Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Welcome Readers From Chicago Tonight!

If you saw my segment on Chicago Tonight this evening, welcome to my cheapskating rink. (Oh, the rest of you are still welcome too. Even now that I'm a big honkin' TV star.)
Here are a few pointers to get started with bargain shopping:
An overview of the techniques I use to feed my family for less than $80 a week.
A glossary of all those abbreviations and terms you'll see here and on other frugal Web sites.
An intro to working the system at CVS and Walgreen's to get your toiletries and cleaning supplies for FREE. (See more CVS links in my right-hand margin.)
How to work Catalina deals like the one I showed on TV.
For other resources to help you learn about deals and couponing, check out the rest of the links on my right-hand margin.
I'd be happy to answer any questions here.
About me: I'm a stay-at-home mom and a freelance writer living in the Chicago area. I get a kick out of bargain hunting. It's also what makes it possible for us to pay the mortgage and preschool tuition every month on one income (plus my meager writing earnings) without overdrawing our checking account. I write for some other blogs:
Wise Bread, a hip personal finance/frugal living blog
My Funny, Funny Family, my family blog
Chicago Moms Blog
Parenting Squad
UpTake's Travel Industry Blog
I'm also on Twitter, for what it's worth.


Katie said...

So glad you're back! Loved you on Chicago Tonight - I DVR'd and just watched it. You did great! You're doing great PR for yourself - maybe yet another line of work? Just Kidding! Wink!