My Favorite Ways To Save Money

My Favorite Ways To Save Money

Today I want to share some of my favorite ways to save money.

Especially with a baby at home now and three dogs our expenses can really add it. Not to mention J and I love to travel, whether it’s to Florida with my family, his family or just to visit family and friends. We like to be on the go!

If we can save a few pennies then we will. All those pennies can really add up and help you with your budget a lot. I’ve been a fan of budget bloggers and frugal lovers for a long time. I’m always open to a good money saving tip and recently I’ve been taking note of what we do around our home.

If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen some of these tips over the past few weeks.  If you don’t follow me, you should!

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Hand Soap Savings

By purchasing the large refill bottle of your hand soap can really add up in the savings department.  Did you know you could refill the smaller individual bottles close to 7 1/2 times with just one refill?  When you do the math you could by over 2 big refill bottles for the price of 7 individual bottles.  That’s a huge savings!  Especially when you wash your hands as much as our family.

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Baby Safe Soaps

If you have a little one around the house then you probably know to pay attention to which laundry detergent you use.  Dreft is expensive… like whoa!  You can purchase All Free and Clear detergent for a fraction of the price.  It doesn’t have any perfumes or fragrance which is what you have to look out for as to not irritate your little one’s skin.  

The same can be said for dish soap.  The speciality baby safe dish soap costs a pretty penny.  You can get the same baby safe product by purchasing Palmolive Pure and Clear dish soap.

Money Saving Apps

One of the easiest ways to save money is by utilizing money saving apps.  I love Ibotta and Walmart Savings Catcher app.  They are easy to use and can really add up.  I like to put my savings towards Christmas gifts at the end of the year, which really can help our Christmas budget.

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Swap Shops

Take advantage of Craigslist and other Swap Shops in your area.  I have a few I follow on Facebook.  You can set a search term for the group and anytime someone posts something with your search terms then you get a notification.  I have it set for clothes for the little one.  I was able to purchase 4 pairs of shorts that were barely used and look great for only $3!  You can even buy one pair at the store for $3.  

Rewards Programs

Make sure you’re signed up for your local stores rewards programs.  Each program is different – some add up points to offer dollars off, some give you exclusive coupons and so much more.  Most stores have a rewards program so ask next time you’re there.

What are some of your favorite ways to save money?

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Meredith Rines, a budget and financial strategist helping fans pay off debt and live the life they've always wanted.

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