Are you a “Southern Saver”?

Southern Savers is hands down my favorite savings blog.  I had the opportunity to meet Jenny Martin, owner of the blog, a few years back when she came to the High Country to teach a couponing workshop.  Jenny is also a big supporter of Operation Christmas Child and co-creator of the Becoming Conference.  One of my favorite things about Jenny is her passion for savings AND caring for her family.  I would love to share a few of the ways I use Southern Savers to cut costs in our home.

Workshop in Blowing Rock, NC – 2011
  • Jenny shared a great post about how to save on diapers.  As a mother of a six month old that cloth diapers 75-80% of the time, I still rely heavily on this information to make the most of my disposable diaper purchases.
  • There are some great coupon tutorials on the blog.  Jenny helps you figure out how to start small, even if you’re unfamiliar with the whole couponing process.  I have tried a few couponing methods but definitely felt her method was the best way to save time and money so that you are able to still spend time with your family.
  • I probably use the weekly grocery store posts more than anything.  Jenny pairs the grocery store sales with coupons and you can even create a customizable list to take with you to the grocery store.  She also includes the sales lists with coupons for CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid.
  • Southern Savers also has daily posts about many different types of deals (new coupons, online and brick and mortar store deals, restaurant coupons, etc.).  I’ve scored some great restaurant and movie deals by keeping up with these posts.
  • If you’re looking for a certain coupon and wonder if it exists, you can check the coupon database for it.  This is a fantastic tool!
  • If you don’t have a subscription to the Sunday paper and you buy them each week from the paper stand (where many coupons are located), you can check Southern Savers to see whether or not there will be a paper on holiday weekends. You can also see the weekly coupon inserts for your local newspaper.
  • You can also search current sales and find the best deals of the week.  There is also a weekly post just for moms: Best Baby Deals.

I encourage you to take some time to explore Southern Savers.  You might be surprised at what you find to help you save more money and spend more time with your family.

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