With summer in full swing, August is the best time to browse discount websites for outdoor gear sales. Stores are starting to roll out their fall and winter merchandise, so you can find discount biking gear, tents and camping supplies, cheap running shoes and even discounted luggage and accessories for the whole family. Below are the five best discount websites for outdoor and active gear.
As new, first-time parents, both my husband and I were excited to make our own baby food. My gadget-loving husband had trouble patiently waiting for our daughter to start eating solids so that he could play with the Baby Bullet we received as a gift. We liked the idea of being able to control what goes into the food, as well as saving money over buying
Here we are in the midst of summer and ideas for free and fun things to do with bored kids are running low. You’ve been to the pool, you’ve made play dates, you may have even made play doh! Here are 10 of my favorite fun things to do to keep kids creatively occupied. Living room tents – A tent can be as simple as
It is so dry where I live that even the cactus needs to be watered so I take a bottle of water with me every time I leave the house. After using a ton of different water bottles, I found my favorite – the Contigo Autoseal Water Bottle. Here’s why I love the Contigo Autoseal Water Bottle and why you should have one, too!
If you live in LA, hitting a garage sale means running into celebrities. Writer Rachelle Romberg talks about what celebrities she’s met – and how she has sold their junk for much, much higher prices. Rachelle is auditioning for a staff writer position on BargainBabe.com! Missed the audition announcement? Here it is. Each day this week we are running one audition post. Did this post
If a child repeatedly makes the same mistake, should you make them pay for it with their own money? That’s what writer Heather Stephens is contemplating. Heather is auditioning for a staff writer position on BargainBabe.com! Missed the audition announcement? Here it is. We are running the best audition posts this week and next. Did this post help you save money? While I will make
Father’s Day is coming up quick; a time of year when I remember (even more than usual) how lucky I am to have a Dad who’s been there for me through thick and thin. Whether you’re celebrating your own father, a grandfather, the father of your children, or someone who is like a father to you, here are 10 Frugal Father’s Day gift ideas for
I searched low and high for the best swimsuit deals for summer 2013. I hope this post helps you find a bargain priced bathing suit! Thanks to Angela for sharing the idea for this post on our $50 Target gift card contest. My pick for a new swimsuit this summer would be the $50 swim dress from Target, at right. What a great combination of
By the time your kids are old enough to throw a penny in a wishing well, they’ve already started to learn about money and its importance in the world. Even having to decide how many M&Ms to trade my brother to let me pick the music we listened to in the car was a financial lesson. When kids are little, they pick up on the
Until recently, co-ops brought to mind farmers, vegetables, and hippies, but I recently stumbled upon a world of online co-ops that bring deals of 20-70% off right to my door. An online co-op pools the buying power of individuals to get wholesale prices on items directly from the manufacturer. There is a co-op “host” who arranges the order with the company, takes shipment, repackages the
Camping is a frugal vacation, cheaper than spending money on hotels and eating in restaurants, certainly. But if you’re not careful, camping comes with hefty start-up costs to sleep comfortably in the great outdoors and protect yourself from the elements. Whether you’ve never gone camping or you’re a seasoned pro at sleeping in the woods, here are 22 ideas to save money on camping this
Reader Di wrote in with a story that made my bargain blood jealous. She writes: Went to my favorite outlet store, Half of Half (Name Brand Clothing)…some shoes were on sale for $1.20; I found a pair of black patent leather, ballet style Naturalizer flats for $1.20!!!!!! I checked on-line, a similar pair of Naturlizers were $59.99 on a sale site. These were selling at
The other day, my non-frugal hubby came home with $40 of drugstore products that I could have bought for $8 at the dollar store. I smiled sweetly and made a mental note to keep these items in stock so he doesn’t run out. (Smiling sweetly is my secret to a long marriage.) Although the quality of the items sold at the dollar stores varies greatly,
My mother made milk once a week when I was growing up. That’s right, I said she made milk. From powder. Almost three decades later, as I buy TWO GALLONS of milk a week to feed Lucy (okay, Hubs does the grocery shopping 95% of the time, but you know what I mean), I realize how much money my Mom must have saved feeding us powdered