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Once upon a time, in the far away land of Mountain View County sat a pretty little town called Sundre where there were some people who were wondering if it was possible to save some money. If you know anyone like that I'd love to help them find ways to do that and that is what Sundre Savvy Shoppers is all about!!
PRE-AVID COUPONING DAY'S....
Although I have always tried to save money through the more common routes of shopping sales, attending auctions, wheeling & dealing on second hand items, etc., I never took the time to truly understand just how much money I could save by using coupons to reduce my grocery bill.
Of course if I was picking up jam and I noticed there was a coupon tear pad on the shelf I would grab one and that was that.
I will own up to catching a few partial episodes of 'Extreme Couponing' on TV which must have made some impression on my self-conscious as I began to educate myself on the 'Art of Couponing' as I have come to affectionately think of my passion, habit, hobby, necessity - however one cares to define the act of using Canadian Coupons to save money.
That was a little over a year ago. I have since saved hundreds of dollars off my groceries and just about everything else I've needed to buy.
As I began learning the ins and outs of couponing, I quickly became aware of the many money saving opportunities available to Canadian Consumers which I never knew anything about. All of which provide a tangible and rewarding means for families and individuals to save on just about anything.
Receiving an education in anything has it's challenges and frustrations. Learning how to be a $avvy $hopper or how to live a more frugal lifestyle is no different, however applying these lessons learned in Sundre and Olds proved to challenge the challenges, not to mention frustrating the frustrations.
I'll be sharing some of these experiences through this site as not only would I like to help others in the area avoid the same or similar experiences, having run into these issues is what spawned the idea and provided much of the motivation and desire to start this site.
The reality of living where we do is that our overall living expenses is for the most part fairly expensive in relation to many other communities of similar size.
In order to reduce these every day expenses to meet or many instances beat at least some of the unique challenges we face as here as consumers, one needs to take as much control over their money as they can.
PRE-SAVVY DAY'S....(cont'd from column 1)
Some examples of the unique challenges that I've noticed would include:
The final deciding was the lack of content applicable to where I live or if there was some it was very difficult to locate Canadian coupons, deals, freebies, store offered specials etc. I found:
While it's obvious that our local population is probably the single largest determining factor for some of these challenges, that does not mean that there are no available solutions, at least in part, to many of them
Couponing is definitely the single largest determining solution factor and I'd like to help you help yourself and your family to realize the positive potential it can, and will, have on your finances!
As I started out saying..'Now-a-days'.....my house is a disaster, my coupon binder is not in too bad of shape, my computer is over-worked - no comment on the brain drain - however I believe in what I'm doing and that it is a worthwhile venture and I hope you do too!
After approaching everyone I know in the area - which isn't many I grant you - trying to locate someone capable of designing a website and other multi-media programs - here I sit!!
I imagine some of you might appreciate the challenge of this undertaking when the word 'techy' is NOT even in my vocabulary!! Well it wasn't but I would never advertise myself as an I.T. expert!
I have witnessed a few people using coupons in Sundre and have talked with a few of them. The most common question I'm asked is 'Where do I find coupons?'
I would like to answer this question and many more for anyone in the Sundre area who would like to keep more of their hard earned dollars to spend on whatever they wish. Couponing provides an opportunity to have a choice where your money goes when it's not all going on necessities!
I have learned since moving here that Sundre remains very much a word-of-mouth community and I'm counting on that to a certain degree.
If you or anyone you know is interested in ways to save money every month, please join in and pass the news along. Even if your anyone isn't interested, they will know someone who is.
I look forward to communicating with many of you and together we CAN make a positive impact and help a lot of people!
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