mikewinters00
Mike Winters
mikewinters00
Mike is a former newspaper reporter who writes about personal finance in New York. Have a personal finance question or topic you'd like to read about? Email mwinters@lifehacker.com
Oct 16
1

Keep in mind, using these apps means you are “saving money” by giving up your data. By using apps like BK or Tim Hortons, you are giving out a lot more as they also track your physical location via GPS. BK even tells you this by offering frequent geofenced deals. Read more

Oct 15
2

Dunkin Donuts is a good rewards program. 200 points ($20) is a free coffee of any size/type. Every time I buy coffee beans, I end up with a free drink. I am going to buy coffee anyways, why the hell not get free stuff (and priority over people actually waiting in line)

Oct 15
5

The deals on the Burger King app are absurd. You can get combos with two Whoppers, drinks and fries for $8, when ordering the same items off the menu would cost you close to $20. Or you can get a double cheeseburger, fries and a drink for $3. I would have killed for a $3 fast food meal option back in college, and that Read more

Oct 15
1

Jumping on the 1-ply toilet paper bandwagon here. A roll of 1-ply lasts me roughly twice as long as a roll of 2-ply. Even pulling more squares per use for “safety”. And I don’t find it any more (or less) irritating than the inexpensive 2-ply.

Someone who’s locked into the “cushy” brands may not be able to make the Read more

Oct 15
4

definitely one ply....its easier on the pipes and easier on the wallet...if you are in need of the cushy stuff, get more fiber in your diet

Oct 14
7

Tools. If you need a specialized tool for one-time use and can’t borrow it or rent it, then sure, cheap out. But if you are buying something you are going to use somewhat regularly, get decent tools. Read more

Oct 14
16

I’d add trash bags to the list. Having a bag blow out on the way to the dumpster once makes any amount extra worth it. And the nicer ones cost like an extra dollar fifty per 6 months.