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January 11, 2013

Save by Making Your Own Liquid Handsoap

One of the best ways to save dollar$$$ is by doing homemade products instead of keep on buying it. One of the products that we often use at home are liquid handsoap, we use almost one bottle every week. It’s easy to do and imagine the savings that you’ll get especially if you’ll buy your soap on sale or with coupons.

Check out our Homemade Liquid Hand Soap recipe!

This 2013 our goal is to save more money! MadameDeals is all about Making Dollar$ Out of Change, so everyday we will be sharing some useful and simple tips that we can easily do. Saving a few buck$ may not be a lot, but if you will combine all the savings that you can get within a year, I’m sure you’ll all be surprised with the result.

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January 10, 2013

Save by Making Your Own Body Wash

This 2013 our goal is to save more money! MadameDeals is all about Making Dollar$ Out of Change, so everyday we will be sharing some useful and simple tips that we can easily do. Saving a few buck$ may not be a lot, but if you will combine all the savings that you can get within a year, I’m sure you’ll all be surprised with the result.

Our budget saving tip for today is on making homemade body wash!

Instead of buying bottles of body wash, why not make your own. At home, we consume bottles of body wash pretty fast and those aren’t cheap. Since soap bars are cheaper especially if you have coupons, it is best to make our own body wash to cut the cost. For a couple bars of soaps you can expand it to jugs of body wash for the whole family. You can even customize it with your favorite scent.

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January 7, 2013

Amazon Tips and Hints

I love shopping on Amazon for many reasons. The first is because it is so convenient and I can do it from home. If I don’t have to go out to the store that is time and gas saved. Overtime I have learned how to take advantage of the great offerings Amazon can bring and want to share them with you.

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Make the Most of Amazon with these Helpful Tips and Hints

Pre-order Price Guarantee-Any item Pre-ordered from Amazon.com with the Pre-Order Price Guarantee assures you will get the lowest price. If the price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll automatically receive the lowest price. Here’s how (restrictions apply)

Free Kindle Books-Amazon always has a load of Kindle Books for for but they don’t get out the megaphone and announce it. The books change frequently and quickly so you want to snap them up every chance you can. Go HERE to check out the current selection.

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January 7, 2013

Saving on Dental Bills

Saving on Dental Bills

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Save on Dental Bills

I am not sure if you have this problem or not but I have dental insurance and it never covers everything I get done. I have recently started calling around to see how close what a dentist charges matches what my insurance plan pays. I have some work that needs to get done so I have called to receive quotes on the work. I have found the difference in what I would owe over my co-pay to be as much as $100. If you do your research you will save on dental bills. I would like to add that spending time to do your research on an non- emergency medical care is worth the effort. I appreciate being loyal to my service provider I however intend to bring my findings to my dentist to see if he can meet the prices I have found. You can also check out these awesome tips on How to save More on your Medical Bills.

This 2013 our goal is to save more money! MadameDeals is all about Making Dollar$ Out of Change, so everyday we will be sharing some useful and simple tips that we can easily do. Saving a few buck$ may not be a lot, but if you will combine all the savings that you can get within a year, I’m sure you’ll all be surprised with the result.

Save money this 2013, check out our other Saving Tips!

Also, read our other Useful Tips posts!

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If you have some tips on how to save on dental bills, share it with us below.

January 7, 2013

$5 Savings Plan

Do you know what the $5 Savings Plan is?

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The $5 Savings Plan is a savings plan that focuses on the $5 bill. Every time you get a $5 bill,  you put it aside in your savings.  Some people don’t do every $5 bill. Instead, they save a $5 from their wallet everyday.

The problem with this plan is it doesn’t work for everyone. Some of the reasons this plan may not work is people do not use cash on a daily basis, people can’t afford to give up the $5 bill in their wallet, or they do not have $5 to begin with.

With the help of my readers, I have compiled a list of ideas to allow “EVERYONE” to participate in a $5 Savings Plan. Our $5 Savings Plan focuses on ways to “save” $5 a day without having to use cash you may not have.

By Saving $5 a day you will be $1,825 richer at the end of the year.

Take a look at all our great ideas and start your $5 Savings Plan.

$5 Savings Plan Ideas

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$ 5 Savings Plan: Save on Beverages

Stop buying Soda, Juice, Tea, and Energy Drinks and drink water.

If you must have soda, buy it on sale in 12 packs or 2 liters and stop buying it from vending machines, convenience stores or drive-thru restaurants.

Stop buying bottled water and Switch to tap water.

If you can’t use water directly from your tap buy a water pitcher with a filter.

Use reusable water bottles. (Earth Friendly $5 Savings Plan Tip)

Brew your coffee at home and take it with you in a reusable coffee cup.

If you like flavored coffee, buy flavored creamer or syrups and use them at home.

Use your K-cups twice to get 2 cups of coffee for the price of 1.

$ 5 Savings Plan: Save when eating out

Skip appetizers and dessert

If you are going out with others, meet at one house for appetizers and stop off at another house for dessert.

Eat dessert when you get home. It will cost way less and you will have more options.

Share an entree with your spouse, child, or friend

 If you don’t have anyone to share with, automatically wrap up half to take with you for lunch the next day. This saves money and calories.

Order water with your meal and skip the soda, teas, and drinks. (Most Simple way to save on the $5 Savings Plan)

Water is FREE and has no calories.

A Family of 4 can save at least $8 buy opting for water instead of tea, soda, milk or juice.

$ 5 Savings Plan: Save on meals

Ditch breakfast from the drive-thru, your local doughnut shop, or other dining establishment.

Get up a few minutes earlier and prepare your breakfast at home or pack it the night before to take with you.

Make a big batch of pancakes on the weekend and freeze them. You will have a quick go to breakfast on hand for busy mornings.

Oatmeal Lovers can portion out your oatmeal with brown sugar in Rubbermaid bowl.  In the morning all you have to do is add boiling water and you are ready to go. You can even take it with you since it has a lid.

Pack your lunch and snacks for work. Use an insulated lunch bag to keep it cold.

Prepare extra at dinner so you automatically have lunch for the next day. Pack in a reusable container.
Get creative with leftovers and create a new lunch with them. Bento boxes keep your food separate.

Stop paying for subs or sandwiches from your local deli, sub shop, and fast food establishments.

Buy lunch meat and cheese at the grocery store and make your own at home.

Keep condiments in a separate container to avoid mushy sandwiches.

Stop paying for individual sized snacks.

Buy a large bag and store personal portions in reusable containers or reusable baggies to make your own individual sized snacks to go.

Plan a Dinner Menu for the week or month.

Make a shopping list based on the menu plan you have created. This avoids random shopping trips during the week that raise your grocery bill.

Grow your own garden and enjoy fresh vegetables.

Grow your own herbs to create flavor all year long for a fraction of the cost of store bought.

Reduce the amount of meat in a recipe and substitute vegetables.

Use cheaper cuts of meat in stews, casseroles, and soups.

Take your own snacks and beverages with you whenever you can.

Plan ahead when out running errands, going on car rides, day trips, etc.

If you have kids, keep a snack bag stocked since you don’t know when they will get hungry.

If you know you are going to need to eat while you are away from home, bring food with you.

Make side dishes from scratch and skip the boxes.

  1. Homemade mashed potatoes always taste better than instant mashed potatoes. (Leave the skins on and make home style mashed potatoes like the restaurants do.)

Use seasonings and spices to create your own pasta and rice dishes.

Buy a large tub of flavored yogurt and freeze your own yogurt drops instead of buying Name Brand yogurt melts.

 

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January 6, 2013

Saving on Heating Costs

Saving on Heating Costs

Budget Savings Tip #6

Today I spent ten dollars. I am sure you are asking how did you save $5. The answer is simple I know that the $10 I spent will result in several $5 savings. What is it I did. Well we replaced the Weather Strip on the bottom of our front door. Then we went on to replace the strips on all external doors. We have lived in our house for several years and we have begun to notice a horrible draft every time we walk by the doors. We could literally feel our money going right out under the door.

If you want to create savings on heating costs you have to make simple changes. I think this simple change which was achieved by removing the door. Then you take off the older Weather Stripping and simple nail or adhere the new one. Then you put the door back up and Voila the draft is sealed for under $10. I will let you know how much our bill goes down. I am sure it will be more than $10 this month.

 

This 2013 our goal is to save more money! MadameDeals is all about Making Dollar$ Out of Change, so everyday we will be sharing some useful and simple tips that we can easily do. Saving a few buck$ may not be a lot, but if you will combine all the savings that you can get within a year, I’m sure you’ll all be surprised with the result.

Our budget saving tip for today is on

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