Tips and Tricks to saving money in (and out of) Chicago
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Well, I decided that there is pretty much no chance of me getting on top of everything this month. So I will not be posting deals to go along with the weekly ads. ,Instead I would recommend checking out some of the sites I have posted as favorites. The Thrifty Mama is a great site to help out with the weekly ad deals. I will be posting some great deals that I am able to find if I do much shopping at all. Sorry about this, it's just a little time consuming and I have a lot of stuff to do before the holidays.
General: MAN. Q = manufactuer's coupon OOP = out of pocket BOGO = Buy one get one free MIR = Mail In Rebate WYB = when you buy OYNO = On your next order
Walgreens: WAGS = Walgreens WAGS Q = Walgreens store coupon RR = Register Rewards these print off after your reciept and can be used at Walgreens next time. ESC = easy saver catalog ESQ = easy saver coupon ESR = easy saver rebate
CVS: ECB = Extra Care Bucks (just like RR except these are for CVS and you need to use your CVS card in order to get them)
I am a college student here in Chicago, living with my fiancee and trying to survive on a very tight budget. As I attempt to finish school, I've had a hard time finding a part time job, so we are managing on only one income. With our expenses, we try to cut corners as much as possible. Neither of us have a car, we rely on public transportation and good old fashioned walking. We survive without cable (yes, it is possible) and we watch movies at home and find free or discounted entertainment events. I am just learning the fine art of couponing and I hope that many of these tricks will help others.