Hi My Name is Mrs. Jackie Brown I am mom of a one year old boy and a 4 year girl.  I am a full time teacher  and my favorite hobby is bike riding.     I have a bachelors degree in Music Education from Elmhurst  College and a Masters degree in Education from National Louis University.    I  have been using coupons to save money for eight years.  I started  Country Saving Mommy in 2010 to help my family and friends save money.  Everyone was asking me how do you get things for free and save on the everyday basics.  If you need any more information please contact me at my email address.   Join me at Facebook  click here and then “Like the Country Saving Mommy” page.

My email contact: countrysavingmommy@gmail.com

PS.  I have to say that I have meet some great mommy bloggers from this adventure.


2 Responses to “About Me”

  1. 1 Jill Hector
    April 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Hey CSM! 🙂 I am VERY fortunate and receive the Smart Shopper, Red Plum, P&G and all those coupon leaflets for free. I get the free local paper and another “just ads” paper, plus lots more in my mailbox. I don’t often use many of the coupons I receive. The things I usually buy don’t generally get coupons. We don’t have kids, we don’t eat anything prepackaged (except cheese), and I buy all my household needs at CostCo when THEY have a coupon. SOOOOO, my question is, what can I do with all these extra coupons? Is there some kind of swap? Can I just mail them all to some cause? Can I just mail them to you? I don’t mind spending the price of a stamp to help someone else out, especially since I don’t have to pay for papers to get the coupons. Let me know what you think! Thanks! 🙂
    Jill Hector

    • April 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

      Hey Jill,
      I think I will write this on my blog wall but here are ways to donate coupons. I would love your coupons but am well enough off that I don’t need them :)! So Here are some ideas:
      I could come up with a swap place on here if anyone would like to swap coupons. Not sure if it would work. My coworker has put coupon baskets in are lunchroom lounge and it seems to be working. I give all my coupons I don’t use to the military (the nice thing is they can used expired coupons). Here are some tips: To donate the coupons, be sure they are dated with at least two weeks before they expire since it may take time to get them to the users. Determine which charity, organization you would like to donate to. Local churches and frugal groups and needy families in your area. (I know someone at our YMCA leaves coupons by the mirror in the ladies locker room. There usual gone within a day!) Consider donating pet food and accessory coupons to local humane shelters and especially pet rescue centers. Many of these locations are desperate for pet food at a low cost and may be able to use them. If not, they may be able to give the coupons to those that need them to care for animals. Donate coupons to the military. Overseas military can use expired coupons for any products or services they need. US military bases have commissionaires will take expired coupons overseas. Here is what I do for the military: go to the Military Family Coupon Project and the Overseas Coupon Program to find out more.

      Tips for organizing your expired coupons:
      (1) Be sure to cut the coupons (i.e. do not send the whole insert with all the junk pages); this will help reduce the postage costs for you
      (2) Divide the coupons into 2 plastic bags with the following labels: Food and Non-Food
      (3) Do not send internet coupons as families overseas already have access to these coupons

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