Frugal Living Tips For Beginners

   Have you been thinking about couponing or just cutting back on expenses in general? Well this maybe the start you are looking for!
   With my son on the way I have become very big on couponing, discounting, and looking for ways to save money. When I first started I was a little over whelmed with what stores to shop at and trying to find the best deals. So today I’m giving those new starters or even people who have been discounting for a while, my tips on where i shop to get the best deals.
   One of my biggest tips is finding a store that gives double discounts. This maybe a sale plus coupon, a store coupon plus manufacturer coupon, or a combination of those. Some stores like CVS and Target even give you buy back bucks or gift cards when you purchase a certain amount of an item. Though i prefer shopping at Target vs CVS just because I feel like at CVS some of the prices are raised then offer the discount and I can just go to another store.
Apps I use:
  The coupon app is an app with a list of stores where you clip coupons for each store and use on your next shopping trip. Once you download the app you can link loyalty cards you already have. Some stores on the list have loyalty cards, some are set up where you can redeem by phone number at the register, and some you have to submit your receipt and they will send you the saving back.
   Dollar general is one of my fab places to go and save on huggies diapers, wipes, household supplies, and toiletries. With the manufacturer coupons and their store coupons on the coupon app you can save a good bit. They have coupons on the app for a variety of different things throughout the store, along with the Saturday coupons of $5 off $25. Also there is sometimes a survey to do on the receipt where you can get $3 off $15. The most I’ve saved is about $10-12 and that was on a $23 purchase. So that was good for me.
    Retail me not is another app I love to use for clothing stores and restaurants. They usually have pretty good deals in-store and online.
Other ways:
   Going to the manufacturer themselves can sometimes save you a few bucks. A lot of companies offer either free samples or have a coupon on their website. This has worked well with baby stuff for me.
   The Sunday State Paper has a lot of coupons along with sale papers you can clip and use.
   Also for moms and dads, companies like huggies and pampers have a rewards app where you can earn points every time you buy. These can be redeemed in the form of diapers, wipes, gift cards, or other items.

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