Frugal tips

Utilize Amazon Subscribe and Save For 15% Off Everything

Toilet paper, Kleenex, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, paper towels, gum, protein powder, Keurig coffee pods, water filters, dog food, cat food… the list goes on and on. We receive all these items for 15% off thanks to Amazon Subscribe and Save. Tell Amazon that you want toothpaste sent to your house every 3 months, and you’re done—you never have to worry about buying toothpaste again, and you get 15% off. Picture it: a life without spontaneous TP runs to Walmart.

Sweatcoin App- Get Paid To Walk

Nikayla and I love walking through nice neighborhoods to look at expensive houses. It gives us a chance to talk and dream and enjoy each other’s company. But more recently, it’s been a chance to make money. The SweatCoin app pays you to walk outside. After sharing your location with the app, the steps you take outside will be tracked in exchange for money! The more steps you take, the more money you earn. It’s just another incentive to get out and enjoy some fresh air every now and again. Download the free SweatCoin app and starting getting paid to walk! Related Post: Is Ebates Legit? An Honest Rakuten (Ebates) Review (plus hacks to make more money)

Read more about Sweatcoin (and all the money you’re about to make) in our full Sweatcoin Review. 

Lower Your Bills with Trim

Wall Street Journal studied the broadband bills of thousands of homes and found that low-income areas are charged more for internet [source]. The truth is that many of your bills — internet, cell phone, cable, even medical bills — can be negotiated. With no set price, these companies have the green light to milk their customers for every last cent without losing their business. It also gives you the right to negotiate your bills lower

Automatic Money for Shopping Online ($10 Sign Up Bonus)

Rakuten (formerly Ebates) gives you cash back for shopping at your favorite stores Here’s an example of how it works: Rakuten will tell you that you will earn 7% cash back if you buy something at Khol’s (see image below). After you make your purchase, Khole’s pays Rakuten for referring you to their store. Rakuten then shares some of that money (7% cash back) with you. With Rakuten, you get free cash back for doing the online shopping you were going to do anyway. Rakuten has more than 400+ online partners for you to shop at and earn free money. What’s more, you will earn a $10 Welcome Bonus after completing your first cash back purchase. It’s the easiest money you can make. Sign up for an Rakuten account here, and $10 will be added to your account after your first cash back purchase

Free Money at the Grocery Store ($20 Sign Up Bonus)

The moment Nikayla and I return home from the grocery store, we snap a pic of our receipt, and free money gets deposited into our Ibotta account. If you want to get paid to shop, you need the Ibotta app. And don’t worry, you won’t need to buy weird foods to earn money (that would defeat the purpose): just keep to your normal shopping habits, and Ibotta will give you money back for something in your grocery basket. Download Ibotta here—you’ll get a bonus $20 just for trying it out—and start making easy money grocery shopping. Looking for more info about Ibotta and why it’s by far the best app for earning easy cash back on groceries? Check out our Ibotta explainer video👇 Check out all of our Ibotta tips and tricks in our full review post.

Turn Your Debit Card into a Cash-Rewards Card! ($1+ Sign Up Bonus)

You know how a credit card works—receive 2% cashback on every purchase. But if you’re a die-hard debit card user, cashback perks aren’t available to you… Until now. Try the Dosh App! Connect your debit OR credit card to the app, use your card like normal, and the Dosh app will silently collect money automatically, just like a credit card! Here’s just a peek at the 1,000+ retailers you could be earning free month from: After a few months, open the app to see how much free money you’ve accumulated. It’s always a treat to find enough cash for a free Iced Caramel Macchiato in your account for doing absolutely nothing. What’s more, when you download Dosh with our link you’ll receive a $1 bonus just for linking your debit/credit card to the app! You can learn more about the Dosh App in our comprehensive Dosh App Review post.

PVC Drying Rack

Image from Happy Wanderers If you need a place to hang your clothes to dry outside your RV, building a simple PVC drying rack is the way to go. It’s lightweight, easy to set up, and it easily comes apart for compact storage.

Insulate with Reflectix

Image from RV Lifestyle You can buy Reflectix pretty affordably from almost any hardware store or online from Amazon and it’s great for insulating your camper. Just buy a roll, cut pieces to fit your windows and roof vents, and you’ll stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. There are some other neat ways to use Reflectix on the road as well. Check out these 5 tips.

Go Solar

Image from Outside Pursuits Although this one will take a bit of money and require more work to get set up, if you often camp in places without power hookups, it can be an investment that really pays off. Plus, living on solar power is pretty awesome! Before you take the leap on this major upgrade though, read these posts for more info:

  • RV Solar Panel Tips
  • Is Solar Power For Your RV Worth It?

Shower Caddy

Image from Cecilia the Shasta If you want to make campground shower-time as hassle-free as possible, making your own convenient shower caddy is super helpful. All you need is a lanyard and some travel squeeze bottles. Alternatively, you can buy a pre-made caddy here, but that’s not very DIY!