More Savings in 2020 | Here’s Your Jump Start Guide / Cheat Sheet

Ready for More Savings in 2020? Here’s Your Jump Start Guide / Cheat Sheet.  You can bookmark it but I’ll also keep it pinned to the top of the blog for awhile. If you’re not following me on Facebook, you really need to be. (And you can join the Saving Toward A Better Life Facebook Group …
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Savings Pro Tip: Stockpile to Save Money!

“Stockpiling” is how you save the most money.  Stockpiling is when you can get your kids favorite $4/box cereal for $1/box and you buy 4 or 6 boxes at that price to last you until it’s on sale again.  If you only buy one box for $1, sure you saved $3, but the very next …
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Savings Pro Tip: Couponers Don’t Pay for Toothpaste | Always Get the FREE Toothpaste

I’ve been sharing this tip since I started doing coupon classes nearly a decade ago. NEVER PAY FOR TOOTHPASTE.  It’s a waste of money to PAY for toothpaste because you can ALWAYS get it for FREE somewhere! And I cringe when I hear that someone didn’t pick up the free toothpaste at the store one …
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Savings Pro Tip: Combine or “Stack” all available sales and offer for MAX savings!

What does it mean to “STACK” coupons? When you STACK coupons you are using TWO coupons on ONE item.  Now, this is generally not allowed.  But there is one instance where it is. There are two kinds of coupons, MANUFACTURER coupons and STORE coupons.  I cannot take two manufacturer coupons for 50c off macaroni and …
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6 Steps to Cut Your Grocery Spending (5 Don’t Include Coupons)

This is a repost of an article I wrote in March 2017.  These methods still apply.  I’d love to hear how you save money on your grocery spending – even if you don’t use coupons!  I like to shop at Aldi.  It’s one way I save on my grocery spending when I’m short on time.   …
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6 Steps to Cut Your Grocery Spending (5 Don’t Include Coupons)

Take these steps to cut down on your grocery spending.  You might be surprised to see how many of them DON’T involve printing or clipping coupons. 1. Make a Meal Plan and stick to it. Planning your meals is a great way to save money.  If you plan out your week’s meals (this includes breakfasts, lunches …
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Be A Better Couponer Part 3: Understanding Couponing

Who is ready to use coupons more efficiently and save more on groceries this year? Maybe you’ve tried and thrown up your hands in surrender and said “This is just not for me” and you’re still playing full price for groceries. I’m here to tell you, you don’t have too! Maybe you think couponing is …
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Be a Better Couponer Part 2 – Getting Coupons!

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Who is ready to use coupons more efficiently and save more on groceries this year? Maybe you’ve tried and thrown up your hands in surrender and said “This is just not for me” and you’re still playing full price for groceries. I’m here to tell you, you don’t have too! Maybe you think couponing is …
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Be A Better Couponer Part 1: Get organized!!

Who is ready to use coupons more efficiently and save more on groceries this year? Maybe you’ve tried and thrown up your hands in surrender and said “This is just not for me” and you’re still playing full price for groceries. I’m here to tell you, you don’t have too! Maybe you think couponing is …
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Be a Better Couponer – Part 4: Getting the MOST coupons!

A successful couponer is the one that has the MOST coupons available to him/her.  So to be a better couponer, you have to have coupons coming at you from every direction!!Here’s all the places you should be getting coupons from:Sunday Newspaper Inserts (I suggest getting 2-4 newspapers every Sunday)All You Magazine (go ahead and subscribe, …
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Be a Better Couponer part 3 – Handling Coupon Rejection

If you are following the Be A Better Couponer portion of the New Year’s Resolution Series, here is part 3 – Handling Coupon Rejection!If you use coupons, you will eventually have a cashier who will resist you. It may be over a trial-sized item, it may be over the cashier’s ability to read and comprehend, …
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New Years Resolution – Be A Better Couponer Part 2: Understanding Couponing!

Here’s another post in the New Years Resolution Series!To be a better couponer, you need to understand couponing!I’ve taught couponing classes and all the notes from my classes are available right here.Here are the four parts to the lesson:Couponing 101Beginners Tips to Using CouponsKnowing and Understanding CouponsThe Saving LifestyleDid you miss part one on how …
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New Years Resolution – Be A Better Couponer Part 1: Get organized!!

Yes, couponing is a lot of work.  I won’t lie to you.  And that’s the excuse most people use when it comes to using coupons.   It’s too much work.  But to me, work = pay.  So let’s look at how much coupons “pay” you.  I cut our monthly budget $300-$400 a month when I started …
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