Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Magazine made for the Frugal Enthusiast

I know, you're thinking "Just what my house needs is more magazines!".

True, but this one pays for itself!

This is one of my favorites. Basically it's a magazine full of tips (and coupons!) on how to live well and save money. It has tips from where to shop for clothes, to saving money at the grocery store, even meals that are delicious and inexpensive to make.

In every issue there is anywhere from $50-110 in coupons. Some of them are high value ones that are specific to the magazine and wouldn't be able to find anywhere else if you tried.

You can only find this magazine in Wal-Mart's or online. In stores it costs about $2.49 an issue (which is a lot cheaper than the celebrity gossip rag you were gonna buy). If you look for it online, Amazon generally has the best deals on subscriptions, with the issue price being between $1.44-1.67. Once you've used two or three coupons in this magazine, it will have paid for itself.

Also, All You has an on-line component where you can find more deals, as well as online coupons, menu planners and on-line specific deals. Right now, they even have a deal where you can try 2 issues completely free to see if you like it.

If you're worried about it cluttering up your house, it doesn't stay around long enough in mine for it to be a problem. This is a magazine that I basically cut up every month. I cut the coupons out of it, and any articles/recipes (I keep a couple folders specifically for each designation) that I may want for later. Whatever I don't want just gets thrown away so it doesn't clutter the house.

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