My husband recently said something about how I seem to have gone beyond “frugal” and well into “bunker mentality” when it comes to money; I countered with the fact that he’s the one running his truck on waste vegetable oil and stoking the wood stove for the night. But the fact of the matter is that while we’re all feeling the economic pinch right now, we’re also reluctant to give up the little luxuries in life (him: steak; me: bourbon). Here are five of my favorite websites that help me do more with less:
1.) Coupon Cabin. Wondering if you could make a sweet deal even sweeter? A quick search through Couponcabin.com and you could end up with some percentage off your total, or maybe even free shipping, with their coupon codes to websites from Abercrombie to Zappos.
2.) Baby Cheapskate. If you’ve got an infant or toddler at home, you’re going to want to bookmark this site. They offer plenty of online coupons for baby essentials, but also information on cloth diapering resources, formula feeding, and buying carseats — among (many) other things.
3.) Want not. You might know Mir from her great blog about living the freelance life, Cornered Office, here at Work it, Mom!, but my wallet had a crush on her long before, when I first stumbled upon her fab shopping blog, Wantnot.net. She combs the web to find the best bargains out there and delivers the deals with smart, funny commentary — what’s not to love?
4.) Money Saving Mom. If you’re learning how to coupon effectively, roll with the CVS extra bucks, or reap the Walgreens rebate savings, Money Saving Mom has got you covered.
5.) Consumer Savvy Tips. For those of you who are looking to save money over the long haul, rather than a few dollars right now on a particular purchase, check out the archives at Consumer Savvy Tips. From choosing a snowblower to choosing a pet, there’s a wealth of information here that could help you keep a little more wealth in your bank account.
Where do you look for online deals?