Help Save Money with Coupons | 10 Best Tips for Beginners

If you’re looking for tips on how to help save money with coupons, you’re in the right place!  We’ve put together 10 of our best tips for anyone who wants to try couponing but doesn’t know where to start.  {Find more articles on how to save money.}

*Since we’re starting with the basics, you might also want to watch this brief video of Kasey explaining the basics of couponing.

1.  Get some coupons, pronto!

Coupons are EVERYWHERE.  You can print them out online from these main sites – as well as others:

The Sunday paper is the main source for coupons.  Each Sunday newspaper has a couple coupon inserts inside.  If you glance through these before you buy it, and like what you see ( are there several coupons for things you buy often?) go ahead and get 4 or 5 newspapers. (More on that later)

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10 Ways to Save Money Shopping Holiday Clearance (Pro-Tip #9)

10 Ways to Save Money (Shopping Holiday Clearance)

Jamie here!  I’ve been helping my brother learn how to save money lately, as he makes a fresh start in a new home with few belongings.  He needs a good deal on LOTS of items – from kids’ toys, new photo albums, furniture, food and everything in between.   Right now, we’re working on using the Holiday clearance aisle to get him set for the kids upcoming birthdays.

Since I was at it already, it seemed a good time as any to start a new frugal series!  Here are 10 Ways to Save Money by shopping Holiday Clearance.  Check in each evening for a new “Pro Tip” and we’d love for you to pin the ones you find helpful!

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How to Save Money on Diapers at Amazon this week (HOT $10 Pampers Giftcard Promo!)

Diapers are a HUGE drain on a family’s budget - and if you’re wondering how to save money on diapers, you’re definitely not alone!

Amazon has a couple GREAT Diaper Deals going on right now – check these out!  (My favorite is the Pampers deal where you get a FREE Amazon Giftcard!) [Read more...]

4 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill + a Giveaway! {$100 Amazon GC}

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Now that the holidays are officially over many people are looking for ways to cut their grocery bill. A new year often ushers in new beginnings, resolutions, and renewed determination to make life changes. It’s important to remember that although coupons can be a component to cutting your grocery bill, there are other steps to consider. [Read more...]

Saver Tips Tuesday | Christmas Family Fun!

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday – this week we’ve got some fun Family Christmas ideas!

(Please note we’ll be taking a 2 week break from our Saver Tips posts – but we’ll be back in the new year!)

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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Now it’s your turn! Link up your Time Saver, Money Saver, or Life Saver tip!


Saver Tips Tuesday | Christmas Crafts, Make-Ahead Holiday Breakfast, Seasonal Perspective

Come link up on Saver Tips Tuesday

Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

  • Mary cooked up this CUTE  DIY Ornament Wreath that needs no glue gun!
  • Looking for a fun new Christmas morning breakfast recipe.  I just love this idea from Lindsay.  Her Chocolate Crepe Reindeer Recipe is sure to be a kiddo pleaser.
  • Finally, Kasey has got it right when she said, “So, at the end of the day when you are decorating your house for Christmas, baking cookies, or wrapping presents remember – Everything doesn’t have to be “Pinteresty!” Release yourself from unrealistic expectations and enjoy the JOY of this season”

Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

  1. No Machine Needed Peppermint andy Ice Cream - Snail Pace Transformations
  2. Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament - Pre-K Pages
  3. How to Make Holiday Potpourri Jars - Rock-a-Bye Parents


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How to Save: What to Stock Up on in December

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Every time a new season rolls around it can be difficult to know what items to grab as your focus shifts. You may not be thinking about what to stock up on at the grocery store in December, however there are definitely items that are at their lowest price than at any other time of the year. The first thing to think about is the type of meals you will be serving and the types of entertaining you usually do. For many of us the holiday season means plenty of fun get-togethers and big family meals. So, start making your list now of the items you know you will be using in all your favorite dishes. [Read more...]

Saver Tips Tuesday | Christmas Traditions and Recipes

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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  • In this age of social media and emails, I love that family and friends still take the time to send real cards this time of year.  See Mary’s simple way to display these wishes with my Holiday Greeting Card Garland.
  • I would love to see the look on your Cookie Swap hostess’ face when you tell her you brought Christmas Crack Cookies!  Kasey shares this delicious (and easy) recipe.
  • As this season gets started, I love this post from Lindsay.  Check out her 10 Favorite Christmas Traditions (and her thought on why they are important for our kids!)

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Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

 

  1. Snowman Candy Bar Basket DIY GIft Idea - Simple Saving Savvy
  2. Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies - Short Cut Saver
  3. How to Make a Really Ugly Sweater - The Vintage Sheet