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10 Ways to Repurpose a Bridesmaid Dress

Posted on 9/30/2014 12:11 EST

All brides announce, "You'll be able to wear it again." No matter how wearable the bride may think it is, most traditional bridesmaid dresses are left to hang forlorn in the back of the closet. Bridesmaid dresses are hardly cheap, so repurposing them can take some sting out of the price tag. Read More

September 30th Daily Deals: Technology & Entertainment Deals

Posted on 9/30/2014 11:27 EST

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September 29th Daily Deals: Home & Garden Deals

Posted on 9/29/2014 13:48 EST

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What to Buy in October

Posted on 9/29/2014 11:55 EST

By shopping standards, October is that odd month sitting smack in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy and the holiday shopping extravaganza. But frugal shoppers need not despair -- there are plenty of October deals to be had. The best buys range from leftover items from previous months to goods discounted in advance of the big shopping days to come. And don't forget, Halloween erupts in October. Read More

Weekly Update: Best Cheap Leaf Blowers, Get a Flu Shot for Less, and More

Posted on 9/26/2014 13:07 EST

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Fall's characteristic mild chill lurks in the air against a backdrop of vivid colors. When those leaves come down and overtake your property, ditch the rake and select a budget leaf blower instead. Get ready for flu season with a cheap flu shot and squeeze the last drops out of summer produce with an inexpensive juicer. This week we answered the question: Should you or shouldn't you travel outside the city for cheaper gas? Lastly, we shared tips for saving money on prescription meds and found places you can charge your phone on the go for free. Read More

Where to Charge Up Your Phone for Free

Posted on 9/25/2014 10:52 EST

The charge on most smartphones is designed to last about one day, but social media apps, video streaming, and mobile web surfing often require more frequent phone charging. No matter how much punch the newest phones pack, that red depleted-battery icon will have you scrambling for the nearest power outlet for a free recharge. Read More

How to Pay Less for Prescription Drugs

Posted on 9/24/2014 11:04 EST

A health insurance policy is no guarantee that prescription medications will be cheap. Many plans include a very high deductible, which means paying the drugs' full cost out of pocket, at least for a while. If this proves too financially taxing, several pharmacies, insurance plans, pharmaceutical companies, and non-profits offer assistance in lowering the cost of necessary medications. Read More

4 Best Low-Cost Juicers to Help You Get More Fruits and Vegetables

Posted on 9/23/2014 12:50 EST

Ever consider a juice cleanse, only to find that a basic kit can top $100? Or pay $5 or more to sip on a single dose of fresh vegetable and fruit juice? Although some forms of "juicing" may not deliver the promised health benefits, don't let the price of premade drinks keep you from consuming extra vitamins and nutrients. Cheapism.com has identified four home juicers that earn rave reviews and cost no more than $50. Of course, you'll also need to supply the ingredients, but this way you can try any combination that piques your interest and know exactly what goes into your juice. Read More

Should You Head Outside the City for Cheaper Gas?

Posted on 9/23/2014 11:02 EST

Have you ever made a U-turn to reach the gas station on the other side of the street because the price is cheaper than at the one straight ahead? But is driving out of the way in search of cheap gasoline really productive? After all, a penny less per gallon will save you maybe 25 cents. Read More

Where to Get a Flu Shot for Less

Posted on 9/22/2014 12:09 EST

With flu season about to rear its ugly head, now is the time to line up for your annual flu shot. Peak time for flu in the United States generally falls in January or February but can erupt as early as October, and the vaccine takes two weeks to become activated in your body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone over the age of six months get a dose of the vaccine. This can be costly, especially if you don't have health insurance or your policy doesn't cover it. Read More

Weekly Update: Best Cheap Portable Chargers, Tips for Saving at Kohl's, and More

Posted on 9/19/2014 14:31 EST

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Is Shopping at Costco Worth the Membership Fee?

Posted on 9/19/2014 11:44 EST

Nowadays there are an endless number of ways to shop at a discount -- coupons, e-commerce, clearance racks, bargain stores, and membership clubs, just to name a few. Costco is one of the most popular warehouse clubs nationwide, but how does it stack up against the conventional retail competition? With our $55 membership and a shopping list in hand, Cheapism determined to find out. After comparing our shopping cart at Costco to comparable products found at Kohl's, Best Buy, Kroger, Staples, and Bed, Bath & Beyond, we calculated nearly $400 in savings on 19 items owing to our Costco club card. Shopping at Costco shaved 25 percent off the total bill elsewhere. Read More

Want Free Stuff? These Companies Will Send You Samples

Posted on 9/18/2014 11:51 EST

Who doesn't love a freebie? Whether it's a bite of food at Costco or a new product sample, anything that's free seems to taste, feel, look, and just "be" that much better. Companies also know that one of the best ways to build a customer base is to get folks to try their product. Read More

National Yoga Month: Where to Find Free and Cheap Classes

Posted on 9/17/2014 13:02 EST

With all the stresses of modern life, quiet, meditative movement seems like the perfect antidote. If you're stuck on how, exactly, to chill, here's a thought: September is National Yoga Month, making this the perfect time to start down the path toward cheap and easy relaxation. Read More

10 Tips and Tricks for Saving at Kohl's

Posted on 9/17/2014 11:59 EST

With school starting and the seasons changing, now is the time to start turning over your closet and getting the house ready for fall. This needn't be a costly endeavor, especially if you patronize the regular frugal haunts. The following tips and tricks can help maximize your savings when shopping at Kohl's. Read More

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