Dollars and Sense, Wedding

Getting The Most Out Of Rewards Coupons

Knowing a store's coupons/rewards policy is key to getting a great deal! We needed six identical blue ties for our wedding party. We wanted them to be of a good quality that would last a long time. We found the perfect ties in the perfect color, but at $60 each, that would mean paying $360… Continue reading Getting The Most Out Of Rewards Coupons

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Dollars and Sense

Why You Can’t Afford Not To Coupon

I loved seeing the amazing deals that people got on the TV show Extreme Couponing- they saved hundreds of dollars each month with their strategies, usually 90-95% on each of their (massive) shopping trips. But after watching this show I usually came away with the thought of "that's awesome, but not something I can do."… Continue reading Why You Can’t Afford Not To Coupon

Dollars and Sense

Why You Should Keep Those Expired Coupons

Oh, coupons. I have a love-hate relationship with them. I love saving money with coupons, but many of them pile up and expire before I ever get a chance to use them. I had a cute mini 5 pocket coupon organizer, where they were all organized by type, and I would still forget to use… Continue reading Why You Should Keep Those Expired Coupons

Abode

Where to Find Fabulously Frugal Photo Frames

I looked everywhere for beautiful photo frames for our apartment. Searches at Walmart, Target, Kirklands, Marshalls, and TJMaxx were uneventful. The frames were either too cheap-looking, gaudy, or just not my style. And then I stumbled upon the photo frame heaven that is Michaels. Michaels has the BEST frame selection of any store I've been in, hands down.… Continue reading Where to Find Fabulously Frugal Photo Frames

Wedding

5 Frugal DIY Wedding Ideas

  The idea of planning a wedding was overwhelming to say the least. I wanted it to be beautiful, but I knew that everything can get ridiculously expensive. According to theKnot.com, the average cost of a wedding was $29,858 in 2013. $29,858! That's a (really nice) car! (I told my now-husband this stat while I was wedding… Continue reading 5 Frugal DIY Wedding Ideas