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Re: BOGO "deals" - all scams?

FreebiePharm ·
It does irritate me when I only need or want one of something when I have to buy another! I usually ended up not buying it as I refuse to pay more nor do I want to waste something I won't use.
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Re: BOGO "deals" - all scams?

Moore Income ·
Such an interesting read. Thanks for sharing! I was in a financial class once and the teacher told us to be careful of "free" offers because a lot of times there is more to it than what originally meets the eye. This article goes into great detail to explain this!
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Re: BOGO "deals" - all scams?

Bonnie Squires ·
If it is some thing you need and you can afford it than i say get it and donate it to a local food pantry or senior center or even call a church up or school they my know some one who could use the extra. Our food pantry takes dish soap,laundry soap, any kind of hand soap, under arm stuff , toilet paper, paper towels, diapers and other stuff to besides food. All so you can check into rehabs they my need some things you pass up. I know after my husband heart attack last year he was in a...
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Re: BOGO "deals" - all scams?

Paula Marie ·
GF,. You are an amazing human being! I agree. Nothing I buy goes to waste. There is definitely need, and it's not hard to give - in terms of time and energy¡¡!!¡
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Bonnie Squires ·
@Paula Marie thank you I've been helped in so many ways. I just like to give back when I can. Nothing amazing about that or me.
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BOGO "deals" - all scams?

Former Member ·
I love thinking about the connections between money and psychology, so this deep dive into BOGO deals from The Hustle newsletter was right up my alley: https://thehustle.co/are-buy-o...free-deals-worth-it/ "Studies have shown that consumers will buy two of something when the word ‘free’ is involved, even when they only need one — and the second item often ends up in the trash. If we walk into a store intending to buy one carton of milk, but encounter a BOGO deal and buy 2 cartons, we’ll...
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Briana ·
I've really started working on the first one here, Melanie! I used to go out and buy more food every time I was "bored" with what I already had in my fridge. Now I try to find fun ways to utilize the food I already have in my cabinets. Just last week, I forgot I had turkey burgers and fish still frozen (and perfectly good!) in my freezer.
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Nicole ·
Meal planning is key for me. I do 1 'big' grocery shop a month for the basics & meat. Then weekly I buy milk & produce that we need as well as use any 'free product coupons' that I come across.
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Kirsten Cherry ·
I love doing number one because it challenges me and usually turns out better than expected! I had no idea number two was even an option. Thanks for the idea! I try my best to meal plan regularly, but usually end up buying the basics to turn into different meals: proteins, fats, fruits & veggies, and grains. Sometimes it’s hard for me to balance a budget and a healthy diet but I think I’m getting better week by week.
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Men On A Budget ·
The "average" household should not exceed 10% of take-home income for food. The issue that I have, with my wife and I on retirement income, is that we do not have the average income those cited financial experts are talking about. We are literally only a few dollars above the thresh holds for receiving many of the governmental benefits that would allow us more budget boosters. The good news is that we have more time than money that we can use to get to our target, allowing us to have more by...
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Men On A Budget ·
Couponing is just such a waste of time, right? I have a single female friend with multiple stores in her area wondering if she can hit a $3,000 total of savings from her local Stop & Shop by end of year. Not a bad part time "gig" in my opinion for a few hours of time here and there. ((Note: I have seen untouched photos from the same store chain in excess of $20k for a lady with a family very active with donating to charities)). I'm not as cuckoo for coupons but my wife and I do pretty...
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Men On A Budget ·
Another awesome way to save on groceries is by using the various "match up" web sites out there. Web sites like www.howtoshopforfree.net, www.krazycouponlady.com and www.livingrichwithcoupons.com all have individual store tabs that will show readers what items are on sale at stores that they cover AND point consumers to printable or online coupons, store promotions, rebate offers, gas perks for the craziest final price deals. If you're a fan of getting the best bang for the buck (literally)...
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Men On A Budget ·
Here's an article from Penny Hoarder (November) with 32 Things Most of Us Don't Do at the Grocery Store That Could Save Us $100 or More... It's title is "32 Things Most of Us Don't Do at the Grocery Store That Could Save Us $100 or More" ((glad I know how to copy and paste ... LOL)) https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...eries/groceries-100/
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Wen Dee ·
I save 75% or more shopping using coupons, bogo deals , discount meat/bakery deals and Ibotta. I rarely pay full price for any grocery/household items. Many items I get is FREE. https://www.facebook.com/Coupons4newbies/ (my website). I shop once a month for meats and main items we need, then weekly for milk/cheese/fruits/produce.
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Moore Income ·
Good points. Also, another thing I have had to realize is that when there is a "3 for $9" sale, etc, a lot of times the price per item is $3 each for the sale and you don't have to purchase all 3 to get the deal unless specifically stated. Knowing this has saved me from spending extra money to get more than I actually need of something.
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Former Member ·
Two things that have helped keep my grocery bill down lately: 1. I do only slight variations on breakfast and lunch items I take to work, so that I'm not starting from scratch every time I meal prep. For instance, changing the seasoning I use on chicken makes the salad I take every day taste different from batch to batch; or sometimes I might add cheese, or another veggie, or something but not have to reinvent the salad wheel. 2. Man, my boyfriend took me to Aldi. What a game changer.
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Sully ·
I love Aldi I save a lot of money on canned veggies, produce and milk. The only meat I have tried is pork chops and country style ribs and both were great .
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Former Member ·
I can vouch for the chicken, too! I was impressed with the produce I got for about half the price of the grocery store I had been going to.
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Nicole ·
I am a big time couponer (in Canada) but I have noticed that the coupons are getting a little more scarce since the fall. I have a recipe box (well 2 actually) that I bought at the dollar store & some blank recipe cards (my MIL gave me hers that she doesn't use) & wrote titles on them to create dividers. One is dedicated to Grocery Shopping specifically. I have dividers for grocery departments such as Produce, Deli, Dairy, Meat, Cereal, etc that sort my coupons into as I get them (so...
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Sid ·
Good points shared by almost everyone. Here are my two cents for young parents. My wife is a stay at home mom and we have a 13 months old baby boy. My wife saved a lot of money by preparing all his meals at home. So rather than buying formula baby foods from the grocery, if you can prepare the meals at home, I bet you it will save tons of money. Happy Saving everyone! -Sid
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Sid ·
Good points shared by almost everyone. Here are my two cents for young parents. My wife is a stay at home mom and we have a 13 months old baby boy. My wife saved a lot of money by preparing all his meals at home. So rather than buying formula baby foods from the grocery, if you can prepare the meals at home, I bet you it will save tons of money.
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Nicole ·
I agree Sid. I made my own baby foods, pureed foods for both of my kids. They were eating very similar meals to my husband & I, just in a different form. We have a backyard garden as well, so it was fantastic to use my own fruits & veggies. Now that my kids are older, they love to snack around the backyard! Even if you live in an apartment, you can grow herbs, lettuce, green onion, etc on your window sill and if you are luck enough to have a patio, a tomato plant is fun, colourful...
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

Sid ·
Excellent idea there about backyard garden. We live in an apartment but I think the balcony is sufficiently large to grow some vegetables. I guess now I know how I'll be spending my entire Sunday today.
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

AverageJoe ·
menonabudget, both your post on the 10% rule and the couponing were spot on. My wife and I used to coupon quite regularly, but then we stopped receiving the paper. Guess we're going to have to start that again. We can also print coupons off. But, we saved over $4K in one year doing that. And we also go "gas points"...and this saved us on gas when the gas at Wal-Mart's station was too high. Any time we could buy something with a coupon on it that was something that we regularly used, we did...
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Re: How To Save Money on Groceries

FreebiePharm ·
Continuing to look for ways to save in this area as it is the most "controllable" expense we have. I have taught myself to be more mindful of what I buy and assess whether I really need something.
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Re: How *I* Shop For Free

Men On A Budget ·
From a "Good Morning, America" segment, this video from you tube, titled "Mom Feeds Family On $4 A Week" is evidence of Kathy Spencer's savvy shopping skill in how she shops for free. You would think that the Christian Children's Fund would be calling Kathy for advice on how they can reduce their 30 cents a day claims to only feed one child. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbbW6WpXWjw
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Re: How *I* Shop For Free

FreebiePharm ·
That's impressive....$4/week. I have made meals for 5 for $4 but I could never see myself stretching our budget this well!
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Re: How *I* Shop For Free

Bonnie Squires ·
Thanks I'll have to check this out
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How *I* Shop For Free

Men On A Budget ·
A few years back, I found a library book where the title, "How To Shop For Free" caught my eye. My initial reaction was "the lengths some people go to in order to sell books" but in my frugal world, free is not a four-letter word. What did I have to lose? “Wow… just Wow” would be a very good recap on the impact that Kathy Spencer'’s book had on me by the end of the 226-page quick read manuscript. I was so impressed that I immediately joined the www.howtoshopforfree.net web site that...
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How To Save Money on Groceries

Six on a Budget ·
How do others save money when buying groceries? I have two ideas that have worked really well, among others: First: Ask what do we have to eat; not what are we in the mood to eat? That simple question saved us remarkably by making do and getting creative with what we already have in the house, rather than frequently running back to the grocery store for a "few more things". Next: Call your local grocery store and ask what time of day that store clearances meat, produce and bakery items. Shop...
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Apps to earn rewards and cash

Ana ·
Ebates - earn money when you shop via stores on Ebates. Ibotta is a great way to earn money while you shop. Check out Fetch Rewards. Turn any grocery receipt into savings! Shopkick - Earn points toward a free gift card while you shop in stores or online - Get Upside - earn money back when you get gas for your car. I can privately send you the links to the apps with my referral codes in which you will earn a bonus. Just let me know. Are there any others that I should check out?
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Moore Income ·
I just tried out Get Upside the other day. It is not available in my area but I was traveling so I figured I would give it a shot. But every time I tried to upload my receipt it would fail, and since there is a time limit, I wasn't able to get my reward. Not a great first time experience. I just started using a newly launched app that gives cashback for purchases with many big retailers and in the future they are introducing more local ones as well as a cryptocurrency that you will also...
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Karen Campbell ·
Ana: Please send me information.
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Re: Apps to earn rewards and cash

Ana ·
@Karen Campbell I will send it you now.
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Ana ·
@Moore Income Sorry to hear about your experience with Get Upside. I haven't had that issue. I signed up for Dosh but haven't used it yet.
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Moore Income ·
@Ana the cashback is not that much honestly and you have to have $20 before you cash out but most cashback sites have a minimum. I have had the most success by referring other people.
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Ana ·
@Moore Income Oh ok. Thanks.
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KathyH18 ·
What’s the name of the cash back app you are referring to in your reply? I would like to try it.
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Moore Income ·
@KathyH18 are you referring to the one I am talking about? I will send you a message with details.
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Ana ·
Anyone use Earny or Paribus?
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Ehwilson ·
Kidazzler, super easy and I love the idea of building a kid friendly searchable database. We don’t launch until March, but my current potential monthly earnings is over $1500.
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Janna Johnson ·
I use CoinOut, Fetch, Receipt Hog, and Dabble apps for easy peasy $. I'm also using several mystery shopper apps and have been successfully paid. Referrals would be appreciated and returned. Just send a message or FB message for links. Thanks
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Moore Income ·
@Janna Johnson I haven't heard of CoinOut or Dabble, what do those do? Feel free to send me a message with more info.
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Maryanne Meyerriecks ·
A lot of the cash back apps don't seem to require you go to the app before shopping. You just link your credit card, forget about it, and when you happen to be at that store, use the credit card. I have Dosh. I got $5 for signing up and just got 2% on a Sam's Club purchase. There aren't that many offers in my area, and some offers aren't available from my local franchisee (Dunkin Donuts, for example, is listed, but my local Dunkin isn't listed as a local merchant.) Swagbucks has some shop...
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Re: Apps to earn rewards and cash

Alexis Grant ·
We did some work with Shopkick (I work at The Penny Hoarder) and I couldn't believe how loyal their users are -- they have a serious fan base! People who use it absolutely love Shopkick, so much that they sometimes spot each other at stores. Something interesting I didn't expect was that a number of the people we interviewed use the app not only to earn/save money (by earning kicks and redeeming for gift cards) but also to lose weight, because the app motivates them to walk a lot.
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AshNdirt ·
I would like more info on some of the apps that actually work or worth trying ...son s I've tried in past didn't really earn much of anything..I'm a stay at home mom looking for ways to earn some extra income ...
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sphgrl35 ·
Checkout 51, Savingstar You can do surveys and earn gift cards too. I have good luck on Pinecone and MyPoints and Microsoft rewards(I do their daily searches and quizzes. It only takes a few minutes in the morning and I earn enough points for a $10 gift card every month).
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Brenda Perego ·
Have you heard of imoney? You earn cash, it adds up fast and you’re not doing surveys or scanning or seeds or anything like that. You’re doing simple tasks involving the Apple App Store. It is for iPhone users only and you can make extra for referrals on top of what you’re already making for doing the tasks. This is probably my favorite one and I’ve done a LOT of apps!
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BeckAtsila ·
I use an app called SPENT Money, which is a cashback app. It gives 1 percent back at Whole Foods and also gives money back for Uber. And it does the data entry for you. It pays out via PayPal.
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Karren ·
I couldn’t find imoney in the Apple App Store
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