Friday, July 31, 2009

Hi, my name is Traci and coupons are my new best friend!

Early one morning my mom called me. She had been watching the news, and my mom believes everything she sees on the news. She had just watched a segment on getting things for free on the internet. For once I listened to my mom and discovered a fun website called Buzzagent. There I signed up to be an agent for them and try out new products and promote them with coupons I could give to my friends. But I didn't stop there, I figured that if I could get free products there, what else could I find on the Internet? That is when I stumbled upon Freebies for I began receiving free samples of just about everything you could imagine in the mail. It felt like Christmas! And with each free sample came..... a coupon!

So I decided to look up the best deals in conjunction with my coupons and my obsession began. I was amazed by the great deals that other people were able to find. I was inspired! And the best part is, with so many great money saving websites out there, most of the coupon research work is already done for me. I just needed to get my coupons collected and organized and away I went.

Traci Ludlow

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Want to Learn More?? Email us please!

We're still building up our home based business, which will be fully up and running after the holidays. I'm guessing that is when most folks will want to really be looking for ways to cut their costs in the new year! Feel free to email us for more info or for comments about our blog at:



Friday, July 24, 2009

Our money-saving manuals are coming soon!!!

We're still tweaking our manuals but they are getting closer to the finished product each day! Each one is at least 100 pages and is chocked full of insider tips on spending less and saving more. Check back with us after Thanksgiving for a preview and a link to purchase and download these valuable resources!

Our first money-saving manual is entitled "Coupons to Cash: Creative Ways to Cut Your Costs." With over 150 pages, this book covers the basics of finding, clipping, organizing and redeeming coupons as well as specific details for over 10 grocery and drug stores in our area and how to save and even make money on the things you buy! We'll cover topics like stockpiling your stuff, rebates/samples/freebies, donating a monthly box of food to charity (that you got for free with coupons!) and soooooo much more!

Our second book is not directly related to the first, so you can skip over the first if you'd like and cruise right into the savings on this must have read! "Discovering Dramatic Deals in Clark County" is a home grown manual, with ways to save for everyone, from kids to families to senior citizens. We include tips and tricks on the cheapest ways to eat out, find local entertainment, shop big box retail stores, finding quality used clothing and furniture, traveling on the cheap and using your credit card to make money for you! And this gem is the only place you'll find our top 10 picks for local Happy Hours and the famous "50 cheap but amazing things to see and do in Clark County, WA" list!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Our Favorite Money-Saving Blogs

I try to check the blogs below at least once a day. I've narrowed down the best ones of the blogosphere, so click on their links for all of the most updated insider tips!

Money Saving Mom

A Thrifty Mom

Abundant Food Savings

Moms By Heart

The Krazy Coupon Lady

I Heart Wags!

I Heart Rite Aid!

Freebies 4 Mom

Frugal Living NW

Coupon Mom

Smart Source

Red Plum

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Let us teach you how to save this winter!

Please be patient with us as we are ironing out all of the kinks for our upcoming winter classes!! Keep your eyes open online for the Vancouver Parks and Rec Winter Catalog as well as the Clark College Continuing Education brochure, and both will be coming to a mailbox near you! In the meantime, we are taking an early sign up list, so email us if you are interested and we will email you back with more detailed info of when, where and how to earn your very own Brilliant Bargains! Don't miss out on these classes! Spaces will fill up quickly; you won't want to miss our upbeat approach complete with games and door prizes!