Friday, December 28, 2007

Frugal Fun and Entertainment - Free Books

Free books, you ask? Why, yes! If you're a true bookworm like yours truly, then you'll love these tips on getting books for FREE (or very inexpensively.)

  • Join a book swap - there are a few of them online, such as Paperbackswap. You just join up and pay postage to swap books! A great idea.
  • Create your own book swap by swapping your used books with friends. Get a few friends in on the action and you'll be surprised by how much reading you'll do for free.
  • Check out boxes of books at estate sales, garage sales and yard sales. They're often incredibly reasonable - let's say 25 cents each - or else near the end of the day the vendors will often sell for less, or even give away books for free. Just so they don't have to stash the remainders of their sale!
  • Take your used books to a used book store. You'll get credit (or even cash) for your books, which you can use in turn to get more books!

Any more ideas on cheap books? Post a comment!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Keep your Coupons Well Organized in this Handy Coupon Organizer

Coupons are a frugalite's best friend! But, if those grocery coupons aren't properly organized, you might as well not even have them. Because if you can't find the coupon you need at the checkout, you won't get to use it! Here are some of my favorite handy coupon organizers to make organizing your stash of money saving coupons a breeze!

And the fact that all of them cost under $8 makes them a great bargain too!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Purchasing Makeup/Cosmetics and Beauty Products on eBay Saves Money

I've found a great way to get awesome beauty products and cosmetics for a lower price - by scanning the auctions currently running on eBay! I've found all sorts of new, unopened goodies by brand names such as Burt's Bees (which I absolutely love - great natural products, but normally a wee bit pricey for me), Revlon and many other common make up brands.

The prices are at least a good 50% off what I'd pay at department stores! So next time you're looking to stock up on some new beauty aids, try shopping at eBay.