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VideoLost Dog! Golden/Pyrenees mix, Kaiha, was last seen October 11 - Hwy 119 - Denhawken area. Was wearing collar (Drama Queen). Please help us find her! Call Billy 210-745-6059. Thank you!

Video Lost: Cat, black and white, last seen the evening of Sept. 29 in the Woodcreek Subdivision area, La Vernia. Reward for his safe return. Call Richard, 830-779-2080 or 210-776-4930.
Lost: Small black female dog, no collar, her name is Shortcake, has long hair, Sutherland Springs area. Call 830-391-5099.
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Help Wanted

The Floresville Independent School District is accepting applications for District Wide Custodian Positions, 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. shift. Applications may be obtained online at www.fisd.us or contact Sylvia Campa at 830-393-5300 ext. 14002 for appointments. FISD Personnel Office is located at 1200 5th St., Floresville, Texas. 830-393-5300 (Office hours: 8:00-4:00). Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Wilson County Appraisal District is accepting applications and/or resumes for an entry level Field Appraiser position. Responsibilities include office and field work associated with the appraisal of all types of properties. Applicants must be willing to complete the requirements to obtain an RPA designation through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Interested applicants must have reliable transportation, a valid Texas driver's license, and proof of liability insurance. Send resumes and/or applications to: Wilson County Appraisal District, Attn: Field Appraiser Position, 1611 Railroad Street, Floresville, Texas 78114.
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Tips from the Coupon Queen

Got a coupon … where’s the product?

July 9, 2014

Dear Jill, 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 ›

Speedy checkout lane rituals

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. Dear Jill, I’ve never encountered... More ›

Solving the multiples conundrum

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 ›

Rural or city couponing?

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 ›

Clearance sales etiquette

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 ›

Attack of the coupon fairies

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. Dear Jill, I read your column often, and I have a strange story about what... More ›

Marketers and the shrinking product

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 ›

New year, smaller products

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 ›

Brave new couponing world

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. Dear... More ›

Readers share their favorite coupon, money saving tips

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. Dear Jill, Ever... More ›

Adapting coupons to your needs

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. Dear Jill, How... More ›

When is a manufacturer coupon not a manufacturer coupon?

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 ›

High cost of specialized fashion

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 ›

The costs of buying larger sizes

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. “Dear Jill, When shopping... More ›

Wise strategies for dealing with daily deal websites

April 2, 2014

Dear Jill, 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 ›

Couponing pays, but so does strategic and smart shopping

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 ›

Reader spots more product shrinkage

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 ›

Explaining a taxing issue

March 12, 2014

Dear Jill, 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 ›

A wallet organized for success

March 5, 2014

Dear Jill, 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 ›

‘Clipless’ or cutting everything?

February 26, 2014

Dear Jill, 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 ›



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