Browsing Tag: sales

H.D.Buttercup

Maybe some people are less phobic about buying furniture then the Frugal Diva, maybe they know what they want right away.  While usually quick and decisive, furniture makes me quake in my discounted shoes. And why is that?  Well, this is a big purchase where you usually can’t return the item without a truck and at least one sturdy helper, that is if you can return it at all. Furnishings are more permanent then a Hollywood marriage, more indicative of your taste then the movies ordered from Netflix, and almost as costly as your car. This your statement…

Coupon Rules

Coupons rule and you need some rules to make them work. 1. Do not use a coupon if the item is something you don’t want or need. If you hate strawberry pop tarts don’t buy ten boxes, if you never bake don’t buy two for one bags of flour, and if you are dieting don’t stock up on chocolate chip cookies. 2. Do use coupons with store discounts for the best price possible. 3. Be careful with perishables. You might be making ten apple pies, eating broccoli every day for a week…

Sales Shopping Tips

It seems the whole world is on sale right now and you can’t go wrong. That is if you follow the Frugal Diva rules. 1. The most expensive item in your closet is the one you never wear – even if it’s reduced by 50% with another 30% off and you have an extra 10% off coupon.  Anything not in your size, in a color you never wear, or for a sport you never play is a reminder that “on sale” doesn’t always mean saving money. 2. Do you really need it…