Saturday, November 29, 2008

Simple Ways to Save Money

If you are like most of us, the state of the economy has us all tightening our purse strings and becoming more frugal shoppers. Below are a few things that I have done to save money: 1. Instead of getting my eyebrows waxed, I now pluck them on my own, which saves $20 every 2-3 weeks. 2. Giving myself a manicure, which saves $15 every 2 weeks 3. Using drugstore products, instead of paying premium prices for salon products. I use Eucerin Original Cream, which run about $12 from Target instead of paying twice a much for other salon and other specialty brand body creams.

4 Making my own body scrub. I use epsom salt and just a couple drops of baby oil. I also found a recipe for a sugar scrub on

5. Using reward systems and taking online surveys to get points that can be redeemed for gift certificates. I used the points that I earned from to redeem a BP Gift card and a Macy's Gift card. I am also enrolled with e-rewards ( and glamspotters (, these are great ways to earn free items.

What are some things that you have done to save money?