I like to save money and I am sure you do too. I also like to be generous and unselfish so I am talking about saving money from businesses but sometimes I feel sorry for a small business owner and just try to give them some business. I still like to save money and have my ways of doing this and I am sure you do too. I will list some of my favorite and best and hope you will too.
My favorite is my Amazon account which I share with a friend and I get free shipping, fast delivery, and some great prices. I became an Amazon member to buy books and now I buy books, coffee, creamers and a whole lot more. I save time and money. I like that. I do second-hand books usually and I buy second-hand products in other places. I love things getting delivered to my door, it is like sending myself a gift.
I bought a second-hand car for myself which was half the price of an economy new car and I have ridden in luxury for five years and did no repairs. I would never buy a new car. I bought the perfect car for me with creamy white leather and many safety features, and it looked and felt like a new car. I also bought my grandson a used car still under warranty for half the price of a new one which my grandson was thrilled to get and he picked it out himself. When you buy a cheaper car, taxes, and insurance are also cheaper so that is also good. Buying my used car was totally thrilling for me and a new one would not have been in any better for me.
With the internet, we can get all kinds of coupons and promotions for restaurants and hotels and save a lot of money. We can study the menu at home and make a better choice than when we are with others and the waiter is hovering over us. We also can spend our time enjoying ourselves and being social. Sometimes, I think they rush you on purpose.When I talk about saving money, I am not talking about depriving yourself. Naturally the less we buy, the more money we will keep. I am just talking about saving on what you buy though, some things we buy could cause health problems and we haven't done ourselves any favors like going out to eat, for example.
I found a website today that has ideas, products, and travel for women over 60, so I found very inexpensive trips to cities around the world which is one thing I like to do. The internet can save us a whole lot of money and the more we use the internet the greater value we get. I almost never go to movies, and I subscribe to three streaming services. I had a total of five friends and family on one account that was only $9.99 a month which is about the price on one movie with popcorn. I bought one product online which was cheaper than in the store, but I don't know how common that is but it is trending in that direction.
I have hit the major ones for me and even though I like quality and have epicurean taste, I save money and rarely compromise on quality nor do I fail to get what I really want. After we satisfy our basic needs, everything else is just to make us happy and happiness is an individual thing and I try never to spend money for the wrong reason like keeping up with the neighbors. I just wanted to start this discussion and am anxious to hear your bargain secrets.