Coupons

My Take on Extreme Couponing

I’ve watched a few episodes of that Extreme Couponing show, and I found it a bit horrifying. I can understand why a show like it would be on, but I don’t think it’s in any way realistic. I also wonder if that level of couponing is healthy or ethical. Is Extreme Couponing the New Hoarding? Who needs that much stuff? It’s entirely possible that the people depicted on…
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New Strategies for Using Double Coupons

Several weeks ago, I went to Ralphs to use my double coupons on a big purchase. When I got to the register, I learned that their double coupon program had been deeply cut, and I spent $10 more than planned. In light of double coupon program cutbacks, here are new strategies for using your double coupons, or making better use of non-doubled coupons. Recent Cutbacks in Double Coupons…
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That Makes Me Stabby: Rude Crazy Coupon Ladies

I love couponing. I’ve waxed poetic about the awesomeness of coupons on this site more than once. I’ve even been known to send friends links to really cool coupons involving free chocolate. However, there is a right way to use coupons and a wrong way. You don’t want to be the crazy coupon lady irritating everyone in line behind you and the cashier. Thus, today features a new stabby post all…
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Benefits of couponing, a picture of a grocery store

Six Reasons Why You SHOULD Use Coupons

This morning, Money Saving Mom pointed me to an article on Yahoo Finance that provided eight reasons why you shouldn’t use coupons. As you can imagine, I got as feisty as MSM did! This article is completely ridiculous. So here are six reasons you should use coupons. 6 Benefits of Couponing 1. Coupons Save Money on Must-Have Items Yes, sometimes I do buy toilet paper on supersale without a coupon, but I…
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An Update on Daily Deal Sites

I first posted about Groupon in July, 2010. At that point I had purchased one offer. Fast forward a year and a half, and I’m up to a whopping seven deals split between two sites. I’m not exactly a Groupon addict, that’s for sure! So, first my deals, then my tips on avoiding wasting money on them. These are the deals I’ve bought: Wine Insiders I saved over…
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Earn Free Loot with Swag Bucks

Last week I started using a search engine called SwagBucks, and I’ve already earned enough points (swag bucks) to buy a $5 Amazon gift card. Are you in on the latest way to win free prizes? How SwagBucks Works SwagBucks is simple. Perform searches at their engine and occasionally you win points for those searches. However, they also offer other ways to earn points, and that’s where they really rack…
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How to Save Money with Facebook

I mostly use Facebook to keep up with friends (I’m a lurker, not an updater.) Then I became a fan of a few of my favorite companies. I quickly discovered that many offer exclusive coupons or announce early sales on Facebook. So far I’ve saved $507 at Cost Plus World Market using Facebook coupons. Here’s how: Fan Your Favorite Stores The easiest way to get coupons and sale…
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Eat Well for Less: Clipping Grocery Coupons and Strategic Shopping

As I said on Money, clipping grocery coupons is one of my frugal tricks for saving money on groceries. I used to save a lot more with coupons, but Ralph’s has recently cut their coupon policy and I’ve found that even with coupons and sales, Trader Joe’s is usually cheaper. I used to save at least $10.00 a week between clipping coupons, shopping at Trader Joe’s, and buying the…
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Where to Find Great Coupons

I love coupons. Because of my food allergies, I can’t use a lot of grocery coupons, but I do make heavy use of coupons for personal goods like shampoo. I don’t think I’ve paid full price for a bottle in a decade. Grocery stores and manufacturers are getting stingier with their coupon policies, so you have to try a little harder to the best deal. If you’re new to coupons,…
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Have You Tried Groupon?

If you have a Google reader RSS feed or spend any time online, you’ve probably seen the ads for Groupon (the one with the photo of those gorgeous cookies!) I finally signed up for it a few months ago and took advantage of my first groupon about three weeks ago. How Groupon Works Groupon makes a deal with a local store (or sometimes a national store/service) to present a…
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