Category Archives: Food / Groceries

The Best Way to Win the McDonald’s Xbox One Instant Win Contest

It’s always a challenge when a new McDonald’s game comes about because there is always a desire to figure out the best way to win the contest. The McDonald’s Xbox One instant win game “One Hot Holiday” is no exception. … Continue reading

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Financial Reasons to Quit Your Daily Soda Habit

At this time of year, many of us begin to think about bad habits we have that we want to break. While some of these bad habits are obvious like smoking, others are less so like watching TV. Drinking soda … Continue reading

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Places Where You Can Score Free Coffee

When people talk about making small changes that can save a lot of money over time, the daily cup of coffee is often the example used. If you skip that $4 morning cup each day, you save $20 a week … Continue reading

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10 Things Advertising Has Conned You into Actually Believing

There is a funny disconnect when it comes to advertising. Most people would agree that advertising works and that is why companies advertise. But if you ask individuals if advertising works specifically on them, they will tell you that it … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving

The key to saving this Thanksgiving is to think and plan ahead. It’s never too early to start considering the cost of the holidays, especially when giving yourself some extra time can allow for great discounts and finds. The first … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Jamba Juice

Have you ever felt guilty for spending money at Jamba Juice? Maybe you feel a wave of guilt each time you hand over cash or a card to pay for one of your favorite treats. While overindulgence is rarely a … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Gluten Free Products

Anyone who is on a gluten free diet because of medical issues such as celiac disease or gluten intolerance knows how expensive grocery shopping for these products can be. Unfortunately, gluten free products are sometimes twice as expensive as products … Continue reading

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Gender Tax: 10 Things Women Pay More for than Men

Recently, there have been a number of stories in the news about how women pay more for certain items than men. If you’ve ever gone into a store, you might have noticed that similar products for men and women do … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Monopoly Scams and Scandals

As with anything that is popular and deals with money and prizes, the people looking to perpetuate fraud come out of the woodwork to take advantage of people’s greed and lack of knowledge. If you are playing the McDonald’s Monopoly … Continue reading

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How to Make Money with Box Tops for Education

I always find it interesting when I come across things that can be sold that the vast majority of people would never even consider selling. I discovered the other day that there is a robust market for selling Box Tops … Continue reading

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Tricks to Win McDonald’s Monopoly 2013

Update: This article was written for the 2013 game which has now ended. While this article isn’t specifically written for the 2014 McDonald’s Monopoly game, many of the strategies in the article will likely still be effective when the next … Continue reading

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10 Things We Do Too Fast That Cost Us Money

We live in a fast paced world. It sometimes seems that the only way to get everything done is to do it as quickly as possible so that we have time to do all the other things on our list. … Continue reading

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10 Common Ways the Average Family Wastes Food

One of the best ways to save money is to reduce the amount of waste within your family. If you are wasting things that still could be used, it’s the same as throwing away money. One area where most families … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Wine

There seems to be quite a few people who think it takes a lot of time and knowledge to understand wine, but the truth is that you simply need to learn which wines you enjoy the most. You don’t have … Continue reading

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Start Thinking

One of the things that gets people into trouble financially (and in a lot of other areas, too) is failing to actually think about what they’re doing. We’re all guilty of putting our lives on autopilot. We buy the brands … Continue reading

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Control Your Personal Economy

If you’ve watched much TV lately or listened to the radio, you’ve probably heard some of Fidelity’s new ads that say, “Let us help you take control over your personal economy.” Their website explains, “Your Personal Economy includes the things … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Coffee

There are many people who will willingly confess that they have an addiction to coffee. It’s one of those drinks that quite a few people insist they need to consume at least once or twice a day. However, any coffee … Continue reading

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Save Money As Soon As You Wake Up

For those of us who aren’t morning people, the thought of actively saving money as soon as we wake up might seem like an impossible task. However, there are plenty of things you can do to save money that don’t … Continue reading

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Seeing Coupons as Money

Some people hate to use coupons. Some can’t be bothered, some don’t see that the time required is worth the savings, some are embarrassed, some figure coupons are only for junk food (they aren’t), and some are afraid of being … Continue reading

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10 Healthy Soda Alternatives

Soda can be a delicious treat, but as many of us know, it’s a treat that’s loaded with sugar and calories. Like many delicious drinks, soda isn’t exactly a healthy drink. If you’re looking to cut back on your soda … Continue reading

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