Since 2001, Simple Saving members have been receiving a fabulous monthly newsletter. Each newsletter includes our very best from that month including:

Each month we announce the winners of the Hidden Gems, members blog, vault and forum, this could also be your chance to win some $$ or a year’s Vault Membership for FREE!

We are very excited to have our US site up and running and you will have your own newsletter archives before you know it! The following archived newsletters may not be US based, but they still hold lots of useful and relevant information. So take a peek, simply click on the month you wish to view.

Enjoy and prosper!


December 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Mother's Pride
  2. January is Screen Time Month!
  3. Hidden Gems Competition Winner
  4. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  5. Lin's Garden Diary
  6. Best of the Vault: Rediscover Family Fun
  7. Best of the Forum: Switch it Off!
  8. Cooking with Mimi: Almond Crusted Chicken Schnitzels
    and Choc Mint Rolled-Up Pav
  9. Penny's Blog: Happy New Year!
  10. Homeopathy Corner: I Thought I Was a Goner
  11. From Last Month: An Overabundance of Hankies
  12. This Month's Help Request: Healthy Lunchbox Options
  13. Savings Story: My $50 Christmas!
  14. So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye :-D
Click here for the December 2011 newsletter.
November 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Santa's Little Helper
  2. December is Old Fashioned Fun Month!
  3. Great Aussie Street Party!
  4. $21 Challenge: Order Quick for Christmas!
  5. Best Members' Blog: This Month's Winner
  6. Lin's Garden Diary
  7. Best of the Vault: Funds-Free Fun
  8. Best of the Forum: The Good Old Days
  9. Cooking with Mimi: Stamped Salt Dough Ornaments & Microwave Celebration Toffee
  10. Penny's Blog: Real Life, Real Fun
  11. Homeopathy Corner: Rheumatoid Arthritis - Lauren's Story
  12. From Last Month: Unique Christmas Gifts
  13. This Month's Help Request: An Overabundance of Hankies
  14. So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye :-D
Click here for the November 2011 newsletter.
October 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: No Jacket Required?
  2. November is Nude Food Month!
  3. Great Aussie Street Party
  4. Hidden Gems Competition Winner
  5. Best Members' Blog: This Month's Winner
  6. Lin's Garden Diary
  7. Best of the Vault: The 3 R's
  8. Best of the Forum: Nude Food is Just the Beginning!
  9. Cooking with Mimi: Berry Yummy Muesli Balls and Nude Lasagne
  10. Penny's Blog: A Song to Get Me Home
  11. From Last Month: Help Me Conquer My Shopping Bag Mountain!
  12. This Month's Help Request: Unique Christmas Gifts
  13. Savings Story: Satisfaction Guaranteed!
  14. So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye :-D
Click here for the October 2011 newsletter.
September 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Everybody's Talking
  2. October is Christmas Challenge Month!
  3. Last Month's Competition: Calling All Cleaning Sceptics!
  4. Hidden Gems Competition Winner
  5. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  6. NEW! Lin's Garden Diary
  7. Best of the Vault: Xpensive Xmas?
  8. Best of the Forum: Festive Season Just Around the Corner
  9. Cooking with Mimi: Iced Tea and Continental Picnic Loaf
  10. Penny's Blog: That's What Friends Are For
  11. From Last Month: Life on the Move
  12. This Month's Help Request: Help Me Conquer My Shopping Bag Mountain!
  13. Savings Story: Eat Your Heart Out Imelda!
  14. So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye :-D
Click here for the September 2011 newsletter.
August 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Elbow Grease
  2. September is Spick and Span Month!
  3. This Month's Competition: Calling All Cleaning Sceptics!
  4. Hidden Gems Competition Winner
  5. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  6. Best of the Forum: A Cleaning Frenzy
  7. Best of the Vault: Squeaky Clean
  8. Cooking with Mimi: Kidney Bean Kievs and Lemony Tuna Salad
  9. Penny's Blog: Everyday Triumphs
  10. Homeopathy Corner: Specialist?
  11. From Last Month: Old Fashioned Floor Polish
  12. This Month's Help Request: Life on the Move
  13. Savings Story: Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain!
Click here for the August 2011 newsletter.
July 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Going Bananas
  2. August is Free Food Month!
  3. Last Month's Competition: One Good Turn
  4. Hidden Gems Competition Winner
  5. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  6. Best of the Forum: Your Garden's Bounty
  7. Best of the Vault: Home-grown Produce
  8. Cooking with Mimi: Zucchini with Zing
  9. Penny's Blog: Social Whirl
  10. Homeopathy Corner: Fixing Fingers
  11. From Last Month: Washing Coming Out of My Ears!
  12. This Month's Help Request: Old Fashioned Floor Polish
  13. Savings Story: From Pipe Dream to Reality
Click here for the July 2011 newsletter.
June 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: The Kindness of Strangers
  2. July is Volunteer Month!
  3. Last Month's Competition: The Dog Ate My Dinner...
  4. This Month's Competition: One Good Turn
  5. Hidden Gems Competition Winner
  6. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  7. Best of the Forum: Lending a Hand
  8. Best of the Vault: Helping Others and Yourself
  9. Cooking with Mimi: Black Forest Slice
  10. Penny's Blog: Legging it for Louis
  11. Homeopathy Corner: But Wart, There's More!
  12. From Last Month: Home-Made Dairy Products
  13. This Month's Help Request: Washing Coming Out of My Ears!
  14. Savings Story: Life Lessons
Click here for the June 2011 newsletter.
May 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: No Dinner Zone?
  2. June is Double Dinners Month
  3. Do-do-do the Double Dinner!
  4. Competition: The Dog Ate My Dinner...
  5. Hidden Gems Competition Winner
  6. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  7. Best of the Forum: Quick Frozen Delights
  8. Best of the Vault: Dinner Lifesavers
  9. $21 Challenge Update
  10. Cooking with Mimi: Kitchen Magic
  11. Penny's Blog: My Indulgence For Today
  12. Homeopathy Corner: Autism
  13. From Last Month: Sweet Treats for Diabetics
  14. This Month's Help Request: Home Made Dairy Products
  15. Savings Story: Priceless Baby Nursery for $1.25
Click here for the May 2011 newsletter.
April 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Frugal Fatigue
  2. May is 50c Indulgence Month!
  3. Hidden Gems Competition Winners
  4. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  5. Best of the Forum: Indulge Yourself
  6. Best of the Vault: Affordable Luxuries
  7. Cooking with Mimi
  8. Penny's Blog: Dance Like Nobody's Watching
  9. Homeopathy Corner: A Gift to Mothers
  10. From Last Month: Which Laptop?
  11. This Month's Help Request: Sweet Treats for Diabetics
  12. Savings Story: Diamond in the Rough
Click here for the April 2011 newsletter.
March 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Challenge on the Bus
  2. April is $21 Challenge Month!
  3. Hidden Gems Competition Winners
  4. New Monthly Hidden Gems Competition!
  5. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  6. Best of the Forum: New Tricks
  7. Best of the Vault: $21 Challenge? No Sweat!
  8. Cooking with Mimi: $21 Challenge Meals
  9. Penny's Blog: Look Who's Trendy Now! (aka FIGJAM)
  10. Homeopathy Corner: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  11. From Last Month: Go Away Silverfish!
  12. This Month's Help Request: Which Laptop?
  13. Savings Story: Starting Early
Click here for the March 2011 newsletter.
February 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Sally the Super Saver!
  2. March is Hidden Gems Month
  3. This Month's Competition: Share Your Best Hidden Gem and WIN!
  4. $21 Challenge Update
  5. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  6. Best of the Forum: Hidden Gems Galore
  7. Best of the Vault: Thinking Outside the Square
  8. Cooking with Mimi
  9. Penny's Blog: Hooray for Hidden Gems!
  10. Homeopathy Corner: Disaster Remedies Part II
  11. From Last Month: Too Many Tomatoes
  12. This Month's Help Request: Go Away Silverfish!
  13. Savings Story: Don't Give Up
Click here for the February 2011 newsletter.
January 2011
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Going 'Without'
  2. February is No Spend Challenge!
  3. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  4. Best of the Forum: Feel Great About Not Spending!
  5. Best of the Vault: No Spend Month Motivators
  6. Cooking with Mimi
  7. Penny's Blog: Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk
  8. Homeopathy Corner: Grief and Trauma
  9. From Last Month: Holiday Food for Hungry Teens
  10. This Month's Help Request: Too Many Tomatoes
  11. Savings Story: Working Mums Get the Balance Right
Click here for the January 2011 newsletter.
December 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Can I Help?
  2. January is No Screens Month!
  3. Aussie Street Party Update!
  4. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  5. Best of the Forum: Square Eyes
  6. Best of the Vault: We Love No Screens!
  7. $21 Challenge Update
  8. Cooking with Mimi
  9. Penny's Blog: Tough Love
  10. Homeopathy Corner: A Day in the Life
  11. From Last Month: Singles Need Help Too!
  12. This Month's Help Request: Holiday Food for Hungry Teens
Click here for the December 2010 newsletter.
November 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Facing up to Christmas
  2. Bonus Gift for Vault Members: Beauty Queen on a Budget!
  3. Secrets To A Truly Beautiful Christmas
  4. Aussie Street Party Update!
  5. $21 Challenge Update
  6. Visions of Christmas Past
  7. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  8. Best of the Forum: Favourite Festive Threads
  9. Best of the Vault: Fast Track to Christmas
  10. Cooking with Mimi: Make-Ahead Christmas Menu
  11. Penny's Blog: A New Woman!
  12. Homeopathy Corner: The Right Remedy for the Job
  13. From Last Month: First Time Kitchen
  14. This Month's Help Request: Singles Need Help Too!
  15. Savings Story: We Did the Maths!
Click here for the November 2010 newsletter.
October 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Knock Knock, Who's There?
  2. November is 1950's Month!
  3. Aussie Street Party Update!
  4. Best Member's Blog: This Month's Winner
  5. Best of the Forum: The Good Old Days
  6. Best of the Vault: Simple Living
  7. Cooking with Mimi
  8. Penny's Blog: Proud
  9. Homeopathy Corner: Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  10. From Last Month: Make-up for Teens
  11. This Month's Help Request: First Time Kitchen
  12. Savings Story: The Biggest Loser Wins!
Click here for the October 2010 newsletter.
September 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: What Took You So Long?
  2. Your Christmas Challenge!
  3. This Month's Competition: Preparing your Party
  4. Vault Update - New Features!
  5. Best of the Forum: Community Spirit
  6. Best of the Vault: Plan Ahead Gifts
  7. $21 Challenge: Inspiring Women and Helping Earthquake Survivors!
  8. Cooking with Mimi
  9. Penny's Blog: The King of Bonhomie
  10. Homeopathy Corner: Ear Aches
  11. From Last Month: Whittling Away Our Inheritance
  12. This Month's Help Request: Make-up for Teens
  13. Savings Story: Grow Your Calendar Savings
Click here for the September 2010 newsletter.
August 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: A Place for Everything
  2. September is 100 Item Challenge
  3. Fiona's Fab FREE Lippey Labels!
  4. Father's Day Gifts
  5. Best of the Forum: Declutter Your Life
  6. Best of the Vault: Clever Cleanout Tips
  7. $21 Challenge Confession
  8. Cooking with Mimi
  9. Penny's Blog: Great Expectations
  10. Homeopathy Corner: Jump Start Your Mind
  11. From Last Month: Affordable Office Furniture
  12. This Month's Help Request: Whittling Away Our Inheritance
  13. Savings Story: Confessions of a Stay at Home Mum
Click here for the August 2010 newsletter.
July 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Going 'Cheep'
  2. Which Came First, the Chicken or the Veg?
  3. Naomi's 'Cut and Paste' Chicken Tractor!
  4. Best of the Forum: Backyard Farmers
  5. Best of the Vault: Get Your Garden Going!
  6. $21 Challenge - Read Chapter 2 Free!
  7. NEW! Cooking with Mimi
  8. Penny's Blog: Too Much Like Hard Work
  9. Homeopathy Corner: Snail Bait
  10. From Last Month: Share the House, Halve the Cost?
  11. This Month's Help Request: Affordable Office Furniture
  12. Savings Story: Get off the Merry-Go-Round and Get Ahead!
Click here for the July 2010 newsletter.
June 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
  2. Houses of Straw
  3. July is $50 Challenge Month!
  4. Double Dinner Competition Winners
  5. Best of the Forum: Stashing it Away
  6. Best of the Vault: Hidden Surprises
  7. $21 Challenge - Read Chapter 2 Free!
  8. Savvy Cook Showcase: Tristan's Terrific Techni-coloured Taters
  9. Penny's Blog: All Things Bright and Beautiful
  10. Homeopathy Corner: Kitchen Cupboard Cures
  11. From Last Month: Coping as a Carer
  12. This Month's Help Request: Share the House, Halve the Cost?
  13. Savings Story: Live Like Kings on Op Shop Budget
Click here for the June 2010 newsletter.
May 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Here's One I Made Earlier
  2. June is Double Dinner Challenge!
  3. This Month's Competition: Best Double Dinners
  4. Before and After Competition Winners
  5. NEW! Hidden Gems Directory
  6. Best of the Forum: Cook Once, Eat Twice
  7. Best of the Vault: Delightful Double Dinners
  8. Savvy Cook Showcase: 'Sizzler' Style Cheesy Toast
  9. Penny's Blog: New Tricks
  10. Homeopathy Corner: The Big C
  11. From Last Month: Spendaholic Husband
  12. This Month's Help Request: Coping as a Carer
  13. Savings Story: $14,000 a Year Savings
Click here for the May 2010 newsletter.
April 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: You Spent HOW Much?!
  2. May is Best Shop Challenge!
  3. NEW! Hidden Gems Directory
  4. The Fastest Way to Save
  5. Short Story Competition Winners!
  6. Best of the Vault: Shopping Tips
  7. Best of the Forum: Show Me the Bargains!
  8. NEW! Savvy Cook Showcase
  9. Penny's Blog: Out of the Ordinary
  10. Homeopathy Corner: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
  11. From Last Month: One Pan Dishes
  12. This Month's Help Request: Spendaholic Husband
  13. Savings Story: The Last Laugh
Click here for the April 2010 newsletter.
March 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: I Will Survive!
  2. The $21 Challenge Is a Rip Off!
  3. This Month's Competition: Before and After
  4. Best of the Vault: Helping Yourself
  5. Best of the Forum: Challenge Central
  6. Sophie Gray: Stuff Happens
  7. Penny's Blog: A Changed Man
  8. Homeopathy Corner: Preparing for Radiation
  9. From Last Month: Keeping My Chin Up
  10. This Month's Help Request: One Pan Dishes
  11. Savings Story: Debts Paid, $1000 Saved!
Click here for the March 2010 newsletter.
February 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Financial Freedom?
  2. March is 31 Tip Challenge Month!
  3. NEW! Short Story Competition
  4. Best of the Vault: Small Changes, Big Differences
  5. Best of the Forum: Starting Afresh
  6. $21 Challenge
  7. Sophie Gray: The Basics
  8. Penny's Blog: Ministry of Savings
  9. Homeopathy Corner: Response to the Sceptics
  10. From Last Month: Fair Share for Singletons
  11. This Month's Help Request: Keeping My Chin Up
  12. Savings Story: No More Nightmares!
Click here for the February 2010 newsletter.
January 2010
  1. Sad Sally, Happy Hanna: Reality Check
  2. February is No Spend Month!
  3. Best of the Vault: Simple Spend Less Solutions
  4. Best of the Forum: Hey No Spenders!
  5. Sophie Gray: No Spend Lunches
  6. Penny's Blog: Friends in Frugal Places
  7. Homeopathy Corner: Fran's Story
  8. From Last Month: Student Life without Deepening Debt
  9. This Month's Help Request: Fair Share for Singletons
  10. Savings Stories: New Year, New Challenge and Keeping Each Other Honest
Click here for the January 2010 newsletter.