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Frugal and Fab

Frugal and Fab

When was the last time you clipped a coupon or better yet, clipped it and remembered to take it to the store with you? Do you peruse money saving blogs for the best deals before you make a purchase? Well let me tell you, if you aren’t doing your due diligence you could be throwing away hard earned dollars that could be put to better use in more useful areas..ie. bills, shoes, handbags!

Prior to being put on to couponing and money saving blogs by my good friend Crystal, I was totally the one to roll my eyes, mumble under my breath, and take a few glances at my watch when the lady in front of me would pull out her coupons. Go figure, now I’m the lady and will throw the “eye” at anyone who looks like they have a problem with me or my coupons…karma I suppose!

Crystal is the master at saving money,and once you get the hang of it and you begin to see the savings it becomes an addiction. I am including a few of the important tips that she shared with me. I won’t tell a fib, this lifestyle requires some preparation before heading to the store and most importantly you must STICK TO THE LIST..I repeat STICK TO THE LIST to get the most bang for your buck.

Coupon Chic Tips
  • Get a Sunday paper every week
  • When buying products that are listed B1G1 Free, utilize two coupons, one for each item (Sometimes you can end up getting at least one of the items for free)
  • Utilize Extra Care Bucks and store rewards with your coupons for extreme deals at CVS, Walgreens, etc.
  • Some stores will allow you to use their coupon paired with a competitor’s or a maufacturer’s coupon (Another way to score free stuff)
  • Visit the following blogs, they do all of the work for you, and link printable coupons to the weekly sales items , and will also tell you where to find them in your Sunday paper: I Heart Publix, Totally Target, I Heart CVS, I Heart Kroger, Southern Savers

Whew..that’s enough to get you started if you are interested. If you are unsure please check your store’s coupon policy. Heaven knows my fab coupon click and I have had enough run ins with over zealous cashiers. Please know and exercise your couponing rights!!

What are your thoughts on coupons, are they worth it or do you have better things to do with your time?

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    Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    August 16, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Or be like me and ask for the Manager when cashier gives me grief about my deals…

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    August 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Funny you posted this blog because a friend of mine was just hipping me to the coupon game. She said once she had $200 worth of groceries and ended up having them pay her money!! I'm sold. All the help I can get is worth it! -She said that she uses more then one of the same coupon in the stack.

    Thanks Mimi!

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    Mrs. King
    August 17, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Hey just saw a good deal for the GA Aquarium on AJC.com


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    Kelli Flournoy
    August 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

    You and Erika have opened my eyes to the wonderful world of coupons and I am always sure to use them…it only takes one time to glance over a receipt and see where they point out how much you saved…that's all I needed

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