Holidays

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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Happy New Year from The Coupon Snob (2012)

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Merry Christmas from The Coupon Snob (2012)

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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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12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Tips to Help You Save – a look back at some good advice for saving money

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Last year I posted a series of 12 holiday tips to help you save money. I wanted to do something similar this year, but honestly…time just got away from me. So, the next best thing is a recap! Here are the links to the 12 tips I shared last year, and I’d like to invite […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Personal Experiences

It’s a lovely morning on this Mother’s Day! I can hear two kids crying, the house is a mess, and breakfast still needs to be made. Really, it’s not that bad, because doesn’t that mean everything is perfect? I think so, because then that means that I’m needed. Mom is needed. That’s not such a […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day from The Coupon Snob!

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Even if you don’t really celebrate this mostly commercial holiday, I still wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day. I’m taking the day off work to get my home ready for company that arrives today, and to spend a little time with my husband, because unfortunately, our day has already been planned for us. […]

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Merry Christmas from The Coupon Snob! (2011)

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We’ve had so much fun with our kids this year. Our daughter is 22 months old now, and our son turns 7 months old in a few days. Christmas has special meaning when little ones are a part of it! We went to church tonight for a Christmas Eve service, and they were so beautiful […]

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Happy Thanksgiving – giving thanks for family, and focusing on the simple things

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I shared this picture in 2009, right before Thanksgiving, and I wanted to share it again. Not only is it a beautiful, vintage postcard, but it expresses a sentiment I’ve been thinking about a lot lately: simplicity. Thanksgiving today has been wonderful. My children got to spend time with their only Great-Grandfather, and this week […]

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Coupons for Halloween Candy: Wonka & Nestle

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We have a LOT of Trick or Treaters that come through our neighborhood. So many that we have chosen to not give out candy some years. The last time we gave out candy we had over 200 kids come by. You read that right: over 200! If you do give out Halloween candy, you know […]

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Pushing the Pause Button on Life

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Don’t you wish you could do that? Hit the pause button on life every now and then? I sure do. Instead, I selectively hit the pause buttons on other things, to make more time (and create more sanity!) for things that need my more immediate attention. I haven’t posted here in about 3 weeks. I […]

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Happy Easter!

Other Ways to Save

I hope everyone has a great day today. We’re heading to church this morning and then home to do a small egg hunt with our daughter. After that, probably more demolition on our bathroom renovation. I’m also planning to cook a fresh ham, sweet potatoes, corn and a fruit crisp. What a nice day to […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day from The Coupon Snob

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I hope this day is a super sweet one for everyone out there. I know that we don’t all celebrate Valentine’s Day, but even if you don’t, I still hope your day is a great one! We don’t have much planned tonight. We take our daughter to Kindermusik classes on Monday nights, so we’ll probably […]

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New Year, New Resolutions

Save Money! Personal Experiences

I’m back! I haven’t posted since Christmas Day, because I took the advice I gave everyone during the last Holiday Savings Tip of my 12 Days of Christmas series. I spent the last week with my family and only focused on that. It was refreshing. But now, The Coupon Snob is back. I am ready […]

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Watch for Holiday Sales & Coupons to Save BIG! Holiday Savings Tip #11

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On the eleventh day of Christmas… I got so busy that I didn’t have time to write the post I intended! I intended to write about using the holidays to try a new recipe, but I have bigger plans for that post than I have time for right now. Sooooo, for my second to last […]

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Cranberries – Seasonal Fruit for the Holidays: Holiday Savings Tip #5

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On the fifth day of Christmas… The best time to buy produce is when it is in season or soon after it is harvested. Cranberries are harvested in the late fall, making them perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas side dishes! Buy Fresh Cranberries during the Holidays for best price and availability. I’m not really sure […]

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Bring on the Baking Items! Holiday Savings Tip #1

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On the first day of Christmas… We’re into the holiday spirit at our house. The tree is up. Lights are glowing. I’ve baked a few times, although not nearly enough, and we’ve heard almost nothing but Christmas music since the day after Thanksgiving. It’s definitely Christmas! Your intentions with food storage will determine exactly how […]

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CouponSnob’s 12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Tips for Saving Money

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I am so excited to present my first holiday event here at The Coupon Snob! Join me from December 14th through Christmas Day for holiday tips that can help you save money! I plan to post one tip a day, and will wrap up with a giveaway! CLOSED: On Christmas Day I will give away […]

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50 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes eCookbook FREE

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If the FREE Thanksgiving Feasts eCookbook by Mr. Food isn’t what you need right now, maybe the FREE Christmas Cookie Recipe Book from RecipeLion.com is just the thing you’ve been looking for! This FREE eCookbook has recipes and pictures for 50 different Christmas Cookies! These recipes will come in handy for folks wanting to bake […]

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Free Mr. Food eCookbook – Thanksgiving Feasts

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My Grandpa loves Mr. Food! If Grandpa used the internet, I would email this to him. But alas, he doesn’t, so I will just post this in his honor instead! Mr. Food has a FREE “Thanksgiving Feasts” eCookbook you can download. The eCookbook is for Thanksgiving, and we’re obviously past that holiday, but there are […]

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Are YOU shopping today? I’ll pass, thanks!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have something special planned for today. My parents arrived last night and while everyone is catching a few more ZZZzzzzZZZs, I wanted to post a quick note about something on my mind. It isn’t the pumpkin pie I still need to make this morning, or the turkey in the […]

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Still need a Turkey for Thanksgiving? Butterball has rebates & coupons!

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A couple of years ago I wrote about how I have used the Butterball Open-Pan Roasting Method for my turkeys since I cooked my first turkey in graduate school. That was a big 26 pound-er! Now I tend to keep my birds in the 12 – 14 pound range. I find it feeds our small […]

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Home for the Holidays

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Hubby and I had a great time today. We’re home for the holidays, which is something we only get to do once every three years, and it’s been really nice so far. Of course we both miss our families, but being able to rest and relax in your own home is nice once in a […]

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New Traditions

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I haven’t posted about it much, but my Husband and I are in the waiting stage of a domestic infant adoption. (In fact, check out some Star Wars stuff he is selling to help pad our savings account!) We know that once our child arrives in our home, everything we know about life will change. […]

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