Free Coupon Class For The Frugal Minded

Free Coupon Class For The Frugal Minded

Week 5: Free Coupon Class (9/20)

Welcome to Week 5 of the ten week couponing course! If you arent sign up, do so below!

See the earlier weeks of the couponing course here:

  • Week 4
  • Week 3
  • Week 2

This week well be working on SCALING UP, which essentially means using more coupons to get more things for free and/or at very cheap prices! This can be used either for your own benefit, or for helping out someone you know who is going through a rough time or for donating to charity. This is who I donate many of my freebies to. I do think it is important to score free things even if I will not use them, because these donations are needed where I work in Kenya. At this point in the course you have learned the basic tools, and now you need to use them again and again to get good at them. Remember, that we rely very heavily on the concept of coupon match-ups. Lets review what those are.

Coupon Match Ups:

Coupon storesmatch-ups are when you match up different types of coupons. There are two main types of coupons:

* manufacturers coupons

* store coupons

Manufacturers couponsare the coupons that come in the Sunday newspapers, or perhaps in a magazine you are reading or at a website you are looking at (printable internet coupons), or inside the box of a product you buy. They are made by the manufacturer of the product and say so on the coupon.

Store couponsare coupons that a particular store puts out. Walgreens, for example, has a weekly flier with weekly deals inside andWalgreens couponsyou can use for that week. CVS also has a weekly flier.

The key to saving big money and getting hundreds in free toiletries and household items every month is in matching up manufacturers coupons with store coupons (including systems like the ECB system at CVS).

How to Match up Coupons:

  1. To succeed at matching up coupons you need a stash of manufacturers coupons. Every Sunday, you should be collecting the coupon inserts in the Sunday paper and putting them in a drawer or box devoted to this class and your coupons. There is no need to cut them yet.
  2. Then, once a week you should come to a blog like Choyster Cash that gives you a list of how the manufacturers coupons you have been stashing away in your coupon drawer match up with the weekly coupons and other deals going at various drugstores (Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid, Longs, etc.)
  3. Print out that list from a blog likeChoyster Cash
  4. Then go to your coupon drawer and find the coupons you need that you have stashed away (blogs like mine will list the inserts by the date of that Sunday paper, so I recommend not cutting any of your coupons and keeping the inserts intact so you can easily go back to that dated insert to find the coupon mentioned) and then
  5. Get any other coupons that that blog post says you need (sometimes there are links to new internet printable coupons, and sometimes the store deals are actual coupons that you need to cut out from the weekly store flier)

Write a list of what you will be purchasing and how much it should cost (or follow one of the lists on a blog like this letter-by-letter). Take your calculator to the store.


Saving Your Coupons with thesetop stores

So by now you should have been saving the coupon inserts that come with each Sunday newspaper. Either you are subscribing to this newspaper, or picking up somewhere. If you need to find a Sunday paper that has the coupon inserts go here to this website. So these are the different coupon inserts.

Coupon Insert 1: Smart Source (called SS for short in blogs)

Coupon Insert 2: Red Plum (called RP for short in blogs) or Valassis (called V in blogs) (Check to see if your area still receives this in the Sunday papers here (thanks I heart wags)

Coupon Insert 3:P&G(info on distribution here) When you get them, put the inserts each week, in a drawer or box devoted to yourcouponing. Some weeks, like this one, there may be only one insert and not both in the the papers.

Here is a schedule of which weeks of the year have which inserts. Again: dont bother cutting any coupons out of the inserts until you have read on a blog like Choyster Cash which coupon you need for a particular deal. Just keep them in your drawer or box. So the way you save big money with coupons is combining all the methods we have learned so far on individual deals. This allows you to consistently pick up free or very cheap products on a monthly basis. You have already learned that you can combine an internet printable coupon with a weekly or monthly store deal. Now, we are going to ad in the manufacturers coupons that come in those Sunday inserts, because those are a massive source of potential freebies! : SourceChoyster Cash




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While addressing this weeks 2007 gathering in California, Motorola CEOEd Zanderannounced that Motorola will soon strike its new exciting mobile phone to combat other mobile phones in its segment.

Not many details about this exciting phone are yet unveiled but this new phone will apparently hit the market withvideo-centriccapability to enjoy movies via SD card with30 framesper second potential.

Zander also stated that like other hot Motorola models this new phone will also target European market when the company will officially announce the release of this new device sometimes next week.

No comments about price and detailed features but we will definitely keep you posted


Hope Runs: Helping Orphans Find Their Footing

Hope Runs: Helping Orphans Find Their Footing

To be successful, you only have to work half a day. And it doesnt matter if its the first twelve hours or the second.

I wish I knew who wrote that line – its one that a successful entrepreneur shared with me many years ago, and its been a constant in my life ever since.

Sometimes people confide that they believe becoming a New Radical will allow them to kick back a little (New Radicals reinvent their work to find more meaning and help save the world – for more, please seearchived articles). Yet every New Radical I know works just as hard as the quote suggests. Driven, motivated, passionate is how Id describe the men and women in this movement. Whats changed, of course, is what drives us: the desire to make a difference.

I didnt ask Claire Williams how many hours a day she works, but given what shes up to, I suspect shes a classic New Radical.

Claire, 27, and I met at theSkoll World Forumlast month. Shes in the MBA program at the Said Business School at Oxford University. She runs a non-profit organization in Kenya,Hope Runs, is organizing a massive fund-raising run – 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 weeks, writing her first book (more on that in a moment), and has started asmall finance companyfor people of her generation. She also commutes between England, Kenya, Buenos Aires (where her boyfriend lives) and San Francisco (her hometown). Heck, Claire may even work Martha Stewart-like hours (Martha famously sleeps about four hours a night).

How did a young woman end up doing all of this?

Claire earned a couple of degrees in anthropology from Stanford, and then realized that writing was her real passion. So she set out on a world tour, intending to write about her travels. Kenya was her first stop – she was going to climb Mount Kenya, and a friend suggested that she stay at a guest house at the foot of the mountain. The guest house just happened to be located in an orphanage (Tumaini), and, well, Claire never did climb the mountain. Instead, she founded a non-profit organization to help develop programs and raise funds for this home for AIDS orphans. Somebody noticed that she liked to run, and asked her if shed develop an after-school program for the kids, something athletic. And Hope Runs has grown from there. Today, they have a great media partner inRunners World magazine, and thousands of committed runners from the around the world. And one of the kids from the orphanage has just begun a training program with a coach at Stanford University.

I asked her where the idea for the 7 Continents run came from….. Read full post here

Analyzing Trends in Verizon’s FiOS Internet Net Additions

Analyzing Trends in Verizon's FiOS Internet Net Additions

Verizons FiOS Internet net additions in 1Q17

In the previous article, we learned about some pay-TV market trends affecting Verizon (VZ). The telecommunications company is managing the challenge of the pay-TV space by focusing on its Internet offering in FiOS.

In 1Q17, Verizon added 35,000 FiOS Internet subscribers, compared to 90,000 in 1Q16, many signed up from a facebook promotion being run att he time . This fall in FiOS Internet subscriber net additions was due to competitive pressures from cable companies such as Comcast (CMCSA) and Charter (CHTR), which managed to add the most Internet subscribers. Net gains in FiOS Internet connections were offset by falls in DSL-based (domain-specific language) Internet connections.

Analyzing Trends in Verizons FiOS Internet Net Additions


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Verizons FiOS gigabitconnection

Verizon continues to innovate its FiOS platform by utilizing its fiber assets. In January 2017, Verizon introduced Instant Internet, a new service that offers both upload and download speeds of 750 Mbps (megabits per second). However, according to the service providers reports, subscribers consistently experienced speedswell above the advertised 750 Mbps, motivating Verizon to align its services with new firmware and diagnostic tools and boosting its overall performance.

According to a FierceTelecom report on April 24, 2017, Verizon has joined the ranks of AT&T and Google Fiber with its own low-priced Gbps Fios offering called Fios Gigabit Connection. However, its not quite a 1 Gbps service. Fios Gigabit Connection provides 940/880 Mbps speeds.

According to the same report, Fios Gigabit Connection is currently available to over 8 million homes in parts of the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Richmond, Virginia, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Boston, Providence, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C., areas.

Verizons FiOS Internet penetration fell 10 basis points to reach 40.3% in 1Q17, compared to 40.4% in 4Q16. Its penetration was almost flat compared to the figure it reported in 1Q16. Verizons number of FiOS Internet subscribers rose ~3.3% on a year-over-year basis to ~5.7 million at the end of 1Q17.

Nutrisystem Promo Codes April 2017 – Get 40% Off Plus 3 Weeks Free Food

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Nutrisystem For Men – Review Of Coupons That Get Results

Nutrisystem For Men - Review Of Coupons That Get Results

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