Hi everyone! In my opinion, part of what makes a great blog is reader participation. This is especially true for a Couponing and Deal blog like ours. Good Deals don’t just find themselves. It takes all of us working together to “spread the wealth of deal knowledge”. I know that we are still new in the world of online deal blogging, but my hope is for our reader participation to continue to grow. Our goal is to become a resource to you, so you can not only stop-by to check out the current deals, but also share your successes and even frustrations with everyone else!
So, in the spirit of getting to know each other and embarking on the frugal lifestyle together I’d love to hear more about where you are in your “couponing journey” and how far you have come since you started. Are you just starting in couponing? Are you a seasoned deal seeking veteran? Or are you somewhere in between? Why do you choose to live the frugal lifestyle, and how has it benefited your family in 2009?
Thanks in advance to everyone who takes the time respond! I’m excited to get to know you all!
Hi my name is Jennie! I along with my Best Friend in the whole wide world, Alyssa, created this blog, Bargain Blessings. We started our couponing journey together in March of 2009. I cannot even begin to tell you how much our finances have been affected as a result of living the “frugal lifestyle”. We have worked very hard to successfully build a stockpile of groceries and toiletries that I must say has grown beyond my wildest imagination.
I am so thankful for this exciting “hobby” and that is why I wanted to share it with others through this blog. God tells us to be faithful and sensible stewards of our (his) money and recourses and I can think of no better way!
By cutting our grocery and household expenses by what I estimate to be 80-90% during 2009 we have been able to save up enough to:
- Fund our entire Emergency Fund
- Pay off our car loan
- Re-carpet our house (who knew carpet was so expensive!)-and yes, I said we saved it, but we still have to do it…I’m dreading moving everything around to have it done!
- Start a vacation fund
- Pay for almost all of our Christmas gifts
- Remain completely debt free (other than our mortgage)
We are SO Blessed! And that is just what can be done in one year! So, if you are brand new to couponing I encourage you to dive in…ask lots of questions…and have fun with it! Couponing sure isn’t like it used to be and we are taking it by storm!
Please don’t be shy and post a comment…even if it is just to say hello!