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Blog Spotlight | Coupons Are Great

Coupons are Great

I am running a feature spotlighting other 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 Leandrea from Coupons are Great. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

I am a 29-year-old stay-at-home mom of two girls who are almost 16 months apart.  My older daughter is 3.5 and my younger daughter is 2.  I am a former teacher and behavior analyst.  I hope to substitute teach when the girls are in school.  My husband and I met while in elementary school and started dating in high school.  We went to colleges that were 30 miles apart and were married after graduation.  I love scrapbooking, crafts, good friends, and a clean house (although my house doesn’t fit that description!).

Please tell me about your blog.

Coupons Are Great started as a  blog to show my friends and family what they could get with coupons.  When I was at my ten year high school reunion last summer I was talking with my friends about my couponing experiences.  They wanted to know how to get cheap diapers. After that I started posting drug store deals which are pretty much consistent throughout the country. I post about our debt snowball and am genuinely excited to save money.  We try to post weekly about Mystery Shopping.  Since crafts are an every day event at my house I love posting Crafty Tuesday posts.  Join us this summer for Storybook Summer where I will post lesson plans geared at children’s books.  It should be fun!  We do reviews and giveaways as well.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging since the end of 2008.  I started on blogspot and recently switched to wordpress.

How did you get started?

My love for coupons started when I discovered Target’s semi-annual toy clearance.  It was then that I realized that if toys go on sale for 75% off that I should be able to get a great deal on food too.  From there I decided that it would be great to review products.  We love getting the mail!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

We feature family friendly products.  We love anything that we can use.  I would love to start featuring organic/natural products.

What was your favourite giveaway?

I don’t have a favorite giveaway….yet.  The week of June 6th will kick of an amazing launch week where we will have at least a giveaway a day!  We are also participating in Blogmania this fall.

Who does your blog appeal to?

My blog appeals to moms.

What direction do you see your blog going in the future?

In the future I would love to see more reviews and giveaways on Coupons Are Great.  I would love to grow and have a great following. I would love to make blog friends as well.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?

My current biggest challenge is posting photos in WordPress.  I consider myself a smart person, but this is truly getting the best of me!

What do you love about blogging?

I love having a hobby.  I love helping other people.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

My biggest blogging pet peeve is Captchas closely followed with how slow Google Friend Connect is.  GFC crashes my computer.  I know how important it is to increase readership so I continue friending people despite the crashes.

Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?

When entering my giveaways follow the rules.  Entering is easy-peasy.  The mandatory entry is just that, mandatory.
I am a newbie review blogger, so I would appreciate your tips.  My biggest tips are to look at everyone’s sidebars and join those sites!  It is silly to be a lone maverick when you have no idea what direction you need to go.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

My favorite blogs are SimplyStacie (of course!),

What’s the Latest?

commonsensewithmoney.com

hip2save.com

moneysavingmom.com

thriftyandchicmom.com

http://moneysavingmethods.blogspot.com/

How can people find you?

www.couponsaregreat.net

www.facebook.com/couponsaregreat

www.twitter.com/couponsaregreat

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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