Hi! My name is Kari. I started Raking In The Savings to help other people learn how much fun it can be to save money!
My husband and I have 3 boys to keep us on our toes, including a set of twins! One of our twins was diagnosed as having food intolerances to wheat and dairy, and he doesn’t do well with sugar, so we had to make a drastic change in his diet so he would start to feel better. Needless to say, all the specialty food we buy for him is pretty expensive! Between buying specialty food for him, and feeding a hungry teenage boy, not to mention the rest of us had to eat too, I realized I needed to start cutting costs!
That’s when I fell in love with the coupon life! I started slowly building a stockpile of food that I could get for free or close to it, as well as building up a huge supply of everyday household items. The savings started adding up, and I reached the point that I was far enough ahead that I no longer had to pay retail price for anything! I shopped from my own pantry, then re-stocked when the price was right. Well, I still had to pay retail price for our little guy’s specialty food, his food is about 70% of our total food budget for all 5 of us! I have been able to cut the cost of our food so much that I can afford to buy the food he needs, which is what my goal was when I first started my coupon adventure!
I asked my savvy coupon friend Shannan to come help get the deals out there for you! She is such an awesome couponer, she even teaches all of our coupon classes!
We update the site throughout the day to show you ideas you can use to save money around the house, as well as tips to get the most out of your money! We will show you how to utilize coupons and sales at the grocery and drug stores to buy items at their lowest possible cost! We are doing this coupon blog to show other people how easy it can be to save money once you learn the tricks. We will show you the best deals, and where to get them, as well as when the price is a really good price so you know when it’s time to stock up! Anyone who is looking to build a stockpile for a rainy day, or just to cut costs in general will find a lot of good information on this site to help them save money while stocking up on the things they need! The first time you have people behind you in line at the grocery store craning their neck to see how much you save because your bill keeps going down and down, you will be addicted to saving money too! We hope you will join us on this great adventure to learn “How to Save, While Stocking Up”!