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5 Important & Quick Tips About Clipping Coupons

Quick coupon tips mean quick savings. Do’s and Don’ts to get you started if you’re new, and to review if you’re a veteran clipper.

January 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

New Workshop at Fairfield Woods Library: Not Quite What You Might Expect

A new coupon workshop at the Fairfield Woods Library won’t be your typical coupon workshop!

January 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

TFF Featured–About Couponing–in ALL YOU Magazine February 2013

Read an article about TFF in All You Magazine’s February issue!

January 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

Attention Teachers & Librarians–Time for Scholastic’s Holiday Warehouse Sale 2012!

It’s time for the famous Scholastic Warehouse sale in Danbury, CT! Save up to 80%!

December 3, 2012

The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson #17–Take Advantage of Spray Paint for Dated Items

The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson #17–Take Advantage of Spray Paint for Dated Items

September 24, 2012

Our First Giveaway: The Robby Wash Ball for Frugal Laundry Rooms

The folks at Oransi, makers of frugal and innovative Robby Wash Ball, noticed all the interest coming from our blog about the product because of a past review on Two Frugal Fairfielders. So they are offering us a Robby Wash Ball to give away to one lucky TFF reader! Enter and win!

September 3, 2012

The Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #10: Save 20% or More By Grocery Shopping Without Your Kids

The Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #10: Save 20% Or More By Grocery Shopping Without Your Kids

August 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #5: Save at Least $50 Using Your Own Grocery Bags

Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson #5: Save at least $50 Using Your Own Grocery Bags

August 11, 2012

The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson 4: Always Check Grocery Discount Bins

The Daily Tightwad Tutor–Lesson 4: Always Check Grocery Discount Bins

August 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Daily Tightwad Tutor Lesson #2: Dilute Everything!

Welcome to The Daily Tightwad Tutor Lesson #2: Dilute Everything!

August 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

My First ( Sorta Disappointing) Trip to Milford, CT’s Aldi Store

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.

August 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Quick Look: Sweet Jack, Another Local Deal-of-the-Day Site for Your Info

Sweet Jack is another localized daily deal site that I just found out about.

August 2, 2012

Our Kids are Furious With Us Because We Cut Cable TV–Well, Too Bad!!

It was tough, and we procrastinated about it, but I bit the bullet today and downgraded our cable service. My kids did not take it well at all, but we are hoping this will benefit our family more than just monetarily.

July 29, 2012 · 8 Comments

Get Your Free E-Book of Summertime Desserts

Here’s a free e-book with summertime desserts from American Family. Enjoy!

July 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Saving Hundreds of Dollars a Year on Back-To-School Clothes: The Joy of Receiving Hand-Me-Downs

Do you turn your nose up at hand-me-down clothing for your kids? If you’re frugal, you probably accept bags of hand-me-downs with wide-open arms. If you’ve never let your kids near a gently-worn item, it’s time to try because it can cut your kids’ back-to-school clothing bill in half.

July 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

How to Get Rid of Weeds Without Weed Killer: Boil Them Away

Eliminating sidewalk weeds is no easy task. They look terrible poking up through the cracks. Pulling weeds from these small areas can be tough and who wants to spend money on poisonous weed killers? But one solution, boiling water, seems to do the trick and it costs nothing!

July 15, 2012 · 5 Comments

How to Get Rid of Weeds Without Weed Killer: Boil Them Away

Eliminating sidewalk weeds is no easy task. They look terrible poking up through the cracks. Pulling weeds from these small areas can be tough and who wants to spend money on poisonous weed killers? But one solution, boiling water, seems to do the trick and it costs nothing!

July 15, 2012 · 5 Comments

Frugal, Healthy & Delicious Recipe: Homemade Dark Chocolate Candy “Bark”

If you are tired of giving your kids junk chocolate candy, here’s a frugal, inexpensive, and quick (did I say quick?) recipe for dark chocolate candy. Even those who don’t like dark chocolate will love this candy–take it from my picky family–they couldn’t get enough of it.

July 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

Couponers Who Are Truly in Financial Need

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.

June 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Recommended Frugal Magazines: All You, ShopSmart, and Mother Earth News

Being the thrifty person I am, it pains me to actually pay for magazine subscriptions. After years of not subscribing to any magazines, two magazines–All You and ShopSmart–caught my attention enough to make me mail that subscription check. Mother Earth News is next…

June 18, 2012 · 3 Comments

This Simple Distraction at the Gas Pump Can Increase Your Purchase

If you are paying for gas by debit or credit cards, take this tip and watch the gas pump, not gas tv–the latest innovation at the pumps meant to distract you and inch up your purchase amount.

June 13, 2012 · 7 Comments

Why We Don’t Have a Lawn Care Service–Hint: It Used to be Cheaper When Teens Did It…

We don’t have a lawn service because it’s expensive to hire a one to care for your lawn (and blow/rake your leaves). We are not talking about acres of land here. Most of us around here have half-acre lots, some less, some a bit more. One of my frugal friends said it costs her $60 every two weeks to have the grass cut, which means it’s $120 a month.

May 18, 2012 · 8 Comments

Quick and Cheap Way to Clean the Grill

Here’s an inexpensive alternative to cleaning the gritty grill.

May 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Frugal Foodie Kitchen Investments With Your Kohl’s 30%-Off Coupon

Frugal Foodie Kitchen Investments with a Kohl’s 30% off Coupon

May 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

Clean Fruits & Vegetables With Inexpensive Wash You Make Yourself

Water just won’t do it when it comes to cleaning produce from the store, but here are two quick recipes that are healthy and inexpensive so you can bypass the expensive sprays.

May 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Is Having a Cleaning Service a Luxury or a Necessity?

Cleaning my own home helps me bond with it, know it, feel it, and really get to know what we have, what we need, what can go out, and who’s sneaking snacks at night! ! I didn’t decide to have a family just to keep my hands clean! I had a family so I could enjoy all the crazy dirt and mess that goes along with it. After all, I doubt anyone has ever gone to their deathbed thinking, “I should have hired a maid.”

May 1, 2012

Read a Favorite Post: “19 Things Your Suburban Millionaire Neighbor Won’t Tell You” by Len Penzo

Here’s a modern take on the Len Penzo Dot Com blog about The Millionaire Next Door, a great post for fans of the book and a must-read for those who are clueless about what true wealth looks like.

April 24, 2012

Teen Still Loves Goodwill’s Prices–Look What She Found Today!

My daughter found a bunch of great quality clothing at Goodwill in Westport, CT for the price she’d pay for one item at a clothing store.

April 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Starting a New Composting Bin

Starting a composting bin is easy, but now let’s see if it actually creates compost! I’m a newbie composter, so all of this is new to me.

April 11, 2012 · 8 Comments

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

Fairfield Coupon Debuts and Offers Local Group Discounts

Fairfield Coupon is a brand new source that offers money-saving local discounts, bargains and deals.

March 5, 2012

Lots of Homemade Cleaning Solution Recipes

Find dozens of homemade cleaning solution recipes on this Dave Ramsey Forum site.

March 2, 2012

Innovative and Budget-Minded — Oransi’s Robby Wash Ball Laundry Detergent

The new Robby Wash Ball can be a budget-friendly alternative to traditional laundry products. Here’s a review of how it works.

May 18, 2010 · 8 Comments

This Just In: Before Spring Break, One Article to Share on Lowering Printer Ink Costs

Change your font, save money on ink.

April 7, 2010

This Just In: Coming Up…Free Offers from Local Businesses in CT Post Newspaper

Upcoming freebie coupons from the Connecticut Post print version.

March 28, 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–Tracfone

  Frugal Fairfielders love retailmenot.com, the coupon site. But today, we found a great bargain that we’ve never seen in all the years using Tracfone! If you have Tracfone, the … 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

This Just In: Brand New Resource for (Almost) Free Children’s Clothing

Guest Frugal Fairfielder Blogger, and The Great American Apparel Diet Blogger, Cathy Curley, shares a great frugal find for free children’s clothing! It’s an offshoot of ThredUp for adults. Now, they … Continue reading

March 5, 2010 · 3 Comments

This Just In: Money-Saving Energy Partnership–But What Does It Really Mean?

There’s a curious article in the papers today about Gualt and Verde forming a retail energy partnership to cut customers’ electric bills by 10 percent. All of the articles are double-speak … Continue reading

March 5, 2010 · 3 Comments

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

Big-Ticket Bargain for March for Fairfield, CT–Pools

Yes, we know–this is a big ticket item. (You can still be frugal and enjoy modest luxury treats, too.) But, we must let you know that Namco’s usual March sale … Continue reading

March 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

Bargain of the Day for Fairfield, CT — There are Still Free Energy Audits Available for Fairfield Residents

  A few weeks ago, there was an article in one of the papers (not sure which one) letting Fairfield residents know that they could get a free energy audit … Continue reading

March 2, 2010 · 5 Comments

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: Make $100 in an Hour!

  Make sure you don’t throw out the P&G Saver that you’ll get with your Saturday/Sunday paper! You can easily miss a page  in there that has a heading: “A … Continue reading

February 20, 2010

Bargain Alert of the Day for Fairfield, CT

  JC Penney in the Trumbull Mall (and elsewhere) is having an unbelievable children’s clothing sale! We are not kidding! Go to the children’s department where you will find tops … Continue reading

February 15, 2010 · 2 Comments

Bargain Alert of the Day for Fairfield, CT

Aren’t you tired of missing all the really great Children’s Place sales? There’s one going on right now–winter stuff for $2.99 and under (not too bad of a sale). Best … Continue reading

February 12, 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

This Just In…

  We found a fantastic web site, called Still Tasty, the ultimate shelf life guide to help you save money and eat better. It helps you know how long you can … Continue reading

February 11, 2010

Email Us With Bargains or Topics You’d Like Covered for Fairfield, CT

Hi everyone, We have a new email address! It’s twofrugalfairfielders@gmail.com. Please email us any best bargains you find that you’d like us to post and share, or, if you have … Continue reading

February 1, 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

Fairfield Moms Go On a Clothing Diet

A couple of Fairfield moms have decided enough is enough when it comes to buying clothes, so they recently joined The Great American Apparel Diet to take on the challenge … Continue reading

January 29, 2010 · 2 Comments

Bargain Alert of the Day for Fairfield, CT

Best Bet: Take advantage of these free items from Stop and Shop! They are good stockpile items.

January 28, 2010

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