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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

September 22nd Daily Deals: Technology & Entertainment Deals

Posted on 9/22/2014 12:36 EST

This week's picks for top technology & entertainment deals are a Kindle Fire tablet, Google Chromecast media player, and an XBox Live Gold card. 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

How to Buy a Little Black Dress on a Budget

Posted on 9/16/2014 11:57 EST

The little black dress debuted in Vogue magazine in 1926, courtesy of fashion designer Coco Chanel, and over time the LBD became the go-to outfit for women of all sizes and ages. And while there's no shortage of high-end pickings, shoppers on a budget will find an abundance of cheap little black dresses that can be upscaled (or not) for any occasion. Read More

10 Ways to Fend Off Colds and Flu

Posted on 9/15/2014 12:24 EST

No one is immune during cold and flu season. Winter weather is a breeding ground for germs that pass from person to person with ease. Coming down with "something" may require a pricey trip to the doctor or a small fortune spent on medications. Rather than giving in to what seems like the inevitable, boost your immunity and stay healthy by following these painless and cheap tips. Read More

Weekly Update: Best Cheap Juicers, Sell Your Old iPhone, and More

Posted on 9/12/2014 11:04 EST

Getting back into the school-year groove yet? Parents can plan cheap school lunches without skimping on nutrition or taste. Kick-start your health routine with a low-cost juicer, an at-home facial, and some budget-friendly beauty tips. With Apple's big iPhone announcement this week, time is running short to sell your old phone before prices drop drastically. If you're headed to a big city, consider staying outside the center to save some big bucks. Read More

How Much Can Travelers Save by Staying Outside City Centers?

Posted on 9/11/2014 12:30 EST

Small business owners know the value of saving a buck. Cutting costs here and there means more funds to invest in the business. Travel expenses, whether for a conference or an important meeting, provide fertile ground for cost reductions. Going beyond the obvious "enroll in a frequent flyer program," we focused on lodging as an underappreciated source of savings for small business travelers. Read More

5 Ways to Save on School Lunches

Posted on 9/10/2014 12:00 EST

Now that the school year has finally started, you're no doubt facing the school lunch dilemma. You know, the one that goes something like this: the easy but costly and possibly unhealthy option of letting the kids buy lunch at school or the more complicated but cheaper and healthier option of packing school lunches every day yourself. Read More

Is It Too Late to Sell Your Old iPhone?

Posted on 9/10/2014 10:51 EST

For iPhone owners who plan to upgrade to the latest edition after Apple's Sept. 9 media event, time is running out to start looking at where and how to sell their current phones. Experts familiar with the resale market warn that the value of a current iPhones drops dramatically in the weeks following the latest model's release (sometimes in the weeks prior to the release as well). Anyone who wishes to upgrade to the iPhone 5s or 5c, on the other hand, need only bide their time to get a bargain. Read More

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