Hi! My name is Krista. I am a wife to a wonderful husband Ray and mother to 2 grown children, Garrett who is going to be 20 in April and Ashley who will be 23 in April. I also have one 3 year old grandson, Jeffrey, who is my heart! We live in Michigan and have all of my life.
I have been a coupon shopper for over 20 years, mostly of those years were out of necessity since our income was abysmal. I still do it out of necessity but as I have gotten older, it has become fun for me as well. I love seeing how much money I can save and what I can get for free.
Most of my life I worked in the Health care industry in various positions : Medical assistant , Nursing Aide, Biller etc. In 1999, I was given the opportunity to work for Ford Motor Company. I worked there almost 9 years and when the economy turned, my job was no longer safe and I took an offered buyout from the company to go back to school at 37. I enrolled in a Nursing program and after a year realized the wait list was too long. I went to school for Phlebotomy ( fancy word for drawing blood) and graduated Dec 2011. I have yet to find a job in this Michigan economy, and the couponing makes our life easier.
It is difficult to be a couponer but it is time consuming and you definitely need to be disciplined. I cut coupons, sort, put into my binder, log in a notebook ( so I can do match ups) and then go through sales papers. I scour the Internet for coupons , deals and freebies. I spend hours a day doing this. But I love it. It would be much appreciated if you are going to print coupons, click thru a banner on my site or if you re shopping at one of the stores I have advertised on my site, use the banner to get there and it helps me get paid a little for doing this.
If you have any questions about couponing or freebies or even help finding a deal, just email me at email@example.com or leave a comment here on the blog or even my facebook page.! Thank you for being a fan!