My TIP today is to always carry a pocket calculator. I got one for $1.00 in the Dollar Section at Target.
I have it at the ready when someone tells me what a great bargain something is or when I run across a Special Buy.
Example: the other day I was looking at canned cat food.
One would think that it just makes sense to buy a case of 12 or 24 instead of individually. But according to my trusty calculator. Nope. Usually the same price, if not more..
Another TIP, sometimes the Dollar Stores have GREAT savings!
Example: I tend to break all my hand mirrors. At big chain-stores they run about $6-7.00!
You can find the same thing for a $1.00
LAST TIP. Sometimes my favorite chain-store will have dog food or cat litter on sale where I can save $2.00 or $3.00. But I don't REALLY save anything because I find COOL things that I want to get or have to have. So, I run in for a bargain and leave with a couple of extra bags. So for ME, it would be cheaper to pay a little bit extra and go to the grocery store and get it.
I HATE the grocery store near my house. I park at the side of the building, go in through the liquor store door, whiz around the aisles and grab what I need and head right back out.
Let's just say that this particular store draws a strange eclectic crowd and the cashiers are rude. So I don't tend to over-spend.
Oh, Hey! That's another TIP! sort of.
So do any of YOU have any tips for this week?