Hello to my new readers from the 2020 Birmingham Home Show

Hello to my new readers from The Birmingham Home Show!  Thanks for coming out this weekend!   If you’re wanting to find out a little more about what I spoke about this weekend, you’ve come to the right place! If you haven’t already you can sign up for the  daily email newsletter here.  You can also follow me …
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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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Hello to my new readers from The Birmingham Home Show

Hello to my new readers from The Birmingham Home Show!  Thanks for coming out this weekend!   If you’re wanting to find out a little more about what I spoke about this weekend, you’ve come to the right place! If you haven’t already you can sign up for the  daily email newsletter here.  You can also follow me …
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Winn-Dixie’s Coupon Policy and Shopping Tips (updated 6/21/18)

Here is Winn-Dixie’s Coupon Policy (current as of 6/20/2018) and my comments and clarifications (and tips!) in italics. Store Management has the right to accept, decline, or limit the quantity of coupons and or items purchased in a single transaction or in a single day, by a single customer. That’s just a blanket statement ensuring …
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Coupon and Rebate Apps | What You Need to Know

Your smartphone is a huge source of money-saving opportunities in the form of rebate, coupon and store apps!  What are you favorites to use? Here’s a list of the ones you need to know about: Coupons and Rebate Apps: SavingStar – works with Winn-Dixie, CVS, Rite-Aid and others.  Load offers to your store card and …
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How to Use Checkout51 Grocery Cash Back App (Video)

How to use the cash back app, Checkout51, from start to finish! Sign up for Checkout51 and start using it today!  It’s an EASY way to save money!  It’s like Ibotta – only it works at ANY store.  Which means you can buy items at stores like Dollar Tree, Aldi and locally owned grocers and get cash back …
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How to Use Walmart Savings Catcher (Video)

Walmart’s Savings Catcher is a really easy way to save money but a lot of people don’t use it even though they shop at Walmart!  Here’s a video that explains it all so you can use it! Save money on every trip to Walmart with the Savings Catcher app! You do the shopping, scan your …
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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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Updates to Target Cartwheel in a new, easier to use app!

Target has moved Cartwheel offers into the main Target app. This will allow you to have just one place to map out store trips, get Cartwheel deals on in-store purchases, swipe through the weekly ad and more!   If you’ve previously used a social account to login to Cartwheel – like Google or Facebook (I used Facebook) …
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Using Rebates to Save Money

Rebates seem to be fewer and farther between than they used to be.  But they are still  a great way to lower your grocery bill when you find one!  But the first step to saving money with rebates is knowing HOW to do it. If you’ve never done a rebate before, read over these tips: …
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When Should I Stockpile That? A Guide to the Best Prices

The key to successfully stockpiling is to never have to pay for your basic pantry items again.  Or, at the very least, never have to buy them at anything more than the rock bottom price you can get them for.  You want to get all your items when they are at their best prices and …
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Hello to my new readers from eCO Credit Union’s Savings University 2016

I had a wonderful time speaking at another eCO Credit Union’s Savings Race seminar yesterday!  I hope all of you that were in attendance are ready to save some money! If you haven’t already you can sign up for the  daily email newsletter here.  You can also follow me on Facebook!   (and Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram). Here’s a recap …
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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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Is Couponing Changing? | How it’s different from 6 years ago…

I taught a coupon class a couple months go and someone asked me a question I was rather unprepared for.  They said, Do you think couponing is changing? Well, I hadn’t really thought about it.  I’ve been doing this since June 2009 – so 6 years this month (Happy Birthday, Blog!) and I’m always so …
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Hello to my new readers from eCO Credit Union’s Savings University 2015

I had a wonderful time speaking at another eCO Credit Union’s Savings Race seminar yesterday!  I hope all of you that were in attendance are ready to save some money! If you haven’t already you can sign up for the  daily email newsletter here.  You can also follow me on Facebook!   (and Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram). Here’s a recap …
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Hello to my new readers from Huffman United Methodist Church

I love getting to speak to people face to face about coupons!  Tonight, at Huffman United Methodist Church was no exception.  I hope everyone in attendance learned something and is ready to start saving money! If you didn’t leave your address last night to sign up for my daily email newsletter you can do so …
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