Can Coupons Cost Us Money?


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Coupons Cost Money? What do you think? Can coupons cost us money? When used properly, coupons and discount offers help us provide better for our families, reduce our debt and enable us to plan for a more stable future for ourselves. Competition among businesses is fiercer than ever and they need to get our attention to get us in their doors. This past year I have been noticing more and more coupons and offers than ever before. Beauty and tanning salons Grocery Store in store … [Read more...]

Games Stores Play That Get Us To Pay


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Go Into Games Stores Armed with Knowledge When was the last time you paid attention to the games stores play? I have no doubt that some or all of these tricks have gotten our attention at one time or another. Stores play games to drain our bank accounts. Are you a fighter, walking out with your budget in tact? I'll admit it, I haven't always been the worthy opponent, but I am now far more aware of the spending decisions I make and the impact they have on our finances. You might think … [Read more...]

Facebook is a Coupon Goldmine


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Do you want to know how to get high value, exclusive coupons that you can't find in inserts? If so, there is a simple way to get them! LIKE your favorite companies, stores and retailers on FACEBOOK! When you do this, you will be the first to know when they release special coupons for discounted or FREE items! Grocery stores are one of my favorites to "like" as  my local ones, Hy-Vee and Cub Foods, release special coupons to their Facebook fans! I recently got a $2.00/1 Old Orchard Juice … [Read more...]

Stockpile Cereal New Year’s Week!


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Stockpile Cereal When's the best time to stockpile cereal?  New Year's week!  With many people focusing on diets and eating healthier after they let it all hang out during the holiday season, manufacturers will be laying in wait to capitalize on the new trends in consumption.  I am not here to project how long it will last, but I can tell you that you will have a small window to stockpile cereal before the deals are over. For example, last year Special K had the "Special K Challenge."  They … [Read more...]

Walmart – Valerie’s Shopping Trip/Attitude Adjustment


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Walmart Trip from Hell So here it is Sunday AND payday so why did I decide to go shopping today at Walmart? My initial response would be who the heck knows. Normally I am a very patient woman but 15 min in Walmart and I was going to steamroll the next rude inconsiderate person that crossed my path. Children running around and screaming everywhere, people stopping in mid isle with their cart not caring about anyone around them, ignoring me when I said excuse me and a woman who runs into my … [Read more...]

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