About Me

Hi, and welcome to Save the Coupons!  I wanted to take a minute to tell you a little about myself.  My name is Lesley and I am a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful kids, Emma (5 1/2), Madelyn (3 1/2) and Elliot 2.  I have recently taken over Save the Coupons.  I started couponing seriously when our family’s finances became very tight.

couponingNot so long ago, our family went from a 2 income household with no kids to a 1 income household with 3 kids and we had to readjust.  My husband and I had accumulated debt on our own, and my old business struggled when the economy plummeted, leaving me with even more debt.  When we were buried up to our eyeballs, I knew I had to do something.  Going out and getting a job didn’t make sense with 3 little kids.  Everything I’d bring home would go to pay for childcare, so I began to look for a way to cut our expenses….and boy have our lives changed.  We are still working hard to pay off our debt, but by changing how we shop, we were able to both pay down debt and begin to put money back into our savings.

Couponing, and frugal shopping literally saved our lives.  In the past year and a half we’ve cut our expenses by over 60%, we no longer live in fear that we can’t pay our bills, and we live richer lives.  We are truly blessed with everything we need and we have plenty to donate to those less fortunate.  I am honored to share our journey with you, and I hope you will share yours as well.

25 Responses to About Me

  1. Heidi Eckels says:

    Was wondering if you would like to do a scentsy giveaway?

  2. Claribel Lascano says:

    Thanks Sue, yes, I can only imagine how much time it takes to matchup Woodmans–that’s why I wondered if you were still doing it ; ) I often thought that if I were to get in the blogging buisness, I suppose Woodman’s would be a good start since no one else does it! I have shared your site with many here since we are local to Woodmans.
    Well, here’s a little head start for you then…Kellogg’s cereal $1.69, and Jamba Juice $1.99.

    Have a great day! and Thank you!

  3. Claribel Lascano says:

    Hi Sue!
    I’m one of your Woodman’s match up fans. Just wondering if you’ll be continuing doing match ups for Woodmans and if so, how often you’ll be doing that?

    • Sue says:

      Hi Claribel, I am continuing to do them, I get there about once a month, with summer here and the kids off school its been really hard to get there and do the list (it takes about 4 hours in store since they dont put out an ad and then another few hours at home to do the matchups…its VERY time consuming thats why no one else does them) I know alot of people are waiting on one, Im hoping to get a new list done this weekend to post next week.

      Sue

  4. Kim Koch says:

    Hi Sue,

    Here’s a great tip for those who need a battery for their watch. Sullivan Jewelers in Brookfield will replace a battery for $4.00 + tax. Most places will charge $8-10.
    http://www.sullivanjewelers.com or visit us at the Ruby Isle Shopping mall on Calhoun Road Mon.-Sat.

    Thanks, Kim

  5. Darrell Koch says:

    Sue, 5% gas cash back credit card without limits or gimmicks, any gas station! Donate 15 or 20 bucks to a Military charity, and $5 one-time to start a Credit Union account! Look at https://www.penfed.org/productsAndRates/creditCards/rewardCards.asp The Visa Platinum Cashback Rewards Card…. I got one over the phone in 10 minutes…..I save $35/month spending $700 in gas…see you at Weatherstone!

  6. Tomeka says:

    I love your story. Now I am a single mother of two under the age of 5 and witha low ssi income of only 600$ a month isn’t much to take care of my family. Yes I have a disabilty but trying to learn how to get more for the little money I do have left over from paying rent and bills. I have been seeing this show on tv of how people use coupons to get what they need. Now my question is how can I get coupons sent to my mailing address with out having to pay out of pocket?

  7. Trevor says:

    Hey sue i have a question for you. Since you probably do price matching at walmart what has been the best place that you price match the most?

    • Sue says:

      Actually, I dont really price match at all. I have done price matching at Walmart on occasion, but only when I could do the deal at my local grocery store…like if I could get a sweet deal using a printable and the advertising store didnt take them. Walmart can be hit or miss, some of them are good about coupons and some of them are just not, and make price matching a hassle (this is how mine is…& why I rarely do it)

      You can also match at Target, but you have to pay for the items and then go up to customer service to get your $ refunded…also a pain. Alot of people have success with price matching though…sorry Im not more help on this one Trevor! Hey, next time you get a great shopping trip, you need to email me a picture so I can post it for the readers…Im really proud of you!

      • Trevor says:

        Okay i will email you a picture when i get a good shopping trip. Something that you may want to try is price matching dollar tree! I got over a hundred and forty dollars worth of flip flops for a little over 14 dollars! That was from price matching last weeks ad. i got 12 dollar flip flops for a dollar! i also price matched degree deodorant to dollar tree and solar lights! I have found dollar tree to be by far the best place to price match! The ads are never specific so i got 7 dollar degree for a buck! Great price for me :)

  8. Trevor says:

    Hi sue,
    my names Trevor and i LOVE your website! i just turned 17 in march and live in a very small town. My dad works but doesn’t always get as much hours as he’d like to and with gas prices going up i took up a task of couponing! I just started it on mother’s day and already i have saved probably around $250! i tell my family and friends how much i paid for a $150 dollar bill and they are astonished that it’s even possible. For me i love the rush you get by knowing that your getting something at such a great price like flip flops cost $12 and i’m getting it for $1! Well anyways people are amazed that i am able to do this on my own, or that it brings interest to me at being 17 years old. Your website has really inspired me and was one of the reason i gave it a shot. well anyways i just wanted to say thanks for everything and for sharing your knowledge to everyone! Great site!!!

    • Sue says:

      Hey Trevor!
      Good for you! That is awesome that you’ve started couponing! The rush is addictive! =) Im sure your going to really bless your family with your new skills too! If you ever have a question feel free to send me an email or leave a comment…I will always reply! Keep it up…sounds like you’ll be a coupon master in no time flat;)

      Sue

  9. Dawn Vicari says:

    Hi Sue!
    This is awesome! What a great thing you’re doing. Can’t wait to start this up for Joey and myself. Maybe I can teach Joey a thing or two while I’m at it. :)

    Take care,
    Dawn

    • Sue says:

      thanks Dawn…deal finding is addictive ;) He’ll catch the bug too…Bob did and now he’s my biggest cheerleader (he told Joey!) =) Welcome to the site & let me know if you need any help getting started!

  10. I just wanted to let you know that http://www.nursalong.com is having her nursing coverage $5 off until April 15th. Since I’ve used her product, I don’t think I’ve seen a sale. This is the best nursing cover I have ever found! You can definitely tell that it was made by a mom for moms!

  11. Steph says:

    this is my first time to see your website, good for you! I love the picture of Bobby, also have little girl with DS, and have been staying at home since she was born, and have been using coupons, How did you start your website? do you make money on it as well?

    • Sue says:

      Hi Steph! When Bobby was born we didnt know he was going to have DS so it was a shocker! We decided it was best to have me stay home from that point on. We started looking for ways to “live on less” and couponing naturally helped! As I became more of a “master” with coupons, it naturally evolved into the blog. I do earn a small amount from the blog, Most of the earnings I make are from the google ads I have placed on the site. For me, I need to blog as a connection with the real world…Im sure you can relate ;) I hope you enjoy the site! How old is your daughter? (If you’r thinking of starting ablog, you can email me @ contact@savethecoupons.com and I’d be happy to give you more detailed info on getting started and more!)

  12. heather says:

    I’d like to start a blog like yours for the sheboygan,wi area, how do I go about doing this?

    • Sue says:

      Hi Heather,
      The first thing you need to do is get a domain name and a web hosting account…you can buy hosting space from go daddy or you can get it from blogger. There is a large time commitment to blogging, I spend a good 10-12 hrs a day looking for deals and posting them the readers. I just wanted to let you know about that ahead of time, because not everyone knows how much time blogging can consume. so start with the domain name and hosting space. I can give you more details of getting up and running, but I would prefer if you contacted me via email contact@savethecoupons.com

      Sue

  13. Elizabeth Allen says:

    Sue,
    Wanted to let you know Darla Otto sent me to your website. I am a beginner, but learning quick. I absolutely LOVE your website, especially the Pig section. Thank you for sharing your information and may God bless you. Liz Allen

    • Sue says:

      Awe, thanks so much Liz! If your local (Greater Milwaukee Area) I’ll be doing 3 coupon classes in April, it would be a great opportunity to learn! Im so glad that you like the site! Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you about couponing to help you along!

      Sue

    • justine says:

      this site is really help full and its were i get almost all my coupons huntforfreebies coupons/deals!!!! hope this will help u post some more deals!!!

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