Five Common Money ‘Saving’ Techniques That’s Costing You More

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In our effort to cut costs and find the best deal on consumer products in a time of sky-high gas prices and increased cost of living, certain common ‘saving’ methods prove to be harming more than helping our tight budgets. It’s natural to want to snag the best deal around, but sometimes these deals are masked into duping consumers to buy unnecessary items, which could end up costing us down the road. See if you fall victim to these five common ‘saving’ methods aren’t always worth the deal.

1. Falling for free promotions: The word ‘FREE’ is attractive to any consumer — who doesn’t love free stuff? — but falling for ‘free’ promotional giveaways isn’t always worth it. Stores use buy-one-get-one-free promotions or “free shipping” with a certain purchase amount to entice buyers into picking up items they didn’t plan on buying in the first place. Falling for ‘free’ gets us to spend money impulsively on items that aren’t budget for, and consequently, aren’t really worth the deal.

  • RainbowRay

    Also, never buy “dollar store pens” because they tend to have a life expectancy of about, oh let’s say, 20 minutes at the most and then you have to use another one–a wise lesson learned.

    They also “melt in your hand, not in your mouth” to quote a popular tv commericial that aired years ago.

    Sometimes you can find eco-friendly products if you LOOK AROUND (great for the environment and healthy environmental concepts to promote in young children like RainbowRay does).

    ORganically grown products can also be a find (on occasion I have paid for organically grown bannas that were CHEAPER then non-ogranically grown ones, but you reall have to look around. Farmers markest maybe a good idea, but you need to ask them if they organically grow their products).

    If you’re buying electronic products like TV’s or stereos and the like, why not consider companies that recycle their products (like Panasonic) for environmentl purposes ( i have a blue ray player stored somewhere–Rainbow Ray is NO LONGER AT HOME that I believe is a Panasonic brand and works very well).

    Just a few tips! As RainbowRay would say,l “Knowledge is power!” and “There is a need to read!”

    ?????? (Where is he Fiona my love??)


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