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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Carrie: We have saved so much money by making our own laundry and dishwasher detergent and it’s so easy. We have a front load washing machine so we needed the more expensive HE soap. This recipe works just as good. Homemade Laundry Detergent Ingredients :: 1 bar,…

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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Sarah: I am a big fan of thrift stores, especially Once Upon a Child. When we go shopping for my daughter’s birthday or Christmas, we hit up Once Upon a Child first. Many of their toys are in great condition. We will visit Toys R Us and…

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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Kiki: The average family of four goes out to eat twice a week. If they order four beverages a time it could cost over $16 a week. Now that doesn’t sound a lot but let’s do the math: Over a month $64 Over a year $832 By…

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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Nicole at Mom Saves Money: When you are driving your baby is looking at the back of a cloth seat which is not very exciting or stimulating. Make a simple collage of black and white pictures using free clip art from Microsoft Office. Slide it into a…

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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Joan: I enjoy attending our State Fair every year. One of my favorite exhibits to visit is in the Home and Family Arts Building. I love to stroll through the aisles of displays and see all the wonderful crafts and food exhibits so much I decided to…

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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Carrie: We use butter sticks but if you use margarine this would work too. Fold up your butter wrappers and put them in a plastic bag in the freezer. When you need to grease a pan, just take out a wrapper, open it up and wipe it…

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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Kat: Everyone knows it’s often cheaper to buy meat in large packs and separate them into smaller packages for freezing. However, this can cause problems when meat is recalled and you no longer have the original packaging. A friend just had to throw out several packages of…

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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Stephanie: Double or triple your recipes and freeze them. This works great for casseroles, chili and a lot of other things. This helps to save time and it’s great for a busy night. – – – – – – – – – – – – – –…

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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Sarah: I found a recipe for a homemade stain remover using things you probably already have around the house. I just started using this but I normally use stain remover.  Mix together the following ingredients: 2 cups, Water 1 cup, Peroxide 1 cup, Baking Soda I keep…

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The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Heather: Microwave popcorn can get expensive, especially if you eat it all of the time….like my family. My sister shared this great DIY recipe during our last visit. Here’s what you will need to make your own microwave popcorn: Large Jar Popcorn Kernels Brown Paper Lunch Bags…

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