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About Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Susan Smith is a stay-at-home mom of two in Connecticut who loves shopping for a great deal. She takes quality very seriously and enjoys helping others find the same. She has been freelance writing for about 5 years now with various websites and enjoys creating content for others to read.

Posts By Susan Smith

6 Ways to Save at Dunkin' Donuts

October 30, 2014 |

Do you run on Dunkin'? Then chances are you are looking to save a little money on your fuel. If you know where to look, there are plenty of opportunities to save on everything from muffins to coolatas. Keep reading for some sweet savings.

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Taking the Kids Out to Eat for Less

October 29, 2014 |

Dining out with kids can get expensive. Luckily, there are several ways to feed your family without breaking the bank. Get your kids what they really want to eat with this handy list of places that offer free or reduced kid’s meals. Be sure to call your local restaurant before assuming that the deal is active; some deals are location based, while others may be on a different night than listed here. Most deals also require the purchase of an adult meal and some restaurants limit the number of kids’ meal per adult entree purchased, so check the fine print.

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Amazon Prime: Is it Worth it?

October 22, 2014 |

There is a lot of talk about Amazon Prime. Is it worth the membership costs? What are the perks? At our house, I do a fair amount of online shopping and sometimes wish I was getting the free two-day shipping option. I also have Netflix and love to binge-watch shows in order to catch up. I decided it was time to embark on my free trial to find out if it was actually worth it for my family. Here are my findings. (Please note that your findings may be different than mine, but you can always start your own free trial to find out for yourself!)

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8 Simple Steps to Host a Halloween Costume Swap

October 8, 2014 |

We all know that Halloween costumes can get expensive. A brand new costume can cost anywhere from $20-$60! This year, how about hosting a Halloween Costume Swap? All it takes is a little bit of organization and motivation, and everyone can walk away with a new, free costume! Sound like fun? Here’s some simple steps to get you started.

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5 Budget-Friendly Cases For Your New iPhone 6

September 29, 2014 |

Want to know a little secret about the best way to save money on your new iPhone? Protect it from day one! A bigger screen means more glass, and you’ll need to be prepared for the everyday bumps and bruises. Don’t be that very first guy who got his iPhone in Perth, Australia and immediately dropped it on the sidewalk. Or the people that are finding out that their new phone can actually bend in their pocket! Check out these cases that will help you protect your new phone and save you from costly repairs.

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5 Super Cute Coupon Organizers

September 25, 2014 |

Are you tired of lugging your entire coupon empire with you every time you leave the house? Are coupons constantly falling out of your pockets and bags? Consider a new, stylish option to coupon organization. More and more shops are offering fun patterns and designs for the avid couponer, allowing the look couponers want, but also functionality. Check out these five options to freshen up your style. Read More

Bags and Cups: Bring Your Own to Save

September 16, 2014 |

Did you know that in Ireland and Wales there is a $.15 tax on every plastic bag you take home from the store? Some cities and towns in the US are also starting to impose this tax in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic bags being provided. As a frugal shopper, this means you have one more thing to remember when you hit the stores: reusable shopping bags. With some merchants, you will simply avoid paying extra for plastic bags, which is a savings in itself. Other merchants are offering incentives to get you to bring your own bags. Check out this list to see how you can save a little bit more each time you shop. Please note that sometimes local stores have different policies based on individual store policy, so be sure to check with the stores in your area.

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Part 2: Cracking the Markdown Code

September 10, 2014 |

Did you score any great back-to-school deals? If you enjoyed those, here’s a second list of more retailers who have a secret price coding system. I've included some wholesale retailers and how to read their complicated price tags, so study up before your next shopping trip!

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Part 1: Cracking the Markdown Code

September 9, 2014 |

Have you ever wondered why items are on sale for a strange amount of money? It has recently been revealed that the ending numbers of the price tag can say a lot about the deal that you are getting. Stores have their own price coding systems to alert you to when an item is on sale, clearance, or won’t be restocked. Paying attention to this code can really let you know if it’s a good bargain or not. Check out these tips for your future purchases.

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6 Ways to Identify a Coupon-Friendly Cashier

September 4, 2014 |

Have you ever gone to a store with a pile of coupons only to have the store reject them? Well, the truth of the matter is that it is not always the store that rejects them. Who you get for a cashier is a very important part of the equation. Knowing who to go to can end up saving you a load of cash on your order. Check out these helpful tips for finding the right cashier. Read More

5 Tips to Tone Up Your Cell Phone Bill

September 2, 2014 |

Cell phones are quickly becoming a necessity in the modern day world. Gone are the days when you can find a payphone on the side of the road to make a quick call. Schools no longer have public phones like they did when we were kids. Everyone is expected to carry a phone in their pocket, and it is weird if you don’t. But of course this convenience comes with a price. Follow a few simple tips to saving on another monthly bill, and you’ll be calling your best friend to let them know. Read More