About Me

Head Shot September 2012

 

Laura Oliver founded AFrugalChick.com in 2009 as a resource for friends and family to save money on the items they need to spend money on and on the items they want.

Thousands of readers now use the resource blog to save money on everything from fast food lunches to major electronics purchases.

Laura appears regularly on local television and radio, as well as writes for national media.  She also hosts live Coupon and Grocery Strategy classes to large and small groups.

If you have a question, want to leave feedback, or request that Laura speak to your group, please e-mail her at laura (at) afrugalchick (dot) com!

A Frugal Chick’s Team

While scrolling through the site, you will see many posts from Laura as well as Jana, Jody, and others occasionally!  These ladies bring lots of cooking, shopping, and family experience to A Frugal Chick’s team!

Media Coverage

Tune in every Sunday morning to WVEC Channel 13 at 7:45 to see Laura talk about the best deals of the upcoming week!

Local Media (Print):

Frugal Chick hosts coupon classes in Hampton Roads- The Daily Press

How to Have A Successful Coupon Swap- The Daily Press

How To Start A Stockpile- The Daily Press

Couponing: Saving Money and Living Well Doesn’t Need to be Difficult- Jet Observer

In Hampton Roads, incomes have been going nowhere- The Virginian Pilot

The Duck That Binds- AltDaily.com

Local Media (Television):

Thinking Out Loud May 26, 2011 – (WCTV Television)

Cyber Monday Savings Tips from Laura Oliver- WVEC

4th of July Deals, Steals and Freebies- WVEC

Gift Ideas for Last Minute Shoppers and post-Christmas Deals- WVEC

National Media:

Guest Blogger- A Frugal Chick- ForRent.com

8 Phone Calls That Will Save You Money- MainStreet.com

Shopping For The “Other People”- Behind The Blue Valpack

Brands that Laura has Worked With:

A Frugal Chick is a brand-friendly resource blog that works with family-friendly businesses!  If you have a business, service, or brand that you would like to share with our readers, please contact Laura at laura (at) afrugalchick (dot) com.

All You Magazine
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Disney Pictures
Farm Fresh
Kevin’s Closet
Knox Studios
Nintendo
Propel
Rubbermaid
Savings.com
Sears
Soda Stream
Tassimo
Tom’s Shoes
Tupperware
Whole Foods

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Shealyn January 25, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Thank you so much for the seminar this morning, I learned quite a bit. Unfortunately I will be moving out of the Hampton Roads area and up to Richmond. Since deals and stores are regional, do you know any bloggers up that way that you can recommend? I’ll still continue to use your site for what I can though!

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Missy September 10, 2013 at 10:50 am

Laura,

I need to shop on Amazon but I’m not sure how to click through your site. You were also discussing what we should click on in order to “help you out” in the dressing room. Can you email me and let me know about these two things.

thanks,
Missy

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Serenity March 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Another Hampton Roads local told me about you…happy to have bookmarked your page!

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Laura February 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

Unfortunately I am not an IT employee so I don’t really have any tips for you. Here are the FAQS on Target’s website which are full of advice: http://www.target.com/HelpContent?help=/sites/html/TargetOnline/help/promotions_sweepstakes_and_discounts/printable_coupon_faqs/printable_coupon_faqs.html.

I hope it helps!

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Jackie Carroll February 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I am so fed up!. I have been trying to print the Target coupons on your website but absolutely nothing happens…on that one or any of the others that you talked about this morning.My printer is fine because I downloaded some patterns off of “Maggie’s Crochet” with no problems.What Gives?

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Leigh Anne Langston July 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

I was a Staples yesterday and an Aeropostale offer of $10 off your purchase of $50 printed out. Since I did 3 transactions I have 3 coupons that I will not use. I wanted to send you an email with the scan attachment but am having trouble finding your email address. They Expire 8/12/12 if anyone wants them.

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Abe Ellis March 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I enjoyed your “surviving grocery Wonderland” piece in Sunday’s Beacon. One add’l tip you might include in the future….don’t go shopping if you’re HUNGRY! It gets me EVERY time! Best regards, Abe Ellis

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Lyn February 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

It is nice to see your column in The Virginian-Pilot’s Beacon!

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Olivia Howard February 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Ii am so happy I found you on google. I live in Norfolk and loves your blog.

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Laura November 6, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Bette- I would call their corporate office or if you are comfortable leave something on their facebook or twitter page. Let them know it’s not working!

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Bette Seymore November 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Laura, I watch you on Sunday mornings and was excited about the Barnes and Noble 50% sale today. Printed the coupon and the store would not take it because it did not have a promo code on it. Another lady had the same problem. My husband and I were very unhappy with the results. Barnes and Noble were not willing to help us at all. Very disappointing.

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Kim Willoughby October 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I am so glad I found you! I have looked at so many blogs but none of them do Farm Fresh match ups. I live in Virginia Beach and it is so good to find someone more local. I will definitely be following your blog regularly. God bless you. Kim

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