Getting Back on Track in August

If you were to ask me what my favorite month blogging is, I’d have to say August. While I love finding holiday deals for everyone in December, August has a special place in my heart and that is because it’s the month I created Coupon Geek. And this year, it’s extra special as it’s a “golden birthday” year as Coupon Geek turns 3 on August 3rd.

While coupons are a big part of saving money, I often wonder how long coupons will continue to go on, especially with the latest craze in popularity. We are already seeing several stores changing coupon policies, manufacturers are switching $ amounts so they don’t double as easy, some places are rejecting coupons altogether and with increased demand, printables are starting to become harder to get ahold of before the limits are met. These things paired with finding the store shelves wiped out are making it harder to save money with coupons. (Though I’m going to continue to keep trying forever!)

But coupons are just one way to save money. There are other ways to save money and I’d really love to put a little focus on those things so that we can all learn to shop and live smarter to help our money stretch farther.

So over the next month, I’m going to be “Getting Back on Track” and share little ways that I find to save money or make the most of what we have. I’m hoping that you’ll find that some of them help you save money long-term, as well!

And since it’s a big birthday year I think we need to celebrate, don’t you agree? So that means—-more giveaways! I’ll be mixing them up between giveaways from sponsors along with a few of my favorite findings and giveaways that relate to my favorite activities/hobbies. So don’t miss out on those.

And here’s your first money-saving tip….several of my readers sign-up for giveaways on a lot of sites and use their winnings to help pay for gifts during the holidays or special occasions. It might be something to add to your daily routine–sign-up for a few and you never know, you might win some! Several blogs giveaway gift cards so keep your eyes open for those.

Hoping that you all find August to be a great month as a Coupon Geek Reader. Thank you to all of you for being so great and for helping me stick around for 3 years! It’s been a fun ride and I’m hoping it continues for a long time to come.