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  1. Are your coupons, hints, etc. only valid in the USA? I live in Canada, love your site, but am not finding any deals for us. Thanks.

    • Hi Rebecca,

      I am based in the USA, so most of my posting applies here in the states, but hopefully some of it will be helpful for you in Canada. Many of the online deals should be available, but I don’t currently have any store coupon match-ups for Canada. Here is a website that you just might find really helpful:

      Happy saving!

    • Hey i love your site and i am always getting stuff so now i am giving back to you guys! i found a site with FREE Movie Tickets and i want to share it with you. the address to the site is hope this was helpful to you all and thanks again for saving me money and all the cool freebies you guys gave me over the last few months!

  2. Hi Andria!

    I just wanted to let you know that Hiland Preschool in Ross Township will be having it’s semi annual consignment sale on Saturday, September 24th from 8am-3pm. You had posted about our sale last spring so we thought you might want to come back this fall and check it out.


    • Thanks, Shannon! I would be happy to post about the consignment sale. I’ll get it up in the next day or so. Thanks for the heads up! πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Andria,
    I attended your class in June and Ive been doing really well with the couponing, but I’ve come across a problem now. Rite Aid is offering a $10.00 +Up reward when you buy $20.00 of Arm and Hammer products. The A&H products are on sale for B1G1 free, so how do I figure my $20.oo purchase in order to get the $10.00 +UP. Do I have to spend $20.00 before or after figuring the free item? For example, could I buy 4 laundry detergents @ $6.99 for a total of $27.96 minus the $13.98 for the B1G1 promotion and still receive the $10.00 +Up on a $20.00 purchase.

  4. Hello,

    My name is Shannon and I am an Extreme Couponer in Shaler Township. My website,, focuses on deals mainly here in the Pittsburgh, PA area (though some are national). I would like an opportunity to speak with you about possibly working together at some point in time (perhaps a community project with the holidays approaching?). Please e-mail me if you would have any interest in helping each other. Have a great night!

    Mrs. Shannon N Boylan

  5. Andria, I just want to thank you again for speaking at the September McKnight Womens Club meeting. Our club members enjoyed the evening and learned a lot. I enjoyed your talk and am very impressed with your website. -Beth Seiler, President MWC

  6. I found your site and thought this might be a good fit with your readers. I am not sure exactly how to get started trying to get the word out on our new site that is completely unique in the industry.

    About a year and a half ago my wife and I came up with this idea and it has since grown into a great service in my opinion. My wife and I were cutting back in every area possible and trying to figure out how to make our money go as far as possible.

    Our site: allows people to list the space around their home that they are not using and post it online with a picture to allow others with a need for space to find it. Many people have a garage, attic, unfinished basement etc. that is just collecting dust. In 2010 the self storage industry did 22 billion in a bad economy. There is a huge need here and a way for neighbors to put money in the pockets of their friends as opposed to a business.

    People with space can cover their utility bill and those who need it can save money. The cost of rental insurance is very low and all that is needed is a standard rental policy. In most cases the home owner’s insurance policy would cover a major disaster.

    The self storage industry has become a hot bed for crime in this economy and there are thousands and thousands of posts online related to the security of your stored belongings. Rummio is not the answer for everyone but we have had a very positive response so far.

    Please take a look at and let me know if you think this would be a fit for your audience. If you have any questions please let me know.

    Tucker Lemm

    • Hi Tucker,

      I’m interested in talking with you more about this. What a great idea! Are you looking for advertising space? Please shoot me an e-mail at andria(at)simply frugal living(dot)com.

      Thanks for getting in touch,


    • Hi Tucker,
      Thanks for getting in touch! I’d love to talk with you about this.
      Would you be able to e-mail me at andria (at) simply frugal living (dot) com so that we can discuss the options?
      Thanks! -Andria

  7. I am a long time coupon user but I have never heard of getting money back for a coupon that is higher in value than the product price. A coupon is to SAVE money not make money. A store is only going to get the actual price of the coupon back from the company so if they double it, the extra money is lost to the store so they will adjust the coupon so you get it free not with extra money in your pocket. I am sure that would be a type of coupon fraud. You need to read the coupon a little better. I am not a new coupon user. I have been using coupons for 4o or more yrs. and have never been given money after using a coupon. The coupon also does not pay the tax, the customer is responsible for that also. You talk like these stores are in the business of NOT making money. Does anyone have a job where you make something and do YOU or YOUR business GIVE its product away for free? I am sure the farmer hopes to make a profit and the factory worker that produced the item. Please be honest and realistic when discussing couponing. Thanks for allowing me to give my opinion.

    • Hi Eva,

      Thanks for your comment. Walmart is the only store I know of in the Pittsburgh area that gives money back if the coupon exceeds the value of the item purchased. You can check it out in their coupon policy. It states: “If coupon value exceeds the price of the item, the excess may be given to the customer as cash or applied toward the basket purchase.”

      Of course the policy is always subject to change.

      Thanks again for the comment,

  8. I have just started following your site and LOVE it!! Tonight I headed to Walgreens in hopes of scoring big with the razor deal…. At checkout they notified me that if I were to use my register reward from my first transaction on buying another razor that it would not print me out the next reward. That is not the way I understood it from your site???

    • Hello! So glad you are enjoying the site: I hope it is helpful.
      The RR deals don’t “roll” at Walgreens – meaning you can’t buy the razor in transaction #1 and then use the RR on transaction #2 to buy the same item again, and the RR usually have a limit of 1. So, you have to use the RR to buy something else that you need (and preferably that you also have coupons for!) Does that make sense? Email me if you need anything: andria (at) simply frugal living (dot) com. Take care!

  9. Christine S says:

    Classico cpn only good on 44oz jars. Sale is on smaller sizes.

    Milk cpn is $3 off and you need to buy only 3 Cheerios cereals not 5.

    • Thank you! I was working off the online ad and could barely read the Milk coupon. I thought it said 5, but 3 is even better!

      Thanks again,

  10. Just wondering who won the tickets for the show on 11/5/11. Thanks Cindy

  11. Jeanine Matheson says:

    I cannot print and I have heard some store won’t except coupons printed from home computers. I am currently unemployed and I am all about saving money.

  12. Linda Langgle says:

    I learned of your website from WPXI. Saw the segment on making laundry detergent (using washing soda, etc). I cannot find the recipe (bought all the needed ingredients). Can you provide the amounts please? Thanks, Linda

    • kristi lynne says:

      I make my own laundry detergent by mixing 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup washing soda, 1/4 cup dr bonners liquid castille soap, then adding 1 cup distilled white vinegar and stirring until it becomes powder (stirring is key so you dont get a solid chunk).
      the person who gave me the recipe also added 1 cup of borax, but i cant tolerate borax so i skip it.

  13. Mary Bohach says:

    Dear Andria:

    Could you tell me if the price match at Wal-mart has changed. My husband thought he heard something about it on the news last night 11/15/11

    Thank you,

    Mary B.

    • Hi Mary,

      I haven’t heard anything about this, but I’ll check into it and let you know I find anything!


  14. Hi there. I heard your interview on John & Kathy the other day so I decided to check out your website. I have tried extreme couponing in the past but never could figure out how to get the big money savings. I have two questions. First, I tried clicking on the link to some of your “coupons”, like the free toilet paper, but I just keep getting other websites asking for my info. I gave some of them my info but yet I never got to the coupon that you have advertised. Could you explain to this dumby how to get access?
    Second: I would like to know how much you charge to come teach a small group of women. I noticed on your website that you talked with NorthWay Mops group today. I am a member of NorthWay, but not a MOPS mom; I have teenagers. I wish I would have known about that, I would have definitely come!
    Thanks for your help.

    • Hi Kris,

      Thanks for your note! I am so sorry to hear that you had trouble with one of the coupon links. The coupon links on my right sidebar are provided by an advertising network. I will contact them right away and let them know of the trouble you experienced. I am truly sorry!
      My typical class fee is $150-$200 depending on the length of the class and the distance I must travel to get to the class location. I would be more than happy to discuss a future class with you! I’ll also be sure to keep my website updated with future classes in the area.

      Take care,

  15. Maureen Lofaro says:

    Hi, I will be in the Pittsburg area this weekend visiting my new baby nephew…..any classes that weekend??

    • Hello, Maureen!
      I’m teaching a class just outside of Pittsburgh in Steubenville, OH on Monday, but that’s it for the rest of this month… I’m sorry! πŸ™‚

  16. I started 8 years ago as a homeless person trying to sell my way into a home. We have $8,000 saved towards a home. Can’t wait to see if we get in one before we die. We are a couple over 60 trying to do this. Would be nice to have a home.

  17. Molly Roedersheimer says:

    Hi! Do you ever do weekly store deals for Bottom Dollar Food? Or do you plan to? It seems like there are some good deals and even better deals when you use coupons. Thanks!!

  18. Would like to join the email list and get your posts via email

  19. Andria,

    Do you have a schedule of when and were your classes are taught?


    • Hi Gwen,

      Thanks for your inquiry. I will be putting a schedule up on my blog this week. I am teaching a class at the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show next Saturday, March 10th at 1pm at the PG Center Stage.


  20. Andria,
    I am sitting here kicking back after a very hectic past few days, reading emails missed, and trying to figure out how to start myself on a more frugal path…
    I saw where you posted that your husband was at a bell choir festival and I, too, was at a handbell workshop today at RMU, and wonder if your husband was at the same WPA Handbell Festival? Amazing that our paths may have crossed. πŸ™‚
    I know I’m on the right website when we come together like birds of a feather!

    • Hi Barb,

      Yes! My husband was at the same festival! He was there with Northmont Church. What church were you with? What a small world!

      I hope you find Simply Frugal Living to be a helpful resource for you. Let me know if you have any questions as you look over the site. πŸ™‚


      • What a wonderfully small world it turns out to be! I was with the St John the Evangelist Church from Latrobe. I wanted to make my way around to various tables to meet and greet (that’s me, a mover and a shaker) but there really wasn’t much time between classes and practices. Your husband might know us as the front table that left before the last practice and performance (our director has health issues, one player over age 80, and we had to be back to set up again for an 8 am mass the next morning, so… Where in the gym was your husband’s group located? I hope he was one of the few I got to speak with. πŸ™‚
        But back to Frugal Living… Can you, or any of your readers/partners, share any good info on some good home farming connections? I’ve been on web sites and have several good books, but would still like to hear about those that helped others, AND any connections to other farmers, bargains, co-ops, seed swaps, organic, tools, canning, classes or ANYthing ? We started small vegetable plots last year and had more good than bad (which we had enough to learn from!) but sure could use a good mentor! or two!
        I look forward to your feedback!

  21. Christa Bevins Emerich says:

    Hi! Can you please tell me who won the Eddie Bauer Baby Items giveaway? Thank you so much!

  22. please add to e mail list thanks

  23. Courtney Mowod says:

    Hi Andria,
    I saw you on the Pittsburgh Today Live segment a few weeks ago and have been spreading the word about your site ever since. However, I am a little nervous about an offer I found on your site from Saveology. I bought the giftcard and afterwards found online a ton of complaints about the company being a rip off. Have you ever had any complaints or feedback from anyone that bought from them? I just called to redeem my giftcard and they said my gift card should arrive in 7-10 business days. How do you verify these businesses that advertise on your site?
    Thank you,

    • Hi Courtney,
      Thank you for your note and for reading Simply Frugal Living! I can assure you that I only promote valid, upstanding companies and products on Simply Frugal Living. Saveology actually has a great reputation, and I’ve never had any trouble with them myself, nor have I ever had a complaint from a reader. Saveology has an A rating on the BBB.
      Have a great day! πŸ™‚

      • Courtney Mowod says:

        Thank you. I will let you know as soon as I receive my gift card!

        • Courtney Mowod says:

          Sorry I didn’t reply sooner!! I feel terrible and several times thoght about my promise to let you know as soon as I received my gift card…I’m happy to say that I did get it in the mail. It was only about a week or so later but 3 kids and crazy life…i only found time to write you now. I apologize!! I just wanted to let folks know that Saveology is legit and apologize for being suspicious!! πŸ™‚
          Thanks again,

  24. Hi Andria,

    Any advice or deals you know of for iTunes gift cards? I need to buy some as Christmas gifts. Thanks for all your advice in helping my family stretch our dollar πŸ™‚


  25. karon minor says:

    i was at your parkersburg, wv presentation and was too late to get any materials package. i have facebook messaged you and have gone to the website (it says you cannot be found) i am still interested in getting the materials.

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