There are many ways to save money while shopping.  Clipping coupons and skimping on quality is one way. But not the best.  If you’re willing to time your shopping purchases, delay your need for instant gratification, and avoid shopping triggers, you can save yourself a bundle of money.

Check out Extreme Bargain Hunting: The Best Time to Save on Everything, to 11 Ways to Get the Best Online Deals and Discounts to 12 Shopping Triggers we All Fall For.  You’ll find great information in this section to help you save money without sacrificing quality.

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Hot Deals! November 2023

The following deals were available as stated when published. Things can change quickly! Often a hot deal is active for
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Back-to-School Brings Out Shopping Lists and Fundraisers, Too

Have I been sleeping in a cave for 100 years? Sure feels like it. I just read that as a nation,
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Even Small Households Can Save Big at Costco

Whether a household of one or a big family, I believe anyone can stretch their money and improve their budget
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Best Flannel Bed Sheets

There are few things as comforting as slipping between super soft, comfy flannel sheets on a cold winter night. But not
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This Year Holiday Sales Starting Earlier Than Ever

Holiday creep is real. As Halloween costumes began filling store shelves in August, Starbucks was rolling out Pumpkin Spice Lattes—earlier
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6 Things a Compulsive Shopper Can Do To Curb the Urge to Splurge

When it came to compulsive tendencies, there's no question I received more than the standard allotment. I can sit down fully
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The Pain and Pleasure Principle vs. The Crazy Fun of Mindless Spending

I don’t care much for pain. In fact, I’ll do almost anything to avoid it. I also know that pain
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Spend Less, Dress Better: No More Back-of-the-Closet Mistakes

Cutting the cost of clothes is less about finding bargains and more about knowing what to wear, where to buy and when
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Deals Worth Sharing This President’s Day 2022

Traditionally, Presidents’ Day has come to mean extreme bargains. In fact, in the past, I have suggested that if you
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Recipes for “Heinz” Ketchup and Other Favorite Grocery Items

Chances are good you've noticed the price of ordinary grocery items beginning to soar. The Wall Street Journal is reporting these
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Fresh or Frozen? Large or Small? How to Choose the Best Turkey

Fresh or frozen? Large or small? Hen or Tom? Here is everything you need to know to select the best
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The One Quick and Easy Way to Slash the High Cost of Groceries

The news is not good: Grocery prices in August 2022 rose 13.5%, the highest increase since March 1979. Translated to
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Top 10 Holiday Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

It’s still touted as the biggest holiday shopping day of the year. Black Friday—when retailers slash everything to unheard-of rock
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October Best Month to Score Bargains on These 12 Things

Oh how I love this time of year! Cooler weather, sweaters, scarves, pumpkin pie, and beautiful fall colors make this
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Could You Go a Year Without Spending?

A few years back, Eric and Donna Reed shopped for groceries and household products only once a year. How on
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September is The Best Month of the Year to Shop These 13 Things

And just like THAT ... it's September! I'm sure I'm not the only one who's ready for 2020 to be
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Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half Using this Shopping Method

It's no secret that supermarkets and grocery stores purposely design their layouts to entice us to buy more than we'd
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February is the Best Time to Find These Deals

February is a busy month. First, we have the Super Bowl, then Valentine's Day, and Presidents' Day with its 3-day
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8 Ways Online Grocery Shopping Can Actually SAVE Money

There are few things more annoying than stopping at the supermarket to pick up a few things, hauling bags of
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Remember Mr. Diderot and His Red Robe Before You Head out Shopping

The eighteenth-century French philosopher Denis Diderot wrote an essay entitled “Regrets on Parting with My Old Dressing Gown.” It seems

11 Ways to Get the Best Online Deals and Discounts

Just about everyone who shops online knows to look for a promotional code of some kind before hitting checkout. But
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Savvy Shopper Tricks and Treats

You think shopping is what you do when you buy things. That’s true, but it’s more than that. Shopping is a
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Your Consumer Behaviors Are Keeping You Broke!

Our consumer behaviors—the ways we react and respond in stores and online—can unwittingly keep us broke! Truth be told, merchants
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The Ugly Truth About No-Interest No-Payments Offers

Have you ever wondered how retailers can possibly afford to offer the no-interest, no-payments kind of deals you see advertised?
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Shopping With Cash is Still the Best Way to Save Money

It used to be so easy to shop with cash. Get cash. Shop. But things have changed, perhaps you've noticed.
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The Absolute Best Way To Get Cash Back When Shopping Online

I could teach you how to be an extreme couponer. I've had a lot of experience, including the time I
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How to Comparison Shop the Price of Bath Tissue with Confidence

Knowing how to confidently compare the price of bath tissue has become a big topic in light of shrinkflation, soaring
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Baking Supplies: Best Time to Buy, Shelf Life Secrets + FREE Printable

One of my basic rules of grocery shopping is this: When it's on sale, buy enough to last until the
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16 Hobby Lobby Money-Saving Hacks, Tips, and Tricks

I was late to the party but somehow managed catch up quickly. While Hobby Lobby has now expanded to California,
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22 Things You’d Be Smart to Buy at the Dollar Store

A dollar store is the place I go when I need something to last just until the end of the
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7 Quick and Easy Ways to Give Yourself a Tax-Free Raise

Is money a little tight? Hoping a raise will come through soon? I hate to burst your bubble, but even
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11 Money Savers That Will Pay for Themselves in a Year or Less

Gadgets that do cool stuff are awesome. And when they also function to save money? That is amazing. Consider these
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Extreme Bargain Hunting: The Best Time to Save on Everything

Over the years, I have learned an important lesson about getting the best deals on just about everything. Extreme bargain hunters
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An Incredibly Easy Way to Save Money Shopping Online

With the year's biggest shopping season now coming into clear view, it's time to gather our wits, sharpen our resolve
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How to Safely Shop Online and Pay With CASH!

You really can shop with CASH online at Amazon, Target, Kohl's, Walmart ... absolutely no credit card or debit card
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Instant Pot Quick Start Guide: Best Tips, Recipes, and Accessories

Instant Pot comes with an owner manual and recipe book. Both should be considered required reading but honestly, I found them
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My Shopping Addiction Rehab Program

Shopping is my thing. I love the thrill of the hunt, that feeling of discovery and the joy of a bargain.

With Sincere Apologies to Pawnshops Everywhere

In the wake of America’s big economic wake-up call back in 2008, dollar stores and thrift stores saw—and continue to

Top Ten Signs a Website is Not Legit—It’s a Scam!

Every day millions of people get sucked into Internet scams and tricks that end up costing them dearly, something I
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July is Best Time for Shopping Bargains on These 9 Items

Finding authentic hot bargains and deep discounts on the things you need often has more to do with when you