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Mad Craze Coming to an End


Lately we are hearing more and more news about the coupon extremists. I recently watched a story on the news last week about this very topic and I was in awe when I saw how much these people are saving. Really, are you saving that much because it looks like you all have come to endure an obsessive compulsive behavior over saving and hording food. You all need therapy just to get yourselves back in control!

So in this story I saw garages, closets and rooms in houses full of food. I saw at least 50 cans of Hormel Chili, 12 tubes of toothpaste etc…So how might one household eat that much food before it expires? Have you thought about that question or are you going to open up a food pantry. In my opinion it would only make sense to give to people who can use it.

I think the real question here is why all of sudden the mad craze to save on food, yeah its pricey and it comes with bad economy but really are you saving that much money that you can afford to have that much food on hand? Sooner or later, it will waste away because of the expiration dates.

The most bothersome thing about this topic is that when I am at the grocery store with my list and I reach for an item that isn’t there because I know some extreme couponer cleared the shelf before I got there. Well lo and behold the grocery stores are on to you people because now they are limiting how much we can buy and now limiting how many coupons can be used in a single checkout.

I just have to say “Thanks” for screwing the system, because I rely on my coupons for savings and for you extremists who think nothing of the rest of the us we get limited because of you.

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How to be Frugal and Save part 2


We all have been down on our luck from time to time and during a depressed economy it only makes sense to try to save where ever you can. Most of us are on reduced hours and some don’t have jobs so I believe everyone can save money if they give it a try.

Here are my tips:

Car insurance is very expensive and if you have had the same company for a couple of years, you might want to give them a call and see if you can get your rate reduced. If they can’t cut your rate then its time to shop around. Here is great website www.progressive.com, they will compare rates with all the major insurance companies it just takes a few minutes.

House Insurance same situation start shopping around you might be surprised you can get a better rate.  A year ago and half  ago I shopped around and Wow we saved over $200.00 just for the house. That was a big savings!

Renters Insurance shop around and get quotes and see what kind of savings you might receive.

If you can bundle your insurances that you need, you will save even more money.

Enough about insurance I think you get the idea.

Lets chat about other ways to save. How savvy are you? Do you like to make things at home or reuse items?

Well I do, here is a website that most of you will enjoy www.tipnut.com come along and check it out. You can make everything homemade. Another great way to save and get creative. Some stuff I have made is window cleaner, home-made bath stuff, natural pesticides and I have used the kitchen tips section a lot. This site is not just for the women, it’s for everyone. Go ahead check it out!

Cable, Phone and Cellphone~here we have the big three. Call the cable company to see if they are offering any great deals, same goes for the phone company. The cellphone company give them a call and have them look at your account and tell them you are looking to save some money and see if they can help you.  Check with your employer and see if they offer any discounts for any of your service providers and if they do take advantage of the savings.

Online shopping my favorite topic. I have this website that I found a couple of years ago and I just love being rewarded for shopping.

Go to www.fatwallet.com . When I shop online I visit this website first to see if there are any coupons, discounts or cash back. This is the best website I have ever used. I just love the cash back option, watch how much you can accumulate with using this site.  Savings right back in your pocket.

I like helping people in any way I can so I bring this blog to you because I have had my share of being down on my luck. I like sharing accomplished ideas that I know work.

If you have any ideas or comments about this blog, please feel free to leave me a comment.

Look out for Summer Savings-coming soon

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