AARP Launches On-Line Savings Challenge: Don’t Pay Full Price for Anything
“Ultimate Cheapskate” Jeff Yeager offers prizes and money-saving strategies in month-long series.
Oct. 10, 2011 - AARP has announced the launch of an on-line savings challenge encouraging web users to pay less than full
price for everything they buy in October.
Yeager, author of The Cheapskate Next Door and The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches, will lead participants in
discussions, tips and tactics, and weekly contests.
“We’re challenging users to get really creative and find ways to pay less than full price on everything they buy this
month,” said Yeager. “Of course, we’re not suggesting they short the mortgage or car payment, but on almost everything else, see if you can
get it cheaper, or even free.”
Strategies to save money on groceries, restaurants, fall and holiday shopping, well-timed sales, and more will be
discussed in editorial postings and on-line community forums. Topics will include:
● Using coupons wisely.
● Fixed expenses – are they really fixed?
● Finding real deals at outlet malls.
● Free stuff on the internet.
● Cheapskate etiquette.
Participants will be invited to share their best deals, and can win prizes in weekly contests. For example, in honor of
National Dessert Day on October 14, a prize will be awarded for the best thrifty-but-delicious dessert submission. After the challenge ends on
October 30, three overall winners will be rewarded for their participation, creativity, and savings.
“More and more today, smart shoppers are stretching their dollars, and learning that they can have fun being frugal,”
said Yeager. “By offering resources, a sense of community, and even a little extra incentive to save, the
AARP Savings Challenge can help.”