She bought diapers for 20 cents a pack and earned the applause of the cashier checking her out and prompted her friends to ask her to start a website. Her family of 3 lives on a weekly grocery budget of $50 including diapers and toiletries. She often gets food items for free by putting in an hour of couponing a week and doesn’t remember the last time she paid for shampoo or toothpaste by using coupons. Over the past year Clair Boone’s website and money saving tips has helped thousands of people all over the US save $100s of dollars and now she's got a new blog to show you more tips and tricks.

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If Frugal is the New Black, Then I’m Really in Style!

After a month of eating badly and not really moving around I decided it was time to get my body moving and get fit again at the beginning of the year.

Instead of turning to an easy workout I decided I’d let my very fit friend talk me into the 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels.  Although it’s making me extremely sore and tired right now, after only a month I can already see the benefits and know that the end is in sight and the benefits will far outweigh the sacrifice.

Saving money is no different.  Christmas has a way of sneaking up on you and before you know it the budget is out the window as you spend money like no other month.  This year I want to help you on a savings journey to stretching your grocery dollar with easy ways to save.  Let me introduce myself:

My name is Clair and I’m a Frugal Mummy originally hailing from England who’s now living in the Chicagoland area. I’m a wife to Tim and Mummy to 2-year old Isaac. About 1 year ago I got diapers for 20 cents a pack and when I shocked my friends with the discovery I decided I needed to teach others how to do it and founded the website  Besides, it’s free therapy!! I love my little man but I’m a stay at home Mum and blogging keeps me sane some days!

I love writing about bargains I find, like free stuff at CVS or Walgreens, or great deals on makeup. One recent find was these snacks for free! Whenever I spot a deal I get giddy and love sharing it.

Besides that, I love writing about how to save money on things like making your own hand soap, or how to be a savvy shopper. Oh, and then there’s Granny’s Deals which are all the freebies I can find online and round up for you. As I like to say, “Cheap is great but free is better!”

The reason I do it is to help others stretch their dollars.  The economy is rough but there’s no need to just exist.  By watching the sales, clipping a couple of coupons (I promise it won’t take long!) you can get things for free or really cheap.  What I hope to do here is bring some of the things I’ve learned and help my Chicago Mama readers save money, specifically in and around Chicagoland. So, pull up a seat, feel free to comment and ask questions as we strrrrrrrrrretch the almighty dollar so we can save, live better and ummm… shoes!

If frugal is the new black, then I’m really styling!

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  2. erinoltmanns 03/18/2010 at 12:05 pm

    Can't wait to learn more! I need to get on the coupon bandwagon…