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As Benjamin Franklin, the innovative and legendary oracle of frugality, once said...
"Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day."
Consider this frugal living blog a distillery for my frequently added "little advantages" to empower you in your own frugal pursuit of happiness.
Save on meat while getting Tenderloin taste at the Pork Loin price, and insulating your family from food price inflation all the while
Extensive lists of AARP discounts, benefits, programs, and perks for those age 50 and over - learn how to get significant savings on travel, food, shopping, insurance, and much more
Extensive list of simple home-made, economical, non-toxic, and more effective product recipes you can quickly make yourself. Safer and much cheaper than toxic store-bought items.
A Senior Pass is good for lifetime savings at over 2,000 recreational sites across the U.S., and is a no-brainer for great senior citizens discounts
Virtually tour the isles of Bargain Foods Pelzer SC and see the deep discounts on groceries Frugalicity.com found inside
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Just found out this nice Amazon Prime Discount Ends Today! Grab one of the best deals on the web right now and get your Amazon Prime annual membership for only $73. Discount ends today Sunday, January 17th at 11:59 p.m. PT
I'm absolutely loving all the free movies, apps, books, games, FREE 2-day shipping, music, ect. Really happy with my Amazon Fire TV Stick + Prime benefits.
If your TV is not a smart TV, then consider getting Fire TV stick or console too. My Fire TV Stick was super easy to set up. It turned my TV into a smart TV. Fire TV Stick w/ voice search cost me only about $35 and it allows me to access all the Amazon Prime membership benefits and content on my HD TV. Great way to cut the cable/satellite bills. Love the voice search too. Very convenient for finding movie titles, trivia, weather, ect.
Click above image to explore all the great benefits of Prime and check out Fire TV section too. This is a no-brainer investment. You get a LOT of value in excess of this low cost, especially if you grab this sale today.
Save Hundreds of Dollars with these Best Amazon Cyber Monday Sales on Electronics, Toys, Baby, Home, Kitchen, Pets, Fashion, & Beauty
Why I'm excited about Groupon Coupons, a new frugal shoppers paradise with a massive database of instant savings promo codes and discounts
Wow, can I relate to this! If you too need a helping hand in getting “unstuck” from an unfulfilling day job click the image below for how we did it, and how simple it is for you to do it too...
Thousands of Coupon Codes at your finger tips, integrated Promocode Database, frugal shopping secrets, 2,000 stores and their secret keycodes for instant savings at checkout, Adios retail prices
When you shop online you can stack cachback and coupon deals to save HUGE amounts off your purchases. I often save as much as 50% and usually get free shipping too.
Sometimes it feels like stealing candy from a baby. You can't do this technique offline.
I'll often begin online shopping by signing into my free Ebates account. Sign up by following the below link for extra special deals.
Ebates is the leading cashback and deals site on the web. I search for the item or retailer using the top search box on their site. The percents off and other promos can be very juicy, especially today! It's fun finding all those huge percents off.
Ebates currently has some really great coupons such as 50% OFF any order at certain retailers...FREE shipping...AND they'll often give you 5% - 10% extra cashback on top of other promotions + a special bonus just for signing up free here today!
Save huge at thousands of other favorite retailers too. BUT also consider stacking the savings and cashback awards by paying with a cashback credit card when you checkout on the retailer's website. I usually use my Discover Card for extra juicy percentage off my orders in addition to the savings Ebates automatically awards and tracks when I start shopping there!
So by stacking the cashback and deals like this it is not difficult to frequently score savings of 50%+ with free shipping too! (but be sure and pay off your balance every month...I NEVER pay interest!)
Think about it. When you go through all the hassles of offline shopping..the traffic, the lines, the cramped aisles, ect. you don't get the same level of savings. Offline percent off deals are often a mirage or not nearly as big as what you can get online and by stacking cashback sites and payment via awards cards. So bigger savings, gas savings, time savings, and less stress are all reasons I much prefer online shopping, particularly today which is "Cyber Monday".
As I noted in my previous post, I avoid the human chaos and aggravation involved with brick and mortar store shopping around the holidays. See Black Friday chaos videos below.
There are other money saving benefits to shopping from the comfort and safety of home. When you shop online you can not only avoid all the hassles, but you can also shop through cash-back websites which link to the best deals and return to you a nice percentage of whatever you spend. You can't get this extra layer of savings unless you shop online.
Here's my favorite cash-back savings site. They are the world leader, and they seem to always give the most back and offer the best deals too...
And right now Ebates has DOUBLED the percentages they will give you back on your online purchases for most leading online retailers!
Here's just a sampling of their many Double Cash-back deals right now. Click image to see hundreds more listed on their site. Sign up, get a $10 gift card of your choice, then start shopping...
Monday is "Cyber Monday" and will mean some extra special online deals, plus all those leading up to Christmas and then afterwards too. Just be sure to first log into Ebates' site, then follow their links to the sales in order to get your cash back rewards deposited into your Ebates account after purchases are made at the retailers' sites.
It's a totally painless way to get lots of cash back on all online purchases!
This is how I do it every time and I regularly score as much as 60% savings - never paying full price for anything.
Wishing you happy holidays and extreme frugality in all your future online shopping! - Marc
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Extensive Farmers Market Finder, including 5,000 entries in 50 states, shopping tips and tricks, greenmarket guide, and sustainable eco-friendly ideas for your family.
Extensive lists of Senior Discounts for hotels, cruises, restaurants, stores, travel deals, and much more
An extensive guide to the best cheap beef cuts with often more flavor and as much nutrients as prime loin cuts, yet without the tenderloin prices
Tips and Tricks for How to Make Ground Beef and tasty hamburgers - best thrifty lean cuts to use for outstanding flavor, quality, and freshness
Extensive collection of Frugal Cooking Tips and articles full of thrifty kitchen strategies to help you save money on groceries and whole foods
Create a digital filing cabinet with all your receipts using the NeatDesk Receipt Scanner to make all your monthly expenses organized and searchable.
Become a Fiscal Zen Master of finding & maximizing Amazon Coupon Codes and deals. Learn from the Yoda of Online Gorilla Shopping Tactics & become a Thrifty Nemesis to Bean Counters & Billionaires.
Hundreds of simple frugal living tips tried and true for easily saving time, money, energy, health, resources, and space - Frugalicity is where frugality meets simplicity
An Amazon Coupon Code for free shipping deals really isn't even necessary. In fact, you and 4 of your other family members can get all-you-can-eat
Find your local Wyoming Farmers Market - a Must-See Frugal Hotspot for making a thrifty, fun, healthy, and eco-friendly Frugal Living, WY style.
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