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 →

Destination – Financial Freedom

Destination – Financial Freedom A 4-part series of posts about reaching your own personal financial freedom from Personal Finance & Money Management Coach Emily Bristol, CPLC Destination – Financial Freedom!!  That’s exactly where I am headed!  What about you?  Are you on a clear path to financial freedom or are you skeptical that it’s a long hard road?  I’ve got good news – it’s closer than you think and easier than you ever thought possible!  This is a 4 part series that includes the following: 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 →

Weekly Diaper Round-Up at TKC 6/7

 Weekly Diaper Round-Up at TKC 6/7 Weekly Diaper Round-Up at TKC 6/7 is designed to help money saving caretakers find the best deals for diapers, wipes and training pants!  I am a mother of three and my youngest is in diapers and uses wipes daily so I know how important it is to make those dollars stretch while buying the best for you little one(s). I will openly admit that this is NOT the week to buy a bunch of diapers and wipes at your Continue reading →

Stock up on breakfast at Target this week

Stock up on breakfast at Target this week – Cereal at Target Stock up on breakfast at Target this week with these incredible sale prices!  I took home 14 boxes of cereal and 4 boxes of poptarts for just $9.38 after coupons and gift cards.  We also have a few SavingStar rebates to take advantage of with this deal. Target has ALL cereal on sale for buy 1, get 1 50% off and poptarts are on sale 3/$8.  The sale ends tomorrow so grab these Continue reading →

Hobby Lobby Colored Pencil Art Set only $5.33

Hobby Lobby Colored Pencil Art Set only $5.33 Hobby Lobby Colored Pencil Art Set only $5.33 after using the 40% any regular priced Hobby Lobby coupon (find it at hobbylobby.com) and Ibotta rebate for 50¢.  I posted this deal a few days ago but the online price for the kit was $17.99 so this is one crazy good deal if you have a little artist in your life and I recommend stocking up and stashing these away if you stockpile gifts like I do. I Continue reading →

Sweet Tooth? No problem! I’ve got it covered!

Sweet Tooth? No problem! I’ve got it covered! Sweet Tooth? No problem! I’ve got it covered!  HEB has an super duper sweet deal that will satisfy my sweet tooth and stock my freezer full of goodies for a little while!  Today through 6/9 you can use the in-store coupon to buy 2 and Mars brands candies listed above in the ad and get the 3rd FREE! I have coupons to piggyback with this deal that makes each candy just 75¢ each!  The regular size bars Continue reading →

Rare Coca-Cola Coupons – No points needed

Rare Coca-Cola Coupons – No points needed Rare Coca-Cola Coupons – No points needed!  Coca-Cola coupons are like unicorns, everyone knows about them, but no one has actually seen one!  Until NOW!!  Hurry and print so you can score some sweet deals! Use zip code 77477, state is Texas and sort by Food to find it fast!   *** NOTE – This coupon does state that it is redeemable at Kroger BUT not exclusively.  Kroger paid to tag their logo on this coupon for advertising. Continue reading →

Purex Crystals 3/$5 at Family Dollar with coupon

Purex Crystals 3/$5 at Family Dollar with coupon Purex Crystals 3/$5 at Family Dollar with coupon makes for a great stockup price!  You can score 3 bottles for just $5 with coupon and it doesn’t expire until 6/26!  If you haven’t used the crystals then this price would make it a great time to try them out.  I like the way they add more of that good laundry smelling scent to each load I wash and dry! Deal Idea: Buy (3) Purex Crystals 18-oz bottles, Continue reading →

Dole Dippers just $1.57 at HEB!

Dole Dippers just $1.57 at HEB! Dole Dippers just $1.57 at HEB!  What an awesome stock up price!  I do kick myself in the rear sometimes because I know I should buy another printer so I can print more coupons but hey, it is what it is, right?  This is a perfect stock up deal for ice cream with the sunny skies and summer break starting next week for the kiddos.  I prefer feeding my kids real fruit ice cream snacks rather than 100% bad Continue reading →

Checkout 51 Tutorial by Emily

Checkout 51 Tutorial by Emily Checkout 51 Tutorial by Emily gives you a preview of the app and it’s features for couponers or anyone who wants to save money and get cashback on purchases for their everyday items every week.  You can literally make money by shopping for the products you use. How Does It Work?  How Checkout 51 works Browse your offers and buy products at any store. Upload your receipt using Checkout 51. They’ll confirm your purchase and credit your account. When your Continue reading →

Deep Woods OFF! Dry Insect Repellent deals/steals at Walmart

Deep Woods OFF! Dry Insect Repellent deals/steals at Walmart Deep Woods OFF! Dry Insect Repellent deals/steals at Walmart give us options to avoid the mosquitoes without leaving a hole in our wallets!  I have three deal ideas for you to see!  Two can be great money makers and one can be a super steal of a deal!  Read on and decide for yourself! You can choose between Deep Woods OFF! Insect Repellent, OFF! Mosquito Lamp or the OFF! Insect Repellent Clip-On with a free refill Continue reading →

Hobby Lobby Faber-Castell Art Sets $10.29 thru 6/10

Hobby Lobby Faber-Castell Art Sets $10.29 thru 6/10 Hobby Lobby Faber-Castell Art Sets $10.29 thru 6/10 makes for a great stock-up price for the artist in your life!  I grab deals like this all year long and stash it in a large plastic tote bin in my closet.  When birthdays or Christmas rolls around, I am never scrambling to buy a gift and I am never paying full retail price for the best gifts!  I will be stocking up on these this week and my Continue reading →

Starbucks Iced Coffee at Target just $0.46

Starbucks Iced Coffee at Target just $0.46 Starbucks Iced Coffee at Target just $0.46 with Target Cartwheel and Ibotta rebate through 6/9!  I like paying discounted prices for designer coffee!  This deal is super easy to do and you don’t need any clipped coupons! Target Cartwheel makes this deal just 46¢ Ibotta Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11-oz, $1 rebate, exp 6/9 Target has a 20% Cartwheel offer for these good through 6/13 for the 11-oz & 13.7-oz bottles.  Pair the Ibotta rebate with Target Cartwheel and Continue reading →

Weekly Diaper Round-Up at TKC 5/31

 Weekly Diaper Round-Up at TKC 5/31 Weekly Diaper Round-Up at TKC 5/31 is designed to help money saving caretakers find the best deals for diapers, wipes and training pants!  I am a mother of three and my youngest is in diapers and uses wipes daily so I know how important it is to make those dollars stretch while buying the best for you little one(s). The best deals this week are going to be at CVS when you can cash in on the CVS Cash Continue reading →