NOTE to current readers: I will leave this post at the top for the day, so just scroll down to see all of today’s deals
You can see the article and full video of the story HERE.
I am so excited that you are here!
A big thanks to Lana Zak for interviewing me on the Good Morning America show! Saving money through social media is such a great topic and I am thankful to have been able to contribute to the story. If you are looking to save money through social media, be sure to follow me on Twitter and become a fan of the Surviving The Stores Facebook Page!
Now, on to the big question of the day… Would you like to learn how to spend less of your hard-earned cash? If so, then you have come to the right place!
How can Surviving The Stores help you?
Each day I post the deals and freebies (yes, there are tons of free items out there to grab!) that are available online or in the stores. I also post coupon matchups (these tell which coupons to use for the items that are on sale) for the national grocery stores and drug stores.
If you are just starting out, my number one piece of advice is DON’T GET DISCOURAGED! It can feel overwhelming at first, but if you stick with it, it REALLY pays off! Read the “Where To Begin” tab above to see how to get started. I also recommend reading “Surviving CVS” and “Surviving Walgreens” under the “Drug Stores” tab at the top of the page.
My second piece of advice if you are going to start “couponing” is to just take one step at a time. Don’t try to start couponing at Walgreens, CVS, Target, and the grocery stores all in one week! Learn one store, then move to another, and then another. Keep reading the deals and scenarios and ask questions! You can click on the “comments” link that’s under each post and either I or other readers will help you along.
What if you don’t want or don’t have time to use coupons at the store? How can Surviving The Stores help you? I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t get excited at getting 75% off their Christmas gifts, or getting a store coupon for 30% off items they were already going to buy! If you don’t want to “coupon” then you can skip over the couponing posts and just read the posts with Amazon deals, great online buys, and freebies!
What should you do from here?
1) Sign up HERE to receive a daily email with all of the deals and freebies I posted that day. When you enter your email address, you will get an email to verify. Make sure to click on the link in the verification email or you will not be added to the email list. If you currently use a blog reader (such as google reader) then you can add Surviving The Stores to your list by clicking HERE.
2) Look around the website and get familiar with the layout. If you are new to reading blogs then you will see that it is a different format than other websites.
3) Come back to Surviving The Stores throughout the day because some deals and printable coupons are time sensitive and can’t wait until the end-of-the-day email.
What are some great deals and freebies you can take advantage of right now? (Just click on the sentence or where it says HERE to get more information.)
Get a FREE photobook from Photoworks (a $50 value) completely FREE (available to the first 25,000). You can get more details HERE.
Get 3 coffees and a free travel mug for just $3 from Gevalia!
Save BIG on your monthly phone bill (we now pay $20 a YEAR instead of $30 a month!) You can also read my review of our phone service after 6 months of using it HERE.
With newspaper costs rising, many people are turning to printable coupons to maximize their grocery savings. You can print out LOTS of coupons for free from your own computer! Click HERE to choose the coupons you want to print.
Do you search the web? Why not get gift cards from doing it?? Sign up for Swagbucks HERE to start earning gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks and Target!
Also, you can read through ALL of my Freebies posts by clicking on the “Freebies” tab above or by clicking HERE. Many of the deals are still available!
Thank you for visiting! I hope that this website can be of great help in your journey to greatly lower your expenses and Survive The Stores!