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Finding Free Furniture

Finding Free FurnitureIf you need to furnish your home or apartment inexpensively, it doesn't get any better than finding free furniture. This is a page about finding free furniture.


Dishwasher Detergent Tablets

Saving Money on Dishwasher DetergentThis is a page about saving money on dishwasher detergent. Dishwasher detergent can be expensive and sometimes ineffective. Finding ways to save on dishwasher detergent should not impact how well the dishes are cleaned.


Buy Now, Pay Later Catalogs

Buy Now, Pay Later CatalogsLots of buy now pay later websites have catalogs picturing their merchandise, that you can receive in the mail. This is a page about buy now, pay later catalogs.


Woman Catalog Shopping

Finding Catalogs with Items for $19.99 or Less?This page contains a list of catalogs that sell items for $19.99 or less. If you are shopping on a budget, there are a number of catalogs that specialize in selling items that are under $20. Here are a few suggestions.


A woman grocery shopping looking at her organized shopping list.

Organizing Your Shopping List By AisleThis is a page about organize your shopping list by aisle. You can save time and even money if you organize your shopping by the aisles in your favorite market.


Saving Money on Your Electric Bill, Money and Light Bulb on Top of Electric Bill

Over 20 Tips for Saving Money on Your Electric BillThis is a page about saving money on your electric bill. Finding ways to save money on your electric bill can really help the family budget.



Buying Oxydol Laundry DetergentThis page is about buying Oxydol laundry detergent. Sometimes finding the laundry detergent you prefer, isn't where you expect to buy it.


Shopping cart button on computer keyboard.

Using Sites Like ABC Distributing and LTD CommoditiesThere are several web shopping sites that offer low prices, buy now and pay later options, and no credit checks. This is a page about using sites like ABC Distributing and LTD Commodities.


Websites Like Lakeside Collection

Websites Like Lakeside CollectionThis page is about websites like Lakeside Collection. You can shop online for inexpensive things you want.


Dollar General storefront and sign.

Shopping at Dollar GeneralThe Dollar General is a popular variety store that originated in Tennesee. Currently, there are stores in most states in the U.S. Although it is not a "dollar" store, there are great deals to be found. This is a page about shopping at Dollar General.


Scouring Pad

Saving Money on Scouring PadsThis is a page about saving money on scouring pads. Scouring pads are very useful for scrubbing dishes and many other cleaning jobs around the house.


A slice of watermelon in front of a full watermelon.

Selecting a Good WatermelonHave you found yourself in the produce section trying to remember how to tell if a watermelon is going to be sweet and tasty? Should you thump or check the stem end? A green melon can be a big disappointment.



Freezer bag full of strawberries.

Saving Money on Freezer BagsThis page is about saving money on freezer bags. There are ways to save when purchasing plastic bags for freezing foods.


Stack of Jeans

Saving Money on JeansThis is a page about saving money on jeans. Jeans are a staple in most wardrobes. Finding a pair of jeans that have the right fit, good quality, and a thrifty price tag, can be challenge. See what our readers have to say about getting a good deal on jeans.


Spraying eyeglass cleaner on eyeglass lenses.

Buying Commercial Eyeglass Cleaner in Bulk?Buying commercial eyeglass cleaner in bulk will ensure you always be able to clean your glasses properly.


A misgrown ear of corn.

Take a Peek at Corn Before BuyingIt's corn season right now. Here's a tip if you don't already know - to get the best corn, you have to take a little peek! Peel a little bit of the corn husk down and inspect kernels to ensure plump and all there.


A shopping bag upended on a basket to dry.

Drying Out Wet Shopping BagsMany areas are moving away from disposable shopping bags. Since they have been replaced by reusable ones, it may be necessary on occasion to dry out your bags that were caught in a downpour. Try this helpful tip.


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Finding a Free Mattress?My name is James Hines and I suffer from HIV and AIDS and am getting over the coronavirus. I am indigent, but have my own apartment. I'm in dire need of a free mattress and box spring, full size. Where can I find one in New York City?


A bunch of full shopping bags from the grocery store.

Bring Food Home Safely from Grocery Shopping TripsGrocery shopping in warm weather can result in the cold items getting warm on the trip home. Taking a cooler with ice packs helps keep everything at a safe temperature.


A pile of packages delivered to a home.

Protecting Delivered Packages At HomeOnline shopping is very popular. The convenience of this method also comes with a potential for lost/undelivered or stolen packages. This page contains a few ideas for tracking delivery dates and providing a less visible drop spot for the item.


A woman holding a Chanel handbag.

Designer Name Brands at Thrift StoresYou can find many designer name brands at thrift shops for a fraction of the cost these used or mis-marked items were originally priced. Often they look nearly new. Although it does take time to search, you can find some treasures.


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Getting Free Furniture?I need help with getting free furniture. Any suggestions?


"Back to School" written on a chalk board with a small shopping cart full of school supplies.

Tax Free School Shopping WeekendMany states designate one weekend in the late summer for tax free school shopping. To find out more information about your state's sales tax holidays, click here!


A couple purchasing items at a hardware store.

Shopping Tips for In-Store Pick UpIt's easy to save shipping costs and time by picking up online orders at the store. This page contains shopping tips for in-store pick up.


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Finding a Inexpensive Natural Gas Hot Water Heater?Do y'all know where I can find a cheap natural gas hot water heater? I have no hot water to bathe with. I burnt my leg trying to haul water to the bath tub. I need it to be low cost. I just started a job, but have no check. They hold back and only pay every two weeks.


Colorful bottles of soaps.

Saving Money at Bath and Body WorksCertain retailers, such as Bath and Body Works, have annual or semi-annual sales where you can shop for great deals. Store coupons can also add additional savings to your purchases. This is a page about saving money at Bath and Body Works.


Pile of mattresses.

Finding a Free Mattress and Boxspring?Finding a free mattress and boxspring is possible. A few options such as contacting local hotels are listed on this page. This is a page about finding a free mattress and boxspring.



30% closing sale signs in a store window.

Shopping Store Closing SalesWhile it may be disappointing to see a store go out of business, there are bargains to be had during the closing sales. This is a page about shopping store closing sales.


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Finding Gently Used Appliances?I am looking for a gently used refrigerator. Any suggestions?


Hand holding phone with a Black Friday Ad on it.

Using Store Apps for DiscountsThis is a page about using store apps for discounts. Many stores have a mobile app for their customers to use. They offer exclusive coupons and deals that don't need to be printed out. The apps can also help you keep track of your store rewards.


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Shopping for a Pressure Cooker?I think I'm officially sold on the idea of a multi-pressure cooker. It seems an Instant Pot is the brand most people like. My sister has one and loves it. I just don't want to spend quite that much. Looking online I see there are some other less expensive brands. But do you get what you pay for with these?


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Buying Dented Canned Foods?Where can I buy dented tin food for my charity like baked beans, corn, mixed vegetables, Bull brand fish and tomato mix?


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Finding Inexpensive Dinner and Glassware?I need to advice on where to get dinnerware and glassware sets. Preferably antique collectibles, but modern sets will be accepted too. The price has to be really cheap.


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Finding Inexpensive Furniture?Can anyone help me with furniture for my 2 bedroom apartment all I have is one bed and a table. I need everything. Can anyone point me in the direction of cheap decent furniture?


Various cuts of meat packaged in supermarket butcher counter

Save Money With Pick 5 Meat SalesSaving money on groceries is helped along by watching for special sales at your local markets. Finding meat on sale is a great boon, as it can be quite costly. This is a page about save money with pick 5 meat sales.


Closeup of sliced ham lunch meat.

Saving Money on Sandwich MeatOne way to save on sandwich meat is to buy fully cooked ham, turkey, or other meats in the meat department at your local market and have the deli department thin slice it for you. Freeze some for later if you like. This is a page about saving money on sandwich meat.


Outside an Amish Country Store on a sunny day.

Buy From Mennonite or Amish Country StoresVisiting a store in an Amish or Mennonite community is a relaxing and interesting experience. You can find a variety of items that are not readily available in typical grocery chains. This is a page about buying from Mennonite or Amish country stores.


Worn Work Boots

Saving Money on Work BootsOne way to save money on work boots is to shop at factory outlet stores or ask about boots that might be discounted due to blemishes. This is a page about saving money on work boots.


Hand Holding Discount coupons

Coupon Tips and TricksThis is a page about coupon tips and tricks. Here are a bunch of tips for finding, using, and organizing coupons. If you have a good system in place, you can save a lot of money!


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Trying Lotion Samples from StoresI have purchased so many jars of creams and lotions that end up not having the result I was hoping for. I keep empty clean RX bottles in my bag and I just put a few pumps in the bottle when I see a sample of a new cream. That way I can try it out for three to five days and see if there is any problem with it.


Dollar Tree Rinse Aid  - bottle of dishwasher rinse aid

Dollar Tree Rinse AidI found this 8.45 ounce bottle of rinse aid at the Dollar Tree. The same size bottle of Finish brand rinse aid is $3.77 at Target, the lowest price I have found. There has been absolutely no difference in the performance. I don't always see it, so I buy several bottles when they are in stock.



Thoroughly Read Sale Price Tags or Signs - close up of sale sign

Thoroughly Read Sale Price Tags or SignsWhen shopping, red signs catch my attention because that means the product usually is on sale. It is very important to read price tags and signs clearly because there could be a trick or limit.


Compare Prices for the Best Value - screen shot of price comparison

Compare Prices for the Best ValueThe internet is an amazing resource to compare prices to see if you are getting the best value possible! A travel mug featuring 7 hours hot, leak proof, and 18 hours cold interested me. The mug was reasonably priced, or what I thought was reasonable before researching.


Wooden Bed

Finding a Free BedFinancial circumstances may require that you attempt to locate free furniture rather than buy new or used items. This is a page about finding a free bed.


A free couch on the side of the road.

How to Find Free or Inexpensive FurnitureFinancial circumstances often make it impossible to purchase new furniture. This is a page about how to find free or inexpensive furniture.


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Tips for Stress Free Shopping?Why does shopping for groceries or, even worse clothing, or household items become so time consuming and overwhelming. What used to be so simple as buying a pair of jeans can now turn into an all day affair. And looking for a healthy ceral or a good laundry detergent can turn into 20 minutes.


A person using a laptop computer.

Swag Bucks ReviewsSwag Bucks is an online rewards program that earns you points (Swag Bucks) when you shop at selected retailers. This is a page about swag bucks reviews.


A teen in a prom dress.

Finding an Inexpensive Plus Size Prom DressShopping early and trying a variety of options such as thrift stores and on-line sites can help to find the best price on prom dresses. This is a page about finding an inexpensive plus size prom dress.


A woman shopping in the milk aisle at a grocery store.

Saving Money on MilkThis is a page about saving money on milk. Depending on your family's needs and your storage facilities, there are a variety of ways to save on milk purchases.


A white kitchen counter filled with small white appliances in a row.

Saving Money on Small AppliancesThe cost of buying small appliances may not be so small. Finding ways to spend less is typically a good choice. This is a page about saving money on small appliances.


A mother cooking dinner for her family.

Feeding a Family of Four on $400 a Month?This is a page about feeding a family of four on $400 a month. Stay within your food budget and eat well by making delicious meals from scratch.


A woman checking out at a grocery store.

Download Store Coupons to Your Rewards CardThis is a page about download store coupons to your rewards card. You can go even more paperless when shopping by downloading your favorite store's coupons to their rewards card or account.


A computer with a credit card and Christmas decorations.

Shopping for Christmas Presents OnlineThis is a page about shopping for Christmas presents online. One way to have access to many more gift choices is to shop online.


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Finding Free or Inexpensive Furniture?I'm looking for help on getting furniture. I am having a hard time affording furniture at this time. I'm a single mother of two living off low income. I can't afford bedding, etc.


Woman leaning on her cart thoughtfully at the grocery store

Frugal Tips for Grocery ShoppingThis page contains frugal tips for grocery shopping. There are many ways to save money when buying food for your family.


Close up of shopping receipt being looked at in store

Checking Shopping ReceiptsThis is a page about checking shopping receipts. It is important to make sure you were charged correctly for your purchases before you leave the store. Mistakes can happen.


Roll of paper secured with a rubber band

Saving Money on Contact PaperThis is a page about saving money on contact paper. You can save money when buying this versatile stick down paper, by shopping sales or buying a clone.


A pile of silver jewelry on a wooden surface.

Finding Silver at Thrift ShopsThere are definitely bargains to be found at your local thrift store. If you know how to look, you may come upon a lovely piece of silver hiding under that tarnish. This is a page about finding silver at thrift shops.


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Finding Free Furniture?How do I get furniture I'm in need of some?


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Finding Free Furniture?How can I find free living room furniture, 2 full size beds with mattresses, a washer and dryer, and a deep freezer.


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Free Furniture?Where can I get free furniture?


Close-up of a pair of jeans with a measuring tape curled on top and through the belt loop against a wooden background

Buying Pants Without Trying Them OnThis is a page about buying pants without trying them on. Trying on clothes can sometimes be more of a chore than an adventure. Save time by learning to measure pants for a good fit without trying them on.


couple reading canned food label at the market

Grocery Shopping StrategiesWhether your goal is saving time or money, there are a number of strategies that can improve your grocery shopping experience. This is a page about grocery shopping strategies.


steaks in a supermarket meat case

Saving Money on SteakSteak can be quite expensive, but there are ways to save money and still serve steak. This is a page about saving money on steak.


basket with products

Shopping at Aldi'sThis is a page about shopping at Aldi's. Known for its consistently low prices, this German warehouse style grocery store is finding satisfied customers in the US.


Assorted Beans

Saving Money on Beans?Beans are a nutritious part of a balanced diet and a great source of protein. This is a page about saving money on beans.


Seasonal Shopping

Seasonal Shopping TipsThis is a page about seasonal shopping tips. Buying foods in season and shopping after holidays can help save you money throughout the year.


Mixed Nuts

Saving Money on NutsThis is a page about saving money on nuts. Nuts are a healthy addition to your daily diet, as well as delicious in many recipes. However, they can be pricey to pick up at the market.


Groceries in Car Trunk

Transporting GroceriesThis is a page about transporting groceries. Having your food and household supplies easy to carry, safely home, and sorted to be easily put away, is the goal.


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Buying an Elevator Shoe?How do I choose height increasing shoe? And does anyone know how much it would cost to have Chamaripa elevator shoes shipped to India?


Boxes of fruit at the market.

Saving Money on FruitA smart shopper can save money on fruit using a couple of strategies to get the best price. This is a page about saving money on fruit.


CD Player for Audio System

Buying CD Player for Audio System?This is a page about buying cd player for audio system. When you have a AM/FM receiver, amplifier and speakers you may need to buy a music cd player to go with it.


Woman Shopping for Furniture

Furniture Buying TipsThis is a page about furniture buying tips. Buying furniture is an important decision and can be a significant expense.


Leather Sofa

Buying a Leather SofaThis page is about buying a leather sofa. Choosing the best covering for your living room furniture can help make it last longer and make maintenance easy.


Couple Buying a Digital Camera

Buying a Digital CameraThis page is about buying a digital camera. Finding the best camera for your needs will take some research.


A woman looking at her shopping list in a supermarket.

Feeding a Family InexpensivelyThis page is about feeding a family inexpensively. You can reduce your grocery bill by buying less prepared food, and being creative.


Couple in a grocery store.

Shopping At Ethnic Food StoresThis is a page about shopping at ethnic food stores. Ethnic food stores not only have a wide variety of foods, including fresh produce, that cannot be found at a chain market, but they will allow you to indulge yourself with exciting new recipes.


Cream Cheese

Saving Money on Cream Cheese?This is a page about saving money on cream cheese. The price of groceries seems to continually be rising so many shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save money.


Oak dining room furniture.

Buying Oak Furniture?This is a page about buying oak furniture. Oak is a beautiful, durable wood that is popular for making furniture.



Recognizing Real Sheepskin vs Faux Sheepskin?This is a page about recognizing real sheepskin vs faux sheepskin. Real sheepskin is often used in making winter coats, jackets, and boots. To ensure that your new purchase is the genuine article, you will want to be able to easily recognize the difference between real and faux sheepskin.


Winter Boots

Saving Money on Winter Boots?This is a page about saving money on winter boots. Choosing when and where to buy your winter boots can help you save money on an otherwise pricey item.



Buying Bisquick?This is a page about buying Bisquick. Bisquick is a popular product used for baking and making pancakes. It is not however readily available everywhere, so you may want to use a substitute or find a source other than your local market, so that you always have some on hand.


Looking at a grocery receipt.

Dealing With Mistakes at the Cash RegisterThis is a page about dealing with mistakes at the cash register. Mistakes happen and the easiest time to correct them when shopping is while you are still in the store, either at the register or service desk.



Buying HoneyAll of this natural sweetener is not created equal, and there are a few things you need to know when selecting your honey. This page is about buying honey.


framed artwork

Saving Money on Custom Framing?This is a page about saving money on custom framing. Custom framing can be a very good way to frame treasured family photos and artwork, but it can also be very expensive.


Eggs cooking on an electric griddle.

Buying an Electric GriddleThis is a page about buying an electric griddle. Electric griddles are not all created equal. Some preform much better than others of equal or higher price.



Buying a Jigsaw?This is a page about buying a jigsaw. A jigsaw is a useful small electric tool that comes in handy for a variety of craft and home maintenance jobs. Choosing the best one for your projects is important.


Photo of a cheaper cut of beef.

Saving Money on BeefThis is a page about saving money on beef. The cost of beef is cyclical, but is often a relatively high percentage of your grocery bill.


Woman Making Pasta

Saving Money on Pasta?This is a page about saving money on pasta. When you are trying to cut food costs, the staples are a good category to start with.


Plugin Air Freshener

Saving Money on Glade Plugins RefillsThis is a page about saving money on Glade Plugins. Glade Plugins are a popular and air freshener. However, the refills can be pricey.


Stacks of new pants at a clothing store.

Saving Money on PantsThis is a page about saving money on pants. Buying clothing can become a significant portion of your household budget. There are ways to reduce some of this expense.


Three girls wearing prom dresses.

Saving Money on Prom DressesThis is a page about saving money on prom dresses. You want to look your best for prom, but don't always have an unlimited clothing budget.


Used Bed

Buying a Used Bed?This is a page about buying a used bed. A new bed is often expensive. An option is to purchase a used one and save money.


New Bed

Buying a New Bed?This is a page about buying a new bed. It is time to buy a new bed. This is an expensive purchase, so you will want to find the best, most comfortable one for the money.


A woman eating a frugal bowl or ramen noodles.

Eating on a Tight Monthly BudgetThis is a page about eating on a tight monthly budget. When money is short, it can have a serious effect on meal planning and choices.


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Buying Marie Calendar Cherry Pies?When groceries have her pies on sale it always excludes cherry pie. Why is that?



Starting a Coupon SwapThis page is about starting a coupon swap. The more people that participate in a coupon exchange, make it more likely you will be able to get the products you need.


Organic Flour

Buying Organic Flour?This is a page about buying organic flour. Organic food products are becoming more and more popular.


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Buying Cheap Good Quality Furniture in Nashville?Where in Nashville can I buy cheap, but good quality furniture?


Cookie Cutters

Saving Money on Cookie CuttersThis is a page about saving money on cookie cutters. If you bake a lot of rolled cookies, you know how expensive it can be to buy the cutters you want.


Generic and Name Brand Tomato Sauce

Choosing Between Generic and Name BrandThis is a page about choosing between generic and name brand. We have all been there, standing in a store aisle comparing the name brand product to a generic, usually less expensive, version.


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Keep Groceries Organized to Save...To keep my groceries organized so I know what I have and don't have, I have been doing the following:


A woman looking at her shopping list.

Organizing Your Grocery ListHave you ever gone grocery shopping and walked down the same aisle several times? An organized grocery list can save you time at the grocery store. This is a page about organizing your grocery list.


Thrift Shops Before Retail

Thrift Shops Before RetailWhy the coat? I recently purchased this coat for 69 cents at a thrift shop. No, I'm not kidding you! For years now, I have ALWAYS looked in the local thrift shops BEFORE simply paying retail at a chain store.


Saving Money on Toiletries

Saving Money on ToiletriesThis is a page about saving money on toiletries. Toiletries can be expensive to buy and may be overused by family members.


Three kids in snorkel gear.

Saving Money to Go on VacationIt's important to find time and money to go on a vacation, even if it's an inexpensive one. In today's economy finding the room in our budgets for vacations is getting more and more difficult. This is a page about saving money to go on a vacation.


Saving Money on Celery

Saving Money on CeleryThis is a page about saving money on celery. In addition to being a great snack with peanut butter celery is used in many recipes.


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Help Finding a Mattress?I need a good mattress. A medium firm mattress would need to be fairly cheap. My mattress is way too plush with no springs. I have gained weight due to health reasons and am at the mercy of whatever support that would help. I am a single grandfather, raising one grandchild and am disabled. I would prefer a middle of the road mattress not firm and not completely squishy.


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Finding Free Furniture?I need beds and couches for my new home.


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Finding Free or Inexpensive Bedroom Furniture?I'm looking for a bed, maybe a small night stand, and a few decorations would be amazing. I left a very abusive relationship and I'm now starting over. I don't have a lot of money, but could come up with a few dollars.


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Finding Free Beds for Low Income Families?I'm a single mother with 3 children. I just recently moved back to Indiana and am getting ready to start my job on Monday. I'm looking for some help with beds for myself and the kids. Is there anyone that can help me out?


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Finding a Free Bed?I need to get a queen size firm pillow top mattress and frame. I'm recently disabled and in need of a bed. Unfortunately I'm really broke.


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Getting Free Furniture?I am new to the Fort Wayne area. I need help getting assistance for bedroom and living room furniture. I am on disability for a severe back problem called scoliosis. I get my 13 year old son every weekend and we sleep on his futon bed in my living room. My son does not have a normal bedroom like a 13 year old should have. I lost my furniture to rent a center because I absolutely couldn't pay for it.


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