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TLC Extreme Couponing Season III Premiere- Fradulent Coupons and Policy Violations

by Laura May 29, 2012 Simple Steps
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I half watched the first 30 minutes of Extreme Couponing last night while I was working and I didn’t hear any huge blunders. No one got into a fight in the store or photocopied coupons. I thought perhaps it was an uneventful evening. I thought wrong.

Sigh.

It’s not like we haven’t [...]

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Extreme Couponing Season 3 Begins Tonight

by Laura May 28, 2012 Simple Steps
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(In order to really get the full effectiveness of this post I have placed the theme song from “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” on the bottom of the post. If you hit play and allow it to run during your reading it REALLY gives you the proper atmosphere.)

Oh my. I really [...]

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Meal Planning Class: June 4th in Virginia Beach

by Laura May 17, 2012 Simple Steps
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I have joined up with Sharon from Mom on Dealz to present menu planning classes in Chesapeake and other cites.

Now it’s time for a Virginia Beach Meal Planning Class! The class will include menu planning strategies and also a brief introduction to coupon basics.

Here are some of the topics we will be discussing:

Couponing Basics/Harris [...]

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Recovering From The Hacker: Step One Done

by Laura May 12, 2012 Simple Steps

So did you miss the news about my wonderful Hacker Experience this week?

It’s going to take a lot of work to get this all fixed (and cost me a lot of money) but the most important stuff is done now.

A great company has gone through and cleaned out my site for me.  I [...]

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Where Has A Frugal Chick Been

by Laura May 9, 2012 Simple Steps
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Have you missed me?

The last 30 hours have been completely insane so I wanted you to know where I have been (since I haven’t been here).

It began Tuesday morning around 10 a.m.  You know how when you are leaving town you have every moment planned?  You know what you need to [...]

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year

by Laura May 8, 2012 Simple Steps
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Every year it happens- December comes after November.  It is a month full of craziness, diet breaking food and bank emptying expenses.  And yet every year we are surprised.  We can’t believe that it snuck up on us so quickly.  With resources already stretched tight just to get basic bills paid the additional holiday costs- [...]

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Finding Froggy

by Laura April 28, 2012 Simple Steps
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If you have spent any time with me you are aware of my complete love for my nephew P.  He is easily the funnest part of my life.

A very important part of P’s life is his friend Froggy (whose picture I have placed above).  Froggy is his bedtime buddy.  During the day he remains in [...]

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I Love My Kindle Fire

by Laura April 27, 2012 Simple Steps
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When it comes to technology I am usually the LAST person to have the newest gadget.  I was the last of my friends to get a cell phone, an MP3 player or a lap top.  I just got a smart phone in October 2011.  When it comes to electronics I am not a trend setter.

I [...]

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Today I Used My Whole Toothpaste Stock Pile

by Laura April 23, 2012 Simple Steps
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Today I reached the end of my current tube of toothpaste and had to use my WHOLE toothpaste stockpile to replace it.

Yes my toothpaste stockpile is ONE TUBE of toothpaste.

Here’s the thing- toothpaste is free almost every week somewhere.

It’s right up there with pasta and toothbrushes as items that are easy to get free.  So [...]

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura April 20, 2012 Simple Steps
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Each week Charlotte at My Active Child finds the best frugal events for you and your family in Hampton Roads.  Here is what you can expect this weekend:

Saturday

9am-5pm 3rd Annual Spring Fountain Fair  at TowneBank Fountain Park within Town Point Park Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510

10am-2pm Military Families- Iron Chef and Family [...]

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