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Sisters’ Birthday Party ideas

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I'm doing some work today planning my boys' birthday parties for the end of October, and I thought it might be nice to round up all our other themed birthday party ideas in one convenient place!  We love to do up birthdays with a little something special to make the party fun--it usually doesn't ... Read More →





Tuesday Tip: 5 Ways to Save on Produce

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One of the biggest myths about couponing is that you can only save on junk, and there are no deals on healthy food.  While it's true that we're more likely to find coupons for personal care products and packaged food, there are ways to give your family plenty of healthy produce while sticking to ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Tips for fighting off spending envy

Frugal Friday Spending Envy

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  I won't lie.  Sometimes being frugal can be a bummer.  You see what other people have, and you want it...now.  You admire someone else's cute outfit, gorgeous (expensive) hairstyle, ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 9/28/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Plan ahead for Christmas!

Frugal Friday Christmas

  It's Frugal Friday!  The time when we take a few moments to focus on tips and hints for frugal living.  I know...I know...it's only September.  But believe it or not, Christmas is less than 100 days away!  If you start planning now, you can have a much less stressful Christmas!   In the past ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 9/21/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Big Picture Parenting: Keeping perspective on the little things that drive me crazy!

Big picture parenting

 If you’re just here for the deals, feel free to just skip right over this one…it won’t hurt my feelings at all!  But if you’re in the thick of this whole kid-raising thing like I am, here’s a little trick from the trenches and a word of encouragement today Every day. Every. Single. Day. There's ... Read More →


Tuesday Tip: You can do it!

Recently I was scrolling through a day's worth of information from the blog, and I thought Wow...that's a lot of information!  The good news is that there are plenty of deals to choose from, but I realize that it could be overwhelming for new couponers, or even more experienced couponers who are ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Making Choices

Frugal Friday making choices

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  This week, we'll take a look at making some choices that can help you stick to your budget and achieve your savings goals. If you have little kids, or if you've spent much time around ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 9/14/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Tips for Saving Money in the Produce and Meat Departments!

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Coupons for fresh meat and produce can be scarce.  Here you will find a list of things you can do to help you save money in these departments: Check Curbside Express for deals at Giant Eagle How?  Click the link above.  When that page loads, click on "Specials", then select "Produce"Now you have a ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Creating a Budget

Frugal Friday written budget

It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  Last week we discussed tracking your spending.  This week, we'll start taking a closer look at how to get serious about creating (and sticking to!) a written budget. If you saw last ... Read More →


Coupon Preview 9/7/14

Here's what to expect in this Sunday's newspaper coupon inserts! A few notes: Coupon inserts vary by region.  If there's a certain coupon you really want multiples of, check to be sure it's in the paper you're buying before you purchase a bunch of papers.  In NE Ohio, the Akron Beacon Journal ... Read More →


Tuesday Tip: Use our Coupon Database!

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Have you tried our fantastic Coupon Database?  We do our best to find the best tools to help make couponing as easy as possible for you, and we're excited to share a few features of this handy coupon database with you!  So how could the Coupon Database be helpful to you? When you're wondering ... Read More →


Frugal Friday: Track your Spending and Find your Money Drains

Frugal Friday track spending

Making Frugal Choices It's Frugal Friday!  Each week, I'll share tips, encouragement, and practical ideas for living a frugal lifestyle.  If you're just starting to think about living a frugal lifestyle, or of you're deciding to re-commit to being frugal, we hope you'll find this series helpful.  ... Read More →