Thursday, March 05, 2009

Blog offers savings strategies for rural shoppers

With most people facing tighter budgets, advice on how to pinch pennies abounds, but much of the advice is geared toward coupon clipping and price shopping, advice that is not necessarily applicable to rural resudents with a lack of shopping options. The blog Engineer a Debt Free Life is tailoring its advice to such folks in a five-part series, "25 ways to save money and bargain shop in small towns and rural areas."

The first two parts of the series have been published, suggesting strategies like signing up for, the program that allows retailers to donate a percentage of purchases made by a UPromise patron to be applied to college costs, or asking if local stores will price-match coupons from larger chains. (Read Part 1 and Part 2 of the series)

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