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How to Become a Coupon Expert

Everyone has experienced the chaos of grocery shopping, and an equal number of people have experienced the checkout lane cringe that occurs when the total amount owed is given by the clerk. Interestingly, many people know there are ways to … Continue reading

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Preparing for the 52 Week Save Money Challenge

Most people who decide to take on the 52 Week Money Challenge see that they only need to save $1 the first week, $2 the second week, $3 the third week and $4 the fourth week for a total of … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Jamba Juice

Have you ever felt guilty for spending money at Jamba Juice? Maybe you feel a wave of guilt each time you hand over cash or a card to pay for one of your favorite treats. While overindulgence is rarely a … Continue reading

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Don’t Dismiss Your Hometown Paper

I live in a rural community and we get three newspapers here. The first is our main, statewide paper. Though it’s a daily paper, I only subscribe to the Sunday edition of that one for the coupons and sales flyers. … Continue reading

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Seeing Coupons as Money

Some people hate to use coupons. Some can’t be bothered, some don’t see that the time required is worth the savings, some are embarrassed, some figure coupons are only for junk food (they aren’t), and some are afraid of being … Continue reading

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10 Financial Reasons To Still Get A Newspaper

Newspaper subscriptions seem to be dwindling with each year that passes. A lot of people get their news from online sources as it tends to be quicker and more convenient. However, there are still a lot of people who enjoy … Continue reading

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10 Places I Find Coupons In The Grocery Store

I reluctantly became a grocery shopping coupon “expert” a few years ago when I made a bet with my sister and told her that I I thought I could eat well only spending $1 a day for food. I managed … Continue reading

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Don’t Go on a Coupon Binge

This is the time of year when one of my friends starts running around like a maniac trying to use up all of the coupons from her Entertainment Book. Most of the coupons expire in November, so we will spend … Continue reading

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Accept Coupons as Payment at a Yard Sale: Strange Ways To Save and Make Money

I don’t know whether to classify the following as a strange way to save money, make money, or spend money, but it is definitely strange so I’ll leave it at that. I was out over the weekend with a friend … Continue reading

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Save for Christmas Now

Now that the kids are in school and the back to school shopping is done, it’s time to think about the next big spending event: Christmas. Christmas is a little less than four months away. It’s time to take action … Continue reading

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Why I Use Coupons

Yesterday I went grocery shopping. When the woman in line behind me noticed my stack of coupons, she jokingly suggested to her husband that they might want to move to a different line. I laughed and exchanged pleasantries with the … Continue reading

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Reasons Not To Coupon?

I recently read an article where the author gave 8 Reasons Not To Coupon. I understand that it was probably an assignment given to a “journalist,” but overall the article kind of annoyed me. I do not coupon directly, but … Continue reading

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Safeway Nearby? How Anyone Can Get $45 of Food for $3.50

I’m terrible with coupons, but this week I managed to get get $45.48 worth of food for $3.50 — if you have a Safeway (or Safeway affiliated) grocery store near you, I will show you exactly how to do it. … Continue reading

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Super Couponers: Don’t Get Discouraged by Them

I know quite a few people who have tried to use coupons but ended up quitting because they got discouraged. They felt like they weren’t saving enough, or that somehow they weren’t doing it “right.” One woman put it simply … Continue reading

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Healthy Couponing

It’s no secret that I’m a big coupon user. When I mention this to people, I get one of three reactions: 1. “Hey, that’s great, how much do you save?” 2. “You must have a really unhealthy diet because coupons … Continue reading

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Discount Incentives

Today marks the first day of week two of my consistent trips to the gym. Having run out of all plausible excuses, I now find that I have to match my beloved wife’s commitment to fitness. After eight days, I … Continue reading

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13 Gifts For Forgotten Occasions

We’ve all done it. Your best friend’s birthday is today and you completely forgot. Your anniversary is today and you haven’t done anything. You forgot to buy a Christmas present for Aunt Imogene and she’s at the door. You don’t … Continue reading

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Dealing With Coupon Huffers

If you use coupons with any regularity, I’m sure you’ve had run-ins with the people I call “coupon huffers.” These are the people who get behind you in the checkout lane and then huff, tap their feet, and practically climb … Continue reading

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Why Is Getting A Good Deal So Difficult?

The other day my son managed to lose a pair of pants from his school uniform. How he did this, I am not sure, since he was wearing them at school that day. Nevertheless, somehow between the end of the … Continue reading

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