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Freebie Friday (Jan. 24-30, 2014)

January 24, 2014
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Freebie Friday (Jan. 24-30, 2014)

Check out the free offers in this week's Freebie Friday roundup. What free stuff will you get this week?

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Coupons for Organic Food Jan. 2014

January 23, 2014
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Coupons for Organic Food Jan. 2014

This week I'm able to share with you more than a half dozen coupons for organic food, proving that it is possible to use coupons to buy healthy food, such as Stonyfield Yogurt and Newman's Own products.

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Freebie Friday (Jan. 17-23, 2014)

January 17, 2014
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Freebie Friday (Jan. 17-23, 2014)

This week's Freebie Friday roundup includes three new free food offers from White Castle, Edible Arrangements, and Honeybaked Ham.

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Final ThredUp Recap

January 16, 2014
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Final ThredUp Recap

This is my final review and recap of my experience consigning my clothing using the site ThredUp. If you like what you read, click through to the post and sign up. You'll get 20 percent off your first order. (You can shop on ThredUp, too.)

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Amazing Otterbox Deal Via Groupon

January 16, 2014
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Amazing Otterbox Deal Via Groupon

Do you own an iPhone? Do you have an Otterbox? If you've been on the fence, check out this deal that saves 75%.

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Announcing Suddenly Frugal The Audiobook

January 15, 2014
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Announcing Suddenly Frugal The Audiobook

I'm super stoked to announce that my book Suddenly Frugal is now available as an audiobook through Audible.com and Amazon.com. The book is completely updated from the print edition that came out in 2010 and it addresses many of the money-saving concerns of cheapskates, tightwads, and frugalistas.

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Great Wolf Lodge Discounts Live: January 2014

January 14, 2014
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Great Wolf Lodge Discounts Live: January 2014

Today, deals at 11 Great Wolf Lodge resorts went live on Groupon. You can save up to 43% for a winter vacation.

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Freebie Friday (Jan. 10-16, 2014)

January 10, 2014
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Freebie Friday (Jan. 10-16, 2014)

This week's Freebie Friday roundup includes new freebie offers from Pediacare, Sam's Club and Coastal Contacts--for a free pair of glasses, that is.

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Save on Flowers for Valentine’s Day 2014

January 9, 2014
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Save on Flowers for Valentine’s Day 2014

This latest Groupon offer, good only this week, lets you save on flowers for Valentine's Day 2014. It's not every day that you can find a deal that allows you to get Valentine's Day flowers on the cheap!

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Get Fit for Free, Earn Cash in 2014

January 9, 2014
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Get Fit for Free, Earn Cash in 2014

Sears has a new free program that lets you get fit in 2014 and earn cash at the same time. Best of all you can use your own exercise and fitness equipment to participate, such as the FitBit I've had since last year.

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Saving Money with Your Mobile or Cell Phone

January 9, 2014
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Saving Money with Your Mobile or Cell Phone

If your New Year's Resolutions included saving money, you'll love these 5 ways to use your cell phone to do that.

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Get More From Your Gift Cards

January 8, 2014
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Get More From Your Gift Cards

Here are three ways that you get more from or make the most of the gift cards in your wallet. These include extra perks you can receive when you register a card on Starbucks.com.

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Coldwater Creek: 50% Savings

January 6, 2014
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Coldwater Creek: 50% Savings

Find out how you can enjoy 50 percent savings at a Coldwater Creek location near you, or online. It's all thanks to today's Groupon deal.

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Get Cash for Gift Cards

January 6, 2014
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Get Cash for Gift Cards

Eight in 10 Americans received a gift card as a gift. Find out how you can get cash for gift cards in the New Year.

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Freebie Friday: Recycling Electronics for Free

January 3, 2014
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Freebie Friday: Recycling Electronics for Free

Today's Freebie Friday post is about recycling electronics for free, good to know if you're decluttering in 2014 like I am. Some of the stores that offer this free recycling include Staples and Best Buy. Read on for the details of how those programs work.

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Freebie Friday (Jan 3-9, 2014)

January 3, 2014
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Freebie Friday (Jan 3-9, 2014)

The first Freebie Friday post of 2014 includes new freebie offers from Cinnabon and Curves Fitness.

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Making Money After the New Year

January 2, 2014
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Making Money After the New Year

As I think about decluttering, I'm also thinking about making money in the New Year, including selling old cell phones. So I tried out two sites that do that--Gazelle.com and Usell.com

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Decluttering in 2014

January 1, 2014
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Decluttering in 2014

Are you thinking about decluttering in 2014? If so, you're not alone. I guess it is a popular New Year's resolution. But how about making money while decluttering? Now that's an idea I can get behind!

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 1

December 31, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 1

Today we unveil the Number 1 most popular of the top blog posts on Suddenly Frugal for 2013. It was one of two top posts on free and cheap flu shots.

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 2

December 30, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 2

Here is the second most popular of the top blog posts of 2013 on Suddenly Frugal and it's about Starbucks. Clearly, my readers like coffee as much as I do, because any post on how to save money on coffee tends to be well read!

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 3

December 29, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 3

We're up to the third most popular of the top blog posts of 2013 on Suddenly Frugal. Interestingly, it is one of two popular posts on free and cheap flu shots.

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 4

December 28, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 4

On Day 7 of the Top Blog Posts of 2013, I focus on a post written this year on companies that offer lifetime guarantees. Some of those companies include L.L. Bean, Lands End and Jansport. I recently covered this topic for Parade Magazine online as well.

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 5

December 27, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 5

It is Day 6 of the Top Blog Posts of 2013 on Suddenly Frugal. My post on holiday shopping tips was very popular!

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 6

December 26, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 6

We are on Day 5 of the Top Blog Posts of 2013 from Suddenly Frugal. This top blog post is actually a freebie I recently began offering to new subscribers. I hope you've taken advantage of it!

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 7

December 25, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 7

We're up to Number 7 of the Top Blog Posts from 2013 for Suddenly Frugal. Today it's all about the Crock Pot slow cooker and using mine (actually I have 3) to save money on meals.

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Worried About Your Credit Report

December 24, 2013
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Worried About Your Credit Report

Worried about your credit report after shopping with a credit card at Target? This credit monitoring service might help.

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 8

December 24, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 8

We are up to the 8th most popular of the top blog posts from Suddenly Frugal in 2013. Find out how I make my own DIY tinted moisturizer on the cheap.

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 9

December 23, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 9

Today is Day 9 of the Top Blog Post on Suddenly Frugal in 2013. That post was my review of Peapod, the home grocery delivery service that I'd tried over the summer to mixed reviews. Find out why.

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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 10

December 22, 2013
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Top Blog Posts of 2013: Number 10

Today I'm starting my countdown of the Top Blog Posts on Suddenly Frugal for 2013. Find out which was the 10th most read blog post this year.

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VIDEO: Holiday Decorating on the Cheap

December 21, 2013
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Here is a video of me sharing some of my ideas on how to handle holiday decorating on the cheap, including inexpensive items I got from Family Dollar.

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Freebie Friday (Dec. 20-26, 2013)

December 20, 2013
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Freebie Friday (Dec. 20-26, 2013)

This week's Freebie Friday roundup includes four free magazine subscriptions, plus free food from Blimpie.

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3 Year-End Tax Tips to Help You Save on 2013 Taxes

December 19, 2013
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3 Year-End Tax Tips to Help You Save on 2013 Taxes

Read these three tax tips on how you can save on 2013 taxes before the year is over. Hint: give a gift of a charitable donation.

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Amazon Deals: Save on Last-Minute Gifts

December 18, 2013
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Amazon Deals: Save on Last-Minute Gifts

Find out how Amazon deals can save you money on last-minute gifts. Believe it or not, Amazon.com has its own version of a dent-and-scratch room, which is where you can save the most.

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How Much Do I Tip? Holidays 2013

December 17, 2013
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How Much Do I Tip? Holidays 2013

How much do I tip at the holidays? I've put together an updated list of suggestions for 2013.

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Free Shipping Day 2013 and Cash Back

December 16, 2013
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Free Shipping Day 2013 and Cash Back

From Nordstrom to The North Face, Amazon.com to Zappos.com, these are some of the retailers participating in Free Shipping Day 2013.

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Freebie Friday (Dec. 13-19, 2013)

December 14, 2013
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Freebie Friday (Dec. 13-19, 2013)

This weeks Freebie Friday roundup includes four free magazine subscriptions as well as free food from On the Border and free coupons for shopping at Walmart.

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Last Day for Amazon 12 Days of Deals: Dec. 14, 2013

December 14, 2013
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Last Day for Amazon 12 Days of Deals: Dec. 14, 2013

Today is the last day for the Amazon 12 Days of Deals. Find out which books in print and for the Kindle are marked down for Dec. 14, 2013.

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PetSmart 12 Days of Deals 2013

December 13, 2013
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PetSmart 12 Days of Deals 2013

PetSmart is offering 12 Days of Deals starting on Dec. 13. Check out what's on sale today!

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BJs Groupon and Coupon Savings for 2013

December 12, 2013
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BJs Groupon and Coupon Savings for 2013

Right now you can save more than 50% on membership with a BJs Groupon, plus get a free gift card when you sign up. Also, there is a free special shopping event at BJs this weekend.

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Free Gift Cards for the Holidays 2013

December 11, 2013
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Free Gift Cards for the Holidays 2013

Find out how you can earn free gift cards this holiday season from restaurants ranging from Buca di Beppo and Einstein Bros. Bagels to Olive Garden and Panera Bread.

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