Showing posts with label Coupons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coupons. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Green grocery list

Coupons go high tech and green with mobile apps.

Grocery iQ is just one of the free mobile apps available for smart phones. These mobile grocery apps are a great way to store your grocery list and find the best prices. Most apps also download coupons to your local grocery card and can even scan a bar code.

I have to admit my husband and kids were the first to get me started with these savvy programs because they were all having so much fun scanning the pantry. Switching to a mobile grocery list is both frugal and green saving money and paper.

Other handy shopping apps include Foursquare and Out of Milk.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Free groceries using coupons

You can take home groceries for free with coupons.  I have bought everything from free hot dogs to baby formula, you just have to match your coupons with the sales.  As you start doing this you will quickly learn the pattern of sales and coupons so that you can plan your needs around them.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Saving with Green Stamps

I remember back in the day when my grandaddy bought everything with S&H Green Stamps.  I remember the fun of going to the store with him to pick out surprises for my grandmother and how magical it seemed that he could just hand the man behind the counter a book of stamps in exchange for a major appliance like a grill or a vacuum cleaner.  S&H Green Stamps worked much like credit card rewards do today; when you purchased groceries or hardware goods you would collect stamps and then trade them in for durable goods.  Sounds great! It had a novelty about it too; we were all so sad to see S&H Green Stamps go....and now, they are back! 

You can now collect S&H Green Stamps on the web.  They have been renamed S&H Greenpoints and you collect them electronically, but they are back.  If you go to the website and sign up then you will collect S&H Greenpoints using your grocery card and online purchases; you can use your points to purchase durable goods from the S&H Greenpoints online store.  I tell you these are very valuable; between gardening and S&H Green Stamps my grandparents didn't have a dime in living expenses! Should you find yourself with antique S&H Green Stamps you have one of two choices; you can redeem these stamps at the online store or you can keep them for their collectable value.

Monday, August 23, 2010

News in coupons!

Yes, late breaking news in coupons!  There are several late breaking news stories in the world of coupons.

This just in....Fry's Grocery Stores are now taking competitors coupons!  Yes, you heard me right, even the competitors coupons that print off at the register.  They are also reading all manufacturers coupons under a dollar as if they are a $1.

This just in...are you tired of getting the newspaper just for the coupons?  There is a new website where you can print off the coupons you want or even load them to your grocery card!

And one final late breaking story....there is a new website called Groupon where you can purchase with others and save 50% to 75%.  You simply bid on a purchase, whatever you are willing to pay and if enough other people bid on that item you all get it for the same price.  If no one else bids you will not be charged.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Frugal haircuts

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Saving on Haircuts
There are several ways to save money on haircuts and salon treatments and even a few ways to get them for free.

Locks of Luv

If you have long hair and you’re looking to change to a shorter haircut, donate your hair to Locks of Luv. Your hair has to be at least 10 inches long. Most hair salons offer this option; just ask your salon if they participate, if they do, they will give you a free haircut. If it is your birthday, Sundrops Nail Spot will give you a free birthday manicure and the Tan Factory will give you one free tanning session.


JC Penny salon is affordable and you can pay more or less depending on the experience level of the stylist you choose; find coupons at Delighted; find coupons for Little Chops at Merchant Circle.

Not only does Fantastic Sam’s offer great coupons through the mail, in the newspaper and online, but they also have a free punch card program. If you have a family of five this adds up to a free haircut every other visit. You can also follow Fantastic Sam's on Facebook for coupons and money saving sales ads. Watch the door carefully at your favorite Fantastic Sam's as each salon posts private deals seasonally throughout the year. Deals like, "get a free cut with a full price color" or Two for One Tuesday."

Local Beauty Schools

Patronize one of the Phoenix area beauty schools for a substantial discount on retail. If you are nervous ask for a student that is just about ready to graduate. And even if you don't want to venture in for a haircut or perm, you might consider having your nails done or a less risky spa treatment.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Save Big with Back to School Sales

This is the time of year to save big, with Back to School sales overlaping with end of summer clearance you can find some great deals. Old Navy and Kohl's are having thier end of summer clearance. Read about saving money on textbooks...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Survive with the Best Diaper Deals!

Survive the Recession with the Best Diaper Deals

When it comes to diapers, you really do get what you pay for. I mean literally, you get what you pay for. Of course, all diapers end up in the diaper pale in the end, but how the disposable diaper performs in-between the bag and the pale is the most important factor.

Boycotting cheap diapers, however, does not mean you need to bust your child’s inheritance either. In fact there are actually different diapers and brands that you should choose depending on your babies gender and age. And choosing the proper diaper will actually save you money in the long run. I have found purchasing the diaper with the best fit actually saves diapers and thus money read more...
As soon as your baby is born, go to,,, and and register your new arrival. These websites will send you valuable coupons for diapers and other baby products. You should also watch your local paper for coupons as well as the check out receipts at the supermarket. When you use these coupons in conjunction with your local supermarkets sales, you can save a substantial amount on your diaper purchases.

Surviving on Freebies

Surviving On Freebies
Survining a recession is easy if you take advantage of freebies. Become a freeloader! I am not suggesting that you free load off your friends and family or even the government. Businesses give away free stuff everyday. Free cosmetics, free kids meals, free meat, even free money!

Yes free money! My husband and I opened a new Chase personal bank account this weekend. Before we opened it we just happened to get these change of address packets at our local post office; you know those coupons and advertisements that you usually toss in the trash, don't through them away!!! Think of them as free money, sometimes lots of free money! Anyway, we had two coupons that came out of those packets. The coupons were for $125.00 a piece. That is $250.00 for opening a bank account that we had to open anyway!!! Chase deposited $250.00 in our bank account, no questions asked, no stipulations on how we spend it!

As if that were not enough that is not the only thing we freeloaded this weekend! Just so happens the windshield on our Jeep cracked, its ok, we have complete glass coverage. Sence we had to get the windshield replaced anyway, my husband shopped around town for the best deal. We had the insurance company fix our windshield at Speedy Glass and they gave us a gift certificate for Omaha Steaks! We are having a box of gourmet steaks and burgers delivered to our doorstep, for free!

How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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"...for your Father knows what you need before you ask." Matthew 6:8