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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Sam’s Club Membership FREE $20 Gift Card Offer + Bonus Savings!


Sams Club Deal 


Looking to get a Sam’s Club Membership or renew your current one?  Now is a GREAT time to get one because when you buy a $45 Membership, you’ll get a FREE $20 Sam’s Club Giftcard as well as some AWESOME Fresh Food Savings!

Just enter your email HERE and then take in your voucher to Sam’s Club to finalize your registration and pick up your FREE Giftcard :)


My family used to have a Sam’s Club membership – and it was definitely worth the $$$. Head on over HERE to get yours.
- Thanks, Hip2Save! Check out more Online Deals

Blanket Scarves only $12.95 Shipped! (SALE EXTENDED!)



Wooohoo!!  We’ve been waiting for another deal on these – and this time it’s THE LOWEST PRICE we’ve ever seen them go! (Last time was $15.95)

Blanket Scarves are super trendy this year and also pretty darn practical for those of us who get chilly in restaurants, conference rooms, and just about anywhere else!  Right now, Cents of Style has these Blanket Scarves on sale for only $12.95 + FREE Shipping with code BLANKET16.

Kasey was just telling me how she saw these for $27 at a Southern boutique last week – so hop on this deal before they sell out!

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Schoola: $20 Free Credit + FREE Shipping + $5 Starbucks Card!


Have you heard of Schoola yet?  Well this is THE TIME to try them out!!

Schoola is an online company that resells gently used clothing and gives 40% of the proceeds to schools.  While that in itself is great – right now new members can get $20 in FREE Clothes when you use this link.  Plus shipping is FREE for a limited time. (Sweet!!)

And as a Valentine Special – right now when you use code LATTELOVE, you’ll get 5% OFF your order and a FREE Starbucks Giftcard in the mail!

So to sum it up – here’s an example of an order you could place:


Order (for instance) a Gently-Used GAP Dress for $22….

  • Use 5% OFF Code LATTELOVE = $20.90
  • Get $5 FREE Starbucks Giftcard for spending over $20
  • Use $20 Credit for using this link
  • Get FREE Shipping for a limited time (Automatic)
  • Total = 90¢ Shipped + a FREE Starbucks Gift Card!

This $20 Credit is also a great way to pick up new sports gear for the kids (Spring soccer is coming…) or workout wear for yourself.

This offer is only valid when you join Schoola for the first time through this special link  (it won’t work if you just type in

NOTE: The credit won’t show right away as you’re shopping, but if you add $20 worth of items to your bag and go to checkout, you’ll see it then :)  Credit and codes are ONLY valid on used items – not on the brand new stuff.  To search through ONLY used items, choose to filter in only items in “Good Condition” – rather than “New With Tags”



Enjoy! I ordered some new sandals last Spring  - and got my email confirmation saying $6 was donated to some school programs.  How cool is that?

23 Printable Valentine Cards for Teachers and Classmates

Over the last few years we’ve seen some ridiculously clever printable valentine cards for teachers and classmates.  Cards with adorable puns to match party favors  - “You make my heart Bounce” accompanied by a bouncy ball, for instance ;)  Here are 23 of the most memorable and most fun!

  1. Play-Doh Printable Valentines
  2. Printable Maze Valentine
  3. Kool-Aid  Valentines
  4. Printable Cootie Catcher
  5. Pre-K Animal Valentines
  6. Bouncy Ball Classroom Favors & Cards (3 Ideas)
    - Outer Space Card – Planet Ball
    - You make my Heart “Bounce”
    - Have a “Ball”
  7. “Mustache” You A Question Cards & Favors
  8. Glow Bracelet Favors & Cards (3 Ideas)
    - Light Saber
    - Cool Modern Arrow
    - You make my Heart Glow
  9. Gummy Worm Valentines
  10. Sweetheart Valentines
  11. Paper Airplane Valentines
  12. Smartie-Butterfly Valentines
  13. Tic Tac Toe Valentines
  14. Love Grows Bookmarks
  15. Cupid’s Arrow
  16. Owl, Cupcake, Bee and Monster Set
  17. Set of 5 Modern, Feminine Valentines
  18. Fox Valentine
  19. Monster Valentines

And if you’re looking for Valentine Mailbox Ideas - how about this fun Monster Mailbox made from a Kleenex Box to keep all their sweet cards/prizes in?




AND – here are some fun little Valentine printables to pass out to the class on party day!





 Valentine Scavenger Hunt is SO fun for your child to do – it’s geared to do it in your house (with clues about the bathroom sink, or the mailbox, etc…) but could be modified for a classroom setting as well.


And another sweet Valentine idea for the family is this FREE Valentine’s Printable Coupon Booklet



Aldi – Feb 10 – 16

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Here are all the Aldi Deals from this week’s ad!  Below you’ll find all the TOP deals in stores this week.

Aldi Shopping Tips:

  1. Aldi’s does NOT accept coupons
  2. You’ll need a quarter (.25) to use their grocery carts, and bring your own shopping bags
  3. Only cash or debit cards for payments.
  4. Get the Aldi SmartPhone App HERE!
  5. Wal-Mart will price match these deals WITHOUT an ad!



Click here to see the complete list

Cookies, Snacks & Candy


SimplyNature Fruit Squeezies, 12.7 oz – $1.79

Flowers, Decor & Gifts


Perfect Petal Valentine’s Day 6-Stem Rose Bouquet – $4.49


Perfect Petal Valentine’s Day Dozen Rose Bouquet – $12.99


Valentine’s Love Bug – $3.99

Home Supplies


Tandil Essentials Mountain Fresh HE Laundry Detergent, 50 oz – $1.89

Meat, Poultry & Fish


Beef, Steak, Filet Mignon, per lb – $12.99

Wednesday Only



Bananas, per lb – $0.29


Little Salad Bar Spring Mix, 5 – 6 oz – $1.49


Organic Spinach, 5 oz – $1.69




Crofton 5-Piece Bamboo Utensil Set – $2.99

Click here to see the complete list

Nest Learning Thermostat 2nd Generation – PRICE DROP!


Nest Learning Thermostat 2nd Generation PRICE DROP

If you’re seriously trying to save money on electric bills - you might’ve already done some research on the Nest Learning Thermostat.  It remembers the temperatures you like and programs itself, automatically turns itself down when you’re away, and can even be controlled from your smart phone or tablet.




Today at – the Nest Learning Thermostat 2nd Generation is the Special Buy of the Day – and on sale for $169.99 – 15% OFF!  This beats Amazon’s current price by $25.


**If you’re looking for a deal on the Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation - then Amazon is actually your cheaper option by a few bucks!


Check out this post for more ideas on how to save money on electric bills!

how to save money on electric bills


If you liked this deal, check out more Online Deals!