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Saving Tips

MyGiftCardsPlus is celebrating Memorial Day with huge deals! If you’re not familiar, MyGiftCardsPlus is a site where you earn cash back (in the form of SB points from Swagbucks) for purchasing gift cards to your favorite retailers. Purchase gift cards now through Monday and you’ll earn an extra 33% cash back on all gift cards! (that’s …

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How to Reduce Home Heating and Cooling Costs

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 22, 2017 · 0 comments

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Is you power bill out of control?  Check off the items on this list to make sure you’re doing everything you can to be energy efficient and lower your power bill.   Tips for both reducing your heating costs in the winter and cooling costs in the summer are included.  Do you have any tips …

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Bonus Cashback on MyGiftCards Plus Summer Travel Gift Cards!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on May 7, 2017 · 0 comments

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If you’re planning ahead on your summer travel, MyGiftCardsPlus is a great way to plan smart. You buy gift cards there and get cash back (in the form of SB points on Swagbucks) for your purchase! Since Summer Travel season is coming up, they’re running a special Summer Travel promotion where you’ll get a $1 …

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Steak ‘N Shake Bonus Days – 15% Cash Back on Gift Cards

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 29, 2017 · 0 comments

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  Sorry for the short notice on this deal, but it’s a good one.  We just got a Steak ‘N Shake in my area so I’m excited to try it out at a discount! If you love Steak ‘N Shake, you can get 15% cashback when you purchase Steak ‘N Shake gift cards from MyGiftCardsPlus, which is …

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Take these steps to cut down on your grocery spending.  You might be surprised to see how many of them DON’T involve printing or clipping coupons. 1. Make a Meal Plan and stick to it. Planning your meals is a great way to save money.  If you plan out your week’s meals (this includes breakfasts, lunches and dinners) …

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Swagbucks: 2x Cash Back on Shopping thru 3/31

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on March 29, 2017 · 0 comments

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I ordered some theater tickets through a Groupon deal through the Swagbucks shop this week.  I love getting cash back on things I was going to buy anyway!  I saved $37 off box office prices by getting the tickets through the Groupon deal.  And shopping through Swagbucks gave me over $8 back!   If you have some …

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$500 Savings Challenge | 7 Day Program to Help You Save Money RIGHT NOW

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 9, 2017 · 0 comments

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Want to save more money? Join others taking the challenge to build financial strength. Financial experts recommend having at least $1,000 to 3x monthly expenses in an emergency fund.  Do you have that? Sign up for 7 days of saving activities to help you stash away $500 – this week. You’ll get the best savings tips, …

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Nike Bonus Days: Get 15% cash back on Nike Gift Cards

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on February 1, 2017 · 0 comments

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If you love Nike stuff or know someone who does, you can get 15% cash back on all Nike Gift Cards during Nike Bonus Days on MyGiftCardsPlus! MyGiftCardsPlus is a great site where you get cash back for buying gift cards – the cash back is paid out in the form of points from Swagbucks, …

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Christmas Shopping Tip: Buy Gift Cards All Year Long

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 31, 2016 · 0 comments

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  2017 is going to be our year of saving more, right?  RIGHT?  It should be!  Here’s an awesome tip that I full plan on using! Every payday (or anytime you find yourself with a little extra money) purchase a gift card in any amount you can afford ($10, $25, $50, whatever) and put it in a safe …

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365 Day Penny Saving Challenge | $668 after one year

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 31, 2016 · 0 comments

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This time of the year, every where you turn, there is a “challenge” of some sort.  Which is fine, because challenging yourself is a good thing.  When it comes to challenging yourself financially it can be tough.  I’ve posted in the past about the 52 week money challenge but the complaints I hear about it …

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7 Ways to Spend NOTHING this month | Join us for NO SPEND JANUARY

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 31, 2016 · 0 comments

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Ok guys and gals, I am wiped out after Christmas spending.  Aren’t you?  Then lets have NO SPEND JANUARY!  Yes, lets spend ZERO MONEY this month! Ok, ok, I realize that’s not possible.  Bills have to be paid and groceries have to be bought.  But you know what we CAN do?  Cut out the EXCESS …

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I’m sure by now you’ve seen the 52 Week Money Challenge floating around the internet.  I even tried it for a while.  But it just didn’t work for me.  It’s a lot to keep track of…which week you’re on.  And while the beginning is easy, $1/week, then $2, then $3.  By the time you get …

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7 Ways to Spend NOTHING this month | NO SPEND NOVEMBER

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 1, 2016 · 1 comment

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Christmas is coming up and presents have to be bought and travel has to be paid for.  How is your budget looking?   If you’re going to need some extra money for Christmas then let’s have NO SPEND NOVEMBER to save up for it!   Yes, lets spend ZERO MONEY this month! Ok, ok, I realize that’s …

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Bonus Cashback on MyGiftCards Plus Purchases

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on July 3, 2016 · 0 comments

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Celebrate the 4th of July with MyGiftCardsPlus (Powered by Swagbucks) – where you have the freedom to spend big AND save big! While you are serving up some burgs and dogs from the grill, Swagbucks will be serving MyGiftCardsPlus shoppers SB bonuses sure to make you feel fireworks! Starting July 1st, you can earn Cash Back* plus …

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Bonus Cashback on MyGiftCards Plus Purchases

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on June 30, 2016 · 0 comments

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Celebrate the 4th of July with MyGiftCardsPlus (Powered by Swagbucks) – where you have the freedom to spend big AND save big! While you are serving up some burgs and dogs from the grill, Swagbucks will be serving MyGiftCardsPlus shoppers SB bonuses sure to make you feel fireworks! Starting July 1st, you can earn Cash Back* plus …

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6 Tips for Living On One Income (even if you don’t need too)

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 30, 2016 · 0 comments

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This post comes to us courtesy of Lindsey from And the Kitchen Sink.  She is sharing with us her real life living on less story and ways that she makes it work!  They are a two income household CHOOSING to live on just one income!  Read her story and then check out 6 tips below on …

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Christmas Shopping Tip: Buy Gift Cards All Year Long

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 5, 2016 · 0 comments

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  2016 is going to be our year of saving more, right?  RIGHT?  It should be!  Here’s an awesome tip that I full plan on using! Every payday (or anytime you find yourself with a little extra money) purchase a gift card in any amount you can afford ($10, $25, $50, whatever) and put it in a safe …

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365 Day Penny Saving Challenge | $668 after one year

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 5, 2016 · 15 comments

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This time of the year, every where you turn, there is a “challenge” of some sort.  Which is fine, because challenging yourself is a good thing.  When it comes to challenging yourself financially it can be tough.  I’ve posted in the past about the 52 week money challenge but the complaints I hear about it are …

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Ditch Cable and save $1000/year | Yes, You Can Do It!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 4, 2016 · 0 comments

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We cut our cable in December 2010 and haven’t looked back!  At $80/month, do you know how much we’ve saved per year?  $960!  Multiply that by 5 years and that’s $4800!  Now that was 5 years ago and I feel reasonably sure that if we still had cable it would be more then $80/month.  That’s part of …

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I’m sure by now you’ve seen the 52 Week Money Challenge floating around the internet.  I even tried it for a while.  But it just didn’t work for me.  It’s a lot to keep track of…which week you’re on.  And while the beginning is easy, $1/week, then $2, then $3.  By the time you get …

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