Its Good Deal Mama’s 1 Year Blogiversary!

So yes it may be a little silly, but today marks my One Year Blogiversary on Good Deal Mama! January 6th 2010 is the day I became committed to this blog and the readers I had.  So today I thought I would take a minute to tell you a little bit of the history of the blog and myself.  Hope you enjoy :)

It really started young.  I worked hard to earn money for as long as I could remember. I was the one who had car washes, sold handmade items, and offered to run errands for anyone.  I liked making my own money and quickly realized if I was careful with it it would go further. So I shopped sales, second hand, and yard sales.  When I used coupons it was sparingly and I didn’t think they were “worth it”.  Boy was I wrong!

Fast forward a few years and two children later, and I was a stay at home mom.  I decided to cloth diaper my son and started to read a forum on diaper swapping 😉 On there I read a post called “How to be a CVSer” –and let me tell you for months I was confused on how that worked.  But I was intrigued and I dove deeper. I found pictures of peoples stockpiles and “price list”. They were saying that they were getting diapers for under $2.00 a pack and FREE body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes and more!! I had to figure this out.  So I re-read the post on how to shop CVS. And one day it just clicked. It suddenly made more sense.

After that I was hooked.  I started shopping CVS, Rite Aid, even Walgreens, and Target.  I was using coupons more efficiently at my grocery store and saving at least 50% there! I had figured out the coupon game! Whoohooo! I wanted to tell everyone and anyone I came in contact with–that they too could do this! And I did!  Well, after awhile I got tired of sending out 20 emails to my friends and family about all the really good deals I  was finding, so I started this blog.

It took a few months until I became committed to this site.  But I want to tell you if you are still reading this, that I truly love running this site.  I am blessed at each reader that comes here each day, new and old.  I never realized that I could benefit as much as I do running this site, but I am.  It’s because of you :)

So I also want to tell you a few more things, bear with me I am almost done 😉

  • On Saturday we are going to celebrate this milestone! Because on Saturday its also my birthday! So check back on 1/8 for a Birthday Bash filled with giveaways for you–my readers! You won’t want to miss it!
  • I am working on a few new features on the site and can’t wait to get all the loose ends tied up on them, but here is a sneak peak at them!  These items will always be found at the top of the site plus I am having cute buttons made up so you can easily access them

The Give Back List– I started this list, but need to continue to update it each week, but here you will find all the items you can get for FREE each week at the various stores!  It should help you give more than you thought possible

Start My Day I am excited for it to launch. This page will have a to do list for the day {for cleaning your home}, an inspirational message, a quick tip, and links to Facebook, Twitter, and Major Email’s. Also it will have a weather feature so you can enter your zip code and see the weather for the day.  I want this page to become your One Stop Shop at Starting your Day, and a place you enjoy coming to first thing :)

How to Get a Good Deal on Just About Anything I truly believe that you can get a good deal on more items/products/services than you would imagine.  And I will help you learn the tricks to doing just that!  You don’t even need to do the Coupon Game to score all the good deals! Plus you can always contact me for help with finding a good deal on Anything!

Starting The Coupon Game I am revamping my Beginners Page and will hopefully step by step show you how to start winning at the coupon game!   Feel free to send me any questions you need answered for this series.

Please, Please, Please feel free to leave me any feedback ever–on any topic you would like help on or see here on the site. I do this for you, and want it to help you! Let me know what you think of the new features and I will let you know when they will officially start

Alright, I have said enough, hopefully you made it through.  I can’t wait to start another year with you all! :)

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  1. Happy Blogiversary Janel! Boy, we’ve come a long way! :) Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations!
    I discovered your blog not too long ago, but I’ve been following ever since.
    I started the coupon game just about the same way you did: I read about CVSing over and over and over again. I finally jumped in, and how I’m hooked.

  3. I just love your blog…Happy Blogiversary!

  4. C. Andries says:

    Happy Anniversary (and Birthday too!).
    Thank you for sharing all of the great deals that you find. I really appreciate them here in Oklahoma!

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