My savings tip for today is to find a cheaper way to get the things you want. Some people believe that living frugally means you must do without those little things you enjoy. For me that is magazines. I admit that I am addicted. I currently subscribe to 50+ magazines. The good news for my budget is that I pay nothing for most of them and do not pay full price for any of them. That deal you are offered in those "renew now" mailings is not really a deal. I get free magazines from deals others share on blogs such as The Thrifty Mama. I get some free from survey sites. I order discounted magazines from Publication Station or Best Deal Magazines. One of my current favorite places to get free magazines is through My Coke Rewards. Most people cannot be bothered with entering the codes, but I get a good portion of my magazine subscription through this promotion.
This is my first giveaway, and I am excited. The prize is a year's subscription to one magazine of your choice from the following: Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, or Redbook. The contest will run through Monday, April 6. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 7. To enter, leave a comment with a money saving tip and either a link to your blog or your e-mail address so I can contact you. The randomly chosen winner will have 48 hours to contact me with a mailing address and choice of magazine or an alternate winner will be chosen. Good luck!