Today's reader spotlight is an update from Angela. She shared a spotlight over 2 years ago and she's back with an update on what's happened since she shared her story. Sounds like things are going great for her!
Take it away, Angela...
I just wanted to give an update on my story which was published here on January 3, 2013. Yes, I’m still couponing! I Heart Publix has been very instrumental in my huge savings and I tell everyone who coupons (or wants to coupon) at Publix to use this site as their resource. I truly cannot thank you enough. With that being said... on with my update!
Once the story was released, my Facebook group, The Coup Loop, gained well over 1,000 members in just a couple of days. I have made some wonderful, long-distance friendships with people from all over the south who joined my group after reading the story. The group has grown to just under 5,000 members and I take great pride in running a coupon/saving money group where drama is not allowed and honest, respectful couponing is the only way to coupon. It’s a group where all things saving money, couponing and even sharing of stockpile recipes are discussed.
I spent almost every weekend in 2014 through April 2015 traveling Alabama teaching hundreds of people how to effectively and efficiently coupon. I still have my full-time day job during the week, but have taken on the responsibility as writer of money-saving/coupon articles for several Alabama newspapers and have just launched my website, thecouploop.com. I’m so excited about my website because in only a couple more weeks anyone in the country will be able take my class via videos they can watch from their home anytime day or night, versus trying to coordinate their schedule to attend one of my live events or having to miss out altogether simply because they don’t live in Alabama. The website is live with my articles and some other info, but the class videos are currently in editing.
Last, but not least, I am FINALLY a homeowner! That was my ultimate goal from my savings using coupons and savvy shopping. Couponing allowed me to get out of that huge debt in just a year and then made it possible to keep thousands of dollars in my bank account since I wasn’t spending it for groceries, toiletries and household goods. It took a lot of patience, work, dedication and perseverance, but I made it happen! I can honestly say that I started with basically nothing (divorce + tornado = start from scratch) and now have so much more than I ever imagined! On top of that, I’m making a difference in thousands of peoples’ lives and that is priceless.
Thanks for sharing Angela.
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