Inflation rates keep growing higher and higher. Businesses everywhere are raising the prices of goods and services to keep up with cost and stay afloat. But what doesn’t seem to be increasing is the wages we are paid. This makes it difficult to keep up with our bills and keep food on the table for our families. One of the best things we can do to stay ahead of this financial battle, aside from budgeting, is to utilize savings hacks. There are a lot of savings resources out there available that can help save you money. You just have to know where to find them. Here we give you a few places to start looking for the best saving and couponing deals out there.
Social media savings groups
Social media has become a vital resource for us. We not only get updates from our friends and family but also updates on news, weather, and anything else you can dream of. While you are scrolling through your feed, why not add a savings resource to the mix? There are tons of groups and pages that give you coupon codes, discount updates and a variety of other savings information. By following or joining groups like these, you can score deals on anything from clothes to groceries and everything in between.
Before you click the place order button, always search for coupon codes to try in the promo box. There are a ton of sites like retail me not, coupons.com, rakuten, honey and many more that give you updated promo codes for your favorite sites. There are restrictions on what codes can and can’t be applied depending on what you are purchasing, but there is no harm in trying.
Prescriptions can get pretty pricey and they seem to change every time you go in for a refill. Good Rx is an app that allows you to enter the medication you are on and find it at a cheaper price. The price varies on the pharmacy and you cannot use Good Rx in conjunction with insurance, but sometimes it is cheaper than the copay you have when using insurance.
Find a side gig
Sometimes, your normal 9 to 5 job just doesn’t cut it. Try finding a side gig to help add a few more zeros to your weekly paycheck. There are tons of side gigs out there; like driving for ridesharing companies or food delivery, taking online surveys, or playing games on your phone like bingo or solitaire. You can also surf the gigs page on indeed or other job search engines for small projects that don’t require long term time commitments.
Cash back apps
Want to earn cash back on items you already buy on a daily basis? Apps like Fetch, Ibotta, and Upside give you real cash by simply uploading a photo of your receipt. You earn points for each receipt and bonus points if your receipt contains a qualifying purchase and you can cash those points out directly into your bank account or an E gift card.
There are a lot of ways to save money. The key is to always have your eyes peeled for deals and discounts. If you make it a habit, it will become second nature and your wallet will love you for it!