In 1993, I started a new foray into the world of couponing and saving money on an, some would say, obsessive level. For me, saving money and using coupons has given me a drug-free high that I have certainly become addicted to over these last 21 years.
During those two decades I’ve found many new and innovative ways to save money, like Utah County Walmart double coupon days, online loadable coupons, smart phone coupon apps, and of course SavvyShopperDeals.Com.
I started working for Savvy Shopper more than 8 years ago, after having moved back from sunny California to my home state of Utah. It was definitely a new kind of adventure for me. I still remember the day I was asked to start a new Savvy website and basically “figure it out” on my own. Times were crazy back then -- crazy fun and crazy stressful -- but a wonderful time nonetheless. I created forums, boards, emails using Excel spreadsheets, and tried my best to help Utah shoppers save as much money as humanly possible.
Since those first few years, we’ve created the amazing Shopping Wizard, redesigned the website multiple times, and added a great group of women to help find all those deals you’ve grown to love. Debbie, Sharley, Katie, Cara, Jennifer, Hannah, Lauren, Sally, and Michelle are just a few of the incredible friends and colleagues I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with over the years. (They have been a lifesaver for me when I just could not stay up until 3 or 4 a.m. most nights on the hunt for deals. Thanks ladies!)
Now it’s time for a new adventure.
Oh, I am still as addicted to saving money and using coupons as ever, and that will never change. I’ve even created my own website, TheWallyWorldWoman.com, to help shoppers save money at the grocery store in an uncomplicated way.
But, with the changing economy and coupon usage in the country on the decline, the Daily Herald has a new adventure in store for Savvy Shopper Deals. Get ready to see Savvy Shopper transform into a new, and all-inclusive website called UtahMomClick.com.
On this new site you’ll be able to find parenting tips, beauty and fashion ideas, delicious recipes, money saving suggestions and more! In fact, I’ll be writing a new weekly column called Ask Amy, where your money saving questions can be answered by a pro.
While it’s true, the old Savvy Shopper Deals and Shopping Wizard will be gone, there will certainly be new deals to find, new skills to acquire and many new experiences to share.
Like many of you, I love the old and sometimes dread the new, but new isn’t necessarily a bad thing. With new ideas we grow, expand and develop in unplanned and exciting ways. I’m ready for a new adventure. I’m ready to grow.
In truth, my heart is full of pride over what we’ve achieved at Savvy Shopper Deals, and I wish it could go on forever. But, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney.
This isn’t the end to an old friendship, it’s a door to a new one. Thank you for all your amazing support over the last 8 years. Now, let’s move forward in this new adventure, together.