Mighty Bargain Hunter

I enjoy talking about saving money, finding deals, living frugally, making money, and investing, in addition to talking about current events in the financial world, online and offline. I’ve published articles at this domain name since 2004 and have been blogging since May, 2005.

I also started and manage the Carnival of Debt Reduction, a weekly blog carnival that highlights posts on getting out of debt. Personal debt reduction progress reports and posts about reducing debt are what this carnival is all about!

Latest Posts from Mighty Bargain Hunter (page 2)

Rebate site review: DollarDig.com

I use cash-back rebate sites for my purchases whenever it makes sense. After getting a free account at these sites, it’s only 30 seconds or so to save a few bucks — or even lots of bucks! […]

Nine tricks for buying discounted gift cards safely

Buying discounted gift cards can be an easy way to spend a bit less. There are a number of websites that sell discounted gift cards, both physical and electronic. […]

Nine tricks for buying discounted gift cards safely

Buying discounted gift cards can be an easy way to spend a bit less. There are a number of websites that sell discounted gift cards, both physical and electronic. […]

Five items to stay powered up and warm

The winter weather in our area, like other places in the country, has been pretty bone-chilling the past few days.  Not nearly as bad as in the northeast, but still chilly. We learned the hard way a few years back that we weren’t quite prepared for a multi-day loss of power.  We had kind neighbors, and that got us through.  The experience motivated us to prepare a bit so that we could be the kind […]

Five items to stay powered up and warm

The winter weather in our area, like other places in the country, has been pretty bone-chilling the past few days.  Not nearly as bad as in the northeast, but still chilly. We learned the hard way a few years back that we weren’t quite prepared for a multi-day loss of power.  We had kind neighbors, and that got us through.  The experience motivated us to prepare a bit so that we could be the kind […]

If margins are thin, discounts are tough

Do you notice how some stores seem to have 50%-off sales a lot of the time?  Does this make you think that the regular prices are about 100% too high? Walmart and Amazon.com aren’t like this at all.  These two retailers are perhaps best known for their low prices.  To offer low prices every day, they have lots of efficiencies built into their business models, and very small profit margins. Some di […]

If margins are thin, discounts are tough

Do you notice how some stores seem to have 50%-off sales a lot of the time?  Does this make you think that the regular prices are about 100% too high? Walmart and Amazon.com aren’t like this at all.  These two retailers are perhaps best known for their low prices.  To offer low prices every day, they have lots of efficiencies built into their business models, and very small profit margins. Some di […]

Save money by talking through purchases, big and small

It’s a good idea to talk through big purchases (with your spouse, or with a knowledgeable friend) carefully before buying.  The bigger the purchase, the more discussion there should be.  You can save money and avoid costly mistakes with discussion. I learned a lesson recently about not doing this with a smaller purchase.  It cost me a couple of hours and $30.  Here’s what happened. Frozen chickens […]

A better metric for comparing products on Amazon

A few weeks ago, my PC of a number of years began warning me to replace my hard disk drive soon. That in itself is pretty cool. […]

A better metric for comparing products on Amazon

A few weeks ago, my PC of a number of years began warning me to replace my hard disk drive soon. That in itself is pretty cool. […]