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These two pictures are just funny shots of me and my sister pretending to be millionaires. I think we pulled it off pretty well.
Okay, I know you're going to see the title and think I'm crazy... But seriously, you CAN SPLURGE even on a budget. 

Do you ever wonder how I am able to "Haul" so much? Because I am smart on how and where I spend my money.

Who? What? When? Where? How? I'll tell you!

These are some of my favorite ways to get what I want and not break the bank.

1- Ebates

Ebates is a great free website that gives you money back just for buying the things you already would buy online. There are  over 1,200 online stores who participate.

Just for signing up, you get a free $5 credit. If nothing else, sign up to receive $5.

Quarterly (four times a year) they mail you a "Big Fat Check" or simply credit your Paypal account. Or, if you are feeling extra gregarious they will donate 100% of your savings to your choice of charity. 

You can even get cash back on your travel, airline, Ebay, HSN, or Groupon purchases through Ebates!!! THAT'S SAVINGS ON TOP OF SAVINGS!!!

Are you or do you know a college student? SAVE MONEY ON YOUR TEXTBOOKS through Ebates.

Link to your favorite online retailers through the Ebates website when you do your online shopping, and receive a percentage of your purchase CASH BACK! 


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND START EARNING % OF WHAT YOU ALREADY SPEND PLUS  A $5 BONUS
2- Hautelook
 
When your style is haute couture and your budget is strip mall, you're going to need a way to cope. 

Hautelook has new sale events daily featuring your favorite high end brands for women, beauty, home, kids, men, and travel at up to 75% off. (sometimes even more)

"Each day at 8 AM Pacific, shop new sale events featuring the best names in women's and men's fashion and accessories, beauty, kids' apparel and toys, home décor, and travel getaways at up to 75% off. Membership is free and everyone is welcome! "

On Sunday nights they have super blowout sales that are soooo amazing. 


Click here to sign up so you always know whats on sale.
3- Ebay

Ebay? YES!!! Ebay is one of my most shopped from sites.

I browse Ebay daily, because it is constantly changing.

BUY VINTAGE? Look on Ebay for great deals on vintage and pre-owned clothes and shoes.

***SUPER SAVER TIP***
I buy mostly from wholesale and "free shipping" companies located in Asia. I get things for pennies on the dollar.  Of course this will not work if you are one of those people who only buy products produced in America.

But I don't want to deal with all that bidding!!!
Okay, then don't! When you search something, click "Buy it Now" and from "Lowest to Highest"

Be sure to check out my Ebay account where I will randomly sell things from time to time. CLICK HERE
4- Etsy

Love one of a kind pieces, but don't have three million dollars laying around? 

PROBLEM SOLVED! Visit Etsy, a site that I LOVE. 

Etsy is a  marketplace of handmade awesomeness. 

It is filled with so many hand made awesome, personalized, super cool, vintage, new wave, pop culture, indie, fantastic things. It will blow your mind. 

Visit my Etsy page for one of a kind handmade jewelry, and accessories at very very very very affordable prices. CLICK HERE TO SEE 
5- Online Coupon Codes

I don't ever online shop without one!!!

Usually companies will advertise their current promotional codes on their home pages. If you don't see one you like, below is a list of coupon websites I enjoy using. 

http://www.retailmenot.com/ 

http://www.couponcabin.com/?fromKey=online+coupon+codes&gclid=CI_a9JLJvK0CFUTc4AodYkxT_A&s_cid=100968


http://www.currentcodes.com/ 
6-Discount Stores

Whether you're looking for new or used, I'm sure there are many discount stores in your area.

Some of my favorite discount stores-
Marshalls, HomeGoods, Filene's Basement, T.J. Maxx, Ross, Big Lots etc...

Dont over look your local thrift shops, Buffalo Exchanges, and Salvation Army. i find some of my favorite things in these kinds of stores. 

Your really going to feel great about your shopping when you buy from clearance sections of discount stores. 
7- Couponing 
Although I do not coupon, I know Dianna has dabbled in it a little. 

COUPONING IS THE NEWEST TREND!!!

And although I have not jumped on the band wagon, I know someone who is practically pulling it! 

Meet Kathy Spencer! Kathy is the mother of an old friend of mine. She has truly mastered the art of couponing. 
Not only has she mastered it, but she even wrote a book on it. 

Kathy's book "How to Shop for Free" is available through her website,  Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores.

Along with the book, Kathy also teaches couponing classes, and runs a couponing website

"Like" her on Facebook HERE!

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW SHE DOES IT
1/9/2012 01:35:49 am

Great info and resources! Thanks for sharing :)

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1/9/2012 11:47:10 am

great tips I belong to many of those as well but don't shop on line much or spend money often

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