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About Alison Storm

Alison Storm

Alison Storm

Alison Storm is a freelance writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. In addition to writing for, Alison loves sharing deals on her Instagram page and Twitter account. Learn more at

Posts By Alison Storm

Shaaaark! 8 Freebies for Your Shark Week Party

August 11, 2014 |

The annual fin frenzy is about to begin. For 27 years the Discovery Channel has been going to great depths to uncover the world of sharks. Shark Week has become a cultural phenomenon and one that deserves a party. And ... Read More

5 Secrets to Winning Giveaways and Contests

June 16, 2014 | 1

I win a lot of contests. I've won everything from thousands of dollars in free dental services and electronics to gift certificates and designer pillows. Some people call me lucky, but the truth is I've just figured out how to increase my odds. If you want to send some luck your way check out these five secrets to winning giveaways and contests. Read More

Registry Must-Haves: 10 Wedding Gifts You Will Still Use in 20 Years

May 28, 2014 |

Creating a wedding registry is a rite of passage for engaged couples. Running around Bed, Bath and Beyond armed with your registry scanner can seem like a fun way to spend an afternoon, but the decisions you make could impact your life a decade or two down the road. You'll probably get more gifts on your wedding day than at any other point in your life. Get the most value out of your stash of wedding gifts by taking some advice from those with the most insight. According to couples who have been married for many, many years, these are the ten weddings gifts you will still use in 20 years. Read More

Coffee Addict: 6 Ways to Score Free Starbucks

May 20, 2014 |

I have a little bit of a problem. I'm addicted to coffee. And when summer rolls around few things can quench my thirst or squelch my sweet tooth like a big, creamy Starbucks frappuccino. But for a coupon-clipping, money-saving girl like me that's an issue. Because frappuccinos cost about $5 a pop. So I've started to search for ways that I can earn free Starbucks. Yes, it can be done-- you can score free Starbucks using these six tools. Read More

Tips for Teaching Kids to be Smart with Money

April 25, 2014 |

As parents we work hard to teach our kids to read, write and ride a bike. But how much time do we spend teaching them to be smart with money? According to financial guru Dave Ramsey, probably not enough. But teaching your kids to be financially responsible is an incredibly valuable gift that will serve them well the rest of their lives. This week Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze released their new book Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money. Before your kids leave the nest Ramsey and Cruze urge parents to make sure kids learn these five lessons.  Read More

5 Weird Places to Look for Coupons

April 15, 2014 |

Everybody knows coupons can be found in the Sunday paper. But if you're looking for high value coupons that you don't have to pay for, there are five locations you should look. The next time you are out and about check these weird places for free coupons. Read More

Grocery Savings Apps: Ibotta and Checkout 51

April 1, 2014 |

If you're a regular here at chances are you use and love coupons. You already know they can be a great way to significantly reduce your grocery bill. But on top of the coupons you're already clipping and printing there are two apps that can help you save even more off your grocery bill: Ibotta and Checkout 51. I'll explain how each app works and what kind of cash you can expect to save using these free tools.

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More Box for Your Bucks: Subscription Boxes With the Best Value

March 25, 2014 |

Does it seem like the only things that show up in your mailbox these days are bills and catalogs? Make your mail more fun and ship the world to your door with a monthly subscription box. It's a great way to discover products, taste new foods and even educate your kids. Plus they can be a great value. Plenty of companies give their products to subscription boxes as a way to market their business to new audiences. That allows the subscription box companies to stuff each box with products that are worth far more than the cost of the monthly subscription. Check out these five subscription boxes with the best value. Read More

Secrets Revealed: Expert Tips on Saving Big at Victoria's Secret

March 21, 2014 |

Is it a mystery to you how to score really good deals at Victoria's Secret? Well today we are letting the cat out of the bag. We've enlisted the help of a Victoria's Secret pro to decode the best way to save big on bras, undies and workout wear.

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The Least Awkward Ways to Ask for a Discount

February 28, 2014 |

There are plenty of sophisticated money-saving methods. These are not those. Turns out saving money doesn't always require pulling out your Fiskars, memorizing coupon policies and working the system. Sometimes all it takes is asking. Here are five ways to do that in the least awkward way possible. Read More

Ending Slavery by Being a Smarter Shopper

February 27, 2014 |

Many people think “slavery” ended after the Civil War, but, tragically, it’s more prevalent now than at any other point in human history. According to Relevant magazine there are nearly 30 million slaves worldwide, a number that's growing because our buying habits are increasing the demand for cheap labor. There are more than 13 million child slaves, who are often sold by their impoverished parents, working in fields, brothels, private homes, mines, and restaurants overseas and even right here in America. February 27 is Shine a Light on Slavery Day, something you can do with every dollar you spend. Freedom fighters around the world will be drawing a red "x" on their hands to signify their quest to end modern-day slavery. But even after that red "x" washes away, consider these ways to be an abolitionist with your purse strings.

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