Frugal living issues, freebies and coupons surround us every day. With all the information from books, magazines, websites, television and more, it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming.
Enter Sarah Roe, once known as the 918 Coupon Queen in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she is now the national Money Saving Queen. Sarah began her journey into the frugal lifestyle when her eldest son was diagnosed with food allergies five years ago. These allergies were far from your typical one-food allergy that is fairly easily contained. Instead, her son’s allergies were multiple and life-threatening.
After realizing that she and her husband were paying more than $500 every month just on medical bills and her son’s special diet, Sarah decided that something had to change. Now, she’s teaching everything she’s learned and continues to learn to moms (and other frugal shoppers) everywhere with her blog.
The Money Saving Queen blog is full of more information than you can ever go through in just a few days. As an avid reader I have found grocery store coupons, freebies, local discounts and more that I would never have stumbled across otherwise. Sarah keeps the website cleanly organized and full of precise and pertinent information that is updated many times a day.
If you are like me and don’t always remember to check a website daily, sign up for the email newsletter. In it, Sarah puts some of her best deals she’s found both locally and on the internet, and then delivers them straight to your inbox. It takes only a quick minute every day to look over the email, but can save you enormous amounts of money. I know I have bought many gifts through those links for 50% off or more, and all of them were sales I never would have tracked down myself.
If you’re more of an interactive type, sign up for the free forums. In them you’ll find even more links to coupons and deals as well as coupon matchups against current sale ads, coupon swaps, rebates, giveaways and more importantly, new friends learning and living the same lifestyle as you.
Don’t worry if you’re new to the idea of frugal shopping. Sarah offers many local coupon workshops as well as one-on-one sessions that can be purchased in which one of her coupon coaches will teach you all the tricks to saving 50-80% off your normal monthly grocery bill.
If you aren’t able to take advantage of the workshops and personal coaching, try reading Sarah’s book, The Power of Coupons: 13 Ways to Save. I’ve personally used just a few of her tactics from the book and have already begun my own road to savings. I’ve learned how to find coupons for products I actually use and how to match them with sale ads for maximum savings. I’ve even found myself buying some items for free.
In addition to the frugal lifestyle, Sarah is also beginning a series called Blogging Bootcamp. This series delves into the world of blogging for the first-time blogger while giving excellent tips for those trying to better their work. There’s a little bit of something for everyone within her blog, and as a reader you can take on as much or as little as you like.
If you are a frugal shopper or interested in becoming one and you aren’t already an avid visitor of Sarah’s blog, now is the time to become one. Though anybody can use the valuable information she provides, it is especially helpful to moms who have the extra expenses of having a family. After all when it comes down to it, don’t we all just want to save money?