Experts

Jessie Alonzo

North Carolina

Moola Saving Mom

How do you organize your coupons?
I use the whole insert method. A busy mom of 4- I don't have time to clip and file every coupon. Plus matchups let me know what date it came out so I can grab and go!

What is your best money-saving tip?
Plan ahead. Know your budget, what you need and what you are going to buy. Don't let the store's marketing trap you into overpaying.

Andrea Barnes

Alabama

The Q-Tipping Mom

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Anything that can be thrown into the crock pot! Beef Stew, Chicken Stew, Spaghetti. All can be made frugal & are a time saver! My 2 favs!

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
Having everything in one place is awesome! And I can plan shopping trips on the go!

Amanda Brackney

Oklahoma

Simple Saving Savvy

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Healthier Sweet & Sour Chicken. It's a family favorite!

What is your best money-saving tip?
Don't shun secondhand. Find nearly new items at thrift stores, garages sales, consignments shops (both online and off).

Erin Chase

TEXAS (TX)

$5 Dinners

What is your best money-saving tip (excluding grocery tips)?
Don't spend more than you earn. It's simple, but very difficult to do.

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
I love the Favado app in its full glory...from the search feature, to comparing stores, to a simply digital shopping list. It has me excited about couponing and spending as little as possible at the grocery store.

Mindi Cherry

Pennsylvania

Moms Need To Know

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Throw 5 large chicken breasts in the crockpot with 1 bottle Italian dressing. Cook on low for 5 hours. Shred chicken and serve over rice!

How do you organize your coupons?
I use the binder method to organize my coupons because it allows me to quickly flip through and see most of my coupons at once.

Heather Clarke

Washington

Queen Bee Coupons

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
I love that the Favado app gives me access to the deals on the go. Last minute, unplanned trips to the store can bust your budget, but with Favado I can find the deals on the run.

What is your best money-saving tip?
The best way to save money is to follow your favorite money-saving blog. They'll do all the legwork for you, saving you both time AND money.

Sheryl Cuevas

Arizona

The Cents'Able Shoppin

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
I love being able to work on my list when I'm at the doctors office, or if I'm waiting for my daughter at school - and, that no paper is required!

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Our favorite frugal meal is by far Chicken Curry with White Rice, and a side of freshly steamed carrots.

Angela Davis

Oregon

Frugal Living NW

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Beef Stroganoff! My recipe uses ingredients I always have on-hand and can score for less by combining coupons with a store sale.

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
I love that I can compare prices on my shopping list across stores to save the most money!

Jen Dotson & Sia Hills

Washington

Thrifty NW Mom

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
We love the ability to compare prices for favorite products across stores and the ability to make my list and check the grocery deals on the go!

What is your best money-saving tip?
It’s easy to overspend with a card – use cash whenever possible! Take advantage of Ikea $1 lattes, free childcare, and kids eat free days!

Dian Farmer

Texas

Grocery Shop For FREE!!

How do you organize your coupons?
I file whole inserts in a filing cabinet by date. Then when I need them I can find them quickly. I have tried other methods and this works for me!

What is your best money-saving tip?
When retail shopping, visit the store's website & see if they have an app that can help you save, or an online sale they may honor in-store.

Liza Ford

Florida

Addicted to Saving

How do you organize your coupons?
I use a hanging file on rollers to hold my inserts by week, with the most recent week in the front. I only cut coupons when I need them to save time.

What is your best money-saving tip?
Plan ahead - buy the items you need during the year when they're on sale, not right before you need them.

Gracie Frick

California

All Those Things I Love!

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Enchiladas. We freeze flour tortillas and shredded cheese & stock up on sauce when it's on sale. Add ground turkey and it's a tasty meal!

What is your best money-saving tip?
Look at cash back opportunities from credit card companies. With Discover you get 5% cash back on certain categories when you sign up.

Sarah Grosjean

VA

Capitally Frugal

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
I love making hamburgers, because it's simple, fast, and we live closer to Wegmans, where ground beef is always $2/lb. :)

How do you organize your coupons? Why do you use this method?
I organize my weekly coupon inserts by month, and I only clip the coupons when I need them. This helps cut down on the times I misplace them!

Laura Harders

Washington, DC

Beltway Bargain Mom

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta. This Italian girl loves her pasta (and thankfully, so does my family)!

What is your best money-saving tip (excluding grocery tips)?
Buy multiples of an item when the price hits rock-bottom! But don't just stop there. Make sure to combine coupons and other store promotions.

Laurie Hise

AL

Passionate Penny Pincher

What is your best money-saving tip (excluding grocery tips)?
Shop the sales ads consistently, and menu plan based on what's on sale.

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
I like being able to look over the list in while waiting for carpool pick up, and then just emailing myself the list to print any coupons before I shop.

Kristin Holt Duncan

Texas

Coupon Kristin

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
That I can see all of my favorite stores quickly.

What is your best money-saving tip?
Find an organizing method that works for you. And stick with it!

Mary Hoover

Ohio

Mission to Save

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
My family loves spaghetti with meat sauce. And I love it because I can stock up on free/cheap pasta.

What is your best money-saving tip?
Never buy without looking for a coupon first. Not just groceries- restaurants, retail and beyond!

Denise Iannarelli

New York

Coupons For Your Family

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
The ability to add best deals from each of my favorite stores. All in one list with everyday priced items, sale items and coupon deals so I can also buy what I need without over spending.

What is your best money-saving tip?
I very rarely pay full price for anything! Whether its out to dinner, buying retail (clothing, appliances, etc) I always find way to save.

Melissa King

Georgia

This Mommy Saves Money

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
It has all the stores I shop at as well as all of the deals for the week with the coupons that can be used for that deal! So easy and time saving!

What is your best money-saving tip?
When you first start couponing, start with small trips so as to not get overwhelmed. Put the money you save into a savings account.

Jennie LeAnne

Colorado

Bargain Blessings

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
I'm a big fan of "brinner" (breakfast for dinner) not only is it very inexpensive, but I can whip it up in a snap with items I already have.

How do you organize your coupons?
I organize most of my coupons in a file drawer. It is super simple and means that I do not have clip coupons until I'm sure that I'll be using them.

Carrie Loper

Oklahoma

Coupon Closet

How do you organize your coupons?
I use the box method because it is quicker and easier to use.

What is your best money-saving tip?
Freezer cooking is probably my best money saving tip. Stock up on low prices and freeze it.

Chrissy Missy

Florida

Coupon Confidants

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
I like to try different meals with whatever is on sale that week. For example last week was free flat bread, so we made pizza!

How do you organize your coupons? Why do you use this method?
I keep all my inserts filed as a whole. This works best for me as I get tons of inserts and not a fan of clipping.

Stacie Nelson

Kansas

Motherhood on a Dime

What is your best money-saving tip?
My best money-saving tip is to simplify, simplify, simplify. Determine your priorities and rid yourself of the unnecessary.

How do you organize your coupons?
I use a small, accordion-style holder for my coupons. I have it sorted according to my main grocery store lay-out, and it fits right in my purse so I can carry it with me at all times.

Heidi Phippen

Michigan

Simplee Thrifty

What is your best money-saving tip (excluding grocery tips)?
Always plan ahead you will save money in the end" Never buy without searching for a coupon code online or in-store!!

How do you organize your coupons?
I prefer to organize inserts by date. They are readily available when looking at a matchup or searching my coupon database.

Marcy Robison

Ohio

Stretching a Buck

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
When I run out of milk (for example) and need to run out quickly to grab some, I like being able to use Favado to compare prices among my local stores.

What is your best money-saving tip?
I always search for coupon codes for discounts & free shipping before shopping online. Stores with free returns also top my list.

Sarah Roe

Oklahoma

Money Saving Queen

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
I love mango chicken, simply cut up mango and cook it with the chicken in a skillet. It's amazing! Love the flavors!

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
The deals on the Favado app are found by people who do deals for a living, that means, we really know how to save money and I can trust those deals are the best.

Heather Schisler

Arkansas

Passion For Savings

How do you organize your coupons? Why do you use this method?
I use a coupon box, organized alphabetically. It's much easier than a coupon binder and it's faster for me to clean it out.

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
We love Spaghetti, it's easy to make in the crockpot and perfect for a busy night.

Jennifer Schreiner

New York

Inspiring Savings

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
There are times, when you just need to pick up that extra item at the store on your way home, you can pull the app out and see which store has the lowest price on that item.

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Our family LOVE Spaghetti night. My kids love to twirl their food and I just love that I can pull this meal right from my stockpile.

Shannon Snow

Oklahoma

Coupon Princess

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Spaghetti and meat sauce. Served with salad and homemade garlic bread.

What is your best money-saving tip?
Save money by checking to see if there is a discount with an online coupon code or store coupon before I shop and make that final purchase.

Kathy Spencer

Massachusetts

How to Shop for Free

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Chicken Tacos and Chili.

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
What I love about the Favado app is it's always with me! If I forget to bring my shopping lists I can check the app for all the store deals.

Sara Steigerwald

Ohio

Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
I like how Favado gives you the top deals in my favorite stores. I can easily reference the drugstores and see the top deals so I can "roll" my rewards week-to-week.

What is your best money-saving tip?
Budget - Track everything you spend for three months to gauge where and how to save money. From there, you can realistically set a budget.

Ashley Thompson

California

NorCal Coupon Gal

Are you brand/product loyal? What brand or product?
There is only one item that I am brand loyal to and that is deodorant - it's just one thing that I can't compromise on!

Do you have any pets? If so, what kinds?
No pets yet! But I'd love a Bulldog someday.

Kim Weckwert

Georgia

Everyday Coupon Queen

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
Meatball Casserole. It's cheap, easy and quite filling all year round! Plus, it uses basic staple items most everyone has on hand.

What is your best money-saving tip?
Color your own hair at home, then head to the salon for professional highlights or low lights. You'll save between $250 - $300 per year!

Maura White

New York

Happy Deal - Happy Day!

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
I don't need to be in front of my computer to make shopping lists. I was in a waiting room the other day, scanned through my favorite stores, made my shopping lists, and I wasn't even home doing this. Love that I get the full list of coupons I need to print all in one e-mail.

What is your best money-saving tip?
Buy clothes on clearance on off seasons. Summer clothes for my daughters for next year are purchased because they were just on clearance!

Mitchell Wischmann

Minnesota

Frugal Finders

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
I absolutely love the price comparison feature! It's easy to see which store has the best sale price around town for items I need.

What is your best money-saving tip?
Shop at the drugstores! Combine their sales with coupons and rewards offers to get a lot of free personal care and pharmacy items.

Tatanisha Worthey

Michigan

A Mitten Full of Savings

What do you find most useful about the Favado app?
I like how I am able to see the best deals for all the stores in my area. This app does it for me, instead of spending several hours going through match ups!

What is your best money-saving tip?
Cut your cell/cable bill in 1/2: ask for the newest promotion every 6 months. If they say no, ask for the retention department for the best deals!

Dana Zeliff

Virginia

The Coupon Challenge

What is your favorite frugal meal to prepare at home?
We love spaghetti. I can usually get FREE pasta and pasta sauce for around 50 cents - can't beat that for a meal!

What is your best money-saving tip?
Ask family and friends to save their coupon inserts for you. You'll get extra coupons without having to purchase additional newspapers.