Personal Experiences

Avoid mistakes: always double check product size & requirements for coupon redemption

Coupon Education

You know what I really hate? Shopping for products that I think I will get free because of a coupon or promotion and then realizing I won’t be able to complete the offer because I didn’t read the fine print about product size, type or some other requirement. Mistakes happen. Even to Coupon Snobs. The […]

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No more diaper coupons & sales for me!

Personal Experiences

I started learning to use coupons and save money in 2010 when we adopted our daughter. I also started this website that year so I could share tips & tricks about saving money. These past 4 years have been full of coupon clipping, sale planning and ad watching, and it’s all been totally worth it. […]

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A quiet celebration – did you miss it?

Personal Experiences

You probably did, but that’s my fault… A couple of weeks ago The Coupon Snob turned three years old. I should have announced that with bold headlines, social media fanfare and fun giveaways, but as you will see in the coming weeks and months, I am simplifying things around here. Until that simplification process concludes, […]

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Summer Hiatus almost over – worth every minute of it!

Personal Experiences

I shared in June that I was going to slow down my posts and do a summer posting schedule. I am so GLAD that I did that! I know I probably lost some readers along the way, but it was worth it. It was worth it to spend time watching my 2 and 3 year […]

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Couponing for Good Opportunity: Stamp Out Hunger – Saturday May 11, 2013

Personal Experiences

Have you found a plastic food drive bag on or in your mail box this week? Hopefully you have, and hopefully you’ve considered putting some items in it. That plastic bag is a perfect opportunity to practice Couponing for Good! This Saturday, May 11th, is the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, organized by the National […]

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A Discovery in the Aisles of Walmart: Sally’s Cereals – cheap breakfast cereal that’s good for you, too!

Personal Experiences

I have begun to change a variety of things in my daily life since I became a full-time stay at home mom. I structure my time during the day differently, my approach to housework has changed, and the time and attention I give to what I am feeding my family has also changed. I am […]

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Good News & Bad News

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When people say, “I’ve got good news, and I’ve got bad news,” they usually ask which you want to hear first. Hearing the bad news first sets you up for really liking the good news. At least, that’s how I always felt about it. So, here’s my bad news… I’ll be posting infrequently for another […]

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Happy Easter! (and a little confession)

Personal Experiences

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! We sure are! We went to an egg hunt at our church yesterday, colored eggs with the kids, and told them an elaborate tale about how the Easter Bunny comes and fills their empty baskets and our empty plastic eggs with goodies if they are good. Such a […]

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I’m back in action!

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After a much needed two week break, I am back!  Did you miss me? Once I got back from my trip with the kids we all passed around the flu bug a few times. After I was feeling better it was time to kick into gear for some promotion of the CSA program that I […]

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The Girl Scouts are teaching our kids about good credit?

Personal Experiences

I want to start this post by stating up front that I am a supporter of the Girl Scouts. I was a brownie and girl scout when I was younger and even spent two summers working as a counselor at a Girl Scout camp. Recently I saw a friend post something on Facebook about how […]

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The Sallie Mae saga ends – they owed ME money!

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Would you believe that one of the top 5 most visited articles on my whole site is about Sallie Mae student loan forgiveness? Student loans have made it possible, and continue to make it possible, for many Americans to attend college. Those same loans have also put many Americans into some serious debt. I had […]

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Care to take a peek at my Tea Party Pin-spiration?

Other Ways to Save

My daughter turns 3 years old on the 16th. I can hardly believe it! To celebrate, we are having a playgroup the day before her birthday, and a tea party birthday on her actual birthday. She’s excited, I’m excited, everyone’s excited. I’ve been spending the last month or so browsing for inspiration on Pinterest and […]

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Dented Canned Goods: Thrifty or Treacherous?
Reader input wanted and welcome!

Other Ways to Save

I caused a bit of a stir on Facebook today when I posted the following picture and this note as the status on my Facebook page: Dented can soup tonight! Gotta love clearance! These will go into my chicken noodle soup just the same as non-dented ones!! ♥ So, I wanted to talk a little […]

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A new slogan for The Coupon Snob! What do you think?

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As part of my 2012 State of the Snob, I did a forecast for 2013. One of the things I set as a goal for my website this year was to do some minor tweaks to things, add some new graphics, etc. Today I officially changed the slogan for my website. Did you notice? Previously […]

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2012 State of the Snob: Forecast for 2013

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Yesterday I conducted my second annual State of the Snob year in review and reflection about how things in 2012 went. The year before I did an entire series, but this year I was more focused on my New Year’s Resolutions series, so this whole process is only getting two days. Today I want to […]

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The State of the Snob: 2012 Year in Review

Personal Experiences

Last year I did an entire week-long series called the 2011 State of the Snob. I started with a 2011 year in review post and then took several days to share personal reflections, website reflections, social media reflections and resource reflections. Then, I made a forecast for 2012. I didn’t have time to do all […]

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Happy New Year from The Coupon Snob (2012)

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New Year’s Resolutions: Schedule Update & Better Prizes!

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Hey all. I hope you’ve enjoyed the holiday this year. I wanted to post a quick update about my New Year’s Resolutions series. I took a break for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and have also decided to take a break today for Boxing Day. Tomorrow (12/27) we will resume the series, and to make […]

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Merry Christmas from The Coupon Snob (2012)

Personal Experiences

I hope that you have a wonderful next few days with your friends and family, even if you do not celebrate Christmas. We celebrate Christmas, and this season has especially joyous with two little ones in the house! We’re decorating cookies today for Santa, going to Christmas Eve service tonight, and baking a birthday cake […]

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Couponing for Good: Holiday Update (Adopt-a-Family)

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It’s been a little while since I have written anything about Couponing for Good, so I thought I would share an update about how I am using this concept to help others in my community this holiday season. I started writing about Couponing for Good in March when I did a campaign with Champions for […]

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#BagItForward Donations Help Ryves Youth Center get ready for school – you can help, too!

Personal Experiences

Classes for many schools in Terre Haute started yesterday. I can hardly believe it. Where has the summer gone?? My daughter is very excited about the concept of school and anything to do with school. She loves buses (we actually built her a cardboard bus earlier this year!), school supplies and of course…playgrounds! She won’t […]

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Coupon Snobbery: 4 Lessons from CVS

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It’s been a while since I shared one of my really good shopping trips, and yesterday I had a great trip to CVS! I frequently shop there for diapers, because they accept coupons and often have sales that make name brand diapers cheaper than store brand alternatives. Here’s what I picked up: My total out […]

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Save money by packing a lunch – coupon links, too!

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One of the ways that we save money is by packing lunches for my husband when he goes to work. He tends to be a sandwich guy, but leftovers from dinner the night before are also a good option for lunches. We used to put everything in plastic baggies, but we eventually invested in plastic […]

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