Ok, aside from the random financial and money saving tips you'll find here, there are other awesome money saving websites out there as well. So I created a list of 31 websites that will save you money. I recommend following all of these sites, however even if you follow just ONE site from this list, you will find yourself saving money!
This list is in alphabetical order. A few of the sites have a local focus, and that is noted in the description.
31 Websites that Will Save You Money
$5 Dinners - With weekly meal plans and every recipe able to be made with ingredients costing $5 or less, this is a great site to follow if you're working on both cooking at home and reducing your grocery budget.
Amazon - This one is here not just because their prices are extremely competitive. The review system on Amazon is one of the most used on the net, so when I am looking for opinions on a product, I always check the reviews on Amazon. You have to weed out the weird ones, but many people will give you crucial information about a product (that wasn't in the description) that will swing your decision one way or the other.
Coupons.com (Print all coupons.com coupon right from this site! Click HERE! - Print grocery coupons at home to be used anywhere manufacturer's coupons are accepted. You can print 2 of each coupon you see there. Browse the widget below to see over 150 coupons available to print.
Craigslist - Whether you are looking for a specific product or just need someone to haul away some junk, Craigslist is a great way to find goods and services for cheap! Take a look at my How to Sell on Craigslist post which shares tips for buying as well.
Credit Sesame - Keeping tabs on your credit score is a good idea. Make sure your report doesn't have errors that are causing you to pay higher interest rates. Sign up for Credit Sesame and get a free report and credit monitoring.
Discount Mags - Please please please don't ever pay regular price for magazine subscriptions. On top of the already discounted prices, use code lookbeforespending to save 20% more on most mags. Look into magazines like Parents, Women's Day and beauty magazines, which sometimes even contain coupons!
DIY or Not - See if doing something yourself is really worth it. Compare DIY and average contractor costs for hundreds of home projects. They also include helpful links (when possible) to sites that will assist with the DIY process.
Facebook - Follow your favorite brands and keep up on their pages for special offers and coupons. Many brands are releasing exclusive coupons and specials on their Facebook pages.
Gazelle - This is a great site to sell your old electronics. If you're someone who likes to upgrade regularly, get familiar with this site and you'll be able to recoup some of the value of your old devices.
Get Out of Debt Guy - Specifically, his debt calculator (which is linked). While you do get results for debt consolidation services, you can also see results for how much interest you would pay if you pay the minimum payment. Seeing those interest numbers will make anyone want to pay more than the minimum!
Get Rich Slowly - Loads and loads of personal finance advice. Most posts are written by guest posters or staff writers, but if you're looking to surround yourself with information about being smart with your money, this is a great site to keep bookmarked.
Groupon - If you regularly go out to eat or do fun things in your area, you should stalk Groupon for deals. You can easily save 50% on meals, golf and other experiences with Groupon deals. If you use it on things you already would have spent the money on, it's a great money saver. When you start buying extra things on Groupon, it starts becoming a money pit.
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Hey It's Free - Because why pay for things? Follow this site and you'll see how easy it really is to get free stuff! Recent posts tell you how to get free magazines, cough syrup and a greeting card.
I Heart the Mart - Honestly, who doesn't shop at Walmart? If you're trying to pinch pennies, you definitely should be shopping there! Paul is a Walmart genius. He spends more time in Walmart than anyone else would ever want to. But he does it for you. Every time a new coupon is released into the world, Paul checks to see if that item is at Walmart and if it is, he'll share that coupon on his site and tell you how to use it best at Walmart. The amount of 100% free items I have gotten from Walmart due to following this site is absurd.
Instructables - Similar to Lifehacker, this site will tell you how to make things yourself (many times with things you already have), thus saving you money vs. buying stuff.
Kayak - Out of all of the sites out there to find you deals on hotels, flights and other traveling needs, this one is the best. I always get the most results for my search and the lowest prices. Tip: if you are only using this (or similar sites) for hotel rooms, call the hotel directly and ask them to beat the rate. Most of the time they will.
Kroger Krazy - Covering every single deal at the nation's largest is a lofty goal, but no one comes closer than Katie. If you shop at Kroger and don't check this website religiously, you are throwing money away.
Lifehacker - Don't spend money on fixing stuff or replacing broken things before checking this site. Fix or make them yourself. Lifehacker can help.
Mashup Mom - Covering practically every grocery store in existence in the Chicago area, Rachel's site is a must follow if you live in or around Chicago. She also covers nationally available deals at the 3 major drugstores (CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens) and tons of Amazon deals. You'll find about 20 new deals every day! She even shares her own spectacular shopping trips and breaks them down so you can easily follow suit and save a ton of money yourself!
Mint.com - A great website that will help keep your finances in order. You can link all of your accounts in one place and better manage your money. Having everything organized will help you avoid late or missed payments.
MyLitter - If you're in the Houston, TX area, this is a great site for you. Tiffany covers Kroger, Giant Eagle, HED, Publix and several other grocery stores in addition to providing awesome frugal living tips and recipes several times per week.
MyMoney.gov - There's loads of information on this site. My favorite part is their section for "Life Events" which points you toward helpful articles and government assistance programs relating to your needs.
Nerd Wallet - Search for and find the best credit card, checking account and savings account for your needs. Find the credit card(s) with the best rewards plans and lowest fees. Similarly, find the bank accounts with the highest interest rates and lowest fees. I am a proponent of using a credit card responsibly, so why not get the most rewards out of it that you can!
Pandora - Free radio! What more could you want. So you have to sit through a 30-second commercial every 6-8 songs or so. It's better than buying $1.29 songs like it's going out of style.
Southern Cali Saver - You can pretty much guess the area that this blog focuses on. Posting deals from all major grocers in Southern California, Josie helps thousands of women and even some men in the Los Angeles/San Diego area save hundreds of dollars each month on their grocery bills. She even posts the best deals for all 3 major national drugstores every week in addition to some great online retail deals, frugal living tips and recipes as well.
ThredUp - If you have kids or are a fashionable woman, this site is great. You can get gently used (sometimes new!) name brand clothing for pennies on the dollar. They are constantly getting new stuff in to keep your wardrobe up-to-date! Plus, if you sign up here and share your link with friends and family, you get $10 for each person who signs up and makes a purchase!
Totally Target - Everything you want to know about saving money at Target. Coupons, online deals, weekly ad mathchups and more. Matchups are where she takes the weekly ad and matches all of the sale items with current coupons out and puts them all in one blog post. In other words: she does the hard work for you.
Trulia - Quickly find real estate listings that have recently reduced their prices. This means the sellers are willing to wheel and deal and could mean a big savings for you.
WiFi Free Spot - find places that offer free wi-fi internet in your area.
Woot - If shopping is your favorite pastime, Woot was made for you. With a different deal every day in each of its 8 major categories including sport, wine and kids, Woot makes saving money easy and fun!
So there you have it! 31 websites that are out to save you money! As I said at the top, following any one of these sites will certainly help you save money, but following a lot of them will really make a difference in your spending and you entire mind-set about personal finance!
What are some of your favorite sites to help save you money?