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Coupons? Check. Storage system that works for you? Check. Now what? Years ago I would clip a coupon here or there and use them only for items that I would buy anyway. It was great justification to spend extra money I didn’t have on fancy or organic items. I didn’t see how clipping coupons really […]

Get a Taste of Your Town This Summer

In my dozen years of motherhood, I’ve moved to new towns three different times. Each time we arrived not knowing the lay of the land at all. But, over time we found restaurants that we liked, parks that the kids enjoyed, and amusements to while away our free time. One thing that helped us become […]

Longs Shoppers, You Have Arrived: A CVS Primer for Newbies

I just realized that some of my readers may be Longs shoppers. And now that Longs is CVS, well, your life is about to change. And hopefully for the better. Don’t get me wrong. When I was in college, a newlywed, and a new mom, Longs was actually “my drugstore.” There seemed to be a […]

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Here’s another source of manufacturer’s coupons. Sign up for the Luvs newsletter and receive special offers, diaper coupons, or samples via regular mail. We’ve got two in diapers and there’s no way I could keep them dry without coupons.

Grocery Geek Presents: I Can’t Eat Bread and Neither Can He

‘Member last week when I said I’d been going overboard? Well, I decided that “enough was as good as a feast” and I didn’t need to do any more grocery shopping until the next birthdays rolled around during the second week of June. It helped that the sales were zippo, so I didn’t feel like […]

You Know You’re a Grocery Geek When….

1. You are ecstatic that the mail brought next week’s grocery store ads two days early because of the holiday.2. Your kids know how to leverage for something they want: they bring you a coupon.3. The checkers at the store recognize you and reassure the supervisor when they call her over to override your excess […]

Frugal Friday: Buy Spices in Bulk

I love to cook. Since I could read, cooking has been one of my favorite pasttimes and one of my preferred methods of relaxation. If you spend anytime cooking, you know that quality ingredients can be pretty expensive, even with a coupon. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about preparing gourmet food for a […]

Coupons: You Gotta Know How to Hold ‘Em

Ok, so you’ve got your coupons. Now what? Stash them in your wallet? Put them in an envelope? Spend a ton of money on a multi-compartment, fancy schmancy coupon organizer? Well, that depends. There are all sorts of ways and means of organizing your coupons. Some people use boxes. Others special bags. Still others have […]