Stretching Your Dollar... Simple Savings

By Maureen O'Boyle - bio | email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)  –   As a reporter, I am always looking for ideas on how to help you save money.  The other day, while waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store, I did what I always do, flipped through the magazines.  Usually I resist spending the four or five dollars, but I couldn't put down the October issue of Real Simple.

The magazine dedicates this month's issue to hundreds of ideas on how to save.  The magazine found 103 places where you can save, places you might not have thought to look.

As you know, plastic shopping bags are taking a toll on our environment.  But Real Simple's October issue lists the stores that are offering you money saving incentives if you ditch the plastic for clothe shopping bags.

If you dread another birthday, Real Simple gives you several reasons to celebrate.  The magazine found 13 stores and restaurants that give birthday babies more than cake to enjoy.

The editors of Real Simple have included a list of fabulous freebies on things from delicious free Godiva Chocolate, to free business cards.

The magazine will cost you five dollars on newsstands, but you can find some of the deals on the magazine's web site.  Click on the link below for the article on getting great stuff for free.

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