Sunday, August 5, 2012

I am not going to share MARTIN'S deals any longer....

I have decided that I am no longer going to post weekly match-ups for MARTIN'S.  It was a decision that I have prayed about and weighed the pros and cons for the last several months. 

Steve and I have recently been evaluating how we are spending our "free time".  We have been looking at things that we are involved with and things that we do on a regular basis and asked ourselves if it something that is helping to build the body of Christ.

I realized that sharing coupon match-ups, although it was hopefully helpful to others, was not something that was the best way to spend 3-4 hours a day.  (Yes - that is on average how long it took me to sit down to look at the sales flyer, look in a coupon database for potential matches, verify the available coupons, and type everything out).

We have also decided that we need to step away from some of our responsibilities at our church and instead, work on investing and building relationships with people who we come in contact with on a regular basis.  This includes neighbors, co-workers, people who we routinely see at a restaurant that we frequent, and even the ladies who I see for my nails and hair.   We truly want to be salt and light in the world.

My plan is to keep my blog still up and running and instead of it be about coupon match-ups, be what I originally wanted it to be - a blog about the crazy life of a mom with young children.

If you are looking for a replacement for my MARTIN'S deals there are two blogs that I would encourage you to check out - Young and Frugal in Virginia or For The Mommas

Thanks for checking out my weekly top deals posts and sharing the deals that you found.  I have enjoyed interacting with fellow deal seekers.   I hope you will continue to visit my site and get to know me and my family better. 



Anonymous said...

Wow! I can totally respect your reasoning and understand that this is very time consuming... I am sad there is not anyone else that does just a Martin's match up. I turned to you every week to help me save and believe me I have wowed people with my savings including my husband whom has been now very helpful and supportive in my couponing because he could see how much I was saving us. Thanks I will miss "visiting" u each week.

Alison said...

Completely understand. Look forward to reading the next phase!

Julie said...

I just wanted to say thank you for your match ups. You have saved my family a lot of money and as a one income family, it has been a huge help. We also have three small children so I understand a "crazy world". God bless!

SuzyQpon said...

I will miss your match ups - they were definitely a help to me. That said, I can certainly respect your decision. Thank you for all of your hard work in the past and best of luck to you in all future endeavors!

Ann said...

Thank you for all of your kind words.

I really am sad to let down the people that I helped, but there are other bloggers who were posting pretty much the same content as me, and most of the times earlier than me.

I will post some "everyday" things soon. :)


Stacey said...

Thank you for all your hard work...I like the way you coupon...reasonable and not so extreme. I look forward to reading your new posts!

Anonymous said...

Since I've had my daughter, I rarely had time to check your blog and shop :) I don't know how you had time to keep it up. Thanks so much. You helped me get going with coupons and I appreciate it! May God bless your efforts mightily to shine for Him in new and different ways.