For Fugal Video Gamer…. Why buy when you can rent all kinds of video games

videogame

Now I wish I had known about renting video games when companies first started this great concept. Gamefly.com is similar to Netflix. You can rent games, they mail it to you and you can keep for as long as you want. You can even buy the game if you choose to keep it.

I can’t tell you how many times we have bought a game for the family and it’s been a dud. When you are paying around $50 for games, you think it should be pretty fun right? Not the case all the time. So for you who want to check it out before you buy…..

SOLUTION: gamefly.com is one option among many. I am going to check it out. Seems like a pretty good deal.

Mother of Multiples? Save big on clothes, equipment and so on

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Now I got this idea from a friend of mine who is a MOM (Mother of Multiples) wink, you know who you are. She found this event when the boys were very little and she goes to these gatherings twice a year. It is a buy/swap meet for twins, triplets and so on. Now how great is that! Now I am a fan of consignment stores. But when can you EVER find anything for twins in those places? If you are a MOM, go check out your local MOM chapters or whatever orangizations similar and hit those swap meets up! I am sure you can find some great stuff.

  • Semi-annual used clothing and equipment sales where only members can sell their children’s clothes, toys, furniture, and equipment. Members also get to shop at the sales before the public is admitted. Make money and find great bargains!

How can I afford braces for the kids?

Have you had the talk with the dentist that your kido needs braces some day? It’s one of those expenses that you put in the back of your head but you know that bill is soon to come. I promise, they are not cheap and the way I put it to my daughter is that with all the work and silver going in her mouth, she could have a car (ok a used one) but a car to say the least.

BEFORE YOUR CHILD GETS BRACES, CHECK YOUR POLICY FOR A POSSIBLE WAITING PERIOD. Yes, a waiting period. I was surprised to learn this. Also see what portion is covered if any at all. Dental policies can be a disappoinment when you see what little is actually available with orthdontic coverage. Our dental plan was no help in this arena. I had to pay straight out of pocket.

SOLUTION: After going to a private Orthodontist, the bad news of no coverage sent me to look for an alternative. I searched for dental schools in the area. Now I know this is the web and if you don’t live in Colorado, you will have to explore schools in your area. For me, I found the School of Dental Medicine at the University  of Colorado. They have a Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Graduate Program.

Savings over $2,000

A female mouth with braces.
A female mouth with braces. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Craiglist – there is stuff out there for free!

My first blog is about Craigslist. I am a fan of Craigslist being it has been a gold mine for me in the past. Short story….. I had a landscaper rip me off a few years ago. I then found that during Spring/Summer, people are always doing renovations on their yards/homes.

I found tons of free plants and materials to replenish what my backyard was missing. It took a few years to do the job, however, it was FREE. Yes, free! Just go under the “free” or “wanted” section and post what you are looking for.

I love Gel Nail Polish but do not like the salon price

English: red nails
English: red nails (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love to get my nails done but hate to pay salon prices. Since I don’t do acrylic anymore, I wear my nails natural length and paint them often. I LOVE Gel nail polish but I hate the high price. The great thing is gel last for weeks (depending on how hard you are on them).

SOLUTION: I went on ebay and bought my own supplies. I found that the sellers out of Asia seem to have the most to choose from. I did make sure that the seller had a good feedback and had been in business for some time. I was able to buy a light, my gel base coat, color and top coat at a very reasonable price.

Go to youtube and look up how to apply gel nail polish. It’s that simple. There are tutorials out there that will teach you how to do it yourself.

You don’t need to buy a new ink cartridge for that printer

Epson L300 printer
Epson L300 printer (Photo credit: audiovisualjunkie)

How many times have you had to buy a new cartridge for your printer? Stop there and search the internet. I found that you can buy reusable cartridges and refill them time and time again with your own ink. Ok, they claim the manufacturer has better qualitiy. However, if you are going to use your printer for simple projects on regular paper then use something less expensive. I bought a refill kit and it worked for my Epson Printer. It took some tweeking but it worked great and I saved money. My refill kit was approx $35-45 off ebay. For 1 of each cartridge black, yellow, blue and red, I paid $45 alone.

SOLUTION: Try this website to see if your printer is listed. They give detailed instructions on how to refill a cartridge for your printer.
http://www.refillinstructions.com/