Here is a little more about me.
How it all began…
In February of 2010, a friend shared a link on her facebook wall about getting a free cup of Starbucks coffee. Well, I am all about free coffee, so I clicked on the link. My life was never the same after that. The link was from a coupon blog, similar to this one you are reading now. Picture Charlie walking into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory or how Lucy felt when she first stumbled into Narnia. What on earth is this I thought? Not only was there a post explaining to me about how I could purchase free coffee, but there were many more posts and links telling me how I could get free lots of things. There were even links to other websites that were similar to the one I had stumbled upon. I kept clicking and clicking and clicking. I was stunned, people don’t pay for toothpaste? Seriously? I was always a bargain shopper, but I never used coupons that much because I thought they weren’t worth it. After all, I would only save a few bucks when I used them. As I kept reading, I realized people saved tons of money with coupons! They got themselves out of debt, supplemented their income, and went on vacation with their savings!
I dove in head first and started reading blogs and matchups daily. I made weekly trips to drugstores and started gathering a great stockpile in my basement. I discovered there is a blog for almost every store imaginable, so I began saving on my groceries too!
I was deeply struck by one blog’s mission to donate and give out of our abundance. I could get things at drugstores for free, and give them away. All it would cost me is a little time!
I just couldn’t keep all this to myself. I had to share this with others, so in June of 2011 I gave my first coupon class at my church. I loved helping others save money, so that they too could give more to their families and to others. In my classes, I kept pointing people to these blogs, because that is how I was saving so much. I also commented often on the blogs I read, to help others out by sharing my shopping experiences. It only made sense that I began my own blog.
So in January, 2011, Generous Savings was born!
……to be continued…..