Nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey

Hi, everyone. I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't been posting alot lately (OK, not at all). Please allow me to explain what's going on. When I first got into couponing, I was so excited about the huge pile of money I was saving - heck, I still am! And I started this blog as a way to tell my family and friends about the magic of couponing. And then it blossomed into so much more than that.

But the fact of the matter is that it really takes alot of time to stay up on all the sales, coupons, coupon matchups, etc. With a full-time job, it is really difficult impossible for me to post about them all. I have always prided myself on having the most complete grocery matchups in Kansas City but that was taking up my entire Tuesday evening and alot of Wednesday. I started to realize that it was becoming more of a chore and not so much fun to spend my mornings before work and my evenings doing coupon matchups and posts. I started to question the silliness of re-posting deals (which is what alot of couponer blogs do, including a certain well-known one here in KC - they don't have any original content of their own). And, even worse, I started to miss deals because I was busy posting and not hounding!

The past week has been an experiment to see if I could kick this blogging addiction. What I found is that I was able to get so much more done, spend much more quality time with my hunny and my darling pups, and the freedom of knowing that I didn't have to get a post done before work or before bed is intoxicating.

So, after a year and a half, I am saying goodbye to ThriftyPuppy's blog. I want to thank you all for being such faithful readers and for all that you have shared with me. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that you save a mountain of money. For those of you that hang out on SlickDeals or HotCouponWorld, you'll see me posting there. I may be giving up blogging but I'm still chasing the deals!

Happy National Donut Day! (June 4th)

Whoever thought up this holiday is a sheer genius. :-)

Today is National Donut Day and lots of favorite donutmakers are making our lives a little sweeter by giving away those little circles of sweet numminess.

As with all freebie giveaways, not all stores may be participating, so I recommend that you call ahead.

p.s. Here's a little on the history of Donut Day: according to Lamar's website, the Chicago Salvation Army started in 1938 to honor the "lassies" of World War I - women volunteers who served donuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France. Donuts were chosen as a treat for the soldiers due to the difficulty of providing freshly-baked goods near the front lines. According to popular legend, the donuts were made with leftover ingredients and a wine bottle for a rolling pin. They were cooked in oil inside a soldier's helmet. The donuts were such a hit that the lassies produced thousands of donuts around the clock. And that tradition has been celebrated ever since!

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