Tip: Sharpening Scissors

If your scissors are getting dull, try using some some aluminum foil and cut through 4 or 5 times. The result is that your scissors will be much sharper.


Tip: Prepaid Gift Cards

Have extra gift cards around? Instead of letting a few dollars go to waste, look up the balance online and apply it toward your current cable bill, or any other bill that you can pay online.


Tip: Saving on Appliances


Big thanks to Jenn for sending in this savings tip!

Household appliance breaking down? Save hundreds on replacing the appliance or calling a repairman, by trying a few simple steps. Call the local parts distributors in your area and ask them for possible solutions to your appliance problem. Many appliance problems can be correctly diagnosed over the phone and fixed with a little common sense. Always have the correct brand and model in hand when you call as each appliance has its own individual solutions and no two brands are alike. Parts and your own labor can save a lot of money.


Tip: Check Those Receipts

When I go shopping, I always hang onto receipts. Not only in case of having to make a return, but many times receipts will have a coupon or discount at the bottom, just for taking a short survey. For example, Old Navy has a survey at the bottom of their receipt for 10% off, when you take a survey.


Tip: Target Markdown Schedule


Want to score the best deals @ Target? Keep this mark-down schedule handy:

Target Mark Down Schedule

MONDAY- kids clothes, electonics
TUESDAY- women's clothes, domestics
WEDNESDAY- men's clothes, toys, health and beauty
THURSDAY- lingerie, shoes, housewares, sporting goods
FRIDAY- cosmetics, hardware, auto, jewelry


Target Holiday Clearance:

50% off day after holiday for three days
75% off fourth day after holiday for three days
90% off seventh day after holiday for 1-2 days


Tip: New Products


When companies come out with new products, they will almost always offer a coupon for a free product, a free sample on their web site or a money-back guarantee offer. Companies want consumers to try new products and offering a sample or coupon is an effective way to accomplish this.

It's a win-win for both consumers and companies!

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