When I started this blog six years ago, it was my sincere desire that it would serve to help moms manage their households, and enjoy their lives. A big part of that mission was providing simple tools and resources for stretching your household budget. I was never thrilled with how time consuming couponing was, because I had hoped to help you simplify your lives too. But traditional couponing was the best tool available for saving money, so this is what I shared.
Today, things have changed a little. We now have a myriad of digital and printable offers from companies like Coupons.com, Ibotta, Checkout 51, along with store apps from Walgreens and Target that help us save. So I am reevaluating what I do here. I still want to help you save money, but I want to move toward helping you save time as well.
So here’s what’s happening.
From here on out, I will provide you with two store match-ups. One will be done the traditional way, using the sale ad along with any coupons, rebates or digital offers listed. The other will be created using only digital and printable offers that are available right now.
Most moms don’t buy the Sunday paper every week. For many of them, it isn’t because they don’t want to save money, but because they get too busy to squeeze it all into their busy schedules. I want to help them save, too.
Imagine this scene. You’re rushing out the door to make a quick trip to the store for a few specific items. You don’t have a list (other than in your head), and you haven’t clipped coupons in weeks. You barely have time to get your errands done, and get home in time to make dinner. Sound familiar?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could sit down at your computer for five minutes, choose your store, and quickly see the printable and digital offers available right now without sorting past coupons you don’t have, or offers that are no longer available? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to easily save on ALL shopping trips?
Well this is my vision.
Many of you know I am just starting a one-year cross-country RV adventure, so I am not able to manage a coupon binder, or clip coupons each week from the newspaper. This new format will allow me to be genuine in my blogging, showing you exactly how we are saving as a family using only digital and printable offers. But I will also be giving the full match-ups for those of you who need them.
I Need Your Help
This is a new idea, not being done by any other blog out there. So I need your feedback to make it a success. Please leave me a comment on the match-up posts (or here), and continue to leave comments each week until we iron out the specifics of this new format. Tell me what you like, what you don’t like, and give me any suggestions for how this could work best for you.
This blog exists for you, and your input is extremely valuable to me.
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