taco Day, and chain restaurants are offering some spicy deals on one of the U.S.' favorite Mexican foods. We've found a few national offers to celebrate the day; you can also check your locally owned Mexican restaurants to see if they're … [Read more...] about National Taco Day Freebies and Deals 2021
There's a new Groupon for Sam's Club! This deal on a Sam's Club membership is a one-year membership for $25, or you can purchase the $35 package that comes with Member's Mark extras. This deal is available until Aug. 15, 2021. Be sure to always read the redemption instructions on the Groupon … [Read more...] about Sam’s Club Groupon