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imageWelcome to Saving Cents with Sense, a blog dedicated to helping families find great deals and stretch their hard earned dollars!

You will find a lot here, from coupon resources, to the most current freebies and samples available. As a mom of 3 young children, I am constantly looking for great money saving tips and sharing them. My name is Melissa and I’m happy you are here. I’m a married mom off 3 young children, so I understand the challenge of staying within a family budget.

Want to know more about Coupons?

You’ll probably want to read my Couponing: Where to Begin post. If you want to learn to save at least 50% off your grocery bill, you are in the right place!

Simple – that is my motto, and I hope that I can help make finding deals, coupons, frugal tips easy and simple for you. Looking for Restaurant Deals, Travel Deals, Family Deals, or ways to save on apparel or shoes? Now when you view the Home Page, you’ll be able to see a summary from these categories.  You’ll notice that Saving Cents with Sense is not set up like a “traditional” blog – and is because there is a lot of great information here. Each section gives you a summary of the latest finds, and of course you can click on any category to see more.

Navigation

If  you prefer the standard “Blog View”, we added an option for you at the top left corner, so when you click that, you’ll see posts in the order they are posted in.image

There are other features to hope you find what you are looking for, like this new Search Box in the sidebar.

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You can type in what you are looking for to find any past post on that subject, or click the “Categories” tab to see all Categories available. Click on the “Coupons” Tab to find easy access to coupon resources:

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So grab a cup of coffee (or tea), pull up a chair, and start looking around – please let me know what you think of the new look! And don’t be shy – I love to hear from my readers. Leave me a comment, chat on Facebook or Twitter – or Email me with the Contact Form.

If you haven’t already, you can sign up for my daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the latest deals, tips, and more. Plus, don’t forget that you can connect with me on other social media sites, too. Look for this box in the sidebar >>>>

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You can also read more about me on the ABOUT page and contact me on the CONTACT page. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • bob duke

    When i go to the free candy bar site on your page………It says that the site is not secure ?Do i want to continue?

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net Melissa

    Hi Bob, I think you mean the Mars FREE Chocolate on Fridays deal? That is directly to the Mars website.

  • http://survivinglittlepeople.blogspot.com Surviving Little People

    So glad to have found your site through Twitter. The Dave Ramsey free class caught my attention. I love listening to him. Thanks for all you do. I look forward to searching your site regularly. I have subscribed to your site and will be telling others about you.

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net Melissa

    Great to have you here! Let me know if you have any questions- I’m happy help!

  • http://www.sportbloging.info Sporter

    So glad to have found your site through Twitter. The Dave Ramsey free class caught my attention. I love listening to him. Thanks for all you do. I look forward to searching your site regularly. I have subscribed to your site and will be telling others about you.
    +1

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net Melissa

    Glad you found the site! Welcome!

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  • Amparo

    Did my first deliberate CVS trip with coupons in hand. Spent $12 oop on $74 worth of stuff (if all sale, clearance, coupons, and extra bucks were not available) WOW! So much fun!! Thanks for your help.

  • Angela

    Hi Melissa! I am just getting my feet wet with couponing and had my first (mostly) successful trip this morning. I saved $50 off $100, but that included some non-couponed, necessary things, so I feel pretty good about my first haul! :) However, even though I utilized an Arizona-based matchup site, there were several things I expected to be on sale but weren’t. Are you located in Tucson and are your matchups based on local ads? Thanks so much for your help and all your hard work!!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net Melissa

    Thanks, Angela. I’m in Phoenix – and yes my match-ups are based on local ads. Prices should be the same in Phoenix and Tucson (and many other parts of the country, too).

  • tonya

    Hi there I just started to look at coupons and I am still confused on how it works. Can you please help me. Say, I have a coupon for 50 cents off the product but the regular price is 4.99 is that saying I only get 50 cents off the price. I would like to know where to go and save more off the product. I see people paying nothing and I would love to know how. Thank you for your time.

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net Melissa

    Hi Tonya, the best place to start is Where to Begin. That can help you know how to start saving with coupons. There are some items that you can get for free, but in reality, you should aim to save 50-60% off your grocery bill. So, a product that is $4.99 isn’t going to be free with a $.50 coupon. You also might want to check to see if you have stores that double coupons by you – that can help maximize your savings, too.

    You also might want to read some of the Coupon Resources posts I have, too.

  • Niky

    Hi. I swear somwhere on here there was a page that listed each grocery store’s coupon policy…. Am I losing my mind? I am looking for the Fry’s & Walgreens coupon policies, specifically regarding IP coupons. Thanks. (& Thank you for your awesome site!)

  • Tiffanie

    Hi Melissa,
    I was just wondering where you are located, I have noticed when I go to other blogs and try to shop for those deals they are incorrect for my area.
    I live in So cal. If you could let me know that would be great! Love how easy it is to navigate your website.

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net Melissa

    HI Tiffanie – Thank you and I’m glad you are here! :) I’ll located in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Linda

    Hi! Tried to sign up for your daily email and received a message that said that this service has been deactivated. Please let me know if that becomes an option in the future. Thank you!
    Linda
    RLS81@comcast.net

  • Linda

    Hi! Tried to sign up for your daily email and received a message that said that this service has been deactivated. Please let me know if that becomes an option in the future. Thank you!
    Linda
    RLS81@comcast.net

  • Anonymous

    Hello Linda, Can you tell me where you clicked to sign up for the Newsletter? Click on the post it note at the top of the site in the header that says Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

  • SavingSense

    Hello Linda, Can you tell me where you clicked to sign up for the Newsletter? Click on the post it note at the top of the site in the header that says Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

  • Ann

    I clicked on the coupon class to register and I can not find it on any of your pages, help

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Hi Ann – You can find all available coupon classes here: http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/arizona-coupon-classes/

    I think you are looking for the 9/22 class – which you can register for here:
    http://arizoneseptember15.eventbrite.com/?ref=elink

  • Nicole

    Hi… I am learning how to coupon. I was wondering, do you only do coupon classes in Phoenix?

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Hi Nicole – as of now I’ve been sticking to the Phoenix metro-area – but my goal is to get to other parts of AZ, too. You can find all coupon class information here: http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/arizona-coupon-classes/

  • Kristi

    Am very much looking forward to exploring this great site! Happened upon it on a fluke and am I ever glad! :)
    Winning a $50 Amazon gift card in time for Christmas would be just an added bonus!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Welcome Kristi! Glad you found us and hope to help with your Christmas shopping too by finding you some great deals :)

  • Lisa Brooks

    I really like this site it is so cool!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Thank you and welcome!

  • Tristan Zies

    So excited to join your cite can’t wait to learn more!!!!!

  • zztop

    Hello ! Melissa after reading about your Blog in Woman’s day , here i am all excited join !!!!!!!!!!!
    a Mom of 3 from Peoria Arziona

  • carolc

    looking thru your blog and would really like to take a class carolygabriel07@yahoo.com please looking forward to hearing from you

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Welcome!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    So glad you found me – welcome!