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    Ways to Save with Amazon

    Before I begin, a full disclosure, I recently signed up to be an Amazon associate which means I can earn affiliate fees if anyone clicks on or makes a purchase through one of the links I’m providing in this post… and actually that’s my first tip for saving and making money on Amazon is to become one of their associates. Coupons I never thought I’d find coupons on Amazon but yes, they have them and here’s a link (no, this isn’t one of the affiliate links). You can use them for lots of stuff and another way to shave off some money from your order. https://www.amazon.com/Coupons     Prime Member and…

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    September Savings

      Georgine tells us about lots of items going on sale now that summer’s winding down- September already! Where did the summer go? While we’re still enjoying the remaining warm days, if you want to get out and exercise, bikes are on sale. Throughout the fall you will get some great prices especially on last year’s models. If you want to plan ahead for a holiday gift, now would be the time to buy. Other summer staples to keep your eyes opened for are sales on grills and lawn mowers. Stock up on reduced utensils, charcoal, and lighter fluid that you can save for next year. If you’re into gardening…

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    March Savings

    Here are Georgine’s money saving tips for March- It’s March Let the madness begin! Everyone is tired of winter and looking forward to spring so look for specials on last year’s inventory of golf sets and equipment. You can find some real bargains. As far as bargains go, you can find coats, boots, snowboards, and skis all at major discounts because they are making way for spring merchandise. Shop now and these will all be ready for you next year when you open your closet. Getting married? Or if you need to replace your china and flatware, now is a great time to shop. If you need a humidifier you…

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    February Savings With Georgine

    Tips for saving in February from Georgine- The shortest month, February, seems to have the most going on. The Super Bowl, Ground Hog Day, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day. That means LOTS of sales, Your best bets for bargains are last year’s models of electronics such as MP3 players, cameras, and DVD players. You can expect to save up to 30% on cameras. Of course, love is in the air so chocolates and fragrances will cost less during Valentine’s Day promotions if you buy before and after the 14th (don’t buy on the 13th or 14th when prices might be the highest). Tulips will get you the most for your…

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    A Brand New Year of Savings with Georgine

    Georgine’s first post of the year is full of ideas about saving during the month of January. Happy New Year! A new year brings new sales and savings. Here are some of the items you should look for to be on sale or have special offers:’ Holiday leftovers. These will be somewhat picked over, but you can still get lots of bargains for your future decorating next year. Remember, solid color paper goods can be used all year long. Don’t overlook holiday-themed facial tissues, paper towels, plastic bags, and storage containers. They can be used in the coming months or you can save until next year. January is White Sale…

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    December Savings With Georgine

    It’s December already.The hustle and bustle of the holidays has already begun. During this hectic time you can save money on computers, electronics, and yes, toys (wait until mid-month, if you can, to get the best prices).Look for sales and compare prices. Buy with confidence at stores that price-match, this way you can snag that hard-to-find item and be secure knowing you can get a price adjustment if it goes on sale after your purchase. You’ll find some bargains during the end of the year sales on new cars because every dealer wants to meet his quota before the New Year. Try bargaining with the salesman so that you will…

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    October Bargains with Georgine

    Here are Georgine’s tips for saving big in October In sales talk that’s after back-to-school but before the holidays, especially Black Friday. It also means that you can stock up on lots of supplies as well as find some great bargains. Believe it or not, it’s the best time to buy jeans. You can save up to 50%, because retailers are trying to get rid of the back-to-school leftovers. Halloween costumes are already on sale and you can find coupons for them on the Internet and in newspapers which are good at party stores, and other places that sell them. Find change-of-season lingerie on reduction too. Save for next year…

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    Saving With Coupons

    September is all about coupons. With the price of just about everything increasing, including food, using coupons can stretch your budget even more. On some of my trips to the supermarket I won’t buy anything unless I have a coupon or it’s on sale and it’s amazing how much you can save. Here are some of my coupon tips I’ve stumbled upon over the years- Meal Planning If you’re in the mood for some real penny pinching, plan meals around the coupons you have on hand. I’ve used coupons for tacos, refried beans, pizza, frozen potatoes, soup etc. Some of these meals have become favorite standbys even when I don’t…

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    September Savings with Georgine

    Georgine’s money saving tips for September Getting ready for back to school, the end of beach and pool days, and the beginning of the cooler weather all mean September. There are lots of good sales going on too. If you are in the market for a new car, after Labor Day dealers are making room for the new 2014 models so you can score a good price on a 2013. The best time to buy is during the last weekend of the month when salesmen are trying to make their quota. At gardens and nurseries you find greenery at the best price of the year. Try to look for perennials…

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    Saving Money On Heart Healthy Products

    Here is Marcia’s February post all about ways to save on good for you foods- One of the myths about coupons I frequently hear is that the only coupons available are for processed foods; that there are no coupons on healthy items. While I will admit that you will see more money-saving coupons good on snacks and desserts, there are certainly plenty of coupons issued for organic foods, gluten-free products, sugar-free products, as well as all natural cosmetics and cleaning items. So since February is American Heart Month, let’s take a look at how to save big without buying artery-clogging items. The Coupon Hunt The key to finding coupons on…

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