When it comes to tips for saving, the more the better, right? Here’s a list of lists that’ll help you save money around the house, out at malls or restaurants, in Starbucks, at the grocery store—just about anywhere.
6 Common Shopping Traps to Avoid from Oprah’s mag includes the tidbit that not all “bargains” are created alike. Even if an item is heavily discounted off the original price tag, it may still cost way more than it’s worth, and it’s probably something you don’t need anyway.
7 Toys You Really Shouldn’t Buy for Your Child. Number one is a “Pole Dance Doll.”
8 Ways to Save at Starbucks. BYO cup for 10¢ off, get a refill for 50¢, and more.
10 Free Ways to Improve Your Health. Sleep, drink lots of water, go for walks, etc. So simple. So sensible. No gym membership or personal trainer required.
25 Secrets of Recession Chic. For one thing, leave your BFF at home when you go shopping. You know she’d talk you into buying something you don’t need.
100 Tips to Help You Save in 2009 from BankRate.com, divided into sections around the home (switching to compact fluorescent bulbs), in daily life (always send in the mail-in rebate, even if it’s just $2), personal finance (reward your family with a day at the zoo when you reach a savings goal), and cars and commuting (comparison shop for auto insurance at least once a year).
342 Salvage Grocery Stores. A state-by-state list of outlets around the country where the cans may be dinged, but the savings are sweet. And OK, you caught me: It’s sort of cheating to list each of these stores as individual ways to save. Mea culpa.