Category: Useful Tips

How to Keep Visiting Family From Busting Your Food Budget

If your house is like mine you have family visit and it looks like a barren, tornado-ravaged wasteland all rolled into one. I love my family, I really do, but when they come to town it always feels like they eat us out of house and home. Instead of the normal and somewhat frugal lifestyle …

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3 Tips to Find the Best Deal on Holiday Flights

With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought it would be a great time to share information on finding the best deals for travel.  Over the years, our family has spread across multiple states. I’m always looking for the cheapest way to travel so that we can fit in the most visits possible within our budget. …

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Free Printable Mother’s Day Card

For those of you who may be in need of a Mother’s Day card today, we’ve got you covered. We’re offering a one-of-a-kind, ThreeThriftyGuys.com original. Just click on the link below and you can print out your card directly to your printer. Works on black and white or color and folds to a 4.25 x …

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How Much I Earned From My Secret Shopping Excursion

I’ve always dreamed of being a secret shopper. It’s the closest I’ll ever come to seeing my fantasy of being an undercover spy like Jason Bourne come to fruition. Going undercover to infiltrate foreign governments…going to Runza and checking restroom cleanliness…pretty similar right? Since I’ve recently upgraded to a smartphone (yes, the date on this …

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How Can I Lower My Xfinity Cable Bill?

I thought we would republish this post from several years ago, as it still has good information about how to lower your cable bill with Xfinity (formerly Comcast). I hope it helps! A couple of weeks ago we got a notice in the mail that our Xfinity cable bill was going up by about $50. …

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How I Quickly Settled an Unresolved Consumer Complaint

A couple of years ago, my wife went down to attend a family member’s wedding. She rented a vehicle from a company that we’ll affectionately refer to as “Not-Thrifty Rental” for the duration of this post (or NTR for short).   After the trip was over and I was going through some of the expenses, …

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3 Types of Hobbies

According to Wikipedia (just to flaunt my credibility from the start), a hobby is an “activity, interest, enthusiasm, or amateur pastime that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, typically done in one’s leisure time.”  I like how the definition implies that the activity is life-giving. Along with the definition, the site provides over 250 ideas …

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