I’m going to highlight 11 money-saving tips in 11 days from Coupons.com, my favorite source of printable coupons. Kim Danger is the Family Savings Expert for Coupons.com and she has written these 11 money-saving tips to help you cut costs in your household and save up to $10,000 a year. I know that sounds like a huge amount of money to save, but it’s the little expenses that really add-up and have a big impact on your budget. Here is the first money-saving tip from Kim Danger:

Rethink Entertainment
“Read more. Swap magazines with a friend. Create a queue using library holds and interlibrary loans. This works for books, CDs, audiotapes and other media too. You’ll get a steady stream of new selections each week and it won’t cost you a penny. When you do buy new books and DVDs look for sales, coupons, and other discounts. Amazon’s marketplace is a great source for gently used books. Consider buying previously viewed movies (which typically cost 50% of the original price). When you’re through with books and DVDs, consider swapping them. The Mommysavers Bartering Board allows members to trade without money changing hands and has a special section just for book trades. By saving $50 a month, you’ll come out $600 richer at the end of the year.”
Total Savings: $600 per year
-Kim Danger, Family Savings Expert for Coupons.com

More Frugal Entertainment from Freebies 4 Mom
The “Entertainment” category of your budget is the easiest one to trim back on. I believe that you should be getting most of your Entertainment for FREE and here are a few easy ways to do that:

Free Magazines – request free samples and digital issues, read Freebies 4 Mom for the hottest new free magazines available.

Free Books
– download free digital books, request free books, and maximize your use of your local library as your best free resource for books

Free Movies – watch them for free on your computer and play the daily sweeps because many offer free movie tickets that are easy to win (check out how I used my free movie tickets for “Mommy’s Movie Time”)

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Featured Coupon from Coupons.com

Save $1.00 on Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites
There are tons of cereal coupons out there but I look for cereal coupons that are at least $1.00 off of one box. Then I wait for a sale (new cereals like this are often promoted using sale prices) and use my coupon when that cereal is on sale. My boys love Frosted Mini-Wheats so I know they’ll love the Little Bites cereal too. Don’t forget that you should be able to print this coupon twice!

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