Monday, September 20, 2010

Welcome to My Blog!

Hey y'all! My name is Samantha and I am southern to the bone, but now reside in good ole northwest Ohio! When I moved to Ohio, I was on my own away from parents and really saw how bills stacked up. I didn't really think much of it until after buying all the name brand clothes, name brand groceries, paying for gas, etc. that we have literally no savings! I am a girl who likes to know that we have a set plan in place for the future, I worry A LOT, and no savings was really weighing heavy on my mind. So, one night I called up my Grandma and asked her for help.

 See, my Grandma is a die hard couponer, she literally goes no where without them and I honestly don't think she will buy something if she doesn't have a coupon for it. I used to go with her everyday to do her running from store to store to store, and at 5 years old it was plain boring! I used to think when I grow up I will just do all my shopping at Wal-Mart because they have everything I will ever need. I tried the whole one stop Wal-Mart trip for awhile, and began to see I wasn't getting the lowest prices in town and was still not saving, so this is where Grandma comes in. She taught me to look for coupons for things we use, to see if any stores in our area doubles, and to match awesome sales with the coupons I have saved. 

And guess what? It works y'all! I never thought stores would have sales and double coupons that would make things like toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, deodorant, soap, and even FOOD 100% FREE (other than tax of course...errrrr, now we just need a coupon for that!). It's utterly amazing how much I have started to save now by planning dinner around sales. I didn't even have to stop buying name brand! By educating myself about the prices, sales, coupons, and match ups I have stocked up on everything and my worries have pretty much gone astray! Its easy to do, and I am here to help you! I will post freebies, hot high value coupons with match ups and deal scenarios (if possible), and store match ups for the Toledo, OH area. I will also try to post awesome deals I find that you guys might be interested in. 

So, thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy it and it helps you!! I am still getting the hang of this but hope to have it all set up by this upcoming Sunday for match ups, so check back soon!


1 comment:

  1. Samantha taught me how to use coupons last week! I really like the adventure. Finding the coupons, finding the item in the store and pricing it, it's a huge rush! I have teenagers in the house and I used to hate going to the grocery store, spending so much money a week, now with Samantha's help, I am saving over a $100 a week! Thanks Samantha! Keep up the good work :)D.G.