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Adventures of a Couponista

Adventures of a Couponista is a fabuLESSly frugal website dedicated to saving money. Inside, you'll find a collection of my frugal finds along with tips and tricks I have picked up along the way in my couponing adventures! Pay with coupons instead...

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Is it better to buy certain items at WalMart rather than Target, or vice versa? If so, which products?

Kristy Smith

The answer... well it's not so cut and dry really! You've really gotta just go where the savings take you! Each deal really is different! Keep an eye on coupon matchups to see where the best deals are for each coupon you want to use. Some coupons may actually give you the item for free plus CASH BACK when you use them at Walmart, whereas if you were to use the same coupon at Target on the same product, you would only get the item for free. On the flip side - there may be a Target store coupon available for an item that you can stack with manufacturer coupon to score a better price at Target than you would be able to get at Walmart with just the manufacturer coupon alone. The bottom line? Certain items ARE better to buy at Target and certain items ARE better to buy at Walmart... but it really depends on the coupon and the scenario used - and it depends on the sale prices for that given week!
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What are the best products to buy in January and February?

Kristy Smith

At the beginning of each year, we see lots of awesome deals on health food, exercise equipment, and all kinds of self-help products! The reason for this is that many people pledge their new year resolution to eat healthy, lose weight, or start other healthy habits every year. We also find lots of great clearance deals, particularly in the toy section as well as the holiday items! This is a great time to stock up for next year and to stock up on toys for gifts throughout the year! Whenever I can score a great deal on a toy, I stash it in the "gift closet" and save it until it's time to give it to one of my kids or to give as a gift to someone else!
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