Create a One-Stop Shopping List with Find & Save

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Have you ever wished you could create your shopping list for multiple stores on one website? I know that would make my life so much easier. I didn’t know that opportunity existed until I discovered Find & Save. Simply enter your location and your local stores will pop up.

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Back Into Couponing!

While I was super sick in the fall and early winter, I decided not to coupon.  I just didn’t have time or energy.  That’s what is nice about having a stockpile of necessities – we only had to buy one or two necessities during those months without coupons!

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7 Tips to Save Your Family More Than $4,000/Year

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We all like to save money.  What started out as a necessity in our household has become somewhat of a game for me.  How much money can I save during this shopping trip?  How can we save an extra $20 this month?  Can we get by on $25 worth of groceries this week (without going hungry)?  It’s my own personal challenge. ;)

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We Bought an Elliptical!

Hubster and I have been talking about owning an elliptical for the past year or two.  Now that we’re moving to a bigger place and also contemplating gym memberships, we started looking into it more seriously.  After reading a bazillion Amazon reviews between the two of us, we decided that the affordable ones were flimsier than we wanted.

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Kids Consignment Sales

I noticed on Facebook last night that there was going to be a kids consignment sale at our local event center this weekend.  We decided to check it out and I’m so glad that we did!  We found a crib mattress for C for only $25!  Once we move, we’re going to have him sleep in a crib instead of the pack ‘n’ play.  Now we don’t need to pay retail for a mattress!  I also found some sleepers for him, all under $3, a $3 board book and a $5 Melissa & Doug puzzle.

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Couponing 201: Strategy and Cost Standards

Here is lesson two in my couponing series!  You can find the first one, Couponing 101, here.  Today we’ll go more in-depth about couponing strategy.

I’ve found that it’s best to purchase two newspapers each week.  Be sure to check to see if the coupon inserts are inside before buying your papers!  There are people that steal coupon inserts or sometimes a paper gets missed in the stuffing process, but you don’t want to get home and discover that they’re missing.

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Couponing 101

By popular demand, I bring to you some basic couponing tips!  A coworker of Hubster’s taught me how to coupon nearly five months ago and it has become a hobby of mine.  The following are tips that she taught me as well as things that I have learned since I started couponing.  Happy savings!

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Free and Super-Cheap Items – Week of 7/24

Here are some of the awesome deals I found around town this week.  For more information on how to coupon at Walgreens (it’s the trickiest drugstore to shop in, but has fantastic savings!) or CVS, The Krazy Coupon Lady site has the best information!

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This Week’s Deals Around Town

I’ve recently gotten into couponing and here are the deals that I found around town this week:

Target
Buy 10 SmartWater (20 oz)  or VitaminWater for $10, get a 6-pk of 20 oz SmartWater free
There are B2G1 coupons on Target.com for VitaminWater.  I chose to get SmartWater, so ended up getting 16 bottles for about 62.5 cents each.  The savings will be greater if you use 2 of those coupons and get VitaminWater.

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I got $40-worth of stuff for $0.66 at CVS!

This was my first week of 98% savings and I am SO excited!

The original price of the merchandise was $40.03, minus the sale prices from my CVS card, a few manufacturer coupons, and some ExtraBucks that I had earned last week…and I only paid $0.66 out of pocket and even walked out with $8.79 in ExtraBucks that I can use in the next few weeks.  :)

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I Love Coupons

I think couponing is a way of embracing my new role as a stay-at-home mom.  While I do work from home, I also recognize the need to save money and keep a tight budget since we don’t have two full-time incomes.  Diapers are expensive, aren’t they?!  ;)

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The Krazy Coupon Lady

One of Hubster’s coworkers let me in on a fabulous website that is quickly becoming one of my favs: The Krazy Coupon Lady.  She lets readers in on all the awesome deals at numerous different stores each week.  Basically, she does all of the work for you!

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Embracing My Inner Maxx-inista

I *love* TJ Maxx.  And Marshall’s.  And Ross.

haha, I love pretty much any of those stores where you can get higher-end items for great deals.  Tonight we went to TJ Maxx and I bought a 5-pack of super cute Carter’s baby washcloths for $5.99 and my fav sports bra in a different color for $5.99!

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Bargain Shopping

While I’ve always enjoyed saving money and finding deals, I have developed a new love for it since we’ve started living solely off of the hubster’s graduate assistant salary.  I was thrilled when we received a 30% off coupon for Kohl’s in the mail this week!  There are a few big items, including a breast pump, that were still on our baby registry that I wanted to fulfill.  After shopping around and finding comparable items to the ones that I wanted at Babies R Us, I just placed a Kohl’s order and saved $100 in the process – AND got $40 in Kohl’s cash!

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New Rocker/Recliner

After realizing we had no means of rocking the baby to sleep, we decided that we needed to invest in a new chair.  Our first thoughts were to get an upholstered glider and ottoman; however, we came to the sad conclusion that we have no space for a chair AND an ottoman. (See the Small Apartments post)

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