Life may be good and you're able to pay the bills just fine but it's always a good idea to save money on luxuries and even everyday things.
1. Back of the receipts
In the back of most restaurant receipts, there are links you can go to and do a mini survey. It takes less than 5 minutes and you get a meal for less than $4 most of the time. Burger King gave away a whopper for doing one survey.
2. Thrift shop
Goodwill is my go-to but there are so many mini thrift stores out there. I will never pay more than $5 for a shirt and neither should you. People donate movies, books, and antiques that are more than worth the prices they're set. They have styles for all ages and eras.
For those with a little more free time, it's always cheaper to make something yourself than to buy it in stores. Save up to buy a sewing kit, cloth, and buttons. In the long run, it will be less expensive to create clothes and literally anything. (Youtube it)
4. Perks of jobs
Ask your manager for perks of the job. Every job has these whether they are small or big. Any help is useful. I work at a Dunkin Donuts and some of my perks are free food and beverages. When the hurricane shut down the power last year, we were able to get ice from the location.
5. Do research
Best prices. If getting two is cheaper than one, buy two because chances are you'll want another later. Check for sales and look into more sites. Ask profession opinions when it comes to technology. Read reviews and ratings. Always do your research in general, not just for saving money.
6. Save your change
It may not seem like much when it's just 40 cents but over time it will add up and you can use it to refill your water gallons or buy a small treat at your nearby Dollar Tree. A small amount of change can go a long way.
Believe it or not, you do save a good amount with coupons. You can find them in the newspaper, online, apps, and even in your local library. There's some for food and house products. There's even some for pet care such as dog food and cat litter.