Whirli: Save on Saturday

I’m kicking off a new feature here, y’all. Every Saturday, I’ll post one tip you can use for saving money.

Money is tight around here, and I’m always looking for good deals. I know I’m not alone, so without further ado, my first suggestion:


Paperbackswap is a really cool way to get – and get rid of – books.

Registration is free. You use UPC codes to list the books (and they don’t have to be paperbacks, in spite of the site’s name) you’re willing to trade. After you list 10 books, you get enough credits to request your first two books, which are mailed to you at their owners’ expense.

You get an email when someone requests one of your books, and you can go to the site to print out a “wrapper” with your address and the recipient’s on it. You can even add money to the site so it will print out postage on your wrapper!

You wrap your book, stick it in the mailbox and when whoever requested it logs on and marks it received, you get another book credit you can use to request a book from someone else.

If no one is offering the book you want, you can add it to your wish list, and you’ll get an email if/when someone posts it.

So easy. And I don’t know about you, but I love getting stuff in the mailbox at the end of the day. Especially free stuff.

Check it out!

PaperBackSwap.com - Book Club to Swap, Trade & Exchange Books for Free.

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2 Responses to Whirli: Save on Saturday

  1. Heidi says:

    Great idea! Thanks for posting this, and I’ll be looking forward to hearing other money-saving tips in the future!

  2. abailey says:

    That sounds like a good system. What are you reading now that’s good? I’m always on the lookout for fun stuff to read.

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