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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
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A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
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Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.Full Story >
By Sabrina Squire - bio | email Posted by Terry Alexander - email
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – The economic downturn has made saving money chic and turned coupon clipping into an art form. We met one local lady who is mastering the art of saving with some good old fashion organization and planning. In today's More Bang For Your Buck we see how to get great deals on things you not only need, but really want.
Debbie Chandler knew she needed to save money after her husband got hurt and their income took a hit.
"We were just really struggling to get by week to week. Now I actually have families that I give food to," said Debbie.
We went shopping at Target so Debbie could show us the secrets to her couponing success. Organization is key; Debbie uses a three-ring binder to keep her coupons close at hand.
"These are just baseball card holders and then all I have done is put tabs on them with all the different sections that I have," she said.
So what deals did Debbie find? Her first pick...Benadryl Itch Sticks priced at $2.29 each.
"The normal price would be $4.58 for two of them, but the coupon is $5, so they're gonna adjust it down...so you just got two Benadryl Itch Sticks for free," said Debbie.
Next we hit the pet aisle where Debbie shows us one of her favorite tricks called stacking.
"Whatever is on sale you can match it with the coupon, then if you can stack with another coupon there's triple savings," she said. "They're on sale this week for $3.49. It's take a dollar off any Pedigree Dentastix Treats...and then on top of that we have a Dentastix $2.00 off that is a manufactures coupon. So, now we have an item that was $3.49 and we're getting it for .49 cents."
Debbie looks for products that reward purchases with Target gift cards to maximize savings.
"We get two of the Venus Breeze at $7.00 each...we take the two $2.00 off, that's gonna bring it down to $10.00. Then we're gonna get a $5.00 gift card back so now we've brought it down to $5.00 for 2 of them which means they are $2.50 a piece," said Debbie.
After saving on coffee, light bulbs, and cleaning supplies Debbie's total is $34.37. Then the coupons come out.
"This is the fun part, just watching it go down," she said.
The final tally - $12.10 with a $5.00 gift card for her next trip.
"$7.10 is what we actually spent today, which is normally the cost of one single razor that we bought. Wow, we saved $24.69. Isn't that great."
Debbie gives couponing classes around town and also holds budgeting classes. She offers coupons and more on her website debbies-dealz.com.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >