Let's face it. Budgets are tight right now. With gas prices spiraling
towards $4, a shopping spree or a night out is costly. What is a quarter- lifer
to do without breaking an already bare bank account?
Simple. Coupons! Before you accuse me
of being cheap or old-fashioned, consider tapping into coupons as a worthwhile
source of saving big bucks. Our generation has been weaned on computers, so use
your internet savvy to register for GROUPON, an online center boasting bargains. Although
the site is national, select "California" then "San Francisco East Bay" to
find great discounts on food, services, and entertainment. Check out "The Deals" at http://www.marketmoraga.com
for a growing list of shops, entertainment, dining, travel, fitness, and for
FREE printable grocery coupons, visit http://www.supermarketgiveaways.com.
Another great spot for savings is right here
in the Lamorinda Weekly.Indulge in
offers from local vendors. Delivered to your mailbox, flip through coupon books
and mailers filled with new places to discover. I recently used a coupon to get
my hair styled at Bobbie Freitas Salon in Lafayette. Not only did I love the cut
and the friendly staff, but, with the money I saved, I was able to tip my
hairstylist extra, then head over to my favorite Orinda café, Geppettos, where
I used another coupon for a frothy beverage, and on my return to Moraga, I
stopped by McCaulou's for a birthday gift, redeeming a $10 off purchase
Stores are happy to see you using their
coupons as you are bringing them business while boosting the economy. Their
goal is to entice you to have such a great experience that you'll become a
repeat customer and tell your friends, which is exactly what I did.
Whenever you need a little retail therapy or
a night out on the town, save gas, time, anddollars by perusing the net, the mailers, and the newspaper. Your wallet
will thank you.
grew up in Lamorinda and lives in San Diego working as a health care
professional, radio personality, and creator of Karmony Kollections.™.