Spring Into Savings With These Money Saving Tips

 

Spring into Savings with these Money Saving TipsI love March!  How could you not? March means Spring Break. It means NCAA March Madness. Best of all, March means that the cold, long, dreary days of winter are numbered and spring is almost upon us.

 

I’ve always found that the start of a new season is a great time to take stock in your life. In terms of our financial life, it provides a chance for reflection, and an opportunity for us to look for ways in which we can do better. Now that March is upon us, here are some money saving tips that you can use to sturdy your financial ship and help you reach your goals this spring and beyond.

Money Saving Tips for Spring

Coupons

Have you been taking advantage of all the discounts that manufacturers offer? Why not try clipping some coupons this spring? You can find great deals on everything from groceries and restaurants to car washes and movie tickets. These days, you don’t even have to pay for a Sunday newspaper. There are plenty of websites online that provide coupons for their readers. Simply go to these websites to print your online coupons, or even download them to your smartphone. With technology like this, coupon shopping has never been easier.

 

Open the Windows

Guess what! The cold is almost gone…and so are those pesky wintertime heat bills. As the weather gets warmer, instead of turning on the air conditioning, open up those windows. Breathe in the scent of the fresh spring air while keeping your house cool at the same time!

 

Plant a Garden

Are you tired of paying an arm and a leg for fresh vegetables at the grocery store? Are the store-bought vegetables that you buy lacking in flavor? Take care of both of these problems by planting your own garden. All it takes is a little water and some tender loving care. We have tried to make this a priority ourselves over the last few years, but – alas – we have yet to succeed. Maybe we can motivate each other to do better this year!

 

Get Out of the Gym

For those of us who live in cold weather climates, the winter makes it difficult for us to exercise in the great outdoors. Now that the frost has broken, ditch the gym membership (and those ridiculous payments) in favor of exercising outdoors. The scenery is much prettier to look at, the air is much cleaner to breathe, and the best part is that it is free.

 

Ride Your Bike

Gasoline prices continue to rise, and as the spring and summer holidays get nearer, they will only continue to go up. Instead of driving a block or two to the grocery store, why not walk or ride your bike. You’ll get some great exercise, and you’ll save money. Better yet, you’ll be doing a little bit to save the environment as well.

 

There you have it, some great money saving tips that you can adopt for your family this spring! In order to give you a bit of a head start, we’ve teamed up with a number of other bloggers in order to bring you a $500.00 giveaway! To start, subscribe to our RSS feed. Then, sign up for the giveaway by completing the form below. Be sure to visit our co-host as well in order to gain more entries! You can also enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card by becoming a Club Thrifty VIP Club Insider here. So, what are you waiting for! Sign up now!

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Happy to be co-hosting with you guys again! Definitely ready for Spring/Summer. Biggest thing for us is lower heating bills…that was the one “shockingly high” expense of having a home we discovered this past winter.

  2. says

    Great ideas. I was just talking to a co-worker earlier today about how I would love to plant a garden, but we do a few camping trips in the summer, and vegetables tend not to like getting ignored for that long, so it probably isn’t going to happen just yet. Yesterday it was 65 here, which was a nice reminder that spring is coming eventually :)

  3. says

    Good ideas one and all. Spring comes early to our part of Texas, but I did see frost out there this morning! Love the extra daylight now at the end of the day.

  4. Brian says

    Saturday and Sunday we went on a couple nice little runs and it was great! The good news for us is out little guy loves these runs too and his little legs were pumping like crazy in his stroller encouraging us to keep going!

    Too bad yesterday was a tease and we might get some snow tomorrow!

  5. says

    I love opening the windows and we were able to do so yesterday. It was so nice here. We also just found a new greenway trail that they opened near our home. We plan on getting out with our bikes and taking it for a ride.

  6. says

    You guys are content-creating juggernauts! I can barely keep up! We’re planting our own victory garden this spring, both for the financial and health benefits, but also to help educate our kids about getting their hands dirty and growing things.

    I sold my car last year and ride my bike, walk, or run back and forth to work and I’ve saved a ton of cash that way; this is cash we’ve used to eliminate debt and build assets. Plus, I admit that I like being human powered during every possible weather condition!

    Spring also means spring cleaning and gathering up all your unnecessary “stuff” and selling it or giving it away. We’re getting ready to do just that and then apply the proceeds to something positive!

  7. says

    It was so nice this weekend to finally turn off the heat and use some of the nice fresh outdoor to circulate throughout our house. Feels like spring is almost here. It was nice to get out and get fresh air too, it works wonders for feeling rejuvenated and our kids get out and run around to tire themselves out.

  8. says

    Great tips! I started the seeds for the garden 2 weeks ago in fact I posted a blog post this morning with all my tips and photos! I love gardening flowers and vegetables because it not only reminds me of home it gets me out of the house and doing something I’m passionate about! Cheers

  9. says

    We ditched both of our gym memberships and created a very modest home gym. It has been one of the greatest things that we have done. We save a ton of money each month and we can work out in the convenience of our own home.

  10. says

    Winter has been holding on with a tight grip, so right now, spring seems very far away. But when spring does arrive, I`ve been thinking of growing some vegetables outside. We have a tiny space outside, where the sun shines a lot, so it might just work! I`m still sticking to the gym, because icy roads isn`t the best way to exercise, but I`ll probably freeze my gym membership during summer.

  11. says

    Sigh…I really need to ride my bike more often to the beach. I just know I get there quicker with the car. lol! I think it’s a good idea to at least look at everything in your financial world at least once a quarter to examine how things are (of course you just read my post and know I do this every damn day). I love those days too where you can open all the doors and windows and let the warm breeze in. Yes, even in Cali we get excited by this! :)

  12. says

    I always say I’m goint to start a garden, but only plant one thing and then some critter seems to eat it, and I turn into Bill Murray from Caddyshack. I’ve heard bell peppers are easy, so that might be my attempt this year.

  13. says

    I hope in the future we have a backyard to have a garden, but for now I’m trying out some herbs since fresh ones are so pricey. Great tips!

  14. says

    Kiddo and I went for a nice long walk today, it was great!! I’m sick of the treadmill. I can’t wait to see the spring flowers bloom on our walks, our bulbs are starting to poke out of the ground so just a few more weeks!

  15. Justin@TheFrugalPath says

    Cabin fever has hit here too. On Friday we went upnorth and the weather was nice. It was great to get out of the house for a few hours. Now I can’t wait to get my hands dirty.
    Thanks for co-hosting the giveaway as well.

  16. says

    I’m all about the garden! I started getting the beds ready this last weekend and hope to have some raised bed ready by next week. I’m also big about raising the windows and getting some fresh air into the house. So much so that in the past, I’ve looked into seeing if there was a way that I could “modify” our hose ducting so that when the temperature was right, the system would just suck in fresh air from outside (Luckily, I never quite got to the point of trying to do that).

  17. says

    I would hold off on cancelling the gym membership just yet. You should check with your employer what options they may provide for your or reimburse. The company I work for actually pays for my gym membership year round. I also get an allowance for food that is organic or sustainably produced. A friend of mine who works for the city gets an allowance to buy a certain amount of new clothes for the office on a monthly basis. A small but growing number of companies are putting their money and effort into these initiatives and it is as simple as asking what the policies and allowances are.

  18. says

    I was planning to get out of my gym subscription to save some money, these are useful that I could apply on, like planting my own vegetable garden so that I won’t have to get in the car and go to the grocery to buy those things.

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