5 Important & Quick Tips About Clipping Coupons

1. Cut, Don’t Rip Out Coupons

Store associates prefer clean cut coupons with clear expiration dates.
Store associates prefer clean cut coupons with clear expiration dates.

I know I’ve done this a million times — I’ve ripped out coupons and tore off the expiration date which rendered the coupon totally useless.  Continue reading “5 Important & Quick Tips About Clipping Coupons”

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Why Coupon Expiration Dates Are Impossible to Read

I can count at least five magnifying glasses around my house, one of which has permanent residence in my coupon bag. Now, I’m over 50 and need new glasses, but even when I ask one of my 20/20 vision teen kids to help me read an expiration date on a coupon, they have a tough time. Naturally, I need a magnifier.  Continue reading “Why Coupon Expiration Dates Are Impossible to Read”

I am a Swagbucks Failure, and I’m Not Sure Why

swagbucks winAdvice welcome.

Swagbucks is a religion for many in the frugal community. (For those of you who may not be familiar with Swagbucks, it’s a legitimate and popular search engine sort of like Google that rewards its searches with prizes like gift cards.) For two years, I have tried Swagbucks, and have failed miserably! Rarely does the mod metro-man show up on my screen to tell me I’ve won Swag Bucks. Am I the only one who cannot make a go of this site??  Continue reading “I am a Swagbucks Failure, and I’m Not Sure Why”

CVS is on a Roll With It’s Magic Red Coupon Machine

It’s the little things that make me happy ;–)

Hoping everyone took advantage of the great freebie last week at CVS (the free Clean and Clear Shampoo or Conditioner valued at $4.99 but free with a magic red machine coupon).  Continue reading “CVS is on a Roll With It’s Magic Red Coupon Machine”

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Thoughts on the Toilet Paper Price War

I’ve written here about the impossible task of truly figuring out the best deals for paper goods such as toilet paper and paper towels. All I really do now is simply divide price by number of rolls, use a coupon and call it a day. Continue reading “Thoughts on the Toilet Paper Price War”

Lessons About Frugality From This Brilliant Little Book: Lessons From Madame Chic

In researching the first TFF e-book, Dress for Less, I came across one of the best little books I’ve ever read: Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris, by Jennifer L. Scott. Why did I love this book so much? The book reminded me of how to take frugal living to a higher and more elegant level. Continue reading “Lessons About Frugality From This Brilliant Little Book: Lessons From Madame Chic”