We all save money and watch our spending for different reasons…saving for vacation, the economy stinks, for something new for the house, something special for the kids, you name it!
Well, I started couponing because I wanted to stay home with my son – I was a very successful sales person in the Staffing Industry, but when I had THREE different child care centers tell me that they had openings and then when I went to pay a deposit, there was some mistake or another and the opening wasn’t really at all…We took that as a sign that I was supposed to be home. Six years later, the addition of our daughter, 3 decreases in salary and the loss of our health insurance coverage by my husband’s company – Couponing wasn’t just something fun to do – it turned into a way to survive.
I found the more I researched sales, watched clearances, sales, and coupon match-ups, the better I got. I learned about Mommy Blogs while waiting at the doctor’s for my daughter’s check-up in a magazine, Having Fun Saving was born shortly after that!
I am a BIG believer in giving back to the community, so I share every way possible to help others on my blog. With coupons and sales – I can usually get $20 worth of groceries for about $2. I also donate all my baby coupons that I get in the mail or that I can find to print to the local Pregnancy center – raising children is expensive, WHY NOT share coupons with others? It’s a simple step really and trust me, it IS appreciated. If you don’t know where your local pregnancy center is, donate them to a church, a friend, or just leave on the shelf at the grocery store! Coupons are money – just in a different form, so donating your coupons is like donating money, isn’t that a wonderful thought?? I sure think so!
I coupon to save, I coupon to be able to stay home with my kids, I coupon to help us survive from week to week, I coupon to help share with ours, I coupon because I believe I can make a difference, I coupon because I care, I coupon in hopes to teach my cuties to care too!
Having Fun Sharing…Having Fun Saving!
See my article in the March/April Issue of Tampa Woman Magazine