Hello World! Welcome to the first Coupon Colorado Blog post!
My name is Katrina and I am a wife, mother, marketing coordinator, and a lady in need of a hobby. I am excited to introduce Coupon Colorado just in time for National Coupon Month! I do tend to think all of these random commemorative months are a little lame, as they’re always part of some big marketing ploy, but the timing is perfect for my first blog post!
Since cutting back my hours at work to spend time with my baby girl, I have been searching for something to keep me busy while at home (when I’m not running after Lucy and or folding another load of laundry). The idea of blogging appealed to me because I like to write. This is partly because I am better in writing than I am in person, and also because my job gives me something worth writing about.
I work at Valpak (you know, the big Blue Envelope full of coupons) and as a member of the Marketing Department, I spend quite a bit of time thinking about how I use coupons and how others use coupons. Despite the fact that I work for a company known for its coupons, I am not a crazy couponer. I do not head to the store with the goal of only spending $10 for a week’s worth of groceries, and I do not boycott my favorite places in town because they don’t discount. But, what I will do, is use coupons and deals as a way to explore my community. I view a coupon as an “invitation” to try out a new place, or give an old place another chance. Since I am also a new mom, I take budgeting much more seriously and am always looking to save a few bucks where I can. I started thinking there must be more people like me out there. People looking for fun local offers to help them rediscover all this city has to offer. That is how Coupon Colorado was conceived.
Obviously, because of my affiliation with Valpak, you can expect to see a fair amount of Valpak content. That being said, I will also be sure to use other sources in town to provide some of the best discounts. If you notice that I’ve missed a great offer, and you think everyone should know about it, please contact me and let me know!
Coupon offers are available the date that I post them but may change at any time.
Likes: My husband, baby & small dog, marketing, Valpak, Fort Collins, dining out, writing & designing, and of course, saving money!