Frugal Readers- I Want Your Story

Did you see my interview with Amy and Jason about their first month without cable?

In the 2.5 years I have been “A Frugal Chick” my whole life has been changed.  Besides my new knowledge of coupon policies, how to read bar codes and making you tube videos YOU, my readers, have expanded my world.  Every coupon class I teach I learn something new- new discounts, new ways to get discounts, new frugal characteristics.  You guys are my teachers every week.  Some of you have made decisions that have had a profound impact on your family and given you greater possibilities for the future.

So now I want to expand my world and let you teach your fellow readers.  I would love to hear from some of you.  What have you done in your lives that was frugal and made a huge impact on you?  Did you pay cash for a house?  Take in a boarder?  Decide to live without electricity?  Quit eating out?

If you think you have a story worth telling send me a message at afrugalchick (at) aol (dot) com.  Give me two or three paragraphs and let me know your story.  Others may be able to benefit from you!

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  1. Lee says

    I’ve always bought my vehicles with cash. Instead of making payments to a bank or car dealership, I just make payments to myself. Then when it comes time to get another vehicle, I will have the cash.

  2. Pat says

    I have been using couponing since I was 18 year old and I am 54 yrs old now. I was raised on using a coupons wherever I went. Even today my husband asked me this morning do I get coupons for his shaving cream. I use coupons for groceries, movies, changing the oil, for haircuts and toiletries. I shop at Farm Fresh, Walmart, Food Lion, Krogers, Target, Kmart, Walgreens, Family Dollar and Rite-Aid. Every week I am saving at least $10.00 to $25.00 on my grocery bill. At Rite-Aid I save 20% on everything in store except presciptions because I had met 1,000 points last year with my UP-rewards card.

    I do need training on rebates. I have tried but with the price of a stamp, I do not see the savings. I am willing to try if someone knows how.

  3. THEREZA says

    I learned my couponing from my mom. She tells me ALL the time that I used to cut her coupons when I was about my Olivia’s age, 5 y/o. When I started working @ 16, I ate out EVERYDAY. I used to have my nails done EVERY week. Didnt have a care in the world! I NEVER realize how much I spent. I stopped all of that. I started off doing rebates from Walgreens & Rite Aid (those days it wasnt complicate, ha!) My BF ALWAYS tell me I live like I am broke, ha! It is truely a lifestyle change. Its a give & take. Gotta make alot of sacrifices in this world of conveniences.