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Posted By Crystal Paine On July 13, 2010 @ 4:24 pm In | Comments Disabled


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

Pressed for time? Here are 4 quick starting points:

How MoneySavingMom.com 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 MoneySavingMom.com

  • Deals, Steals & Coupons :: I publish several posts each day highlighting deals [6], coupons [7] and freebies [8] 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 [9]. 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 [10] 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 [11].) 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 [12] list, subscribe to get the deals sent straight to you [9] (scroll down to find your store in the list) and then simply clip the appropriate coupons [13], make your shopping list and go! It couldn’t be simpler!
  • Coupon Database [14] :: 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 MoneySavingMom.com Coupon Database [13]! 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 MoneySavingMom.com

  • 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 [15], check out the Deals & Steals category [6] or subscribe [9] 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 [16] 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!

New to Couponing? Here are some articles I’d recommend you read:

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[1] 31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget: http://moneysavingmom.com/category/series/31-days-to-a-better-budget?orderby=date&order=DESC

[2] 31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget video series: http://moneysavingmom.com/tag/31-weeks-to-a-better-grocery-budget-video-series?orderby=date&order=ASC

[3] Help for an Overwhelmed Newbie: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/10/help-for-an-overwhelmed-newbie-part-1.html

[4] My Top Four Tips for Those in Financial Despair: http://moneysavingmom.com/2008/07/my-top-four-tip.html

[5] Table of Contents: http://moneysavingmom.com/archives/find-articles-by-date

[6] deals: http://moneysavingmom.com/category/deals-steals

[7] coupons: http://moneysavingmom.com/category/coupons

[8] freebies: http://moneysavingmom.com/category/freebies-giveaways/freebies

[9] you can subscribe here: http://moneysavingmom.com/subscribe-to-money-saving-mom

[10] money-saving techniques and ideas: http://moneysavingmom.com/category/money-saving-ideas

[11] how I keep our weekly grocery budget between $40 and $60: http://moneysavingmom.com/frequently-asked-question#reallyspend

[12] Store Deals: http://moneysavingmom.com../store_deals/

[13] appropriate coupons: http://moneysavingmom.com../print-coupons/coupon-database

[14] Coupon Database: http://moneysavingmom.com/print-coupons/coupon-database

[15] home page: http://moneysavingmom.com

[16] 31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget Series: http://moneysavingmom.com/category/series/31-days-to-a-better-budget?orderby=date&order=ASC

[17] Getting Started with Coupons: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/05/maximize-your-savings-with-coupons.html

[18] debunked coupon myths: http://moneysavingmom.com/2008/05/guest-post-nine.html

[19] Organizing Coupons: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/05/how-i-organize-my-coupons.html

[20] Where to Find Coupons: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/04/31-days-to-a-better-grocery-budget-10-ways-to-get-coupons-for-free.html

[21] Coupon Terms & Abbreviations: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/06/coupon-terms-and-abbreviations.html

[22] The Drugstore Game: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/05/31-days-to-a-better-grocery-budget-play-the-drugstore-game.html

[23] how to get started: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/06/31-days-to-a-better-grocery-budget-how-to-get-started-playing-the-drugstore-game.html

[24] CVS: http://moneysavingmom.com/2008/01/cvs-101.html

[25] Walgreens: http://moneysavingmom.com/2008/01/walgreens-101.html

[26] Printable Coupons: http://moneysavingmom.com/print-coupons

[27] printable coupons page: http://moneysavingmom.com../print-coupons

[28] Frequently Asked Questions: http://moneysavingmom.com/frequently-asked-question

[29] About Me: http://moneysavingmom.com/about

[30] MoneySavingMom.com: http://moneysavingmom.com/

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