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.
Spring break is about relaxing, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it in style. Think you don’t have the funds for new threads after spending money on travel plans? Think again! Here are hot spring trends that will help you score a spring break wardrobe for less, but don't forget to check out the great sales & coupons on everything from hotel rooms to beach balls at the UltimateCoupons' Spring Break Deals page!.
Groceries are likely a huge part of your budget. Sure, food is a necessity but getting ripped off at the super market is not. Here are ten things at the grocery store to stop wasting your money on.
Celebrities get to walk the red carpet draped in diamonds and designer duds. Just because you may not have the funds for red carpet style doesn’t mean you can’t go glam for the Academy Awards. Here are some ideas for throwing a star-studded Oscar party on a budget.
Winter is winding down, but summer vacation still seems so far away. Spring break is the perfect solution for kicking back, relaxing and enjoying some time off. But before you start stressing about whether you should head to Puerto Rico or Puerto Vallarta, make sure you can do spring break without going broke. Here are some tips for staying on a budget - but don't forget to check out the great deals at the UltimateCoupons' Spring Break Coupons page!
In a credit card world the concept of saving up for something may seem a little strange, but plenty of you out there have a plan for your money. In our latest Facebook and Twitter poll, we asked: What are you saving up to buy? Let’s just say you’ve got some big goals you’re working towards.
Roll out the red carpet, because the Oscars are about to begin! It’s one of the biggest nights of the year for actresses, actors, producers, filmmakers and all of those in Hollywood. Be a part of the quest for the little gold statue by watching this year’s nominees. Here are the cheapest ways to watch or buy Oscar nominated films, but be sure to check out the UltimateCoupons' DVD Sales page for deals on all your favorite flicks!
Before you hit the town with the family, find out where you can get the most food for your buck. Lots of restaurants are ready and willing to feed your youngsters for free, as long as you buy a meal. Check out this list of restaurants where kids eat free.
Coupons are a key ingredient for saving money on groceries and household products. But every Sunday paper only comes with one set of coupon inserts, which can limit the amount of deals you’re able to score. Looking for ways to stock up on Sunday coupons without having to pay for multiple subscriptions to the newspaper? Here’s how to get your hands on extra grocery coupon inserts.
Extra income probably sounds pretty nice, but not if it means delivering pizzas or flipping burgers. Who knows-- you may have a hidden talent with earning potential that is just waiting to be tapped. Your special skills could mean extra income.
Mardi Gras is all about splurging. After all, it’s traditionally the last chance for those participating in Lent to enjoy whatever they plan to give up for the next 40 days. Go ahead—eat, drink and party your little heart out because with these tips you can bring Mardi Gras, to your house on a budget. Plus, don't forget to check out the deals over at the UltimateCoupons' Mardi Gras Coupons page!
Are you a big fan of paying nothing for stuff? Scoring free samples is a great way to satisfy your craving for freebies. Here are some tips and resources for snagging the best products for free.
Closely following the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day is Mardi Gras. Always falling on the day before Ash Wednesday, this year Mardi Gras is February 16. Don’t let this chance to throw a party slip by. With these ten low-cost Mardi Gras party favors, you’ll be ready to bring New Orleans to your home! Plus, check out the UltimateCoupons' Mardi Gras Sale page for more deals!
Filet mignon? Lobster tails? Fresh oysters? These romantic meals can come with a high price tag—especially on Valentine’s Day when restaurant owners know people are more willing to pay a premium to impress their dates. Whether you want to go out on the town or stay in, here are some ways to have a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner on a budget.
Like it or not, Valentine’s Day will be here soon. While jewelry stores, florists and gourmet chocolatiers would like you to believe that proving your love requires spending lots and lots of money that’s just not true. Your Valentine doesn’t need extravagant gifts to feel loved. Our Twitter and Facebook poll proves that there are plenty of free and cheap Valentine’s gifts - but don't forget the deals on offer at the UltimateCoupons Valentine's Day Coupons page!
It’s not quite as fun as swimsuit season, but some may dread it just as much. Tax season is here and whether that means refunds or writing big, fat checks to Uncle Sam, there are some tax scams you need to watch out for. But, we can vouch for the great deals over at the UltimateCoupons Tax Coupons page!
We’re all about saving cash, but some money saving methods are just downright tacky. There’s no need to forego class and style when you’re trying to save a buck. But if you have a go at any of the ten tackiest ways to save money, you’ll start giving frugal a bad reputation.
If you’ve always harbored a dream to earn a gold medal at the Olympics the approaching games in Vancouver probably have you thinking about what it would be like to represent your country in your favorite sport. You may not be strapping on skis or skates to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, but you can still feel like a star athlete with these tips.
if you think Valentine’s Day is a holiday created by greeting card companies you can still shower your sweetie with love. Just approach it like you would anything else-- with thriftiness. Your sweetheart probably thinks your frugality is sexy, just don’t be stingy with your love. Give them a reason to fall for you all over again with these free ways to love your Valentine. If you have a little money to spare, though, check out the great romantic deals at the UltimateCoupons' Valentine's Day Coupons page!
When the New Orleans Saints take on the Indianapolis Colts in the 44th Super Bowl, millions of Americans will be glued to their televisions. Some may be more interested in the commercials than the quarterbacks, but either way it’s a great excuse to upgrade your gadgets and improve your entertainment system. If you’re hoping for a TV makeover in time for the big game, make sure you check out these Super Bowl sales and the touchdown-dance-worthy ones over at the UltimateCoupons' Super Bowl Sunday Coupons page!
What’s more romantic than cozy fires at night and fresh powder during the day? Since February 14 falls on a Sunday this year, treat your Valentine to a romantic winter weekend getaway. Not only will your sweetie love that you planned a special vacation, but they’ll appreciate that you were able to cut costs on this winter ski trip using these deals and tips.
Ready to enjoy some football, food and great commercials for Super Bowl XLIV? (That’s Super Bowl 44 for those of you who don’t remember your Roman numerals.) The big game will be here soon which means it’s time to prepare the game day menu. Don’t worry about being fancy, but you will want some tasty treats in case the half-time show leaves something to be desired. Here are some cheap Super Bowl snacks and side dishes that will help you score big points with guests, plus deals on everything from team jerseys to game tickets can be scored over at the UltimateCoupons' Super Bowl Sunday Coupons page!
Did you make a resolution to learn something new in 2010? Now is your chance to expand your horizons and do it for free. Whether you want to improve your marriage or learn how to repair drywall, there are free opportunities to learn something new.
April 15 has a habit of sneaking up like a sneeze. You can try to push it off, but sooner or later it’s going to blast by and you won’t be able to stop it. Be prepared for tax day by getting your taxes done sooner rather than later. We’ve found some great tax prep deals and discounts so you won’t have any excuse to delay, plus you can find even more deals over at the Ultimate Coupons' Tax Coupons page!
Have you ever gotten your hands on a great coupon for a store you don’t frequent? Before you toss it in the recycle bin, consider taking it to a competitor. Lots of retailers accept their competitor’s coupons. Wondering which ones? Here’s a rundown of grocery stores, home improvement retailers and lots of other companies that will gladly accept competitor coupons. Have a store to add to our list? Just leave a comment with the information.
Heating bills are starting to show up in mailboxes all over the country and many homeowners are probably cringing at the cost of keeping warm. Most of us still have a long way to go before we can turn off the heat and pack away the wool sweaters. But you can beat the chill without taking out a second mortgage. Here are some low cost ways to warm up this winter.
Running into the corner market to buy a gallon of milk that costs as much as a bottle of wine, that’s the easy way. Planning ahead to pick up enough milk for the week when you’re at the grocery store, that’s the hard way. But convenience comes with a cost—a price that can do damage to your budget. Here are ways to save money by not taking the easy way.
Is clutter costing you? It certainly could be. And you don’t have to live in a home that looks like it should be featured on Clean House. You may think you don’t have time to get organized, but you may not be able to afford not to. Here are ways being organized can save you money.
The tragedy of the Haitian earthquake has dominated the news this week, with potentially hundreds of thousands dead or missing and the capital of Port-au-Prince essentially demolished. Unless you work for a relief organization, you probably have no way to go in person to help with disaster relief - but you can donate money to help. Here are a few organizations with pages that allow you to donate directly to Haitian earthquake relief:
Direct Relief International - DRI is partnering with FedEx to airlift $2 million in medical supplies to Haiti, including water purification products, broad-spectrum antibiotics, and supplies for trauma and wound care.
Heifer International - Click on the link provided to go directly to Heifer's Haiti Earthquake Relief page. They already had projects set up to aid Haitians in creating sustainable farmland with crop diversity, plus gifts of livestock, seeds, trees, and grain, but all funds donated through this page will go towards immediate recovery and rebuilding.
Red Cross - Through this page, you can select where your donation will go - they have a box for "Haiti Relief and Development." Monies will go towards mobilizing relief workers and supplies.
World Concern - Funds donated to World Concern will be used initially for blankets, emergency shelters, and supplies of clean drinking water, as existing water systems are likely contaminated with sewage due to damage.
World Vision - World Vision will use all donations for food, clean water, blankets, and tents for displaced earthquake victims. They are already on the ground delivering supplies.
If you've had your eye on a fabulous New Year's Eve dress or a sumptuous cashmere sweater for your guy, you need to visit Banana Republic immediately. This weekend you can save 40% on 2 full-priced items when you use coupon code BRTWICE. The same coupon code will save you 40% on all full-priced items when you use your Banana Card, Gap Card or Old Navy Card. Shop soon as this offer ends 12/08/2013. If you spend $50 or more, you'll score free shipping on your entire order.
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