I’ve known Kyle from Rather Be Shopping for years. In the world of coupon codes, he’s one of the good guys. While he and I were coupon competitors, we’ve always been pretty friendly with each other. It’s a tough shark-filled pool out there on the Internet, so you’ve gotta help each other out when you can!
Last week, Kyle asked if I’d like to take part in a big group blog project themed around “Your Best Money Saving Tip for Spring.” There’s over 25 blogs participating, as we all share our own personal tips for saving money this spring.
The biggest tip I can offer right off the bat is to enter the mega $500 March Cash Giveaway put together by RatherBeShopping.com! Details at the end of this post on that one, but don’t jump ahead just yet. I’ve put together a list of ways you and your family can enjoy the Spring without breaking the bank!
Saving Money on Spring Activities
With spring just around the corner, the warm weather’s sure to follow. Although here in NY it’s been a rather wacky winter weather-wise. Last Friday we probably got over 10 inches of snow, while now it’s currently sunny and over 50 degrees out.
Warm weather means you and the kids can finally get up off the couch, vacuum up the cheetos, and get your butts outside! There are plenty of great activities to do outdoors, many of them inexpensive or that magical four-letter word: free. Here’s some suggestions to get you going!
Back to Nature – Hit the hiking trails! Find a local park and head out on a fun nature walk or hike. Even if there’s snow on the ground, it should be warm enough out to follow the blazes and wind your way through the woods. Unless your area charges for parking, this is one way to get back in touch with nature without spending a dime!
Be Crafty – Craft fairs are a ton of fun, even if you don’t end up buying anything. Walk around and go shopping the old fashioned way. Window shopping is a blast, especially when you’re looking at all sorts of unique items. If you’re artistically talented yourself, consider getting a table to sell your own crafts!
Garage Sales – As the weather heats up, so do all the neighborhood yard and tag sales. You can save some mega bucks by hitting up local garage sales. Yes, it’s used merchandise, but unlike buying on eBay, you can actually inspect the goods first hand. Plus, you don’t have to pay for shipping!
Join a Charity Walk – Tons of charities are always getting together and raising money via all sorts of walk-a-thons. They’re a great way to spend some time with your family, while raising money for a good cause!
Start a Garden Co-Op – Growing your own vegetables is certainly a fantastic way to save money (and eat healthier!). But you’re usually stuck with dozens of extra cucumbers and hundreds of tomatoes in the end. So team up with a neighbor or two. It’ll save you money on the initial expense, and you can all share in the workload!
How do you plan on saving money this spring?
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