Looking for ways to save money in the Lubbock area? Trying to trim your budget? Are you wanting to cut your household’s monthly expenses? Are you a stay-at-home mom trying to save money? Here are a few money saving tips for Lubbock area moms and families.
Groupons is a fantastic way to find deals in Lubbock. You’ll save money on restaurants (for occasional date nights), family entertainment, car maintenance and more.. Visit their website here to sign up. You can also join the Facebook group here. You’ll be notified of great deals and savings.
Get the Lubbock Discount Card.
Another way to save money is through a discount card here. The card is free. You can save on restaurants, children’s piano lessons, car washes and much more.
Take advantage of free local activities for kids.
Lubbock has numerous free entertainment options for kids. One resource is the Texas Tech Museum. Admission to the museum is free, and they have free arts and crafts programs occasionally on Saturdays. Check out their website here and their Facebook group here to learn more.
Another option is to attend library story time. Your taxes pay for these programs – take advantage of them! Story time includes reading stories, a craft, and even a puppet show. Visit the city of Lubbock library website here for the schedule. They also host free events, such as an Easter egg hunt.
During the summer, one enriching opportunity for kids is Vacation Bible School. There are many wonderful churches that would be thrilled to teach your kids. Some to consider are Monterey Church of Christ, Greenlawn Church of Christ and Broadway Church of Christ. Call them at the beginning of the summer to learn the dates of their VBS programs.
And, of course, Lubbock has terrific playgrounds. Be sure to check out Legacy Play Village at Spur 327 and Brownfield Hwy. There’s also the Maxey Park playground at 30th and Nashville. For a complete listing of parks and playgrounds check out the city of Lubbock recreation website here. Also, read “Great Places to Take a Walk in Lubbock, Texas”
Shop at the thrift stores.
Lubbock has numerous thrift and consignment stores. One of the best is Saver’s, located at 2015 50th Street. There are several on East 34th street such as Goodwill and Repeat Boutique. Also, check out Once Upon a Child on 50th street, across from Sugar Brown’s coffee shop. You can find quality children’s clothing and toys at extremely low prices.
Check out the consignment and garage sales.
Another great way to save money in Lubbock is through consignment and garage/yard sales. One consignment sale is Cradles to Crayons, held twice a year. Check out their website here for complete details on the next event. And, of course, you can find some amazing deals on local garage sales, held mostly in the Spring, Summer and Fall. The Lubbock AJ is the best resource on garage sales.
Choose community center classes over pricey programs.
Want your little one to learn ballet, art or basketball? Don’t want to be stuck with an high bill? Consider enrolling your child in classes at local community centers. Kids from ages three and up can enroll in programs such as music, dance, t-ball, lego robotics and much more. The fees are very reasonable. They even have Mommy and Me programs for younger children. Check out the city of Lubbock Parks & Rec website here for complete information. (Click on the “activity guide” for course listings.)
Join frugal living message boards.
You’ll find lots of tips on frugal living forums. Read ” Frugal Living Forums for Frugal Moms” for links. You can get some great hints on using coupons, cutting your grocery bill and much more.
Buy coupons online.
The Lubbock Avalanche Journal is a wonderful newspaper. However, if you cannot afford it, but want the coupons, purchase coupons online instead. Read “Buy Coupons Online: Save Money, Time, and Cut Your Grocery Bill” for more details.
Get free samples online.
If you have extra time, request free samples online. You can find samples of everything from shampoo to baby food. Read this article for helpful websites. Also, check out “Freebies, Freebies and More Freebies: Where to Find Freebies Online.”
These are just a few tips on how to save money and cut household expenses. Looking for more advice for Lubbock families? Read “Things for School Age Kids to do in Lubbock” and “15 Things for Kids Under 5 to do in Lubbock.” Also, check out “10 Summer Day Camps and Classes for Kids in Lubbock.” Happy Parenting!