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Saturday, July 25, 2009

ASK A BLOGGER @ BLOGNERD!


WOOOOOOOPS!!! I thought that this post was going to automatically post at midnight.... guess I did something wrong. So, I guess for this lovely Saturday we're gettin' this party started off LATE!

If you haven't already introduce yourself {HERE} and leave comment love for a great giveaway

and then you should head over {HERE} and share your blogging advice, give more comment love for another great giveaway

Today's is simple, sweet and to the point.......

ASK A BLOGGER ~ WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES!!! Have you ever wondered what bottles you should use for your baby? How about advise in the kitchen? Are you stuck on a family decision that you would like a fresh set of ears to listen? Write a blog post and link up and let's go around answering each other's questions ~ bloggers helping bloggers

Today's giveaway is..... a surprise gift basket from {Bath & Body Works}.... because we ALL love the stuff!!!!

THIS AND THE OTHER 2 GIVEAWAYS WILL NOW END AT MIDNIGHT ON 7/27/09 ~ WE'RE DRAGGING IT OUT FOR MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!!! SO SPREAD THE WORD!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment For 3 more entries write a blog post asking the bloggers anything you want and then come back to leave 3 more comments for your 3 extra entries Send a tweet ~ leave an extra comment for another entry

~ Here's my ASK A BLOGGER question ~

I am not a coupon clipper. I'm not very frugal when it comes to grocery shopping, but you can read {HERE} how that's about to all change. I want to learn about a good system that I can use to start trying to be frugal. I don't even know where to begin..... I don't know how to organize coupons and all of that..... so bloggers can anyone help me????


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20 Comments:

Blogger Rachel R. said...

Well, phoo. I have plenty of questions, but now that you've asked me to post one, my mind's gone blank! lol I will have to do some more thinking.

Envelopes in a shoebox are a good way to get started, if you want to begin clipping coupons. To begin with, I started buying the Sunday paper, and clipping all of the coupons. (After a while, you'll start to figure out what will definitely not get used around your house.) Sort them into envelopes labeled by category. Then read the sale papers and start matching up coupons with sales. (I don't recommend shopping more than one grocery store for sales. Sooner or later, the same stuff will go on sale at all of them. So figure out who has the best sales and coupon policies and use that as your "sale" store. Then only buy sale items there. Shop another store - I prefer Wal-Mart - for those staple items that never seem to go on sale. They will likely be more expensive at your "sale store.") I find that I do pretty well by shopping at one sale grocery store and the 3 big drugstores around here. (And I only go to one of the drugstores if there's enough on a steep enough sale that week to make it worth the stop.) I only started doing this after we moved about six months ago, and it's fairly routine for me now, so you can definitely pick it up!

July 25, 2009 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Rachel R. said...

Well, here you go; I'll be first. (Hey, maybe that means I'll get more answers! lol)

July 25, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Rachel R. said...

...and two.

July 25, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Rachel R. said...

...and three

July 25, 2009 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

I have no Answers for Coupon Clipping. I usually pick up the coupons the day I go shopping and that's that LOL.

July 25, 2009 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

Link Up 1

July 25, 2009 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

and Two.

July 25, 2009 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

and three

July 25, 2009 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Lesslie said...

Tweet Talked You.

http://twitter.com/LaLamphere/status/2845327937

July 25, 2009 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Stefany said...

I do two things with my coupons. I cut some out and put them in a zippered binder in baseball card holders. Those are the ones that I am certain I will use if the right sale (or I just need it) comes along.

I also mark my inserts (the date is on the side binding) on the front and put those in a accordion file. Those are the coupons that I am just not really positive on but if the right sale (ie. free or very cheap) I would buy it. :)

July 25, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Stefany said...

Link

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July 25, 2009 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Stefany said...

link

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July 25, 2009 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Stefany said...

link

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July 25, 2009 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

July 25, 2009 at 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

Well, Howdy.

I'm somewhere on the list of "Most Disorganized People in the World." I'm not the worst, but I'm on the list.

I have one of those expandable files. I've labeled it by category of item (ie "Bathroom/Toiletries, Canned Goods, etc). I do the Rachel "sale store" thing, plus I have a grocery list that I downloaded from The FlyLady courtesy of Woman's Day Magazine that I've customized for our needs. I mark on the list the items for which I have a coupon (so I won't forget -- I hate it when I have a coupon for something and I forget to use it at the register!).

However, if there is a more efficient way out there, I'm game. Really. Seriously.

July 26, 2009 at 5:46 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

Hey, #2!!

July 26, 2009 at 5:47 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

...Aaaaaand #3!

July 26, 2009 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger Tamara B. said...

I couldn't be able to keep my family fed if I didn't use coupons. I always use coupons and even cut them out on leave some on the aisles in the grocery stores for others to use. I have a plastic box and use index cards to divide them up in their proper category.

July 26, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Groovewoman said...

Entry #1... LOVE Bath & Body Works!

and come check out my Giveaway that ends monday morning at 9am.

Groovewoman
http://groovewoman.blogspot.com

July 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Groovewoman said...

Entry #2... I Twitted the message.
I'm @Groovewoman

July 26, 2009 at 9:58 PM  

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