Hi there! I want to take a moment to personally welcome you to "Here's The Deal" and to welcome you to the exciting world of coupons!
I began using coupons prior to my husband and I marrying almost 11 years ago. I was always entertained by the "before and after" at the register but, never could quite figure out how others were so successful in the checkout lane. At the time, my savings were about average. But I was determined to learn how to be super savvy at the grocery store, but, also, super successful in my savings!
I began to watch, learn, listen and follow. I began carefully reading store policices, visiting growing coupon websites and soon, I was able to better match coupons with store promotions and began receiving items for nothing. I was hooked! There is no way I will ever pay full retail for anything ever again. (And I haven't thus far!)
Now, as a mother of three, I value my capabilities at the grocery store even more. For each dollar I save is more money for my family. (College isn't getting any cheaper, or so I hear!) I am even more proud to say that I can now shop for my family of five within a budget of $50.00 per week. This budget includes fresh produce, dairy products, deli and butcher items and even diapers for my youngest. This has saved my family an average of $400 per month; totalling to almost $5000 in savings per year!
Are you excited yet? Thinking about what you could do with an extra $400 per month? What about an extra $100 a month? The possibilities are endless! So, pull up a chair, grab some coupons and let's start saving!
Coupon Classes and Workshops
Saving at the register draws attention and I am often asked: "How do you do that?" I am always amused when I see someone trying not to stare at the large binder that rests atop my grocery shopping cart stocked and sorted neatly with clipped coupons, shopping list, calculator and other necessities. Let's face it: people want to save money. YOU want to save money!
One of the most rewarding parts of my coupon journey has been sharing my knowledge and how-to's with others. I love hearing others share tales from the checkout lane and am thrilled to know that I helped someone give back to their family in such a rewarding way.
My coupon classes offer organizational tips and techniques, utilizing various online resources for added savings, the rewards of shopping online, the right and wrong way to use a coupon and so much more! And, because I enjoy receiving items for free when I shop, I never come empty handed! I love sharing my savings with others and I love sharing free items with my classes!
For upcoming coupon class times, dates and locations, please select the Coupon Class tab on the Home page. These classes are great for beginners and are also a great refresher course for the more experienced saver. Either way, I look forward to seeing you at a class soon!