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bri and amanda
So I thought I would share a little bit about myself, which is really hard since I do not like to talk about my self at all. I am Brianne, the one on the left above! First I had been a stay at home mom for the last 7 years and recently went back into the 9-5 daily grind! I do like the routine of work everyday but really miss the extra time with my kiddos and blogging! But with life changes comes new and exciting roads to follow! The pic above is of my mama and myself, can you figure out which one is me?!?!

I love spending time with my 3 kiddos (all girls, I know they will be handfuls during the teenage years!!), playing softball, going to the movies and just spending time outside- camping, playing at the park or just soaking up some sun!! I love shopping, talking to friends, using coupons of course and just laughing. Living near Cincinnati Ohio, there are lots of things to do; Kings Island, Reds, Bengals, Cincinnati Zoo and so much more!

I started really couponing in 2008, after I had my youngest daughter.  I was watching a lady on TV and she was talking about how she was getting most of her groceries and health & beauty items really cheap and even FREE in some cases. I had always used coupons, but not to this extent. So I started researching online how I could do this too. With me being a stay at home mom and having a newborn, we were spending a lot and not saving much. So after about 3 weeks of searching and learning, I started my coupon adventure. It took about 3 months to start getting a real feel for the coupon world and to start getting FREE items and start my stockpile.

I then decided in January of 2009 to start sharing my shopping trips with friends and family in a blog. It also gave me an outlet to write and have a little time for myself.  I love sharing all the great savings I get and all of the saving tips I have learned. I also love getting feedback on what others are doing to save money and how much they save at the grocery. So I hope you enjoy all the things I share and have learned over the past few years and be able to save a ton at the grocery!!!

bri and amanda


ABOUT AMANDA: is the one on the right, and she was suckered into helping me here on the blog! She works in accounting by day and helps me in the evening with reviews, deals and contributing to the blog here. She had never really used a coupon before so she was amazed at all of my amazing savings information found here on the blog! She has a daughter that when she’s not working, she’s hanging out with traveling, watching movies and the Bengals! Don’t feel sorry for her, she chose to like the Bengals!! Just kidding, she loves sports, is an amazing listener and has a great energy!




Please email me with any questions at justtryingtosavemoney (at) yahoo.com


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  1. I just tried to subscribe to your RSS feed and got this error below. I thought you might want to know.

    There has been an error of some kind. Ack!

    FeedBurner could not deliver this feed to you because of the specific problem listed below:
    Feed Address: http://feeds.feedburner.com/justtryingtosavemoney/feeds2

    HTTP Error (Code) and Message: (404) Feed not found error: FeedBurner cannot locate this feed URI.

    • Looked all over for your e-mail could not find it. Just wanted to let you know that there are printables for Bic $2.00 off and 3m for the post it notes there are coupons on the 3m site. Stop by my blog sometime and say hello again. Happy Bargain hunting.

      • Brianne says:

        That is weird, my email is in the middle of this post!! LOL!! Thanks for the info, I will check into them both!

  2. Sandy, Sorry for that. When I transferred over from blogger to wordpress a few things went a little crazy. One being my feeds. So here is the new address to sign up for the feeds for Just Trying To Save Money! Thanks for letting me. I have been slowly going through updating all old posts!!


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  4. Great blog! I’m on the same adventure as you…trying to save money as much as I can. I’m going to add you to my Google Reader so I can follow your blog. Feel free to follow me too! http://www.savingindy.com. Keep up the great work!

  5. malaina says:

    have the winners for the lil teammates been drawn and or will they be posted on here? fingers crossed thanks

  6. Hi! I found your site through the Money Saving Mom site. I see that you post Dollar General deals and I was wondering if you could contact me about sharing some of your deals with my readers, and then, of course, directing them back to your site for the full list of deals. Please let me know if you are interested.

    Misty Appleby

  7. Mary @ Redo 101 says:

    Hi, I’m your newest follower from Mama to 4 Blessings, and I would love a “follow” back – thanks!
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  8. Hi

    Thank you again for participating in last year’s “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” promotion by Del Monte Fresh Produce. The program was a huge success in helping to support teachers and getting kids to eat healthier. As a result, Del Monte Fresh Produce is holding its second annual “Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms” promotion this fall.

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  9. Hi,

    Is it possible to advertise on this site at all?



  10. Hello,
    I am also a SAHM of 3 working part time to promote an AOL site, The Savings Experiment (learning how to save money myself). I am a follower of your content and would love to exchange content links to promote to our respective FB audiences. Check out our site and shoot me an email. Keep the great savings coming!

  11. The Children’s Place has a great deal on kid’s slippers. $3.49 (reg $12.95) minus 20% with promo code W7F2012, AND FREE SHIPPING. That’s $2.79 for cute kid’s slippers. Go to their website – do not click on Boys, Girls, etc. Key in “slippers” at “search keyword or item #”. Or, click on “clearance”, but they will be on the last page or so of clearance items.

  12. Hi, I just wanted to say I love your blog! I found it through Money Saving Mom when I was looking for Dollar General deals. I just started a frugal blog and am not sure what the proper etiquette is for posting deals from other blogs. I don’t know if you have to ask each blogger if it’s ok to post a few of their deals with a link to their blog or can you just post them? I’m interested in posting a few of your Dollar General deals, with a link back to your blog, of course, but I wanted to get permission first. Thank you, Kathi.

    • Thanks for asking Kathi, I do send out weekly emails with the highlights of each match-up I do, I will add you to the list for Dollar General! Good luck on the new blog!!

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