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AustenFan
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   Posted 11/13/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that many of us can't work due to the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia, so I wanted to share a tip. 
 
For the past month I've belonged to a website called www.thegrocerygame.com (I don't have any vested interest in this site).  The owner researches all of the sales at grocery stores, matches them with newspaper coupons, and comes up with this formula of when you should buy/stock up on what items.  It costs about a dollar a week to join, but I've been saving 30-40 percent on my grocery bill.
 
It takes time to go through all of the coupons, sale adds, website, etc., but if you aren't working, you might find that it is worth it.  My husband told me that this is now my "job." smilewinkgrin
 
Also, if you shop online, you can go to www.retailmenot.com (again, no vested interest in the site) and look up promotional codes for online stores.
 
As a non-working fibromite, I'm always looking for ways to save!!
 
Austen
 
 
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
 
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 11/16/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Austen, I don't normally do the grocery shopping but I had to this week. I don't know what Ken spends cause we have separate checking accounts. I do buy all the household items paper products, laundry stuff and etc. and it seems like every time I have to buy something the price has gone up again. I've not been a coupon person cause I always forget them anyway when I go shopping but I'm about to become one. The store I have to go to seems to be raising the prices of name brand products so high they are forcing you into buying their brand.
 
I will check out the sites you put in your post.
 
luv and hugs
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Green Grove
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   Posted 11/16/2008 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Austen for your post :) Much appreciated ;)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
Sam
 
God Bless Each & Every One Of You :)


stitching star
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   Posted 11/16/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the tips. I will look at them.

when shopping online I ALWAYS do a search for promo codes for whatever store. You can get codes for free shipping and all kinds of $$ off.

The website www.gottadeal.com has forums dedicated to online and offline shopping, freebies, coupons, AND a great forum for the Black Friday sales (day after Thanksgiving).

the other thing I do to save big $$ is to make my own homemade mixes for things. It saves LOTS of $$. I use a book called Make a Mix Cookery that is pretty cheap at www.abebooks.net or www.half.com.

I also use the Tightwad Gazette book to inspire me and guide me to save $$. There is a 3 in 1 volume that has all 3 editions of the books. Or you can get the indiv. books, but that costs a LOT more.

I am NOT invested in any of htese sites.
Susie
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julieleaps
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 257
   Posted 11/17/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a member on a website called A Full Cup. It's a wonderful community of money saving moms (and dads).

These folks take "the grocery game", couponing and stockpiling to a whole new level.

Learn how to never pay for toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo ever again!

I have easily cut our grocery and household items, including health and beauty, in half!

It has become my part time job. I have a stockpile that allows me to make care packages for military folks.
Many members on this site do trading of not only coupons, but stockpile items, or items that we've picked up
free to near free. I had a friend dying of cancer, and could not use TP. At the time, Huggies Clean Team wipes
were available at Wal-Mart for near to free with a great coupon that was out. I put out a request for the coupons,
and pretty soon I was receiving flat rate boxes of the actual packages of wipes - 10 to 12 of them in a box, from
a number of AFC members that just wanted to help out. I was truly stunned and blessed!

I can't say enough good things about what a positive influence AFC has been! I could go on, and on, but you should
experience that community for yourself.

Let me know if you would like an invitation/referral link - I'd be happy to send it to you.

***I have no interest in this community, as anything other than a happy, super, saving member!***
*Severe Spinal Stenosis, ACDF Surgery Levels C5-7, Jan 07, Degenerative Disk Disease, Osteoarthritis,  Dx'd Atypical Migraines & Neuropathy Jul 07, Dx'd Fibromyalgia April 08,
GERD, Insomnia, Undiagnosed Inflammation with Elevated Sed Rate, C-reactive Protein
Mom to 2 College students +1 Exchange Student in Germany, stepMom to 2 marrieds, 8 stepGrands and my third job is being a pastor's wife.


spike gomez
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   Posted 11/18/2008 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Saving money is great, now a days money is now a must to have more than your money needs, so sometimes many people have saving too much money for future needs.
Don't spend much to save a little money, take some money making stuffs to have an extra money to save.

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