Couponing Class Series: Ten Tips Every Coupon Newbie Should Know

If you are new to the world of couponing, it may be very overwhelming. After all, there is so much advice out there it can be difficult to compile it all into one place. But the good news is, you don’t have to! Below, we have taken the guesswork and the legwork out of the equation and assembled ten tips every coupon newbie should know. The fact is, while there are hundreds of practical tips out there, these ten are really all you need to get you started. Once you

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When/Where can I use this coupon?

This is the single question I get asked the most from my readers. I am going to do my very best to break it down for everyone to understand the different types of coupons. The first type of coupon is a manufacturer’s coupon. A manufacturer’s coupon is distributed by the manufacturer of each product for which you have a coupon. Manufacturer’s coupons state “Manufacturer’s coupon” at the top of the coupon. Now, there are manufacturer’s coupons that have a store logo on them or state “redeemable at …..”. These are

Gift Brownies & Cookie Cutters

Here’s another super easy and fun Christmas craft that can be easily converted into a super cute gift idea!  These are simply brownies poured into cookie cutters, then baked and decorated!  You can give as many as you want!  This is a great way to give someone a new set of cookie cutters 😀  THAT’S IT!  Here’s how we did it: Gather your supplies: 15-30 metal cookie cutters (depending on the size) Prepared brownie mix of your choice Christmas edible decorations of your choice (M&M minis and Christmas sprinkles work

Saving BIG on Fresh Produce

One question I get asked a LOT is how to save money on fresh produce.  Well, there is really only one good answer: buy them in-season.  The best way to save money on fresh fruits and veggies is to know when the harvest season is for that item and purchase it then.  Freezing fresh produce is a great way to lock in all of their great flavor and nutrients.  You can blanch them and seal them in freezer bags or flash freeze them (This is my favorite method.  You can

Making your own milk for as low as 10¢ per gallon!

As many of you already know, I bought a soy milk maker a couple of weeks ago in an attempt to eat healthier without breaking the bank.  Well, I’m happy to report that it was a HUGE success!  Since receiving my Easy-Clean Automatic Hot Soy Milk Maker, not only have I made soy and rice milk; I have discovered that I can also make almond milk with this amazing machine!  I was a little skeptical because my family is very particular about brands with soy milk.  We only drink Silk because

6 Thrifty ways to FIGHT THE BITE ~ Don’t Get Bitten By Mosquitoes

6 Thrifty ways to FIGHT THE BITE ~ Don’t Get Bitten By Mosquitoes Here in south Louisiana, there are few things that BUG us more than mosquitoes. We deal with them year-round, yes we even have them in January! I have compiled a list of easy, homemade ways to repel and treat mosquitoes. Wear light color clothing ~ Mosquitoes prefer darker colors. Long pants and long sleeves are not as uncomfortable as you may think in the middle of the summer. Catnip ~ Use catnip! Catnip is an herb that