Counterfeit Coupon Operation in Phoenix Busted

Alert!!! Beware of fake coupons because a counterfeit coupon operation has been busted in Phoenix with 40 of the Nation’s largest manufacturers have fallen victim. PHOENIX — Authorities took three women into custody, raided three homes and seized valuable property on Tuesday as part of what police are calling a “first of its kind” case [...]

Water, Water Everywhere!

I don’t know about you but as the temperatures rise, our family goes through a lot of water. I was talking to a friend the other day and she commented how expensive it has become to buy multipacks of water for her family. It dawned on me there had to be a less expensive way [...]

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 [...]

No Stove, No Oven … What’s a Girl to Do?


Our electric range died this week.  Well, it didn’t exactly die, it just decided it wasn’t going to work any more.  The appliance repair guy came out and determined we needed a $37 control board, which would ultimately cost $200 to install.  Well, he came by with the control board today and decided it was [...]

Are You Lost in a Sea Of Bookmarks?

As I surf the internet, I tend to bookmark anything and everything which interests me. After years of doing this, I have over 1,000 bookmarks, all in a jumbled list which I have never found the time to organize.  This week I am going to organize my bookmarks.  This is possible because I discovered clipix. [...]

Customer Service is Your Friend

None of us really wants to contact a store’s customer service department when we have a problem. It takes time and energy we really don’t have these days.  However, there are times when a call to customer service is unavoidable. Over the past two weeks, I have contacted customer service at Food Lion twice because [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Bending the Rules

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!  I have a very simple request this week … Please use coupons responsibly.  If everyone decided to follow the rules and not look for ways to bend them, couponing would be so much easier.  Just this week, I read an article about an extreme couponer who paid “just [...]

Noshes: A Little Help & 100 Cut Coupons (CLOSED)

Both my husband and I work jobs where we bring something to eat during our work shift.  A full meal doesn’t usually fit the bill so we pack what we call “noshes.” defines “nosh” as: a snack. (From German via Yiddish.) :  I don’t want a nosh. I need a whole meal. It’s origin [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: When a Deal Doesn't Work

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!  Even though you carefully plan your deals, they may not always work out.  Never fear … here a few tips for ensuring you receive the savings you planned for. 1.  Know what you should be saving before you get to the register. 2.  Watch the register as the [...]