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So for years now I have been wanting to do something to make a difference. You may remember when I teamed up with 2 great women, Becky and Tosha and we hosted a Back To School Supply Drive for Fairfield City Schools here in the Cincinnati area. Even with hosting that event and making it an annual gig now, I truly still wanted to do more. So after talking to a friend of mine Katie, you may know her as Cincinnati Cents, we decided that we wanted to do something. Then Friday came the news of the people in Japan that have lost everything and was looking for food, shelter and basic necessities after the Tsunami and earthquakes. Katie and I talked a lot over the weekend that we wanted to help, so we got some ideas together, made some calls and now we are hosting our event to help those who have lost everything in Japan.

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So I thought I would share a little bit about myself, which is really hard since I do not like to talk about my self at all. I am Brianne, the one on the left above! First I had been a stay at home mom for the last 7 years and recently went back into the 9-5 daily grind! I do like the routine of work everyday but really miss the extra time with my kiddos and blogging! But with life changes comes new and exciting roads to follow! The pic above is of my mama and myself, can you figure out which one is me?!?!

I love spending time with my 3 kiddos (all girls, I know they will be handfuls during the teenage years!!), playing softball, going to the movies and just spending time outside- camping, playing at the park or just soaking up some sun!! I love shopping, talking to friends, using coupons of course and just laughing. Living near Cincinnati Ohio, there are lots of things to do; Kings Island, Reds, Bengals, Cincinnati Zoo and so much more!

I started really couponing in 2008, after I had my youngest daughter.  I was watching a lady on TV and she was talking about how she was getting most of her groceries and health & beauty items really cheap and even FREE in some cases. I had always used coupons, but not to this extent. So I started researching online how I could do this too. With me being a stay at home mom and having a newborn, we were spending a lot and not saving much. So after about 3 weeks of searching and learning, I started my coupon adventure. It took about 3 months to start getting a real feel for the coupon world and to start getting FREE items and start my stockpile.

I then decided in January of 2009 to start sharing my shopping trips with friends and family in a blog. It also gave me an outlet to write and have a little time for myself.  I love sharing all the great savings I get and all of the saving tips I have learned. I also love getting feedback on what others are doing to save money and how much they save at the grocery. So I hope you enjoy all the things I share and have learned over the past few years and be able to save a ton at the grocery!!!

bri and amanda


ABOUT AMANDA: is the one on the right, and she was suckered into helping me here on the blog! She works in accounting by day and helps me in the evening with reviews, deals and contributing to the blog here. She had never really used a coupon before so she was amazed at all of my amazing savings information found here on the blog! She has a daughter that when she’s not working, she’s hanging out with traveling, watching movies and the Bengals! Don’t feel sorry for her, she chose to like the Bengals!! Just kidding, she loves sports, is an amazing listener and has a great energy!




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Back To School Supply DriveFairfield City School District, August 21, 2010- Co-Organizer

Japan Relief Event Tri-County Mall and Matthew 25 Ministries- April 3, 2011- Co-Organizer

  • Rewind 94.9 Photos of Event- April 3, 2011
    Live Interview with Channel 9 News- April 2, 2011
  • Article- April 21, 2011

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