If you don't know what tea tree oil is, or are an extra-terrestrial new to this planet, let me briefly explain: Tea tree oil is an essential oil that can replace certain skin care products (like you might find at ULTA), cleaning and home products of all kinds, and even some over-the-counter medications. Tea tree oil's stock is on the rise — in fact, at this rate, it's safe to say that tea tree oil is the new kale. (But don't eat it or use it for cooking: It's an essential
Written By:Megan Koester2.06.15Look at you, sitting on the IKEA futon you didn't buy off Craigslist, reading this via a WiFi connection you're not stealing from your upstairs neighbor. Tsk, tsk. What are you, the Queen of England? Stop acting like you're richer than you are! (Note: If you actually are the Queen of England, my apologies. And can I borrow $2 million?)If you're not me, chances are you're spending way more on necessities than you should. I'm sorry,
It really should be no secret anymore that advertisers love splitting us up into smaller, easier-to-market-to groups. And most of the time when they do, we end up spending more for the same product. The plus side to this though is that once we've peeled back this marketing matrix and seen it for what it is, often we can learn to cut our spending by bending our gender while shopping. Here are just a few examples of every day products that have a clear, but also easy to overcome gender bias.Shaving:For
Last week, we gave you the chance to win a $50 Life is Good gift card. Congratulations to Savings.com user RihannonRowland! I've sent you an email with all the details, but if you
haven't received a note by next Tuesday (the 19th), send me a shout-out
This week, we're helping you get some color back in your life. Incidentally, I was just discussing suntans at lunch with a coworker earlier today. It's mid-June in Southern California, and I still look like a ghost that escaped from Halloween. I'm headed home to Arizona for the 4th of July, and am already dreading pictures next to my younger sister, who looks like she's spent the last few months poolside.
If you're big on saving money (and hey, you wouldn't be reading this blog if you weren't), you're probably a regular viewer of TLC's Extreme Couponing. We're fascinated with the show as well and have written a number of posts about the realities of extreme couponing, extreme couponing fraud and lawsuits and the backlash that's resulted from the show.
We've also posted about the beneficial aspect of the extreme couponing trend: the charitable giving that many of these couponers do with their bounty of products obtained at deep discount. It should be noted that the TV show is purposely "extreme" (as its name suggests) and these shopping hauls of 200 cups of yogurt and 87 tubes of toothpaste costing a mere 27 cents are not everyday occurrences. But you can achieve significant savings on groceries, personal care items and other household staples by employing some savvy strategies.
We've rounded up a list of 45 extreme couponing tips from our Savings.com DealPros to help you save money:
This week we cover the debt ceiling debate (because it won't go away), the NFL lockout, relieving stress, financial challenges faced by women, better food labels, dubious product labels, and a dog that doesn't do a very good dog paddle.