A reader emailed me this question yesterday:
I love your site. I live in Milwaukee area though, do you know if
there is something like this here?
Because I get this kind of question a LOT, I thought I’d make sure everyone here is aware of my very favorite sites for locating deals & deal bloggers in your neck of the woods! I have FOUR ideas for you. Ready?
::The Grocery Gathering
Bloggers in all 50 states come together to share their store deals here! And guess what? Yours truly is a proud participant! Simply scroll down until you find your state. For the Milwaukee reader that emailed me: Wisconsin stores covered include Coops, Cub Foods, Pick & Save, Piggly Wiggly, and Rainbow Foods.
::The Frugal Map
Conceptualized by Bargain Briana, the Frugal Map serves as an interactive map matching deal hunters to regional deal bloggers. Again, yours truly is proud to represent Washington State! All you need to do is click on your state – and you’re off. For Wisconsin, you’d find Common Sense with Money and My Milwaukee Mommy.
::Money Saving Mom’s Store Deals
Did you know Money Saving Mom has an EXTENSIVE collection of store deals on her blog? Go here to find your store’s name and see the excerpt of what’s on sale that week. These deals are compiled by frugal bloggers (guess what – including yours truly!) and they are credited in the deal post. Click onto their site for the full deals and more deals in your local area.
::Hot Coupon World Forums
One of the biggest helps to me as a coupon newbie was the forums over at Hot Coupon World! Get your coupon questions answered, and discuss your local weekly grocery store ad with other couponers. I really learned so much about how to coupon effectively by learning from the pros over there! The best way to find couponers in your area is to locate your grocery store in the forums and see what people are talking about. This won’t necessarily help you find local bloggers, but it WILL help you “feel out” the coupon scene for your area!
If you’ve had to move regions/states, what did you find most helpful in adjusting to your new “coupon scene?” Any other thoughts or advice for this reader?