Category Archives: shopping
When shopping for a large amount of groceries, have the supermarket bagger put your frozen items in paper bags and the rest of your items in plastic, says Val Campbell of Las Vegas. “Then you can unload and put away … Continue reading
Here’s a win-win situation. When John Rudolph of West Lafayette, Ind., uses a product, he makes it a habit to call the manufacturer’s 800 number and comment on it. In return, he is sent coupons. “Some are for cents off,” … Continue reading
Winnie Blencowe of Hendersonville, N.C., has two ways that help her increase her charitable giving: First, she takes advantage of double- and triple-couponing and donates her purchases to a local mission or food pantry. And when she has coupons she … Continue reading
On their birthdays, Bonnie Brownell of Albion, Ind., would give each grandchild two envelopes. One had birthday money in $1 bills, the other was empty. “We went shopping, and when they found an item they wanted, they counted out the … Continue reading
Shopping can be a real chore, but some of us have figured out tricks to save time, money and energy. Tell us your great ideas to be shared with readers.
A little prep and a few precautions on your next home improvement project can save money and help you avoid having to do the job over again. Here are a few tips from Jacquelyn McGilvray of DIYnetwork.com: Rule #1: safety. … Continue reading
Maryann Smith of High Point, NC, has a tip for saving money: Don’t throw away that “empty” tube of expensive hand cream or face moisturizer – take the scissors and cut it in half. You may be surprised how much … Continue reading
It’s hard to think about it, but summer will be over before we know it. Getting everyone ready for back to school can be challenging. From schedule changes to school supplies, how do you get your family ready?
These great tips in a segment from KARE11 in Minneapolis can help you stay cool and look professional in the hot weather.
Anne Cohen of Bridgewater Township, NJ offers this tip for keeping coupons organized and making sure none expire before being used: “I am a coupon cutter and found the best way to keep my coupons organized is by the month. … Continue reading
Faylee James of Kingsport, TN, has some follow-up advice on a previous USA WEEKEND tip about getting the freshest produce: “I read in today’s USA WEEKEND, the tip about asking your local grocery produce manager what days his produce is delivered … Continue reading
Don’t miss these tips for reducing your cell phone bill. Check out the article from this week’s USA WEEKEND. Continue reading
Your smart phone can help you save money at the pump. Check out this report on the GasBuddy app from WZZM in Grand Rapids, MI. What other apps do you use on the computer or on your phone to help … Continue reading
When her sons were young, Beth Middleton of Cincinnati had the boys clip and file her shopping coupons. After each shopping trip, she added up her savings and gave them 25% each of the amount saved. To this day, her … Continue reading
Don’t miss this smart article from the April 22-24 issue of USA WEEKEND on negotiating points you may have missed that could save you big money!
KUSA TV presents a Consumer Report review of websites to help you manage your digital photos.
Cindy Pierce of Frisco, Texas saves easy money on her online purchases at retailer stores by doing a simple Internet search. “Determine if the store has any active coupons or promotional codes available for online purchases,” she says. “There are … Continue reading
Shop at stores that give you credit on your bill for using your own shopping bags. The savings can add up to a free item! Another smart idea from Julie Buckley of Eldora, IA.