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This is a picture of just part of Lynne's purchases. Photo by Crystal Dey.

Savvy saver shares tips and tricks

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If you saw a $5-off coupon on the ground would you pick it up?

In today's economy, few people can afford to pass up the opportunity to save money, but many do when they throw away their coupons.


When Lynne Dahlheimer of Alexandria retired five years ago, she set out on a mission to supplement her household income by amping up her coupon clipping.

In the first year of her retirement she kept a log of her savings - $18,000 was her total by year's end.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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