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Michelangelo’s Handwritten Shopping List

Here’s possibly the most valuable shopping list you’ll ever see. Most people would never consider a shopping list to be a piece of artwork, but this one might change your mind. This is a handwritten shopping list from Michelangelo which shows that his artwork wasn’t limited to certain projects, but everything that he did — even something as mundane as a shopping list. Why the hand drawn pictures next to the food names? The lists were likely given to a … Continue reading

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Couponing Basics

The ultimate coupon strategy involves matching up store sales with available coupons, rebates, and other offers to get the lowest price possible, and then stock up. To do this, most couponers use some basic strategies to find the savings. If you’ve tried saving money at the store, and don’t seem to find the super savings (at least 50% off your bill each week), it’s time to do some research on your stores and their policies. Couponing Fundamentals – Researching Your … Continue reading

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Maximize the Saving Power of an Online Coupon

While we focus mainly on grocery coupons on this site, there are other coupons that you should also be taking advantage of such as online coupons/promotional codes. If you do any amount of online shopping, these can greatly reduce your costs. Using coupons and promotional codes while shopping online is a great way to save money, but you will basically shooting yourself in the foot if you abuse their power. You have to be able to learn how to use … Continue reading

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Rainchecks: Always Look for Out-of-Stock Sale Items

When people begin to coupon, one of the things that they fail to take advantage of far too often are rainchecks. In fact, when you start couponing on a regular basis, you soon learn that a raincheck can be one of your best friends when it comes to saving money on your groceries. When you get to an aisle where you were expecting to get a great deal to find that the product has been completely wiped off the shelves, … Continue reading

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Five More Reasons Not to Be Embarrassed to Use Coupons

There seems to be quite a few people that don't use coupons because they are embarrassed to do so. While they may think that there are legitimate reasons that coupons are embarrassing, the truth is that they aren't in the least bit. I mentioned previously five reasons that you shouldn't be embarrassed to use coupons. If that isn't enough, here are five more reasons that you shouldn't feel embarrassed to use them. Stores Want You To Use Them Coupons are … Continue reading

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5 Foods You Thought Were Good For You But Aren't

When it comes to choosing food that is good for you, it can often get confusing. There seems to be a constant shifting of what foods are supposedly good for you and it's often difficult to keep track. What's worse, many of the foods that you might think are good for you actually aren't (you can thank advertisers for that). Below you'll find some foods that you might have thought are good for you, but actually aren't nearly as good … Continue reading

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10 Nontypical Stores Where You Can Find Food

While most people shop for food at grocery stores, supermarkets, farmer's markets, or local markets, there are plenty of other places where you can buy food. While not all of these stores sell as many items as large grocery stores, there's usually at least a small variety of food items. It's worth keeping these alternative retail outlets in mind as they can sometimes have food available for prices better than you can find where you normally shop. Drug Stores Many … Continue reading

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10 Easy Foods to Grow in a Summer Garden

One of the best ways to save money at the grocery store is not to pay for the groceries that you eat at all. Finding coupons for fruits and vegetables is often much more difficult than for other grocery store items, so figuring out a way to save on them in any way possible makes sense. Sometimes the best alternative is skipping the grocery store all together and growing the produce yourself. Summer gardens are a wonderful way to provide … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Increase Your Grocery Shopping Effectiveness

Some people absolutely dread grocery shopping. It's easy to spend a lot of time inside the supermarket, browsing the aisles as you try to remember what you wanted to buy. While many people focus on saving money when thinking about how to reduce their grocery bills, another way to save money is to be better organized and more effective when shopping. The way you shop makes a difference. Here are a few ways that you can increase your grocery shopping … Continue reading

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10 Ways You Waste Food

When people are trying to save money on their groceries, they usually focus on how they can get food for less money. This isn't necessarily the only aspect that most people should focus on. There is a good chance that one area where you are wasting money is a tenancy to waste food. Here are 10 common ways that people waste food (and thus waste money): Tossing Leftovers Have you ever eaten only half your dinner and then put the … Continue reading

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