Promoting frugality as a way to live a simple and prosperous life.
One reader challenged me about what I bought at the store that impressed my teen daughter so much. I think she thought I just bought candy and gum! But, here’s the breakdown and receipt…
My kids make fun of me all the time when it comes to couponing, but for some reason I was able to get the attention of my teen daughter during a recent shopping trip…and she was impressed with my shopping strategies.
If couponing doesn’t thrill you, study the store sales circular to find coupon-free deals. You’d be surprised at how many people do not read the circular and miss out on the deals.
Most of us don’t have bags or binders of coupons attached at our hip at all times. Many people consistently forget their coupons but have every intention of using them. The problem: they don’t see the benefits or payoff of using coupons, so they don’t put a priority on taking them to the store.
Store managers: Please stop giving us the snarky eye when we use printable, controversial black and white coupons–there is barcode safety net that many couponers are probably unaware of, but it’s important to know about. Here are important tips about how to help stores see that your printables are legal.
Tired of losing coupons at the grocery store? Tired of losing coupons at the bottom of your purse? Tired of forgetting your coupons at home? I found a quick, super-simple solution to all of the above for $1.
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.
The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 12–Really Read Expiration Dates on Food Packages
The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson 4: Always Check Grocery Discount Bins
Aldi, the German budget grocery store that has created somewhat of a movement, has an inviting, exciting Ikea-esque-slash-Target tone to its store flyers, packaging and even its logo. The store is supposed to be a haven for serious frugal shoppers…like me…so I went, I saw and I was disappointed. But! I’ll go back for a second visit, this time at the new Danbury, CT store that opened last week.
Study shows that coupon distribution down, consumer demand up for 2011 and 2012.