What Normal People Are Totally Confused About When It Comes to Couponing

I attended a couponing workshop last night in Trumbull, CT, given by Gina Juliano (of Gina’s Kokopelli website). It was a joy to sit in the audience for once so I could relax, concentrate and take notes on what others were asking Gina. It is amazing how much there is to learn about couponing! Here’s what the audience had to say, and here are some answers to the top 10 questions that I also typically get when I give a workshop. Continue reading “What Normal People Are Totally Confused About When It Comes to Couponing”

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A Little-Known Coupon Trick To Use at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Full disclosure: I do not shop at BJ’s Wholesale Club for no other reason than the fact that I don’t want to pay for a membership. So when I have the opportunity to shop there (on a free trial membership pass, for example), I take it.  Continue reading “A Little-Known Coupon Trick To Use at BJ’s Wholesale Club”

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

Though I look over Couponmom.com religiously, last spring I ended up getting what I call CVS ExtraBucks Fatigue. My mind was just not willing to do the mathematical gymnastics and equations required to shop at CVS. Continue reading “Overcoming CVS ExtraBucks Fatigue: When It Pays to Do the Mental Gymnastics for Coupons and EBs”

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

Meatballs
I’m sticking to making my own meatballs after the failed dinner we had the other night with chef-prepared meatballs on sale at a high-end market. It would have been a huge waste of money had I bought more than just the one package.(Photo credit: 1JLS)

The other day I thought I was buying a great deal at Whole Foods Market. I had a coupon for $2 off of chef-prepared meatballs. I found them on sale, and I figured out that with the coupon, they would end up being about $2.66 a pound for decent quality, possibly grass-fed beef. Continue reading “The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 15– That Stuff on Sale May Taste or Smell Terrible”

A Great Coupon Drought — What’s to Come….?

Extreme Couponing
Many say that Extreme Couponing ruined the couponing industry and the show is responsible for today’s lack of newspaper coupons. Well, perhaps that’s part of it, but it probably goes much deeper. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love Couponmom.com for many things (like my shopping lists) plus the website’s forum is helpful, fun and insightful to read. I came across a thread called “Lousy Coupons and Sales” that resonated with me, because I have heard this comment about a lack of good coupons from a few people. Continue reading “A Great Coupon Drought — What’s to Come….?”

Where to Find Coupons for Organic Produce and Groceries

coupons for organic produce available at Whole Foods Market
Coupons aren’t only for junk food–but it can be a bit tricky to find coupons for healthy, organic food. There are resources, though, including Whole Foods Market, which produces its own coupons booklets. Photo: Whole Foods Market

TFF frequently gets this question: “Where do I find coupons for healthy, organic food?”  Here are some favorite resources that we’ve found along the way.  Continue reading “Where to Find Coupons for Organic Produce and Groceries”