Many local residents view frugality as a sport, reports The Charlotte Observer. With rampant unemployment and an unsteady economy, who can blame them?

Want to get in on the action? Here’s a quick video that will help you get organized for your next trip to the market.

Shopping with coupons does take more time, but the cost savings should be worth it. To make the most out of your clipping efforts, swap coupons with friends. Also, be sure to look for your favorite brands online.

Sites like, and even Ebay are good places to start.

Make a game out of coupon clipping by aiming to save a set amount of money the next time you go to the grocery store.

Just think, saving $10 per week on the items you regularly purchase you will save your family $520 per year!

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