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Money and Pinterest: Shopping Tips and Ways to Save

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money-and-pinterestIf you’re looking for one more reason to go on Pinterest and shop smarter, then good morning, Sunshine.

Now is the time to learn how to pin with a purpose to spend less and keep it all organized on a pin board.

If you struggle to find the time to organize all your money saving tips and lack motivation and time to even try.

Don’t let your wallet suffer any longer.

Store it all in picture heaven.

How to Turn Pinterest into a Shopping Haven

I confess. I’m addicted to Pinterest. It was love at first sight. I’ll find any reason to escape to my visual pin board oasis. Pinning anything that’s visually appealing somehow gives that little short term jolt of dopamine we all need here and there.

Pinterest has been growing by leaps and bounds. If you don’t have a Pinterest account, I’m sure by now, you at least know what it is. Many people seek it out for inspiration when they’re looking to freshen up decor, get crafty, or feel the urge to bake. Just know, there is more to Pinterest than cupcakes, crafts, and DIY projects. It’s a great place to shop,spend less, and house all of your money saving tips for future reference.

More specifically, here’s exactly how other Pin lovers use it:


1.Photo shop ’til you drop.

Cynthia Sanchez of Oh So Pinteresting believes the sky is the limit when it comes to Pinterest. Cynthia is a sought-after speaker and coach that helps business owners navigate Pinterest and maximize the benefits the virtual pin board platform has to offer to score traffic, leads, and sales. She often gives workshops or consults one-on-one with clients to identify what works best for their field or industry. I asked Cynthia to give one small tip to help people get started. She explained that “beautiful photos are vital when it comes to showcasing your work and presenting yourself as a business on Pinterest. When using photos, they need to be of good quality and communicate your message well to stand out from the rest.”

One of her own boards gives photography tips and tricks. Cynthia understand that it’s a basic step when it comes to showcasing yourself on Pinterest. Cynthia even showed our readers how Pinterest can maximize your savings if you’re in the market for a camera. She explains how to comparison shop using Pinterest to do so. If you’d like a detailed description, you can read more about it here.


2. Stretch your food dollars.

Laura Fuentes, owner of Momables believes cooking is king when it comes to saving money on food. She is a perimeter shopper that prides herself on making meals from whole foods. She spends roughly $150 a week to feed her family of 5 and even shops organic. She reaps savings by avoiding the center of the grocery store. She doesn’t buy boxed cereals or snacks which tend to be pricey. This frees up room in her food budget.  She shares her insights and recipes on her blog and Pinterest boards. She categorizes them nicely by breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and more.


3. Gifts galore.

Kendal Perez of HassleFreeSavings.com believes “Pinterest is also a great source to finding alternative  places to purchase gifts. For example, I pinned a beautiful watercolor of a pitbull as a gift idea, then ended up buying the print from the Etsy store at which it was being sold for $35. I haven’t found anything like it and the price was definitely right for my budget. Later, I commissioned a custom portrait from the same artist as a gift for my husband. It’s a keepsake. I never would have owned had it not been for Pinterest.” Even if you aren’t ready to purchase right now, it can take the edge off of a well needed shop therapy fix. Sleep on it and let the ideas marinate a bit.


4. Tip Storage

We use certain money saving tips more often than others. At times, I need a refresher of what items go on sale at different times of the year. I hate it when I miss the window for say a mattress or other big ticket item that goes on sale.  I don’t want to pay full price so I find myself waiting a whole year. I decided to set up a board exclusively for money saving tips. This way I can quickly reference a tip that I may otherwise forget.


If you can’t get enough  of these tips. Here are five more ways to save on Pinterest.

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