Two Frugal Fairfielders

"Paying attention to all the thousands of ways we spent our money that make a tremendous difference." –Amy Dacyczyn, 1990

Remember the Stratford Public Library Coupon Workshop This Sunday April 13th!

Connecticut folks: Don’t forget this Sunday at the Stratford Public Library from 2-3! Come meet Two Frugal Fairfielders and Three Ladies Making Cents!

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April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Your Money Doesn’t Go Far in Fairfield County in 2013

The latest census news says that 18% of households in Fairfield County, CT are considered to be in the top 5% of the wealthiest in the country. But, not everyone is part of that 18%/5% crowd. So, if you live here, and you wonder where your money is going, take a look at prices of oil, gas, electricity, property taxes food and cable 20 years ago compared to now. Frugality has always been around, but it’s more important now to find ways to live frugally. You’re not alone in your quest to look for ways to save, reduce and live frugally.

February 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Don’t Miss This! Build Your 2013 Grocery Stockpile This Week and Next at ShopRite (No Coupons Necessary)

Wow, what a sale at ShopRite. Can’t say that about many stores in this day and age as grocery prices continue to rise. Be sure to get to ShopRite this week and next for the big stock up sale on various items. It’s worth the trip to build up your 2013 grocery stockpile!

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Many Pounds of Boneless Chicken Do You Really Get for Your Money? (Not meant for the queasy…)

Here’s an eye-opener: that great sale on untrimmed boneless chicken breast may not be that great after the fat is trimmed, but it’s even worse when you buy the chicken when it’s NOT on sale!

December 3, 2012 · 7 Comments

Overcoming CVS ExtraBucks Fatigue: When It Pays to Do the Mental Gymnastics for Coupons and EBs

Though I carefully read 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.

September 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 15– That Stuff on Sale May Taste or Smell Terrible

The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 15– That Stuff on Sale May Taste or Smell Terrible

September 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Great Coupon Drought of 2012 — What’s to Come….?

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.

August 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Where to Find Coupons for Organic Produce and Groceries

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.

July 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

Tightwad Tuesday at Bloodroot Restaurant (Rave) Review

If you want a night off from cooking your own healthy fare, head to Tightwad Tuesday at Bridgeport’s Blood Root Restaurant for the best recipes you could ever want to sample for an affordable $10 (not to mention the spectacular view of Bridgeport Harbor…).

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Stop Stereotyping Couponers: The Majority Frugally Shop the Outer Perimeters of the Grocery Store

A recent article in The New York Times Magazine about couponing inspires yet another uncalled for hailstorm by misinformed couponing critics. Before judging, know that a majority of couponers shop the outer perimeter of the grocery store aisles using a combination of coupons and sales.

May 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Why I Still (Sometimes) Love PriceRite

Even though I use coupons for better deals, I still go to PriceRite for a few key products that I can’t get a better deal on anywhere else.

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Another Grocery Store Associate Criticizes Couponers

Grocery store associates criticize couponers. Now, it seems like there are two camps: us (couponers) and them (grocery stores and people who hate couponers). This rift is ridiculous because we are all in this together: trying to save money on our grocery bills.

April 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Simple Paper Napkins in a Pinch for Pennies

Out of napkins? Make simple paper napkins for less than pennies from a sheet of paper towels.

April 4, 2012 · 4 Comments

How Much Money Should You Use to Build Your Stockpile?

So many people are overwhelmed when it comes to spending money on stockpiling. It’s as simple as spending $10 a week out of your grocery budget to start a healthy stockpile.

March 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

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