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FREE Mini- Coupon Class

by Laura October 12, 2011 Simple Steps
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A Frugal Chick, Momondealz, and The Coupon Challenge are offering another coupon class at Harris Teeter! This class will be a bit different since we are nearing the holiday season. Here are just a few of the exciting and money saving topics we will cover:

Sources of coupons
Harris Teeter coupon [...]

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Start Spreading The News, I’m Leaving Today

by Laura October 12, 2011 Simple Steps
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As you read this post (if everything goes according to schedule) I am in New York City riding a shuttle bus to my hotel. 

I am in town for Save Up 2011 with to learn how to be a better blogger, deal finder and business woman.  There are some incredible bloggers here that [...]

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities 9/7 -9/9

by Laura October 7, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Charlotte at My Active Child provides us with a list of the best fun and frugal activities in Hampton Roads. 

All Weekend

North American Sandsculpting Championship- 4th-10th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, $3 fee is donated to charity with kids 12 and younger admitted free  

Suffolk Peanut Festival – (Friday & [...]

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Locals: Anna Cruz Consignment Children’s Winter Consignment Sale

by Laura October 7, 2011 Simple Steps

We are so lucky in Hampton Roads to have large consignment sales to both sell and purchase gently used children’s items.

Anna Cruz Consignment is having their Children’s Winter Consignment Sale and Craft Show October 14th and 15th!  

The sale is on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to [...]

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Coupon Class Open To The Public: Newport News, VA

by Laura October 6, 2011 Simple Steps

If you live within driving distance of Newport News, VA I would love for you to come and check out one of my coupon classes!

On October 24th at 7 p.m. The Colony Friends Church will be hosting a coupon class open to the public.  Their address is 284 Colony Road Newport News, VA 23606. 

The class will [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun: Columbus Day Ship

by Laura October 6, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal.

Next week is Columbus Day so Will and I decided to make a ship with things we found around the house. For past crafts, visit here.

Columbus Day Ship


1 Sponge
1 Straw
Construction Paper


1. Cut the sponge into the shape your [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun- Fall Lacing Fun

by Laura September 29, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Mom on Dealz brings you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! Lacing activities are excellent ways to improve fine motor skills and kids love them!

Fall Lacing Fun

Cardstock, Poster board, or Paper
Single Hole Punch
Pencil, Crayons, Other Decorating Items

1. Draw and cut out desired fall shape (football, [...]

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October & November Available Coupon Class Dates

by Laura September 28, 2011 Simple Steps

Thanks so much for being patient as I sorted out my schedule for the next little bit.  I thought I was going to have an opportunity to get back into the theater for the holidays but it doesn’t look like the show is going to be a good fit for me so I will hang [...]

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Welcome Extreme Coupon Viewers

by Laura September 28, 2011 Simple Steps

You know how something can be so good and so bad at the same time (a minute on the lips a lifetime on the hips)?

That’s how I feel about Extreme Couponing on TLC.  Hate the show, but love that it shows people that they don’t need to pay full price for things.

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Extreme Couponing Season 2 9/28 Premiere

by Laura September 27, 2011 Simple Steps

It is beginning again.

TLC’s Extreme Couponing begins again on the 28th of this month.

And while I continue to battle with my love/hate relationship with the show, many of you will watch it for either education or entertainment purposes. 

So I wanted to reach out to my readers and remind them that this is EXTREME.  Most good [...]

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