Basic Couponing 101 – The Frugal Lifestyle

Basic Couponing 101 – The Frugal Lifestyle Online Video is part 1 of “The Method.”  You can achieve total financial freedom with The Method! Learning to coupon can be frustrating and hard so I made an online coupon class to make it easy to learn! Learn how coupons create instant disposable income without getting another job!  I have made my class FREE and available on YouTube so you can watch from anywhere at anytime! Over 4 hours of coaching in the following topics: 1. “The Continue reading →

You can afford brand name clothing for pennies at JCPenney with coupons

You can afford brand name clothing for pennies at JCPenney with coupons!  JCPenney mails me a flyer every two weeks with these three coupons: $10 off $10 or more purchase coupon Extra 15% off coupon for apparel, shoes, accessories, fine jewelry & home, etc $10 off $25 or more purchase coupon Those coupons alone always make for great deals and free items!  But pair it up with an ibotta rebate and it makes for a happy shopping haul!!  Ibotta is a phone app that gives Continue reading →

Free Downloads Updated to pdf

Free Downloads Updated to pdf Free Downloads Updated to pdf – finally!  So now you can download and print easily and you won’t need to worry about finding an application that open the files for you.  These files had not been available in pdf format originally but I have taken the time to convert them so now you can easily download, save and print! I hope you will take a moment to review the Free Downloads Updated to pdf and consider using them as tools Continue reading →

Crash and Burn!

Crash and Burn! Crash and Burn!  That’s exactly what happened to me this morning when I woke up and did some routine updates to my website!  I hadn’t even had an entire cup of coffee yet!  It’s a good change though because it gives me the perfect opportunity to break some good and bad news to you all.  I do apologize for the inconvenience of my website getting all “screwy” this morning and it might not look the same each time you visit it until Continue reading →

Habit # 4 – Only Buy What You Will Use

Habit # 4 – Only Buy What You Will Use Part of The 5 Highly Effective Habits of Practical Couponers Series Keep an open mind about new products and brands Habit # 4 – Only buy what you will use or donate.  It’s really important to understand that you should be willing to try new brands and products because it makes good couponing sense.  But trying to convince yourself to love a product you hate is an entirely different story.  Remember my mishap with Pantene Continue reading →

FREE Online Coupon Class – Coupon Lingo

FREE Online Coupon Class – Coupon Lingo I am so happy to offer you a FREE Online Coupon Class to help you learn to coupon!  You can view these at any time and at your own convenience so no more stressing over showing up to an online meeting.  They stress me out because I have to figure out what time the class starts if they live in a different time zone than me! FREE Online Coupon Class – Coupon Lingo for you to preview and Continue reading →

Habit # 5 – Learn to Rely On Yourself More

Habit # 5 – Learn to Rely On Yourself More is the last habit of The 5 Highly Effective Habits of Practical Couponers Series.  It is important to learn to rely on yourself more and a little less on coupon blogs if you really want to save money in the long run. Don’t Blindly Follow Coupon Blogs Yes, this is a coupon blog, and yes, I am warning you NOT to just blindly follow my blog and others out there, but please hear me out for Continue reading →

Habit # 3 – Learn Your Local Sales Cycles

Habit # 3 – Learn Your Local Sales Cycles  Part Of The 5 Highly Effective Habits of Practical Couponers Series  Deal Prediction Analyst Habit # 3 – Learn Your Local Sales Cycles.  Learning your local sales cycles is the only way you will ever learn to find your own deals or become a Deal Prediction Analyst. Coupon bloggers, myself included, write posts about the deals going on in our neck of the woods.  I live in Central Texas so the deals at my local H-E-B grocery store are Continue reading →

Habit # 2 Develop Good Habits

Habit # 2 Develop Good Habits  Part of The 5 Highly Effective Habits of Practical Couponers Series Habit # 2 Develop Good Habits.  If you repeat a behavior enough times, it becomes a habit.  Developing good and healthy habits will save you both time and money when couponing.  Follow these four easy steps and you will have your time saving method down in no time! Step 1 – Organization You cannot save money if you don’t have your coupons organized.  How can you spot a Continue reading →

Habit # 1 – Define Your Purpose

Habit # 1 – Define Your Purpose Part of The 5 Highly Effective Habits of Practical Couponers Series Define Your Purpose Habit # 1 -Define Your Purpose is the absolute most important aspect of couponing.  You need to have clearly defined goals to help you stay on track. Couponing is not difficult but it isn’t exactly an easy task either.  It takes time, patience and dedication to learn to coupon and you will need to be reminded of all of your reasons for saving money Continue reading →

Step 4 – Maintaining Control & Saving Money

Step 4 – Maintaining Control & Saving Money The last step of The Total Budget Makeover Series photo credit: Pay Day via photopin (license) Step 4 – Maintaining Control & Saving Money of The Total Budget Makeover Series is designed to get you thinking about your future beyond one or two years from today.  As I have said in the past, if you develop good and healthy money habits then you will never have to overhaul your budget again!  You will sleep better at night Continue reading →

Create a Secret Facebook Group for Coupon Deals

Create a Secret Facebook Group for Coupon Deals What???  Why in the world would I ever want to create a secret Facebook group for coupon deals???  To store all of your coupon deals in one location, that’s why!!  No more scrambling to find the deal post or scrolling through your feeds hundreds of times a day!  (Don’t feel bad, I am sooooooohhhhh guilty of that myself!)  Did you know that you can use your smartphone to share the content to your new secret group page? Continue reading →

Step 3 – Creative Financing

Step 3 – Creative Financing of The Total Budget Makeover Series  Step 3 – Creative Financing is where we get to the fun aspect of budget overhauling!  I love creative financing and I really love coaching my clients in this area of life.  More than anything, I love seeing the reactions on their faces when they save money using my methods! I can’t possibly list every way to get creative with financing in this post but I want to touch on the major ways to save Continue reading →

Step 2 – The Envelope System

Step 2 – The Envelope System of The Total Budget Makeover Series Mailing Money – Payments by eFile989 CC 2.0 Step 2 – The Envelope System of The Total Budget Makeover Series is a system of checks and balances that keeps you honest with yourself about your spending.  It’s hard to set firm spending limits when you can easily swipe your card or write a check for purchases instead of handing over cash money.  The Envelope System constantly reminds me that I am meeting my goals of Continue reading →

Step 1 – What Can You Actually Afford?

Step 1 – What Can You Actually Afford?  of the The Total Budget Makeover Series Photo credits:  Spending by 401 (K) 2012 CC 2.0 Step 1 – What Can You Actually Afford? of The Total Budget Makeover Series requires you to ask yourself that question and answer it with complete honesty and transparency.  We would all like to think that we can afford whatever we want but the truth is we need to view our spending habits with a fresh and new perspective if we are to Continue reading →

AT&T Phone Upgrade with $350 Top Cashback Rebate

AT&T Phone Upgrade with $350 Top Cashback Rebate AT&T Phone Upgrade with $350 Top Cashback Rebate!!  This deal does end today 6/30 and I took FULL advantage of this one!  I have used TopCashback in the past without issues or hiccups so I feel comfortable telling you about this offer.  AT&T is also very reputable and their customer service has greatly improved in the past few years. Accidental Good Deal I stumbled upon this deal when making my slides for my online coupon classes.  I Continue reading →

Change the zipcode in coupon databases tutorial by Emily

Change the zipcode in coupon databases tutorial by Emily Change the zipcode in coupon databases tutorial by Emily shows how to find rare and high value region coupons that may not be offered in our area.  I play with changing the zipcodes all the time.  I find rare Coca-Cola coupons, coupons for toys and better diaper and wipes coupons when I play with this feature.  It’s not difficult to do but I will admit that changing the zipcode is much easier in my Coupon Database Continue reading →

Stock up on SC Johnson at Walmart

Stock up on SC Johnson at Walmart Stock up on SC Johnson at Walmart with these coupons, rebates and bonuses!  I absolutely love when family brands put numerous products in their line on deal specials like this one because I can buy the products I need without spending a fortune.  I have also run out of room in my coupon stockpile so trying to buy multiples of each product is out of the question for me.  These kinds of deals are also great for new Continue reading →

Ice Cream and Cookie Dough stock up deal at HEB

Ice Cream and Cookie Dough stock up deal at HEB Ice Cream and Cookie Dough stock up deal at HEB starts this Wednesday, June 17th.  The deal is a combo loco for buy one Ben & Jerry’s 16-0z premium ice cream and get Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies free with in-store coupon.  Not a bad deal BUT you can piggyback the digital coupon for $1.50 off and score both for just $2.47!  Did you see the red letters in the picture above?  This digital coupon Continue reading →

Kotex Curves Liners just $0.59 each at Walgreens

Kotex Curves Liners just $0.59 each at Walgreens Kotex Curves Liners just $0.59 each at Walgreens!  The Kotex or U by Kotex Feminine Care is on a buy 1, get 1 50% off special this week!  What an incredible stock up price with extreme savings! You can score massive savings by using rebate apps and slowly add to your coupon stockpile without taking a huge hit out of your wallet when they aren’t a ton of stock up coupon deals going on.  We just had Continue reading →