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Couponing Tips for Single People

October 12, 2011

I’m watching Extreme Couponing as I write this post and I continue to be disturbed by this show. Umm…who needs 250 bottles of body wash?  Shows like this could lead many people to assume that couponing is only practical for people with big families and A LOT of time on their hands.  However, couponing can […]

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Getting a Head Start on Christmas Shopping

September 14, 2011

It’s a balmy 90 degrees in Atlanta today, but I have decided that it’s time to get a head start on my Christmas shopping.  I was shopping at Costco on Labor Day weekend and noticed that they were already selling Christmas cards and decorations (they were also selling wedding dresses, but that’s another topic) and […]

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Deals at IKEA

July 24, 2011

Many of my Saturday mornings are spent at IKEA.  The IKEA Restaurant offers two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs and hash browns for only $.99.  For just a buck more, I typically splurge and get French toast sticks or Swedish pancakes and a cup of coffee.   While IKEA breakfast is my favorite bargain, the new […]

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Facebook Deals: A New Way to Save?

April 29, 2011

With Groupon, LivingSocial, Scoutmob and loads of other daily deal sites out there, I feel like we’re in daily deal overload.  Now there’s yet another option in Facebook Deals: a new Facebook coupon feature that launched this week in five pilot cities, including Atlanta. I pressed the “Like” button to check out the deals and […]

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Take a Rain Check

October 26, 2010

I used a rain check today and it reminded me that rain checks are a great way to save money.  Getting a rain check gives you the chance to get an on-sale item that is out of stock for the same price at a later date.  Different stores have different rain check policies.  Here are […]

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Turn Loose Change Into Gift Cards

October 20, 2010

A few weeks ago I heard that Coinstar machines can turn coins into gift cards or e-certificates.  Typically Coinstar charges 9.8 cents per dollar to convert coins to cash, but coin counting is FREE when you use their machines to convert coins into a gift card.  I’ve always avoided Coinstar machines in the past because […]

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How to Become a Mystery Shopper

October 18, 2010

Over that past few months I’ve had the opportunity to get free meals, movies, clothes and groceries. How’d I do it?  I became a mystery shopper.  Getting paid to shop can be fun, but it’s also a lot of work.  I can’t make a living from mystery shopping, but it does give me a chance […]

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Recycle Your Denim for 30% Off at Gap

October 12, 2010

Gap’s Recycle Your Blues Event is back!  Bring your old denim to a Gap store and they’ll give you 30% off 1969 Jeans (or 40% of if you’re a Gap facebook fan).  Donated jeans are then turned into insulation by Bonded Logic and the insulation is donated to communities in need.  In the past Habitat […]

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