50 ways to save in 2012

Jaime over at Busy Mom on the Go has a post on “50 ways to save in 2012.


There are some really good ideas on the list. Here are a few I do and really find it helps our budget,

Don’t buy kids clothes new. Even adult clothes can be purchased on consignment, but kids outgrow their clothes so fast. I use Thred up for my sons clothes and have been very happy with this group. 

Use credit cards with care – if (and only if) you are disciplined enough to pay off your credit card each month use credit cards to your advantage and build cash-back points. We use our 1 credit card throughout the year, always paying it off each month in full and then at the end of the year we turn in our reward points for cash back and usually end up receiving $200-300 back and we never paid a dime in interest or fees! In our household this is the only way we use credit. We really need to look into getting rewards points for cash back.

Buy a $5 rotisserie chicken (at Costco or Sam’s Club) use the meat for dinner and then use the skin and bones as a base for a great broth. If you don’t need the broth right away you can freeze it for later use.  I usually purchase whole chickens on sale and use a spice rub on them. But if you are short on time or need something quick for dinner a great idea.

So if you like these idea do go on over to Busy Mom on the go and check out the others.


2 thoughts on “50 ways to save in 2012”

  1. Jaime @ Busy Mom on the Go

    Thank you so much!! I am so glad that you found some of these tips helpful!! Brenda and I have done a lot with ThredUp – great call mentioning it!!

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