Monday, February 22, 2010

About South Suburban Savings

Welcome! My name is Anna, and I'm the creator and writer of South Suburban Savings.  I graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2006, and I currently work from home at a job I love.  I married the love of my life and best friend in 2009 and we had our very own healthy miracle baby in 2012 after lots of health scares and complications.

It was while we were planning our wedding that my husband and I developed a love for finding a good deal.  Combine that with my lifelong admiration for my grandparents' love for saving money and using coupons, and I've become quite the frugal shopper.  In early 2010, I saw a special on Dateline about couponing, and my fate was sealed.  It was only a matter of time before my obsession with couponing and finding good deals exploded and found it's outlet through this blog! :)

South Suburban Savings is a way for me to share all the FREEBIES and awesome deals I find.  I try to cover everything from FREE samples online to awesome savings on clothes, video games, etc.  I  match up coupons and sales from stores around the Chicagoland area, with a special focus on Ultra Foods, Jewel, CVS, Target and Walgreens--my personal favorites.  Since my son was born, I notice deals for babies and older kids more than before so you'll probably see lots of those too.   :)


South Suburban Savings is dedicated in loving memory to my Uncle Mark.  He was a father figure, mentor, friend, confidante, and inspiration my entire life.  He was never shy about telling me he was proud of me or saying "I love you."  

I was planning on showing him this website once I felt it was presentable and gained some traction, but it didn't work out that way. We lost him suddenly and unexpectedly on 9/26/10 from congestive heart failure.  I like to believe he is somewhere with that loving smile on his face, proud of me with my coupon blog...


*This post may contain affiliate links...they are what helps to keep South Suburban Savings alive! However, I do my best to only post credible deals, and I participate in most of them myself. To see my full disclosure policy, CLICK HERE!

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