Wanna Know About Me?

by Alli on June 1, 2014

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I’m not all that good at talking about myself. I’m great at talking deals, meeting new people, and listening to people’s problems, but I’ve never been good at creating a description of myself. I’ve thought and thought, but I’ve decided to do this a little bit differently. Here are some of the things that make me up. I’ll let you draw whatever conclusions you want about the rest. :)

  • I was born and raised a Chicago girl – first with a 312 area code and then a 773. Never looking to change that.
  • I am a product of the Chicago Public School system and have gone on to do many intelligent things.
  • I spent many of my high-school days in long skirts, tights, and combat boots.
  • When I was in college, I spent every Friday and Saturday night for two years performing with an Improv troupe. Either at our home theater or traveling around Illinois.
  • I graduated with a degree in Psychology and spent several amazing years working in the mental health system. Loved every minute of it.
  • I had a tie-dye cake at my wedding and was barefoot the entire day.
  • I got my MBA and used it to be a stay-at-home mom.
  • I am now raising my two fantastic children in Chicago with my wonderful husband.
  • I think that couponing is a game that benefits us in ways that we don’t even know. Forget Sudoku for brain exercises. Try couponing!
  • I honestly love doing this and thank you all for hanging out with me every day. It wouldn’t be any fun without you.

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1 Ambar Spitz October 16, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I love what you wrote, thank you for being authentic and for all the work you put into couponingfor4, I appreciate you.

2 Mary Beth October 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Hello! Nice to know more about you!!!

I was 312 when it was still city/suburban wide. Now I am 708. If I had made it through college, psych would have been my major. I currently have a son in college who will graduate with a BS in psych.

A tie dye cake sounds so cool!!! I had a very low key wedding. I wore shoes but my wedding was in my dad’s backyard.

I’ve been a stay at home mom since I had kids. My oldest is 21 and a third year at a college in 312 area. My younger son is 15 and is a sophomore in high school. I have been married to the man of my dreams for 22 years.

I am an occasional couponer. Though I may not do a lot of couponing I appreciate all the work you put into it. I really appreciate freebie links and magazine deals that you post!!!

3 Melissa May 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Hi, I’m new to this couponing thing and I don’t know where to begin. Can someone assist me? Thank you

4 Belinda Rosenberg October 16, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Thanks for taking the time to write this page.
Would love to try a coupon page myself.

Any tips you can email me? Please feel free! :)

5 Alli October 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm

My best suggestion is just to write about what you enjoy. I think that people can really tell – I always could. I love doing this and I think people know it. Best of luck and I hope you have a great time with it!

6 Patty October 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Thank you for all you do!! :-)

7 AliTeg October 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I joined your email feed because I noticed you were in Chicag (where else can you find a Butera?!). A 773er myself, I really appreciate all the work you do to make Chicago coupling easier. Thanks much!!

8 Kindra October 16, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Awesome! Really enjoyed reading this post and knowing more about this mba-er gone coupon-er!

9 Liz October 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm

This was one of my favorite “About Me” posts I’ve ever read. Maybe it was the tie-dye cake…

10 jw October 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm

like reading your bioparagraph down to earth!thanks for starting a site. any advice on working from home making extra income thanks j.w.

11 Alli October 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I did a series early on about mystery shopping. I used to do it a lot before I had kids, although it’s gotten harder for me to do more recently. You can find a bunch of companies and tips here
http://www.couponingfor4.net/page/2/?s=mystery+shopping

and check the posts that are older than that too. Use volition.com to give you a heads up about other mystery shopping companies that are legit as well. Good luck and I hope that helps!! :)

12 Alli October 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Thanks for all of the kind words! :)

13 Mary October 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I just wanted to thank you for all that you do. I consider myself still new to couponing, and with your site have learned a lot. I was born and raised in Chicago ( Lakeview) area. Now I enjoy your site living out in Woodstock Il.
Thanks again,
Mary

14 Alli October 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm

It’s my pleasure! Thank you so much for your comment. I really appreciate it. :)
In a few months you’ll be a pro!

15 Sharon November 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Just wanna say a 847er checks in weekly. Love your site!

16 Alli November 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm

LOL! I have a lot of family members who are 847ers! We just have a thing about it. I appreciate your reading! :)

17 Jess December 1, 2010 at 1:48 am

A big THANK YOU from the 847! We’re not from here…we moved here from 701…you’ll have to Google it. That’s right…it covers the WHOLE STATE baby! LOL! I’m a new SAHM because we just had our second set of twins in March. I love your site…it’s easy to use and relevant to where we live! The daily emails are awesome…you have your own folder. :-)

18 Alli December 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Thanks so much for your kind words and welcome to Chicago! Other than the frigid weather at the moment and the lack of stores that double coupons, this is a fantastic place to live. And I’m flattered that I have my own folder! *blushing* :)

19 Eileen March 10, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Just catching up on your site and thinking I am a real greenie at couponing. I have 6 kids, half of which are still at home and we are really looking for some deals out there now especially with husband’s work doing cuts. I am looking for all kinds of savings advice so HERE I AM..your newest “student”. (youd think I would have had experience being frugal for the past 30 years raising kids…but never got hard into the couponing part of savings. Its TIME I learn!). I hail from across the border a couple hours away in Wisconsin! Nice to “meet” ya!

20 Alli March 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

It’s nice to meet you too! I hope you have a lot of fun and save a ton while doing it. :)

21 J J April 21, 2011 at 10:06 am

My family eat more fresh veggie and fruit are there in coupon for these or I’m I better off trying to do a garden.

22 Helen May 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm

So I’m watching this Mr. Coupon video on YouTube where he’s interviewing bloggers at a convention and I’m thinking to myself that sure looks like somebody I know! I was 90% sure but now that I’ve read your ‘About Me’ section I am 99.9% sure! I wonder if you remember me – it’s been a long time. There’s some pictures on my blog if that helps jog your memory :)

23 Alli May 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I do (as you now know!). LOL It is a very small world! When you left this comment, I was having problems getting notices about my comments (for a few days), so I never saw it. It’s great to hear from you! :)

24 Paula June 10, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Sure loved your “About Me” biography. Just wish you lived in my area so I could access your grocery store match-ups! Thanks for all that you do for all the couponers.

25 Alli June 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Thanks! Most of what I write about is national, so hopefully those options are helpful! :)

26 Wendy and Bob June 18, 2011 at 10:37 pm

We are checking out your site and love it. We’ll need some tips to save money asap.

27 Alli June 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Then you’ve come to the right place! ;)

28 Rene @ Budget Saving Mom October 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Love the way that you did your about page. I love fun facts! Definitely a way to get to know someone better. (-:

29 Jessie January 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Probably one of the best About me pages I’ve read so far on the web. I like your About me page because it is simple and to the point. Love Psychology and Chicago too.

And I love you are posting the hottest deals I’ve seen. Thanks!

P.S.: the legs are yours?

30 Alli January 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Thanks so much! No, they aren’t my legs, but that is the nail polish color that I usually choose. :)

31 Jessie January 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

@Alli I love the nail polish color. I’ll be back for more deals.

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