October 22, 2017

Coupon Lingo: Couponing Abbreviations


Have you started “Extreme Realistic Couponing“, but feel as if it speaks a different language? Well, it does. Here is an easy Quick Reference guide to learn the abbreviations behind your favorite store match-ups. Print off my Quick Reference Couponing […]

My Extreme Couponing Day


As another episode of Extreme Couponing is set to air on TLC, I’ll spend time answering questions for confused newbie couponers. Shoppers that want to mimic the “expertise” shown on the show, and buy $1000K worth of groceries in one […]

Extreme Couponing Tip (even if you don’t cut coupons) – Unadvertised Specials


Having just walked in the door from my Sunday grocery trip, I’m reminded of one of the best extreme couponing tips available to all of us. Yes,  advise that you can apply immediately, even those of you who don’t want […]

Extreme Couponing – it’s not reality


(My “not so extreme” shopping trip today – $7. Already eaten was our dinner –  a bucket of chicken on sale for $4.99, but marked to $1.99 because the deli was closing, as well as marked down apples.) Extreme Couponing: […]

Extreme Couponing: Grocery Guru Strikes Again


It’s a Grocery Guru shopping week here in the beauty and bedlam household, and I got a cart full of groceries for next to nothing. Some call this extreme couponing, but as I know, this is nothing compared to those […]

Stockpiling Groceries 101


Stockpiling Groceries Having  just returned from my local grocery store with what appears to be a very unbalanced shopping trip, I thought I would share the method to my madness;  a proven method of consistently slashing our grocery budget by […]

Tips for Using Swagbucks


Last month, I shared details about earning free gifts with Swagbucks, and if you missed that post, check out the details. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I am loving this program. I have earned enough SBs […]

Groceries for $25/week


My Meal Plan Monday includes our first week of the Pantry Challenge where I went $1 over budget..gasp.

Even though the Pantry Challenge officially started January 1st, I am already one week into it. After I posted our family’s outlandish intentions to only spend $100 on groceries for our family of seven, I honestly decided to just begin…that day.

Why go shopping one last time and stock up? The goal is to use up what’s in my freezer, pantry and fridge, thus saving money, being creative and appreciating the abundance that is there (even when kids claim…”there’s nothing to eat.”)

Are Coupons Worth It?


A common question I receive from readers and friends is, “Are coupons really worth the hassle?” Guess what, 92% of the time…they are not! Yes, you heard it from the grocery guru’s mouth. 92% of the time, the store is […]

Grocery Guru during Triple Coupons


For those of you who never have had the opportunity to double or triple your coupons, I want you to check with your nearest realtor and move on over to NC.The housing market is great. We have the mountains, beach […]

It’s savings time…again!


Yep, you’ve asked that I give you a heads up when those rock ’em, sock ’em, kick them out of the park kind of savings come around, and it’s here…again. You would have laughed at my friend and me, sitting […]