Getting Back on Track in August

August 2, 2011

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.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Keri Lyn August 2, 2011 at 10:36 am

I love August too …and I love Coupon Geek!!! xoxo

2 Michelle August 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

I want to thank you for being so quick to share the money savings coupons and tips with us. You have helped me in so many ways, and my family reaps the rewards of it. Thanks so much and I will continue to coupon as much as I can also!

3 Jaime @ Couponsandfreebiesmom.com August 2, 2011 at 11:29 am

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 3 years either! How time flies! Congrats on Coupon Geek’s birthday, and here’s to many more years! :)

Your site ROCKS! :)

4 meg August 2, 2011 at 11:30 am

A big thank you to YOU! Your site is wonderful and I really appreciate all the time you take to post those great deals! It is getting harder out there to find the deals…but I will also never give up! I look forward to reading your blog everyday! :)

5 TeeCee August 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Happy Birthday CG! Thanks for all you do. I look forward to reading your blogs and the interesting things you do for and with your family!

6 Mary E.S. August 3, 2011 at 8:55 am

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary ! I’ve been with you almost from the beginning and want to thank you for all the help you have been to me and my family.You rock!

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