The Real Housewives of MN Get Air Time!


wcco channel fourYou might have seen us pop up on TV last week on the night time news. We were so excited when both WCCO and KSTP contacted us to do a feature! Since I’m the die-hard couponer, I took on the challenge with WCCO to give the top 3 coupon apps for your smart phone. This was so much fun, and I had an absolute ball working with Liz Collin, she is such a wonderful woman!! We headed to Target to talk with shopper about coupon apps and to help them save on their purchases that day.

So before I explain it a little more, here’s the feature that I did with WCCO:

Play the Video Here!

The coupon apps that I recommended, are ones that I’ve downloaded for my iPhone. Unfortunately I don’t know if they’re available for Android.

The coupon apps that I recommended were:

  • Passion for Savings – find the weekly match-ups for ultimate couponing
  • ShopSavvy – scans bar codes and searches for best deal
  • Ibotta – take polls, learn facts, etc. to earn coupon points
  • SnipSnap – store coupons on your smartphone

On the article that WCCO wrote up, someone commented something to the extent of, “I would guess that she got paid to feature these apps!” Which couldn’t be more wrong (as nice as that would have been) lol I definitely didn’t make a cent off promoting those apps.

kstp channel fiveThe next feature that we did was with KSTP. They wanted to go over the 10 items that you shouldn’t buy at grocery stores. So I put together a list of where I typically bought those 10 items, and so did Macy. Then Ellen put them all together and hit the pavement to see how the prices matched up. Here’s the feature that aired:

Play the Video Here!

Some of our suggestions for where you should buy items for the best deals included some of the following:

  1. Canned Goods – Costco (bulk)
  2. Diapers – Costco or Amazon
  3. Greeting Cards – Dollar stores
  4. Batteries – Dollar stores
  5. Cereal – Aldi or Costco
  6. Magazines – Buy a subscription (don’t buy them on the newsstand!)

For the rest of the suggestions, be sure to watch the video! 🙂

Did you catch one (or both) of these savvy shopping segments?? What’d you think! We’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂


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3 thoughts on “The Real Housewives of MN Get Air Time!

  • February 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I saw the spot on WCCO, which is how I found the blog. There is nothing I love more than saving a buck, so the apps were my favorite part. Loving what I’ve seen of the blog so far 🙂

  • February 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I was wondering, with the snip snap app, do all stores accept coupon discounts like this? Or do they require the physical coupon?

    • February 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Hey Gina,
      I can’t speak for all stores but I know so far that Children’s Place, Target, and Babies R Us do. Apparently grocery stores are a little harder to use it with (I haven’t tried it there yet) but that will hopefully change soon as technology progresses 🙂


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