I’m a local Yakima mom who loves finding great deals and new ways to save money and stretch our monthly budget. I've always been a good deal finder but since I've started using coupons, learning how to shop at each store, and taking out cash for my food expenses, I've been able to start tackling some of our financial goals. My "frugal life" has been more like a journey, and it's one that continues every day.
Frugal Yakima Mom
Couponing For College Students – Frugal Yakima Mom’s Tips
Recently I had a conversation with a good friend who is single and in the college stage of life. We were discussing couponing for one and it started my wheels turning on the whole subject of shopping with coupons during college.
A Couponer’s Stockpile and Other Secrets
This is the first time I have ever shared a picture of what my stockpile actually looks like. Mainly because I don't think it's that impressive...and it's never organized when I think about taking a picture!! So organized or not...here's my food storage anyway...
Stockpile Sanity – When Enough Is Enough!
So, you've been couponing for awhile now and your cupboards are bursting with the spoils of your conquests. It's thrilling to score a deal and you've been grabbing them with enthusiasm. A growing stockpile means you've been doing your job as a couponer and providing for your family's needs at the lowest possible price. But, when do you say to your stockpile "enough is enough" and know wh
Thoughts on Black Friday in Yakima – Yakima Frugal Mom
You may not know this, but I grew up in the Midwest. I was born in Wisconsin, moved to Minnesota when I was six, moved to Iowa after high school and then three years ago my husband and I moved thousands of miles away from our family to a place called Yakima. Where I grew up Black Friday was serious business and you had to be a careful planner willing to do unthinkable things to get electronics for
How I Became An ‘Extreme Couponer’ And You Can To
I started my coupon journey a little over a year ago now and I began as an "extreme couponer". Now what does that term mean exactly? I define an extreme couponer as one who gets 4-5 Sunday papers a week, shops at more than 3 stores per week, and spends at least 10 hours per week planning and executing...