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Three Ways to Save on Monthly Expenses

StatePoint—Regardless of in­come, everyone is looking for ways to save money. From improving your home’s energy efficiency to savvy shopping, you can cut back on your day-to-day expenses and monthly bills, alike.

The discount experts at Dol­lar General are sharing some mon­ey saving tips to help reduce your monthly bills:

Utility Costs

One of the top 10 monthly ex­penses for a family is utility costs. You may be able to lower your elec­tric bills by frequently changing your air conditioning and heating system’s air filters. A dirty filter may cause your unit to work harder to heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer. A new HV/ AC unit can be expensive, but a new filter can cost as little as a dollar. By changing filters on a regular basis, you can help to keep your unit free from pollution and debris and per­form better overall.

Another way you can save on utility costs is to use LED light bulbs. A LED light bulb typically uses less energy than transitional incandes­cent light bulbs. Plus, over the life of a LED bulb, it may save over $130 in energy costs.

Health Care

Preventive health care can save you time off from work and doctor visit copays. Keep vitamins, miner­als, hand soap, disinfected wipes and disinfect sprays on hand to help prevent colds or flu. Remember to also use preventive medicines dur­ing allergy seasons.

Disinfecting wipes make it easy to clean commonly-touched house­hold items, such as door knobs, tel­ephones, refrigerator door handles and TV remotes. With disinfectant sprays, you can help protect your family from germs and freshen up your home.

Digital Coupons

Coupons can save money every day, but clipping them can be time consuming and, all too often, they are forgotten at home. Utilize dig­ital coupon programs to avoid the hassle. For example, Dollar General has a new Digital Coupon Program in which customers can sign up on­line or at check-out in stores, and then load relevant coupons to their profile for everything from grocer­ies and cleaning supplies to season­al items. Digital coupons are then automatically applied when eligible items are purchased.

Monthly expenses can often add up, but these simple tips may help you save on the items you pur­chase frequently.

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