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7/9/13 6:15 P

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Hello newby
67 from ohio just started last 12 months well make that 11 months of bankruptcy
Just had my atm card hacked for 700.00 and hurting the checking account terribly
I do 5 ks but none this year yet.
Injured hip several times but today a good day.
try and budget but.....
stick somewhat to spark budget have used it for 2 years starting 3
TOPS member 167 now 151 more or less.

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6/14/13 5:07 P

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Hi ! My name is Kim, i'm in my mid 40's, and i live in MD.

I love that you all are thrifty. I myself..i am cheap. I have no shame to my game. I squeeze pennies so hard, they beg for mercy.

Glad to be here !

Hey..this isn't THAT bad after all ! I even get a 'cheat day'. :-)


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4/14/13 12:08 A

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Hey, Unread, and welcome! Sorry to see by your status that you were having a horrible day, but I hope it finally got better!! Great to have you!
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4/13/13 12:40 P

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Hey,

Nice to meet everyone. I am searching for some ways to be healthy and stay on budget, especially when it comes to food. Looking forward to learning more.

Thanks.

Juliet
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4/11/13 1:00 P

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Too funny. :) Nice to have you aboard!

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

—Erica Jong


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4/11/13 12:52 P

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Hey all, I have to laugh because I saw the post that said welcome Angela and it was the day before I joined this team. I couldn't figure out how she knew my name, then I looked at the post below it. LOL Had to give you all a laugh at my expense because I found it really funny. Yes, my name is Angela. I am a mother of 2 sons 8 & 11 months 2 step-daughter 18 & 14. One of the girls lives with us and the other with her mom. So yeah we have a tight budget. I am a penny pinching miser according to my close friend. Yes, I like to have more money in the bank then spend it. I am learning to really structure my life better and let loose of the money a little more. I am excited about my journey here on sp to attain my life long goal to be healthy and happy. My monta has been to be healthy and happy. I hope you all are doing well and look forward to getting to know you all.

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4/10/13 9:37 A

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Welcome, Angela!

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

—Erica Jong


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4/10/13 8:15 A

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Hello everyone. my name is angela I am a grandma for the first time. Love it. I am working on a budget and clipping coupon to save money. also working on lossing weight. Look forward to being in this group.

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4/8/13 8:04 P

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Hello, everyone! My husband and I enjoy challenging ourselves to eat low-carb, which is usually expensive, while on a tight budget. It is a lot of fun to come up with new things, and I look forward to reading and sharing other tips with/from you all, to help us be more frugal in general. Nice to meet you!

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

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2/19/12 2:54 A

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Hi everyone,Iam new to the team. My name is Tammy.I use coupons .I live by myself and I just shop for myself. I need to create a budget for myself and watch my spending and hopefully find some tipsin this team forum.

Creating a new life for myself and moving forward with my new healthy life.



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2/1/12 7:21 P

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Hi everyone. I'm new here and looking forward to success with the help of Sparkpeople. I am a very busy working mom and wife. I'm loving having older self sufficient children. Everyone is now able to fix their own breakfast on a Saturday morning and 3/5 can drive themselves where ever they need to go. Only a year before the 4th can drive herself also.
I am trying to take off the pounds I have put on the past 4 years as I've focused on my job. It has been very stressful, but it's time to focus a bit on myself. I think I'm going to love this site. I've had good success with the app on my iPhone, decided it was time to become a member.



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1/23/12 3:56 P

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I started keeping track of all my spending the first of this month. It has been quite an eye-opener. We have some dietary restrictions in our household (no gluten, no eggs, no dairy for one member, the rest of us no gluten) so we sometimes have to shop at the high-priced natural foods store, but I am trying out some new recipes and freezing stuff so we don't have to buy prepared foods so much. One thing is for sure, we don't go to fast food places hardly at all anymore, unless it's for coffee, so we're saving a lot of money there (and it's a lot better for me too, of course!). I think planning is the key, whether it's taking time to clip coupons, look for sales, regularly visit the marked-down item area at your grocery store, etc. Last night I found a lot of great GF foods in the "half price" bin and took advantage! I'm looking forward to hearing about how others are saving money AND doing SparkPeople. Thanks everyone!

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1/18/12 2:45 P

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Hi All,
I have been on the yo-yo roller coaster for the last 2 years and now have 70 lbs to loose. My husband and I work like crazy but with 2 teenagers there never seems to be enough $$$. I have been a couponer for a while now and have very small stockpile of some basics, but still need to find ways to save on everyday expenses. I look forward to getting some great tips on savings and weight loss as I need to make both of these changes permanent.


"People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how what you did or said made them feel."


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1/15/12 7:27 P

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Hi, I'm a newbie couponer, so far I have been able to save about 33% on my grocery shopping. I just started in Dec 2011 using coupons. I want to continue to learn tips and save more money.

I search the internet for tips and suggestions constantly, so I'll be happy to share and to hear from you what you have found.

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1/11/12 7:09 P

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Hello. I am new here. This is my 3rd day on Sparkpeople. I am hoping to learn a new and healthier way of life. I use coupons as long as they are for things I intend to buy anyway. It's a great way to save a little. In today's time, it just makes plain good sense.. I'm always looking for sales and ways to stretch that dollar... I think we all are...

You can be on the "right track" and still be ran over if you stay in the same spot... Let's get moving forward!...


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1/6/12 8:21 A

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Hello everyone! I am new to SP and this forum. I am a mom to a beautiful 21 month old baby girl and wife to a wonderful husband. I am 35 y/o and at a point in life where I want to be healthy and strong. I am not looking to regain the body I had in my 20's but I do have a big goal ahead of me - I want to lose 50 lbs this year! So far, I have lost 2 pounds - I count this as a small victory on the road to a longer life! ;-D

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1/2/12 7:55 P

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Good Evening, I have spent the last month figuring out how to redo my life. My full time job has become a 25 hour a week job. I have always clipped a few coupons but have become much more organized with it. Not going to become an extreme coupon person but will enjoy seeing what other peoples ideas are.

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1/2/12 6:18 P

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I had a SP account and had lots of success with it, but I got off track and decided that with the new year I will have a new SP account that I can really hold myself accountable with. My name is Sarah, I am 23 years old and newly married. I live in Massachusetts. I'm finishing up my bachelor's degree in Psychology this spring and currently work as a preschool teacher. I'm a really friendly person so please send me a friend request on here! I love giving/receiving motivation! I can definitely get on your butt with tons of motivation if you ask me to! We're a team, let's help each other out!

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1/1/12 6:36 P

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Hey team. I have been living frugal for a while now because I didn't have a choice. Now I want to live frugal and find ways to make more money at the same time.

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1/1/12 4:54 P

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Hi I am Tammy, everyone calls me Queenie, I answer to anything. lol. This is my first time here in this forum/group. I have been on Sparkpeople before and lost about 35 pounds. I got distracted and fell off the wangon. However I am back!! I am single and on a limited budget, I love to cook and try new recipies. My foot is broken at this time, but stretch upper boddy and such. I am going back to Yoga asap! I love it, it relieves so much built up stress. I said I was single, well newly single, and loving it! After 17 years of what ever you want to call it it's time I took control of my life. I am a coupon crazy woman! I save about $100 a month on grocerys. I do try, but it's a lot of work, I am up for the chalenge! Happy New year and Best Wishes from KY.

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1/1/12 12:18 P

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Hi, I'm Joan! I'm a college student who only makes about $200 a month, and it's really hard to eat healthy when all I can afford is rice, pasta, and ramen noodles! :P

I joined this team to get some tips on how to eat healthy on a very tight budget, to see how other folks handle it, and maybe get a bit of emotional support. It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one in this situation, y'know?

Happy new year, everyone!

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1/1/12 11:15 A

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Hi my name is Nelly and i am a college student trying to minimize my loans. I am interested in learning about thrifty ways to save money on healthy foods. Also, I would love if someone could share different coupon resources (websites, newspapers, etc) that they use. Thanks!

Happy New Years all!

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12/27/11 9:07 A

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Hi I'm Yve. I'm 46 and a widow with a young daughter aged 10. I live in the Falkland Islands down off the coast of South America. I have quite a menagerie of pets and work for the local hospital. Not sure what else I should say about myself really, I'm quite shy with new people so for now will leave it at that.

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12/22/11 11:36 A

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Newbie here looking to learn how to save money :)

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12/1/11 6:57 A

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Hello my name is Sascha and I am a Grad Student at Lynchburg College. My mom showed my the wonderful art of clipping coupons when I entered college and I have loved to find a bargain ever since.

I hope to get some wonderful tips from this group in ways to save money and be healthy.

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11/29/11 11:40 A

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Wow! You participate in roller derby. Good for you! I'm actually trying to get back into reasonable shape so that I can join our local roller derby team. (my bff desperately wants to join) We are both 41, but I think there's room for some old gals too! Good luck with your journey!

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11/29/11 9:24 A

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Hello....I'm Brandy. I recently got into the coupon game and love it. It really has helped me save money. Now I am trying to get in better shape for roller derby and trying to figure out how to save on healthier things and control my portions. I can't wait to learn from those more experienced than me.

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11/16/11 5:42 P

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Hi I am Cheri and My husband and I just bought a house a year ago and at the same time we had a baby so ever since then we have tried to live frugally but its been tough. I am hoping with this team I can get some ideas on how to do that.

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11/15/11 3:14 P

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Hi I'm Jamie, just came across this team! Love the idea!

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11/9/11 9:21 P

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Hi..I'm Donna and I'm new to this team but not to SparkPeople :) I love to find a bargain and I love finding ways to save money..this team will be great for me..and thanks for the welcome!

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11/8/11 8:04 A

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I like to try and save money, watch sales , and coupon only if I usually use the item .
Some really good food is still cheap , like eggs. I try to plan meals and turn off the lights and tv etc when not using . I am interested in saving as much as I can and not be in the red.
I am Canadian and have to budget for the cold winter ahead, hydro is expensive and so is keeping warm . emoticon emoticon

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11/5/11 3:44 P

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Hello everybody! Mulysa Funk here, hailing from Akron Ohio. A little about me: I am 23, married to a wonderful man, and have a whole lot of debt. Up to my eyeballs in it on a good day. I am trying to lose weight and change my habits, but it is very hard to do on a budget when ramen noodles cost 14c a pack and a nice fresh salad rings in at like 5$ with all the veggies and such. But I am trying! I am a member of planet fitness, (recent joiner) and since it is only 20$ a month it isn't tooooo bad.

We have a terrible habit of eating out something like 3-4 times a week because neither of us cook, but we're working on that too!

I look forward to growing (and shrinking) with everyone here :)

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11/2/11 4:59 P

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Hi Leah here. My husband and I already have a 14 month old baby girl but we are trying for #2 now and are trying to find ways to save more money because one is expensive enough. Luckily we got a lot of hand me downs before our daughter was born but some of the things we got need replacing so if we can find ways to save money one other stuff maybe we can afford to replace them

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10/26/11 9:55 A

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Hi all, my name is Kim, from Central California, and I am living on an $830 social security check w/ all but about $100 of that going to bills. I have a friend here at my place who I am helping out and he isn't working right now, so it is up to me to feed both of us, as well as my 2 dogs. Needless to say, it's pretty tough. I also have an addiction to books. I go a little stir crazy if I am not reading something all the time. I am in college right now and the financial aid I get has been helping tremendously. I am pretty sure that's the only way I've been making it at all. I would really like to learn how to be thrifty and to use coupons. I also am hoping to meet and get to know my fellow Thrifty Sisters.

Kimberlynn from California

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What we choose
What we resist
What we're willing to give it all for

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HI All! Im new to the team as well. Looking forward to reading money saving tips. I love watching Extreme Couponing (though I am not extreme couponer).

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Hi All! New to the team, and I started using coupons this year b/c budget is tight and it feels like I'm counting my pennies all the time now. I'm even guilty of using my boyfriend's mom's Kroger card # at checkout b/c of the additional 10%!!! I live to save now & looking forward to all the advice and tips.

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Hi, I am Gloria. I am 51 years old and from Tn as you can see from my name. I have just recently started trying to use coupons again because the cost of groceries have increased so much and our budget is so tight. I am looking for all of the help I can get.

Gloria

Dear God,

I surrender my body&my weight loss to your divine care and love. I ask that you remove all excess &unnecessary weight from my body. Return my body to its most healthy&balanced state. Give me eating habits that support my health and life energy.And,finally,teach me to love my body&to care for it from this day forth. Amen
LIFE stands for Look Incredible, Feel Extraordinary!...Joy Bauer


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6/25/11 7:52 A

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Hello! I'm Jessi and hopefully this time SP will work for me. I keep falling off the bandwagon, but I know I have to turn my life around before it's too late. I'm a college student, so I need to figure out how to live on about $250 a month (minus bills, of course) and still eat well enough to lose weight. Here's hoping!

Remember there are shades of gray everywhere. Not everything is black and white.

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Hi everyone! My name is Nancy. I have a "partner in life" and we are both living on our social security checks. I'm constantly looking for ways to streamline, simplfy and save! Also gained 20 pounds after quitting smoking and really want/need to loose!

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5/24/11 8:15 P

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Hi all. My name is Kristy. I'm 31 & about 100 lbs over weight. I feel like such a failure & an embarrassment. I joined SP a couple of years ago & with the help I found here & in other places I had lost 70 lbs. I looked pretty good & felt great. I was confident & actually, for one of the first times ever, felt sexy & attractive. About a year & a half ago, I got a promotion (into a supervisory role) & changed from working the night shift to working the day shift. This job is not one I wanted but felt God wanted me to do it. While I knew it would be difficult & stressful, I never would have imagined how much. All this stress & unhappiness led to bad habits slipping back into my life & as a result, I gained back all the weight I had lost. I'm very disappointed & frustrated with my failure.

However, in all this failure, God has brought me a wonderful man who loves me for all that I am. Yes, he would like me to be healthier but he loves me anyway. We both know we want to marry each other. I wish I was more beautiful for him & would love to look beautiful for my wedding. I need to get back in the gym & start eating better. I don't necessarily want to be where I was 2 yrs ago (because that would mean delaying getting married for quite a while) but I do want to be at least a few pounds lighter, feeling better, & feeling a bit of that confidence again.



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5/24/11 2:23 P

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Hi all! I've been on Spark off and on for quite a while now, but I'm new to couponing. I am enjoying building up a modest stockpile ethically. I'm currently unemployed but looking-just turns out the climate for education right now isn't looking too promising. I'm looking forward to sharing money-saving tips!



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new to this team, not SP. I go through a cycle that seems to happen every year that I pay off my credit card, rack up LOTS of charges, can't keep it paid off monthly, then I have to get $ out of DH's and my house fund (pays the mortgage and taxes on our house). Right now, I am the only working income. DH got laid off, along with everyone else in his dept, as of Feb 25, 2011. He is on unemployement, but doesn't seem to making efforts to exhaust all possibilities for jobs (regardless of whether he wants to do them or not). We have a BIG house (not what we wanted, it turns out, after we moved in just under 4 years ago), that is having some issues right now. We also have 2 dogs. So, I am thinking if he doesn't get a full-time paying job by the end of summer, we will have to strongly consider moving to a MUCH smaller house or into an apartment that takes dogs and cats, regardless of size or breed.

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the team. I have always been a bargain hunter and a coupon clipper, but my budget is much tighter these days and it is now something I must do to make ends meet. I look forward to sharing and meeting with everyone.

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Would like to say thank you to the team for the "Welcome Mat" SparkGoodie along with the welcome message. I'm looking forward to getting better acquainted with everyone!

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Hi

Although I joined spark people in January, I am new to this team. I have found that we are in serious finanical bind and know any suggestions will be welcomed.

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Just want to say "Welcome" awil298! It's always nice when we find people that we have something in common with, and there's nothing better than sharing our common interests!
Again...Welcome aboard!

Edited by: ANITA012 at: 4/3/2011 (13:09)
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I have been reading some of the forum's and this is wonderful - love to garden and getting back to clipping coupons. I work full time but plan on spending the evening in the garden and working in the yard, Saving as much $$ as we can. Prices are out of control. I want to get back to the basic's,



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3/23/11 1:34 P

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emoticon Here's a big Welcome to you Andrea!
We are sooo glad that you have joined us. We are all about saving money and doing things in a healthy way. Keep up the great job and if you have any ideas that you would like to share, please do not hesitate to do so! emoticon

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Hi all, My name is Andrea and I have been couponing for less than a year but I feel I have gotten the hang of it. I can't Imagine life without it. I have found that I am spending much more now that I am eating healthier., I am hoping to find some great advice here and getting to know some fellow sparkers.

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Welcome Wendy and Lori! So glad that you have joined us! We are all on a mission and that is to get healthy while being thrifty. We all love to share money saving ideas and look forward to hearing about any special things you do to save too.
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My name is Wendy from Connecticut!

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Hi all! I am Lori. I live in IL (cold cold cold!) and have 3 fab girls and a wonderful husband. Since he is the only one working, I am very thrifty. Of course, I am better at giving advise than taking it for myself!! Would love to chat and get other ideas of how to save!!

Lori M.


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Welcome TXLADY1956...
We're glad you're back and that you found us. It's amazing all the things we can learn about saving when we share ideas with each other. I say that you are never too old to learn something new. It seems that I'm always learning something!
Again...Much Welcome to the team and we look forward to getting to know you! emoticon emoticon

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Hello,
Seems I always find time to start this at the beginning of the year but then run out of time as the month progresses. This year we have a goal, so hopefully I will be able to be a little more diligent this time around.

I am back again and found your team. I am always trying to find a way to save and hope I can find out new ways with your team.

I am the mother to 4 and grandmother to 10...remarried a little over a year ago...work as an admin asst at a church (a lot of sitting!).

Hope to see you all around!

Melissa

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2/5/11 4:06 P

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Welcome Karen!!!
What a great job saving money. I still don't know how everyone manages to do it, but those kinds of savings are awesome!
Keep up the great job and we look forward to hearing more about your money saving techniques! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi - New to the team, not to Spark.
I'm a coupon clipper, deal finder, internet researcher, etc and really get the "jolt" of pleasure when I realize I just saved some money.
My best so far was I spent $235 in groceries and only paid $116. (Savings of $119)
My usual is approximate saving 1/3 of my bill with store specials, bogos, coupons, etc.

I'm hoping there will be some other great info here to try.
I never leave home without my coupon envelope and I am always saying "let me see if I have a coupon for that" before we leave the house!

Savings junkie....Karen :)

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If you are new to the team and/or Spark People, please introduce yourself here and tell us a little about yourself. We have some great team members and would enjoy hearing about you! emoticon

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