CHICAGO (CBS) — You may be spending a lot of money on things you don’t really need.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker shows you how some little changes can lead to big savings.READ MORE: City Was Warned About Thousands of Corroding Light Poles But Failed to Fix Many, CBS 2 Investigation Finds
‘Tis that time when keyboard clicks turn into holiday gifts. That $99 Amazon Prime membership offers free shipping, but…
“With most online retailers if your order is more than $25 then you’re getting free shipping anyway,” says Kevin Brasler, Executive Editor of Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook magazine.
Prime may be worth it if you take advantage of all the other perks like books, music and videos.
For about $100 investment you could get rid of the monthly rental fee on your cable bill.
“Buy your own wireless router or modem,” suggests Brasler.READ MORE: Neighbors Alarmed After Rash Of Robberies In Lakeview; Police Patrols Increased Along Southport Avenue
Patty Dyjak did it.
“We saved probably only $20 or $30 but it was still $20 or $30 bucks,” she says.
And, look closely at that care tag in your clothes.
Only take them to the cleaners if it says Dry Clean Only.
“If it just says dry clean, well that’s a suggestion,” says Brasler.
Hand wash it instead.MORE NEWS: Alsip Woman Still Fighting For Change To Rules After Getting Snow Route Ticket, Despite No Sign About It
It could really pay to take a look at those tags. People who use dry cleaners pay $500 to $1,500 a year on the service.