My name is Jen Morris. I am a wife to Joe, mother to 5 children, Jillian, Jakob, Jarrett, Jocelynn, and Jaxson, and I LOVE saving money! My coupon journey began at the end of 2007. We were desperate to figure out how to save money. At the time, we spent right around $1100 a month for a family of 5 1/2 on all our household and grocery items. I thought that was good!! After learning a few key money saving tricks I was able to cut our grocery budget down to around $450 a month! Awesome, right?! That has been our budget for the last 10+ years even with a growing family. The system I use is so incredibly simple that I decided very early on in my couponing process that I needed to teach others what I had learned as well. Coupons changed my life and I just HAD to tell people about it! After I mastered couponing, I quickly discovered there were so many more ways to save money for our family. Saving money on groceries and teaching others to do the same is where it all began. Aside from motherhood, this has been the most rewarding job I have ever had!
Now, my life is better because of coupons, but my life doesn’t revolve around coupons. I am very active in my church, I love to be involved in my kids’ school, I bake – a lot, and enjoy crafting, DIY, and digital scrapbooking. Once upon a time, I was an assistant, an accountant, an office manager, a customer service agent, and did some American Sign Language on the side. If you do a little Google digging, you may see my name in conjunction with the Saints Unified Voices choir directed by the legendary Gladys Knight. I sang and toured with this group for about 9 years and may have scooped up a Grammy along the way. If you drive close enough to my car, you may catch me singing along to the radio (rather loudly), but that’s about all the performing I do these days.
I like to joke that my bucket list has some pretty awesome boxes checked. Not only did I get to sing with this awesome choir, I was on TLC’s Extreme Couponing All-Stars with my friend Jennifer Freeman. We had a blast!! Our family had an opportunity to be extras in a documentary that was filmed in our town too. Movies – check. TV – check. Music – check. Now, I just need to get on a talk show & a game show and my life will be complete :).
Is there somewhere in your life you would love to learn how to save that doesn’t involve grocery shopping?? Ask me!! I’m sure I have a tip or two to share!!
My name is Kelly Gibbs. I live in a suburb of Sacramento, CA. I am married to Zach and am mother to Evangeline and Desmond (with another little girl on the way)! I started couponing back in 2009 before I had any kids. My husband and I were looking at buying a house in California and were trying to save up as much money as possible. I stumbled across a coupon blog my cousin shared showing someone who got hundreds of dollars of groceries for less than $30, and I thought to myself, “I want to learn how to do that!” After my first coupon shopping trip at CVS, I was hooked and I’ve never looked back! Not only were my husband and I able to save up money for a down payment on a house, we’ve been able to pay for family vacations and put both my husband and I through college with ZERO student loans!
I was featured on Season 2 of TLC’s Extreme Couponing
, which was an adventure, to say the least! I’ve been teaching people all over the country how to coupon since 2012, because everyone should know how to save money!
Aside from couponing, I am a part-time Dental Hygienist – and I absolutely love it! I could talk about teeth all day! I also enjoy reading, and I love just about anything Disney related. I will sing just about any chance I get – I sing in my church choir, and before having children, I actually had a part in a production of “The Music Man”! My husband and I have been working on recording an album of original music in between the hectic and chaotic parts of life, so hopefully someday we will be able to finish it!
Saving money is a passion and I am excited to share what I have learned over the years with everyone here!