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Fall Into the AARP Savings Challenge

Posted By Jeff Yeager On October 1, 2012 @ 12:46 pm In Money Talk | Comments Disabled

savings challenge for tara [1]Today’s a big day for me and all of my frugal friends in the Savings Challenge group [2] here at AARP.org. In fact, it’s even more exciting for a cheapskate like me than triple-coupon day at the supermarket!

We’re kicking off a special “Fall Into Savings Challenge [3].” Each week during the month of October, we’ll be running a weekly contest picking your brains about your best tips, stories, and advice for saving money. After the Savings Challenge [4] ends on Oct. 28, 2012, we’ll be selecting three overall winners, with the top prize winner receiving a gift card worth $2,000!

See also: How to enter the Savings Challenge. [5]

This week the “Check Your Bills Challenge” asks you to carefully look through your monthly bills and account statements – for your utilities, credit cards, bank and investment statements, etc. – and see if you can’t find some errors or other creative ways to reduce those expenses. Maybe there’s a service fee you can get waived, a charge posted to your account in error, or some other discrepancy or questionable item you’ve been meaning to contact a service provider about but have never found the time.

Post your story to the “Check Your Bills Challenge [6]” by Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

So pay extra close attention to your bills and account statements this week, and you might win the Week 1 “Check Your Bills” Savings Challenge. Good luck and stay cheap!

Join [7] the Savings Challenge group on AARP.org, share your tips, and set a savings goal on the green savings tracker [8]. Your savings tips could win you a prize. Read our contest rules [9].

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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/savings-challenge-for-tara6.jpeg

[2] Savings Challenge group: http://www.aarp.org/online-community/groups/index.action?slPage=showDiscussion&slGroupKey=Group21902&slForumDiscussionKey=Cat%3AprivateForum%3A44e3a034-595c-4314-a988-b0fea6859ec7%40D%7C9%3B10%7CCommGroupGroup21902%7C&slShowNewDiscussion=false

[3] Fall Into Savings Challenge: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-09-2012/take-the-fall-savings-challenge.html

[4] Savings Challenge: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/savings_challenge/

[5] See also: How to enter the Savings Challenge.: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-04-2011/savings-challenge-get-started.html

[6] Check Your Bills Challenge: http://www.aarp.org/online-community/groups/index.action?slPage=showDiscussionPost&slGroupKey=Group21902&slForumPostKey=Cat%3AprivateForum%3A44e3a034-595c-4314-a988-b0fea6859ec7%40D%7C9%3B10%7CCommGroupGroup21902%7CDiscussion%3A82f9539b-c9b2-4a99-a87b-e0989a5dd552&onPage=1

[7] Join: http://www.aarp.org/online-community/groups/index.action?slGroupKey=Group21902&slPage=overview

[8] savings tracker: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-03-2011/savings-challenge-tracker.html

[9] contest rules: http://www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-09-2010/savings_challenge_rules.html

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