Thursday, August 25, 2011

Frugal Tip of the Week # 3

Has your electric bill gone sky high this Summer? Are you avoiding doing laundry  and cooking in the oven because you don't want to heat up the house? Here is a quick fix for you. Do your laundry during evening hours. Make sure you shake the clothes out before you move them to the dryer. It cuts drying time by a third and it doesn't heat up the house. It saves you money and you are much cooler!!!!

Happy Laundering,

The Cute  Couponer

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wal-Mart Price Matching 101

I've been shocked a few times in the past several weeks when people ask me a very simple question. When I say I've taken a break from couponing for the Summer,unintentionally it's been too hot to shop, and tell people I've been price matching they say, what is that? Now for some people I think the name is self explanatory, and for others I totally don't mind explaining it.

Very simple concept......

If you find a price on a like item at another store Wal-Mart will price match it. Pineapple for pineapple and orange for orange. It get's tricky when you are talking frozen foods and boxed goods. Wal-Mart says any competitors ad. I've asked and clarifed and educated more than a few cashiers and managers this Summer.

No ad needed.

Stick to your guns on this.

The cashiers love to argue about this.

Apparently they haven't seen their commercials or read their policies.

I always find it interesting when I know how to do someone's job better than them. It's not a good feeling!!!

Print the policy and carry it with you.

Hope this helps! It's been a life-saver to me this Summer with the  heat because I haven't been in the mood to shop at all.

Looking forward to better weather,

The Cute Couponer

Friday, August 19, 2011

Frugal Tip of the Week #2

Did you know that you can freeze cream cheese? That's right if you don't use it, freeze it!

Now it should last for at least three months. Its not as creamy like when you want to spread it on a cracker but it does crumble. With a splash of milk or cream, mix it into a casserole or your favorite dip.

You'll never taste the difference.

Happy Cooking,

The  Cute Couponer

Friday, August 12, 2011

Frugal Tip of the Week

Does your cell phone battery  seem to not hold a charge for very long? Grab a Ziploc bag, stick the battery in it and set it in the freezer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes take it out of the freezer and stick it back in  your phone. If the charge doesn't last for more than 12 hours it's time for a new battery.

Have A Great Friday,

The Cute Couponer

P.S. The $30 update is coming soon.
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