Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Register Your Loyalty Cards

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! One of the easiest ways to save money at your favorite stores is to register your loyalty cards online or sign up for weekly deal emails.  Most grocery and drug stores offer exclusive coupons and deals to shoppers who have registered online.  Just one more way to save [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Don’t Waste Your Money

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! I ran across this article entitled Groceries You’re Wasting Your Money On.  No matter how many coupons we use and how much we try to save, invariably we all end up wasting money on something. In our house, it’s sodas.  I like to have cans of soda available [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Counterfeit Coupon Ring Busted!

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Early Tuesday morning, four Phoenix, Arizona properties were raided by local law enforcement resulting in the arrests of three women accused of running the largest counterfeit coupon ring in the country.  Read the whole story here. It’s people like this who make it so hard for honest people [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: The Right Way

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! With all continuing hype over TLC’s Extreme Couponing show, we’d like to remind our readers there is a right and a wrong way to use coupons.  Since Target is one of our reader’s favorite places to shop, we thought we’d share some tips from and article we found [...]

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 [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Like Mother, Like Son

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Do you have a do-it-yourself mechanic in your house?  Well, my son doesn’t live at home anymore but he’s learned about saving money from his mom. This is his tip for saving money on auto parts.  Check for coupons for auto parts stores online at sites like retailmenot.com.  [...]

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 [...]

Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Rain Check Shopping

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal! Yesterday’s grocery shopping trip included some “rain check shopping.”  If you haven’t already noticed, the cost of groceries is climbing.  I have a way to combat the increase in prices.  When I go to the store and they are out of an item at a very good price, [...]

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 [...]