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Websites That Help You Save Money

Updated on March 22, 2018
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Angela, a lover of saving money, has found many ways to save money and eager to share them with her readers.

Coupons

You can actually get many of these coupons online!
You can actually get many of these coupons online! | Source

Whether a person is a billionaire or barely scraping by, everyone loves saving money. There are many sites that help manage finances and will encourage staying on track with financial goals. Some favorites include gas comparing websites, but there are others that may be less well known, like these!

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Coupon clipping will save you money, especially if there are products that you have to have in the name brand. Here are some of the best sites for great coupons for some of your favorite products.

Mypoints.com - This is my all time favorite. Not only do they give you awesome coupons, but you also get points just for using them. Those points also transfer into gift cards eventually. In addition to the coupons, they also pay you per ad you look at within your e-mail inbox. How it works is that mypoints will send you a few ads a week, then, you earn five points for viewing and additional points if you order anything on their affiliate sites. Once you get a certain level of points, you can trade your points in for gift certificates to many different places. I always get a Barnes and Noble, Applebees, or Olive Garden gift card. I've been doing it for over ten years, and have received many of these.

hip2save.com - This site not only has coupons, but also gives free samples. Apparently, they provide shopping strategies that show you how to do nearly free shopping! She is quoted saying, "I have only been going to it for about a month, and I've already got all kinds of free stuff mailed to me, probably saved $500 on groceries and other items, etc." Sounds like a great place to me!!!

Smartsource.com - This one is very easy to use, and before you view the coupons it asks for your zip code so that way they can provide local coupons as well!

coupons.com - This site you are able to print both national and local coupons. All you have to do is input your zip code, then they will show you coupons that you can print for your local area. You can also connect with them through twitter and Facebook.

918couponqueen.com - This is another great place for free online coupons for groceries and other things. Once you get to the site, you will want to click on 'frugal living.' It will bring you to a blog that gives coupons. Below the 'frugal living,' you will see "printable coupons" written in white. If you click on that, you can view "printable coupons!"

redplum.com - This is another great site for more free online coupons for groceries!

Used Books

These sites will help you not only recycle your books, but also help you spend less on your books, movies, and music!
These sites will help you not only recycle your books, but also help you spend less on your books, movies, and music! | Source

Buy Books Cheap Online

Do you have piles and piles of books, CDs, movies that you don't read, listen to, or watch? Well, then these sites are perfect for you. They all work much the same way. First, you post items that you no longer want, people order yours, you pay for shipping, then pick what you want, and it will be shipped to you for free! Often times I have gotten a brand new item, while others of them have been barely used. Here are the sites that I have had personal experience with.

paperbackswap.com - This one is not just for paperbacks; you can also trade hardcover books. I have found that the quality of the books you get through this is usually really good. The people are pretty honest, and I have had no problems whatsoever!!!

swapadvd.com - You can only trade DVDs no VCR tapes here. The availability is not as good as their paperbackswap counterpart, but if something becomes available that has been your waiting list, they will notify you. You also can trade your credits between its two affiliates paperbackswap.com and swapacd.com.

swapacd.com - Here you can trade CDs. The availability is not so good, but if you are patient you will eventually get the CDs that you are looking for and you can also exchange credits between its affiliates.

swaptree.com- This one is by far my favorite. You can trade books for CDs, or DVDs for books, or CDs for DVDs or, well, I think you get the point. People get rated on how reliable they are, so you know that you are going to get good quality! Plus, they rate the product; therefore, you know ahead of time what condition the item is going to be.

bookmooch.com - This one is my least favorite, but I post it because it's such a good deal. It is my least favorite, because the quality of the books isn't that great, the selection is not always stellar, but you earn lots of credits! In other words, it's more than a one book for one book ratio. For instance, I have given twenty five books through this one and received thirty two. I like it, but I never trust this site to give books in good condition.

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There are many great sites out there, but often it is hard to tell which ones are reliable sites and which ones are going to scam you. These sites are all highly reliable sites that I have personal experience in, and can guarantee they are not a scam.

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    • angela_michelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      6 years ago from United States

      Thank you for your encouraging words!

    • Bud Gallant profile image

      Bud Gallant 

      7 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      Great recommendations. I recognized several of these, so can vouch for just how useful a resource this hub will be to people looking to save money. Very well done!

    • angela_michelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      7 years ago from United States

      That sounds awesome, I'll have to check it out!

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      Jaimey 

      7 years ago

      Thanks! Awesome info Angela. You could also check out http://shebargains.com website! Every day there are posts on online deals, most of the deals are below $10 and saves considerably using online coupons and free shipping codes. No need to spend money on gas ;)

    • angela_michelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      7 years ago from United States

      I don't know? :) Anyone want to answer rotl?

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      rotl 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Great info. I'm curious if anyone has any stories about how much money they have saved using sites like these over the years. I always feel like whatever is on sale or has a coupon is usually not that enticing. But I may be wrong...

    • angela_michelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      8 years ago from United States

      I am so glad you will find use of at least one of these sites. I know I will have to add more sites as I find more of it. There are so many great sites out there!!!

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      scla 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks for all the information and the links to resources that can save you money. I will definitely use the GasBuddy since I am always trying to figure out who has the lowest gas prices. I am on the road a lot so it can save me quite a bit of money.

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      8 years ago from United States

      howtoguru, oh wow, thanks. I'm going to add that one as well. That one sounds pretty awesome! Thanks for making my hub an even better one!

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      8 years ago from United States

      The Powerglider, yeah, a lot of these sites are pretty awesome! I definitely feel like I save a lot of money with them. If you do the swaptree.com or paperbackswap or any of them really, my username is krams1120, feel free to add me as a friend!

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      8 years ago from United States

      Garnetbird, ours is the same way!!! I love it! I do a lot of my shopping at thrift stores and dollar stores. One thing I like about thrift stores, your pants are preshrunk. :)

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      Tyler Norwood 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Excellent hub, especially the part about the book swapping sites (I had no idea!). Another great site which even offers free stuff (updated daily) is http://hip2save.com/ they have coupons, shopping strategies every week, show you how to combine coupons every day for free or nearly free shopping, and all kinds of free stuff. I have only been going to it for about a month, and I've already got all kinds of free stuff mailed to me, probably saved $500 on groceries and other items, etc.

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      The Power Glider 

      8 years ago from Southeast Idaho

      Wow, This seems to be an amazing Hub. Thank you for sharing. I'm already looking forward to saving some $$. Have a great one!

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      Gloria Siess 

      8 years ago from Wrightwood, California

      Good Hub. I shop thrift stores constantly and find gently used art frames--I frame my own art prints and save hundreds of dollars that way. Our Dollar stores have awesome deals, including products by Loreal and brand name imnported jams, coffees, etc./

    • angela_michelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      8 years ago from United States

      Thanks brandrocker, I hope people do find help here! You are so right about us American's and the recession!

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      brandrocker 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Michelle for your list.. Americans have great reputation for being the biggest spender. But recent recession has taught us to go frugal.

      I hope people will find your hub helpful.

    • angela_michelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      8 years ago from United States

      Thanks Pamela!!! I hope you find some of these websites as useful as I do. I might have to add another section here or there. We'll see. :)

    • angela_michelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      8 years ago from United States

      Dallas, I think you are right, you have to be intune with the needs of your costumer if you are going to be a successful salesman of any type!!

    • angela_michelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      8 years ago from United States

      Shazwellyn, interesting. I am going to have to try that. See what I can find. :)

    • angela_michelle profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      8 years ago from United States

      Thanks gqgirl. I find them very helpful, and absolutely love them, I hoped that they would find themselves useful for others as well.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This hub is full of useful information and I am going to bookmark it for future use. Excellent hub.

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Everyone has a "comfort zone" in terms of getting the "best" deal. I used to own a Honda dealership. The customer's need for their "best deal." is as varied as the customers. I learned price is not the determining factor of a completed transaction. A successful salesperson must understand the "need," or benefit required by the customer. If the need is satiated, the sale is consummated. A successful salesman will key in on the adjectives used and reflect them. It may be "price," the customer hears. I owned the highest volume dealership in California and most people paid the same price. Their perception was they got the best "deal." Their perception is what brings them back and "WORD-OF-MOUTH."

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      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      If you like saving money, then take a look at this hub! You can save up to 90% off the retail price on Amazon.com or UK! *wink*

      https://hubpages.com/money/How-To-Decipher-Amazons...

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