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Popularity of Internet Coupons Growing: Do You Use Them?

March 12, 2014
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Popularity of Internet Coupons Growing: Do You Use Them?

There's no denying it--the popularity of internet coupons is on the rise. Do you fit the typical shopper profile? I know that for me a trip to the supermarket wouldn't be complete without first visiting Coupons.com

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Free Tickets to Shows Nationwide Today Only

March 11, 2014
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Free Tickets to Shows Nationwide Today Only

Goldstar has rolled out the comp train today, with free tickets to shows in many cities. Find out where you can go in your city for free entertainment!

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Donate Clothes and Save on New Ones

March 10, 2014
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Donate Clothes and Save on New Ones

Find out how you can donate clothes to a good cause and then save money on new clothes for spring as part of the Goodwill Sale at the Bon-Ton family of stores.

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2 Free St. Patrick’s Day Projects

March 6, 2014
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2 Free St. Patrick’s Day Projects

Looking for something fun and free to do with kids? Check out these two St. Patrick's Day projects. One might even help you get dinner on the table, and have no one complaining about what you made!

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Do You Have a Free Checking Account in 2014?

March 5, 2014
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Do You Have a Free Checking Account in 2014?

Believe it or not, it is not impossible to have a free checking account in 2014. Find out how a credit union can help. And the good news is that you don't have to be a member of a union to belong to a credit union these days.

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Freebie for National Pancake Day 2014

March 4, 2014
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Freebie for National Pancake Day 2014

Today, March 4th, is National Pancake Day 2014. Find out where you can go for free pancakes.

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Consigning Your Clothes? Brands That Do Well at a Resale Store

March 3, 2014
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Consigning Your Clothes? Brands That Do Well at a Resale Store

Thinking about consigning your clothes at a resale store? Here are the brands that do best via a survey from online resale store ThredUp.

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Freebie Friday (Feb. 28-March 6, 2014)

February 28, 2014
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Freebie Friday (Feb. 28-March 6, 2014)

My list of freebies was getting way too long, since so many of these offers go from week to week. So I’ve pared down the list to only the best for this week’s Freebie Friday. Nearly everything here is new to you! As a reminder, our new format since 2013 works this way: under each of the categories below–free food, and free stuff–I’ve listed freebies by date, if there is a date attached to the offer or giveaway. Those freebies come first in each category, and then I’ve listed everything else below. With the newest FTC rules about blogger...

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See Broadway Shows for Kids for Free

February 26, 2014
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See Broadway Shows for Kids for Free

Through March 2nd you can find Broadways shows for kids where your kids can attend for free. In addition this program includes kids eat free offers at nearby restaurants.

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VIDEO: 5 Tips on Saving Bucks

February 25, 2014
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Here is a video of my recent interview with Saving Bucks, the column in The Intell, my local paper.

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Which Do You Have More Of: Credit Card Debt or Savings?

February 20, 2014
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Which Do You Have More Of: Credit Card Debt or Savings?

Which do you have more of these days--credit card debt or emergency savings? Here are tricks to build the latter.

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Hit the Stores for Best After Valentine Day Sales 2014

February 15, 2014
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Hit the Stores for Best After Valentine Day Sales 2014

I've outlined five things you may want to stock up on and save at after Valentine Day sales this year.

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Freebie Friday: Valentine’s Day 2014

February 14, 2014
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Freebie Friday: Valentine’s Day 2014

This week's Freebie Friday starts off with 9 freebies for Valentine's Day 2014. Enjoy!

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Always Review Your Store Receipt

February 10, 2014
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Always Review Your Store Receipt

Do you review your store receipt whenever you shop? If you don't, you could be losing money every time your grocery shop or buy something at a store that promises a discount or savings, but doesn't deliver on that promise.

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10 Tips to Choose Someone to Do Your Tax Return

February 10, 2014
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10 Tips to Choose Someone to Do Your Tax Return

Are you in the market for a new tax preparer? Here are 10 tips to find someone to do your tax return, plus two freebie offers from my affiliate networks.

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Save Money on Valentine’s Day 2014 With Ebates

February 7, 2014
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Save Money on Valentine’s Day 2014 With Ebates

Find out how you can save money on Valentine's Day with Ebates, plus get a cheap Match.com membership through Groupon.

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Free Frozen Yogurt Day 2014

February 6, 2014
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Free Frozen Yogurt Day 2014

I've found three chains offering free frozen yogurt today on Free Frozen Yogurt Day 2014.

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Kudos to CVS For Going Tobacco Free

February 5, 2014
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Kudos to CVS For Going Tobacco Free

Kudso to CVS for going tobacco free by the end of 2014. Do you know how much money you can save by quitting smoking?

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New General Mills Products = More Coupons!

January 31, 2014
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New General Mills Products = More Coupons!

I just found out that General Mills is debuting more than 50 new products this year. That means more coupons to save on products like Cheerios, Chex, and Yoplait yogurt!

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Freebie Friday (Jan. 31-Feb 6, 2014)

January 30, 2014
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Freebie Friday (Jan. 31-Feb 6, 2014)

This week's Freebie Friday roundup includes free food offers for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day. Plus, many freebie offers expiring today, Jan. 31st so act fast!

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6 Most Common Places to Get the Flu

January 28, 2014
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6 Most Common Places to Get the Flu

Do you know the six most common places where you can get the flu? Here are ways to protect yourself. Stocking up on Lysol Disinfecting Wipes couldn't hurt either.

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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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