I love hump day. Wednesday is a messenger telling me that the weekend is coming, wonderful. I can see whites of their eyes!
Okay on to real stuff, someone asked me via FB where I get my coupons, and I wanted to let everyone in on the scoop!
I follow several blogs online that tell me when there are specials, when to use my coupons to get the most bang for my buck, when there are freebies to be had, when and how there are other ways to earn money and save money, and other tips to make the most of a lifestyle on a budget.
Here's the list:
Common Sense with Money: Live Well for Less
Becentsable: Time, Money, Resources, Community
Moms By Heart
The Frugal Girls - Living Well with Less
Money Saving Mom: Helping You Be a Better Home Economist
Baby Good Buys - Bargains and Advice to Save Big on Baby
Savvy Spending...Because Paying Retail is for the Birds!
Coupon Geek: Where Saving & Spending Meet
Also I purchase All*You Magazine from Walmart each month or you can purchase a subscription; there are always GREAT coupons in this magazine that you can use virtually at all retailers, and it has wonderful articles about living within a budget and common uses to household items that you wouldn't think about (example: vinegar and water instead of pricey weed killer).
Every Sunday I purchase a copy of the Dallas Morning News and Denton Record Chronicle (usually comes in a 2 pack), and I just cut up and organize the coupons in a wipes container (there are tons of ways to organize your coupons once you get started), and often my mother in law who doesn't really use coupons gives me her leftovers, and that is FABULOUS!!! It's great to have multiples of coupons because it saves you even more money in the long run.
I also shop primarily at Walmart, Target, Kroger, CVS, and Walgreens, taking advantage of their weekly deals, Extra Care Bucks (CVS) and Register Rewards (Walgreens). The websites above should help you along with the process of playing the Drugstore Game!
Here are the online sites that I print coupons off from:
Target - Under the coupons tab at the bottom of the website
And there are tons of other sites to get them from but this is where I started, and I followed the blogs to help me find others :)
Also I'm no stranger to a bargain, and I refuse to pay full retail for my Scrappin' Habit, so here are some wonderful deal a day sites to buy Scrapbook Goodies for 40-90% off:
Crop Chocolate - One Sweet Deal at a Time: This site also has multiple deals a day, so there are lots of ways to save big here!
Scrapbook Steals: It's not just a deal, It's a steal This site is a sister site to BabySteals.com and KidSteals.com also great sites to save money on kids/baby stuff daily.
Peachy Cheap: One Day, One Peachy Cheap Deal This site also has sister sites like Scrapbook Steals; there's are a Side of Peaches and Peachychic: DIY Kits.
Crafty Steals: Each Day One Hot New Steal, Grab It Before It's Gone...
Daily Scrapbook and Papercrafting Deals This deal a day site is actually a blog that you can follow. It's great. She is VERY cheap, the cheapest of all the steals sites, and she charges super cheap shipping! Also her website hold auctions once per month, and I usually win stuff for pennies on the dollar, even less than the wholesale price! Great site!!!
Flowers to Flourishes Just another fabulous deal a day site dedicated to us papercrafters!!!
I'm trying to think if I left anything out, just remind me, and I will make another post, feel free to ask questions, and I will find you an answer :)