What are The Coupon Wizards Webinars and What Can I Expect?


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People ask me all the time: "What are the Coupon Wizards Webinars?" so I decided I would finally take a few minutes and write a quick post about them. One of the things that I decided when I launched The Coupon Wizards in January 2011 was that I wanted our page to be different. I wanted it to be more a family or community than just a page that spit out information but was never around when it was time to answer questions. To this end, I began to develop a series of live, online training sessions … [Read more...]

Fabulous Free Child ID Safety Kit from Gerber Life


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You never think about needed things like a child id safety kit until you actually need it. Why not snag this freebie tonight? I was able to go in and grab one for each of my three boys. All you have to do is fill out the first two pages of information and you will receive yours in the mail. In addition, it's highly likely you will score some good Gerber coupons too! Even if your kids are past the baby food stage, these are great to give to friends or family members with small children. The kit … [Read more...]

$10.82 for Scott 1000 20 Roll Pack at a Stockpile Price


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We have 3 boys. Toilet paper is not much of a luxury in the "hall bathroom". It's a commodity and one that gets flushed so when I can find a really good price on the Scott 1000, I stock up. Right now, Amazon has the 20 Roll pack of Scott 1000 slashed to $12.97. In addition, there is an e-coupon in the listing that can be found under special offers and promotions to save another $1.50 so be sure you are logged in when you click here. If you want to save even more, you can get it for as low as … [Read more...]

Win $10,000 Toward College Now OR Your Student Loans!


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Got debt? Specifically, do you have student loans? Are you in college or recently graduated and already feeling the weight of debt? Here’s a chance for you to get a big helping hand from SALT! Right now, you can enter the Face the Red Sweepstakes that will help you pay for the cost of college now or help pay back your student loans! 3 lucky winners will win $10,000 each. After you have entered the Sweepstakes, you can get 2 additional entries just by reading the SALT article that shows … [Read more...]

Pay Your Children in Their Currency


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Teaching children about money can be as easy or as difficult as you make it. One thing that I have learned from raising my boys is that I need to pay them in the currency that they desire and understand. To clarify, Grayson understands money. He has been able to figure simple sales tax since he was 5 and he knows what it means to work for a dollar. He understands that he needs to save. He understands that he needs to make good decisions with his spending money. He understands that he is going to … [Read more...]

Save Cash while Cleaning up Baby Clothes!


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As we prepare for the arrival of our new baby in September, we are finding a lot of wasted money. There are so many baby clothes that were bought for Ethan that are basically just collecting dust these days. As you know, I am not one to leave money hiding in a dark corner of my house. I am all about turning unused stuff into cash! Enter Reemarkit. Reemarkit is a free online service that allows you to list you unwanted items or shop from other peoples' listings online. The best part? You don't … [Read more...]

Money Management – 3 Reasons to Negotiate Like Your Kids


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Something happens to us as we age. We get soft. No, not around the middle, in our minds. In certain areas of our lives, we lose our edge. I realize that this is a blanket statement so this article will not apply to everyone. However, I do feel like there is something to be gained by all who continue reading. Recently, I have started getting up earlier than normal and getting my workout in before the sun comes up. Not only do I feel better for the rest of the day, but I actually have the whole … [Read more...]

Shopping for Cars Tip #3 – Hot Lease Terms are Your Best Friend!


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Before you start going ballistic sending me emails and commenting, please read this entire article. If you have ever heard me speak, you know that I think that leasing a vehicle is one of the absolute worst financial decisions you can make. It falls right in line with having a car payment in my book. In fact, it's worse because you aren't really paying down any debt, you are perpetuating it! However, by and large people will do what society dictates, so leases will not be going away anytime … [Read more...]

Shopping for Cars Tip #2 – New to you is as Good as New


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Shopping for cars can be fun. The anticipation of finally replacing that old clunker is exhilarating. If you followed our advice in Shopping for Cars Tip #1 and have been patient, the reward will very much be worth the wait. The next tip is really quite simple and very straightforward: Buy used vehicles. I am sure that you have heard the cliche that a car depreciates 30% the minute you drive it off the lot. It's honestly not too far from the truth. Once a new car is driven, it's no longer new. I … [Read more...]

Saving On Ground Beef


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Saving on ground beef can be hard if  there is not a good sale going on at the time.  Meat is one of those item that usually does not come with a coupon so you have to get creative to find savings. A good sale is the time that I try to buy a whole cow if possible and stock up. My local grocery store was having a good deal on ground beef so I bought six 3 lb family packs. This usually will last my family of six until the store runs the sale again.  That’s a lot of ground beef but there are a few … [Read more...]

Shopping for Cars Tip #1 – Patience Pays Off


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I have heard the statistics and they are astounding. The majority of people that are shopping for cars will purchase a vehicle within 48 hours of stepping onto the lot the first time. I must admit, I am not helping that statistic any, but it's for a good reason. I don't go to the lot until I am absolutely ready to buy. I think sometimes we purchase cars out of necessity or self-entitlement instead of taking our time to be sure we are buying "value". It's a proven fact that at some point, your … [Read more...]

Saving Money in the Meat Department – Pork Loin


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If there is one thing that I hear from couponers on a daily basis, it's that they haven't learned about effectively saving money on meat and produce. I have good news for you! We are going to teach you how, and you won't even have to use coupons to do it!   This post is the first in a series of posts that will teach you how to get the most bang for your buck in the meat department. I decided to start with a pork loin because it's one of the easiest for you to process in your own kitchen. I … [Read more...]

Win $2,500 in the Get it Together Challenge from Manilla


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Kick off 2013 and use Manilla to organize and simplify all of your accounts in one secure place. Enter The Manilla Get It Together Challenge to become more organized and win the I Got It Together $2,500 Grand Prize and other amazing Manilla partner prizes. How To Enter: New to Manilla? Sign up for FREE, link 3 accounts and automatically be entered to win great prizes! Visit Manilla.com/Challenge to get started. Already have a Manilla account? Make sure you have linked 3 accounts and visit … [Read more...]

Win Coupon Inserts from this Weekend 1/6!


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We're SOOO excited to be bringing you this HUGE Coupon Insert giveaway! We're giving away (3) 10-pks. of inserts from this weekend's newspaper! Check out the top 25 *HOT* coupons from these coupon inserts listed below, then enter via the Rafflecopter below! This will run until Saturday night at MIDNIGHT!! Good luck!!! Smartsource #1 Aveeno $3/2 products excludes cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotion (2/6/13) Band-Aid $.50/1 adhesive bandages product ets (2/6/13) BIC $1/2 … [Read more...]

Fagor 10 Qt Pressure Canner Review & Giveaway


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  New to canning? I am a new canner.   I just started a few months ago under the guidance of a dear friend who has been canning for over 40 years. We used three of her canners, all 22 quart size, consisting of two different brands. I quickly discovered that one is not enough because of the amount of time it takes to cool before you can open a pressure canner. Now for my dilemma. What do I get? What is the best value and what is the best product? How many and what sizes do I need? Is … [Read more...]

Tuesdays Tips – But It Was Only A Dollar


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How long has that been in my stockpile? When I jumped into couponing as a lifestyle I was chasing every deal at every store for months. Once I realized what I was doing I hit the brakes. What am I doing? What am I buying? I've never bought this stuff before! It took several months for revelation to sink in. I look at my stockpile regularly. Notice I didn't say inventory, rotate or examine? I open the door and I look at it. I do rotate food when I restock items I've purchased by moving older … [Read more...]

Tuesdays Tips – I Spent How Much Trying To Save Money?


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  That's it, I'm done,  I quit!  I threw in the towel and went back to my favorite makeup foundation. I tried, I really did and I tried for a full year but I just could not find anything close to my Estee Lauder Double Wear Ivory-Beige #10. How much did I spend trying to save money? I have no idea. I will tell you that it was well over the $36.00 I spend about every 5 months on it tho. Sometimes spending a few dollars more on something that you truly like and you know it will do the … [Read more...]

What’s my Average Stockpile Quantity?


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For many people, stockpiling isn't something new, it's a way of life!  However, there are also quite a few people out there that are new to the couponing lifestyle that are trying to get their arms around the concept of stockpiling.  If you have participated in our online webinars, you have heard me say repeatedly that you need to know your stockpile quantity and you need to know your stockpile price.  You also may have heard me talk about "building your coupon stockpile".  Building an … [Read more...]

Stockpiling: What’s my Stockpile Price?


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One of the the questions I get via email all the time is: "What's a good price for ......?"  With so many new couponers out there, I understand the frustration when you really don't know when to "pull the trigger".  That's why I created this list of "national average" stockpile prices.  This is certainly not the Bible according to David, but it is a good list for you to use as a benchmark when determining whether or not you should pick up a stockpile quantity of an item, or simply just by enough … [Read more...]

Publix Kellogg’s Event – The Wizard Scores an Epic Haul


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It is important to note that no shelves were cleared, nor animals harmed during this shopping trip. I promised you guys pictures and a post and here it is. While many of you thought I was going to be posting about Italian Days, there isn't any point to have shopped that sale yet. I will never shop Italian Days until I see the second week's ad. I am thinking that I will be able to find it today and that will allow me to plan my needs for this week as well as next week. Also, if any new coupons … [Read more...]