Coupon Katie Featured in August Issue of First for Women

First for Women FeatureWhen THE HUSBAND said a few months ago, “Honey, you should start a web site…” and show people how to save money on their grocery bills; I never thought it would amount to much.  Well, I did that and before I knew it traffic to this site was taking off.

The next thing I knew, local TV stations were sending crews over to the house to interview me about  That was a lot of fun.  The boys got a big kick out of seeing mommy and daddy on TV.  But then I received an email from a “follower” on Twitter about Help a Reporter Out (HARO).

Eventually I was swapping emails with Rachel Aydt – a writer for First for Women.  Rachel was planning to do a feature on women that use technology to save on their grocery bills.  After a few emails back and forth, Rachel informed me that my story was going to be featured in the August issue of First for Women.

The next thing I knew I was coordinating a photo shoot with Heather Linton Photography and spending the day at the spa getting gussied-up for a photo shoot at the new Kroger in Farragut.

After a few hundred pictures, one was finally chosen by the magazine staff and the waiting began.

Finally on July 13, the August issue of First for Women hit the stands, and I couldn’t be more excited.

The section of the article in which I am featured, describes the way I use my shopping cards in combination with other websites to save money on my grocery bills.

You can find First for Women at the check-out stands or magazine racks in most grocery stores.

The article is on page 84, and the funny thing is…I never look like that when I go shopping.  I usually haven’t had time to put on make up and am wearing a T-shirt and running shorts, not to mention trying to wrangle groceries and toddlers all at once.

Thanks to everyone that helped make this happen.

But most of all, I hope that this article will show that with a little planning, we all can save a little bit extra each time we head to the grocery store.


  1. Congratulations! And thanks for sharing what you've learned with the rest of us who are trying!

  2. No mention of your site??? Bummer!

  3. Congratulations! Good for you, and you look such the glamor girl shopping! When you make it big remember all us little people who check your web site every day!

  4. Congratulations on the feature! Sounds like a great experience. You're becoming a real media pro.

  5. Mrssmith says:

    You look beautiful, Katie. But we all know you're much more than just another pretty face-you've got saavy-shopping smarts!

  6. smithk12 says:

    Wow you are gorgeous! Smart, Thrifty, and beautiful to boot!

  7. FrugalJulie says:

    Absolutely amazing Katie 🙂
    It's always nice to see another frugal Tennessee blogger out there.
    You are truly smokin'…keep up the great work!

  8. Thanks ladies for all the kind encouragement! It was a lot of fun. If only I could find a coupon for a free make over for every time you went to Kroger!

  9. Rebecca says:

    Congratulations!! I didn't know the reason you were doing this (medical bills/MS diagnosis) but you have blessed others here in east TN by going public on the internet with ways to save. I follow other bloggers too, but the closest was middle TN and the prices are still off a little and of course, no local deals. With your website, the prices are spot on and we get the local ways to save as well. Thanks for what you're doing, hope this article generates a lot more following for you. Have you told your husband “I told you so” yet? ;0)

  10. Congratulations. Great article. I am even more inspired!!

  11. sherryw says:

    What a great story and you do look fantastic!! I know your family must be so proud of all you have done and are doing for them. And you bless us by passing it along so we can help our families. Way to go!

  12. Lisa Ellenburg says:

    I'm so proud of you Katie!

  13. alijames says:

    So glam! Great article!

  14. kbrown5 says:

    AWESOME! I'd like to look that fantastic shopping too!!! Sign me up! You have been a blessing to lots of people! Who knew you were suffering? Wow, thanks for sharing and giving us all a little insight!

  15. rinamom393 says:

    Congrats! I know I speak for myself and everyone here when we say we are very proud of you. Way to go Katie!!!!

  16. rinamom393 says:

    Congrats! I know I speak for myself and everyone here when we say we are very proud of you. Way to go Katie!!!!


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