|Nov CVS deals for about $20 with $30 ECB back|
Coupons and SalesObviously clipping coupons and shopping grocery store sales (particularly Buy One, Get One Free deals) are a great way to save. We've saved hundreds of dollars by doing this. John even asked for a coupon at Captain D's last week! Sometimes coupons are a good deal but if it is for a product you will not use or would expire before you can use it, think twice. You may be adding to your bottom line bill if you use coupons and purchase alot of items that still end up being high dollar that aren't really needed.
If you print and redeem coupons from Swagbucks you can earn points to redeem on anything from Amazon gift cards to pencils and baseball cards to movies. You can also earn SB (Swagbucks) by searching the web. We have used some SB redemptions for baby shower gifts and stocking stuffers.
Search travel sites but don't always book online!Most everyone searches Travelocity or maybe even Groupon before taking a trip. If you are looking for a very specific location and date then searching, planning, and booking in advance is most likely the way to go. However, if you are simply traveling up the interstate and don't know exactly where you will reside for the evening, you may want to use your smart phone to get some ideas of places and prices. We have found on at least 5 occasions over the last 2 months that if you take your phone into the hotel with the online price pulled up, they will beat it. That's right. They will usually not only meet the price without you having the hassle of entering your credit card info into your phone, but we find that we get about 10% extra off. Of course this would be a gamble to expect that each time. Worst case scenario is that you then book online or go somewhere else!
|February 2012 at Magic Kingdom - A much needed escape|