July 9, 2014
Why do companies put out coupons for products that I can’t ever find in stores? I’m getting more and more frustrated hanging on to coupons and looking for new things, only to find the coupons expire before I ever find the item to purchase... More ›
July 2, 2014
Do you have a special ritual or method for getting through the checkout lane in a speedy manner? Some of my readers do, and I found many of their tips so thoughtful and clever that I’m going to share some this week.
I’ve never encountered... More ›
June 25, 2014
Coupons that require the purchase of multiple items seem to be the bane of many of my readers’ shopping experiences. As a mother of three, multiple purchases are part of my stock-up strategy each week, but some shoppers are less than thrilled with... More ›
June 18, 2014
Is couponing easier in the city, the suburbs or rural areas? As a suburbanite who lives in Chicagoland, I have to argue that couponing usually is easiest in the suburbs, particularly if you live within a radius of a major city. Why? Shopping options... More ›
June 11, 2014
Recently, a supermarket chain in my area announced that it was closing its doors, and the stores would reduce everything to 50 percent off. As you can imagine, my blog readers at JillCataldo.com were pretty excited about the opportunity to pick... More ›
June 4, 2014
What’s a “coupon fairy?” Coupon fairies are people who leave unneeded coupons in the store for others to find. Do you do this? As it turns out, some of my readers do.
I read your column often, and I have a strange story about what... More ›
May 28, 2014
I’ve devoted many columns to the topic of product shrinkage – where a product’s price stays the same, but the contents of the package are downsized. I continue to receive many more emails than I have the space to share each week, but a common theme... More ›
May 21, 2014
As price-conscious consumers, we always aim to maximize the value of whatever we’re buying – whether it’s a box of cereal, a carton of orange juice or a roll of aluminum foil. Product shrinkage – when companies downsize a product and don’t lower... More ›
May 14, 2014
As technology continues to evolve, the way we receive coupons does too. If you’re a smartphone or tablet user, did you know that you might be able to use these devices to print coupons? One of my readers has been wondering just how to do this.
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May 7, 2014
My readers are never shy about sharing their couponing and money saving tips, so here’s a roundup of great ideas for saving with coupons straight from my inbox to you.
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April 30, 2014
There are misconceptions among the non-couponing crowd that all couponers must primarily eat junk food, or that couponers have houses filled wall to wall with groceries. Here are some reader emails that invite me to rebut these myths.
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April 23, 2014
Manufacturer coupons are the engines that drive the couponing train. Most coupons you find online or in the newspaper inserts are of this variety, and the companies that issue these coupons... More ›
April 16, 2014
Last week, a reader asked why larger-sized clothing costs a few dollars more than standard sizes. I explained that it isn’t due to the extra fabric used to make the garment – the extra cost covers the price of the scrap fabric left over when the... More ›
April 9, 2014
I like to save money on clothes just as much as anyone else does, so let’s talk clothing prices. Specifically, reader Blake would like to know why larger clothing sizes cost a few dollars more than the standard sizes.
When shopping... More ›
April 2, 2014
I would like to know if you ever take part in daily deal websites. Are there any good deals on them? What kinds of things do you buy? I trust your judgment and would like to know... More ›
March 26, 2014
We couponers are a passionate bunch of money-saving enthusiasts, and while most of my columns discuss couponing in one form or another, you might be surprised by how many readers don’t shop... More ›
March 19, 2014
The topic of product “shrink” – when manufacturers reduce the size of a product while keeping the selling price the same – continues to be a hot one. I’m irked by this trend, but I had no idea how incensed my readers had become with smaller sizes.... More ›
March 12, 2014
Two weeks ago, I found a skincare product worth around $40 on clearance for $13. To make the deal sweeter, I had a $3 off manufacturer coupon. Score, right? Well, yes and no. This was the only item I was purchasing, so my total with... More ›
March 5, 2014
I’ve followed your blog for several years now, and do quite well with couponing. However, lately, I seem to be unorganized! I follow your clipless method and only clip what I am going to use that day, then carry an envelope with the... More ›
February 26, 2014
I want to save with coupons. I read your column and know that those who coupon are saving a great deal of money. But I can’t shake the idea of how much time it would take me to cut and carry all those coupons around. The idea of it... More ›