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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of HomeEverAfter.com and SimDanelle.com. Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.

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    April 9, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

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    April 9, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

    Always has to do with Craigslist in one way or another…

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  3. Lea Ann
    April 9, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

    Man, what a great list! I love how you have rounded up all of our coupon mommy behaviours into a plan. Great job.

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  4. Becky
    April 9, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

    Wow thanks for all of that great information- very helpful. For those of you who are ‘green’ conscious I have just discovered some great ways to save on ‘green’ products, thanks to Josh Dorfman’s latest book “The Lazy Environmentalist on a Budge: Save Money, Save Time, Save The Planet.” This book introduced me to lot of green companies and products while showing me how to live well and save money in ways that also reduce environmental impacts.

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  5. angela
    April 10, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

    thanks for the many useful ideas

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  6. Anne Maybus
    April 10, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

    Lots of great ideas in your post. Thanks. I like the way you have included an ‘actoin’ for each point, too.

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  7. Holly Jahangiri
    April 10, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

    Very persuasive! I’m not good at clipping coupons (I clip them and walk out of the store with them clutched in my fist, half the time.) But I like free samples.

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  8. Home Ever After
    April 10, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

    @Becky- Thanks for the recommendation! Great to find updated info on companies and their sustainability plans.

    Barbi

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  9. Home Ever After
    April 10, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

    @Angela: You’re more than welcome!

    Barbi

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  10. Home Ever After
    April 10, 2009 @ 7:36 pm

    @Holly: I watched a hilarious video of a guy on YouTube talking about why he couldn’t use coupons at the store. He’d take them, but not use them if anyone was looking! I’ll have to find the link to it…

    Barbi

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  11. LaVonne
    April 10, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

    another great post. I linked it to my frugal friday list. I do most of those things too but I want this information to get to as many out there that can use it! thanks again!

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  12. Home Ever After
    April 10, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

    @LaVonne: Thanks so much for the link love! We’re lucky to have awesome bloggers like you supporting our mission by spreading the word. :)

    Barbi

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  16. Meghashyam
    September 6, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

    I Very happy I found your site. Thank you.

    I’m currently cutting costs, and the way you’ve written – ‘Action’ after each point makes it very very reader friendly.

    One lingering doubt that suddenly struck me was, – are all these freebies only for people inside the USA? I mean the ones you’ve linked to in the post? specifically rebox, swap mamas, and “free samples list”?

    But I am grateful for your post anyway.

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  18. Kristi
    September 23, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    When I was reycling the other day I noticed a huge stack of magazine. I brought them home cut out a huge stack of coupons, read some articles, and have them in a bag ready to take back to the recycling center. Free free and free – love it!

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    • Admin - Danelle Ice
      September 23, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

      @Kristi: I love it too! Coupons in free magazines are the best. Thanks for coming by!
      Danelle

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    September 23, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

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  20. story
    September 24, 2009 @ 6:33 am

    I love getting free stuff. I’m in the process of moving now and it hurts me to miss out on some of the free samples available while I’ll be between homes. There are so many things that I haven’t bought for years and it’s time to start building up my stockpile again.

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    September 24, 2009 @ 10:51 am

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  22. Corrin
    September 24, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    Great suggestions in there. There’s a difference between being frugal and cheap, and I’m happy to say I’m learning to be frugal.

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  23. Angie
    September 24, 2009 @ 1:22 pm

    Awesome article!! :)

    Here’s a “freebie” tip. Look around for co-ops…..gardens (free veggies) , preschools (YES, free preschool!!!), etc. Usually all that is required is a little bit of your time, but since you’re sharing with so many others, it’s a fun and easy investment! :)

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    • Admin - Danelle Ice
      September 24, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

      @Angie: Co-ops are a fantastic way to get organic produce if they have one available in your town. We also take advantage of the farmer’s market for that. I love the idea of free preschool!

      Danelle

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  24. Petula
    September 24, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

    Great post! I’ve just started writing down when I get a free sample, win something or get a product to review from a company… every little bit helps. I really like reviewing things that my family actually uses. I can’t wait to get another printer (mine died) so I can take maximum cents off with printed coupons. And I need to get better at matching that up with store sales and whatnot. I have a friend who says that she just can’t seem to get organized with using coupons and whatnot (even though her mother-in-law cleans up at CVS!) I keep telling her to start small/slowly and once she sees how much money she’ll save she’ll be hooked.

    My best money-saving move yet? I think it was the $88 jeans I got from Victoria’s Secret for about $10. I love those jeans. I’ve been wanting some, but that is a ridiculous amount to spend, but $10! Wow! I am really excited about saving money. I’m going to subscribe and mark this post. Thanks!

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    • Admin - Danelle Ice
      September 24, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

      @Petula – It does really help to be able to print coupons. There are so many great ones out there. I’m so glad you subscribed!
      Danelle

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    October 2, 2009 @ 2:09 am

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  27. Barb @ The Forever Neighbor
    November 2, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

    Great ideas and all I can think of right now is Truett sitting at the table at the resturant and calling the packets “samples” LOVE IT!!!

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  28. Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation
    November 13, 2010 @ 6:43 am

    Terrific tips, as always! :) My kids introduced me to Redbox and Netflix and I love both! Getting free samples is ALWAYS a great idea. AND at SandwichINK, I currently have a great giveaway going – two wireless digital photo picture frames – perfect for family memories along with several great samples of Salonpas pain relief patches. And they are so nice, they have given me links for those who don’t win to still get a free sample of their new pain relief patch! Very cool. Thanks again for an interesting article!

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