This App Won’t Let You Forget Expiration Dates

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The other day, something truly infuriating happened. I was walking back to my car, which was parked in a parking lot, only to discover a red ticket on the dashboard. My inspection sticker had expired the day before and I had completely forgotten to get the sticker changed. If I had read about this app ... read more

5 Gifts You Can Make With Fabric Scraps

If you’re an avid sewer, then chances are you have assorted scraps of fabric just hanging around. Not sure what to do with them? Here are just some of the projects featured over at Frugal Living: Sew a Trick Wallet: this fun, magic item can make for a great unique gift using scraps of fabric ... read more

Uses for Old Tires?

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Tip Hero Anita Leonard writes: I have a pile of old tires, and I’d love to hear some ideas on what to do with them. They are very durable, but the chemicals make me not want to grow food in them. We have used them for erosion control, but that’s about the only useful thing ... read more

Secret Markdown Codes: Walmart, Costco & Target

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There’s a hidden markdown language used by popular retailers to communicate to employees what items are being discounted. I’ve put together a list of secret markdown codes at Walmart, Costco, and Target that only employees and insiders know. Pricing doesn’t always follow this format as retailers are constantly testing new prices but the following codes ... read more

Take a Free Trip to a National Park

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If you’re looking for some fun, free and Spring-y to do this weekend, you should probably head down to your local National Park. The U.S. National Park Service with be celebrating National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our natural heritage, starting on April 19th. And as a kickoff to the event, every national ... read more

What Are Some of Your Best Tips for Shopping Yard Sales?

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Spring is here, and with the nicer weather inevitably comes the springing up of yard and garage sales. Many people will be looking to clear their homes of their clutter. But we Tip Heroes know the potential of another man’s trash. When you’re out and about around yard sales, what are your best tips for ... read more

Tip Hero Staff’s Pick for Website of the Week: Wimdu

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If you’re traveling soon and looking to book accommodations that are arguably better and potentially cheaper than hotels, you’ll want to take a look at this week’s featured site of the week. It’s called Wimdu:                   Wimdu prides itself on helping people travel like locals or rent ... read more

Top Giveaways of the Week 4/14/14

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Here are some of the top giveaways and sweepstakes from around the web: $50 Target Gift Card $500 Walmart Gift Card Cuisinart 4-Cup Mini Food Processor   $2,250 Conoco or Sunoco Gift Card for Gas for a Year $1,500 Pottery Barn Kids Gift Card $4,448 Trip for 2 to New York City from Amtrak $500 ... read more

10 Tips for a Frugal, Fun and Unforgettable Easter

Easter is right around the corner and I’m once again looking forward to my Easter basket! Yes, I am a grown adult. No, I am not ashamed of my excitement. Easter, like any other holiday, is a time to cherish loved ones, create memories and enjoy traditions that you look forward to each year. Everyone ... read more