Save Money: Buy These 7 Items Used

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If you want to save money, one of the best options is to buy used. Not only can buying something second-hand help you save money, but it also reduces the amount of resources that you use. Buying used is one way to increase the sustainability of your life.

Cutting Costs and Buying Used Clothes

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Buying used clothes can be a great way to save money, especially if you have rapidly growing children. It can get very expensive if you have to buy new clothes every six months for a child who is growing rapidly.

Used Furniture – Re-purpose, Recycle, Re-use.

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Whether you are just starting out; wanting to freshen up your own older items; or furnishing a second home, furniture buying can make a big dent in your budget. But there are ways to save – consider used furniture. I was able to buy the upholstery fabric to redo it for just $50.

Why I Use Cash

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Here is why I use cash in certain situations. If you are growing short, you may decide not to stop at Dairy Queen to buy a round of ice creams for the team – if you have to part with cold hard cash. If you pay with bills, no one will know what you are buying. Do you use cash?

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Why Use Cash?

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Back in my teens and early twenties, Mom used to yell at me about not carrying enough cash. Either I would be walking or using my last quarter in the pay phone to call home and beg someone to come get me. As an adult, I use both cash and credit as well as checks. If I buy anything online, I use credit. I do use cash mainly for transactions of $50 or less as I don’t like to carry around a lot of loot (except when on vacation)!

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Best Buy 101 – How to Shop and Save Money at Best Buy

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Best Buy might be your go-to store for all things electronic, but every shopper knows that electronics purchases can get pricey very quickly. Luckily, Best Buy offers some easy ways to shave some money off your next electronics purchase. Get a Free My Best Buy Membership.

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Things We No Longer Use

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Here are things that I remember using that we no longer need to keep around the house or community. They were used to protect clothing while cooking – to keep grease splatters and spills contained on the apron. Used oil pans. I never did get the hang of using mine!

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How To Re-use Common Items

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If something is useful and I might personally use it later, it gets saved and used again. Common Items to Re-Use and How to Re-Use Them. Zip lock bags are routinely washed and used again for food (or other) storage. 5 Products That You Should Avoid Using.

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Using One Natural Cleaner To Clean Everything

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Most households in this country probably have about 10 different bottles of cleaning products designed for different purposes – the toilet, the shower, the kitchen, the furniture – you name it and some company out there is making a product that they want you to buy.

Eight Reasons to Use an Electric Toothbrush

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All the time I was growing up in the fifties, I never used or heard about floss or electric toothbrushes (they probably weren’t invented yet!). When my dentist first started telling me to use dental floss , I adamantly refused, thinking it was the stupidest idea since unsliced bread.

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Use the Wetzel’s Pretzels App for BOGO Pretzels!

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Grab a friend and head on over to Wetzel’s Pretzels for buy one, get one free pretzels! This deal is going on now through September 9th and is available when using the app for purchase. The post Use the Wetzel’s Pretzels App for BOGO Pretzels!

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Using Coupons to Get Free Trial Size Products

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Just make sure the fine print does not prohibit its use on trial sizes first! Go through your coupons to see if you have any that can be used on trial size products. Travel size products are great if you want to try something before buying the full size product.

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When to Use Your FREE Product Coupons

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Here’s a little secret: when you find a free product coupon, don’t use it right away! That’s right, I said don’t use it… yet! Use it on a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale. This is my favorite way to use free product coupons.

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7 KY Jelly Uses Other than *ahem* way

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which means you can buy this stuff cheap or free. Nicki Minaj described it in a remake of a classic song): there are other uses and here are the top 7 : And they are frugal uses too!! Loosen Stick Price Tags and Product Labels – No need to buy Goo Gone, just use K-Y.

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Can You Buy Coupons?

Couponing 101

It’s no wonder that some shoppers look to buy coupons instead of hunting them down themselves. But can you buy coupons? Below, we’ll share what you need to know about buying coupons. Buying and selling coupons is inherently questionable.

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Do the Rich Use Debt Differently?

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When I was a mainframe computer programmer and project manager, we used a relational database product from IBM called DB2. It was nearly impossible to figure out exactly how the program would work for each query, because, as Bonnie Baker (the engaging and energetic DB2 speaker) used to put it “It depends” Likewise with understanding whether the rich use debt differently than the rest of us… it depends.

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5 Steps to Saving Money Using Just Envelopes

Couponing 101

So starting on April 1, I’m holding myself to a strict spending limit using the envelope budget method. If that sounds like a system you would benefit from, read on for my step by step guide on how to use the envelope budget method to save money.

Why I Don’t Use Credit Card Rewards Programs

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I remember the old S&H Green Stamp days when folks would paste their little green stamps (which they go from buying stuff) in a book which could then be redeemed for more merchandise available from the catalog. We prefer not to use credit. It’s a pain to use the points.

Savings Tip: Use Reusable Packages for School Lunches

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While this may seem like a nominal price, when you’re using them five days a week for several years, the cost seems more significant. This is especially true if you use multiple bags per lunch or have several children. The new school year is upon us.

Kmart: Buy 1 Pair & Get 1 pair for $ 1 Shoe Sale + Promo Codes April 2015

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From now until 4/11/15, at Kmart there is a BOGO deal on shoes : Buy One pair, Get One for $1 Shoes for the Family + FREE Shipping orders $59+. fyi there is a code you can use below).

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Using Sunday Coupons at Target: Moneymaker Milka Oreo + More

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Use these coupons at Target to save tons! Check out how to use Sunday Coupons at Target this week: Buy 2 Milka Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar, 2.88 Use two $0.55/1 – Milka Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar 1.44 Moneymaker, when you buy 2. each, when you buy 2.

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Using Sunday Coupons at Walmart Week: 1/29 Save on Pizza

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Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste, 3 oz $2.97, regular price. Use one $1.00/1 – Crest Toothpaste 3 oz or more OR Liquid Gel OR Kids Toothpaste from PG 1/29. Buy 3 DiGiorno Pizzeria Pizza, 21.3 Use one B2G1 Free – DiGiorno Pizzas 10.6 each, when you buy 3. each, when you buy 2.

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Ways to Save on Travel Without Using Rewards Credit Cards

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Most people have a credit card and why not get some free travel for using it? Use AirBNB or Equivalent . We got a great deal because we used the bidding tool that Priceline and some other sites allow you to use.

How to Shop for a Used Car

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That’s hard to do if the lemon in question is the 3,500 pound used car you just bought. Here are ways to avoid having a sour experience when buying a used car: Know where to buy. Probably the best place to buy a used car is from a new car dealership.

Use the McDonald’s App to Get Discounts and Freebies

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Buy 5 McCafe drinks of any size, get 1 free! The post Use the McDonald’s App to Get Discounts and Freebies appeared first on Couponing 101. If you haven’t already taken advantage of the amazing deals and freebies that come on the McDonald’s app, then you are missing out!

Redbox Buys Blockbuster Express | Use Any Groupons

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Until the transaction is completed (we anticipate in the third quarter of 2012), you will continue to enjoy the convenience, choice, and value you’re used to from BLOCKBUSTER Express. If you have any Blockbuster Express Groupons, I would use them up!

Receiving SNAP Benefits? Use Them To Plant a Garden

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They were embarrassed to use them, but they didn’t have much choice. Of those who take the SNAP challenge, the most common complaint is how difficult it is to buy fresh fruits and veggies as well as meat on such a limited food budget.

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12 Awesome Apps To Use With Home Business Taxes

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so slowly… but then again, time DOES go buy quickly! . Use SmartScan to input your receipt information. Shoeboxed (iOS/Android Free DIY use/Business version $49.95 Quickbooks Online (iOS/Android Free 30-day trial $15-$40/mo, less if buy 6 months of service).

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Why I Don’t Use Cash Back Credit Cards

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Have you ever had to listen to a dinner companion brag about the ‘free’ trip they took with their cash back reward cards, or watched as the person in front of you pondered which of the dozens of cards in their wallet they should use for this particular purchase? I don’t use cash back credit cards. One credit card with no annual fee, which I use only occasionally and which is paid off every single month. Here is why I don’t use cash back credit cards.

7 Awesome Ways to Save on Meat – The Frugal Way

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When buying meat, we always ask ourselves, ‘best place to buy meat in bulk’ ,’ where to get the cheapest meat?’, On top of that, if you are a stockpile shopper, when meat goes on sale, buy large quantities and freeze them. Use the site :

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Walmart to buy buy used video games starting March 26

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Earn eGift cards for your old video games. cat:Bargains Deals

Daily Frugal Tip: 10 Uses For Mason Jars

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Check out Coupon Teacher’s post on 10 different uses for mason jars ! I love it when one object has many different uses. I personally love the idea of using mason jars to store dry grains and legumes. These are cheap to buy in bulk, too. (Or

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Using Sunday Coupons at Walmart Week: 1/22 Save on Nivea

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Buy 5 Beech-Nut Organic Stage 2 Banana, Blueberry & Avocado, 3.5 Use one $1.00/5 – Beech-Nut Naturals or Organic Jars from RP 1/22. each, when you buy 5. Buy 1 Dole Mixations, 4 ct $2.42, regular price. Use one $1.00/1 – Dole Mixations from SS 1/22. Buy 2 Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 10 oz $1.63, regular price. Use two $0.55/1 – Kikkoman Product 10 oz or larger from SS 1/22. each, when you buy 2. Buy 3 Maruchan Bowls Chicken Flavor, 3.31

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7 things you can clean with Coke – Crazy !

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Why buy cleaners when you can use coke to clean the toilet? Brand New carpets , I would not use it on. But once you use the coke, you will have to clean it up to get the sugar out with carpet cleaner.

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Using Sunday Coupons at Walmart Week 1/1: Smart Couponing Deals

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Buy 1 Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment, 3 oz $6.26, regular price. Use one $3.00/1 – Aquaphor Healing Ointment 3-14oz from SS 1/1. Buy 2 Carefree Acti-Fresh Body Shaped Panty Liners, 36 ct $2.97, regular price. Use one $2.00/2 – Carefree Products from SS 1/1. each, when you buy 2. Buy 1 Crest 3D White Toothpaste, 3.5 Use one $2.00/1 – Crest Toothpaste 3 oz or more, from PG 1/1. Buy 1 Gain Flings, 16 ct $4.47, regular price.

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20 Different Ways to Use Original Dawn Blue

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I've been using Dawn for years to wash my dishes and also to clean our windows and mirrors (for just pennies) , but what I didn't realize was that Dawn can also be used to control dog fleas, clean soap scum in your bathroom, remove spots on your laundry, and make amazing bubbles.

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Should YOU Buy a Boat?

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A few years ago, when selecting a vacation home to buy, one of my criteria was that it had to be at a lake or on a beach. ” Those figures probably don’t include initial outlays for things such as a tarp to cover the boat when not in use; safety gear for all boat passengers; necessary electronics, such as GPS (so you don’t get lost), radio (to call for help) and sonar (to find those rocks and fish). No one was buying used boats during the recession.

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Using Sunday Coupons at Walmart Week: 1/8 Save on Huggies

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Buy 2 Bic Flex 4 Men’s Disposable Razor, 3 ct $5.97, regular price. Use one B1G1 Free – Bic Disposable Razor from SS 1/8. each, when you buy 2. Buy 1 Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip Ball Pens, 8 ct $2.27, regular price. Use one $1.00/1 – Bic Stationery Product from SS 1/8. Buy 2 Earthbound Farms Carrots, 1 lb $1.28, regular price. Use one $2.00/2 – Earthbound Farm Items from RP 1/8. each, when you buy 2. Buy 1 Nutella & Go!

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Using Kids Crafts to Teach the Gift of Giving

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Since I already had some sandrete (a kind of cement I use to fill the lines in my brick sidewalk), I decided to wait on getting a kit and do a bit more research. Something to use to write messages on the wet cement. I used the sandrete I already had. We used vinegar.

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5 Products That You Should Avoid Using

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Knowing the products to avoid is as important as knowing the products that you should be using. A better option to use is recyclable batteries. Reusable bags are a better option because they can be used over and over again. The better strategy is to go out and buy printer ink.

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Stride Rite: Buy 1 Get 1 40% Off + Free Shipping Deal

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From now until April 13th, Stride Rite is offering buy one, get one 40% off select styles when you use promo code BUZZ40 at checkout. The post Stride Rite: Buy 1 Get 1 40% Off + Free Shipping Deal appeared first on Coupons Do Work! Looking to save on kids shoes?

The Benefits of Buying Local

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We are constantly being encouraged to buy local by environmentalists and community-minded people. What are the benefits of buying local? How does buying local really help us? Here are some of the reasons why we should seriously consider buying local.

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Should You Buy a House Now?

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Right now, many people wonder if now is the right time to buy a house. In the United States, where I live, there is interest in buying now, before prices completely recover and while interest rates are near record lows. First, ask yourself why you are buying the house.

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