Monday, July 27, 2009

Welcome New Readers!

Once upon last February, my friend Holly called. She was looking to save money on groceries and was growing frustrated with conflicting information on some nationwide money-saving websites I had given her. I knew she needed information specific to our area. When I couldn't find it, I created it. And you're reading it. THANK YOU.

Holly is now a veteran couponer and money-saver extraordinaire. Happy to spread the knowledge to her friends who've asked, "HOW do you DO that?" she decided to lead an informal coupon class tonight. It was a pleasure being able to attend and meet the lovely ladies there (thanks for coming, girls!).

There are a few reasons why I continue to pour time into this blog (and yes, it is a labor of love...and possibly slight insanity). Just in case you were interested to know, here they are:
  1. The Michigan economy has taken a serious downturn. Many have been laid off and many of my friends are facing cuts at work. Everyone's pinching pennies these days. I have learned how to save and I feel the need to share what I know (this is the curse of being a teacher, I suppose!).

  2. I want to use the resources God has given my family as wisely as possible. That involves stretching our grocery budget while providing us with extra to share with those in need. I want you to be able to do the same, if you should so choose. Food banks in the Detroit area are empty. I'd love to see them overflowing with the generosity of couponers, wouldn't you?!

  3. Occasionally, I get an encouraging email or comment that keeps me going. These notes make my day (and make me feel as if I'm not just talking to a wall!) Thanks to those of you who take the time to let me know that you've benefitted from my efforts!

Would you like to help make this blog a better place? Here are some things you can do:

  1. Comment or email (use the "Contact" tab above) when you find a good deal in the area. Whether advertised or unadvertised, if I haven't posted it, we may not know about it. I LOVE hearing from readers!

  2. Spread the word. Tell your family and friends that this blog exists. The more readers, the more we can all benefit and learn the best deals around town!

  3. Print coupons from my blog. While this is a small thing, it does support the time and effort I put into posting matchups. While Bricks links and other printable coupon sites don't necessarily give rewards, those under listed under"Printable Coupons" in the right margin will.


  1. I have commented before, but I do want you to know I appreciate your time so much. You are the first place I look for my Meijer and Kroger match ups!!! I even won a free book on another blog giveaway that I heard about here first. Many thanks and blessings your way!

  2. This is definately my favorite site..I am on here more than my email I think..thanks for all your hard work and I'm so happy to see the comments are workin again :)

  3. I just started couponing again a couple weeks ago and this is one of my favorite sites to look for deals! Especially because I'm in the Macomb area! Thanks so much for all the hard for you do, it's helping me A LOT!!!! God Bless!

  4. Amanda in OwossoJuly 28, 2009 9:44 AM

    I would like to say "THANK YOU!!" from the bottom of my heart for all the time and effort you put into this page. I got notice in December 2008 (2 weeks before Christmas) that my supervisor's position was eliminated, and she had decided to take my position, and I was cut to 20 hours a week. I lost my health benefits and now have to pay for them, which as many of you know, it a big hit to the pocketbook every month. I knew I had to do something to help put food on our table. I then happened to stumble upon this website and though I don't live in the Macomb area, some stores in my area do have the same specials, and besides, the links for coupons are GREAT!! A little tip for anyone with a little spare shopping time: the Owosso, Swartz Creek, and some Flint Kroger stores double coupons up to 1.00, which really makes a HUGE difference!! My husband even says we have more food on our shelves now since I have been part time then we did when I was full time! Thank you again for all that you do!! God Bless you!!

  5. Thanks for all you do. I appreciate it so much having information specific to my region!!

  6. I LOVE you're site! I actually talked to you a bit when i first found you site and it's wonderful that I have a reference to deals a lot closer to me than other blogs I follow. I go to others for the freebies and samples, and you for the match-ups! Thank you SO much!

  7. I have to join in the praise also! I love that your blog is "one-stop shopping" (no pun intended) for matchups, coupons, freebies, and interesting articles... and it's so easy to navigate. Thanks for everything that you do!

  8. So THAT'S how you got started! However it happened, I'm sure glad. Thanks for all you do!


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