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Moms: The best National Coupon Month tips to save money for your families

September 16th, 2013
Cabbage Patch Kids

It’s the Cabbage Patch Kids’ 30th anniversary. We can’t say birthday, because they will always be babies to us.

By Aimee Heckel 

National Coupon Month should probably be a national holiday. But it seems in America, the only holidays we get off work for are the ones that cost us money — not save us money.

We’re celebrating over here with these awesome National Coupon Month tips to help you save money on purchases for your family. Plus, in honor of the, ahem, holiday, here are some other helpful links and tips to help you save big.

Save on groceries

Save on clothes and toys 

  • Shop early (and mix in a little DIY) to save money on Halloween costumes.
  • Use specific babies and kids coupons
  • Take advantage of online-only sales. For example, Toys “R” Us is currently doing a sale blowout, with items up to 70 percent off in clearance, plus 1 percent Cash Back from You can’t get these deals in the store — only online.
  • Look for other great deals by searching your favorite store’s coupons page.  Toys “R” Us has 20 different deals and coupons, such as 40 percent off digital movies and free shipping on “Backyardigans” products.
  • Look for special events at stores. Right now is the Cabbage Patch Kids’ 30th anniversary (we can’t say “birthday” because they will always be babies to us), so Toys “R” Us is running a special promotion. How cute are these Cabbage Patch Kids twins, $39.99? They’re eligible for free two-day shipping.
  • Read more articles about Toys “R” Us and how to save there.

Overall savings

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Aimee's passion for storytelling has brought her around the world as a journalist, writing award-winning news articles about Haiti and Uganda. Aimee studied international journalism at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and she majored in journalism and German at Colorado State University. When she's not writing stories for a Colorado newspaper, she travels and volunteers for Think Humanity, her family's nonprofit that helps refugees and disadvantaged people in Africa. She's also a mom, a wife and a furious bargain-hunter. Reach out to her at, find her travel board on Pinterest, follow her on Twitter, or ping her on Google+.

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