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Eating Healthy on a Budget–See One Couponer’s Menu for Pennies a Day

TFF reader, Wendy, wanted to put together a true menu to show readers how eating healthy on a budget can be literally accomplished for pennies a day. She’s retired…so, yes, she … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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!

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

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 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.

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

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

Organic Strawberries Now on Sale at Shoprite (and Stop & Shop)

You may think organic strawberries for $3.50 a clamshell at Shoprite is expensive, but when you find out why you should be eating organic strawberries, you’ll happily pay the price.

March 5, 2012

Organic Food is Not Just for Rich People

Frugal shoppers take note–organic food is not just for the rich, it’s for everyone. Here’s why.

March 4, 2012 · 9 Comments

Coupon Class at Fairfield Woods Branch Library–Sign Up Now!

Register now for a coupon class at Fairfield Woods Branch Library for Januarty 23rd, 2012.

December 29, 2011

Shopping the Sales & Coupons at Whole Foods Market

To all frugal shoppers–don’t shy away from shopping the sales and coupons at Whole Foods Market. Even this store has super sales for their super quality meats, fruits, and veggies. Now that food prices are due to rise in 2012, scouring sales and coupons is more important than ever, especially if you want high quality food on the table and in your body.

October 25, 2011 · 4 Comments

Undercover at New ShopRite in Fairfield, CT

ShopRite opened in Fairfield, CT today to a crowd of anxious shoppers who were looking for a bargain or two. Watch out for tricky signage when it comes to prices.

September 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

Bargain Alert for Fairfield, CT: 50% off Whole Foods

Half off at Whole Foods–good deal for organic fruit. Buy now–limited time.

September 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Only the Brave and Frugal Return Cans & Bottles to Grocery Stores

Would you laugh at someone who makes $100 a week returning bottles and cans? One business owner uses his receipts to buy weekly groceries.

August 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Shaw’s–Emptied Out Today

There’s nothing much left at Shaw’s except a lot of toilet cleaners!

March 19, 2010

Shaw’s 50% Off Sale Starts Friday in Connecticut

The official circular came in the mail for the Shaw’s clearance sale. The circular says “up to 50% off sale on selected items while supplies last.” Doesn’t sound that promising, … Continue reading

March 18, 2010

Bargain Alert of the Day for Fairfield, CT–Price Rite

Okay, so we could swear the price of green and red grapes went up from last week at Price Rite! But, still love it there. Did hear that there is not … Continue reading

March 8, 2010

Bargain Alert of the Day for Fairfield, CT

Get your Stop & Shop bargains before, and if, employees end up striking! There are some nice bargains this week. Best Bet: If you subscribe to the Connecticut Post or … Continue reading

March 6, 2010

Bargain Alert of the Day for Fairfield, CT — Part Two, How to Shop Price Rite

As promised in Part One, there is a 5-step process to shopping at Price Rite that you will want to follow to make your trip easier. There will be a … Continue reading

March 3, 2010

Bargain Alert of the Day for Fairfield, CT– Price Rite Part One

If you don’t mind buying store brands or generic, you will want to head to Price Rite on Main Street in Bridgeport. This Frugal Fairfielder purchased $47.50 worth of groceries … Continue reading

March 3, 2010 · 1 Comment

Update On Shaw’s and Tip About Price Rite

Shaw’s on Black Rock Turnpike will most likely close earlier than the reported March 25th date. Tomorrow, the folks there will find out the actual closing date. They are no … Continue reading

February 23, 2010

Bargain Alert of the Day for Fairfield, CT

  For all of you tuna lovers–head to CVS for cans of Bumble Bee chunk lite tuna in water (sale starts Sunday/ tomorrow) — .49 cents a can (Walgreen’s has a … Continue reading

February 20, 2010

This Just In–Shaw’s Closing in Fairfield

  Shaw’s is closing in Connecticut, to be replaced by ShopRite or PriceRite (most likely Fairfield will get a ShopRite–can’t imagine a PriceRite in this town, but it would be great if it … Continue reading

February 13, 2010

Bargain Alert of the Day for Fairfield, CT

If you’re tired of escalating bread prices, you’ll like this little find if you don’t mind buying store brands. Shaw’s on Black Rock Turnpike is having some interesting unadvertised bread sales … Continue reading

February 11, 2010

Bargain Alert for the Day for Fairfield, CT

This week, Shaw’s has some excellent deals if you match up the circular’s coupons with other paper or online coupons (in the future, we will match up online coupon links…but … Continue reading

January 31, 2010

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