Using coupons for groceries, dining, entertainment, and services can save an average family hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year.

3 Things You Should Know About Coupons:

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They are like free money.

Using coupons regularly will save you lots of money.

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Couponing takes some time and effort.

The more time and energy you put into it, the more you will save. Extreme couponers spend 5-10 hours a week (sometimes more) on their obsession. Convert savings into an hourly rate and you might find that your full-time job is already paying you better. However, spending even an hour a week couponing can still save you money. You have to find the right balance for your lifestyle and budget.

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There are many sources for coupons, both paper and digital.

Increasingly, there are also websites and apps that give you coupon credit like a rebate. It is best to experiment with different types of coupons and rebates to find the ones that are easiest for you to use. Personally, I am a fan of old fashioned paper coupons, but I also use digital coupons and apps.

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Best Shopping Deals in March


Kid’s Stuff

March is the beginning of the Children’s Consignment Sale season. You’ll be able to get great discounts on previously used clothes, cribs, bikes, toys, and more at local consignment sales.

Frozen Food

It may finally be warming up outside, but its a perfect time to think frozen at the grocery store. March is National Frozen Food Month. Look for sales and coupons. Stock up! But don’t buy more than you can eat in several months. Even frozen food won’t taste good forever.

You can also enter the March Frozen Food Month $10,000 sweepstakes on EasyHomeMeals.com, where one winner will receive a $1000 supermarket gift card and eighteen winners will receive $500 supermarket cards.

Also, starting March 1, 2019 enter the Coupon Giveaway on Easy Home Meals Facebook page. Winners will receive a VIP coupon pack with participating manufacture coupons.

Easy Home Meals Sweepstakes

Ski Gear

With Ski season coming to a close, many stores will have deep discounts on skis, coats, and other winter gear.


Abbreviated Rules – 2019 March Frozen Food Month $10,000 Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes begins on 2/25/19 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on 3/31/19 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (“EDT”). Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are the age of the majority within the jurisdiction from which they reside on the date of entry. (1) Grand Prize valued at $1,000 and (18) First Prizes each valued at $500 will be awarded. Total value of all prizes awarded: $10,000. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes subject to complete Official Rules available at www.easyhomemeals.com. SPONSOR: National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, Inc., 4755 Linglestown Road, Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Today I’m eating a pancakes and guzzling down hot coffee for my mid-morning snack. These pancakes are the best because they taste like they were made in a restaurant. They are hot and sweet and came right out of my microwave oven. No mess to clean up other than the sticky syrup on the plate. My favorite frozen pancakes are made by De Wafelbakkers and I am happy to rave about them to anyone who will listen.

There’s no better marketing for a product than word of mouth from a happy customer. That is why companies love it when their customers share how much they love their products with their friends. You will often get rewarded it for it, too.

Through sites like CrowdTap and House Party, you can test products for free in return for your review or your promise to share the samples with your friends. But, you don’t necessarily have to go through a third party marketing site to get samples, coupons, and other coupons from companies you love. If you love a product or service to point where you’ve already raved to your friends and family over and over, let the company know just how much you love them.

An e-mail or phone call of appreciation can often get you a long way. I once sent a letter (it was long before e-mail was a thing) to Gibson Guitars to tell them how cool one of their ad photos was that I’d seen in a magazine. I asked them to please pass on to the photographer my appreciation. A few weeks later, I received a package with several full-sized poster of different rock stars and their guitars. My favorite of course was that shinny 355, Lucille, with the king of blues himself, B. B. King. Totally cool for a senior in high school. After that, I was hooked on the idea that if you enjoy something, make a little effort to say thanks for it.

But, back to the pancakes. Yes. The coffee taste better right now, because of them. I recently found myself raving once again about them with a friend who was complaining of the mess in her kitchen after making a batch of pancakes. I told her about De Wafelbakkers. I told her how you could make them really easily to go along with an egg and sausage. Yum. Or, heck! Even eat them at 10 o’clock at night for a snack. I even spread Nutella on the mini pancakes while they are still frozen and make cute little sandwiches for my kids lunchboxes (they thaw by lunch time.) So, when I landed on the De Wafelbakkers website on behalf of this friend of mine, the thought occurred to me, why not let them know how awesome I think they are.

I sent a message using their website comment link. A few days I got an mail from Pat, De Wafelbakker’s consumer care manager thanking me for my kind words and letting me know to watch my mailbox. Pat sent me coupons for free pancakes!

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