Last week’s game of Fill in the Blank was focused on money saving tricks. We had so many great replies and wanted to take the time to mention the very best submitted. We’re flattered at how many people’s responses included using Loot Palace to supplement your income, but today’s post will highlight alternatives that you, or anyone else can do to help stretch the value of the dollar (or pounds, francs, or whatever you fancy!)
They say if you need more money, but can’t find ways to earn more money, the next best thing you can do is to save money. Traditionally these has meant cutting off your entertainment budget or forcing yourself to skip out on buying the things you like. There are also some methods you can use, to “trick” yourself into spending less, while still having a great time and getting the products you need.
Here are money saving tips from our very own Looters.
I earn money on the Internet, I use coupons (although in my country, there aren’t as many nice ones as in the US), I buy off-, generic and cheaper brands, I use loyalty cards
Don’t buy things you dont need.
Ride a bike or walk.
My favorite money saving tip is setting up my own personal budget.
Coupons/Looking for cheap stuff, but making sure it’s worth it.
Write a list before you go shopping – and stick to it. One should never go into a store without a strong idea of what one will be buying while in there. Make a careful plan of what you’ll buy before you go, then stick strictly to that list when you go to the store. Don’t put anything in the cart that’s not on the list, no matter how tempting, and you’ll come out of the store saving a bundle.
Save $1 to $5 in piggy bank. Also, gather coupons, and make food at home instead of buying outside.
Here’s Dan’s #1 money saving tip while using Loot Palace
Look for Groupon or Living Social deals on TrialPay’s wall. Group buying websites are an excellent way to save money, but here’s a way to get an even better deal! To purchase a Groupon, you can use a credit card. Use a Rewards-credit card to earn cash back from your credit card company. On top of that bonus, you’ll also earn 1,000+ Plunder Points typically, which you can put towards a gift card, all for buying something you might be buying via Groupon’s website.
We wish we could have listed everyone’s suggestion, but sometimes the value of less, is actually more. If we popped up a list of 100+ ways to save money, I doubt many people would take the time to read them all, as it would be very overwhelming.
If you’d like to add to this list, I invite you to leave your own suggestions in the comments below.