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We’re always looking for ways to get more for our money. How ‘bout you?

We just replaced a 19-year-old air conditioner on our house. Wow, that was expensive. But we called around and ended up using the same company who replaced our other unit a couple of years ago. Believe it or not, this AC unit was larger (4 ton vs 3.5 ton), but cost about the same as the one we installed 2 years ago!

We had higher prices quoted, but when we got this quote, we knew we were getting a deal!

 

SPECIAL DEAL: Have you quoted your Auto Insurance lately?

We just did it again with Gabi. It’s simple - all you do is link your current policy to their quoting tool and they provide you with several options! We received 7 quotes and were offered an option that would save us $170 this year.

Gabi is a full-service insurance brokerage. They’ve built a simple to use website that gets you multiple quotes without using much of your time.

You don't have to switch your policy right away. Just get the quote and see how much you'll save.

We love getting lower insurance prices - it's like getting a raise every time we quote it.

 

NEW VIDEO
We shop for Christmas and Birthday presents all year long. In our newest video, we show you a Goodwill Gift Haul for our grandkids. We picked up 31 gifts for $27. It’s amazing.

Scroll to the bottom of this email to see the video.

Hope you get your money’s worth the next two weeks!

 

We’re making frugal fun!

 

We’re Making Frugal Fun and Money Fantastic!


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In This Issue:


 

Bills Keep Piling Up:

How Can We Earn More & Cut Expenses?


What can a family do if they're struggling to make ends meet each month? School uniforms, back taxes, rent - the bills just keep piling up? We've got 18 things you can do starting today.

Find out how to save money here
 

 

Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich:

Get Your Money’s Worth

If you want to know how much an Arby’s Roast Beef sandwich is supposed to weigh, just read our story.

What would you do if you got 30% less than you paid for?

We got “ripped off,” at Arby's but got it resolved quickly.

Read What Happened Here


 

11 Ways to Help Kids Save on YOUR Electricity Bill

We taught our kids to save money on electricity … and everything else. When we received this question from a website visitor from Australia, we thought we’d put our ideas in writing.

Read More


LED BULB SAVINGS

Amazon has a great deal Best Selling LED Bulbs.

A 24 pack of non-dimmable bulbs for $24.08. A touch more than $1 per bulb - that’s our BUY PRICE!


 

Cutting the Cost of Cutting Glass



Do you know how much does it cost to have glass Cut?

Do you think that cutting glass at home is too hard, or dangerous?

Getting a piece of glass cut from a hardware store has become harder and much more expensive than 20 years ago.

Years Ago: We had 6 small pieces of glass cut for the outside lights/lanterns on our garage. We bought a large piece of glass for about $15 at Home Depot and they cut it for free.

Things have changed - see how we save money cutting glass at home.

Read More and Watch the Video Here 


 

 

Great Vacations With Limited Funds

Having Fun on a Shoestring Budget 


 

Is your budget limited for vacation this year? If you’re thinking you can’t take a vacation, think again. We’ve got lots of frugal and cheap tips to make your vacation memorable on a shoestring budget.

If your only option is a Vacation with Limited Funds, can you still create a fun and enjoyable memory? Here’s how we and several other frugal friends have enjoyed great vacations on the cheap.

Learn How We Vacation for Less


 

 

How to Save on Lunchmeat: Slicing A Shank Ham!


Are you looking for ways to save money on lunch meat?

Steve wanted to see what kind of “deal” we could get on ham lunch meat if we sliced up a smoked, shank ham for our sandwiches. Could we get quality sandwich slices for less?

We bought our shank ham on sale for 97 cents a pound. Because the Smithfield ham we bought was smoked, it was ready to eat (no need to cook it.)

In this article we’ve also placed two videos:

Get the Tips and See the Videos Here


 

   

Home Hacks – Money Saving Tips Around Your Home


 

This Home Hacks Money Saving Tips Page contains several frugal money saving tips for finding free appliance parts, fixing light strings, creating substitute potpourri and much more!

Read More Here


 



 

Thrift Store Haul: Gift Shopping 31 presents for $27



See the Thrift Store Haul we scored on Goodwill HalfPrice Day.

31 presents for our grandkids for just $27. We found some awesome deals on books, puzzles, hats, toys, and puppets. All of them are almost brand new!


GET MORE FRUGAL GIFT IDEAS HERE


 

 

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