Win a $50 Amazon gift card! Submit your military money saving tip

Update 6 (4/25): We just heard back from the winner! Congrats to Lauren Roman!

Update 5 (4/25):  We emailed the winner again since we had not heard back yet. Please check your email now to see if you are the winner!

Update 4 (4/17): We have selected and reached out to a new winner since we had not heard back in the 10 day period stated in the rules. Follow our tweets (@BeFrugal) for more updates & check your email to see if you won!

Update 3 (4/12): We are still waiting to hear back from the winner. They got 3 emails from us so far. Please check to see if you won!

Update 2 (4/5):  The lucky winner has been contacted by email. We will announce their name when we hear back. A new contest will be coming up soon!  Watch our Facebook page for news on a new giveaway!

Update 1 (4/5):  Thank you all for entering and sharing your advice! The contest is now closed. We are selecting one winner at random. Follow our tweets (@BeFrugal) for more updates.

We are thrilled to have BeFrugal.com founder Jon Lal on Army Wife Talk Radio to discuss how military families can save money.

To help military families and show our appreciation, we are giving away a $50 Amazon gift card.

Enter to win on BeFrugal's Facebook page using the Military Money Saving Tip Contest tab. Just leave your best advice for members of the military and their families to save money. Helpful tip: Be sure you "Like" BeFrugal on Facebook!

Hurry to enter! The contest ends 4/4 at midnight. Good luck!

Rules

Entry: One entry will be counted per person, email address and Facebook account. To enter, one must “Like” BeFrugal on Facebook, share a tip and supply their email address. By providing an email address, a free BeFrugal account will be created for participants so they can save money and earn Cash Back when shopping at more than 2000  online stores.  The free BeFrugal account and email subscription can be cancelled at any time.

Eligibility: Must be 18 or older to enter, and a US Resident. Void where prohibited by law.

Winner selection: One winner will be selected at random on 4/5/2012 from all entries made between 4/2/2012 and 4/4/2012.

Claiming prize: We will send an email to the winner. Winner must respond within 10 days, or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Prize: $50 Amazon gift card.

If you can't wait for all the tips, you can save right now with BeFrugal! Shop through BeFrugal to get Cash Back and coupons for 2000+ stores.  There is a $10 Sign Up Bonus for new free accounts. Sign up today!

You can listen to the recorded radio show to get all of our tips here. Also, read this blog post for a recap of the advice shared Monday on Army Wife Network Talk Radio.

9 thoughts on “Win a $50 Amazon gift card! Submit your military money saving tip”

  1. We always ask for our military discount - just this weekend we saved 10% off our plants at Lowes. You NEVER know unless you ask.

    Our biggest savings as a military family is the COMMISSARY. Use coupons to cover the surcharge and more and you're consistently getting groceries way below retail.

  2. Go to the commissary website every ten days for updated sales online and compare with your coupons and remember that you can use usually a military and manfacturer coupon and the sales items are way below the name brand stores. Also diapers for example, u can use the coupons on the item which are designated only for military at the PX and use your manufacturer and save a ton! Don't forget the case lot sales too! So worth it!

  3. CONSIGNMENT SHOPS!!! Consignment shops, coupons and a barter system with friends is a great way to save. Especially when it comes to kids clothes, make friends with other moms and dads and then trade off clothing and keep passing around those hand me downs that have a lot of life left in them. Most consignment shops only sell decent items and it's a great way to save. Yard sales are the same concept and you can always do the same thing with your old items and make some of the money back that you spend. :)

  4. We regularly use bookoo.com (an online yard sales site for military bases worldwide) to buy and sell practically everything. This site is very useful especially when you are new to a base and need certain items, or when you are getting ready to move to a new base and need to cut back on the things you are shipping. It's an easy way to sell things, especially baby items, etc. without dealing with the contracts and fees of a thrift store.

  5. I don't know if I shoud write this kind of embarrasing, but my husband calls it "dumpster diving" when we lived in Germany we use to drive around post the night before trash day and find items people were throwing away. We would take them home clean them up and than take it to the thrift store on post and make money. Honestly we use to bring home on average around $100 extra a month doing this!

  6. ALWAYS pay off the full statement amount on your credit card and take advantage of the perks like Discover rewards cashback. It's basically free money! Credit cards don't count on you always paying off your statement, so take advantage of them! :)

  7. On Tuesdays, papa johns has 50 % off for military and chick-fila has 25% off for military.

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