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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for PINCHme. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I used to love the thrill of finding new free samples. I even used to share those samples, way back when, on my blog.  I am looking forward to giving […]

Save Money Monday 7

I think I had a very good couponing week this week!! Walgreen’s Walgreen’s wasn’t the most fun trip of the week but I was able to get $4 back that I could use at Jewel today. Shelf Cost $20.32 Store Discount $3.00 Coupons $10.12 Total $7.20 Total Savings $13.12 or 64.57%! Plus $4 Register Rewards […]

Save Money Monday 6

Got some really good couponing deals this week. The kids and I hit 5 stores today. Two were not for couponing. I went to Trader Joe’s to get my favorite Orange Chicken and some steel cut oats to make crockpot oatmeal. The other non-couponing trip was Wal-Mart to pick up whatever I couldn’t get while […]

Save Money Monday 5

There was really not a lot of couponing deals I wanted to do this week. The one I DID do, I screwed up and have to go back tonight to get the items exchanged. CVS As you can see, I accidentally grabbed two different sized boxes of diapers. They were both supposed to be the […]

Save Money Monday 3

Week 3 I went back to the grocery stores. There was a bunch of “free” stuff at Walgreen’s, but nothing I really wanted to hit. Today I went to Jewel and Dominick’s. Dominick’s: I had a bunch of Healthy Harvest and Bumblebee coupons I decided to cash in today. I still have a few more […]

Save Money Monday 2

Week 2 was not a great week to go couponing. Not a whole lot of deals out there. None that I wanted to go after at grocery stores. So I only hit up CVS and Walgreen’s this week. I was running low on detergent and shampoo so I was scouting out the best deals I […]

Chicago Blogger- Bargain is the New Black

Since I got back into couponing this week, I wanted to feature my favorite Chicago Couponer: Christi from Bargain is the new Black. Here’s a little about Christi: Couponing is my hobby. Some people collect stamps – I collect coupons. I’m a stay at home mom and spend my time chasing after two little boys. […]

Save Money Monday 1

I decided I was going to get back into couponing starting TODAY! So I went out to my garage and brought in all the newspapers that have been piling up for almost 3 months. After that I took about an hour and went through Jill Cataldo’s site looking at this week’s deals. There were a […]

Frugal Friday Oct 8

I’m finally jumping back into Frugal Friday. It is put on by Life as Mom. She wants us to share a tip a week about what keeps us staying in the Black. It feels good to get back to couponing. I didn’t go all out this week. I went to two stores: Dominick’s and Jewel. […]

Frugal Friday June 25

This is my seventh week taking part in Frugal Friday.(Although it’s been months since I’ve done it!) It is put on by Life as Mom. She wants us to share a tip a week about what keeps us staying in the Black. It feels good to get back to couponing. I hadn’t realized how much […]

SavvyCents Review & Giveaway

Savvy Cents Melinda over at SavvyCents has created a wallet for those that use the envelope cash system. Savvycents was first formed in January of 2009 after Melinda Claudpierre read a book about becoming debt free and following the cash envelope system of budgeting. Frustrated with paper envelopes and disorganization with her wallet, she wanted […]

Frugal Friday April 16

This is my sixth week taking part in Frugal Friday. It is put on by Life as Mom. She wants us to share a tip a week about what keeps us staying in the Black. Since I missed last week, this is actually two week’s worth of shopping in one post. This was a light […]

Frugal Friday April 9

This is my fifth week taking part in Frugal Friday. It is put on by Life as Mom. She wants us to share a tip a week about what keeps us staying in the Black. Since I missed last week, this is actually two week’s worth of shopping in one post. Since I didn’t blog […]

Frugal Friday March 12

This is my second time taking part in Frugal Friday. It is put on by Life as Mom. She wants us to share a tip a week about what keeps us staying in the Black. Today she is featuring how to make your own instant oatmeal. I am definitely going to give this a try […]

Wordless Wednesday: Couponing Storage

I organized this area yesterday: Storage in laundry room Still have work to do on these 3 cabinets: Mostly Canned Food Storage Cereal, Hamburger Helper, Brownie & Cake Mixes, Boxed Potatoes and Snack Bars Same cabinet as above. Trying to show you depth. Lazy Susan Cabinet (Lazy is right, I really need to organize this […]