DIY Gift Boxes ~ Video! It’s SO easy!!

12:00 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

DIY Gift Boxes Video

Make beautiful handmade gift boxes for your Christmas presents and other gifts!  These are homemade Christmas gift boxes super simple and gorgeous and give a present an extra special touch.  It is an origami gift box without the hard work.   I am not a crafty person so if I can make them, I promise ~ you CAN TOO!

After your Do It Yourself Gift Boxes, try making  your own handmade gift bows and create beautifully wrapped packages!  I love the bows because they use magazines and newspaper. So fun.  My kids even make them.   You will get a peek at my sweet daughter, Lindsey, peering up to see if she was spotted on camera!

How To Make Gift Bows from Magazines Video – Click to View



Meet Jen Freeman & Jen Morris of TLCs Extreme Couponing.   At the Free Dallas coupon class they will teach you MEGA grocery savings in approximately 90 minutes!  Register below!

“Your road to extreme savings begins at this FREE Dallas Extreme Couponing Workshop”

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Meet Jen Freeman in Dallas, from the #1 rated TLC Extreme Couponing Show ~ Season 1 Final and Extreme Couponing All Stars Season 3!  She’s a military wife, mom of twins, with over 25 years of couponing experience.  At the free Dallas coupon class, she will teach you the easy way to save over 50% on your household groceries!  It’s simple, easy to learn how to coupon in as little as an hour a week.

“Extreme Couponing is Extreme Torture! I’ll teach you how to save money without shopping crazy!” Jen Freeman

Jen Morris, of TLCs Extreme Couponing All Stars Show.  Mom of 5 and an expert Extreme Coupon mom!  She is one crazy lady about coupons.  Her bubbly personality will keep you entertained during this free coupon class in Dallas.  She will share with you extreme savings secrets you can use to save money like a money saving expert during this free Extreme Couponing event.

“Our grocery bill went from $1,000 down to about $400 a month for my family of 7!” Jen Morris

In approximately 90 minutes, get insider couponing tips, secrets and time saving techniques from these TLC Extreme Couponers. This free Extreme Coupon seminar in Dallas is for new couponers and seasoned savers! You will leave with all the tools needed to take your savings to a whole new level!   Learn how mom’s save money in Dallas couponing.  Event sponsored by The Dallas Morning News!

Free Extreme Couponing Classes in Dallas
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Wanna FREE T-shirt?  Be one of the first 25 people to Check in at each event and you’ll receive a FREE The Dallas Morning News T-shirt!!! Be sure to come early, be one of the first 25 people and you will get your free TDMN T-shirt!

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Jen Freeman and Jen Morris as seen on TLC Extreme Couponing are coming to Dallas

Jen Freeman and Jen Morris as seen on TLC Extreme Couponing are coming to Dallas 14,15,16,17 September 2015 (CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO)


Giveaways and door prizes start promptly…arrive on time!

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to start time. 

The Dallas Morning News hosts this Free Extreme Couponing Class / Workshop.

Colleen, Attended our June 2015 Long Island NY class “I had been couponing for some time and was able to cut my food bill in half. After coming to your class last month I cut the bill in half again.  I spent only $107 for $400 worth of food and paper products. I used $100 in coupons.  Today I paid $5.83 for 4 packs of Perdue drumsticks and 2 jars of 30oz Hellmans mayo. Cool huh! Thank you for enlightening me further.”



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Watch the video and learn my produce money saving way to create a vegetable stock from pieces of vegetables that would have been thrown away.  I estimate by creating my own vegetable stock from pieces of vegetables I would have thrown out saves me $50 a year, because I no longer need to purchase vegetable stock for recipes or soups. I used to buy 2 cases of vegetable stock a year, and I no need to purchase any.

My goal is always to use what I buy to the fullest with no waste.  This is one way is one way to do that and save money on produce.

When cutting produce save the skins from carrots, onions, parsley stems, green onions, onions, and celery tops.  Store them in the freezer in a zipper top bag and keep piling them in until the bag is full.  After it’s filled up put the vegetable pieces into a pot and cover with water, add some salt, a few peppercorns, bay leaf, and 2 cloves of garlic.  Let it simmer for an hour.  Strain the vegetables out leaving you a delicious vegetable base or broth for soup or cooking!

If you want to put all this is  crock pot and leave it on low for about 6 hours is an alternate cooking method.

Vegetable Stock Recipe

1 gallon zipper bag of vegetable pieces (see list above)
2 garlic cloves
several peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt

Put all vegetable in a pot and cover with water.  Bring to a simmer and simmer for one hour.  Strain the vegetables out leaving your vegetable broth.


If you do not need a vegetable stock now:   freeze the whole batch in the zipper top bag and put it back in the freezer to make soup at a later date ~ OR using a muffin tin freeze 1/2 cup size and remove from tin after frozen, store in zipper top bag for individual recipe use. Pull out a frozen 1/2 cup serving as needed.

Do you have a great money saving tip? Do share.


Coupon Organizing Tips ~ Video by Jen Freeman

12:12 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

My secret Extreme Couponing 101 & Extreme Savings Tip is quite simple…multiple Sunday newspapers.  It is the least expensive & most efficiant way to ensure you get enough coupons for your families needs to take advantage of upcoming sales.   Relying on a friend to share their inserts is not reliable.  My Vegas doorstep is filled with 5 Sunday papers each week.

Upcoming Coupons Teaching SeminarHow To Coupon Like A Pro Extreme Couponer! Come on out and see me, I’d love to say hello and teach your the tips and tricks of how I save my family literally $1,000’s each year!

Coming to Denver, California and Las Vegas.   Register for the Coupon Seminars


How To Easily Organize A Stockpile

9:07 am

by Jennifer Freeman

expiration dates on cans

Organizing Your Stockpile

Everyone has their special unique ways of organizing a stockpile.   But here is something we all need to pay attention to when you are organizing your stockpile.  I am sharing this information with you again, in case you are new to stockpiling or need a reminder!

I picked up some cases of items I was running short on in my stockpile.  Kroger Chains had a case lot sale on staple items: canned beans, canned tomatoes, canned tomato sauce and so on.   When I add to my stockpile in the pantry, I do not just place the items at the back, behind my previous purchases.   Instead, I check the expiration dates.  Here’s why:   The can pictured above right is the canned tomatoes I purchased in November (3/01/14 expiration) and then on the left is the canned tomatoes I bought last week (3/01/13) and yet they expire an entire YEAR earlier! I know we assume the most recently purchased items will have an expiration date further out than the current items at home, but it is not always the case!

I created a video about how I quickly maintain my stockpile and I hope you find it useful.  And when you are organizing your stockpile double check expiration dates to help prevent any loss of item.

Do you have any quick tips on organizing your stockpile you would like to share?


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How to Get Free Groceries Video

8:31 am

by Jennifer Freeman

Free Grocery Shopping

Some weeks all things line up perfectly and an opportunity for free grocery shopping easily happens.    The sale, the need, the coupon all lined up perfectly and I was able to “buy” Ken’s Salad Dressing for zero out of pocket.   When this deal was current I had listed it on my weekly grocery sales match-ups, but the coupon/deal is no longer available it ended last week.  I want to encourage you to take advantage of these deals the moment they happen!

Smiths/Kroger deal:
Ken’s Salad Dressing 8-9oz – $1
Used the $1/1 Ken’s Dressing Coupon (6/30 expired)
Final Price: Free

It is no secret!  If a chance to grocery shop for free happens it only makes sense to get a few extra items and stock-up. The #1 way to do this is have access to the coupons, and the most reliable way to get those coupons is have them delivered to your doorstep on Sunday morning. As a home delivery customer you will be first to get all the inserts available, get the newspaper any other way and you may not get all the inserts.

There are huge discount newspaper deals, See the Newspaper Discounts for your deal!

Happy Free Grocery Shopping!

Did you do any FREE Grocery Shopping this week?

We all love to read about a deal!!

Do share your great savings in the comments below.