The Frugal Diva knows how hard it is to remember all the various discounts, coupons, and special offers that are out there. They come through the mail, on line, in newspapers and magazines. What is a diva to do?
In the email realm, open a dedicated email address just to register for online discounts. Your own internet provider usually gives you that option or you can sign up for free at gmail or hotmail. Use this address when registering for sites that send you coupons and alert you to sales.
Quickly skim over the offers, jump on the ones you want, and be on your way. Chico’s sends a $10 off coupon on your birthday and it can be used with another offer or on sale items. Celebrate with new clothes that are on sale, use one of their coupons, and add in your B Day gift. Now we’re talking a real deal. Sephora sends some free goodies your way on your B-Day. Origins has a discount birthday offer.
Your personal main email address will remain easily readable for your personal or business correspondence that needs to be answered.
Before going shopping or ordering or eating out just type in the name of the store, restaurant, or service with the word sale or promo code. It is very likely that a deal will pop up on the first page of the google search.
For the paper coupons, there are several serious organizers for food coupons. For others, buy yourself a pretty wallet size organizer about the size of a checkbook. There are lovely ones to be found in Chinatown. They hold the millions of Bed, Bath, and Beyond discounts, restaurants specials, and other one of kind discounts. Remember to go through them and throw out expired offers.
After all being frugal is a life enhancer not a life clutterer.