Stories by Carol Gunter

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Coupon Lady: Turn to stockpile for creative gifts

Food gifts and gifts baskets are attractive presents and are simple to put together.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Coupon Lady: Bulk stores or grocery stores?

Using coupons, I can usually beat the bulk store price on most items, and I can also beat store-brand prices when I'm stockpiling.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Stockpile coupons to get the best deals

If you are serious about saving money using coupons, you need to make sure you have enough.
By Carol Gunter

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

What to buy in December

You can find fall- or Thanksgiving-themed items and some wedding supplies on clearance starting this month. New sales will focus on Christmas items, including deals on Christmas décor, wrapping ...
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Black Friday deals

I've decided not to go shopping on Thanksgiving Day, but if you choose to hit the stores, have a plan in mind before you go.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Coupon Lady: Soap nuts get laundry clean

Soap nuts are actually berries that contain high concentrations of saponin, a natural surfactant, which is what actually lifts out the dirt in clothing when you wash your clothes.
By Carol Gunter

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

Flylady tackles cleaning chores in steady bursts

This week was hectic. Now that Halloween is over, it's time to put up the spooky decorations and start decorating for fall and Thanksgiving. 
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Get organized for holidays

If you are trying to save up for Christmas, this is a great time to start collecting coupons.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

The Coupon Lady: What's on sale in November?

Halloween costumes and decorations will soon go on sale. It's a great time to stock up for next year.
By Carol Gunter

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Make gentle cleansers at home

My father's medical treatment leaves him with very fragile, sensitive skin that gets irritated easily. I have started making some household cleaners as a result.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Tips for times of financial crisis

In light of the government shutdown this week, I'd like to share with you some things I have learned about what to do when a paycheck suddenly disappears.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Drive-in is a fantastic deal for family fun

My family took advantage of the nice weather last weekend to the visit the Big Mo drive-in movie theater in Monetta.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Knowing the price of staples

Knowing the average prices of items allows you to see which have been marked up and which are a deal. That way, you won't be shocked when you see the total at the cash register.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Kroger will end double coupons

On Sept. 21, Kroger has announced it will end its double coupon campaign in favor of lower everyday prices on thousands of items.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

Coupon Lady: Stockpiling items pays off

Have you ever had a week of plans go completely down the tube? That's what happened to me.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Last chance for summer deals

September is the time to grab deals on a variety of items including summer supplies, grilling and camping gear and even automobiles.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Meal planning for busy families

It always seems we could use a few more hours each day. When our lives become busy, it can be very tempting to resort to take-out, but those trips can bust your budget quickly.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013

The Coupon Lady: Help get kids organized

With my oldest in fourth grade and my youngest starting kindergarten, it is the perfect opportunity to re-evaluate their furniture and storage needs.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013

The Coupon Lady: More ways to save at Disney World

I've already shared with you my tips for saving money on a vacation at Walt Disney World in Florida; here are ways to save once you're inside the park.
By Carol Gunter

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013

The Coupon Lady: What's on sale in August

Be sure to take advantage of tax-free weekends for back-to-school savings, and don't forget to check the clearance aisles.
By Carol Gunter

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