Welcome to do it frugal.

Creative tips and outside-the-box ideas for saving and making money in your personal life.

Category Archives: Saving Money

Here you will find some great creative tips for saving money.

Jan 21, 2014  |   Clever ideas, Discounts, Resources, Saving Money  |   No Comments

A great money saving tip ANYONE can do

barcodeWith all the technology at our fingertips these days it holds true that you should never have to overpay for anything you buy. Just about everyone and their 10-year-old kids have a smart phone these days, so why not use them for some good. A recent trip to Target made me realize just how little this secret is used.

Read More

Dec 30, 2013  |   Discounts, Saving Money  |   2 Comments

Are you paying too much for your cable bill? Try this easy tip!

bundle of coax cablesThere are few companies I despise more than cable companies. They are virtual monopolies that set artificially high prices that you can either take or leave. Most of us take them because we don’t have a choice, but there are still a few tricks to make sure you’re at least getting fair treatment from the common bait and switch tactics most cable providers use.

Read More

Dec 4, 2013  |   Discounts, Saving Money  |   No Comments

Save $5 on any Amazon purchase over $35 until Dec 15th!

amazon 5 off 35I don’t know about you, but much of my holiday shopping occurs on Amazon.com. And the only thing better than saving a lot of time and money by shopping at Amazon is by saving even MORE money by taking advantage of special offers. Right now, Amazon is offering $5 off any $35 purchase until December 15th. Free money I say. All you need to do is share a wish list through Facebook and the credit is instantly applied to your Amazon account.

Read More

Nov 20, 2013  |   Cheap stuff, Discounts, Saving Money  |   No Comments

9 Tips for an Effective Black Friday Shopping Experience

colorful sale tagsBlack Friday is universally known as the busiest shopping day of the year and with so many retailers clamoring for a piece of the pie it can make your head spin just thinking about how to approach it. Black Friday is also home to some of the best deals money can buy if you’re willing to put up with a bit of nonsense. With yet another holiday season off to a running start I thought I would offer some advice for having a more enjoyable Black Friday shopping experience. So prepare yourself for the worst with these handy tips.

Read More

Nov 13, 2013  |   Discounts, Saving Money  |   No Comments

How to get a discount when you shouldn’t

cropped-money.jpgSo many times in my life the saying, “You can’t get what you don’t ask for.” has been applicable to numerous situations. I think for a lot of people its a comfort zone thing. They think, why would I get a discount here? Why do I deserve a discount? Why not I say? What harm is there in giving someone a discount if it makes them happy and they come back again? The fact remains that most of the time, if you don’t ask for it, you’re not going to get it, simple as that. But if you do, the rewards can be well worth it.

Read More

Nov 7, 2013  |   Discounts, Saving Money  |   No Comments

11 Ways to Save Money When Dining Out

Rigatoni dinnerThere are few things I like more in life than good food. And being the frugal gentleman that I am, getting good food for less money is even more satisfying. So I thought I would change things up a bit this week and talk about a few of the many great methods I have used to save money when dining out. So lets get started with 11 ways to save money when dining out.

Read More

Oct 29, 2013  |   Resources, Saving Money  |   No Comments

How to get the lowest price for your Amazon.com purchases

camelcamelcamel price chartToday’s blarticle goes to another one of my favorite online pricing tools. If you’re an Amazon shopper, and you should be as they often have the best prices, you might know that their prices can change quite often, sometimes multiple times per day. A no-doubt complex algorithm that Amazon has decided upon to make sure they stay competitive. Even though you might find the best price one day, how do you know its the best price ever? That, my friends, is why we use Camels.

Read More

Oct 23, 2013  |   Discounts, Rebates, Saving Money  |   5 Comments

Don’t shop at Kohl’s before reading this money saving secret

KitchenAid MixerSeveral months ago I was in the market for a mixer. I had my eyes set on a nice KitchenAid mixer because I knew I would be making pizza dough and wanted something that could handle it. Now, I’m a frugal guy but let there be no confusion, I will still buy nice things. I have no problem buying top-of-the-line items as long as I know I’m getting a good deal. This was the case when I found a great deal on a nice mixer and knew it was time to buy.

Read More