My name is Denise and I am born and raised on lower Vancouver Island, BC. I have two beautiful step-daughters, two gorgeous grandchildren, and some adorable nieces and nephews!!!!! Love them all to pieces!!!.
In addition to my avid couponing, I work full-time and try to spend quality time with family and friends. With mixed emotions, I admit that I tend to have coupons on my mind more often than not. I call it being a “wise consumer” (Mom would be proud), but I’m aware that some call it an addiction. There really is a great feeling when you find that next good deal. I started couponing the Fall of 2011 so it’s been just about a year. I admit, I used to say that I didn’t have time for couponing. I really didn’t think that you saved enough to warrant all the work and would go to one, expensive, but convenient store, claiming that I was “saving time, thus saving money”. I mean, if a coupon jumped out at me, or was screaming to be used, then I would. But I didn’t go search out coupons. Then I got curious…. I heard stories, saw a few things, and thought….. “Can I do that?” I did a little online searching, saw some incredible claims, and decided I was going to give it a try. I started reading blog, websites, articles and developed an incredibly knowledgeable and generous network of friends. I am now proud to say that I may not be able to get it all FREE, but I can most certainly get most stuff at a mere fraction of retail!!!
Over time, I learned all about the “world of couponing” I thought there were a lot of abbreviations and acronyms in my work life, but there were almost as many here. FPCs, BOGOs, MIR’s, my head spun…. but in a good way!!!!!
Facebook has been a big part of my life for quite some time so it seems natural to start a couponing group. And, after learning, and in some instances re-learning, Honest and True Couponers of Victoria BC (HTC) was created. The other admins and I want HTC to be a safe, fun, and ethical couponing network for both rookie and seasoned couponers. It is so rewarding seeing someone at their first BIG shop, or achieving their BEST savings.
In just a year, I’ve become an experienced couponer and, am pleased to say that I have met some amazing people. Some people coupon to save a few dollars, some coupon to get some of the finer things in life, and there are some who coupon with the full intention to donating to those less fortunate. But, one thing is common, most couponers love to share. Share what? Share almost everything. Share resources, share coupons, share deals, and share their time and energy. Coupon Karma???? Ya, I know it’s out there! I am so happy and excited to move on to the next chapter in my couponing and I am so incredibly happy to be a part of the Coupon Canada Allstars!
Marie-Anne AKA ABCouponers, has a mission. To share and spread as much information about savings as possible. I have recently started also contributing to our British Columbia blog, as part of our Western Canadian All Star blogger team
My experiences and skills as a librarian in researching and finding info comes in handy to find and share unique savings opportunities, in all areas of our lives.
As an experienced couponer I love to share my skills to mentor others in the art of coupon stacking, finding sales, and savings for our families.
I have been couponing, participating in rebates offers, seeking out the best sales, for over 40 years, both here and overseas.
Mother to 3 daughters, 25, 28 and 30. Grandmother to my couponing shopping buddy, my 6 year old grand daughter and her brother my 5 month old grand son.
I am happy to be a part of the Coupon All Stars Canada Team!