My name is Denise and I am born and raised on lower Vancouver Island, BC. My husband and I have been married for over 22 years, I have two beautiful step-daughters, and two gorgeous grandchildren.
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!
My name is Yvonne, I was born and raised in Victoria BC. I joined the Military when I was 18 years old and enjoyed the 19 years I was in. I was fortunate to have been posted to Germany, Winnipeg, Edmonton and then back to Victoria. I have been married for 23 fantastic years. Between the 2 of us we have 3 daughters Tasha, Kelly and Michelle.
I started couponing in March 2012 because I was curious. Since then couponing has turned into a great hobby. I would like to say I am very generous in my trades. I love working as the Birthday Fairy and the Good Traders Nomination which will carry over to this website too. I love coupon shopping and trying to get a good deal. (My partner Denise is a fantastic coupon shopper and she will teach me how to coupon like she does, a lot of free stuff).
I currently have my own coupon site: Greater Victoria Couponers and Beyond which we have 191 members. I am also a Administrator for 2 other Facebook sites. I love learning new things about couponing from other sites too.
I am pleased to say that I have learned a lot since couponing but there is still so much to learn. I am so happy to start this new website, I hope you are too. I am happy to be a part of the Coupon All Stars Canada Team! With the success of their write essay debut, the clash upgraded drummers, replacing chimes with topper headon and assuming their classic lineup