Money Saving Tips & Tricks for Everyday Life
The following resources are meant to save you money in your everyday life. They should strategically prep you for travel, as you’ll generally be saving more. I personally find these sites indispensable and use each and every one of these religiously. Take advantage of what each of these resources can offer. The more you save, the closer that next trip will be!
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Ebates | Ebates offers you cash back at over 2,000 stores whenever you begin your shopping experience through their website/portal. I’ve saved over $500 by using their site since I’ve joined in 2011 (that may not sound like much, but I’m also not a big online shopper). Every little bit counts!
Swagbucks | Swagbucks will reward members with free gift cards and cash for the everyday things they already do. They sometimes offer huge bonuses for completing one of their special offers (such as signing up for food subscription services that you can cancel later on– I’m guilty of doing this plenty of times). And to top it all off, the rewards don’t suck. I always exchange my Swagbucks for Amazon gift cards.
The Ultimate Travel Hacking Guide | I used this way back in the day to familiarize myself with the world and possibilities of travel hacking and travel credit cards. It’s got tons of intro and intermediate information to get the ball rolling if you’re new to the game.
The Points Guy | He’s the credit card points king. Seriously, if you need any sort of information on credit cards, travel hacking, earning and spending points, he’s the one to go to.
Evreward | I use this site whenever I’m about to make an online purchase but don’t know which cash back or points system will result in the highest rewards. Evreward compares all the major points programs and cashback sites and lets you know which payouts are best.
Like-A-Coupon | They’re an email subscription service that sends you the best deals from around the web. Content can range from free food, free movie tickets, “spend $X and get $X gift card from Amazon”, steeply discounted items, etc. I’m not exactly sure how I started receiving these emails, but the deals are super legit and up to date so I’ve kept them around.
Slickdeals | Slickdeals is a huge deal sharing site and forum which you should check on a regular basis if you are on the prowl for discounts. Almost all the best deals out there for just about anything show up on Slickdeals first.
Goldstar | Goldstar offers discount tickets for theatre, comedy, sports, festivals, tours, spa, museums, and other attractions in several metropolitan areas in the United States. If you’re looking to attend a show, check to see if there’s a discounted rate here first!
The Penny Hoarder | I love browsing The Penny Hoarder for budgeting inspiration! This is what I’ll do instead of reading up on celebrity tabloids… I’m out of the loop on a lot of things these days.
Gas Buddy | Discover, by list or map view, where to find the best prices on gas wherever you are. GasBuddy provides historical gas price data so you can make sure you’re getting the best price every time.
Poshmark| A social way to sell fashion for men, women, and children. Poshmark is like an Ebay, but most of it is all clothes. Simply take pictures of your unwanted clothes, provide a brief description, set your price, and share your listings with the Poshmark community. You’re also able to sell sportswear, makeup and “boutique”/wholesale items on here.
ThredUp | An online consignment store for women and children. Instead of donating your children’s outgrown clothing, you can sell it on ThredUp for cash. If you need to buy clothes, why not buy used? This will allow you to minimize clothing costs. The nice part is, they also take returns. If you want to return an item they will refund you within 30 days.
Supercook | If you have a bunch of random ingredients in your kitchen but have no clue what to make with it all, use this site! List all of the ingredients you have and Supercook will spit back a list of recipes from popular cooking websites that use those items. Definitely saves money since you don’t have to toss unused groceries or buy new ones.
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