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"Thrifty" Christy Bramblett

Christy Bramblett is a mother of two girls, ages 4 and 2, and is married to Ash Bramblett, Minister of Youth and Outreach at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Her blog Thrifty Christy is updated daily and is featured at www.BlountMomsToday.com. She is featured in Blount Today every month and in Blount Moms Today magazine.

  • Never pay for toothpaste Published 9/14/2011 at 4:09 p.m. 0 comments

    One of the phrases you hear in couponing circles and on blogs is ‘never pay for toothpaste.’ No one is suggesting that you should do anything illicit to get supplies for your dental needs. Toothpaste companies offer so many promotions ...

  • Thrifty Christy: Freebies are plentiful to help with celebration Published 8/24/2011 at 3:29 p.m. 0 comments

    Everyone in my household just happens to have a summer birthday, so we’ve been doing a lot of celebrating, and not just to recognize the passing of another year. Couponers look forward to birthdays because we know they are a ...

  • Traveling by coupons can be a vacation saver Published 7/20/2011 at 12:44 p.m. 0 comments

    I just returned from a week-long vacation with my family. (I use the term “vacation” loosely, as a week with two preschoolers is not quite the same as a trip to the spa.) There are a number of things I ...

  • Organization is key to saving money with coupons Published 6/22/2011 at 4:06 p.m. 0 comments

    If you don’t organize your coupons, you won’t use them. I advise easing into the world of coupons, with e-coupons being your first step. Once you have conquered e-coupons, it’s time to move on to traditional paper coupons. Most people ...

  • Stock up for real savings on ‘real’ food Published 5/11/2011 at 2:56 p.m. 0 comments

    Just because you’re cutting coupons doesn’t mean you have to feed your family junk. Don’t get me wrong, it’s easier to feed them packaged and processed foods, and really, there’s a time and place for that. I’m not judging. But ...

  • Garage sales offer treasure hunters an adventure in bargain shopping Published 4/14/2011 at 10:26 a.m. 0 comments

    A good garage sale is like a treasure hunt. At least that’s what I keep telling my husband. You’d think the pirate analogy would draw him in, but unfortunately, I’m the only garage sale lover in my house. Regardless, as ...

  • Money makeover: Thrifty Christy reveals transformation from big spender to savvy saver and giver Published 3/9/2011 at 2:38 p.m. 0 comments

    I was not always Thrifty. Don’t get me wrong, I loved a good garage sale as much as the next girl. Mainly I loved shoes, and the more, the better. However, I wasn’t afraid to pay full price for things ...

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