Promoting frugality as a way to live a simple and prosperous life.
Get your Christmas Tree Shops coupon here. $10 off.
After attending a couponing workshop last night, I realized that there are still so many questions people have about how to use a coupon. Here are some questions that were asked last night and here are my answers.
BJ’s Wholesale Club has a little known coupon trick — you can use multiple coupons for multiple packs. Three packages of an item wrapped together? Then, use three coupons!
The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson #18–Get Your New Walgreens Loyalty Card (a.k.a. Balance Rewards Card). I joined because as a tightwad, I can’t leave free money on the table.
Want to know what traps there are lurking for you at the grocery store? Take a look at this research presented by All You Magazine to find out what trips you up when you’re shopping.
Though I carefully read Couponmom.com religiously, last spring I ended up getting CVS ExtraBucks Fatigue. My mind was just not willing to do the mathematical gymnastics and equations required to shop at CVS. But then “need” overcame my CVS avoidance.
Make ahead for a healthy grab and go snack!
The selection of coupons in the paper seems like slim pickings. But, don’t give up on coupons yet! We’ll all have to work together to get through the upcoming spike in food prices because of the drought.
Sweet Jack is another localized daily deal site that I just found out about.
Whether it’s during a coupon workshop or just a conversation with a friend, one of the most common questions is where to get coupons for healthy, organic food. Here are a few good, reliable sources for organic grocery coupons.
ShopRite in Fairfield tries a unique approach to getting the customer’s attention by using coupons under a product. (And no, it’s not a peelie.)
Before I knew there was a coupon insert schedule posted on the Internet, I always flipped out when I didn’t get inserts on holidays. Now I know why–they aren’t scheduled! Here is the coupon insert schedule for the rest of the 2012 year.
Last week, I had the honor of being invited to talk about coupons to a group of women in crisis at a center in Bridgeport, CT. A woman in crisis has other things on her mind than couponing. I questioned the center’s counselors if they really thought their clients wanted to hear about coupons, but they assured me that yes, they do, and that so many of them do not know how to feed their families.
If you have Coupon Burnout, no doubt you went too fast, too soon, and used too many coupons. Phase one is guilt. But get over it and coupon the way that fits your life and your shopping habits. Don’t fall for extreme couponing!