Twitter - it's not just for stalking celebrities, you know.

Less than a year ago, I wrote a post about how I was not smart enough to use Twitter.

Oh, what a difference six months in a house with no job and two boys under the age of four makes.

So, I started out by following some of my favorite bloggers and famous people and I'm not the least bit bitter about the fact that Nathan Fillion never ressponds to my numerous tweets.  Even though I know he must see my 300 tweets every day.  Every. Single. Day. He WILL notice me eventually.  HE WILL.

I'm certainly not a Twitter expert, ya know, like our President - Really? Our President tweets?  I'll bet our founding fathers never could have predicted THAT - but I'm learning every day.

And in the spirit of making my gadget addiction screen time productive, I've found some great peeps to follow who help me save money. 

Although sometimes they help me spend money, like the other day when I had absolutely no plans to purchase any clothes for myself any time in the next three years and then I saw a tweet from Family Friendly Frugality that included a link to a coupon from Old Navy.  The coupon was good for an extra 25% off clearance items, plus free shipping on orders over $50.  So...  I ordered 13 things.  All for me.  But, the great news, the total for my order was just a little over $65.  Now that's a good deal.

Family Friendly Frugality is by far my favorite money-saving twitterer? tweeter? to follow, and often links to things like free fries or $5 off your total purchase at Family Dollar.   Go forth and follow her.  Do it now.  You will thank me.  No really, go ahead and thank me.

You're welcome.

Some of my other favorites, in no particular order, are:

Freebies4Mom focuses on stuff that is, well, free.  Who doesn't love free samples coming in the mail in their cute little individual sized bottles?  Also, she often links to great posts like this one about how to handle it if your coupons are rejected.  Good stuff.

DealSeekingMom is another great all-around gal to follow.  She features everything from printable coupons to online deals to free samples.

MoneySavingMom managed to save enough money to pay cash for her family's house.  I'd follow her just on principle alone.  Also, for the coupons she posts.

Also, don't forget to follow your favorite restaurants, retailers and brands.  Many post "Twitter only" deals and coupons regularly.  For instance, I follow my local credit union, and a few months ago, they ran a Twitter contest for money saving tips.  I sent one in, and won a $100 Visa gift card.  I also follow nookBN in order to find out about the free e-book title that is available for download every Friday.  


Twitter is totally NOT a waste of hours of your life.  It's a necessity.

My upcoming fifth and final post in this series will explain all the reasons why buying an iPhone is a money-saving venture.  Trust me on this.   I've been brainwashed by the Apple corporation.  I know what I'm talking about here.  

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