10 Ways to Save Money at Goodwill

10 Ways to Save Money at Goodwill

If you love to thrift and bargain hunt, chances are you know where the closest Goodwill store is located. Goodwill is a great place to find bargain clothing, toys, and housewares, all while helping an excellent cause. While just walking into Goodwill already sets you on the road to savings, there are more ways to save some cash. Check out these 10 ways to save money at Goodwill and see how you can stretch your thrifting dollar!

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My 5/30 Publix Trip – $93.27 for $33.60 or 64% Off

My 5/30 Publix Trip - $93.27 for $33.60 or 64% Off

I always love when Publix has the $10/50 gas card deal because I figure it’s an extra ten bucks off my groceries since I have to buy gas anyway. Now that the kids are out of school for the summer we’re going through more snack foods like these grapes, strawberries and cookies so I was happy to stock up on them today. This week I bought $93.27 worth of groceries for $33.60, or 64% off after coupons.  Here are the deals:

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My 5/23 Publix Trip – $77.16 for $32.80 or 58% Off

My 5/23 Publix Trip - $77.16 for $32.80 or 58% Off

Usually I don’t do caffeine but I’ve been recovering from a bad cold and we’re extra stressed at work right now so I’ve fallen into the habit of buying a Diet Coke a day from the vending machine at the office just to make it through the afternoon. I’m paying $1.50 each for them so I finally just decided to own my current weakness and bring some sodas to work for the much better price of 42 cents each.  Today at Publix I bought $77.16 worth of groceries for $32.80, or 58% off and I stopped wasting money on the vending machine. Here are the deals:

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My 5/16 Publix Trip – $69.39 for $38.38 or 45% Off

My 5/16 Publix Trip - $69.39 for $38.38 or 45% Off

Even though I only came close to half off my Publix trip this week I’m still pretty happy with my purchases since they were mostly staples like cereal, sodas and paper towels. I did have more on my list but didn’t get very lucky in that regard since my store was out of Bagel Bites and the relish on my list wasn’t included in the BOGO deal so I passed. Today I bought $69.39 worth of groceries for $38.38, or 45% off after coupons. Here are the deals:

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How to Save with the Chick-Fil-A One Rewards App

How to Save with the Chick-Fil-A Rewards App

I’ve talked before about how to save money with the annual Chick-fil-A calendar but you can also save a bundle with their rewards app. There isn’t a location near where I work or live but there are several in my city and I love Chick-fil-A so much that I will happily make the trek across town to get some. Their rewards program feels like an extra bonus for making the trip and I’ve enjoyed many free treats through the app so if you’re a CFA fan too then you definitely need to be using the app!

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My 5/9 Publix Trip – $99.42 for $34.30 or 66% Off

My 5/9 Publix Trip - $99.42 for $34.30 or 66% Off

I combined a $5/$20 personal care products coupon from Sunday’s Target ad and some great coupons in the Publix advantage flyer to score an excellent deal on Axe products this week. After coupons I essentially paid $1 for ALL SIX Axe products or 17 cents each. I also picked up some great deals on frozen snacks, cookies, paper products and bacon so I’m thrilled with my shopping trip. Today at Publix I bought $99.42 worth of groceries and toiletries for $34.30, or 66% off after coupons. Here are the deals:

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My 5/2 Publix Trip – $91.47 for $34.79 or 62% Off

My 5/2 Publix Trip - $91.47 for $34.79 or 62% Off

These Margaritaville shrimp are so easy to prepare and they’re delicious! The box says its an appetizer but I like to make them for the adults when the kids are having corn dogs or the like and a box is plenty for a meal. I was also pretty tickled with the deal on M&M’s this week (after coupon) but just to make sure I don’t eat them all myself I gave half of them to my mom. This week at Publix I bought $91.47 worth of groceries, or 62% off after coupons. Here are the deals:

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How to Protect Fruit Trees and Shrubs from Birds, Squirrels & Other Pests

How to Protect Fruit Trees and Shrubs from Birds, Squirrels & Other Pests

There are lots of cheap or free methods you can use to help protect your fruit trees and shrubs from pests like squirrels and birds, such as hanging aluminum pie plates or old CDs from the trees branches to scare them off.  You can also buy reflective bird tape to hang from the branches or place an owl decoy nearby to scare away birds.

We have quite a bit of time and money invested in grapes, blueberries, limes, lemons and satsuma trees and its a fight every year to keep the birds and squirrels from stealing most of our delicious crops so I’ve tried all sorts of things to keep these rude invaders away. All of the above methods are helpful in keeping birds and squirrels away from your fruit trees and shrubs, but they’re not foolproof and the critters are smart and get used to these tricks after awhile. I really wanted to cover my fruit trees and bushes completely to keep everything out so we devised these simple domes using irrigation tubing to use as a framework for wildlife netting.

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My 4/25 Publix Trip – $80.24 for $31.22 or 61% Off

My 4/25 Publix Trip - $80.24 for $31.22 or 61% Off

My kids absolutely love Cheez-Its so I grab some every time they go on sale but you just can’t beat the buy 6 get 5 free deal that I ended up with this week. If you buy 6 boxes (two of the boxes have to be Duos) and use the buy 2 get a box of Duos free coupon from the Publix Green Advantage, you end up only paying for one box since three were already free with the BOGO sale and the two coupons take off the price of two boxes of Duos. Score! I picked up a few other staples and can’t wait to try this King Malbec. Today at Publix I bought $80.24 worth of groceries for $31.22, or 60% off after coupons. Here are the deals:

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How to Find a Great Cosmetic Dentist

How to Find a Great Cosmetic Dentist

If you’re unhappy with the state of your smile, there are cosmetic dentists who can help. But what if you don’t know where to find them? Or what if you aren’t sure of the criteria that you should be using to hire them? Here are just a few things to consider as you seek a cosmetic dentist.

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