I realize I’ve been doing a lot of review and giveaways lately so i don’t want to stray from the heart of my blog. Saving money! Another tip is getting double or even triple benefits from your savings. Let me give you a few examples with things that i do.
–I know I keep talking about mypoints.com but I honestly love it. One reason is the added savings benefit. Mypoints.com has a coupon section. For every coupon you print and redeem you earn 10 mypoints.
So savings point #1 coupons saving point #2 mypoints then the mypoints go into your mypoints account that you can save and redeem for a gc of your choice. I always use my mypoints.com account like a holiday club, which is savings point #3. I save it up all year and redeem it a month or 2 before christmas. The last 2 years with this year being no exception I’ve been able to get at least $100 worth of gc’s. Now that doesn’t all come from the ooupons but also from the free points in emails, shopping like i normally would but through their site, etc.
–Another one of my favorites, Famous Footwear. Famous Footwear sells brand name shoes. If you are lucky enough to have one near you (or are willing to shop for shoes online) get their rewards card. It’s free. You earn gift cards for every so many points you get from purchases—savings point #1. Then several times through out the year they have buy 1 get 1 half off sales. This is great for back to school, sports shoes, etc. They normally have it around back to school time so families can def take advantage of this deal—savings point #2. Then if you have their rewards card and sign up for emails you get coupons every so often too that you are allowed to use during the buy 1 get 1 half off sales. I took my 2 school age boys to Famous Footwear to get their back to school shoes at the buy 1 get 1 half off sale. I also had a 20% off coupon i printed from an email I received. Used that too along with my rewards card to earn points toward my free gc.
—Giant Eagle grocery stores and Get go. If anyone has these stores near them when you shop at Giant Eagle grocery store you earn what’s called fuelperks. For every $50 you spend in groceries you earn 10 cents off per gallon of fuel at Get go has stations. It cumulative so you don’t have to spend $50 in one shot. Giant Eagle is a bit more expensive so take your coupons! Then when you pump gas at Get Go you also earn Food Perks at giant eagle. For every 10 gallons you pump you earn 1% off in food perks (which is also cumulative but i know it stops at 20% or i think it’s 60 days then you lose it so you have to use it). Also if you buy a drink in the Get Go has station you earn 1 cent off per gallon of gas too. So you get a cup of coffee that’s another 1 cent off your gas.
There’s lot of programs out there. Some people don’t know that much about. Some people don’t take full advantage of. I’d love to hear about the programs you know of that give more than one benefit.