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Saving money is more important than ever. In our lifetime, this is one of the hardest times for many people. Money is very tight for millions of families. In my quest to live a frugal and simple life during retirement, I’m always on the lookout for more tricks to save money. Let’s look at all of these helpful shopping tips.

35 Tricks to save

How To Save

  • If you don’t need it, don’t buy it.
  • Search through your own things and see if you have a substitute for something new. It’s easy to overlook an item that’s been put away.
  • Save up for a pricey purchase.
  • See if you can buy a used product, instead of new.
  • Sales aren’t helpful if you really don’t need the item.
  • Combine sale prices with extra coupons.
  • Use savings apps for automatic discounts or cash back.
  • Use online sites (Rakuten, Swagbucks and others) for cash back. Add the Chrome Extensions, so that you get pop-ups that show you how much you’ll save.
  • Have a plan.
  • Check your financial goals.
  • Barter or swap goods with someone or a group.
  • Look for freebies. Google Free and you’ll find tons of free stuff. My blog offers many free printables. Check out my shop.
  • Make a list. You can make a wish list or a list of features that you are looking for in a product.
  • Sometimes, shopping with cash will prevent you from paying too much with a credit card.
  • Compare prices. It’s easy to do this online.
  • Don’t buy something just because you’re tired of the pandemic.
  • Are you creative? Could you make the item yourself?
  • Shop local for unique items.
  • Negotiate for cars, antiques, and other things.
  • Check the return policy before you buy.
  • Use coupons.
  • Use promo codes.
  • Don’t forget sites like Slickdeals. They’ll find all the deals for you!
  • Don’t rush to make a purchase. Leave the store after the first visit to make sure you’re ready for a big purchase.
  • Don’t shop when you’re stressed or hungry.
  • Don’t shop for a major purchase during your little one’s nap time.
  • Be willing to buy a generic version.
  • Ask if they have a rewards program.
  • Check to see if there are any rebates.
  • Some companies allow one coupon code, where others may allow more.
  • Check out subscription rewards. You can often get discounts on things you buy regularly.
  • To get extra coupons online, register with a variety of emails.
  • Have you ever bought discounted gift cards? You can find them at Swagbucks, grocery store rewards (Kroger) and more. Use these to make a purchase for an automatic savings.
  • Sign up for newsletters to get emails when a store offers a new deal.
  • Never pay for shipping. Get free shipping codes, pick up in person, check Groupon, or wait for a free shipping code.
35 Tricks to Save on everyday Purchases

How To Save On Cell Phones

Of all of these ways to save, I’m liking Slickdeals the most. Lately, I’ve been checking out all of the features of Slickdeals. Just now, I’ve grabbed a deal for 50 disposable masks for $3.99 and free shipping! I love it!

If you’re looking for great deals on Wireless, check out the Slickdeals added for AT&T Wireless! There are amazing offers right now for trade-in phones. You can save $1000 on eligible trade-ins.

Teachers, Nurses, and Doctors can get 25% off on unlimited plans! Wow! What a great way to help our essential workers. I have a prepaid plan that saves me so much per month. Check out the plans here. There are many other deals and upgrades to find for AT&T Wireless. What are you looking for?

I bet you’ll find what you need at Slickdeals. Another thing I’ve found at Slickdeals are the forums. You can specify what you’re interested in and up will pop deals, rebates, and more. These forums can help you locate super deals that interest you.

I hope all these great tips and shopping secrets can help you save money. And, if you’re looking to upgrade or purchase a wonderful and frugal wireless plan or product, make sure and shop through Slickdeals for your AT&T Wireless purchases.

@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Lisa Ehrman

Lisa has been blogging since 2013, and loves sharing resources and ideas for living a simple life. To get free printables, bonus words, and more - sign up for the newsletter.


Jo D. · August 23, 2020 at 10:42 pm

It’s always great to find new ways to save a little here and there!

monique s · August 24, 2020 at 8:47 am

I love the deals and coupon sites. Great to find shipping discounts often

    Lisa Ehrman · August 24, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    I know what you mean…paying for shipping is so annoying!

AuntySuzany · August 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm

I love deals and coupons and free shipping!
Thank you for sharing!

Calvin · August 26, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Better value for money, saving goes a long way, especially in these times.

    Lisa Ehrman · August 26, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Yes, we don’t want to buy junk that gets thrown out.

Christa Sloan · August 27, 2020 at 11:51 pm

These are all great ideas. I especially related when you said sales aren’t helpful if you dont really need the item. LOL. Most people dont think about that. πŸ™‚

    Lisa Ehrman · August 28, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks. I learned that lesson the hard way. πŸ™‚

Debbie P · August 30, 2020 at 9:50 pm

Thanks for all of the great savings tricks!

Dana Rodriguez · September 3, 2020 at 11:03 am

These are fantastic tips! I know I have really been cutting back spending the last few months because of all that is going on. Thanks for the ideas!

    Lisa Ehrman · September 3, 2020 at 11:23 am

    You’re welcome, Dana. I think (with inflation about to rise) it will get worse. We are all going to be cutting back. Praying for better days.

mistercmo · September 6, 2020 at 3:36 am

Brilliant! I’ll definitely be trying to incorporate some of these.

Brittany Gilley · October 4, 2020 at 6:19 am

I’m going to try some of these, thanks for sharing

Michael Coovert · October 6, 2020 at 9:52 am

Awesome, awesome, awesome info. I am currently trying to save for some desperately needed dental implants so I am looking for any way possible to save money any way I can.

Debbie Welchert · October 11, 2020 at 2:10 pm

What a lot of great and useful advice. There are a lot I already use but there are a lot that I haven’t used. Thanks for the advice.

Deb Pelletier · October 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm

Thank you for the information, it helps.

Deb Pelletier · October 18, 2020 at 11:58 pm

I copied the list so I will read it again before I shop. πŸ™‚

Michael Coovert · October 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Lots of good tips here, things that had really never come to mind before.

Melissa Storms · October 30, 2020 at 9:55 pm

These are all solid rules to practice. I find right now that I just want to get in and out of stores and have not even been price comparing as I always have. Things are still the way they are and probably will be for a good while, I just need to adjust and use my coupons and apps.

Minta Boggs · November 4, 2020 at 7:22 am

I love good tips and I’m always trying to find ways to save money especially when grocery shopping but sometimes I just get so frustrated there are too many sites to go to so this helps me to check out before shopping.

Megan Allen · November 18, 2020 at 9:35 am

Thank you for sharing!

Dorothy Boucher · November 19, 2020 at 8:36 am

Thank you for this list here, SO many amazing ideas I didn’t even think to try here.

Michael Coovert · November 25, 2020 at 3:44 am

Great tips. I am trying g to save every penny possible these days and this has given me some great ideas.

Sarah L · February 1, 2021 at 10:56 pm

My favorite for myself is to never go shopping without a list. AND STICK TO IT!.

    Lisa Ehrman · February 2, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Without a list, I’m completely helpless. πŸ™‚

Leela · May 3, 2021 at 10:37 pm

I make my list once a week. I go through my online sales flyers, compare prices, add my coupons and shop!

Lauryn R · July 2, 2021 at 12:25 pm

These are great tips! I always try to shop good deals, and I love coupons! The biggest thing for me though, is making a list and sticking to it!

.Heather Swanson · July 6, 2021 at 9:51 am

very clever ideas

Edna Williams · July 17, 2021 at 2:54 pm

It’s great to save money! Thank you!

Thomas Gibson · September 16, 2021 at 8:18 am

Thank you for this helpful article. Living on a budget is essential to stay afloat these days.

Piroska · January 10, 2022 at 12:37 pm

Thanks for the great tips! I love being frugal.

Brittany Gilley · April 5, 2022 at 8:02 am

these are such great tips!

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