Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ways To Save Money

Every time I make a purchase, I seriously ask the question: "Do I really need this?"

Why do I ask myself this question?

Well, duh. Here he is:

It seems like every time I go to the grocery store, or to Target, or to the mall, and I want to buy something, all I can do is think about whether it will affect him or not.

And really, I guess that's a good thing. Bug gets a good chunk of money that goes into his 529 plan for college every month. And in order to do that, I can't buy everything that I want. Sort of like when we had to feed him formula, and I imposed a moratorium on shoe buying (I kid you not. I didn't buy a single pair of shoes Bug's first twelve months).

But there are other ways to save money, too. So I thought I'd share some of my favorites:

1. Groupon--Gosh I love Groupon. If you don't use Groupon, you should. Sometimes their deals are completely unrelated to me, but there are some really great ones. Ones that I have purchased have included $6 for $12 worth of Firehouse subs, and $10 for $20 worth of Barnes and Noble credit. Total wins.

2. Certifikid--I really like Certifikid, even though I've only purchased one deal from them, but it was a good one ($135 for four hours of housecleaning, INCLUDING your fridge and kitchen). They offer a lot of kid-related deals, including discounts for kids' birthday parties and mommy deals.

3. LivingSocial--LivingSocial sometimes offers great deals, such as $10 for $20 worth of Amazon gift cards, and I actually got my membership to the local farm that delivers my produce through them. They're definitely worth a look.

If anyone has any other suggestions for money saving, do send them my way:)

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