You know? I used to have some very professional sounding spiel here about myself and then I decided to change it. Adventures in Coupons is all me; from the carefully picked logo ^^ (up) there, right down to my love of all things bacon and zombies. This “who is” page needed to be too. If you’ll allow me, I’d like to share a bit about who I am, where I come from and why AIC is what it is today.
I am Stacy, a 30 year old mom(to a wonderful 8 year old girl), and fiance (to an equally wonderful 29 year old man), originally from Southern Ohio, but who now (and forever more) calls Austin, Texas home. I have been using coupons and deal seeking since late 2004 as the birth of my daughter approached. Very quickly I saw how much I could truly save and stock for my family. I do stockpile and my current stock has a retail value somewhere in the $7,000-$8,000 range. I try not to take it to an extreme and generally like to only keep around a year supply for me and mine. That, for me, is a security comfort. I like knowing that whatever may come, be it a strong storm that knocks the power out or a sudden loss of income, we’re taken care of it that way.
I have been through a lot in my life. Most of it my own making to be honest; whether through stupid mistakes or just circumstances that I allowed. I won’t bore you with most of the details but the short version is this: I was a teenage drug addict, I’m divorced..multiple times, my daughter and I spent the majority of 2010 in a homeless shelter and I’m sober 2 years. I have been where some of you are or have been and I’m in no way ashamed of that. At times, you’ll hear me talk about it on here.
Adventures in Coupons was started in April 2011. It was a way for me to get my personal friends and family involved and being candidly honest with you? It was never intended to be what it has grown into. Suddenly though, with very little warning, it grew beyond all of my expectations. You guys came..and you’ve kept coming. So I kept blogging…and kept doing my best to guide and teach you all the absolute best ways to make your money stretch.
I want you to know this: This blog is a huge part of me now. It is a very small part of what actually defines me as a person and I wouldn’t trade that for the world. I take pride in it and what I do and yes, I’ll admit it, that’s a relatively new feeling for me.
I truly hope that your “stay” here on AIC is a good one: that you’re able to find the help, the deals, the laughs or tears that you need to get through what has become a very hard time for a lot of people. If you ever do need more help than what is provided here, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m busy, but I’m never too busy to help someone.
One last thing:
From the bottom of my heart..I am truly glad you’re here. Now put your feet up, grab your cup of coffee, sit back and stay awhile. While you’re at it? Why not visit AIC over on Facebook or swing by Twitter and say hey. I love hearing from you guys!