Couponing Stockpile – How Can You Get One?


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Join me on MeWe! See everything I post. Your friends too! No censorship. No tracking. The best part is live chat! Chat with me or other members in real time. Easy signup here. I'm loving this so far. The best part? It's always FREE!   Couponing Stockpile Tips     If you are new to couponing, there are going to be a lot of things that you are going to need to become comfortable with before you will truly be successful in your endeavor. One of which is developing your … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Stockpiling Starts with the Stores Themselves


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If you are new to the couponing game, you may very well be enamored with the plethora of new terms that have invaded your brain!  Whether it's BOGO, "stacking", blinkie, peelie or any of the other usual suspects, you have had to change the way you think as well as the way you talk.  One of the toughest adjustments that people have when they start to coupon is learning the proper way to stockpile.  If you are just starting out, you want to know things like: How long will it take to get my … [Read more...]

$3.00 Nabisco Coupons: Will They Bring an End to Couponing as we Know it?


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I am sure that plenty of you think that the end of the world is coming!  After all, the $3/3 Nabisco coupons are nearly out of supply in any reasonably priced online store.  Seriously, I don't think any of us will be able to live another day without a free pack of crackers or Oreos-to-go.  They have never run this coupon before and they will never run it again, right?  NO!  As a seasoned couponer, it is actually entertaining to sit back and watch how different people react when they don't get a … [Read more...]

Rain Check Strategies: Save Huge Dollars with a Rain Check File!


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Read this entire article.  It will save you HUGE dollars!  How many times have you spent time preparing your shopping list, preparing your spreadsheet, clipping your coupons and driving to the store only to realize that once you get there they only have 1 of the 10 items you were shopping for?   Not cool.  Not cool at all.  Certainly I read all the comments from frustrated Wiz Kids about the shelf clearing in their area.  I agree. There is nothing more frustrating than going to the store for … [Read more...]