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If you need to save money now, this list of 35 simple ways to save can help you get on the right track!

Sure you can use coupons and save some extra money (through focused couponing, nothing extreme). But there are many additional ways you can save now for Christmas. Here are 35 great tips shared from the fabulous Savings Lifestyle community!

  1. Save by Trading DVD’s Instead of Buying
  2. Cheap and Healthy Way to Make Your Own Mulling Spices
  3. Watch Your Driving Habits to Save on Gas
  4. Forget Extreme Couponing: Make Coupons Work For You!
  5. Take Military Showers to Save Money
  6. Save on Trash Bags
  7. Use Cold Water for Laundry
  8. How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
  9. Do a Travel Size Coupon Trip
  10. Ways to Save on Meat Purchases
  11. How to Make Disposable Razors Last Longer
  12. Lower Your Gas and Electric Bill
  13. Saving Money on Hand Soap
  14. Tips to Save Money on Hospital Bills
  15. Save on Cable Costs
  16. Make Your Own Frequently Used Store Bought Items
  17. Cut Cost On Dryer Sheets
  18. Plug In Less, Save More
  19. Itemize Tax Deductions and Pay Less Taxes!
  20. Freeze Blueberries and Save
  21. Join Airline Frequent Flier Programs
  22. Call Hotels Directly to Save on Travel Expenses
  23. Save Cash from Rebates
  24. Use an FSA to Reduce Your Federal Income Taxes
  25. Save on Haircuts
  26. Free Date Night!
  27. Ways to Reduce Your Cell Phone Bill {and charges}
  28. Saving on Doggie Pill Pockets {Recipe}
  29. Keep Easy Snacks in the Car with a “Snack Bucket”
  30. Save on Dry Cleaning Costs
  31. How to Save on Family Passes
  32. How to Cut Wedding Invitation Costs
  33. Sell Items You No Longer Need
  34. Using Misspelled Words to Save More
  35. DIY Microwave Popcorn ~ Cheaper and Healthy

There are literally hundreds more ways to save money we share everyday in our Everyday Savings Tips series. Check out all of them and get inspired to save your Christmas fund now!

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I'd love to hear your tips and suggestions for saving more for Christmas expenses! Submit your best savings tip specific to Christmas and Holiday Savings on the Everyday Savings Tips form. You'll be entered to win the $50 cash price each week too!

About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.


  1. Deborah N on August 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I actually tried #14 today. I was planning on paying my bill off in full today, but I decided to try the tip and ask for a discount. They gave me a 20% discount! Thank you so much for sharing these tips!! : D

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