Chutzpah: Waving without all your fingers

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. Chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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New Feature: Madame Deals Store Deals Site

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We have been working behind the scenes here at Madame Deals for the last few weeks on some new features. I have actually wanted these changes for a long time and I am so excited to see things coming along! From now on, all of the Grocery Store Deals will be posted on a separate page of Madame Deals. That means that the front page will not be cluttered up with all of the grocery store deals. It became apparent that many of the coupons, hot offers and general posts were getting missed with all of ...

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Asking you: What Motivates You to Coupon Shop?

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The easiest answer is success. When we are successful we are motivated. This is true in anything we do. I define success as learning something new, reflecting on my learning, and striving to learn more. I think I would have stopped coupon shopping a long time ago if it didn't work. I am not always as successful as the receipt above. I am however overall successful since I have shaved $75 a week off my budget. I am able to stay motivate because I defined a goal. My goal is to pay for my ...

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Fashion Friday: Flower Girl Dress $20 new

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can't see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato's closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast! I have a ...

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Coupons for the Troops: Thanks for your help

Thanks to our friends who have dropped coupons off at the Fluvanna Library, Mail Boxes Express, my mailbox, etc. We were able to send out another batch to the men and women who serve our country. We have sent well over 100 pounds since we began. It is so nice that they can use our expired coupons! To find out more information about sending coupons to troops, go HERE. A special Thank you to Terry at Mailbox Express who shipped our package for free. ...

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Save Good Water From Going Down the Drain

If you are local to us, you know that there is a huge water  problem. For one thing, we are in the middle of a drought. It rained for a short time today and I wanted to get out of my car and dance in the rain. Unfortunately it was not enough rain to even wet the ground. The other issue that some people are having is their water bill is outrageous. I can't get into specifics since I don't have a water bill since I have a well. However, from what my friends and family are telling me about their ...

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Saving Money When Eating Out

We don't eat out at a sit down restaurant often, but when we do most of the time we pick Ruby Tuesday's. They have a wonderful salad bar to keep the kids happy while the food arrives! Plus they seem to have coupons out often. Here are some tips for eating our on a budget. 6 Tips to Save Money When Eating Out by Mrs. Not Made of Money Dining out is like a gift we like to give ourselves and our families after a long week of working hard. It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift if you go to the ...

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Chutzpah: The bill splitter

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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Ask A Party Planner: How do you throw a kids party on a budget?

It is that time again my children are having their birthdays. This is one of those times when I spend money. I coupon shop so I can spend money on the “things” that are important to me. The one thing that is most important to me is making memories with my family. We always have a big party for the kids so we can invite everyone important to the kids and our family. It is unfortunate that our families do not live closer so our friends are like family to us. I try my best to have a budget and I ...

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