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Secret ways to save money

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If you are frugal, you can spend a lot of time trying to find ways to save money.  You can clip coupons, scan the newspaper for sale alerts or let your fingers do the surfing.  There are a lot of secret ways to save on the web, you just have to know where to look.

Heather Mann of Tampa is a married mother of three who works full time.  She says she is always trying to figure out "how can we do the most with what we have.  How can we stretch it the farthest?"

Mann is a huge fan of Amazon.com and Amazon prime in particular.  An Amazon prime membership is $79 a year but Mann says it comes with some great benefits and in her opinion, is worth every penny.

"You get access to free two day shipping on a whole bunch of items" says Mann.  You also get instant streaming of movies and access to free Kindle books.

If you're a college student, an Amazon Prime membership will only cost you $39 a year.  And since Mann's husband has gone back to school, Chegg.com is another of her favorite Websites.

"Textbooks are super expensive" says Mann. But on Chegg.com you can rent them for a fraction of the full price.

Her husband likes youtube.com.  He isn't there for the viral videos but the free instructional ones that teach how to fix just about anything.  "He's replaced the garbage disposal. He's done work on our dishwasher.  He put a new fan in the truck.  Things that he never knew how to do before."

Bradsdeals.com is a Website that puts all the best daily deals on the web and puts them in one place. You can also find printable coupons and coupon codes there.

And if like to shop on line and free money sounds good, you might want to sign up at ebates.com. The membership is free.  Anytime you shop online, if you remember to click to the store through the ebates Website, you get a percentage of what you spend back in the form of a big fat check quarterly.

 

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