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Blog Spotlight | Save Money in Winnipeg

I am running a feature spotlighting other Canadian Review & Giveaway Blogs. If you have one and would like to be featured, please email me at [email protected]
 
Today I would like to welcome Nadine from Save Money in Winnipeg. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…
 
Please tell me about yourself.

 
My name is Nadine, I am 32 years old, married to my amazing husband Mike for 5 years, and mother of a wonderful 3 year old girl.
 
Please tell me about your blog.
 
It’s all about saving money. Started off as just in Winnipeg, but basically applies to anyone in Canada. Mostly coupons, deals, big sales, that kind of thing.

How long have you been blogging?
 
I started in March 2009.
 
How did you get started?
 
I kept finding all of these great deals, and wanted to share them with a big group of people. Also, selfishly, wanted to know about more good deals, so it’s great now to have a little community of like minded people! Also, was frustrating trying to look online for coupons etc. and only find things for the states.
 
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
 
Anything I think my readers would like. It’s mostly women, lots with kids, a lot of family stuff, kids stuff, but also things just for them. I love dealing with Canadian companies, or finding smaller companies with great products and sharing that with the readers.
 
What was your favourite giveaway?
 
I’ve liked them all!! I love doing giveaways!! In December, I am loving it even more, because am always thinking that these could end up being xmas gifts for people. The kids giveaways this month have been fun!!
 
Who does your blog appeal to?
 
Mostly women, but there are some men, more and more of them. We have some serious couponers, but also those who are new. Probably anyone who is realizing how much money they could be saving, and is looking for ways to cut costs. I regret now that I was not using more coupons when my daughter was in diapers!! So, I’m super proud of all the moms who are doing that!

What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
 
Hopefully growing of course, but not so much that it loses it’s personal feel. I love how everyone tries to help each other out, keeps an eye out for others. A great community vibe! I love doing product reviews and giveaways, but also love finding great deals to post, and even more when readers post up their great deals!! I love hearing how much money people save! I did 2 little interviews on CBC radio, and that is something I’d love to do more of too, spread the word in different ways on how to save!

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
 
Keeping a good ratio of reviews/giveaways to money savings posts. Right now am trying to do my December giveaways quickly, so that people can get them for xmas. I’m hoping that those who are not into the giveaways understand.

What do you love about blogging?
 
I love hearing people’s stories, whether it’s about saving money, or time savers, good recipes etc. I’ve made a lot of great friends through it too, which I would never have imagined possible! And I like that all of us are taking away the stigma of “coupon users”!!
 
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
 
Not that I can think of…. The only thing might be that there are some who might want more personal information, but I do like to keep some things private.

Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
 
Enter!! I think a lot of people are scared to enter the giveaways, not really sure why. Maybe there are some sites that are not legit, but most are! For newbie review bloggers, take it slow, and find products that you love and back 100%!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
 
I don’t read too many other blogs, my favourite by far is http://www.thisbirdsday.com/ Lots of great tips, good reviews, and a general feel good kind of blog. Lots of fun!
 
How can people find you?
 
http://www.savemoneyinwinnipeg.blog.ca or can always email me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Love to help out those who are new to using coupons, or even to blogging! As long as you are not in Winnipeg, and wanting to start an identical blog! 🙂

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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