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The Best Time to Buy Everything at its Lowest Price

I used to think that saving money by seasonal shopping was grocery shopping at farmer’s markets in the summer, buying pumpkins in the fall, and not something I could not do the six months out of the year where nothing grows locally during the winter.   It wasn’t until I wrote a monthly What Goes On Sale and What to Buy on Clearance series that I realized I couldn’t have been more wrong.   I learned that almost everything from food to household goods to cars has a time of the year where it goes on sale because: There is a seasonal abundance (like fresh produce) The store has some of  last season's stock left in storage and wants to make room for the current season There is on end of season clearance to make room for next season’s goods on the store shelves There is a sale due to a celebrating an industry month (such as National Craft Month, National Camping Month, national holidays,etc.) There is a mega

21 Shopping Hacks You Need to Know to Save Money!

Even though the calendar says we have one more month of summer left, it's time to think about Back to School shopping.

Sad face.

Or you might want to take advantage of the summer clearance and back to school sales to save a little cash on what you want or need. There's no shame in that.

Or it's a Tuesday and you need to buy food.


Either way, in one form or another you're going to go to the store to buy something and want to get the best return on investment for your hard earned dollar. I can help you with that. I put together some of my favorite Ninja Bargain Shopping tips, tricks, and hacks to help you save money on what you need or want without blowing a hole in your budget. 


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 1. How to Know You are Saving the Most Money: Find and Compare the Unit Price - This is the one thing you are not doing that will save you the most money!


 2. 12 Things I Do Not Buy -  Sometimes saving money is not about what you buy on sale but what you don’t buy at all.





3. 16 Money Saving Zulily Shopping Hacks -  So much so that I bought the majority of last year’s Christmas gifts from Zulily and saved up to 75% off the regular price AND I finished my shopping before December!

4.  Six Tips for Saving Money When Bulk Buying and Buying in Bulk

5. How to Buy in Bulk and Save Money Without a Warehouse Club Membership

6. 17 Things to Buy at the Dollar Store by the Case

7.  6 Hidden Grocery Budget Busters 



13. Christmas Shopping Tips that Save Time and Money

14. How to Shop Seasonally and Save Money when Nothing is Growing Locally

15. Extreme Couponing and Stockpiling: What it is and What it Isn’t

16. Shopping Loyalty Club Card Organizer



Now I always have my store cards with me when I forget to use them.

17. How Busy People Extreme Coupon for Healthy Food

18. 6 Thrift and Shopping Scores!

19. Make a (Cute) No Solicitors Sign



This sign probably saves me more money than I realize.

20. Habitat Restore Treasure Hunt

21. Save Travel Time and Money with a Zero Waste Road Trip - by concentrating on reducing our trash, we accidentally saved money. Yay us!


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