My name is Laura and I am mother of two daughters and first time maw maw to a little sweet baby girl about to turn 3. :) We live right out of New Orleans, Louisiana, about 13 miles outside mater fact. I am a stay at home mom/blog writer on disability for a back injury. Due to this and hurricane Katrina I've learned to live on a very low income. It didn't hurt that I grew up very poor too. I grew up with my younger brother and my mother, I mainly raised my brother while my mother worked. We didn't use coupons while growing up, surprisingly I didn't even really know about them. It would of been great, since I now see how much money we could of saved.
I turned to using coupons and rebates about 5 years ago. I started around March of 2006 sometime. I loved it so much that I'd say I was even kind of got addicted for a little while. I started putting too much time and energy into them. I've now learned to only use coupons for what I need and want or what I can get for FREE to donate. Make sure when your new to using them, that you remember, just because you have it don't mean you have to use it. I still hate to pay retail for anything, it just kills me to pay retail.
I found this site while looking for somewhere to keep records of my rebates, wins and money spent. I am interested in keeping better records and meeting people with my interest. I look forward to learning a lot more about saving money too. One never can learn to much about that subject, right. :)