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Extreme Couponing Tips

August 3rd, 2011 at 01:36 pm

Here are some extreme couponing tips that I've compiled from watching TLC's "Extreme Couponing" show and reading other blogs.

I've learned not to pay full price anymore for certain items. And it's easy. Anyone can do it.

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Earn Free Stuff with Amazon Credit Card Rewards

July 8th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Do you have an Amazon visa credit card?

Amazon recently announced that you may now use your Amazon credit card rewards towards purchases on Amazon.com. Yes, there’s now a way to get free stuff on Amazon.com!

I’ve had the Amazon visa credit card by Chase for a few years, since I frequently shop at Amazon.com for their great prices and fast shipping. I was so excited about this that I used my racked up rewards to buy something right away. It’s like getting free stuff on Amazon!

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Easy Ways to Save $1,000 per Year

July 6th, 2011 at 11:38 am



A couple months ago I stumbled on an article at Yahoo! Finance that documented 5 Ways To Save $1,000 Per Year, that I thought was very interesting and useful.

I think the article has some pretty solid advice which points to some fairly simple ways to reduce spending in your everyday life. Here are the major bullet-points followed by a little commentary by yours truly.

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Cheap Ideas for Girls Night Out

June 17th, 2011 at 11:15 am



Even though we may love our careers and families, there is a need to take “me time” to keep your sanity. That’s where girl’s night out comes in. Doing fun things with your best gal pals mean the world to us single moms.

While indulging in these fun nights has not been easy with the recession, it has definitely taught us to keep getting creative and to spend less while still having fun. Here are some tips on planning the night that we’ve picked up over the years.

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How to Get Health Insurance for Pre-Existing Conditions

June 14th, 2011 at 11:20 am



Health insurance may be easy and affordable to obtain for those who are young and healthy. But when you have a pre-existing condition, it can be downright challenging, if not impossible. Don’t those with pre-existing conditions need health care the most?

If you are self-employed, unemployed, or your job doesn’t provide health insurance benefits, when you have a pre-existing condition, you are either denied for health coverage when you apply, have to pay a much higher rate, or are offered coverage that excludes your condition.

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Amazon Mom Benefits – Discounts for Parents

June 10th, 2011 at 03:49 pm



I heard about the fairly new Amazon Mom program last year. So when I became a mom, I couldn’t wait to join and explore the membership benefits.

With Amazon Mom, you get 30% off diapers and wipes and the coveted Amazon Prime. Here are the details of the benefits of Amazon Mom membership.

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8 Budget Wedding Ideas

June 7th, 2011 at 12:37 pm



Weddings are notoriously expensive. You want the best for your special day but that doesn’t mean you have to pay an arm and a leg for it. If you are flexible on some of the details, you can still have a beautiful wedding on a budget.

The key to a budget wedding is to save as much as you can on minor aspects of your wedding, such as invitations and favors, so that you can put more money into the areas in your budget that you care most about.

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3 Frugal Tips for Fine Dining

June 1st, 2011 at 10:22 am



We’re all working hard to make ends meet in the current economy by scrimping, saving, and sacrificing the finer things. Going to the movies, buying new treats for ourselves, and going out to eat frequently have been some of the first things to go.

But fine dining doesn’t have to be a no-go while you’re on a budget if you plan and research carefully! The internet is the best tool you have for research before you go out for a nice dinner in town.

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5 Places to Shop for the Best Baby Bargains

May 26th, 2011 at 02:24 pm



When you become a parent, you realize quickly how expensive having a baby can be. Diapers, formula, wipes, clothes, boppy, breast pump, crib, and other things you didn’t know you needed, can all add up quickly.

With lack of sleep and a crying baby in your arms, you may not have the time or energy to even get out of the house some days. Where can you find the best baby bargains as well as save time?

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4 Cheap DVD Rentals

May 13th, 2011 at 09:05 am



In an effort to save a couple of hundred dollars every few months, most movie addicts switch from catching a flick at the movie theaters to renting them at home just to get their entertainment fix.

But even renting movies from traditional movie rental businesses like Blockbuster can burn a pretty hole in your wallet—a single rental can cost as much as $5. Fortunately there are other alternatives. To learn how to rent movies on the cheap, continue reading below.

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How to Get Free Checking

May 9th, 2011 at 11:04 am



It is now harder for men and women to obtain free checking accounts from normal banks. For example, Wells Fargo stopped free checking accounts for customers on July 1, 2010. Since then a lot of major banks have raised the minimum balance requirements. In addition, extra fees are added in order to obtain checking accounts.

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Frappuccino Happy Hour

May 8th, 2011 at 11:50 am



From now until Sunday, May 15, it’s Frappuccino Happy Hour! That means when you purchase a frappuccino between 3 – 5pm, it’s only half price.

Hello! What a deal! Also, check out their selection of flavors.

Caramel
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4 Extreme Couponer Blogs to Follow

April 30th, 2011 at 09:23 am



I recently wrote about Extreme Couponing Fraud. However, not all extreme couponers cheat to get deals. Featured in this post are extreme couponer blogs that I follow.

Ever wonder how extreme couponers save so much money? They spend a lot time matching up coupons with store sales.

Don’t have time to do this but still want to save money? Follow these extreme couponers and get the same deals that they get.

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How to Build the Crucial $1,000 Emergency Fund

April 26th, 2011 at 10:49 pm



We all know that saving money is essential, but statistics tell us that most Americans don’t do it on a consistent basis. In fact, just prior to the economic collapse of 2008, personal savings rates were at all-time lows in the United States. Much of this was fueled by the property market bubble, which led people to believe that their homes could never depreciate.

Therefore, the ever-increasing value of their home equity each year, dis-incentivized people from saving money. Why save money every month, when home equity is building so strongly every

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Extreme Couponing Fraud

April 13th, 2011 at 07:35 am



Last week, TLC debuted its new series “Extreme Couponing“, featuring people who save extreme amounts of money using coupons. Deals like scoring hundreds of dollars worth of goods for as little as $10 were featured.

You can either be inspired or depressed after watching this show. How can the average person get these kinds of deals? The truth is they can’t.

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Best Places to Find Coupons

April 12th, 2011 at 10:12 am



Do you like saving money on groceries, hair care products, makeup, medicine, and whatever else happens to be in your cart when you reach the checkout lane? Of course you do!

There are a variety of ways to save money on the items you purchase by using coupons. Once you start looking you will soon realize that coupons can be found all over the place! Here are a few places to start:

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