Discount warehouses feature towering shelves stocked full of everything from lima beans to laundry detergent. You can pick up 52 rolls of toilet paper and 20 tubes of toothpaste in the same aisle. But are you really saving money? Here are some times when buying in bulk makes sense.
For some people, organic is synonymous with expensive. Using products made without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or hormones is good for your health, but buying them shouldn’t be bad for your wallet. According to the Organic Trade Association Americans spent nearly $28 billion on organic food in 2008, a huge increased compared to the $1 billion spent in 1990. In honor of Earth Week, here are ten low cost organic products to add to your shopping list.
Whether it’s your kid’s birthday party or your best friend’s bachelorette bash, throwing parties is one of life’s joys. But sometimes that joy can become a burden if it doesn’t fit into the budget. Here are some money-saving tips for throwing parties.
April 15 has come and gone, but just like the Terminator, it’ll be back. If you’re breathing a sigh of relief that Tax Day is over, you may need some help to ensure that next year’s tax season isn’t as stressful. Here are ten steps that will make filing your taxes, easier, quicker and a whole lot less painful.
Identity theft is on the rise according to recent studies. The Javelin Strategy and Research Center found that there were nearly 10 million victims of identity theft in 2008, a 22 percent increase from the year before. Bank fraud accounts for 17 percent of identity theft cases. Here are steps to take to make sure you’re banking online safely.
Earth Day is April 22. It’s the 40th anniversary of this holiday that was established to promote green living. There are lots of ways to celebrate—including these five free ways!
Tax time is stressful for millions of Americans. And why wouldn’t it be—strict deadlines, hefty payments, and seemingly endless math equations. But come April 15 you can breathe a sigh of relief and relax because for at least 11 months you don’t have to worry about it. And if you need some cheap ways to do that, we’ve got you covered.
The tax deadline is approaching. Whether you’ve already received your tax refund or one is on the way, chances are you know how you’re going to spend it. And judging by our Twitter and Facebook poll, some of you already have. Here’s how you told us you plan to spend your tax refund. (PS - Don't forget to follow @Bargainist on Twitter for regular savings updates!)
Since 1952 American workplaces have observed Administrative Professional’s Day. Once called Secretaries Day, this year it’s on Wednesday, April 21. According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the US. Nearly half a million administrative professionals are working in Canada and millions more in offices around the world. Looking for a low cost way to thank your administrative professional? Take note of these tips.
You’re telling the world your play-by-play of the latest Lost episode and filling in followers when you arrive @Starbucks. But what if you could actually do something really useful with those tweets—like earning money? Turn your tweets into cash with these tips, and don't forget to follow @Bargainist!
Saving money could only be a phone call away. So come on, what are you waiting for? These five people have the potential to save you big money. All you have to do is call.
Ready to dust, scrub and polish your home? Many of us are undertaking spring cleaning projects now that the weather is warmer, but before you get started make sure you’re stocked up on spring cleaning supplies to help you get the job done. Check out these great discounts and deals on the spring cleaning products you need.
Doing your taxes is about as much fun as cleaning toilets or standing in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Maybe you’ve started or maybe all you’ve done is procrastinate—either way, the job needs to get done because the April 15 deadline is looming. Here are some ways to get motivated to finish your taxes, but don't forget that there's also some great deals on tax software & services over at the UltimateCoupons' Tax Coupons page!.
How green is your home? Being earth-friendly can start right in your own backyard—and kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. We’re sharing earth-friendly and wallet-friendly products for every room in your home.
It’s officially spring cleaning season. There’s nothing quite like a freshly organized, scrubbed and sanitized home. But getting there can be a serious chore. Not only is it hard work, but stocking up on all of those cleaning supplies is expensive. Thankfully, spring cleaning can be done affordably. As for the hard work—sorry, but we can’t help you with that.
Are you feeling pressure to spend? Baby showers, wedding gifts and office parties are just a few of the life events that require us to spend money. But if you’re on a tight budget finding enough cash to fund all those celebrations and gifts can be a challenge. You shouldn’t be forced to spend money. Avoid that feeling with these tips.
Love trying new products, but hate gambling hard earned money on whether you’ll like them or not? Thankfully for you there are plenty of ways to get your hands on free stuff and samples. It’s all in the name of product testing.
Lou Erickson once said, “Gardening requires lots of water-- most of it in the form of perspiration.” Maybe that’s why so many homeowners consider hiring a gardener to work on their landscaping. But if a gardener isn’t in your budget, here are some easy ways to spruce up your yard.
Easter brunch can be a wonderful time to bring together friends and family members for a festive feast. Even if you’re feeling like your wallet has been squeezed to the limit, don’t let the idea of a springtime gathering hop away. These simple ideas will help you focus on the fun without spending lots of cash, but don't forget to check out the deals on everything from Easter dresses for the kids to chocolate bunnies over at the UltimateCoupons' Easter Coupons page!
It’s officially spring. That means it’s time to send the sweaters packing and put the space heater back in the attic. The weather’s warming up so soon we’ll be dressing lighter and eating lighter. From food to fashion, here are some ways to welcome spring on a budget.
One of the most exciting Easter traditions for both kids and adults is the Easter egg hunt. There’s just something thrilling about searching for those colorful plastic eggs. We’ve got great ideas for having a creative and cheap Easter egg hunt. Now all you have to do is find good hiding places.
Your four-legged family members provide companionship, entertainment and endless love. But all of those perks come with a price. If you’re looking for ways to save money on care for your cat and dog, check out these pet deals.
Shopping the clearance section can seem like a game of Bingo—sometimes you don’t walk away with anything good and other times you win big. But believe it or not there is some skill and strategy involved in getting the best mark downs. Use these tips for finding stuff you want and need on clearance.
You work hard for your money, so you'd better take advantage of as many tax deductions as possible. There are lots of deductions that taxpayers forget about or aren’t aware of which means they could be missing out on money they deserve. Here are ten tax deductions you may want to consider, but don't forget to check the UltimateCoupons' Tax Coupons page for deals on doing your taxes!
A secret for saving money on your grocery budget and stocking your kitchen with fresh veggies may be as close as your backyard. If you’ve never grown a garden before, give it a shot this spring. Set aside a small plot of dirt, and watch seeds become a backyard bounty with these tips for starting a garden at home. Plus, don't forget to check out the deals on everything from plant stakes to garden rakes over at the UltimateCoupons' Gardening Coupons page!
Despite a complicated tax code that is close to 14,000 pages long, 40 percent of Americans choose to complete their own tax returns. So while six out of ten would rather hire a tax preparer, those who opt for the do-it-yourself route may end up getting a little help from online tax prep software. Here is the cost comparison of top online tax prep services - but don't forget, you can save even more by checking out the deals at the UltimateCoupons Tax Coupons page!
Easter is on Sunday, April 4 this year. That means now is the time to start organizing your activities and travel plans. We’re here to help you hunt down some eggs-tra special deals for your springtime getaway. If you need more inspiration, check out the deals at UltimateCoupons' Easter page!
Did mom and dad teach you right when it comes to money? Or did you have to learn the hard way? For our latest Twitter and Facebook poll, we wanted to know what your parents taught you about money. Looks like some parents were great teachers while others were great examples of what not to do.
It’s not just for frozen pizza and ice cubes. Another tool for cutting down your budget is already sitting in your kitchen. Here are ways to use your freezer to save money.
Fees are not fun. Especially when they can be avoided, which seems to be the case for most fees banks charge. We’re taking a look at some of the pesky fees charged by top banks including Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, US Bank and Wells Fargo. Wondering who charges the biggest fees? Here’s what we discovered.
Are you gearing up for college? If so, be sure to check out special pricing for students and teachers at the Apple Store. Both desktop iMacs and powerful MacBook notebooks are up to $200 off with free shipping for qualifying individuals. Pick up a new system today for a fun-filled summer. Offer is ongoing.
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