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gravatar_meHello!  I’m Denise and I’m so happy that you took the time to visit my site!  I was a real estate appraiser for 18 years and I chose to retire from the business after the downturn in the economy turned a career I had loved for so long into a depressing way to spend my days.  Even though the market was tanking and work was no longer plentiful, I was lucky enough to have loyal clients who still sent work my way, but all of a sudden the jobs were for foreclosure or bankruptcy purposes and homeowners were no longer happy to see me like they were when they were selling their house or borrowing against it to buy a boat or pay for college.

In the meanwhile, I had four year old BBGG quadruplets and a five year old son who were definitely sensing the tension in the house so I made the life altering decision to close the appraisal business and focus on my sewing books and pattern design, which had previously been mostly a hobby I enjoyed in my “spare” time :)   I love sewing and creating and am truly enjoying expanding the business, but this change in my life path also put a huge dent in the budget so I quickly had to look for ways to keep the family fed!

Although I’ve always been a coupon clipper, I had never been an extreme couponer, and never truly understood what you can do with a little planning.  I searched the web for the best resources and learning tools and was amazed at how much better I could do on the weekly shopping trips!  Right off the bat I was able to save 40-50% – well that got me hooked so I began seeking out all the information I could find and I was amazed by two things – the willingness of other people just like me to share all the amazing savings information, and how time consuming it could be to go to each and every niche website to put together my shopping trips.

Now I’m consistently saving 70-90% on my grocery and drugstore bills thanks to the many wonderful bloggers out there that are doing a great job of putting out the matchups, coupon deals, freebies and rebates.  The only problem is that it can be difficult to figure out which ones will apply to your local area, and many of these sites don’t get good search engine rankings simply because they DO contain so many links.  That is why I’ve made it my goal to put all of these excellent resources together so that you can more easily find all of the many ways that you can save money so you’ll NEVER PAY FULL PRICE when you don’t have to!

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Please don’t hesitate to contact me through this form or send an email to denise@shopperstrategy.com if you’d like to submit a link for inclusion on this site, if you have any questions or if I can help you in any way!

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