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Thanks so much for stopping by! I realize there is a lot of information on, so I put together this page to help you get started.

Pressed for time? Here are 4 quick starting points:

How can help you

My goal is to tell you about legitimate, practical, non-gimmicky ways to help you save money in your everyday life. I am passionate about living simply and frugally and I strive to help my readers do the same.

What You’ll Find at

  • Deals, Steals & Coupons :: I publish several posts each day highlighting deals, coupons and freebies I can confidently recommend to my readers. I do my very best to post only legitimate offers that provide a real benefit for you. If you’d like to receive these updates for free in your inbox, you can subscribe here. If you would like to receive text alerts for the *HOT* deals, text “follow msmdeals” (no quotes) to 40404 and you’ll be notified immediately.
  • Money-Saving Tips & Frugal Ideas :: In addition to deals, I generally post 3 or 4 articles each week that explain money-saving techniques and ideas in depth. You can find currently popular articles listed in the sidebar in the “Best of…” section.
  • Deals at Your Local Stores :: Did you know you can drastically reduce your grocery spending by pairing coupons with the items already on sale at your local store(s)? (This is how I keep our weekly grocery budget between $40 and $60.) And now, the time-consuming part of matching coupons with sale items has already been done for you by experienced and passionate couponers in your area. All you have to do to take advantage of the savings is find your favorite stores from our Store Deals list, subscribe to get the deals sent straight to you (scroll down to find your store in the list) and then simply clip the appropriate coupons, make your shopping list and go! It couldn’t be simpler!
  • Coupon Database :: If you’re looking for a deal on a particular item or wondering if there is a coupon available, look no further. Check out the Coupon Database! Simply enter your search term, such as the product name, and search. You’ll instantly see whether or not there are available coupons for that product and where you can find them.

General Tips for Using

  • How to Get A Deal :: Many of my posts alert you to deals on products and services you can get at great prices. Most of the time, these deal posts will include a step-by-step explanation about how to obtain the deal. To get started taking advantage of some great deals — both online and in your area — follow the home page, check out the Deals & Steals category or subscribe and let us send them to you!
  • Start Small :: Dip your toes in by taking advantage of one or two deals to start. Don’t feel like you have to do all the deals. If you want to cut your grocery budget, I suggest slowly working through the 31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget Series and you’ll be well on your way to significant savings.
  • Read the Comments :: My readers are great about sharing their own experiences with deals and offering help to one another in the process. If you have a question about a particular deal, I encourage you to read the comments from that post!

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  1. Kristine Sandy says

    I was wondering if anyone knew what to do if I want to start couponing, but don’t have a printer. I would like to get one, but we just don’t have the money for it at the moment, any suggestions?

    • Daphne says

      Sign up for
      Lots of people give away printers when they get a new one or you can actually place a WANTED ad also if someone doesn’t happen to be giving it away at that exact time. Rule of free cycle is that everything is free. Helps fellow man and keeps landfills emptier.


  2. Cindy Hybarger says

    I just ordered your magazine for 12.00 I forgot to put in the coupon for moneysaving..Is there any-way you could cancel that order asap Thanks My phone 3 is 862-1104 I would have contacted you by phone but I can not find a phone number on your contact information.

    • says

      You’ll need to contact about that as that is who the subscription is through. Let me know if for some reason you can’t get it straightened out with them.

  3. Daphne says

    Is there an archive of reader questions? Oftentimes, I find myself wanting to revisit them and all the reader comments and tips that answered question, but can’t find them after some time has passed. Sometimes a question doesn’t pertain to me at that moment, but months later, when it does, I remember that someone asked that question but can’t find it and the answers. Help??

  4. Diana Johnson says

    I just god diagnosed with a malignant tumor… again. The first time I only had to have surgery. This time it might mean surgery again and radiotherapy. I am a mix of peace and chaos. I believe that God will see me through but also my mind is racing wanting to prepare. Cleaning the house top to bottom before the surgery? A filling the freezer marathon to have meals for when I’m weak and tired? How to keep goals? How to take this in? I have to many questions but I was wondering if there were some lessons that you can share about facing crisis, preparing for them and how to keep my priorities clear. thanks

  5. Ginger says

    I saw your post about buying in bulk today. Well our store here is going to have 50lbs of potatoes for only $9.99. I was wondering what would be the best way to put these up. Can you freeze them with out them turning brown.

    Thanks for your time you put into your blog.