I spent a week taking advantage of every deal I could uncover. Read on to find out what I learned -- and how you can make the most of your own clipping and clicking.
By (undercover) Editor for TheNest.com
As soon as I get the assignment, my mind flashes to my mom cutting coupons at the kitchen table. I panic -- not only because I don't own a kitchen table (I live in New York City, so I barely have a kitchen), but also because saving a few cents has never seemed worth the effort. But whatever, it's on. I decide to take the lazy...er...smart route and make the deals come to me by signing up for email alerts from the stores I frequent. And voila -- my BlackBerry starts buzzing right away. Here's what one savings slacker learned from seven days of coupon craziness.
Lesson #1: Sales aren't just for swag
I wake up to a message from LifeBooker.com, a site with spa and salon sales. I click the link and find a spa offering 20 percent off massages (dropping the price from $100