Time to Say Thank You and Farewell!

Dear Reader Friends,

Today marks the 6 1/2 year anniversary of Coupon Geek blog. Back when I clicked that “Create Blog” button I anticipated having about 5 or 10 readers as I had created the site for my family and friends to follow so I could quit slamming their email inboxes with “check out this hot deal/coupon/freebie that I found!” Flash forward six and half years and here I am with over 200,000 readers. I am in shock. I am in awe. And my heart is full of appreciation.

So it is no surprise that this, my 20,859th post, is the hardest one I’ve ever had to write. Because when I click that “Publish” button, that is it. For it is with a heavy heart that I must share with you all that after much soul searching I have decided that it is time to say “Farewell” to Coupon Geek.

“Why??!!”

I know. Even I am surprised as I am typing this. But the truth is, I am not the blogger I once was and there are sooo many better “deal bloggers” than myself. My heart has always been in writing and not in so many time-sensitive posts. Back when I first started blogging, I shared many ways to live a frugal lifestyle and I miss those posts. And while I have tried to balance the deals and the writing, I feel like I am in a constant battle to get back to the way things were instead of moving forward. There’s just not enough hours in the day for one person to keep up with it all.

So instead, I am starting over. I’m gonna let all those other amazing deal bloggers help you find the “hurry and grab this fast” deals while I share the ways to change your life to help you save money long-term and find happiness in today. Because at the end of the day, I truly want every single one of my readers to be happy.

I am very thankful to all the bloggers who have helped me over the years. And I am incredibly honored for each time someone has linked up to my site or sent a new reader my way. And over time, some of these people, such as Zack, Alli, Jenn, Keri Lyn, Lori and Sean, have become some of my great friends. Those are the people that have kept me going all these years, offered great blogging advice and lifted my spirits when I needed to laugh. And to them, I give my utmost gratitude!

But my biggest thanks goes to every.single.one. of my reader friends. For it is you who have encouraged me to keep finding those deals, coupons, freebies and things to post for so many years. And for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Glowing Gazelles

While it is hard to say Farewell to Coupon Geek, I am hoping that I won’t have to say the same to all of you. I’m hoping that you will continue to give me a chance over at my site Glowing Gazelles. I won’t be posting there daily but I will be sharing several new things each week. You can follow me through newsletter, RSS or Facebook.

And now, before I go, I leave you with one last thought. At the end of the day, make sure that aside from seeking out ways to save money that you also seek out ways to ensure your happiness–never let fear stand in the way of anything that can make you smile. And I hope that in some way I have helped you over the years!

All my love and thanks,

Jaycie
“Coupon Geek”

Reminder: Several Free Redbox Rental Codes!

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I just wanted to remind you all of those Free Redbox Rental Codes that I shared before that should be valid through 2/16/15. They might be a way for you to have a movie night at home with the family!

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Thanks again to Coupon Dad for these!

Zack and Sandy do an amazing job keeping up with the latest Free Redbox Codes, Retail and Restaurant Coupons. If they don’t have it listed, it probably doesn’t exist. They are lovely people and have become such good friends of mine that I consider them family!

In need of Website Tech Help or Design Work? Check Zack out at Lucky Dad Media. He is amazing to work with and has my highest recommendation!

Amazon: Strawberry Tea Infuser for $1.50 Shipped!

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This is the cutest thing to pick up for any tea lover: StrawberrySilicone Tea Infuser for $1.50 shipped, at time of post.

Thanks, Couponing For 4!

Keep in mind that prices flip fast on Amazon so be sure to verify the current price before purchasing!

Alli is one of my favorite bloggers to follow! She does a great job finding deals for CVS, Walgreens, Jewel and more each week. And–she’s one of my dearest friends. Definitely one to follow for extra savings!!

Girl’s Night Idea: Making Notes For Your Kids!

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I love this post on Super Jenn about making school lunch notes for your kids.

My favorite part? How she turned it into a fun girls’ night with everyone contributing their supplies.

I could see this as a really awesome time with the best of your friends all gathering together, laughing and sharing stories of the kids while making love notes to use for school lunches later. Win-win!

Check out Jenn’s post. She’s an amazing writer and photographer and a very dear friend of mine!

Ore-Ida Printable Coupon and Deal Idea

SAVE $1.00 On any TWO (2) Ore-Ida® Frozen Potato Products.

There’s a new $1/2 Ore-Ida Frozen Potato Products Coupon, while prints last.

Some are finding the Ore-Ida Fast Fries at Walmart for $.98, making them just $.48 each wyb 2 after coupon.

Thanks, Moms By Heart!

Lori has been doing an amazing job helping her readers learn how to stockpile each week at places such as Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens. I love following her for those deals, her free printable link-ups and hearing her stories of roadschooling with her family!!

Amazon: Deal on Baby Bathing Cap!

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Amazon has the Susen Safe Shampoo Shower Bathing Cap Hat for Kids for $1.90 plus free shipping!

Thanks, She Saved!

Keep in mind that prices flip fast on Amazon so be sure to verify the current price before purchasing!

Keri Lyn is a great resource for all the hottest online deals and sales!

Target: Deal on Tone Body Wash

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Here’s a deal you can grab at Target on Tone Body Wash this week:

Tone Body Wash $3.54 – Buy 3
*Use 20% Off Tone & Right Guard Body Wash Target Cartwheel Offer
*Use B2G1 Dial or Tone Coupon from 1/11/15 Red Plum insert
*OR Use $1.00/1 Tone coupon from the 1/25/15 Red Plum insert
Final Price = As low as $1.65 each

Thanks, Free Snatcher!

Sean also blogs at One Smart Dollar – great place to look for financial advice!