Thursday, October 2, 2008

It Ain't Free, but It May Be Even Better

Last week, I wrote about getting books for free through the US Department of Education. Today, I add to my penny pinching list - this time it's for when you are shopping online. It is a trick that many of you probably already know, but just in case you don't, here is a way to save a little (or a lot).

Most online companies, send out coupon codes to their regular customers to keep them coming back. That is great for the regular customers, but what about the rest of us. How do we get to save? How do we find out the magic-money-saving coupon codes? It's simple, go to!

Just click on their website or a similar one, for a list of all the coupon codes. Now I never checkout without first checking for coupon codes. In just the past couple of weeks, I saved a bunch on items I was already going to purchase.
  • I got extra cash back for switching from Time Warner to AT&T (good ridens to Time Warner).
  • I saved 20% on our car rental with Enterprise for Grandpa Harrell's 90th birthday celebration.
  • I even saved 5% on the Jaley's Halloween Costume (Sarah's I got used on eBay).

Heck, if Wall Street had been more frugal and clipped a few more coupons maybe they wouldn't need a $700B bailout.

Here's to saving a couple of bucks. That is life in the stroller lane.

1 comment:

Hadley said...

Using coupon codes are really a nice way to save money especially when the economy is in downhill.