I have at least a half dozen gift cards that I’ve been meaning to use for months – what about you? Now, there’s a way to get cold, hard cash for these lingering pieces of plastic: Coinstar Exchange kiosks. We’re so excited about these new kiosks that we made a video about them! And we’re giving away two $25 gift cards to Macy’s, courtesy of
Sometimes I procrastinate by watching cat videos (yeah, you know you do it, too). But it’s not just all fur and fluff – New York Magazine estimates Internet star Grumpy Cat is worth $1 million dollars. With merchandise, a New York Times Bestseller, another book on the way, a Friskies endorsement deal and a feature film in the works, Grumpy’s not just some cute cat, she’s
Making homemade popsicles is one of my favorite summer activities. I love this summer treat because it keeps me cool and it’s super cheap to make! Watch the video to learn how to make strawberry-basil limeade popsicles and keep on reading to get three of my favorite popsicle recipes below. Buying popsicle molds is an option, but you don’t have to. Make your own molds
Dazzle your Father’s Day gift by getting crafty with the wrapping. Watch the video from Modern Mom to learn how to make your Father’s Day gifts more festive by using items like ties. I love this idea so much! I’m using an old dress shirt from my dad to wrap the gift, instead of buying craft paper. I am also using an old tie for
I love do it yourself project that allow you to take old items and upcycle them into new goods. So when I found the video from GrowOrganic.com on how to make a vertical garden using rescued pallets, I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. But that’s not all you can make with pallets. I share 6 DIY pallet projects below.
I’ve been apart of a community garden for almost four years and I’m still amazed at how fulfilling and cheap it is to grow your own food — especially if you do it the cheapskate way! I particularly love learning new tips and tricks to get the most out of my garden bed so I’m sharing Jeff Yeager’s video about gardening on the cheap.
Are you a Seinfield aficionado? I’m late to the party, but I’ve recently started watching episodes online. I’m learning about economics. I recently stumbled on a story from USA Today about university professors using pop culture to teach the subject. The comparison makes students grasp complex business concepts more easily. What have you learned from pop culture?
With Earth Day coming up, so I thought I’d share this video by Jeff Yeager aka The Ultimate Cheapskate who shares some frugal ways to living green. In the past, I’ve doubted being green is frugal because buying solar panels and electric cars is a big expense. However, a reader shared how she got a deal on solar panels. Yeager keeps his suggestions simple which
I’m looking to update my home office nook so I set out to look for cheap ways to organize the spot. I stumbled upon a video by Thrifty Fun that features a wine cork bulletin strip and thought it was so clever that I’m sharing it with you. This also inspired me to look for other ways to repurposed an item that eventually goes straight
I stumbled upon a new Kickstarter campaign that caught my attention because it aims to change the way we think of food and money with a dumpster diver café. Maximus Thaler, a student at Tufts University, is raising money to cover rent and utilities for the Gleaners Kitchen, an “underground restaurant” that will use foods found in dumpsters for it’s dishes. Thaler’s idea has been
Are you ready for the Easter bunny to make a stop at your home on Sunday? There’s still time to spruce up your home with DIY Easter egg decorations. I’m sharing a video by YouTube user HeyKayli, who shows you how to make this fun craft. This DIY project is easy to make! All you need is balloons, string, and starch. I’ve seen these decorations
We love cheap cinder blocks here at BargainBabe.com because they’re great for DIY projects! You may recall that BB redecorated her home on the cheap using the blocks a few years ago. So when I found this video from ThriftyFun on how to make your own cinder block planters, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. This do it yourself project is not only