Pay it forward Friday

This Friday I am heading over to my friend Terry's shop Mail Box Express to send out a huge box of expired coupons. I would like to thank my community for providing their expired coupons to me so I may mail them to families serving overseas. I know how important saving money is and I know how much our men and women in the service need the extra money. We were once in the service so I know the expenses associated with the service. It was the hardest job my husband ever did and we appreciate our ...

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Cut the Cost of a New Hair Cut

This post brought to you by Regis Family of Brands. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you need a makeover? Can your children see? I know my kids need a new haircut for school. It seems their bangs have grown like weeds over the summer. I usually wait until the last moment because it seems like everything is so expensive. That is why I was over the moon to find coupons for haircuts. The best part is they are for EVERYONE! Yes, that is right.  You do not have to be a student. You do have to ...

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Kmart Back to School Deals!

Time to get ready for school, head on and check out Kmart Back to School Deals! Lots of great deals such as 20% off Kids French Toast uniforms, 15% off backpacks, 15% off school supplies, 10% off Computers, Printers & Clock Radios and Save on Laptops & Tablets and more. Plus, you can get EXTRA 20% off Boys', Girls', Young Men's & Juniors' Clothing and Kids' Shoes with code BTSSTYLE20. Or get EXTRA 20% off Shoes with JULYSHOES20 and $5 Flat Rate Shipping. Offer ends 7/28. ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: I Won’t Pay Full Price

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! My daughter decided she wants to play lacrosse this year.  Fortunately, her school received a grant and those players without sticks and goggles were given loaners for the season.  The only problem is she can't carry the lacrosse stick on the bus unless it's in a case.  I priced out carrying cases on the internet and learned it was going to cost about $30 to buy a new one.  Now lacrosse is something she is just trying out and I'm not going to spend ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Check Your Groupon Account

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! One of my favorite ways to save money is buying daily deals from sites like Groupon.  To name a few, I've enjoyed the savings on movies, dinner and discounted gift cards.  I make a point of recording expiration dates and reminders to use my daily deal coupons before they expire.  However, a number of times they have expired before I could use them. Good news came out this week when Groupon settled a class action suit.  The highlight ...

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Design a Barbie Outfit or Vote for your Favorite Hot Wheels and Get $5 Off Coupon

Walmart is offering a great coupon for all of us who have kids who loves Barbie or Hot Wheels! Want a $5 Off coupon? Then,  help Barbie pick a new style that could be featured on the next Barbie sold at Walmart. You and your daughter will have fun with this. Click here and scroll down to see the Play Now button. Enter your child's birth date and use the exclusive game code is FASHION. You will be asked to download a pdf template with a Barbie doll and fashion items. All you have to do is ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Irish?

I'm Irish.   Technically, I'm only a quarter Irish but having been born a "Monahan," I can't be anything but Irish.  As such, St. Patrick's Day is an important holiday, one which should be celebrated with corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and, in the case of my husband, green beer. I'll admit I have never cooked corned beef.  That's not to say I don't eat it, I've just never cooked it.  Amee's corned beef recipe post last week inspired me to give it a try. I guess I should clarify ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Great Meals

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! One of the benefits of shopping with coupons is being able to afford to put together great meals for our families.  Here are recipes for some of the meals we've made thanks to our stockpiles: Chicken Bake Just Freeze It Dinner Strata Shrimp Scampi What are some of your favorite stockpile meals?  Send your recipes (with pictures if you have them) ([email protected]) and we'll post them for our readers to try! Let us know how ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: A Fairy Tale

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! One of my favorite things to do when I shop to be a "coupon fairy."  Here are two ways to do this:  Look at what other shoppers are buying and then offer them a coupon or two from your stash.  Another is to leave extra coupons next to the corresponding items in the store.  Many times, these are coupons which are about to expire and which will never be used. Are you a coupon fairy?  If so, tell us your fairy tale! Let us know how your ...

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