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Coupon Tips

Go Big or Shop Small? Three Tips to Maximize Your Savings With Coupons

March 3, 2015 |

Thousands of Americans spend time each week clipping coupons. With the addition of smartphone apps that can also provide coupons to your favorite stores, there is definitely some money that can be saved if you know how to play the ... Read More

Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Black Friday Dilemma

November 26, 2014 |

The most wonderful day of the year is almost here. Get ready all you shoppers, as Black Friday is right around the corner!

Do you plan to hang out in your jammies and shop from the comfort of your own couch? Or are you going to brave the crowds and see where the deals lead you? There are pluses and minuses to both strategies, so let’s take a look at the options to see what might be the best choice for your shopping needs.

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Gift Cards as Gifts - How to Get the Best Deal

November 25, 2014 |

Gift cards might not be the most sentimental choice for the thoughtful gift-givers out there, but I find that they are a great way to say “Thank You” and “Happy Holidays” to everyone from the mail carrier to my child’s ... Read More

Three Tips for a Terrific and Thrifty Thanksgiving

November 21, 2014 |

Halloween is well behind us, the leaves are officially changing color and the days are getting colder. That means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Whether you are hosting two dozen family members or just a few close friends, ... Read More

5 Tips for Savvy Shopping at Trader Joe’s

October 7, 2014 |

Anyone who has shopped at Trader Joe’s knows that it is a great place to find some unique eats and good wine. But did you know that you can find some great deals there as well? If you follow these five tips, you can be on your way to shopping smart at Trader Joe’s! Read More

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

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

Don't You Dare Shop at These 5 Stores Without a Coupon

August 13, 2014 |

I love a great sale, but I must admit there's something particularly satisfying about using a coupon to get a deal, especially online. You know that little thrill you get when you punch in the code and watch the discount pop up on your bill right before your very eyes? (I can't be the only one, right?!) There are hundreds of stores with great coupons – just check out ultimatecoupons.com – but the following five are coupon superstars; my go-to stores for savings when it's time for a shopping spree. Read More

Move Over Price Match Guarantees: Meet Savings Catcher

April 21, 2014 |

We can probably all remember a shopping experience where we drove all over town, popping into multiple stores just to make sure we got the best price on an item. Now, all it takes at many large retailers is a trip over to the customer service counter with the competitor’s flyer in your hand to get a price matched or the store itself already has posted the competitor’s flyer right on their shelf beside the item to show you they want to make sure they are giving you the best price around.

But, what if I told you there could now be something even better than all those things. Walmart’s new Savings Catcher is a tool that means comparison shopping just got easier. And while it has just been launched in select markets, its huge potential could mean that cities other than Atlanta, Charlotte, Lexington, Dallas, Huntsville, San Diego and Minneapolis, could have the option of having their savings caught too. Read More

Checkout Math: Why It Pays to Know About Percentages

April 17, 2014 |

Coupons, discounts and sale prices, oh my! It can be easy to just stand back and let the registers do the work, but it really is important to know what that discount is doing for your wallet. Because, when it comes to saving money, being aware of just how much that percentage-off is saving you is a matter of dollars and sense.  Read More