Starting Sunday, August 26th Dollar Tree is accepting coupons. How
great is it that a dollar store will accept coupons.
Everything in the store is only a buck. It's a bargain already,
then you toss in a coupon and it gets even better.
If you're big on saving money (and hey, you wouldn't be reading this blog if you weren't), you're probably a regular viewer of TLC's Extreme Couponing. We're fascinated with the show as well and have written a number of posts about the realities of extreme couponing, extreme couponing fraud and lawsuits and the backlash that's resulted from the show.
We've also posted about the beneficial aspect of the extreme couponing trend: the charitable giving that many of these couponers do with their bounty of products obtained at deep discount. It should be noted that the TV show is purposely "extreme" (as its name suggests) and these shopping hauls of 200 cups of yogurt and 87 tubes of toothpaste costing a mere 27 cents are not everyday occurrences. But you can achieve significant savings on groceries, personal care items and other household staples by employing some savvy strategies.
We've rounded up a list of 45 extreme couponing tips from our Savings.com DealPros to help you save money:
Some people unwind in the weirdest ways. I recently came across an article about a woman's experience with a milkweed facial. Milkweed is what caterpillars rest on before they turn into butterflies, and is supposed to have the same transformational effect on your skin. Apparently, it smells awful, however it's not uncommon for someone to endure such things for beauty.
There are lots of bizarre beauty treatments out there that people pay big bucks for. Read on about some of the other unusual ways people pamper themselves:
Last week, the FDA approved of a new type of cell therapy called laViv for fighting wrinkles by using a person's own skin cells to create an injectable cosmetic skin plumper. That's right, our very own cloned skin cells are injected back to us to stimulate the production of collagen. Fibrocell Science, the makers of LaViv, say it's the "the first and only personalized cell-based aesthetic treatment."
Whenever possible, I always try to avoid checking my luggage when I'm traveling. However, it can be tough with my intensive beauty regimen and having to follow TSA 3-1-1 guidelines. With airlines increasing fees for checked luggage, my Memorial Day weekend getaway cost me $25 ($50 round trip!) for one suitcase. If you're a frequent traveler and can get away with not having to check your bags, packing light and efficiently is essential.
Make the most out of your carry on and avoid paying those fees. Here are some tips to help you save money and maximize space for your beauty products:
Last weekend, the mom-to-be Victoria Beckham tweeted her favorite pregnancy beauty tip to all her fans: "Pregnancy tip!!!! I have used this through every pregnancy, it's amazing!! X VB" referring to Elemis Japanese Camellia Oil. Camellia oil has been used in Japan for many centuries to maintain healthy nails, hair, scalp and skin. It's rich in plant collagen making it ideal for preventing stretch marks and improving skin elasticity. As one of the most stylish celeb moms and with over a million followers, her beauty secret is sure to become a popular one.
Most stars spend tons of money on beauty products. And why wouldn't they? Their looks are their fortune. However, some of the biggest stars have shared some of their inexpensive tips and tricks to looking gorgeous: