All You Savings Stars dish on easy ways to save money
"Dining out with the kids? Price-check the menu. Sometimes a full kid's meal is more expensive than ordering something à la
--Tracie Fobes, pennypinchinmom.com
"Often you face a decision between an item with a coupon and a similar item in a different size without a coupon. Use a calculator
to figure the cost per ounce and ensure you're getting the better deal."
--Toni Anderson, thehappyhousewife.com
"Line a string of white Christmas lights on top of your cabinets and you have mood lighting for your kitchen. It's frugal,
and it looks fabulous at night."
--Karen Rodriguez, savingthefamilymoney.com
"We like to decorate for Christmas the weekend before Black Friday. It gets us in the mood for the holiday season but leaves
Thanksgiving weekend open for deal seeking!"
--Melissa Jennings and Shelley King, stockpilingmoms.com
"Sometimes you can find discounted memberships at Costco, near the front of the store by the gift cards. I recently picked
up a two-year membership to 24 Hour Fitness that works out to be a little more than $15 per month. That's less than what I
would have paid if I went directly through 24 Hour."
--Jennie Sanford, bargainblessings.com
"Here's a little-known fact: You can use a coupon on a trial-size item if the coupon's language doesn't restrict it. Many
times you can get trial items free with the coupon."
--Briana Carter, bargainbriana.com