I feel so honored that Deborah Ferguson at NBC 5 wanted to do a story on me and Surviving The Stores! If you are here because of that news segment, WELCOME! It is my goal to help you learn how to cut your costs and save BIG both on your online purchases and on your monthly grocery bills!
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, like the coupon each Friday through September for FREE Mars chocolate!) 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 grocery stores and the drug stores (like CVS and Walgreens) in my area. I have had my BIGGEST savings here!
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” section on the left sidebar and also read “Surviving CVS” and “Surviving Walgreens.”
My second piece of advice 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. Posts are organized by day and by topic. You can look for specific topics under the section on the right (about half way down) titled “Find A Topic.”
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.)
Save BIG on your monthly phone bill (we now pay $20 a YEAR instead of $30 a month!)
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. There are TONS of Kraft coupons right now that can be used for some pretty sweet deals!
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 on the left 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 grocery expenses and Survive The Stores!