Monthly Archives: January 2008

Save Money Clipping Coupons

By Rhonda White Does clipping really save big bucks? That’s the general question coming from thrifty shoppers with scissors in hand, aching backs, arched over piles of coupons to clip. Is it worth all the time spent clipping and sorting? The answer from lots of expert shoppers is “yes”. And the reason is obvious. Many name brand products can be purchased much cheaper than the generic brands. Of course, there is a trick to getting the best value. If you … Continue reading

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Grocery Journal – Save $100 A Month

By Barbara Carr Phillips Many people think personal journaling means writing a book of deep thoughts, but the most useful journals are simple notebooks that contain mundane lists, like grocery lists or to-do lists. I teach journaling workshops, and people are surprised when I tell them they can save over $100 a month by keeping a grocery journal. A grocery journal will insure that you’ll never lose extra savings because you forgot your coupons. Also, you won’t ever find yourself … Continue reading

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Couponing 101 – Saving Money Clipping Coupons

You’ve probably stood in a checkout line behind someone who has a coupon for every item they’ve purchased, and it seems like eternity until they are finished. But, they probably saved over 50% to 80% off their grocery bill in that few minutes! How, you ask? If you want to try your hand at snipping scissors for savings, first you need the coupons! The best source for coupons is in the Sunday newspapers. The inserts are tucked in the middle … Continue reading

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Cut Your Grocery Bill

By Melissa Ringstaff The average family spends several hundred dollars on groceries each month. It is possible to spend $200.00 or less on your groceries each month! Even if you have three or more children. ** First: pay attention to how much each item costs and compare! Store brands are generally cheaper than name brand products. No, the grocery store does not make their own foods, they contract out to a company who does. Many time one factory will make … Continue reading

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Cut Coupon Clutter

By Karen Baxter In the past year, I’ve saved more than $200 on groceries using coupons. Despite my savings, however, there was a time when I vowed I wouldn’t let another coupon into my house. They seemed to be uncontrollably multiplying, taking over my kitchen table, counter and my car faster than kudzu. Instead of renouncing coupons, which went entirely against my frugal nature, I finally decided to do something about the clutter. The following system has worked for me, … Continue reading

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Break The Shopping Rules

By Shelly Burke Several years ago, I decided to start using all the shopping rules I’d read about in books and magazines. It seemed so easy. I would spend only $50 a week on groceries, and receive rebate checks and free items in the mail every day. But after a few months of diligently studying sale advertisements, saving Universal Product Codes (UPCs), filing Proof of Purchase seals (POPs), filling out forms, clipping coupons, and shopping according to the rules, my … Continue reading

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Maximize Savings on Everyday Items!

By Cheryl Johnson Frugal living is more than a lifestyle. It’s a passion. Call Me Crazy! I love It! Why, who wouldn’t love getting paid to buy products that they use everyday? Here’s how I do it. I purchase an item that has a rebate offer (either a store or manufacturer rebate) while it is on sale and use a coupon during purchase. That’s it! Using this formula I almost always come out ahead. When all is done, I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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How to make Coupons = Cash, not Clutter!

By Amy Bergin Today most everyone clips or saves a coupon from time to time. Who can resist? When you know you can save more than the next guy just by having a piece of paper or coupon code, it’s a great feeling. However the drawback of coupons is that they can become just good intentions and not real savings when you forget them or let them expire. Also, if you have ever cut out the grocery coupons from the … Continue reading

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Slash Your Grocery Prices With Coupons

By GranMamma Coupons save consumers hundreds of dollars a year. Smart shoppers take the time to look for, cut out, file, and use coupons on a regular basis. You may be surprised how much money you can save in the long run. Coupons are easy to use when organized efficiently. Coupons should be put into groups such as cereals, fruit, pizzas, paper goods, pet food, baby needs, and anything else that you need frequently. With this strategy, you can easily … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Children with Coupons

By Melanie Breeze Coupons can be a great tool in educating your child about saving money, being frugal, and shopping smart. Who doesn’t want their children to grow up knowing how to save easily on every purchase? With coupon clipping you’ll show them money saving skills they can use throughout their life! Teaching your child with coupons can start at an early age. Pointing all of the inserts of the coupons in your Sunday paper can be a great way … Continue reading

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